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Story Tor Challenge hits it out of the park Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:54am
Story SymphonyOS Review, Debian's Desktop, and Fedora 21 Alpha Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:12am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 10:01pm
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Story Can Marten Mickos make 'Linux for the cloud' work for HP? Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 9:50pm
Story 50 Noteworthy New Open Source Projects Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:40pm
Story Salix Fluxbox 14.1 Is a Lightweight Modular Distro Based on Slackware Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:32pm
Story Oracle and Canonical collaborate on support for Oracle Linux on Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:22pm
Story Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Its Default Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:08pm

How Google will Fumble Chrome OS

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Google
  • The Google OS surfaced in March--or did it?

  • Chrome in the Clouds: The Google OS
  • More diversity could reduce cyberattacks

  • How Google will Fumble Chrome OS

  • Chrome OS, the Wall of Windows Apps, and Microsoft
  • What does Google Chrome OS really mean for Linux?
  • Yes, lets all take a deep breath, shall we?
  • When you see Chrome OS think business model
  • Google on offense: Chrome OS is a wager on the future
  • All that glistens could be Chrome
  • Will Google Chrome OS bankrupt Canonical?
  • Dell May Test Google's Chrome OS
  • Does Google Chrome OS further fragment Linux landscape?
  • Skype, Netvibes Founders Team To Rival Google OS
  • Chrome OS gets a second look by Gruber
  • Chrome OS: Nice curveball from left field, Google

Review: Linux Mint 7 Is Glorious

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Linux

osnews.com: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" was released a little while ago, so before it became too old of news, I thought I'd take a whack at experimenting with it for the sake of netbookers everywhere. As I type this on gedit after about two weeks' use, let's just say that the system on my EeePC 1000 HE is, for the most part, rather glorious-- pun intended.

Ultimate Edition - A free overdose

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Don't like the fact your Ubuntu does not have everything you want or need? No Flash Player installed? No MP3 codecs? Where's Google Earth? Worry not. That's what Ultimate Edition is for.

The 10 most useful Linux commands

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Maybe the command line isn’t your favorite place to hang out, but to be an effective Linux admin, you need to be able to wield a few essential commands. Jack Wallen says these 10 are guaranteed to simplify your Linux admin life — and he explains why.

looking to KDE's future

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KDE

chani.wordpress: the other day there was a group of KDE people in the hall, waiting for the buy ticket guy to return, and ade started asking us to answer questions… things like “describe kde 4.4 in one sentence”… trying to get us to think about where we’re going with KDE and what our goals were. the results were… sad. really sad.

PCLinuxOS Minime 09.1 on my Thinkpad T61

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PCLOS

temporaryland.wordpress: For the last few months my Thinkpad has been, and still is, the host of several wonderful Linux distributions, all of them based on the new KDE 4 desktop environment. So, today, in mid summer 2009, is there still a reason to run a KDE 3 desktop? Well, if it wasn’t for PCLinuxOS I would have to say no.

10 tips for just installed Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

maxiorel.com: After trying many distributions, I now feel like one of the best, if not the best is Ubuntu. It's clean, and without unnecessary clutter all over the system and on the desktop. The operating system is quite nimble, and runs really well on older machines without the need for new and top of the line equipment. In the following are a few tips on the Ubuntu Linux Operating System.

What open source can learn from Apple

news.cnet.com: Open source's greatest strength may also be its Achilles' heel.

A Possible Future of Linux - Online Live Environments?

terminal-variant.blogspot: Some months ago I casually signed up for a beta program online that seemed to mix cloud computing with Linux distributions. This program being SUSE Studio. SUSE Studio got me thinking. What if the future of building Linux distributions for the casual user could be based on an application like this?

USPS goes open-source with tracking system

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OSS

gcn.com: If you’ve gone to USPS.com to track and confirm delivery of a letter or package, you’ve used the U.S. Postal Service’s Product Tracking System (PTS) and probably not known it. And you might not have noticed either when USPS moved the system to open source.

openSUSE's Firewall Zone Switcher

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Software

opensuse.org: So you got that shiny new Netbook, installed Linux on it and carry it along everywhere you go. The default enabled Firewall blocks incoming traffic so you feel safe when connecting to that anonymous WiFi network at your favorite fastfood restaurant.

5 Fast and Lightweight Linux Distros that Chrome OS Should Aspire to Beat

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Linux

junauza.com: After Google Chrome OS was announced and with the promises or goal of making it fast and lightweight, I know it will someday be compared with some of the fastest and lightest Linux distributions that are currently available. So I’m thinking I may never be impressed with Chrome OS if it can't beat or at least be at par with any of these distros:

CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: CrunchBang Linux is based on Ubuntu but it doesn’t use Gnome or KDE for its desktop environment. Instead it used a lightweight window manager called Openbox.

Cloud computing on netbooks — Why?

matija.suklje.name: While in general I agree with both Dion Moult and Christian Weilbach and am in general mistrusting to cloud computing (at least in its currently most popular form), there is something else that bothers me with this hype.

Review: Alien Arena 2009

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Gaming

raiden.net: Alien Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS) done in somewhat of a Quake or Unreal Tournament style. The entire game is free, open source, and lots of fun to play.

Linux Knows the Way to Sesame Street

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Linux
Interviews

linux.com: Sesame Workshop is a non-profit organization with has 40 years worth of digital media over 20 programs distributed to over 120 countries working with over 1000 international partners, almost 50 web sites with manage, and a highly mobile workforce using leased equipment around the world.

10 Things for Linux Desktop Evangelists to Ponder

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: There's always next year, right? If you're eager for the day of the Linux desktop to dawn, and you don't have the patience of a Cubs fan, here are some suggestions for community action that might be worth consideration.

Microsoft aims to price itself into the open source market

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Microsoft

irishtimes.com: A fair price. What does that mean? If you ask most of us, abruptly, when we’re not expecting an economics exam, we’d say that a fair price is the cost of a good, plus a little on top for profit, writes Danny O'Brien.

Login manager for GNUstep

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Software

multixden.blogspot: After 7 years and 5 months that it was committed to GAP, during which it was more or less dormant, LoginPanel saw a surge in activity again. A first public release is near.

Why I switched from Fedora to openSUSE

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SUSE

terminal-variant.blogspot: Up until now I had a Fedora 11 KDE setup but just a few days back I installed openSUSE. There were a few reasons behind it and ultimately when you hop from one distribution to another your reasons for switching will vary.

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  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
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    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.