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Story SYSTEMD IN GNOME 3.14 AND BEYOND Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:29pm
Story SparkyLinux 3.5 LXDE, Razor-Qt, CLI, E18 & E19-dev is out Roy Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 7:20am
Story A Life Worth Living Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:57am
Story KDE Arrives in Brno for Akademy Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:39am
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 4:48pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 4:46pm
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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 9:23am

Big Debian Linux Payday For HP

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Linux

HP is making $25 million by supporting the free Debian GNU/Linux distribution in what may ultimately turn out to be a challenge to commercial distributions from Novell and Red Hat.

Mandriva courts 419 scammers

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MDV

Mandriva has moved to open a direct sales channel to the 419 scammer set. Okay, okay. The Linux maker actually pitches its new African headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria as one step toward bridging the so-called digital divide. "The goal of Mandriva West Africa is to provide local distribution of Mandriva Linux and other integrated open source applications in English and French throughout the West Africa region."

Another chapter for virtualization

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Software

Xen, VMware, Virtual PC, Parallel, Qemu. There is enough going on in the virtualization market. Recently I ran into another free player on the market, VirtualBox. VirtualBox might be more to the liking of the true open source evangelists than VMware.

Make your own packages for Debian-based systems

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HowTos

For the uninitiated, creating Debian packages is a mysterious process that looks much harder than it really is. To make it a little less mysterious, let's take a look at two methods of building Debian packages: using standard Debian packaging tools and the CheckInstall utility.

Beginner's Guide To c++

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HowTos

This tutorial is written for everyone: even if you've never programmed before or if you have used other languages and want to expand into C++! It is for everyone who wants the feeling of accomplishment from a working program.

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 3 - Notebook boot

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Ubuntu

In an earlier post I enthused about how wonderful the Ubuntu 7.04 installation was on old hardware. One single datapoint does not a trend make, however. Others have attempted to install and work with Ubuntu, and walked away from it back to Windows. With that in mind I decided to boot the 7.04 distribution disk on my Gateway M685 notebook and see how it behaved.

How to install NTFS-3G in Ubuntu

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HowTos

This guide will help you to install NTFS-3G in Ubuntu Edgy. Open a terminal.

Working with MAC addresses

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HowTos

MAC addresses are often taken for granted, things that nobody thinks about. However there are times when you do need to worry about them. Here we'll demonstrate how to view and change the MAC address of your Debian system.

KDE at FOSDEM This Weekend

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KDE

This weekend, the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting will be held at the Université Libre in Brussels, Belgium. The schedule for the KDE devroom is now published.

Etherboot's leaders are breaking new ground

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Interviews

Etherboot is an open source project that gets little public notice, but is essential to almost any other open source project that relies on thin clients or network booting. Here's a lightly edited log of an IRC conversation with Etherboot project leader Marty Connor and primary Etherboot developer Michael Brown.

NTFS driver for Linux finishes beta phase

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Software

Version 1.0 of NTFS-3g, a free NTFS driver for Linux, has been released. Project manager Szabolcs Szakacsits has declared the driver ready for productive use after the release candidate published two weeks ago was not changed.

Firefox loses share to Mac's Safari

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Moz/FF

Mozilla's Firefox browser lost market share last month, according to web metrics company Net Applications. But Apple's Safari continued to gain ground, an indicator of a slow but sure uplift in Mac sales.

Nifty shell tricks for new UNIX users

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News

The objective of this tutorial is to show new users how to use and implement many of the shell's methods for providing automation at various levels. It demonstrates these methods by giving tricks and tips for special situations, and it also presents a rundown of useful shell one-liners for common tasks.

openSUSE 10.2 review

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Reviews
SUSE

Many changes have gone into the SUSE Linux operating system since version 10.1, including a name change: the entire operating system is now known only as openSUSE. All of those changes appear to have been for the better -- openSUSE 10.2 is as great a release as 10 was -- but despite the improvements and bug fixes, there are still several underlying problems that prevent openSUSE 10.2 from being competitive with commercial desktop operating systems.

The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6

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HowTos

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the first of a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Fedora Core 6 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

The Switch to KDE : Day 3

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KDE

Well I am happy to report that my third day with KDE has shaped up better than the second. I’ll admit that by the end of yesterday I was just counting the days until I could switch back. Today is a different story.

Top 5 Reasons one should NOT get Vista, just yet!

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Microsoft

I’ve been testing Windows Vista Ultimate for a week now, and now I think I’ve just had enough and I’m removing it from my PC, it has not made me switch from my OpenSUSE 10.2 Linux installation.

Vista vs. Linux software wars - bundled apps

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OS

In this fourth episode of a series that pits Microsoft's new Vista OS against SimplyMEPIS Linux, DesktopLinux.com columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols compares the operating systems' bundled games, browsers, and instant communications applications.

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 3 - Installation

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Ubuntu

I finally broke down and installed Ubuntu (7.04 Alpha 3) over Fedora Core 6 this evening. I decided to do this after reading about Eric Raymond's rant against his installation of FC6. In the end he installed Ubuntu 6.10 over it. So I decided I'd give it a whirl as well.

Also: WPA wireless "just works" in Ubuntu 7.04

Prophesy Red Hat's future, get $20,000 (and maybe a job)

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Linux

Jack pointed me to something tonight that sounds very interesting: The Red Hat Challenge. I guess it's a bit like Google's Summer of Code, in a way, but with bigger money, an MBA slant, and the chance to present to Red Hat's management team.

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