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Story How to win the copyleft fight—without litigation Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 3:20pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 3:15pm
Story Development of the nOS Linux Distribution Has Stopped Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 3:12pm
Story Why Linux is More Practical Than OS X Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:20pm
Story Semplice Linux 7 and the vera desktop Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:19pm
Story GNOME is Better and the Practically of Linux Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:07pm
Story Fedora: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 1:59pm
Story Leftovers: Red Hat Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 1:57pm
Story HP 455 G3 Ubuntu laptop - Linux on a budget Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 11:41am
Story GhostBSD 10.1 BETA2 now available Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:23am

Is Ubuntu damaging my laptop hard drive?

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Ubuntu

blulin.wordpress: I have been using ubuntu since 6.06 and loving it. I recently bought a new laptop and have discovered a problem it and ubuntu.

Why I downgraded to Linux Mint 8

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Linux

openattitude.com: I’ve been using Linux Mint 9 Isadora since about June 1st on my main desktop computer. For me it was the sum of smaller issues that ultimately made me roll back to Linux 8 Helena over the weekend.

Jim Whitehurst is CEO and Chief Plumber at Red Hat

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Linux

cio.co.uk: Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the oldest and by far the most successful company whose business is based purely around open source, makes no bones about it:

today's howtos and odds & ends:

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News
HowTos
  • How to dual-boot Linux and Windows
  • Debranding Firefox in PCLinuxOS
  • Linux.conf.au requests 2012 bid proposals
  • Announcing a new Fedora for the XO-1 release
  • Terminator 0.94 released
  • Control Applications With Simon Speech Recognitions
  • Wuala: Linux Friendly Dropbox alternative
  • RETRO: The Linux Action Show! s9e02
  • Impression of First Day at Akademy 2010
  • Liquorix Squeezes the Most Out of Your Linux Desktop
  • Open source developer sees 100 percent growth
  • The Real reason Why Ubuntu Linux Doesn’t Have Malware – Part 1
  • MegaGlest 3.3.5 Pre-release special
  • 10 Misconceptions about Linux
  • LettersFall 2.0
  • Lightspark Flash Player Continues To Advance
  • Setting up a RocketRaid 2320 controller on Linux Mint 9
  • Netrunner 2 – Blacklight – A new release

100 % free Linux distributions

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Linux

ghacks.net: On this, July 4, 2010, the day the United States celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I thought I would take a moment to celebrate that same day with a toast to those Linux distributions that shirk all non-free software. This means EVERYTHING on these distributions is protected under, at least, the GPL.

Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Customization Guide

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Ubuntu
HowTos

softpedia.com: This step-by-step tutorial was created for the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system and it will teach you how to change the looks of your Linux desktop into an eye-candy, practical, simple and modern one. In other words, to pimp your desktop and change its looks:

Lin-dependence day!

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: On Friday I was honored to sit in front of a group from the Techrepublic community and talk open source. The driving force of the debate was open source vs. proprietary software. The ever-present subtext of that debate is Linux vs. Windows. The audience was pleasantly surprised when the debate never turned sour. Why is that?

Newspaper tries free software for a day

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OSS

linuxinexile.blogspot: The Saratogian tried an experiment for Independence Day - run free software for a day, to produce the July 4 2010 issue of their (web and print) newspaper. They called it the Ben Franklin Edition *.

Five of 2010’s Linux-Powered e-Book Readers

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Hardware

junauza.com: Nearly two years ago, I did a guest post here by featuring 10 Linux-powered e-book readers. Consider this an update.

Compiz in your browser – unlock Firefox 3.6 hidden features

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Moz/FF
HowTos

indlovu.wordpress: Here are some hidden features disabled by default, similar to Compiz expo and shift-switcher.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 13 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 13 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 13 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.

Five tips for a more efficient Linux desktop

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Linux
HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: For me, the Linux desktop is all about being efficient. Yes, I do enjoy the eye candy as well. But having an incredibly efficient desktop just makes for much faster, more reliable work. And much to the surprise of most users, Linux should be hailed as the king of desktop efficiency. Here's some tips:

July 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the July 2010 issue: Xfce 4.6.2: Xfce Settings Manager, Part 2, KDE 4: Reclaim Your Background - The Widget Dashboard, and Alternate OS: Haiku, Part 1.

The Charge for Freedom

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OSS

elevenislouder.blogspot: When we think of open source, we normally think of software. We (freetards, freediots, open source fanboys) have often been described as a type of new hippie movement. In some ways, this may be true. We favor open collaboration instead of top-down empiricism.

My experience with GNU/Linux professionally and personally

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Linux

unixbhaskar.blogspot: I am writing this out of my close association with GNU/Linux for quite sometime.I have had been using it everywhere to do my day to day work.

