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Story Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:19pm
Story Flowhub Kickstarter delivery Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:14pm
Story Windows vs Linux: Which OS is best for your business? Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:11pm
Story Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:57pm
Story Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:52pm
Story KDE Developer Says Community Managers Are a Fraud and a Farce Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:44pm
Story RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:35pm
Story MINIX 3.3.0 is Available Now Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:30pm
Story Red Hat steps up its entrepreneurship support with Silicon Valley 'foxhole' Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:23pm
Story A WAYLAND STATUS UPDATE Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:18pm

Does Anyone Want a New Linux Desktop?

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earthweb.com: For the last eighteen months, the GNU/Linux desktop has been in a period of radical innovation. KDE 4 introduced new features and workflows. Mark Shuttleworth launched Ubuntu on a unilateral redesign campaign. Does the average user want any of these things?

Aka: Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

Smooth sailing to GRUB 2

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Software

mdzlog.alcor.net: GRUB 2 is now the default for new installations of Ubuntu, but as explained in the announcement, existing GRUB 0.x systems won’t be automatically converted to GRUB 2.

A Viable Alternative to Microsoft – Ubuntu Linux 9.04

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Ubuntu

blogternals.com: Ubuntu Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), is just one of the many Linux flavors out there today that can run the software your business needs to run its day to day operations. If there are so many flavors out there why choose Ubuntu.

Things You’ll Love About Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

robert.accettura.com: Firefox 3.5 is around the corner. For those who don’t pay attention to development here’s the big features worth checking out. There’s lots more, but these are my favorites:

Mandriva 2009 Spring: Quick review

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MDV

celettu.wordpress: When it comes to the big distros I tend to stick to the ones that are based on Debian. Apt just is simpler and faster to me than rpm. But since I reviewed Fedora 11 (or tried to, in any case), I thought I’d have a go at the other big two RPM distributions: OpenSuse and Mandriva.

The beginner's guide to Slackware Linux

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Slack
HowTos

techradar.com: Give a man Ubuntu, and he'll learn Ubuntu. Give a man SUSE, and he'll learn SUSE. But give a man Slackware, and he'll learn Linux.

Do You Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

livingdeadgrrl.wordpress: Now, I do. Let me tell you the story in brief. I’ve been fascinated with Linux for a long time. Eventually I needed the support of my media card readers, and abandoned it. Enter the two new computers we bought this weekend.

No license payments lure, as open source on the rise

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OSS

itwire.com: The absence of upfront license payments is the main driver in open source adoption, along with the lower costs of total ownership, for companies in the European market despite lingering market concerns about the level of software support and the quality of open source software.

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 11 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 11 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

today's leftovers:

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News
  • My 10 UNIX Command Line Mistakes

  • Macpup Opera: The Fastest Child Of Puppy
  • -----BEGIN ENCRYPTED MESSAGE-----
  • Chrome and Firefox 3.5 Memory Usage
  • 25 awesome free Cross-platform games
  • Open Source Goes To War
  • KDE desktop Blogging Client - KBlogger
  • Ubuntu Improves User Experience Via “Paper Cut” Campaign
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 57 Gentoo Developer Markos Chandras
  • FLOSS Weekly 74: Jeff Sheltren of the OSU Open Source Lab

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tip of the Day: Rip DVDs With Thoggen

  • Install Air under Kubuntu Jaunty with KDE 4.3 Beta 2
  • How to install ATI fglrx drivers in Debian Lenny
  • How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux on Ubuntu
  • Mount Manager – User-friendly partition management
  • Converting VMware Images to VirtualBox - A Simple Method
  • Last.fm in Debian/Ubuntu
  • How to Prevent Ubuntu from Changing Hardware Clock
  • How to boost the loading time of programs in Ubuntu?
  • 3 Ways to Install Latest Wine in Ubuntu 9.04
  • 3 Desktop Tweaks on PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Gnome

Linux Hardware Support Better than Windows?

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Linux

weblogs.mozillazine.org: You know, the old thing about Linux was that it didn't necessarily support your (new) hardware. Greg Kroah-Hartman has been trying to bust that myth with the Linux Driver Project for a while now. But recent events have proved beyond doubt that not only is he right, but installing and using new devices on Linux is now much easier than on Windows.

Is The U.S. Self Importance Clouding Our Judgement Of Software?

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: In a piece about the market share of Ubuntu outside the United States, Christopher Dawson writes about the innovation that is going on using Linux outside our borders.

The First Ever Entirely Volunteer Run Open Source Conference is a Huge Succes

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OSS

readwriteweb.com: When the open source convention OSCON decided to move from Portland, Oregon to San Jose last year, the open source citizens of Portland set about developing their own "conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way."

HTML 5, Codecs and the Video Tag

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Movies

Spending the last two days at the Open Video Conference has been a great experience, lots of interesting speakers and I've learned a few things. Perhaps I'll write more in general later, however it's worth mentioning, while still fresh in my mind, today's sessions around royalty-free codecs and the HTML 5 <video> tag.

Firefox 3.5 RC2 Linux vs Windows Performance

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Moz/FF

andrewmlawrence.com: With the release of Firefox 3.5 right around the corner and the inclusion of the new Tracemonkey javascript engine, I thought I'd do a quick javascript performance comparison between the Linux and Windows versions.

The Rise of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

rizwansblog.wordpress: When Canonical first released its Ubuntu operating system, the world couldn’t have cared less. Here was another Linux flavor taking its place in the dark, damp and reserved corner of the operating systems covenant.

Mandriva Review

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MDV

distroviews.wordpress: I popped the old disk in the drive and waited for the skinned bootloader to load up. Well I say that like it took a while, but it really didn’t. I selected the option to boot into Mandriva Live.

Top 10 Firefox 3.5 Features

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Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: Firefox 3.5 is a pretty substantial update to the popular open-source browser, and it's just around the corner. See what features, fixes, and clever new tools are worth getting excited about in the next big release.

does Ubuntu pass the “white boy” test?

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.alcor.net: We generalize: Ubuntu is so easy, even your grandmother can use it, or it passes the Mother test, or the girlfriend experiment shows just how far we have to go. These generalizations idealize women as uninformed, technological novices or intellectual inferiors.

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