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Story Samsung's Gear S smartwatch coming to the US on November 7th Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 8:07pm
Story Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 With Intel HD Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 8:01pm
Story GNOME 3.15.1 Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:54pm
Story Contributing effectively to OpenStack's Neutron project Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:53pm
Story RedHat Software Collections 1.2 Adds GCC 4.9, Nginx 1.6 Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:51pm
Story LibreOffice 4.3.3 Released with 62 Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:43pm
Story Introducing SIMD.js Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:35pm
Story Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My! Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:25pm
Story Paris extends smart city open source tools to region Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Things I Do in Windows When I Forget It's Not Linux Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:18pm

First look: Opera 10 faster with new features

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Software

arstechnica.com: Opera 10 has arrived and finds itself needing to stand out in an increasingly crowded browser market. Ars goes hands on with the new release to see if Opera 10 has what it takes.

Also: Should Opera dump its desktop browser?

How To Install GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can upgrade your GRUB bootloader to GRUB 2 on Ubuntu 9.04. GRUB 2 has been rewritten from scratch to clean up everything for modularity and portability.

IE tumbles, Firefox regains market share mojo

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Last month, Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer posted its largest market share loss since November 2008, while Firefox reaped nearly all the benefit, Web metrics company Net Applications said today.

Ten Things You Didn't Know Apache (2.2) Could Do

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Software

linux-mag.com: Apache 2.2 has been out for a while, and just recently, 2.2.13 was released. However, it also seems that a lot of folks are completely unaware of some of the cool new things available in 2.2.

Linux is losing its stable title

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Linux has a reputation for stability. Because it is based on the Unix framework it has an inbuilt stability where if one process crashes, other processes are not effected. Pure Linux is still supremely stable. Then along came Jones.

Installed Jolicloud, and WOW!

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Linux

dmartin.org/weblog: This weekend, I installed Jolicloud on Leslee's netbook. Jolicloud is currently in private alpha. Wow, Jolicloud is phenominal.

Five Cleverly Named Ubuntu Applications

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Software

workswithu.com: The double-meanings or inside jokes behind the names of the applications in this list may not be obvious to a lot of people, especially those without geeky inclinations. They’re also not always the best titles for describing an application’s function. But they’re a lot more fun.

Linux works for test

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Linux
Interviews

tmworld.com: In a recent interview, Anshul Jain of Tejas Networks discusses the capabilities of Linux-based test systems for manufacturing.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • DreamWorks Animations' Derek Chan to Speak at Red Hat Summit
  • Back To School: Ubuntu Laptop Pick
  • Geany: A sweet and simple IDE for Linux
  • Pidgin: IM Superstar
  • The Business Case for Open Source Virtualization
  • Is free Linux the right fit for your data center?
  • Ubuntu Software Store?! Do I have to pay for free software?
  • Console servers run Linux
  • Simply Mepis 8 is a nice little Debian-based Linux distro
  • OpenSUSE: From the Beginning … And Where It’s Going
  • X.Org 7.5 Is Frozen, XKB2 Gets Postponed Again
  • Can Ubuntu 9.10 Outperform Mac OS X 10.6?
  • Sensei Standardizes on Red Hat and JBoss Solutions
  • Layer 7 Technologies Partners with Red Hat
  • As my Gentoo Linux desktop, I use LXDE
  • Mandriva Linux Community: more than 10 years but things have to be said
  • The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode 2

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A drop-down launcher for favorite files
  • How to Use ‘remote:/’ KIO and KNetAttach
  • CentOS / RHEL IPv6 ip6tables Firewall Configuration
  • VmWare 6.5.3 on Gentoo Linux
  • Using Google Talk With Kopete
  • Enable The RT2860STA Linux Wireless Driver
  • Upgrading from KDE 4.2.4 to KDE 3.5.10 in Slackware 13
  • OOo: Using SUMIF() and IF() functions
  • Python Debugging Techniques
  • Mirroring Web sites with wget

Migrating a live system from ext3 to ext4 filesystem

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HowTos

debian-administration.org: This article is meant to serve as a guide for migrating a live system from ext3 to an ext4 filesystem, including migration of files to use extents, a major feature in ext4.

Best of Open Source Software Awards 2009

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OSS

infoworld.com: If you think you can easily whittle down the best open source software to a manageable number, you'll soon discover that you can't do it without a great deal of hair pulling, nail biting, and gnashing of teeth. To bring you this year's 40 top open source products -- our 2009 Bossie winners -- we pulled a couple of fast ones.

Scrubbing Hard Disk Data

pthree.org: I’ve recently had the opportunity with wiping 13 SCSI drives. This means using a utility that can overwrite bit-for-bit on the disk level. Fortunately, there are many utilities for making this possible.

Opera 10 Release Candidate: Sleeker, More Feature-Laden

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Software

pcworld.com: Opera has always been a try-harder browser packed with features. Despite this, it has not yet managed to get the same kind of publicity that Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome garner. And that's a shame, because this release candidate version 10 of the venerable browser adds a slew of clever features that anyone who browses the Web will welcome.

Defence spends $1.7m on ultimate Linux flight simulator

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SUSE

itnews.com.au: The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has revealed its latest flight simulator runs on Suse Linux-based clusters of Opteron servers and uses an open source graphics platform.

Firefox 4.0 goes Chrome, will arrive with new UI in Q4 2010

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Moz/FF

tgdaily.com: Mozilla recently updated its product roadmap through 2010. According to the first draft, the current browser will see a minor update in Q4 2009 as well as Q2 2010. Version 4.0 is headed for an October or November 2010 release.

Next for Sainthood...? KDE Developers

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KDE

linuxlock.blogspot: I AM a KDE user, albeit a fickle one. When KDE 4.0 came out, I ran, not walked to Distrowatch to find a distro that would have the new KDE as it's backbone. There were several. I thought it sucked. So I did what any busy user would do...I switched to Gnome....

Convincing the World, One Computer and One User at a Time

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It's not flashy, and it's often more work than fun, but sometimes the best you can do is just keep going, bringing one person at a time out of the darkness of the Microsoft world, and into the light of Linux and FOSS. I've had several successes recently...

Red Hat Summit: Five Moves Worth Watching

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Linux

thevarguy.com: When the Red Hat Summit (and the associated JBoss World) conferences kick off Sept. 1 in Chicago, The VAR Guy will be watching closely. In fact, here are five key Red Hat trends our resident blogger expects to cover at Red Hat Summit and JBoss World. They are…

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