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Story My New Linux Ultrabook: The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T Roy Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 9:33am
Story Ojuba Roy Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 8:43am
Story Chinese phone maker Meizu arrives in France Rianne Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 7:34am
Story Makulu, Ubuntu, and Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 7:27am
Story Google will soon launch Android developer SDK for wearable tech Rianne Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 7:23am
Story Best Social Music Apps for Android Rianne Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 7:15am
Story Linux Bugs, Bugs Everywhere Rianne Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 7:07am
Story 2014 - Knowledge. Power. Freedom. Rianne Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 12:01am
Story Lubuntu might be the best Linux distro for Windows XP users Rianne Schestowitz 10/03/2014 - 11:52pm
Story Why I Use Linux and You Should Too Rianne Schestowitz 10/03/2014 - 11:40pm

New Qt Creator IDE from Qt Software

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Software News emerged recently that Qt Software (formerly Trolltech) were working on their first IDE for Qt, code named Project Greenhouse. Today saw the release of the first technical preview under the name Qt Creator. The initial release is available for Linux, Mac OS X and MS Windows.

The scariest video game of all time

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Gaming Last week we asked our readers to vote for the most frightening game of all time. The votes have been counted and the results are in - our readers reveal their top 15 pixilated horrors.

This is the money being made TODAY in Open Source

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OSS While many companies don’t disclose detailed financial information we have dug around to find numbers for some well-known open source companies and projects to see how they are doing financially.

15 Scariest Tux Icons for Halloween

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Linux Since it's Halloween, let me give you a treat by sharing to you all some of the scariest tux icons in existence. Before going on, let me warn those with a weak heart that what you are about to see could be dangerous to your health.

The Scariest Things in Open Source

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OSS Since today is Halloween, I thought that an article discussing some of the scary things in the FOSS world would be a nice touch. What are the scariest things in Open Source?

Is Linux The Quick-Boot Miracle Fix? Don't Bet On It

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Linux Will demand for quick-booting PCs give Linux a leg up on Windows? That's how some folks see it, but I'm not one of them.

Fedora 7 to 10 Benchmarks

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Linux Earlier this week we published benchmarks of all Ubuntu releases from 7.04 to the release candidate and had found the performance degraded with time, at least with the test system we used. As part of our testing to explore this issue, we had repeated many of the same tests on Fedora with all of their releases going back to Fedora 7. Has Fedora's desktop performance degraded too?

LXDE, A stable and lightweight desktop environment

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linuxpoison.blogspot: LXDE is the abbreviation for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. LX also stands for LinuX. You will find it different from other desktop environments, due to its discrete components, which can be used independently and with few dependencies.

Review: Sabayon 3.5 Pod

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Linux ince both Gentoo and Sabayon were included on this Linux Format DVD, I decided I would first try and install Gentoo and then Sabayon and compare how easy the installations were since Sabayon is a derivative distro from Gentoo.

VMware Server 2 shows some improvement

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Software Despite being an entry-level server virtualization product, many people used VMware Server on the desktop. Taking that into consideration, you have to look at the recently released VMware Server 2, from two angles -- as an entry-level server virtualization platform and as an alternative to desktop virtualization products like VirtualBox. With its performance and other improvements, it does enough to keep existing customers happy, but probably not enough to get others to switch.

Ubuntu 8.10: what's new, Doc?

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Ubuntu Why do people climb Mount Everest? Well, because it's there, I guess. Why do so many people dislike George Bush? Saves a lot of time, I guess. Why do people keep downloading every new release of Ubuntu?

Also: Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu 8.10. Upgrade Now!
And: Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) - Configuration Tips

today's leftovers

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  • Million’s of Linux Users, they can’t all be experts

  • Getting KMS Ready For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel
  • Cool New Happenings in uPnP and Telepathy Land
  • There is one global market in an open source world
  • GNOME Annual Report 2008 Kickoff
  • Open-source Silverlight slips into second gear
  • Prizefight: Battle of the browsers
  • vs. NextWiki: open source developers go their own way
  • openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 Slip
  • sudo zypper up from factory repo now requires EULA Agreement
  • AlgoScore - Music By The Numbers
  • Gentoo 2008.0 - a second attempt
  • New DMX Server Provides More Features, Less Complex
  • My Daily WTF!
  • Open source technology casts new perspective on China's development
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Released and Reviewed
  • Review: Ubuntu 8.10 Is The Real Deal

some howtos:

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  • how to drain your entropy and have fun with ssh fingerprint ASCII-art

  • Netconsole: how to get kernel messages you would not get otherwise
  • Common vi editor command list
  • How survive zypper dup on system with bad internet connection
  • Parallel SSH execution and a single shell to control them all
  • 11 Simple Ways To Recover Your Screen on Linux and Unix
  • Bash efficiency formula
  • NVidia Fan Speed Revisited
  • Ubucleaner - Simple bash script to keep your Ubuntu System Clean
  • Find out number of IP’s connected to the system
  • Script for deleting users (follow up for creating user)

AOL Goes Open Source The most old-school Web media brand is set to embrace an open source, Web 2.0 approach in a major way.

Also: opens its home page, but does anyone care?

Intel joins Taiwan on Linux OS for netbooks

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Linux (IDG): Intel and the Taiwan government plan to open a development center to further the Linux-based Moblin OS for devices such as netbooks and mobile Internet devices (MIDs), they jointly announced on Thursday.

Six Experimental Firefox Extensions We Love

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Moz/FF We love Firefox for its extensibility, but sometimes we run into an extension or two that dons the "Experimental" label on the Firefox add-ons site. So without further ado, read on for a closer look at seven awesome Firefox extensions we're into.

You Don't Make Mistakes Like This

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linuxlock.blogspot: It wasn't but just a few days ago that I laid into IBM for not only saying something that should make every Linux User wonder...but for saying something so outrageous that it was hard to believe they said it at all.

Desktop Linux tidal wave alert

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blogs.computerworld: In 2009, more Linux-powered desktops will sell then will Windows-powered ones. Sounds crazy doesn't it? Think again.

Opera Preps For More Browser Battles

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Interviews In an interview, Opera's CEO discusses the Web browser's fight for market share, how important the mobile space is, and why Google's Chrome has been good for Opera.

Also: Opera sings the security blues

The state of Linux gaming

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Gaming When people hear Linux, they hear open-source, and it usually comes to a shock to them that, not only have old games been successfully ported to Linux, but even some of the most modern first-person shooters have too been ported natively to Linux.

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Benchmarks From Phoronix

  • Power Consumption & Efficiency Of The Linux Kernel For The Last Three Years
    Earlier this week I published Linux 3.9 through Linux 4.9 kernel benchmarks looking at the raw performance of various subsystems when testing each of the major kernel releases as far back as this Core i7 Haswell system was supported. From that same system, today is a look at testing the kernels going back to Linux 3.11 when Haswell graphics support was first in good shape for this Core i7 4790K box while looking at the raw power consumption and performance-per-Watt for these 19 major kernel releases.
  • The Idle Power Use Of The Past 19 Linux Kernel Releases
    This morning I published the Power Consumption and Efficiency Of The Linux Kernel For The Last Three Years article containing power consumption data for an Intel Haswell system going back to the Linux 3.11 kernel through Linux 4.9 Git. Those were some interesting power consumption numbers under load while here are the idle numbers. The idle tests were still running this morning so I opted to post them later since they're interested in their own right. The same i7-4790K system was used for benchmarking all of these kernels from Linux 3.11 to Linux 4.9 (25 October Git). No other changes were made during the testing process. Each kernel was freshly booted to the Unity desktop and then launched the idle power consumption test for a period of three minutes while monitoring the AC power draw as reported by the WattsUp Power meter. Automating this with the Phoronix Test Suite: MONITOR=sys.power phoronix-test-suite benchmark idle.
  • Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 Milestone 1 Released

Lenovo Issues Yoga Laptop BIOS Update To Fix Linux Woes

Last month was the controversy over some Lenovo Yoga laptops not working with Linux that was first alleged to be due to a Microsoft "Signature PC" requirement that later turned out to be incorrect. Well, the good news now is that Lenovo has issued a BIOS update and should allow for better Linux compatibility. The new BIOS release that's specifically targeting Linux users now creates an AHCI SATA Controller Mode option from the BIOS and once that's enabled, you should have no problems installing Linux on the Yoga Y900. This BIOS update isn't intended for WIndows users. Read more

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