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Story OpenSUSE Conference and Users Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 5:24pm
Story Today's OSS From OpenSource.com Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 5:18pm
Story Linux Devices Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 5:18pm
Story Server Administration Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 5:12pm
Story The heartbeat of open source projects can be heard with GitHub data Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 5:10pm
Story Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Lorenzo Paglia Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 5:06pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 4:48pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 4:47pm
Story SolydXK 201606 Rebases the Raspberry Pi 3 Image on Raspbian, Adds Firefox ESR Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 3:42pm
Story How to: Disk partitioning for Linux and Windows dual-booting Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 3:26pm

Distro Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

danlynch.org/blog: The last time I looked at Ubuntu in depth was actually 12 months ago with the 8.04 release. I found it to be a solid enough but somehow lacking a little in ambition. Would Jaunty jump forward with new features? I decided to find out…

Finally, A Creative X-Fi Driver Going Into ALSA

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Software

phoronix.com: Support for the Creative X-Fi sound cards on Linux has been a mess to say the least. The good news is that as of today there is a merge-able version of the Creative X-Fi driver for ALSA.

Switching My Dad to Linux--Part Two

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Linux

pcworld.com: I'm not a very good Linux evangelist. I don't try and convert family and friends to Linux. Therefore, as surprising as it sounds, putting Ubuntu on my dad's new laptop--as I did a week ago--was the first time I've ever directly converted another individual to Linux.

Defining a New Community

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Linux
Web

Brian Proffitt: So far, the response to the new Linux.com has been really positive and, save for a few glitches here and there, we've been very happy with how the launch has gone thus far. As we transition from launch mode to operations mode, it's worth taking a little time to reflect on what we're going to be doing on Linux.com.

PackageKit in Fedora 11

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Linux
Software

marilyn.frields.org: When PackageKit was first introduced to the masses, it was meant to smooth out the experience of someone using the free desktop. In Fedora 11, fonts and some content types are also automatically handled for users.

Ignition Advertising for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ignition Advertising for Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu One, Canonical Two or whatever
  • Fix network problems after upgrade
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 Released
  • Kubuntu Karmic Alpha 1 Released

Stop the presses: Poulsbo on Fedora 10 - working

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Software

happyassassin.net: yes! I have psb up on Fedora 10. I just had it driving the P’s internal panel at 1600×768 and my 20″ monitor at 1680×1050 - side-by-side. which is actually pretty impressive. It has a decent RandR implementation.

The Day, Or Year, The Linux Desktop Died

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: It was back in 2002, according to Sam Trenholme, the creator of the secure DNS server software MaraDNS. That was the year that forces conspired to make sure Linux on the desktop would never become a reality.

Why open source needs the RIAA to lose

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OSS

theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) has been one of the surprise backers of people who the RIAA thinks should pay massive fines for sharing copyrighted music files online.

Mandriva 2009.1: Network Applet

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Software

linuxdistrochoices.com: Mandriva 2009.1 offers a number of administrative tools that work well and are easy to use. One of those features is the network Applet.

Why I Switched from GNOME to KDE

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KDE

earthweb.com: Three weeks ago, I switched my main desktop from GNOME to KDE. The switch was not a rejection of GNOME, nor an unreasoning enthusiasm for KDE.

Do Kids Really Need Their Own Computer OS?

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OS
Linux

informationweek.com/blog: When should a baby get his or her own first computer? According to some marketers, it could be the perfect 1st birthday gift. I'm not convinced.

A Reviewer Gets a Closer Look at the EVO Console

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Linux
Hardware
Gaming

ostatic.com/blog: What's the saying? "The road to ruin is paved with good intentions?" Though I am not a fellow Alabamian like reporter Dan Whisenhunt, I had my own reasons for hoping the Envizions EVO Linux Game Console would at least -- well, get a better review than it did.

So you say you like Linux but.....

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: So you say you like Linux. You say you have tried it and it is very good. You say it looks good, it is fast and your grandmother can use it. But you don't use it. Why is that?

Linux.com Still Unhelpful for New Users

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Linux
Web

workswithu.com: Linux.com, which was taken over recently by the Linux Foundation and received a major overhaul, has gone live. Unfortunately, like the old Linux.com, the site is not a very intuitive resource for beginners.

OpenSolaris vs. Linux Kernel Benchmarks

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OS

phoronix.com: We are back with more operating system benchmarks today, but this time we are comparing the performance of the Linux and Sun OpenSolaris kernels.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (CentOS 5.3 x86_64)

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HowTos

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

Get to know Linux: Enlightenment E17

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Software

ghacks.net: My favorite Linux desktop is the Enlightenment desktop. I have been using this desktop for quite some time and have never felt it lacked for anything in the desktop space.

GNU/Linux: rubbery figures don't help the cause

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Linux

itwire.com: Over the last 10 days there has been a spate of reports all based on some surprising statistics titled "Operating System Market Share" put out by a company named Net Applications.

The Sad Truth: Ubuntu Not As Fast As They Say…

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Ubuntu

linuxcauldron.com: I am writing this not to simply disagree with Ubuntu in a general sense, but to back it up with experience. I have long since loved Ubuntu for its “just works” philosophy. However, after using Linux for many years, I have seen Ubuntu start to annoy me in key areas.

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