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Story Make 2013 the year you switch to Linux srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 6:54pm
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Story Five Biggest Open Source Developments in 2012 srlinuxx 31/12/2012 - 7:13pm

Flipping the Linux switch: Enlightening experiences with window managers

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downloadsquad.com: Do you remember our youth? The good times we had, the games we played, and that great discussion we had about what makes a window manager different from a desktop environment? Then our relationship sort of got stuck on desktop environments.

Ulteo Application System Beta 1 - the FOSSwire review

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FOSSwire: Ulteo is an interesting concept. Rather than being just another Linux distribution, founder Gaël Duval (previously of Mandriva fame), wants to simplify the way you use your computer and your digital life. Apparently.

M$ stuff

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  • All That Got Stolen Was Microsoft's Thunder

  • Microsoft makes final heroic grab for OOXML votes
  • How Microsoft killed ODF
  • Microsoft OOXML standardization bid: The clock is ticking
  • Should Microsoft be afraid of Linux?

Linux destined for low-cost Intel Atom PCs?

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news.com (blog): Intel's low-cost Atom processors will be at the core of inexpensive PCs. And inexpensive computers these days often come with Linux. How do PC companies shave off the last hundred dollars or so to get to $299 or in some cases $199? Easy.

Why we still hate Microsoft

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: I’m not trying to be political here. But what seems to upset most people about Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton for that matter, is this habit of parsing. Microsoft also likes to have it both ways. They want to be seen as cooperating with open source, but

Arch Linux: Popular KISS distro

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Interviews

hardware.no: Draco Linux and similar distributions, are often referred to as KISS-distributions (Keep It Simple, Stupid!). One of the most popular KISS distributions to date is called Arch Linux which, compared to Draco, has a much larger community and number of developers. To help us understand what make Arch Linux so great, we've asked the lead-developer - Aaron Griffin - some questions.

Aaron Seigo, KDE project lead speaks out

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KDE
Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Aaron Seigo joined the KDE project, which produces a free software desktop system for Linux and Unix platforms, in 2000 and is sponsored by Trolltech. Here he describes how porting KDE4 to Windows and MacOS will enable Kontact, the Open Source groupware application, to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Outlook in the enterprise.

Why Haven’t We Heard About Linux’s Growing Market Share?

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slashgear.com: Desktops starting with Dell have begun being sold with Linux pre-installed, almost all of the new UMPC Eee-like notebooks that are selling with Linux, and lots of new computers are getting SLED certified. It has me wondering why there hasn’t been a spike in Linux’s market share?

UltraEdit for Linux Coming?

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linuxfud.wordpress: IDM’s UltraEdit is arguably the world’s best text editor…for Windows. I first used it in 2002 as part of a basic programming tool set provided by my client at the time. I was hooked. Alas, my conversion to Linux several years ago forced me to abandon UltraEdit. I check the UltraEdit user forums from time to time, and what did I see?

Opera Public Acid3 build

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labs.opera.com: Two days ago Opera reached a 100/100 pass rate on the Acid3 test for the first time. I am pleased to announce the first public build with a 100/100 pass rate and pixel-perfect rendering!

SliTaz GNU/Linux, the Smallest “Desktop” Distro Ever Created

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junauza.com: “At 25 MB, it has to be the smallest desktop distro ever created”. These were the words of Ladislav Bodnar in the most recent issue of Distrowatch Weekly when he announced this fresh and minuscule distribution as a new addition to the waiting list.

OOXML Today (so far)

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OSS
  • Poland confirms its approval for OOXML in ISO

  • Romania maintains OOXML approval
  • What Really Happened at the BRM for OOXML
  • Denmark changes OOXML vote to 'yes'

20 Linux Articles You Absolutely Must Read

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foogazi.com: We’ve all stumbled on those Linux articles that you read and either change your opinion on Linux or add to your understanding of Linux. Here is a list of what I believe are 20 Linux articles you definitely have to read if you call yourself a Linux user.

Photoshop Express: All Your Images Are Belong to Us

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Software

blog.wired.com: Adobe recently launched Photoshop Express, the company's new online photo editing and sharing service, but as savvy readers have pointed out, to use Express you need to agree to terms of service.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Lil’ Guide to Installing Ubuntu

  • Thinkpad Fingerprint Reader on Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04 + Broadcom Wireless
  • BurnCDDA, a tool for creating audio Cds
  • FreeBSD: Updating ports with csup
  • Checking password strength for squirrelmail

People of openSUSE: Marco Michna

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opensuse.org: This week we meet #openSUSE IRC supporter, and openSUSE Quality Assurance team member Marco ‘daemon’ Michna in one more ‘People of openSUSE’ interview!

Linux Mint - The Distro to Fill the Missing Gap

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lebokov21.com: Recently, I have been trying out the Linux Mint operating system which caught my attention in DistroWatch.com. Linux Mint is a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs. After using Linux Mint for a few hours, I can immediately see that it is trying to get the good things all together in one place.

Linux everywhere

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andyhollyhead.wordpress: Linux does seem to be everywhere nowadays. Take yesterday as a case in point. I checked the order status of my Elonex One, and then caught the train to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, watching the in-train tv which is powered by Linux.

Want a blog? Get a LifeType

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linux.com: LifeType is a full-featured GPL blogging platform designed for use with a MySQL database and PHP. You'll need access to a server in order to properly install and use LifeType, but the installation is easy with LifeType's wizard, which can even create your MySQL database and all the tables you need, automatically.

Asus releases application kit for Eee PC coders

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reghardware.co.uk: Asus has posted a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Eee PC, the better to help coders write new programs to run on the elfin laptop's Xandros Linux distribution.

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systemd and DebConf16

  • systemd backport of v230 available for Debian/jessie
    At DebConf 16 I was working on a systemd backport for Debian/jessie. Results are officially available via the Debian archive now. In Debian jessie we have systemd v215 (which originally dates back to 2014-07-03 upstream-wise, plus changes + fixes from pkg-systemd folks of course). Now via Debian backports you have the option to update systemd to a very recent version: v230. If you have jessie-backports enabled it’s just an `apt install systemd -t jessie-backports` away. For the upstream changes between v215 and v230 see upstream’s NEWS file for list of changes. (Actually the systemd backport is available since 2016-07-19 for amd64, arm64 + armhf, though for mips, mipsel, powerpc, ppc64el + s390x we had to fight against GCC ICEs when compiling on/for Debian/jessie and for i386 architecture the systemd test-suite identified broken O_TMPFILE permission handling.)
  • DebConf16 low resolution videos
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