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Story Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Final Beta Available For Download Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 9:05am
Story Leftovers: Security Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 8:59am
Story Chromebooks, Linux, and Lenovo Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 7:46am
Story Ubuntu Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 7:38am
Story General Electric and Canonical Working on a New Open-Source IoT Standard Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 7:37am
Story Enlightenment 0.19.11 Desktop Environment for GNU/Linux Systems Fixes over 30 Bugs Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 7:29am
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 7:16am
Story GNOME Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 7:00am
Story 16 reasons Android phones are better than iPhones Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 6:44am
Story Fedora 23 Cinnamon preview Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 6:02am

The real problem with Java in Linux distros

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Software

fnords.wordpress: Java is not a first-class citizen in Linux distributions. We generally have decent coverage for Java libraries, but lots of Java software is not packaged at all, or packaged in alternate repositories.

Tale of two Ubuntus

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: Two of the systems I planned on trying out with the Mebius were Ubuntu versions, one four years older than the other. Results were what I anticipated, although there was a small surprise attached.

VortexBox 1.5: Turn an Old PC into a Jukebox

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Linux
Software

linux-mag.com: Have an old PC sitting around with nothing to do? Just add VortexBox and you can have a Linux-based streaming jukebox in no time.

My Top 5 Favorite Free Software Programs

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Software
OSS

watchingthewatchers.org: Happy Software Freedom day! In celebration of it, I'll list the top 5 free software programs I use.

It’s Not That Complicated

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OSS
  • It’s Not That Complicated
  • Observe OSS best practices to avoid legal reprisals

Linux finally matches Windows' eye candy with the KDE desktop

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KDE
Software
  • Linux finally matches Windows' eye candy with the KDE desktop
  • The future of KDE
  • The 5 Dollar KDE Challenge
  • Linux's new Gnome desktop to take on KDE and Windows

Why is Dell UK Making it so Difficult?

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Ubuntu
  • Why is Dell UK Making it so Difficult?
  • Goodbye Ubuntu 9.04
  • Can Ubuntu Linux Attract More Hardware Partners?
  • Ubuntu Netbook Edition Review

8 essential privacy extensions for Firefox

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Software
Moz/FF

computerworld.com: They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives, and it's definitely not acceptable to reveal them haphazardly. With hackers becoming ever more sophisticated, you have to take precautions.

10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Among the variety of enhancements for the Linux desktop, there are a few gems that will really blow you away. Jack Wallen pinpoints some additions you’ll definitely want to try.

Ubuntu 'not necessarily competing' with Windows 7

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk: Ubuntu is not in direct competition with Windows 7 in the desktop operating system market, according to a top Canonical executive.

GeeXboX: Lightweight Media System

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: GeeXboX is a live distribution that can quickly turn a PC into a straight-forward media playback solution. It can be installed to a hard disk, but it works quite well when booted from a CDROM or other removable media

Red Hat CEO Talks Turkey With The Motley Fool

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Linux
Interviews

fool.com: In an exclusive interview after the traditional earning call, CEO Jim Whitehurst took the time to talk with me about what makes Red Hat a success in open-source software sales.

Copying Ubuntu Bug No. 1

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Linux
MDV

livejournal.com/shlomif: Ubuntu can't have all the fun only for itself", open source distributors are saying as they rush to copy its Bug No. 1 titled "Microsoft has a majority market share".

Firefox 4 struggling to reach finishing line

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla may release an eighth beta of Firefox 4 before heading to Release Candidate, as the open-source developer struggles to get the new browser out of the door.

Why I Quit “Creepy” Oracle: Father Of Java Gosling Speaks Out

eweekeurope.co.uk: Talking exclusively to eWEEK, Java creator James Gosling opens up on a series of issues he declined to make public before he quit Oracle

Should the Command Line Be Deep-Sixed?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: "YES YES YES! This is something I've been saying for years," said Slashdot blogger hairyfeet. "Do Windows and OSX have a command line? Yep, but NOBODY outside of servers and power users EVER uses it."

Is Linux Power Management Getting Better Or Worse?

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Linux

phoronix.com: With three laptops representing different generations of mobile hardware, we loaded up the past four stable releases of Fedora Linux plus the most recent Fedora 14 Alpha release and then carried out an arsenal of tests looking at how the battery power consumption rate has changed since 2008.

Novell acquisition delayed over legacy assets

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SUSE
  • Valuation gap slows Novell NetWare auction-sources
  • Novell shares fall as deal faces setbacks

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GTK Impression – Stealth Menus
  • Cuba’s Own Operating System Nova OS
  • GNOME Theme Manager - Epidermis
  • Zim Desktop Brings Wiki Wizardry to Note Taking
  • Brief History: 35 Years of Open Source
  • Microsoft lock-in stalls Bristol council's open source strategy, Mulls Mixed
  • Some spring wallpapers, fall
  • DirectX 11 coming to Linux, games to follow ... Whoa, slow down there!
  • Ninite Brings No-Hassle Bulk Installations to Linux
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Do Read: Diaspora Contributor Agreement -> Bit Sticky
  • Cisco Rolls Out New Linux Switches
  • Linux Basement Episode 62 - Listener Call In
  • OLPC Madagasgar Photo of the Week
  • Thoughts on openSUSE Strategy
  • Modernizing FCC.gov from the Ground Up With Drupal
  • Server OS Landscape Rolls With the Punches
  • Cutting through the Baloney of Linux Job Ads
  • Forking an open source project: regaining internal motivation
  • Bernhard Wiedemann: openSUSE Automated Developmental Testing
  • PiTiVi video editor updated ready for Maverick freeze
  • UK Government pleas for open source business cases
  • Going Linux #114 - Setup Remote Desktop
  • Security is OS agnostic

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Playing Music on CentOS using Ubuntu codecs
  • Using the Add-App-Repository Command in Earlier Versions of Ubuntu
  • What you need to know about software Installation (configure, make, make install)
  • Making Better Use of Find
  • Ralink RT2860 RT2870 in Fedora 13
  • Upgrade to the Latest Versions of Your Favorite Ubuntu Software with PPAs
  • Connecting to BSNL on linux
  • What are the SUID, SGID and the Sticky Bits?
  • Howto Make And Restore A Backup Using Evolution Mail
  • Hotot: A New Lightweight Twitter Client For Linux
  • Drupal: Configuring Your Installation
  • Periscope - search for subtitles on the web
  • Configuring a joystick in Linux
  • DebianInstaller Remotely with Multiple Network Interfaces
  • Emerald: Move Minimize, Maximize And Close Buttons To The Left
  • How to Limit The CPU Usage of Any Process in Linux
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