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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 10:26pm
Story ChromeOS 42.0.2311.87 (Official Build) (64-bit) – A brief look Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 10:07pm
Story Debian 8.0 Installer RC3 "Jessie" Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 8:30pm
Story LibreOffice 5.0 to Arrive in July, Bug Hunt Organized Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 8:21pm
Story KaOS 2015.04 is here -- Download the KDE-focused Linux distro now! Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 8:16pm
Story What Your CIO Needs to Know About Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Elementary OS Freya 0.3 review Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 7:36pm
Story Evolving KDE: Lehman’s Laws of Software Evolution In The Community Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 7:27pm
Story How open source grew up Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 12:03pm
Story F2FS For Linux 4.1 Has New Features & Fixes Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 11:52am

Intent Is The Problem

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OS

links.org: Of late, I keep banging into the problem that people want systems to be “secure by default”: they don’t want to pester the user about security. They want the system to just do the right thing. The problem is, this just isn’t possible.

PuppyLinux

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Linux

rajivram.blogspot: There are plenty of reasons to 'wow' this distro. One is the footprint size. The live CD ISO file is has a size of just 110MB and downloaded in a jiffy. As advertised all over the web, it can be used on older PCs with small .drives and memory.

Real Linux advocates educate, not humiliate

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Linux

dissociatedpress.net: Checking Twitter yesterday I caught a link to "Command Line Idiocy," a post that rips apart an article on "10 powerful CLI tools." Here's a short sample of the flavor of the piece:

Is Tabbed Windows Going To Be The Next Big Thing?

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KDE
Software

digitizor.com: With the release of KDE SC 4.4 Beta 1, tabbed windows is now available through its windows manager KWin. This raises the question, is tabbed windows going to be the next big thing after tabbed browsing?

StressLinux 0.4.136 - Review and Commentary

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: StressLinux.org just recently announced a new release and we thought we would take a quick look at the system to see what it's made of.

Debian Squeeze freeze and Ubuntu Dev Syncing

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Linux
Ubuntu

totalinux.org: The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March. Earlier this year, the owner of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, had proposed that Debian sync releases with Ubuntu so that the work could be spread.

OpenRisc simulator runs Linux

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Linux
Ubuntu

balau82.wordpress: OpenCores is an organization owned by ORSoc that invests in open source hardware. Their site hosts many hardware projects that ship the source code (Hardware Description Language in this case) with the GNU Lesser General Public Licence.

What Kind Of People Use X.Org's VESA Driver?

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Software

phoronix.com: Yesterday we shared the first numbers from our 2009 Linux Graphics Survey that showed the open-source ATI driver is now more popular than ATI's official Catalyst driver. The full results from this survey that concluded last month will be published tomorrow, but in yesterday's graph that we showed there was also something else interesting:

Evading the Microsoft tax

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Hardware
Microsoft

teom.wordpress: A few months ago I submitted my work for the Social Desktop Contest, organized by Frank of openDesktop.org. Turns out, lots of people seemed to really like it (thank you for voting!), and it won the first prize, which was a Dell Mini 10v netbook with Ubuntu. Unfortunately

Linux Mint 8-Helena

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Linux

gnulinuxuser.wordpress: I do prefer Linux Mint as my choice of Operating System. Unfortunately, for me, this install has not been as much fun as it usually is.

Fedora 13 Is Codenamed Goddard

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Linux

phoronix.com: The next release of the Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux distribution is going to be Fedora 13, which is due out in 2010 and already promises many new features like Btrfs file-system rollbacks and NFSv4.

Best 4 Antivirus Software for Your Ubuntu OS

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Software

crenk.com: As we already know, Linux is immune to viruses and other nasty malware. However, there are still a lot of other reasons to install an antivirus program on your Linux computer.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.2 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

some leftovers:

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News
  • FreeNAS ready for the next step – Future of FreeNAS
  • Pentoo 2009.0 Screenshots
  • Building Dream Machines, Studio PC and Media Server
  • Video Review: Nokia N900
  • Red Hat's CEO on Obama jobs summit – 'Creating jobs the open source way'
  • Update to openSUSE.org
  • KDE 4.4 Beta 1 experiences (openSUSE howto)
  • Need A College Degree? How About One In Growing Marijuana?
  • G&P: We All Had Our Dreams
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.12.04
  • Meet the GIMP - Episode 128: Beam it up, F-SPOT

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Install Multiple Wine Versions on One System
  • How to setup Google Public DNS in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
  • Vmware vmplayer and kernel 2.6.32
  • How to sync your cellphone data in Linux
  • Vim 301: Getting Adept at Vim
  • gvim and karmic ubuntu... with a fix for you
  • Ten Powerful Linux Commands
  • Enable mod_rewrite in a Ubuntu server
  • SSH Tab Complete, RE: SSH Tab Complete
  • Create and Run a Linux Script to Run Linux Commands
  • Maintaining MySQL Databases

Quick AWN 0.4 Overview

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: AWN 0.4. is the next major version due for release and is currently in beta for people desperate to try it out. The point-four series has reworked AWN from a bottom-bound dock into something much more powerful and flexible and adding a slew of new features.

Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly

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Linux
Hardware

oreilly.com: Back in May I wrote an article titled Linux To Regain 50% Netbook Market Share after such predictions were made by Stephen Lim of Linpus Technologies and ABI Research. ABI Research published some new data last month and the results may surprise you.

On the OSS Meritocracy Myth

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OSS

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: What most people are still unable to understand is that the FOSS community is the FOSS community. There is no central body that governs it. You can "criticize" it, but most people can and will simply shrug their shoulders and get on with what they're doing.

Successfully completing a school semester with Linux

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Linux

thelinuxexperiment.com: One of my main fears about switching to a different operating system was that it would disrupt my studies. Fortunately, this fear was unfounded – in fact, I can confidently say that Linux actually made my school experience much easier and smoother.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 100 is out!

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SUSE

Issue #100 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

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