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Story Raspberry Pi: New Raspbian and NOOBS releases Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 12:27pm
Story Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) 3.4 OS Is Based on Debian Wheezy 7.8 Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 12:09pm
Story GNOME Photos Has Been Ported to GEGL 0.3 Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 12:01pm
Story Qt3D 2.0 The FrameGraph Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:58am
Story Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Hits Feature Freeze Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:50am
Story Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Officially Released with Updated Apps and Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:47am
Story Red Hat bolsters cross-vendor compatibility of ARM datacentre architecture Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:44am
Story How To Enable Hibernate In Ubuntu Linux Mohd Sohail 20/02/2015 - 11:04am
Story RAID 5/6 Continues Being Improved For Btrfs With Linux 3.20 Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:47am
Story Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS released Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:45am

XBMC

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Streaming media around the home, is something which is becoming a more commercial viability, if you look at the amount of hardware available for the Task, the Big Boys, Buffalo, Dlink, LinkSys, Freecom and NetGear all have Network Media extenders which attach to your network, and TV, and allow you to stream music and video off a NAS Server or computer to your TV.

The Man and the Myth Behind Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The New York Times ran a story today about Ubuntu and its prospects for beating Microsoft. Focusing on Mark Shuttleworth, the Times reporter concludes that the idea of Linux on every desktop remains a bit “quixotic,” and suggests that Ubuntu has only come so far thanks to Shuttleworth’s wealth. I don’t think that’s true.

Netbooks take center stage at CES

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Hardware

reuters.com: Netbooks were everywhere and on everyone's lips at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, expanding as a category of small laptop PCs that are rewriting the rules for the struggling computer industry.

Is It GNU/Linux Or Linux?

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: It is Debian GNU/Linux, but it is Linux Mint and just plain old Ubuntu. But Canonical says Ubuntu is a Linux-based distro, not a GNU/Linux based distro. It is also PCLinuxOS and not PCGNU/LinuxOS. Redhat calls it Redhat Linux and the list goes on. So what is it GNU/Linux or Linux?

Ubuntu 9.04 Receives EXT4 Support

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: With the EXT4 file-system having been stabilized with the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, the Ubuntu developers are preparing to adopt this evolutionary Linux file-system update. EXT4 will not replace EXT3 as the default file-system until at least Ubuntu 9.10, but as of yesterday, Ubuntu 9.04 now has install-time support for EXT4.

Docky - the newest awesome

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Software

daenim.com: Ever wanted a linux dock that did parabolic zoom (the fisheye effect that mac’s have)? Ever wanted a dock that did was more stable then rm? Ever wanted a dock that actually made sense? Ever want a dock that actually knew what to populate it with?

dstat: versatile tool for generating system resource statistics

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debaday.debian.net: During my work with computers, I like to check the usage of system resources in my network. Sometimes a running process takes up too much CPU load, or the disk I/O goes too high. Since I have found out about dstat, I can cleanly check out all the system resources used by my computers.

The Linux community sucks at times.

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Linux

visonix.net/blog: I was converted to Linux my senior year of high school by a classmate. For me, Linux was a positive experience and continues to be today. My system runs beautifully. What some fail to understand, however, is that using an OS like Windows doesn’t necessarily imply ignorance, failure, or stupidity.

The (Nearly) Perfect Installer for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: I can’t say Ubuntu’s installer is bad compared to other installers (in fact, it is one of the better ones), but it could certainly be improved.

The understated usefulness of SSH, part 2

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Software
HowTos

omegamormegil.wordpress: Last time, I covered some different ways of using SSH for remote access on a LAN or over the Internet. This time, I’ll talk about using SSH with X11 forwarding, using VNC with SSH, and making it all run faster.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

Fedora 11 release name

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Linux

Paul W. Frields: The Fedora 11 release name is: Leonidas

today's leftovers

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News
  • LCA2009: geeking your ride

  • CES 2009: How I Barely Avoided An Epic Fail
  • On Debian membership
  • FLOSS Weekly 51: cURL
  • Why I Like USB Flash Drives
  • Linux-based gizmo construction kit gets extra bricks
  • Quotes From Larry Wall: Unix And Linux Perl Humor
  • Interview with Non-Sun OpenOffice.org Contributor, Charles-H. Schulz
  • Open Sources Episode 5: Open Source and venture funding
  • Linux 2.6.29-rc1 Kernel Released
  • Add Custom Functionality To Nautilus [Linux]
  • Monitor your hard drives in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid
  • How To Enable Graphical Boot with Plymouth on Fedora 10
  • Accessing Yahoo Main in Thunderbird
  • Nice(r) console fonts
  • pmount - Policy Mount for removable storage by regular users

Sabayon - LiteMCE - sneak-peek

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Linux

wgo.wolf911.us: With sabayon Linux 4.0 rolling on it’s way it’s time to look at some sort of a mini edition. We are gonna spin out a mini-dvd instead of a mini-cd.

Fedora 10 Impressions

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jaysonrowe.wordpress: I decided to switch my desktop back to Linux now that I know I can play Counter-Strike in VirtualBox. I decided since I have Nvidia graphics now, that I would try out Fedora 10 since the drivers are availible in RPMFusion’s repo.

The Linux Applications Alternative Series: Bittorrent

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Software

hehe2.net: Its a common misconception that Linux doesn’t have applications for day to day computing, nothing can be further from the truth. This article’s category will be: Bittorrent Clients:

KDE 4.2 Review From Inside Out. Part 1

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KDE

adymo.blogspot: I desperately need to tell the world about KDE4, or to be precise, soon to be released KDE 4.2. This is going to be the first "real" release targeted not only at KDE developers and enthusiasts, but at the general public.

Hans Reiser Attacked by Fellow Prisoners

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Reiser

kcbs.com: An East Bay man, imprisoned at San Quentin for the murder of his wife, is recovering after he was beaten up by several prisoners this week.

A Software Populist Who Doesn’t Do Windows

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Ubuntu

nytimes.com: In December, hundreds of these controversial software developers gathered for one week at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. All the fuss at the meeting centered on something called Ubuntu and a man named Mark Shuttleworth.

Gwget:Download Manager For Gnome

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helpforlinux.blogspot: What Ubuntu really lacks, is a good download manager. I wanted one and no, Firefox extension 'Downloadthemall' wouldn't work for me.

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Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

Comment Ubuntu 18.04, launched last month, included a new Welcome application that runs the first time you boot into your new install. The Welcome app does several things, including offering to opt you out of Canonical's new data collection tool. The tool also provides a quick overview of the new GNOME interface, and offers to set up Livepatch (for kernel patching without a reboot). In my review I called the opt-out a ham-fisted decision, but did note that if Canonical wanted to actually gather data, opt-out was probably the best choice. Read more

How CERN Is Using Linux and Open Source

CERN really needs no introduction. Among other things, the European Organization for Nuclear Research created the World Wide Web and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator, which was used in discovery of the Higgs boson. Tim Bell, who is responsible for the organization’s IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group, says the goal of his team is “to provide the compute facility for 13,000 physicists around the world to analyze those collisions, understand what the universe is made of and how it works.” Read more