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Story GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 9:38pm
Story Here’s What to Expect from GNOME 3.16 - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 8:40pm
Story My latest Microsoft update problem Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 8:37pm
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Story Stallman joins the Internet, talks net neutrality, patents and more Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 7:18pm
Story Software freedom Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 5:26pm
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 5:06pm

Dream Linux 3.5 - An Excellent New Release

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Linux

community.zdnet/blog: I got interested in the new release of Dream Linux (3.5) because it is supposed to make it easy to create your own customised ISO boot image. I thought that if I could get it set up and configured on the HP 2133, and then make an ISO of that, that would be really useful.

Open Source, it is not just for Linux anymore

linuxjournal.com: I was involved in an email discussion the other day with a fellow Amateur Radio operator about a program called UI-View. I was informed that the source code had been destroyed on the author’s death, at his request. This made me pause.

HOW TO: choose the best version of Linux

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Linux

apcmag.com: What's the best Linux distribution? It's one of the most commonly asked questions from people who are new to Linux. The answer? Well, there isn't really a simple answer.

Quick look around XFCE 4.6

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I went for lightweight and speedy. That meant, of course, Arch, but also ext4 and the latest XFCE. Yes, XFCE isn’t the lightest solution I could have gone for. It’s no awesome, or evilwm, or even Openbox, but I was curious about the new 4.6 release, and I wanted to keep things relatively easy.

4 Great Tools to Find Files Quickly

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Software

gaarai.com: As is true with most things in Linux, there are great desktop tools, but more power can be found in Terminal than any streamlined desktop tool can match. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a few tools.

today's leftovers

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News
  • For Fans of Drupal, a time to meet and talk code

  • HAL: new keys to match kernel version
  • Tempers Flare as Recession Creeps into Tech Industry
  • 15 Years Linux: Past and Future
  • More on Open Source Conversion Rate Myths
  • Open Source Media Center Apps Are Growing Up
  • Comux 001010
  • Linux stack and tools vendor launches community site
  • End of life for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
  • Rule #3: Divide and conquer
  • Take Me Out to Ubuntu
  • The SFLS: Episode 0x08: Selecting a FLOSS License
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 61
  • Asking the wrong questions on open-source adoption
  • Asus Eee brings in anorexic computing
  • Mozilla Developer New 03/03
  • Time for open source to loosen up
  • Open Sources Episode 6: Open source in the enterprise
  • ZYpp 6.2.1, no mirror will stop you
  • Hive Five Winner for Best Home Server Software: Ubuntu Server Edition
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 1 Episode 3

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vim Cheatsheet Revisited

  • Boosting your Kernel on Gentoo
  • Playing Restricted Media When Using Ubuntu
  • Opera add / increase the number of speed dials (9.x and 10)
  • Boost Your Disk Performance by Using Journal Data Writeback Mode of Ext3
  • VirtualBox, Virtual Networking
  • Flegita: Gnome Scan - A Simple Scanning Alternative to XSane
  • StarCraft on Linux
  • My code is compiling
  • The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

Evidence-Based Open Source Adoption

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OSS

informationweek.com: I mentioned to a friend of mine the other day how I was replacing Word with OpenOffice in the long run. He replied that they use OO exclusively at his place of work.

Microsoft to Release Windows Linux!

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Humor

linugadgetech.blogspot: I was looking today at the packaging of my new Sabrent 3.5" internal card reader and noticed something very interesting on the front of the box. Do you see what I see? That's right, it lists Windows Linux.

Red Hat and Novell: Heading In Opposite Directions?

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Linux

thevarguy.com: When Red Hat announces quarterly results March 25, the news may confirm what Wall Street has suspected since November 2008: Despite Novell’s continued momentum with SUSE Linux, the smarter money remains on Red Hat’s open source strategy. Here’s why:

Inside the Linux Foundation Purchase of Linux.com

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Linux
Web

earthweb.com: Two months after SourceForge’s Linux.com site stopped publishing new stories, the reason has finally been made public: The site has been acquired by the Linux Foundation.

linux too f*@King easy to install

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Linux

noronha.id.au: Ok I have a computer it generally stays on 24/7. it does important work like download files during off-peak download periods. It also is my svn server. samba etc… Ok so the short of the story is my computer got reformatted.

Tell Them It’s Linux!!

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: I saw an interesting video a few days ago. I found it amusing that most people thought KDE 4 was Windows 7 but hardly that surprising if I’m honest. But as I watched one thought screamed louder and louder inside my head, “for god’s sake tell them it’s Linux!!!”.

Linux the cool factor

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Linux

handlewithlinux.com: I have a bunch of designers at my job, and they all carry around an apple. No not the fruit, you know the vastly overpriced and over-hyped electronics brand. These guys think they are so cool. While Linux is actually a lot cooler then apple, it's not perceived by enough people as being cool.

My bigger concern with Microsoft - netbooks

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.the451group: We’ve been having a discussion on the meaning and impact of Microsoft’s TomTom suit, and there seems to be quite a bit of suspicion and angst over Microsoft’s patent and licensing tactics. However, I believe if one wants to see the Microsoft of old, the better place to find it is in the netbook market.

Ubuntu 9.10 Release Schedule

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Announced by Mark Shuttleworth, on the 20th of February, Ubuntu 9.10 (codename Karmic Koala) will be released this year on October 29th. Without any further introduction, let's have a look at the release schedule:

5 Minutes of SimplyMepis 8.0.00

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Linux

benhay.blogspot: When I installed Fedora from the Live CD and found it to be incredibly slow, then I booted the Knoppix 6.0.1 CD, and it was outrageously fast. But now after trying SimplyMepis, I am forced to conclude that the Fedora really does suck.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 code to freeze end of day March 3

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Bugs or no bugs, Mozilla will freeze the code to the much delayed Firefox 3.1 beta 3 by the end of day.

10 reasons why Linux isn't triumphing over Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: In a recent article, Jack Wallen built a case for the ascendancy of Linux over Windows. Now Kris Littlejohn steps up to argue the converse.

Linux Shell Gains Microsoft Office Support

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Software

informationweek.com: ThinkFree deal allows the open source Phoenix HyperSpace Shell to work with Microsoft Word and Excel file formats

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