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Story How Docker turned intricate Linux code into developer pixie dust Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 8:58pm
Story Unvanquished Advanced Open-Source Gaming In 2013 Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 5:14pm
Story Linux Mint 16 KDE and Xfce released Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 5:03pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 4:53pm
Story Microlinux Enterprise Desktop 14.1 MATE Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 4:47pm
Story CyanogenMod Is Now Installed On Over 10 Million Android Devices Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 3:50pm
Story GIMP Still Has Many Lofty Features To Develop Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 7:30am
Story NVIDIA Optimus Linux Power Battery Tests Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 7:22am
Story Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE released! Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 5:15am
Story New SteamOS Build Updates the Intel Graphics Stack Rianne Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 9:28pm

AMD 8.42 Driver Brings Fixes, AIGLX!

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phoronix: Today it's now time where the fglrx driver reaches yet another milestone. Not only does today's release address many of the outstanding bugs for the earlier GPU generations while also introducing a few new features, but it also delivers AIGLX support! Yes, you read that right.

The Absent PCLinuxOS Release Cycle

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PCLOS

linux-blog.org: During distro comparisons, many call a lack of release cycle for PCLinuxOS one of its negative aspects. In my opinion, this is the most attractive and positive aspects of the small distribution. PCLinuxOS has a unique approach to releases and updates. Allow me a bit of time to show you the method in my madness on this one.

Linux's Colonel Of The Kernel Andrew Morton: 'Fix More Bugs'

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Linux
Interviews

information week: Andrew Morton, sometimes referred to as the colonel of the kernel, is Linus Torvalds' right hand man when it comes to getting out new kernel releases. In this interview with InformationWeek editor at large, Charles Babcock, he talks about recent kernel development including an assessment of recent patches and tools.

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • New Dirs in Gutsy: Documents, Music, Pictures, Blah, Blah

  • Vista vs Ubuntu: this time, it's virtual
  • October 2007 Team Reports
  • Install multimedia codecs in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon in 2 easy steps
  • Wubi Installer on Ubuntu 7.10 Distro?
  • There goes the neighborhood

OpenSUSE 10.3: Installing And Running VMware Workstation 6.0.x

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HowTos

linux.wordpress.com: As I had VMware Workstation running on all my previous *SUSE distros, I as well installed the latest available version 6.0.2 on my openSUSE 10.3 desktop. Even though the latest openSUSE 10.3 comes with Virtualbox, problem being with it is that even the latest Virtialbox 1.5.2 doesn’t support running 64-bit guest OS.

Also: Upgrade to java-1_6_0-sun u3 on openSUSE 10.3: fixing alternatives links
And: Surprises in OpenSUSE

Criticism of criticism of Linux

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Linux

beranger: 3+1 rants = Preston St. Pierre opines on Linux.com that X/OS is an undistinguished Red Hat clone, where "undistinguished" is rather disparaging, à la "why do we need it?" My problem is not "which RHEL 5 clone to use", but rather "why is RHEL 5 so castrated"?

How Is Ubuntu Doing as a Server Platform?

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itjungle.com: Canonical jumped into the Unix distribution business in October 2004 and got into Linux server distribution in June 2006. With the launch last week of Ubuntu 7.10 for desktops and servers last week and the upcoming launch in April 2008 of a new Long Term Support variant of Ubuntu, it is reasonable to stop for a second and try to assess how well or poorly Ubuntu is doing on servers.

Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part 2

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Ubuntu

infoworld blogs: There's this video on YouTube. It's all about the new "eye candy" in Windows and Ubuntu. Of course, like most attempts by the Linux community to parrot Windows Vista, the aforementioned "eye candy showdown" misses the forest for the trees.

A tour through Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

tectonic: Last week the Ubuntu team released Ubuntu 7.10, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon, in one of the more hyped releases of the past couple of months. Tectonic joined every other Linux fan in the world in downloading a copy on the the day it was released. Then we spent the weekend working it over.

Little Ubuntu chipping away at mighty Microsoft

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Ubuntu

nzherald.co.nz: If the battle between computer operating systems was won or lost on the basis of which has the cutest name, Ubuntu would surely reign supreme. Ubuntu is a version of Linux, the open-source OS that is chipping away at Microsoft's domination of the software market.

Also: Ubuntu Back on TOP

Free Finance Software for Windows & Linux

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Software

cybernet: Ever since we wrote about Mint, the free finance management site, we have received a few requests from those looking for good software to manage personal finances. I found exactly what I was looking for: Money Manager Ex. Not only is it free, but it is open source and available for both Windows and Linux!

Opera enters belly of the Valley

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Software

iTWire: Norway's Opera Software, intends to build on the market niche it has carved for its increasingly popular Web browser by setting up an office in the heart of Silicon Valley. Opera's new Mountain View office puts the company in close proximity to some the most important global Web players, including Google and Yahoo.

Mozilla: an open source success story

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Moz/FF

Matthew Aslett: Mitchell Baker has posted the details on Mozilla’s financial performance for 2006 and it is more good news. Revenue was up around 26% to $66.8m, while usage is also on the up.

The road to Ubuntu: Backup Hell

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Ubuntu

iTWire: I've decided to see if Ubuntu can meet my needs, but recreating this backup regime under Gutsy Gibbon is proving quite a challenge. The people behind Handy Backup are working on a Linux version, but until it's available I'll have to come up with something else. I'm not prepared to start using Ubuntu for work until I get a satisfactory backup regime in place.

Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part 1

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infoworld blogs: I'm sorry, but it needs to be said: The new Ubuntu sucks - at least when compared to Windows Vista. Yes, it's free. And yes, it's better than the previous release, Ubuntu 7.04 "Fiesty Fawn" (Yawn?). However, at heart it's still just another Gnome-based Linux distribution and, as such, remains well behind the curve when it comes to desktop sophistication.

Interview with Mark Taylor, Pres. of UK Open Source Consortium

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Interviews

groklaw: We very much appreciate that you can take a little bit of time out of your very busy day -- I know that you're travelling today -- to speak with us. Maybe we could start, you could tell us a little bit about the Open Source Consortium? How long has it existed? What is its mission? What's the membership?

Fedora 8 renews tradition of innovations

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Linux

linux.com: Not all major software versions carry the same weight. Consider the last two releases of the Fedora distribution. Fedora 7 offered little that was obvious to desktop users, despite some behind-the-scenes improvements and the opening of the release process to public scrutiny. By contrast, if Test 3 of Fedora 8 is any indication, the upcoming release, scheduled for next month, returns to the distribution's tradition of introducing a variety of innovations.

How To: Switch From Windows to Linux

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Linux

pcworld: Are you geek enough for Linux? If you're willing to take the plunge, getting started with Linux is a matter of a few easy steps. Once you're done, you should have a fully operational desktop system suitable for learning, experimentation, or even for replacing your current PC for day-to-day computing needs.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Flavor-specific Mandriva bugs

  • Compiz and Compiz Fusion Git
  • The AptURL Protocol Handler in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Is the Linux engine room overheating?
  • An Open-Source BIOS For ATI GPUs?
  • RadeonHD Mobility R500 & R600 Fixes
  • GPL v3: Was It Worth the Effort?
  • Freely rotate windows. New plugin I found
  • Savage 2 Linux Update
  • Going places with openSUSE's SCPM

Summary of new features in OpenOffice.org 2.3

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OOo

openoffice.org tips: Here’s a summary of the features from the 2.3 new features list that I considered the most useful or important to write about.

Also: OxygenOffice Pro 2.3 = OpenOffice with Clipart & Templates

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