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Story The Mac-ifying of the Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:45am
Story Fedora Shake Up, Linus Interviewed, and Mint 16 Reviewed Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:34am
Story Security's future belongs to open source Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:13am
Story Rugged, wildly modular tablet runs Android and Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:08am
Story Android mini-PC taps quad-core Rockchip, cools itself Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:05am
Story Introducing the GTK+ inspector tool for Application Developers Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 10:14pm
Story Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-10 Is Now Stable and Based on Linux Kernel 3.14.4 Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 10:05pm
Story Wayland & Weston 1.5 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 9:59pm
Story SliTaz 5.0 RC2 Is a Minimalistic OS Built from Scratch Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 9:51pm
Story Stable Channel Update: Chrome 35 Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 9:23pm

Linux, Windows Seek to Compete

internetnews.com: The variety of Linux distros may be ensuring Linux grabs an ever-increasing share of the enterprise server OS market, Windows pretends to compete against itself, and Apple, well, Apple just doesn't bother.

some odds & ends

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  • a small tip for more efficient command line usage on debian

  • Dear Obama: Please consider open-source a waste of your time
  • Open-source software and the law
  • usekde.com - We want you!
  • Deny or allow countries with Apache htaccess
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The Linux Software Repositories

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: Our word for the day this fine Linux President's Day Monday is “repository.” I admit, it was one of those alien words that buffaloed me when I first started learning.

Which Will Run?: Mint 6, SuSE 11.1, Mandriva 2009 or Antix 8

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Linux

desktoplinux.wordpress: In this post, I describe how I compared 4 distros to run on the old family desktop. I’m presently auditioning for a new distro. PCLinuxOS 2007 has been the family favorite for the past year or so.

The Silly Names Of Linux-Distributions

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Linux

blog.isecore.net: Linux is Free Software. Generally the average person tends to think of “Linux” as simply one operating system, but it’s rather a family of systems. A few minutes ago I found this (swedish-language) thread about why Linux-distributions have such silly names.

Making money with "free-to-play" games

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Gaming

news.cnet.com: Free-to-play games are looking more and more like open source products as commercial entities behind the development and operations figure out ways in which to add value and monetize their user base.

Ubuntu partners with HP on Servers

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: While HP was slow in supporting Linux on the desktop, HP has long supported Linux on the server. HP currently supports RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), Novell's SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), Oracle Enterprise Linux and even the community's own Linux, Debian on its server hardware. Now, HP is about to start supporting Ubuntu on its ProLiant server line.

Top 10 best open source games

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Gaming

tech.blorge.com: While open source development isn’t as prevalent in the gaming industry as it is elsewhere, there’s still a number of freely available open source games that cater to all types of gaming.

Review: Linux Mint 6

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I reviewed Linux Mint 5 Light back in July 2008. Since I wasn’t using VirtualBox at the time, I only tested it as a LiveDVD and that may have been the source of some of my problems testing the software installation. Plus this time I can review the installation process.

You may find you're a Linux geek, too

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Linux

dailynews.com: The free Linux operating system doesn't reveal its charms easily, but charms it has. You just have to know how to make the software work for you.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #129

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #129 for the week of February 8th- February 14th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu LoCo Teams Meeting, New MOTU’s, Rockin’ LoCo Docs Day, Ubuntu Hug Day, and much more.

GIMP 2.6.5 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.6.5 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. As usual, the source can be downloaded from ftp.gimp.org. Binary packages for the various supported platforms should become available soon.

Updated system to 2009.1 beta/Cooker

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Yesterday, I updated my system at home from Mandriva 2009.0 (with lots of personal backports, such as GNOME 2.24.3) to Mandriva Cooker, which rougly corresponds to beta 1 now.

New Plasma themes, new Qt, new Lancelot

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KDE

ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog: First I would like to point out that there are two new Plasma themes on kde-look. Well, at least two *my* new themes. Apart from fixing bugs related to the Qt 4.5, there are some new cool things in Lancelot and its theming mechanism.

10 Firefox themes that don't suck

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: I've gotten several comments since I started writing for DownloadSquad from readers that want to know what Firefox theme I'm running in my screenshots. Since I had some spare time on my hands, I decided it was time to put together a selection of my favorites to share.

Weekend Success - Ubuntu 8.10 on the HP 2133 Mini-Note

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Ubuntu

community.zdnet: Well, after considerable struggle, it has been a successful weekend. I've been trying since the first day that I got my HP 2133 Mini-Note to get Ubuntu 8.10 installed on it. I decided to bite the bullet and use the text based alternate installer.

Five network tricks for Linux on S/390 systems

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Linux

Linux brings the power of Open Source Unix tools to the S/390 mainframe. All the current versions of standard Unix services may run in a Linux partition gaining the advantages of mainframe hardware.

GNU is Not Unix, but it is 25

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OSS

sdtimes.com: In the earliest days of computers, just about everything could be considered free software. Along the way, software developers change their attitudes and move away from openness toward the proprietary. It was this shift in the hacker culture, as he called it, that eventually led Richard Stallman to strike out on his own in 1983.

How can it all fit?

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Sixteen megabytes is a pitful amount of memory, and I sometimes have to remind myself of that. And yet these Awesome-based console-application systems are regularly using up less than half of the 12Mb htop says I have left to use. How does it all fit in under 16Mb?

Blueman - An Awesome Bluetooth manager for Ubuntu

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Software

bigbrovar.wordpress: Bluetooth support has always been shaky in gnome. The default bluetooth manager is often very basic and unintuitive. "You cant always have it all” that was my attitude to the whole bluetooth problem till i found out about Blueman.

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