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Story Phusion Releases Robust Docker Base Image Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 7:49am
Story Steam OS, client update brings audio improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 7:42am
Story OpenDaylight: Open Source Programming to the Software-Defined Network Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 11:18pm
Story What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'? Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 11:11pm
Story Tizen-based Samsung smartwatch rumored Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 9:55pm
Story French local politicians support free software Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 7:45pm
Story Who helps your Linux distribution run smoothly? Thank a packager today Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 7:09pm
Story Linux job market heats up Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Ubuntu phones arriving in 2014 from Meizu and BQ Readers Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:38pm
Story Red Hat Increases its Focus on OpenStack Partnerships Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:29pm

US v Microsoft: who really won?

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Microsoft

ft.com: Before he became Mother Teresa, Bill Gates was Darth Vader. As captain of the Evil Empire, he and his minions dominated PC operating systems, vanquishing all rivals. In May of 1998, the US Department of Justice struck back.

Also: Has Microsoft Disavowed Vista?
And: Windows 7 won't be released in 2009 after all

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Installing the Slim Glow Plasma Theme in KDE 4.0

  • Desktop GIS for Linux: An Introduction
  • Installing Flash 9 on Ubuntu 64-bit
  • Ubuntu: Enable DVD Playback
  • Want the new Linux 2.6.24 Kernel? Easy Upgrade Tutorial
  • How To Setup Disk Quotas For MySQL Database
  • OpenSUSE 10.3 on Top of Vista
  • How To Migrate to a full encrypted LVM system

Firefox took large share off Internet Explorer in 2007

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Moz/FF

iTWire: The latest figures from French based Internet traffic analyst XiTiMonitor shows that the Mozilla's Firefox web browser has continued to take market share off Microsoft's Internet Explorer across the globe over the past year, with a significant spike in Firefox usage in December 2007.

gOS review

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Linux

gnuman.com: gOS stands for Good Operating System; it is a web-oriented desktop operating system which uses a lot of google applications and services, as well as many other popular online services. Computers pre-installed with gOS virtually carried themselves off the shelves when they went on sale in America in November and December of 2007. So the big question becomes; is it worth the hype?

How Linux Users Should React in a Windows World

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Linux

osweekly.com: Many Linux users find themselves working in Windows-based environments. More often that not, this is not something that can be avoided, and to be honest, I cannot actually say for certain that it should be. Despite the resistance from some Linux users to remain familiar with other operating systems, there is a certain level of importance in making sure that Windows does remain something that you are familiar with.

IBM's Lotus Symphony Beta 3: A Review

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Software

jon-reagan.blogspot: Now that I have had a chance to install Lotus Symphony Beta 3 on my Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (aka - version 7.10) installation and have run it for several days, I have decided that it is time for a review. For this review, I have decided to show how to get Symphony working on Ubuntu, as well as the major features found in the Beta 3 release.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 237

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First Look at Mandriva Flash 2008

  • News: Gentoo rejects Robbins's offer, Debian switches to GCC 4.3, Fedora announces more personnel changes, ISP-Planet interviews m0n0wall's Manuel Kasper
  • Released last week: Parsix GNU/Linux 1.0r0, Shift Linux 0.6.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Alpha, Gentoo Linux 2008.0
  • New additions: Epidemic GNU/Linux
  • New distributions: Aloofix, CrunchBang Linux, Estobuntu, openmamba GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

OLPC feeling strain as refunds are offered

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OLPC

techradar.com: OLPC has admitted to the delays and has contacted customers to explain. However, the level of complaints has grown to such a level the company has now had to admit defeat and offer a refund to anyone requesting one.

The Essence of Choice

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OSS

raiden.net: Over the years, I've had people ask me many times, "Why do you use this program or that program? Why not use Microsoft instead like everyone else?" I simply reply, "Because I prefer to have the power to choose what program I want to use."

Take control of the ASUS Eee Linux PC launcher

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HowTos

itwire.com: One of the hottest gadgets of 2007 – with no sign the trend is abating – was the super-portable ASUS Eee, putting Linux in the hands of the masses at minimal cost. It's user interface is great for new users but power users might want more punch. Here's how to take full control.

Dual License model: Future of open source?

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OSS

Tristan Rhodes: I have noticed a trend developing in the business models of successful open source companies. These companies are implementing a business model that is based on dual licensing their software.

Nokia to purchase Norwegian Trolltech for USD 153.3 million

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OSS

zdnet: Nokia is to buy Trolltech, the company whose Linux-based Qt application-development framework is at the core of many PC and mobile applications.

