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Story FEDORA ACTIVITY DAY (FAD) PHNOM PENH 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 6:29am
Story Poisoning Rats, Understanding Debian, and New OpenSSL Policy Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 6:22am
Story 6 questions to accelerate open source in non-tech companies Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 6:15am
Story GNOME Software 3.14 Will Work On Arch Linux With PackageKit Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 1:32am
Story Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 1:12am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 09/09/2014 - 9:39pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 09/09/2014 - 9:38pm
Story The Linux desktop-a-week review: ratpoison Roy Schestowitz 09/09/2014 - 9:33pm
Story OwnCloud: Fiddly but secure host-from-home sync 'n' share Roy Schestowitz 09/09/2014 - 8:54pm
Story Void Linux Drops Systemd & Switches To LibreSSL Rianne Schestowitz 09/09/2014 - 8:27pm

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - Architecture and infrastructure

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h-online.com: Linux 2.6.30 can be compressed using Bzip2 and LZMA, includes security framework Tomoyo and should boot faster. Tasmanian devil Tuz, who stood in for Tux as Linux mascot in 2.6.29, has been relieved of his duties.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Live CD

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OS

blogbeebe.blogspot: I downloaded and booted the LiveCD version of OpelSolaris 20009.6, more for consistency than anything else I suppose. Is this version fit to challenge Linux?

Google Chrome on Linux First Impressions and Screenshots

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Software

junauza.com: Finally, Google released early developer versions of their highly regarded Chrome web browser for Linux. Google Chrome can be installed on 32 or 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04 or later, or 32 bit Debian 5.

The Week of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: We don’t need to declare the year of the Linux desktop anymore. This week alone was pretty darn good. Having spent the week at Computex, the place where you see all the things, it is clear that Linux has a critical role in client computing.

Kernel developers don’t get Xen

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Linux

kev009.com: The recent bruhaha surrounding Xen on LKML is really disheartening. Essentially, the Linux kernel devs are at a disconnect with users. Some are proposing narrow-minded ideas such as DROPPING software paravirt or merging Xen as a whole into the kernel.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux is Not Free

  • Facebook Goes Open Source Under CPAL
  • Will Lintel Replace Wintel and iStuff?
  • French government portal using Drupal
  • The HeliOS Project Laptop Raffle
  • Mozilla: 7 years old and as idealistic as ever
  • A tinderbox is not enough — Reprise
  • DIY Dual Atom Nettop System

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Fix Amarok or Xine "no codec found" issue

  • Upgrade multiple debian systems with Approx
  • Understanding Symbolic Links
  • Tweeting via Pidgin on Ubuntu
  • Installing Windows 7 RC 7100 and Ubuntu 9.04
  • Convert mp4 to mp3 with Ubuntu
  • Adding Color to Bash List Command
  • Encrypt Conversations in Pidgin on Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives
  • Customising Linux Terminals: Insults in sudo
  • get the list of subdirectories with their owner & permissions and full paths
  • Make a Glossy Tux Keychain

MEPIS goes kaboom, time to try openSUSE

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SUSE

nixtu.blogspot: As KDE 4.2.4 was just released I became really eager to try it out. MEPIS is still based on 3.5 by default. There is a fork known as DanumLinux that provides 4.2, though.

Users Are Not As Stupid as the FUDsters Say

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: In my younger days I had an official motto: "You're never too old to try something new; computers are a heck of a lot of fun; and anyone can learn to do anything."

Why starting a KDE application with just su failed?

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KDE
MDV

linux-wizard.net: Several times users where surprised by the new behavior of KDE 4 applications. When just using su instead of su -, this will failed. Why? The explication is very simple.

Evolution – The Default Email Client for Ubuntu

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Software

acurrie.wordpress: The original plan for my spiffy new Eee PC netbook was to dump my email archives on it, but the bundled email client for most Ubuntu-based Linux distributions is Evolution, an app I’ve never tried before.

Cray sells Opteron-Linux super to Swiss boffins

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: The Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) in Lugano has coughed up some serious Swiss francs to buy a Cray 141.6 teraflops XT5 system, dubbed Monte Rosa.

Linux Action Show - 3 Years Old

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StormOS Enters Beta

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OS

phoronix.com: A beta version of StormOS has emerged, which is a desktop distribution that is based upon the Nexenta Core Platform that in turn is derived from OpenSolaris but with an Ubuntu user-land.

building brand together

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KDE
OSS

aseigo.blogspot: There are many reasons given for desktop Linux not "taking off". Some are accurate, others considerably less so. One of the challenges we face with KDE is creating a meaningful, visible brand that people value and relate to on an emotional level.

No. 2 IT distributor: No Linux netbooks for you

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Netbook shipments are up "in the triple-digit percentiles" over a year ago, said Brian Davis, vice-president of client systems for Tech Data. But he said Tech Data has seen "almost no" demand for Linux netbooks.

Linux Makes the Grade in California Schools

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Linux

linux.com: A few growing pains aside, a Linux deployment in a Santa Rosa, CA elementary school district is maturing robustly, letting teachers and students stand apart from their previous dependence on Microsoft Windows while they try on new open software attitudes.

AbiWord - the underestimated word processor

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Software

dedoimedo.com: When someone tells you to name a word processor, you'll most likely say Microsoft Word, maybe OpenOffice Write, seldom WordPerfect, but almost never AbiWord.

Windows 7 vs. Linux: Beyond Thunderdome

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Linux
Microsoft

pcworld.com: "Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we've learned, by the dust of them all... Bartertown learned. Now, when OSes get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two OSes enter; one OS leaves."

OpenSolaris Still Shines

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OS

informationweek.com/blog: With all the gloom-and-doom about Sun in the air, it almost went unnoticed that they have a new rev of OpenSolaris out in the wild. I took a quick end-user-experience peek.

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