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Story When Linux Distros Are Abandoned Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2015 - 11:07am
Story Ubuntu phone Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2015 - 10:50am
Story Linux 3.20 To Support New HID Hardware, Improve Logitech HID++ Support Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2015 - 10:33am
Story Plasma 5.2 review – Fire all weapons! Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2015 - 10:04am
Story First impressions of ArchBSD 2014.09.04 Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2015 - 9:58am
Story Best Software Ever isn't systemd Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2015 - 9:54am
Story Linux Kernel 3.19 Stable Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 10/02/2015 - 6:42am
Story Mission: ​Funding all those small but important open-source projects Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2015 - 11:02pm
Story elementary OS Freya Beta 2 available For Download [Screenshots] Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2015 - 10:24pm
Story Is LibreOffice better than the competitor? Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2015 - 10:17pm

Red Hat is the open source company of the decade

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: We are way past asking how anyone can make money with free, visible software. Many companies do. So it’s time to ask what makes you a leader in this business.

openSUSE 11.2

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.2
  • OpenSUSE 11.2

Ubuntu 9.10: Benchmarked And Reviewed

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10: The Karmic Koala Benchmarked And Reviewed
  • Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu Spelunkers Return to Redmond Cave

Top 7 Must See Linux Distributions

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Linux

Here is a list of top 7 linux distributions to choose from, all compared and reviewed.

The Perfect Server - Fedora 12 x86_64

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 12 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP5/Ruby/Python, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Fedora 12, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

today's leftovers:

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News
  • kde-testing overlay *renamed* – qt and kde status in gentoo
  • The sorry state of Python in Debian
  • BBC using Drupal
  • Radeon DRM Driver Gets New Branches
  • GCC 4.5 Steps Closer To Release
  • linux DVD backup tools
  • Tribulations of a packager (2)
  • What Journalists Can Learn From the FOSS Community
  • DeviceKit-disks Renames Itself To UDisks
  • My Story of Mercurial and Subversion
  • 12 Indispensable Web Design Apps for Ubuntu
  • Command Line Software Management
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux coming Dec 8
  • Open Source Tweeting
  • The Linux Gazette Needs You
  • Chromium: Why it isn't in Fedora yet as a proper package
  • Linux Outlaws 124 - Coughffice
  • FLOSS Weekly 97: eXist-db

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Crack copy protected PDFs using two simple commands in Ubuntu
  • Guide: Debian LAMP Server Setup
  • Exploring Drupal
  • 5 essential Ubuntu optimization tips for newbies
  • Howto switch from Ubuntu to Debian – My Experience – Part II
  • Download youtube video in ubuntu / Debian using UTube Ripper
  • Download PGP Keys with Apt-key
  • How to Automatic and timed login in Fedora 12
  • checkinstall - Smartly manage your installations
  • Keep track of your consulting times and invoicing with GnoTime
  • Disk Space Eaters in Linux
  • Understanding NIC Bonding with Linux
  • Modify Mandriva Bootsplash
  • Getting the most from bug mail

KDE Plasma netbook interface demoed on Asus Eee 1005Ha

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KDE

liliputing.com: At times I’ve felt like KDE 4 is a little bit on the sluggish side on my desktop PCs. On a netbook’s Atom processor? I wouldn’t even have considered switching from Gnome if I hadn’t seen this video on YouTube.

Also: Video: The Fox TV Series "Lie to Me" uses KDE

10 Linux features Windows should have by default

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: The Linux and Windows camps may be polarized, but Jack Wallen believes each OS could be improved by borrowing from the other. This week, he looks at how certain Linux features could benefit Windows.

The X.Org Plans For Moving Away From HAL

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Software

phoronix.com: To address the questions that have been coming up frequently regarding the X.Org Server and the plans to stop using HAL, Sun's Alan Coopersmith has created a new Wiki page called XorgHAL.

A Linux answer to Windows SBS: ClearOS

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Linux

itworld.com: Linux is used as a server all the time. From branch-offices using Linux and Samba to Google running, well everything, on Linux, it's the operating system for choice for most businesses. Except that is, for small offices. There, Microsoft's SBS (Small Business Server) is the server of choice. The Clear Foundation wants to change that with their ClearOS 5.1 small business server distribution.

Open Source: An 'Advertisement On Steroids

informationweek.com: That's one of the many analogies and observations drawn by Vyatta CEO Kelly Herrell in a blog post about the economics of open source. The open source business model is tremendously effective, in his eyes -- it's just that its effects are not always measured in dollar values, and that can drive the money men crazy.

What to do with that old computer?

stormyscorner.com: If it has at least 256MB or 512MB of RAM (or could have, if you bought more memory), there are a number of things you could do with it.

Linux Pranks

linuxers.org: long long time ago, back when linux was getting powerful, there was a boy who started using it. He liked it so much that he would spend all the day learning and exploring. That was when his friends started calling him a dumb geek. So, he decided to teach those losers a lesson.

Kdenlive

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KDE
Software

notmart.org: For the last screencasts I had to do, I needed some tool were it's easy to cut little pieces of various short movie files and that could have let me to reassemble them together, maybe with some simple not too heavy transition effects.

When not to script it

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Linux
Software

thelinuxblog.com: I’ve come across a number of programs in the past and thought to myself, “Why didn’t they script this, it would be so much easier.”

Ubuntu System Panel: Simple? Is it heck…

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu System Panel is a panel applet designed to simplify launching, managing and just generally using your Ubuntu system.

Linux and the sheer utter misery of viruses

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Linux
Security

computerworlduk.com: In our cosy *nix world we don't suffer from viruses, or rather we didn't. But thanks to an amazing piece of reverse engineering we have SAMBA. What this means is that we can have viruses by proxy if any Linux network we deploy has Windows workstations...

Why Red Hat doesn't see CentOS as a Linux rival

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Linux

blog.internetnews.com: "We are not actively chasing users of CentOS, but rather find that enterprises are naturally turning to Red Hat for the value of the Red Hat subscription model and support," Bill-Peter said.

UNIX turns 40 - Why is it still thriving?

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OS

The systems world will shortly be celebrating a major anniversary milestone. UNIX is turning 40 years old! Most of us know the story of how UNIX was born, but what about why? Was it born strictly because its founders wanted to play a computer game on a different platform? And why does UNIX continue to thrive 15 years after an (in)famous Byte Magazine article that asked: Is UNIX dead?

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