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Story Where's Fedora 21 schedule? Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 7:23pm
Story KDE 4.11.5 Officially Released, Fixes over 65 Bugs Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 6:43pm
Story Linux 3.14 To Have PRIME Support For NVIDIA Tegra Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 6:27pm
Story MKXP: Open-Source, Linux Engine To RPG Maker XP Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 6:20pm
Story Transformer Book Duet offers Windows and Android in dual-boot mode Roy Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 5:23pm
Story Meet the Steamboxes (Gallery) Roy Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 5:19pm
Story 4 reasons companies say yes to open source Roy Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 4:41pm
Story CentOS Project joins forces with Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 1:19pm
Story The Latest Benchmarks Of The Linux 3.13 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 11:28am
Story New Harman IVI system runs HTML5 apps on Linux Roy Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 11:13am

Oops! I Fixed the Linux Kernel

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Linux

internetnews.com: When Linux crashes, users don't get a Blue Screen like they do on Windows. Instead, Linux generates an "oops" -- a crash signature that can help developers to figure out what went wrong. The feature may have a silly name, but it's increasingly serious business.

How do we attract the next generation?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Once upon a time, Red Hat did sell its software in a shrink wrapped box and you could find it on the shelf next to Windows98. But that was then and this is now. What are we doing to expose new users to Linux and Open Source solutions?

Hidden Linux : Test Driving KDE 4.1

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KDE

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: KDE 4.1 was released at the end of July and you can add it to any Ubuntu installation with a simple repository update. Add is the operative word here. It's basically a no-risk operation since 4.1 will happily co-exist with your current version of KDE or Gnome.

Acetoneiso2 - A full feature rich Image/ISO tool for openSUSE

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Software

susegeek.com: AcetoneISO2, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. Thanks to powerful open source tools such as fuseiso, AcetoneISO2 will let You mount typical proprietary images formats of the Windows world such as ISO BIN NRG MDF IMG and is more than a simple ISO mount software.

Seinfeld target is not open source

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Jerry Seinfeld and Superman for American ExpressI have been reading up on Jerry Seinfeld’s deal with Microsoft and this much seems very clear. Open source is not his target.

Software Freedom Day Worth Celebrating

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: Software Freedom Day is an annual grass roots effort to educate the public on the virtues of free and open source software. The 2008 event takes place on September 20 and will be celebrated in 65 countries across the globe. So exactly what is this open source movement and why are people celebrating it? Moreover, why should you care?

Ma.gnolia Goes Open Source - Will it Matter?

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Software

readwriteweb.com: Ma.gnolia, one of the most popular second tier social bookmarking services on the web, announced today at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle that the company has thrown itself to the mercy of the development community and is going to make its code available in open source.

Using Evolution for Time Management

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Software

lawofficelinux.com: I've been struggling with the best way to organize and handle my time. Here's what I have come up with. My time and case management is based of Gnome Evolution.

First Opera 9.60 Snapshot

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Software

my.opera.com: Hot on the heels of Wednesday's 9.52 release comes our first snapshot of 9.60. Everyone here at on the Desktop Team has been working hard to add new features to your favorite browser, and here's what you can look forward to in 9.60:

Ulteo Application System is innovative, easy, and a little buggy

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Linux

linux.com: Ulteo Application System is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Kubuntu and designed to work with the Ulteo Online Desktop service to provide you with an automatic offsite backup and file synchronization between live CD instances. It attempts to require as little user configuration and maintenance as possible, and provides several unique features that set it apart from being "just another distribution."

A Second Taste of KDE: Laptop Flavor

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KDE

meandubuntu.wordpress: Although KDE 4.1 was not ready for my multi-headed desktop, I eventually realized I could give it a shot on my laptop. Since my laptop is practically a thin-client for my desktop right now, I can be a little more daring with it.

GIMP 2.5.3 Development Release

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.5.3 is a fresh snapshot from the 2.5 development series. It gives developers and interested users a sneak preview of the upcoming GIMP 2.6 release.

Review : gOS 3 Gadgets(beta)

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Linux

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Since then as gOS has moved from Ver 2.0 to 3.0, it has undergone a number of major changes and has become even more user friendly. Version 3.0 gOS has moved from using Enlightenment desktop manager to LXDE.

Nerrivik - Beta 1 of Amarok 2.0 released!

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Software

amarok.kde.org: The Amarok team is proud to announce the first beta version of Amarok 2, codenamed Nerrivik, released after days of hard work during this year's Akademy in Belgium. It contains a considerable amount of improvements over the previous alpha versions, bringing Amarok one step closer to the 2.0 release.

Review: Linux Software Installer

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Software

raiden.net: The Linux Software Installer (LSI) is a simple, universal frontend to what is essentially a tweaked debian (.deb) package system. LSI is, in my humble opinion, identical to the Linux Mint Installer in nearly every way, save one.

Red Hat Infrastructure report

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Linux
Security

redhat.com: Last week we discovered that some Fedora servers were illegally
accessed. The intrusion into the servers was quickly discovered, and the
servers were taken offline.

Hands on: Hardy Heron hassle

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Ubuntu

whatpc.co.uk: I use both Windows and Linux and have been a long-time fan of Ubuntu, which for those unfamiliar with it is one of the most popular distros around. And justifiably so, as it delivers a lot of functionality in a format that’s easy to get to grips with, making it a good choice. Unfortunately, the latest implementation appears to have a significant bug.

100 Tips and Tools to Set Up Your Own Home LAMP Server

great-isp-deals.com/blog: LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) servers are very popular for their ease of use and flexibility. They’re also easy to initiate, because the components are easy to aquire and there’s a lot of documentation available to help with getting started.

AXFS, Advanced Execute In Place Filesystem

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "I'd like to get a first round of review on my AXFS filesystem," began Jared Hulbert, describing his new Advanced XIP File System for Linux. XIP stands for eXecute-In-Place."

Using Virtual Desktops in Linux

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Software

itwire.com: As always, this series of articles is not aimed at technical users, but at users who are thinking about making the move from Windows to Linux. I am trying to show that Linux is a viable alternative and that it can be very easy to use.

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