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Story Google under threat as forked Android devices rise to 20% of smartphone shipments Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 8:04pm
Story NVIDIA 343 Linux Driver Improves EGL Support, Fixes Many Bugs Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 7:51pm
Story Gesture-controlled home automation hub runs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 7:39pm
Story Digia spins Qt unit as a separate company Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 7:32pm
Story More Details On GCC & LLVM Collaboration Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 5:58pm
Story Roll Your Own YouTube/Flickr with MediaGoblin Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 5:51pm
Story Sony gives up on PlayStation Mobile for Android Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 5:38pm
Story Optimizing the front door (your website) for your open source project Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 5:24pm
Story GTK+ 3 Plugins in WebKitGTK+ and Evince Browser Plugin Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 5:19pm
Story Steam and HandBrake repository update Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 5:09pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • RedHat / CentOS Install and Configure Cacti Network Graphing Tool

  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 5
  • Stream YouTube videos directly to your media player
  • Creating A Custom Slide Show Screensaver
  • Why does Firefox start in offline mode?
  • Removing Internet Junks using privoxy
  • Send email with attachment from linux command line using UUENCODE
  • Install OpenVZ on CentOS to create a virtual container
  • PyMOTW: multiprocessing, part 1
  • Play Guild Wars on Ubuntu 9.04

One computers' Linux experience

I suppose , in answer to the question "When will Linux be ready for the user desktop?"

It was ready almost two years ago in this house. Children use it daily, as well as computer phobic wives and memory challenged mad computer geniuses. (The 'genius' part is up for speculation.)

Silverlight Pseudo Terminals and Terminal Emulators?

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Software

tirania.org: Since I have been thinking about building a Silverlight-based version of the Midnight Commander (OH NOES!) I figured I should share some thoughts that I had on this matter.

Welcome to the low-cost world of open source

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OSS

theage.com.au: If you're tired of paying for product licences and services, Cynthia Karena reveals there is another way.

Shipping Version of Presto Linux Makes Netbook Users Long for the Beta Version.

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Linux

channelinsider.com: Xandros Launches Presto, a $19 Linux Distribution that should have been just what the Netbook market needed to stave off Windows 7 Starter Edition.

RightScale + Ubuntu + Eucalyptus = cloud in a box

blog.rightscale.com: Need a cloud in a box? Want a cloud in a box? Well, then, start requisitioning a couple of machines now so you’re ready on Thursday to load up Ubuntu 9.04, install Eucalyptus, and follow the prompt to register your cloud with RightScale. And best of all, it’s all free.

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook 10"

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Hardware

linux-netbook.com: OCZ Technologies claims to offer the first Do It Yourself netbook. The netbook is not bundled with an operating system but specified as compatible with gOS/Ubuntu Linux.

Can Linux win netbooks back?

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: Has Linux just lost the best chance it had to break into the mainstream desktop operating system market?

OpenOffice.org Opens up for Business

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OOo

worldlabel.com: The economic situation is eating into your profits, and the Microsoft Office licenses look more expensive than before. You don’t have to buy Microsoft Office thanks to OpenOffice.org: the best kept secret in office suites.

Top 10 Firefox Add-ons for Linux Users

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: One of Firefox’s greatest strengths is that it can be extended to provide additional functionality to the end user. We look at that top 10 Firefox add-ons that can improve your productivity on Linux.

Open source gains while proprietary software declines

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OSS

news.cnet.com: It used to be so easy to be a proprietary-software vendor. That is, until the open-source neighbors moved in.

What IS the relevance of an operating system?

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OS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Back when I was studying CIS in the ’90s I took a class called “Operating Sytems”. In that class an operating system was defined as a mediator between user and hardware. We never discussed the concept of Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mac, etc.

Canonical Announces Availability of Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical Announces Availability of Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope slices boot time in half
  • Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04: Progress with HP
  • New Ubuntu 9.04 installed - not many dead
  • Ubuntu: Dell and Zealots
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Arrives, But Where Are the Channel Partners?
  • Upgrading from Intrepid to Jaunty
  • First look: Ubuntu 9.04 RC

Oracle buys MySQL shocker

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OSS
  • Oracle buys MySQL shocker (and they get the rest of Sun too)

  • The five biggest changes out of Sun/Oracle
  • OpenSolaris, Linux Could Merge Under Oracle
  • Oracle-Sun: an enterprise catastrophe
  • Oracle's Sun Purchase Raises New Questions
  • What the Oracle Acquisition of Sun Means for Linux
  • Shuttleworth: Oracle now largest open source player
  • What does Oracle mean for Sun's open source efforts?
  • What Sun can do now - and why you should help.
  • Oracle Buys Sun. Linux Gets a Boost.
  • What Might Oracle Do With OpenOffice?
  • Shuttleworth: Oracle's Sun buy validates open source
  • Oracle buys Sun, but does it buy open source?
  • Oracle buys Sun: understanding the impact on open source
  • MySQL conference kicks off; too early for Oracle buzz

Has Microsoft lost its war on open source?

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: Is Microsoft a friend or foe of open source? Going by the company's actions, Microsoft can't seem to decide whether to make love or war. But if it's war, Microsoft appears to lack the legal weaponry to defeat or even disturb its adversaries.

Home Education and Open Source Software

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Home education is all the rage and for good reasons. How can Open Source Software help?

Ubuntu inside Windows: the Good, Bad and the Ugly

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Recently there has been tremendous buzz surrounding a method of running a full Ubuntu Linux installation within Windows. Unlike similar alternatives for Windows, however, the user is not installing Linux only to have to reboot out of Windows to enjoy their new Linux install.

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