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Story Novena open laptop project exceeds 280 percent of crowd-funding target Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 2:33pm
Story Keep current with what's new in Linux distributions Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 2:28pm
Story Immediate-Future Plans Regarding Jolla And Sailfish OS Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 7:30am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Now Uses Kernel 3.15 RC5 Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 7:16am
Story Create a game with Scratch on Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 6:50am
Story Updated Intel Graphics Stack On Ubuntu 14.04 Has Some Slowdowns Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 6:40am
Story 60 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 6:40am
Story Clive: A New Operating System Written In The Go Language Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 6:27am
Story Features On The Roadmap For GTK+ Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 5:08pm
Story Opportunity Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 4:59pm

5 types of company open source relationships

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stormyscorner.com: First off, there is no ideal company/community relationship. There are lots of different types of relationships between companies and the communities they work with (or don't work with) - and no one way is perfect for everyone.

Microsoft's biggest threat: Linux

community.zdnet: I get to hear about the biggest threat to Microsoft's hegemony and market dominance quite a bit. It often goes something like this: "Linux isn't Microsoft's biggest threat, Google is."

Test Center Analysis: Playing the Netbook OS Game

crn.com: There's one major decision that hits potential netbook buyers right up front: if the netbook is the system of choice, do they want a system based on Microsoft Windows XP Home or would they rather go the open-source route with a netbook based on Linux?

New project was born: halrv

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rg03.wordpress: Some days ago I started a new small project called halrv. It is a very simple Python script that allows you to manage removable volumes from the command line using HAL.

Debian Lenny Mini Review

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Linux

technichristian.net: Having always been a Debian person at heart, I eagerly awaited the latest Debian version to hit the mirrors. When Lenny was released, I downloaded the DVD ISO through torrent and installed it.

When will enterprises contribute to open source?

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blogs.zdnet.com: When will enterprises get serious about contributing to open source projects run by others?

HOW TO: Introduce Ubuntu into your workplace

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Ubuntu

refresh.co.za: Having worked with the system a bit here and there, and now for a few hours today, I’ve truly seen the power and potential of using an Ubuntu system.

Linux’s Greatest Strength: No One Uses It

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Linux

workswithu.com: An Ubuntu user published a piece on his blog last week about using .desktop files to deliver malware under Gnome and KDE. But in a world where Linux market share remains negligible, do these flaws translate to a decline in the actual (rather than theoretical) security of a desktop Linux system?

"Linux 101 Hacks" Available as Free Download

ostatic.com/blog: Ramesh Natarajan is giving out free copies of his ebook, Linux 101 Hacks. Though it targets a more experienced audience than the Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference download Sam covered last month, it looks like a handy reference.

Gutenberg books with GNU/Linux - Part 1

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Linux

I am a great fan of the Gutenberg project, a noteworthy and honorable effort to digitize copyright-free texts. This project has released into the public domain over 20,000 classic books. This article will explain how to integrate this huge body of material with the Ubuntu desktop.

Around the Web: Samba - The Interoperability Dance

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Software

tuxdeluxe.org: People have always made music. Once human beings had computers available, software became just like music. People create software the same way they create music. They really do. You don't do it because you get paid for it. You do it because it's fun. Samba is the equivalent of a garage band that made it big.

Review: Pardus 2008.2

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Linux

raiden.net: Do you know what I love so much about Linux? It's the feeling you get when you stumble upon a distribution that's pure computing gold.

Desktop Cost: Linux vs. Windows

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earthweb.com: How much did your computer cost? $500? $1,000? $2,000? How much has it cost you since you bought it? The price of a computer is not a one-time expense — it is rather, an ongoing one. How much you pay for your computer over a year's time, or the entire lifetime of the computer, depends greatly on your choice of operating system.

How Many Linux Users Are There (Really)?

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: How many Linux users are there really? It's a darn good question, and there isn't a darn good answer. In one way, we're all Linux users now.

Shadowgrounds: Survivor Proceeds On Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Nearly a year ago we shared that two new PC action games were being ported to Linux. The games were Shadowgrounds and, its sequel, Shadowgrounds: Survivor. Well, last night we finally got our hands on a beta copy of Shadowgrounds: Suvivor for Linux.

The browser war is back – expect user casualties

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Software

indusbusinessjournal.com: The browser war between Microsoft and Mozilla came to an end in 2001 when Microsoft released Internet Explorer 6. Now it appears that the browser war is back, but this time it is different. There are five major browsers.

How To: Turn Your Linux Rig into a Streaming Media Center

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maximumpc.com: These days, most people have at least one computer and a large collection of media files. The conventional practice for most people has always been to have redundant copies of their media collection on their various computers. While this system technically works, it is highly inefficient.

Linux malware

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Software

aronzak.wordpress: A recent article, How to write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps outlines a vulnerability in KDE and gnome desktops. Unfortunately, the article suffers from a few simple problems:

KDE 4.2: Beyond the first impressions

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KDE

celettu.wordpress: I did find some quite irritating issues yesterday, when I installed KDE 4.2 the first time. People have pointed out that KDE can hardly be blamed for the difference in looks between GTK and Qt applications, which is true, but the result is still ugly.

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