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Story GNOME wins GNOME, Year of Linux, and State of Gaming Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 5:15pm
Story Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Available For Download Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 5:11pm
Story Postgres and MySQL: EnterpriseDB unveils new way to link these open source databases Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 8:15am
Story The 9 Best Linux Distros Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 8:09am
Story OpenMandriva Lx Is Switching To Clang By Default Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 6:37am
Story Open source assumes growing role in data center transformation Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 6:08am
Story KDE Ships November Bugfix Release of Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 5:36am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 10:58pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 10:57pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 10:57pm

Canonical's Power Play

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Ubuntu Of all the announcements to come out of last week's LinuxWorld expo in San Francisco, the two most interesting takeaways are Ubuntu's imminent assault on the enterprise space and the fact that the rise of community Linux distros in large organizations is at hand.

PackageKit support in upcoming Mandriva 2009.0

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MDV One of the new feature in Mandriva 2009.0 will be PackageKit support. As of today, PackageKit now have support for an urpmi backend ! This backend have been developped by Mandriva, and is already one of the backend supporting the most features.

Pardus 2008: A touch of refinement

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Linux Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Pardus has its own unique installer, package manager, configuration wizard, and control panel. This originality, and the developers' attention to detail, make Pardus worth a look.

gOS: The Ubuntu giant killer?

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Linux The history of computing is one of giants being toppled. Remember DEC and Wang? No? Well, that says a lot. A giant is in the process of being toppled right now.

Happy ninth (public) birthday, Red Hat

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Matt Asay: I had nearly overlooked the fact that Red Hat went public nine years ago on August 11, 1999 with one of the top-ten single biggest gains in Wall Street history. Impressive.

Linux is still not ready for the masses

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Linux THE GREAT LINUX debate still rumbles on, and looks set to continue for some time. While market share has been creeping up on the desktop, it can't match the impact and use of Windows - yet Linux advocates will not tire of pushing their beloved Tux onto a public tired of Microsoft's efforts. But the operating system just isn't ready for day-to-day use by non-experts.

Poland Ministry of Education recommends Open Source

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OSS The Polish Ministry of National Education is advising schools and universities to use Open Source software. The recommendation comes at the end of a volunteer campaign to help schools switch to Open Source.

Comcast Gives Cold-Shoulder To Non-Profit School Running Linux

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Linux New Generation is a non-profit, private school. This morning, the school was having problems with it’s Comcast cable Internet connection, so Mrs. Gorman decided to call Comcast tech support. However, the support agent refused to give her the case number, restating the fact that Comcast does not support Linux.

Review: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (ET:QW)

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Gaming When it comes to games you can buy 'off the shelf' at your local game store, the list of ones that can be installed natively (without wine) on Linux is very short. The list gets extremely short if you only want to include newer games. Thankfully, companies like id Software openly support Linux and provide not only installers for Linux, but have also open sourced some of their earlier engines (Quake 1, 2 and 3). They continue this support with their latest game; Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (ET:QW).

The LXF Guide: Top 10 Firefox add-ons

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Moz/FF Firefox 3 may have introduced a number of new features, but it is the ability to add extra functionality with the use of extensions that remains one of its biggest assets. There are hundreds of extensions to choose from -

Got any old iMacs laying around?

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Ubuntu You know the ones I’m talking about. The candy-colored ones that live forever, even as you’re hoping they’ll die so you can replace them with something that will run OS X? Instead of wishing for them to die, though, why not just install Ubuntu on them?

Screens of Death Humor

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OS The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) once again made an epic appearance. This time, it happened at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Although the Beijing blunder is hard to beat, this is not the first instance that this notorious Windows operating system critical error screen appeared in the wrong place at the wrong time.

From scripting to object-oriented Python programming

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Often it is difficult to make the transition from procedural scripting to object-oriented programming. This article explores how to reuse knowledge from PHP, Bash, or Python scripting to transition to object-oriented programming in Python. The article also briefly touches on the appropriate use of functional programming.

Beef up the Find command in Firefox

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The Find command in Firefox locates the user-specified text in the body of a Web page. The command is an easy-to-use tool that works well enough for most users. Sometimes, however, a more powerful Find-like tool would make locating text easier. Learn how to build a tool that isolates relevant text in Web pages faster by detecting the presence and absence of nearby words.

Howto Securely Wipe A Harddrive With Linux

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Examples of "shred" usage on a fresh install of Ubuntu 8.04.1

Webilder 0.6.3 - wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots

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Webilder delivers stunning wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots.

few leftovers

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  • LinuxWorld's Garage

  • Anyone can play guitar...or hack the Linux kernel
  • Get a complete security toolkit with BackTrack 3
  • Hans Reiser Case: Aug. 12, 2008
  • Get A Brand New Computer For Less
  • Linuxvoid Episode 2 - Mammoth Edition

Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

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Moz/FF The beta of Firefox 3.1 has been pushed back to mid September. At the Mozilla group’s weekly meeting Tuesday, one developer said “there is a big gap between the features planned for 3.1 and what will make it if we freeze on the 19th.”

Also: Mozilla Developer News for Aug 12

Red Hat: Gateway to open source in Latin America

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Matt Asay: Latin America has tended to be one of the worst performing geographies for most software companies, generally coming in at one to four percent of total company revenues. That may be about to change.

some howtos:

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  • Zypper Tips and Tricks

  • Add pictures and passwords to Ubuntu’s boot menu
  • Queuing tasks for batch execution with Task Spooler
  • urpmi auto-update
  • How To Copy and Paste From the Command Line
  • HOWTO : Home made NAS server with Ubuntu 8.04.1 – Part I
  • Capture gaming videos with GLC
  • Using free software for HTTP load testing
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