Also:

  • Will Nokia buying Trolltech accelerate mobile Linux?

  • KDE-Specific Issues
  • Apocalypse, Episode 2347: Nokia buys Trolltech

linux.conf.au: Enter the no-suit zone

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Linux

iTWire: A conference without a single suit. At least for the first four hours of its existence, Australia's national Linux conference has been just that.

The story behind HP's FOSSology open source tools

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Software

Matt Asay: I recently spent some time talking with Christine Martino, HP's vice president of Linux and Open Source, about HP's plans to provide services around open-source software. But the truly interesting thing in this is HP itself.

Next Debian release by year-end... maybe

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Linux

itwire.com.au: The next release of Debian GNU/Linux, Lenny, is expected to take place before the end of 2008, senior developer Martin Krafft told a miniconference on the distribution at the Australian national Linux conference today.

Interview with Bob Young

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Interviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Bob Young, former CEO of Red Hat, former publisher of Linux Journal, current head of lulu.com and a professional football team shares his thoughts and views of Linux.

ATI Linux & X-Plane: It Works

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Gaming

phoronix.com: X-Plane is marketed as the "most thorough, flexible, and realistic flight simulator available for personal computers" and ships not only for Windows and Macintosh platforms but also for Linux.

GoblinX 2.6 "Micro": still a few gaffes

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Linux

beranger.org: Less than two weeks ago, I was opinionated on GoblinX 2.6 RC1: when beauty is kinky. The final version of the "full" GoblinX 2.6 has yet to come, but Flavio has released GoblinX 2.6 "Micro" four days ago.

SLAX on USB Drive

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HowTos

polishlinux.org: There’s a shop in the vicinity of the place where I’m writing this article where you can buy 16 GB USB memory without any hassle (the memory is also called: PenDrive, USB Flash Drive, Flash Disk, FlashDrive, Finger Disk, Massive Storage Device, Flash Memory Stick Pen Drive — you know what that’s all about, don’t you?

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Making Ubuntu Linux Easier to Use

  • Video overview of Ubuntu Linux
  • Yet Another Useful Feature in Ubuntu…Whois Search
  • Comix - A Nifty Linux Comic Book Viewer
  • Tweaking Hidden Ubuntu Settings With Ubuntu Tweak
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  • Stronger Together: How Cloud Foundry Supports Other Communities
    The open source Cloud Foundry application development platform was publicly announced over six years ago, and along the way, we have connected with other projects, adopting technologies from other open source communities as they matured. For example, before Docker was a company or even a project, the Cloud Foundry platform was using Linux containers to isolate deployed applications from one another. Our container implementation wasn’t built in a general purpose way like Docker’s; it wasn’t designed to solve all of the potential use cases for a container runtime. It was designed specifically to support the stateless web applications that Cloud Foundry was initially intended to support, and to do that in a secure, multitenant fashion.

Reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment, cool KDE tweaks, and GNOME integration for Qt based application

  • 11 reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment for Linux
    Late last year, an upgrade to Fedora 25 caused issues with the new version of KDE Plasma that made it difficult for me to get any work done. So I decided to try other Linux desktop environments for two reasons. First, I needed to get my work done. Second, having been using KDE exclusively for many years, I thought it might be time to try some different desktops.
  • Which Linux desktop environment do you prefer?
  • 7 cool KDE tweaks that will change your life
  • Gnome integration for Qt based applications in Flatpak
    Following blog post from Patrick Griffis about new themes support in Flatpak, we started working on supporting this new feature too. Currently wherever you start a Qt application, it would always look like a KDE application or something would be missing, like icons so you would end up with bad experience and mixed feelings. This is going to change now as we now support Gnome in form of icons, widget style and Qt platform theme and with this, when you run a Qt application in Gnome, it will look definitely better and more natively than before. We packaged regular adwaita icons which are used by default in Gnome as extension of freedesktop runtime. For widget style we use adwaita-qt style, which is a Qt style attempting to look like Gtk’s adwaita and the most important part putting this all together is QGnomePlatform, a Qt platform theme which reads your Gnome configuration and applies it to running Qt applications. QGnomePlatform also enforces Qt apps to use adwaita icons and adwaita-qt style by default so that’s another reason why it is important. Both adwaita-qt and QGnomePlatform projects are by the way authored by Martin Bříza, a collegue of mine from Red Hat so if you meet him in person somewhere buy him a beer for that he cares about Qt integration in Gnome :). Now coming to a question how to install this and make it work. Basically all you need to do is install following extensions and you shold be done: