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Story 12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:44am
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20 reasons to shed the Microsoft yoke and use Linux

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Linux Well, well, well! We seem to be going on a crusade here at iTWire - the old W vs L battle. The Windows is better than Linux creed - which I think is another way of proffering reasons why marketing is better than technology.

Forrester Compares Chicago Cubs Fans To Linux Faithful

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Misc Last month in a research note on corporate desktop trends, Forrester analyst Ben Gray acknowledged the existence of "fairly impressive industry buzz" on the future of Linux on the desktop, but said Linux still represents a tiny share of the corporate desktop market.

Three typing tutors and a boy

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Software I recently sat down with my 12-year-old son Ian, who agreed to sit still long enough to try a few typing teacher applications on Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Fortunately, we found a number of open source typing tutorial programs to download and test. Ian and I looked at three GPL-licensed apps: Klavaro, TuxTyping, and KTouch.

Why VIA's Open Source Video Driver Is Missing A Few Things

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Software A scenario for you: A company announces that it's going to offer open source drivers for its hardware from now on. Rejoicing ensues. Then the drivers themselves arrive, only to be missing things -- not enough to make them useless, but still frustrating. What happened?

Upcoming Fedora 10 release foreshadows RHEL 6

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Linux For Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) administrators, handling software packages, administering policies and managing networks all are going to get easier. At least that's the promise.

Also: Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst: The Challenges of Competing with Free

Sabayon 3.5: Fun, as a Live DVD

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Linux Sabayon has been an interesting distribution in the past. However I've never actually chosen to use the distribution regularly, opting instead to play with the live games from time to time. While searching for a different kind of distribution to throw on Rig 4, Sabayon 3.5 came up.

A First Extraction Of Chromium

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Software Chrome is not Google's new open source browser. Chromium is Google's new open source browser. The initial release and supporting documentation usually hint at how well developed the project will be. With that in mind, heise online UK set out to build Chromium from the available source code and see how difficult the process was.

Heretic and Hexen liberated!

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Gaming After several years of trying, members of the Doom community have succeeded in getting the source code to Heretic and its sequel, Hexen to be re-released as free software under the GNU General Public License.

Lenovo ditches Linux

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Linux Chinese PC manufacturing giant Lenovo, which years ago purchased IBM's personal computer business, appears to have quietly stopped offering Linux as a pre-installation option.

Linux-powered LinPC desktop is a bargain

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Hardware The new generation of inexpensive netbooks may be wonderful, but for my main desktop I want a real machine -- something I can open up, clean, and add to. So I was extremely tickled recently to trade for a new LinPC, an economical personal computer that features PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 preinstalled and ready to go.

Strong line-up for second open source awards

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OSS The awards received close to 100 nominations this year. Open source shop Catalyst IT, which is organising the awards, to be held in Wellington in the end of September, says it is pleased to see so many new projects.

Brazilian IT enterprise SERPRO selects Debian

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Linux The Servico Federal de Processamento de Dados (SERPRO), (a US$ 1 billion annual revenue Brazilian government owned IT enterprise), announced during the Debian Day Brasil 2008 Porto Alegre that it has selected Debian GNU/Linux as the preferred distribution for its hundreds of GNU/Linux development and production servers.

OS/2: the Open Source Laboratory

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OS Remember OS/2? It was the going to be the “real” operating system that took over from the mickey mouse Windows.... Somehow, that never quite happened (can't imagine why), but OS/2 aficionados remain as loyal to their OS as any Mac fanboy.

MythTV Distro Roundup - Part 3: MythDora

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Linux Today we'll be looking at MythDora, the third and final entry in our MythTV distro roundup. We'll look at the ease of setup, feature completeness, and extra perks it offers you, the user. So sit back and enjoy this quick overview of MythDora.

Dumb questions and simple answers

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: The world of so called "journalism" especially in the realm of technology and Linux is full of questions and comments that aren't really worth the cost of the ink it takes to bold and highlight them.

