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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

Invisible Linux: The Details

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Linux

informationweek.com: The other week I theorized about "Invisible Linux" -- what Linux would need to become to really make inroads on the desktop. Since making that post, I've been refining my ideas about what this would be and how it could be created.

Open for nominations

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: In Fedora, we have two main bodies of governance that take care of the lion’s share (yes, that was a Leonidas pun, sorry) of decision making where we need specific accountability. One of those is the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, or FESCo. The other is the Fedora Project Board.

Forget Moblin! UNR rocks on the Classmate

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Ubuntu

education.zdnet: Last week I fired up the latest beta of Moblin, the open source netbook/MID/nettop operating system originally spearheaded by Intel, but now shepherded by the Linux Foundation.

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today's leftovers

  • Red Hat - Another Quarter And A Totally New Set Of Investor Perceptions
  • BIG open-source love Microsoft and Google? You still won't catch AWS [Ed: Microsoft does not love FOSS (or loved by it); it actively attacks FOSS.]
    Open source wasn’t supposed to matter in the cloud. After the Free Software Foundation’s failed attempt to rein in network-delivered software services, some wrung their hands and waited for the open source apocalypse. Instead of imploding, however, open source adoption has exploded, with ever more permissive licenses rising to largely eliminate the need to contribute anything back.
  • Open Source Data:The Last Frontier of the Fintech Revolution
    In the early days of computing, programmers and software developers shared their creations learned from each other and therefore advanced computing and software engineering to new heights.
  • The cheap arm project: An affordable, open-source robotics project
    What do you get when you put together wood and rope? Well according to Plymouth University’s Professor Guido Bugmann: a low-cost, open source, 2 meter tall robot! All buildable for under £2000. The Cheap Arm Project (CHAP) began as an MSc project aimed at developing an affordable mobile robot arm system that could be used by wheelchair users to access daily objects at inaccessible heights or weights (the extreme case being 2 litre bottle).
  • European Interoperability Framework: Commission presents new guidance for digital public services
    The announcement will be made today, at the Digital Day in Rome, together with other initiatives that aim to promote cooperation between EU Member States to better prepare society to reap the full potential of the digital transformation. Many EU Member States are digitising their public administrations to save time, reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve the quality of services that they offer to citizens and businesses. Doing this in a coordinated way ensures that the public sector is not only digital but also interoperable. The EU framework published today will help Member States to follow a common approach when making their public services available online, also across countries and policy areas. This will contribute to reducing bureaucracy for people and businesses, for example, when requesting certificates, enrolling to services, or handing in tax declarations.
  • Carbon Black warns of over reliance on 'nascent' machine learning security

    Security professionals cited high false positive rates and the ease with which machine learning-based technologies can be bypassed – at present – as the most serious barriers to adoption.

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