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Story Linus Torvalds' Best Quotes from LinuxCon Europe 2014 Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 12:38pm
Story Government Evangelist at GitHub on US open technologies Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 11:42am
Story New Paper Available Today: State of KVM Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 10:24am
Story Linux clusters in German finance ministry data centre Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 9:42am
Story Brackets : Free and Open Source Editor for Web Designers by Adobe Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 9:33am
Story OpenDaylight Helium gets out of the gate Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 9:08am
Story Ubuntu Touch Fully Forks Its Email Client Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:47am
Story Canonical Details Plans for Unity 8 Integration in Ubuntu Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:34am
Story GNOME's Mutter Gets Native Monitor Hot-Plugging Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:55am
Story South Korea Faces The Bill For Lock-in To Wintel Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:50am

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Server

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This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on a headless Fedora 11 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment.

today's leftovers:

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  • Contributing to Apache Open Source Projects

  • Microsoft seeks to take crumbs from OpenOffice
  • Microsoft, the GPL and Linux: The Q&A
  • How I make my Ubuntu more beautiful and usable
  • Bordeaux 1.8.0 for Linux review
  • Five Ways to Save Money on IT Software
  • Windows Update owns my machine
  • All that glitters is not gold
  • Air Cursor Software Coming for Windows, Linux
  • Opera - Opera 10 review
  • Top 3 Open Source Web Analytics Software
  • openSUSE
  • New open source initiatives for the Flash Platform
  • Kaltura launches open source video platform
  • 100% Pure Synth Heaven : Ubuntu Studio 9.04
  • Linux Mint 7 Review
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 13

some howtos:

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  • Converting OpenOffice documents to PDF or HTML, as a batch

  • Enabling DVD playback in Ubuntu 9.04
  • The only Linux command you need to know
  • Nautilus User Interface Tweaks
  • Howto remove NSM Configuration from a Juniper Firewall
  • Kickstarting Ubuntu …
  • See who’s poking your Linux box
  • Playing with RAM disks on OpenSolaris 2009.06
  • A Deeper Look: whatis man and other stuff
  • Rebuilding a single kernel module
  • Building and Running a New Kernel
  • DVD Playback in Arch Linux
  • Bulk renaming made easy with Thunar bulk renamer
  • How to Convert DVDs and TiVo MPEG2 Videos to H.264
  • My Ubuntu Look & Feel
  • MPlayer play music recursively in a directory
  • Two Different Ways of Installing Firefox 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • KDE 3.5.10 - How to Stop Kwallet Annoyance
  • Firefox 3.5.1 on Mandriva, Red Hat 5


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Linux I was very excited when I read the release announcement for a new Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux. I used Gentoo for several years and admire Sabayon Linux, so I was quite anxious to test another derivative. After all the testing I was pleased to find that Toorox 06.2009 delivers a true Gentoo experience but is much easier to install and use.

Linux Community Welcomes the NComputing $70 Cloud Desktop

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Hardware NComputing Brings Cloud Computing Down to Earth at CloudWorld Conference With a Perspective on Low-Cost Endpoint Devices

Open source seeks to eat its young (again)

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  • Open source seeks to eat its young (again)
  • NASA takes open source into space
  • Charity, open source, and happiness
  • Seven Tools for Making Firefox Jump Through Hoops

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    Moz/FF I’m now an avid Firefox user. It took me a long time to give up my treasured Maxthon, an Internet Explorer shell that I truly loved. Here are a few of the cooler Firefox add-ons I’m using. Give them a whirl and let me know what you think.

    NVIDIA 190.16 Driver Brings OpenGL 3.2 To Linux

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    Software Yesterday NVIDIA released their first 190.xx Linux beta driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics cards. The NVIDIA 190.16 Beta driver brought a number of VDPAU fixes, PowerMizer control features, a number of new official and unofficial OpenGL extensions receiving GLX protocol support, and a number of other fixes and enhancements too.

    Vietnamese netbook runs on Hacao Linux – my opinion

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    Linux The bad news, Hacao Linux, based on Puppy Linux, comes installed by default on these netbooks. Realistically though, they should have installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix remix instead.

    I’m Back with Kubuntu Linux (and Happy as Ever)

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    Ubuntu It was an uneasy breakup. Kubuntu and I had parted about two months ago rather abruptly after I had installed 9.02. After a nearly four year love affair between us, I felt that I had been jaded. The new KDE 4.1 Plasma desktop was awkward and things just didn’t seem right.

    The Real FLOSS Community and the "Faux FLOSS Fundamentalists"

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    opensourcetogo.blogspot: I've come to realize that our community and the people in it, are under attack. We are being disrupted, we are being defamed, we are being lied to, and, in some instances, we are even having our lives invaded.

    Red Hat lauds, criticizes Microsoft's Linux efforts

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    Microsoft While applauding Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux community this week, Red Hat nonetheless urged its rival to pledge that it will never use its patents against Linux.

    KDE 4.3 RC3 Released

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    KDE The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.3 RC3, a release candidate of the 3rd iteration over the KDE 4 desktop, applications and development platform.

    eyeOS Takes the Operating System Into the Cloud

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    OS eyeOS is an open source cloud computing operating system that easily installs on a Web server and is designed for personal or collaborative use. It's a great option for schools, small businesses, and public Internet access.

    Try installing Fedora 12 Alpha early

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    Linux According to this posting to the fedora-test-list by Liam, there’s going to be some installation testing for the Fedora 12 (Constantine) Alpha candidate next week, on Wednesday July 29. This is a chance to shake out some of the new features in the Anaconda installation application.

    Evolution of a Linux Geek

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    Linux I am a Linux geek. There I said it. Actually, I am kind of proud of being a Linux geek. I slogged through the bad old days to get here. It seems like every day something new shows up that makes me glad that I chose Linux as my tool of choice.

    Response to “12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7″

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    Ubuntu But I would feel dirty inside if I let the “12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7” slide by without a comment. Keep in mind that part of my problem is that Ubuntu “should” steal the ideas, and that it should be from “Windows 7.”

    Come Play This New Linux-Native Game With Us

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    Gaming S2 Games may not be as well known as id Software or Epic Games, but what distinguishes them from most of the other game companies is that they actually support Linux.

    Linux Paves Way for New “Open Source in America” Coalition

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    • Linux Paves Way for New “Open Source in America” Coalition

    • A New Voice for Open Source in Government
    • Open Source For America coalition formed
    • Red Hat, NCSU join movement to get feds to embrace Open Source
    • Open Source Leaders Team Up to Seek More Clout in Government

    The Pointlessness of Google’s Chrome OS

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    • The Pointlessness of Google’s Chrome OS

    • Google Chrome OS: Desktop Linux's Last Chance
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    While closed-source operating systems such as Windows and Mac OS may still dominate the OS market, not everyone can afford the high costs that they entail. For small- and medium-sized enterprises where every penny matters, taking advantage of open-source software such as Ubuntu’s Linux is a good bet to boost productivity and cost effectiveness. The fact that open-source softwares have evolved to become somewhat user-friendly and sleek also helps a good deal. Read more

    Linux 4.11-rc8

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    Themes for Ubuntu

    • Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme
      Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block.
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