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Story Cutelyst 0.4.0 is out! Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 7:20pm
Story Diversity is a crucial component of meritocracy Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 5:54pm
Story Many ACPI & Power Management Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 5:06pm
Story Gummersbach completes switch to open source Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:53pm
Story Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall Is Now Based on Debian "Wheezy" Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:35pm
Story Spotify is Powered by Linux and Open Source Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:30pm
Story Kano's DIY computer teaches kids to code, and now it's available to everyone Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:17pm
Story Third Release of KDE Frameworks Brings a Multitude of Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:05pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:01pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 3:59pm

Fear of fsck

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Software

aplawrence.com: "... they were afraid to run fsck for several months". That little sentence fragment was part of a support email I received this week. I've heard similar things in the past. The fear is that fsck will "make things worse".

The 'real' freedom of 'free' software

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OSS

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Recently, Gene over at ERACC WEblog Makes an effort to define the 'free' in "Free & Open Source Software". This don't go quite far enough.

OpenSolaris: No Standing Still On A Moving Train

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OS

informationweek.com/blog: Yesterday I sat down on the phone with Larry Wake -- official title: Group Manager, Solaris Strategic Marketing -- to chat about OpenSolaris. I ended up with an answer to an unexpected question:

Death knell heard for Microsoft and really all proprietary efforts

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Microsoft
OSS

geek.com: Open source is headed our way in force. That’s the message coming out of every major manufacturing company today. No longer are companies willing to pay the price by catering to Microsoft and its proprietary architectures and related policies and procedures.

Contributing upstream, it will make or break Linux

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Linux
Software

v00d00.net: Many fully fledged distros have drawn praise for bringing something new to the linux arena, while relying on the solid foundation of a mother distro. There has been much comment in the community about these new distros taking the mother distros work, adding to it and pushing out releases without passing those additions back to the mother distro.

Benchmark for Linux desktops

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Software

h-online.com: Almost two years after its initial announcement, the Linux Solution Group (LiSoG) has now presented specificationsPDF for its OSDtBench (Open Source based Desktop Benchmark) desktop benchmark suite and demonstrated a prototype at LinuxTag 2009 in Berlin.

The Best Docks on the Linux Coast

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Software

berkeleylug.com: Even Mark Shuttleworth is willing to admit that OSX has a pretty nice usable interface that is a good goal for desktop Linux to beat in the coming year or so. Even if you don’t want to replicate the mac, you might still be interested in replacing one of the two Gnome taskbars with a dock.

How to Customize Your Linux Desktop - From GTK to Compiz

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Software
HowTos

maximumpc.com: The days of ugly Linux desktops are a thing of the past. Modern distros include many tools and options that enable them to look good and be more useful.

Is Ubuntu Linux Ready for the Enterprise?

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Ubuntu is the leader in the Linux environment and it's slowly making its way into the mainstream. But is it ready to tackle the enterprise?

What Linux needs to improve for the desktop

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Linux
Software

toolbox.com/blogs: There were a few areas where desktop Linux needs some improvement. I may have been lucky as a lot of these problems I have not personally experienced, some of them I have and some of them I remember from years back but are no longer relevant.

A quick look at Fedora 11

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Linux

bmc.com: The reason I was personally looking at Fedora 11 is that I wanted to see what the very latest MAPI setup in Linux looked like. Fedora is not only the most recent release of the major distros: Fedora also prides itself on being the most bleeding edge of the Distros.

Reviewed: KOffice 2.0

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Software

tuxradar.com: Free software is often developed with the mantra 'release early, release often'. This is a great idea, because new tools can be tested, trialled and critiqued as they're developed, rather than waiting for some arbitrary point of readiness. Which brings us to KOffice 2.0.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Life With A Bleeding-Edge Browser

  • Chrome beta 3.0.190.2
  • Berlin art colleges switch to Linux
  • Open source software saves costs
  • Microsoft Cuts Off its Nose...
  • Should Oracle's Linux strategy be...Ubuntu?
  • Mullenweg: Open Source Trumps The Cloud
  • How Manipal Got Its First Linux (Fedora) Server
  • A Week with Windows
  • Red Hat Challenges Oracle on Java Openness
  • My Run In with CentOS at LinuxTag
  • Random screensavers for the console
  • Installation: Resizing Windows before proposing Linux partitions
  • Rock your box with Rockbox
  • At what stage of life is the open source industry?
  • Red Hat: Four Times Novell’s Open Source Revenue?
  • Red Hat's Complaint, as text
  • 16 Videos from Red Hat
  • HP's Linux-based Printer connects to the web
  • Open source show gears up with 200 sessions

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install Software from a Tarball in Linux

  • Change Ubuntu Jaunty Top-Level Menu Names (Gnome)
  • Setup Xen 3.4.1 Dom0 on top of Ubuntu 9.04 via UDEV patch
  • How to Run Android Applications on Ubuntu
  • Install And Use Specto In Ubuntu Linux
  • Getting Help from Console
  • Determining What's Been Changed on RPM Based Systems
  • Creating a template for postcards in OpenOffice
  • HOWTO : Cacti on Ubuntu 9.04 server
  • Configure Bacula for Open Source Backups
  • Using Built-In Revision Control in Firewall Builder
  • Getting the most out of OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Configuring hotkeys in Lenny
  • Installing Damn Small Linux To Hard Disk
  • Resize Images in Linux with ImageMagick

Netbook Linux Screencaster Smackdown

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Reviews

If you’re using Linux you may have already read TuxArena’s excellent rundown of three highly regarded screencasting apps. But what if you’re using a netbook like an Eee PC?

Do the Linux Jig!

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Ubuntu

happyvenus.net: I’ve been fighting with the want to use Ubuntu for like three years now. Not just use Ubuntu, but make it my primary OS of choice.

Kaspersky releases beta of Linux antivirus

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Software

computerworlduk.com: IT security firm Kaspersky Lab has released the beta version of its antivirus software for Linux file systems.

GNU/Linux: What Does “Free” Mean?

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OSS

blog.eracc.com: I have been pondering the meaning of “free” in association with Free Open Source Software (FOSS) in general and GNU/Linux in particular. If one asks a FOSS advocate what free means in regard to these one might hear the reply, “Free as in beer!” and/or “Free as in freedom!”.

View the stars in Linux with Stellarium

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Software

ghacks.net: If you are learning about the stars in school, an amateur sky watcher, or a meteorologist in the making you need to know your stars. To really see the stars you can visit a real planetarium, you can break out your serious telescope, or you can install and fire up a desktop application like Stellarium.

Brockmeier: Addressing Linux Challenges at LinuxCon

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Interviews
SUSE

linuxfoundation.org: Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is a stable fixture in the Linux community, spreading the word about Linux and open source to all who will listen. I recently talked to Zonker to find out what topics he plans to cover in his address at our first LinuxCon event on September 21-23.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

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FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

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Automotive Grade Linux Adds New Members

Red Hat and Fedora

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