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Story Five Musings on Frameworks Quality Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 2:56am
Story What other people are saying about Lubuntu 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 2:52am
Story openSUSE 13.1 vs Ubuntu 13.10: a friendly match Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 2:41am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 17/06/2014 - 9:28pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 17/06/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 17/06/2014 - 9:25pm
Story GIMP On TV Roy Schestowitz 17/06/2014 - 8:34pm
Story Linux 3.16 Won't Land On Ubuntu 14.10 Quite Yet Rianne Schestowitz 17/06/2014 - 8:34pm
Story DNF v.s. Yum Rianne Schestowitz 17/06/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Enlightenment E19 Is Moving Closer To Release Rianne Schestowitz 17/06/2014 - 8:12pm

Linux distributions new users should avoid

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Linux

linuxlala.net: What distribution is ideal for me? This is by far the most often asked question on just about every forum board. New users are adopting Linux by the hordes everyday, and that’s a great thing, but because of the large number of distributions to choose from, they can’t help but wonder which is best for them.

Is Ubuntu Jaunty quick enough to beat Windows 7?

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: When Mark Shuttleworth first announced plans for Ubuntu 9.04 his primary objective was to make the operating system boot faster. With a battle with Microsoft’s Windows 7 looming, the speed of startup - and shutdown - of a laptop PC has become a critical battleground.

Download the Linux Starter Pack

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Linux

tuxradar.com: New to the wonderful world of Linux? Looking for an easy way to get started? Download our complete 130-page guide and get to grips with the OS in hours rather than weeks or months.

Friday Fun: Racing Fun with SuperTuxKart Racer

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Gaming

blogs.howtogeek: We finally made it to another Friday so it's time to kick back with a cool free racing game! Tux Racer is a free game based on the Mario Kart concept, but features the Linux mascot Tux instead.

The Problem With “My First Experience With Linux” Posts

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Linux

linuxloop.com: A popular topic for bloggers and technology journalists are “my first experiences with Linux” posts. It should be useful to understand the experience of a new user, but all it ends up being is a war. What’s wrong?

Mini Review: Miro 2.0

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Software

raiden.net: Miro is an integrated toolset for finding, organizing, downloading and watching media files on the Internet. It has a lot of features and I'm hoping that this mini review will give people a good idea of Miro's abilities.

Business is booming for open source adopters

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OSS

crn.com.au: We're in a downturn - we've heard it enough times itmust be true. We've all been asked to do more with less, to ensure our employees survive the coming year.

OpenOffice.org: 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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OOo

pcmag.com: OpenOffice.org–an application suite, not just a Web site—has tricks even Office can't manage. Here are a few that may not be obvious, plus a few ways to make it less annoying out of the box.

Knoppix: live CD par excellence

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Linux

itwire.com: While the bigger and better-known Linux distributions tend to get more than their fair share of publicity, there are other bright stars that light up the FOSS firmament and rarely get a mention.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux comes to Windows users' rescue

  • Open Letter to the openSUSE Community
  • How developers see openSUSE
  • Petition - Free and Open Source OS's In Schools
  • Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat or Novell gang up on VMware
  • 10 things you need to know about Linux if you are coming from windows
  • Canonical’s April 2009 Surprise: More Than Ubuntu 9.04
  • Tour of LinuxFest Northwest 2008
  • Interview: Bringing a community together with free software
  • Does Open Source Experience Help in Today’s Job Market?
  • ISU politics professor takes his knowledge abroad
  • is gentoo dying?
  • Mozilla: Sometimes govt. is answer to Microsoft
  • Hacker and Community, part 2/2: Defining Community
  • A Review of the ASUS Eee PC with Xandros Linux pre-installed
  • Tiemann: 'Honeymoon is over' for software lock-in
  • Access Linux Platform 3.0 live, in person, and oh-so-full of widgets
  • Easy Steps to Rip a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to encrypt your Linux backups
  • 5 Apache Troubleshooting Tips for Friday

To Linux or not to Linux?

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Linux

education.zdnet.com: One request that actually made it past the budget gods for FY10 was 60 convertible Classmate PCs (30 for each of two schools). This leaves me with a question to answer, though: Do I use Windows XP Home or Edubuntu?

Who Uses Linux?

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Linux

ilovemyjournal.com: I was reading this article a few minutes ago, and a conversation I had with a potential employer popped into my head. "Linux is good for hobbyists and people just beginning to understand technology. Microsoft is suited much more for the world of enterprise and corporations."

Finding the right open-source price

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news.cnet.com: I'm currently working on pricing models for several new open-source companies, and I keep running into a similar set of challenges. The primary issue is that when you shrink a market, as open source does, you must to find a pricing model that solves the equation, meaning that your costs must substantially lower in order for you to make money.

Does Ubuntu have the “Guts” to beat Apple?

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Ubuntu

buntfu.com: Recently I've been thinking about the comments made a while back by Mark Shuttleworth that he wants to push the linux interface to be on par with Apple's Mac OS X. This statement made me relive an old thought that maybe the great Steve Jobs picked the wrong open source guts to put a proprietary GUI on.

From Vista to Linux (easier than I thought)

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chriswiegman.com: Like many I had been looking for a way to get my office computer off of Windows for some time. I had played around with various Linux distros and even Mac for about 5 years, but I always had some excuse as to why I couldn’t just make the switch.

A first run-in with emacs

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have to admit that I had never used emacs — never even installed it really — until yesterday, hoping that the longlines mode would serve as a plausible replacement for nano’s complete and utter refusal to wrap text on the screen without inserting hard line breaks.

What Does Interoperability Mean?

redmonk.com/sogrady: It might seem strange that interoperability - as unsexy a feature as there ever was - would suddenly become the apple of the marketing departments eye, not least because consumers are increasingly gravitating towards products for which a degree of interoperability is assumed.

Debian 5.0

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Linux
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Stable, but inconvenient

  • Server Migration From Ubuntu 8.04 To Debian 5.0

'Opera Turbo' brings bandwidth compression technology to desktop browsing

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Software

kyleabaker.com: Opera recently announced its latest innovation to speed up internet browsing: Opera Turbo. The compression technology Opera Mini users have enjoyed for years has now been adapted for use with a wider range of devices.

Fun and games with the GPL

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OSS

pcauthority.com.au/Blog: Where the GPL falls down is at the boundary between open-source and closed-source software. Even the simplest programs rely on system libraries to run, and if those libraries were under the GPL, any software using them would have to be as well.

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