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Story SolydXK hands on: Two good Linux distributions with a solid base Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 7:04pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.4 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:35pm
Story Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition Release Candidate Uses KDE 4.11 Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:33pm
Story Fedora 19 vs Korora 19: which is the best distro for you? Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:29pm
Story Early KDE Plasma 2 Images Now Available Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:20pm
Story Sailfish ported to Nokia N9! +miniTutorial Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 11:30am
Story Gift Guide 2013: Top Chromebooks for the holidays Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 1:18am
Story Inforce IFC6410: Quad-Core Snapdragon SBC for $150 Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 11:25pm
Story Mozilla Firefox Enables VP9 Video Codec By Default Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 10:02pm
Story Calligra 2.8 Beta Released Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 9:47pm

Ubuntu Server in a Cardboard Box

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Ubuntu

hitechsquad.com: I have an upcoming project which requires a Ubuntu server and after doing some PC repairs and upgrades I had a few bits left over.

Sidux: Debian Unstable, not so unstable

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Linux

tuxtoday.wordpress: I recently got myself a new laptop. After having tried Fedora, Mint, and Debian Etch on it, I decided to go the Debian Sid route.

playing with chrome on linux

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Software

people.planetpostgresql.org: Soon after they announced, I'd been hoping to take Google Chrome for a test drive. My big problem though? I run Linux.

MythTV Distro Roundup - Part 2: MythBuntu

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Linux

raiden.net: In this second of three parts we will be looking at a ready-to-use MythTV Linux Distro that comes from a different slice of the Linux family tree. MythBuntu is built upon Ubuntu. It should be interesting to see just how well it performs. So let's get started...

Sabayon Linux - a Gentoo beauty - Overview & Tutorial

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: There's a popular saying that if you manage to install Gentoo on the first run, this means you have done something wrong. Gentoo has always been the most difficult distro to install, even though it promises great rewards for the die-hards willing to take the pain. That is, until Sabayon came along.

Qumranet Joins Red Hat - Lots of questions

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Linux

montanalinux.org: As has been reported elsewhere, take the front page of Red Hat's website for example, Red Hat has "acquired" Qumranet Inc for a little over $100 million. In a presentation a month or two back for the BillingsLUG meeting... I played some demo videos of Qumranet's Solid ICE product and discussed KVM.

Novell heeds SUSE users' call for SELinux security option

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SUSE

techtarget.com: SUSE Linux administrators will have a choice in intrusion detection systems next year: They can use the complex, military-grade Security-Enhanced Linux, or SELinux or instead Novell Inc.'s simpler AppArmor security tool.

why i use linux

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Linux

42gems.com: Why Linux? I think every Linux user gets asked that question sooner or later, and just about every Linux blog has a post. I’ll give one reason why I use Linux. Its not my strongest argument for Linux (or my weakest for that matter) and I don’t think its of the upmost importance, but its still a pretty good reason.

Cracking the GNU/Linux Security Cliché

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Linux

omputerworlduk.com: One of the jibes about GNU/Linux from the closed-source crowd is that the only reason there so few security exploits against it is that its market share is too small for crackers to care. Against that background, the following development must represent some kind of milestone:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source followers flock to capital

  • First $100 laptop runs Linux
  • Linux netbook buyers are cheap and plentiful
  • OLPC's dual boot Linux, Windows laptop due out soon
  • Do you want a notebook with that order?
  • VirtualBox 2.0
  • The Open Source Movement
  • A decade on: Google's internet economy
  • Zonker Blogs
  • Ann Arbor's Linux Box grows from start-up to 10-person firm
  • GNOME 2.24.0 Beta 2 Released
  • The Power of Ubuntu
  • X.Org Developers Raid The Zoo
  • Students Help Humanity with Open Source Software
  • XDS 2008: GLSL, Radeon, Graphics Testing
  • Open source release takes Linux rootkits mainstream
  • Mozilla, Firefox running for .net magazine awards 2008
  • Drupal is a 2008 Open Source CMS Award Finalist
  • August in the archive - a view from the Ubuntu Server Team

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bluetooth GPRS with Mandriva 2008.1

  • Easily recover from a tarbomb with xargs
  • Using ext4 on Gentoo (and probably other distro's)
  • Google Chrome on openSUSE
  • Unique Sorting Of Lists And Lists Of Lists With Perl For Linux Or Unix
  • Power monitoring and logging with Apcupsd and Cacti
  • Browse the Web in Konqueror using only the keyboard
  • Four Tweaks for Using Linux with Solid State Drives
  • Managing Bash with Key Sequences in Ubuntu

Seinfeld & Gates: Was this ad supposed to be funny?

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet: The long-awaited $300 million ad campaign that Microsoft launched to counter Apple’s successful “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” campaign aired during the Thursday night kickoff to the NFL season. Did you see it? I missed it on TV but caught it on YouTube.

First Linux on Everest

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Linux thin client specialist Igel has created a Linux operating system image for a rugged panel PC designed for vehicle-mounted and industrial applications. The Igel-5310 LX Premium Image works with Glacier's Everest PC, available with a 600 MHz Celeron or 1.4GHz Pentium M processor.

Vista vs Linux - has the penguin got the power?

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OS

nzherald.co.nz: Linux versus Windows is the stuff of near endless controversy. Linux lovers trash Windows for being slow, unreliable, insecure and overpriced, whilst Windows bigots accuse Linux of being hard to use and clunky. Who's right?

PCLinuxOS 2008 Coming Soon?

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: It looks like PCLinuxOS 2008 release will be sooner rather than later. The repositories are frozen as of this morning (found via forum post).

Advent & Ubuntu, A Perfect Partnership?

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Linux
Hardware

kd-signofthetimes.blogspot: I recently purchased an Advent 4211 from PC World. I have no interest in Win-doh's being an Ubuntu convert so my first task would be to install Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Hardy Heron.

Ubuntu Linux Netbooks: What Dell Can Learn From ZaReason

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Dell’s new sub-notebook, the Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook, is the latest vote of confidence for Ubuntu Linux in the desktop and mobile markets. I’m genuinely impressed with Dell’s commitment to Ubuntu. But Dell can learn two key lessons from ZaReason, a small PC maker that specializes in Ubuntu systems.

Smile and Say 'Cheese' (Gnome's Computerized Photo Booth)

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Software

linuxplanet.com: I wandered over to the Apple section. You see, I wanted to see what a MacBook Air looked like. As I looked at the screen, I could see my face being picked up by the built-in Webcam. The application doing so is something called Photobooth. I looked at it and thought, "Hey, that looks like Cheese in Linux."

KDE Community Working Group takes care of the community

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KDE

linux.com: If the rocky reception of KDE 4 has done anything, it has forced the KDE project to realize it needs to listen to users more closely. One of the first results of this realization is the new Community Working Group (CWG). Announced at Akademy, the recently concluded annual KDE conference, the CWG was described as designed "to act as a central point of contact by being available to communicate user needs and concerns to developers, and developer intentions and plans to users."

Tux3 Acting Like A Filesystem

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Daniel Phillips noted that his new Tux3 versioning filesystem is now operating like a filesystem, "the last burst of checkins has brought Tux3 to the point where it undeniably acts like a filesystem: one can write files, go away, come back later and read those files by name.

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