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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
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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
Story NGA Continues To Engage With Open Source Community Via GitHub Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 6:46am

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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Software

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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Software

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:

Why Linux will crush Windows 7

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Why Linux will crush Windows 7

  • How windows anti Linux strategy will backfire in 2009
  • Windows 7, Meet Fedora 10; Play Nice
  • Windows to Ubuntu and back to Windows

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com.au: Mozilla said Tuesday that it will delay the third beta of Firefox 3.1, citing a "large number" of remaining bugs as the reason for the slip.

Ricardo "Khan" Montalban dies at 88

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Obits

latimes.com: Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on ABC's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.

Why we need Edubuntu to succeed

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Ubuntu

laserjock.wordpress: I say that is that Ubuntu and Linux/FLOSS in general needs advocates on behalf of students, educators, and the next wave of technolgy users. People generally tend to stick with the OS they first learn so one of the best ways to make Linux maintstream is to get it into schools.

Increase openSUSE Speed & Performance

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SUSE
HowTos

vavai.net: This post is based on true story Smile. It’s my experience and I’ve applied it. I get a faster and nicer openSUSE after applying these tips.

KDE: Linux Format's Free Software Project of the Year

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Linux Format recognizes stand out projects and members of the Free software world with their Reader Awards. In recognition of the path KDE took in 2008 from the initial 4.0 release through to our current effort, the readers voted overwhelming for KDE as the Free Software Project of the Year.

"BeagleBot" cruises on Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: A Linux-powered robot project has won the first monthly design contest sponsored by "BeagleBoard.org," a group promoting a low-cost, Linux-friendly single board computer.

A Collection of Tips and Tricks for XChat, Part 1

XChat is a GTK client for IRC, available on both Linux and Windows. It is one of the most popular and feature-rich IRC clients on the Linux platform, together with Konversation and KVirc. Of course, there are very good clients like Irssi too, but I'm talking only about graphical clients here. In this article however I will list some of the tips and tricks I consider most popular and useful for the IRC user, leaving all that scripting behind.

Freedom Walk: A walk to claim, ensure and preserve freedom

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OSS

fsf.org: A team of four people decided to take the fundamental principle of the freedom behind free software and take this message of freedom to the masses in Kerala. For doing this they decided to follow the Gandhian concept of walking, and walk they did.

How to Create a Profitable Desktop Business for Linux

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: I've been involved in Linux since the early 1990's, worked at one of the mainline Linux distros some years ago and have been an Open Source author of two projects. Over the years, the Linux environment has made great functional progress, yet mainline Linux vendors have struggled continuously to create a profitable desktop business around it.

Freeciv

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Gaming

meandubuntu.wordpress: The other day I was looking for a game and Freeciv caught my eye. Freeciv is easy to install, quick to get started, and has deep gameplay. As I played the game, I was having fun and seeing where strategy could start be developed.

7 reasons why Windows 7 will not wreck Ubuntu

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: One of our competitors has a review of the Windows 7 beta which claims that desktop Linux is doomed — doomed! Not exactly. Not even approximately.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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    "The stability of this kind of easy archiving for document storage, review and revision is a great possibility, but the workflow for journalists is very specific, so the grant will allow us to figure out how it could function." Another feature of Webrecorder that journalists might find appealing, and one of the software's core purposes, is to preserve material that might be deleted or become unavailable in time. However, the tool is currently operated under a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown policy. This means any individual can ask for a record of their web presence or materials to be removed, so Rhizome will be working to "answer the more complicated questions and figure out policies" around privacy and copyright with the latest round of funding.
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    CloudNativeCon 2016 was a wonderful first conference for me and although the whirlwind of a conference is tiring, I left feeling motivated and inspired. The conference made me feel like I was a part of the community and technology I have been working with daily.
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    WordPress is among the most widely used open-source technologies in the world, powering more than 70 million websites. WordPress 4.7 was released Dec. 6, providing a new milestone update including new features for both users and developers. As is typically the case with new WordPress releases, there is also a new default theme in the 4.7 update. The 2017 theme provides users with a number of interesting attributes including the large feature image as well as the ability to have a video as part of the header image. The Theme Customizer feature enables users to more intuitively adjust various elements of a theme, to fit the needs of websites that use will upgrade to WordPress 4.7. In addition, the new custom CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) feature within a theme preview lets users quickly see how style changes will change the look of a site. As an open-source project, WordPress benefits from participation of independent contributors and for the 4.7 release there were 482 contributors. In this slideshow eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the WordPress 4.7 release.
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