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Story Debian Will Soon Make GCC 5 Its Default Compiler Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 9:46am
Story Red Hat Used by NSA Spies, SELinux Possibly Bypassed Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 9:40am
Story Ubuntu 15.10 Daily Images Haven't Been Refreshed in a Month Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 9:34am
Story Kali Linux 2.0 to launch at DEFCON 23 Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 9:33am
Story Loading Linux To Make My Netbook Sing Again Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 9:28am
Story How To Get Started In Open Source Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 9:20am
Story If You Give a Kid Linux… Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 9:13am
Story Fedora 22: not obvious excellence Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 3:03am
Story Manjaro 0.8.13 Gets New Plasma, MATE, and Cinnamon Versions Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 2:38am
Story NSA runs its spying activities on Red Hat Linux Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 2:15am

Adobe euthanizes Flash 10.1 for 64-bit Linux

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  • Adobe euthanizes Flash 10.1 for 64-bit Linux
  • Has Adobe killed 64-bit flash?
  • Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux

some leftovers:

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  • What's in your 2014 Linux desktop?
  • KDE4.5 beta 2 short review
  • Open source hardware worth $1billion by 2015
  • Open Source Tools in GIS
  • Why GNU/Linux is Unmatched – and Unmatchable
  • Next3: Ext3 with snapshots
  • Zippl – a Lightweigth Presentation Tool
  • Weekly Kernel Review (openSUSE Flavor)
  • Coming soon: an open source Dropbox alternative
  • MeeGo Loves The openSUSE Build Service
  • Leffe using Drupal
  • Varnish using Drupal
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.06.11
  • Linux Outlaws 155 - There is No Fabian Stable

some howtos:

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  • Disable User List and Preselect User in KDM Login Manager
  • VIM Tips: make Things Work
  • Fixing Mplayer's Terminal Abuse
  • 5 Things to Know About dpkg Package Manager
  • Fixing Fullscreen Flash in Ubuntu
  • How to configure BSNL EVDO on Linux
  • Truecrypt Trouble Triumph
  • Quickly Run with a Ctrl+R Keyboard Shortcut in Gedit
  • Bash Redirections Using Exec
  • Access Windows Home Server from an Ubuntu Computer on your Network
  • Automatic upgrade testing from Lenny to Squeeze
  • fuse: failed to exec fusermount: Permission denied
  • Apache Document Root in Mandriva 2010

London event looks to boost Ubuntu users

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  • London event looks to boost Ubuntu users
  • Ubuntu Software Center Gets Visual Improvements
  • Ubuntu, Windows 7, OS X, or thin computing
  • Running Windows Files in Ubuntu 10.04: The Wrong Approach to be closed

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Web, the parent company of,,,,, and, has told employees that it will be closing and

Microsoft legal foes withdraw EU complaint

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  • Microsoft legal foes withdraw EU complaint
  • Windows XP netbooks are officially an endangered species… again
  • Microsoft explains mystery Firefox extension, "fixes" upd

My take on the FSF action against Apple over GNU Go

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  • My take on the FSF action against Apple over GNU Go
  • Apple would rather remove app than leave open-source license

Distro Review: Gentoo Linux

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  • Distro Review: Gentoo Linux
  • Why does gentoo suck?

Puppy Linux 5 Lucid Puppy - Nothing but praise

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Linux You all know that I absolutely love Linux Puppy. I've tried Puppy years ago and instantly loved it, loved the precise art of fitting so many great, useful programs and tools into such a tiny package. And now, there's a new reason to love it even more. Version 5.

When users first encounter Ubuntu – 5 show stoppers!

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Ubuntu We recently conducted usability testing to see how users respond to Ubuntu on their first encounter.

Also: 5 Beautiful Themes by PR09Studio

I'm a BSD

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BSD This week I am taking FreeBSD 8.0 for a spin. So far, I like it enough that it will probably be my normal desktop environment. It seems to have the right stuff: my PC seems markedly faster.

Interview: Karl Fischer – Department Of Science and Technology South Africa

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OSS Geeks love discussing new things. They love discussing new things over lunch even more. I had the pleasure of spending a very informative lunch with Karl Fischer recently. Here is a guy with a real passion for Open Source Software.

Top 10 Linux Powered Robots From Around The World

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Linux Linux have a special place in Robotics. Many Robots built by multi billion organizations like NASA for advanced space exploration and other complicated tasks are powered by Linux. Here is a nicely compiled list of Robots powered by Linux from around the world.

Broken Links in Linux File Systems can be a Security Risk

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tcs-security-blanket.blogspot: BROKEN LINKS in Linux file systems are not just annoying — they can also be a security risk. In a previous post, I discussed the potential dangers of unowned files and in this post I will talk about those annoying, resource consuming broken links usually considered simple file system “lint”.

Pino: Fedora’s default social tool

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Software Where would we be today without social networking? I have heard many tales how a social tool has saved a life or joined two lives together. I have covered Gwibber, which wis the Ubuntu default social networking tool. This time around I will focus on Pino.

SuperGrub is a Sanity Saver

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Software Thank you people at SuperGrub, you saved my computer.

Linux Failed to Satisfy Old PC Users

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Some months ago, i wrote article “3 Reasons why we shouldn’t use Linux“, after a lot of comments on the article in the favor of Linux, I thought i should also try Linux. So i downloaded Fedora 13.

The Four Different Types of Linux Users

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Linux In the three years I have been using Linux as my primary operating system I've taken note that in general there are four different types of Linux users. Each one fits a distinct niche and it is possible to change from one type into another over time.

Ubuntu: meritocracy not democracy

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Ubuntu Ubuntu has many recognisable traits, but one of the best is its reputation for working with its community. Recently, however, there was some controversy surrounding this community ethos. It kicked off when Canonical, Ubuntu's primary sponsor, announced a refreshed brand for the project.

Modifications to Mozilla Public License: Join the Party and Comment

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Moz/FF The Mozilla Foundation has started the process of revising the Mozilla Public License (“MPL”) and has published the first drafts in the process. The changes are a welcome simplification to the MPL definitions and license grant.

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