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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:27pm
Story Wayland/Weston 1.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Out Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:27pm
Story NBC, Today Show Use Ubuntu to Illustrate Celebrity Hacking Story Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:21pm
Story Open Source Software Licenses: Which Should You Use? Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:19pm
Story Several Thousand People Use The New Rolling-Release OpenSUSE Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:15pm
Story New open source platform to improve patient experience Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:06pm
Story Your Facebook page as a Firefox OS mobile app Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 3:57pm
Story OpenStack 101: Getting started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 3:52pm
Story UNOFFICIAL MEGASYNC NEMO EXTENSION AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 1:31pm
Story Fedora in local medicine shop Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 1:26pm

Here comes summer's first Linux netbook

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Reports of the Linux netbook's death at the hands of Microsoft have been greatly exaggerated. A flood of Linux netbook news will be made next week at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.

8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About, part 2

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Last week we took a look at four great Linux/FOSS applications that are as good as any of their competitors, FOSS or proprietary. Today I'll wrap up with four more.

Preston Gralla: Why you Shouldn’t Care

dthomasdigital.wordpress: In this weeks Computerworld opinion column “Desktop Linux: Why you Shouln’t Care” Preston Gralla (who?) bashes Linux for no apparent reason other than to bash something he obviously knows nothing about.

9 reasons to switch from Windows to Linux

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Linux

tech-no-media.com: I will list 9 of the most common reasons to switch from Windows to Linux and try to explain in which cases the switch to Linux has a good chance of delivering the expected benefits.

Specto: Get Instant Notifications In Your Linux Machine

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Software

makeuseof.com: If you want to monitor a blog for new article update, a great way is to subscribe to its RSS feed and get notified instantly when it updates its content. What if you want to monitor more than just a blog?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Xorg, keyboard and mice

  • Introduction to fstab
  • Building KXEN Models on Ubuntu
  • Make X.Org pretty with DRI2 and UXA
  • How to stop Ubuntu from asking for your sudo password
  • Command line currency conversion
  • Setting up a Linux-based Open-Mesh Network, Part 1
  • Debian Public Keys Error

some shorts:

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Linux
  • Slackware Changes Package Compression Format

  • openSUSE changes to -fomit-frame-pointer -mtune=generic
  • Linpus To Launch Moblin V2 OS Next Week

The Lean green eco-friendly Linux machine

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Linux

Learn how the GNU/Linux is becoming more eco-friendly

Reviewed: Yoggie Open Firewall SOHO

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Hardware

tuxradar.com: Here's a device that started out as a firewall and ended up as a powerful embedded development platform. It's based around an ARM CPU and includes an SDK to let you develop your own tools.

Where does Linux fit in the business desktop?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: First off, just what is the business desktop? Who uses it? Who are the mystery 'power users' in a business environment that don't use the same tools to do their job that every one in the company uses?

openSUSE Ambassadors Program

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Want to help spread the word about the openSUSE Project and encourage more people to become part of the openSUSE Community? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and spread the word about the openSUSE Project?

5 Best Pen-Test Linux Distributions

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Linux distributions are often customized to perform many specialized tasks cater to a particular industry, hobby or business. Today we will take a look at some of best Pen-test distributions out there.

Open source virtualisation - worth the wait

tectonic.co.za: Open source may have had a late start in the realm of enterprise virtualisation, but the meticulous and attentive development of this technology has led to better products in the long run. Not only is open source virtualisation now fully enterprise-ready, but it offers greater cost-savings and more flexibility that its proprietary counterparts.

OMG! I’m using a non-Debian Linux distro!

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Linux

jwjones.wordpress: Over the long Memorial Day weekend I decided to do some further Linux distro-hopping, and so wiped out my beloved Crunchbang Linux to test the following distros:

Has ASUS all but given up on Linux?

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: At today's ASUS product showcase in Sydney the entire range was there, from ultra-portable, touch screen netbooks to high-end, quad core Lamborghinis (I'm not joking). Even Windows Vista was there. There was only one thing missing - Linux.

Getting real about Linux on the desktop

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Linux

channelregister.co.uk: Few topics in the IT industry are more contentious than the prospect of putting Linux on the corporate desktop. Opinions range from the religious view at one end, promoting a fundamentalist belief in open source as the saviour of mankind, to the reaction of corporate conservatives at the other, dismissing Linux as irrelevant to serious end user computing.

Striking the Right Gnote

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Software

earthweb.com: You might imagine that an application for desktop notes would be too commonplace to generate controversy. Yet when Hubert Figuiere created Gnote, a port of the GNOME application Tomboy to C++, controversy erupted immediately.

Is Linux finally ready for the Desktop takeover?

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Linux

awardspace.com: Everyone with even a minor experience in computers knows what Linux is. It is a remarkably complete operating system and is one of the most prominent examples of free software and open source development.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Trial by fire: distro upgrade

  • Commercial Software “Experiment”: The Results
  • Easy Jailing with The (PC-BSD) Warden
  • Comux 010110
  • Drupal 7: usability update
  • Update on Miserware Beta - Power Saving on Linux
  • Preview tiny URLS in Firefox
  • SFLS: Episode 0x0E: John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation
  • Software Freedom Day 2009 - Dundee
  • How Ubuntu Saved A Dell Laptop
  • OpenX raises $10 million for open-source ad server business
  • Radical Breeze Software Now Free
  • One Week of Linux - openSUSE
  • From open plan offices to an open source office
  • RIAA Fines: Not so Fine
  • Introducing SELinux sandbox, confining untrusted binaries
  • KMyMoney KDE4 is alive!!!
  • CoverGloobus 1.4 Brings New Themes, Desktop Sexiness
  • Microsoft Reverses Course On Crippled Windows 7
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