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Story F2FS File-System Gets Even Better With Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 4:06pm
Story BEST DISTRO 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 2:33pm
Story As patent trolls fade, a group formed to combat them thrives Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:54pm
Story Time to Replace XFCE? Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:47pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:33am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:32am
Story USB Sees Many Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:26am
Story What Network Function Virtualization means for OpenStack and open source Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:17am
Story Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch gets cloned in China, Smartwatch LX36 Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 9:15am
Story Linux 3.18 Improves FocalTech, Razer Sabertooth & Other Input Devices Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 8:45am

Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem?

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Linux
  • Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem?

  • Red Hat seeks to certify the cloud (Q&A)
  • Red Hat goes to the movies

GPL Usage: Growing And Shrinking, Both

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OSS
  • GPL Usage: Growing And Shrinking, Both

  • Black Duck Highlights Diversity in Open Source Licensing
  • GPL, ScummVM and violations
  • The Doctor Who Model of Open Source

Reinstalling Ubuntu vs Vista

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

profarius.com: I run Ubuntu. I recently upgraded to 9.10 and then decided to drop back to stable. This involves reinstalling. My sister complained about her system being incredibly slow. I decided to reinstall both at the same time to compare the time it takes to do them at the same time.

Control your bandwidth with Trickle

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Software
HowTos

tuxradar.com: With Trickle you can control the upload and download speeds for applications such that no single application hogs all the bandwidth. This gives you the power to ensure that downloads from Firefox don't interfere with your attempts to download a file through FTP.

Deluge: For All Your Torrent Needs

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Software

softpedia.com: Using torrents has become quite an everyday routine for most of us. Residing in the "Internet" category, Deluge is quick to launch and provides a perfectly integrated GTK+ interface.

100 Compiler Options and You are Out

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Software

daveshields.wordpress: California, along with Major League Baseball, is among the institutions that have a policy of “Three Strikes and You are Out.” I suggest the same rule should apply to compiler writers.

On Debian and Mono

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Software
  • On Debian and Mono

  • Ubuntu’s Position on Mono Revealed
  • As It Stands, Ubuntu Has No Issues With Mono
  • Will Stallman C# warning fall flat?

Firefox add-ons: Which work in 3.5?

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox add-ons: Which work in 3.5?

  • Firefox 3.5 released, more than 1.1M downloads already
  • Firefox 3.5: Big Gains May Be in the Future
  • What's new in Firefox 3.5
  • Where Can I Get Firefox 3.5 for Ubuntu?
  • Firefox 3.5: Back on top… for now

Sabayon Linux Gnome 4.2 Released

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Linux

wgo.wolf911.us: Sabayon 4.2 will catch you: just the best of the Out-Of-The-Box, GNOME, multimedia applications and nothing more than what you need for your daily tasks, but what about your free time? We’ve got it.

Puppy Linux 4.2 Quick Review

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Linux

techexposures.com: We reviewed the June 2009 release v.4.2 of Puppy Linux, which comes in a 110 MB file download from their website, or from accepted mirrors. The iso file is then burnt to CD and runs as a Live CD.

PCLinuxOS Quarterly ISO updates available

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PCLOS

Firefox 3.5 Available Now!

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5 Available Now!

  • Firefox 3.5 is now available for download
  • about:mozilla – Firefox 3.5 launch edition!
  • Firefox 3.5 and Privacy
  • Whats new in firefox 3.5
  • First look: Firefox 3.5 released, ready to "upgrade" the Web
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 1
  • Download Firefox 3.5: Three Times Faster?

With 3.5 launch, Firefox faces new challengers

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: A funny thing to happened to Firefox on the way to vanquishing Internet Explorer: the Mozilla browser's success opened the door for a host of its other competitors.

Office-compatibility torture test

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Software

infoworld.com: In InfoWorld's tests using complex Word and Excel documents, OpenOffice.org 3.1 failed to deliver on its promise of better Microsoft Office interoperability, severely mangling our Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel test data files. By stark contrast, SoftMaker Office showed excellent compatibility.

The New PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2009 Issue

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: The New PCLinuxOS Magazine, which comprises volunteers from the PCLinuxOS community is proud to announce the release of it's July 2009 edition.

Group Pitches Linux for Free Netbooks From Mobile Carriers

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Linux

pcworld.com: Mobile carriers may start giving away netbooks for free, and Linux-based application stores could help them profit by doing it, the head of a Linux advocacy group told Chinese companies on Monday.

Why I Use Linux: Frank’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Then…in 1998, after hearing about it and reading about it for some time, I bought a Red Had, size 5.1…and the dross fell from my eyes. I nearly succumbed to whiplash being sent reeling all the way back to 1980.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • When was the last time you tried Linux?

  • 33 Children Review Sugar on a Stick, Squealing in Delight!
  • Which version control system is best for you?
  • saving freedesktop.org together
  • Low End Linux Netbook Prices Continue To Drop
  • 18 Great KDE Edutainment Programs
  • SourceForge delivers 4 billionth open source download
  • LinuxTag 2009 Wrap-up
  • Sun hardens OpenSolaris for EC2
  • More Funny Linux Posters - Or, Part Two
  • Archos launches Ubuntu netbook with 500GB hard drive
  • Gatekeepers of open source innovation
  • Why We’re Excited about Firefox 3.5
  • Krut: screencasts made easy
  • A decade on and tech company is still growing strong
  • Internet Explorer in Ubuntu
  • Packaging KDE applications for multiple distributions in the openSUSE build service
  • GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD media player adds multi-core video decoding
  • Pianoteq3 For Linux: A Product Review
  • IGEL’s new Linux Universal Desktop firmware helps customers save time
  • You know that you wrote too much Python, when
  • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3 Available
  • what's cooking in the pulse pot

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to password protect files in Linux

  • Linux Tips: Create an unfilled circle in The GIMP
  • Gimp Tricks: Selective Colorization
  • Use Makefiles for more than handling source code
  • Checksum directory recursively
  • Send messages from Ubuntu to Windows over LAN
  • Send Mail with Gmail and sSMTP
  • Howto: release and renew ip in ubuntu (9.04)
  • Install Firefox 3.5
  • Encrypt data in Linux/Unix
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today's leftovers

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