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Story Acer models its latest $199.99 Chromebook after the impressive C720 Rianne Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 9:37pm
Story Ubuntu for TV Is Not Dead, Canonical Still Working on It Rianne Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 8:12pm
Story FreeMat—Yet Another MATLAB Replacement Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:24pm
Story Fedora 19 vs. Fedora 20 Beta Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:15pm
Story Android 4.4 KitKat, thoroughly reviewed Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:13pm
Story Jolla's Android-aping Sailfish OS smartphones to land in November Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:04pm
Story In space, no one can hear you scream at Windows XP (anymore) Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:00pm
Story HDMI dongle turns TVs into giant Android tablets Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 4:56pm
Story Arch Linux Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 3.12 Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 4:50pm
Story PCLinuxOS Makes Desktop Linux Look Good Rianne Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 11:35am

Challenges of Upgrading Linux

pcmechanic: As a result of my experiences I chose to increase my Linux experience and the best way to do that was install and set up Linux as a web and email server. Three years ago I chose to do that with Fedora, Apache2, and Sendmail. I was very happy with my new Fedora server and it ran perfectly until last Tuesday…

Hot, quick web designing with Firebug

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Moz/FF

tectonic: After doing a review of the Firefox Web Developer extension, One of our readers left a comment to recommend the Firebug extension, so I decided to give it a bash.

MadWifi To Go Nonprofit

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Incorporating the MadWifi project as non-profit entity is on our to-do-list since months, and I really would like to see it happen soon now," Michael Renzmann announced on the Madwifi development mailing list.

Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7

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HowTos

This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with Yum Extender (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Upcoming Ubuntu release to improve features for educators, general, power users

  • DVDs with DeVeDe
  • Hang On...Why Am I Still Using Windows?
  • Workrave fights repetitive strain injuries
  • Ubuntu - steps to wifi
  • Speaking of Linux…
  • Hubble snaps brilliant image of young star cluster inside NGC 3603
  • Tiny Linux Hits the Streets
  • Can Linux save the UMPC from extinction?
  • Pluggable Schedulers vs. Pluggable Security

Ubuntu, security & freedom. Can they still live together?

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Ubuntu

aspir8or.com: There is a long and somewhat heated argument taking place in the Ubuntu forums over a post by Ian Jackson in the Ubuntu Developers mail list. The post advocates a change in the Ubuntu security policy by making it more difficult for new users to install untrusted 3rd party software.

The Little Engine That Could

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Linux

Marcel Gagné: Former Freespire Leadership Board member Chris Medico assembled a team, of which I was honored to be asked to be a part of, which he lovingly calls Freedom Force. Within weeks, this new project, based on Kubuntu, had an Alpha. The project is called KlikIt Linux.

New Awn Main Menu Applet

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Software

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: How has a main menu applet which was pretty cool. But now tehkain from the awn forums has created another main menu applet which works a little bit differently. Personally I find this approach better for me.

The Next Leap for Linux

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Linux

NYTimes: Dell is testing the waters with a Linux-equipped notebook computer, in a challenge to Microsoft and Apple. But why would anyone want to use Linux, an open-source operating system, to run a PC? “For a lot of people,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, “Linux is a political idea — an idea of freedom."

Linux unloved

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Linux

itbusiness.ca: But by the late '90s, it felt as if I was doing the colour commentary for a horse race whose leader was out in front by 10 furlongs. Still, while it was clear to many that Microsoft was going to dominate the desktop, that didn't stop some in IT from looking for alternatives. Then a dark horse emerged.

Is PCLinuxOS challenging Ubuntu?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

lexlocilinux.blogspot: On my recent poll, you can see that PCLOS was barely edged out in popularity be Ubuntu / Kubuntu. Currently, PCLOS is beating Ubuntu on Distrowatch.

Some Howtos

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HowTos
  • All your apt cache belongs to us!

  • Setting time the right way, the Linux way
  • Different Ways of Taking Screenshots in Nokia N800
  • How to Trigger Xchat from Firefox
  • Saving Bandwidth With Apt-Cacher : Revisited
  • Restart Apache Server without affecting existing connections

OpenOffice.org community conflict leads to fragmentation

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OOo

artechnica: In a blog entry posted yesterday, developer Kohei Yoshida expresses his frustration with Sun's excessively bureaucratic specification process and unwillingness to compromise and communicate with members of the community.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Preview (Release is Tomorrow)

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SUSE

cybernet: For the longest time I was always a huge fan of OpenSUSE. Up until about a year ago that was all I used on the Linux side of things, but Ubuntu’s quickly rising popularity caused me to start using that more. Tomorrow, however, will mark the release of OpenSUSE 10.3, and I flipped through a lot of documentation today to see what it was going to include.

Mythbuntu: Mythbuntu 7.10 Public Beta

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Linux

swik.net: The Mythbuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta of Mythbuntu-7.10. Together with this release, we're opening the gates of our very own Mythbuntu forums. We've fixed a lot of bugs since Alpha 4 and also introduced some new features.

Performance of radeon free driver

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Software

tsdgeos.blogspot: The other day, i updated to KUbuntu gutsy and saw it ships a free graphics driver for my Ati X300 card (r300 based). I switched to it from the non-free driver but i have went back. Why?

Open Source Funds Dried Up?

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OSS

internetnews.com: The flow of money for open source and Linux-related vendors slowed up a bit in the third quarter compared to last year's figures, according to The 451 Group analyst Matthew Aslett. But the news isn't all bad.

Microsoft opening up .Net Framework libraries

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworld: Opening up to developers, Microsoft is releasing its .Net Framework libraries under the Microsoft Reference License, which allows viewing of source code but not modification or redistribution, the company said on Wednesday.

Also: Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

What Fedora needs is some direction - and online upgrades

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Linux

silfreed.net: Since Fedora is a distribution for developers by developers in order to test out new technology, the main tree ends up being a hodge-podge of whatever each individual maintainer feels like working on. If Fedora had a better sense of what it should be doing it would polarize developers along the same path rather than everyone working for their own goals.

Read webmail from any email client with FreePOPs

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Software

linux.com: You can send and receive messages from most Web-based email services with your favourite email client by using FreePOPs, a webmail access daemon.

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