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Story Happy Software Freedom Day! Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 7:27pm
Story With Open-Source Software, You Don't Have to Start From Scratch Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 6:24pm
Story FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:34pm
Story Android tablet records and recreates 3D scenes Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:27pm
Story REVIEW: How to turn a Raspberry Pi in to an NSA-proof computer Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:26pm
Story Android L Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:25pm
Story AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:20pm
Story Native Netflix, Ts'o on Systemd, and Fedora 21 Alpha a Go Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 4:37am
Story Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 2:52am
Story Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 2:45am

Five Desktop Linuxes Systems

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Linux

sherman-on-security.blogspot: One of the pleasures of Linux is that you can try out different distributions to see which one works best for you. Some worthwhile distributions, however, don't get as much attention as they deserve. So, here's my list of five great distributions that you might want to try.

What Took You So Long?

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PCLOS

oneclicklinux.com: In my last blog post an anonymous reader asked a friendly question in the comments area, "What took you so long? PCLinuxOS isn't exactly a well kept secret..."

First Look: Ultimate Edition 2.2

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Though only four months passed since the previous release, Ultimate Edition 2.2 was a highly anticipated upgrade by fans all over the world, especially for the fact that it would almost certainly use the Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) base.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Debian Lenny) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Debian Lenny as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem.

The UNIX versus NT Organization

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OS

linuxfud.wordpress: While going through some old notes, I was reminded that there once existed a website dedicated to explaining the differences between Unix and Windows NT.

Software Installation on Linux: Flawed, Not Broken

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Tony Mobily published an article in Free Software Magazine discussing software installation, specifically end-user software installation, on Linux, which he calls broken. I agree that the system is flawed, but it is not broken.

So what is stopping YOU from using Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: When it comes down to the nitty gritties there are many reasons why you should use Linux and very few reasons why not. You can postulate all you like. You can um this and er that but when you look at actual fact and not FUD then Linux does look equal.

What is really holding Linux back?

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: Face it, no matter how user friendly, stable and well performing the operating system becomes, the majority of basic PC users will never get a chance to touch it because they will never install it.

Should You Care About Linux?

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Linux

netguido.com: Linux: It’s fast, it’s free, but is it time to load into your PC? Maybe not quite yet. Recent revisions of the software make it easier to overcome the biggest hurdle for the non-techie users — installation — but it is still an operation that will take lots of time and may just be beyond the skills of the average user.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A Quick Look at Two Opensource File Encryption Software

  • A Bunch Of New Stuff From Boxee
  • Should device manufacturers make their firmware open source?
  • Distro upgrading today
  • Ars reviews the Palm Pre, part 2: the webOS experience
  • The Digital Open Calls on Kids to Enter FOSS Contest
  • Intel develops simpler alternative to ACPI for Linux
  • Suspend to disk - does it still make sense?
  • HP announces a new business netbook
  • Changes in FSFE: Time to pass on the torch
  • Win a Gratis OSCON Pass from LQ
  • Amazon mp3 store: Linux kudos
  • chromium-bsu: fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter
  • openSUSE at LinuxTag Pictures: Day One
  • The dangers of taking credit for open-source software
  • Firefox in Context
  • Ingres: An Open Source Rival to Oracle
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 77
  • Method found for installing homemade apps on Pre
  • Puppet is an Open Source Poppet
  • SCO's lifesaver 'profited from Iraq war'
  • The Open Source Open Source Conference
  • ArtistX Linux 0.7 – An Ubuntu Alternative
  • Amarok context view: Flickr applet and minor changes
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 11

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Give users specific access with sudo

  • Installing Mandriva Linux with PXE
  • Bridge wireless cards
  • ubuntu as a media center with Moovida
  • Keep a Backup of Installed Packages
  • Howto: Installing Gnoetry 0.2 On Any Platform
  • Speed up Gentoo’s emerge
  • Install Crashplan backup tool in Linux
  • Create local SVN repository in ubuntu
  • abby GUI & addons utilities for Clive/CClive
  • Using Arp On Your Network
  • DoD CAC Cards and Gentoo Linux

Ubuntu may increase Mono-dependent apps

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The next release of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution may include a third Mono-dependent application by default, a spokesman for Canonical, the parent company for Ubuntu, told iTWire today.

