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Story Has Linux finally found a solid cloud distribution? Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 9:30am
Story GNOME 3.17.90 beta tarballs due (and more) Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:36am
Story Xiaomi Unveils Redmi Note 2 as US Twinkles in Its Eye Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:32am
Story NPD: Chromebooks outsell Windows laptops Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:25am
Story Calendar and Dekko Email Client Won't Land with Next OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:18am
Story Today in Techrights Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:16am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:18pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:17pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:15pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:15pm

Why I’ll Never Offer Ubuntu Desktop To Clients

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Ubuntu

prosulum.com: Imagine a place where all businesses had $0 recurring expense for business related software. A wonderful land where all you had to worry about was convincing clients to pay you for maintenance, and not license fees.

Introducing Windows users to Linux

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: Like many current Linux users, I once used Windows exclusively. Luckily, I learnt that there are alternatives that are just as good, if not better.

Pigs Can Fly

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft 'Loves' Open Source, and Pigs Can Fly
  • A couple comments on "Microsoft: ‘We love open source’"

Linux Market Share

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: I came across this well-written piece from the Royal Pingdom Blog referenced on Linux Today. It’s about the failure of desktop Linux to break the 1% market share barrier, and I confess that it left me a little depressed. But I decided to add my two cents on the subject anyhow.

Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta is now available with new features that offer more control over your Web experience. This release lets you own and control your personal Web experience by syncing your data across devices, and by helping you organize your tabs in order to juggle and prioritize your busy online life.

Top 20 Apps for GNOME Fans

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Software

earthweb.com: With so much focus on how one desktop environment compares with another, it's easy to lose focus on what really matters here – the applications we use each and every day.

First pre-release version of Fedora 14

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Linux

h-online.com: The Fedora Project has released the first and only alpha version of its Fedora 14 Linux distribution, code named "Laughlin".

Cheating on Ubuntu with a Mac

zdnet.com/blog: It started with harmless flirtations with Windows 7. I mean, come on, it was pretty, fast, stable, and popular. I love Ubuntu, but I’m only human, right? No harm in looking.

The ZenMini of netbook Linuxes

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Linux

openattitude.com: PCLinuxOS Gnome ZenMini DesktopOpenSUSE isn’t the only new distro at the Oa compound; I’ve also replaced Easy Peasy on my netbook with PCLinuxOS, running the GNOME ZenMini Desktop.

Keep the "Linux" out of it Please

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Android and Ubuntu are arguably the two largest Linux success stories to date. Ubuntu with its soaring success over other Linux-based desktop solutions and Android with its seemingly single handed domination of the mobile market. What makes these two distributions so successful?

Red Hat takeover talk heats up ahead of press conference

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Linux

localtechwire.com: Someday, rumors that Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will be bought out by a larger rival, will come true. Is that day at hand?

Also: Red Hat: Will SAP Acquire Linux Leader?

Alpine Linux 2 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Alpine Linux is a distribution designed primarily for use as a router, firewall and application gateway. The latest stable version, Alpine Linux 2.0, was released last week (August 17, 2010).

Inkscape 0.48 lined up and released

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Software

h-online.com: The open source scalable vector editor Inkscape has been updated to version 0.48 in a release designed to incorporate Google Summer of Code (GSoC) improvements and other developments over the last nine months.

Take your desktop to the cloud with eyeOS

linuxuser.co.uk: Why settle for different web-based applications when you can have a full-blown cloud-based desktop, offering a complete solution for daily computing? If a personal cloud desktop appeals to you, then eyeOS is exactly what you need…

The New Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox

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Software

earthweb.com: The new wave of browsers -- Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome (in just about all its incarnations) -- all compete with each other fiercely to be the best possible delivery mechanism for the web as an app platform, in four basic areas:

Linux Mint 9 Xfce released

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Linux

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 Xfce.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Top 20 Bright Wallpapers For Ubuntu
  • Firefox 4 To Be Feature Complete On September 1
  • Virtualization Through Thick and Thin
  • Some lessons from Bruce Steinberg
  • Novell's Appeal Brief in the WordPerfect Case
  • DtO: Fallout from Oracle-2K Continues
  • Mil-OSS working group 2 wrap-up
  • CaC (Catch And Convert) Videos from video sites
  • Smarter KGpg
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #207
  • Zeitgeist continues to morph into Skynet
  • Increased Demand for Near-Term Call Options on Red Hat
  • Red Hot Call Options Ablaze With Bullish Speculation
  • Stevens Says Evolution of Cloud Computing `Decades' Away
  • Back to Basics: Looks Aren't Everything
  • Conky Colors Gets A Beautiful New Cairo Mode
  • Leak allegedly shows Nokia N9, could be first MeeGo phone
  • FPGAs get tiny Linux, Red Hat-compatible IDE
  • Review of "Python 3 Object Oriented Programming"
  • OpenSSH 5.6 Released into the Wild
  • Icons of the Web (tuxmachines listed)
  • Crowd Computing: Sounds Dangerous To Me
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e04 | Linux Backup Roundup!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Enlightenment E17 using Subversion
  • Centralized Logging with a Web Interface
  • Install PPASEARCH Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10
  • Power nap via the command line in Linux/Mac OS
  • MaverickMovies: How to Make an Ubuntu Commercial

OpenOffice Will Survive

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OOo

lockergnome.com: However, the time between updates make increase by a large margin.

Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 6 – Slitaz Cooking

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Linux

g33q.co.za: Today we hit up our lightest of lightweight distros. It fits in 20MB less than Damn Small Linux, when installed uses 65MB of RAM, and boots in less than ten seconds (depending on hardware). Yes. Today we try out Slitaz Cooking.

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