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Story Fairphone – the Fair Trade Coffee of Android Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 12:46am
Story Free courses for getting started in the open source cloud Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 12:25am
Story You can return your Android app and get full refund Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 12:16am
Story Monstrous TiVo DVR has six tuners, holds 24TB Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 12:02am
Story KDE Akademy 2014 – Welcome, new KDE board! Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 8:47pm
Story Edison IoT module ships with Atom/Quark combo SoC Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 7:50pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 7:50pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 7:49pm
Story India based start-up Flockport launches first Linux container-sharing website Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 7:15pm

Are Apple's Price Drops Aimed at Linux?

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Mac Yesterday, Apple announced significant price drops on many of its consumer products including the iPhone and Mac Air. This is an unusual move. So what's up with this big price drop? Is Apple out to "get" Linux?

Fedora 11: So easy you'll forget it's Linux

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  • Red Hat's Fedora 11: So easy you'll forget it's Linux

  • Red Hat goes one louder with Fedora 11
  • Fedora 11 to get link to Exchange
  • A New Fedora, Size 11
  • F11 = F1 (Help) + 1

Fedora 11 Released

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Linux The Fedora Project today announced the availability of Fedora 11, the latest version of its free open source operating system. The community's eleventh release includes the broadest feature set to date.

Provider of Interactive Teaching Solutions Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux The Linux Foundation announced today that mimio® has become the newest member of the Linux Foundation. mimio® embraces Linux as an important and affordable platform for interactive teaching technologies.

The best netbook-friendly Linux distros

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Linux We loved the Xandros based OS the Asus put on the original Eee PC and Acer's version of Linpus. For 90 per cent of the tasks anyone's likely to perform on a netbook, they're spot on and allow the machines to boot up in under 20 seconds. But what about that other ten per cent of tasks?

15 Cool Google Chrome Wallpapers We've seen plenty of awesome Firefox wallpapers here before, but since everybody's talking about Google Chrome web browser, I decided to collect some Chrome wallpapers. Here they are:

Seven Mistakes Being Made in FOSS Branding

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OSS Traditionally, any mention of marketing has the average member of the free and open source software (FOSS) community reaching for the garlic and crucifixes. Yet, despite the baying of mobs with pitch forks and torches in the background, the topic of how FOSS presents itself to the world at large has started to be raised in blogs.

OSS popularity spurs training demand

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OSS The shift among local organizations toward open source software (OSS) is driving more IT professionals to undergo additional training to equip themselves with the right skills.

Novell ponders "open-source apps store"

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SUSE Novell plans to bring the wealth of open-source software to everyday users through an "open-source apps store".

Fedora 11: Leonidas is Hardly a Spartan Linux

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Linux Red Hat's community Linux effort, Fedora is out today with its latest release, Fedora 11. While Fedora Linux 11 is an optimized release, some might even call it a 'Spartan' release, though not for lack of new features.

OpenSolaris: how long will it be with us?

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OS OpenSolaris came out with its third release last week and within a year there seems to have been some pretty good progress. The biggest question hanging over OpenSolaris is whether Oracle will decide to continue the project.

The Gospel of Tux

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Linux Every generation has a mythology. Every millenium has a doomsday cult. Every legend gets the distortion knob wound up until the speaker melts. Archeologists at the University of Helsinki today uncovered what could be the earliest known writings from the Cult of Tux, a fanatical religious sect that flourished during the early Silicon Age, around the dawn of the third millenium AD...

Why Normal People Don't Use Linux

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community.zdnet: A way back I blogged in a self-important and knowing way about Why People Don’t Use GNU/Linux. I'd like to update that now, and thus the appearance of The Four Eyes:

Microsoft's Pyrrhic Victory in the Netbook War

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  • Microsoft's Pyrrhic Victory in the Netbook War

  • High Netbook Return Rate? Windows Is the Problem
  • Android netbooks will fall to Windows stronghold, Linux indifference

today's leftovers:

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  • Cisco AXP Contest Field Narrowed to Top 10

  • 25 Sites Related to Debian You Can’t Miss
  • Some Linux Critiques By Way Of A Solaris Dissenter
  • Even Linux can become a victim of Windows viruses...
  • Some notes on OpenSolaris 2009.6
  • GRUB2 To Be Used By Default In Ubuntu 9.10
  • Firefox 3.5 Preview now available for beta users
  • XtraDB: InnoDB on Steroids
  • openSUSE 11.2 Preview
  • Explaining Ubuntu's 10 Second Boot Time
  • Companies Still Worried About Open-source Security
  • Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting (Book Review)
  • Aaron Seigo: build brand together, adendums
  • Baseball and Linux?
  • Red Hat on Verizon's cloud
  • Invisible Linux
  • Free and fair — and open source
  • loook: A light-weight text search tool for OpenOffice documents
  • Alien-GUI: grafically convert deb and tar packages to RPM
  • Interview with Jamie Cameronof Webmin
  • Group targets open source cloud computing
  • RIM may go open source

some howtos:

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  • Routine check of drives

  • Create drag-and-drop DVD .iso image burning in Ubuntu
  • Mounting SD memory card on boot
  • Ubuntu 9.04 SSD Tips
  • Creating Queries in Base
  • Disabling the Root Account on Your SSH Server
  • 3.1 anti-aliasing
  • Keeping File Ownership (UIDs) Consistent when Using EBS on EC2
  • Git Development Cycle
  • Use antiword to extract text from .doc files
  • Set up a Reverse SSH Tunnel

Qt vs GTK: Conclusion

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celettu.wordpress: After writing four posts about this, it’s time to wrap it up. Over the last few weeks I installed and tested enough software to last a lifetime and I feel confident to draw a couple of conclusions.

Firefox 3.5 delayed to 10 June

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  • Firefox 3.5 delayed to 10 June

  • More On 7 Years of Mozilla Releases
  • Toronto students behind Firefox browser's amazing overhaul
  • Mozilla to Let Enterprises Build Custom Firefox Browsers

Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

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  • Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

  • Google Android - Better For Netbooks Than Windows 7
  • Linux and Windows battle for netbooks
  • The incredible, expandable Linux netbook
  • How the $0 Netbook Might Just Help Save the Media Industry
  • Is Android The Perfect Mobile Software Platform?
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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

Software and today's howtos

Security and Bugs

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  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.