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Story LibreOffice Flatpak'd, Linux Misconceptions, Windows 10 or Else Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 11:14am
Story ‘Open source values match municipal public services’ Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 11:11am
Story Is GIMP the best open source alternative to Photoshop? Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 10:12am
Story Pi project: Underwater drone Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 10:05am
Story European Parliament continues to promote open source Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 9:58am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 9:38am
Story Emacspeak, an audible interface for Linux Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 9:22am
Story Kernel Space/Linux Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 9:07am
Story Ubuntu Touch now supports Convergence over wireless display Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 9:02am
Story 4 tips for GIMP beginners Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2016 - 5:59pm

A Short Review of OpenSolaris 2008.11

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OS

blog.hydrasystemsllc.com: I decided to finally check out OpenSolaris 2008.11. While this release came out back in November of 2008 (hence the 2008.11 naming convention), it has taken me this long to finally give it a chance. Maybe it is because I am still somewhat skeptical with the whole OpenSolaris Project.

Deciding Which Linux Flavor is Best

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Linux

linuxdistrochoices.com: Even the smallest amount if research into Linux will have illustrated the sheer range of distributions out there. They are all based on the original Linux kernel built by Linus Torvalds (the father of modern Linux) and can all interoperate to varying degrees.

full circle magazine #23, hot from the digital presses!

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Ubuntu

We’ve got a whole lot of Full Circle goodness for you in this issue! This month: Command and Conquer - Troubleshooting, How-To : Program in C, and Becoming An Ubuntu User.

New Intel IGP Appears In Linux 2.6.30 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: The merge window for the Linux 2.6.30 kernel is now open and Linus has already accepted a horde of new patches for this next quarterly Linux update.

Pains of OpenSource or Price for Going Free

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Software

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: In the earlier posts it is mentioned in details of how we planned to move to Linux. But there are still a few glitches that turns it down.

Wolvix 2 - Hungry like the wolf

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Wolvix is a friendly Slackware-based distribution, featuring the Xfce desktop and a lovely bunch of applications to suit every soul, while leaning on the traditional stability of the Slackware family for rock-solid support. That was my impression the last time I tried Wolvix, version 1.1 called Hunter.

The World Beyond Microsoft

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Microsoft

polishlinux.org: I started looking at the possible courses of action to happen if Microsoft vanished. What would a Microsoft-free world look like ?

Top 10 Free Linux Games in 2009

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Gaming

blog.taragana.com: I have seen a lot of gamers who feel that there aren't good games to play on Linux. There's an array of free open source games waiting to run on the Linux platform. So I got the top linux games in 2009. And here I come.

Linux is about choice (pt 2)

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Linux

nthrbldyblg.blogspot: Part two of my rant deals with another situation that is slightly different - "Why then, do applications (or their developers) decide to take away [or keep] that choice?"

Video Interview with Kernel Developer Peter Anvin

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Linux

linuxpromagazine.com: Bootloader Syslinux developer Peter Anvin, since 1992 kernel developer, gives an insight into his work. In the video, he tells of how Intel let him "get on with his Linux thing" while at the same time seek his advice in Linux matters, which he enjoys.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Comparing boot performance of Ext3, Ext4, and XFS on Ubuntu

  • How To Install Boxee In Ubuntu Linux
  • Using Named Pipes (FIFOs) with Bash
  • Configure a Linux Firewall with Webmin
  • What is Btrfs?
  • Avoid Typing with Autokey
  • Gentoo on the Eee PC
  • Today’s technology WTFLOL, courtesy of Microsoft
  • Using N95 as modem for Ubuntu 8.10
  • Is Using Linux Too Frugal?
  • Linux Basement: Episode 38 - Ramblings and OpenVZ
  • Linux Void 24 - Late Late Late Show
  • Security update for OpenSSL
  • I just had an Epiphany
  • Slideshow: Xandros Presto Beta
  • Yes to new open source business models, no to whinging
  • Writing GNOME Docs, Part III (Let’s write some code!)
  • Beta Testers
  • iGod, the Linux-loving Cyber God
  • Linux Humor: RTFM Man Page

Gnome 2.26 - Small review of interesting features

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Software

blog.mageprojects: Lets do the same order as the gnome release notes only with my opinion about them and of the items that deserve a little more attention.

Switching to Linux

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PCLOS

oldfool.org: I started using the PCLinuxOS Linux distribution around 5 years ago. One day in a moment of disgust with Microsoft XP I downloaded a copy of PCLOS .92 and ran it on my PC.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta: Quick Look

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: So far there have been six alpha releases of the forthcoming Ubuntu 9.04, due for final release next month, and late yesterday the one and only beta release was made available for download. From this point forward there's a release candidate in mid-April, before the final release is made on the 23rd.

Also: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta

Linux Puzzle Games

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Gaming

blog.worldlabel.com: There are Linux games for every taste: first person shooters, board and arcade games, strategy games. But if you prefer to train your intellectual skills instead of blasting monsters or conquering the world, there are a few high-quality puzzle games, too.

Microsoft is cheaper than Apple but it is hard to beat Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

linux-foundation.org/jzemlin: The Wall St. Journal reported today that, “For months, Microsoft has jabbed at Apple with an, at times, baffling advertising campaign for Windows PCs. Now Microsoft may finally land a solid blow against its rival [with its new campaign].”

Firefox 3.0.8 security release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security process, Firefox 3.0.8 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from getfirefox.com.

AMD Catalyst 9.3 For Linux Brings OpenGL Composite Support

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Software

phoronix.com: While the Catalyst driver for Windows was released a number of days ago, the Catalyst Linux driver was missing. It has, however, been released today.

Kernel Log: Development of 2.6.30 is under way

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Linux

h-online.com: Shortly after the release of Linux 2.6.29 last Tuesday, the kernel subsystem developers began to prepare the first changes to be merged into the main development branch for Linux 2.6.30.

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