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Story Engage women, have fun, get more out of your open source project Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 11:03pm
Story Manjaro vs. Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. OpenSUSE Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:59pm
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Dillo-2.0 has been released

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linuxdevices.com: The eight-year-old Dillo project has released version 2.0 of its Linux-compatible, ultra-lightweight HTML browser for embedded systems, antiquated PCs, and other low-powered devices.

Zenwalk: Slackware's Moment of Zen

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Linux

ostatic.com: Periodically, Linux media outlets go on list frenzies -- Ten Linux Distros for New Users, Five Great Distributions You've Never Heard Of. These are interesting lists but always seem to feature the same distributions. I wonder why Zenwalk is rarely mentioned.

I love Ubuntu, and here is why

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kyleabaker.com: I love Ubuntu for many reasons. Several of them involve the fact that Ubuntu is open source (but Linux in general is that way) while others involve the fact that Ubuntu is striving for a certain aesthetically pleasing appearance that Apple has managed to control for so long.

The five best things in Linux 2.6.27

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Does anyone really know what will be better in Windows 7? I don't. With Linux, on the other hand, we know exactly what we're getting well in advance of its arrival. In this latest Linux kernel, I see several outstanding new features.

Three Cool 3D Car Racing Games for Linux

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Gaming

junauza.com: My 3 year old son is addicted to race cars, so I decided to look for some 3D racing games that can be played natively under Linux. Unfortunately, I only found quite a few. But since some of you are probably desperately searching for some decent racing games for your Linux box, I will share.

Why FreeBSD Is My Favorite *nix OS

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BSD

webmastersbydesign.com: FreeBSD provides a very easy installation process. FreeBSD is one of the most secure operating systems available. The port system is a collection of software that is packaged and ready for installation on a FreeBSD system.

openSUSE 11.1 Beta3 Delayed

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SUSE

opensuse.org: openSUSE 11.1 beta 3 will be delayed by several days. We originally scheduled the release for today (October 16) but the power outage last Friday left us unable to check in packages temporarily, and pushed the schedule back by several days.

iPlayer downloads coming to Mac and Linux

techradar.com: The BBC has sorted out a deal with Adobe that will allow both Linux and Mac users to download content from its iPlayer.

Blender 2.48: It isn't all about play

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heise-online.co.uk: Blender 2.48 is the latest version of the the open source Blender 3D suite to be released by the Blender Foundation. The suite is designed to allow users to model, render and animate 3D scenes.

10 Simple Methods for Happily Running Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Switching to Linux. We are either talking about it or simply telling people to do it. Yet despite this all this "action," it seems that we have somehow forgotten to include the "how" when it comes to this life changing switch.

The State of Linux Docks

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Almost every linux docks, one way or another, exists to mimic the functions of Mac OS X docks. The Linux purists dislike docks because of its similarities with OS X the same way some of them dislike KDE3 and earlier KDE versions, for its similarities to Windows OS.

The Forecast Looks Good for OpenOffice.org

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OOo

computerworlduk.com: As well as the stampede to the servers, what's noteworthy is the split by platform: around 79% of downloads are for Windows. That's good news, I think.

Breaking Up With Bill

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Linux

cdotraffic.wordpress: I’m having an affair. Unlike other relationships that you move heaven and earth for to keep I am not frozen by guilt or remorse to destroy mine.

Finance Ministry of Latvia: Considering Open Source

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OSS

baltic-course.com: Gradual transition to open source software at government institutions is a proposal that should be given serious consideration, stressed the Finance Ministry of Latvia.

Ubuntu Server Edition: GUI Or No GUI, And Does It Matter?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: There’s been a lot of ink spilled—er, pixels fired—about Canonical’s decision not to offer a graphical interface in the server edition. The debate is understandable.

Five Ways to Keep Up With Linux

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Linux

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: Keeping up with Linux is a time-consuming endeavor. Linux is frequently changing, and it’s so large and widely-used that it is nearly impossible to keep up with all the evolution. In this article, we’ll show you five ways.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.0 Free (i386)

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2009.0 Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Finding Which RPM Package Contains a File

  • E17 adapted to Linux devices, demo'd on Treo650
  • Red Hat: Crisis to boost open source
  • Dell and Canonical Ubuntu continue groundbreaking Linux work
  • LSB 4 For Whom?
  • Best Music Player For Ubuntu - Exaile?
  • Review of final OpenOffice 3: Why buy Microsoft Office?
  • Open source gets pragmatic
  • UVD Is Enabled For Linux In Catalyst 8.10
  • And you thought Microsoft's open source FUD was bad
  • Analysis: netbooks a challenge and opportunity for Linux
  • Two Great Linux Systems Under $300 Dollars
  • Windows XP - PCLinuxOS Dual Boot Saves the Day
  • Having fun with a book on Ubuntu LPI 199
  • The Tao of Linux
  • 2008 has been very very good for the Linux Foundation
  • Mozilla Ubiquity - the Web-integrated YOU
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Coming Soon
  • Migrating to (Embedded) Linux: How and Why

My top ten favorite Ubuntu Brainstorm usability ideas

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Ubuntu

psychocats.net: I think a lack of properly advertised and thoughtfully tested preinstalled Linux solutions from major manufacturers is the main barrier to the bulk of average folks switching from Windows to Linux.

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