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Story Secure communications service Perzo will be open source Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 9:13am
Story GCW-ZERO, the open source gaming console Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 9:03am
Story IBM will be bringing KVM Linux virtualization to Power in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 8:36am
Story A Summer Spent on OpenPrinting with the Linux Foundation Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 8:33am
Story Linux users laugh at Microsoft's commitment to open source Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 9:13pm
Story Fedora 20 Ends Up With Yet Another Delay Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:56pm
Story Netrunner 13.12 RC available for testing Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:40pm
Story Linux Mint 16 OEM Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:27pm
Story Linux Kernel News Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 7:04pm
Story Fact sheet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 1:18pm

Paludis, Gentoo and Ciaran McCreesh uncensored

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lab.obsethryl.eu: A lot of seasoned GNU/Linux users prefer using Gentoo in production, mainly because of Portage. Despite that, Portage does have a series of issues that hinder its further development; one solution that can substitute Portage and offer a viable and far more robust alternative is Paludis.

Trolltech and KDE collaborate on Phonon

liquidat: Trolltech and KDE work together for years now: the Trolltech developers are open to KDE’s suggestions and needs, and KDE itself is a big testing framework for Trolltech’s Qt. Now this cooperation went a step further: Trolltech and KDE 4 announced that both will work together on KDE 4’s Phonon in the future.

Puppy Linux 3.0.1: King of the Seamonkeys

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Linux

techiemoe: Puppy Linux is one of several lightweight distributions I've used in the past, and I remember being quite impressed. It is with much disappointment that I find this latest release of Puppy no more useful than Damn Small Linux when it comes to practical, offline concerns. Allow me to expand on that.

Comprehensive Linux System Services List: Explanation and Recommendation

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Linux

linuxlove: Linux services are basically programs that start at boot time to provide certain features and services (Apache, the web server for example). After installation, every Linux distribution provides a list of enabled services. In this post, I’ll try to explain as good as I can, most services you’ll see on a Linux distribution.

7 Yr Anniversary with Linux

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Linux

johntaber.com: . In the early days Linux may have been a drag on my businesses, diverting time away from making money - today I consider using Linux and Open Source as a competitive advantage. We now do things faster, better, cheaper.

Back in the fold

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SUSE

labyrinth.org: So a couple months ago I mentioned that I was running Fedora again as my primary desktop due to some problems I was having with OpenSUSE 10.3 But that I would try it again after a couple months hoping that patches will have addressed my problems. Well here we are a couple months later and I’ve installed OpenSUSE 10.3 on my primary AMD64 machine. This time through things worked the way I had expected them two a few months ago.

Ukufisa? or is it True Love?

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Ubuntu

lumpyscorner.com: I am in love. Not the typical, usual, I "met her at the club and she swept me off my feet" love. No this was far from that. I have seen this apple of my eye around for a long while. I thought nothing of her at first. However, for many a years I kept hearing about her.

Good ole Gentoo. Where art thou?

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Gentoo

blog.mindlesstechie.net: I remember when I first started using Gentoo (back in the Gentoo 1.4 days), the community activity was just amazing. Each and every day or week, there was always something new and exciting going on in the Gentoo community.

Debian GNU/Linux on a Sony VAIO SZ680

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Linux

jonbernard.blogspot: I just acquired a Sony VAIO SZ680 and I felt like sharing my experience getting Debian installed on this thing. I wouldn't call it a "walk in the park" by any means, so hopefully someone else will find this useful.

What Windows Does Well

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Linux

geekfromkansas.com: The Linux community does not understand that computer users, as a rule, really don’t care about the operating system. They just want it to do its job and stay out of the way. Any real involvement with it makes them nervous. That description fits perhaps 97 or 98 percent of users.

Linux isn’t worth the trouble any more

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dv8e.bbnyz.com: This post is about Linux, and the problems I’ve been dogged with since making the decision to upgrade to the latest versions of Ubuntu (7.10) and openSUSE (10.3). You can find all sorts of glowing reviews of both distributions without too much trouble, but the problem with these reviews is that nobody seems to be really doing anything non-trivial with them before they write their reviews.

GPL vs BSD, a matter of sustainability

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OSS

matusiak.eu: Both licensing models have been around for a very long time. I don’t know which predates which, but it really doesn’t matter. The spirit behind both licenses is very similar: free software is good. But they realize this idea in different ways.

Linux.com Weekly Wire #2 (video)

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Linux

linux.com: Lisa Hoover talks about highlights from the past week -- and a little about next week's stories, too, including a "sneak peek" at the Asus EeePC.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.23.11 Released

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Linux

PCBurn: The -stable team has announced another build of the stabilized Linux kernel. This one only fixes a couple of build problems, so if you're not having any trouble there no need to upgrade.

A OLPC Give One Get None Horror Story

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: When One Laptop Per Child announced Give One Get One, Jon Camfield worried about the grey markets allowing XO theft to vandalize education. Sadly, we now have another theft to add. Bob was a victum of Give One Get None.

More Novell layoffs in '08

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SUSE

Provo Daily Herald: More layoffs are expected next year at Novell Inc. after the Waltham, Mass. software maker disclosed in a federal filing Thursday plans to extend a restructuring effort in a two-year strategy to shore up profitability.

few howtos and a short

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HowTos
  • Miss Your Windows Application? Try WINE

  • Installing Skype 2 Beta on Kubuntu
  • Encrypting your /home
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Snowglobe, shelf plugins in compiz-fusion-git

The Year in Desktop Linux

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Linux

datamation: Linux, an alternative open source operating system, is nothing new to small business. As a server platform, Linux is widely used to share files and run Web servers, not to mention routing e-mail and serving up the shared calendar and task capabilities that compete with Microsoft Exchange.

Alpha spotting: Mandriva Spring 2008 Alpha 1

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MDV

blogbeebe: Mandriva Alpha 1 was released today. So I downloaded the ISO onto europa and booted 'er up. Mandriva Spring 2008 fired up without any issues on this hardware. Overall it's quite usable and stable for an alpha.

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