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Story With Android L, Google makes pitch for enterprise users Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 10:50am
Story New Features Coming For Qt 5.4 Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 10:45am
Story Why Raspberry Pi is still the white knight of education Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 10:21am
Story Where KDE is going - Part 1 Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 9:49am
Story Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0r1 Is an Interesting Debian and GNOME 3.10 Mix Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 9:12am
Story The big takeaway from Google I/O: Linux everywhere Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 9:07am
Story OpenELEC 4.0.6 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.14.8 Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:53am
Story Ubuntu Touch Core App Hack Days Announced in Anticipation of RTM Version Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:45am
Story New Linus Interview, LinuxQuestions.org, and Floundering Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:20am
Story Native Android apps are coming to Chrome OS Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 1:00am

The rush to Ext4: What's the hurry?

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raiden.net: This is somewhat of a simple observation on my part, but one of the things I've noticed of late is how the cry for Ext4 is growing, and fast. Sure, recent benchmarks make it look like the ultimate solution. But I don't recommend moving to the Ext4 file system just yet.

Xfig: a classic program for diagram editing

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Just as there are “classic” cars that never seem to go out of style, there are some classic pieces of software that remain useful long after most of their contemporaries. One of those programs is Xfig.

Another Look at Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I recently downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 5, “Jaunty Jackalope,” to see for myself what’s in the works for the next release of Ubuntu, set to come out in stable form on April 23. Following are some observations, with screenshots.

Opinion: Google's Android OS is coming to the desktop this year

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OS

computerworld.com: It's not news that Microsoft will get Windows 7 out as fast as possible this year. What is news is that Google will have its own contender for desktop operating system king: Android.

29 Music-making Apps for Linux

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Software

Last week we looked at why Linux deserves some consideration when choosing an operating system for your digital recording studio. But even the worthiest operating system is useless without useable apps.Fortunately, there is a long list of excellent music applications available for Linux.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Mandriva Assembly Cooker Chef for Translation Says “Hi!”

  • All in one Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Program for OpenSuse
  • DBAN via PXE: Automagically Wipe a Drive via Network Boot
  • PAM configuration files
  • Get your machines IP address
  • PIDA: the Python Integrated Development Application
  • Vector rendering with Blender in Ubuntu
  • New KDE Four Live-CDs
  • Easy live upgrade from 11.0 to 11.1
  • German Dell Shop with Strange Ubuntu Logo
  • Fixing a Firefox user profile, and Foxmarks
  • My experience with Linux, especially Ubuntu
  • Remove Bluetooth from Ubuntu
  • VIDE (Vim with Qt Creator’s Quick Browse and more…)
  • Mdadm Cheat Sheet
  • The Linux killer 10 inch netbook

Linux saves the day: why every good toolkit should have Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: No matter if you're exclusively a Windows shop, every good IT technician needs Linux in their toolkit. A bootable Linux CD has saved my bacon more than once.

Hands-on with Mozilla Labs' new tab prototypes

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla Labs has released an experimental Firefox extension that brings new functionality to blank tab pages.

Plymouth Packages For Ubuntu Are Now Available

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Software

phoronix.com: Last November we learned that Plymouth would replace USplash in Ubuntu. However, for those not interested in trying out Fedora to see Red Hat's Plymouth, there is a package repository of Plymouth packages for Ubuntu available.

Getting Things Gnome! 0.1 - "Just 5 minutes more"

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Software

frimouvy.org: Bertrand and I are very proud to announce you the first release of Getting Thing Gnome!, a personal organizer and todo list manager for the GNOME desktop.

'Firefox Web Developer' is a hidden security gem

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Moz/FF

techtarget.com.au: Have you ever come across a situation where you've needed a tool but didn't think you had the right one to get the job done? Like when you're trying to change a smoke detector battery or tighten a loose door knob -- it seems as if the tool you need is never handy.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #132

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #132 for the week of March 1st- March 7th, 2009 is now available.

Where Are All The Linux Netbooks?

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: I've read almost a dozen articles in the past week about Netbook computers and am sorely disappointed with some of the news about them. The general consensus is that Windows dominates the Netbook space.

How Linux Can Finally Rise Above Microsoft

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I had a chat with another member of the Linux media about what Linux really needs to do in order to finally reach the masses. The conclusion?

Quick fixes for common Linux problems

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HowTos

techradar.com: We'll come right out and say this – Linux breaks. No matter how much we might like our chosen distro, there is no denying that things can go wrong. So here's our guide to dealing with some of the most common problems, and some advice on how to deal.

Desktop Linux - Felicia Failed in My Office

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: After much discussion my CEO agreed to deploy Linux in our Content Department. Next, the issue on the table was which distribution to deploy.

MSFT vs TomTom: The Q&A

redmonk.com: While it’s true that you hear it here last, generally, a week is a bit much, even for me. But as we’re still fielding questions about the news that Microsoft had filed a complaint over alleged infringed patents against TomTom, Dutch manufacturer of navigation systems, it seems necessary to comment.

Ubuntu is based on Debian unstable

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.wordpress: From time to time, I see someone remark that Ubuntu uses packages from Debian unstable, and that they don’t think this is a very good idea. I would like to explain why we do this and how it works, and hope that this will enable a less one-sided view of the subject.

Open source microbloggers you should follow

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OSS

tuxradar.com: If you're a fan of Identi.ca or Twitter and want to follow the alpha geeks of the free sofware world, we've put together a list of people to make it easy for you to find them.

Three Easy Steps to Set-up Anonymous Web Browsing on Linux

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HowTos

junauza.com: This simple guide will enable you to surf the web anonymously while using Firefox on Linux. But to do this, you will need to install these two important tools.

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  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more