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Story Free software and ethical consumption Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:35pm
Story AMD tries to kickstart ARM-for-servers ecosystem Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:32pm
Story Space Hulk released for Linux Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:27pm
Story Hands-on: Steam's in-home PC game streaming beta already feels like magic Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:25pm
Story Interview: Jeff Hoogland Talks About Bodhi Linux Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:19pm
Story FileZilla, Other Open-Source Software From 'Right' Sources Is Safe Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:11pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 9:41am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 9:38am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 9:36am
Story Galileo: The Slowest Fast Computer Around? Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 9:24am

some more shorts

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Software
  • YaST Survey Finished

  • Snaek Peek at Stacks for Awn
  • Open ATI Specifications For R100-200

some shorts and more howtos:

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News
  • How-to disable Touchpad on Linux

  • A Different Firefox
  • A GTK2 tabbed terminal emulator
  • Setting Up a Private Nethack Server on Ubuntu Lite
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Two - Software - Part Two

November means turkey, GPLv3 adoption

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OSS

blogs.techtarget.com: When you think turkey and Thanksgiving, you think about open source projects that have adopted the GPLv3, right? Right?

Ubuntu — The "Other" Windows

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Ubuntu

cfnews13.com: From his creation, Microsoft, Gates has earned billions, and the one guy shaking up his world — aside from Steve Jobs from Apple, who rattles "the Billster" — is Mark Shuttleworth, the space-flying billionaire who is going up against Gates in a software showdown.

howtos:

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HowTos
  • Antivirus Programs For Ubuntu

  • Sun Java on Fedora 8 Install HowTo
  • Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop

Making the Case for Linux Distros in the Business

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Linux

cio.com: Are you considering an enterprise-wide switch from a Microsoft operating system to Linux? From cost savings to security to interoperability, developers of four leading Linux distros tell, in their own words, why they are best for business use today.

some leftovers

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News
  • mounting ftp host to local directory on top of fuse

  • A year with Linux on the desktop
  • Linux: Fuse Writable Mmap
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Two - Software - Part One
  • Dark GTK theme issues
  • OpenDocument Foundation’s ‘woes’ have little to do with OpenDoc Format’s future
  • PhpPgAdmin: The Web developer's client tool for Postgres
  • People of openSUSE: Federico Mena-Quintero
  • Macedonia picks Ubuntu for 20,000 PCs
  • Why I Started a XO User Club for Children in Houston
  • The fastest computers are Linux computers

NVIDIA Linux Display Driver 169.04 (beta)

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Software

linuxhardware.org: NVIDIA has released new BETA drivers for x86 and x64 (AMD64/EM64T). This new driver is now off of their latest 169 code line and will possibly net some performance benefits.

KDE Relicensing Initiative

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KDE

wire.dattitu.de: A couple of KDE dependent projects or even libraries have moved or are going to move to GPLv3. Things are progressing slowly but steady. I think within the next few weeks we can relicense most of our code base if we manage to dig up the missing people and get their permission in time.

Product Review: openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

sys-con.com: For the last 10+ yrs, I have spent quite a lot of my PC experience on SuSE beginning with v4.2. openSUSE 10.3 was released October 4 2007. A lot has improved over the years and I've seen how it has improved with every new version.

That Firefox 3 Bug "Rumor"

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews: Mozilla has been taking some heat the past few days because of a post by Computer World’s Gregg Keizer. In it he quoted the latest Firefox 3 Meeting notes saying that 80% of the Firefox 3 bugs will not get fixed by the time the browser is released.

Some Random Thoughts on Dolphin

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Software

Celeste Lyn Paul: I’ve been using Dolphin for my file manager, rather than Konqueror, for about a week now. These are just some random things I’ve thought about while adjusting my behavior and work process.

Fedora 8: Wolf in need of a flea bath.

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Linux

techiemoe rants: Fedora and I go way back. I was there when it was born (before that even, with its grandpa Redhat 7.3) and I've seen its whole sordid childhood. It's done some dirty things. It's disappointed me time and time again. I keep hoping one day it will wake up sober. Perhaps 8 will do it?

Book Review: Knoppix Hacks, Second Edition

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Linux

lockergnome.com: Rather than opt for the expense of a laptop and the additional worry of losing or damaging it, Klaus Knopper, creator of Knoppix, made a bootable Linux CD distribution so he could take his favorite open source tools with him wherever he needed to work. CD in hand, he was able to go from computer to computer and get right to work.

Is Microsoft Claiming Ownership Of Embedded Linux?

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: Microsoft has long claimed that Linux violates its patents, but has refused to be specific. A recent deal between the software company and a printer maker may offer a clue.

Gosh, gOS is good

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Linux

linux.com: Many people still question whether Linux will ever make it fully into mainstream computer acceptance. A $199 computer now available on a major superstore's shelves just in time for Christmas might change all that. Anyone who wants a computer to just to send email and instant messages and watch YouTube videos should like the Everex gPC, which is powered by a nifty Linux distribution called gOS.

Open-source software rated: Ten alternatives you need

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Software

cnet.co.uk: Open source products comprise the work of many collaborators -- sometimes thousands of them, and often separated by oceans. We've put together a collection of ten free open-source applications that will potentially save you hundreds of pounds. We've outlined their pros and cons and compared them to the nearest commercial alternative.

Operating systems - who needs them?

whatpc.co.uk: It never ceases to amaze me how new ideas, ­ like cicadas, can appear, breed, hibernate for a few years and then re-emerge in a metamorphosed form. Several years back, I remember meeting some guys from Phoenix Technologies, one of the major developers of PC firmware, who showed me one such idea whose rebirth is well overdue.

My Fedora 8 Diary

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Linux

vertito.blogspot: Fedora 8 is the latest rpm-based linux distribution managed and operated by Planet Fedora which offers the latest and free opensource linux softwares. I am writing this blog entry for me to have my record keeping of having my own Fedora 8 desktop linux diary.

Does Hilf speak for Microsoft on open source?

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Microsoft
OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Information Week has published a fawning interview with Microsoft’s Bill Hilf (right), now general manager of Windows Server marketing and platform strategy, stating he was “revealing” the company’s open source strategy. In fact he did nothing of the kind.

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  • ServiceMaster polishes DevOps process for Linux container security
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  • My Love Affair with Synology
    In my "Hodge Podge" article in the October 2016 issue, I mentioned how much I love the Synology NAS I have in my server closet (Figure 1). I got quite a few email messages from people—some wanting more information, some scolding me for not rolling my own NAS, and some asking me what on earth I need with that much storage. Oddly, the Linux-running Synology NAS has become one of my main server machines, and it does far more than just store data. Because so many people wanted more information, I figured I'd share some of the cool things I do with my Synology.
  • Certified Ubuntu Cloud Guest – The best of Ubuntu on the best clouds
    Ubuntu has a long history in the cloud. It is the number one guest operating system on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. In fact there are more Ubuntu images running in the public cloud than all other operating systems combined. Ubuntu is a free operating system which means anyone can download an image, whenever they want. So why should cloud providers offer certified Ubuntu images to their customers?
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