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Story FIRST LOOK: HP takes giant leap in server design Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 6:31pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 5:44pm
Story Find the best desktop Linux distributions for new users Rianne Schestowitz 1 12/02/2014 - 12:14pm
Story Gedit 3.11.3 Text Editor for GNOME Improves the New Interface Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 6:21am
Story LibreOffice 4.1.5, Linux for Students, and the Weirdest Places Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 6:13am
Story Linux On Macs Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 4:22am
Story Debian init decision further isolates Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 3:12am
Story GNOME’s Web Browser Introduces a New History Window Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 2:40am
Story The legacy of Mandrake Linux: Rosa Linux Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 1:37am
Story Top 10 legal issues for free software of 2013 Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 10:02pm

First look: Haiku poetically resurrects BeOS

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OS

arstechnica.com: At the Southern California Linux Expo this past weekend, Google engineer and open-source software developer Bruno de Albuquerque gave a presentation about Haiku, a project devoted to creating an open-source clone of BeOS.

Fedora 8: Live CD Reviewed

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Linux

osweekly.com: Earlier this week, I took a close look at the latest release of Fedora. Overall, Fedora 8 is a really solid distro. But there were specific areas that a lot of other reviews completely missed. In this piece, we will examine these more intimately to get a better understanding of Red Hat's new release.

Laptops For Less: 25 Notebooks Under $600

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Hardware

informationweek.com: With portables supposedly outselling desktop PCs last year, obviously someone considers them an intriguing proposition. To be honest, once you realize that you can take it with you -- good or bad as that might be to your personal life -- it's easy to understand the attraction. Our handy guide to the best and latest low-cost notebook computers.

The little laptop that could -- do just about anything the big boys can

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Linux
Hardware

canada.com: I've never been terribly cutting edge when it comes to my own personal electronics. But the little laptop computer I bought recently turned heads at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

Linux Got Game: Alien Arena 2007 Review

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Gaming

junauza.blogspot: Alien Arena 2007 is a free/open-source first-person shooter game based on source code released by id Software. The game combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay similar to the Quake, Doom, and Unreal Tournament series. Alien Arena is primarily an online multiplayer action game, although single player campaigns are also available against bots.

SAM Linux Desktop shows promise

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Linux

linux.com: SAM Linux Desktop, an Xfce-fronted distribution based on PCLinuxOS, aims to be a complete and modern desktop operating system. Though it has problems that need to be worked out before it will match the competition, it offers an easy install, a 3-D desktop environment, and a flurry of programs to suit your needs.

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 on Debian Etch. The resulting system provides a full featured collaboration-suite with many features.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Downloading Photos to Ubuntu

  • Billard GL
  • Virtualizing Embedded Linux
  • Finally, E17 has come to the masses
  • Torvalds: Stick to C for kernel coding
  • Torvalds: Contibutors' boss is not my concern
  • two more to freedom
  • Trend Micro patent claim provokes FOSS community, leads to boycott
  • Nice Open Source Fonts
  • Vista a review and comparison with Ubuntu
  • GNOME 2.22 Beta 2 Coming This Week
  • 'Jaws' actor Scheider dies at 75
  • Command Line Equivalents - mpc and bc
  • Tips and tricks: What is the 2038 bug? Is my system affected? How do I fix this issue?
  • Python scripts vs Bash scripts in Linux
  • Make the Linux kernel recognise a SCSI device
  • SCaLE 6X: Interview with KDE's Celeste Lyn Paul
  • SCALE 6x trip report
  • Fetch, Nepomuk, fetch!
  • Sauce The Game Video Review of Open Arena

Thunderbird security woes

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Moz/FF

desktoplinux.com: When Firefox 2.12 came out on Feb. 7, it brought with it fixes for three critical security holes and seven that were not quite so serious. According to the security advisories, many of these problems were also fixed in the Thunderbird 2.12 e-mail client. Unfortunately, there is no Thunderbird 2.12.

Can we please stop fighting FUD with FUD?

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: It has long been the case that proprietary software companies, particularly Microsoft, regularly engage in FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) tactics against their opponents. Recently I’ve noticed a surge in the amount of FUD going the other way—from the FOSS community towards Microsoft and other proprietary software companies. Why do we feel it is necessary to fight FUD with FUD?

The PHP Community Starts the PHP 4 Sunset, Gears Up for PHP 6

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Software
Interviews

itjungle.com: The community behind the PHP scripting language that controls much of the Web application infrastructure out there on the Internet and on corporate networks has been evolving for a number of years. Andi Gutmans, one of the founders of Zend and its chief technology officer, explained that is going on in the PHP community in a recent interview.

Eight Distros a Week: Debian 4.0

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy: Talking about this particular review with a trusted friend who far out-geeks me (but I’m working on it), he made the following comparison. “Isn’t reviewing Debian kind of like reviewing your mother?”

Also: Eight Distros a Week: AntiX ‘Spartacus’ / ‘Lysistrata’
And: Eight Distros a Week: Fedora 7 / Fedora 8

GNOME Annoys Users by Mangling Linux Copy & Paste

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Software

linuxtnt.wordpress: One annoying misfeature of Gnome is the way that they have tried to foul up X Windows cut and paste. For some reason Gnome added another cut and paste feature which copies the clunky one on Microsoft Windows.

New Opera snapshot: Introducing advanced tab activation

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Software

my.opera.com blog: This build implements a much requested option for all you users switching from other browsers. You can now get that Safari, Firefox, IE or <insert alternative browser of choice here> tab handling in Opera, too.

How to: partition hard drive for Linux

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HowTos

tech.blorge.com: Linux has a complicated hierarchy of files and folders that can be confusing right from the start when a user is trying to migrate to Linux. When asked for partition information by the installer, a user may feel uncomfortable continuing. We’ll try to sort through some of that mess here.

QEMU: A Review

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Software

linuxhow2.com: What is QEMU? It's a free software "processor emulator", which means it's capable of running applications written for other systems natively on your current operating system. The QEMU virtual CPU core library is released underneath the GNU LGPL. QEMU is capable of running a guest operating system on top of your current operating system, in the same manner as applications such as VirtualBox OSE and Vmware Workstation.

Everex Zonbu Notebook

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Linux
Hardware

pcmag.com: The Zonbu PC, a $99 miniature desktop that debuted earlier this year, generated some excitement among those with shallow pockets—at least until they saw the fine print.

Also: Mini-laptop sweeps through schools
And: Sri Lanka to introduce one laptop per child

F-Spot

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Software

fosswire.com: Nowadays, people have a lot of media. Music, videos and photos. One application for Linux for managing a library of photos is F-Spot. I thought I would take it for a spin, under Fedora 8 and GNOME.

Expect OpenXML win for Microsoft at ISO

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: It’s the nature of the system, admits Andy Updegrove, legal advisor to the Linux Foundation. The format of Microsoft Office will likely become an official International Standards Organization standard at the end of this month.

Last Prosecution Witness to Take Stand in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial reaches a milestone Monday, when the prosecution is expected to put on its last witness -- three months after jurors began hearing some 50 witnesses here in Alameda County Superior Court.

Also: Nina Reiser's Mom Sobbing on Witness Stand

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