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Story Linux Foundation SysAdmin Andy Grimberg Loves New Tech and Snowboarding Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 6:05pm
Story Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0 Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 5:53pm
Story LXLE 14.04 review – new paradigms Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 5:46pm
Story Samsung Nixes Knox: The Android Security Saga Continues Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 5:42pm
Story On Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 5:35pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.14.12 LTS Brings Updated Nouveau and Radeon Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 1:32pm
Story The future of realtime Linux in doubt Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:16pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.4.98 LTS Brings Updated Wireless Drivers and Better PowerPC Support Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:04pm
Story CentOS 7 GNOME Live CD Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:02pm
Story DESKTOP CONTAINERS – THE WAY FORWARD Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:53am

Using the Broadcom proprietary wireless driver on Mandriva Linux 2009

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Hardware
MDV

HappyAssassin.net has a guide to using the Broadcom proprietary wireless driver on Mandriva Linux 2009. It's easier to set up and performs better than the native 'b43' driver, or using ndiswrapper.

NLnet to fund AbiWord OpenDocument improvements

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OSS

uwog.net: As some of you might know, some of the AbiWord developers started a company called AbiSource Corporation a few months back. Today NLnet agreed to fund AbiSource Corporation (still need to sign the papers) to work on resolving the OpenDocument issue list, which is awesome!

OLPC Just Got Gutted, 50% Staff Gone!

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: The official OLPC blog so innocently says that One Laptop Per Child is "Refocusing our mission" with an email from Nicholas Negroponte that clearly shows that the OLPC organization is really being gutted.

The smallest threat to open source in 2009

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: How much of a problem is security updating for open source software going to be in 2009?

The Linux Deployment Iceberg

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Linux

daniweb.com: There are over 1 million Linux system deployments worldwide. No, make that 2 million. Wait, it's really closer to 3 million. Ok, I really have it this time--there are over 3.5 million Linux deployments worldwide as of January 7, 2009. But according to the Linux Counter, there's fewer than 150,000.

ReactOS - Open Source Windows

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OS

xenstreet.com: ReactOS is based on the earlier versions of Windows. Hence, it is not really directly competing with Vista or even XP. Hence, we wont be seeing it running on modern PCs anytime soon.

Novell: Another Channel Chief Change

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: After less than four months as Novell’s channel chief, Javier Colado (pictured) has been promoted into a new position and Novell’s partner program will now report to Chief Marketing Officer John Dragoon.

Searching for the Linux of Mass Appeal

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Linux

jehurst.wordpress: As a computer service volunteer and Linux advocate, how can I get the average computer user to adopt Linux?

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 - Review

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SimplyMEPIS is a Debian-based distribution, aiming at being simple and usable out of the box. Currently, version 7.0 is available to the users, with advanced betas of version 8.0 getting ever more ready toward the release. I decided to give it a whirl.

GOS 3 is Still the Best Linux OS

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Linux

xenstreet.com: A few months back I wrote a review about gOS on one of my blogs which received some raving reviews. I did not just review it, but decided to start using it as my default Linux desktop. So here is what I think after a month of using it as a default desktop.

MoLinux 4.2: Linux de La Mancha

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: Based on Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10), MoLinux is put out by the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha in Spain. The name is derived from the Spanish word "molino."

How does Ubuntu Linux differ from Debian?

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Bring up the topic of Ubuntu and you'll receive a mixed response from unexpected corners. No, it's not the Windows brigade, but the Debian crowd. So just how does Ubuntu differ from Debian to inflame such passion?

Should open source boycott Cisco’s contest?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: While lawyers debate the merits of the FSF’s suit against Cisco, open source developers may be asking themselves how they can make their views heard. Here’s an idea. Boycott Cisco’s contest.

10 things Linux Ubuntu should REALLY copy from Mac OS X

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Linux

grigio.org: Linux grows up less than Mac OS, Why? The most important reasons are: Mac still offers a better user experience (as Mark Shuttleworth admits) and not enought commercial software are avalaible for Linux. So, what is this "user experience" that Mac has and Linux lacks?

Is Phoenix about to Enter GPL Violation HyperSpace?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: If ultraportables were last year's big surprise success for GNU/Linux, one of the potentially exciting technologies for this year is the instant-on pre-operating system that loads in seconds when you power up a desktop or portable. Does Phoenix hope to get away without respecting the GNU GPL?

Memo to Dell: Pump Ubuntu Into the Channel

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Pssst: Hey Greg Davis. You’ve just been named Dell’s global channel chief — in charge of the PC giant’s worldwide partner strategy. What are you going to do next? Here’s one suggestion:

Linux and Netbooks

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Linux
Hardware
  • When is a netbook no longer a netbook?

  • Linux and Netbooks
  • ARMing GNU/Linux Netbooks for Success in 2009
  • New Freescale processors target Linux netbooks
  • Notes from the netbook revolution

16 Free Games - Part 2

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Gaming

pcmech.com: Did you get your fill of games from part 1? We didn’t think so! So here’s part two.

Introducing KDE 4: Dragon and SMPlayer

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KDE
Software

introducingkde4.blogspot: Kaffeine was the most used Video Player on KDE 3, however, for KDE 4.x it's in a pretty early stage, but fear not, the SMPlayer (which is technically a Qt application, not a KDE one) and Dragon Player came to fill this hole.

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today's howtos

Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

For those curious about the impact of GCC compiler optimization levels, a variety of benchmarks were carried out using GCC 6.3 on Intel's Clear Linux platform. Read more Also: LLVM 4.0.1 Planning, Aiming For Better Stable Releases