Compiz 0.9.0 is released!

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Software

This is the first unstable release of the Compiz 0.9 series. This release represents a complete rewrite of the 0.8 series from C to C++, brings a whole new developer API, splits rendering into plugins, switches the buildsystem from automake to cmake and brings minor functionality improvements.

The Advantages of Using Linux

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Linux

Every now and then, I receive emails from people who are asking me to explain the benefits or advantages of using Linux. I just answered them with a link or two to articles that could give a good explanation regarding the subject matter. But since I realized that it would be better if my response were based on my own experience, I finally decided to write a simple list.

rest here

Ailurus - A Useful Ubuntu Tweak Alternative

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Software

Ailurus is cross-Linux-distribution GPL software, which aims at making Linux easier to use for beginners. Rather than a Ubuntu Tweak alternative, Ailurus is the kind of app you can use along Ubuntu Tweak. Ailurus is available for Ubuntu, Fedora and Mint while Ubuntu Tweak is a dedicated Ubuntu only application.

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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 130 is out

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SUSE
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GNOME: GNOME Shell, Bug Tracking, GXml

  • How to Install GNOME Shell Extensions GUI / CLI
    GNOME Shell extensions are small and lightweight pieces of codes that enhance GNOME desktop’s functionality and improves the user experience. They are the equivalent of add-ons in your browser. For instance, you can have add-ons that download videos like IDM downloader or block annoying ads such as Adblocker. Similarly, GNOME extensions perform certain tasks e.g. Display weather and geolocation. One of the tools used to install and customize GNOME Shell extensions is the GNOME tweak tool. It comes pre-installed in the latest Linux distributions. This article we cover how to install GNOME Shell extensions from GUI and from the command line on various Linux distros.
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More on Barcelona Moving to Free Software

  • Barcelona Aims To Oust Microsoft In Open Source Drive
    The city of Barcelona has embarked on an ambitious open source effort aimed at reducing its dependence on large proprietary software vendors such as Microsoft, including the replacement of both applications and operating systems.
  • Barcelona to ditch Microsoft software for open source software
    Barcelona, one of the most popular cities in the Europe is now switching to open-source software by replacing Microsoft Windows, Office and Exchange with Linux, Libre Office and Open Xchange respectively. The city council is already piloting the use of Ubuntu Linux desktops along with Mozilla Firefox as the default browser. With this move, Barcelona city is planning to save money over the years by reducing software/service licensing fees. They are also planning to hire new developers to write open-source software. The open-source product will also be made available to other Spanish municipalities and public bodies further afield allowing them the opportunity to save money on software licences.
  • Barcelona to ditch Microsoft in favour of open source Linux software
    Catalan capital Barcelona is planning to ditch proprietary software products from Microsoft in favour of free, open source alternatives such as Open-Xchange email. That’s according to a report by Spain's national paper El Pais, which reports that Barcelona plans to invest 70% of its annual software budget in open source this year.

OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source turns 20
    While open source software is ubiquitous, recognized across industries as a fundamental infrastructure component as well as a critical factor for driving innovation, the "open source" label was coined only 20 years ago. The concept of open source software - as opposed to free software or freeware - is credited to Netscape which, in January 1998, announced plans to release the source code of its proprietary browser, Navigator, under a license that would freely permit modification and redistribution. This code is today the basis for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) regards that event as the point at which "software freedom extended its reach beyond the enthusiast community and began its ascent into the mainstream".
  • Coreboot 4.7 Released With 47 More Motherboards Supported, AMD Stoney Ridge
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  • Thank you CUSEC!
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Ubuntu: Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase for 18.04, Lubuntu 17.04 EoL

  • Ubuntu Core: A secure open source OS for IoT
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  • Introducing the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase for 18.04
    Ubuntu’s changed a lot in the last year, and everything is leading up to a really exciting event: the release of 18.04 LTS! This next version of Ubuntu will once again offer a stable foundation for countless humans who use computers for work, play, art, relaxation, and creation. Among the various visual refreshes of Ubuntu, it’s also time to go to the community and ask for the best wallpapers. And it’s also time to look for a new video and music file that will be waiting for Ubuntu users on the install media’s Examples folder, to reassure them that their video and sound drivers are quite operational. Long-term support releases like Ubuntu 18.04 LTS are very important, because they are downloaded and installed ten times more often than every single interim release combined. That means that the wallpapers, video, and music that are shipped will be seen ten times more than in other releases. So artists, select your best works. Ubuntu enthusiasts, spread the word about the contest as far and wide as you can. Everyone can help make this next LTS version of Ubuntu an amazing success.
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