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Story Deep Black: More details on Boeing’s new secure Android smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 10:53pm
Story Mobile Linux OSes Innovate, Cut Costs as Smartphone Market Slows Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 10:37pm
Story Shuttleworth says Ubuntu is sticking with MySQL Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 9:49pm
Story First Beta of Epiphany 3.12 Web Browser Brings a Revamped Location Bar Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Debian for OpenRISC Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:31pm
Story To avoid Android pitfalls, Mozilla shoulders Firefox OS update burden Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:23pm
Story Four Chrome extensions to make Chromebook web reading easier Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:13pm
Story YunTab S5 Android phone uses 3D infrared for secure face unlock Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Exciting Features Coming For Qt 5.3 Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 7:46pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 5:22pm

Why FreeBSD Is My Favorite *nix OS

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BSD FreeBSD provides a very easy installation process. FreeBSD is one of the most secure operating systems available. The port system is a collection of software that is packaged and ready for installation on a FreeBSD system.

openSUSE 11.1 Beta3 Delayed

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SUSE openSUSE 11.1 beta 3 will be delayed by several days. We originally scheduled the release for today (October 16) but the power outage last Friday left us unable to check in packages temporarily, and pushed the schedule back by several days.

iPlayer downloads coming to Mac and Linux The BBC has sorted out a deal with Adobe that will allow both Linux and Mac users to download content from its iPlayer.

Blender 2.48: It isn't all about play

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Software Blender 2.48 is the latest version of the the open source Blender 3D suite to be released by the Blender Foundation. The suite is designed to allow users to model, render and animate 3D scenes.

10 Simple Methods for Happily Running Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Switching to Linux. We are either talking about it or simply telling people to do it. Yet despite this all this "action," it seems that we have somehow forgotten to include the "how" when it comes to this life changing switch.

The State of Linux Docks

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Software Almost every linux docks, one way or another, exists to mimic the functions of Mac OS X docks. The Linux purists dislike docks because of its similarities with OS X the same way some of them dislike KDE3 and earlier KDE versions, for its similarities to Windows OS.

The Forecast Looks Good for

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OOo As well as the stampede to the servers, what's noteworthy is the split by platform: around 79% of downloads are for Windows. That's good news, I think.

Breaking Up With Bill

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cdotraffic.wordpress: I’m having an affair. Unlike other relationships that you move heaven and earth for to keep I am not frozen by guilt or remorse to destroy mine.

Finance Ministry of Latvia: Considering Open Source

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OSS Gradual transition to open source software at government institutions is a proposal that should be given serious consideration, stressed the Finance Ministry of Latvia.

Ubuntu Server Edition: GUI Or No GUI, And Does It Matter?

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Ubuntu There’s been a lot of ink spilled—er, pixels fired—about Canonical’s decision not to offer a graphical interface in the server edition. The debate is understandable.

Five Ways to Keep Up With Linux

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Linux Keeping up with Linux is a time-consuming endeavor. Linux is frequently changing, and it’s so large and widely-used that it is nearly impossible to keep up with all the evolution. In this article, we’ll show you five ways.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.0 Free (i386)

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This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2009.0 Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

today's leftovers

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  • Finding Which RPM Package Contains a File

  • E17 adapted to Linux devices, demo'd on Treo650
  • Red Hat: Crisis to boost open source
  • Dell and Canonical Ubuntu continue groundbreaking Linux work
  • LSB 4 For Whom?
  • Best Music Player For Ubuntu - Exaile?
  • Review of final OpenOffice 3: Why buy Microsoft Office?
  • Open source gets pragmatic
  • UVD Is Enabled For Linux In Catalyst 8.10
  • And you thought Microsoft's open source FUD was bad
  • Analysis: netbooks a challenge and opportunity for Linux
  • Two Great Linux Systems Under $300 Dollars
  • Windows XP - PCLinuxOS Dual Boot Saves the Day
  • Having fun with a book on Ubuntu LPI 199
  • The Tao of Linux
  • 2008 has been very very good for the Linux Foundation
  • Mozilla Ubiquity - the Web-integrated YOU
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Coming Soon
  • Migrating to (Embedded) Linux: How and Why

My top ten favorite Ubuntu Brainstorm usability ideas

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Ubuntu I think a lack of properly advertised and thoughtfully tested preinstalled Linux solutions from major manufacturers is the main barrier to the bulk of average folks switching from Windows to Linux.

Python 3.0 makes a big break

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Software Typically, each new version of the Python programming language has been gentle on users, more or less maintaining backward compatibility with previous versions. But in 2000, when Python creator Guido van Rossum announced that he was embarking on a new version of Python, he did not sugar coat his plan: Version 3.0 would not be backward-compatible.

I hate Skype. So Should You.

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Software Skype is a predatory virus that should be banned from your computer. But don't take my word for it. Look at the facts.

clearing up a little confusion about geolocation in Firefox 3.1

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Moz/FF There has been some confusion around the Geolocation functionality that we’re including in Firefox 3.1 Beta 1. I thought I might make a short post to try and clear some of it up.

some howtos:

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  • Tweak Your Font Rendering for Better Appearance

  • Float irregular images on your Web pages with pngslice
  • Bash Command Line Shortcuts
  • Why do the BSD's use slices? What are they?
  • How to import PDFs into 3.0
  • How to install Adobe Flash Player 10 in Ubuntu 8.04
  • /proc explained
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Firewall

Mandriva 2009 helps new users to grow

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MDV Back when Mandriva was called Mandrake, the distribution had the reputation of being the most user-friendly Linux distribution. Financial difficulties, personnel changes, and the rise of Ubuntu changed that, and somehow Mandriva never quite regained its reputation.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
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  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.