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Story Fedora Present and Future: a 2014 Update (Part I, “Why?”) Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2014 - 8:37am
Story ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words Chapter 3 – What a Difference a Decade Can Make Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2014 - 8:21am
Story Tails 0.23 is out Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2014 - 12:43am
Story Android-based touchscreen router does home automation Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 10:51pm
Story [LibreOffice] Freshly Stable Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 8:24pm
Story Meet Milou, the alternative of Krunner Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 8:02pm
Story Apple may bring iTunes to Android, and it makes sense Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 6:35pm
Story TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.12.0 Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 6:28pm
Story Engaging developers Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 12:05pm
Story Video of Unity 8 showcasing Mir’s capabilities released Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 10:00am

Fedora 10: the GNU/Linux Desktop Steps Forward

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Linux Any release of a GNU/Linux distribution marks a milestone in a continuous cycle of software development. However, Fedora 10 promises to be a larger milestone than most, both for its development community and users, according to Paul W. Frields, the Fedora leader and chair.

Is open source killing developers’ ability to cash in?

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OSS Today I read an article on Slashdot about a software maker concerned that open source software was causing a “race to zero” (as in the price of software). His problem was that his company produced a piece of software worth $5K one year and, because open source developers were creating the same tools and giving it away, the next year the software was worth $0.

2008 State Of The Penguin Report

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linuxlock.blogspot: The computer user and the operating system are melded into one, once he or she sits down at the machine. It is the user that makes an operating system successful or not. If you care to disagree, let's take a look at general public opinion.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 279

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature stories: Novell wins and SCO loses, Linux netbooks hit store shelves

  • News: Fedora claims 9.5 million users, openSUSE plans for Zypper 2, Gentoo outlines Council activities, sidux celebrates second birthday, Shift Linux changes direction
  • Released last week: Mandriva One 2009 "Xfce", Yellow Dog Linux 6.1, PC/OS 2009
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 10, openSUSE 11.1 RC1
  • Site news: New DistroWatch Weekly editor announced
  • New additions: CrunchBang Linux
  • New distributions: SecurPC
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu vs. OpenSolaris vs. FreeBSD Benchmarks

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OS Over the past few weeks we have been providing several in-depth articles looking at the performance of Ubuntu Linux. In this article, we are now comparing the 64-bit performance of Ubuntu 8.10 against the latest test releases of OpenSolaris 2008.11 and FreeBSD 7.1.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #118

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Ubuntu The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #118 for the week of November 16th- November 22nd, 2008 is now available. In This Issue: Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 1 released, The Ubuntu Hall of Fame, and Ubuntu for the Holidays.

The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

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  • Netbooks + Ubuntu: On fence about form factor; OS solid

  • ASUS CEO Says Linux Netbook Returns On Par With Windows
  • The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

Linux has moved away from geekdom

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Linux Linux has made some very big improvements over the past few years and I have always said that it is ready for everyone to use, if they can only get out of the proprietary mindset.

I've Got A Penguin in My Briefs

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Linux Steven A. Reisler explains his experience with GNU/Linux, and how he has completely freed his computing environment from proprietary software.

Set your Linux alternative programs.

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There are many things you can do in Linux and there are many ways to do them. You can have several different programs all able to do the same task and all installed at the same time. So how do you choose which one is the default program?

odds & ends

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  • Henry Ford Would Have Hated Linux

  • In A Tighter Economy, Why Not Open Source In All Government Offices?
  • Microsoft vs. Open Source: Differences Explained by the Real World
  • Linux Community to Redmond - Do The Right Thing
  • My Eee Desktop
  • Ubuntu on the Aspire One
  • Wallpaper displaying weather of your city
  • Clean up your filesystem using FSlint
  • How To Convert Fonts To .ttf Format In Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Notifications using libnotify-bin

some shorts

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  • Worldwide Mandriva 2009 Install Fest

  • Is Ubuntu for you?
  • Ubuntu's Impressive Numbers
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 9
  • Drupal on cover of Information Week

15 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes for FOSS Developers to Ponder

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Mac Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and CEO, is the genius behind some of the most innovative and influential tech products in history. It's a known fact that Free and Open Source software developers are inspired by the words of Stallman and Torvalds, but I think it won't hurt if they will also reflect on some of these great quotes by Steve Jobs:

Make ‘Frets On Fire’ Even Better With Mods

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Software Frets on Fire is a rhythm game from the likes of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. In short, Frets on Fire is a free, open-source, multi-platform rhythm game.

How I saved big on a computer the Ubuntu way

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Ubuntu I live in Portland, Oregon, where open source is not just the favored software methodology but a way of life. Yet despite my buddies sporting their Linux user group laptop stickers, I was desperately afraid. It sounded hard. It sounded geeky. Then I needed a new laptop.

Compiz 0.8 Has Been Branched

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Software Kristian Lyngstol has announced on the Compiz mailing list that version 0.8 of Compiz has been branched.

Why I’ve switched from Thunderbird to Evolution

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Software On my computer (unfortunately) I’ve always had a dual boot setup. For my email, calendar, and contact management Thunderbird was my favorite pick. Was until I had a closer look at Evolution.

7 Things to Do After Installing Kubuntu & KDE in General

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helpforlinux.blogspot: installed Kubuntu and tried it for few days, here are some tips for you if you are planning to instal Kubuntu.

Advanced Linux Distributions You Should Try

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Linux Some people will argue with me in that these GNU/Linux distributions are as advanced as you want them to be. Well, of course Linux is all about choice. I took the user base perspective though and what I have for you today is a few distros which do not hide the manual (or for people like me, beautiful) underlying configuration.

Linux Users Unite ...And Riot: More Funny Fake News

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linuxshellaccount.blogspot: Until yesterday, protesters had kept a quiet, good-natured presence outside of the Microsoft's new office in downtown Seattle, handing out free CD's of computer software, and even giving cute little stuffed penguins-their mascot- to the children of passers-by.

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I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold