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Story Elive 2.3.0 Beta and Webconverger 25 Rianne Schestowitz 28/06/2014 - 4:10am
Story Valve Has Greenlit 36 More Linux Games For Steam Rianne Schestowitz 28/06/2014 - 4:08am
Story Telegram Connection Manager (Still Under Development) Will Bring Telegram Support To Telepathy, Empathy And Other Multi-Protocol IM Clients Rianne Schestowitz 28/06/2014 - 4:07am
Story Wallen on KDE, Quiet Revolution, and Ryan Gordon on Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 28/06/2014 - 4:06am
Story Free software for healthcare facilities in need Rianne Schestowitz 28/06/2014 - 2:31am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2014 - 9:31pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2014 - 9:31pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2014 - 9:29pm
Story Google Releases Cayley Open-Source Graph Database Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2014 - 9:17pm
Story Flashing Tizen Common on to the Intel NUC Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2014 - 9:10pm

Delayed allocation and the zero-length file problem

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Software

thunk.org/tytso: A recent Ubuntu bug has gotten slashdotted, and has started raising a lot of questions about the safety of using ext4. The essential “problem” is that ext4 implements something called delayed allocation.

The Free Beer Economy

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Why is FREE! the world's best-selling noun, verb, adjective and adverb, yet so hard to credit as a foundation for business in the Internet Age? And what will happen when business folk finally grok the abundant opportunities that FREE! provides?

Russia Rolls Out Open Source for Government

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Russia is rapidly turning into open source's best-kept secret. I wrote about plans to roll out free software to all schools; more recently, there has been talk about creating a Russian operating system based on Fedora. And now there's this:

Mozilla Contemplates a Future Without Google

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Moz/FF

businessweek.com: Google also shows up all over the balance sheet of Mozilla, creator of the Firefox browser and other software. To date, the arrangement has proved mutually beneficial. How much longer this pairing can last has been called into question since September.

the new look of plasma

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: Yesterday I updated KDE SVN. So, I have the latest dev stuff on my box again. Upon logging in, I was greeted by the new look of plasma.

Linux Has Worse Device Support Than Windows...I Don't Think So

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Linux

riplinton.blogspot: I was cleaning a virus out of a Windows XP system for a client when the UPS driver showed up with my latest gadget. The virus was one of the fake Anti-Virus viruses, you know, the kind that pops up all kinds of warnings.

High-security, RAMdisk Linux rev'd

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: An interesting physical security-focused Linux distribution was upgraded a couple of days ago. Tin Hat Linux reportedly takes a Vista-like five minutes to boot, because its whole filesystem is decrypted and loaded from an optical drive onto a RAMdisk (tmpfs). But after that, it's likely Puppy-fast!

Open source apps are no small free beer

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: Richard Stallman once wrote that the point about free software is it is "free as in freedom, not free as in beer", meaning that people should be at liberty to do as they pleased with software, rather than subscribe to its restrictive licences.

Finding rootfs during boot

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Linux

4 tips to avoid or fix Linux system cannot mount rootfs errors at boot time

Using iSCSI On Debian Lenny (Initiator And Target)

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can set up an iSCSI target and an iSCSI initiator (client), both running Debian Lenny. The iSCSI protocol is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows iSCSI initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) iSCSI target using normal ethernet cabling.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Caustic Graphics Will Provide Linux Support

  • Did Microsoft make Firefox?
  • Exherbo Over Twice as Stable as Gentoo?
  • Update on openSUSE Infrastructure Services (download.opensuse.org)
  • Towards an agreed taxonomy for open source business strategies
  • Linux in 30 Days
  • Channel 4 fails to open archives to Mac, Linux fans
  • Linux Outlaws 81 - Double-Enders
  • Instant Pictoguide to Knoppix 6.0
  • Open source is not charity
  • Linpus QuickOS puts Linux into fifth gear
  • Kodak Announces Select Document Scanners With Support For LINUX
  • The Frugal Laptop
  • Crossover Games Considering DX10
  • So you want to sell open source
  • Repository Adding Via Apt-URL - An Overlooked Feature of Ubuntu 9.04
  • Preventing Abuse of Free Software
  • Book Review: Using Drupal
  • The Periodic Table of Typefaces
  • Mozilla looks to turbocharge Firefox's new-tab skills

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Get Android’s fonts on Ubuntu

  • 10 Most important linux networking commands
  • Run Levels in a Nutshell
  • Free Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks
  • Tutorial: Adjusting volume in Mencoder
  • Civilization IV on Linux with Wine 1.1.16
  • Installing Sun Java SE 6, Apache Maven 2 and Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu
  • How to install VMware Workstation 6.5.1 in Gentoo
  • Installing Torbutton on Mandriva 2009.1
  • Watch the National Debt from the Command Line
  • HowTo install iotop on Debian Etch
  • Exim4 SMTP Auth for the Real World
  • Twitting from the Linux Command Line
  • Modify your application to use XDG folders
  • Kick all users except you
  • Create Screencasts with recordMyDesktop
  • Spring forward file fixing

Interview With Agostino Russo - Wubi - Ubuntu

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Agostino about The history of Wubi, Providing a bridge for Windows users to try Linux easily, Integrating Wubi into the Linux community and specifically Ubuntu, and more.

Two in race for Debian project leader

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Linux

itwire.com: It's that time of the year again - the Debian GNU/Linux project is in election mode with the process for electing a leader for 2009-10 having begun.

Group test: note takers

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Software

tuxradar.com: Paper - don't you just hate it? We live in the 'information age', and yet the much promised era of the paperless office still seems decades away. But there has to be a more elegant solution...

Toshiba Bringing Netbook To U.S. Market

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Linux
Hardware

crn.com: Toshiba plans to enter the increasingly crowded U.S. netbook market later this year, Channelweb.com has learned.

andLinux - Run Linux natively inside Windows

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: This is a most wicked idea: to be able to run Linux applications on top of your Windows desktop, without bothering with partitioning, dual-boot configurations and other stuff normally involved in running multiple operating systems!

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Final Officially Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the final public ISO release of PCLinuxOS 2009.1. This release features kernel 2.6.26.8.tex3, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 3.0, Firefox 3.0.7, Thunderbird 2.0.0.14, Ktorrent, Frostwire, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz-Fusion 3D and much more.

Linux: Save The Earth, Save A Buck?

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Linux

bmighty.com: Some IT users "go green" to save the planet. Others do it to save money. Either way, Linux has a lot to offer any green-minded small business.

Why I Love Linux and FOSS

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OSS

linuxtoday.com/blog: FOSS is all about giving power and control to individuals. It embraces all of the important freedoms-- the freedom to create, share, invent, collaborate, learn, and change, all without penalties or artificial barriers.

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ASUS "Tinker Board"

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