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Story GNOME's Tracker 1.0.1 Gets a Ton of Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 9:16pm
Story Marmalade CEO: Tizen is App Developers' Entryway to Wearables Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 8:43pm
Story Trinity 1.4 Linux Fuzz Tester Released Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 5:41pm
Story Sauerbraten-Forked Tesseract Makes Its Initial Release Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 5:06pm
Story 'Tablet for hackers' no longer on sale Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 4:22pm
Story 'Half-Life 2' and 'Portal' arrive on Android, but only for the Shield Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 4:20pm
Story Bank finds stability in Linux, innovation in Agile Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 4:15pm
Story What's Android Silver? Samsung preps Tizen mobes 'for Russia, India' Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 4:12pm
Story XP users urged to switch alliegance to Linux Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 4:10pm
Story Custom Layouts on Android Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 4:03pm

GParted LiveCD 3.1-1

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Are you in need of a great partitioner? Don't want to spend lots of cash for the popular commercial products? The GParted LiveCD offers most of the features that the big boys do, and even some that they don't. The key benefit? This is free.

Massive desktop Linux migration kept quiet

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Linux

Why has the country's biggest known desktop Linux implementation gone relatively unpublicised for so long? Answer: because they're using Fedora.

A Letter from Linuxland -- Part 2

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Linux

In part 1 of his letter from LinuxLand, Rupert explained why he decided to leave a lifetime of Windows and hop onto the penguin bus. I was ready to Ubuntuise, but Windows had one final goodbye insult.

SLED 10.0 with XGL - Nearly Nirvana

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SUSE

Someone hinted to me that if I tried SLED, my XGL dreams would come true....that was it. So I set off to discover Nirvana, with doubt in my head and frustration over a distro that in my opinion lost its way and now is finally coming to the light. What happened is that I did get what I was after and honestly am humbled by my experience. So now that you are probably bored to tears, let see what this beast has under this DVD hood.

Debian and Ubuntu: uneasy coexistence

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Linux

It's considered a good thing that a free software project never really has to die - if the person who started it gives up, another can always take the code and run with it.

Linux will never beat Windows?

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Linux

Microsoft will maintain its dominant position among operating system providers even if Linux achieves technical superiority in the future, so says technewsworld.com. My immediate response is "those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it."

Mozilla's New Security Chief: Dump Old Code

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Moz/FF

"We're going to move on a new initiative that takes into account how adding new features impacts security," said Synder. "We want to reduce the overall risk [to Firefox] by evaluating where there are unused features, and then getting rid of that old code."

Study: Vista could create 50,000 jobs in Europe

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Microsoft

The launch of Windows Vista will create more than 50,000 technology jobs in six large European countries and will lead to a flood of economic benefits for companies there, according to a Microsoft-funded IDC study.

Single User Mode or how to un**** your system

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HowTos

Over the last few days I’ve had several occasions to use single user mode to change a password for users on Ubuntu boxes. I’ve also used this once when a fellow tech messed up the sudoers file via a typo, essentially allowing no one to have sudo access!

Going Live With Apodio And Dynebolic

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Linux
Reviews

I'm trying to discover why three out of three of my selected hard-disk recorders refuse to work on my Debian Etch (Demudi) system. Once again I ask myself the relevant questions: Is it me ? In this entry I'm going to introduce two audio-optimized Linux distributions, Apodio and Dynebolic.

Interview: Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon

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Interviews

MandrivaLinux (formerly MandrakeLinux) will shortly introduce a new round of releases for its Corporate Server, Corporate Desktop, and PowerPack Edition GNU/Linux distributions. While preparing to review these operating systems I sent some interview questions to Mandriva's CEO, Francois Bancilhon.

The power of “netstat” in 10 easy steps

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This is a quick guide to some not so obvious command-line options available in the Linux netstat command. I hope you enjoy it.

How to switch an enterprise from IE to Firefox

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In this article, we'll discuss the most important issues to watch for when you're making the leap from IE to FF in a managed desktop environment. Some of these issues may pose serious problems if you are heavily dependent on IE or if you want to use Windows-specific features, such as centralized management through Active Directory.

Linux: The Flash And The Fish

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Linux

Flash Player 9 for Linux made its public debut (finally) at a controlled demonstration during a conference. Meanwhile, a number of people have suggested ways that Ubuntu Christian Edition will work for its users.

KToon: Simple 2D animation

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Software

If you are running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows, you have access to many different animation applications, ranging from Adobe Flash to Anime Studio. That is not so for Linux. While many think of animation in Linux as a lost cause, there are alternatives.

Removing a major Compiz annoyance

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As much as I love the 3D Compiz/Cgwd, there is one thing I can do without: Wobbly menus. Here's how to turn off this behavior in the most recent installation of Compiz.

Also: Animate the Desktop with Xgl and Compiz

People Behind KDE: Allan Sandfeld Jensen

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KDE

Tonight in the two-weekly People Behind KDE series we are featuring Allan Sandfeld Jensen. He is a KDE core developer, mostly active for KHTML and KDE multimedia. After reading the interview you will know what his personal "carewolf" looks like, together with all other personal things you have to know about this developer.

Does an OS have to be costlier than the hardware on which it is run ?

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Linux

Does an OS have to be as costly or even more than the hardware on which it runs? This seems to be the question that I am forced to ponder myself again and again. When I open the day's newspaper, I am besieged by ad after ad offering to sell PCs at bargain prices, some of them as low as $250.

OS Users are Attack Dogs

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Misc

If there was one commonality to describe the "hardcore" users from all three computing platforms, it would have to be the fact that many of them spend too much time making excuses for their OS' inadequacies. When they're not doing this, they're hard at work poking and prodding their least favorite columnists.

NASA tests Linux-based planetary surface exploration robots

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Linux

A Linux-based NASA lunar rover is on maneuvers -- and Internet webcams -- this week in the Arizona desert near Meteor Crater. The K-10's maneuvers are related to a NASA project tasked with building extra-vehicular activity (EVA) hardware and developing EVA procedures for planetary surface exploration.

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