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Story This is Amazon’s smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 17/04/2014 - 1:08am
Story Samsung Tizen smartphones now slated for 2Q release Rianne Schestowitz 17/04/2014 - 12:57am
Story Linux-Based Autonomous Sub Leads Malaysia Airlines Flight Search Rianne Schestowitz 17/04/2014 - 12:27am
Story SystemRescueCd 4.2.0 Recovery Distro Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 16/04/2014 - 8:47pm
Story Google Mounts $100K Project Ara Dev Challenge Rianne Schestowitz 16/04/2014 - 8:44pm
Story Open Source enables government business continuity Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2014 - 8:40pm
Story NVIDIA might be working on G-SYNC Linux support Rianne Schestowitz 16/04/2014 - 8:39pm
Story Councils stage open source revival Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2014 - 8:34pm
Story Open source software: a guide for SMBs Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2014 - 7:02pm

Nokia renames Trolltech and Qtopia

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Software

news.zdnet.co.uk: Trolltech, the software-development company bought earlier this year by Nokia, has been renamed 'Qt Software', after its main product Qt.

2.6.27-rc8, "This One Should Be The Last One"

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kerneltrap.org: "So yet another week, another -rc," began Linux creator, Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.27-rc8 Linux kernel. He continued, "this one should be the last one: we're certainly not running out of regressions."

Financial Crisis Offers Opportunity for Linux, Open Source

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OSS

eweek.com: Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundations says technologies like Linux and open source software can help enterprises cut costs during tough economic times. Zemlin says users should look to open source and Linux, systems management tools, and virtualization technology to keep budgets in line.

x2x is a software alternative to a KVM switch

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Software

linux.com: Unless you have fully embraced the virtualization movement, you probably have more than one machine in your home or office, particularly if you run more than one operating system, and you probably have more than one keyboard and mouse on you desk. If you would like to regain some desk space without having to purchase a KVM switch, x2x may be the solution.

Fedora 10 Beta release announcement

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Linux

redhat.com: Just on the heels of the Fedora Project's fifth anniversary, the Beta of Fedora Linux version 10 (code-named Cambridge) is now available:

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid's Theme

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Ubuntu users were promised a radical new desktop theme with Ubuntu 8.04 and then that ended up getting postponed to the upcoming 8.10 release (a.k.a. the Intrepid Ibex).

Zen and the Art of the Six-Figure Linux Job

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Linux

earthweb.com: You’ve heard the stereotypes and the misconceptions. Since Linux is free software, the developers who create it are paid next to nothing, right? Wrong.

Seven habits for writing secure PHP applications

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Web

These seven habits for writing more secure PHP Web applications will help you avoid becoming an easy victim of malicious attacks. Like many habits, they may seem awkward at first, but they become more natural as time goes on.

Top 5 Least Popular Linux Distributions That Could

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Linux

junauza.com: During my Distro hopping days, I have tried and tested different flavors of Linux. Let's focus on the following Linux distributions that some of us may consider least popular, but are highly capable of becoming way bigger than what they are today.

Konqueror, The Powerful KDE Browser

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: So far, all of the browsers that I reviewed for this book have been Gnome-based browsers. Epiphany is a Gnome-sponsored project, and Firefox is rapidly moving towards Gnomeization (though at the time of this writing, a Qt port of Firefox is under heavy development). What’s a good KDE user to do? Simple: use the conqueror of the browser market, Konqueror.

Linux speaks your instant messaging dialect

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Software

itwire.com: No matter your flavour of instant messenger (IM) client, Linux has you covered. With the open source program Pidgin you can talk freely.

If Linux Distributions Were Footballers..

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: This is just a bit of fun, blending my two great loves, Linux and football. I make no apology for the English Premiership-centric choices. Indeed, I'd welcome any other suggestions from around the globe...

PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

ldp.ifroog.com: I was extremely happy with Arch, and it convinced me that Ubuntu was too bloated, and that GNOME hurts my eyes. Arch randomly crashed, and I was in a distro-hopping mood, so I decided to try PCLOS.

Ubuntu: Beauty And Power

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: What is an OS? A way to make a collection of words, pictures, videos, content, show up on a screen? A way for us to take ideas out of our heads and put them into a form that is accessible by another? For me this is Ubuntu, and, as the saying goes, it just works.

Acquia out of beta

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Drupal

drupal.org: After months of hard work, Acquia is now open for business! Starting today, everyone can connect their Drupal 6 site to the Acquia Network to take advantage of our services. Oh my!

Also: Acquia Delivers Commercially Supported Drupal

How To Install VMware Server 2 On An Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

Build It: A Sub-$250 Desktop PC

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcmag.com: Why spend more than you should on a cheap PC that you buy retail? In less than 30 minutes, you can build an ultra-low-budget Linux PC that can handle a multitude of everyday tasks.

Renaming Ubuntu derivatives

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Ubuntu

fabrizioballiano.net: Working together with the Ubuntu trademarks team we renamed our Ubuntu derivatives:

Bits from the Debian Project Leader

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Linux

Steve McIntyre: In the last couple of months, I was ill for 3
weeks (as you may have seen from my blog post[1]) and otherwise very
busy. I've been struggling to catch up with everything, but I think
I'm just about there. So, what's up?

Linux Foundation plans more open open-source conference

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OSS
  • Linux Foundation plans new, more open open-source conference next year

  • Linux Foundation launches new conference
  • Greetings from Tokyo Open Source Conference
  • GPL v3 Project Watch List for Week of 09/19
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