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Story A Life Worth Living Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:57am
Story KDE Arrives in Brno for Akademy Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:39am
Story The release of 3.16 Linux Kernel – the kernel column Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 5:39pm
Story Cloud Host Linode Adds Professional Services Support Option Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 5:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 4:48pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 4:46pm
Story New ultra secure cell phone, Blackphone, is reportedly flying off the shelves Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 11:48am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 9:23am
Story The Story Behind 'init' and 'systemd': Why 'init' Needed to be Replaced with 'systemd' in Linux Roy Schestowitz 1 06/09/2014 - 9:10am
Story Creativity and KDE Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 7:57am

Light, low-cost e-reader runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A U.K. startup called Interead will soon ship a Linux-based e-book reader claimed to be about 40 percent lighter than an Amazon Kindle 2, and over $100 cheaper.

Find A Kid To Fix It

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Linux
Ubuntu

primaryschoolcomau.blogspot: I also wasn't sure how the kids would go navigating the Ubuntu interface that is slightly different to Windows. Within about 5 minutes some of them had worked out how to use the built-in video camera, change the wallpaper, customise the desktop and discover nearly all the bugs that I hadn't anticipated.

Progress with Pardusman

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Software

sarathlakshman.info: I have came across lots of new updates with pardusman project. The first improvement is with the UI graphic design.

antiX M8.2 Test 1 now available and looking GREAT!

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: Here with antiX M8.2 Test 1, running live. Let me tell you why I like antiX so much as a Live CD.

Spice up your LUG!

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Do you attend or run a Linux User Group (LUG)? Looking for some fresh ideas to give it a new lease of life? Read on and discover how your LUG meetings can be more than a general Linux-related chit-chat down the local pub...

Linux New Media Launches Ubuntu User Magazine

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Ubuntu

linuxpromagazine.com: Canonical's popular Ubuntu operating system continues to win followers around the world, and Ubuntu User is the first print magazine specifically for this rapidly growing audience.

GeezerOS: Linux for the Elderly

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com: Perhaps it's my role as the family computer guy that's leading me in this direction today but it seems to me that there should be Linux distributions that are age-oriented and age appropriate.

Virtual Linux desktops tapped by UN

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: NComputing has joined a United Nations program to bring 1,000 Linux-based NComputing desktops to schools in developing countries.

Full Circle Magazine #25 Available

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Ubuntu

fullcirclemagazine.org: This month, we’ve got some awesome stuff coming your way, including a copy of Beginning OpenOffice 3 up for grabs by one of you!

Phoronix Thread Leads To New Linux Game Ports

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Svartalf, a member of the Phoronix Forums and developer for Linux Game Publishing, recently asked our readers on the forums to provide a wish-list of games they wished to see ported to Linux.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find the package a file is from

  • Delimiters in Bash
  • Troubleshooting a maxed out Linux hard drive
  • How to fix Desktop Effects for intel
  • Navigating the Online Drupal Community
  • Never lose a file with TimeVault
  • Command Line Basics: List Files with ls
  • Hierarchic list of processes
  • Effective bash shorthand
  • Using Arduino in Eagle schematics with Ubuntu Linux
  • UNR 9.04 Tips
  • Mandriva 2009.1: Lock KDE 4 on Suspend
  • How to Clear Cache Manually
  • Graphing dependencies
  • OOo: Chart Feature: What to do with zero values
  • Ubuntu Howto: Install projectM Audio Visualizer
  • Save terminal Output to text file

The 8 most successful open source products ever

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OSS

royal.pingdom.com: Open source in itself is a success story. From being a niche concept, it has become a mainstream movement. There are thousands of open source projects and products out there, but which ones are the most successful?

Are Open Source Developers Throwing Good Code After Bad?

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Time and again I run into the belief that the open source community has an infinite amount of energy to spare for its galaxy of projects. It's not true, and we need to stop acting like it is.

Linux And Active Directory: Learning To Live Together

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Software

bmighty.com: Looking for a good way to integrate your company's Linux desktops with Microsoft Active Directory? Novell just might offer the easiest solution -- but it certainly isn't the only game in town.

NVIDIA Releases 185.18.14 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: NVIDIA hasn't released as many Linux driver updates in May as they have in past months, but this week they are out with the NVIDIA 185.18.14 driver update.

Linux on tap in netbook, nettop

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: HP has upgraded its Linux-ready "Mini" netbooks, offering its new "HP Mini 110 with Mi" at a much lower $280 pricetag than the previous Mini 1000.

Recession and the Victory of FOSS

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OSS

raiden.net: I find it rather intriguing to realize that for years we of the FOSS community have fought against closed source, locked in, proprietary software, and even hardware, services, DRM and so much more, and yet seemed to get little of anywhere.

Testing Out The SSD Mode In Btrfs

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Software

phoronix.com: One month ago we provided benchmarks of the Btrfs file-system and found that while it contained many features to make it a next-generation Linux file-system, its disk performance was rather displeasing. In Btrfs there the solid-state drive mode can be enabled.

Ubuntu 9.10 Goals And Disappointments

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Ubuntu

anotherubuntu.blogspot: There is plenty of stuff to get excited about in the comming release of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala. What has been confirmed is:

Linux Gadgets

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Hardware

blogs.fsfe.org: Linux gadgets. What’s not to like? vanRijn likes the Palm Pre, or would like it if it was available already. Me, I think my main desktop sync desire right now is my Nokia 6300 phone.

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