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Story XFDASHBOARD: GNOME SHELL LIKE DASHBOARD FOR XFCE Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 6:06pm
Story Testing Btrfs On The Linux 3.16 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:59pm
Story BFS Scheduler Updated For The Linux 3.15 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:55pm
Story NSA: Linux Journal is an "extremist forum" and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:47pm
Story The Novena Open Hardware Laptop: A Hacker's Dream Machine Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:32pm
Story Top 4 graphical partition managers Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:21pm
Story LinuxCon and ELC Europe keynotes revealed Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:07pm
Story A Closer Look at Android RunTime (ART) in Android L Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:50pm
Story WAYLAND IN FEDORA UPDATE Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:43pm
Story Red Hat Delivers Beta of Satellite 6 Admin Toolset Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:28pm

Fedora Test Day - Nouveau - Experience

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loupgaroublond.blogspot: Today i participated for the first time in a Fedora Test Day. Conveniently i had a few hours free today, so i decided to devote some time to making sure my nVidia chip will work well in the next Fedora release. The short answer, it does.

PCLinuxOS is GREAT

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some leftovers:

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News
  • Pimp your startup sequence with Bootchart

  • Mandriva will be present at the Linux 2009 Solutions Exhibition
  • Canonical To Not Enable UXA, Too Problematic
  • Two Great Kid-Friendly Linux Projects
  • Michelle Hall On Qimo - Linux For Kids
  • Ubuntu and my work
  • Thoughts about gentoo packages
  • Things I wrote down during OSBC
  • March in the archive: a view from the Ubuntu Server team
  • Takeaways and Study Materials from the OSBC
  • Suse Linux powers SA tax collection
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Screenshot Tour
  • Who really keeps open source out of business?
  • Introducing KDE 4 Notification Icons
  • Microsoft deeds are the problem
  • Sharing, Contributing... and Caching
  • Learning Geography with KGeography on Ubuntu Linux
  • Brian Aker: What Would an IBM Buyout of Sun Mean for MySQL?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Diagnose and fix network problems yourself

  • Writing GNOME Docs, Part II
  • How to Install GCC (c/c++) Compiler in Ubuntu Linux
  • Echo Debugging
  • Mailman with lighttpd and Postfix on Gentoo
  • Chainloading with Grub
  • Multi touch for any, all synaptics touchpad
  • Install the Fedora 10 Desktop Theme in Ubuntu
  • How to sendemail from the command line
  • VirtualBox and Running a Virtual Ubuntu Image within an Ubuntu Host
  • Convert pdf to jpg
  • Find files the easy way

Linux is about choice (pt 1)

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nthrbldyblg.blogspot: I argue that Linux is about choice. Why then, do applications (or their developers) decide to take away that choice?

Moonlight plans video-patent police beater for Linux

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theregister.co.uk: The open-source version of Microsoft's Silverlight is adopting hardware-based decoding for video, a move that will boost multimedia on Linux devices.

First LibrePlanet was a Resounding Success

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fsf.org/blogs: The LibrePlanet event was a huge success, and a great launch for our community activities at libreplanet.org. LibrePlanet featured a jam-packed schedule including a full day of speakers on Saturday and an Open Space Conference on Sunday.

Open-source firms urged to go on legal offensive

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linuxworld.com (IDG): Open-source software companies are missing out on a relatively inexpensive way to fight concerns about patent liability, according to an attorney who spoke at an open-source conference in San Francisco this week.

Hey, your distro sucks!

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: I’m sitting in a room at HeliOS Solutions with computers running primarly Fedora. However, there are also boxes (going clockwise from where I’m sitting) running OpenSUSE, AntiX Mepis (it’s old), Debian, Xubuntu and Ubuntu.

First Impressions: Igelle PC/Desktop 0.6.0

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: AFTER more than a decade of using Linux, it's not often that a Linux distribution appears on Distrowatch and I go: Who? What? But that's exactly what happened.

First Look at Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Beta

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lifehacker.com: The name's ridiculous, but "Jaunty Jackalope," the next release of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, is seriously focused on the user experience. Dig what's new and improved in the beta of Ubuntu 9.04, due out today.

Securing your organisation with open source

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tectonic.co.za: While backup and recovery solutions are considered paramount in most organisations, they are possibly one of the most overlooked procedures in company security policies, mainly because they seem to try to achieve the opposite.

Linux Chromium progresses on tabs

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Software

stefanoforenza.com: It’s nice to see work is in progress and the last system updates brings tab functionality to the browser. Being work in progress, tabs don’t work in the way you expect them (you can’t switch between them, you can’t close them, etc), but they appear. So let’s take a look !

10 ways Microsoft could help Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

Stop the presses: Jack Wallen supports an alliance between Microsoft and Linux. Find out why he believes both camps could work together for the benefit of all concerned.

Kernel developers squabble over Ext3 and Ext4

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h-online.com: A number of senior kernel developers, including Linus Torvalds, Ted Ts'o, Alan Cox and Ingo Molnar, have been squabbling over the sense or otherwise of journaling and delayed allocation in Ext3 and Ext4.

How to make a half-a-billion bucks with Linux

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blogs.computerworld: I find it hard to believe that there are still fools out there who don't think you can make money, serious as heart attack money, with Linux and open source. Let Red Hat spell it out for you.

Linux maker a "tempting" takeover target

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reuters.com: Citigroup said Red Hat Inc, which posted strong quarterly results on Wednesday, is a potential takeover target as the Linux software maker's strategy attracts the attention of larger technology firms.

Epiphany is my new web browser, goodbye Firefox

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izanbardprince.wordpress: For a while I ignored it largely because Firefox *does* work, but it’s been quite obvious for a while that Linux is an afterthought for them. Debian fixed up a lot of the more patently Windows-centric crap including the broken Extensions manager. Their reward?

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