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Story Chromebooks Emerge as Major New Linux Force on Notebooks Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 8:03pm
Story PHP 5.5.15 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 7:53pm
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Story Dive in, penguins: Upstart builds Linux virtual SAN Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 5:12pm
Story LibreOffice 4.2.6 RC2 Now Ready for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 5:03pm
Story Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 4:55pm
Story Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 1:42pm
Story GOG.com Now Supports Linux! Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 1:30pm
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New Linux-powered PowerStation dispels rumors Power Architecture's death

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: Terra Soft, the developer of Yellow Dog Linux on the PowerStation platform, is pushing the limits of design and performance with the planned mid-July release of a quad core PowerPC deskside tower that returns the Power Architecture to both the workstation and server markets at a competitive price.

Killer Reiser In Jailhouse Interview: Sorry I Lied

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Reiser
Interviews

cbs5.com: In an exclusive interview with CBS News at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, 44-year-old Hans Reiser said he was sorry he lied on the witness stand during his trial when he maintained he had nothing to do with 31-year old Nina Reiser's death.

big sites picking up on Best Buy Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Best Buy, Amazon selling Ubuntu for $20

  • Ubuntu Linux goes retail
  • Canonical and Valusoft bring Ubuntu plus support to Best Buy
  • Ubuntu's Best Buy
  • Best Buy stores to sell boxed version of Ubuntu Linux
  • Best Buy Is Selling Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux at Best Buy

openSUSE Build Service 1.0 Released

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The 1.0 release provides all the features necessary to support building openSUSE in the public build systems and allowing direct contributions to openSUSE from all contributors. The openSUSE Build Service allows developers to create and maintain packages for openSUSE and many other Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat, and Ubuntu.

KDE 4.1 Improvements

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KDE

giannaros.org/blog: There are a lot of nice things in the upcoming 4.1, so I’ll just briefly mention a few of those visual ones which particularly interest me:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Simple Guide to Making the Perfect Recording in Audacity

  • qGIS on Ubuntu Hardy
  • Vim Editing Multiple Files and Windowing Support Under Linux / UNIX
  • Fast, powerful Geany editor offers IDE features
  • Using Traps Outside Of Shell Scripts On Unix Or Linux
  • From noise to grain

Introducing wattOS - A Lightweight Ubuntu

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Linux

softpedia.com: wattOS... the last frontier, the lightweight Ubuntu-based operating system is now here! Faster than anything else out there, wattOS is not just another Ubuntu clone, it is powered by the Openbox window manager, a standards compliant, fast, lightweight and extensible window manager.

ISO to TMB: OOXML Appeals Should Be Denied

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OSS

groklaw.net: The processing of the ISO/IEC DIS 29500 project has been conducted in conformity with the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Directives, with decisions determined by the votes expressed by the relevant ISO and IEC national bodies under their own responsibility, and consequently, for the reasons mentioned above, the appeals should not be processed further.

Compiz Support For Multi-Pointer X

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Software

phoronix.com: In May we shared that Multi-Pointer X (or MPX for short) was entering the mainline X server. While it's now in the mainline branch, Peter Hutterer, the chief developer of MPX, hasn't stopped there. One of his most recent accomplishments was modifying Compiz to support Multi-Point X.

Compiz Fusion Community News for July 9, 2008

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: This edition we cover some of the more new plugins coming our way from both official and unofficial development trees. Highlights this week are: Cool stackswitch plugin by onestone, Eye-Candy wizard plugin, and Grid plugin for organising windows.

Breaking the Camel’s Back

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: What if OEMs were required to sell the software separately from the hardware, BUT still be allowed to preinstall? Oh wait, what’s that other stack of disks next to the Windows envelopes? Ubuntu Linux disks? They’re FREE? And if I don’t like it I can come back next week and still buy the OEM Windows disks?

How to pick the right operating system for your business

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OS

itbusiness.ca: Many small and mid-sized businesses are seriously considering Linux as an alternative operating system (OS). The Linux vs. Microsoft issue is once more on their radar screen, partly due to less than stellar reviews garnered by Vista, its undistinguished sales, and the growing popularity of open source software.

Introducing the Linux user interface

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Linux

cnet.com: A few days ago, Walter Mossberg, writing in the Wall Street Journal, offered a verbal peek at the Mac user interface intended as heads-up for Windows XP users thinking of switching. I'm not a Mac user, but from reading the article, it seems that the initial learning curve for switching from Windows XP to Linux, is less than that for switching to Macs. I offer the Linux side of the various user interface aspects that Mossberg raised and contrast it with Mac OS X Leopard.

Linux examined: OpenSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

computerworld.com: A few weeks ago, the OpenSUSE Project announced the release of OpenSUSE 11.0, the "community" edition of SUSE Linux, Novell's commercial Linux distribution. Like most recent distributions, OpenSUSE is made up of the usual suspects. Once up, OpenSUSE looks pretty much like any other GNOME/KDE-based Linux distro.

My interview with murderer Hans Reiser

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Reiser
Interviews

salon.com: Five days before the computer genius who killed his wife led police to her body, he was remorseless and angry in defense of his innocence. I showed up at the Santa Rita Jail during visiting hours to meet Hans Reiser and I knew if I was ever going to talk with him, I had to do it before he was transferred to state prison.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Outlaws 46 - Failover to Fab

  • What Hath Open Source Wrought?
  • Opera Web Standards Curriculum
  • openSUSE or <insert distro name>
  • 2.6.26-rc9, "Enough Changes That We Needed Another -rc"
  • Add multiple desktops to Vista and XP with the Vista/XP Virtual Desktop Manager
  • Glacier Computer Releases Linux for Everest
  • New Funtoo 2008.0 Stages
  • Mozilla Developer News June 8
  • Patches coming today for DNS vulnerability
  • Sudoku time! (fun firefox extention)
  • Vala: A New Language Made Just for GTK+
  • Turn one PC into two for free
  • Orphans in Cooker
  • Alfresco founder says open source makes software better
  • How I got my usb headset to work
  • A case for text-based DVD rippers
  • Rhythmbox ID3 Tag Issues
  • Judge Agrees to Reduce Reiser's Sentence in Exchange for Nina's Body

Linux is a tool.

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Linux

The business world and the rest of the world is a marketplace. So the next time someone tries to tell you that the Linux approach of presenting a large number of distributions isn't good for the business sense of Linux, they apparently haven't been to a marketplace in a long time.

thoughts on innovation on the desktop

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KDE

vizzzion.org: While surfing around on Teh Intarwebs, I've read complaints from people that we're doing something radically new to the user. Some of those users seem to have problems with all that "radically new" stuff.

How Should Mozilla Execute Its Vision?

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Moz/FF

linuxjournal.com: The announcement by the GNOME Foundation that it is appointing Stormy Peters as its Executive Director confirms a suspicion that I've harboured for a while: that we are witnessing the evolution of major open source projects into new kinds of players in the computing world.

Fedora, meet OLPC. OLPC, meet Fedora.

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Linux
OLPC

gregdek.livejournal: Did you know that the OLPC project is the largest single "customer" of Fedora in the entire world? Despite some unfortunate statements by the project's erstwhile CEO, the OLPC project is still *extremely* focused on succeeding in its noble goal -- the education of the world's children -- with the use of free software as the central component of their software strategy.

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