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Story Video: MontanaLinux F22 Preview Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 7:46pm
Story an Open Letter to Fedora Maintainers Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 7:40pm
Story GNU inetutils 1.9.3 Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 7:30pm
Story Community is More Important Than Code Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 7:05pm
Story The Foresight Linux Project shuts down Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 7:03pm
Story Managing Performance When It’s Hard to Measure Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 8:53pm
Story Samsung release Next Generation Tizen Gear SDK to Developers Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 9:03pm
Story KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.1 Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 9:08pm
Story DigiKam 4.10.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Derivative Systems Mohd Sohail 13/05/2015 - 7:47am
Story Android Wear 5.1 review: simple, useful and the best – for now Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 7:45am

Performance of radeon free driver

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Software

tsdgeos.blogspot: The other day, i updated to KUbuntu gutsy and saw it ships a free graphics driver for my Ati X300 card (r300 based). I switched to it from the non-free driver but i have went back. Why?

Open Source Funds Dried Up?

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OSS

internetnews.com: The flow of money for open source and Linux-related vendors slowed up a bit in the third quarter compared to last year's figures, according to The 451 Group analyst Matthew Aslett. But the news isn't all bad.

Microsoft opening up .Net Framework libraries

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworld: Opening up to developers, Microsoft is releasing its .Net Framework libraries under the Microsoft Reference License, which allows viewing of source code but not modification or redistribution, the company said on Wednesday.

Also: Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

What Fedora needs is some direction - and online upgrades

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Linux

silfreed.net: Since Fedora is a distribution for developers by developers in order to test out new technology, the main tree ends up being a hodge-podge of whatever each individual maintainer feels like working on. If Fedora had a better sense of what it should be doing it would polarize developers along the same path rather than everyone working for their own goals.

Read webmail from any email client with FreePOPs

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Software

linux.com: You can send and receive messages from most Web-based email services with your favourite email client by using FreePOPs, a webmail access daemon.

Will open source become as bloated and decrepit as proprietary software?

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OSS

matt asay: Jesse Robbins over on the O'Reilly Radar offers up a sobering reminder to those of us who feel that we are disrupting the software industry for the better: we may well end up becoming that which we disrupt.

Also: Trust in open source software soars
And: Open source tells content owners adapt or die

Cult of the Mad Penguin

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Linux

Linux Journal: Last Wednesday, I went to a pub with some people from work. I wore a t-shirt I picked up at Linux World Boston in 2003. As my co-workers left one by one, I moved to the bar to strike up a conversation with the bartender. "Hi!", the guy said. "I see you're wearing a Linux shirt."

Ubuntu wins 2007 Linux and Enterprise Open Source Readers' Choice Awards

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OSS

sys-con.com: SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program, widely considered to be the most prestigious award program in the software industry, is a community-driven process in which the products participating in the program are nominated by the industry's vendors, customers, and users, as well as by the readers of SYS-CON Media's industry-leading i-technology publications.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Release Party at the OSTC at Novell

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SUSE

suserants: We are having an OpenSUSE 10.3 RELEASE PARTY on the Novell campus. It will be in the Open Source Technology Center (building A) on Thursday at 6:00 PM. Alrighty, you have been tasked with spreading the word and bringing all your friends.

Novell punts world's most expensive Linux distro

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SUSE

the register: One of the favourite public refrains of the FOSS movement is that Windows is too expensive, and that Microsoft swindles consumers, governments, taxpayers, penguins, and orphans.

Networking 2.6.24 Merge Plans

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I'm a bit behind after investigating the TCP performance issues that turned out to be HW specific problems. It's a bit of a disappointment, I thought maybe there was a cool bug to fix in TCP :-)" explained David Miller, posting his networking merge plans for the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel.

Why Should You Use Linux?

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Linux

raiden's realm: It's a question that most people wouldn't give a second thought to. And why should they? It's a completely different operating system that we see advertising for, that we see installed on every computer at major stores and that we find compatible software for in those same stores.

Michael Meeks on Sun and OpenOffice.org

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OOo

o'reilly onlamp: Michael Meeks hacks on OpenOffice.org (and other code) for Novell. While very few people question Sun’s generosity in purchasing Star Office and subsequently opening the code, there have been persistent questions regarding the community management of the project.

Opera Tips & Tricks

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HowTos

cybernet: Opera is an extremely customizable browser, but it does so much that it can be difficult to remember it all. Then again you would have to know what it does in order to remember it. Smile Today we want to walk you through a dozen tips and tricks that will inch you closer to becoming an Opera grand master.

Announcing the KDE 4.0 Release Event

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KDE

dot.kde.org: On January 17-19, the KDE community will present KDE 4.0 with a Release Event at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the anticipated release of KDE's new desktop environment.

Is Ubuntu losing its crown to PCLinuxOS?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

tectonic: Quick. Name the most popular Linux distribution. You probably guessed Ubuntu, Suse or Mandriva ... but what then? Which other Linux distributions are likely to make a top ten list?

Dell Ubuntu Review

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Ubuntu

laptopadvisor.blogspot: Dell as a pioneer in the industry has recently released first line of consumer desktop computers and notebooks with pre-installed Linux, Ubuntu 7.04. Dell Ubuntu has lots offer, Ubuntu is extremely powerful, practical, absolutely free, and ready-to-run desktop Linux distribution, which is highly compatible for mainstream use.

A script to tell which workstations are using Samba shares

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Software

linux.com: A combination of Linux utilities can help you determine who on your network is using which of your shared filesystems at any given time, allowing you to ask those users to log off while you update the system.

Tales from responsivenessland: why Linux feels slow, and how to fix that

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HowTos

Rudd-O: Desktop performance on Linux computers has been a hot-button issue of late, and a source of longstanding fights among the Linux developers. Today, I want to show you how I boosted (and you can boost) desktop performance dramatically.

Hardware Compatibility Ratings

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Frederic Lepied announced the hardware4linux.info website on the Linux Kernel mailing list, "the site is collecting hardware compatibilities and incompatibilities with Linux distributions in a collaborative way: users run a hardware collector program, upload the resulting file and then rate and comment how their hardware works."

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