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Systems administration inexperience a reality at Open Source Lab

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Interviews
OSS

techtarget.com: The Oregon State University Open Source Lab's data center hosts some of the Linux community's heaviest hitting projects including the Linux Master Kernel and the Linux Foundation. Despite housing such high-profile open source projects, the lab's systems administrators are actually OSU computer science students.

Dell Has Everything To Beat Apple

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OS
Linux
Mac

katonda.com/blog: There are two possibilities, either you create a door for yourself, or if you see a door, then just open it and walk in. We will talk about the door thing later, first tell me: what do you use for your computing?

The next generation of Linux notebooks arrives at CES

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld.com: After Dell broke the ice for pre-installing Linux on desktops and netbooks in 2007, the other major OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) reluctantly tried it out, and, in some cases, like Lenovo, backed right back out of the Linux desktop market again. As 2010 dawns though, Lenovo and HP are both back in the pre-installed desktop Linux game.

WebKitGTK+ hackfest improves HTML renderer for GNOME apps

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Software

arstechnica.com: Contributors to the WebKitGTK+ project recently gathered for a hackfest to improve the open source HTML renderer's integration with the GTK+ toolkit. They added some cache control APIs, improved support for HTML5 video, form persistence, and other features.

Linux on Netbooks at the Netbook World Summit in Paris

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KDE
Linux
MDV

samawa-online.com: Industry Linux overview by Linux experts Aaron J. Seigo, Community leader at the KDE Foundation and Arnaud Laprévote, CTO Chief Technology Officer at Mandriva Linux. They analyse the influence of Linux on the Laptop industry with the advent of the Netbooks. View here.

Gateway LT2030u Review

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Hardware

linuxuser.co.uk: This compact and light netbook is fairly average in performance, but does have a 250GB hard disk drive, a bright screen and a good price

Ubuntu 9.10 brings polish but may demand tinkering

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Ubuntu

washingtonpost.com: A few months ago, a widely used operating system received a major upgrade -- and Microsoft and Apple had nothing to do with it. This upgrade came from the developers responsible for one of the most popular versions of the open-source Linux operating system Ubuntu.

What Programming Language Should You Learn?

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Software

penguinpetes.com: I'm going to attempt to answer the number-one most common technology question on the web, and hopefully do it so I can just link people here. Wish me luck, I'll need it!

A Small Business Guide to Linux Desktop Software

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Linux
SUSE
Ubuntu

smallbusinesscomputing.com: While you can still download many free versions of Linux online, for convenience sake, several vendors offer user-friendly versions and charge a fee for support. Red Hat and Novell are the primary desktop Linux vendors, but another Linux distribution for the desktop is on the rise — and it is completely free.

OpenMovieEditor And Blender: More NLE Delights

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Software

linuxjournal.com: We're getting close to the last stops on our tour of NLEs for Linux. This week I've focused my attention on two editors, both of which surprised me in many ways.

KDM and Plasma: A future.

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KDE

sreich.blogspot: I always need to be coding something, regardless of whether or not I have any free-time, I have (begun to plan out and create(began today), a Plasma frontend for our login manager, kdm.

Emesene 1.6 Released, What’s New?

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Instant Messaging client ‘Emesene’ slipped a new release out on Monday but what’s new in it?

Flock 2.5.6 addresses security issues

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Software
Moz/FF
  • Flock 2.5.6 addresses security issues
  • Firefox 3.6 finally hits the release candidate phase
  • Firefox 3.7 to feel need for speed with multicore boost
  • Iron Browser (Chromium with all the required add-ons)

Linux Mint 8 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Linux Mint 8 (aka Helena) is the latest version of the popular, desktop-oriented distribution. Helena was actually released late last year, but I’ve just gotten around to reviewing it.

Linux gives me confidence

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: This something I never had with windows. Confidence in my operating system. What do I mean by this? Well let me explain.

Linux-based media center Enna ready for its close up

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Software

downloadsquad.com: It's here! Enna, a media center application made for Linux is finally ready for public release. Yay?

Manual for Karmic Still Not Certain

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Ubuntu
  • Manual for Karmic Still Not Certain
  • 2010: Your Year for Ubuntu Membership
  • WebDav and Ubuntu Encrypted Home Folder

The Google Phone (Nexus One) is Finally Here

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Google
Hardware
  • The Google Phone (Nexus One) is Finally Here
  • How the Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid compare
  • Google Nexus One v Apple iPhone
  • TCO: Nexus One vs iPhone, Droid & Palm Pre
  • Google Nexus One early termination fee could reach $550

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Format wallpapers Updated
  • GNOME Activity Journal looking SEXY
  • Official Ubuntu Desktop Support For Home Users
  • Rescue a broken system with Linux
  • SUSE 11.2: Very nice, but networkmanager still doesn't like me
  • Pi Computation Record
  • Screen Sharing with Linux
  • VMware,”Hey what ya’ building over there?”
  • openSUSE 11.2 Promo DVDs and How to Get them
  • KDE Licensing Policy
  • SFLS - Episode 0x1E: Fontana Redux
  • Microsoft is Ruining Smartphones and Tablets for Everyone
  • FSF announces LibrePlanet 2010 free software community conference
  • I Laid My Eyes Upon Their GUI and then I LOL’d
  • Leave Virginia Alone: On Open-source and Proprietary Threats
  • DtO: Sacrificial Linux Lamb

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to generate a SSH key in Linux
  • How to Install Boxee
  • How to add users to /etc/sudoers
  • Command Aliases in Terminal
  • How to sniff network traffic with Wireshark
  • Howto install ATI drivers on Debian
  • Glusterfs on Gentoo setup notes
  • CentOS / Redhat: Turn On SELinux Protection
  • Woof - Simple Web-based File Sharing
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  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.
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today's howtos

Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.