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Story The Staging Area Has Lots Of Changes In Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 8:33pm
Story Build your own distro part one Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Samsung to Try Out Tizen Smartphone in Russia Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 8:15pm
Story Free online courses abound to help you bone up on Linux, SDN and more Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 8:08pm
Story First Thoughts as Fedora Project Leader Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Ian Wadham, Venerable KDE Programmer Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 7:43pm
Story mythTV 0.27.1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 7:34pm
Story Pre-lunch – Richard Stallman’s talk Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 7:22pm
Story Why open source development is getting more secure Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:42pm
Story Canonical and Cavium Expand SoC Partnership for Ubuntu, OpenStack Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:13pm

Warrantless Intrusion: yet another reason for Using GNU/Linux

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: All manner of campaigns have been tried to persuade Windows users to make the switch to GNU/Linux and every year is heralded as the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop. Whether these things come to pass or not only time will tell, but the latest electronic assault on the integrity of computers which emanates from the British Government might just tilt the balance in favour of free and open software.

Linux, windows and netbooks

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toolbox.com/blogs: We all know that netbooks have become hugely popular. So popular in fact that microsoft has been stirred to try and stick its fingers into the pie. So far this has been as successful as the ugly step sister trying to fit into Cinderella's glass slipper.

Linux- Where to Begin?

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Linux

pctechbytes.net/forums: You are probably reading this with questions about Linux, whether you are a frustrated with Microsoft Operating Systems, just curious about the advantages and disadvantages of Linux, or don't even know how to use a computer!

Is cash king of open source?

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blogs.zdnet.com: There is an assumption throughout the financial press that since we’re down, cash is king. The extent to which this applies to open source, however, is something which deserves to be questioned.

Open source and the lone developer

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OSS

sutor.com: It occurred to be this morning when I was stuck in traffic that although a lot has been written about open source development for communities, much less is out there for the lone developer. This is the person who labors along by him- or herself, writing code and letting the world use it. Why might they do this?

Interview With Paul Cooper - GNOME Mobile

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Paul. In specific, we talk about: Getting started with the GNOME project, Devices targeted by GNOME Mobile, and the Differences between GNOME and GNOME Mobile.

Xfce 4.6 Beta 3 (Tuco-Tuco) released

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Software

xfce.org: I am pleased to announce the release of Xfce 4.6 BETA-3. Just like with the previous BETA, this release comes with a lot of bugfixes but is not expected to be 100% stable.

Development Release: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3

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Ubuntu

distrowatch.com: Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the third alpha release of Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope."

7 tech comics that will put a big smile on your face

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Misc

royal.pingdom.com: Sometimes you just need to take a short break, relax and have fun. A great way to do so is to check out some funny web comics, and we here at Pingdom are big fans of comics that dive into the slightly more geeky aspects of life.

The love for apt-get

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Software

the-gay-bar.com: In Linux circles RPM has a really bad reputation, the whole idea of "RPM-hell" (like Windows' DLL-hell) has spread through the years. It's a reputation that was really deserved in the past when getting exactly the right RPM for your distro was a huge pain.

Web browsers compared; Opera comes out on top

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Software

ajc.com: Many PC buyers assume there is one way to get onto the Internet — Internet Explorer. It’s already on the desktop, it seems to work, so why mess with a good thing? But these days there are many choices when it comes to browsers.

Why I Think Open Source Will “Win” In The End

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blog.eracc.com: Have you ever called or e-mailed Microsoft or some other software manufacturer’s technical support about a problem as a user? What was your result? Did the technical support personnel begin with the assumption that you were the problem, not their software?

Windows 7, A Linux User's Perspective

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: It’s no secret that I’m a Linux fan. I love it. I use it. I tell of its goodness far and wide. It’s also true, however, that I administer and use a variety of operating systems throughout any given day. This week, I tried out Windows 7 Beta.

Death of the CD, a new world for Linux?

raiden.net: One of the things that's been coming up over the past couple years is how CD's have effectively died as a music medium. Well, others, despite the rise of Blueray, have begun calling the death knell on the DVD and all disk media for movies.

Novelist hired for 'Doom 4'

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Gaming

news.zdnet.com: The original Doom didn't have much in the way of story. The bulk of the game consisted of running around shooting all the demons that came through that portal.

Linux vs. Windows: Which is a better Web host?

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news.cnet.com: It used to be that choosing Windows or Linux to host your Web site made a big difference in the kind of functionality or services offered. On Friday, as this informative article on KnockOutHost.com suggests, the choice between Linux and Windows has become somewhat less stark.

Three SMALL Linux Distributions

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: There are a number of different small/mini/tiny/whatever distributions available, and each has its own special strengths. I have been looking at three of them.

Linux Elitism: Fact or Fiction?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Newcomers to open source software might be intimidated by the insider nature of the communities, but they shouldn't mistake that for elitism, writes LinuxInsider columnist Jeremiah T. Gray. Stick with it, and the benefits will become clear, he advises.

Will GPLv3 Kill GPL?

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OSS

links.org: I started looking at the LLVM project today, which is a replacement for the widely used gcc compiler for C and C++. I thought perhaps the interest in LLVM and clang (the C/C++ front end) were prompted by a sudden surge of interest in open source static analysis, but asking around, it seems it is not so.

Linux Mint 6.0 Felicia - Minty and sweet

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dedoimedo.com: I have already reviewed Linux Mint about a year ago - and already loved it back then. With version 6 out for grabs, I decided to see what new changes the latest version of Linux Mint brings.

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