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Story 30 Big Companies and Devices Running on GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 12:10pm
Story Different strokes for different folks when it comes to Linux desktops Rianne Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 11:19am
Story Manjaro 0.8.9 review – KDE and Xfce desktops Rianne Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 11:11am
Story 14.04 LTS Now in Feature Freeze Roy Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 10:44am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 10:10am
Story AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver Features Rianne Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 8:21am
Story Linux-based platform aims to speed M2M development Roy Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 8:10am
Story Reven meets Kickstarter Goal, headed for Linux Roy Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 8:07am
Story Hello, MS-Android. Good-bye, Windows Phone Rianne Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 8:04am
Story Rikomagic MK902 LE is an ARM-based Linux PC Roy Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 8:03am

Debian (Etch) Linux

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Linux Debian is one of the mainstream and most popular distributions out there. It’s main target market is corporate desktops and Servers and it does very well in both fields. There are rumours out there, which do not do it justice, such as “Debian is very hard to install”, it isn’t at all.

Stable kernel

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Linux The stable kernel update is out; it contains about a dozen fixes for important problems. Meanwhile, the review process for has already begun; that kernel can be expected sometime on or after October 22.

some howtos:

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  • Customizing PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime

  • bashrun on opensuse
  • How to Backup Evolution
  • Mastering IPTables, Part 2
  • How To Install Free42 in Ubuntu
  • Advanced Tips For The ps Command
  • Commands you should never run


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The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the first public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. Due to some very personal issues, Texstar has taken a temporary leave of absence, but not to worry folks, he'll be back very soon.

No Linspire Love Lost

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Linux When Michael Robertson sold Linspire to Xandros, I doubt many people saw a lawsuit coming his way from former Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony.

Looking at Perl

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Software This article will be taking an introductory look at one of the most flexible programming languages known by almost any Linux/Unix system. Perl (Practical Extraction & Reporting Language) is an extremely powerful programming language that can be used for just about anything and runs on just about every operating system.

Professional-Level Photography With Linux

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Software Photography aficionados can be just as fussy and impossible-to-please as audio geeks. Only the most expensive, elite gear is good enough, and even then there are endless debates over which is the elitest.

The 1980s Netbook

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Hardware Think bad hair and worse fashion. Think IBM Compatible Personal Computers. Think British. Yes, the eighties are back as Apricot Computers is reborn with the launch of, you guessed it, a Netbook.

Songbird 0.7.0 Review - Audio Player for Linux

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tuxarena.blogspot: 'Songbird promises to be the Firefox of media players'. Although not (yet) as popular in the audio players world as Firefox is in the one of web browsers, Songbird looks and offers an interface which integrates both powerful browsing features and music collection management.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 42

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SUSE Issue #42 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Power Outage of most openSUSE servers, Retiring from the openSUSE Board, and Status openSUSE distribution.

The Sine Qua Non of the Free Desktop

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Software GNOME hacker Christian Schaller posed the question What do the free [desktops] need to grow in market share?. The comments are instructive.

10 features Ubuntu should implement

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Ubuntu Ubuntu is a great Linux distro and has achieved a lot in very less time. Here are a few ideas that Ubuntu could implement. Most of these are GUI changes that are very simple but exciting.

New version of Alien Arena 2008 released

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PR: COR Entertainment announces the latest release of it's freeware, open sourced FPS shooter, Alien Arena 2008!

Running Google Chrome Under Wine 1.1.6 in Debian and Ubuntu

Google Chrome is an open-source web browser from Google, currently available only for the Windows platform. It aims to have a minimal and easy to use interface. Chrome uses the WebKit rendering engine, which was developed from KHTML, and it is used in various browsers like Konqueror on KDE4 or Safari (on Mac OS X).

