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Story This Android Tablet Has a 50″ Projector Built In…And It’s Amazing Rianne Schestowitz 10/10/2014 - 12:07pm
Story Firefox OS Shows Continued Global Growth Rianne Schestowitz 10/10/2014 - 12:00pm
Story Tails OS Will Keep You Anonymous Online and Offline Rianne Schestowitz 10/10/2014 - 11:56am
Story Breaking: Netflix now runs on Linux without tweaks Roy Schestowitz 10/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story The CoreOS Threat, Real Adobe Issue, and openSUSE 13.2 RC1 Roy Schestowitz 10/10/2014 - 7:34am
Story Cylon Linux Gives GNOME Fans Glamour Galore Roy Schestowitz 10/10/2014 - 7:30am
Story Fedora 21 Alpha Release Has Three Flavors Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 11:31pm
Story Commentary: 8 reasons why government contractors should embrace open source software Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 7:10pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 6:50pm

Dude I Got a Dell

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Hardware

meandubuntu.wordpress: After a very long wait, my Dell Inspiron Mini 10 finally arrived today! Huzzah! I wanted to get a little netbook, and I had two criteria:

Dell is sticking with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com: I really don't know how this rumor got started, but there are people talking about Dell no longer shipping Ubuntu-powered PCs. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Hands on with Mint 7

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Now in its seventh iteration, codenamed Gloria, Linux Mint aims to bring easy-to-use Linux to the masses. There is far more to Mint than just Ubuntu minus the brown colour scheme. Read on.

Mythbuntu and Mint Developers Pans Ubuntu for Strict Time-Release Policy

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: Ubuntu began having serious release issues in 8.04, when the developers replaced the venerable Enlightenment Sound Daemon (ESD) with the newly minted Pulse Audio for the sound system.

Release on porting Globus Grid middleware to Debian

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Linux

The KnowARC1 project brings Globus2 packages to Debian Linux, paving the way for many Grid projects to be included in the popular distribution.

HOWTO : Rebootless with Ksplice Uptrack on Ubuntu 9.04

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HowTos

samiux.wordpress: By using Ksplice Uptrack, your Ubuntu Desktop or Server 9.04 will become rebootless even the kernel is updated.

Ubuntu Under Attack on Multiple Fronts

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Google
Ubuntu

berkeleylug.com: Over the past few years, Ubuntu has slowly emerged as the champion among Linux distros – having great application support, a huge and active community and having begun making major inroads in the netbook/laptop market.

Four Firefox Annoyances to Fix for 4.0

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: Firefox is the perfect browser, right? Well, it’s probably the best on the market — but that doesn’t mean that it’s perfect. Firefox has several annoyances — some large, some small — that we’d like to see fixed for 4.0.

Gwenview 2.3 - The Powerful KDE4 Image Viewer

I'm sure most of (if not all) KDE users are familiar with Gwenview, especially since it became the default image viewer in KDE4. Gwenview is not only a powerful viewer for images, but also a basic image manipulation application, and with version 2.3 it allows even video previews.

Kernel Log: progress with free graphics drivers, three new stable kernels

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Linux

h-online.com: A new version of the nv driver supports later NVIDIA GPUs. Drivers giving 3D support for later Radeon GPUs are making progress, and so is code for running the X server without root rights.

Demise of the solid-state Linux Netbook

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Linux
Hardware

news.cnet.com: Back in the day, Netbooks ran Linux and packed solid-state drives. But Windows XP and big hard disk drives have prevailed.

KDE 4.3.0 RC2 Codenamed "Canteras" Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Team has released another release candidate for KDE called "Canteras". It contains only few changes compared to RC1 which suggests that the 4.3 is stabilizing and shaping up well for the 4.3.0 release on 28th of July.

Goodbye KDE. Its been nice knowing you.

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KDE

toolbox.com/blogs: Ever since I started using Linux I have been a KDE advocate. Even though I have experimented with different window managers I always seemed to slide back home to KDE territory. Not any more.

5 reasons the Google Chrome OS is a f*#$ing bad idea

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OS
Google

  • 5 reasons the Google Chrome OS is a f*#$ing bad idea

  • Are these Google Chrome OS screenshots?
  • Google Chrome OS partners announced
  • The necessity of a Google Linux operating system
  • Linux Distros and Google Chrome: Friend or Foe?
  • Rumors abound that Microsoft is launching an online version of Office
  • Google's Chrome OS might well fail
  • Chrome OS: What Is Google's Goal?
  • And Now Google Wants My Netbook Too
  • Hardware Partners Rally Behind Chrome OS, But Not Intel
  • Google Chrome - one day on...
  • Will ChromeOS make Google more loved or hated in open source world?
  • Google's OS could cause trouble for Apple
  • Can Google Chrome OS Eventually Integrate into the Enterprise?
  • Go Google Chrome OS! Just don't go too fast, too far
  • Google Chrome OS: Five Pros And Five Cons
  • Are Google & Microsoft Switching Roles?
  • Linux Reaction Mixed to Google's New Chrome OS
  • Chrome OS is Worse, That’s the Point
  • Google: The World's Most Successful Failure?

  • OS Wars (Part III):Sibling Rivalry between Chrome and Ubuntu

  • Podcast: The Chrome OS advantage over Linux
  • Microsoft hands the victory to Chrome OS
  • What is Google’s Goal with its Chrome OS?

Dangerous Security Flaw Likely Just a Hoax

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Security

pcworld.com: A claim of a software vulnerability in a program used to connect securely to servers across the Internet is likely a hoax, according to an analyst with the SANS Internet Storm Center.

Red Hat: From manic acquisitions to focused execution

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Linux

cnet.com: Red Hat is at the top of its game right now, delivering quarter after quarter of impressive performance despite (or, perhaps, because of) a global recession. But it wasn't always thus. Despite a meteoric initial public offering in 1999, Red Hat spent years fumbling about for a winning game plan, dabbling in technologies that took it far beyond its core competence in operating systems.

VirtualBox 3.0: An easy way to mix and match operating systems

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Software

computerworld.com: Whether you prefer Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X, you can probably get almost everything you need done with your chosen OS. However, sometimes a task demands an OS that you are not currently using. That's where virtualization programs like Sun Microsystem's VirtualBox 3.0 come in.

Kdenlive: A Video Editor in the Spotlight

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Software

linux-mag.com: Linux distributions strive to include all the useful applications that users will need, but a quality video editor has been lacking for quite some time. Now with KDE4 getting better and better, could an application like Kdenlive fill that gap?

15 Instant Messenging Clients for Linux

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Software

repasik.com: Instant Messanging (IM) clients are not a very popular topic in the FOSS and Linux community, most talk about browsers, music applications and just plain distros. Many may think there are only three to five instant messaging applications for Linux, but the open-source community offers much more than just a few. Here's a list.

What to expect from the next version of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: The great thing about Linux distro development, when compared with OS X or Vista, is that the whole process is transparent. You can see at any stage what the developers are planning, and even download the latest build of your favourite distribution.

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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