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Story Say hi to Linux's future: Fedora 21 is here Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 12:16pm
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Story Linux Turla Malware Infection? Not Going to Happen. Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 12:08pm
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Story The truth about the thick skin of a community manager Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 11:32am
Story My Favorite Linux Applications and Desktops Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 11:27am
Story Is Linux Mint 17.1 really the best desktop of 2014? Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 11:22am

Surprise! The memory issues are back in Firefox

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Moz/FF

inquisitr.com: Numerous users of the latest version of the Firefox web browser (3.0.4 released yesterday) are reporting memory issues causing the browser to freeze up or crash. Firefox 2 was plagued with memory management issues, but users had thought Mozilla had put these behind them with Firefox 3.

KDE vs GNOME

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Software

stormyscorner.com: One of the questions I get asked a lot is the "KDE vs GNOME" question. My first reaction is "that's not the issue," - the message I want to send the world is not why GNOME is better than KDE.

The Shade Of The Ecosystem

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: Adam Williamson, community wrangler at Mandriva, a friend of mine, and someone who I have shared an over-sized coffee with, has posted a vitriol filled rant entitled Why I don’t like Canonical. Lets take a look each of these delicious nuggets of nonsense and break them apart.

Initial Thoughts on OpenOffice 3.0

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OOo

workswithu.com: I recently decided to upgrade to OpenOffice 3. As many users know, the Ubuntu developers made the controversial decision not to include OO 3, released in mid-October 2008, in Ubuntu 8.10, out of concerns that it would not be stable enough. But I still made the move to OpenOffice 3.

Microsoft spoiling for a Red Hat fight with Web Apps on Linux

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Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Microsoft is apparently going to support Firefox and Safari with its upcoming Office Web Applications (and, hence, Windows alternatives like Mac OS X and Linux). Yes, those using Internet Explorer and Silverlight will have an enhanced experience, but what does it mean for Red Hat?

Is that a live CD in your pocket or are you ...?

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: How many times have you talked to a Windows user about Linux this year? Was there any result from your enthusiastic pitch: i.e. did anyone install Linux? Often we don't know. The problem is, without giving someone a tangible item to remember your conversation and or to take action with, we may have wasted time and energy.

Sun pimps out OpenOffice as Microsoft 'clarifies' Office for web

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OOo

theregister.co.uk: I know this annoys my friends in the free software community, but branding allows us to invest more in OpenOffice.org community and features, from which everyone benefits.

today's leftovers

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News
  1. Banshee 1.4 hits the streets, packed with Awesome

  2. Linux Basement Episode 31 - One Year Old
  3. ASUS On Linux & Warranties
  4. Mixing free and proprietary software: not a rosy future
  5. On Zenwalk, briefly
  6. AMD Catalyst 8.11 Linux Driver Released
  7. openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5 Now Available
  8. Novell's FOSSA architecture document out by December
  9. Intel Releases Two New Open-Source Drivers
  10. Reasons to love Linux #1: package management
  11. Free Software Foundation does the right thing for free culture
  12. UNMSM migrating to Ubuntu
  13. Problems and mitigation strategies for --as-needed
  14. New GNU releases Ocotber 2008
  15. Speed Dial: One of the Handiest Firefox Extensions
  16. Nouveau Merged In Gallium3D 0.2
  17. Open Source Apps in Your Brain
  18. "Pico" projector demo'd
  19. KDE video cast details

Two Weeks After, Your Comments on Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

Ryan Orser wants you to say how much you like or dislike Ubuntu 8.10. We want your comments as you the readers get a say.

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some howtos:

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HowTos
  1. Using Ubuntu as a 24/7 Lobby Display Driver

  2. How To Turn An Old Router Into A Wireless Bridge
  3. Ubuntu/Debian vs. OpenSuse 10.3 Cheatsheet
  4. Getting CPU Information
  5. Configure Synaptics Touchpad Ubuntu 8.10
  6. Shiki-Colors and Community Themes in Ubuntu 8.10
  7. Pasting from HTML or Word into OOo
  8. Short Tip: access a running X session via x11vnc
  9. How to easily configure Mandriva Software Manager to use wget
  10. Setting a X property using xprop
  11. How to use dstat to monitor your Linux/UNIX server
  12. Make (Almost) Any Wifi Card Work with Ubuntu
  13. Installing Amarok 2 from SVN in your home directory

Ace Suares: A big Linux advocate on a small island (video)

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OSS

linux.com: The word "big" has two meanings here. Ace Suares is not only a big-time GNU/Linux and FOSS advocate, but he is close to 2.5 meters tall and built like a football lineman. He lives on the island of Curacao in the Netherland Antilles, where he and his wife run a small Web design and hosting firm that (of course) runs Linux servers. But trying to convert other IT people on Curacao to the FOSS cause has not been easy.

Help Spread Linux… Don’t Preach It

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Linux

hehe2.net: What does using Linux mean to you? Do you simply use it because it works best for you? While at its heart Linux itself, is nothing more than a software kernel, to many people it is much more. It is a mission.

Ubuntu’s Intermediate Ibex

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Ubuntu

bitburners.com: When Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind Canonical/Ubuntu, made the comment that Ubuntu should be prettier than Apple OSX in near term I got excited - the man was absolutely right. It doesn’t matter how customizable and operating is, or how good can you make it look with some effort if it does look bad out of the box.

Fighting Fragmentation on Linux

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Linux

oneandoneis2.org: So you have some files that are fragmented. And this obviously is slowing your machine down. Right?

Wrong.

Novell vs. Red Hat: Linux vs. Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: If you think about where Linux is fighting for market and mind-share, chances are you're thinking about Linux slugging it out with Microsoft Windows, and to a far lesser extent, from Mac OS X. That's all true, but there's also fierce competition between Linux distributions.

Also: Chickens Pecking Red Hat

Debian Lenny blinks its peepers

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: It appears that Debian 5.0 (aka "Lenny") will soon take its big binocular eyes out into the wider world. The Debian project has completed the first release-candidate of Lenny's installer, which features much-improved support for ARM-based devices, along with much faster installation from "live" CDs.

Internet Explorer balks at Firefox download link

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Microsoft

kmandla.wordpress: On a clean installation of Windows XP (don’t ask; it’s a long story), Internet Explorer 6 claims there’s an error on the GetFirefox.com download page, and refuses to allow a click on the download button.

Debian Blues

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Linux

crumja.wordpress: After running Debian Lenny for a while, I’ve got a few things to report. Performance is admirable and is certainly a step up from Ubuntu 8.04 in terms of reponsiveness. However, not all packages behaved well.

Experiences with Linux

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Linux

community.zdnet: I've been going in circles for a while now, I think it is time to pass along a few notes and experiences from those circles...

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