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Story Acer Offers New Desktop Chromebox Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2014 - 7:36pm
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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 7 (Gloria)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers:

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  • Acer Aspire One D150 - Mini-review and Ubuntu 9.04 install

  • Build Your Own Linux Ubuntu Supercomputer For Under $350
  • Linux Surge Looms as Threat to Microsoft
  • Linux vendors trumpet cost savings
  • GNOME Power Manager unstableness
  • Adventures in Compiling
  • TDS Telecommunications Corp. donates bandwidth worth $1.4 million to OSU Open Source Lab
  • Computer Language Trends in 2009
  • Managing Cloud Environments with Landscape in Ubuntu
  • How Open Source Will Save the World (Really)
  • Linux can do video editing too
  • inter-linux migration: From Ubuntu to Opensuse
  • Reset MySQL root password on Ubuntu
  • Nine new Ubuntu users converted today
  • migrating from fluxbox 1.0.0 to 1.1.X
  • Richard Stallman Honorary Degree Recipient
  • Microsoft cannot be trusted!
  • Command Line Basics: Create Custom Commands with Alias
  • 3 Things You Might Not Like About Ubuntu
  • 6 Linux Distros that can save your old hardware

Hacao Linux 4.21 Pro release.

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News

Today, Hacao Linux 4.21 Pro release.

1. Hacao 4.21 standard (119M): Unicode support, Unikey, Font, Stardict,...
2. Hacao 4.21 Pro (319M): OpenOffice, Skype video, Gimp, Wine, Stardict,....

some shorts:

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  • OpenSolaris 2009.06 Coming Out Monday

  • New Yo! Frankie Vid
  • ATI Catalyst Display Driver 9.5
  • Cost of my Linux system vs Mac System
  • More Details on Ubuntu One Integration
  • FLOSS Weekly 71: Fedora

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Become a Command Line Commando

  • 10 Unknown but Useful Linux Terminal Commands
  • Install Readair In Ubuntu
  • How to open .mht files in Firefox on Linux
  • Encrypting and decrypting files from command line with gpg
  • Connect to MSSQL with PHP on Fedora 10

Linux Is Easy

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: I had one of those blinding brainflashes, the kind that left me wondering how could I have been such a blind beetle all these years, after reading the Freeform Dynamics report, Linux on the Desktop: Lessons from mainstream business adoption.

Could this be the ultimate black and white converter??

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Software

jcornuz.wordpress: Converting digital images to B&W is a bit like the Swiss fondue recipe: everyone has a different version and each person is convinced to have the best.

Can Linux run everything windows does?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: In a recent comment to one of my articles it was mentioned that if Linux ran everything that windows does then windows would be out and Linux would be in. This particular comment started the Rube Goldberg thought processes in my mind.

Open source is (still) changing the way work gets done

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stormyscorner.com: Open source is changing the way work gets done. Yeah, yeah, what's new? We all know that. But really, free and open source software has changed the software industry in the past but it's really changing things now.

Novell cuts ERP outsource deal

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SUSE
  • Novell cuts ERP outsource deal

  • Disinformation Disinfected, Pt. 1
  • openSUSE 11.2 M2 (Gnome)
  • openSUSE-Edu: looks pretty too
  • openSUSE Wallpapers 2009 Part 1

Back to the '80s with DOSBox

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: If the latest print edition of NZ PC World has made you all misty-eyed and nostalgic, I have just one word for you: DOSBox.

Behind the scenes on SourceForge's acquisition of Ohloh

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news.cnet.com: When did the deal take shape, and how did it come about? To get answers, I asked Jon Sobel, group president of media at SourceForge, to provide some details.

First Look: Chakra Project Alpha 2

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Today I’d like to take a quick look at a distribution still in the early stages of development, but one that, in my opinion holds massive potential.

Rhythmbox: Let the Music Play

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Software

softpedia.com: Regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity or birthplace, us people tend to have one thing in common: a passion for music. And no matter what kind of tune tingles your senses, you will need a music player to listen to it.

Better with Windows?

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linuxinexile.blogspot: I got burned this week; I actually believed the hoax that ASUS and Microsoft teamed up, and that an Asus.co.uk page was linking to a It's Better With Windows site. But looking at it again, I'm convinced it's a hoax.

Docky: Move it To the Top of the Desktop, Add a MacOSX-like "Genie" Effect and Customize the Icons Zoom

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Linux

Docky, the new GNOME Do interface in the form of a dock, is getting more and more used and causes sensation among GNU / Linux users.

Why Windows 7 Will Fail on Netbooks

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Microsoft

workswithu.com: Rumor has it that Microsoft has arbitrarily limited its definition of “netbook” to machines with screens smaller than 10.2 inches.

Linux is 'emerging'

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Where is Linux going? This is a question a lot of forums hash over and argue about constantly.

Swiss government rethinking Microsoft no-bid contract?

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OSS

internetnews.com: According to Swiss newspaper Neue Zuericher Zeitung, the Swiss government might be reconsidering its no-bid contract deal with Microsoft which has been opposed by a consortium of 18 open source vendors.

Windows 7 Vs. Linux: OS Face-Off

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Linux
Microsoft

informationweek.com: While Windows 7 has been brewing in Microsoft's labs, Linux has been maturing. We look at what each operating system is capable of today, and how they measure up against each other.

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BSD Leftovers

  • LLVM/Clang 4.0 Is Running Late Due To Seven Blocker Bugs
    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
  • “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k”
    Yesterday, I was privy to a private email message discussing a topic I care deeply about. I contacted the author and said “You really need to make this public and give this a wider audience.” His response boiled down to “if I wanted it to get a wider audience, I was welcome to do so myself.” So here’s my first ever guest post, from Jordan K Hubbard, one of the founders of the FreeBSD Project. While this discussion focuses on FreeBSD, it’s applicable to any large open source project.

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