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Story Windows OS 'replaceable' by Chinese counterparts Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 5:31pm
Story SteamOS Receives Security Updates from Debian Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 5:24pm
Story GCC 4.8.3 Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 5:17pm
Story What Has the Cabinet Office Got to Hide about Microsoft? Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Chakra Linux 2014.05 Distro Shows That KDE Can Be Fun Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:58pm
Story Survey results: Top 10 hacker SBCs Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:53pm
Story City of Vienna increasingly turns to open source Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:33pm
Story The Abnormally Long Linux 3.15-rc6 Kernel Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:29pm
Story Here is the first preview of KDE’s Plasma Next Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:05pm
Story KDE's Risky Gamble on New Interface Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 12:51pm

5 Firefox extensions that will change the way you search

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The Firefox browser is increasingly popular, and no wonder; It’s secure, easy to use and easy to customize. There are thousands of Firefox extensions out there. Pandia has selected the top 5 search related extensions — add-ons that will change the way you search the web.

Also: Flash 9 for Xubuntu

Linux Kernel Adds Real-Time Features

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Embedded developers have long maintained real-time patch sets outside the mainline Linux kernel, but those days may be coming to an end, according to representatives of Linux developer service provider TimeSys Corp. That company announced Thursday (Oct. 12) that basic support for real-time features has been added to the mainline Linux kernel.

Why free and open source is more than a fad

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I recently read an article in the "mainstream" media that gave me pause. The author made an assertion that the current trend towards Open Source might just be a passing fad.

Book Review - The Official Ubuntu Book

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The Official Ubuntu Book, brought to you by a number of folks who actively write or document Ubuntu and is a great book for those looking to move from OSX or Windows to Ubuntu. If you’re a novice or intermediate Ubuntu user then this book is for you. If you consider yourself an expert, you can still pick up a few things but most of what you’ll find here, you’ll already know.

Linux XP Desktop: A Windows face on an old Linux base

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Reviews

Late last month Linux-Online launched the English edition of Linux XP Desktop. The screenshots look pretty and amazingly similar to Windows XP. As a commercial distro for non-techie desktop users, does it do enough to challenge the likes of Linspire and Xandros?

Goodbye Palm, hello Access Linux Platform

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Linux

The Palm OS has officially ceased to be, giving way to Access Linux Platform. But analysts say the platform's future is unpredictable.

Upgrade your Kubuntu Destop to KDE 3.5.5

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HowTos

KDE is a network transparent contemporary desktop environment for UNIX workstations. Today we have got KDE 3.5.5 Version released so here we will how to upgrade Kubuntu desktop to latest version.

Linux: Future Of ReiserFS Development

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With Namesys founder Hans Reiser recently arrested as the prime suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife, a brief thread on the lkml discussed the future of ReiserFS.

Linux gaming/PMP handheld gets more hackable

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Gamepark Holdings is shipping a breakout board for its GP2X, a sub-$200 Linux-based handheld gaming platform and portable media player (PMP). The "Breakout Board" adds standard PC I/O, helping hobbyists build GP2X-based home DivX systems, MAME cabinets, MP3/OGG sound systems, or classic computer set-ups, the company suggests.

Linux saves the day by recovering data in Windows servers

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One of the most frightening aspects of computer technology for any IT manager is the loss of data stored on mass storage devices (disk drives). This article will review some options for recovering data including a cool way to recover data from a Windows disk using a Linux server.

Firefox Party - Join the fun!

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All over the world, we're celebrating the launch of Firefox 2. Join the fun by hosting or attending a party. We're targeting the weekend of October 27th for the shared celebration.

Network, Server statistics graphing Using Cacti in Ubuntu Server

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Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

GIMP 2.3.12 Development Release

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Version 2.3.12 is a snapshot of the development towards GIMP 2.4. We are mostly polishing things at this point, but a few features are still waiting to be added. Some new features include a Perspective Clone tool, panning the image view using the Space bar, and a Lens Distortion plug-in.

ApacheCon 2006: The state of the feather and more

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ApacheCon US 2006 kicked off its general session this morning in Austin, Texas, following two days of tutorials. Apache Software Foundation (ASF) president Sander Striker opened the proceedings with his "State of the Feather" address. Cliff Stoll, the hacker-catching, planetary astronomer, author, and volunteer 7th grade science teacher, followed Striker with a keynote address which included a demonstration of how he taught a 7th grade science class to measure the speed of light.

The Evolving Windows Vs. Linux Battle

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OS

There's a popular notion swirling around the high-tech sector that Microsoft's dominant position in the industry and software bugs have customers scurrying for the cover of Linux.

EC boosts open source for public sector

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OSS

The European Commission is to open a new web portal to facilitate the use of shared open source software across the public sector.

Reiser filesystem development to continue

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Linux

Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested. The effect on Reiser4 should not be all that bad. [Of] the people who are still working on it, many are very devoted to it and do not plan to drop their work until Reiser4 is actually merged into the vanilla kernel.

Book review: Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional

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Are you, or do you know, a non-techie? A non-techie who takes pride in their lack of techno-savvy, who still clings to the belief that while other people might use GNU/Linux, it’s a bit technological for the likes of them? Well here you go, ladies and gents.

Manage Linux Hardware with udev (Part 2)

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Linux

Last week we learned the basics of the udev filesystem, and how to dig up device names. Today we dive into writing custom udev rules. Why would you want to acquire this strange knowledge? Because, believe it or not, computers are not yet perfect, so sometimes we must fix them.

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks

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Rickford Grant's book runs parallel to Gagné's, which I reviewed recently. They are both good books, though Grant is even more directed to the absolute newbie than Gagné.

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