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Story Linux 3.19 To Have Skylake Graphics, PPGTT Enablement Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 9:41pm
Story Why Contribute to an Enterprise Open Source Project? Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 9:07pm
Story Stick computer runs Android on quad-core Atom Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:56pm
Story Ubuntu Used by FIA Weatherman at Suzuka F1 Grand Prix Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:09pm
Story [GNU IceCat] 31.1.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:00pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 6:28pm
Story Still running 32 bit Ubuntu? Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 4:00pm
Story NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 3:56pm
Story GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 3:31pm
Story 3 Alternatives to the Adobe PDF Reader on Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 3:02pm

Are Proprietary Tools the Key to Linux Desktop Success?

daniweb.com/blogs: I'm having a rather traumatic experience with certain Microsoft products lately. The problem is, that to manage a true Hyper-V system remotely, you must have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 system. Where's the freedom in that?

10 IT flame wars that will never go away

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve been involved in IT over the past few decades, you know that the flame of war has always burned strong. It’s like the best rivalries in sports, with camps residing on opposite sides of the field. Chances are, you’ve been in at least one of these flame wars over the years.

antiX-M8.2

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Up this time is antiX, a light-weight version of Linux based on SimplyMEPIS. antiX is geared toward older systems but it’s also quite usable on more modern hardware.

Make the most of large drives with GPT and Linux

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Linux

Preparing for future Linux disk storage with the GUID Partition Table

Will Smartbooks Replace Netbooks?

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Hardware

guardian.co.uk: Could netbooks be replaced by smartbooks? Yes. But will they? Maybe. The general idea is to run smartphone software such as Google's Linux-based Android and Microsoft's Windows CE (AKA Windows Mobile) on portable computers with 7in-10in screens.

MicroHoo: Good or Bad for Open Source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com/blogs: News that Microsoft and Yahoo have finally agreed a formula for their collaboration comes almost as a relief after what seems like years of tiresome on-off negotiations. I think it's necessary to distinguish between short-term and long-term effects.

Beyond the hype: Where open source actually saves you money

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OSS

cnet.com: Talk to any open-source vendor (myself included), and we'll tell you that there's a lot of money to be saved by dropping your proprietary software in favor of open-source alternatives. But is that always the case? And, if so, what are the necessary preconditions for saving money?

Aisleriot - Solitaire on Steroids

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Gaming

raiden.net: Despite all the people who claim to be productive at work, or those who claim to be more than a casual gamer, there is a lot, and I do mean a lot, of people out there who are either casual gamers, or they love to play various solitaire card games on the computer.

Microsoft Releases GPL'd Software (Again): Does This Change Anything?

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Microsoft
OSS

softwarefreedom.org/blog: Microsoft has received much undeserved press about their recent release of Linux drivers for their virtualization technology under GPLv2. I say “undeserved” because I don't particularly see why Microsoft should be lauded merely for doing something that is in their own interest that they've done before.

Linux your way with SUSE Studio

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SUSE

dissociatedpress.net: One of the great things about Linux is that it’s possible to do almost anything with the OS – scale it up, scale it down, customize it to suit your needs. But it’s much easier said than done. Creating your own Linux-based OS is no small feat. Or wasn’t. Until SUSE Studio.

5 Fast Solutions To Deploy Ubuntu On Windows

downloadtube.com/blog: For testing purposes or just for fun, almost any existing Linux distribution can be rapidly deployed from its Live CD or DVD ISO image, without the need to perform an installation to a hard drive or a USB drive.

Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: GRUB 2

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Software

workswithu.com: Ubuntu 9.10 will use GRUB 2 as its default bootloader, replacing GRUB legacy. In this post, we take a look at some of the new features offered by this change.

So, is nice, nice and simple?

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Software

linux-foundation.org: The command nice, and its corresponding function, nice(), appear to be quite simple. A non-privileged user can “nice” a process so that it gets less CPU time. Do you know more about nice? Try the quiz below.

Replacing iTunes: a Songbird Review

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Software
Moz/FF

osrevolution.com: Over the years, iTunes has been accepted as a necessary evil between media players. However, the open source project called Songbird, ever since its conception, has been providing some stiff competition for iTunes.

17 Cool Firefox about:config Tricks

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Moz/FF

ubuntu-inside.me: about:config page contains most of Firefox configuration options as you know.So it is the most powerful and effective way to tweak and enhance your Firefox experience. Here is 17.

Debian to adopt time-based releases

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Linux

itwire.com: The Debian GNU/Linux Project has decided to adopt time-based development freezes from now on, on a two-year cycle.

Ten plus years of Linux desktops.

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Linux

toolbox.com: Linux has been around and useable on the desktop for over ten years. So I decided to go through the internet way back machine, namely google, and look for some screenshots of Linux desktops over the last ten years.

7 Tasks You Shouldn’t Use a GUI For

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Linux

nixtutor.com: Sometimes the GUI is just too slow. Learn how to resize images, add drop shadows, splice mp3s, clone hard drives and more with the command line. Here are a few tasks that you might want to consider using the command line for.

Deactivate Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5

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Google

If the new Location-Aware Browsing (a.k.a. Geolocation) feature in Firefox 3.5 makes you worried about your privacy, you can turn the feature off with a simple about:config tweak. This "feature" allows the website you are viewing to activate the geolocation function in Firefox and discover your location.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  1. Fun with VirtualBox

  2. 5 things Windows 7 lacks vs Linux
  3. GNU Generation: Calling all pre-university students
  4. Alfresco Community Now Available for Ubuntu
  5. about:mozilla 7/28
  6. Mr Windowspants has a bad day
  7. Free like Franks Beer
  8. Asa Dotzler: microsoft's settlement proposal
  9. OLPC: the more we know, the more we marvel
  10. Babel Com buys Everything Linux
  11. Open Source or Cloud?
  12. Top 3 Linux HTML editors
  13. The Private Cloud: Opening the Door for Open Source
  14. What is Ubuntu linux, and is it ready for me?
  15. Sexism in Free Software
  16. Ultra X Linux: Ubuntu With A Faster Kernel
  17. Music Player Review: qmmp vs audacious
  18. Automatic Mandriva Linux Media Setup
  19. gcc-4.4.1 is out
  20. NVIDIA Issues 185.xx Stable Linux Driver Update
  21. Microsoft, the GPL, and Nonsense from Folks Who Know Better
  22. Knoppix - First glance
  23. U.C. Berkeley plans open source software for lecture distribution
  24. Interview: Stephen Carlyle-Smith
  25. WASC Honeypot Opens Up With Open Source
  26. openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 81
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