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Story Rackspace, Cumulus Networks and CoreOS Join Linux Foundation Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 6:27pm
Story Open source code helps governments share information with citizens Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 6:09pm
Story Survey Finds, Again, that Ubuntu Is the Most Common OpenStack Platform Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 6:04pm
Story The Slowmo Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 5:53pm
Story Preview of GhostBSD 4.0 Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 12:22pm
Story Linux Mint 16 - The most complete and easy to use operating system Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 12:13pm
Story AST DRM Display Driver Updated For Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 4:03am
Story Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and MATE screenshot preview Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 3:55am
Story Ubuntu Is Now Running on World's Fastest Supercomputer Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 9:15pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 9:11pm

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  • KDE 4.2 Release Parties All Over The World

  • Linux Provides Steady IT Foundation for Banks in a Tough Economic Climate
  • Welcome to the last issue of Free Software Magazine
  • MySQL founder joins Sun exodus
  • Slowdown prompts cos to adopt Linux software
  • KDE on Windows: Subversive, but Useful
  • The Sweet Spot of Code Commenting in Open Source
  • rpmorphan - Find & delete orphaned packages in openSUSE
  • A tip of the hat to Linux's European friends
  • LibrePlanet Conference 2009, 3/21-3/22
  • Vincent Danen: First days at Red Hat, first impressions
  • Get started with the security tool OSSEC
  • Remote Controlling a KDE 4 Desktop
  • How To Backup A DVD with Ubuntu Linux
  • A Linux thing… when device 'eth0' disappears…
  • Clear Swap forcefully in Ubuntu
  • Save Synaptic Markings to Speed Up Ubuntu Reinstallation
  • Ubuntu: How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux

Creating a Linux Distribution for the Common User

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Linux

ofb.biz: If there were a Linux distribution which appealed to the most common type of computers users, they would be using it already. Some barriers to adoption we can’t remove; the fix relates to things we can’t control.

Finding a decent Linux distro

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Linux

blogistan.co.uk/blog: I recently acquired (thanks Mum & Dad) a new Dell Inspiron 530 computer, and one of the first things I do in such circumstances (which don't come that often, admittedly) is to install Linux on it.

Novell cutting more heads?

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell employees should brace for more layoffs, beyond the 100 or so the company has officially discussed. Chief executive Ron Hovsepian has told the company's employees in Germany that more cuts are coming.

This Just In: Dell Says, "Linux, I Choose You."

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SUSE

daniweb.com/blogs: Well, well, how about that Dell? In a landmark decision, Dell announced that it has penned a deal to use Novell's SUSE Linux in its data centers to power its new OptiPlex FX 160 thin client systems. Wow.

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Mark G. Sobell's freshly revised reference work on Ubuntu Linux may be the most impressive computer book I've seen in the last 10 years. If you are currently stranded with a pile of abandoned computers on a desert isle, I'm telling you, this is the book.

In Open Source I trust: Top 5 projects for daily use

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Software

snowwrites.com: There are days when I marvel at how far I’ve come since 2001 when the extent of my web experience was Front Page and basic html. In 2001 I met my boyfriend and he introduced me to the wonders of Open Source.

Syria and Lebanon Go Open Source

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OSS

mediaoriente.com: A good news for the open source scene. Two great events are running -or going to run- this month in the Arab region.

Why Would Windows 7's Success Necessarily Doom Linux?

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Perhaps it's inevitable -- people react strongly to hyperbole, it gets them talking, it makes them curious, it's a quick way of making a subject hot.

Having Good Functional Running Old PC's

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Software

lamundofloss.blogspot: A lot of us have old PCs stuck in the corners of classrooms, machines we just can’t afford to replace and whose owners just can’t do without. Normally for FOSS people like me its a YEHEY think to put in Linux in those running Boxes.

Brace for impact

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Gentoo

flameeyes.eu: Today I was looking around for a bug in autoconf, and I noticed one interesting bit out of the NEWS file of the current git version:

Benchmarked: Ubuntu vs Vista vs Windows 7

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OS

tuxradar.com: A lot of people have been chattering about the improvements Windows 7 brings for Windows users, but how does it compare to Ubuntu in real-world tests?

Waiting on Red Hat's response to Microsoft

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Linux
Microsoft

cnet.com: In a recent CNET interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Ballmer calls out two "primary forces" for Microsoft in the enterprise: Oracle and Linux. These are the things that keep Microsoft's Ballmer up at night.

HP releases netbook interface for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

downloadsquad.com: Hewlett Packard has released a custom version of Ubuntu Linux designed for netbooks. For the HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition, to be exact.

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A New Kiowa Linux On The Way

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Linux

oneclicklinux.com: I just received an email from Matt Portner regarding the release of the latest version of Kiowa Linux! Check out what Kiowa Linux has in store for us:

Simple Tips for the New User to remember about Linux

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Linux
HowTos

raiden.net: There are numerous little things that a new user should learn and remember when it comes to Linux. These will also save you from a lot of trouble as you learn Linux.

The move to Linux, stymied by hardware

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: With news today of Windows 7 being made available in no less than six different versions, it is getting harder and harder to not move lock, stock, and PGP key to Linux on a full time basis. Except…

Windows is a Waste of Time

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Microsoft

gnuru.org: Some years ago studies were produced to show that the introduction of IT did not increase productivity in organisations. "Why not?" wondered all and sundry. Well, here's an idea for an answer: Windows.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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  • An ode to releasing software
    There is one particular moment in every Free and Open Source Software project: it’s the time when the software is about to get released. The software has been totally frozen of course, QA tests have been made, all the lights are green; the website still needs to be updated with the release notes, perhaps some new content and of course the stable builds have to be uploaded. The release time is always a special one. The very day of the release, there is some excitement and often a bit of stress. The release manager(s), as well as everyone working on the project’s infrastructure are busy making sure everything is ready when the upload of the stable version of the software, binaries and source, has been completed. In many cases, some attention is paid to the main project’s mirror servers so that the downloads are fluid and work (mostly) flawlessly as soon as the release has been pushed and published.
  • Diversity Scholarship Series: My Time at CloudNativeCon 2016
    CloudNativeCon 2016 was a wonderful first conference for me and although the whirlwind of a conference is tiring, I left feeling motivated and inspired. The conference made me feel like I was a part of the community and technology I have been working with daily.
  • WordPress 4.7 Content Management System Provides New Design Options
    WordPress is among the most widely used open-source technologies in the world, powering more than 70 million websites. WordPress 4.7 was released Dec. 6, providing a new milestone update including new features for both users and developers. As is typically the case with new WordPress releases, there is also a new default theme in the 4.7 update. The 2017 theme provides users with a number of interesting attributes including the large feature image as well as the ability to have a video as part of the header image. The Theme Customizer feature enables users to more intuitively adjust various elements of a theme, to fit the needs of websites that use will upgrade to WordPress 4.7. In addition, the new custom CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) feature within a theme preview lets users quickly see how style changes will change the look of a site. As an open-source project, WordPress benefits from participation of independent contributors and for the 4.7 release there were 482 contributors. In this slideshow eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the WordPress 4.7 release.
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