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Story What will drive mainstream desktop Linux? Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 5:24pm
Story Cloud Migration Service Shifts From IBM i To Linux Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 5:22pm
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Story Windows XP and Windows 8: The worst possible combination for Microsoft Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 3:30pm
Story Open-Source Hardware: Prepare For Disruption Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 3:18pm
Story There's no better time for governments to go open source Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 3:09pm
Story Findings from working on Red Hat's installer Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 1:38pm
Story Download Linux Kernel 3.14 Release Candidate 1 Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 1:30pm
Story Developer Prepares uTorrent GTK Client for Linux, Are You Interested? Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 1:25pm

Linux distros lead jumps from Sun

theregister.co.uk: Sun Microsystems has lost a key individual responsible for getting its aspiring open-source software included in leading Linux distributions. Barton George has quit Sun after 13 years.

NPX-9000 UMPC is inexpensive but underpowered

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Hardware

linux.com: The wave of cheap netbooks, mini laptops, or ultra-mobile PCs has crested with the cheapest yet, the NPX-9000 from Carapelli. Though it was announced in July with great fanfare at a price of £65 (or $110), it has yet to appear on the vendor's Web site. But we got our hands on one of the first units to escape from the factory and put it through its paces.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Forwarding Ports over an active SSH connection

  • How to: secure pronounceable passwords in Ubuntu with passook
  • Using the Linksys WUSB54GC (ralink rt73) Wireless usb adaptor in Linux
  • How to rip a dvd in Ubuntu (as .avi)
  • How to install and configure Rancid with Postfix on Debian

NVIDIA 177.80 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Over the course of the past few months we have seen several NVIDIA Linux drivers that have all been marked as beta with the last official release appearing in April. Today though NVIDIA has released the 177.80 Linux driver, which is an official update and christens the changes made with the 177.67, 177.68, 170.70, 177.76, and 177.78 beta drivers.

on Perl

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Software

matusiak.eu: I’ve written code in Bash, C, C++, Haskell, Java, Pascal, PHP, Python, Ruby. So I feel like I’ve been around the block a few times, as far as choosing a language. And yet, Perl leaves me bewildered.

Linux News Sites Web Traffic Slowdown: Is this for real?

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Linux
Web

junauza.com: As with the U.S. economy, it seems like the web traffic of several well-known Linux related news sites are slowing down. According to statistics from Alexa, famous sites like Slashdot, Linux.com, and Linux Journal among others have a sudden decrease in site visitors.

Compiz Killed My Video Card

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Having recently installed a new version of Linux I thought I'd see how progress on Compiz, the compositing window manager, was going. And this is where it gets interesting.

Introducing Geode

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: You’ve arrived in a new city, and are looking for a good place to eat. You pull out your laptop, fire up Firefox, and go to your favorite review site. It automatically serves up some delicious suggestions. But first, your browser needs to know where you are. Introducing Geode.

Become a multimedia pro with the Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc

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Linux

linux.com: Many audio, video, and graphics professionals would like to make the switch to Linux, but don't want to deal with the hassle of figuring out multimedia on Linux or are scared off by the purported lack of such tools. I created Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc (MMBD) to address this problem and perception.

Free software tools for designing productive community sites

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: These days there’s a lot of buzz about “Web 2.0” and making websites more interactive, but what’s really going on is a reconnection to the community nature of the internet. Here’s a guide to eight technologies you should consider.

10 Handy Productivity Tools in Linux

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Software

dailyartisan.com: For productivity, Linux can compete with Windows and Mac as Linux has a great set of productivity applications. While some applications run on all platforms, there are others just available exclusively on Linux. Here is a list of 10.

Five outliners for Linux

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linux.com: The first essays of the school year are coming due, and with the essays comes the need to outline and plan. GNU/Linux users are fortunate to have a number of outlining applications from which to choose.

wubi: Best Thing Since LiveCD

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linuxhaxor.net: Wubi (Windows-based Ubuntu Installer) is amazing. It’s one of those tools that should make 100s if not 1000s of people to try out Linux right away. But I am not sure if this tool is making as much noise as it should.

Untangle Joins The Linux Foundation

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Linux

linux-foundation.org (PR): Open source network gateway company Untangle increases community involvement with Foundation membership; academic affiliates also join the organization.

LinuxWorld is now OpenSource World

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Linux

jeremy.linuxquestions: As a valued member of our LinuxWorld conference speaker community, we wanted you to be among the first to hear of the launch of OpenSource World Conference & Expo, a new event that will focus on open source software and all things Linux.

AMD Walks Away From Manufacturing

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Hardware
  • AMD spins off plants into venture with Abu Dhabi

  • AMD Splits, Launches The Foundry Company
  • AMD and Advanced Technology Investment Company of Abu Dhabi to Create Leading-Edge Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
  • AMD: Keeping Competition Alive

New Ubuntu 8.10

Gonna be great!
52% (354 votes)
meh.
24% (163 votes)
Gonna suck!
7% (48 votes)
Won't test it.
18% (121 votes)
Total votes: 686

Listen to music with open source Banshee

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Perhaps one of the most popular media players for Linux currently is Amarok, a KDE-based music player. While Amarok is certainly good, for GNOME users who prefer something that looks more native, Banshee is a great alternative.

Has open source won--or has it lost?

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OSS

cnet.com: Assessing the Open Source scorecard is complicated. A complete "state of Open Source" would fill many pages. But here are a few things that have struck me over the past year or two.

Rallying call for late Debian 5.0

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: GNU/Linux Debian 5.0, "Lenny" has missed its originally proposed September release because of too many critical bugs. The developers have now issued a rallying call to Debian maintainers and users to encourage them to work on the next major release of Debian, with the aim of getting 5.0 out before the end of 2008.

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