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Story Inspired by Lego, fuelled by creativity: Linux-based Kano kit wants to get kids hacking again Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 5:27pm
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Hardy Heron? Hardly

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: If there appears to be more interest in the release of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) than the average distribution, I think I should take some of the blame.

10 ways to sell corporate on Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Your systems are all way overdue for an operating system upgrade, but your IT department is going over budget. You know you can’t afford the latest version of Microsoft Windows or Office. The easiest path to reining in your costs would be to migrate over to the Linux operating system. Unfortunately, corporate headquarters isn’t convinced that Linux is the way to go. How do you convince them otherwise?

Red Hat-Ubuntu pairing would have potential

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I’m starting to see some big potential for symbiosis between two Linux and open source leaders: Red Hat and Ubuntu. Red Hat’s departure from the consumer desktop Linux market comes at the same time Ubuntu continues rolling in the same market with the release of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron this week.

Firefox reached 29% share in Europe

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: XiTi Monitor has released the latest numbers on browsers utilization in Europe and the rest of the world, announcing it has reached about 29% in March 2008.

Drivers highlight Linux Summit progress

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: The final release on the recent Linux Collaboration Summit is out and the big word is drivers. Software drivers.

A coder practices multimedia journalism - with open-source tools

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OSS

pbs.org: I use free and open source software, almost exclusively, when I practice journalism. Free and open source software is counter-intuitive to many, but the mantra of the free software movement uses terms that journalists should understand very well.

Hands on with Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

linuxformat.co.uk: Yes, the Hardy Heron is here! This is the new Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu, and is possibly the most eagerly anticipated distro of all time. Read on for our hands-on look at the new features, with screenshots galore...

Also: Review: Why Ubuntu 'Hardy Heron' Wins Laurels

The success in Linux

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: An article recently put out, asks the question "Why are there no Linux billionaires?" What is the problem with there being no "billionaires"? That's the problem with most of the people associated with this, they automatically equate success to expanse of finances.

Browsing the Web the old-fashioned way

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Software

linux.com: Are you in the mood for some '90s-style Web browsing with no graphic elements? Or, more realistically, do you work with a Linux console and often need to check something on the Web? If so, get acquainted with text-based Web browsers such as w3m, Lynx, and the similarly named Links.

Nemo Review: A New File Manager for Linux

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Software

madpenguin.org: Generally speaking, I have been quite happy using Nautilus with a little help from Tracker from time to time. Nautilus is a no nonsense file manager that allows most users to get the most out of their files and the way they choose to manage them.

Where do we go from here now that Gnome has grown up?

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Software

ibeentoubuntu.com: My recent post about old the beginnings of Gnome and my natural tendency to look at the Roadmap for the next version of Gnome and Ubuntu when an Ubuntu release comes out have led me to a conclusion: Gnome is pretty much finished.

The Usefulness Of Linux-Next

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Discussing the latest breakage of the linux-next tree, Stephen Rothwell noted that the problem went unnoticed due to the arm tree not currently being included, "this is why I would have liked you to participate in the linux-next tree ...".

Is it too late for open source Java?

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Software

blogs.zdnet: Sun says it is working hard to make Java completely open source so Linux shops can use it. But is it already too late?

One last, good look at KDE 3 Part 2

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KDE

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Some little updates on my KDE experiment. First of all, I run an rsync script semi-daily to backup my home drive to an external hard drive in case the main one fails. It’s already happened to me once before and I was really glad to have had backups. However, as you can imagine, this is a huge drain on my computer’s resources.

New Opera 9.5 Beta Improves Security and Adds More Syncing Features

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Software

blog.wired.com: Opera Software has release a second beta for version 9.5 of its flagship browser. Opera 9.5 beta 2 brings several new features and a number of bug fixes as Opera moves toward the final release.

Eurocrats study Microsoft OOXML under procurement rules

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Microsoft

the inquirer: THE EUROPEAN Commission has started investigating Microsoft's OOXML standard under procurement rules instead of the old competition statute with which they usually bash the software giant.

Switching to Linux which distro to use, openSUSE?

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SUSE

opencomputer.net: We’ll do this test with the live (Gnome) CD to analyze: parts of the hardware that are recognized, software package installed, general usability (setup adjustments, software installation).

Thinking Of Switching?: Linux Ubuntu vs. Windows Vista vs. OSX Leopard

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OS

athensexchange.com: Every few years, new operating systems are released for computers that promise new features, greater security and usability. Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.2 and Windows Vista Service Pack One were both released in February of 2008. Linux Ubuntu released the latest version of its operating system.

Coupla Early Ubuntu 8.04 Reviews

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04: Hardy Heron Review

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: Jaded Janus
  • Official Ubuntu Tour
  • Downloads
  • Mark Shuttleworth: The Heron takes flight

  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: A First Look

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

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Korora 26

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