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Story OVH taps open source Power8 architecture, OpenStack for cloud platform Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:00am
Story DigiKam 4.4.0 Review & Ubuntu Installation Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:43am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:30am
Story Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.18 RC1 a Week Early Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:29am
Story Ubuntu Turns 10, Happy Birthday! Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:18am
Story Calligra Gemini - now also for Linux :) Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:12am
Story Firefox 34 Beta Allows Video and Audio Calls to Google Chrome and Opera Users Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:05am
Story Tails 1.2 : Video Review and Screenshot Tours Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 9:58am
Story oVirt 3.5 Rolls Out Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 7:58am
Story Linux 3.18-rc1 Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 7:45am

Linux love for Students & Teachers, what about the Principal?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I am really liking what I see in the "Linux for schools" category. I am curious though, what about the other people in the school that may not be teachers or students?

oh no, Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

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Obits

latimes.com: Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television's campy "Charlie's Angels" and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation's favorite pinup, died today. She was 62.

SASSA cuts costs and improves service delivery in rural areas with Novell and Userful Multiplier

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Linux
News
Software
SUSE

Low-cost, energy-efficient Userful Multiplier desktops running on Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop have transformed the way SASSA officials capture and process social grant applications in rural South Africa.

Meiga: One of The Best Linux File Sharing Programs

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Software

makeuseof.com: Sharing files on a network generally requires some amount of configuration, know-how and time. Things get even geekier when you have different machines running different operating systems.

Kernel Log: Main development phase of Linux 2.6.31 completed

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Linux

h-online.com: Just over two weeks after the release of Linux 2.6.30, Linus Torvalds has released 2.6.31-rc1, the first release candidate of Linux 2.6.31. As usual, "rc1" completes the merge window during which the kernel hackers incorporate the majority of new features into the respective new version's main development branch.

Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50

  • Microsoft to cut prices on Windows 7
  • More on the Windows 7 upgrade program
  • no Windows 7 E upgrade for Europe?
  • A browser-free Windows 7
  • Windows 7 for Netbooks priced
  • Microsoft and FOSS: uneasy bedfellows

Five Desktop Linuxes Systems

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Linux

sherman-on-security.blogspot: One of the pleasures of Linux is that you can try out different distributions to see which one works best for you. Some worthwhile distributions, however, don't get as much attention as they deserve. So, here's my list of five great distributions that you might want to try.

What Took You So Long?

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PCLOS

oneclicklinux.com: In my last blog post an anonymous reader asked a friendly question in the comments area, "What took you so long? PCLinuxOS isn't exactly a well kept secret..."

First Look: Ultimate Edition 2.2

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Though only four months passed since the previous release, Ultimate Edition 2.2 was a highly anticipated upgrade by fans all over the world, especially for the fact that it would almost certainly use the Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) base.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Debian Lenny) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Debian Lenny as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem.

The UNIX versus NT Organization

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OS

linuxfud.wordpress: While going through some old notes, I was reminded that there once existed a website dedicated to explaining the differences between Unix and Windows NT.

Software Installation on Linux: Flawed, Not Broken

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Tony Mobily published an article in Free Software Magazine discussing software installation, specifically end-user software installation, on Linux, which he calls broken. I agree that the system is flawed, but it is not broken.

So what is stopping YOU from using Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: When it comes down to the nitty gritties there are many reasons why you should use Linux and very few reasons why not. You can postulate all you like. You can um this and er that but when you look at actual fact and not FUD then Linux does look equal.

What is really holding Linux back?

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: Face it, no matter how user friendly, stable and well performing the operating system becomes, the majority of basic PC users will never get a chance to touch it because they will never install it.

Should You Care About Linux?

