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Story Ubuntu AIO DVD Has All Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Flavors on One Disk Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 1:39am
Story AV Linux Dazzles Both Eyes and Ears Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 1:34am
Story Chromebooks to go offline as Intel moves inside Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:54am
Story KDE kicks off wallpaper contest for the next Plasma Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:50am
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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
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Free Software Song Rocks

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OSS

junauza.com: I still find the Free Software Song inspiring in some way although I know it will never ever win a Grammy Award or whatever. So, I thought I would share this to all of you especially those who are starting to lose faith in free software.

Desktop Linux - If it ain't broke don't fix it!

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Hobbyist attitude in Linux world is not always good. There is no hue and cry if a Microsoft release is delayed or a Mac OS is postponed for sometime.

Paradox argumentations from a KDE project leader

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Software

the-gay-bar.com: "i will not drink the koolaide" is a rant on a particular software called "pulseaudio." Let's do some string replacing here and after :s/PulseAudio/KDE4/ you have summed up a lot of the complaints people had about KDE4: KDE3 worked.

Happy eighth birthday Drupal

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Drupal

buytaert.net: Today, eight years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! When I started work on Drupal as a graduate student, Drupal was just a little hobby project grown out of my own interest in the web.

Windows 7

The Gatekeepers of our technology

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: It's been a rocky affair since Dell decided it would bump the positive side of their ledger by offering the Linux Operating System on their products. A word of advice is always welcome though and I might offer one of the afore-mentioned parties a bit of it now...

Red Hat Nearly Doubles Its Partner Channel

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Linux

thevarguy.com: More proof open source is infiltrating (and redefining) the IT channel: Red Hat’s partner network now exceeds 1,300 companies — up 84 percent from 713 companies in January 2008, according to The VAR Guy’s Open Source 50 report.

Windows vs. Linux vs. Unix: More Old News

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OS

seekingalpha.com: This is old news in more ways than one. But I post it up to be consistent with quarterly reports I have made here and here over the last year, interpreting IDC's findings about the operating systems server manufacturers ship from the factory.

Mortal OS Kombat: Linux versus Windows 7

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Linux
Microsoft

maximumpc.com: Draw the line in the sand! It's the showdown the tech world has feared: Microsoft's upstart Windows 7 versus Linux. We've seen plenty of volleys back and forth from both camps over the past few days, thanks to the beta launch of the Windows 7 operating system.

Installing SugarCRM Community Edition On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

SugarCRM is a webbased CRM solution written in PHP. SugarCRM is available in different flavours called "Editions" ("Community" (free), "Professional", and "Enterprise"). In this tutorial I will describe the installation of the free Community Edition on Ubuntu 8.10.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu 9.04's blazing boot times

  • What happens with KDE with Qt license shift?
  • Netbooks Head for the $200 Range: Good News for Open Source
  • Switching
  • Netbook adventures
  • The enterprise value of modifying open source
  • Sizing, configuration, and the Unix reseller hurdle
  • Is There A Linux Equivalent To Microsoft Exchange?
  • Plasmoid prognostication
  • 6 tips how to make your Virtualization better
  • Tip of the Day: Use lm-sensors to Monitor Your Hardware
  • Bringing Open Source Software to Trading Desks
  • Bringing Up Open Source, Part 1: Enterprise Edition
  • Installed OpenSuse 11.1 over Mandriva 2009
  • The end of my love affair with Apple?
  • Fixing MBR after Ubuntu overwrites
  • Installing Ubuntu EEE with Compiz on the EEE PC
  • Forcing Upgrades: Not Just Open Source
  • Watch a command
  • Famous Sed One-Liners Explained, Part III
  • Woman blames Ubuntu for missing online classes
  • Making KDE's Konqueror Obey You

i will not drink the PulseAudio koolaide

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Software

aseigo.blogspot: When I started using Phonon everything Just Worked(tm). I upgraded my operating system and was "blessed" with PulseAudio. Now nothing Just Works(tm).

Ok Lenny, so maybe it’s not over

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Linux

fullmetalgerbil.com: So, after leaving Debian Lenny I slutted around with a number of distributions (PCLinuxOs, Zenwalk, Vector Linux, Open SUSE, Mandriva, Fedora, and even gave my old ex Ubuntu a booty call), however for one reason or another all of them were suboptimal compared to Debian.

Fact Vs. Friction: Picking The Right Open-Source Office Suite

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Software

bmighty.com: Over the past several months, a war of words has erupted over the future of OpenOffice.org. Let's focus on what most small-business users really care about: Picking the right software suite to maximize their productivity, control costs, and manage risk. In particular, let's look at five closely related business productivity suites:

Why Linux will crush Windows 7

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Why Linux will crush Windows 7

  • How windows anti Linux strategy will backfire in 2009
  • Windows 7, Meet Fedora 10; Play Nice
  • Windows to Ubuntu and back to Windows

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com.au: Mozilla said Tuesday that it will delay the third beta of Firefox 3.1, citing a "large number" of remaining bugs as the reason for the slip.

Ricardo "Khan" Montalban dies at 88

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Obits

latimes.com: Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on ABC's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.

Why we need Edubuntu to succeed

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Ubuntu

laserjock.wordpress: I say that is that Ubuntu and Linux/FLOSS in general needs advocates on behalf of students, educators, and the next wave of technolgy users. People generally tend to stick with the OS they first learn so one of the best ways to make Linux maintstream is to get it into schools.

Increase openSUSE Speed & Performance

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SUSE
HowTos

vavai.net: This post is based on true story Smile. It’s my experience and I’ve applied it. I get a faster and nicer openSUSE after applying these tips.

KDE: Linux Format's Free Software Project of the Year

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Linux Format recognizes stand out projects and members of the Free software world with their Reader Awards. In recognition of the path KDE took in 2008 from the initial 4.0 release through to our current effort, the readers voted overwhelming for KDE as the Free Software Project of the Year.

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