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Story Oracle updates users on Heartbleed progress Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 10:48am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 7:11am
Story Gearbox looking at viability of a Linux version of Borderlands Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 7:11am
Story Oracle Linux 6.5 vs. Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 7:06am
Story HP Chromebook 14 Review – New Chromebook adds style and size Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 6:55am
Story i3 – Tiling Window Manager Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 6:48am
Story What Would You Do to Improve Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 6:40am
Story An open source success: EFF ‘awed’ by response to project for easily contacting Congress Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 8:45pm
Story Linux & SteamOS Earn The 400 Games Badge Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 8:12pm
Story 50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 8:06pm

Linux Moves From Grazing to Gorging at the Unix Buffet

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Linux

serverwatch.com: UNIX is being attacked by Linux from the top and bottom ends of the market. The signs are that it is losing the battle on both fronts.

Why engage in open source FUD?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Whether or not Gartner Group really is engaging in FUD regarding open source, there is a good reason for it. There is big money in FUD.

some interviews

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Interviews
  • Interview With Adam Williamson - Mandriva Community Manager

  • Interview with Bryce Harrington: Ubuntu Xorg Maintainer
  • Ubuntu Community Interview: Nicolas Valcárcel

Mozilla posts first Firefox 3.1 release candidate build

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Moz/FF

tgdaily.com: Mozilla is close to be releasing a major update for its Firefox 3 browser. The release candidate of Firefox 3.1 appeared earlier today and is, as far as we can see, pretty much finished. The actual release of the browser should only be a matter of days.

Gmail notifiers let you know "you've got mail"

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Software

linux.com: If you are into email like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan were in the movie You've Got Mail, you probably want to be warned as soon as any message enters your mailbox. If you use Gmail, you can try one of several Gmail-specific applications that let you know when new messages arrive.

GNOME's Empathy IM client gets file transfer support

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Software

arstechnica.com: Empathy is an open source instant messaging client for the GNOME desktop environment. It made its big debut in GNOME 2.24, which was released in September.

Updated Prey Demo For Linux Released

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Gaming

phoronix.com: More than a month ago, Ryan Gordon had released a Prey Linux demo. At that time he said the full Linux client for Prey would be out in a few days, but it still has yet to be released. However, in time for Thanksgiving, Ryan has now put out an updated Prey demo for Linux.

KDE 4.2 Beta 1 Released

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KDE

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Caterpillar", (a.k.a KDE 4.2 Beta 1), the first testing release of the new KDE 4.2 desktop. For the 4.2 release, the KDE team has fixed literally thousands of bugs and has implemented dozens of features that were missing until now in KDE 4. 2 fixes your issues.

PC/OS 2009 OpenWorkstation Review

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Reviews

There are a few distros out there that are for the novice user. PC/OS 2009 is an Ubuntu based distribution using XFCE 4.4.2 as its desktop.
gnuman.com

Linux Virus: A False Sense Of Security

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Linux
Security

linuxhaxor.net: There seems to be a false sense of security among some Linux users. The number of malicious programs specifically written for GNU/Linux has been on the increase in recent years and in the year of 2005 alone has more than doubled: from 422 to 863.

Installation hell : StarOffice 9

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Software

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: You might think that a company sending out review copies of their latest product would try to get everything right. Simple things like making it easy to install for instance, so that reviewers could get straight to what they should be looking at with the minimum of fuss. You might think that, but you'd be wrong.

German traffic lights powered by Linux and real-time Java

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Linux
Sci/Tech

nerdden.com: A major European vendor of city-wide traffic management systems is porting its flagship traffic light controller to Linux and real-time Java. Signalbau Huber says its Actros controller will better meet safety-critical requirements.

Review: PC-BSD 7.0.1

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BSD

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Today’s distro has been described as the Ubuntu of the BSD world. PC-BSD is an easy to use version of FreeBSD. FreeBSD is the behemoth in the BSD world and would probably have a much larger desktop presence if the BSDs hadn’t run into copyright and other proprietary problems right around when most of the GNU toolset was complete.

openSUSE Sports a New License (Ding dong, the EULA’s dead…)

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse: Just in time for openSUSE 11.1 RC 1, we’ve finished the new and improved license for openSUSE 11.1. The days of agreeing to a EULA for openSUSE are over!

Fedora 10 proves infrastructure matter

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Linux

linux.com: Glancing at the features list for Fedora 10, at first you might be unimpressed. Many of the features are basically infrastructure improvements, fixing known problems and enhancing performance while laying the groundwork for future developments. However, infrastructure affects almost everything you do.

The complete Christmas shopper's guide to Linux-based netbook

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: Give a gift of a netbook this year; I will be. These ultra-light computing devices are versatile, affordable and appealing. But which one to buy?

A future so bright Tux needs shades

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: Killer Penguin beer labelTo hear Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin tell it, the operating system war is over and Linux has won.

ReactOS; a free alternative to Windows

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OS

aronzak.wordpress: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction is where ReactOS, what is essentially an attempt at a free Windows clone, derives its name. The project aims to be ‘binary compatible’ with Windows.

Why Migration Costs. Smoothing the way for software change.

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Software

People often find it overwhelming when they start to use a new program like OpenOffice.org, or a new operating system like Linux. The software feels unfamiliar, tools and options aren’t where they are expected, favourite features are missing, and the experience leads to a sense of powerlessness.

Linux Music or The Ubuntu Shuffle

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Ubuntu

homemadenoize.com: It the spirit of change I decide to give Linux a chance at being my main OS. I have liked the idea of it for a long time. Linux has always struck me as cool and not the kind of hollow coolness those admen think up for Apple commercials.

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