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Story Graduating from Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 6:27am
Story Mozilla hires new CEO who will focus on Firefox OS Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 4:05am
Story AMD: Why we had to evacuate 276TB from Oracle DB to Hadoop Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 4:00am
Story Microsoft should fear Android on the desktop Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 3:58am
Story An Indecent Proposal: Microsoft and Red Hat? Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 10:15pm
Story Debian Could Get PPA Support Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 9:55pm
Story The First Git Pull Request Submitted For Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:43pm
Story The Trials and Tribulations of Secure Free Software for the European Parliament Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:34pm
Story MintBox 2 mini-PC now available in Europe Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:33pm
Story Meeting Windows User Expectations With Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:25pm

Ubuntu 8.10ish ->The Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

mark shuttleworth: I’d like to introduce you to the Intrepid Ibex, the release which is planned for October 2008, and which is likely to have the version number 8.10. A particular focus for us will be pervasive internet access, the ability to tap into bandwidth whenever and wherever you happen to be.

Opera: Browser market is broken—thanks to Microsoft

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Software

arstechnica.com: With recent news about Internet Explorer 8's imminent beta, Microsoft's long and checkered history with web standards compliance has been hurled back into the harsh, unflattering spotlight, stirring up a new wave of grumbling about Microsoft's attitude and position in the browser market.

Also: Opera updated to 9.26

jono bacon: More on the BBC meeting

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: A few people have been asking me for more details about my meeting with Ashley Highfield from the BBC. I figured I would elaborate a little more.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu in three steps

  • netspeed - Traffic monitor applet for GNOME
  • Fix your desktop shortcuts
  • Running programs when filesystem events occur
  • OOo: Different page layouts for sheets in the same spreadsheet

For GNOME CD burning, viva Brasero

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Software

linux.com: Brasero will replace Serpentine as the CD-writing utility in the upcoming April release of Ubuntu 8.10 (code-named Hardy Heron). Brasero extends the functionality of Serpentine to include data CD and DVD projects, file integrity checking, and multisession support.

Linux on a stick part 2: Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: After some thinking and further reading on the net, I finally figured out a fairly simple way create a bootable Ubuntu 7.10 LiveUSB stick. And all under Linux. Here are the simple details I came up with to set up and configure a very minimal Ubuntu 7.10 Live USB thumb drive.

Microsoft developer joins Aussie OOXML standards delegation

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: In what may be a perceived threat to the objectivity of the Office Open XML standards process, Standards Australia will include a Microsoft developer and consultant as part of its delegation for this month's Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva.

Free software Easter eggs

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I know a not too-well guarded secret. Hidden in the cracks, just at the edge of your eyesight, is extra humorous functionality in your favourite free software applications. Silent professional Easter eggs are waiting stealthily to make you smile.

Alksnis and Ponosov in the front of fighting for Linux

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Linux

cnews.ru: On February 19th 2008 a public organization was established to promulgate and promote the open source software in Russia. The organization has been established by the former deputy Victor Alksnis and former school principal Alexander Ponosov, which are public figures but a little bit odious, which is a plus when promoting the alternative OS.

A million dollar open source study

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OSS

tectonic.co.za: The European Union yesterday announced that it will invest US$1 million in a study to find the best open source tools for use in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The grant of €703 000 was awarded to a consortium of 11 members, including Canonical, backers of Ubuntu Linix, and the University of the Western Cape.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A Beijing moment

  • Ubuntu is great. Ubuntu is Debian?
  • A TUX that really runs Linux
  • Are you a Linux Poser?
  • Can Novell 4.0 Catch On With Partners?
  • Video: Alan Cox on the kernel, patent promise, and the progress of free software
  • ZaReason to open EU branch in Germany
  • How hard is it to violate the GPL?
  • Leave Jonathan Schwartz alone!
  • Introducing Hypertable - a new open source database project
  • Why doesn't one-laptop-per-child work?
  • Viki: a personal wiki for Vim

Kernel space: the vmsplice() exploit

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Linux

linuxworld.com: A recent Linux security hole allows local users to seize the power of root. Here's how three separate bugs came together to create one big vulnerability.

Build Your Own RAID Storage Server with Linux

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Hardware

Carla Schroder: If you've been thinking of building yourself a dedicated storage server, this is a good time to do it. Prices are so low now that even a small home network can have a dedicated storage and backup server for not much money.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Tip No. 20: Change your Default Gateway

  • Automatic SSH Login Script - All
  • Linux With ATI…
  • compiling on one linux machine, running on another
  • Large File Support in Linux for C/C++ operations
  • Multimedia – Install Real Player 10 for linux on Ubuntu

Linux Hardware Compatibility Sites: Does anyone do it right?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: One almost unavoidable problem with using an operating system that is not used by the majority of people is compatibility, specifically hardware compatibility. In this article I will define what a good site must have and look at a number of sites to see if they meet these standards.

5 Things I don’t like about Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: I have made the decision to move to Ubuntu away from the world of Windows, which I have been with for over 10 years. There are a lot of great things with Ubuntu Linux and a few things that well I don’t like. Here the top 5 things I don’t like about Ubuntu 7.10.

Windows to Linux: 5 things to expect

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Linux

infinity-sama.blogspot: We can say that Vista is just out of the box and many people now want an alternative to Windows. This alternative is called Linux. I am therefore writing this post for people who want to move from Windows to Linux. It covers what they should expect, and what is expected out of them.

Mozilla Developer News for Feb 19

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Moz/FF

In this issue… Mozilla Messaging launches, Firefox 3 Beta 3 released, Extend Firefox 2 contest winners, and Firefox 3 features article.

Also: Firefox 3.0 Beta 3 Turns Up The Heat On The Competition

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Running Ubuntu 7.10 on SPARC

  • Netcat Intro
  • Installing and Using a SSH Server
  • Keep Your SSH Connection Open
  • Linux to Linux Key Based SSH
  • Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive
  • Installing Google Desktop on Linux
  • HP Photosmart C4388 wireless printing/scanning on Ubuntu Linux 7.10
  • Ubuntu: Easy (And Quick) Ways To Open Any Files As Root
  • HowTo: Advanced Two-Pane File Manager
  • Sharing ALSA audio from Wine
  • How to disable the beep in Linux
  • Turning LiveCDs into LiveUSBs
  • Suse 10.2, how to load a kernel module during system boot automatically
  • Peruse popular Perl packages

Why Gnome Makes Me Sad

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Software

portal.itauth.com: When I first entered the Linux world a decade ago, my desktop experience was pretty abysmal: just xterms started by running the 'startx' command. It wasn't until much later, late 2000, that I started using KDE. I was in love. My first impression of Gnome (with it's foot icon) were, unfortunately, very negative.

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Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language
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Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux
    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.
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