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Story Linux Kernel Developer Panel Preview: Introductions and Projects Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 5:56pm
Story Red Hat's Stubbornness Will Keep OpenShift Alive Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 5:50pm
Story Inside Linux Lite - An interview with Jerry Bezencon Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 5:03pm
Story What’s New In Python 3.4 Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 5:00pm
Story Open source project builds mobile networks without big carriers Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 4:20pm
Story Crew assembles three open source vehicles over lunch Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 12:23pm
Story Overview of Kate Editor in KDE 4.12.3 Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 12:05pm
Story App folder configuration Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 11:54am
Story Popcorn Time Is Back Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 8:41am
Story Time Warner’s Live Chat Doesn’t Speak Linux Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 8:30am

A toolbar trinity

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Firefox rocks because it acts like a Lego set -- you have your base module, and then you can stick extensions on it. Some of the most obvious extensions are toolbars. Unlike the embedded-application extensions like Chatzilla or FireFTP, toolbars actually modify your interface.

12 Must-Have OpenOffice Extensions

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OOo

maketecheasier.com: Other than being a free complete office suite, OpenOffice allows users to install extensions to improve its functionality and enhance the user experience. Here is a list of useful extensions for you.

IP Issues with OOXML - Who's Afraid of the GPL?

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OSS

groklaw.net: Out of all the free and open source licences which are available, there are two which are disproportionately chosen by FOSS developers when licensing their software. Those two are the GPL and the LGPL. Of these, the GPL is disproportionately favoured over the LGPL.

First impressions count most with open source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Today Alfresco is presenting the findings of the second Open Source Barometer. This is the largest study of the usage of open source in the enterprise stack by the Global 5000 and Governments across the world.

Open Source vs. Business

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OSS

cpilive.net: Some say that paid services belittle the efforts to facilitate free and open sharing of source code. Can profitable businesses and open source really coexist?

Installing The eZ Publish CMS On An Ubuntu 7.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

eZ Publish is one of the most well known and widespread web content management systems. Because its setup is not trivial, this tutorial shows how to install eZ Publish on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) server.

Linux Update: One Week On

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Ubuntu

bluecrabboulevard.com: Just about every post I have made here in the last week has been done from my laptop computer running Ubuntu 7.10, I wrote right after I first tried it out that I thought people would be impressed. One week on, I still think so.

Red Hat, Ubuntu Top Vendor's Usage Study

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Linux

cio.com (IDG): Ubuntu and Red Hat are the most used Linux distributions among the 35,000 members of content-management vendor Alfresco's community, the company found in its second survey of trends in enterprise open-source software usage.

Linux Fans Embrace MacBooks

thevarguy.com: Whether you attended this weekend’s Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) or another recent open source event, one trend is clear: Linux advocates certainly love their Apple MacBooks.

Hacking For All GUIs for Fun and Profit

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Software

manchicken.com: It’s good that we have choice, so we should focus on supporting those choices and trying to use these choices to enhance software freedom in general instead of only sticking to the interfaces that we ourselves have adopted and grown to enjoy.

The Future of Firefox: Chris Blizzard speaks at SCALE

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: At the Southern California Linux Expo, Mozilla evangelist and board member Chris Blizzard gave a presentation on the future of Firefox. He discussed Mozilla's long-term goals, demonstrated some of the impressive integration improvements that Firefox 3 will bring for Linux users.

2.6.25-rc1, "Bloody Large"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Ok, it's a bloody large -rc (as was 24-rc1, for that matter), probably because the 2.6.24 release cycle dragged out, so people had a lot of things pending," noted Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.25-rc1 kernel.

Linux, we have a PR problem

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Linux

itnews.com.au: A few weeks ago a former boss and mentor of mine made my jaw drop by asking me, "Why has open source failed?"

Asus EEEPC 701

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Hardware

crankycomputers.blogspot: The other day I went to the local Geek toy store, and picked up an Asus EEEPC, the model I have is the Perl white 4gb 701. I also picked up a 4GB SDHC card while I was there for $30. I brought the wee beastie home, unpacked it and turned it on.

economy computing ...

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Linux

knowledgegeek.blogspot: I've always wanted a linux machine at home to play with, but the realities of life have meant up to now that we've had to have a more mainstream machine, as we need to share it.

Puppy Linux 3.01

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Linux

djrogers510.blogspot: I've heard about Puppy Linux in the past, but never really took the time to check it out. I don't know what prompted me to look into light-weight & small distros this evening but that is what I did.

gOS for the Cloudbook to use GNOME

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Linux

linuxloop.com: If you have not already heard, SCALE, or the Southern California Linux Expo, is now underway. So far, the most interesting news comes from ZaReason, a manufacturer of many Linux-based computers and a reseller of Everex’s gPC and CloudBook, regarding gOS on the CloudBook.

New Red Hat boss defines company's future

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Competitors should keep a weary eye on newly minted Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, whose fresh face masks a certified executioner who has a plan to grow the open source leader into a billion-dollar juggernaut supplying data center infrastructure software.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • gentoo quick installation steps

  • Change Hostname Permanently on Debian or Ubuntu
  • Atheros wireless - get it working
  • How to setup Real Player and VLC in fedora core 8
  • Me TV - EyeTV for Ubuntu?
  • How to fix the "no sound" in Ubuntu 7.10 on a laptop or notebook
  • Policykit - Gaining visibility in the administrative user interfaces
  • Run Windows in a virtual machine using Ubuntu and Virtualbox
  • Setting up IPv6 on Linux
  • Easy script to upload to an ftp server
  • Dual Boot openSUSE and Windows.
  • 32 bit Firefox on 64 bit Foresight

5 more add-ons to make Firefox more productive

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Moz/FF

tech.blorge.com: This is a continuation of our previous post “5 add-ons to make Firefox safer and faster.” These add-ons aren’t necessarily for security reasons or to make it faster but they do enhance it in one way or another.

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Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

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  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
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  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

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  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

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    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
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