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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Story Linutop 5 is a fanless, Linux mini-desktop (without outdated specs) Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 11:13pm
Story Send in the clones: Oracle, CentOS catch up to Red Hat Linux 6.5 Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 10:49pm
Story Will you buy a Steam Machine for $499? Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 9:52pm
Story Quad-Monitor AMD/NVIDIA Linux Gaming: What You Need To Know Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 9:40pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.3 Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 9:25pm
Story Testing the New ZaTab Open Hackable Android Tablet Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 9:15pm
Story How Ubuntu translates hi-tech into humanity Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 9:00pm
Story Oracle integrates DTrace debugger into its Linux distribution Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 8:47pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 5:27pm

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.

Review: Opera 9.5 -- a fine browsing alternative

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Software kay, I have to admit I was a bit concerned when I downloaded Version 9.5 of Opera, which shipped June 13. At first glance, this lean, mean browsing machine seemed to be showing signs of middle-age spread.

OpenSUSE 11 a redemptive OS with a Mactastic shine

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SUSE 2008 is proving to be a banner year for Linux distributions; so far we've seen Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 9, both of which go a long way toward making Linux painless for newbies. You can now add OpenSUSE, the community-driven sequel to Novell's SUSE Linux distribution, to the list of significant releases.

Firefox 3 browser downloads strong in first day

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  • Firefox 3 browser downloads strong in first day

  • Firefox 3.0 released as browser climbs the charts
  • Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast
  • My first day with Firefox 3

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 27

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SUSE Issue #27 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: HOT! Upcoming o p e n S U S E 1 1 . 0, People of openSUSE: Rupert Horstkötter, and Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: KDE with Stephan Binner.

Profoss event essay

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OOo Profoss last week organised an event on deployments in professional environments. The event was opened by Roberto Galoppini, who talked about the approach and methodology available for a successful migration.

There are way too many Linux distributions.

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Linux I support Linux and the free software movement. I appreciate all the hard work that the community has put into free software. However, we need a solid base of what Linux is. Every distribution their own package management, file system structure, and set of tools that is different.

Who will release first

Gentoo (2008.x)
23% (47 votes)
PCLinuxOS (2008)
51% (106 votes)
26% (54 votes)
Total votes: 207

Damn Small Linux 4.4 Review

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Linux DSL 4.4 was just released on June 9th, so this past weekend I installed it on my Compaq Deskpro Pentium III 800 Mhz machine. It only has 256 megs of RAM, so a lightweight distribution like DSL is a good choice for it.

Review: Linux Mint 5

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Linux One of the hallmark Linux distributions for new users that we've been very pleased with has been Linux Mint. As I've said before, it's built on Ubuntu and is essentially "Ubuntu done right". With the introduction of version 5, Linux Mint has upped [the] level.

Bridging the African digital divide - with a ‘toaster’

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OSS In South Africa a “free” download here can end up costing almost $100. This is where the Freedom Toaster comes in. “What if open-source can really be open-source, even here?” he says, scrolling through a menu of possible downloads on the happy orange screen.

PCLinuxOS GNOME Review

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PCLOS Everyone is familiar with PCLinuxOS by now. And most of us have preconceived thoughts and opinions on this Linux distribution. And yet, I could not get my head around the attraction of this distro over Ubuntu, Simply Mepis, Linux Mint, Freespire or any other beginner-friendly Linux release.

Things to do after installing openSUSE 11.0

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HowTos So you’ve downloaded and installed openSUSE 11.0. Are you now wondering what you may have to do post installation, here’s a quick run down:

Hands on: Flock 2 steps up the social browser game

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Software Flock is an intriguing new "social web browser" that is designed not just as a portal to the web, but to your friends' lives and the online communities where we share many of today's experiences.

Canadian Firm Shows Faith In Ubuntu Server

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Ubuntu While most major server vendors take a “wait and see” approach to Ubuntu, a major Canadian Web host says the server operating system is ready for prime time. Indeed, Cirrus Tech is now offering Ubuntu on its server hosting plans. Here’s a closer look at Cirrus Tech’s announcement, and the state of Ubuntu on the server.

First 'stable' Wine puts Windows apps on Linux

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Software The makers of Wine, a compatibility tool that allows Windows applications to run on Linux machines without Windows installed, have released a stable version of Wine 1.0.

O'Brien: Mozilla's open-source model represents valley at its best

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Moz/FF After the official demise of the Netscape browser back in 2003, it seemed as if Microsoft's Internet Explorer would dominate the browser market, well, forever. It was hard to imagine how or why anyone would invest time and resources to create a new rival. But they did.

today's leftovers

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  • Konqueror 3.5.9 Review - The Great Swiss Knife

  • Linux Development Thriving
  • gPodder's no plodder when it comes to podcasts
  • How to create desktop icons in KDE4
  • New Webcam and Linux
  • If Business Succeeds with GNU/Linux, Why Not OLPC?
  • Sixty-Six OLPC XO Laptops Stolen in Peruvian Town
  • Mail merge in
  • Linux Outlaws 43 - The Unbreakable Car
  • The Linux promise
  • Is open source only good for undermining competitors?
  • Meld - a Visual Diff Tool for GNOME
  • Firefox 3 plug-ins are still center stage
  • Google keeps killing penguins for money
  • Linux on a Wii
  • Intel GMA 4-Series Support On Linux

Eee PC proves why Linux blows

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Linux A week or so ago, one of the online shopping sites I frequent was selling Eee PCs on the cheap. Out of the box, it's easy to use and has almost all the apps one needs to be productive. My plan is to use the Eee PC in meetings, interviews, for the odd Skype call (Skype is included without any need to install extra software) and in my studies. This is where it starts to get annoying.

Also: Asus EEE-PC 900 completely misses the point
And: Mandriva and EEE PC, 2009.0 specs

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