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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 5:28pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 5:27pm
Story Taking Red Hat Linux to the next level Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 5:12pm
Story Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 9:25am
Story Computer access for the poorest, at $7 a head Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 9:06am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:50am
Story Indian Banks may switch to Linux, rather than taking extended Windows XP Support Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:44am
Story Is it Linux over Windows? Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2014 - 7:45pm
Story AMD Is Exploring A Very Interesting, More-Open Linux Driver Strategy Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2014 - 6:52pm
Story New Linux version will reduce suspend and resume times Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2014 - 6:16pm

MEPIS 8: An Early Look At Beta 5

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Linux I recently stumbled upon MEPIS Linux (pronounced ‘meh-pis’ — similar to “memphis”), and was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to pick up and use. I’ve decided to share my experiences with the latest beta of the upcoming MEPIS 8.

Holiday Special: Dell Ubuntu Linux Netbooks At $299

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Ubuntu Attention Ubuntu Linux shoppers: Dell in newspapers today advertised Inspiron Mini 9 netbooks running Ubuntu for the bargain basement starting price of $299. Even The VAR Guy is opening his wallet and buying one.

Profanity Is Not Professional

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Linux Somewhat unsurprisingly, profanity is a lot more common in open source than in closed source software. Also not surprisingly, some people find it offensive.

Mandriva Pink Slips Adam Williamson too

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MDV Well, I was rather expecting this after reading Vincent’s blog this morning, but I have been told that as of December 31st, I’ll no longer be working for Mandriva, as all external contractors are being canned.

Free Software We're Most Thankful For

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Software Dear free software developers: Before we American nerds sit down to our turkey and mashed potatoes today, know that your creations are at the top of the list of things we're most thankful for.

Open Solaris 2008.05 - Are you kidding me?

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OS This article is a summary of my four-hour experience with Open Solaris 2008.05. How was it? Well, in one word: good. In two words: NOT good.

openSUSE 11.1 RC 1 Now Available

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SUSE The openSUSE Project is happy to announce that openSUSE 11.1 RC 1 is now available. If all goes well, this will be the last testing release before the final 11.1 public release on December 18th.

Also: GNOME backports on openSUSE

Mandriva Axes Vincent Danen

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MDV As of December 31st, my contract with Mandriva will be terminated and I will no longer be working for Mandriva. We’ve got a new CEO now, and he’s determined there is to be no remote contractors, and as a result I’ve been booted from the camp.

I Wonder: Who is Scared of Linux?

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Linux In short, IBM isn’t scared of Linux, neither is Novell. Oddly, neither is Microsoft, after-all, they actually sell it.

KDE's Kate text editor gets Vi input mode

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Software The KDE desktop environment's advanced text editing program, which is called Kate, has a new input mode that is designed to mimic the functionality of the text-based Vi editor.

Fired Up Over A Hot Browser

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Moz/FF Even though Mitchell Baker was fired from her role overseeing a struggling software project in 2001, she wasn't about to quit.

Why I moved to Gnome

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blog.andrewmin: I’ve been a KDE user basically since I started using Linux. The Qt toolkit’s default theme was much more visually appealing than GTK+, KDE’s purple and silver was a nicer mix than Ubuntu’s orange and brown, and the KDE apps were pretty awesome. Despite this, I’m now sitting here in front of a clean Ubuntu Intrepid install.

Funtoo is so easy it should be illegal

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azerthoth.blogspot: I sit here watching the first emerge --sync go slowly scrolling by in preparation for my second go around with Funtoo. The Funtoo creator Daniel Robbins, the same man who gave us Gentoo, has started a new project for us geeks to play with.

$500 KWin bounty

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KDE For those who have not read the KWin mailing list recently an extremely nice KDE user has placed a cash bounty on the implementation of a particular KWin feature.

today's leftovers

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  • Talking with Likewise on GPLv3 and community management

  • Seagate offers fix for problematic Barracuda drives on Mac/Linux systems
  • Xavier School Deploys 600 Ubuntu Linux Desktops
  • Thanking open source developers
  • Consumer Search running Drupal
  • Run your NFS server in the user address space with NFS-GANESHA
  • sexism in Debian
  • Steve Ballmer Loves Linux
  • VLC. The swiss army knife of video viewing.
  • Analyst: Red Hat "deeply undervalued," Oracle Linux "has failed"
  • Cisco Offers $100,000 Bounty to Linux Application Developers
  • Open Sources Episode 3: Why does technology hate us?
  • Daniel Robbins: What I’ve Been Up To – New site, etc.
  • Jono Bacon: The Flow Of Ideas
  • Third ever webserver retired...
  • CrunchBang Linux 8.10.01 released
  • Aaron Seigo: free software supply chains
  • 64bit Linux, PulseAudio, Fedora 10 and so on

some howtos:

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  • How to install Tint Task Manager in Debian

  • SHIFT, CAPSLOCK, and CONTROL keys stop working in Ubuntu
  • Understanding the Linux Filesystem
  • Use the date Command to Measure Elapsed Time
  • Revisor: Creating Custom Fedora Installation Media
  • Looking for large files on your Linux
  • How to reset a lost MySQL root password
  • Data encryption and Ubuntu, Part II
  • How to downgrade the Kernel in Ubuntu 8.10 the easy way
  • Create Encrypted CD’s and DVD’s in Linux
  • Freeing up disk space in Ubuntu
  • Good Power Management Practices

Blockbuster box runs Linux

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Hardware Blockbuster announced a branded version of a IP set-top box and media player from 2Wire that runs Linux on a MIPS-based Broadcom chipset. The Blockbuster version of the 2Wire MediaPoint digital media player is used to download videos from Blockbuster OnDemand via broadband.

Linux Moves From Grazing to Gorging at the Unix Buffet

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Linux UNIX is being attacked by Linux from the top and bottom ends of the market. The signs are that it is losing the battle on both fronts.

Why engage in open source FUD?

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OSS Whether or not Gartner Group really is engaging in FUD regarding open source, there is a good reason for it. There is big money in FUD.

some interviews

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  • Interview With Adam Williamson - Mandriva Community Manager

  • Interview with Bryce Harrington: Ubuntu Xorg Maintainer
  • Ubuntu Community Interview: Nicolas Valcárcel
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