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Story IT’S HERE: DOCKER 1.0 Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:21pm
Story Wireless speakers run Linux, control IoT stuff Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:13pm
Story F2FS Gets Enhanced For The Linux 3.16 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:12pm
Story Reports Cites Google Surpassing Microsoft in Browser Market Share Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:01pm
Story Superb Interstellar Marines Tactical FPS Arrives on Steam for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 2:41pm
Story CyanogenMod 11.0 M7 Released Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 2:35pm
Story GNOME Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Preliminary Results Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 2:30pm
Story Quick Look: Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 2:25pm
Story DragonFly 3.8 Finally Brings USB 3.0 Support Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 2:16pm
Story DARPA gamifies open-source software testing Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 2:07pm

RSA: Security Experts Debate Linux Vs. Microsoft

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crn.com: Like the Hatfields and McCoys, some debates are as old as the hills, and no one ever seems to win. In the IT industry, security pundits have long been arguing the question of whether Linux is more secure than Windows with similarly inconclusive results.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Inspecting disk IO performance with fio

  • Ubuntu Server Guide: Part 2
  • Using the dynamic DNS editor: nsupdate
  • Linux Boot Sequence
  • Installing a Rails Stack on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
  • Howto find DNS Server Version remotely using fpdns
  • cmd.exe for Linux zealots

GIMP User Manual 2.4.1 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: A new release of the user manual is available: new translations: Lithuanian, Polish, new content, spelling and grammar fixes.

Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring GNOME Screenshots

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MDV

reviewlinux.com: Here is a short screenshot tour of the latest from Mandriva Linux. Just released Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring GNOME and KDE Editions. Today we will show only the GNOME release.

Drupal 6.2 released, fixing security issues

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Drupal

drupal.org: Drupal 6.2, a maintenance release that fixes problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as security vulnerabilities is now available for download. Upgrading your existing Drupal 6 sites is strongly recommended.

GNOME 2.22.1 released

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Software

mail.gnome.org: This is the first update to GNOME 2.22. Come and see all the bug fixing, all the new translations and all the updated documentation brought to you by the wonderful team of GNOME contributors!

Should Microsoft buy RHT?

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Linux

thedelphicfuture.org: Coming back from the Open Source Goat Rodeo (OSGR) and spending excellent time with old and new friends got me thinking again about this theoretical possibility.

Zenwalking Away From Ubuntu

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Linux

routecafe.com/david: Ubuntu is one of the most popular distros right now. Yet, it has lost its touch in matter of speed and performance for me and my machine. Now, why would I chose Zenwalk over Ubuntu? Lightweight, XFCE adaptation and friendly community.

Free software alternatives: What good is choice if you don't use it?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Look through a list available packages for any free OS and you’ll find a sometimes bewildering choice of browsers, mail readers, editors, desktops and tetris-clones available. Despite this many will just blindly install the first one they’ve heard of. Is this a good policy? What good is all this choice if we don’t use it and what are those choices?

Ubuntu and the coming Linux popularity contest

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Linux

cnet.com: It's just a matter of time before Ubuntu is crowned "enterprise ready" by one of the major ISVs. Will it be able to maintain its popularity once it is popular with enterprise buyers?

Free alternatives are good enough

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tuxtoday.wordpress: To be honest, there isn’t a discussion to be had over which os is better between the major Linux distros or Vista. It’s so obvious that you have a lot more functionality in, say Ubuntu or Suse. Linux is good enough, and that’s the key.

Can Linux Be This Good?

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I had an epiphany the other day. It happened this way. I was using Ubuntu, my Linux operating system of choice, when I found myself looking at my screen, mindlessly twirling the Compiz Fusion cube and painting fire on the screen. I was restless. And then it struck me.

10 things to consider when choosing a Linux distribution

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: I can’t begin to tell you how many people over the years I have consulted with about choosing a Linux distribution. And even with my own personal loyalties to one distribution or another, it always amazes me how certain distributions are better suited to various users and needs. So when I set out to write a 10 Things article, it only made sense that my first one be related to choosing a Linux distribution.

OOXML triggers demonstration in Norway: "Let's throw OOXML out of ISO"

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noooxml.org: People were demonstrating today in Oslo in front of the ISO SC34 meeting against the adoption of Microsoft OOXML as an ISO standard, and especially against the behaviour of Standards Norway, who voted Yes to the specification, despite a lack of support by a majority of the technical committee.

Also: Unix beardies get legal over OOXML

Puppeee: Puppy for your Eee PC

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Linux

linux.com: The Asus Eee PC ultraportable comes bundled with a version of Xandros as its operating system. If you would like to try a different Linux distro on your Eee, there are plenty of options to choose from, including eeeXubuntu, EeeDora, ZenEee, EeePCLinuxOS, and Puppeee. The latter is based on Puppy Linux.

openSUSE 11.0: Package installation 743% faster for default patterns

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SUSE

kdedevelopers.org (coolo): We implemented some very interesting features for openSUSE 11.0 to make the installation easier and faster:

Mark Shuttleworth: Playing nicely with Windows

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Linux

markshuttleworth.com: Windows is a very important platform, and our justifiable pride in Linux and the GNU stack shouldn’t blind us to the importance of delivering software that is widely useful. I believe in bringing free software to people in a way that is exciting and empowering to them, and one of the key ways to do that is to show them amazing free software running on their familiar platform, whether that’s Windows or the MacOS.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Before Switching Your Linux Distro

  • How To Get .docx Working in Linux
  • Sign & Encrypt your Emails with Thunderbird/Enigmail
  • Encrypt / Sign your Email in Evolution
  • Export Kmail into Thunderbird
  • How to Auto Login to Ubuntu
  • Speed up Gnome in Ubuntu: Tip2
  • Share your music with other computers in the house
  • Ubuntu Server Guide: Part 1
  • Testing the new "gold" linker from binutils

Mandriva presents its latest distribution: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (Updated)

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva, the leading European Linux distributor, today announces the launch of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring, the major new release of Mandriva Linux, featuring hundreds of improvements which make for a quicker and more powerful distribution that is easier to use than ever.

Lots to See at the Apache Foundation's European Conference

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ostatic.com: Today marks the beginning of ApacheCon EU, the European conference for and about technologies sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). While I am not at the conference, I wanted to take the opportunity to post about the ASF and a number of the technologies that it has helped to create and promote.

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