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Story New Projects from the Ever-Protean World of Open Source Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 2:16pm
Story Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open source Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 2:02pm
Story Window and Desktop Switcher moved to Look’n’Feel Package Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 1:30pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 10:30am
Story Quick Look: Puppy Linux 6.0 Rianne Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 10:04am
Story How to train your doctor... to use open source Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 9:14am
Story Sony Xperia devices are sendng your data to China Rianne Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 8:18am
Story Nexus 6 Pre-Orders Were A Joke Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 8:11am
Story Fedora 21 Beta status is Go, release on November 4, 2014 Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 8:00am
Story GTK+ 3.16's New GtkGLArea Widget Gets Improved Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 7:57am

SUSE-Linux-on-IBM-loaned mainframe becomes teaching ground

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Linux
Hardware

techtarget.com: While most computer science students learn skills on x86 servers, their counterparts at the University of Arkansas will now get hands-on experience on a new IBMsystem z900 running Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise.

I want Gnome: Arch or Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

celettu.wordpress: A couple of days ago I came to a realisation: I run so many gnome applications I might as well try to use Gnome again, instead of Openbox.

Linux under attack: Compromised SSH keys lead to rootkit

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Linux
Security

blogs.zdnet: The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has issued a warning for what it calls “active attacks” against Linux-based computing infrastructures using compromised SSH keys.

The paradox of FOSS projects supporting Windows

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OSS

blog.linuxtoday: FOSS applications for Windows don't seem to get the same respect and support that their Linux counterparts do, even when they are genuine 100% GPL or BSD or whatever a person's favorite license is. Some say they are good introductions to FOSS; some think they're tainted and nasty and prop up the evil monopolist.

Spinmeisters taking over the Linux world

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Linux

itwire.com: There was once a time when the now-defunct Open Source Development Labs, then the employer of Linus Torvalds, used to style itself as the centre of gravity of Linux. Not long after, the edifice toppled under its own weight - probably the force of gravity shifted. Or maybe the restructuring it had to undergo in 2005 and 2006 was the cause.

Nepomuk and KDE to introduce the semantic desktop

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KDE

linux.com: If you follow technology trends, you have probably heard of the semantic desktop -- a data layer for annotating and sharing the information in your computer. But what you may not be aware of is that the semantic desktop is not a distant goal, but scheduled to arrive at the end of 2008. And, when it does, the idea will probably be implemented through the work done by the Nepomuk project, and, most likely, by KDE first.

Introducing Ubiquity

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Moz/FF

mozilla.com: You’re writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to. You’d like to include a map. Today, this involves the disjointed tasks of message composition on a web-mail service, mapping the address on a map site, searching for reviews on the restaurant on a search engine, and finally copying all links into the message being composed. Enter Ubiquity.

Vista FUD?

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Microsoft

linuxfud.wordpress: It is interesting to see the tides turning though. The press used to be full of “Microsoft Does It Again!” and “Is Linux Really Ready?” stories. Now, it is Microsoft’s turn.

The FLA Gets Some Traction

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OSS

ostatic.com: Have you ever heard of the Fiduciary Licence Agreement - the FLA? No, it's not an alterative to other free and open source license agreements that you're probably already familiar with, like the GPL, Mozilla License, and BSD License. Rather, it's an adjunct to any copyleft license.

Linux radio keeps it simple

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Pure has announced an Internet radio that runs embedded Linux and provides FM and DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) playback. The Evoke Flow radio offers WiFi connectivity and media streaming from a connected PC, and is paired with a Internet search portal called the Pure Lounge.

Frag 'em in your own backyard with Sauerbraten

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Gaming

linux.com: If like first-person shooters, you'll love Sauerbraten. Sauerbraten blends the best of FPSes like Quake and Max Payne to give you a unique gaming experience.

10 fundamental differences between Linux and Windows

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OS

bogs.techrepublic.com: I have been around the Linux community for more than 10 years now. From the very beginning, I have known that there are basic differences between Linux and Windows that will always set them apart. This is not, in the least, to say one is better than the other. It’s just to say that they are fundamentally different.

How to Use Linux in 5 Simple Steps

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Linux

junauza.com: "How to use Linux" --According to Google Trends, a lot of people have been using this phrase to get information on learning how to use Linux. Because of this, I decided to write my own simplified "how to" for those who are already in the right mood to finally try Linux.

Performance Problems Plague Perl on Red Hat

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Software

ostatic.com: A major problem with the officially distributed version of Perl on Red Hat Enterprise Linux has led to a firestorm of complaints among developers. The problem, which also manifests itself on some versions of the Fedora and CentOS Linux distributions, means that some programs will take more than 100 (yes, one hundred) times longer to execute under Red Hat than other distributions.

Review: antiX Mepis 7.5 'Toussaint Louverture'

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: As a live CD antiX is quite superb: It loads very quickly, runs really smoothly and has enough software to keep me productive. The basics are covered with applications.

KDE 3.5.10 Updates Kicker and KPDF

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE community has finalised another update to the 3.5 series. While not a very exciting release, 3.5.10 brings numerous bugfixes and translation updates.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Mandriva 2008.1

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MDV
HowTos

Amarok, the music player that does it all

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: For a time, GNU/Linux music library tools seemed to be, well, non-existent. Sure, XMMS was an awesome media player. But if you wanted to catalog your music, you were out of luck. Apple users had iTunes and were always rubbing it into the free software world’s face. Even Microsoft, the sleeping Redmond giant, had upgraded Windows Media Player to include a library feature. Then, a giant wolf named Amarok charged to the rescue.

Distro flood ahead

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: With October just over a month away Linux fans can look forward to a sudden flurry of releases from the major Linux distributors.

Fedora 8 Re-Spin Comes with Many Fixes

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Linux

softpedia.com: Although Fedora 10 is nearing its release date, The Fedora Unity Project has announced the availability of the latest ISO Re-Spins (DVD Sets) for Fedora 8.

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