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Story Radeon Graphics Yield Mixed Results With Linux 3.17 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:13am
Story Android L update for Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 to release in late October Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:10am
Story KDE Releases in the Future Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:05am
Story Preview Of AMD Radeon R9 290 Hawaii Open-Source Performance Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:58am
Story Why I don't distro-hop: Because work. And pain. Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:49am
Story Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:41am
Story Is Open Source Becoming the De Facto Standard in the Data Center? Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:30am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:22am
Story Video: Which Super Hero Would the Linux Community Be? Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:09am

interesting Press Releases

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Linux
  • Freespire Returns to Debian Roots

  • VMware Joins The Linux Foundation
  • gOS Announces gOS 3 Gadgets -- the Newest Version of Its Linux OS

Mozilla reveals the Firefox of the future?

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla has unveiled a spectacular new concept browser, dubbed Aurora. The bleeding-edge browser is part of a new Mozilla Labs initiative, in which the open-source foundation is encouraging people to contribute ideas and designs for the browser of the future.

Linux is a platform, not an OS

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Linux

raiden.net: There is one thing that many people have yet failed to realize, and that is that Linux is a platform, not an OS. Now as bizarre as that may sound, if you truly think about it, you'll realize that I'm right.

Opendocument format

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OSS

trolltech.com/blogs: The Open Document Format (ODF) is an ISO standardized method of storing rich text and other office data. The ODF standard has grown in popularity over the last years quite a bit. Many governments around the world have passed laws stating that any sort of communication between the government and its people has to be done in ODF.

LinuxWorld 2008 - nobody cares

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Linux

blogs.the451group: There are certain phrases that we tend to hear a lot from vendors — ‘enterprise-class, best of breed, customer choice,’ etc. However, I was repeatedly hearing somewhat surprising phrases as I made the rounds at LinuxWorld this year: ‘We don’t care, customers don’t care, no one cares …”

Of Kids and Linux

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: LinuxWorld is planning a good old-fashioned install-fest for their San Francisco conference. And if you have an old PC or can bluff your way through an Ubuntu install, you're invited to participate. Ah, the kids! God bless the younger generation. That is the hope for Free and Open Source Software.

The Pitfalls of Open Source Litigation

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OSS

internetnews.com: Optimists say the best things in life are free; realists say yes, but anything that's free costs way too much. Nowhere is that more applicable than in open source software.

Sony’s music now DRM free in Germany

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Misc

liquidat.wordpress: The entire process actually works with Konqueror (3.5.9 on Fedora 8), so there is no need for Microsoft software at all. If I saw it right there wasn’t even flash or anything else used. Just a plain page which, in the end, offered me the files inside a zip container.

Desktop search comparison: Beagle vs. Tracker

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Software

linux.com: Beagle and Tracker are projects that allow you to index your files so you can quickly search filesystems. Both projects started out with the intention of being used with the GNOME desktop, but have recently made a push to be desktop-independent and work with KDE and other desktop environments.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu - THE Linux Distribution

  • Mozilla Developer News for Aug 5
  • Could Linux Change Democracy?
  • Microsoft menaced by open source
  • GoblinX 2.7
  • IBM to open source supercomputing code
  • Would you buy a Microsoft-less desktop?
  • Interview: MarkMail Indexes KDE Mailinglist Archives
  • Book Review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks
  • Kernel Log: New Stable kernel, DRI2 postponed, Xgl removed from X.org
  • Mozilla about:addons
  • Using Bash To Feed Command Output To A While Loop Without Using Pipes
  • Microsoft To Counter Open Source With 'Basic' Software Line

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • MLB.TV in Linux

  • Fedora on a stick
  • Learn more about a command when no man info page is available
  • Customize the Joe text editor
  • How to install OpenOffice.org extensions
  • A few terminal tips
  • Traffic Accounting with Linux IPTables
  • Hauppauge WinTV-HVR900 on Mandriva Linux 2008.1

Linux: the desktop years

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Linux

blogs.the451group: IBM, Canonical, Red Hat and Novell have put out an interesting joint release about how they are to deliver Microsoft-free personal computing. In celebration of Linux’s imminent domination of the desktop market I thought it would be worth remembering how we got here:

Spotlight on FireFTP, an FTP client for Firefox

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Software

arstechnica.com: One of the things that makes Firefox so gosh-darn lovable is the ability to create and add third-party extensions to the browser. These can range from themes that customize the appearance, little boxes to update your Twitter, or even full-featured applications like music players or, say, FTP clients!

Linuxworld headlines

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Linux
  • LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Announces Finalists for Product Excellence Awards

  • LinuxWorld video: Merrill Lynch moves to stateless computing
  • LinuxWorld: For mobile operating systems, too much Linux?
  • LinuxWorld gets an open source voting tryout
  • LinuxWorld Day Two Gets Rolling
  • LinuxWorld keynotes: Now is the time to invest
  • LinuxWorld showing its true colors?

Ubuntu wins “Best Desktop Solution” at Linux World Expo 2008

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Ubuntu

fabianrodriguez.com: I just wanted to extended a huge “thank you!” to all of the Ubuntu community Smile Today Ubuntu won the “Best Desktop Solution” Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2008 in San Francisco, California for a second consecutive year.

New modules for GNOME 2.24

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Software

LWN: The GNOME release team has announced which new modules will be added for the 2.24 release. New stuff will include empathy, project hamster, and PolicyKit. The up-and-coming Conduit synchronization tool didn't quite make it, and neither did WebKit, though both seem likely for 2.26.

Intel's Larrabee GPU Will Support Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Intel's Larrabee will not launch for another year or two, but additional details were shared this week on this project that will launch Intel into the discrete graphics arena. We've known this already, but Larrabee will be a many-core graphics processor with an x86 instruction set designed to compete with the graphics cards from both ATI/AMD and NVIDIA.

Humor: A Better View of Microsoft Security

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Microsoft
Humor

blog.linuxtoday: Ordinarily I don't pay any more attention to Microsoft than I have to, but this was too funny to ignore: A Better View of Microsoft Security?; Microsoft to expand its Trustworthy Computing in a bid to help users and vendors understand security risks.

WiFi software arrives on Linux desktops

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Software

desktoplinux.com: A vendor of Linux-based WiFi arrays is finally releasing a version of its WiFi Monitor utility for Linux desktops. The open source, widget-like Xirrus WiFi Monitor for Linux enables users to monitor, secure, and troubleshoot WiFi networks, says Xirrus.

Are Ubuntu Users Getting the Best of Both Worlds?

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: For a community distribution, Ubuntu sure knows how to preen itself to look good for the business world. Canonical hasn't exactly kept its plans to get on IT managers' radar a secret, but the number of enterprise-ready applications for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS that are slowly becoming available in the Ubuntu Partner repository is getting hard to ignore.

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