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Story Why Your Project Doesn't Need a Contributor Licensing Agreement Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 6:57am
Story Mozilla Firefox 30 Binaries Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 6:51am
Story Voice of the Masses: Free Software vs open source – what do you use? Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 6:49am
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Announcement Likely Tomorrow Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 6:43am
Story Tiny open-source module aims to make IoT apps easy Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2014 - 6:36am
Story Tools for Diagramming in Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 9:05pm
Story GNU Linux-libre 3.15-gnu is now available Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:55pm
Story OpenELEC 4.0.4 Now Out, Is Based on XBMC 13.1 “Gotham” Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:51pm
Story Stable kernels 3.14.6, 3.10.42, and 3.4.92 Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Tango Studio 2.2 Is a Distro for Musicians and Professional Studios Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:27pm

My kid hates Linux

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Linux

Christopher Dawson (zdnet): My oldest son is a fairly typical 15 year-old end user. He’s on the computer all the time, has a decent idea how to get things done, and is largely not interested in the inner workings of hardware or operating system. He, like most other users, just wants the computer to work.

Finding a Linux-powered laptop

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Linux
Hardware

scottnesbitt.net: Until recently, there were only a few places from which you could buy a Linux-powered laptop. While you can’t get one at your local electronics or computer store, there are more options available.

Customize your Firefox browser with Personas

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Moz/FF

linux.com: If you like to customize your applications' appearance, then Firefox themes probably haven't impressed you. Although there are hundreds of themes available, typically all they allow users to do is change the icons and background color of your browser -- not too exciting. Personas for Firefox offers a new way to customize the browser.

Also: * Updated Web Browsers: Which One Works Best?
* Better copy/paste in Firefox
* Firefox Introduces New Rickroll Protection

Living a life without a Hard Disk

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Linux

anojrs.blogspot: Life without a hard disk is tough.. but fun in many ways.. Here is what you could do, to keep working on your computer:

My review of gOS Space

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Linux

farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: In my opinion, the original gOS was a great Linux distribution for the average computer user - someone who used it to write up a few documents, send a few emails, and surf the Internet a bit. But now, gOS Space is here, and it's a radical departure from the original. So, once again I downloaded a copy and gave it a try.

Overview of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on the Dell 1501

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Ubuntu

ubuntu1501.com: Hardy Heron is the Ubuntu release that Dell Inspiron 1501 owners have been waiting for. If you were hesitant about trying Ubuntu on your 1501, rest assured, it takes minimal skill and computer knowledge to setup.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Server Guide: Part 3

  • cpufreqd - How to configure you cpu speed
  • scanner buttons on Gentoo
  • Howto: Mount .ISO's in Ubuntu Linux The Easy way
  • Recovering Files on Linux
  • Tip: official Firefox on Debian
  • 20 major Ubuntu resources you should know about
  • Speech synthesis on Ubuntu

Flipping the Linux switch: openSUSE, geeko of many colors

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SUSE

downloadsquad.com: The last openSUSE install I tried for any real length of time was 10.1. I installed 10.3 a month or two back to try some things, and found, though it's really usable, there wasn't anything that made me want to say, "Screw Ubuntu." But I wanted to try openSUSE again.

A Few more thoughts on Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 Beta

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Ubuntu

wheatlandlinux.wordpress: I have been using Kubuntu 8.04 KDE4 for a week now it runs better than Kubuntu 7.10. Kubuntu 7.10 was so horribly slow and full of bugs. I fail to understand how anyone could have used it. But the newest version of Kubuntu is actually nice.

Educational programs in GNU/Linux

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Software

polishlinux.org: What does education have to do with Linux, or free software in general, you ask? In this article, I am going to answer this question and describe available open source educational programs for your kids.

Drigg (the pligg alternative) vs. Pligg: why should people switch?

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I am the main developer for Drigg. I donated probably more than 1000 hours of my life to the Drigg project, because I believed in it. After reviewing existing CMSs out there, I believe that Drigg is the best system available today for people who want to create Digg-like sites.

About Linux Distros: Ubuntu and CentOS

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Linux

activoinc.com/blog: A few weeks ago, we setup a new production LAMP server to host a few of our client’s sites, medium size eCommerce websites. I wanted to share our experience as we came across the three big (and free) Linux distributions while we evaluated and setup the machines.

“Linux” and “Linux Mint”

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Linux

linuxmint.com: The Linux Mark Institute (LMI) is the exclusive licensor of the Linux trademark on behalf of its owner, Linus Torvalds. For “Linux Mint” to protect its name and be recognized as a trademark we had to get the approval of the LMI so we could use the term “Linux”.

What Makes a Desktop Look Nice

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Software

theunixgeek.blogspot: Have you ever thought about what makes your desktop look nice, and why many people may criticize, for example, Vista's UI? I decided to come up with a list of what seems to be that makes up a nice-looking desktop.

Turns out the mini-laptop revolution was just child's play

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Hardware

guardian.co.uk: For some months, strange goings-on have been reported in branches of Toys 'R' Us. Shifty-looking middle-aged men and younger males wearing ponytails and Grateful Dead T-shirts have been observed leaving the premises with small cardboard boxes. Exclamations of 'Yes! And 'Yeehaw!!!' have been heard by security guards.

Mandriva 2008.1

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MDV

distro-review.com: Mandriva started life in July 1998 (formally known as Linux-Mandrake) as a KDE distro based on Red Hat. That was nearly 10 years ago and they've just released Mandriva 2008.1 Spring Edition so let's have a look at this release.

AstroMenace 1.2 - Real Gaming in Linux

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Gaming

ubuntuswitch.blogspot: While changing to a great OS like Ubuntu , I had to make some sacrifices , one of them being : less gaming. I'm not saying I ended my gamer "career," but until recently my gaming experience was not fulfilled. Recently I came across this jewel , that nobody seems to talk about.

wesnoth: a turn-based fantasy strategy game

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Gaming

debaday.debian.net: The free software community makes games, too. Among the more well-known ones is the Battle for Wesnoth — a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy setting. It doesn’t have shiny 3D graphics or cut-scenes, but it is an interesting and original game and is fun to play.

Steve McIntyre becomes the new Debian Project leader

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Linux

The preliminary results from the 2008 Debian Project leader election have been posted. With 37% of the eligible developers voting, Steve McIntyre has been elected.

Also: Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

Scheduled Backups With Rsyncbackup On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up and configure rsyncbackup on Debian Etch. Rsyncbackup is a Perl script that cooperates with rsync.

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