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Story Free Software & Money Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:26am
Story Mailbox Framework Comes With Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:23am
Story Kate’s Mascot: Kate the Woodpecker Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:00am
Story Compact Text Editors Great for Remote Editing and Much More Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 1:14am
Story Android 5.0 L Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10: Release Date Reports Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 1:02am
Story Free Linux-Based Firewall Smoothwall Express 3.1 Is One of the Biggest Releases in Years Roy Schestowitz 12/10/2014 - 8:40pm
Story TuxArena | IRC Clients for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 12/10/2014 - 7:41pm
Story 12 Open-Source Games for Linux (Part VI) Rianne Schestowitz 12/10/2014 - 7:31pm
Story 4MLinux Allinone Edition 10.0 Is Out, Features Touch Screen Support Rianne Schestowitz 12/10/2014 - 7:26pm
Story Linux 3.18 Has PCI Support For 64-bit ARM Rianne Schestowitz 12/10/2014 - 7:21pm

The need to expand open-source licensing

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OSS

sdtimes.com: In his seminal essay on the nature of open source, entitled “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” Eric Raymond described the Linux community as a “great babbling bazaar of differing agendas.” This work contributed to the present situation in which OSS has lost its edginess and is now commonly accepted by even conservative companies.

What I Like About Firefox

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Moz/FF

schoollibraryjournal.com: There are camps of people who use different browsers and have long-winded, heated arguments over which one is best. If a tool can make my life simpler, more efficient, and fun, I’m more likely to use it. Firefox 3 fits the bill

Text Mode Linux Applications

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Software

lightlinux.blogspot: During the first year of blogging for Lightweight Linux, I have written about many useful text mode applications. Here is a short overview of the applications I have written about.

Ubuntu’s Karmic Koala Needs You

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Ubuntu

linuxologist.com: The Canonical Design team is currently running a contest for beautiful desktop wallpapers for its upcoming Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 scheduled to be released in October 2009. They have created a photo pool on Flickr where you can submit or just browse proposed backgrounds.

Linux and the Brick and Mortal Establishment

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the things that many people don't realize when complaining about the lack of Linux powered machines in Brick and Mortar (B&M) establishments is the one thing that's kept Windows the dominant player for ages.

Second edition of Mandriva Linux One 2009.1 released

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MDV

h-online.com: The Mandriva developers have released a second edition of their Mandriva Linux One (MLO) 2009.1 LiveCD. It includes all of the available security and maintenance updates up to the 10th of July

An Interview with Valerie Aurora: File System Evangelist

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Interviews

linux-mag.com: Jeff Layton talks to Valerie Aurora, file system developer and open source evangelist, about a wide range of subjects including her background in file systems, ChunkFS, the Union file system and how the developer ecosystem can chip in.

Do We Need a New Distro for Everything?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Saying I need a distribution just to save power is like saying I need a distribution to keep my cat off of my computer.

Has Debian lost control of its distribution?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Ubuntu is a very well known Linux distribution. Those who have an interest in those things also know that Ubuntu is based on Debian. Now I am noticing that whatever direction Ubuntu is going, Debian is starting to follow.

KDE 4 Rough Edges

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KDE

troy-at-kde.livejournal: Well, after being back in the saddle for a bit, I've drawn a few conclusions, good or bad, about the current status of KDE and KDE 4 more specifically. This is derived from my interactions with users, and monitoring of KDE related feedback on the net.

Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: Kernel Mode Setting

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Kernel mode setting will be enabled by default for Intel-based video cards on Ubuntu 9.10, set to be released in October. I recently played around with this new feature on a Karmic Koala live CD.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Penumbra Collection $5 Weekend Sale!

  • Mono: Why is Debian resorting to spin?
  • Open-source extremism, and how the OSI can help
  • hardware4linux is back online
  • Reputation key to success in an open source world
  • Chrome OS, Android, and Other Trends Boost Open Source Jobs
  • Red Hat's Open Source Cloud Forum--Free Online, Top Speakers
  • Career advice: Preparing for life after the recession
  • Evolving Partner Programs: Microsoft vs. Red Hat
  • Microsoft's Azure cloud price pipped by Amazon's Linux
  • Vibrant Community Propels KDE Forward at Akademy 2009
  • Recession-Proof Open Source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Code Project: Tower of Hanoi in Python

  • The Forgotten Power of Unix Text Utilities
  • Install mod_security for better Apache security
  • Securing Linux – A Crash Course in iptables
  • Tech Tip: Extract Pages From a PDF
  • Installing Webmin: for admins that like it GUI
  • Get started with Fetchmail, Procmail and Dovecot
  • PHP and nginx on Ubuntu: the easy way
  • How to backup and upgrade drupal to latest version
  • A Collection of Linux Tips and Tricks
  • Gentoo - Using Masked Packages

A lightweight heavyweight

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: If I had to name the open source projects with the largest development teams, Gnome and KDE would probably come to mind. After that I read on the LXDE devlopment blog that they rank quite high in the list of active projects on Ohloh.

Taking a Principled Position on Software Freedom

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OSS

advogato.org: Those of us in the free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) community know the routine by now.

New “Usability” Group in KDE Review Board

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KDE

obso1337.org: KDE’s Review Board is a useful way for contributors inside and outside a project to submit patches and have them reviewed and approved by core developers. However, sometimes these patches specifically address design issues. In order to help make this process more design-friendly, there is now a “usability” group on Review Board.

Is Oracle Getting Ready To Kill Unbreakable Linux?

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Linux

oreilly.com: People outside of IT seldom think of Oracle as a Linux company, probably because it isn't. Oracle has always been considered a database and application company. So now that Oracle owns their own operating system in the free and clear, what benefits do they gain from maintaining Unbreakable Linux? The answer is probably: "Not much".

10 tools to connect to wireless networks in Linux

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Mobile Linux users have a variety of options when it comes to wireless connectivity tools. Jack Wallen outlines some of the best choices to help you find one that will work for you.

Four Open Source Mind Mapping Apps to Keep You Focused

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Software

ostatic.com: Mind mapping tools are among the unsung heroes of project management. They're often overlooked or underused because some people mistakenly believe the learning curve is too steep or the features are unnecessary.

PCLinuxOS Phoenix Test Run

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PCLOS

synergenerator.blogspot: Still looking for a more complete workstation for my laptop. I think GNOME and KDE might still be a little sluggish with only 512MB RAM. I have tried PCLinuxOS in the past and found it quite user-friendly so I thought I would give it a go with one of it's derivatives: Phoenix (PCLOS Xfce).

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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