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Story On Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 5:35pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.14.12 LTS Brings Updated Nouveau and Radeon Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 1:32pm
Story The future of realtime Linux in doubt Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:16pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.4.98 LTS Brings Updated Wireless Drivers and Better PowerPC Support Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:04pm
Story CentOS 7 GNOME Live CD Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:02pm
Story DESKTOP CONTAINERS – THE WAY FORWARD Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:53am
Story Linux Kernel 3.10.48 LTS Improves Support for Radeon GPUs Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:45am
Story Tech-Friendly: Bring new life to an old PC with Linux Mint Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:39am
Story No, Linux is not dead on the desktop Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:24am
Story Chrome Remote Desktop adds Linux to supported OS list Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:20am

When did you first use Linux?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: At the recent Linux Foundation Summit in San Francisco, several people were asked when they started with Linux, which lead me to the same question. First, though, I watched the Linux Foundation's video of their answers. Boy, do I feel old now.

Mainstream Linux gets more netbook-friendly

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MDV

apcmag.com: Eager to add Penguin-power to your pint-sized portable? New releases of Mandriva and KDE Desktop are being optimised for a better netbook experience.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Aaron Seigo: easily amused

  • Do Patents Encourage or Hinder Innovation?
  • Can Google build open source communities
  • Nokia prepping tablets, netbook, touchscreen phones?
  • Using Photoshop Brushes in GIMP
  • first release of Mandriva Seed
  • Microsoft ready for an open-source skoolin'
  • I’m So Frustrated with Gentoo Linux
  • Why open-source library software is a trend
  • Open source and the shrinking waterhole
  • GUI toolkit supports Linux
  • Downloadable gOS Theme for your Ubuntu
  • Snooping the Internet With Netcraft
  • Review: Open-Source Office Suites Compared (a rerun)
  • Gtk+ 3 Roadmap Draft
  • Should 32-bit Be Retired?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fast Fluxbox Compositing

  • Handle Compressed and Uncompressed Files Uniformly
  • Installing Xfce Themes
  • Clean a string for a filename
  • Save the Last Flash Movie You Watched
  • Use SSH Tunneling to surf net invisibly
  • Simulating / Emulating a MPI Cluster or Supercomputer under Ubuntu
  • Formatting a Thumb/Flash Drive in Linux CLI
  • scp + find -Search files in a remote server
  • Csharp and VIM
  • Opensuse 11 on VirtualBox
  • Hide Gnome Apps in KDE and Vice Versa
  • Shell script used time
  • How To Control Your CPU Frequency In Ubuntu
  • Mplayer with DVDs
  • Beginner's Guide to Virtual Machines with VirtualBox

my next computer

OpenOffice.org 3.1 delayed to the end of April

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OOo

h-online.com: Only a few days after the release of Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of OpenOffice 3.1.0, the developers have discovered new bugs that they need to eliminate before the final release.

Opera 9.64 Web Browser

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Software

pcmech.com: After trying out Safari 4 beta and not being overly impressed with it, I went ahead and downloaded the latest version of the Opera web browser, version 9.64.

Linux Powered Crunchpad Gets a Facelift

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Hardware

linuxhaxor.net: Forget about the next iphone or Kindle, this is the gadget I have been waiting for which hopefully will turn out to be more than a (working) prototype.

Equilibrium in free software testing

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OSS

mdzlog.alcor.net: When a bug is filed in a free software project’s bug tracker, a social exchange takes place. Based on the belief that this exchange is of mutual benefit, the people involved form certain expectations of each other.

IDC: Linux spending set to boom by 21 percent in 2009

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Linux

cnet.com: Most vendors are already preparing for a tough Christmas. Those selling Linux-based solutions, however, can expect to spread plenty of holiday cheer, according to a new report from IDC.

I’m guilty of getting XP netbooks, but I run Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: Back when I looked for and found, despite difficulty, the perfect Linux netbook for my wife, we were thrilled to open a box that was the first pre-installed Linux machine we ever purchased.

Making The Most Of Open Source Forensics Tools

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Software

darkreading.com: Network forensic solutions products come in many different shapes, sizes, and price ranges, but it the end, they all have the same goal -- recording activity on the network.

Preview of Kubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

polishlinux.org: It is that time of the year again, along with the beginning of the spring, yet another release of Ubuntu 9.04 codenamed Jaunty Jackalope is coming shortly to a server near you. I decided to have a quick look and downloaded Kubuntu.

Portable Linux future using LLVM

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trendcaller.com: Imagine a single Linux distribution that adapts to whatever hardware you run it on. When run on an Atom netbook, all the software shapes and optimizes to the feature set and processor. Want to run it as a VM on a new Nehalem-based server? No problem.

Combining Debian and FreeBSD; Pushing the Envelope of FOSS

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Linux

linux-mag.com: The Debian project made a splash on Sunday with the announcement that two new “architectures” had been added to the Debian FTP archive. So what exactly does that mean?

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

osugisakae.com: I switched from Gentoo to Kubuntu a month or two ago and while it was generally OK, there were several things I didn’t like. End result, I switched yesterday to PCLinuxOS.

Geek Fun: Frets on Fire

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Gaming

howtogeek.com: If you cannot get enough of Guitar Hero while playing on your home console then Frets On Fire is a great way to get a similar experience on your computer. Frets on Fire is a cross-platform Open Source project.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Is (Almost) All Things to All Companies

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SUSE

eweek.com: Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 does a good job of bringing together an organization's equipment and code to meet a variety of needs.

Logitech MX1100 Cordless Laser Mouse under Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Logitech MX1100 is a cordless laser mouse that is designed to not only be wireless but also provide extremely comfort. Will this Logitech cordless laser mouse work under Linux though?

How Apt: Apt-urls Arrive

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Software
Ubuntu

opendotdotdot.blogspot: As of this morning, apt-urls are enabled on the Ubuntu Wiki. What does this mean? It means that we can now insert clickable links on the wiki that can prompt users to install software from the Ubuntu repositories.

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