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Story The Limitations Of Wayland On Fedora 21 Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 5:36pm
Story Want A Mac OS Look With Linux Power? Have It All With Zukimac, A GTK Theme Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 5:22pm
Story ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 Is a Different and Fun KDE Experience Rianne Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Story No interest in Poettering's problems, says Torvalds Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 2:08pm
Story SparkyLinux 3.5.1 E19 is out Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 1:26pm
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.4.0 released... Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 1:21pm
Story Keys to turn your open source project into a business Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 1:03pm
Story UbuTricks 14.10.08 Released Rianne Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 12:49pm
Story OpenStack Juno Races to Completion as RC2s are Released Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 12:43pm
Story GNOME on Wayland in Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 12:43pm

Did Microsoft force Asus to axe Linux?

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Hardware
Microsoft

guardian.co.uk: Microsoft is right to warn about the danger of a serious monopoly in search because of Google's dominance. Maybe it is time to apply Microsoft's enlightened approach to monopolies to what is happening in its own backyard.

Mono: Microsoft community promise inadequate, says RMS

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Software

itwire.com: Microsoft's bid to dispel the patent fears surrounding the open source .NET clone, Mono, has met with little enthusiasm from free software advocates.

Linux driver problems? What driver problems?

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Linux

raiden.net: For ages people have complained about how there's no drivers for certain products in Linux (or insufficient drivers), despite Linux having the largest driver database in the entire world, easily twice as large as Microsoft's largest collection. However, the problem doesn't lie in what's supported, but rather when it's supported.

The Ubuntu Museum

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Ubuntu

blog.dustinkirkland.com: Earlier today, Steve Langasek reminded us that Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) reaches its end of support on the desktop next week (July 14, 2009). I think it's time for a little nostalgia!

11 Undocumented Features Of Google Chrome OS

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OS
Google
Humor

woot.com: 1. Your family photos are accompanied by text ads for skin care and diet plans.

3. Every month, the hard drive is automatically defragged and investigated for anti-trust violations.

More Steps in Scripting the Vim editor

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Linux

Learn how Vim Scripting allows you to create new tools, and simplify common tasks

10 Linux applications that are perfect for educational environments

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Teachers and school administrators are having to get creative about finding quality educational software they can afford. Jack Wallen introduces 10 topnotch open source solutions to help manage and administer educational programs and teach children of all ages.

A First Look at Kubuntu-Jaunty (v9.04)

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Ubuntu

informit.com: Are you looking for a Linux distribution with an ultramodern look with plenty of eye candy? One that will run on older desktop computers or current netbooks? Does the well-known stability and security of Linux interest you? A. Lizard thinks that Kubuntu-Jaunty just might be the distribution you are looking for.

Google's Chrome OS Threatens Linux, Is Good For Microsoft

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Linux
Google
  • Does Chrome OS Have a Fighting Chance?

  • Google's Linux fork may not trouble Microsoft
  • Google's Chrome OS Threatens Linux, Is Good For Microsoft
  • Why Won't Apple or MS Give Us What Google Might?
  • Why Google Chrome OS matters already, on Day 1
  • Google, the Cloud and me
  • Google's vanity OS is Microsoft's dream
  • Is Google Stealing Ubuntu’s Thunder?
  • Five Questions About Google Chrome OS
  • Google's Chrome OS and Netbooks: Why Microsoft shouldn't worry...yet

Ubuntu Netbook Remix "Acid Test" - Wrap-Up

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Time to wrap up one more open item - my informal "Acid Test" of UNR. The size of my test group has doubled (from one to two), and the results have been consistent. The conclusion is,

When Windows 7 ships without IE8 will it be good news for free software browsers?

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Microsoft

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would not ship with Internet Explorer 8 within the European Union. This is to comply with EU demands following the anti-trust case some time back. On the immediate face of this seem like good news for users of other browsers — but is it?

Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Lockheed develops open source, social media framework

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Software

civsourceonline.com: Lockheed Martin has announced the release of a proprietary social media tool, using an open source software license. The platform is one of a growing number of offerings meant to tap the power of collaboration between employees, while creating a secure environment to share content using blogs and wikis.

Review: Exaile in Ubuntu 9.04 - Complete Audio Player for GNOME

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Reviews

Exaile is a powerful and complete audio player for the GNOME desktop environment, which can easily compete with more popular players like Banshee or Rhythmbox.

Ubuntu's Jono Bacon discusses open source versus proprietary models

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Interviews
OSS
Ubuntu

blog.coverity.com: Jono Bacon is the Ubuntu Community Manager and leads a small team at Canonical to grow and enable the Ubuntu community.

One Linux to rule them all

There is a whole lot of noise being made about Googles OS announcement.

Most of it being made by raving distro fanboys who believe that by pledging their allegiance to one distro will make part of the 'cool crowd'

"No thanks Google, we have Ubuntu/Debian/Gentoo/pick one"

How-To: Download Debian CDs/DVDs Using jigdo

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HowTos

This guide will show how to download ISO images (CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray) using jigdo, a specific protocol intended to be the main way to download Debian disc images.

101 Open Source Apps for Enterprises

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Software

earthweb.com: The scent of money in the air probably also explains why there are so many open source enterprise applications available. In other categories, like open source browsers, for instance, you'll struggle to find half a dozen good choices. To help you get started on the process, here are 101 open source enterprise applications.

Early Linux 2.6.31 Kernel Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: The Linux 2.6.31 kernel is still under active development until it is released later this quarter, but the merge window is closed and most of the work going on is to address bugs and other regressions within this massive code-base.

Iron Browser: A Secure Alternative to Google Chrome

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Software

maketecheasier.com: For those who are tempted to use Google Chrome, but are concerned about your privacy being recorded by Google, you can stop worrying now. Iron browser is an exact clone of Google Chrome, without the privacy annoyance features.

Are proprietary programs specifically reducing function for Linux?

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Linux
Software

toolbox.com/blogs: You could say that the software world is divided. There are 10 types of software philosophies. Those that are closed source and those that are open source. One thing I have noticed is that where there are cross platform programs there is a difference between the closed source and open source implementations.

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