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Story Hands-on with Knoppix Linux 7.2.0: A well-established and very stable Linux distribution Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 5:08pm
Story KMail Complexity - and a little Patience Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 5:05pm
Story U.S. DOJ Files Charges Against Alleged Android App Counterfeiters Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 5:04pm
Story Open source events grow at the university Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 4:23pm
Story Benchmarking CompuLab's Small, Low-Power Linux PCs Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 11:51am
Story Richard Stallman on How He Started GNU Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 10:15am
Story Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the release of Core v5.2 Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 9:46am
Story Call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 9:38am
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Gentoo 2008.1 Release Solutions

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Gentoo

Daniel Robbins: Gentoo seems to be having problems with .”1” releases – 2007.1 was cancelled and now 2008.1 has been cancelled. The Gentoo project has also announced a desire to move to a more “back to basics approach” where they are doing weekly builds of Gentoo stages. Good idea.

On-line applications "just work"; why worry about the freedom of the licence?

freesoftwaremagazine.com: An increasing number of computer users are turning to online applications instead of ones on their desktop. It started with webmail and has moved to productivity/office tools. With the emergence of online applications that have no desktop equivalent, and mobile devices that are browsers in your pocket, things are looking up. But what about free software?

Dabbling in OpenSolaris

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OS

geekzone.co.nz: Recently, I have had the chance to dabble a bit in OpenSolaris while working on a particular server installation. OpenSolaris, as you may know, is the recently open-sourced version of Sun's Solaris OS, which in turn is one of the many flavours of Unix.

Trying Linux on your Windows system

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: A Windows user who wants to evaluate Linux, or any other alternative operating system, on their current system has a large number of options. In this article, we will look at those options for the busy Windows user who is evaluating Linux, wants to use open source applications, but doesn't want to lose access to their Windows system.

Do-it-yourself Konqueror commands

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HowTos

linux.com: KDE's Konqueror is as multifunctional as a Swiss Army knife. It works as both a file manager and a Web browser, and you can enhance it even further by adding new commands to its repertoire by means of service menus.

KOffice 2.0 Beta1 Released

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Software

dot.kde.org: The KOffice team is proud to announce the first beta of KOffice 2.0. The goal of this release is to gather feedback from both users and developers on the new UI and underlying infrastructure. This will allow us to release a usable 2.0 release.

Ten easy ways to attract women to your free software project

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Linux

The gender inequality among developers and supporters of free software is stunning. Less than 2% of us are women, according to studies conducted for the European Commission. Why? The evidence says we’re driving them away. There are even some pretty good published guidelines on how not to drive them away. What’s missing is a practical implementation strategy: here I present ten relatively simple changes in how you run your project, to make it more attractive to would-be contributors—especially women.

Debian all business with Lenny and Squeeze

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Steve McIntyre knew he faced a huge task when he took on the job of Debian project leader nearly six months ago. But he didn't reckon on the scandal of a major security bug, followed by a massive clear-up operation within a few days of taking over.

Interview: David Tosh of Elgg, The Open Source Social Networking Platform

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Interviews

readwriteweb.com: A little over a month ago, Elgg 1.0 was introduced to the world. In this newest release, several years in the making, the software has been improved from the inside out. We recently had the opportunity to follow up on our original interview with one of Elgg's founders, David Tosh. We talked about where Elgg stands today and what plans they have for the future.

Is Chrome a security risk?

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Software

blogs.zdnet: An e-mail came in from her administrator around mid-day which she decided to share with me. It told all users to shut down Chrome. The e-mail called Chrome a security risk.

Also: Iron, a private version of Chromium from Germany

Adobe Talks Open Source, Innovation and the Future of Flash

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Interviews

eweek.com: Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe talks with eWEEK about open-sourcing Flash, the new Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4), mobile technology and more. Lynch also talks of competing with Microsoft Silverlight and Expression and possibly with Google Chrome.

Red Hat’s profitable quarter ‘a mixed hat,’ analyst says

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Linux

localtechwire.com: Jefferies & Company analyst Katherine Egbert didn’t care much for Red Hat’s quarterly earnings report Wednesday, even though the Linux software-focused firm reported profits that exceeded Wall Street expectations.

Overhauled tabbed browsing for Firefox 3.1

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Firefox 3.1 may well be remembered as the “tab release”, as tabbed browsing will be the most noticeable updated area users will face when it comes out in final form.

A brief history of computers and free software: where is the money?

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The world of computers has changed. Sub-notebooks are becoming immensely popular, mobile phones based on Google’s Android software are about to come out , and computers are looking increasingly like small devices that fit in our pockets. What does this mean for the (free and non-free) software industry? Where will the market (and the money) be?

ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Boot Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: With netbooks and their users often on the go though, for those not using the suspend and resume mode the boot time can be equally important as the in-desktop performance. To look at this we are delivering boot performance benchmarks for the Eee PC 901 from Fedora 9, Fedora 10, Ubuntu 8.10, and Mandriva 2009.

9 tips for Ubuntu notebook users

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Ubuntu

ubuntukungfu.org/blog: Here are some tips for Ubuntu users who use notebook computers. All are taken from my brand new book Ubuntu Kung Fu, which contains over 300 other fun and useful tips for Ubuntu.

Battle of the Linux Distros

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Linux

lifehacker.com: Today we're taking a look at the real differences between three popular distributions of open-source software, and offering our readers their chance to weigh in on why they like their own particular open-source OS.

Dell confirms 12in netbook? MID? Tablet?

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Dell has confirmed it is indeed working on a 12in netbook-style laptop, as UK grocer Tesco recently let slip on its website. If Tesco is to be believed - 1GB of memory, a 40GB hard drive, and Ubuntu Linux.

Mandriva Linux 2009 RC2 is available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2009 RC 2 (code name Sophie) should be available on public mirrors now (or in the coming hours)...

Linux.conf.au 2009 announces successful miniconferences

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Linux

linuxpr.com (PR): LCA miniconferences have become a feature of Linux.conf.au. The Linux.conf.au papers committee selected the best miniconfs from a number of wide-ranging areas at their annual selections panel meeting this week.

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