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Story Intel Bay Trail Performance With Linux 3.16/3.17 & Mesa 10.3 Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:24am
Story Radeon Graphics Yield Mixed Results With Linux 3.17 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:13am
Story Android L update for Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 to release in late October Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:10am
Story KDE Releases in the Future Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:05am
Story Preview Of AMD Radeon R9 290 Hawaii Open-Source Performance Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:58am
Story Why I don't distro-hop: Because work. And pain. Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:49am
Story Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:41am
Story Is Open Source Becoming the De Facto Standard in the Data Center? Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:30am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:23am
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GNU Linux - Pros & Cons

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Linux

gauravlive.com: As with all things, GNU Linux too has pros & cons. Here I will try to give you a rough idea of both the sides of GNU Linux, so you can decide whether to take the plunge.

Winning the war won't secure peace for open source

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk: Open source may have won the argument, but that does not mean the world will now change, says Mark Taylor.

Miro - Internet TV

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Some of you may have heard of Miro before; it used to be known as the Democracy Player. For those who have not heard of Miro, it is a good-looking, versatile, modern multimedia application intended to open the taps of Internet media and stream music and videos onto users' desktops.

Google debuts Chrome for Mac, Linux

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Software

cnet.com: Google released Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux Thursday--but only in rough developer preview versions that the company warns are works in progress.

June 5, 2002: Browser, Philosophy Born of Turmoil, Defeat

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Moz/FF

wired.com: 2002: Mozilla 1.0 is released. The first major milestone for the open source browser doesn’t do much to impress users or shake loose Microsoft’s crown. However, it proves to the world that free software can succeed not just in the server room, but also on the desktop.

25 Sites about Fedora You Can’t Miss

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Linux
Web

2indya.com: Fedora is an open-source community developed operating system and there are many sites that provide help and support and other solutions for using it. Here is a compilation of 25.

Slackware and Zenwalk

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Linux

linux-blog.org: I’ve been distro shopping lately. I had become complacent while working with PCLinuxOS because everything just works when using it. After some initial toolings in Arch and Gentoo, I settled on Slackware…

Happy 5th Birthday, Phoronix!

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Web

phoronix.com: It was five years ago today, on the 5th of June 2004, that Phoronix.com launched. It was also one year ago to the day that Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 was released. Here are a few statistics and highlights from the past five years.

today's leftovers:

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  • Apt URL Part Two

  • The Bourne Shell War On Terror
  • Fedora casts Mono into outer darkness
  • SEO Tools For Linux
  • Recovering from Linux freezes
  • Increased competition 'uncomfortable' for Firefox
  • Getting Started with Firewall Builder
  • Moving from Solaris to Linux
  • Install a large number of packages with aptitude
  • Howto Make Applications Start in Specified Workspace
  • Sony Ericsson Using Drupal
  • Share Folders Between a Linux Host and Linux Virtual Machine on VirtualBox
  • Of Open Standards, Interoperability and Open Source
  • My Open Source 'Leech' Is Your Open Source User
  • The irony of free-software advocacy
  • Far Cry 2 Linux Server
  • How to Get a Quake-style Drop-down Terminal in Linux
  • X Input 2.0 Merged Into The X Server
  • Open source clicking the channels
  • Mondo & Mindi - Disaster recovery solution
  • Searching PDF Files With grep
  • Atlassian's Summit, and its Freebies for Open Source Developers
  • This Week on Github: In Good Company
  • EasyTAG
  • Kundra advocates open source
  • Linux Outlaws 95 - All Those Sheep Got PDAs

Don't Get Me Wrong, Linux Sucks as Much as Windows

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Linux

linuxtoday.com/blog: here is the latest hot trend in anti-Linux baloney: supposed Linux fans and advocates who really really love Linux and have been using it for years, but can't recommend it for anyone else because "It's not ready."

Intel buys Wind River to push Linux

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Linux

itworld.com: Intel's acquisition of Wind River on Thursday is a strong push by the chip maker to extend Linux support across devices that use its processors, analysts said.

Review: Acer Aspire One D150

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Linux
Hardware
  • Review: Acer Aspire One D150

  • Moblin 2.0 - A New Way to Make a Netbook Sing With Linux
  • Future of netbooks, laptops unfolds at Computex

The Case of the Disapearing Linux and other Mysteries of the Internet

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Linux

homelinux.com/blog: Lately I have noticed a pattern. It is mystery that keeps getting deeper and darker as I go along. It started with getting very tired of seeing “Windows only”, or “Windows and Mac Only,” or “Windows and Mac for now but Linux Support Coming Soon.”

Linux Driver Project Status Report as of June 2009

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Linux
Software

kroah.com: This is a status report for the Linux Driver Project as of June 2009, describing what has happened in the past year of work.

Qt vs. GTK: Juk and Amarok

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Software

celettu.wordpress: This is the fourth in a series of articles comparing different kind of applications. This one be about music managers, or “Itunes clones” if you will.

The GNOME Foundation Is All About People

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stormyscorner.com: As open source projects mature, they tend to join or create a foundation to manage the project's financial and software assets, provide a marketing and legal entity, and help to set the direction of the project.

It’s time for the community to take charge of its brand

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blogs.fsfe.org: There are a couple of “beginner’s mistakes” when thinking about Free Software in general and its commercial application, in particular. One is to believe there was a substantial difference in the software referred to by the terms “Free Software” and “Open Source.” There isn’t.

What’s the point of Ubuntu remixes?

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Ubuntu

psychocats.net: There seemed to be (and sometimes continues to be) an objection to the very notion that you might take a Linux distribution, change the default packages and artwork in it, and then re-release it as a remix.

The path forward for Linux is child's play

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Linux

news.cnet.com: Linux has been growing in importance for years in the darkened server closets. In the consumer world of personal computers and mobile devices, however, Linux hasn't fared particularly well.

Enlightenment E16 Reaches Version 1.0.0

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Software

phoronix.com: While Enlightenment E17 is still undergoing development, the Enlightenment E16 window manager has finally reached version 1.0.0.

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    Dmitry Torokhov has submitted the input feature updates for the Linux 4.11 kernel merge window. One of the new input drivers for Linux 4.11 is the Zeitech touchscreen controller. The new Zeitec driver is zet6223 and supports the ZET6223 I2C touchscreen controller. Another new driver is for Samsung "touchkeys." The Samsung Touchkey support is the new tm2-touchkey driver and allows for touch key and LED functionality on the Exynos 5433 TM2 development board.
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Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more