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Story 16 FOSSisms all educators should know Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2014 - 6:29am
Story 14 Apps To Boost Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2014 - 6:22am
Story KDE Frameworks 5 Beta 3 Released Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 11:23pm
Story Chrome OS Features to Look for in Current Chromebook Crop Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 11:09pm
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Story MIPS For Linux 3.16 Gets Big Changes Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 10:47pm
Story Turning a smartphone into a PC in a pocket: Q&A with Analogix Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 10:42pm
Story How does the cloud affect the everyday linux user? Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 10:35pm
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Open Source and Anarchism?

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OSS

loupgaroublond.blogspot: Open Source development is pretty close to Anarchism. Still, we rely on the courts and government to protect Open Source. What if we were to lose that support, what would the Open Source ecosystem look like then?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open Vulnerability Assessment System

  • Install Adobe Air For Linux In Ubuntu Intrepid
  • A gentle introduction to video encoding, part 2: lossy video codecs
  • Matching RAID partitions on a new disks
  • GeForce and experiencing freezes with desktop effects
  • Create a Button to Restart USB in Ubuntu
  • Speed Up Your System and Save Your Hard Drive: Disable Tracker
  • Simple Desktop File Sharing with Giver
  • Firefox on film
  • Firefox 2.0.0.20 now available for download
  • NVIDIA Updates CUDA Toolkit and SDK
  • NVIDIA CUDA 2.1 Beta Released
  • Red Hat's new support product demonstrates subscription value
  • Working at Red Hat
  • Open source makes serious headway in the U.S. Department of Defense
  • What vendors really mean by 'open source'
  • Open source programming languages for kids
  • This Week in OpenNMS
  • Exaile media player
  • Linux Outlaws - Misbehaving Beautifully
  • ASI using Drupal
  • Linux Foundation goes from Novell to IBM CTO

First Look: MySQL 5.1 Open Source Database

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Software

rcpmag.com: MySQL 5.1 was released by Sun Microsystems in April, but I decided to test it out this month. I downloaded the Windows version of this open source database management app and gave it a spin.

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jacklope Alpha 2

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Ubuntu

andregondim.eti.br: As is to be expected at this stage of the release process, there are several known bugs that users are likely to run into with Jaunty Alpha 2. We have documented them here for your convenience along with any known workarounds, so that you don’t need to spend time reporting these bugs again:

The annoyances of proprietary Firefox extensions

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Software

linux.com: As a regular browser of the Firefox Add-ons site, I'm troubled by the apparent proliferation of proprietary extensions in the last year. Maybe I've simply exhausted the free-licensed extensions that interest me, but recently every interesting-looking extension seems to be a proprietary one -- especially in the recommended list.

New Compiz Animation: Bonanza

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Software

kdubois.net: School’s not been out but one day and I’m already doing something [mildly] useful with my life. I wrote this effect yesterday that looks like the window is burning from the inside out.

The Ubuntu Ethos

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: I love working with the Ubuntu community. I love the opportunities, challenges and people that occupy it. Each day is filled with a diverse tapestry of challenges.

200X: Year Of The Linux Argument

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: In no less than two days I've read a flurry of articles pooh-poohing the Linux desktop as a veritable delusion and a fairy story -- something to tell young GTK+ coders before you tuck them in at night. It isn't the year of the Linux desktop; it's the year of the Linux catfight.

Best Linux Books of 2008

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: I buy a fair number of computer books even though a lot of the knowledge becomes outdated in a short time by book standards, because books don't depend on electricity and are completely portable. When the network is going up in flames and nothing works, the last thing I want is to have to cobble up a working system and an Internet connection just to look things up.

F-Spot Extensions

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Software

tirania.org/blog: Today I upgraded my F-Spot, I had not upgraded it since before the PDC. It is now has a Picassa-like toolbar on the left:

SUSE against the tide

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SUSE

tuxdeluxe.org: There was always something endearing about SuSE Linux. Maybe it was the artless lizard.

1000 reasons to hate Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

kumailht.com/blog: If you want to be successful in life, you have to use criticism to your advantage. Instead of looking at this list as a 1000 ways to hate desktop Linux, you can look at it as a 1000 ways to improve desktop Linux.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 9

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The previous eight parts of the kernel log's "What's coming in 2.6.28" series discussed some of the most important changes to the Linux kernel incorporated with 2.6.28. Quite a few of the commits for the main development branch, however, don't really belong to any of the topics discussed in the series so far and as a result, haven't yet been mentioned.

Ultra-light ebook reader runs Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: PDF software company Foxit is readying an electronic book reader that weighs 6.4 ounces, measures 0.4 inches thick, and runs Linux.

Review: PC/OS OD 2009

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: The brainchild of America-based IT consultant Roberto J. Dohnert, PC/OS is another Ubuntu-plus Linux distribution, this time utilising the XFCE desktop environment.

Review: SymphonyOne 2008

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Linux

raiden.net: SymphonyOne is a distribution designed in a way that's uniquely different from other distributions. Its key focus is ease of use and simplicity. This is perfect for kiosks, new users, or technological neophytes who don't use a computer much, or simply don't like complicated interfaces.

Ubuntu: The Little Distro That Could (And Did)

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Ubuntu

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Ubuntu is the little distro that could. Now it is phenomenally successful so it is hard to see it as a little distro, but this wasn’t always the case. It started as an idea that grew into a philosophy that has shaped the distribution and the rest is history as they say.

Puppy Linux for Old PCs

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Linux

greentechgirl.com: It is much better to rescue an old computer and make it useful than to simply toss it out into the garbage. Linux makes this easy - er, well, kind of easy.

BBC iPlayer Desktop - Auntie, Why Do You Tease Me So?

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Software

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Well, it has been a long time coming but this week the BBC unveiled its iPlayer Desktop, a Linux and Mac version of the desktop library software which Windows users have been enjoying for months.

A glance at KDE 4.2 beta 2

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KDE

blog.sayakbanerjee.com: KDE 4.2 beta 2 is out! Got this upgrade to KDE 4.2 beta 2 (KDE 4.1.85) on 18th midnight. After a ~108 MB upgrade and a reboot, there have been many positive changes. Of the numerous upgrades, I noticed these:

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  • 4 Command-Line Graphics Tools for Linux
    For the most part, they’re wrong. Command-line image tools do much of what their GUI counterparts can, and they can do it just as well. Sometimes, especially when dealing with multiple image files or working on an older computer, command-line tools can do a better job. Let’s take a look at four command-line tools that can ably handle many of your basic (and not-so-basic) image manipulation tasks.
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