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Story today's howtos and more Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 11:27pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 11:26pm
Story KaOS ISO 2014.11 Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 9:28pm
Story OpenStack: Distribution or service? Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 9:24pm
Story Joyent open-sources its core technology Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:57pm
Story Look out OpenDaylight, there's a new open source SDN controller Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:57pm
Story The NetBSD Project: ARM multiprocessor support Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:46pm
Story Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:41pm
Story MySQL: Why the open source database is better off under Oracle Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 6:06pm
Story Old hat: Fedora 21 beta late than never... and could be best ever Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 5:56pm

Red Hat - Free Software done horribly wrong

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Linux

gnuski.blogspot: In my corporate job we try to employ Debian whenever possible. But some of our clients and projects require various IBM applications that run, according to IBM, only on Red Hat (RHEL). I cannot tell you how many problems I've had with Red Hat.

3 should-use vim plugins

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Software

arun.wordpress: The first two are very useful, if you kill bugs for a living (read debugging freak).

Celestia - free opensource Space Simulation to explore the universe

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Software

susegeek.com: Celestia is a free opensource space simulation software that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia provides photo-realistic, real-time, three-dimensional viewing of the solar system.

Jeremy Allison: Learning the craft

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OSS

tuxdeluxe.org: I went out to dinner with an old programming friend the other night, and as all old programmers do, over our Chillis burgers we started swapping war stories about the systems and projects we'd worked on. Neither of us had a formal computer science education, and as we ended up comparing great computer related books we'd both read, it started me wondering, “How did we learn this stuff ?”

ONE reason why OS X is better than Vista and Linux

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Mac

itwire.com: The iTWire Vista Vs. Linux battle has been great fun to watch unfold, however it does seem to have missed the point that Apple Mac OS X is better than them both...

KDE in openSUSE 11.1 and beyond

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KDE
SUSE

opensuse.org: KDE is hugely important to the openSUSE project, and openSUSE’s users. According to our most recent survey, a total of 68.3% of respondents are using KDE, so when it’s time to decide how to support KDE as it moves through its transition period, it’s not something that is taken lightly.

Free Linux Laptop with every inkjet printer?

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Hardware

itworld.com: I am bit slow between the ears sometimes. Sometimes things take a long time to sink in and when they do, I have a "duh!" moment. I had one recently in an outlet of well known, computer chain store.

Browser Battle: Firefox 3.1 vs. Chrome vs. IE 8

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: Mozilla's second alpha of Firefox 3.1 is upping the ante in the next-generation browser battle. So how do the main contenders stack up so far now? One thing's for sure, the Firefox team has taken note of Google's recent Chrome release and worked hard to make sure its offering can hold its own.

PC-BSD: Another Alternative To Linux As A Windows Alternative

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BSD

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: IT has been a while since I used one of the BSD family of computer operating systems (read my review of DesktopBSD here) so I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the latest version of PC-BSD, v 1.5.1.

Mainframe performance management: Linux adds complexity?

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Linux

techtarget.com: What is mainframe performance management? In the past, neither mainframers nor non-IBM IT types would have had any difficulty in answering that question: mainframe performance management is that part of application and system management that focuses on performance, not RAS.

Can open source survive Congress?

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OSS

gcn.com/blog: If the House's proposed 2009 Defense Department budget is any indication, Congress may want to see more open-source software (OSS) in defense systems.

Putting A 'Korset' On The Spread Of Computer Viruses

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Software
Security

sciencedaily.com: Anti-virus companies play a losing game. But Prof. Avishai Wool recently unveiled a unique new program called the “Korset” to stop malware on Linux, the operating system used by the majority of web and email servers worldwide.

Kernel-Log: New stable and developer kernel, Mesa 7.1 and X-Server 1.5 released

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The Linux stable series managers have released kernel versions 2.6.25.17, 2.6.26.4 and 2.6.26.5, bringing numerous fixes and improvements from their preceding versions in the 2.6.25 and 2.6.26 series. 2.6.26.5 was released to fix a problem only introduced in 2.6.26.4.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to build a local IMAP server

  • Structure of a PAM Configuration File
  • Simple Hello World Application in Gambas
  • Restoring iptables Automatically On Boot
  • HowTo do Ethernet Bonding on Ubuntu
  • Kernel tuning with sysctl
  • How to setup an intranet with free open source software
  • Quit tailing me
  • How To: Stop DHCP from updating /etc/resolv.conf
  • exim and domainkeys on debian
  • Follow the diagrams to install openSUSE 11

What is So Great About Linux

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot.com: The simple commitment to share code is probably the single most powerful contributor to the growth of the open source software movement in general, and Linux in particular. The willingness of Linus to incorporate code from others in the Linux kernel has also been critical to the success of Linux. The following sections characterize Linux and the communities.

9 useful Linux commands everyone should use

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Linux

blogs.howtogeek.com: Just switched from Windows and still a bit scared about the command line? You shouldn't be! The command line is a very powerful, fast and intuitive tool to get things done without clicking buttons and navigating through windows.

Switching From Windows To Linux In 3 Easy Steps

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: In my ongoing quest to take over the world with Linux as my OS of choice, I've noticed that simply handing someone an install CD doesn't really do the trick. The problem is that hating Windows isn't enough. Most people hate Windows, but feel trapped into using it. That's where my 3 step approach comes in.

What Xandros Has Up Its Sleeve

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Custom Linux provider Xandros will release a free Linux OS called "Freespire 5" during the fourth quarter of 2008. This next version of Freespire will be based on the Debian GNU/Linux "Lenny" release rather than the Ubuntu Linux platform Freespire 4 uses.

Source for the goose should be source for the gander

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OSS

ft.com: Jamie Boyle’s sensible defence of open-source software starts in a disarming way, by suggesting that the Federal Circuit’s decision in Jacobsen v Katzer, which upheld the validity of an open-source copyright claim, was one of those dry-as-dust decisions that only intellectual property geeks could love.

Top 200 Tech Blogs: the Datamation List

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Web

earthweb.com: The universe of tech blogs is solar system-sized and getting bigger all the time. Part of what makes it so vast is an inescapable fact: people interested in technology spend inordinate time with computers, so naturally a Web-based medium is wildly popular. So the question becomes more difficult every year: Which of the gazillion tech blogs are worth your time?

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