Tcsh shell variable manipulation

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Tcsh is one of the most popular UNIX shells. Learn how you can use tcsh shell variables to make your work easier and how to take advantage of tcsh's advanced security features.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 269

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 on ASUS Eee PC

  • News: Google Chrome, Dell Inspiron Mini 9, Mandriva Linux 2009 RC1, Fedora update status and ext4 testing, openSUSE with Enlightenment, interview with Clement Lefebvre
  • Released last week: Scientific Linux 4.7, Midnight BSD 0.2.1
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 4.4, Linux Mint 5 Community, Frugalware Linux 0.9
  • New additions: Ubuntulite
  • New distributions: TITAN LEV
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly.... 3.0 Release Candidate 1 out

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OOo The release candidate 1 of 3.0 is now ready for testing. What's new ? Sheet names can contain almost any character, XML Document's XForm models support "internal" vs. "external" data, and Behavior of cut/paste/fill/drag on filtered rows.

10 reasons to stick with Vista and forget Linux

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Microsoft iTWire colleague David M Williams has written an article entitled “5 reasons to upgrade from Windows Vista to Linux”. Windows Vista has been out for almost two years now, has received an excellent first service pack, and is running very well even on older hardware, with my own now-older system as a great example.

Pimp your Ubuntu desktop in 7 steps!

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HowTos Let's face it, the default theme on current Ubuntu releases is more aimed at the (boring) business folks: no transparency, no effects, no shiny icons and cool wallpapers. That's why I'm going to walk you through some easy steps to customize your Ubuntu Gnome.

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Blockchain: DigitalBits, Aventus, Cryptocurrency

  • DigitalBits launches open-source blockchain-based marketplace for loyalty points
    Their value — or at least their versatility — could get a boost if The DigitalBits Project is successful. This community endeavor, soon to become a nonprofit foundation based out of the tiny European country of Lichtenstein, is today launching an open-source blockchain-based infrastructure that supports trading loyalty points or rewards or transferring them to other individuals.
  • Aventus Announces Development of Open-Source Protocol Foundation
    Aventus, the blockchain ticketing startup that raised 60,000 Ether via a crowdsale in 2017, has announced the next stage of development for its non-profit foundation. The Aventus Protocol Foundation will serve as an entity tasked with supporting open-source projects built using the Aventus protocol. This encourages the growth of the Aventus ticketing ecosystem while protecting the rights of holders of AVT, the native Aventus token.
  • An Overview of Cryptocurrency Consensus Algorithms
    One of the most important aspects of a decentralized cryptocurrency project is the consensus algorithm it employs. A consensus algorithm is crucial to the implementation of a digital currency because it prevents the double spending problem, a challenge that has historically limited the development of digital currencies until the recent development and adoption of the blockchain ledger method. Because cryptocurrencies are implemented as public, decentralized ledgers that are append-only, they must employ a consensus algorithm to verify that there “is one version of the truth” and that the network cannot be overwhelmed by bad actors.

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Fedora: Release Party, Fedora Diversity, Critical Firefox Fix

Microsoft Openwashing and Revisionism

  • Microsoft joins effort to cure open source license noncompliance [Ed: Pushing Microsoft lies under the false pretenses that Microsoft plays along with the GPL (it violates, smears and undermines it)]
  • Microsoft joins group working to 'cure' open-source licensing issues [Ed: Mary Jo Foley uses this initiative to whitewash Microsoft after it repeatedly violated the GPL and attacked it publicly, behind the scenes etc. And watch the image she uses: a lie.]
    It's kind of amazing that just over a decade ago, Microsoft was threatening Linux vendors by claiming free and open-source software infringed on 235 of Microsoft's patents. In 2007, Microsoft was very openly and publicly anti-GPLv3, claiming it was an attempt "to tear down the bridge between proprietary and open source technology that Microsoft has worked to build with the industry and customers."
  • Today's channel rundown - 19 March 2018
    The six have committed to extending additional rights "to cure open source license noncompliance". The announcement was made by Red Hat, which says the move will lead to greater cooperation with distributors of open source software to correct errors. In a statement, Red Hat referenced widely used open source software licenses, GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Lesser General Public License, which cover software projects including the Linux kernel. GPL version 3 offers distributors of the code an opportunity to correct errors and mistakes in license compliance.
  • Tails Security Update, Companies Team Up to Cure Open Source License Noncompliance, LG Expanding webOS and More
    According to a Red Hat press release this morning: "six additional companies have joined efforts to promote greater predictability in open source licensing. These marquee technology companies—CA Technologies, Cisco, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and SUSE—have committed to extending additional rights to cure open source license noncompliance. This will lead to greater cooperation with distributors of open source software to correct errors and increased participation in open source software development."