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Story Latest on White House and Free Software Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 7:00am
Story GigaSpaces Launches Open Source In-Memory Data Grid Project Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 7:03am
Story Internet of Insecurity Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 7:07am
Story Moodle App Could Be a Game Changer for Community Organizations Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 7:11am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 7:12am
Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 9:50am
Story Linux Devices Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 9:52am
Story Linux and Linux Foundation Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 9:55am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 9:57am
Story FreeBSD and UbuntuBSD Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 9:58am

Windows vs Linux mk 2

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aronzak.wordpress: A short while ago, I installed Windows XP on one of my computers. *horror*. It’s not so bad. It does some things quite well. Even after bloating it up with about 50 open source apps, it still seems to chug away quite merrily.

My New Laptop and Linux

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I got my first laptop as an early Christmas present. It's an Acer Aspire 6930. Since it has Intel 5100 wifi built in, I needed a Linux version that would support that.

today's leftovers

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  • Netbook Netbook Netbook Netbook Netbook
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Wink - Tutorial and Presentation creation software

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Software Today, we'll learn how to create impressive, captivating animated screencast-like presentations that will help you deliver your ideas in a unique, highly professional manner.

AIR on Linux test run

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Software AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-operating system runtime that lets you use rich Internet applications that combine HTML, Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Flex technologies. What that means to you and me is that it's lets us run another kind of application on our Internet-connected Windows PCs, Macs, and just this month, Linux desktop computers.

What’s Your Holiday Gift to the Linux Community?

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Linux In case you forgot to put the Linux community on your list or in case you just couldn’t find anything for them, you’re in luck. There’s a last minute gift opportunity:

Blah blah blah Linux blog clients blah blah blah

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kmandla.wordpress: I’m appalled. No, I’m worse than appalled. I’m horrified, shocked, amazed, disgusted, insulted and flummoxed. Apparently — and as always, please tell me if I am wrong — but there is no blogging software for Linux that does not have ties to the Gnome horde.

The GPL is not a burden

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loupgaroublond.blogspot: One editor of the LWN commented recently on his yearly predictions for the ecosystem and how well they performed. Perhaps the grumpy editor was a bit too grumpy this year. There hasn't even been enough coal to go around in people's stockings.


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Aaron Seigo: I do have to say that it's a little embarrassing that Mark's blog got picked up by places like Slashdot. I really hope it was a slow news day or something, but I suspect a bit of star worship at play.

Three Great Distributions for Christmas: sidux, AntiX M8.0 and SimplyMEPIS 8.0

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Linux The Debian project has packaged and produced some really great software and the latest project, code named "Lenny" has resulted in a couple of really outstanding derivatives, AntiX and its parent SimplyMEPIS. In addition, the Debian project "Sid", has led to the creation of an awesome cutting edge system called sidux. Any of the three would make a great Christmas gift for the Linux geek in your life.

Linux in 2009: Recession vs. GNU

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Linux Pundits and business executives alike are predicting gloomy economic times for 2009. But when the talk turns to free and open source software (FOSS), suddenly the mood brightens. Whether their concern is the business opportunities in open source or the promotion of free software idealism, experts see FOSS as starting from a strong base and actually benefiting from the hard times expected next year.

Christmas Eve with KDE4

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KDE While I’m off for Christmas, I thought I’d spend a little time getting to know KDE4. To stop me cheating, I installed the latest KDE version of Mandriva One, which means I’m without a fair few other things I’m very reliant on.

Also: Little kchristmas present

Gifts for All in Linux 2.6.28

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Linux Linux creator Linus Torvalds is expected to soon release the final Linux kernel of 2008, loaded full of stocking stuffers for users of the open source operating system.

Will commercialisation destroy Linux?

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Linux I have noticed a fellow wooden spoon brandishing compatriot mention several times that commercialisation will destroy the Linux dream. That when the smell of money starts effusing from Linux then the sharks will come and trample all over the Linux utopia.

Five useful command one liners

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HowTos I had a browse through my shell history (history | less), and there are some interesting commands that I have used recently. The really experienced command line warriors among you will probably know them already, but it never hurts to have a reminder.

Linux Foundation Looks to 2009

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Linux As we begin to close the books on 2008 and look into the proverbial crystal ball for open source in the new year, I thought the Linux Foundation was a logical place to start. So I asked LF Marketing what the top five open source predictions would be.

How to export your Firefox 3.0 full profile to Firefox 3.1

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This article explains how to move a full profile (addons, themes, cookies, browsing history, passwords and so on) from Firefox 3.0.x to Firefox 3.1.x beta or any other version, but it also works for synchronizing Firefox on 2 different computers or backing up a full profile of Firefox.

Read about moving a FF 3.0 profile to FF 3.1x here.

unrelated downtime

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Well, just as I posted the "all is well" blog entry, we suffered a power outage here.

How To Chroot Apache 2 Web Server Under Red Hat / CentOS Linux

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A chroot on Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora Linux operating changes the apparent disk root directory for the Apache process and its children. Once this is done attacker or other php / perl / python scripts cannot access or name files outside that directory. This is called a "chroot jail" for Apache. You should never ever run a web server without jail. There should be privilege separation between web server and rest of the system.

OS shoot-out: Windows vs. Mac OS X vs. Linux

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OS The Mac's been on a roll, both due to its highly regarded Mac OS X Leopard operating system and to an unhappy reception for Microsoft's Windows Vista. The result: For the first time in memory, the Mac's market share has hit 9.1 percent, and Windows' market share has dipped below 90 percent. (Linux distributions make up the rest.)

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