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Linux

netguido.com: Linux: It’s fast, it’s free, but is it time to load into your PC? Maybe not quite yet. Recent revisions of the software make it easier to overcome the biggest hurdle for the non-techie users — installation — but it is still an operation that will take lots of time and may just be beyond the skills of the average user.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A Quick Look at Two Opensource File Encryption Software

  • A Bunch Of New Stuff From Boxee
  • Should device manufacturers make their firmware open source?
  • Distro upgrading today
  • Ars reviews the Palm Pre, part 2: the webOS experience
  • The Digital Open Calls on Kids to Enter FOSS Contest
  • Intel develops simpler alternative to ACPI for Linux
  • Suspend to disk - does it still make sense?
  • HP announces a new business netbook
  • Changes in FSFE: Time to pass on the torch
  • Win a Gratis OSCON Pass from LQ
  • Amazon mp3 store: Linux kudos
  • chromium-bsu: fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter
  • openSUSE at LinuxTag Pictures: Day One
  • The dangers of taking credit for open-source software
  • Firefox in Context
  • Ingres: An Open Source Rival to Oracle
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 77
  • Method found for installing homemade apps on Pre
  • Puppet is an Open Source Poppet
  • SCO's lifesaver 'profited from Iraq war'
  • The Open Source Open Source Conference
  • ArtistX Linux 0.7 – An Ubuntu Alternative
  • Amarok context view: Flickr applet and minor changes
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 11

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Give users specific access with sudo

  • Installing Mandriva Linux with PXE
  • Bridge wireless cards
  • ubuntu as a media center with Moovida
  • Keep a Backup of Installed Packages
  • Howto: Installing Gnoetry 0.2 On Any Platform
  • Speed up Gentoo’s emerge
  • Install Crashplan backup tool in Linux
  • Create local SVN repository in ubuntu
  • abby GUI & addons utilities for Clive/CClive
  • Using Arp On Your Network
  • DoD CAC Cards and Gentoo Linux

Ubuntu may increase Mono-dependent apps

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The next release of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution may include a third Mono-dependent application by default, a spokesman for Canonical, the parent company for Ubuntu, told iTWire today.

KDE 4.3 branched, trunk is now 4.4

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: The release team has just done something a bit different from past release cycles to test out some modifications to our usual work flow: with the release of the first release candidate, 4.3 has been immediately branched off of the mainline trunk, and trunk is now 4.4.

David Versus Two Goliaths

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OS

adventuresincomputing.wordpress: Apple will release its OS X 10.6 “Snow Loepard” in September and not long after, on October 22nd, Microsoft’s Windows 7 will be released. A week later Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” is scheduled to be unleashed.

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GNOME: Mutter, gresg, and GTK

  • Mutter 3.25.2 Has Bug Fixes, Some Performance Work
    Florian Müllner has pushed out an updated Mutter 3.25.2 window manager / compositor release in time for the GNOME 3.25.2 milestone in the road to this September's GNOME 3.26 release. Mutter 3.25.2 has a number of fixes ranging from fixing frame updates in certain scenarios, accessible screen coordinates on X11, some build issues, and more.
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    For me, create GTK+ custom widgets is a very common task. Using templates for them, too.
  • Free Ideas for UI Frameworks, or How To Achieve Polished UI
    Ever since the original iPhone came out, I’ve had several ideas about how they managed to achieve such fluidity with relatively mediocre hardware. I mean, it was good at the time, but Android still struggles on hardware that makes that look like a 486… It’s absolutely my fault that none of these have been implemented in any open-source framework I’m aware of, so instead of sitting on these ideas and trotting them out at the pub every few months as we reminisce over what could have been, I’m writing about them here. I’m hoping that either someone takes them and runs with them, or that they get thoroughly debunked and I’m made to look like an idiot. The third option is of course that they’re ignored, which I think would be a shame, but given I’ve not managed to get the opportunity to implement them over the last decade, that would hardly be surprising. I feel I should clarify that these aren’t all my ideas, but include a mix of observation of and conjecture about contemporary software. This somewhat follows on from the post I made 6 years ago(!) So let’s begin.

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