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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 10:38pm
Story Linux vs. Windows Internet Battle No Longer Exists Because Linux Is Winning Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 8:30pm
Story Distros, Damned Lies, and Statistics Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 8:19pm
Story First preview for Slackware of Plasma 5 Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 8:07pm
Story 64-bit mobile processors for Android L is coming Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Canonical Closes a pyCADF Exploit in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 7:35pm
Story Linux-based controller mixes Atom SoC with Kintex-7 FPGA Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 7:30pm
Story Linux 3.17 Doesn't Do Much For AMD Kaveri's Graphics Performance Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 7:26pm
Story Fedora:Alpha Change Deadline to slip one more week Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 6:34pm
Story Raspberry Pi-powered Bigtrak Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 6:27pm

Mandriva Linux 2009 plans announced

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2009 comes a step closer to reality today with the unveiling of the release schedule and the technical specifications. The schedule includes two alphas, two betas, and two release candidates, prior to the final release in early October 2008. The first alpha release is scheduled for June 25th - just a week away.

Why upgrade to openSUSE 11 from openSUSE 10.x

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SUSE

benkevan.com: You’re at the breaking point of what to do with your current openSUSE 10.x (hopefully at least 10.2) installation. You hear that openSUSE 11.0 is just about to come out, but why should you go from a .2/.3 release to a .0 release? Well here are some main reasons why:

Mozilla servers back up, serving Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: After a blackout of more than an hour caused by users trying to download the final release of Firefox 3.0, Mozilla Corp. has restored service to its servers.

And: Firefox Fail: Download Day Derailed By Servers
And: Test Center review: Firefox 3 comes out sizzling
And: Download Counter

openSUSE 11 Review

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SUSE

theunixgeek.blogspot: I know it's a day early, but I was able to get my hands on a copy of the release version of openSUSE 11 and I must say it's a really good distribution! Here are three lists of what I noticed, what I liked, and what I didn't like about the GNOME live CD.

Tried Arch Linux after 2 years: hummmmm

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Linux

fabrizioballiano.net: I used Arch Linux from 2004 to 2006 with pleasure. In 2006 I decided to switch to Ubuntu. Today I decided to give Arch a try to see what’s happened in these 2 years.

First Look at Firefox 3.0 for Linux

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Moz/FF
  • First Look at Firefox 3.0 for Linux

  • Firefox 3 launches today; Five reasons you can't live without it
  • Hold off on Firefox version 3
  • Mozilla Developer News - Firefox 3 launch day edition

Get ready for Firefox 3.0

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News

Mozilla Firefox 3 is a major release with many enhancements, some of which are targeted at users, and some at developers. In this article, you will learn more about these new Firefox 3 features. For example, one of the updates gives Web developers the ability to build Web applications that work even when the user is disconnected from the Internet.

Flock me! It’s a new 2.0 beta browser based on Firefox 3!

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Software

itwire.com: Social networking browser, Flock, has reached the 2.0 milestone in beta status, bringing together all the major social networking sites in the one browser. Offering all the enhancements of Firefox 3.0, you’ll only be flocking to use this browser if you’re a big social networking user.

Why I’m Still Waiting to Upgrade to Fedora 9

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’m not 100% sure, but I think this is the longest I’ve purposely waited to upgrade to another Fedora release. I’ve been reading the Fedora user and developer mailling lists and what’s I’ve seen there has pretty much convinced me not to upgrade.

What does open source *really* look like?

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OSS
  • What does open source *really* look like?

  • What do Free and Open Source Software Leaders Think of Microsoft?
  • Open source tour of Europe: Czech Republic
  • Open source tour of Europe: Greece
  • Open source has yet to learn it pays to advertise

openSUSE 11.0: The Plasma Desktop

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KDE
SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: openSUSE 11.0 will be finally released on Thursday! Smile The Sneak Peeks story about KDE has just been published and I want to follow up with a list how our Plasma desktop differs from the stock KDE 4.0 version.

Songbird 0.6 - The Bird Got Wings

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: When it first starts, Songbird prompts the user to select default language and extensions it should load by default, downloading them if necessary. Scanning a music collection of almost 4000 OGG Vorbis songs took around 3 minutes on an Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz with 1 GB DDRAM2.

Firefox 3 available today at 17:00 UTC

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3 available today at 17:00 UTC (10am PDT)

  • Firefox 3.0 final - First thoughts
  • How To Install firefox-3.0.tar.bz2 in Linux

Bringing the trashcan to the command line

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: The trash project allows you to interact with your desktop trashcan from the command line. It lets users "undo" deletions made with the trash command in a similar manner to restoring files from the trashcan in a desktop environment. For experienced Linux users, the trash command comes in handy when you want to put a file into the trashcan from the command line.

Ubuntu Compared to Other Linux Distributions

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Linux

suresh-mobileweb.blogspot: If you log into the command line of both an Ubuntu system and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora system, very little will look different. Let's see how Ubuntu differs from other Linux Distributions - Redhat or Fedora, Debian, Suse, Knoppix.

Fedora 9 GA, interesting but not Enterprise

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Linux

bmc.com/blogs: The problem with asking a technogeek whether or not something is possible is that you will almost always get back the answer "Yes". "Can a program be written that monitors all the computers on the network, regardless of who makes it, or what OS it is running?" "Yes" "Can it be ready a week from Tuesday?" "What year?" There is the rub.

New Nvidia Linux Drivers Bring Support for Kernel 2.6.26

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Software

softpedia.com: On May 28th, 2008, NVidia decided to please the Linux world and launched version 173.14.05 of their graphics drivers, which brought preliminary support for X.org Server 1.5. A few days ago, they decided to make the Linux users happy again, by releasing yet another bugfix version of their graphics drivers, Nvidia 173.14.09.

Asus Eee PC 901 Linux Edition

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: It's ten quid cheaper but packs in more features. Hot on the heels of Asus Eee PC 900 comes the 901, sporting not only a smart new design but also Intel's Atom processor. So is it the machine the 900 should have been?

10 Things Worth Doing While Waiting for Firefox 3

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Moz/FF
  • 10 Things Worth Doing While Waiting for Firefox 3

  • Firefox 3.0 to clog up the Interweb
  • Firefox 3 Is Given to the World – Or Maybe Not
  • Firefox 3.0 final available for download?

How To Set Up A Load-Balanced MySQL Cluster With MySQL 5.1

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to configure a MySQL 5.1 cluster with five nodes: 1 x management, 2 x storage nodes and 2 x balancer nodes. This cluster is load-balanced by an Ultra Monkey package which provides heartbeat (for checking if the other node is still alive) and ldirectord (to split up the requests to the nodes of the MySQL cluster).

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