KDE 4.3 branched, trunk is now 4.4

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: The release team has just done something a bit different from past release cycles to test out some modifications to our usual work flow: with the release of the first release candidate, 4.3 has been immediately branched off of the mainline trunk, and trunk is now 4.4.

David Versus Two Goliaths

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OS

adventuresincomputing.wordpress: Apple will release its OS X 10.6 “Snow Loepard” in September and not long after, on October 22nd, Microsoft’s Windows 7 will be released. A week later Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” is scheduled to be unleashed.

Red Hat profit rises, bucks tech industry trend

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Linux
  • Red Hat profit rises, bucks tech industry trend

  • Earnings Preview: Red Hat
  • Red Hat posts higher 1Q profit, sales
  • Open Source: The Future of Virtualization
  • Some notes on Fedora and Mono

id Purchased by ZeniMax Media

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: One of Linux gaming’s oldest and most stalwart commercial supporters, id Software, was just purchased by ZeniMax Media, who already own Bethesda Softworks. I guess it’s not too surprising to see consolidation in this market, but it is a little sad to see id lose a bit of its independence.

Working with XML and Java on Android

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Linux

Speaking the language of the Web - Building Android apps with Java and XML tools

Ultimate Edition 2.2

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Ubuntu

jjtcomputing.co.uk: Ultimate Edition is an ‘improved’ version of Ubuntu. Unlike Linux Mint, which contains modifications to the source code, Ultimate Edition is simply a lot more packages added to Ubuntu and then made into an ISO using reconstructor.

Fedora 11: Not even remotely ready for usage

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Linux

lunduke.com: After yesterday’s post on how I think Fedora is screwing up royally, I thought I’d follow that up with taking a look at the experiences of someone else.

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today's leftovers

  • Red Hat - Another Quarter And A Totally New Set Of Investor Perceptions
  • BIG open-source love Microsoft and Google? You still won't catch AWS [Ed: Microsoft does not love FOSS (or loved by it); it actively attacks FOSS.]
    Open source wasn’t supposed to matter in the cloud. After the Free Software Foundation’s failed attempt to rein in network-delivered software services, some wrung their hands and waited for the open source apocalypse. Instead of imploding, however, open source adoption has exploded, with ever more permissive licenses rising to largely eliminate the need to contribute anything back.
  • Open Source Data:The Last Frontier of the Fintech Revolution
    In the early days of computing, programmers and software developers shared their creations learned from each other and therefore advanced computing and software engineering to new heights.
  • The cheap arm project: An affordable, open-source robotics project
    What do you get when you put together wood and rope? Well according to Plymouth University’s Professor Guido Bugmann: a low-cost, open source, 2 meter tall robot! All buildable for under £2000. The Cheap Arm Project (CHAP) began as an MSc project aimed at developing an affordable mobile robot arm system that could be used by wheelchair users to access daily objects at inaccessible heights or weights (the extreme case being 2 litre bottle).
  • European Interoperability Framework: Commission presents new guidance for digital public services
    The announcement will be made today, at the Digital Day in Rome, together with other initiatives that aim to promote cooperation between EU Member States to better prepare society to reap the full potential of the digital transformation. Many EU Member States are digitising their public administrations to save time, reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve the quality of services that they offer to citizens and businesses. Doing this in a coordinated way ensures that the public sector is not only digital but also interoperable. The EU framework published today will help Member States to follow a common approach when making their public services available online, also across countries and policy areas. This will contribute to reducing bureaucracy for people and businesses, for example, when requesting certificates, enrolling to services, or handing in tax declarations.
  • Carbon Black warns of over reliance on 'nascent' machine learning security

    Security professionals cited high false positive rates and the ease with which machine learning-based technologies can be bypassed – at present – as the most serious barriers to adoption.

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