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Story Hungary universities move to EuroOffice and ODF Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 4:48pm
Story KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Arrives With Improved Power Management Features Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 4:31pm
Story SuperX OS Greases the Classic Linux Wheel Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 4:24pm
Story Linux Kernel 4.0 Codenamed ‘Hurr Durr I’m A Sheep’ Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 15/04/2015 - 2:20pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 9:25am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 9:25am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 9:24am
Story Docker and Containers Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 9:20am
Story The Linux Setup - Kevin Fenzi, Fedora Infrastructure Leader Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 8:48am
Story Semplice 7.0.1 bugfix release Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 8:39am

From Windows To Linux In A Flash

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crn.com: Running Linux off of a flash drive is a great way to test and evaluate a Linux desktop without making any changes to a Windows system. Test Center reviewers took a look at four Linux desktops all running off of a USB flash drive.

10 Must-Have Linux Applications

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Software

intranetjournal.com: Like any worthwhile operating system, popular Linux distributions define themselves not just by the default desktop manager in use, but also by the software elected to be included out of the box.

ext4 File System

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Startups and the choice of Linux Distributions

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: A penny saved is a penny earned! Why not consider an open source alternative against purchasing several licensed copies of your favorite operating system or getting a pirated copy of the same.

Review: Dolphin 1.2.1 File Manager

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Reviews

Dolphin was intended to replace Konqueror as the default file manager in KDE 4. The scope of Dolphin was to only provide a compact and easy-to-use file manager, without all the features and uses Konqueror has. And (I think) it succeeded.

Moblin V2 vs. Ubuntu Netbook Remix vs. Ubuntu MID

phoronix.com: Last week Intel had pushed out a second alpha release of Moblin V2 and now it boots even faster, which means they are down to the point of being able to boot in just a few seconds.

Linus Torvalds Upset over Ext3 and Ext4

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linux-magazine.com: It all started with a request for help from Jesper Krogh in one of the first responses to Torvalds's announcement March 24 of Kernel 2.6.29 on the gmane.linux.kernel mailing list.

Linux kernel advances

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ibm.com/developerworks: At the end of 2008, the 2.6.28 kernel surfaced. Subsequently, the merge window for the next release—2.6.29—opened. As the Linux kernel uses a distributed development process, it's not always clear what's coming (or will be integrated) into a given kernel release, but the last two have been interesting.

Review: Amarok 2.0.2 - Better Than 1.4?

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Amarok always had the reputation of being the most popular and powerful audio player available on the Linux platform, and it really deserved that position.

Five things every Linux distribution should do

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planetoss.com: I've started using Linux with Redhat 6.2, which was released in 2000. The list of popular distributions available back then was limited to Redhat, Mandriva, SUSE, Debian and Slackware. The search for 'Active' distributions on distrowatch listed 296 distributions as of today.

New releases catch-up

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tuxradar.com: Here's some recent updates for those of you too busy to hit F5 on Freshmeat every 10 seconds.

Recession vs. FOSS

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raiden.net: Pundits and business executives alike are predicting gloomy economic times for 2009. But when the talk turns to free and open source software (FOSS), suddenly the mood brightens.

first look at Ubuntu 9.04 beta

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arstechnica.com: Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, has reached the beta stage. Ars hops onto the new beta release to see how it performs.

Linux Foundation Welcomes credativ

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ostatic.com/blog: The Linux Foundation welcomed its newest member today, the European-based free and open source standards consulting firm, credativ.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 296

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: Tiny Core Linux 1.2

  • News: Developers quit PCLinuxOS to start Unity Linux, OpenSolaris package management improvements, Fedora tests Nouveau driver, interview with founder of Qimo 4 Kids
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 4.2, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
  • Upcoming releases: CentOS 5.3, Fedora 11 Beta, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC2
  • New additions: Zeroshell
  • New distributions: Noys, Unity Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

The GPL - Not fade away

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OSS

h-online.com: These days free and open source software (FOSS) is recognised as a significant model for the development and distribution of software, transforming the way that software is written, perceived, packaged and sold. A large part of the success has been due to the GNU General Public License (GPL).

today's odds & ends:

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  • What's new in Linux kernel 2.6.29?

  • How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter
  • Good-Bye XP. Hello Windows 7
  • Introducing pointy-haired bosses to FOSS
  • Yahoo! POP3 And SMTP Access Using YPOPS! In Ubuntu
  • Smart Home with LinuxMCE
  • Upgrade to KDE 4.2.1
  • Working with libnotify
  • Add Vim Editing Mode To Your ZSH Prompt
  • Jaunty Blues
  • Skype with Ubuntu - It works
  • How to Gain Root Access in Ubuntu
  • Of desktop environments and window managers
  • Never fear Linux
  • Idle Process Time On Linux: How To Find It Again
  • The Vanishing YouTube Videos and a Look Behind the Scenes

Why do I like Debian

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I get asked that question a lot. Up until now, it has been a bit difficult to put it into words for me. I finally figured it out today.

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Fedora and Red Hat: Fedora Atomic, Fedora 29, *GPL and Openwashing ('Open Organization')

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