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Story "Cryogenic" Linux Kernel Drops Power Use Rianne Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 7:55pm
Story Tim Cook blasts latest Apple-bashing book as ‘nonsense’ Rianne Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 7:46pm
Story Linux and botnets: It's not Linux's fault! Rianne Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 7:38pm
Story Firefox 28 released: Windows 8 Metro version removed at the last moment because it only had 1,000 users Rianne Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 6:43pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 5:28pm
Story Open source gets 'major role in Future Internet' Rianne Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 4:07pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 4:02pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 3:58pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 3:57pm
Story Open source introduces Polish schools to ICT Rianne Schestowitz 20/03/2014 - 3:52pm

Three things I like about Ubuntu Intrepid, and one I don’t

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Ubuntu Intrepid. There is very little evidence of the “wow” factor that made early Ubuntu releases so exciting. Unless of course you dig a little deeper. There are three that really stand out for me.

Ubuntu for the Holidays

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Ubuntu You’ve already got Ubuntu on your computer so why not have some Ubuntu under your Christmas tree-or Hanukkah bush, Ubuntu’s for everyone-as well.

20+ Firefox Plugins to Enhance Your YouTube Experience

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Moz/FF There is no arguing that YouTube is the most popular video sharing site out there, but that isn’t to say that there aren’t things about it that annoy users. There are a wide array of plugins for Firefox to make the YouTube user experience that much better. Here are over 20.

Also: Trick Out Your Firefox Browser with Style

MSI GeForce 9800GT 512MB

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Hardware For Linux desktop users interested in a mid-range discrete graphics card there are more choices than ever before with NVIDIA continuing to release new stable Linux drivers as they have done for many years. We recently looked at AMD's new ATI Radeon HD 4830 mid-range graphics card, but in this article we are comparing it to the NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT.

OSS Reloaded

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yatsite.blogspot: 2008 was without doubt a very exciting year. Open Source keeps stirring the still waters of IT industry. So, let's see which major applications made major releases this year:

Business vs. FOSS: Six Pressure Points

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OSS The question of whether business can co-exist with free and open source software (FOSS) was settled long ago. It can, and not only successful companies like Red Hat but also the willingness of venture capitalists to fund FOSS business models proves the case.

The Microsoft-Novell Linux deal: Two years later

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SUSE Two years ago this month, Microsoft forged its controversial partnership with Novell that, among other things, had the two companies agreeing not to sue each other over intellectual property issues, in part to protect Suse Linux users over any patent litigation from Microsoft. Just how well has that deal worked out?

The Linux Licensing Labyrinth

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OSS The land of open source software is awash in an often confusing array of various licenses and rules regarding what is and is not allowed once someone has written a piece of code. It's enough to scare some vendors away from FOSS altogether.

First Experience of Linux Mint

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cikguafiq.blogspot: I am not the most experienced of Linux users, deep down a am a Windows fanboy. However I have an old laptop that is generally useless with anything other than browsing the Internet or doing some basic work. It was never going to be a gaming machine so I figured Linux offers everything I need + it should perform better than XP.

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

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FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on an Ubuntu 8.10 server.

Linux: for all things great and small

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Linux Most of us get a chance to see Linux in action at the desktop or single server level. Some of us use Linux on mobiles and other little gizmos without even realising that the penguin is doing the lifting.


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shinywankenobi.wordpress: I’ve tried just about every Linux distro you could mention over the years. In my partial boredom I decided to flip through Distrowatch’s pages and see what I could find to play with. I want something different. Zenwalk… Zenwalk, where the Hell have you been all my life?

Review: Opera Mini 4.2 Beta

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: USING a mobile phone to access the worldwide web has rarely been a pleasant experience. But then along came Oslo-based Opera with their Mini 4.2 browser - and all that changed.

Blown Away by Ubuntu

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Ubuntu I’ve been working on Windows computers for nearly two decades and have never been compelled to use anything else. But a recent experience with something called Linux Ubuntu has turned my computer world view on its head!

How to use as a Two Pane Outliner

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So, although does not act as a one pane outliner, we can set it up as a two pane outliner. This can be very useful for structuring long documents, or keeping scraps of disparate information in one handy file.

To do this requires two things: the use of the Navigator, and the use of headline styles when structuring your document. Let’s start up Writer and see how this works.

today's leftovers

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  • Gartner: 85 percent of companies using open source

  • Kontact and Citadel - experiences
  • USB 3.0 debuts
  • How “why” is the most important question open source vendors should ask
  • Clueless Linux User
  • British Council using Drupal
  • Norway Pledges Funds for Government Open Source Usage
  • The importance of open source, from a 17 year olds point of view
  • Linuxhater, failed astroturfer?
  • Cloud Apps, Netbooks and the Mobile Internet: Flash, Bang, Fizzle
  • What if Sun fails with open source?
  • Testing Mandriva
  • Using Ubuntu Linux at the American International School
  • Slumberland rests easy after move away from proprietary Unix
  • records its 100,000th oops
  • Running Linux and z/OS on a single mainframe poses no problem
  • How to see when you should not upgrade
  • Kernel Log: New graphics drivers and Linux versions: Dom0 patches for 2.6.29?

some howtos:

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  • Getting Gnome Volume Manager to Play Nice

  • Crafting offers and invoice documents with Kraft
  • Find all SSH Hosts
  • Setting Up Parental Controls in Ubuntu
  • Easier file renaming with renameutils
  • Improve Your Intelligence with Brain Workshop
  • Add windows codecs to Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10

Coherence brings UPnP to GNOME

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Software Coherence is a Python library that implements UPnP and the Digital Living Network Alliance standard, protocols that facilitate interoperability between networked media devices.

Unemployed? Five reasons to build your resume with FOSS contributions

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OSS It looks like we’ve gone from speculating whether we’re headed into recession depression. Yihong Ding, over on the Thinking Space blog,predicts that we’ll have a “Golden Age” of the Web. If that’s the case, shouldn’t we be expecting a “Golden Age” for open source, with all the idle programmers and IT folks at home with time on their hands?

Review of StarOffice 9

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Software For several weeks now I have been testing an early copy of StarOffice 9, Sun’s commercial alternative of Finally, today, I can tell you about it.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.