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Story Linux 3.13-rc6 Rianne Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 9:34pm
Story Now you can run LibreOffice in a browser Rianne Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 9:22pm
Story 2013: A Linux Christmas Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 9:00pm
Story 10 disappointments for open source in 2013 Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 8:58pm
Story 'PC Plus' Machines Being Prepped For CES To Run Android On Windows In Retaliation Against MSFT Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 6:07pm
Story NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware Rianne Schestowitz 29/12/2013 - 10:26pm
Story GNU Hurd Is Up To 344k Lines Of Code Rianne Schestowitz 29/12/2013 - 9:20pm
Story 6-Way End-Of-2013 Linux Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 29/12/2013 - 1:49pm
Story Something new in the land of Linux distros Roy Schestowitz 29/12/2013 - 11:18am
Story PCLinuxOS 2013 KDE Desktop Review Roy Schestowitz 29/12/2013 - 11:10am

Linux examined: Xandros Professional

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Linux

computerworld.com: To a lot of people, Ubuntu represents the most end-user-friendly nongeek-compatible Linux distribution. But there are other commercial distributions that work even harder to create a desktop experience that is, frankly, Windows-like. The two most well-known of these are Xandros and Linspire (formerly Lindows). Since Xandros recently acquired Linspire, that leaves it pretty much in sole possession of that segment of the marketplace.

10 Command-Line Applications I Use in Debian and Ubuntu

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Software

tux.50webs.org: In this article I'll briefly review ten of my favourite CLI (command-line interface), not necessarily the most popular or most powerful of them. So if you don't find your personal favourite, (e.g. Midnight Commander or mp3blaster), it's because the article includes the tools I use more often.

Ease Linux Deployments With Cobbler

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Software

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: As soon as you start administering more than a couple of Linux machines you become aware of two things: You need to be able to reinstall machines quickly and easily, and you need to be able to customize the load of each machine without starting from scratch.

Basler's camera driver works with Linux

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Software

tmworld.com: Basler Vision Technologies has released a Linux version of its pylon driver package for use with its GigE Vision cameras. All the elements of the Windows driver package can be found in the new Linux version, including the GigE Vision filter driver, C++ camera API, and the pylon viewer application.

Securing your network with PacketFence

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Software

linux.com: Network access control (NAC) aims to unify endpoint security, system authentication, and security enforcement in a more intelligent network access solution than simple firewalls. NAC ensures that every workstation accessing the network conforms to a security policy and can take remedial actions on workstations if necessary. PacketFence, a free open source NAC application, gives you the security of NAC for free.

Red Hat sets new performance record

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Linux

cnet.com: Once upon a time CIOs bought into open source solely to achieve dramatic cost savings. Today, Red Hat gave them another reason: superior performance.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Wic’d Solution

  • Encrypted Private Directory in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part2
  • How to Use more than 3GB RAM on 32-bit Ubuntu
  • Tracking Linux Memory Performance Statistics
  • Command Line Tip - Verify Downloaded Files
  • Try out the Intrepid themes in Hardy
  • Easy Way to Create Simple Linux Packages
  • Print Installed font list with preview for each font
  • Force users to change their passwords upon first login

what does a "KDE app" mean?

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Pet peeve #47: Assuming that "a KDE app" means "you have to be logged into KDE to use it". We run into this misconception fairly regularly and it's time for a re-think.

Chrome fades as users return to IE, Firefox

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Software

computerworld.com: Chrome's share of the browser market is fading as users who abandoned Internet Explorer and Firefox start to return, an Internet measurement company said today.

Let's Move FOSS to Its Logical Conclusion

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OSS

earthweb.com: A commenter on one of my articles recently asked: "Why is it that true believers feel the need to replace every last proprietary app?" He continued: "VMware, Skype, and Google Earth are best-of-breed and free-as-in-beer." Over the last year or two, such sentiments -- often rudely expressed -- have become increasingly common.

Upcoming Factory Changes (openSUSE)

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE Factory distribution is our permanent moving target, this is the place where all Alpha and Beta versions are mastered from. We are currently in the process of adjusting some things due to the move from SUSE internal AutoBuild to openSUSE Build Service:

Adobe Answers to Linux Development Questions

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Software
Interviews

blog.eracc.com: One of the prior articles here dealt with the ease of installation of Adobe Reader on Linux. The first comment to that article speculated on Linux development being a “pain” even for Adobe. So, I contacted Adobe. I received a nice reply from Kelly Murphy at that organization.

Further recommended slip of Beta, and Fedora 10 schedule

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Linux

redhat.com: After a week(end) of hacking, we're just not there yet for Beta. The Release Engineering team is recommending a slip of the Beta release date to Tuesday Sept 30th, , which would put the Fedora 10 release date at November 25th.

Compiz Fusion 0.7.8 released

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compiz-fusion.org: This is the fourth development release of Compiz Fusion 0.7 series, which will be the basis for the stable 0.8.0 release. This release, based on Compiz 0.7.8, brings the usual translations updates and bug fixes plus some work on kde4 integration and a lot of improvement to animations plugin.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 512MB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Earlier this month the ATI Radeon HD 4600 series from AMD was unveiled as the new mid-range graphics cards derived from their flagship RV770 graphics core. The Radeon HD 4650 and Radeon HD 4670 are the two RV730-based products now available. The ATI Radeon HD 4670 may not be able to compete with the Radeon HD 4800 series in all of the tests, but at a price of under $100 USD is it worth pursuing?

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Pidgin NoSound Solution

  • Emergency Booting RedHat Linux With USB
  • Finding log files X number of days old and deleteing them
  • How to add KDE to Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1
  • Fwknopping your way to success with Single Packet Authorisation

A new version of AmigaOS

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OS

arstechnica.com: From its very inception, the Amiga has been about defying conventional wisdom. Sadly, these days the Amiga is no longer breaking new ground technologically. However, the platform continues to defy conventional wisdom.

Gentoo: New release strategy to provide more current install media

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: In future releases, Gentoo will focus on a more back-to-basics approach that will give you up-to-date install media on a regular basis and make much better use of our human resources. Consequently, we're canceling the 2008.1 release.

Wubi Tuesday

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Ubuntu

itpro.co.uk/blogs: I have a sneaking feeling that after having done all that back in the days of the 0.8 kernel and with more than a handful of Gentoo installs, I really should I be feeling a little guilty as to just how easy it was to get a dual-boot Linux install working on my main desktop PC.

Few tips for selecting the best Linux apps

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Software

cyberciti.biz: GNU/Linux and open source software offers lots of choices to end users. This can create a problem for new users. Most Linux distributions provide a program for browsing a list of thousands of free software applications that have already been tested.

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