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Story Death of net neutrality: Is Mozilla barking up the wrong tree? Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:39am
Story GoboLinux 015 Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:30am
Story Secure Ubuntu Privacy Remix 12.04r1 (Protected Pangolin) Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:23am
Story Debian 7.5 “Wheezy” Live CD Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:48pm
Story Does Linux need more distributions and desktop environments? Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:44pm
Story Canonical Releases New Ubuntu Touch Images Based on Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:34pm
Story phpMyAdmin 4.2.0 Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:26pm
Story SteamOS Update 105 Lands New AMD Linux Driver Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:05pm
Story ClamTk 5.06 Is the Most Friendly Antivirus Software on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:01pm
Story Is CryptoLocker Ransomware arriving on Android? Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 7:45pm

Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 3: Kernel controlled graphics modes

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: With the release of 2.6.29-rc1 last weekend, Linus Torvalds concluded the first phase, called the merge window, of the development cycle. This phase allows for incorporating the substantial changes intended for the next kernel version into the source code management system of the Linux kernel.

Why Open Source Will Succeed on the Desktop…Without Linux.

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I have been a consumer of Open Source software for a very long time. Here lately, I’ve been having a love/hate relationship with (not only) Ubuntu, but with Linux in general.

Review: OpenSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

headshotgamer.com: OpenSUSE (in various forms) has been around for quite some time and has been quite popular with developers and business users. It currently holds Distrowatch's number 2 spot on the page hit ranking and has a thriving community of users. OpenSUSE 11.1 is packing some good stuff.

Some things that I’d miss on moving from Linux to Windows

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Linux

technologytales.com: The latest buzz surrounding Windows 7 has caused one observer to suggest that it’s about to blast Linux from the desktop. My experiences might be positive but there are still things that I like about Linux that make me reluctant to consider switching back. Here are a few in no particular order:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3 Screenshot Tour

  • All That Matters for Now is Out-of-the-Box Experience
  • Ubuntu Rage
  • Google portable device runs Debian Linux
  • Mandriva Cooker (2009 Spring) boot times
  • Why Open Source is Eclipsing Everything Else
  • The Value of (Good) Documentation
  • Special Source 5: Interview with Jono Bacon
  • Open Solaris is Big...in Afghanistan
  • Spinning Unix and Linux Blog Content
  • Putting Linux Muscle in Your Pocket: Resources for USB Thumb Drives
  • Opportunities for open source M&A in 2009
  • (All this is) Gentoo for me
  • When Windows beats Linux: a cautionary tale

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Disable ipv6 on Ubuntu

  • How to install ATI fglrx driver in debian
  • Remote access using NX and OpenSuse 11.1
  • Linux: Convert a PDF File To an Image
  • turning off the fancy schmancy notifications in the KDE 4 panel
  • Creating a backup for entropy.
  • Encrypt Your Files In Linux With eCryptfs
  • Ubuntu, PAM, and MD5 logins
  • Launchy… for Linux
  • Unmounting the unresponsive CD/DVD drive
  • HowTo: A Beginners Guide to Setting up Conky
  • Howto create an mdadm raid 1 device with a missing drive
  • Passwordless SSH
  • Reduce Boot Menu Delay In Ubuntu
  • Use pushd and popd for faster CLI navigation
  • How to tweak Nautilus to display size of files under their name
  • Learning LaTeX
  • dd: the ultimate disk cloning tool
  • How To Remove Ubuntu’s Password Keyring
  • Convert seconds to Hours, Minutes and Seconds
  • Clock skew detected
  • Panoramic photos in Ubuntu
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Clear the Package Cache

SCaLE 7x announces speakers and keynotes

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OSS

SCaLE 7x has announced the conference line up for their February 20-22, 2009 event in Los Angeles. The keynote speakers will include, Joe 'Zonker' Borckmeier and Bradley Kuhn.

Warrantless Intrusion: yet another reason for Using GNU/Linux

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: All manner of campaigns have been tried to persuade Windows users to make the switch to GNU/Linux and every year is heralded as the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop. Whether these things come to pass or not only time will tell, but the latest electronic assault on the integrity of computers which emanates from the British Government might just tilt the balance in favour of free and open software.

Linux, windows and netbooks

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OS

toolbox.com/blogs: We all know that netbooks have become hugely popular. So popular in fact that microsoft has been stirred to try and stick its fingers into the pie. So far this has been as successful as the ugly step sister trying to fit into Cinderella's glass slipper.

Linux- Where to Begin?

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Linux

pctechbytes.net/forums: You are probably reading this with questions about Linux, whether you are a frustrated with Microsoft Operating Systems, just curious about the advantages and disadvantages of Linux, or don't even know how to use a computer!

Is cash king of open source?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: There is an assumption throughout the financial press that since we’re down, cash is king. The extent to which this applies to open source, however, is something which deserves to be questioned.

Open source and the lone developer

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OSS

sutor.com: It occurred to be this morning when I was stuck in traffic that although a lot has been written about open source development for communities, much less is out there for the lone developer. This is the person who labors along by him- or herself, writing code and letting the world use it. Why might they do this?

Interview With Paul Cooper - GNOME Mobile

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Paul. In specific, we talk about: Getting started with the GNOME project, Devices targeted by GNOME Mobile, and the Differences between GNOME and GNOME Mobile.

Xfce 4.6 Beta 3 (Tuco-Tuco) released

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Software

xfce.org: I am pleased to announce the release of Xfce 4.6 BETA-3. Just like with the previous BETA, this release comes with a lot of bugfixes but is not expected to be 100% stable.

Development Release: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3

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Ubuntu

distrowatch.com: Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the third alpha release of Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope."

7 tech comics that will put a big smile on your face

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Misc

royal.pingdom.com: Sometimes you just need to take a short break, relax and have fun. A great way to do so is to check out some funny web comics, and we here at Pingdom are big fans of comics that dive into the slightly more geeky aspects of life.

The love for apt-get

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Software

the-gay-bar.com: In Linux circles RPM has a really bad reputation, the whole idea of "RPM-hell" (like Windows' DLL-hell) has spread through the years. It's a reputation that was really deserved in the past when getting exactly the right RPM for your distro was a huge pain.

Web browsers compared; Opera comes out on top

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Software

ajc.com: Many PC buyers assume there is one way to get onto the Internet — Internet Explorer. It’s already on the desktop, it seems to work, so why mess with a good thing? But these days there are many choices when it comes to browsers.

Why I Think Open Source Will “Win” In The End

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OSS

blog.eracc.com: Have you ever called or e-mailed Microsoft or some other software manufacturer’s technical support about a problem as a user? What was your result? Did the technical support personnel begin with the assumption that you were the problem, not their software?

Windows 7, A Linux User's Perspective

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: It’s no secret that I’m a Linux fan. I love it. I use it. I tell of its goodness far and wide. It’s also true, however, that I administer and use a variety of operating systems throughout any given day. This week, I tried out Windows 7 Beta.

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