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Story 5 Secure Alternatives to WhatsApp Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 8:35am
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Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 5:53am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 5:52am
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Story The Promises and Perils of Android TV Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 3:40am
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Linux Command Line Terror! But....Why?

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blog.linuxtoday.com: One of the strangest mind-benders these days is hearing Linux users going all Barbie and vowing "I will never touch the command line! What is so terrifying about the command line?

Tiny Core Linux -- A Minimal Distro with Big Possibilities

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Tiny Core Linux (TC Linux) takes a minimalist approach to the base system and then lets you add just the pieces you need to get your job done.

GNOME 2.26 big on device, messaging integration

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Software

computerworld.com.au: Like gum to a shoe, the GNOME Project has stuck to its six monthly release schedule again, issuing version 2.26 of its open source desktop environment.

First Look: GNOME 2.26

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softpedia.com: Ladies and gentlemen, dear geeks... the time has come to announce the release of GNOME 2.26, a light desktop environment used in many popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, etc.

How to Learn Linux for Free

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Linux

earthweb.com: Ah yes, there's that all too familiar sound of tightening budgets and the tossing aside of those things perceived as non-essential. Training's death knell reverberates in my head like the sound of an ill-tuned vesper bell.

Music playing time with Listen

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Software

everyjoe.com: If you love music then you’re probably looking for the music player of your choice. You could choose among several types of music players out there. Lately I’ve been listening to music on my netbook using Listen.

TomTom Countersues: Linux And Microsoft Going To War

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Legal

businessinsider.com: This is exactly what we were afraid of. Last month, when Microsoft sued Dutch GPS-maker TomTom on the principle that parts of Linux -- which form the guts of TomTom's device -- violate Microsoft's patents, we hoped for a quick settlement.

just what is the big problem with Linux?

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Linux

itwire.com: A bunch of Microsoft Windows users were asked just why don't they use Linux. What's wrong with Linux? What needs to change to entice them? And I'll tell you!

Ubuntu 9.04 Has a Brand New Wallpaper

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: After the new login screen, new themes and the new boot splash theme introduced the other day, Canonical finally updated the old Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) wallpaper with a brand new one.

Also: New wallpapers for Jaunty. Don’t hold your breath.

It's *Not* The 15th Birthday of Linux – and Why That Matters

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linuxjournal.com: Last week, I wondered whether I'd gone back in time. Everywhere I went online – on news sites, blogs and Twitter – people were celebrating the 15th birthday of Linux, it seemed. “How is this possible?”

At last: GNOME adds native Exchange Server support

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Software

desktoplinux.com: The GNOME Project today achieved a new release of its popular desktop computing environment for Linux. Highlighting the GNOME 2.26 release is a version of the Evolution mail client that could finally open the door to Linux replacing Windows in the enterprise.

Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: One thing that gets debated over and over in Linux is the need for the command line. Linux shell is one of the things that makes Linux so great.

Linux for a new user: Gnome or KDE?

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KDE
Software

celettu.wordpress: So now that I have decided I’ll install Arch on Jen’s laptop, what DE should I install with it? I know I said I wanted to use KDE 4.2.1 (and I still do), but I’ve been thinking. Unfortunately. There’s a lot to be said for both of them.

Linux is still an adventure game, but now it's really worth playing

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guardian.co.uk: It must have been the first year of desktop Linux when I first played around with it, some time in the late 1990s. In those days we were so primitive we didn't realise that the year of desktop Linux would become an annual celebration.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linus' Blog: New logo
  • Linus' Blog: SSD followup
  • KDE4 Version of Digikam Photo Management Available
  • Linux and open source no puff in the clouds
  • Does SUSE Linux Server Have a Future?
  • Install An Open-Source Cloud Operating System On Your Server
  • Is the Linux desktop for me?
  • The Great Fsync Debate
  • Hedgewars Turn-Based Strategy Game
  • Linux Outlaws 82 - Journaling is Not So Funny Now!
  • XOOPS v2.3.3: Installation of Open Source CMS Gets Easier
  • Is Ubuntu good for Linux?
  • Novell inks deal with Cisco
  • Defense Department makes more open source moves
  • Red Hat chairman prescribes open source to solve state's economic woes
  • Linux. Liposuction for your computer.
  • eWEEK Labs on IBM/Sun: Open-Source Community Would Win
  • Ubuntu gets pre-Koala cloud love
  • Why TomTom Is Fighting Microsoft On Linux -- It Has To

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Print until no match

  • Mounting an NTFS drive in Debian
  • KDE 4.2, Web Shortcuts (gg:) not working in KRunner?
  • Screen Cheatsheet
  • Howto enable tab completion with sudo in Gentoo
  • wicd error: cannot connect to dbus
  • Lenny domU Xencons
  • encrypted root file system on LVM
  • iptables geoip match on debian lenny
  • Getting Started With CFEngine's cfagent.conf On Linux
  • Configure Bacula for Open Source Backups
  • Laptop Multimedia Keys And PCLinuxOS 2009
  • How To Upgrade PCLinuxOS 2007 or Minime 2008
  • Releasing And Renewing Your IP Address In Ubuntu

Point for Point with Bruce Byfield on GNU-Linux Desktop Myths

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penguinpetes.com: Bruce Byfield has an interesting list of rebuttals for GNU-Linux myths. So here's a few thoughts to add to the points raised:

Life Without Free Software: Not Possible

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OSS

workswithu.com: I wrote a post a few days ago about the bits and pieces of proprietary software that are still a necessary part of my technological life. As a follow-up, I thought it might be interesting to look at the other side of the coin.

Interview with Jono Bacon - Ubuntu Community Manager

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Interviews
Ubuntu

linuxquestions.org: This interview with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon is the first in the LQ Community Manager Interview Series. I'd like to thank Jono for taking the time to do this interview.

Linux file integrity: the same as Windows

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blogs.computerworld.com: My previous posting described how Windows 7 lets two programs update the same file at the same time, with the inevitable result, data corruption. It's an accident waiting to happen. And the same is true of Linux.

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