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Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 10:40am
Story USB & Staging Driver Changes For The Linux 3.14 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 10:06am
Story Tiny hacker SBC offers robot-friendly Linux distro Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 9:29am
Story Memory Protection Extensions Not Done For Linux 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 9:22am
Story India’s Aakash IV Tablet To Get 2G Connectivity; Tender Process Open Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 8:54am
Story Pear OS Is No Longer Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 8:46am
Story Did China copy Android in its new mobile operating system? Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 8:32am
Story Can Android desktops disrupt the PC market? Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 8:24am
Story Red Hat must be rejoicing as Debian tilts towards systemd Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 8:09am
Story Linus Torvalds: Any CLA is fundamentally broken Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 8:06am

Switched From Ubuntu To Gentoo

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

clintonskakun.wordpress: Ubuntu has served me well for a few months, I think it was April when I started using it. I have to say Ubuntu is one of my favorite Linux distributions. It’s great for people who are new to Linux or have been using Windows for a long time and want to try out something different or more reliable.

IEs4Linux lets you install Internet Explorer under Linux

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Software

linux.com: Because a large portion of end user machines attached to the Internet are Windows machines, Web developers have no choice but to develop Web applications that, while they don't necessarily rely on Microsoft technology, do have to work properly with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. That usually means developers require a Windows installation at their disposal.

Linux alternatives to Windows SBS part one

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Software

itwire.com: I've claimed that Microsoft's Small Business Server (SBS) is hampered by its built-in limitations. These constraints have been designed in. Why would you opt for SBS when you could have it all using Linux? It's time to put my money where my mouth is. Here's what I look for in a Linux-based solution and starting today not one, but five, options to pick from.

What Mozilla Means to Me

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Moz/FF

toolness.com: When I talk to my friends and family about Mozilla, I notice that they all have different perceptions of what Mozilla is. Looking at Mozilla’s Wikipedia entry doesn’t shed much light on things either, as it’s largely a glorified disambiguation page that attempts to clarify the word’s many different meanings over time.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 has been released as the final alpha build for Intrepid Ibex. This release ships with the latest GNOME 2.24 and Linux 2.6.27 bits along with X Server 1.5.0.

some shorts

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News
  • Ubuntu-ZA LoCoTeam gets new leader

  • Slax: Your Pocket Operating System
  • Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
  • When OpenOffice.org 3?
  • 32 times faster deleting your home directory

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 39

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #39 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Board election, OpenOffice_org 3.0rc1 available, and Call for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE Beta Testers.

Canadian party includes open source software in election platform

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: As computer hardware improves, it is important that software programs are readily modifiable by the people who buy and use them.

Netbook sports 320GB hard disk

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Czech vendor Eltrinex has announced a netbook computer that runs Linux or Windows XP Home Edition, and sports a 320GB hard drive. The "MobilePC" includes a Via C7-M ULV processor, 10.2-inch display, 1GB of RAM, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, and a bundled external DVD writer, the company says.

AMD Catalyst 8.9 Gets WINE Fix, RandR 1.2 Support

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Software

phoronix.com: This new driver update does bring a few exciting changes: the long-awaited WINE fixes, what appears to be RandR 1.2 with accelerated rotation support, and a horde of bug-fixes.

Why GNU/Linux needs slick marketing

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Linux

itwire.com: In the wake of the Firefox EULA issue, the well-known GNU/Linux news accumulation website, Linux Today, ran a very short editorial which came to the rather hurried conclusion that the free operating system does not need what it characterised as "slick marketing."

Toshiba's first netbook offering arrives

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: TOSHIBA HAS ANNOUNCED today the joyous occasion of the arrival of the NB100 – the company’s first netbook product. This versatile little netbook will be powered by the Intel Atom CPU and comes with Linux Ubuntu 8.04 or MS Windows XP Home Edition.

Does Linux Lag Windows? If So, Why? Part 1

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: It's often claimed that Linux is not as prepared for the desktop as MS Windows (hereafter called just "Windows") is. I'd like to compare the time-lines for some parts of the Desktop systems to figure out whether that's true and if so, why it might be.

Linux Terminal Emulation Graphics capabilities

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Software

computingtech.blogspot: The most important part of terminal emulation is how it displays information on the monitor. When you hear the phrase ‘‘text mode,’’ the last thing you’d think to worry about is graphics. However, even the most rudimentary dumb terminals supported some method of screen manipulation.

PCMan: An Alternative File Manager For Linux

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Software

linuxprimetime.com: I had been mostly using Nautilus as my primary file manager and i was a bit sick to be honest from using it, Nautilus is very basic and a bit heavy file manager. So I was searching for a file manager that was both light weight, had a simple interface and loads of features.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Promises New Life for Office Software

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OOo

ostatic.com: OpenOffice.org is in an unenviable place. Office suites -- word processors, spreadsheets, presentations and the ilk -- are utilitarian, complex bundles of software. They are a necessity of modern life, used daily by individuals and businesses all over the world.

Unreal Tournament 3 Running On Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: For those Linux gamers that have been waiting almost a year to play Unreal Tournament 3, it looks like that day is finally getting close.

Breaking News: Googlephone to Debut on September 23

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Google

junauza.com: It's official. Telecom giant T-Mobile will hold a press conference in New York this September 23 to announce the very first Android-powered mobile phone, the HTC Dream. The highly anticipated phone is expected to be in the hands of consumers this October.

Getting the Ugly out of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

techwarelabs.com: Canonical's Ubuntu has brought a new definition of “ease of use” to the Linux community. For those readers that have made the jump: you may have noticed that the default color theme and window decorations are somewhat... ugly. This article will give you a crash course in how to improve your Ubuntu.

Workbench Linux distro is a workhorse for software developers

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Linux

linux.com: If you develop applications using FOSS tools, Workbench is an ideal distro for you. In addition to packing a gamut of development tools, the distro also bundles everyday apps and eye candy, so you can use it on your desktop as well.

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