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Story Arch Linux 2015.05.01 Is Now Available for Download with Linux Kernel 4.0.1 Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 11:10am
Story Linksys WRT1200AC: A fast, full-featured, open-source-friendly router Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:59am
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Review Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:48am
Story How containers will shape the Drupal ecosystem Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:43am
Story After OpenStreetMap - OpenSeaMap Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:35am
Story Ubuntu Make 0.7 released with Visual Studio Code support Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 8:02am
Story GNOME Shell 3.17.1 Makes it Easy to Move to a Different Monitor Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 4:48am
Story Mozilla: Deprecating Non-Secure HTTP Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 4:44am
Story Linux-ready i.MX6 SBC is loaded with wireless options Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 4:39am
Story Kubuntu 15.10 Will Include the KDE Plasma 5.4 Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 1:21am

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash String Comparison: Substrings
  • Resizing with F-Spot
  • Enhanced history searching in zsh
  • Replacing postfix and procmail with maildrop
  • Running WvDial without Root Permission

A Debian first: female candidate in running for leader

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itwire.com: For the first time in its 16-year history, the Debian GNU/Linux project has a woman in the running to become leader of the project when voting for the post takes place between April 2 and April 15.

QA, a “popular” task? Really?

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Gentoo
Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: I’ve been accused by some people of being more interested in creating “followers” than in the wellness of Gentoo. This really did make me unhappy; not only it’s definitely not the case, but that hits my very nerves.

Why you should switch to OpenSuse

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SUSE

techblog.aasisvinayak.com: I have been using Linux for the past 7 years and I have tried many distributions. About, 6 months back I decided to have a permanent copy of one more operating system in my laptop – OpenSuse. And, now I can say that OpenSuse is the best operating system I every used.

The Case for Cadence

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Ubuntu
  • The Case for Cadence: Towards a Shared Release Cycle
  • Why Window Button Placement Doesn’t Matter
  • Full Circle Podcast #2: The Full Circle of Light (Brown)
  • Project: Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 2
  • If Dreams Were Real: Convergence of Distro and Kernel Versions

Benchmarks: Mandriva 2010.1, PCLinuxOS 2010, Ubuntu 10.04, openSUSE 11.3

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PCLOS
MDV
SUSE
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last week we delivered benchmarks of Fedora 13 Alpha and Ubuntu 10.04 (along with testing the Fedora 11 and 12 too), but today we have a new set of comparative benchmarks that are covering the latest development versions of Ubuntu 10.04, Mandriva 2010.1, PCLinuxOS 2010, and openSUSE 11.3. Here they are.

On the fall and rise of the GNU GPL

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OSS

blogs.the451group: In preparation for my presentation at OSBC tomorrow I’ve been looking back at some of the key trends that influenced the commercial open source landscape in 2009. One of those is the decline in the use of the GNU GPL as a proportion of all open source projects.

Review: GIMP 2.6.7

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GIMP

duncsweb.com: You don’t need to be a tech wiz or a graphics expert to know, when it comes to image manipulation, Adobe Photoshop monopolizes the market. But, there is one down side to the famous program, and that is it’s well known price tag.

PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta2 Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: Updates, bugs fixes and suggestions based on community feedback over the past week were implemented on the LiveCD. In addition to the KDE 4.4.1 SC version we now have Gnome, Phoenix XFCE, PCLXDE and Gnome Zen Mini isos available.

Ubuntu 10.04: Waiting for the Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu

millionchimpanzees.blogspot: Waiting for something can be difficult and, after all, in the world of technology, six-weeks is almost an eternity. If patience is your virtue though, April 29th is right around the corner.

Microsoft licensing Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

mybroadband.co.za: Proprietary giant is licensing open source to its partners. What is going on?

4 Ways to Turn Linux into Windows XP

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Linux
Software

redferret.net: So there’s this whole eco-system of folk trying to make Linux look and feel like Windows XP. It’s so quaint and kind of clever I guess. Combine the robustness and open source vitality of Linux with the familiarity of the most popular version of Windows ever, and you should be onto a golden ticket.

Nokia’s N900: Not for vertical markets.

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Hardware

Here's a screen grab of the Nokia N900 phone dialer. It’s the only part of this super high-powered Linux phone that has a vertically-oriented display.

And for yours truly, that’s a bit of a problem.

More here...

New cdbuilder server improves Debian infrastructure

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Linux

debian.org: Today, the Debian project administrators are activating a new cdbuilder server. While the old system needed 20 hours to build the ISOs, the new server needs less than two hours for the same job.

Alternative Unix Software Installation Methods

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: In one of my classes we are getting to play with wonderful pieces of technology called "SMART Boards." As such I was pleasantly surprised when I navigated my way to SMART's website and discovered a fully cross-platform application set for interacting with the SMART board.

Goodbye Novell

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Linux
OSS
SUSE
  • Goodbye Novell | The Linux Action Show! s11
  • SFLS - Episode 0x23: Public Domain
  • Going Linux: Mar 15: #095 - Linux Docks & Using Ubuntu

Pardus: A Linux distribution for the end user

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Linux

ghacks.net: Of course when I say leopard, with regards to anything computer, you think Mac OS X. Not this time. This time we’re talking about a different flavor of Linux – Pardus. Pardus is developed in Turkey and named after the Anatolian leopard.

Living with ALT Linux Sisyphus

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Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: I have always liked to have something "commie" in my life around me , ALT Linux is one more example. I have been using this distribution from Russia for past many year on different occasions for different lengths of time.

GCC 4.5 Is Still Not Ready For Release

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Software

phoronix.com: GCC 4.4.0 was released nearly a year ago, but it looks like its one-year anniversary may pass without a new major release of the GNU Compiler Collection.

A Brief History of Brown: Ubuntu Feature Timeline

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Love it or hate it, Ubuntu has changed the way Linux is perceived by many. A lot has changed since Warty Warthog, the first release, so we here at MakeTechEasier thought it was time to take a look at how Ubuntu has evolved over time with screenshots.

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