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Story First Linux Kernel Update Arrives for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Upgrade Now Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:32pm
Story Reiser4 Updated With Transaction Models, Linux 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:28pm
Story Start Experimenting with Tizen Says Mobile Developer Leon Anavi Roy Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:22pm
Story P2P File Sharing Software Vuze Receives New WebUI Plugin Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:21pm
Story Better Intel "Bay Trail" Support Lands In Coreboot Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:14pm
Story GNU Xnee 3.19 ('Lucia') released Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:10pm
Story Screenlocker architecture in Plasma Next Roy Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:06pm
Story 10 steps to migrate your closed software to open source Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:02pm
Story U.S. military UAVs migrate to Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 6:59pm
Story AOC delivers pair of mySmart All-in-One Android PCs Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 6:54pm

Linux Netbooks: What's on the Menu?

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Linux
Hardware

linuxinsider.com: Linux and netbooks seem to be a well-met pair. Lightweight Linux distros sit comfortably on the shoulders of the mini laptops' compact hardware. Plenty of computer makers are offering models with pre-installed Linux. Here's a snapshot of what's out there.

Open source: a different approach to developing software

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OSS

computerweekly.com: It seems like a bit of a mystery how open source software ever sees the light of day. The idea of a large number of people working for glory and the greater good rather than recompense seems too idealistic to be true.

The Inherent Danger in "Just Working"

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: The majority of computer users want their machines to "just work." And though I like seeing how my hardware and software interact, it is preferable to have things "just work." When something doesn't "just work" on a computer, it's frustrating.

Zenwalk Linux 5.2

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Linux

dylserx.wordpress: My Laptop is a Netbook in a Macbook size shell, so I decided to go for Linux as my OS for it as its fast, reliable and stable, most of the time.

Dropbox on Ubuntu 8.10

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Software

itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring how to use Dropbox on the popular Ubuntu distribution.

few leftovers

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News
  • Xen 3.3 in RHEL/CentOS 5 and more Link Aggregation Fun

  • Revisiting urxvt
  • Attempting to Install Linux, Part 1
  • My Acer Aspire One with Ubuntu 8.10
  • Our One Laptop Per Child Hopes for 2009
  • Acer Laptop Wireless Tips
  • The canonical target
  • Energized by open source: Ditching closed apps spurred growth, utility says

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 52

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SUSE

Happy New Year! Issue #52 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

openSUSE defeats Mandriva

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MDV
SUSE

marcfearby.com: About this time last year I decided that Linux simply wasn’t good enough and returned to Windows XP. A week later I discovered that Mandriva was actually up to scratch. Given that Mandriva fired one of their most valuable employees recently, I think the writing is on the wall for that distro, sadly.

MadTux Closes Its Doors

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Linux
Web

broadcast.oreilly: After eight years in business California-based MadTux, an online retailer specializing in systems preloaded with Linux, has closed.

Zenwalk 5.4 Beta1

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Linux

linux-hardcore.com: Old year's day and a few hours to kill ... so I thought why not try out an XFCE using distro that I have tried out several times Zenwalk. Just before Christmas the Beta 1 of Zenwalk 5.4 was released. So downloaded it, burned it to CD, popped the CD in and fired it up.

Ubuntu in 2009

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: The first release of Ubuntu in 2009 will be the April debut of Jaunty Jackalope, otherwise known as Ubuntu 9.04. Most users will be looking forward to a release packed with exciting features.

The biggest threat to open source in 2009

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: There is no longer any doubt that hackers and malware writers are going after open source projects as they once went after Windows. Vulnerabilities are being found, discovered, created, exchanged.

some shorts

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Linux
  • NUBUNTU 8.12 BETA

  • Dell Studio 1535 OpenSuse 11.1 and latest ALSA
  • Comparing Windows Update to Ubuntu Linux’s Update Manager
  • A Better Desktop Button for Ubuntu
  • Latest Ubuntu
  • More proof that Microsoft are incompetent
  • Ubuntu Advertisement

10 Best Instant Messengers for Linux

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Software

anewmorning.com: Like other Operating systems, there are some great Instant messengers for Linux. These IM’s comes with features like any other, including custom emoticons, web-cam support, nudges, themes, plugins, customizations and lots more. Here’s a list of 10 Best Instant messengers for Linux.

"Doomed to Obscurity" - New Web Comic Launched

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Humor

penguinpetes.com: For a New Year's Day surprise, I'm finally launching the webcomic I've always wanted to do. It's called Doomed to Obscurity and if you give it time, it'll grow on you. Strip #1 is up today; subsequent strips will be published every odd-numbered calendar day.

Homebuilt computers for Christmas

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Linux

In tight economic times when I was growing up, my family generally had “homemade” Christmases, where all the gifts were handicrafts they had made. It takes a lot of time, but it does save money. This year, I’m following much the same pattern, I’m giving my kids refurbished computers.

Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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Linux
Hardware

meanderingpassage.com: This past holiday season Netbook computers were a leading seller for Amazon, and thanks to my dear wife I was a lucky recipients of one of those sales. From my own preferences there was just one issue I had to correct…it was running Windows.

Best Ubuntu Innovations of 2008

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: 2008 was a great year. Although it comes a bit belatedly (today being the first day of 2009), here’s a list of my favorite innovations in 2008:

Happy New Year from GIMP with 2.6.4

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GIMP

The GIMP developers welcome you in the new year with the fourth bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. The NEWS file lists the changes in GIMP 2.6.4.

Linux Solid-State Drive Benchmarks

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Hardware

phoronix.com: How though does the real-world performance differ between hard disk drives and solid-state drives on Linux? We have run several tests atop Ubuntu on a Samsung netbook with a HDD and SSD.

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