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Story elementary OS Freya beta review Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 2:53pm
Story The hair loss cure for new Linux users Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:36am
Story Tizen Samsung Gear S will be arriving in the US this fall Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:19am
Story After XP, is an open source operating system for you? Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:16am
Story Puppet-wearing devs: There's now an app (or two) for that Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:15am
Story Dan Allen and Sarah White: Documentation Dearth Dooms Open Source Projects Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:01am
Story Practical Tiny Core in the Fire Service Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:58am
Story Intel Publishes Open-Source "Skylake" Mesa Graphics Driver Support Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:53am
Story What's new in OpenStack Juno Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:50am
Story Elive 2.3.6 beta released Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:46am

10 tools to connect to wireless networks in Linux

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Mobile Linux users have a variety of options when it comes to wireless connectivity tools. Jack Wallen outlines some of the best choices to help you find one that will work for you.

Four Open Source Mind Mapping Apps to Keep You Focused

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Software

ostatic.com: Mind mapping tools are among the unsung heroes of project management. They're often overlooked or underused because some people mistakenly believe the learning curve is too steep or the features are unnecessary.

PCLinuxOS Phoenix Test Run

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PCLOS

synergenerator.blogspot: Still looking for a more complete workstation for my laptop. I think GNOME and KDE might still be a little sluggish with only 512MB RAM. I have tried PCLinuxOS in the past and found it quite user-friendly so I thought I would give it a go with one of it's derivatives: Phoenix (PCLOS Xfce).

Microsoft's next operating system may start from BSD

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Microsoft

advogato.org: Barelfish. Have anybody heard such a beast? Not somewhere behind the steel walls - in the academic silence of ETH university Microsoft is building the next generation of its operating system.

Distributions: From Ubuntu to openSUSE and Pardus

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Linux

h-online.com: Recent early development releases of the popular distributions provide a preview of what's to come, while some lesser known distributions reach new milestones. A new version of the KDE desktop is due by the end of the month.

Android Live CD: Not Quite There Yet

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OS

igneousquill.net: Yesterday I learned that a live CD version of Android was available for download. I've been curious about this OS and have tried out several Linux live CDs of other distros, so I thought I'd give this one a look.

News Of Solaris's Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

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OS

informationweek.com: Sun's got a long, hard road ahead of it as a new sibling in the Oracle family, but I'm not inclined to believe the recent doomsaying that Solaris, or OpenSolaris, is about to be kicked out of the house. If that happens, it won't be for years yet, if at all.

some odds & ends

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News
  • MontaVista Embedded Linux achieves 1 second boot

  • Lawyers shine light on real cloud concerns
  • Ubuntu 9.04's Java certified compatible
  • Ubuntu on Pilot Light: wattOS Beta 3
  • PC makers don't seem crazy about Chrome
  • Setting up a dynamic DNS service part 1: named

New FireFox burns the competition

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Moz/FF
  • Tech Review: New FireFox burns the competition

  • First Zero Day Exploit for Firefox 3.5
  • Slow Firefox 3.5 start up time
  • about:mozilla 7/14
  • Firefox plugin woes

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Unleash The Power of the Find Command

  • Downgrading A Ubuntu Package
  • Regular expressions, by example
  • Turn Ordinary Webcam into a Security Spy Camera on Ubuntu Linux
  • 6 Bash Productivity Tips
  • Breaking PostgreSQL Upgrading Ubuntu
  • HOWTO: Resolving XOrg’s X server startup error messages in Debian
  • Howto Add a User to Sudoers List On Ubuntu

Win a subscription to Linux Format magazine

tuxradar.com: In Episode 12 of our podcast, Mike sang the Free Software song. If you want the chance to win a free subscription to Linux Format magazine read on...

I Fear Microsoft Geeks Bearing Gifts...

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Microsoft

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Look, those nice people at Microsoft Research are saving science from its data deluge-> Project Trident: A Scientific Workflow Workbench allows scientists to easily work with large volumes of data. Basically Project Trident is more Project Trojan Horse.

Monomania affecting Ubuntu users far and wide?

theopensourcerer.com: Last night in bed I was reading some more of a novel (Not Novell) called “The suspicions of Mr Whicher“. About 1/2 way through the book I discovered something amazing. A reference to a psychological condition called: Monomania How on earth could a 19th century detective know about the trojan horse for our most [ahem] loved convicted monopolist?

High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This article explains how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Debian Lenny. The load balancer sits between the user and two (or more) backend Apache web servers that hold the same content.

Open source software law review goes live

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Web

computerworld.com.au: A new legal journal covering analysis and commentary of free and open source software (FOSS) issues has launched today.

GNOME-Colors: Consistence and Elegance For GNOME Desktops

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Software

linuxologist.com: Lets face it, the default GNOME desktop isn’t the easiest desktop on the eye. While Ubuntu’s desert brown is actually an eye sore, other distros like Mint and Fedora have done better jobs in theming their desktops. Enter GNOME-Colors

Linux Mint 7 Review

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Linux

brighthub.com: Linux Mint 7 is the latest incarnation of the Ubuntu based distribution. Read on to find out why it might just displace Windows as my primary OS.

today's odds & ends

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News
  • Software and Games for linuxMint by just a click

  • Quick thoughts on the (possible) demise of OpenSolaris
  • Red Hat ups its support for system integrators
  • Publishers Are Switching to Drupal, Cost Savings Reported
  • Thoughts on the Google Chrome OS
  • Backlash: feminism considered harmful
  • LPC: Kernel/Userspace/User Interfaces Microconference
  • Seven complaints about Linux and why Windows users make them
  • Fedora having update problems
  • 2008-2009 Annual Report on China's Open-Source Software Market
  • Office 2010 Looks Like More Bloat to Me
  • The mess that libass is
  • MontaVista Toasts 10 Years in the Embedded Linux Business
  • 0 A.D. development moves to open source
  • Gran Canaria Desktop Summit 2009 – The Nepomuk Perspective
  • BBC Teams with Tim Berners-Lee on "Open Source" Documentary

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • DirectX in VirtualBox 3.0.0 - Pure joy is here

  • Set Bandwidth Limit in Debian
  • How to Layout a Book with OpenOffice.org: Part 1
  • Iceweasel 3.5 on Debian Lenny
  • Be a Sudoer
  • How to make PulseAudio run once at boot for all your users
  • Five ways to help secure Apache on Linux
  • Creating Keyboard Shortcuts in OpenOffice
  • Change the color of your Linux prompt
  • Globe Tattoo On Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04
  • How to get virtual surround sound on your headphones
  • nvidia, kernel 2.6.31 and gentoo
  • Getting System Information (OpenSuSe) - phpSysInfo
  • suspend to disk with encrypted root file system on lvm
  • MySQL Performance from the Start
  • Quick Log File Processing with Perl

Btrfs v0.19 Brings Some Gains, Some Losses

phoronix.com: Since we began benchmarking Btrfs a few months ago we have found it to not deliver any spectacular file-system performance results on Linux. Committed to the Linux 2.6.31 kernel was Btrfs v0.19. Does this release bring any performance improvements? Yes and no.

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