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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/11/2014 - 2:51am
Story Make Your Mark on the World With Linux Roy Schestowitz 29/11/2014 - 2:31am
Story XnConvert Review – An Image Batch Processor like No Other Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2014 - 11:43pm
Story Season of KDE Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2014 - 11:38pm
Story Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" MATE Stable Is Ready for Download – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2014 - 11:32pm
Story KWayland Server Component Coming For KDE Plasma 5.2 Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2014 - 11:27pm
Story Where is M13? Review – A Simple and Powerful Galactic Atlas Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Raspberry Pi and Coder by Google for beginners and kids Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2014 - 11:13pm
Story ‘Where is the nearest?’: Spain shares code for web map-tool Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2014 - 11:07pm
Story Top 4 Linux screenwriting software Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2014 - 11:03pm

Red Hat files brief in Supreme Court patent case

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Linux
  • Red Hat files brief in Supreme Court patent case
  • Red Hat Urges Supreme Court to Address Difficulties Posed By Patents to Software
  • Red Hat comes out swinging against software patents
  • Red Hat Files its Bilski Brief: Asks Supreme Ct. to Exclude Software From Patentability
  • Thursday Options Update: RHT

Damn Small Linux Rocks

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Linux

glycotrainer.blogspot: At the beginning of the summer, I too had a Win98 machine which I REVIVED by installing Damn Small Linux on it. This is a 50MB OS! That's ridiculously small!

Linux Games: OpenArena

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Gaming

ghacks.net: Are you a fan of Arena (and Arena-like games)? Do you long to play these games on your Linux box? Are you one of those that proclaims that Linux can not and will not have games? If any of these apply then I am happy to show you OpenArena.

3 great educational apps for Linux newbies

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Software

sinaisix.blogspot.com: One of the greatest things about Linux is that there is never a shortage of applications to meet virtually every need. Below are 3 very great educational applications that most newbie Linux users will find very useful.

Ubuntu's Karmic Koala opens its eyes

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu's Karmic Koala opens its eyes
  • My Ubuntu Vision: 10.04
  • 8 Karmic Coloured Wallpapers
  • Ubuntu One: Canonical Raising Storage Limit

Ubuntu users know what a party is.

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu users know what a party is. No, really
  • Ubuntu 9.10's New Icon Theme
  • Ubuntu Karmic Free Culture Showcase Winners Announced
  • Ubuntu Open Week - November 2-6, 2009

Putting Linux on Parental Control

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Software

earthweb.com: Over the years I’ve witnessed desktop Linux distros evolve dramatically – change the very core of the way we look at how an operating system interacts with its users. However, I still find plenty of forum posts on the Web stating that Linux as a platform still lacks suitable parental controls.

When is it GNU/Linux and when is it not?

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Linux

mike.trausch.us/blog: Of the many controversies in free software, this is one that I have long found to be interesting. People seem to define things in different ways, which leads to confusion (and arguing) when one person calls a system a "GNU/Linux" system and the next calls it just the "Linux" system.

Leaning Towards Freedom

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OSS

informationweek.com: The advocates of free software -- not just open source, but free as in freedom -- talk about the use of computers as a basic human right. It probably is. But I see freedom as a direction to lean into.

FOSS: War is over (if you want it)

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Aside from the ongoing adoption of open source, one of the trends that has defined FOSS in 2009 has been the numerous declarations that the war between open source and proprietary software is over - and moreover that open source has won.

IOzone Performance Exploration, Part 2

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Linux

linux-mag.com: In our previous Part 1 of this series we looked at the IOzone performance for ext3, ext4, and reiser4 using larger size record lengths (1MB, 4MB, 8MB, 16MB). In this article the number of file systems is extended to add most of the major file systems in Linux, even the experimental ones. This article adds ext2, jfs, xfs, btrfs, and reiserfs.

Celestia 3D Space Simulation Software For Linux

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Software

cyberciti.biz: Celestia is a real-time visual space simulation astronomy program. NASA and ESA have used Celestia in their educational and for interfacing to trajectory analysis software.

Linux on the Air - or Not?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Got Linux? A radio ad touting the benefits of "Linux" is airing on a station in Austin, Texas, but is it a good idea?

Linux saves Aussie electrical grid

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Linux

theinquirer.net: QUICK THINKING open sourcerers might have saved an Australian power supply system after its electrical grid control room network got infected with a virus.

The Linux Foundation Announces Second Annual End User Summit

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the speaker lineup and details for its second annual End User Summit. The Summit is a unique opportunity for corporate end users to learn and interact with leaders from within the Linux community, including the highest-level maintainers and developers.

Chromium test (two days without Firefox)

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Software

linuxtidbits.wordpress: With Firefox becoming fully-fledged, I wasn’t on the look-out to try another browser. Curiousity, however, creeped in short of my expectations and I have been taken quick glimpses of Chromium the last two months.

Interview: OpenSUSE's Joe Brockmeier

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Interviews
SUSE

tuxradar.com: Previously at the OpenSUSE Conference we chatted with Program Manager Andreas Jaeger. Later on we caught up with Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, the distro's Community Manager. Read on for his thoughts on the KDE-as-default-desktop choice, lessons we can learn from Apple's iPhone App Store, and why Linux is like The Ramones...

Puppy Linux 4.3 and Woof

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Linux
Software

lwn.net: Puppy Linux 4.3.0 was released several weeks ago and with it came several interesting developments. First, this release saw the return of Barry Kauler, founder and project lead of Puppy Linux. Second, 4.3.0 includes some great new tools.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • UK needs to be more open to open source
  • What Light on Yonder gov.uk Site Breaks?
  • Will Friction Between Microsoft and Open-Source Community Cause Flames?
  • Further Reflections on the CodePlex Foundation: The Glass Half Full
  • Portland Plans to Become Open Source Mecca
  • The wrong marketing for open source
  • Computer dream sees light of day
  • One laptop per child
  • Economics and virtualization stunt Linux server growth
  • Gentoo 10.0, Sabayon 5.0, Entropy, New Servers
  • Two Linux smartphones set for October release in U.S.
  • Moving to an IDE for programming (Eclipse with PyDev)
  • Wow, I am Surprised that Linux is Bloated
  • C is for Crap
  • End Users Meet Year End
  • The $300 Home-Brew Street-View Camera
  • Ubuntu Moblin Remix walkthrough – Video
  • There’s More to Dropbox Than Piracy
  • 2009 Is The Year of GNU/Linux On The Desktop
  • Proposed X.org development cycle changes
  • 10 of the Best Free Linux Web Browsers
  • Novell forces customers to pay for maintenance
  • Mandriva: Some things just take time
  • Linux Outlaws 113 - Remember Cancún?
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 18

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Fonts in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Setting the SUID/SGID bits
  • How to burn ISO images in Linux
  • Fix Bash Keybindings for Home, End and other keys
  • Recovering a broken Linux Operating System part (2/3)
  • LVM Disk Recipes for Debian
  • Tips on Using Multiple Options with a Linux Command
  • Printing a selected range in OOo Calc
  • Bash Script: Read One Character At A Time
  • How to Easily Mount Your iPhone As An External Drive in Ubuntu
  • Run Google Tasks On Your Desktop
  • More on Using Bash's Built-in /dev/tcp File (TCP/IP)
  • Howto setup Networking on Asus eeePC in Jaunty
  • Make a Python game in minutes with Gloss
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