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Story Enea AB: Enea signs 3M USD OSE and Linux deal Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 6:40am
Story Graduating from Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 6:27am
Story Mozilla hires new CEO who will focus on Firefox OS Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 4:05am
Story AMD: Why we had to evacuate 276TB from Oracle DB to Hadoop Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 4:00am
Story Microsoft should fear Android on the desktop Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 3:58am
Story An Indecent Proposal: Microsoft and Red Hat? Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 10:15pm
Story Debian Could Get PPA Support Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 9:55pm
Story The First Git Pull Request Submitted For Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:43pm
Story The Trials and Tribulations of Secure Free Software for the European Parliament Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:34pm
Story MintBox 2 mini-PC now available in Europe Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:33pm

openSUSE Sports a New License (Ding dong, the EULA’s dead…)

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zonker.opensuse: Just in time for openSUSE 11.1 RC 1, we’ve finished the new and improved license for openSUSE 11.1. The days of agreeing to a EULA for openSUSE are over!

Fedora 10 proves infrastructure matter

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Linux Glancing at the features list for Fedora 10, at first you might be unimpressed. Many of the features are basically infrastructure improvements, fixing known problems and enhancing performance while laying the groundwork for future developments. However, infrastructure affects almost everything you do.

The complete Christmas shopper's guide to Linux-based netbook

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Hardware Give a gift of a netbook this year; I will be. These ultra-light computing devices are versatile, affordable and appealing. But which one to buy?

A future so bright Tux needs shades

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blogs.zdnet: Killer Penguin beer labelTo hear Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin tell it, the operating system war is over and Linux has won.

ReactOS; a free alternative to Windows

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aronzak.wordpress: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction is where ReactOS, what is essentially an attempt at a free Windows clone, derives its name. The project aims to be ‘binary compatible’ with Windows.

Why Migration Costs. Smoothing the way for software change.

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People often find it overwhelming when they start to use a new program like, or a new operating system like Linux. The software feels unfamiliar, tools and options aren’t where they are expected, favourite features are missing, and the experience leads to a sense of powerlessness.

Linux Music or The Ubuntu Shuffle

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Ubuntu It the spirit of change I decide to give Linux a chance at being my main OS. I have liked the idea of it for a long time. Linux has always struck me as cool and not the kind of hollow coolness those admen think up for Apple commercials.

Photo Management on Linux - Part 2

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Software When I am looking for a photo management program, I want one which meets most or all of the following requirements. So, working within these expectations, here are some of the programs that are available on Linux.

Book review: Linux System Programming

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Linux Many people make the mistake of thinking of Linux as just another Unix. Though most system calls are indeed identical, some of them aren’t. Knowing the difference is important. The book Linux System Programming provides complete overview of Linux system calls.

today's leftovers

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  • The GNOME Journal

  • Linux Outlaws 65 - Engage Crap Mode
  • My Thanksgiving/Holiday giveaway - Ubuntu
  • 5 things Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex cannot do
  • The Lazy System Administrator’s Way to Virtualize
  • Gentoo love / hate
  • Linux Has to Support Closed-Source Drivers
  • Reducing IT Costs with Linux
  • Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase II: This Time Its Personal
  • A great time to start an open source company
  • Death, Taxes, And Open Source Business Models
  • Linux powers free-to-air (FTA) satellite box
  • Open source within the firewall
  • Desktop Shells, Usability and Trackers. Oh My.
  • The Turkish Pardus Linux Distribution
  • Awesome bubble bobble clone, bubbros
  • hardinfo: A Linux Info and Synthetic Benchmark Collection
  • Free as in Freedom, Not Free as in Freeloader
  • about:mozilla
  • Linux shows staying power on Top500

some howtos:

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  • The 10 most useful Linux commands

  • Stop Compiz-Fusion From Loading Automatically
  • Python: Manipulate string or binary bytes with StringIO
  • Guide to Ubuntu Linux for Windows Users
  • Enable Medibuntu in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Less is more in modern X
  • 8 Ways to get help with Ubuntu Linux
  • Interrogating a Linux Machine
  • Cifs problem in Gentoo
  • TiddlyWiki derivatives help you get things done
  • Triple your audio volume in MPlayer
  • Quick And Easy Local Filesystem Troubleshooting For SUSE Linux
  • Testing the Linux Waters - Live CD vs Dual Boot
  • How to hide or protect folders in Ubuntu linux

Workrave: Useful or Useless?

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Software Workrave is a free and open source software application aimed at computer users who are suffering from occupational diseases such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Three applications for making disc labels

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Software Making labels for DVDs and their cases is an often overlooked task. Many discs are lucky to have some terse information quickly scrawled on them after burning. But there are some fine open source applications available for creating labels for CD-ROM and DVD disks and printing jewel case inserts.

little bit more fedora

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  • Fedora Screenshots

  • Video: Spotlight on Network Manager
  • Fedora does FIPS
  • Fedora 10 mini-review

The Samsung NC 10 Running Ubuntu Linux 8.10

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tuxvaio.blogspot: This little marvel runs Ubuntu 8.10 in very much the same way as the Aspire One runs on Hardy Heron. A couple of things need tweaking however.

Mozilla eyes extra beta for Firefox 3.1

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Moz/FF Mozilla Corp. will probably add a third beta to the development schedule for Firefox 3.1 to get a better handle on remaining bugs and give several new features.

more fedora stuff

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  • Fedora 10 Review, and Feature Roundup

  • Rock-solid Fedora 10 brings salvation to Ubuntu weary
  • Red Hat's winning Fedora 10 Linux arrives
  • Security Breach Can't Halt Fedora 10's Debut
  • Fedora 10 Upgrade

Nine awesome computer ads from the 70s and 80s

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Misc There are lots of vintage ad collections out there, and it’s always a fun to look through them. For your viewing pleasure, we have handpicked nine of the most fun, creative or just plain weird computer ads we have ever seen.

Worsed than damned lies?

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Linux A word about statistics: Fedora continues to be completely open and transparent about the ways we gather statistics and the ways we present them. We don’t document these statistics for purposes of competition, but because we believe our community and our sponsors are invested and interested in knowing some of the end results of the work they do in Fedora.

Why there are over 2 dozen music players

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Software People often groan when they hear of someone making another game of Tetris, Window Manager, or audio program. After all, people ask, “Do we really need another? Why can’t you just contribute to fixing annoying bug X in gTetris/KDE/xmms?” I’ve always been on the side of the argument that said - “So what! But why create another?

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