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Story xdg-shell: Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 6:32am
Story Open Linux stack for Nvidia Jetson SBC taps new Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 10:35pm
Story Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays? Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 10:28pm
Story REVAMPING GNOME’S DEFAULT AVATARS Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 7:48pm
Story Wine 1.7.20 Finally Released, Brings X11 Drag & Drop Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 7:30pm
Story Google Chrome 37 Dev Brings Multiple Fixes and a KDE-Only Feature Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 7:22pm
Story MATE 1.8 Arrives in Debian Repositories Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 7:10pm
Story Why the release of RHEL 7 is important to Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:57pm
Story Tizen based Samsung NX1, 28MP sensor camera to launch in September? Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:23pm
Story GNU ddrescue 1.18.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:01pm

Web Servers: Don't Count Apache Out

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Software

ostatic.com: There's been discussion in the open source world about a decline in the popularity of the dominant Apache web server. These concerned are fueled largely by the Netcraft survey of the internet, which shows a 20% decline in Apache's market share over the last three years. But bearing in mind the old saw about lies and statistics, it's worth digging a bit more to see what these numbers mean.

10 Linux Commands You Probably Don’t Use

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Linux

foogazi.com: If you are a hard core systems administrator or Linux engineer you’ll probably recognize most of these Linux command line tricks. The following Linux command line tips are not typically used by your everyday Linux user.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Reload the Gnome or KDE Panels Without Restarting

  • How do I… Create a 3D logo in GIMP?
  • Drupal 6.0: Installation and Basic Usage
  • PIC Programming with Linux #2: building the programmer
  • dvorak to QWERTY on the fly
  • See what Unicode characters are in Perl’s character classes
  • Linux Desktop Search
  • The value of a meaningful xorg.conf
  • Bash bits, nibbles and bytes: Breaking out of the Loop.
  • Lightweight Linux - A Look at Fbpanel
  • Enhance your music player with Rockbox

mozilla developer news March 18

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Moz/FF

In this issue… Firefox 3 Memory usage, Mozilla QA Companion released, Mozilla at SXSW
John Lilly and Mike Schroepfer interviewed by Matt Asay, Effortless Good Firefox Add-on, and The Year of the Gecko.

Microsoft +/vs. Novell: The rich irony of then and now

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Microsoft
SUSE

Matt Asay: There is a tragic (but rich) irony in the news that Microsoft failed in its appeal to throw out Novell's decade-old antitrust lawsuit against it. On one hand, you have Novell arguing (rightly) in court that Microsoft unfairly bullies competitors. On the other hand, we see Novell supping at the feet of Microsoft to revive its Linux business.

When Lintel beats Wintel

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OS

Paul Murphy: "How is it possible for Linux ever to be substantially less expensive than Windows?” If you’re not dumb enough to pay someone like Red Hat to impose a license on you, Linux really is free - meaning that it’s always possible to get Linux for less than Windows.

Ubuntu and Marketing

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Ubuntu

jonreagan.wordpress: According to this blog post, Linux companies should do more to market their distribution. Here’s what is being done on the Ubuntu side, and some of the reasons why Linux companies do not run a full marketing campaign:

There’s Something About Pardus

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Linux

junauza.com: Pardus is a Turkish Linux distribution which can be installed and used more easily than the existing distros as well as other competitive operating systems. I've heard plenty of good things about Pardus that I gave it a try the other week. I tested Pardus 2007.3 in VMWare Server.

Lesser-known Gnome Panel Applets can improve your desktop

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Software

linux.com: The Gnome Desktop Environment comes with a set of default panel applets included. A little searching in your distribution´s repositories and on the Internet will uncover a few extra applets which are not included in the official Gnome offering, but which you may find very useful all the same. Let's take a brief look at some of them.

Why I switched back to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

theunixgeek.blogspot: Ubuntu is sometimes thought of as the beginner's distro, something that more advanced users don't care about. Of all the distros I've tried, Ubuntu is the fastest, most reliable, and (most of the time) most compatible.

GNOME Do 0.4 Released

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Software

blog.davebsd: The Do team is proud to announce the release of GNOME Do 0.4, our shiniest, smartest, and friendliest version yet.

5 ways to pimp your terminal in linux

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Software

tuxtraining.com: Most people tend to think of the terminal as boring. But here I will list a number of choices you can pick to snaz it up a bit. The following applications can increase the usability and the speed in which you use a terminal, from drop down screens, syntax highlighting, or having multiple terminals in one window.

Goodbye For Good Gentoo

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Gentoo

blog.diginux.net: It has been actually over a year since my “Goodbye Gentoo” post. I have been wanting to get away from Gentoo for a long time now because of how the Gentoo community has fallen apart. It was bad a year ago, and it has become only worse. The number of developers that left Gentoo is astounding.

Your $100 desktop PC

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Hardware

theinquirer.net: YOU’VE HEARD OF UMPC, MID, OLPC, DTR, subnotebooks, slim line PCs, ITX, SFF and basically enough variants on the age-old beige box to drown a fish. Well, if you haven’t heard already, La Intella has come up with yet another name for another format (or package): a Nettop. Half desktop, half UMPC.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Adventures: Laptop Diary Part VIII

  • Know your System Administrator
  • year of the Gecko
  • AMD Radeon HD3870/HD3870 X2 Video Technology Considerations
  • OLPC Here and Now
  • 2.6.25-rc6, "Starting To Look Better"
  • LimeJeOS: The openSUSE based JeOS
  • Gasp! Google Revives Clippy?
  • Acquia ties success to growth of Drupal
  • OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator On Linux?
  • How to be a Successful Gentoo User

Will the "real" Linux, please step forward

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: When it comes to standardizations which is something the Linux development community is attempting to work on, how much of the standardization is really dependent on definition?

Linux Not Ready For the Masses...BULL

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Linux

riplinton.blogspot: I am tired of hearing and reading that Gnu/Linux is not ready for the "regular" or "normal" user. Self proclaimed experts and pundits insist that these users can not, or will not, use Gnu/Linux. They give all kinds of reasons for this. I say that most of these reasons exist only in the minds of these experts and pundits.

HP to sell Linux laptops and PCs

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SUSE

computerworld.com.au: HP is planning to introduce desktop and laptop computers that come with Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop operating system preinstalled.

more oss headlines:

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OSS
  • Redefining open source

  • The Saga of Open Source in Government
  • Will the GPL be overtaken by AGPL?
  • Is Consulting the Business Model for Free Software?
  • Fedora 9 to remove pointers to proprietary codecs

some software shorts

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Software
  • Meld, my old love

  • DosBox : Playing Mario On Linux
  • Recording on Linux
  • Mirage Image Viewer
  • Video screen capture in Linux with recordMyDesktop
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