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Story Chromebooks: Not much room for competition Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 10:54pm
Story AMD, Mentor Graphics Join Advisory Board for Embedded Linux Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 10:46pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Daily Images Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 10:39pm
Story Musix Linux: Sweet Strains Jarred by Sour Notes Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 10:16pm
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Forum topic Distros to add Roy Schestowitz 3 30/04/2014 - 4:21pm
Story Linux Training Becomes Embedded Engineer's Plan B Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 3:56pm
Story Qt 5.3 Release Candidate Planned For End Of Week Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 3:53pm
Story Yes, The World Can And Does Make Its Own Software Cheaper Than Renting Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 3:47pm
Story Firefox 30 Beta Finally Supports GStreamer 1.0 Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 3:42pm

IBM snubs OS/2 open source plea

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OS

theregister: IBM has dashed the hopes of a bunch of software nostalgics by refusing to open source its coulda, woulda, shoulda OS/2 platform, saying, in short, “Thanks but no thanks”.

Shuttleworth leads global open education drive

tectonic: Today sees the launch of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration which aims to make learning and teaching materials freely available online, to improve the quality of education in schools in South Africa and the rest of the world, leveraging the potential for open collaboration on the Web.

x86 Architecture Changes Merging in 2.6.25

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Linux

kernelTRAP: The final 2.6.24 Linux kernel is expected any day now, so the various subsystem maintainers have begun summarizing what changes are expected to be merged into the mainline kernel during the 2.6.25 merge window. Ingo Molnar spoke to changes for the x86 architecture.

CLI Magic: Use ANSI escape sequences to display a clock in your terminal

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HowTos

linux.com: When I'm in a Linux terminal, I often find myself typing date just to see the time. To make life a bit easier, I wrote a script to always display a clock in the top right corner of the screen.

Unix man seeks understanding bride

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Humor

theinquirer.net: A BLOKE is looking for a woman who understands his first love of Unix. The lonely hearts advertisement on Craig's list has been getting much attention from the likes of Slashdot.

Ten years of Mozilla

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: Ten years ago, Netscape announced it would release to the public the code of its flag ship product, Netscape Communicator 5, making it an open source product. With a sliding market share, Netscape decided to focus on its enterprise oriented products and gave away the browser but most importantly allow volunteers to work on the product.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Browser wars wind down

  • Detecting / Checking Rootkits with Chkrootkit and rkhunter Software
  • OLPC: Give one, get none
  • linux.conf.au: Peeping under the brim
  • Google Android trashing Linux’s good name?
  • The Basic Tenants of Creating Your Own Operating System
  • The search for a Linux POS
  • This Week in Foresight
  • Yet another Linux to Windows printing tip
  • Red Hat at the crossroads
  • The 22-year-old behind Everex CloudBook's Linux OS
  • Interview: OLPC's Michail Bletsas Part 2 [of 2]
  • Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

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*BSD
2% (128 votes)
Fedora
5% (266 votes)
Debian
7% (381 votes)
Slackware
4% (216 votes)
Gentoo
4% (223 votes)
Mandriva
7% (373 votes)
PCLOS
27% (1463 votes)
SimplyMEPIS
3% (141 votes)
OpenSUSE
9% (511 votes)
*Ubuntu
27% (1470 votes)
Other
6% (344 votes)
Total votes: 5516

Mythbusting Linux: Linux is faster than Windows

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OS

bitburners.com: The question of which operating system is faster is often heard in Windows vs. Linux debates, but unfortunately it is very common that total crap is said or written about it. Couple of days ago I saw Desktoplinux.com making a statement that OpenSUSE or PCLinuxOS 2007 require far less resources than Windows Vista or XP. So which one is really the best performing or least resource hungry?

Introducing CrunchBang Linux 7.10.01

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Linux

crunchbang.org: CrunchBang Linux is the result of my remastering attempt. It's a desktop distribution based around the lightweight Openbox window manager. The distribution has been built from a base Ubuntu 7.10 installation. The installed applications are mainly GNOME flavoured.

AMOR - a creature for your desktop

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Software

ubuntugeek.com: AMOR is a nice toy which is absolutely senseless. It displays a tiny figure on your desktop, running on top of your windows or falling down to the bottom. It is a KDE application, but it should be no problem to use it in Gnome.

Daniel Robbins' Offer Rejected by Gentoo Foundation Trustee

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Gentoo

Daniel Robbins: I am left to interpret Grant's response as a "No" answer to my offer as it was originally presented to the trustees. It appears that Grant is making an effort to tackle Foundation legal issues by pro-actively renewing the Foundation's charter.

Software emancipation: An open letter to Linus Torvalds

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OSS

Ed Burnette (zdnet blogs): After years of watching the software industry twist itself in knots trying to differentiate “open” vs. “free” and having to re-invent code simply because it had the wrong comments at the top, I think it’s time to put an end to the madness. This promoted me to write the following letter to Linus Torvalds.

Unshaking and refocusing your photos

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Software

linux.com: Whether by wind, vibration, or shaky hand, we have all taken blurry photos. But in the digital era, there is no need to despair -- you can remove shake and blur from your pictures after the fact. Several Linux-friendly utilities can help you.

Why the SFC Should Not Manage Gentoo Foundation

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Gentoo

tsunam.org: I am of the opinion that Gentoo should not contract the SFC to manage the Foundation. I am of the opinion that Gentoo should welcome the return of Daniel Robbins, but in a somewhat more limited sense than his recent offer.

Can't watch the news in Linux

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Web

Tristan Rhodes: For the two previous versions of Ubuntu, I have tested seven news websites to find out if I could watch their video feeds using Ubuntu. Now that Ubuntu 7.10 is out, it is time for me to test these websites again.

Closing Day at the Release Event

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KDE

dot.kde.org: After the star studded talks of the main event day, the final day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event returned to the un-conference format of small group talks, demos and discussions. KDE Dot News listened in to some of the sessions, read on for brief summaries.

Also: Kepas - KDE Easy Publish and Share

Open season on open-source software

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OSS

technology.timesonline.co.uk: Open-source software, which by its traditional definition is developed collaboratively by informal groups and available free to anyone, has been a major factor driving the growth of the internet, and especially the proliferation of blogs and small websites.

Misplace a file? Find it quick!

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HowTos

downloadsquad.com: It happens to the best of us. We forget where we put things. Car keys. Flash drives. Yes, sometimes we even forget where certain files are on our computers. We can't really help you with the car keys and flash drives (although we inexplicably find things like that in the refrigerator here), we can help you out with finding missing files.

Linux attack worse than feared

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Web

techworld.com: Security researchers claim that a mass attack of websites is much worse than was feared. According to ScanSafe, the attack has affected at least 10,000 sites.

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The ISS just got its own Linux supercomputer

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