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Story Btrfs In 2014: RAID5/RAID6, Data Deduplication Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 9:05pm
Story Firefox OS Tablets, TVs and More to Arrive This Year Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 8:15pm
Story OpenSaaS and the future of government IT innovation Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 8:07pm
Story The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Many Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:56pm
Story VirtualBox Is Still Running Slower Than QEMU-KVM Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:41pm
Story 7 Great New Open Source Projects Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:11pm
Story Darling Refreshed To Run OS X Binaries To Linux Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm
Story Windows and Android on one PC? Here's how AMD and Intel plan to do it Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:56pm
Story GNOME 3.11.3 Is Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Red Hat Invests in Open Source IaaS, Cloud Talent Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:40pm

BBC iPlayer Linux screenshots

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polishlinux: BBC iPlayer after a lot of complains, petitions, talks and discussions is finally available for GNU/Linux as beta. I took a look at what BBC has prepared and in general I have to say: good job!

First Impressions of the Eee PC Laptop from a Public Library Point of View

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Hardware

blogs.pcworld: I have shown this laptop to hundreds of people who have visited the public library where I work. People universally comment that this laptop is very small and very cute. It is so light and rugged and well designed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 233

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Distributions in 2007

  • News: Mandriva enters alpha development, Fedora loses project leader, MEPIS updates desktop artwork, Ulteo announces online services, Daniel Robbins releases Gentoo "stages"
  • Released last week: CentOS 4.6, LliureX 7.11, Litrix Linux 7.12
  • Upcoming releases: NetBSD 4.0, FreeBSD 6.3
  • New distributions: ChurchPup, DEFT Linux, EduPup, Keldix Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Survey says ... Linux desktop is ever more popular

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Linux

desktoplinux: The first thing we can say about the Linux desktop in 2007 is that there are more users than ever. The Linux Foundation 2006 survey had fewer than 10,000 people signing in. This year more than 20,000 Linux desktop users reported in.

Students using PCLinuxOS in Vietnam

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PCLOS

saigonnezumi.com: It is hard to believe that my 10th and 11th Grade Vietnamese and foreign students at the American International School in Saigon have been using Linux for about one month now. I am very impressed at how fast they were able to use Linux in a short period of time.

KDE 4 Preview

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KDE

masuran.org: On Januari 11th the KDE team will be releasing KDE 4, the new release of the award winning K Desktop Environment. KDE 4 has an impressive list of new features and includes an almost completely redone code base. It’s not only faster than KDE 3 it also uses substantially less memory.

Also: KDE gestures you to easier computer control.

Who's King of the Jungle?

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Linux

LinuxInsider: This week the question was raised once again on Slashdot, spurred by a Linux Magazine comparison of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Mac OS X Leopard and drawing well nigh 600 comments by Friday. Which operating system is King of the Jungle is a question that no doubt will continue to be debated as long as a jungle exists, but that doesn't mean the debates can't get heated now, too.

Linus Says It's In Our DNA

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Simon Willison has picked up a nice quotation from Linus he made a few years back, but what really interests me are some other things he said in the same post.

GIMP 2.4.3 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.3 is another bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

Get your bearings with map extensions for Firefox

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Whether you refer to online maps occasionally or on a daily basis, you can add several extensions to your Firefox browser to make Web-based mapping services even more useful.

Repairo: Fixing a hand-built Ubuntu based Linux computer

on-being-open.blogspot: Linux has a reputation, well earned, that it will run on much more marginal hardware than most other OSes. For all is capabilities though, Linux is not magic. But it can not run on utterly non-boot-able, busted to the rafters hardware. Case in point, my brothers Ubuntu 7.04 system.

Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a CentOS 5.1 desktop. It provides all you need for daily work and entertainment, incl. multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, TrueType fonts, VMware Server, ntfs-3g, Sun Java, and many more.

Mandriva Flash 2008 First Look

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MDV

weblog.infoworld.com: A bootable 4 GB Flash Drive containing a portable version of Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available from Mandriva for 79 EUR ($89) and from Amazon for $94. The general idea is that you can take this little memory stick with you and be able to run Linux from it, do Internet and Office tasks with Firefox, Thunderbird, and OpenOffice, and save your files to the free space on the drive.

Linux @ Home - What a botch up

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Linux

geekzone.co.nz: OK, so after some positive use of Suse Gnome @ work on Virtual Machine, I decided to try it out at home. Had my Vista do a complete backup not too long ago, and figured, hey it should be ok. But NO, it was not.

some howtos:

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  • Test Your Wireless Network Security with aircrack-ng

  • Howto: Upload your External IP while behind a router
  • Controlling Firefox Headers and Footers
  • Sharing Files Between Ubuntu Host and Virtual Machines
  • Making Mac OS X play nicely with Novell

Making your Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop look like MAC OS X Leopard

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HowTos

linuxondesktop.blogspot: MAC OS has been traditionally known for their impressive graphical interface and stability. Now even though i have been an avid Linux follower over the past 9 years I have been using Linux, still i find my self attracted to MAC OS. In this tutorial i describe step by step how to make your ubuntu desktop look more like MAC OS X Leopard.

Three Methods for Tunneling your Connections

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HowTos

tipoftheday: Sometimes, you just need to break through a troublesome gateway. Or perhaps you need to test a connection from a remote location. If you’re like most geeks, though, there’s already ample reason to do any of this — because you can.

Does Open Source Lose its Mission in Corporations?

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OSS

pcworld (idg): More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

GStreamer brings HTML5 video support to GTK/WebKit

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arstechnica: The GTK port of the WebKit HTML rendering engine has gained support for the HTML5 video element. The media backend, which uses GStreamer, was implemented by Pierre-Luc Beaudoin of Collabora. Alp Toker, who also works for Collabora, integrated the backend with GTk/WebKit's Cairo graphics pipeline, making it possible for the video content to be embedded in SVG and manipulated with CSS and JavaScript.

ASUS Radeon HD 3850 & 3870

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Hardware

phoronix: Last month AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series as "enthusiast gaming performance for the masses" through the Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870, which are both sub-$250 graphics cards. To see how well these two PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards are able to perform under Linux, ASUS had sent out their EAH3850 TOP and EAH3870 TOP.

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