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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 9:25pm
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Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 9:23pm
Story Baird analyst defends Red Hat against claims that it violated open source principles Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 9:12pm
Story Tufts University named best open-source school in America Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 9:09pm
Story Tails: An essential distro or an accessory to compliment a tin foil hat for the average user? Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:31pm
Story HP targets China's post-XP crowd with Ubuntu Kylin Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Ubuntu 14.04 review Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:11pm
Story Debian admin handbook is a labour of love Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:08pm
Story Is the Internet of Things fully ARMed? Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:05pm

A million dollar open source study

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OSS

tectonic.co.za: The European Union yesterday announced that it will invest US$1 million in a study to find the best open source tools for use in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The grant of €703 000 was awarded to a consortium of 11 members, including Canonical, backers of Ubuntu Linix, and the University of the Western Cape.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A Beijing moment

  • Ubuntu is great. Ubuntu is Debian?
  • A TUX that really runs Linux
  • Are you a Linux Poser?
  • Can Novell 4.0 Catch On With Partners?
  • Video: Alan Cox on the kernel, patent promise, and the progress of free software
  • ZaReason to open EU branch in Germany
  • How hard is it to violate the GPL?
  • Leave Jonathan Schwartz alone!
  • Introducing Hypertable - a new open source database project
  • Why doesn't one-laptop-per-child work?
  • Viki: a personal wiki for Vim

Kernel space: the vmsplice() exploit

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Linux

linuxworld.com: A recent Linux security hole allows local users to seize the power of root. Here's how three separate bugs came together to create one big vulnerability.

Build Your Own RAID Storage Server with Linux

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Hardware

Carla Schroder: If you've been thinking of building yourself a dedicated storage server, this is a good time to do it. Prices are so low now that even a small home network can have a dedicated storage and backup server for not much money.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Tip No. 20: Change your Default Gateway

  • Automatic SSH Login Script - All
  • Linux With ATI…
  • compiling on one linux machine, running on another
  • Large File Support in Linux for C/C++ operations
  • Multimedia – Install Real Player 10 for linux on Ubuntu

Linux Hardware Compatibility Sites: Does anyone do it right?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: One almost unavoidable problem with using an operating system that is not used by the majority of people is compatibility, specifically hardware compatibility. In this article I will define what a good site must have and look at a number of sites to see if they meet these standards.

5 Things I don’t like about Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: I have made the decision to move to Ubuntu away from the world of Windows, which I have been with for over 10 years. There are a lot of great things with Ubuntu Linux and a few things that well I don’t like. Here the top 5 things I don’t like about Ubuntu 7.10.

Windows to Linux: 5 things to expect

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Linux

infinity-sama.blogspot: We can say that Vista is just out of the box and many people now want an alternative to Windows. This alternative is called Linux. I am therefore writing this post for people who want to move from Windows to Linux. It covers what they should expect, and what is expected out of them.

Mozilla Developer News for Feb 19

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Moz/FF

In this issue… Mozilla Messaging launches, Firefox 3 Beta 3 released, Extend Firefox 2 contest winners, and Firefox 3 features article.

Also: Firefox 3.0 Beta 3 Turns Up The Heat On The Competition

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Running Ubuntu 7.10 on SPARC

  • Netcat Intro
  • Installing and Using a SSH Server
  • Keep Your SSH Connection Open
  • Linux to Linux Key Based SSH
  • Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive
  • Installing Google Desktop on Linux
  • HP Photosmart C4388 wireless printing/scanning on Ubuntu Linux 7.10
  • Ubuntu: Easy (And Quick) Ways To Open Any Files As Root
  • HowTo: Advanced Two-Pane File Manager
  • Sharing ALSA audio from Wine
  • How to disable the beep in Linux
  • Turning LiveCDs into LiveUSBs
  • Suse 10.2, how to load a kernel module during system boot automatically
  • Peruse popular Perl packages

Why Gnome Makes Me Sad

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Software

portal.itauth.com: When I first entered the Linux world a decade ago, my desktop experience was pretty abysmal: just xterms started by running the 'startx' command. It wasn't until much later, late 2000, that I started using KDE. I was in love. My first impression of Gnome (with it's foot icon) were, unfortunately, very negative.

Kernel Evolution

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "To quote you a number of years ago: 'Linux is evolution, not intelligent design'," noted Greg KH, quoting Linux creator Linus Torvalds. Linus expanded on the statement, "evolution often does odd (and 'suboptimal') things exactly because it does incremental changes that DO NOT BREAK at any point."

Qt styling adds flair to the OpenSUSE installer

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SUSE

arstechnica.com: Novell's second Hack Week event is taking place right now and developers are writing blog entries about some of their projects. Artist Jakub Steiner, who is best known for his work on GNOME and OpenOffice.org icons, has written about the new installer for OpenSUSE 11 which uses the CSS-like styling capabilities of Qt 4 to provide an aesthetically rich interface.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial: The Vilification Defense Begins

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The vilification of Nina Reiser is commencing in earnest here at Hans Reiser's murder trial. After three months of the prosecution's case, Hans Reiser's defense opened Tuesday with verbal salvos portraying wife Nina Reiser as the not-so-perfect woman.

Create a backup server with Restore

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Software

linux.com: Perhaps the number one reason why people neglect to back up their desktops is the lack of workable solution. It can be difficult to find a method configurable enough to suite everyone's needs. One promising answer may be Restore, an application for enterprise and data center backup for Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix/Linux systems.

Let Kids Create Art on Linux with Tuxpaint

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Software

fanaticattack.com: If you have kids and want to get them to do other things on the computer besides watching Drake and Josh or playing video games, institute an embargo and have them discover programs that are pre-installed on the computer.

HP's Linux sub-notebook spied on web

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: HP's going after the Eee PC with a compact laptop that sports an 8.9in display and more connectivity options than the elfin Asus machine currently offers. The 2133 is down as running a choice of Linux or Windows Vista.

Off-Label Mepis 7

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Linux

talk.bmc: Even though the title hopefully implied this, I need to be very very clear about something. At no point anywhere at any time have I ever read anyone involved in the Mepis project ever claim that Mepis 7... or any other version of Mepis... was ever meant to be looked at as an Enterprise Linux Desktop.

KDE 3.5.9 Release Announcement

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KDE

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.9, a maintenance release. The most important changes have been made to the KDE-PIM applications, including the KMail email client, KOrganizer, a planning application and other components.

How the GNU/Linux Community Ranks Distros: Giants, Challengers, Petty Officers

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Linux

earthweb.com: At first, ranking GNU/Linux distributions seems alien to the spirit of free software. After all, free software is all about choice. What should matter is that your distro suits you, not how others judge it. Yet, in practice, community members judge distributions all the time.

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