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Story Google, Synnex Partnership: More Chromebooks In Schools Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 10:35pm
Story Btrfs In 2014: RAID5/RAID6, Data Deduplication Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 9:05pm
Story Firefox OS Tablets, TVs and More to Arrive This Year Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 8:15pm
Story OpenSaaS and the future of government IT innovation Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 8:07pm
Story The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Many Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:56pm
Story VirtualBox Is Still Running Slower Than QEMU-KVM Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:41pm
Story 7 Great New Open Source Projects Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:11pm
Story Darling Refreshed To Run OS X Binaries To Linux Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm
Story Windows and Android on one PC? Here's how AMD and Intel plan to do it Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:56pm
Story GNOME 3.11.3 Is Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:47pm

Windows vs. Linux Compared With Mixed Results

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Microsoft

OSWeekly: I hear this too often - Windows is easier to use than Linux. And so in light of this, being as I have used both operating systems for years, I thought I would put this to the test, the results are not going to make Windows users feel too good about this desktop choice overall, I'm afraid.

Ubuntu desktop eye-candy with AWN

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HowTos

tectonic: Tired of the regulation grey bars at the top and bottom of your Gnome desktop and hankering after something a little cooler? Say something a little bit more like the dock in Apple's OSX? Then give AWN a run and get all the bouncing icons you can handle.

Eeextremely Eeenticing: a review of the Asus Eee PC

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Hardware
Reviews

arstechnica: The Asus Eee PC challenges many conventional assumptions about mobile computing. The daring, diminutive device combines a svelte subnotebook form factor with a unique Linux software platform and a budget-friendly price—factors that could make this unprecedented product a mainstream marvel.

I dunno what people say when they talk about RPM hell

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Rudd-O: When people talk about RPM dependency hell, I really have no idea what they’re talking about. Here’s a factual look into RPM that should set the record straight:

today's leftovers

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News
  • aseigo: chinny chin chin

  • Benchmark your system in Ubuntu
  • Retrieving Linux Standard Base and Distro Information
  • Nice games for your Linux box
  • Fedora Firstboot
  • Linux Vs Bsd - a comparison
  • Desktop Linux old and new
  • Ubuntu Customization Kit 2.0 is out
  • Don't cry for Microsoft (the truth is, it never loved you)
  • My Own Linux Distro: The Beginning
  • BBC Radio Player and Linux
  • Worldwide Mandriva Linux 2008 install fest
  • Update on the Firefox 3 Linux Theme
  • Rory Reiser Thinks His Dad May Have Killed His Mom

Windows Users download Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

abhay-techzone.blogspot: Today I was downloading Ubuntu 7.10 desktop i386 iso and came across an interesting fact. I was using kTorrent and was delighted to see more than 1400 seeders and around 150 leechers. There were seeders from many countries.

Is Wal-Mart's gPC The Linux Version Of The Mac Mini?

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Serdar Yegulalp: Back when Everex's Linux-based "Green PC" hit stores courtesy of Wal-Mart, I wasn't all that excited about it -- I saw it as being an also-ran to a much more exciting product, the Asus Eee subnotebook (also Linux-based). That said, the gPC is apparently selling like mad -- and now I think I see why: it's the Linux version of the Mac Mini, sort of.

Car computer runs Red Flag Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices: DingCheng Electronics has announced a GPS-enabled PC that fits "double DIN" stereo bays. The CarPC 102 has a 4x45W amp, and runs Red Flag Linux or Windows on a 1.1GHz Pentium M processor.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Emulate Google’s Android Mobile Stack in Linux

  • Printing from Firefox on Gentoo
  • Fix for Master password expose for Pidgin
  • Two Finger Scrolling on Ubuntu
  • Setting up openSUSE in VMware Workstation
  • Installing Ubuntu to a USB hard drive

KStars Image Challenge

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KDE

kdedevelopers: Do you want to help improve KStars, but don't want to do programming or debugging? Do you like pretty pictures?

Tour of GNOME Online Desktop

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Software

Red Hat Magazine: Here’s a tour of the pre-alpha demo release of GNOME Online Desktop included in Fedora 8. Learn more about what it does and how you can get involved in the project.

Portrait: Alien Arena creator John Diamond

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Gaming

linux.com: John Diamond is the creator and lead developer of the popular free software game Alien Arena. He turned his hobbies and a talent for coding into a small business.

ATI's New Drivers: Did The Paradise Come?

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phoronix: It's been nearly seven months since I wrote my first article about ATI drivers and how they literally crippled my computer and my daily life. Last month, ATI had finally released their latest drivers which contains the new OpenGL component and AIGLX support. Was this release worth the amount of hype and did it solve everyone's problems?

QtEmu - another graphical Qemu launcher

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FOSSwire: If you’re not particularly a fan of meddling with the command line all the time, but still want to use Qemu as your virtualisation solution, QtEmu is an invaluable tool.

Hans Reiser Trial: Day Four

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Reiser

sfgate.com blogs: After a delay to discuss who might be present, the testimony of Reiser's son was given in court today with a social working sitting at his side.

Fedora 8

Fedora 8 - a video tour

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Linux

linux.com: These three short videos -- all less than 8 minutes long -- give you an idea of Fedora 8's "look and feel" during the installation and setup process, and show you what software is installed by default. The third video shows you how to install and -- just as important -- uninstall software in Fedora 8.

Spinning a New Kind of Distro

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Linux

linux today blog: When Fedora 8 came out last week, the first thing that came to mind was this was the first release of Fedora in recent memory that didn't have some sort of glitch associated with it.

Unlock The Power Of Gnome's Text Editor

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HowTos

blog.wired.com: One of the first questions from those who switch operating systems is usually — how can I make it more familiar? Typically this boils down to how can I make program X on my new system behave more like Program Y on the old system that I was used too?

Linux Preloaded–an Insider’s View

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Linux

linuxtechdaily.com: There is a story today that WalMart’s $200 Linux machine running Ubuntu with Enlightenment is sold out and selling like hotcakes. The article links to WalMart’s product page, where it is listed as sold out and filled with glowing reviews. It feels good to see that. At one point I got to put my money where my mouth was, but was burned by bad timing.

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