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Story EU's Anti-Open Source Approach to Procurement Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:44am
Story 4MLinux 9.1 Reaches Beta Stage of Development with the Core Edition Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:40am
Story NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:34am
Story KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Beta1 Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 8:06am
Story AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:20am
Story Android: Number one with a bullet Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:02am
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Story Imaginative Raspberry Pi Concepts Are Still Proliferating Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:55pm
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Daniel Robbins' Gentoo Stages Update

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: Many of you probably know that I am building up weekly Gentoo stages for x86, i686, athlon-xp, amd64, core64 and core32. Here's an update:

Switching From XP to Linux - Should You?

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: This is a hard question to answer for you in one post. To answer the question, perhaps it’s best to ask yourself this question, “Is it a good idea to switch to Linux?” or “Am I willing to take the time to explore new things and have fun?” If you’ve answered yes, read on… Smile

Firefox Vs. Safari: Small Features Make A Big Difference

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Moz/FF

informationweek.com/blog: Daring Fireball's John Gruber has a fling with Firefox, but comes home to Safari. My experience is the opposite of Gruber's: I've tried Safari several times, and keep coming back to Firefox.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mounting a SSH folder locally with sshfs

  • Copy files from Windows or Mac to Linux safely
  • Proftpd: listen on single ip
  • Play Windows Games on Linux
  • Use command-line MySQL for additional flexibility
  • git: basic commands for standalobne individual tracking
  • Using OpenOffice History at the Command Line
  • How To Install Munin
  • Securing Your Server With AppArmor
  • Recover Your Forgotten Password In Linux
  • Generating Patch Emails With Git
  • Getting Scroll Lock to Work in Ubuntu

Application/ Software management in Ubuntu Gutsy

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HowTos

nikopsk.wordpress: If you are very new to Ubuntu and have come from Windows where you got most updates by visiting the various vendors of each application and doing so separately; you are in for a shock! In this simple how-to you will learn how easy it is to install in various different ways and remove software as well.

ZaReason's MegaLap is a desktop replacement with an Ubuntu twist

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: MegaLap, a notebook computer from ZaReason, a company that builds and sells computer systems that run Ubuntu, is bound to give its owner bragging rights at any LAN party, especially with how loud the system can get. It has the hallmarks of on-the-go computing, while performing comparably to a desktop gaming system.

Review: Dream Linux 3.0

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Linux

raiden.net: In my regular search for Linux distributions that can be used easily by new users, I've found a number that stand up to the test, and a lot of others that don't. Well, shortly after hearing about Dream Linux, I was intrigued.

fedora is the new ubuntu

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Linux

wingolog.org: In the last few months I have come into custody of a few new machines for work. I decided to install Fedora, first on my workstation (an 8-core monster) and then on the laptop (an all-Intel Thinkpad X61), for ideological and social reasons. It's like this: Fedora is the new Ubuntu.

Also: No, F9 won't be a great release

Moving to Linux? No fear, help is at hand

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Linux

itwire.com: To some people, the increasing number of Linux distributions serves as a disadvante when it comes to attracting new users. To Christopher Smart, it's a plus point - the way he puts it, if he had not been able to roll his own, he never would have achieved the level of understanding of Linux he has today.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 247

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Dreamlinux 3.0

  • News: Mandriva 2007.0 and SUSE 10.1 discontinued support, Let's resurrect Debian
  • Weekly News, Gentoo 2008.0 Beta 1

  • Released last week: Dreamlinux 3.1, Slackware 12.1 RC, GoboLinux 014.01
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1
  • Site news: April Fool's PHR prank
  • Donations: cURL receives US$300
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta 1 Screenshots

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Gentoo

phorolinux.com: The first beta version of Gentoo Linux 2008.0 was released last week. The following are some screenshots of Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta 1.

Conservatives press for open-source push

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OSS

news.zdnet.co.uk: In a speech to the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts on 3 April, the leader of the Conservative Party called for more open source and a less centralised approach to IT projects in government.

9 Steps: Make a ultra cool and good looking desktop for your Ubuntu Linux machine in 30 minutes

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HowTos

kimchikid.com/blog: A clean install of Ubuntu the desktop looks not very cool at all. But relax, if you follow this guide you will be able to get a ultra cool desktop like this one.

Foresight Linux (Because your desktop should be cool!)

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Linux

jaysonrowe.wordpress: Foresight is my first venture outside of the traditional “Major” distros - but I’m impressed. I’ve never done a “review” before but I’m so impressed, I’m gonna give it a shot - here goes!

Everex's new MyMiniPC: $500 and gOS-powered

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: Everex is popping off a new gOS powered box tonight, given the unfortunate monicker of MyMiniPC. MyMiniPC comes equipped with a 1.86GHz Pentium T2130 and 512MB RAM running gOS "Space", a 120GB drive, DVD±RW, firewire, four USB 2.0 ports, DVI and S-Video out gigabit Ethernet, media reader, and standard audio ins/outs.

Everex should have gone with straight Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ecmarchitect.com: I’ve been running Ubuntu for two years, and the gPC’s gOS is based on Ubuntu so I figured it ought to be easy enough for me to support. But I had to do a bit more work than I thought I should based on that fact that this was aimed at the masses.

Mini-Review: Linux Mint 4.0 'Daryna'

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Linux

osnews.com: The first obvious difference between Mint and Ubuntu is of course Mint's artwork, which , I must say, is a lot more appealing than Ubuntu's brown and orange. They also applied some other cool tricks like diagonal striping on menu bars, menu item highlights, and the GNOME panel, which looks pretty slick.

Open Source Decade: 10 years after the Free Software Summit

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Interviews
OSS

arstechnica.com: One of the most significant moments in the history of the modern software industry took place in 1998 when Netscape announced plans to release the source code of its browser under a license that would freely permit modification and redistribution. Ten years after the vision of software freedom gave birth to the broader open-source software movement, the software industry is a radically different place.

some howtos & shorts

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HowTos
  • Enable Pidgin Plugins in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

  • Sticky keys and keyboard Shortcuts on Mandriva 2008 - Tutorial
  • Running A Linux Or Unix Shell On A Network Socket
  • Open Source & Linux

  • openSUSE
  • Ubuntu & Leopard

Why Gentoo?

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Gentoo

ben.liveforge.org: Recently Distrowatch editor Ladislav Bodnar complained, "I keep saying the same thing every time people come here to defend Gentoo: please write an article explaining why Gentoo is the greatest thing since sliced pickles and I’ll publish it." Do we Gentoo users write so little about why we love this distro?

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