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Story Linux mainframe faces off against the server farm Roy Schestowitz 12/08/2014 - 12:52pm
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Story FOSS' Documentation Dilemma Rianne Schestowitz 12/08/2014 - 9:30am
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Migration to Mepis 8.0 Complete

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Linux Mepis 8.0 is working out just fine. I finally got VLC to play my media files, although Kaffiene and mplayer still just show a blue screen. I am now using Mepis as my fulltime/main desktop on my laptop.

A Weekend Look At OpenSolaris 2009.06

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OS It has been a while since last talking about OpenSolaris 2009.06 at Phoronix, but this weekend we decided to fire up Sun's latest build based upon the SXCE 111a build available from Genunix.

Microsoft and Linux trade patent words in Europe

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OSS Microsoft has teamed with General Electric to petition European regulators on a fundamental principle that will continue to drive a wedge between the company and open source supporters.

Ubuntu 9.04 and Intel graphics

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Ubuntu For Linux users who don't need absolute top-notch 3D performance, Intel is considered the preferred graphics solution. However Intel’s drivers are currently in a state of some disarray.

Inside Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu Critics are calling 'Jaunty Jackalope' as slick and seamless as Mac OS X. We uncover the Linux distro's pitfalls and gotchas.

Top 10 KDE4 Applications

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tuxarena.blogspot: Here's a list of great applications for the KDE 4 desktop such as Yakuake, Amarok 2, and SMPlayer.

FreeBSD 7.2 Review

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BSD FreeBSD is just plain old good UNIX with rock solid networking stack. It is quite popular amongst hosting companies, ISPs, portals (such as Yahoo) and a few large financial institutions because of its reliability, robustness and performance.

Do we really "need Photoshop" on the Linux desktop?

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Software Whenever the talk comes to Desktop Linux and why it has not had the success people predicted this year you'll hear the "Photoshop Myth": "I would love to switch to Linux but I really need Photoshop."

Arch User Magazine Issue 2

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The second issue of Arch User Magazine is read to preuse. Some highlights are Replacing the Arch Initscripts, Command Line: Grep by Paragraph, and Disaster Preparation.

Linux Gazette May 2009 Issue online

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The May issue of Linux Gazette is now online and ready to read. Some highlights include Command-Line Processing with 'process-getopt,' New Options in the World of File Compression, and TCP Wrappers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Action...Reaction: Open Invention Network (OIN) seeks prior art to bust some FAT patents.

OIN appears to be in a "FAT busting" mood. Maybe you can help?

today's leftovers

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  • Standing up for Linux support

  • An interview with a 'normal' Linux user
  • 2 Days of Ubuntu 9.04
  • Don’t gloat about bloat
  • Shiretoko
  • View Videos from the 09 Collaboration Summit
  • What can you do if your Ubuntu display screwed up
  • Are all Fedora developers Contributors?
  • A screenshot tour of Windows 7 RC
  • Open Source: Wide Open Spaces
  • Linux Outlaws 89 - The Rickroll of Death
  • A brief introduction to mod_perl - Part 2
  • Web Design Setup On Linux
  • Use Spamassassin for better SPAM detection
  • Shadowgrounds: Survivor Is Still M.I.A.
  • Sabayon 4 Lite MCE Review
  • OpenBSD 4.5 light cycles into the wild
  • Might be time to move away from Ubuntu

In Praise of Gparted

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Software Gnome Partition Editor (gparted) has really been fantastic. Using it, I have added, removed, moved, enlarged and shrunk all sorts of partitions, all without ever losing anything.

Taking FOSS to the Next Level

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OSS Form follows function. First make it work, make it efficient and reliable, and then make it pretty. If you make prettiness the priority, then the whole work becomes irreparably flawed.

The trouble with Ubuntu Server for beginners

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Ubuntu Most people end up in the Linux camp and the Ubuntu Server build feel like a natural winner. After all, Ubuntu desktop is quite impressive so the server edition should deliver the same kind of experience, right? Wrong! Ubuntu’s Server Edition, like many other Linux Server-oriented releases come without a GUI.

Ubuntu 9.04: A Social Event

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Ubuntu The release of Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04) on April 23 might have been the most celebrated open source operating system release to date — with 110 release parties taking place across the globe. But here’s the twist:

"Linux Sucks" Talk by Bryan Lunduke

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Linux I do agree with him that Linux sucks. It just sucks a lot less than the alternatives. His presentation brought me to thinking about writing more about the bad parts of Linux in the future instead of where it's good.

config vfat no create with longnames

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Linux The community is at work, I see. Not only is there a prior art search going on regarding three Microsoft patents asserted against TomTom, but now Andrew Tridgell has posted some code on LKML. You'll never guess what it does?

Kdenlive: Video Editing Breakthrough

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In my view, it has for a number of years now been the greatest failing of Linux: video editors have been a joke. No one who is serious about video editing could really be happy in the least with the sorry state of non-linear video editing apps.

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