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today's leftovers

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  • Kernel Log: Ext4 completes development phase as interim step to btrfs

  • Michael Robertson Continues Shell Game with Linspire's Missing Cash
  • Proprietary services vs. open-source services
  • History of Ubuntu, from Warthog to Ibex
  • Microsoft dances with open source businesses
  • Open source licence violations manual published
  • PCLinuxOS - Why would you want to try it out?
  • Lubi - Linux based Ubuntu Installer
  • Setting mouse gestures with EasyStroke and Gestikk
  • Ubuntu 8.10 and Evolution 2.24
  • Reminder: 7.04 Reaches End-Of-Life Sunday, 19 Oct 2008
  • Review: Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 -- The Best Is Yet To Come
  • Linux Foundation to boost user ties following summit
  • Jets 'n' Guns Enters Beta On Linux
  • People of openSUSE: Henne Vogelsang
  • The Untapped Open Source Online Gaming Opportunity
  • FOSSBazaar Tackles Open Source's Legal Obstacles

some howtos:

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  • Four top tips for installing software on to Linux PCs

  • Connect to a wireless network with the command line
  • Command Line Bookmarks
  • Fun with Commands-I
  • Short Tip: GNU Screen with proper scroll, session management support
  • How to use samba on the command line
  • Sabayon - Sipie for Sirius Radio
  • Howto: Burn Audio Cd's From mp3 in ubuntu
  • Building ffmpeg on Ubuntu Linux
  • Suspend on Dell D820 openSUSE 11.1 (Beta 2) Nvidia Driver
  • Automatically process new files with fsniper

Mandriva One 2009 - Kaptivating KDE

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pbs01.wordpress: It has been a couple of days since the Mandriva team released Mandriva Linux 2009 in KDE and GNOME flavours. I decided to try Mandriva and see for myself how it has improved over Mandriva Linux 2008.1.

Switch to Ubuntu Linux not Apple Mac OS

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prosenjit23.wordpress: For the past few years Apple has seen an increase in its laptop business due majorly to the dismal failure of Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. Umpteen number of reports have been published telling people why they should consider switching to the Mac OS, but not a single one has surfaced that spells out the merits of switching over to a variety of Linux.

Novell: Free SLES while the fire is hot

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SUSE I fought to get SuSE Linux Professional released into Open Source when the idea wasn’t even a twinkle in Novell’s eye. What I really want is something the lines of an openSLES — in other words, a free version of SLES with free security and bugfix updates, with the support lifecycle to back it up.

Introducing Open Source to the World - Part 1

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OSS As part of an ongoing experiment, and effort to help my fellow students, I've been working on a project to inform everyone I meet, any chance I have, about the benefits of Open Source and the joy of using Linux and BSD on their computers.

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today's leftovers

  • Puppet Rolls Out New Docker Image Builds
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Earlier this year, Puppet Labs rebranded as simply Puppet, and also named its first president and COO, Sanjay Mirchandani, who came to the company from VMware, where he was a senior vice-president. Now, at PuppetConf, the company has announced the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build, which "automates the container build process to help organizations as they define, build and deploy containers into production environments." This new set of capabilities adds to existing Puppet functionality for installing and managing container infrastructure, including Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos, among others.
  • Five Cool Alternative Open Source Linux Shells
    We are going to look at some of the available Linux shells out there that users have access to free of charge since they are open source, they come in a number of different licenses and this mainly depends on the software creator but in essence one doesn’t have to pay to use the system; so that a major plus in whichever way we look at it. We find that there are different kinds of users when it comes to Linux, the ones who tread carefully preferring to stick to tried and tested software, the other kinds are the ones who dive into the deep end of cutting edge software; head first.
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/42
    This was week 42 – The openSUSE LEAP week of the Year. It can’t be a co-incidence that the Release Candidate 1 was announced in Week 42, on the 2nd day (42.2 – European counting, we start our week on Monday, not on Sunday). But also in Tumbleweed things are not standing still: of course many of the things are well in line with what Leap received (like for example Plasma updates), but Tumbleweed rolls at a different pace ahead of the game.