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Story Testing the New ZaTab Open Hackable Android Tablet Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 9:15pm
Story How Ubuntu translates hi-tech into humanity Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 9:00pm
Story Oracle integrates DTrace debugger into its Linux distribution Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 8:47pm
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Story Custom-built Distributions and the 2,000+ GNU/Linux Distributions Listed by Softpedia Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 2:10pm
Story Open source option wins WA cloud deal Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 8:12am
Story It's Now Even Easier Trying Out KDE Frameworks 5 Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:59pm
Story Android eyewear beats Google Glass to market Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:45pm
Story Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Receives Major Kernel Update Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Federal Agencies Embracing Use Of Open Source Software Code Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:27pm

Intrepid Feature Freeze this Thursday

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: This is a short, but pointed, reminder that Feature Freeze is scheduled for this Thursday, August 28.

TechieMoe tries Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

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Microsoft

techiemoe.com: Microsoft's heir apparent has had its fair share of negative publicity since launch. In fact, I dare say it's had two or three operating systems' worth of negative publicity. Since the last versions of Vista I played with were a beta and a release candidate, I didn't really have an up-to-date opinion on the whole matter.

Opening minds to open source

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OSS

charlatan.ca: Anyone who has used the Internet has open-source licensing to thank. Programs licensed as open-source - like Apache, which retrieves and loads Internet pages - are maintained by an online community. Anyone can write new programming code to update or improve the software.

Ubuntu Keeps Building Momentum

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Many enthusiast PC sites create buying guides for people looking to build their own PC’s from components. For instance, The Tech Report released their latest system guide. For the first time they made a recommendation for a “mini-econobox” built around Intel’s Atom processor, and intended to be as small and quiet as possible. Their recommended OS for this machine?

Vulnerability in OpenOffice

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OOo

heise-online.co.uk: The current version of OpenOffice reportedly contains a security flaw that allows attackers to inject code into a system. The problem apparently only affects the 64-bit version of the office suite.

Intel acquires Linux distro developer

linuxdevices.com: "Poky Linux" and Matchbox developer OpenedHand announced that it has been acquired by Intel Corp. The U.K.-based embedded Linux services team will join the Intel Open Source Technology Center, and will focus on Moblin development for mobile Internet devices and other mobile devices.

Release Team Members Propose New Development Process

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KDE

kde.org: At Akademy 2008, KDE Release Team members Sebastian Kügler and Dirk Müller discussed the future of KDE's development process. Describing the challenges KDE faces and proposing some solutions, they spawned a lot of discussion.

Complete Kickstart: How to Save Time Installing Linux

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Software

linux-mag.com: If you have to perform a lot of Linux installs, there’s a fast and easy way to do so quickly and efficiently without having to babysit the installation process each time. By making use of Kickstart, you can save time and effort by setting up a Kickstart server and spend your time getting more useful work done.

Quebec sued for not considering open source. Why this is bad policy

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OSS

Matt Asay: Facil, a Quebec-based open-source organization, has sued the Quebec provincial government for buying Microsoft software without considering open-source software, as CBC reports. The problem, it seems, is that Quebec has an "open markets" policy that it is supposed to follow.

Four Twitter clients for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Twitter is a social networking platform that keeps you in conversation by allowing you and your friends to follow each others' updates. The service lets users post and read 140-character updates, called tweets. I tested four Twitter clients for Linux on a desktop running Ubuntu Hardy Heron.

Brazil's love of Linux

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Linux

cnet.com: Walk into the Ponto Frio electronics store here, which proudly displays a penguin-shaped logo, and you will find a healthy supply of Linux PCs alongside the usual Windows machines. The store's Linux love is indicative of Brazil's deep ties to open-source software.

Really free Linux takes hold

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Linux

weblog.infoworld: It's hardly news these days when RHEL or Suse Linux boots Windows or Unix off a server. But have you ever heard of a community version of the open source operating system displacing one of the popular commercial distributions?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 36

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SUSE

Issue #36 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: Hack Week III, openSUSE Election Committee Founded, and openSUSE at Utah Open Source Conference.

10 terms to know before switching to linux

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Linux

When switching, or planning to switch to Linux, most people find it hard to understand the new or technical terms that come with using Linux. Here is a list of 10 terms you probably should know.

Open source: What you should learn from the French

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OSS

infoworld.com: A decade ago, European countries leapt out of the gate to take the lead in the radical open source movement -- none more so than France. Through policies and high-profile projects, the French Republic for years has been advocating for all open source all the time, in government and education. And France is not stopping:

IT veteran achieves perfect Zen through open source

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Interviews
SUSE

independent.ie: Utah software company Novell employs 150 people in Dublin. The advent of open source software, particularly Linux, gave this long-standing IT giant a new lease of life. Ron Hovsepian is the company’s CEO.

Acer Aspire One Linux OS

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Linux

techtree.com: Last week we looked at one of the better Netbooks around - the Acer Aspire One. Today we'll look at the highly customized Operating System in the Aspire One, which claims to make Linux user-friendly for the common man.

10 things you didn’t know you could do in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ubuntukungfu.org: Here are ten things that you (probably) didn’t know you could do in Ubuntu.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MEPIS is coming back

  • Open source experts launch free advisory service
  • openSUSE: Unifying Progress During Installation
  • It’s Novell's Hack Week
  • Really Big Things
  • Vulnerabilities in LibTIFF
  • Successful Open Source Security Is Knowing What to Secure
  • Linux servers under the Phalanx gun: A problem with people, not code
  • Apple tried open source defence in ad case
  • The Apple v. Psystar Litigation
  • The Microsoft-Novell Deal and Trust in Princes
  • The problem with open-source revenue models
  • The Linux Foundation Announces End User Collaboration Summit
  • The Upside Down Of HTML On Unix and Linux: Backward
  • Linux distro: Anarchy
  • Why can't they fix the Flash/Firefox bug?
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