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IT&C sector – engine of the economy : Kogaion and Argent – operating systems created in Cluj-Napoca

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Gentoo

This goes for the Romanian Group for the Development of Gentoo-Derivative Technologies too. Gentoo is an operating system based on Linux or FreeBSD, which can be automatically optimized or personalized for almost any application or need.
Last week the Cluj-based team launched in Bucharest and Cluj two PC operating systems that are one hundred per cent Romanian, which could be used by regular users or within public administration, the education system or defence institutions.

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Transcribe Speech To Text With Linux And Google

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Sometimes in life, you run into situations where turning a voice recording into a text document is necessary. Perhaps this is from an interview for a news publication or perhaps you need to transcribe a verbal lecture from school. On Windows and OS X, there are a number of software programs that can help with this. Yet for Linux users, the options feel a bit sparse by comparison.

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Elive 2.6.10 beta released

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Debian

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.6.10

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Half a Century Later Mainframes, Together with Linux, Still Run Much of Today’s Infrastructure

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Server

Linux started to take off in the mid-1990s, primarily in the supercomputing community, which saw it as a way of replacing their expensive machines with clusters of Linux-based commodity servers.

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13 Ways You Can Help Desktop Linux To Grow

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This is the condition when there are over 300 Linux distributions with a number of them being desktop focused. Linux was (and still) considered to be the “geek only” zone with the biggest misconception that one need to know the command line to use Linux.

Times have changed. Linux is a lot more user-friendly than what it used to be in late 90’s or early 2000. The chances for Linux to gain market share is now and you definitely could help in this cause.

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GIMP and GNOME Foundation

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Linux Foundation Sysadmins Open-Source Their IT Policies

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Server

The Linux Foundation is no stranger to the world of open source and free software -- after all, we are the home of Linux, the world’s most successful free software project. Throughout the Foundation’s history, we have worked not only to promote open-source software, but to spread the collaborative DNA of Linux to new fields in hopes to enable innovation and access for all.

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Libreation Of Ireland

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The politics of Ireland have been complex but they were using GNU/Linux a lot back in 2008 according to StatCounter but there was a huge drop when “7” emerged. Slowly but surely, GNU/Linux is back in Ireland.

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Wikimedia contributor shares his Linux story

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Computers have fascinated me since childhood, but my first encounter—like many others—was not with Linux. For me, it was with Microsoft Paint. Then, many years later in 2011, it was my Wikipedia mentor, Shiju Alex, who introduced me to Linux. Since then, it's been my life!

If I recall correctly, Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) was my first distro. It was different, light, and fun. And, I would often switch back to Windows for something, then back to Ubuntu. The smoothness—and having a virus-free environment—was wonderful and enticed me to continue on with Linux. Unlike today, Ubuntu was not a graphic-rich distro at the time. I was coding less than I am today, so I was working more with editing images using GIMP and Inkscape.

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Samsung and Xiaomi Partner Up for $471 Laptop with Linux on Board

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Back in December 2014, word got out that Xiaomi might be looking to enter the laptop market. Currently, the company is selling handsets, tablets, wearables, plus other accessories. But the Chinese device maker is apparently interested in branching out and infiltrating itself into niches it hasn’t dabbed into before. Like laptops, for instance.

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