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Story Canonical Partners with AMD for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 9:13pm
Story Docker Raises $40M in Series C Financing to Drive Open Source Adoption Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:44pm
Story Open Source Fix For US Voting System ? Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:40pm
Story Expanding Reach in Asia: Telenor Group Brings Firefox OS Smartphones to Bangladesh Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:36pm
Story Android One phones launch in India Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:30pm
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

10 reasons why open source makes sense on smart phones

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Open source brings a host of benefits to the mobile market, starting with cost savings. But as Jack Wallen explains, the advantages go much further - from better security to more customization options.

Is Fedora Linux Still Relevant?

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: I've been in discussions with a group of other writers, Linux distribution watchers, Linux community leaders and developers in the past few days concerning Linux commercial vs. Linux community versions and some of us came to the conclusion that Fedora's relevance has waned.

Red Hat unit expects 100% revenue jump

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Linux

bnamericas.com: The Mexican unit of US Linux operating systems integrator Red Hat expects revenues to increase 100% during its fiscal year 2010, which will end February 28.

Using Ubuntu as your OS in academia

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Ubuntu

edtechdev.blogspot: I've been using Ubuntu Linux as my sole operating system for two years now, ever since before I became a professor. The switch was completely painless as I had already been using the same software on Windows and the Mac for years.

Growing Your Business Using Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

kcdataworks.com: I am frequently asked about Open Source software and operating systems such as Ubuntu. Many people are curious if these alternatives to Microsoft and Apple are legitimate and usable. My answer typically is something to the effect of "It depends on what you want to do with it...".

How To Install Qmailtoaster (CentOS 5.3)

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HowTos

Qmailtoaster is a project that aims to make the installation of Qmail onto RPM based systems a snap. All of the packages are distributed in source RPMs so building the packages for your particular distro and architecture is as easy as running a script or a simple command for each package.

Stop Ragging on KDE4!

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KDE

raiden.net: One of the things that's been frustrating me a lot lately is all the negative press about KDE4. And the Gnome fanboys have been having a blast with it. I want to state explicitly here and now, STOP PICKING ON KDE4!!

Why I Use Linux: Bryan’s Story

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Linux

This next story comes in from Bryan Ferguson. Bryan has went through a bit of frustration with Windows.

Microsoft, Ubuntu and Social Networking

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Like many multinational corporations, Microsoft has embraced social networking as a means of making customers feel like participants, not just end users, in a Microsoft community. When it comes to community-building, however, Microsoft is fighting an uphill battle against the open-source world.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mandriva to participate at the Berlin Linux Tag

  • OpenSuse 11.1: Quick review
  • Community Remaster: PCLinuxOS Xfce – Phoenix Edition RC1
  • Fedora! Oh, Just Go For It!
  • When Zeal Becomes Zealotry: A Tawdry Tale
  • Opera Unite Web Server Benchmarked
  • Opera Unite Offers Killer Media Sharing, But Fails at Social Networking
  • Seeing a Webcam Through Linux
  • Actuate “treats” its sales force to open source 101
  • Microsoft open-source license finds (some) love
  • How a Microsoft veteran learned to love Linux, and why it matters
  • Microsoft's Secret Weapon isn't FUD, it's Inertia
  • Fedora: Credit due
  • HP and Red Hat Integrate SOA Tools
  • Red Hat KVM suite, VirtualBox 3.0 hit beta
  • Does UK Government Grok the GPL?
  • Kubuntu QA and Feedback

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Get Fancy Skype Notifications on Ubuntu

  • One String to Rule Them All...
  • Making Vim Oneliners
  • How to disable loading of unnecessary kernel modules
  • Building a Wide-area Linux-based Wireless Network, part 3
  • ATI Catalyst (fglrx) and Kernels 2.6.30 / 2.6.29
  • How to Remove The Annoying Update manager Pop-up in Ubuntu

Valve To Launch Native Linux Game In July?

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Late last year we also got some confirmation of a Steam Linux client through some Linux shared libraries that had mistakenly shipped with the Left 4 Dead game client along with some other information we received through the grapevine. Well, now there may be another sign of impending Linux support by Valve Software.

KlamAV: Outstanding KDE front-end for Linux anti-virus

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Software

ghacks.net: You don’t usually hear that phrase spoken “Linux anti-virus”. But it does exist. One of the more popular Linux anti-virus tools is ClamAV. But to most users (especially new users) ClamAV is a bit challenging to use. That is where KlamAV comes in.

Social Desktop Contest

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KDE

kde.org: Today we are launching the Social Desktop Contest. As you know the idea of the Social Desktop is to connect online webservices with desktop applications. We give away great prices to developers who help making this vision reality.

HP is business Linux friendly

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: HP has long had a love/hate affair with Linux. On the one hand, HP has long supported Linux on servers. On the other hand, it took HP forever to finally start shipping pre-installed desktop Linux.

Red Hat's Virtualization Plan Enters Next Phase

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Software

internetnews.com: New open source-powered commercial product is set to roll out -- but for now, it's only for an invited few.

openSUSE Factory is Now Open

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SUSE

opensuse.org: openSUSE development is now even more open than before. Factory development is changing, and we’re making it easier for contributors to take responsibility for packages and to contribute directly to openSUSE.

Amarok 2.2 development, one week in

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Software

amarok.kde.org: Last Friday, trunk was opened for features and changes intended for Amarok 2.2. In the scope of a few hours more than 250 commits had been made as people were frantically committing their local git repos.

The Three Faces of Fedora 11, Part 3: Xfce

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Software

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: I have to confess that in writing this blog item about Xfce on Fedora 11, I’ve had divine inspiration. I mean, really divine inspiration, as in as high on the divinity food chain as you can get.

How Do We Introduce FOSS and Linux to Those Who Resist It?

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OSS

everyjoe.com: There are users who are totally resistant to change. Why? Because it disrupts their workflow. It makes them less productive. Change makes them cranky. However, there are times when change is needed and we have to lobby for it. So how now?

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