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Story Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.0, major new Linux Small Business Server release Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 10:12am
Story Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story KDBUS Submitted For Review To The Mainline Linux Kernel Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS’ Share Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:32am
Story 35 Essential Android Apps for Daily Use Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:30am
Story Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:22am
Story A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:22am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:26pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:25pm
Story Kubuntu Vivid in Bright Blue Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:13pm

Skype 2.1 Beta For Linux Has Been Released

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Linux

Skype 2.1 Beta vor Linux has been released yesterday, bringing a lot of new features, including:

today's leftovers:

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News
  1. The big three operating systems
  2. Getting to Know Snowl: Following Online Discussions
  3. How to Find Free Linux Ebooks and Courseware
  4. Linux Format wallpapers Updated
  5. Gentoo Donates $500 to EFF in honor of fmccor
  6. Using distcc with Gentoo
  7. Fade Out Images with GIMP
  8. Howto install Nvidia 185.18.36 drivers in Ubuntu (64 bit)
  9. KDE Sticky Notes Part Deux
  10. Murphy's Law: Mozilla Crowdsources Open Source
  11. Customize SUSE Linux to the Bones with SUSE Studio
  12. OpenBSD Developers Work on AerieBSD
  13. Skype + Pulse Goodness
  14. OpenOffice 3.1.1 Available - Praise, And A Small Gripe
  15. Nokia unveils its first Linux phone
  16. Compiz 0.9 Finally Approaches, Beta Coming
  17. linux-for-education.org = a huge resource
  18. Encrypting your private data - Part 1
  19. Fake Linux Torvalds Set For Web Vitriol Barrage
  20. Clicks with touchpad trick (11.2 M6)
  21. fear of the awesomebar overblown
  22. Scribus Desktop Publisher's New Version is Much Improved
  23. Open source: More than just a cheap date
  24. CrazyLinux: Podcast 62 Gentoo Developer Nathan Zachary | Warzone2100 review

Living The PC-BSD Lifestyle

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BSD

dramashack.com: Sitting next to my 47” Westinghouse LCD TV is the iXsystems Apollo Workstation. This workstation is powered by the 5500 series of the Intel® Xeon® processor, an Asus GeForce 9800 GT video card, and 4 gigs of RAM. It came with PC-BSD Galileo Edition (7.1) pre-installed and a handful of applications that immediately increased my quality of life tenfold.

Is the Linux Desktop Too Much Like Windows, Mac OS X?

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Linux

osnews.com: A complaint you hear quite often is that the Linux desktop environments, which mostly refers to KDE and GNOME, are trying too hard to be like Windows and Mac OS X.

Five Features We Want to See in Firefox

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Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: It's no secret that Firefox has long been our favorite browser, but much has changed recently. The browser landscape is increasingly competitive, so with that in mind, we'd like to suggest a few features and improvements we're desperate to see from Firefox.

Saving Linux cash on Vista clunkers

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: My friend Joe Eckert recently penned a short, funny piece entitled, "Does Tech Need a Boost? How About "Cash for Vista?". After I got done smiling at it, I thought: why not offer desktop Linux to people with Vista clunkers?

Canonical Unveils The Ubuntu Software Store

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical Unveils The Ubuntu Software Store

  • What's Wrong with Wireless on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Repositories Screencast
  • Karmic: 1st Artwork Drop Brings Four New Themes & Two New Icon Sets
  • Enough with the “Shuttleworth offers olive branch to Debian” blogs already!

Learn Linux, 101: The Linux command line

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Linux

GUIs are fine, but to unlock the real power of Linux, there's no substitute for the command line. Get to know some of the major features of the bash shell. By the end of this article, you will be comfortable using basic Linux commands like echo and exit, setting environment variables, and gathering system information.

10 New Features/Changes In Karmic You May Not Know About…

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Ubuntu

d0od.blogspot: Below is a list of 10 features and changes in Ubuntu 9.10 that you may not already know about… Or even be expecting!

Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" - I've got a new favorite.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: I must confess to a good bit of laziness with some of my rants. For Linux Mint, I went whole hog and installed it on the laptop in a spare partition.

Vista User On SimplyMepis 8.0.10

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: The recently released version of SimplyMEPIS may just be the beginner friendly Live CD that pushes you over the edge. Released on August 25th, 2009, SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10 can bring you a ready to use Linux desktop featuring an interface that is easier to use than Vista and ideal for XP and Win98 users. Right?

Foresight and Fedora, ClarkConnect Becomes ClearOS

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linux-blog.org: Last week it was reported by LWN and a few other Linux news sites that Foresight Linux may employ a change of direction…that is, create a spinoff project that places the Conary package manager onto a Fedora Linux base.

Checking In On Ubuntu Karmic's Boot Time

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: By the time Ubuntu 10.04 LTS rolls around next April, Canonical is interested in seeing Ubuntu boot on an Intel Atom netbook (specifically the Dell Mini 9) in less than ten seconds. These incredibly fast boot time goals even led Canonical to decide against investing more time in enhancing the boot experience with Red Hat's Plymouth.

SimplyMepis 8.0.10 - Won't knock your socks off, but won't chew them up either

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Mepis and I have a long history. We got along well in the beginning, but things started getting distant between us and I haven't had so much as a phone call in months.

A Little Empathy For Pidgin

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Software

linux-mag.com: With the integration of the Telepathy framework into GNOME, most distributions are dropping the old instant messaging favorite Pidgin, for the new upstream application Empathy.

Ubuntu 9.10 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

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Microsoft
Mac
Ubuntu

junauza.com: Over a short period of time, three major operating system releases will take place. For all of you, I'm going to highlight the main features of Ubuntu 9.10, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Windows 7.

Why do Linux and open source lovers give Apple a free ride?

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Microsoft
Mac
OSS

blogs.computerworld: In its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign, the Free Software Foundation has labeled Windows 7 as "treacherous computing," and accuses Microsoft of such acts as "poisoning education." But Apple is arguably even more closed than Microsoft, yet always gets a free ride from vociferous open source proponents. Can anyone explain this hypocrisy?

SimplyMEPIS 8 Update Released

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10 has been released, and it is as usual very good. I've been pleased and impressed with MEPIS for quite some time now. Despite being what might be considered a "minor" release, going from 8.0.06 to 8.0.10, there are a number of significant changes in this distribution.

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