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Story CoreOS Gives Up Control of Non-Docker Linux Container Standard Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:58pm
Story Open source increase in Swiss public administration Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:40pm
Story Tails 1.4 RC1 Anonymous Live CD Uses Tor Browser 4.5 and Debian 8 Jessie Sources Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:37pm
Story Linux Kernel 4.0 Arrives in openSUSE, KDE Plasma 5.3 and GCC 5.0 Coming Up Next Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:33pm
Story Helsinki to prefer open source IT solutions Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:29pm
Story Google's New 'Password Alert' Extension Another Step To Protect Against Phishing Attempts Mohd Sohail 04/05/2015 - 5:04pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:36pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:35pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:35pm
Story World’s first Ubuntu powered Drone launched Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:34pm

Ubuntu: A nice holiday, but glad to be home

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: This past 48 hours has been an eye opening time of which I plunged myself into an entirely open-source environment head first, with no prior experience.

Microsoft predicts Linux will fail mobile 'quality' test

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Linux is shaping up as Microsoft's target in a potential war of attrition to gain lost market share for Windows Mobile in handsets.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 9.10) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

7 Best Linux Apps for Ripping CDs and DVDs

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Software

maximumpc.com: Ripping a CD or DVD is one of the most basic tasks for a PC user. But you need the right tools if you want to automate the process.

You don't need to 'know' Linux to use Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Lately, I've been noticing stories about how to use Linux you need to know half-a-hundred Linux shell commands and the like. Ah, what century are you from? Today, if you can see a window and handle a mouse you're ready to use Linux.

Retailers Put Linux on Their Holiday Wish List

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Linux

itbusinessedge.com: Although the economy remains uncertain, U.S. retail activity rose this holiday season. In the midst of gift return season, retailers who need to expand their IT capacity during the holidays should look to Linux.

5 Special Devices from CES 2010 that Run on Linux

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Linux

linux-netbook.com: Lots of fascinating new devices were showcased during past week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.Even more fun if the underlying software is built on top of Linux, as is the case for the following special devices found at CES 2010.

BerliOS open source project portal falls victim to attack

h-online.com: In a recent attack on the web server of the BerliOS (Berlin Open Source) open source platform intruders replaced the portal's home page.

Amarok Brings Labels, Lyrics, and a Little Bit of Mood

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: When it comes to playing music, there is no shortage of software options, both open and closed. The race to gain users is a race to add features, and if KDE is your thing, then Amarok may be running your way.

Review: Zenwalk 6.2

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Linux

raiden.net: I downloaded and installed the "Core" version of Zenwalk in October 2009 after a rough experience upgrading from Xubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 and have used it almost daily since then, mostly for web browsing and other light tasks.

ASRock ION 330HT-BD Blu-ray NetTop

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: This new nettop computer, which we are reviewing today under Linux, comes complete with a Blu-ray player along with 802.11 g/n WiFi, EuP 2.0 certification, and an MCE remote controller.

Business Netbook: HP Mini 5102 With SUSE Linux

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Hardware
SUSE

thevarguy.com: Amid the pomp and circumstance of tablets and hybrid netbooks from CES 2010, there’s a few notable introductions that slipped under the radar. The HP Mini 5102 — backed by a SUSE Linux option — is one of those devices.

Free and Open Source Encryption Software for Linux

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junauza.com: One of the best ways to protect sensitive computer data like credit card numbers and social security information is to use encryption software.

Yet Another Sudoku Puzzle Solver Using AWK

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Software

thegeekstuff.com: awk is a superb language for testing algorithms and applications with some complexity, especially where the problem can be broken into chunks which can streamed as part of a pipe. Many problems dealing with text, log lines or symbol tables are handily solved or at the very least prototyped with awk.

Opera Using GStreamer, Pushing Ogg

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  • Opera Using GStreamer, Pushing Ogg
  • TinyOgg project liberates Flash videos

Selling GPL Exceptions isn't Exceptional

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OSS

linux-magazine.com: Richard Stallman's willingness to accept the sale of exceptions to the GNU General Public License intrigues me. What intrigues me is not his acceptance of the idea. Rather, what fascinates me is how many people are reacting as if his comments are something new.

Mandriva goes green with packaging for 2010

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MDV

mandriva.com (PR): Mandriva, Europe's leading Linux publisher, offers clients recyclable, environmentally-friendly packaging for its latest distribution: Mandriva linux 2010.

My life with Linux special edition: Going back

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Ubuntu

pcauthority.com.au: After declaring his 7 day experiment with Linux over, David Fearon treks back into wild Linux country one more time, but returns somewhat disappointed.

Win a free subscription to Linux Format

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tuxradar.com: If you upload to YouTube a video of yourself reading/enjoying/reviewing your copy of LXF then send us a link in the comments below, we'll pick the coolest/funniest video and give its creator a free year's subscription.

The Plight of Ubuntu Users in Developing Countries

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blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Internet penetration in Africa is a paltry 6.7% of the population, compared to 27.7% outside of Africa. Moreover, Africans have very limited broadband options due to infrastructure.

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