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Story White House Policy on FOSS Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 10:47am
Story FCC Against FOSS Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 10:48am
Story Yes, It is Harder to Monetize Open Source. So? Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 10:49am
Story Dell and GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 10:51am
Story Linux and Git: the Latest Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 10:54am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 10:56am
Story Cloud Native Computing Foundation picks Kubernetes as its first container Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 11:13am
Story FSF/GNU/GPL Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 11:29am
Story fglrx driver Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 12:54pm
Story Exp-run for KDE4 on FreeBSD Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2016 - 1:06pm

Why ARM based Smartbooks might fail…

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: There are two major trends in the netbook space today. On the one hand, PC makers are putting out ultraportable laptops with bigger screens and keyboards and faster processors. The other trend is the blurring of the lines between netbooks and smartphones.

An interview with Clem from Linux Mint

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Linux
Interviews

tech-no-media.com: A few days ago I reviewed what is in my opinion the easiest Linux distribution for Windows switchers: Linux Mint 7.0 Today he was kind enough to grant me an email interview as a follow up to my review.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu, OpenX Chiefs Talk OS, Search Disruption

  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 76
  • To Mono Or Not To Mono
  • There are flags and mlags...
  • CompuTex Linux found in Israel
  • Still a minute faster
  • Android on ARM "very snappy," analysts say
  • CIA's technology arm taps open source for enterprise search
  • Drupal 7 testing: status update and next steps
  • Amazing Desktop Wallpapers: Castle-Themed
  • OpenOffice.Org KDE4 Integration
  • Using OpenOffice.org for Entrepreneurial Training
  • Linux Plumbers Conference
  • MIT Media Lab using Drupal
  • 5 Ways to Contribute to GIMP
  • gnome-power-manager and multiple batteries
  • Mandriva Triage Team needs your help
  • Mozilla Developer News June 16
  • Will Microsoft hand the netbook market to Linux?
  • Comux 011000

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Commandline 101: man pages

  • Capivara - Twin panel advanced File Manager
  • Using Ubuntu as a midi through
  • Making Use Of Lazarus' Web Interface
  • Vim Basics
  • The perfect backup
  • How to Convert .rpm files to .deb files in Ubuntu
  • Record a screencast as an mpeg
  • How to install gnash in Debian 5.0
  • How to configure Ubuntu for 802.1x WPA TKIP environment
  • How to Get Detailed Information & Benchmark Linux System
  • 18 awesome Palm Pre tips, tricks and shortcuts

Canonical responds to 'abusive' Ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: Administrators overseeing Ubuntu mailing lists are taking steps to thwart and apparent rash of un-Ubuntu-like behavior.

Fedora 9 approaches end-of-life

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Linux

h-online.com: Fedora developer Jon Stanley has announced that the 10th of July, 2009 will be the end-of-life date for Fedora 9, code named Sulphur.

Is Vyatta now part of Microsoft keiretsu?

blogs.zdnet.com: Maybe my recent trip to Japan is still in my brain, but reading about Citrix leading a new Vyatta funding round provokes the headline question.

Good-Bye Ubuntu, Hello PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: After almost two years of relying on Kubuntu and Ubuntu, your editor has had enough. Farewell faithful *buntus, hello and welcome PCLinuxOS. Will PCLinuxOS work out better?

When netbooks suffer from 'Droid rage

engadget.com: Despite powering only a handful of handsets available on the market, Android has already had a significant impact on the competitive landscape in smartphones. Looking at its primary rivals that run on a variety of hardware from multiple manufacturers, Android has provided a free and highly customizable licensed challenge to Windows Mobile,

Drizzle: Rethinking the MySQL Database Kernel

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Software

linux-mag.com: Drizzle is a re-thought and re-worked version of the MySQL kernel designed specifically for high-performance, high-concurrency environments.

Seven Reasons Why Beef Is Not Ready For The Dinner Table

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Humor

penguinpetes.com: Despite its many advocates, whenever I buy some beef and try it, I always end up going back to chicken. Chicken has what I want, and beef doesn't. The latest releases of beef got my hopes up, but I was again disappointed.

UK Still Lags At Open Source

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OSS

eweekeurope.co.uk: The UK is still a laggard at open source, even though the recession has increased pressure for its adoption, according to speakers at a London conference.

Empathy in Ubuntu Karmic

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Software
Ubuntu

pinstack.blogspot: There has been lots of support as well as backlash for replacing Pidgin with Empathy in Ubuntu. Discussion has been going acruss multiple mailing lists and forum threads. Although Empathy has improved so much since Jaunty, it isn't perfect.

The Three Faces of Fedora 11, Part 1: GNOME

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Linux
Software

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: GNOME 2.26.1, the desktop version that comes essentially as the default with Fedora 11 is like an old friend; an old friend with a couple of extra benefits.

Orange icon, we love you

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Software
Ubuntu

stefanoforenza.com: As many of you already know, Jaunty brought a small but significant change in the Ubuntu user interface: the beloved updates icon doesn’t show up anymore. The pop under technique is (purposely) slightly more obstrusive. Is there any problem with the new behavior?

On Fedora 11 installation

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Linux

happyassassin.net: I have been, as I mentioned, following up on Fedora 11 release stuff. Sadly, there’ve been a few very negative reviews and comments, based on problems with the partitioning stage of installation. So, here’s the deal on that.

Amarok 2.1 Quick(-ish) Review

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Software

allenjb.me.uk: So I’ve just installed Amarok 2.1. Configured my collection location easy enough, downloaded the alarm script from the scripts library. I know exactly how I want Amarok 2 to look: Exactly like Amarok 1.4.

Announcing A New Linux Distro: BaitNSwitch Linux

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com/blogs: Today, I'm announcing my new Linux company, HookLineNSinker, Inc. which will produce a new commercial Linux distribution: Pricey Linux. HLNS products include Pricey Linux Enterprise, Pricey Linux Small Business Server and The Pricey Linux Desktop. BaitNSwitch Linux is the distribution where we test out new features, versions and options.

First look: Ubuntu 9.10 alpha 2 brings Ext4, GRUB 2

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, is scheduled to arrive in October. Ars takes a look at the second alpha release, which was made available for download last week.

Also: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 2 "Karmic Koala" on The Dell Mini 9

Interview with Pirate Party Leader: "These are Crucial Freedoms"

earthweb.com: On June 7, 2009, Swedish voters elected a member of the PiratPariet (Pirate Party) to the European Parliament. A second parliamentary seat will go to the Pirate Party this fall if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified and Sweden gains an additional two seats.

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