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Story Linux Kernel 3.12.21 LTS Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:02pm
Story New Sandboxing Features Come To Systemd Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 5:49pm
Story Linux 3.16: New Synaptics Driver, Improved Sony DualShock 4 Driver Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 5:02pm
Story Nouveau On Linux 3.16 Will Allow You To Try Re-Clocking Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:43pm
Story Pi-based private cloud storage device runs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:38pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:34pm
Story Enlightenment 0.19 Now In Alpha With Better Wayland Support Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:32pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:29pm
Story FreeBSD 9.3 Beta 1 Gets Support for Apple MacBook Products Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:29pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:28pm

Interview With Dries Buytaert

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Drupal

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Dries. In specific, we talk about: Building specialized commercial support for open source technology, Making cloud computing more viable for widespread use, and The relationship between Drupal and Linux distros.

Linux Should Copy Amiga

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OS

linuxtoday.com: Mark Shuttleworth made headlines not too long ago when he called for the Linux desktop to surpass Mac OS X in both beauty and functionality. I'm not much of an Apple fan-- I don't care for the Apple desktop. I think there is a better model to aspire to, and that is the AmigaOS.

Tactical Linux computer muscles up

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announced a more powerful version of its rugged tactical mission computer. The Parvus DuraCor 810-Duo runs Linux on a 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and targets "high reliability" military and homeland defense applications.

Reliable Linux netbooks for Black Friday

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Hardware

blogs.computerworld: Before charging out the door to buy one, though you need to think this through. You don't want to just rush out there and grab the first cheap machine you see. For example, if your ring size is '11,' than a 7" display netbook isn't going to be for you at any price.

Red Hat Fedora Claims It's the Leader in Linux

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internetnews.com: Counting Linux users is no easy task since there is typically no requirement for users to register their installations. Yet on the eve of its next major release, the distro produces new figures showing that it's ahead of rivals in total users.

YaST Mascot Winner Chosen! Say Hello to Yastie!

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project and YaST team are happy to announce the winner of the YaST Mascot Contest. After extensive deliberation, the judges have chosen the Aardvark concept, submitted by Klára Cihlářová.

Backtrack Linux on a Thumbdrive: Can Security Testing Get Any Easier?

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tuxgeek.me: I have dealt with a lot of Linux distros since I first learned the power of my newfound penguin friend. He was free unlike a Microsoft or Apple product, had thousands of available programs (also free), and looked damn classy while he was in control of my computer.

The telepathic desktop: apps are out, people are in

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siltala.net: This article is a humble opinion piece of a GNOME user who wishes to stop using communication software and just be in touch with people. I want to write mail to, chat with, talk to, and have video conferences with real people without worrying about applications and technology.

Linux is a kernel, Now STFU

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Ok. How many times did it happen to you that whenever you say “Linux” referring to Linux Distro or Linux as an OS in general, some righteous-grammar nazi pops out of nowhere only to correct you by pointing out the obvious and the annoying fact that “Linux is actually a kernel?”

SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried

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linux.com: Nowadays, everyone uses Ubuntu, most people have used Fedora, and many folks have tried openSUSE. SimplyMEPIS ... not so many. That's a shame, because this relatively obscure Debian-based desktop distribution from Morgantown, WV, is an outstanding desktop operating system. With SimplyMEPIS 8 at beta 5 and closing in on release, I tested the distribution and found it to be a keeper.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008 (Issue 27) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, PCLOSonUSB, and Brighten the Puter.

Local hero: Stefan Lesicnik on Linux and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: South Africa’s Stefan Lesicnik was this week confirmed as an Ubuntu contributing developer. Tectonic asked Stefan where his work with Linux started.

Novell and Open Source Communities

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SUSE

compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: Recently there have been a lot of one sided bashing of Novell’s open source credentials on Planet India. Here is my take on the matter.

How to Help New Linux User

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linuxplanet.com: Computer people are fine human beings, but they do a lot of harm in the ways they "help" other people with their computer problems. Now that we're trying to get everyone online, I thought it might be helpful to write down everything I've been taught about helping people use computers.

Kubuntu Moves Forward: You Can't Please Everyone, All the Time

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ostatic.com: It's nearly a year since KDE released the KDE4 desktop. The initial roll-out was rocky for KDE, and while subsequent releases have brought ever increasing stability and enhancements, some KDE users feel it's not quite ready for daily use.

Software Selection Tips: StarOffice Vs. OpenOffice

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bmighty.com/blog: Now that Sun has released StarOffice 9, it's a good time to answer an important question: What, exactly, is the difference between OpenOffice.org and StarOffice?

Let's talk about LINUX Ubuntu 8.10

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ariewijaya.blogspot: About four years ago, I tried to free myself from the oppression and misery of running Windows XP by installing Linux on my PC. Ever installed the Linux operating system? It’s not for the faint of heart. So, when it was recently reported that Linux-based netbooks are being returned at a rate four-times higher than their Windows-based brethren, I can’t say I was surprised.

The sound of empire falling

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Microsoft

esr.ibiblio.org: I predicted years ago that what would eventually do Microsoft in was white-box PC makers defecting because they needed to claw back profit margin as the Windows license became the largest single item in their bills of material. And here’s the confirmation.

How to Select A Linux Distribution

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maketecheasier.com: The most commonly asked question by new Linux users is often “Which Linux distribution is the best for me?”. With hundreds, possibly thousands of different Linux distros out there, it is really a tough job deciding which is the one for you.

today's leftovers

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  • Support Firefox Day 4

  • Thunderbird 2.0.0.18 released
  • Mozilla - about:plugins Nov 20
  • Custom-Branded Firefox Browser Recognized for Excellence
  • You know you've won...
  • Tom Brady Teams Up With OLPC
  • Gartner tries to scare businesses adopting open source
  • Linux gets Common Criteria certs
  • Opportunities for open source M&A
  • Qualcomm’s Kayak “PC alternative” pictured
  • Which check to write? when open source means Jack
  • 64-Bit Flash On Linux: It's A Portal
  • Deploy on Linux or stay with XP - Hasta la Vista
  • Open Source CMS Webcast: Drupal, by O’Reilly
  • VirtualBox 2 sucks, gnome-terminal sucks
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 2
  • unix, then and now
  • Simple Scriptlet To Make The Linux CLI More User Friendly
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Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more

Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

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Braswell based Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple expansion options

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