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Story Android 5.1 Lollipop to release next month? Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:32pm
Story Open Source at the Front of the Class Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:06pm
Story Should You Upgrade From Windows 7 To Windows 8.1 Or Linux Mint? Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:02pm
Story Zimbra gets back to open source roots Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 12:12pm
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Story Why can Ubuntu dethrone Android and iOS? Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 10:39am
Story Raspberry Pi gets quad-core SoC, keeps $35 price Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 10:30am
Story Linux Kernel 3.19 RC7 Is Out, Last One Before Stable Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 9:04am
Story I Messed Up GRUB2... What a Happy Mistake! Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 9:03am
Story 2014 Was the Year Of The GNU/Linux Desktop Breakout In Czech Republic Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 8:59am

Dropbox on Ubuntu 8.10

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Software

itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring how to use Dropbox on the popular Ubuntu distribution.

few leftovers

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News
  • Xen 3.3 in RHEL/CentOS 5 and more Link Aggregation Fun

  • Revisiting urxvt
  • Attempting to Install Linux, Part 1
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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 52

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SUSE

Happy New Year! Issue #52 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

openSUSE defeats Mandriva

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MDV
SUSE

marcfearby.com: About this time last year I decided that Linux simply wasn’t good enough and returned to Windows XP. A week later I discovered that Mandriva was actually up to scratch. Given that Mandriva fired one of their most valuable employees recently, I think the writing is on the wall for that distro, sadly.

MadTux Closes Its Doors

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Linux
Web

broadcast.oreilly: After eight years in business California-based MadTux, an online retailer specializing in systems preloaded with Linux, has closed.

Zenwalk 5.4 Beta1

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Linux

linux-hardcore.com: Old year's day and a few hours to kill ... so I thought why not try out an XFCE using distro that I have tried out several times Zenwalk. Just before Christmas the Beta 1 of Zenwalk 5.4 was released. So downloaded it, burned it to CD, popped the CD in and fired it up.

Ubuntu in 2009

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: The first release of Ubuntu in 2009 will be the April debut of Jaunty Jackalope, otherwise known as Ubuntu 9.04. Most users will be looking forward to a release packed with exciting features.

The biggest threat to open source in 2009

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: There is no longer any doubt that hackers and malware writers are going after open source projects as they once went after Windows. Vulnerabilities are being found, discovered, created, exchanged.

some shorts

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Linux
  • NUBUNTU 8.12 BETA

  • Dell Studio 1535 OpenSuse 11.1 and latest ALSA
  • Comparing Windows Update to Ubuntu Linux’s Update Manager
  • A Better Desktop Button for Ubuntu
  • Latest Ubuntu
  • More proof that Microsoft are incompetent
  • Ubuntu Advertisement

10 Best Instant Messengers for Linux

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Software

anewmorning.com: Like other Operating systems, there are some great Instant messengers for Linux. These IM’s comes with features like any other, including custom emoticons, web-cam support, nudges, themes, plugins, customizations and lots more. Here’s a list of 10 Best Instant messengers for Linux.

"Doomed to Obscurity" - New Web Comic Launched

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Humor

penguinpetes.com: For a New Year's Day surprise, I'm finally launching the webcomic I've always wanted to do. It's called Doomed to Obscurity and if you give it time, it'll grow on you. Strip #1 is up today; subsequent strips will be published every odd-numbered calendar day.

Homebuilt computers for Christmas

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Linux

In tight economic times when I was growing up, my family generally had “homemade” Christmases, where all the gifts were handicrafts they had made. It takes a lot of time, but it does save money. This year, I’m following much the same pattern, I’m giving my kids refurbished computers.

Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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Linux
Hardware

meanderingpassage.com: This past holiday season Netbook computers were a leading seller for Amazon, and thanks to my dear wife I was a lucky recipients of one of those sales. From my own preferences there was just one issue I had to correct…it was running Windows.

Best Ubuntu Innovations of 2008

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: 2008 was a great year. Although it comes a bit belatedly (today being the first day of 2009), here’s a list of my favorite innovations in 2008:

Happy New Year from GIMP with 2.6.4

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GIMP

The GIMP developers welcome you in the new year with the fourth bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. The NEWS file lists the changes in GIMP 2.6.4.

Linux Solid-State Drive Benchmarks

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Hardware

phoronix.com: How though does the real-world performance differ between hard disk drives and solid-state drives on Linux? We have run several tests atop Ubuntu on a Samsung netbook with a HDD and SSD.

Versatility is a good thing

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: It is amazing when one stops to consider the variety of different types of environments that people use computers in. No one distro fits every environment. Most Linux distros have a "target" niche, group of users or environment they build toward.

An Open Secret

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OSS

cfo.com: By 2012 more than 90 percent of enterprises worldwide will deploy OSS in one form or another, predicts Gartner. Yet many corporate managers may not realize the extent to which open source has already infiltrated their enterprises — not only as stand-alone software but also bundled with proprietary applications.

Fedora: A perfect 10?

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Rather than writing something right after the release of Fedora 10, I wanted to do something different. Unlike movie or restaurant reviews which need to be released as soon as a movie or a restaurant opens, distros should be “road tested” before a valid review could be written.

Goodbye Ubuntu, Hello Arch!

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Linux
Ubuntu

blog.steveklabnik: Yesterday, I woke up and decided that I felt like wiping my hard drive. It’s a new year, so I felt that it was time for a change. After brushing my teeth, I got on Reddit, and someone mentioned Arch Linux. I’d heard of it, but couldn’t remember what the guiding philosopy behind it was.

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