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Story The Linux Setup - Allan Day, GNOME Designer Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:46am
Story Best word processors for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:23am
Story Roku gets sucked into TVs Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:22am
Story HP launches Android powered All-in-One desktop for business users Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:19am
Story Several European manufacturers spawn NSA-proof Android “cryptophones” Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:14am
Story Discussing a Linux powered AR-15 and how Ars doesn’t serve “normals” Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:29pm
Story Qimo Linux Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Five best Linux applications for enterprises Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:10pm
Story Google, Synnex Partnership: More Chromebooks In Schools Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 10:35pm
Story Btrfs In 2014: RAID5/RAID6, Data Deduplication Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 9:05pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Going pretty well

  • Your Favorite Open Source Company's Acquired. Now What?
  • Open Source Blossoms at TDWI
  • Introducing Picasa 3.0 (and big changes for Picasa Web Albums)
  • IBM Ditches i and AIX in U.S. Open Systems for Linux
  • Dell Mini launching Thursday?
  • Dwarves and hobbits in open-source land
  • Red Hat's Project Spacewalk could make it the hub in the open-source wheel
  • 8 Reasons Why Every Computing Student Will Love Linux
  • laptop woes episode2
  • Emtec Gdium - Das Linux Netbook - Bilder und Video
  • A working “service” script in Ubuntu Intrepid
  • World's Most Famous Movie Trailer Announcer Dies In L.A.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Testing the corner cases

  • Lists vs. Strings: Perl List Permutations For Linux
  • Send messages and alerts from the command line
  • How to build Google Chrome on Ubuntu
  • Sharing files using apache
  • SSH Escape
  • Intel: iwl3945 madness
  • How to find and delete all hard links to a file

Ubuntu Server vs. Windows Small Business Server: Looming Showdown?

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Some small businesses and start-ups are standardizing on Ubuntu Server Edition because it’s a low-cost alternative to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 and 2008. The VAR Guy wonders: Could a bigger trend be coming? Will hundreds — or thousands — of small businesses make the move to Ubuntu Server Edition?

How Many of Us Are There?

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: Tonight, on the WFTL Linux Show Marcel and I were talking about the number of Linux users that were out there. A prediction of 20% for Linux in 2008 was a bit high in my estimation because I saw another website that placed us around 2%.

Will Chrome lead to Google Linux?

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Google

dvorak.org/blog: Googlers gah-gah over the Google Chrome browser. Will Microsoft be affected? I think not. Chrome is more of a competitor to Safari than anything else. I think it leads to the Google OS.

Also: Google Chrome: Good or evil?

Interview with David Axmark, the co-founder of MySQL

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Software
Interviews

bangkokpost.com: David Axmark, co-founder of MySQL, was in Bangkok to explain the history of MySQL, the company's culture and the power of open source development as well as give a glimpse of its future now that MySQL has been taken over by Sun Microsystems.

openSUSE Utah Open Source Conference wrap-up

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse.org: If you weren’t in Salt Lake City last week for the Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC), you missed out big time! UTOSC was one heck of a community show, and it seemed like all who attended had a really good time.

Mission Impossible: Linux Live USB for Aspire One?

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Linux

johannesoikarinen.blogspot: Past days have gone by in a search for Linux Live CD that would work from USB memory. The idea is first to test the Linux on USB memory and after which to move the Linux on SDHC memory. The search has proven to be more difficult than expected.

Fluxbox 1.1 Released, 100+ Changes

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Fluxbox

phoronix.com: Fluxbox 1.0 was released in October of 2007, but its first post-1.0 update has now been released. The source to Fluxbox 1.1 has just hit its SourceForge page, but at this time there is no release announcement nor has their project web-site been updated.

Linux Distros for the weekend

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Linux

technoemperor.blogspot: I have been using ubuntu and vista in my laptop for quite some time now. But I think it's time to try something new. So after all the initial research that I could do, I have decided to try 2 different Linux distro's for the time being.

Book review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Ubuntu has experienced its share of success, but it's still relatively unknown amongst non-technical people. Many aren't aware that an open source operating system actually exists, and those who are lack the education required to move comfortably from Microsoft Windows to a Linux-based desktop. Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook introduces non-Linux users to the world of Linux and shows them how to be productive in a complete Linux environment.

Reiser's children file wrongful death suit against father

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Reiser

insidebayarea.com: The two children of computer programmer Hans Reiser have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their father in connection with the murder of their mother, Nina Reiser.

KDE 4 - The Future of the Desktops?

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KDE

bitburners.com: I have been using the KDE 4.1 since it was published in late July. I have used it with both, nVidia and ATI videocards, so I think I have pretty good overview of KDE 4’s status with the modern hardware. There are many good things about the KDE 4, but there is also a lot of room for improvement.

Finnix: Compact Linux distribution for system administrators

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Linux

linux.com: Finnix is a live CD distribution designed to assist system administrators in such tasks as system recovery and network monitoring. Based on Debian testing and Linux kernel 2.6, Finnix helps with filesystem and partition manipulation as well as with data recovery, installation of other operating systems, and boot record repair.

Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

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Google
  • Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

  • If Google’s new browser isn’t even available on Linux, why is this great news for Linux
  • First look at Google Chrome
  • Hands on: Google Chrome review
  • Chrome - first impressions
  • Hands-On With Chrome: Clean and Crisp, But Needs Extensions
  • LIVE, from Google Chrome Demo
  • Why I won’t be using Google’s Chrome much
  • Intuitive system that guards against irritating crashes
  • Google Chrome Memory Usage
  • Google Chrome is insanely fast … faster than Firefox 3.0
  • Google Chrome: Steal this browser
  • Can Google not do evil?

5 Best HTML Editors for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Creating a website has become a lot easier these days, thanks to the more powerful and versatile HTML editors. To those who are using Linux and are seriously considering a career in web development, you can try some of the best Free and Open-source HTML editors that I have here on my list:

Playdeb - The Gaming Repository for Ubuntu

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Gaming

tombuntu.com: Tired of finding and downloading packages for games, and having to check for updates youself? Playdeb is a software repository for the games available on GetDeb, who package recent games and applications for Ubuntu. With Playdeb, games are easy to install and will be updated when new versions are available.

Strip mining of open source

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OSS

itpro.co.uk: Strip mining of open source can be interpreted as the appropriation of free software code for proprietary gain with no intention of feeding code changes back to the community. Open source software developers beware...

Advertising Firm Standardizes On Ubuntu Linux Servers, Desktops

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Advertising and marketing agencies have been loyal to the Apple Macintosh for more than two decades. But Yooter InterActive Marketing Agency is breaking from tradition and standardizing on Ubuntu Server Edition and Ubuntu Desktop Edition, Works With U has learned. Here are the details.

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 beta release by three weeks

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 beta release by three weeks

  • Mozilla, Firefox and Google Chrome
  • The real reason Google is making Chrome
  • Google Chrome: Winners and Losers
  • Why Google Chrome Really Matters
  • 11 Reasons Why Firefox Should Really, Really Be Afraid of Google's Chrome
  • about:mozilla - Ubiquity, Fennec, Shredder, Firefox logo, Chrome, upcoming events, and more…
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today's howtos

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
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  • Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 is Taking Place In Mid-November
  • Ubuntu Online Summit: 15-16 November 2016