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Story Siduction Is the First OS to Adopt the New LXQt Desktop Environement Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 8:37pm
Blog entry 'Free' Wi-Fi Usually Not Free Anymore Roy Schestowitz 2 11/05/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.15 development – the kernel column Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 6:49pm
Story wattOS R8 Is Now Based On Debian Rather Than Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 6:44pm
Story Slackel Live KDE 4.10.5 Is a Conservative Linux Distro Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 6:40pm
Story GNOME: TARBALLS DUE: 3.12.2 Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 6:33pm
Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 9:44am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 8:16am
Story Open Source Android ALYT Security And Smart Home Manager (video) Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 7:05am
Story “open source is where I think the future is headed in local government…” Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 6:57am

Ubuntu Faster on My Internet Than Windows XP

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itworld.com: This isn't a rigorous benchmarked lab test yet, but I found something bizarre this morning. After fixing a little router problem, I tested the download speeds on my DSL line from AT&T and my cable Internet line from Time Warner Cable. I have both for product testing needs.

New Mexico in the midst of a geek renaissance

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OSS

dthomasdigital.wordpress: New Mexico is not really a place that comes to mind when you think of cutting edge technology. Funny thing is that’s exactly what is happening and has been happening for years in the Land of Enchantment.

OpenOffice Lives, More Involvement Needed

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OOo

linux-magazine.com: Free office solution OpenOffice.org is still in the best of shape, based on reactions from project members to Novell developer Michael Meeks's recent pessimistic view. The Linux Foundation is one of many who are concerned. All want one thing: more.

What's new in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

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Software

This article describes the newest version of Lotus Notes 8.5 and its rich additional Eclipse functionality and presents itself as a modern and effective interface.

Launchpad's License Will Be AGPLv3

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Software

softwarefreedom.org/blog: Last week, I asked Karl Fogel, Canonical's newly hired Launchpad Ombudsman, if Launchpad will use the AGPLv3. His eyes said “yes” but his words were something like: Canonical hasn't announced the license choice yet. I was excited to learn this morning from him that Launchpad's license will be AGPLv3.

Open Source Alternatives to iTunes: Your Favorite?

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Software

earthweb.com: While it's true that Apple iTunes has some compelling services, such as their TV/music/movie store, the media player itself leaves many power users yearning for something more.

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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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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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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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:

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