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Story Got Linux? Add Proprietary Code Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 1:50am
Story Khronos Releases OpenGL ES 3.1 Conformance Tests Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 1:48am
Story Google Chrome 36 Beta Brings More Fixes for Linux Aura Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 1:42am
Story Valve improved X-Box gamepad driver for Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 1:34am
Story Private file and mail server gizmo runs Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 1:29am
Story Many ACPI & Power Management Changes Head Into Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 1:22am
Story Contributing to OSS Roy Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Chromebooks Can Finally Play Movies and Shows Offline Roy Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 8:12pm
Story Linux is Everywhere....So where do we go from here? Roy Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 8:09pm
Story Preview: Running The GNU/kFreeBSD Version Of Debian Jessie Roy Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 8:06pm

Ubuntu a generic distro

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Ubuntu

thelinuxblog.com: I was checking my daily digg news and i came across Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?. Ok now aside from the fact that this guy has had a total of like a year of Linux use and is not very well informed, I agree with his opinion.

Report: Open-Source Features Catch Up

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OSS

eweek.com: Gartner says open-source operating systems—Linux in particular—have caught up to their fee-based counterparts, but a new report predicts costs will rise as well.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find files on your system using ‘locate’

  • Create a custum conky setup
  • Enabling Temperature Sensors in Ubuntu
  • AutoYaST: NIC Bonding
  • how to stop postgres on ubuntu Linux
  • How to Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu

Why I Really Hate Linux: Substitute Applications

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Software

distrogue.blogspot: On Windows, most people manage their music libraries via iTunes, the nice, user-friendly music manager that everyone knows about. But here on Linux, we're expected to use some program called Amarok that nobody's heard of. And it sucks.

Backed by Intel, Ubuntu, Google, mobile linux is poised for commercial takeoff in 2008

blogs.zdnet.com: Despite earlier efforts from pioneering companies like MontaVista, Lineo and Access, the open source operating system has always taken a back seat to proprietary mobile operating systems. The mood changed in 2007.

Granular distro preview is worth a look

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Linux

linux.com: Granular Linux is a desktop-oriented distribution based on PCLinuxOS. Its primary goals are to be easy to use and user-friendly. With the new preview release of version 1.0, Granular has come a long way toward achieving these goals, and becoming a unique distribution with its own benefits and problems.

Ubuntu is for U

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minorityblog.wordpress: Yes, I know… It’s good… why? I tested it for a couple of weeks. I just came from a longer than usual stay in Portugal and since I had no time to compile Gentoo from scratch I gave Ubuntu 7.10 a try. The hype around Ubuntu has in fact its reasons.

Why Won't Linspire, Inc. Hold a Shareholders Meeting?

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: When I served for six years as Linspire's President, and later as CEO, one of the things I took pride in was our solid management team. I hold quite a bit of Linspire stock, and one of my biggest concerns when I resigned from Linspire was that Michael Robertson would not have this same concern for the shareholders that I had.

Flipping the Linux switch: Control freaks, meet KDE Kiosk

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KDE

downloadsquad.com: Linux is great to use at home. It can be handy at work. It's a great server operating system. But there's one other place that Linux is really worth its weight in gold: public, or semi-public, computers. There's nothing quite as nerve-wracking as seeing someone on a computer you're responsible for, and wondering what exactly they're up to.

How To Explain Linux to a Windows User

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Linux

foogazi.com: Theres been a question I have seen on multiple occasions both on the “How do I explain Linux to a Windows user” end as well as the “What is Linux?” question. That got me thinking.. what is the best way to explain Linux to a normal Windows user who has never heard of Linux?

Test-driving OpenOffice.org 3.0

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OOo

linux.com: With OpenOffice.org 2.4 just released, OpenOffice.org 3.0 (OOo3) has already passed its feature freeze, and is scheduled for release in September. Based on recent development builds, what can you expect?

Review: Zenwalk Linux 5.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware-based distribution that has set a personal goal for itself to be one of the slimmest and fastest distributions out there. Their focus in this distribution is towards a strong graphical desktop and multimedia implementation. But how does Zenwalk perform?

Microsoft & Linux: At What Point Is It Cheaper to Just Buy Novell?

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SUSE

sys-con.com: Microsoft no longer sees itself as simply a Windows company. One recent indication of this is their determination to buy the LAMP-centric (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Yahoo! Instead of migrating all the tried and tested Yahoo! services over to a Windows server infrastructure, wouldn't it be simpler to establish Microsoft Linux through the acquisition of Novell?

KDE and Wikimedia Collaborate

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE e.V and Wikimedia Deutschland have opened a shared office in Frankfurt, Germany and have hired a joint employee for administration.

various shorts

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OSS
  • Devnet - PCLinuxOS Seperate

  • Free Software Conference
  • Geneva to Install Ubuntu on 9000 School Computers
  • Online Tour of Ubuntu in the Works

Xubuntu “Hardy Heron” Beta Still Can’t Fly

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: Being a fully satisfied Xubuntu 7.10 user, I've been eagerly waiting for the distribution release of Xubuntu 8.04 which will be coming out most probably at the end of the month. To have a feel of what's yet to come, I downloaded and installed the recently released Xubuntu 8.04 Beta. So, is Xubuntu "Hardy Heron" tough enough?

Git With the Program

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Software

ostatic.com: The Internet has, of course, been essential to the growth of the open-source movement. The Internet has also made it possible for developers to parallelize their work, with each programmer on a project handling a different part of it. The solution is to use a version-control system. In the last few years, a new style of version-control system has emerged.

A Hard Look At The ASUS EeePC

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Linux
Hardware

blue-gnu.biz: I have been examining the ASUS EeePC since February, and would like to share my experience and viewpoint on this popular tool. The good news is that it works as advertised. And the bad news? Well, see for yourself.

The Official Ubuntu Book: Sample Chapters

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Ubuntu

informit.com: Informit has published some sample chapters from The Official Ubuntu Book. Chapters include: Introducting Ubuntu, Using Ubuntu on the Desktop, and Installing Ubuntu.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Gentoo: professional expectations from non professionals

  • Ubuntu + Sun = Very good idea
  • Open Media Now launched to boost digital freedom
  • A Business Case for Linux? (Laptops Marketed and Sold as Microsoft Vista Ready)
  • Ubuntu Continues Its Efforts to Be the Operating System for Humans (ufw)
  • You Know Open Source Has Really Arrived...
  • Canada Tells Why It Voted No on OOXML & How ISO Must Improve
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