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Story Berlin: IT centralisation thwarts open source Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:31am
Story LibreOffice 4.2 Office Suite Boasts New Features, Performance Boost Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 3:47am
Story ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 GNOME review Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 3:35am
Story Firefox Set to Get a New Look, Better Sync Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 1:31am
Story Is GNOME the best Linux desktop? Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 1:25am
Story Google releases Chromecast SDK Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 1:16am
Story Linus Torvalds and other developers are leaving Bitcoins on the table Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 10:01pm
Story ARM is not about the status quo : Open source breeds new architectures Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 9:57pm
Story CompuLab Utilite: A Tiny, Low-Power, Low-Cost, ARM Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 9:53pm
Story First impressions of Antergos installation Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 9:47pm

Intel snubs Microsoft; offers Linux certification

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Linux

apcmag.com: Intel's enthusiasm for open source is gathering speed: now it is endorsing professional Linux certifications, snubbing the old Microsoft certification program.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open Season #20

  • Using Perltidy To Beautify Ugly Perl Scripts
  • Drupal Daze
  • world’s most stickered laptop
  • Smail - the lighter mail server
  • Get file system and partition information in Linux/Unix
  • Searching for all ebuilds with specific useflag in Gentoo
  • People and their Operating Systems....
  • Stuff That Works With Linux #1 - Sitecom WL-113

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #100!

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 100 for the weeks July 13th - July 19th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: UWN history, UWN Past & Present Staff Podcast, Mark Shuttleworth podcast, Comments from Past & Present Editors, and much much more.

X Devs Drop NVIDIA Auto-Config Support

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Software

phoronix.com: Sparking a heated Sunday afternoon debate, NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner had commited a trivial change to the X Server that resulted in several key open-source X developers becoming disgruntled. Ultimately, this NVIDIA-spawned patch ended up being recalled just hours later.

Ubuntu Linux, My Favorite Desktop

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Ubuntu

amumtaz.wordpress: Has anyone tried the new Ubuntu Linux Desktop? Yes, instead of the usual Vista from Microsoft, the open source Linux? I did this week. In fact, I downloaded it out of a whim to see how what was this hoopla about Ubuntu. I am an old Unix/Linux fan and have had on occasions had Unix/Linux based machines as my desktop. So it was not my first try at this. But I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.

Mandriva - Linux 2008 Spring review

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MDV

itreviews.co.uk: Amidst a deluge of recent Linux updates, you could be forgiven for overlooking the release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring. The latest in a long line of Mandriva distros, this features the usual upgrades to the component software together with a number of new features.

A socialist’s view of Ubuntu: love it or leave it?

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Ubuntu

jasonthepinko.com: A few months back I posted an article reviewing Ubuntu 8.04, “Hardy Heron.” In the comments section, one person brought up a good point: how can I, as a socialist, support Ubuntu?

Compiz Fusion : Unmatched 3D Environment in Linux

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Software

blog.ashfame: Think Aqua interface in Mac OSX and 3D Flip in Windows Vista was the best looking Operating system? Ever thought that the 3D effects on hacker’s desktop shown in movies are not for real? No need to think again, just read on because the freedom and flexibility Compiz Fusion provides is beyond imagination.

Bringing Open Source Best Practices into Corporations Using a Software Forge

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OSS

riehle.org: A software forge is a tools platform for collaborative software development, similar to integrated CASE environments. In this paper, we discuss our experiences with using a software forge to bring open source best practices into corporations.

Four Useful FUSE Implementations

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Software

fosswire.com: FUSE is a project that makes it easy for developers to build filesystems and virtual filesystems, by allowing their code to run in userspace, rather than at the kernel level. In this post, I’m going to round up four useful implementations of FUSE.

I'm running Gnome

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KDE

blog.flameeyes.eu: I dislike the way KDE 4 is being developed, with a focus on eyecandy rather than on features. This is easily shown by the Oxygen style; not only it is taking up a amount of screen real estate for widgets that remind me of Keramik, but it’s also tremendously slow. But this is just one of the issues I have with KDE recently. There are some policies I really, really, dislike in KDE.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Commands used to Admin the server

  • Use apt url instead of using a terminal
  • How Install Microsoft Office in Ubuntu with Wine
  • Enable and Disable "root" on Ubuntu Linux
  • Guide to faster Ubuntu
  • NoMachine NX fails on Fedora 9 — here’s the solution
  • Nautilus File Selection

Leaving the mockup phase

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KDE
Software

nienhueser.de: Found some time this weekend to continue working on the contacts plasmoid and some basic functionality is now there. Kudos to the plasma team for the great API. The data engine now supports querying kopete, but is designed to support other contact backends in the future.

A first look at Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

technologytales.com: I must admit that my curiosity got the better of me when screenshots of Ubuntu’s 8.10, otherwise known as Intrepid ibex, started to make their appearance. It is only at alpha2 stage so it’s definitely a no-no for production systems. However, it does run surprisingly smoothly even at this stage.

Unboxing the FreeRunner

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Hardware

kdubois.net: Last Tuesday, my Openmoko Freerunner showed up in the mail. I don’t really want to make rash comments about the software yet, as it will take a me a bit to acclimate to the state of the openmoko project. I do feel that its very safe to say that this phone is not ready to hit prime time just yet.

Enterprise open source gaining traction: survey

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OSS

computerworld.co.nz: At its symposium in Lisbon last month, Forrester talked to application development and enterprise architecture professionals from European firms that are actively using open source.

Simplis GNU/Linux: A new face in GNU/Linux Town

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Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: We see many new Linux distributions released on regular basis. Some are based upon already existing major Linux distributions while others are independent projects. But not all will attract your attention until there is something really unique about them.

Baine is on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

hyelbaine.blogspot: To the very few readers of this blog, I'm proud to present you my first blog post on a desktop or PC that is not from Microsoft Windows. Yes after much thought and deliberation, I've decided to give Linux a shot.

Do open source applications take security seriously?

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Not according to the folks at Fortify, who today are issuing a blistering report claiming open source projects and companies don’t take security seriously at all.

Ubuntu advantages

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Linux

jldugger.livejournal: There are some advantages to running Ubuntu I can think of, but not among those is "never search the internet for drivers again". There is a perception that this is special to Ubuntu or Linux. Oh, and also that it's true.

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