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5 Things That Make Linux Great

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Have you ever heard of or considered using Linux? Here are five reasons to give it a look for your desktop or server. This article gives you a look at the five biggest reasons why you should take a look at Linux for yourself or your business.

Richard Stallman looks back at 25 years of the GNU project

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OSS

linux.com: On September 27, 1983, Richard M. Stallman announced his intention to found the GNU project in order to build a free operating system. Now, 25 years later, the Free Software Foundation is marking the anniversary of the announcement with a month-long celebration.

Ubuntu Server Team Wants to Know – How do you Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

LONDON, September 25, 2008 – Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is asking users of Ubuntu Server edition just exactly how they are using it and in what kind of organisations.

why 5-a-day makes me cringe

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Ubuntu

laserjock.wordpress: An issue with any metric is that you need to make very sure that you’re actually measuring/reporting what people think you are. 5-a-day stats are exactly that, stats on the 5-a-day participants, not Ubuntu as a whole. 5-a-day promotes quantity rather than quality.

Devil-Linux distro bundles router/firewall and server in one live CD

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Linux

linux.com: Devil-Linux might sound hellish for a Linux distribution, but this live CD offers many blessings for your server needs. Originally developed as a router/firewall distribution, Devil-Linux has expanded its functionality to include nearly every service that a server might offer. It can function as an LDAP server, a VPN server, an email or file server, and more.

10 amazingly alternative operating systems

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OS

royal.pingdom.com: This post is about the desktop operating systems that fly under the radar of most people. We are definitely not talking about Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, or even BSD or Solaris. There are much less mainstream options out there for the OS-curious.

Avoiding Ruinous Compromises

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OSS

Richard Stallman: The free software movement aims for a social change: to make all software free so that all software users are free and can be part of a community of cooperation. Every non-free program gives its developer unjust power over the users. Our goal is to put an end to that injustice.

Review: Pan Newsreader 0.129

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Software

raiden.net: In my quest to find the best possible Usenet news reader on Linux, especially one that can easily handle binaries posts, I've been scouring the web quite a bit and have found a few that might meet my needs. Pan Newsreader is one of those suggested to me.

Introducing enhancerepo 0.3

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SUSE

duncan.mac-vicar.com: You may know that we are slowly heading to use the rpmmd format as the default one. We already do for the build service since the beginning, and the only remaining part is the media.

Looking Forward to Distro Octoberfest

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Linux

junauza.com: October is going to be an exciting month for Linux enthusiasts. Three big-time distributions namely Debian, Mandriva, and Ubuntu will unleash their latest and hopefully their greatest distro versions.

Five operating systems that time forgot

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OS

techradar.com: While you're cursing the slow boot times of your modern PC or wondering why you can't have 50 applications open at once without the system taking a hit, cast your mind back to the operating systems of old. Here are five operating systems we fondly remember.

Europe lagging on open source

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OSS

techworld.com: Open-source software developers are seeing a lot of interest in their products in Europe - but it's North American companies that are opening their cheque books, said speakers at Paris Capitale du Libre, a conference organised by the Federation of Open Source Software Industry.

Linux Where You'd Least Expect It

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: We all know Linux is at home in enterprise servers and, sometimes, on desktops. However, it's not so easy to tell that Linux is at home inside all sorts of consumer electronics.

A dozen cool plasmoids for your KDE desktop

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KDE

techworld.com.au: A plasmoid is an applet developed with KDE’s new Plasma application development environment. So let’s take a look at what people have been cooking up with Plasma – the results are quite surprising and many are already shipping with the standard KDE 4.1 desktop.

FOSS: time to stop the navel-gazing

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OSS

itwire.com: Discussions about free and open source software can arouse strong emotions. That's something I've known for many years but one often tends to forget these things in the rush of daily life.

GOS 3 on a EEE pc 901

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Linux

linuxexperimentation.blogspot: I am environment friendly, I am a botanist and probably that's the reason why I love Green. I am a fan of the environmental friendly Asus EEE pc which consumes less power and seemingly helps reduce global warming. It would be a good combination for GOS and EEE to work together in delivering a great computing experience. So I set out to test my hypotheis by installing GOS on my new EEE 901.

How To Stop Firefox Clickjacking Exploit Attack

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Security

cyberciti.biz: Really scary exploit attack in wild, which affects all browsers under any desktop operating systems including MS IE, Linux, Apple safari, Opera, Firefox and Adobe flash. Any website that uses CSS, flash and IFRAME can be used to attack on end users. Attacker is able to take control of the links that your browser visits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • 125+ Linux wallpapers

  • Linux triumphs in UK schools as hell freezes over
  • Will GNOME 2.2.4 improve the Linux desktop?
  • Upgrade Your Linux Desktop Experience With GNOME 2.24
  • Mandriva Mini: Linux For Atom -- And For OEMs Only (So Far)
  • More On The Mandriva Mini
  • Open source: The new usability testing
  • Linux criticisms probably won't win Solaris converts
  • 2.6.27 Kernel Killing Network Hardware
  • openSUSE Membership Applications…
  • 3 Ways to Visualize Your Search History With FireFox
  • How To Avoid Becoming a Defendant in a GPL-Related Lawsuit
  • GNOME 3.0 Art / User-Interface Roadmap
  • S01E15 - Five Sleepy Heads - Ubuntu UK Podcast
  • Sidux 2008-03
  • Microsoft: Windows and Linux offer same TCO in emerging markets
  • Verify that a daily cron function is running in gentoo

  • How to run the jack audio connection seamlessly in gnome on Fedora
  • Never Installed a Firewall on Ubuntu? Try Firestarter
  • TuxGuitar - A multitrack guitar tablature editor and player
  • Process monitoring with ps-watcher
  • A Poor Man’s Multi-Monitor Setup On A Single Physical Head

Installing Linux apps: A few good tips

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HowTos

computerworld.com: Sooner or later, we all end up installing new software on our computers. Whether it's a new version of Firefox, or a cool game, or a video editing package, there comes a time when you want to make your system do more than it can do now.

Define “Contributions”

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Linux
Ubuntu

redmonk.com/sogrady: In his opening keynote at the Linux Plumbers Conference in Portland, Greg Kroah-Hartman did so succinctly, if bluntly. His metric? Kernel contributions. Simple. Underneath all the rhetoric and the broadsides lies a real question: is Canonical a member in good standing of the Linux ecosystem?

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Hardware With Linux

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  • MSI X99A RAIDER Plays Fine With Linux
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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Debian Project launches updated Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 with bug fixes
    An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install. According to the post on the Debian website by Debian Project, the new version is 8.7. This is the seventh update to the Debian eight distribution, and the update primarily focuses on fixing bugs and security problems. This update also includes some adjustments to fix serious problems present in the previous version.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, December 2016
    The number of sponsored hours did not increase but a new silver sponsor is in the process of joining. We are only missing another silver sponsor (or two to four bronze sponsors) to reach our objective of funding the equivalent of a full time position.
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Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video

It's been my experience that most people aren't aware of the scope of creative software available for Ubuntu. The reason for this is complicated, but I suspect it mostly comes down to the functional availability provided by each application title for the Linux desktop. In this article, I'm going to give you an introduction to some of the best creative software applications for Ubuntu (and other Linux distros). Read more

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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    Google has published a set of open source libraries that should improve the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which could help deliver more detailed 3D apps.
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