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Story The Novena Open Hardware Laptop: A Hacker's Dream Machine Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:32pm
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Story LinuxCon and ELC Europe keynotes revealed Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:07pm
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Story WAYLAND IN FEDORA UPDATE Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:43pm
Story Red Hat Delivers Beta of Satellite 6 Admin Toolset Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:28pm
Story Watch out iPad, Nvidia will soon launch a Shield Tablet Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 3:07pm
Story Docker and Linux containers: Red Hat opens up on the issues Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 12:08pm
Story 10 tips for a more user-friendly Linux desktop Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 8:13am
Story Wayland: tomorrow’s graphics tech today (by way of the Raspberry Pi) Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 7:30am

Got Vision?

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Linux

ofb.biz: Seven years ago this week I published my first online commentary piece. The topic was the predicted death of the Linux desktop brought on by the demise of Eazel, the original developer of GNOME’s Nautilus file manager. A lot has happened since that time, but not precisely how I would have predicted it would. Let’s review.

Learn 10 more good UNIX usage habits

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News

As a follow-up to Michael Stutz's excellent article, this article provides 10 more good habits to adopt that will improve your UNIX command-line efficiency. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, and discover exactly why these 10 UNIX habits are worth picking up!

gNewSense distro frees Ubuntu

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Linux

linux.com: Free software lovers can rejoice at this month's release of gNewSense 2.0 (pronounced "guh-new-sense"), the latest version of the popular distribution based on Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Code-named DeltaH, this operating system includes only software where users have the right to run, study, adapt, redistribute, and improve all of the software and code.

An Impressive Week with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: I was surprised to find that Ubuntu loaded very quickly (less than an hour), and seemed to run just fine, so I decided to continue working with it, testing various parts of it, to see how far they have come. After a week, I would say that the answer is that they have come a long, long way! I am impressed. Very, very impressed.

Firefox Or Flock? Or Both?

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Moz/FF

informationweek.com/blog: With a release candidate of Firefox 3 upon us and the final version set to drop sometime in June, I'm finding myself a bit torn: Do I upgrade to FF3 once it's fully baked, or stay with my current browser? What makes the dilemma all the tougher is that my current browser isn't Firefox 2 -- well, it is, sort of, but not really. It's Flock.

Novell CEO: Red Hat Never in Desktop Linux

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SUSE

internetnews.com: Novell's CEO Ron Hovsepian used the investor call with analysts as an opportunity to land a low blow against Linux rival Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and its desktop Linux business.

The Installer For OpenSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

phoronix.com: Yesterday OpenSUSE 11.0 RC 1 was released with 578 bug-fixes since OpenSuSE 11.0 beta 3. This summer release of OpenSuSE 11.0 brings quite a bit to the table, among which is a new installer.

Dell’s Ubuntu 8.04 Plans

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Ubuntu

practical-tech.com: According to sources close to Dell, the Austin, Texas computer giant will be pre-installing Ubuntu 8.04 on its laptops and desktops starting in late June.

Remote Backups for Linux and BSD

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Software

raiden.net: Backups are an important element of system maintenance on any system, and should be, at least in my opinion, mandatory for all users to perform regularly. Without doing backups, you could find yourself in a world of hurt.should something bad happen. But there are some things that even the best backup system in the world can't protect you against.

The Meaning of Open Source

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Like many Linux Journal readers, I have been upgrading my Gibbons to Herons recently. And like many readers, I imagine, I have been finding a few little challenges along the way. That was no surprise, since it's pretty much par for the course when carrying out a major upgrade. But something else did surprise me, although in retrospect I see that it shouldn't have.

Open source and the hardware roadblock

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Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: There’s a lot of open source hardware out there. But not in stores. The obvious reason is that hardware requires a business model for distribution. Hardware also costs money to make. Why invest in what everyone else can make as well?

Ubuntu desktop (LTS) 8.04

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Ubuntu

dlfound.org: I’ve been running Linux for many years, but mostly in its server-flavor, not desktop. Over a year ago I was playing with Debian Linux and for reasons I don’t recall I decided to load up Ubuntu. It is really a great little system! Why should anyone care about Ubuntu? Well there are many reasons.

openSUSE 11.0 RC First Glance and Initial Review

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SUSE

benkevan.com/blog: Today openSUSE 11.0 RC was released, and without a second to spare I downloaded the ISO and started the installation on a Dell D820 with NVIDIA NVS 110M Card and Intel 3945 Wireless Driver.

Gnome Music Player Showdown

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Software

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’ve been reading a lot of reviews recently about the upcoming Banshee 1.0. (Arstechnica and Linux Magazine, for example) It looks like it’s going to be an awesome release, but I wanted to see where it is now and compare that to Rhythmbox.

Discover the Best Ubuntu Resources on the Web

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Ubuntu

yaserxp.wordpress: Whether you are trying Ubuntu for the first time or you are a long-time Ubuntu power user, you will find below a list of the best Ubuntu resources on the Web.

Could the EEE 900 be the School Computer of the Future?

hartmansblog.blogspot: My eee 900 test unit arrived on May 19th, exactly one week after the official release day. I literally ran down the stairs to the office when I saw that it had been "delivered" and the reaction from all the office ladies and parents was exactly what I had come to expect after reading about the little machine all over the net: intrigue, excitement, and enthusiasm. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited too, but I sobered up pretty quick.

GIMP 2.4.6 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.6 is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series. No new features are being added here, just bug-fixes.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open Source Making the Grade in Higher Education

  • One more take against the Brownian movement of the Linux desktop
  • Competition returns to the Linux market: Novell's Linux business up 31 percent
  • Confessions of an open source free rider
  • Colombia signs up for XO laptops
  • Group interview: a graphic view of the open hardware movement. Part 2: technical and social issues
  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 RC 1
  • 1-Click-Install for Codecs in openSUSE 11.0 RC1
  • openSUSE 11.0 RC1 Resolves 1.118 Bugs
  • The most important open-source projects...to Google
  • UK developers prefer open source
  • How to Set Up a VNC Server In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

The Ubuntu experience

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Ubuntu

nunobrito1981.blogspot: Mac's are not really a solution for me but I do miss all the eye-candy sizzling features of the MacOS and wanted to move ahead to a safer platform. Then I remembered, if I still wanted to try something similar why not Ubuntu?

Mandriva 2008 Spring Powerpack - A great Easy OS

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MDV

reviewlinux.com: Mandriva 2008 Spring Powerpack is a great, easy Linux OS to use. Mandiva's subscription service is a bonus and worth the money. Just a few less coffees a year and you too can get on board with Mandriva!

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Databases: PostgreSQL 10 RC1 and Greenplum

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