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Story Justice's API release signals bigger win for open source Roy Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 11:21am
Story What is good audio editing software on Linux Roy Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 10:29am
Story Magical Open Source Music Workstations Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 8:44am
Story HP’s ‘The Machine’ & the Future of Linux Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 8:36am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 10:37pm
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 10:34pm
Story STI DRM Improvements Coming For Linux 3.19 Rianne Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 9:29pm
Story Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" with KDE and Xfce Could Arrive Early 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Linux 3.19 Features Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 8:38pm

40 years of Unix

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: 1969, the summer of love for most, was the summer of not having enough computer resources for AT&T Bell Lab employees Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie.

Red Hat to collide with Microsoft

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Microsoft

news.cnet.com: For years, Red Hat has happily sold Linux to Unix shops anxious to save money at equivalent or better performance. During this time, the company largely avoided Microsoft, which has tended to compete much higher up the stack. No longer.

Use SUSE Studio to Build a Linux OS From Scratch

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SUSE

lifehacker.com: Think you can make a better fast-booting, Chrome-focused OS than Google? Want to craft a custom Linux system that boots from a USB stick? SUSE Studio gives you 15 GB to do exactly that, and you do it all online.

Ubuntu – good enough for grannies and girlfriends

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Ubuntu

shaneosullivan.wordpress: I recently installed Ubuntu Linux 9.04 on my girlfriends lovely new EEE Netbook), but left the original Windows install intact, because, well, I’ve always had a need to go back to Windows for 30 minutes at some point for some reason or another.

Why distributions shouldn’t ship development versions

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Linux

martin-graesslin.com/blog: At Desktop Summit Lubos asked me what openSUSE has to do that I will switch back to SUSE. I replied that I am satisfied with Kubuntu and so I don’t see any need to switch the distribution. So what has changed since July?

One For All and All For One: A Single Linux Distribution

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Linux

daniweb.com: The only problem I see with it is, which one are you gonna choose for THE distribution? Will it be SUSE, Debian, Red Hat, Gentoo, or Slackware? Since it has to be a top-level distribution and not a derivative, it will have to be one of those. Let's examine those choices.

Install Amarok 2.2 RC1 In Ubuntu Jaunty and Fedora

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Linux

I loved Amarok 1.4 and even used it in Gnome. Then, I really hated all the 2.x series until this 2.2 RC1. I thought I'd let you know how to install it in Ubuntu Jaunty (and Fedora, thanks to Fedora-ES).

Is There More Than Meets the Eye in Microsoft's Moblin Stance?

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Microsoft

ostatic.com/blog: Is Moblin, the open source mobile operating system initially launched by Intel and now overseen by the Linux Foundation, a potential thorn in Microsoft's side?

Acer Aspire One Linux Netbook

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Hardware

zimbio.com: Netbooks have very much become an integral part of our hyperconnected lifestyles. One of the most affordable netbooks on the market today is the Acer Aspire One lineup.

Quake Live

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Web
Gaming

terminally-incoherent.com/blog: I should really stop finding new and exciting time wasters for myself. And yet, these things just keep finding their way into my browser somehow. My newest browser distraction is Quake Live.

How Will Users React to GNOME 3.0?

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Software

earthweb.com: GNOME 2.28 was supposed to preview GNOME 3.0. But it hasn't quite turned out that way, and whether what is visible will leave users eagerly anticipating or uneasy and rebellious is still anybody's guess.

7 Best Free and Open Source Vector Graphics Editors for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: A software application that gives users the ability to compose and edit vector graphics images interactively on a computer is called a vector graphics editor. Here are some of the best Free and Open Source vector graphics editors:

Open Android Alliance formed

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OS

LinuxCon: Shuttleworth Video Online

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: We posted the video of the LinuxCon Shuttleworth keynote online. Mark Shuttleworth replied to my email and has no comments to add at this time.

VectorLinux Light vs. Zenwalk: Benchmarks

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Linux

tropicofvector.wordpress: I figured I could do a little benchmarking myself to see if my choice of lightweight Linux distribution could be substantiated by hard figures.

What if microsoft were to go Open Source?

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: A friend of mine who regularly comments on my blog, often stirring the pot with statements to make us think about what we are writing about, mentioned to me in an email about what the consequences would be if microsoft were to go Open Source.

…Not free as in fundamentalist

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Matt Asay set the cat amongst the pigeons late last week with his post declaring that “Free software has lost. Open source has won." To my mind, there is actually a lot to agree with in Matt’s post but where it falls down is in its generalisation of the Free Software movement.

Explaining to girls

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.alcor.net: Yes, I was there, in person, at the event, in the audience, during the keynote. The remark in question was sexist, and although it may seem small in itself, it is representative of an attitude which is harmful to the community.

Unix at 40: Hanging on despite strong Linux, Windows challenges

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infoworld.com: In a twist of irony, the Unix platform celebrates its 40th birthday this year, as does the man whose work probably has done more to diminish the trendiness of Unix than anyone else: Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

Dell releases ‘Latitude ON’ alternative Linux OS for laptops

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apcmag.com: Tiny system-on-a-chip module combines fast-boot Linux OS and ARM processor to check email, browse the Web and run for days on a standard laptop battery.

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