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Story Listaller: Back to the future! Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:01pm
Story Ubuntu for Smartwatches? Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 1:39pm
Story City of Turin decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu and €6m saving Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 12:14pm
Story Docker and the battle for open source cloud surpremacy Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:59am
Story Laid off from job, man builds tweeting toilet Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:15am
Story The Importance of Openness to the Internet of Things Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:06am
Story GNOME vs KDE, Linux Myths, and the Linux Toilet Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 9:12am
Story Is Mir and convergent desktop hampering the development of Ubuntu? Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 8:47am
Story What's New in Kernel Development Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 8:38am
Story Elementary OS Freya Beta 1 Available For Developers And Testers Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:33am

Hands on with blazingly quick Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

nbr.co.nz: Mozilla Corp. has delayed the release candidate of Firefox 3.5 from this week ‘til next, but NBR's tests reveal it'll be worth the wait - this fox is blazingly fast.

Ubuntu, almost two weeks in

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Ubuntu

wttf.blogspot: Well, the laptop has been running Ubuntu Studio 9.06 (64bit) for almost two weeks and so far the verdict is: Bye-Bye Vista!

Fun Linux Wallpapers

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Software

howtogeek.com: Yeah, it's a little ironic that we'd put together a collection of Linux wallpapers since we cover mostly Microsoft topics—but we're also fans of open-source goodness and use Linux all the time.

Review: Linux Mint 7

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Linux

raiden.net: Linux Mint is one of those distributions that not only has a big parent, and an even bigger grandparent, but it's also a distribution that has always improved, and never failed to impress. But everything that goes up must at some point come down.

KDE 4.3 Beta 2 Out

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE release train continues to roll, delivering another beta release of KDE 4.3 to you today. The effort has shifted towards increasing stability and adding polish to the codebase so our users will find a well-working KDE 4.3.0 on their desktops when it is released in late July.

Linux Kernel 2.6.30 released

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Linux

h-online.com: After eight release candidates and a rather short development cycle, Linus Torvalds has released Linux version 2.6.30, dubbed "Man-Eating Seals of Antiquity".

Also: What's new in Linux 2.6.30

Linux Troubleshooting Guide: Fix the Most Common Problems

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Linux
HowTos

maximumpc.com: Troubleshooting has always been one of the most frustrating aspects of computer ownership. Due to the practically infinite number of potential problems, it would be utterly impossible to write a how-to guide to fix all of them, but in this article we are going to address some of the most common problems.

Another Site Shuns GNU/Linux Users

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Web

riplinton.blogspot: I have used MapsOnUs for years to map out my trips. Recently I started getting a message, that my browser is not supported.

First Linux USB 3.0 drivers emerge

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Software

linuxpromagazine.com: After a year-and-a-half's worth of work, Intel hacker Sarah Sharp announced that Linux will be the first operating system supporting USB 3.0.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 75

  • Do We Need an Apps Store for GNU/Linux?
  • Looking Forward to Central America Open-Source Software Festival
  • SFLC - Episode 0x0F: Your Questions
  • Dell Bundling Open Source Applications for SMBs
  • Fedora 11 leaps into filesystem unknown
  • What’s in a Linux Name?
  • First space storm seen impacting above Earth
  • Fedora 11 Delivers Big Feature Boost
  • Asus WL-138g V2
  • Getting to the root of Ubuntu
  • Google I/O Foretells the Future of the Internet
  • 5 disadvantages of Linux
  • Fedora 11 Launches with New Community Portal Project
  • New installs
  • OpenSolaris for embedded systems
  • Ubuntu censoring rap
  • What's Noteworthy in Linux, BSD, OS X & Windows in 2010?
  • Mozilla Developer News June 9
  • Giving Control (Gentoo Use Flags)
  • Microcore and Qemu
  • Novell's open-source app store: We've heard this one before
  • Moblin on the Nettop - First Steps

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Wipe Deleted Files with dd

  • Tuxguitar and Ubuntu Tip
  • Use tabs to open multiple files in vim
  • Setting Up Arch Linux
  • Install Boxee in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty x86_64
  • HOWTO Share Directories via NFS -Gentoo
  • Linux Tips: Modify ctrl-alt-del behavior
  • Joining Gentoo Servers to Active Directory
  • Netbook Broadcom (43xx) Cards with Debian Lenny
  • Explain Linux TCP Wrappers
  • Integrate Firefox 3 and KDE 4
  • IPTables Tips
  • Setting up a Proftp server
  • How to add additional swap area in SuSe/openSUSE
  • Linux Tips
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Tip Round-up

Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu - A Linux Lover’s Challenge

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Software

techexposures.com: Both Ubuntu and Kubuntu are based on the same cannonical distribution and core. The only (and important) difference between them is the desktop environment offered with either option.

CrunchBang Linux is best for old notebook

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Linux

linux.bihlman.com: I tried to get Puppy Linux installed on my old Presario notebook PC but I just couldn’t get the install to take. That gave me a good excuse to try another distro, and I’m glad I did!

Linux: I take it back

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Linux

dwasifar.com: Regular readers will remember quite a few posts in which Your Humble Narrator complains about this, that, or the other flaw in desktop Linux in general or an Ubuntu distribution in particular. Well, I take it all back.

Linux-Based Cell Phone Netbook Dream Machine

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday: I don't like cell phones. iPhone? Don't make me laugh. Blackberry and other smartphones? Close. I want Nice Inexpensive Linux Netbooks That Do Everything.

Automotive gauge cluster design runs Linux

linuxdevices.com: Automotive telematics display firm Yazaki North America announced an instrument cluster display based on embedded Linux, designed for reconfigurable dashboard TFT/LCD displays.

SquashFS: Not Just for Embedded Systems

linux-mag.com: Who knew that compression could be so useful in file systems? SquashFS, typically used for embedded systems, can be a great fit for laptops, desktops and, yes, even servers.

NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: NVIDIA's ION platform is designed to provide superior graphics performance and quality than what is available with the Intel 945 graphics that up to this point were all that was available in Atom-based products.

Ubuntu Is Driving Me Away

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Ubuntu

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I have used Ubuntu exclusively since Feisty and have tested each new release from alpha on. I have always been a big booster of Ubuntu and am active on several help forums. Yet, despite all of this history together I am thinking seriously of leaving Planet Ubuntu. Here’s why.

Are Apple's Price Drops Aimed at Linux?

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Mac

daniweb.com/blogs: Yesterday, Apple announced significant price drops on many of its consumer products including the iPhone and Mac Air. This is an unusual move. So what's up with this big price drop? Is Apple out to "get" Linux?

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
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