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Story Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 7:28am
Story It's Elementary, with Sparks, and Unity Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 7:11am
Story 5 Linux distributions for very old computers Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 7:06am
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Story Beer and open source with Untappd Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 1:20am
Story What is Docker, Really? Founder Solomon Hykes Explains Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 1:15am
Story LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2014 Keynote Videos Available Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 1:06am
Story Another great experience in Fedora bug reporting: Wine font fix solves my web-browsing problem Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 1:01am
Story The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 12:46am
Story Android-on-ARM mini-PC draws less than 7W Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 12:37am

Mandriva Spring 2008 The New “Definitive” Linux?

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I’ll just lay this out right from the beginning: Mandriva Spring 2008 Live CD is better than most other distributions fully installed. I am currently writing this blog on a laptop (that is generally flaky about Linux distributions) running the Live version of Mandriva Spring 2008. And even without installing the distribution I am very impressed. Let’s see just how this is faring.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #102

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #102 for the week of July 27th - August 2nd, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: QA to Launchpad Liaison, Ubuntu Stats, Steve Stalcup Interview, and Linux pre-installs rocket to 3%.

EFF releases Switzerland

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Software

theinquirer.net: A NEW TOOL has been released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, dubbed 'Switzerland'. Switzerland has been released as an open source software tool, for testing the integrity of communications over networks, ISPs and firewalls.

Microsoft's annual report: A study in open-source awareness...and ignorance

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: In reading through Microsoft's annual report, I am struck by how far the company has come in appreciating the threat that open source brings to Redmond. I'm also shocked by just how ill-informed the company continues to be with regard to open source as a business strategy.

Aaron Aseigo is back

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: KDE 4.1 was released last week and there has been a lot of positive coverage in the press and the blogosphere about it. So .. The hiatus is over: I'm back.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 33

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SUSE

Issue #33 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: KDE 4.1 Released With openSUSE Packages and Live CD, Help Create the Artwork for openSUSE 11.1, and Reminder: openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo.

OpenGL Benchmarking On Linux Reaches New Heights

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Software

phoronix.com: There are now plenty of free software games that are available for benchmarking, but with most of them being based around the open-source Quake 3 engine, they aren't that demanding upon the graphics processor. The Phoronix Test Suite has about 70 tests and 32 suites currently, but we are always looking for new and more demanding benchmarks.

Ubuntu

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viperx629.wordpress: I am a normal Windows Vista user so just by saying that you can probably guess this review isn’t going to be good about Ubuntu. For being free, it’s a really good OS but I’m use to all the software I can get with Vista. The only thing on my computer right now is Ubuntu and that bring me to a story…

A practical experience: Fedora vs Ubuntu

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Linux

journihilism.net: Linux is out there. In the case of some highly specialized distributions, Linux is WAY out there. Thankfully there are a number of solid disto’s that make installing and using Linux as your every-day OS fairly painless. So … Which Linux distribution is right for you?

Tasting Better With Linux

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Linux

lnxwalt.wordpress: Recently, my traveling laptop’s 512 MB of RAM proved inadequate for my use, so I purchased a replacement. The replacement came with Windows Vista and a load of garbage software–shame on you, HP–that made it almost unusable. In an effort to salvage my investment, I installed Mepis Linux 64-bit on part of the hard drive.

Notes from the Field: Installing Fedora 9 on a Dell Latitude D630

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blogbeebe.blogspot: My employer has given me a Dell Latitude D630 notebook. It came with Windows XP SP2 installed. As delivered and configured it worked like a charm. Part of my job is developing and supporting applications running on RHEL 4. I decided to install Fedora 9 on this machine.

Why Choose Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

computingtech.blogspot: With so many distros out there, you may wonder why you should opt for Ubuntu:

Pidgin IM vs MSN Messenger

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Software

blog.linuxoss: I am talking about the latest instant messaging client from the Gaim series, called Pidgin, which came after a long period of waiting and broke the download tops. Pidgin can now run on platforms such as Windows, Solaris, SkyOS and Qtopia, beside FreeBSD and Linux of course. Here’s a short list of good reasons to replace your MSN Messenger or Live Messenger with Pidgin:

The use of Linux and open source in pre-schools

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itwire.com: What started as wondering how to contribute to my 5 year old son’s pre-school lead to the discovery of some absolutely terrific open source software that really aids the educational process. Here’s why even in this Microsoft world Linux is the best platform for early childhood education.

State of the LinuxWorld

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Linux

pcworld.com: Linux is beginning to find its legs as the foundation in many different technologies and in the process is fueling a feedback loop that is helping accelerate the operating system's popularity. The evidence of the cooperation will be on display at next week's LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco.

Puppy's Leader Retirement pre-announcement

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Linux

puppylinux.com/blog: One of them is that I would like to move to developing an application, in particular I am interested in porting my EVE vector editor to Linux, running with one of the native GUI libraries such as GTK. Also, I would like to do other things.

How Dell and System76’s Ubuntu Machines Stack Up to Their Mac Counterparts

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Linux
Hardware

dawningvalley.com: Open source operating systems obviously give more bang for the buck than any other operating system in the world. After all, they’re free, and you can’t get lower than free (unless you’re Kaspersky). However, what about pre-installed Ubuntu machines? Do they beat their Windows and OS X competitors in the bang for the buck category?

Don't Like Mono? Try Vala.

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: My recent post about Mono was sincere, and Boycott Novell has the story about Debian wrong, but Gnome actually is pushing an alternative. Vala is a new language developed by Gnome specifically for developing Gnome apps. It has a syntax very similar to Java or C# (closer to C# from what I've read) and a precompiler which maps the Vala to C source and header files

KDE 4.1 Live CD

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KDE
SUSE

lazytechguy.com: I just bought a new laptop and KDE guys decide to pamper me by releasing the greatest desktop manager in form of KDE 4.1. To add cherry to the cake OpenSUSE guys made a Live CD and gave me the opportunity to fiddle with it.

Ace in the hole

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Linux
Hardware

chinwong.com: IT’S difficult to write about the Aspire One from Acer without gushing. Out of the box, this mini-notebook is the perfect traveling companion for anyone who simply needs to surf the Web, send e-mail and perform typical office tasks such as typing up documents, working on spreadsheets or giving a presentation.

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