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Story Out in the Open: Say Hello to the Apple of Linux OSes Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 7:49pm
Story Where Linux rules: Supercomputers Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 7:40pm
Story Dual boot Android and Ubuntu Touch on Nexus devices Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 5:32pm
Story openSUSE 13.1 KDE Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 5:08pm
Story KDE's Kdenlive Video Editor Has Gone Dark Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 5:02pm
Story Eric Schmidt tells iOS users how to switch to Android Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 4:57pm
Story Gnu: toward the post-scarcity world – the Free Software Column Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 4:44pm
Story The European Commission's Neelie Kroes believes in open Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 4:41pm
Story Tux Machines Plans for 2014 and Beyond Roy Schestowitz 6 25/11/2013 - 10:07am
Story Linux in Government and Why There is Still NSA Agenda to Keep Wary Eye on Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 9:16am

Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour

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softpedia: The fourth alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, was made available a few minutes ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 8.10 development.

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

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OS

Paul Murphy: As we saw yesterday the much vaunted Unix skills premium over Windows is pretty small - 15% or so in an overheated market and less than that elsewhere. Notice, however, that this information pertains only to larger organizations.

Linux Desktops Dressed Up as Macs

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Linux

lifehacker.com: Several Linux users in the Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr group are showing off their Ubuntu Hardy Heron desktop—dressed up as a Mac. Let's take a look at a few Ubuntu desktops passing as Macs with the help of a few add-ons like Compiz Fusion.

gOS 3 Beta, Netbooks, and Linux: An Interview with David Liu, Founder of Good OS

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Linux
Interviews

laptopmag.com: With the recent release of gOS 3 Beta, we thought it was prime time to take a closer look at the company responsible for creating the OS that powered the ill-fated Everex Cloudbook, and the gorgeous (and Mac OS X Leopard-inspired) gOS Space.

Windows apps on Linux the CrossOver way

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Software

linux.com: Who says you have to give up your must-have Windows applications when you migrate to Linux? If you can't leave some crucial Windows program behind, you can run it using CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux.

Gallium3D: a short explanation where it fits in

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: In a comment I was recently asked where Gallium3D does fit in in regards to Mesa and OpenGL. Given that I’m not an expert the answer was short and simple but might interest others as well.

My first taste of KDE…

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KDE

meandubuntu.wordpress: I am seriously concerned with GNOME’s infatuation with Microsoft technologies. Having recently heard about the new KDE4 - I thought I might give KDE a shot!

What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

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Linux

informationweek.com: What will desktop Linux be like four years from now? The single biggest change you'll see is the way Linux evolves to meet the growing market of users who are not themselves Linux-savvy, but are looking for a low-cost alternative to Microsoft.

How To Install Django On Mandriva 2008.1 (Apache2/mod_python)

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Mandriva 2008.1 server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Red Hat: Disrupting Symantec Veritas?

  • Firefox 3 is still a memory hog that slows other programs
  • plasmoids in firefox
  • 10 Essential Linux Applications for Daily Use
  • Editra — A multi-platform text editor
  • Hidden Linux : Compiz con-Fusion
  • The Great God Linux Won't Save Wireless Internet
  • CIO Reality Check: Linux Security
  • Open source will win quietly, not through public displays of affection
  • Open source at school 'could help businesses'
  • A hands-on look at Vyatta Community Edition 4 networking software
  • 2.6.27-rc3, "Things Really _Have_ Calmed Down"
  • Debian on the Old Laptop
  • Foundation donates open source HIE code
  • Hans Reiser Case: Aug. 13, 2008
  • ISO Master - GUI Tool to edit ISO Images in openSUSE
  • Linux Foundation Publishes Guide to Participating in the Linux Kernel Community
  • Would-Be Linux Contributors May Get a Leg Up
  • The Next Linux You Use Could Be Virtual
  • Flickr taps into open source for better maps. Yahoo Maps to follow?
  • Organizational Battle Ubuntu vs Gentoo vs RHEL & Fedora
  • New wiki measures open source license use

Integration at Akademy

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KDE

dot.kde.org: An important topic at Akademy is modularisation and integration. It has been the main topic of one talk but you will find it comes up in many others. It is clearly on the minds of many hackers here.

The entire State of Pahang moves to OpenOffice.org

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OOo

openmalaysiablog.com: Its just been made official that the State of Pahang is migrating all its productivity suites to OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org is distributed for free and represents a suite which is on par with other office suite software applications.

Lessons From PHP 4.4 End-of-Life Announcement

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ostatic.com: The developers of PHP announced last week that PHP version 4.4.9 is now available. This would not be remarkable in and of itself, except that the developers also indicated that this would be the last release of PHP 4.4. If PHP were commercial software, its "end of life" would be cause for panic.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to setup ndiswrapper with BT Voyager 1055 in Ubuntu

  • iTunes on Linux with Wine
  • HowTo: Repairing a read only partition or slice in Linux or BSD
  • How to watch streamed TV from dr.dk in openSUSE or *buntu
  • Delete old files
  • Tip of the Trade: ps Options
  • So you want to play DVDs
  • Back To Basics: Avoiding Recursive Alias Disasters On Linux And Unix
  • Why build solutions for FireFox?

Workbench 1.0 - Developers' Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: I discovered this little gem in this week's DistroWatch Weekly. When a distribution claims to be "Linux for Software and Web Developers," both of which I happen to be, my ears prick up. Could this be the distribution I've been waiting for?

Inside Dell's 'BlackTop' laptop Linux OS

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Linux

apcmag.com: Dell may be one of Microsoft’s largest customers, but the hardware heavyweight has decided that Windows simply isn’t good enough for today’s fast-paced and ‘instant on’ world. Dell’s new laptops sideline Windows with a fast-boot Linux OS and ARM processor to check email, browse the Web and even sync with Exchange.

Learning Linux the Mailing Lists Way

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: When a new Linux stumbler decides on switching on to Linux for full-time, s/he is often marred by an array of negative thoughts which intercept his desires of doing things differently.

SliTaz live CD: small but beautifully marked

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: When I came across the oddly named SliTaz I really didn’t know what to expect. Yet another predictable fork of some better known distro which would blaze briefly in the free software firmament, burn out and fall to Earth, spent? Boy, was I ever wrong.

Windows Security vs. Linux Security

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OS

computingtech.blogspot: If you’ve switched to Ubuntu from Windows, there’s a very good chance that the security failings of Windows featured in your decision. By any measure, Microsoft’s record on security within its products is appalling.

Software as a Service is a key to Linux Growth

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There are many very good sites that offer software that many Linux and other Opensource OS's can use to expand their usefulness and presence in the average Joe's home desktop. What other kinds of software is missing from the free software world that hasn't made it over yet?

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