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Story Fedora Might Shift To A Tick-Tock Release Cadence Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 8:52pm
Story Linux/Android MIPS hacker SBC goes for $65 Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 7:56pm
Story The Ongoing Wars Against Free Tech Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 7:53pm
Story Elive 2.4.6 beta released Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 7:44pm
Story Looking at the memory improvements of KDecoration2 Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 7:39pm
Story Canonical Has Started Working At Implementing The Click Packages On Ubuntu Desktop Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 6:53pm
Story New photo of Ubuntu-powered Meizu MX4 emerges Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 11:46am
Story Juniper Embraces Linux for Junos and Open Compute for New Switch Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 11:45am
Story Running mission-critical applications on Enterprise Linux servers Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 11:43am
Story Open Washing, Kali Story, and Fedora RC4 Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 11:37am

Writing about FOSS sexism So what have I learned exactly? To start with, while members of the FOSS community like to think of themselves as rational beings, when subjects like gender issues are raised, emotion swamps logic to an alarming degree.

F.B.I. Forensic Field Kit

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Software This is the ultimate bootable Disk for power user, or wannabe agent. Basically, the FBI Forensic Field Kit is a AIO Toolkit with compiled applications and ebooks designed to investigate and coordinate the user to look for buried files, and information logged inside your computers hard drive.

Gentoo release statistics

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robbat2.livejournal: solar was asking about release statistics, so I grabbed the current data from Bouncer.

Ubuntu 9.10 - Almost Perfect

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Ubuntu I can be a rather harsh critic. It’s been quite some time since I’ve given a really glowing review of any Linux Distro on the Computer Action Show. But Ubuntu 9.10 is as close to perfection as any version of Linux I have ever seen.

Install 150+ Games on OpenSuSe using 1 click

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linuxpoison.blogspot: Wouldn’t it be great if there was an application which would allow users to browse through games, filter them by genres or names, view the screen shots and read the information about the games? Players using Windows can already use “Games for Windows” or “Steam” from Valve, but they also have to pay.

Netgear responds to open source concerns for WNR3500L router

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OSS We contacted Netgear to receive their perspective on the issue, and they wrote back to let us know that their Senior Product Line Manager Som Pal Choudhury has written a post which describes Netgear’s stance.

Nonprofit Runs On Open Source

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OSS It's not easy to run an organization with 1,500 PCs on almost no Microsoft products, but that's what Mosaic is doing with the help of open source and cloud computing.

Getting Stanford's "Karel the Robot" to Run in Debian's Eclipse The process is not that hard, but if you’re new to Java and Eclipse (and especially if you are new to programming, as the class assumes), you’ll likely be thrown by this. I couldn’t find any documentation on how to do this after extensive searching, so here it is.

today's leftovers:

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  • The Social Desktop Winners
  • Re-introducing Mandriva Linux
  • Upcoming Oxygen Windec
  • IBM anti-trust probe proves the mainframe matters
  • X Server 1.8.0 Gets A Release Date
  • Approving and disapproving open source business strategies. Yes or no?
  • The Nokia N900 – Not just an iToy, but way more fun
  • at Oracle after the Sun Acquisition
  • Open Core: The worst of both worlds
  • Suse Studio Review
  • Linux Server Management: Five Signs You're Doing It Wrong
  • CNN using Drupal
  • Sun and Oracle to pimp synergies at OpenWorld
  • Do You Really Want an Open-Source Router?
  • Nokia bolsters Memo Linux OS with Qt port
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 122: Pimp my Photo! (1)

some howtos:

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  • Five Super Simple Photo Fixes with the GIMP
  • Duplicate one hard disk partition to another hard disk
  • Running Linux from USB Drive
  • Install the KDE 4.3.2 on ubuntu 9.04
  • Ripping Audio CDs in Linux
  • Free Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks Percentage
  • How to set Access/Restrictions on users logins
  • How-to Triple Boot Xp, Vista, Ubuntu Linux
  • Howto Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500 Video Chipset
  • Recovering a broken Linux Operating System part (3/3)
  • Manage your Ubuntu sources more easily with Ubuntu Tweak

Why Aren't Mozilla and Opera Vocal About Microsoft's EU Settlement Offer? Opponents of that proposal, including Mozilla and Opera, have criticized the fact that the ballot screen is found within Internet Explorer, which is still bundled with Windows, and the fact that any alternative browser must be downloaded, which many users will be too lazy to do. So why are Mozilla and Opera being so reticent in the wake of the European announcement?

Installer Slideshow in Ubuntu 9.10 Helps New Users

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Ubuntu Starting with Karmic, Ubuntu now has its own slideshow for users to view while waiting for the installation to finish. Here’s a run down.

Slideshow: Linux Alternatives to Windows 7

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Linux Although Microsoft is gearing everyone up for the release of Windows 7 on October 22, there are other solutions out there that might satisfy a user's desire for a new operating system without the additional cost.

Desktop Environments

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elevenislouder.blogspot: The GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) and the K Desktop Environment (KDE) have long been the Linux/UNIX options for fully graphical environments. Long ago, it seemed that these two were truly all we needed. Aside from KDE and GNOME we have:

Are Linux distros downplaying the Gnome 3.0 preview?

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Software Lately, there has been some obervers in the Linux community that have been wondering if some Linux distributions might be sort of downplaying the Gnome 3.0 Stealth Preview.

Bazaar 2.0.0: interview with Martin Pool

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Interviews The Bazaar project released their version 2.0.0 this week. I spoke to Martin Pool, the project’s lead, about the release and Bazaar generally.

Simple gui backup tool backerupper

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Software In my last article I covered the backup GUI Flyback (”Quick and easy backups with Flyback“.) There are far better GUI tools for easy desktop backup. One of those tools is Backerupper.

The problem with Gentoo

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Gentoo Compared to most geeks I am rather illiterate, but nevertheless there are a couple areas where this tradeoff shouldn’t occur:

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