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Story Introducing Photocrumbs: A Forgetful Photo Web App Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 5:45pm
Story Imaging and radiology paves the way for industry adoption of open source Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 3:36pm
Story Ford to ditch Microsoft for BlackBerry in cars say insiders Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 2:31pm
Story Wow! Tux Machines IS BAACCCKKKK! Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Story Google may cancel Chromebook subsidies, say Taiwan makers Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 2:18pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 2:12pm
Story GNOME Shell 3.10.4 Brings Support for High-Resolution Displays Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 12:18pm
Story Meld 3.11.0 Has Been Ported to GTK+ 3 Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 9:05am
Story Ubuntu’s Booth at MWC 2014 Looks Spectacular Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 8:02am
Blog entry Opening Up Communications (Updatedx5) Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 7:35am

Ubuntu Server Edition At Wikipedia: Where’s the Revenue?

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Ubuntu First, the good news for Canonical and its loyal followers: Yes, Wikimedia Foundation (the company behind Wikipedia) is embracing Ubuntu on its servers in a big way. It sounds like there really isn’t much — if any — money flowing from Wikipedia to Canonical.

Firefox 3.1 beta 1 released and reviewed

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Moz/FF Mozilla has released Firefox 3.1 Beta 1, the first official development release of the next update to Firefox 3 just about four months after its release past June.

Linux Standards Base 4.0 Beta Released

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Linux In another step towards general release, the first beta of Linux Standard Base (LSB) 4.0 was released today. LSB 4.0 will introduce a new application checker, a new shell script checker, and a new multi-version software development kit (SDK) that will enable developers to build applications to earlier LSB specifications without changing SDKs.

Dell teams with Red Hat on open source

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Linux Red hat and Dell have announced an alliance that will see the systems giant offer the new midrange Red Hat Application Appliance.

Linux Vendors Increase Security Features

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Linux Red Hat, Canonical and Novell are enhancing the security features in their Fedora, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE Linux distributions, which all are slated for release later this year.

15 Tips For a Better Linux Experience

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Linux The beauty of Linux is in users ability to do large amount of customization to have a unique user expereince. So today we will look in to some tips for a “better” Linux experience.

Microsoft cleared to commit code to Apache

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Software Few will have noticed, but Microsoft's Jim Kellerman just announced that he and a Microsoft colleague "been cleared to contribute patches again" to Apache, and specifically to the Hadoop project.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Download, First Look

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Moz/FF Mozilla has just pushed out Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 to their servers, marking the first major step toward the official 3.1 release. Luckily we've already covered a lot of the features you can expect, so hit the jump for a closer look at what Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 brings to the table.

Big things come in TinyMe

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Linux I take a sort of sick joy in using a computer as long as possible, so I've become interested in lightweight Linux distributions like TinyMe 2008.0 that help prolong the life of a computer.

some howtos:

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  • Run your virtual OS directly from GDM in Ubuntu

  • Using EasyUbuntu
  • One Linux Formatting Tip I Bet You Didn’t Know
  • How to add Ubuntu 8.04 to win server 2003 Active Directory Domain
  • Let PAM take care of GNU/Linux security for you
  • Turning off automatic gnome-session

OpenOffice 3 Is Here. Can You Tell?

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  • First Look: OpenOffice 3.0 Improves Support for Microsoft File Formats

  • OpenOffice 3 Is Here. Can You Tell?
  • 3.0 breaks through 390,000 downloads in a day
  • 8 Reasons Why OpenOffice 3.0 Could Be The Tipping Point Application (or not?)
  • Getting The Word Out About 3
  • Reasons for the non-adoption of in a data-intensive public administration

Krusader: one file manager to rule them all

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Software I don’t like KDE4. I don’t like the Dolphin file manager either. But those dislikes are proportional to my concern about the future of Konqueror. Then, I discovered Krusader.

Stupid Firefox Tricks, Part I

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Moz/FF Firefox ... we use it all day, for everything from managing finances to socializing to playing games. But it's a large and complicated programs. Are you getting the most out of your browser?

Searching with GNOME Do

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Software One of my favourite applications for Mac OS X is Launchbar, an indispensable application-launching utility. Now, on Linux, a similar application is available, called GNOME Do.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X

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Hardware Today we are looking at the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic, which takes the original Radeon HD 4870 to the next level with heightened frequencies and an exclusive Vapor-X cooling solution.

Browser Review: Mozilla Firefox 3

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Moz/FF By some estimates, more than 1.4 billion people use the Internet for work, entertainment, or commerce. All of those web surfers must use a browser to visit websites or shop at online stores, and if browsing speed, security, and functionality matter, those users should be cruising the information super highway with the Mozilla Firefox 3 web browser.

What's new in OpenOffice 3?

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  • What's new in OpenOffice 3?

  • OOo: Thoughts about the importance of Extensions
  • Installing 3.0
  • How to Install 3.0 on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • 3.0 launch overwhelms servers

Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Deux

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Gaming It's time for some more fast-paced action! Today, we'll talk about games where you play as a human - against other humans. Our two candidates are AssaultCube and Urban Terror.

Moonlight - what’s the big deal?

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Software Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article on Linux Today about Moonlight and what a horrible person Miguel de Icaza is. So I thought I’d go ahead and do some exploration of what’s going on with Moonlight and Silverlight.

My FOSS Graphic Application WishList

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Software There's a number of new graphics applications that I've been searching all over for. They may or may not have been invented yet. So I'm posting this little list, to the purpose of either...

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