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Story LibreOffice 5.0 Is a Milestone Release for Ubuntu Touch Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:42am
Story Tails 1.5 RC1 Incognito Live CD Is Out for Testing and It Needs Your Help Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:39am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:20am
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Story KDE and Akademy Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 9:36am
Story Free Windows 10 Has Big Costs, Where's GIMP.org? Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 9:12am
Story Test upcoming Bodhi Linux 3.1.0; Pre-Release is out now Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 9:07am
Story openSUSE Leap 42 Might Land on November 4, Tumbleweed Gets LibreOffice 5.0 Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 8:38am
Story Mozilla Firefox 39.0.3 Hotfix Out Now to Patch a Critical Issue in the Built-in PDF Viewer Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 8:36am

Linux Mint 9 KDE (Isadora)

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: This release includes KDE Plasma Desktop 4.4 and Linux Kernel 2.3.2. The Linux Mint developers did a great job with this release. KDE users should be very happy indeed with Linux Mint 9 KDE.

Jolicloud 1.0 Review

  • Jolicloud 1.0 Review (Ubuntu Based Netbook OS)
  • visual tour of Jolicloud 1.0

Building a better netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

computerworld.com: The NB30, built around the low-power 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 system-on-a-chip (SoC) with integrated memory controller and graphics core with 1GB RAM, is pretty inexpensive at $379. But what did Samsung do? It decided the device should ship with Windows 7. So, what could improve on this situation?

(More) Distraction-free writing tools

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scottnesbitt.net: Distractions. They’re everywhere. Believe it or not, one of the biggest sources of distractions is your computer desktop. For a writer, distractions are not only annoying they also put a huge dent in your productivity.

Linux Outlaws 161

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OSS
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  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode: 365 08-04-10
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 14
  • Going Linux Aug 05: #110
  • Linux Basement Episode 59 - Minty Freshness
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-08-04

where did all the Linux netbooks go?

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Linux
Hardware

happyassassin.net: Mr. Telic holds out the netbook market as the counter to my theory that Linux is doing pretty crappily in the traditional operating system ‘market’. On the face of it, hey, that’s a pretty strong argument.

Agencies count open source among desktop PC alternatives

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Linux
OSS

fcw.com: It didn’t take long after the desktop PC earned a regular seat at the enterprise technology table in the early 1990s for agency managers to realize that PCs can be a real drag. What’s the plan?

The Open Source Army of the Future

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firedoglake.com: Unleash the iPhones of war! The Army’s announced the winners of their first-ever mobile phone app development contest. And the general behind the program says some of the applications will be in the field “within a year.”

Switching from Windows to Linux PC's; a response to the BP oil spill?

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Microsoft

ibtimes.com: Linux is being pushed as an alternative to Windows XP in the Government's hard push towards spending cuts in the public sector, ie. Government offices.

OS Difficulty Myths

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OS

elevenislouder.blogspot: For some reason, people consistently feel that one operating system is more difficult to use than some other operating system. To me, this is a load of dingos' kidneys.

Why is Ubuntu Succeeding Where Linspire Failed?

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Why is the Linux community 'reasonably' happy with Ubuntu while Linspire was almost immediately painted as a mockery within Linux universe?

What Linux Hardware Upgrades Make Sense?

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: While Linux runs great on most any hardware, it runs even better on a machine with ample memory and a recent CPU. Upgrade options abound for even the most hardware hacking averse. In this monthly roundup we'll take a look at options to get your Linux system running even better.

Maverick Alpha-3 Released

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Ubuntu
  • Maverick Alpha-3 Released
  • Whats New In Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3
  • Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 Released - What's New?
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 Has OneConf and Linux Kernel 2.6.35

Running The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

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Linux
  • Running The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel With A Core i7 Notebook
  • LinuxUsers Kernel column #90 – the state of the kernel

Is Ubuntu becoming more of a pain to set up than Windows?

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Ubuntu

izanbardprince.wordpress: Setting up a new installation of Ubuntu Maverick made me think…

BSD Magazine 08/2010 Issue Available

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BSD

The BSD Magazine editors have uploaded a new issue: BSD as Operating System. Highlights: Introduction to MidnightBSD, The FreeBSD Ubuntu challenge, and Maintenance Systems over BSD.

Sabayon 5.3 Xfce & Lxde - a few impressions

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all-things-linux.blogspot: In 5.3 Sabayon comes with a much cleaner more professional looking default background in dark blue. Not too heavy on the eyes the way I like it, however compared to previous releases it's also easy their most boring background so far.

For Kevin Mitnick, staying legal is job one

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cnet.com: Kevin Mitnick was eager to participate in a social-engineering contest at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas last weekend and was told he would target Microsoft in the event.

Is Google About to Sell the Internet Down the River?

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Google
Web

blogs.computerworlduk: So far, so conventional. But there is a joker in the pack in this game: Google. It's striking that the bigger the company gets, the more it moves away from its natural geek roots, and its reflexive defence of everything that is important to hackers.

Live Kernel Patches with Ksplice

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Avoid reboots of your system with live Kernel updates using Ksplice

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