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Story Mozilla puts a development environment into the browser with WebIDE Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 3:54pm
Story Open source hindered by OOXML incompatibilities Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 3:50pm
Story Canonical Debuts 'Orange Box' for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Demos Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 12:15pm
Story RUSSIA FINALLY MOVING TO */LINUX Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 12:07pm
Story Stroke and gestures now on Raspberry Pi touch screen Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 11:53am
Story Feasibility of desktop on ARM cpu Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 11:41am
Story Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16 Roy Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 8:58am
Story Netrunner 14 released Roy Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 8:44am
Story MakuluLinux KDE 6.0 Released ! Roy Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 8:41am
Story Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.10 Updated with KDE 4.13.2 Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 8:07pm

Meet The Hardy Heron: What's New in Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

linuxdevcenter.com: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (long-term support) launched on April 24th for desktops and servers. There is something for everyone in this version, but the LTS release will have particular appeal to enterprises. As one corporate user said to me, "I have been waiting for the release of Ubuntu 8.04, because we have to install exclusively long term support releases."

Linux Got Game: War§ow 0.42

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Gaming

junauza.com: Another tip from Free and Open Source gamer extraordinaire SlippJigg encouraged me to try out another action-packed First-person shooter (FPS) game called Warsow last weekend. So what exactly is this game and what makes it interesting?

The 'Right' Linux

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: Any talk of Linux brings with it talk of what it will take to get Linux on the desktop in big numbers. Much of the talk in this vein revolves around distribution X versus desktop Y, or something of that nature. The real issue, though, may not be a particular distribution or package model, but the mind-set of the creators.

Qt 4.4 Released

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Software
  • Qt 4.4.0 fully released

  • Qt 4.4 Released
  • Qt 4.4 C++ framework with web support
  • KDE:Qt44++
  • Troll treasure: an in-depth look at Qt 4.4

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to setup Bluetooth

  • Backing Up the MBR
  • How do I… Wrap text around an image in Scribus?
  • What can you do with a second Ethernet port?
  • Install The Fonty Python Font Manager>
  • mplayer: Play All Mp3 Files In Reverse Order
  • Installing Flash Player in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Install latest plugins for compiz-fusion from git
  • Howto Remove Compiz Fusion Including config files
  • Backup your MySQL databases automatically with AutoMySQLBackup
  • Multimedia support in Linux
  • Quick launcher for Gnome (Linux)
  • Re-installing windows AFTER Linux
  • Setting up a Drupal site on LAMP (Ubuntu)

Impossible thing #6: Freedom for all with the One Laptop Per Child project

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OLPC

For many years, there has been a growing concern about people who don’t meet a certain threshold income won’t be able to afford the investment in computers and internet connectivity that makes further learning and development possible. They’ll become trapped by their circumstances. But GNU/Linux, continuously improving hardware, and a community commitment to bringing technology down to cost instead of just up to spec, has led to a new wave of ultra-low-cost computers, starting with the One Laptop Per Child’s XO.

Microsoft and Open Source

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft doesn't need open source

  • Microsoft Joins Open Source Business Foundation
  • Yahoo! leaves door open for Microsoft comeback

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Dear Ubuntu users,

  • Easiest Install EVER - Linux Ubuntu Desktop
  • Time to choose, Ubuntu fans: rage or reason?
  • Moving To Ubuntu
  • The Official Ubuntu Book Chapter: Using Kubuntu

more on OpenSolaris 2008.05

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OS
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05: Notes from the field

  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 sucks big time
  • OpenSolaris: Nice, But Not There Yet

Tyan Thunder n3600M with Linux

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix.com: Two months ago we had looked at the Tyan Tempest i5400XT motherboard, which was Tyan's latest product based upon Intel's newest workstation chipset and had support for dual Intel Xeon quad-core processors. We found the Tempest i5400XT to be a real winner and everything had worked terrific with Linux. Today we are looking at another Tyan workstation motherboard but the tides have turned as we look at their latest AMD dual quad-core solution, the Tyan Thunder n3600M.

When XP Expires does Desktop Linux Shine?

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Linux

earthweb.com: Windows XP, oh how we hate to see you go. Unfortunately for many of those who decide to take the open source plunge into desktop Linux, the shift will require someone who is not afraid to learn to do some things a little differently. And to be honest, it takes a rare breed of user to weather these winds of change.

Why is Linux Faster than Windows?

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I took a discarded laptop and installed Ubuntu to see if Linux really is “ready for prime time”. I had zero Linux experience and I just learned as I went along. The thing that has impressed me the most is how much faster things ran on the Linux box compared to an identical machine with Windows XP and I started to wonder why?

What is Linux?

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Linux

thatlinuxguy.wordpress: Linux is an Open-Source Operating System (OS). It was first created by Finnish grad student Linus Torvalds in 1991. He started it as a project for school, modeled after Minix, which was a UNIX-based OS. Even Before Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel, Richard Stallman had began the GNU project.

Break from PCLinuxOS to Test Mandriva 2008

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MDV

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We had PCLinuxOS 2007 final sometime in May 2007. It’s almost an year and the developers say PCLinuxOS 2008 will come out before Christmas of this year, i.e., still 6-7 months to go! This uncertain delay has led many desktop users to try suitable alternatives.

OpenSUSE Hard Disk Configuration Survey

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Hardware
SUSE

opensuse.org: In order to optimize the YaST partitioner module for openSUSE users the user experience team decided to conduct a small survey to figure out how you deal with hard disk configuration. The survey contains some basic questions and its results will directly influence the redesign for the partitioner module.

Big Money and Open Source May Not Compute

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OSS

internetnews.com: Open source has the adherents and the contributors, but what about the income? Patience, says the developers.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

this morning's howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Check MD5 Hash?

  • convert uif files to iso files in linux
  • Usage Of The Linux Left Bracket /usr/bin/[ Command
  • Bring back deleted files with lsof
  • How to Display Routing Table
  • debian etch + determine default runlevel
  • HowTo: Install YouTube Video Download in Fedora
  • "Cooking" a DVD with Cinelerra and DVDStyler
  • HOWTO Make Ubuntu Look Like Windows Vista

today's leftovers

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News
  • How Not To Use KDE 4’s New Desktop

  • Installing Ubuntu Hardy Heron From Hard Disk
  • Mounting Linux Partitions in Ubuntu
  • How do I set default password expiration for new accounts?
  • Fix for Video Playback Problem in Compiz-Fusion
  • Linux cutting software costs in Kenya
  • Selling open-source "ice" to the eskimos
  • Pondering the Reiser Fallout
  • Dell, OLPC Affordable Laptop Bout Only Hurts Users
  • TurnYourWorldAround's Connect-a-Kid and the OLPC
  • RS480/RS690 OSS Compiz Achieved
  • Irish Open Source Technology Conference 2008
  • As the SCO rolls
  • Tim Bray provides a bridge between Sun and developers
  • A Perl Script to Backup given files to an FTP location in Linux
  • Hardy caveats
  • I Like Ubuntu, But…..
  • PIC Microcontrollers and Linux

other ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron, A Webmaster’s Point of View

  • Ubuntu update manager slows computer to a crawl
  • How to Install Firewall in Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu at work
  • Being on Ubuntu exclusively
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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more