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Story Blender 2.71 Release Notes Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:19pm
Story ownCloud 7 Unveils New Open Source Cloud File Sharing Features Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:10pm
Story Internet Radio with Raspberry Pi Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:04pm
Story Linux 3.16 Shows Some Slower Numbers On Intel Devil's Canyon Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 7:49pm
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Story Red Hat's Acquisition-Fueled Climb to the Cloud Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 7:37pm
Story Alpine Linux 3.0.1 Is a Linux OS for People Who Love the Terminal Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 7:33pm
Story Razer teases Android TV-based microconsole Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 4:15pm
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Another 100,000+ week for Fedora 10

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Linux

californiaquantum.wordpress: Fedora 10 has been gaining new users at impressive rates. This past week alone Fedora 10 has picked up over 100,000 more.

Choosing your perfect Operating System

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OS
Humor

aplawrence.com: Whatever your personality, whatever your social standing, there is a computer operating system that is just right for you.

French Gendarmes Rely on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: According to Lieutenant-Colonel Xavier Guimard's calculations, the French police plans to save $50 million in switching from Windows to Ubuntu.

10 tips from Benjamin Franklin for System Admins

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Linux

Learn from Benjamin Franklin how to maintain your UNIX systems and prepare for suden adverse and unexpected change

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 "done," Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due April 14

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is done and beta 4 is slated to be released on April 14. That’s the latest from the Mozilla Firefox team, which held its weekly meeting on Tuesday.

Review: HP Mini 1001TU with MIE

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Linux
Hardware

canllaith.org: I keep promising myself that I wont do this again. It’s actually getting a little embarrassing, really. I can tell that my friends think I have a problem, but are too polite to mention it. This time I managed to go entire *months*, but I’ve succumbed again, and bought another netbook.

Debian 5.0 XFCE At A Glance

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: I've had the pleasure of taking a special Debian 5.0 distribution (Debian 5.0 i386 XFCE LXDE) for a recent test drive as a virtual machine in Citrix XenServer 5.0.

What's the point of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server?

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SUSE

serverwatch.com: If you look at the enterprise server operating system market, there's Microsoft's Windows server platform, there's the UNIX platform and there's Linux. What's needed is good strong competition between the platforms, resulting in robust systems with the features that enterprises want.

First Free Software Conference Held in Nigeria

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OSS

kde.org: The first Nigerian conference on Free and Open Source Software was held this week in Kano, Nigeria. The conference featured local speakers, consultants, network engineers, system administrators and academics, and international guests from KDE.

What Goes On Within AMD's Linux Beta Program?

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Software

AMD maintains a private beta program for their Catalyst Linux driver. Phoronix has been apart of this program for years, but those testing this driver are under a strict Non-Disclosure Agreement. Today, however, AMD has decided to declassify some information.

Linux services without mains power

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Stevan Lockhart now lives in the north west of Scotland in a house that is off the electricity grid. Using a wind generator, some solar panels and free and open source software he and his wife both run their businesses off just 20W of power.

The Top 10 Distros We Enjoy the Most

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Linux

deviceace.com: A Linux distribution is an OS based on the Linux kernel, and they usually consist of many applications. The main reason that everybody loves Linux is because it’s free, unlike an OS from Microsoft. There are plenty of distros out there, but these are the Top 10 that we enjoy the most.

First Look: Zenwalk Linux 6.0

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softpedia.com: After pushing our trusty computer to its limits, we thought it would be nice to introduce our PC to the Zen meditation techniques. And though in the end Zenwalk Linux 6.0 didn't help our test machine discover its Buddha-nature within, the experience was very pleasant and indeed relaxing.

the best window managers of 2000

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tuxradar.com: A lot people read and enjoyed our previous article, "From the archives: the best distros of 2000", so we had a hunt around in the dark, damp cellar where old copies of Linux Format magazine live, and dug up another gem, this time from issue 2: a group test of the best window managers, complete with screenshots.

Interoperable Fashion Statement

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OS

linuxfoundation.org/blog: As tensions flare between Linux, OS X, UNIX, and Windows operating systems on a daily basis, it's good to know that efforts to achieve interoperability still try to reach across the chasm of hostility with the higher purpose of getting computers talking to each other for better business practice.

Xfce Linux Desktop: Better Than KDE or GNOME?

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Software

earthweb.com: A few years ago, Xfce had a reputation as a lightweight desktop that made few concessions to inexperienced users. However, the Xfce 4 series of releases have shown steady improvements in usability, and version 4.6 is no exception.

Converting the missus to Linux

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: My girlfriend runs XP on her Dell Inspiron, and I’m her helpdesk. Obviously, I hate it. Not only does the thing break in ways that are strange and unfamiliar and difficult to solve.

'Open source' vendors push advantage

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OSS

btobonline.com: Ready to get jealous? How would you like to work in an industry that benefits from economic downturns and for companies that see revenue, customer acquisition and budgets grow during these toughest of times?

Why Microsoft has chosen to go after Linux now

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Linux
Microsoft
Legal

itwire.com: A couple of months back, at Australia's national Linux conference, a young Microsoft employee sat down with me and discussed ways in which Microsoft has contributed to open source.

Man oh Man oh Mono

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Microsoft

thelinuxlink.net/blog: A few weeks ago I posted how I was considering a new look at Mono and .net technology. I mean I have heard the claims by the other side about patent FUD. So cast aside litigation fears for using .net technology, after all it is an open standard right?

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