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Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:14pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Bodhi 3.1.0 Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:08pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:07pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:06pm
Story Richard Stallman to participate on IWEEE 2015, FSF to Turn 30 Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:03pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 8:56pm
Story Alpine Linux 3.2.3 released Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Alibaba and Linux Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 8:14pm
Story Linux Never Had a Better Chance to Beat Windows Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 8:07pm

North Korea Linux (Red Star OS)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: There was an announcement a while back that North Korea had come out with its own version of Linux (called Red Star OS). I wasn’t able to get a download link…until today.

The UK Switches to Drupal and Releases Source Code

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Drupal

acrossad.org: In the United States, the White House has led the march towards open source and free software by switching the http://www.whitehouse.gov/ website to the Drupal content management system. The government of the United Kingdom has decided to follow their lead.

11 Biggest Open Source Success Stories

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OSS

techdrivein.com: According to Fortune, Open Source is slowly gaining acceptance in the corporate world. More and more corporates are beginning to see the merits of Open Source and have started embracing it. But all these changes didn't happened overnight. It was rather a painful journey. '

Greenie and Mdv Xfce Screenshots

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Linux
MDV
  • Greenie Linux 7.1L Screenshots
  • Mandriva 2010.1 Xfce Live Screenshots

Microsoft: 'We love open source'

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Microsoft
OSS

networkworld.com: Everyone in the Linux world remembers Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's famous comment that Linux is a "cancer" that threatened Microsoft's intellectual property. In 2010 Microsoft is trying hard not to be public enemy No. 1.

Is Linux Publicity Targeting the Right Market?

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: What IS the right market for Linux? The mythical Average User? No way. The average user wants a computer that performs the tasks set for it.

Dumping Windows, moving on with Linux, update

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A couple weeks ago, I posted an article where I've finally reached my limit of supporting Windows and decided to install Linux on a couple of relatives' PCs.

OpenSolaris Governance Board resigns

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OS

h-online.com: As it had previously threatened, the OpenSolaris Governance Board (OGB) has now resigned. The dissolution motion was proposed and passed unopposed in a fourteen minute long meeting of the OGB.

OpenSUSE 11.3 – my first impressions

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SUSE

openattitude.com: Over the weekend I replaced my trusty installation of Linux Mint with the latest and greatest OpenSUSE. What follows are some first impressions — the best I can do right now as I’m still trying to figure everything out…

Why MeeGo - not Android

  • Why this Linux Fan roots for MeeGo - not Android
  • Open Source: Like A Damned Phoenix
  • The dirty little secret about Google Android

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 368

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a long look at Salix OS 13.1.1
  • News: Ubuntu gets multitouch, FreeNAS developments, running KDE 4.5 on OpenSolaris, the Java drama
  • Questions and answers: Chatting with Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 10.04.1, Nexenta Core Platform 3.0, Frugalware Linux 1.3
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14 Alpha
  • New distributions: Plinx, mFatOS, Me-OS, Pinguy OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Are open source defences crumbling?

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: Over time I have heard or read a lot of stories regarding attacks against open source software. In each of those stories open source has vigorously defended itself and occasionally even gone on the attack. Recently however,

Matterhorn: Open source lecture recording tool

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Software

h-online.com: After more than a year of research and development, the Opencast project under the patronage of the University of California Berkeley has presented the Matterhorn 1.0 lecture recording system.

systemd Status Update

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Software

0pointer.de: It has been a while since my original announcement of systemd. Here's a little status update, on what happened since then.

Top Free Linux for Netbooks

techtree.com: Since people saw the big impact of Netbooks in the market, different Linux distributions came out that were customized for Netbooks. They were designed a little differently to optimize viewable area on small 10-inch screen sizes

Gnash 0.8.8 Released, Claims 100% Youtube videos now work

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: The latest version of open-source flash player ‘Gnash’ boasts that ‘100% of all YouTube videos’ should now work using it.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare an Ubuntu 10.04 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

odds & ends:

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News
  • Make A Movie Out Of Photos In Ubuntu Using PhotoFilmStrip
  • Judges named for NZ Open Source awards
  • EU: Guide on procurement of open source revised
  • A Glimpse of Ubuntu Desktops in the Financial World
  • Using Open Source to Bootstrap Your Data Service
  • Pocketbook announces color touch screen Android e-reader
  • I Lost the Discs with the drivers
  • Big Brother is searching you
  • Oracle v. Google Timeline at Groklaw
  • IBM Cuts Power Systems Shops a Linux Price Break
  • FOSDEM 2011 Is The 5th & 6th Of February
  • Going Linux - Aug 20: #112 - Linux for Small Business
  • Linux Outlaws 164 - I Love It When a Pod Casts Together

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix "Ignoring File .save" error in Ubuntu
  • Maybe not-too-neat Apache tricks; Part 1
  • Open Gnome Nautilus As Root
  • Easily Delete Thumbs.db Files From All Directories
  • iPod Touch as a Secondary Display on Linux
  • Console into Sun, Linux and other servers from a Linux box
  • Digup - update md5sum or shasum digest files
  • Debian swirl in Gnome
  • Remote Access in Linux
  • How to enable proxy on opensuse 11.3

More stuff you can, but shouldn’t, do

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Remember 3ddesktop? Before Compiz was adopted as the messiah of the Linux desktop experience, 3ddesktop was the way cool kids spun their work environments and dazzled their Windows-using friends.

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