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Story Linux users laugh at Microsoft's commitment to open source Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 9:13pm
Story Fedora 20 Ends Up With Yet Another Delay Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:56pm
Story Netrunner 13.12 RC available for testing Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:40pm
Story Linux Mint 16 OEM Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:27pm
Story Linux Kernel News Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 7:04pm
Story Fact sheet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 1:18pm
Story UK citizen sues Microsoft over Prism private data leak to NSA Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 11:51am
Story Piixl Jetpack Steam Machine Attaches to the Back Your TV Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 11:42am
Story Ubuntu to include torrent search in Dash search Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:04am
Story Linutop 5 is a fanless, Linux mini-desktop (without outdated specs) Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 11:13pm

Writing a kernel module for FreeBSD FreeBSD hacking 101

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FreeBSD 7.0 has already been released. If you are a real hacker, the best way to jump in and learn it is hacking together an introductory kernel module. In this article I’ll implement a very basic module that prints a message when it is loaded, and another when it is unloaded.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: A Plethora of Improvements

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SUSE In this final Sneak Peeks article we will be taking a look at some of the other improvements making their way into openSUSE 11.0.

Also: Review of OpenSUSE 11.0

Third day in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Third day straight in Ubuntu. The lack of oxygen and the familiar ALT-Tab interface made breathing hard. Half the population has already been wiped out and an enemy space ship appeared out of no where to hold some of us hostage, I had to sacrifice my brother to escape being a hostage.

Linux Community Should Plant Seeds for Consumer Demand

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Linux Most anyone in the free and open source software realm can tell you not only that Linux is better than Windows, but also that it is an optimal alternative to the closed-source and proprietary operating system from Microsoft. Anyone at a Linux-oriented event or group can assure you that you have no need or even legitimate reason to continue using commercial operating systems nowadays.

Linux-powered clarinet playing robot wins international prize

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Sci/Tech A team of experts and students from NICTA and the University of NSW have won first place in a major international technology competition for developing a robotically operated, computer-driven clarinet that runs on Linux.

OpenSuse 11.0 Ups Challenge

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SUSE The OpenSuse development team will today release version 11.0 of its open source operating system, an OS that could well be seen as the biggest threat to Ubuntu Linux domination. Faster installations, better package management and top-notch multimedia support are just some of the things that make OpenSuse a significant release.

Also: OpenSUSE 11.0 Now Available - updates, repos, and gory details

few howtos:

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  • How to cancel NVIDIA logo on booting

  • How-To: Use KDE4 Oxygen Icons in KDE3
  • Using ZFS though FUSE
  • Basic Installation Security Guidelines For Linux and Unix - Part 1a
  • Shoot a terminal and install a ball

Firefox 3 mentioned on the Colbert Report

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  • Firefox 3 mentioned on the Colbert Report

  • 9 tweaks for Firefox 3’s location bar
  • Firefox 3 Install Firebug Addon Software

today's leftovers

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  • Linux Distributions explained for Windows Users

  • Open source tour of Europe: France
  • Use Fusion-icon to manage Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu
  • Lotus Symphony is 'reborn'
  • Firefox 3 meets the conservatives
  • Firefox 3 browser is nifty -- and packed with handy features
  • Git 1.5.6, "Relatively Small Impact Changes"
  • Testing Linux With a Live CD
  • A success story (relatively)
  • Kaltura Gets Funding, Expands its Open Source Video Efforts
  • Should Carriers Fear Open Source?
  • Reddit Goes Open Source
  • zsh: a REALLY nice alternative for bash
  • How To Make A Fully Customized KDE Live CD/DVD Using Kubuntu
  • Starting SSH connections simply with SSHMenu
  • KDE Maintenance Guide

Open Source Census Shows 220,000 Installations

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OSS The Open Source Census is a collaborative project started by OpenLogic with the aim of collecting and sharing quantitative data on the use of open source software, and has revealed that more the 220,000 open source packages and project installations are in use on business hard drives. The census now aims to delve further in to open source products used by enterprise adapters. The project has many sponsors, one of them being Microsoft.

Linux Leads the Super Pack

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Linux The latest TOP500 listing of Supercomputers has been released with some interesting highlights. Australia has just one entrant (ranked 468), whereas there are 6 in New Zealand - 4 of which are identical systems at Weta Studios.

Also: Linux drives the world’s fastest computer

Open Source in the Share of Wallet Wars

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OSS I think it is obvious that IBM does this, most notably with its Linux engagement, which is squarely directed against Microsoft (Windows). It is what I call a war over the customer’s share of wallet, and open source plays a major role.

Firefox 3 suffers its first vulnerability

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Security Less than one day after its launch, Firefox 3 has a vulnerability. According to Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative, the vulnerability, which it rates as critical, was reported within the first five hours of Firefox 3's release.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: Talking GNOME with Vincent Untz

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SUSE Just a few hours before openSUSE 11.0 is officially released! Here we’ll take a look at GNOME in openSUSE 11.0, and talk to Vincent Untz, openSUSE developer and a member of the GNOME Foundation Board.

China to sue MSFT over high prices

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  • China to sue MSFT over high prices

  • Microsoft Monopolistic in the Middle Kingdom?
  • Microsoft says it's not aware of any Chinese antitrust probe

OLPC spin-off developing UI for Intel's Classmate PC

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Linux Six months after leaving OLPC board, Intel partners with Sugar Labs Foundation to develop a version of Sugar, the UI originally created for OLPC's XO laptop

Red Hat chief calls for open source missionary work

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 get another year of TLC

  • Red Hat chief calls for open source missionary work
  • Red Hat Network to be open-sourced
  • Red Hat unveils new virtualization initiatives

Firefox 3’s First 24 Hours

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Moz/FF It’s been a very busy 24 hours for Mozilla folks around the world — as our 24 hour initial period draws to a close, I wanted to put a few things into perspective. This is the first post of what will no doubt be many analysis posts, so here are a few things that have happened during the first official day of Firefox 3 life:

OOXML battle bus is back in action

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OSS The challenge almost ran out of steam when the High Court threw the challenge out and the UKUUG realised it didn't have enough money to file an appeal. But Alain Williams, UKUUG chairman, said: "We are trying to raise a bit more but we've got sufficient backing to appeal and go forward."

AMD Catalyst 8.6 Linux Driver

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Software In AMD's usual fashion, this afternoon they have announced the release of new display drivers for both Linux and Windows. The Catalyst 8.6 release for Linux introduces a few bug fixes, version 2.0 of their driver installation API, and a few unannounced features are present.

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