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Story Linux Foundation offers OpenStack Admin Course Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 5:29pm
Story Swift and GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 5:26pm
Story DragonFlyBSD 4.4 Brings Collation Support, Uses Gold Linker By Default Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 3:54pm
Story LibreOffice Document Viewer 2.0 App Officially Released for Ubuntu Phones Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 3:45pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Is Being Ported to LG Optimus G, Again Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 3:43pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 3:24pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 3:13pm
Story What Pi Linux Benchmarks Would You Like To See? Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 2:15pm
Story GalliumOS: The Ideal Linux Distribution for Chromebook Hardware Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 2:14pm
Story After Fedora 21 and Chapeau 21, Now Korora 21 Linux Reaches End of Life Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 1:09pm

Is CentOS Dieing?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: There must be serious issues within the project though the core personnel don't acknowledge it!

A Tale of Two Alarm Clocks:

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Sometimes FOSS can be a confusing source of programs to feed my Linux passion. I confronted that confusion the last few weeks while settling into a preferred Alarm Clock app for my GNOME desktop.

What To Expect In Firefox 5 & Firefox 6?

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Moz/FF
  • What To Expect In Firefox 5 & Firefox 6?
  • Why I Think All Browsers Will Survive
  • Ars reviews Firefox 4
  • Why Firefox WILL survive
  • Firefox 4 Sync step-by-step
  • Firefox 3.6.16 and 3.5.18 security updates available

Kernel Log: Development of 2.6.39 under way, series 33 revived

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Linux

h-online.com: Among the additions for kernel version .39 are the Xen network backend, support for ipset, and the rudimentary Poulsbo graphics driver; the kernel hackers have now also completely eradicated the BKL.

32bit Vs 64bit Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: Recently I received an email where someone asked me point blank why it seems like there is better adoption for 32bit Linux vs that of 64bit. Honestly, I can see why this would be confusing.

Firefox 4 Nears 6 Million Downloads as Browser Wars Heat Up

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: Mozilla Firefox 4 is off to a good start with nearly 6 million downloads about 24 hours after the new browser officially launched, according to a Mozilla site that tracks Firefox 4 downloads. The number puts to shame Microsoft's recent boast that Internet Explorer received 2.35 million downloads within its first day of availability.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • With Days Left, GNOME Shell Continues Advancing
  • Cutting the cost of innovation
  • Qt Compositor For Wayland Is Made
  • Linus Speaks Regarding Claims About Bionic
  • Ubuntu Users are trying to be more Elite then other Users?
  • Connect to the Internet in More Than 10 Clicks (BUG)
  • Oracle Testing Solaris 11
  • 'Audio Recorder’ for Linux: easily record audio streams to mp3
  • Bullish Option Activity Alert: RHT
  • Calendar of Open Source Events
  • Dell Inspiron Duo Convertible welcomes Jolicloud
  • Rwanda: Over 900 Teachers to Get OLPC Training
  • Hands On With Firefox 4
  • Red Hat Global Support Team Honored as a Leader in Support Excellence
  • The “bleeding edge” dilemma
  • SUSE Studio jumps on the 11.4 bandwagon

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Repairing a Corrupt Multi-Boot Startup
  • How do I cleanup Ubuntu?
  • 10 Tips to Secure Your Apache Web Server
  • How to: Change the hostname on Ubuntu
  • How to Make Ubuntu Linux Look Like Windows 7
  • Linux: Extracting audio from video
  • Bacula is for Everyone*
  • Rename all files and prefix a time-stamp to all file names
  • An introduction to Embedded Linux, BeagleBoard & its Linux kernel port
  • Quickly share a folder with jethttp
  • Kernel-Switcher .38 GCC

When does Linux turn 20?

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Linux

montanalinux.org: 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Linux kernel. But when exactly was it created? One of the first milestones we have was the original comp.os.minix newsgroup posting.

Unity 2D: A quick look at the latest updates

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu Unity’s "non-accelerated" sibling Unity 2D has began to play UI catch-up with its older brother.

Did You Know there was a Fork of MPlayer?

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Software

ostatic.com: One of the inherent advantages of Open Source software is the ability to modify the original source as you see fit. This sometimes results in forks and derivatives. Some of the more commonly known are Mageia and LibreOffice. But one you may not have heard of is mplayer2.

Red Hat Releases Beta of First Update to RHEL 6

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Linux

redhat.com: Today, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 takes another step forward with the availability of the beta for the first update to the platform. The beta includes new features, bug fixes and support for new hardware from our key partners.

Why IE will survive and Firefox won't

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Moz/FF
  • Why Internet Explorer will survive and Firefox won't
  • Firefox 4 — More Than a Great Browser
  • Browser Speed Tests: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11 And More
  • Mozilla’s real-time view of Firefox 4 downloads

The King of Linux Distros

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Linux

unixmen.com: Debian is one of the original true-blood linux distributions. It is perhaps the wheel of Linux. In human civilization, the invention of the wheel was one of original inventions, which helped civilization grow. It is simply impossible to reinvent the wheel. Debian is that perfect linux distro.

How To Install And Use MyDLP

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HowTos

This document can be used as a guide to installation of MyDLP Appliance. It also describes the basic usage. MyDLP is an easy, simple and open DLP (data loss prevention) solution, licensed under GPLv3. MyDLP 1.0 was released on 10 November 2010. MyDLP Appliance is a distribution based on Ubuntu Server. The distribution comes as a easy to deploy key solution. Protecting customer records, securing confidential files, data flow enforcements... this is all achievable within 30 minutes.

Linus Torvalds: Android copyright violation claim is "bogus"

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OSS

networkworld.com: Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has said new claims that Android violates the Linux license are "totally bogus."

Review: Chakra 2011.02 "Cyrus"

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Chakra GNU/Linux has become one of the distributions I now test regularly. Its appeal to me lies in the fact that it is based on Arch Linux (and is therefore comparatively quick and configurable), yet it comes with KDE already configured along with a more user-friendly system installer and package manager.

Long live the laptop

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Hardware

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: My good friend and former newspaper colleague Tom Dunlap wrote in a PC World blog yesterday about how many have fallen under the spell of the tablet and are drifting away from laptops and other “real” computers.

Mingle with openSUSE-ites on connect

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Web
SUSE

linuxjournal.com: Henne Vogelsang introduced the new service a few days ago. Connect with other openSUSE users, developers, and groups. You can make friends, find out the latest news, and get involved.

The Linux graphics stack from X to Wayland

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Software

arstechnica.com: In the early 1980s, MIT computer scientist Bob Scheifler set about laying down the principles for a new windowing system. He had decided to call it X, because it was an improvement on the W graphical system, which naturally resided on the V operating system. Little did Bob know at the time, but the X Window System that he and fellow researches would eventually create would go on to cause a revolution.

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