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Story Plasma 5.4 Plans and Plasma 5.3 for Fedora Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 9:36pm
Story µQseven COM aims Allwinner A31 SoC at industrial apps Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 8:44pm
Story What's what in Debian Jessie Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Taking Ubuntu’s Monkey for a Ride Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:56pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:47pm
Story Ubuntu Ditches Upstart Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:47pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: Fox Technologies Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:35pm
Story As Moore's Law Turns 50, Processor Market Keeps On Innovating Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Simplicity Linux 15.4 Is Based on LXPup and Is Ready for Download Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:10pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) Gets Linux Kernel Update Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:01pm

Understanding viruses in Linux

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: When I started using Linux one of the things that got my attention initially was reading that there were no viruses in Linux, which was quite a departure from Windows ways. I was always curious about that... How could it be?

credativ pre-paid Open Source Support Card leads the market

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Linux

Today, credativ is launching its unique pre-paid Open Source Support Card. Businesses using Linux distributions such as Debian and CentOS stand to benefit from expert support without being tied into a contract, in contrast to other commercial Linux support vendors.

Free Software's Secret Patent Weapon

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Yesterday I was warning about the threat that the super-troll Intellectual Ventures represents. To provide some balance, here's a surprisingly upbeat piece from Samba creator Andrew Tridgell on how to read software patents.

Ubuntu, Buttons, and Democracy

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: When Ubuntu drinks, the free and open source software (FOSS) community gets a hangover. The distribution is so influential that its every development sends echoes rippling through the greater community.

50 Places Linux is Running That You Might Not Expect

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Linux

focus.com: It was not long ago when Microsoft Windows had a tight stranglehold on the operating system market. Linux is hovering just beneath 1% of the overall market share in operating systems. And although that might sound like a small number, Linux is far more than just a fringe OS.

Educating the telcos on being open

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OSS

If somebody writes a book with “open” and “mobile” in the title I pretty much have to read it. Though you can buy a paper copy of Open | Mobile on Amazon you can also download a free PDF from the authors’ site — which is what I did.

More here...

There Is Still No Open Source Software Market

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OSS

seekingalpha.com: There is no ‘Open Source Business Model.’
There is no ‘open source market.’

Indie Gamers See The Linux Market

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Gaming

linuxlock.blogspot: I'm not much of a gamer. Sure, I've played all the repository shooters...bloody chunks flying and monsters galore. I have a short attention span...mostly because I suck at shooter games. I just don't play them often. But every now and then, one game catches my eye.

Will Red Hat Stay Red Hot?

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Linux

minyanville.com: Shares of Red Hat (RHT) have been red hot this past year. But can the momentum be kept up? That’s the big question.

Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running CentOS 5.4) to a distributed replicated storage with GlusterFS. Nodes 1 and 2 (replication1) as well as 3 and 4 (replication2) will mirror each other, and replication1 and replication2 will be combined to one larger storage server (distribution). Basically, this is RAID10 over network. If you lose one server from replication1 and one from replication2, the distributed volume continues to work. The client system (CentOS 5.4 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Testing AMD's New FirePro Linux Driver With The FirePro V8750

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month AMD rolled out a new workstation graphics card driver, which is effectively the same Catalyst driver used by the consumer-oriented Radeon graphics cards but with greater testing and certification for the ATI workstation offerings.

What Does That Server Really Serve?

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OSS

gnu.org: On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.

Compressed File Systems on Linux

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Linux

raditha.com/blog: Perhaps the title should have been; ‘the lack of a suitable compressed file system on linux’. A compressed file system in this case refers to a setup where the files are saved on the disk in a predefined compressed format (such as gzip or bzip2). When you read from those files they will be automatically decompressed by the file system.

Lucid vision

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: THE first beta version of Ubuntu 10.4, also known as Lucid Lynx, was released last Friday, giving me enough time to download a copy of the new Linux distribution over the weekend and install it on my Acer netbook.

Firefox 3.6.2 closes critical security hole

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: The Mozilla Foundation has released version 3.6.2 of its open source Firefox web browser. The developers say that, in addition to other holes, the most important vulnerability closed in Firefox 3.6.2 is a critical hole known since February.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Compiz cube and your icons
  • BAR - Backup archiver program
  • Bursting with reports to deliver? Here’s a tool for you
  • Lucid Lynx beta boasts social networking features
  • Open source finds its way into CFD trading
  • The Difficulties of Unwritten Community Standards
  • XtreemOS 2.1: Linux for the Grid
  • Saint Tim Berners-Lee
  • How a Couple of ex-Microsoft Guys Built An Open Source Powerhouse
  • OData Client goes Open Source
  • muscle memory
  • Going Linux - Mar 22: #097 - Linux and Cloud Computing
  • redirect requests to domain names without www to www.domain.tld
  • Radeon 3D Performance: Gallium3D vs. Classic Mesa
  • New brush in Krita: Softbrush
  • UK government’s open source commitment words not deeds
  • Tim Berners Lee gets $30 million for web studies
  • Five Must-Have Chrome Extensions
  • Red Hat Inc. Call Buying Spikes Ahead of Earnings
  • Demand grows for SQL and Linux skills
  • Need for Open Source Developers Continues to Increase

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Monitor your network with iptraf
  • Using the BSNL 3G Data Card on Linux
  • Solving typical problems of BCM4312 802.11b/g
  • Preparing Ubuntu Server for hosting Drupal sites
  • Klavaro - Typing Tutor on Linux
  • Aircel GPRS with Linux and Bluetooth
  • Patching the kernel: step by step approch
  • Gnome Gmail = Gmail + Gnome
  • KDE 4.4.1 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Drupal 6 Performance Optimization
  • How to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 on Linux

Ubuntu users, Shuttleworth doesn't owe you anything

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The ongoing debate over the change in the position of the window buttons in the upcoming Ubuntu release, Lucid Lynx, reminds one that Linux users possess one awful characteristic in spades - a sense of entitlement.

Radio Tray gives “light listening” a whole new meaning!

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Software

ogmaciel.com: I don’t consider myself a “power user” when it comes to how I listen to music in general, and most of the time I’ll use whatever media player is installed by default with my distribution. I just want listen to my music! That is why I was truly excited when I learned about Radio Tray the other day.

Should Governments Legislate a Preference for Open Source?

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OSS

perens.com/blog: What would we need to implement a level playing field for Open Source and proprietary software to compete fairly?

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Linux and Graphics: AMD, Linux 4.14 LTS, Etnaviv Gallium3D

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Servers and Red Hat: Cloud Foundry, Docker, CRI-O 1.0, Alibaba and Elasticsearch

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