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Story 8 Innovative Linux-Based Products Demoed at CES Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 10:03pm
Story Four Linux distros for kids Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 10:00pm
Story The Top 7 Best Linux Distros for 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 9:54pm
Story Bodhi Linux powered Chromebook Raffle Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Google acquires Nest, gains Linux IoT tech Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 8:22pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 6:59pm
Story On Desktop Environments Roy Schestowitz 1 14/01/2014 - 6:21pm
Story Korora Claimed Better Fedora Than Fedora, and It’s Growing! Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 5:55pm
Story For Systems Administrators, GNU/Linux (and UNIX) Becomes Key Skill Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 3:57pm
Story Nameless Fedora 21 Linux Is an Opportunity for Growth Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 3:05pm

Personas for Firefox

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Personas for Firefox is a extension that adds lightweight theming to your browser. You can select a Persona from the dynamic menus and see results instantly without having to discover, select, download or install a separate bit of software or code.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 vs OSX Leopard - Comparison

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OS

pcwizkid.blogspot: Thinking about installing a new operating system? Something different, stable and reliable? Maybe the Linux OS Ubuntu 7.10 or OSX Leopard 10.5 ?

Ubuntu disks are reaching capacity

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Ubuntu

limulus.wordpress: I’ve been chatting in the sounder and ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing lists and something most Ubuntu users might not realize is that the Ubuntu ‘Desktop’ disks are packed almost to their limits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • People of openSUSE: James Ogley

  • An interview with Mike
  • Microsoft Fights VMware As it Flirts With Linux
  • Kubuntu gears up for KDE 4
  • Fedora Project Leader successor planning
  • Text-to-Speech and Other KWord Tips
  • Rise or fall for Red Hat?
  • Is the Linux/Windows interoperability deal paying off for Novell?
  • What Kind of Geek Are You?
  • Eschalon: Book I Demo for Linux
  • Still No UT3 For Linux...
  • KDE 4 uses less memory

"Time to Change"

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Linux

LinuxToday: Red Hat always had an uncanny ability to stay on message with a single voice. They really aren't arrogant about it. They've just decided to make sure they're putting out a unified message. Until, it seems, recently.

ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux Coming Soon

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Gaming

phoronix: While Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux has been tied up in Epic's legal department, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has been maturing quite nicely since its introduction earlier this year.

Opera CTO: 'We're punished' for following Web standards

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Software

computerworld: Microsoft Corp.'s refusal or inability to fully support three Web standards has cost Opera Software ASA users, the Norwegian browser maker's chief technology officer said today.

Also: New Opera Weekly Snapshot

GNOME Developer Kit: much easier than building from SVN

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Software

arstechnica: The difficulty and frustration of building GNOME from source is a major impediment for many new contributors. Installing the dependencies, getting the tools working, and compiling major components of the desktop environment is a burden.

Stable kernels 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10

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Linux

LWN: The 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10 stable kernel updates have been released - each contains quite a long list of important fixes.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VMWare Server Tip: Display Menus and Toolbars in Quick Switch Mode

  • Howto: XDM
  • Customize Firefox blank page
  • SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)
  • Read Your Linux Partition from Windows with DiskInternals Linux Reader
  • XGL and Xen can mix on a T61p!
  • Quick Tip: Rotating Background per Time of Day in KDE

The World Series of Linux: Round 3, The Championship

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Linux

crn.com: So we get to the final smackdown in CMP Channel Test Center's World Series of Linux. It's Ubuntu vs. Fedora.

Dell Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu

blogs.gnome.org: So after booting up my new Dell Inspirion 6400 the Ubuntu installation wizard popped up asking me for username, password and timezone and I found a standard Ubuntu GNOME Desktop.

Sun will offer back-line support for OpenOffice

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OOo

LinuxWorld: Sun Microsystems on Monday plans to announce that it will provide support for the OpenOffice.org productivity software suite, citing a wave of momentum behind the open-source project.

Linux set for more handsets in 2008-Torvalds

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Linux

Reuters: The Linux computer operating system, which so far has had little success in use for cellphones, is set to become more widely available in handsets next year, helped by Google's mobile push, said Linux's creator Linus Torvalds.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Alpha 1 “Barlia” released

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MDV

adamw: The first alpha of 2008 Spring is out, with the latest KDE, GNOME, kernel and lots of other fun stuff. It’s also unreasonably stable for a first alpha.

Managing with Net-SNMP and IPython in UNIX and Linux systems

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News

The Net-SNMP library now has Python bindings, and it is an excellent choice to write custom code to manage a data center or supplement full-blown Network Management Systems. In this article, learn how to use Net-SNMP, Python, and the IPython shell to interactively explore and manage a network.

How will Linux will win the OS wars? From the bottom up!

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: For years people have been wondering, how exactly will Linux become the number one operating system in the world? What's the key to Linux winning the OS wars? The answer is actually quite simple. But first you have to look at where we've come to understand where Linux needs to go.

Open source fonts

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Software

Red Hat Magazine: If you’ve ever gone looking for legitimately free fonts, you’ve probably found that there are a lot of really bad ones. But there’s also a lot of discussion out there about “open source fonts.”

The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin: Linux Adoption's Next Phase

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Linux

LinuxInsider: As the new year approaches, Zemlin is wrapping up his first year as the head honcho of the nonprofit home of Linux creator Linus Torvalds. LinuxInsider met with Zemlin to get his views on the changing trends in open source computing and his predictions for where all of this is headed in the new year.

Damn Small Linux 4.1: Aptly named

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Linux

techiemoe.com: It's been a while since I've played with Damn Small. I'm curious to see what improvements have been made over the last couple of versions, and whether or not I can justify carrying around a wallet-sized CD-R of it again.

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