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Story Linux Lite 2.4 Officially Released with Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 11:25am
Story How Moodle is driven by user and community feedback Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 11:22am
Story Blender 2.74 Out Now with New Tools, Add-Ons, and Dozens of Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:47am
Story Tails 1.3.2 Anonymous Live CD Now Uses Tor Browser 4.0.6, Based on Firefox 31.6.0 ESR Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:41am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:14am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:13am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:13am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:11am
Story Google announces Drive for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 9:56am
Story First distro tests on Lenovo G50 - Ubuntu and Netrunner Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 9:41am

What evil lurks in OCFS2

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Linux

geekscrap.com: In the beginning, Linux was a free general purpose OS and it was not clear how Linux companies would generate profits out of it. One of the key technologies of enterprise server market is Storage Area Network: an infrastructure that abstracts storage resources.

Canonical copyright assignment policy 'same as others'

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth has called for an uniform copyright assignment policy for contributors to free and open source software projects.

Linux super-duper admin tools: Strace

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Strace is a utility that can trace system calls. If you're wondering what system calls are, they are a translation mechanism that provides interface between a process and the operating system (kernel). These calls can be intercepted and read, allowing for a better understanding of what a process is trying to do at a given runtime.

What? Free Linux Training Becoming Available

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: I have often heard people speaking of the fragmentation of Linux, what with all the different distributions, and this makes it harder for there to be a single "standard" for support engineers to reach. Opinions such as these often end with comments about how Microsoft beats everyone else hands down with their certification scheme.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GCC to support Google's Go
  • RevLin OS: Would You Use It?
  • Distromania: A Multi-booting Template
  • Puppy Arcade 6
  • Novell: Virtualization not for all servers
  • setiQuest: Out of this World Free Software
  • Fedora Linux history tour
  • 6 of the best desktop search tools for Linux
  • What's Next for Firefox? Electrolysis
  • KDE to Appear at SCALE 8x
  • Tagging the Noosphere
  • Letters and Numbers Learning Game for Kids in Ubuntu Linux : lletters
  • Virtual darkroom plus virtual light table - it’s darktable!
  • New project: marave, a relaxed text editor
  • Limits?
  • detox for troublesome file names
  • Wikimedia hires open-source veteran as CTO
  • Linux Outlaws 133 - Shabba!
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 338

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Gentooize Part 1: colorize console
  • Project: Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 8
  • How to Install and Use Mac Fonts on Ubuntu
  • CentOS – Install Java Sun JDK
  • Make Pretty GUI Apps Fast with Python-Qt
  • GIMP: Creating a new image from a copied image
  • Tech Tip: Use gxmessage for Displaying GUI Messages from Scripts
  • Further control of Linux files with ACL
  • How to make gnome-dictionary work offline
  • Ratproxy - A Passive Web Application Security Assessment Tool

Ubuntu, Yahoo, Microsoft, and bears oh my

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal.com: Yes, as many of you have read recently, Canonical has created a deal with Yahoo! to provide the default search for Firefox in the Lucid release. personally think this deal between Canonical and Yahoo! is a good one, and to be honest, I wouldn’t mind seeing more of these deals.

Waiting for the open source impact

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Microsoft
OSS

zdnet.com.au/blogs: Waiting for open source to give Microsoft a much-needed kick up the jacksie has seemed like waiting for Godot. We wait, we wait and we are still waiting.

Could open source abandon the Google train?

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Google
OSS

news.cnet.com: As arguably the world's largest open-source company, Google has a big stake in maintaining its place at the heart of the open-source ecosystem. Recent events, however, suggest that Google can't rest on its laurels if it wants to secure the hearts and minds of open-source developers.

Surviving Windows

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za/blogs: I have recently converted all but one of my personal computers to Ubuntu. To be more specific I am now using Ubuntu 9.10 on two desktops and one Netbook. It has been a gamble but so far so good.

5 reasons why Ubuntu Lucid Lynx may be a game changing release

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Ubuntu

ghabuntu.com: It is not the most profitable of those in its class, neither is it the oldest nor the classiest. However, it is the most popular and that popularity is set to increase come this April with the release of the LTS edition of Ubuntu Linux.

Eight ways Android and Linux tablets can beat Apple's iPad

linuxfordevices.com: Apple's newly announced iPad has been touted as "magical," "amazing," and "revolutionary" by company officials. But, key deficiencies in the device provide opportunities for competitors, who can craft better tablets that run Linux or Android.

Oracle tag teams Solaris and Linux

  • Oracle tag teams Solaris and Linux
  • Oracle Talks Plans for Linux, Solaris
  • Sunset: The Oracle Acquisition Q&A

J.D. Salinger, novelist of modern anomie, dead at 91

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Obits

jewishjournal.com: J. D. Salinger, the novelist whose “Catcher in the Rye,” was the gateway drug for a generation of teenagers, readers and writers resisting the social conformity, and who became almost as famous for being reclusive as he was for his novel and his collections of short stories, died at his home in New Hampshire, at 91.

New Mozilla Email Is Easier to Use, But Not Easy Enough

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Moz/FF

wsj.com: The good thing about open-source software is that it harnesses the talents of techies around the world. The bad thing about open-source software is that it's too often geared toward such techies, not average folks.

EFF Reveals How Your Digital Fingerprint Makes You Easy to Track

webmonkey.com/blog: Think that turning off cookies and turning on private browsing makes you invisible on the web? Think again.

Linux can compete with the iPad on price, but where’s the magic?

linux-foundation.org/weblogs/jzemlin: Yesterday I watched Apple’s Steve Jobs unveil the iPad. Jobs clearly can create revolutionary products; he can also produce spin like no one else. While I do believe that Linux can compete, and win, on price, I’m left to question: what about the magic?

As the GPL fades …

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OSS

blogs.the451group.com: We’re continuing to see signs that the dominant GPL open source license may be fading from favor among commercial open source software players. The latest move away from the GPL comes from content management software vendor Alfresco, which is moving to the LGPL after originally releasing its code under the GPL three years ago.

Proprietary File Formats conflict with Equal Opportunities

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OSS

advogato.org: In applying for jobs and contract opportunities, the first hurdle is the request for a CV in a proprietary document format. This article describes the approaches taken and the success stories, one at a time, by which the proprietary document format practices have been successfully changed.

My Own Ten Old-School Linux Programs That I'll Never Forsake

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Software

penguinpetes.com: Jack Wallen over at Tech Republic just posted 10 old-school Linux tools I refuse to let go of, and this sounds like good meat for a fun meme, so what are the programs that will never be replaced on my menu?

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