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Story Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM now available on Infibeam Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:26am
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Story KDE Telepathy Sprint Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:06pm
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Story World's First Open Source Laptop Gets Wideband Software-Defined Radio Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 5:54pm

Intel UXA Acceleration Performance

phoronix.com: Subsequent to the introduction of the Graphics Execution Manager earlier this year, Intel had introduced a new acceleration architecture. UXA, or the UMA Acceleration Architecture, was developed as a temporary solution based upon the EXA architecture but with support for the kernel-driven GEM memory management. How though does the UXA performance compare to that of EXA?

3 Tips For Getting More Out Of Creative Commons

makeuseof.com: Creative Commons is becoming a web force to be reckoned with. I recently switched to a Firefox browser from Internet Explorer (a revelation in many ways, but that’s another article) and didn’t even have to modify my toolbar to create a Creative Commons search shortcut.

Text Web Browsers in Linux

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linuxtuts.blogspot: These are the text webbrowsers in linux. That means you can search web or surf the net using these. You can also view html from console using these text browsers.

Why are we not using Linux?

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Linux

2basco.com: Something has been disturbing me since quite some time is - Why are we not using Linux? Considering the advantages for geeks as well as non-geeks, Linux should be at a preference over the traditionally popular propreitary operating systems.

Five Open Source Predictions The VAR Guy Got Wrong In 2008

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thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy often crows about his successful predictions. But some of his blog posts missed the mark badly in 2008. He needs to eat some crow for these five open source statements that were off target in 2008.

The Window Manager Dilemma

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Software

raiden.net: One of the thing's that's been picking at my brains lately is the mess surrounding KDE4. I'm here instead to attack this issue from another angle. That angle is the dilemma we have with the wide array of existing Linux (and BSD) window managers.

Why am I moving to Gentoo?

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Gentoo

blog.hartwork.org: I think of this question again and again. For one because because people are asking me. People who love Debian, people who dislike continuous compilation. And for two because I repeatedly find myself doing something, liking something, working for something that I cannot verbally justify.

Finding a new distro... part 1?

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Linux

jdm-tech.blogspot: I've been looking pretty seriously at Arch to replace Gentoo, so this post will describe my experiences and impressions thus far. I set up a VM to try the install and get a feel for the distro, and so far it seems OK.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC1 is Available for the Holidays

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Linux

mepis.org: ISO files of RC1 of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 have been released for 32 and 64 bit processors as SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.94-rc1_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.94-rc1_64.iso.

The Xubuntu Difference

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Ubuntu

linuxlandit.blogspot: There are many different operating systems based on Linux: Debian, SuSE, Gentoo, Red Hat, and Mandriva are examples. Xubuntu is yet another contender in what is already a highly competitive world. So what makes Xubuntu different?

Ubuntu vs Windows

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OS

ditio.net: After reading a bunch of articles comparing Windows and Ubuntu. For me it seemed that, authors writing this articles never used Ubuntu they just installed because manager told them to compare this two operating systems.

Linux Mint 6 Felicia Review : It Must Be Christmas

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Linux

penguinway.net: Linux Mint version 6 Felicia came out on December 15th and I have been running it on my Dell Inspiron 530 Q6600 system for the past week.

The beam in their eye

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: It seems great blood sport to report on the problems of Novell while ignoring the larger problems with those companies deemed worthier than Novell. So in the interests of "fair and balanced" reporting, lets look around the Linux world at a few of the other major players.

today's leftovers

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  • Scaling Images using GIMP

  • Ripping Multilanguage DVDs with Subtitles using Mencoder
  • Samba Quickies
  • openSUSE Revved
  • Communicating Through Gaim
  • The Twelve Days of Unix
  • Linux Directory Structure
  • System Information
  • When bandwidth is free
  • Sending pop-up message by ssh
  • No X Server 1.6 Release Candidate For Christmas

Do women matter in FOSS projects?

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OSS

itwire.com: When will women be taken seriously in the FOSS community? That's a question that needs to be asked after the Debian GNU/Linux project garnered headlines earlier this month over an offensive mailing list post that had at least two women considering whether they would continue their involvement in the project.

The new face of open source

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OSS

cnet.com: To get a glimpse of the changing face of open source, look no further than InfoWorld's "Future of Open Source" roundtable. Some of the thoughts expressed by various leaders in the open-source community are insightful, but that's not the real story. No, the real story is who InfoWorld chose to profile.

Open source business models must be voluntary

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Entrepreneur Dave Rosenberg has a Christmas wish for you. Dave wants to make everyone pay for open source in 2009.

Gdium One Laptop Per Hacker Program

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Hardware
MDV

fred.dao2.com: I have in fact joined a great new project managed by Dexxon, the company making the Gdium, which goal is to “provide access to information affordable to all, so that all can exercise their right to education”.

Cool Linux Projects that Need More Publicity

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internetling.com: Always when a type of application is missing, there is bound to be a version in development. In order to attract some interest for certain slow, but extremely important projects I’ve picked out a few attractive apps which could become powerful contributors to the widespread adoption of the Linux desktop.

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