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Story New renders of Android flavored BlackBerry Venice slider surface Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2015 - 8:06am
Story Easily Swap Between AMD & NVIDIA OpenGL Linux Drivers At Boot Time Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 9:47pm
Story The Mozilla We Want Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 9:35pm
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Story Red Hat News Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 9:26pm
Story Linux Lite 2.6 Enters Beta with LibreOffice 5.0 and New Control Center, Based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 7:28pm
Story KDE Applications 15.08 RC for openSUSE Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 5:32pm
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Linux is a time killer

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Linux

mostlymaths.net: I have been using Linux since around 1998, when I installed Debian from scratch in my old Pentium II. I am more end-user than power user, but the computer I use most often (my netbook) has Linux in it by default. Linux is a time waster. It can come in two time-wasting fashion:

Ubootnu versus the neck beards

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Ubuntu
  • Ubootnu versus the neck beards
  • Of GNU/Linux, Hardliners and a clear case of double standards!

Oracle Loves Linux

  • Oracle Loves Linux, Has Advice for Improvements
  • Oracle Previews Solaris 11

Spin Your Own Debian with Live Studio

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: In the tradition of Nimblex and SUSE Studio comes an alternative for those who prefer Debian. Debian Live Studio allows users to build their own Debian Live system with just a few mouse clicks.

The consistent failure of Linux to grab even 1% of the desktop OS market

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Linux

royal.pingdom.com: Linux has been around for almost two decades now. It has become a resounding success as a server OS (for example as the L in the famous LAMP stack), and more recently as a mobile OS (Android). But what about on the desktop?

Can we count users without uniquely identifying them?

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Ubuntu

theravingrick.blogspot: The customer's engineer came up with a system where they would create a unique identifier for each Ubuntu computer they sold, and then when the computers requested update info daily, it would send that unique identifier with it. The customer didn't really want to use a unique identifier though.

LinuxCon: Exploits Show Why Linux Is Vulnerable

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Linux
Security

esecurityplanet.com: There is a widely held belief that Linux is a completely secure operating system. But to Brad Spengler of the grsecurity project, the belief is far from accurate. And he has the kernel exploits to prove it.

Desktop Linux: Great for the Environment, Bad for Economy?

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Linux

earthweb.com: Is using desktop Linux better for the environment than say, running Microsoft Windows or Apple's OS X?

Mandriva 2010 Spring review

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MDV

linuxbsdos.com: Being awhile since Mandriva 2010 Spring was released. Considering the company’s financial woes, and the rumored takeover negotiations, we thought they might never release it, but they did.

Ubuntu and the importance of community

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Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Canonical developer Dave Walker investigates the importance of governance in a community as rich and diverse as Ubuntu’s…

Five Tips To Get The Most Out Of KDE 4.5

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KDE
HowTos

itnewstoday.com: To help you make the most out of this new version, I decided to compile a list of tips that I feel makes the most of this revolutionary desktop.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE
HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Hands-on: KDE 4.5 launches with tiling, new notifications

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the KDE project have officially released version 4.5 of the KDE Software Collection. The update brings some improvements to the environment's stability, performance, and functionality.

Short Rekonq 0.5.0 user review

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Software

matija.suklje.name: Lately I've been trying Rekonq to see what all the fuzz's about. In short it's an alternative web browser for KDE, which uses WebKit[1] and aims to be lightweight.

Linux Foundation launches open-source license compliance program

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: A program to help keep software and device makers on the right side of open-source licensing law has been unveiled by the Linux Foundation.

2010 Gentoo Screenshot Contest Results

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: As the quantity and quality of this year's entries will attest, Gentoo is alive, well, and taking no prisoners!

Linux safer than Windows

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Linux

manilastandardtoday.com: SOME time ago, the Financial Times reported that Google was phasing out the internal use of Microsoft Windows because of security concerns after the company’s operations in China were hacked. Here’s another story about the security debate.

Today's Leftovers:

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News
  • Peppermint OS One-08042010 Screenshots
  • Opera 10.61 Release Candidate (RC3) Released
  • Digg using Drupal
  • FLOSSCamp 2010
  • The Dead Microsoft Sketch
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.1 Beta 1
  • A fund manager experiments in geek...
  • Dumping Windows, moving on with Linux
  • An In-Depth Look at Red Hat Cloud Computing
  • O'Reilly's Report from Debian Conference
  • Goodbye DebConf10
  • FUDCon Tempe update
  • Investment in open source software will only go up from here
  • How can your software fail?
  • On branding
  • Improving Perl 5's Core Exceptions
  • Gentoo's Quality Status
  • Review: Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Automated caching of your Ubuntu updates
  • Install Ubuntu Light Themes in Ubuntu 10.10/10.04
  • Using multiple clipboards in Vim
  • CentOS: Disable Unneeded Services at Boot Time
  • Some things to do after an openSUSE Installation (Part 2)
  • Converting a Mercurial tree repeatedly with files removed
  • Deploying Ubuntu with Cobbler
  • How to avoid spam using Pidgin
  • Multiple java versions on debian
  • Try Out Linux Programs with PortableLinuxApps
  • Schedule Tasks GUI style with Gnome Schedule

Open Source Projects that Changed the World

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: To many, open source software isn’t just about getting something for free, it’s a statement about how the world should be. Here are seven projects that have, quite literally, changed the world.

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