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Story Linux group could hasten 64-bit Android for ARM mobile devices Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:46pm
Story Are there enough users for Linux Mint Debian Edition to survive? Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:38pm
Story Cover Oregon should have used open-source software: Guest opinion Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:28pm
Story Report: Android Marches to 62 Percent of Tablet Market Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:22pm
Story KDE PIM November Sprint Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:12pm
Story Qt embedded GUI adds Yocto recipes, hops up emulator Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:02pm
Story Rocking 2014! Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 10:58pm
Story Red Hat's Polymita acquisition to spawn new products Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 10:49pm
Story Ubuntu Mobile hands-on review Roy Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 3:50pm
Story Canonical CEO: Ubuntu wants to power everything from smartphones to the cloud Roy Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 3:47pm

Why Microsoft Wants Us to Get All Mixed Up

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OSS “What's in a name?” some bloke in the sixteenth century once asked. As Microsoft knows, quite a lot. What you call something can have a major influence on how you think about it. So how Microsoft talks about free software is important – not least for the clues that it gives about its latest tactical move to defang the open source threat.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 3: Dodgy drivers

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Linux At the Kernel Summit a few weeks ago, kernel hackers accepted the "linux-staging" development tree into the main development tree (1, 2) (Kernel-Summit). Greg Kroah-Hartman started linux-staging a few months ago as a place to bring together open source drivers that are maintained independently of the official Linux kernel but do not satisfy the kernel developers' quality requirements.

Linux Foundation Publishes Study Estimating the Value of Linux

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Linux The Linux Foundation today announced it is publishing a new report on the value of Linux development. The paper finds that it would take approximately $10.8 billion to build the Linux community distribution Fedora 9 in today’s dollars with today’s software development costs. It would take $1.4 billion to develop the Linux kernel alone.

Why do we Release openSUSE on Thursdays - or why do we Slip?

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Andreas Jaeger: openSUSE 11.1 Beta3 is a bit later than expected (it should go out later today). Of course, this raised couple of questions why. So let me explain how a build of a Beta release works in general from release manager perspective and what are the reasons for the slip.

Hey, Dad…Can I have Linux back?

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education.zdnet: My oldest son, creator of flame wars, finally discovered that you can only surf to the nether regions of the Internet so many times before even Vista business succumbs to malware. His computer an unusable mass of pop-ups, spewing traffic over our network actually asked me tonight to reinstall Linux for him.

today's leftovers

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  • PCLinuxOS Magazine October 2008 Released

  • Mac OS is better than Ubuntu Linux: A myth
  • Tracking down license infringements with the GPL Compliance Engineering Guide
  • Let's Dance: Learning The Samba
  • Fooling windows by dancing the samba with Linux
  • ScreenCast: Fedora Talk with Twinkle
  • Foresight 2.0.5 review - First Impressions
  • A Week Of Open Source Riches
  • Novell Open Enterprise beta targets Netware users
  • Mozilla Developer News 10/21
  • Symbian seeks to attract developers with open-source code
  • Android is now Open Source
  • Encrypt CD/DVDs
  • Apricot netbook ditches Linux
  • Gentoo-Wiki, Gentoo-portage Down
  • Linux Carried Along on Netbooks Wave
  • Is commercial open source possible?
  • Improve MySQL performance with MySQLTuner
  • Sending Email From Your System with sSMTP
  • BBC Weather
  • Indamixx sound box plays on Linux base
  • Red Hat promises open-source virtualization technology
  • Change (gk)sudo timeout
  • Examining the compilation process. part 2.
  • Interview With David Ascher And Dan Mosedale - Thunderbird - Mozilla Messaging

Plat'Home Unveils Final Results of "Will Linux Work?"

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PR: Plat'Home today announced the results of the "Will Linux Work?" contest. For the past month, Plat'Home's OpenMicroServer (OMS) has been in the hands of the four contest winners who have put Linux to the test.

Release your creative side with Ubuntu Studio

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Ubuntu Often when we talk about Linux it is often in the context of a computer enthusiast, a person who enjoys finding out what open source technology can do for them. A group that sometimes we don't think about is our creative friends, artists, musicians, animators, audio engineers, video editors and suchlike.

The Goal of Funtoo

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Gentoo A lot of people have asked me recently “What is the goal of Funtoo? What are you trying to do?” Here’s an explanation of what Funtoo is about.

Kernel Log: More than 10 million lines of Linux source files

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Linux After the release of Linux 2.6.27, kernel developers are currently busily integrating patches for the next kernel version into the main development branch of Linux. This usually involves discarding some old code and adding new code thouhg on balance, there are usually more new lines than old ones, making the kernel grow continually.

Who Are The Real Friends of Linux and Free Software?

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Linux Ken Starks is one of my favorite people. He is the prime mover behind Komputers 4 Kids, Tux500, and Lindependence 2008. He makes his living selling and supporting Linux systems to businesses and home users. You won't find Ken wasting his days infesting online forums and chats with windy opinionating and beating up noobs-- Ken is a man of action with a direct approach to solving problems.

plasma is now feature complete?

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aseigo.blogspot: The following covers features and material that will be available in 4.2, which will not be released until January 2009.

some shorts

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  • YaST Mascot Contest

  • Obama Ubuntu
  • Richard Stallman at U of M Tonight
  • All the Linux Mint flavors now on nicely printed CDs

Minisys Linux: Puppy on steroids

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Linux Puppy Linux makes it easy to remaster its distribution, which probably explains the sheer number of Puppy Linux variants, called puplets, in the wild. Minisys Linux, or Muppy, is an interesting puplet in the form of a modular Linux distro based on a Puppy Linux and Slackware 12 mix.

Microsoft’s new “Global Anti-Piracy Day” must have Linux users laughing

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  • Microsoft’s new “Global Anti-Piracy Day” must have Linux users laughing

  • Pirates scoff at Microsoft's anti-piracy day
  • Microsoft’s “Don’t Talk Like a Pirate” day

Idiot of the Year! Ignorant Linux Writer…

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molom.wordpress: I can’t stand hearing ignorant idiotic individuals when they start posting utter rubbish on forums, but when they post their own opinion on an article, it makes me laugh for quite a while because it really reveals how much of an idiot this individual may be.

Bridging the Linux chasm

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Most people will agree on what a commercial distro is. it is fairly obvious. A distro that is funded and backed by a company. Then there is the wild west world of "Community" distros.

10 Fun Firefox Add-ons

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Moz/FF We all know that Firefox has hundreds of great add-ons to enhance our web browsing experience. Since there are already plenty of lists out there that features some of the most essential add-ons, I'm left with sharing to you all this collection of fun Firefox add-ons.

Desktop Unix: MacOS X and SUSE Linux

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OS All three of the main OS candidates: MacOS X, Novell’s “Sousa Linicks” and Microsoft’s Windows Vista run on pretty much the same hardware and run broadly comparable applications suites, so the decision must ultimately come down to which one best balances cost versus productivity in your applications area.

GIMP 2.6 changes are mostly internal

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GIMP The GIMP -- the GNU Image Manipulation Program -- is one of the flagships of free software. On October 1 the project released version 2.6, with many new and improved features. Most of the user-visible features are just polish; the real changes are lurking under the hood.

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  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
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  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.