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Story Apple Thunderbolt Driver Might Be Added To Linux Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:09pm
Story Porteus Kiosk Edition Is an Operating System Based on Slackware and Firefox Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:04pm
Story Mesa Is At 1.4 Million Lines Of Code Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 4:58pm
Story New Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 4:34pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 4:33pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 4:32pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 4:31pm
Story Hands on: LG webOS Smart TVs Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 4:02pm
Story Mint 17: The best Linux desktop to date Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 2:15pm
Story City of Vienna increasingly turns to open source Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 2:13pm

Opera UI feedback

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Software

opera.com/blog: I'm currently working on a strategy on how to take the Opera User Interface forward, and I'm eager to get your opinions on a particular subject: Native look and feel.

Firefox 3.1 beta 2 delayed, beta 3 now sheduled

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet: The Mozilla team had decided to delay beta 2 and release a beta 3 in order to resolve bugs and garner more feedback before the early 2009 ship.

Tiny hardware firewall opened to Linux hackers

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A vendor of miniature hardware firewalls has started shipping two user-modifiable products. Delivered with sandboxed cross-compiling development tools, and an open source Linux firewall stack, the Open Firewall SOHO and Pico give sysadmins, security pros, and hobbyists access to Yoggie's nifty hardware for the first time.

Novell offers RHEL, CentOS support

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SUSE

linux-watch.com: Novell has launched a "competitive replacement" program aimed at luring Red Hat and CentOS users to its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) product. Through the program, Novell will support customers' RHEL or CentOS servers for up to two years, while the customer migrates to SLES.

The big Windows 7 lie

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: You’ve read the early reviews with comments like Windows 7 is a big improvement over Vista and Windows 7 is wicked fast. Sounds great doesn’t it? On closer inspection though Windows 7 M3 (Milestone 3) is being revealed as being just a “slightly tweaked version of Vista.”

Also: Is Windows 7 Vista all over again?

The sad state of emerald for compiz & its possible demise

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Software

benkevan.com: Emerald is no longer maintained which means, unless someone really steps up it’ll just be a memory.

Ubuntu Experiences

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Ubuntu

manishtech.wordpress: I have been using Ubuntu for quite a long time and seen lots of its releases. Some of them were really groundbreaking in features. Many of them showed a new route for other distro developers. Indeed Ubuntu enjoys a strong community ahead of Fedora.

Slitaz to the rescue

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Most of my hardware questions about my FMV-5100 have been answered, thanks to Slitaz. A quick hop, skip and jump from an installation, and I had a booting, self-configuring Linux system in place on my newest family member.

First Trek film footage unveiled

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Movies

bbc.co.uk: Lost creator JJ Abrams has unveiled footage from his Star Trek prequel at a press event in London. The clips featured US actor Chris Pine as the young Captain Kirk, Heroes star Zachary Quinto as Mr Spock and Simon Pegg as Enterprise engineer Scotty.

Tips and tricks for working on the command line

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Anyone that has been reading these tips for any length of time knows that I am a command-line guy. It’s faster, more efficient, and more powerful. Sure, a nice GUI is great to look at, but to really get things done, give me the CLI any day.

Microsoft denies paying contractor to abandon Linux

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Microsoft

linuxworld.com: Microsoft has denied paying a Nigerian contractor US$400,000 in a bid to battle Linux's movement into the government sector.

Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” Mock-up Designs

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: The next Ubuntu release codenamed "Jaunty Jackalope" won't arrive until April of next year, but some people are already creating mock-ups of its desktop theme. Here are a few.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 5 Updates Several Packages

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Linux

mepis.org: ISO files of the fifth beta of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 are available.

Safe(r) public WiFi browsing under Linux

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HowTos

raiden.net: Public WiFi access abounds. 'Free WiFi', 'Internet Hot-Spot' and other slogans offer tempting but 'naked' internet access. This tutorial will show you how to use two freely available open source applications - Mozilla Firefox ('Firefox') and OpenSSH ('SSH') - to make your wireless more secure so that you don't have to 'take your clothes off', so to speak, the next time you're at Starbuck's.

Ubuntu Server Edition 8.10: Nice, But Who Uses It?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Ubuntu 8.10, released at the end of October, includes several notable enhancements to the Server Edition. These new features augment the usability and versatility of Ubuntu on servers, but given the short lifespan of Ubuntu 8.10, I’m left wondering how many system administrators are going to use it.

Novell gets new Aussie chief

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SUSE

zdnet.com.au: Software company Novell has appointed former Oracle and Informix executive Alan Robinson to be its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

Open source fanciers finger Beeb's Win 7 'sales presentation'

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The Open Source Consortium (OSC) has slammed the BBC’s recent coverage of Microsoft for providing a “sales presentation” about its forthcoming operating system, Windows 7.

The evolution of open source software

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OSS

useopensource.blogspot: If you have followed this blog for a while, you will know about my passion for open source software. I have always predicted that open source software would revolutionize the software industry, but I didn't quite understand how this would happen. I am now realizing that the future of open source software looks much different than I first expected.

KDE 4.2 is flat out going to rock

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KDE

movingparts.net: That’s my prediction. Of course, the truth of the matter is that KDE 4.2 (trunk) flat out rocks today. Seriously. I have never been more excited about the Linux desktop than I am right now.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How-To Triple Boot XP, Vista, Ubuntu Linux (Part 2)

  • create an envelope in OOo
  • Convert CloneCD disc image (.img) format to standard ISO (.iso)
  • Automated processing tools for better digital pictures
  • Examining the compilation process. part 3
  • Sun Presenter Console extension is useful but undocumented

  • Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) on Compaq Evo N610c
  • Bilski ruling: a victory on the path to ending software patents
  • When Device Support Goes Beyond Drivers
  • Linux Mint: A better Ubuntu
  • yet another reason to use linux
  • Review: All to AVI
  • Linux Void: Episode 12 - Progress?
  • The War of the Browsers
  • openSUSE 11.1 YaST preview - What’s the next step?
  • Debian gets ported to the G1
  • Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook with Ubuntu Linux
  • Losing faith in F/LOSS, lastly because of OpenOffice.org 3.0.0
  • Debian Pure Blends
  • Interview: Amanda McPherson on the $25 Billion Linux Ecosystem
  • If The Matrix Runs on Windows
  • OpenOffice.org Achieves Ten Million Downloads
  • X3: Reunion Finally Goes Gold On Linux
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