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Story Introducing Micah, summer intern for the Licensing Team Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 8:44am
Story Everyone's your partner in open source Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 8:31am
Story Docker comes to openSUSE Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 7:11am
Story The Connected Car, Part 1: The Future Starts Now - Will Linux Drive It? Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 6:57am
Story Is open source the key to innovation? Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 6:51am
Story Samba Patched, LibreOffice 4.2.6, and Best Browsers Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 6:39am
Story Rugged DAQ system runs real-time Linux Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 10:05pm
Story GNU C Library Exploits Closed in All Ubuntu Supported OSes Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 8:15pm
Story AMD Radeon Graphics Get Many Changes For Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 8:10pm
Story What does Docker provide if not virtualization? Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 8:01pm

File Systems, Disk Defragmentation and more

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: Recently I have been reading articles about the new Btrfs and its benchmarks for the Linux kernel. I have also been reading other articles relating to file system maintenance.

5 Things To Do After Installing Jaunty

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Ubuntu
  • 5 Things To Do After Installing Jaunty

  • A Kid’s review of Ubuntu
  • Multimedia Support in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Upgrade Not A Pleasant Experience
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Making Sense of Resources
  • List of Repositories for Ubuntu 9.04
  • Creative Zen X-Fi and Ubuntu Linux - Solution

Distributions: From Ubuntu to Mandriva and Fedora

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Linux

h-online.com: This spring sees a burst of activity for Linux distributions. In addition to Ubuntu and Mandriva, FreeBSD and OpenBSD also put final touches on their new releases

Several powerful console music players for Linux

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Reviews

These players are among the top audio players for console available on Linux. Although several use only a command-line interface, several come with a nice, ncurses-based interface which makes music management easier and pleasant.

A question about Linux

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Every once in a while I get email like this one: "I’m interested to get your opinion on Linux and how it compares to UNIX and other UNIX-like operating systems."

Time is ripe for Microsoft to buy Novell

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Microsoft
SUSE

itwire.com: This week was a historic one for Microsoft with the firm reporting its biggest drop in both quarterly profits and revenue in its 23-year history as a public entity.

KDE Brainstorm Monthly Digest - issue 1

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KDE

dennogumi.org: Hello, and welcome to the first “issue” of the KDE Brainstorm monthly digest. There are quite a number of ideas being posted on the KDE Brainstorm, and it would be nice to know how the initiative is faring.

Five Minutes of Kubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
  • Five Minutes of Kubuntu 9.04

  • Artwork Inconsistencies in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Bugs Aside - Ubuntu 9.04 Is Pretty Slick

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GCC 4.4 improves open source compiler with Graphite

  • Why Gentoo?
  • Gnome Daemon Settings doesn’t load at session Boot (Gnome 2.24) Mandriva
  • Questions About How Oracle Will Handle Sun's Open Source Commitments
  • Using open source software
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Review
  • Ubuntu 9.04 not so jaunty
  • Installing Linux with UNetBootin
  • How to install Easy Peasy in Acer Aspire One
  • Tutorial: A web kiosk embedded system
  • Benchmarked: Firefox 3.5 beta 4
  • Again, We Have Another New NVIDIA Driver
  • “DSL” means “doesn’t support Linux” if you’re AT&T
  • Linux Server Admin Tips
  • Great Linux Scripting Hacks From LinuxPlanet
  • Microsoft stuck at top of open source incline
  • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1 Released
  • Get your software into Linux the easy way
  • Time Your Linux Boot Speed With Bootchart
  • How to format and mount a USB hard drive in Linux
  • Fork Well: It Could Be The Last, Best Hope for Community

Non-Linux FOSS

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: If you're a Linux fan, there's a bit of a tendency to think that Linux and open source are two ways of saying the same thing. However, plenty of FOSS projects exist that don't have anything to do with Linux.

Ubuntu 9.04: 32-bit vs 64-bit benchmarks

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Ubuntu

tuxradar.com: Most Linux users run a 32-bit distro, and many of them run a 32-bit distro on a 64-bit computer. The question is, why? We put 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04 head-to-head with its 64-bit counterpart to see what difference it really makes, and whether old compatibility worries are justified.

We Put the "No" In Innovation!

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Microsoft

linuxtoday.com: A general rule of marketing is "The more noise they make, the less they have to crow about." Who makes the most noise about "innovation"? I bet you can guess....

ioquake3 Goes Gold

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Gaming

ARM/Linux netbooks attract carrier support

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: AT&T is putting its weight behind netbooks using ARM processors, calling them the "next big step." The carrier has also begun selling four different subsidized netbooks in Atlanta and Philadelphia, with plans to roll them out nationwide.

Windows 7 and the Linux lesson

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Linux
Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: You may love Linux or hate it, but when a distribution is complete, there's very little hesitation by commercial operators when it comes to getting the completed operating system out there.

Free Desks and Chairs, Anyone?

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Linux

serverwatch.com: A salesperson walks into your office today and tells you that you have to buy a new, pre-built, expensive desk for every one of your employees. You have to buy a new desk today and replace it every three to five years. You see, you don't really own the desk; you're simply purchasing a license to use the desk.

Opera and Open Source, Insight Into The ‘Turbo’ Technology

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Software

tuxgeek.me: In this article we get to discuss Opera’s role as an innovator in the browser market as well as find out if Opera will release its code under the GPL and some technical bits about the ‘Turbo’ technology.

Also: New snapshot with automated crash reporting

Five good reasons to switch to Linux

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Linux

ghacks.net: One of the most oft-asked questions I get is “Why should I switch to Linux?” It comes to me either via inbox or sound waves attacking my aural system every day. So I thought I would bring these answer to the outstanding readers here at gHacks to inspire conversation on the topic.

I Drank The Ubuntu Kool-Aid

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Ubuntu
  • I Drank The Ubuntu Kool-Aid And It Didn’t Taste Good

  • 10 Useful Ubuntu-related Sites You Should Bookmark
  • ATI Users - Beware of Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Top 5 Apps Not Installed With Ubuntu
  • 5 Features of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition
  • Ubuntu 9.04 on the test bench
  • Limited Edition Jaunty Jackalope T-shirts
  • Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope overview and screenshots
  • Is Ubuntu Bigger than Debian now?
  • Has Ubuntu Quietly Caught Up To Windows?

  • Jaunty Jackelop: best Ubuntu yet
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Installs and upgrades reportedly great so far
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GNOME and Other Software

  • Nautilus 3.24 – The changes
    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
  • GNOME hackaton in Brno
    Last week, we had a presentation on Google Summer of Code and Outreachy at Brno University of Technology. Around 80 students attended which was a pretty good success considering it was not part of any course. It was a surprise for the uni people as well because the room they booked was only for 60 ppl.
  • Peek Gif Recorder Gets Updated, Now Available from a PPA
    Peek, the nifty animated gif screen capture app for Linux desktops, has been updated. Peek 0.9 reduces the size of temporary files, adds a resolution downsampling option (to help the app use fewer resources when rendering your gif), and introduces fallback support for avconf should ffmpeg be unavailable.
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