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Story Fedora 21 NOT Delayed, What Linux Needs, and Civ IV Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 4:30am
Story Oppo R1 Android Smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 4:28am
Story Seoul Government developing open source, open standards cloud platform Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 3:47am
Story GCHQ Plans to Open Source Bits of Its Spy Technology Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 3:42am
Story Is Open Source the New De Facto Standard? Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 3:37am
Story Opinion: Why CIOs should cheer Google’s latest open source move Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 3:33am
Story A free photo editor worth trying: Getting started with GIMP Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 3:25am
Story 7 Improvements The Linux Desktop Needs Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 3:20am
Story 10 of the Most Popular Linux Distributions Compared Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 3:14am
Story Zukimac Is a Flawless Mac Theme for Ubuntu (If You Like that Sort of Thing) Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 3:10am

Linux’s Greatest Strength: No One Uses It

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workswithu.com: An Ubuntu user published a piece on his blog last week about using .desktop files to deliver malware under Gnome and KDE. But in a world where Linux market share remains negligible, do these flaws translate to a decline in the actual (rather than theoretical) security of a desktop Linux system?

"Linux 101 Hacks" Available as Free Download

ostatic.com/blog: Ramesh Natarajan is giving out free copies of his ebook, Linux 101 Hacks. Though it targets a more experienced audience than the Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference download Sam covered last month, it looks like a handy reference.

Gutenberg books with GNU/Linux - Part 1

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Linux

I am a great fan of the Gutenberg project, a noteworthy and honorable effort to digitize copyright-free texts. This project has released into the public domain over 20,000 classic books. This article will explain how to integrate this huge body of material with the Ubuntu desktop.

Around the Web: Samba - The Interoperability Dance

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Software

tuxdeluxe.org: People have always made music. Once human beings had computers available, software became just like music. People create software the same way they create music. They really do. You don't do it because you get paid for it. You do it because it's fun. Samba is the equivalent of a garage band that made it big.

Review: Pardus 2008.2

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Linux

raiden.net: Do you know what I love so much about Linux? It's the feeling you get when you stumble upon a distribution that's pure computing gold.

Desktop Cost: Linux vs. Windows

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OS

earthweb.com: How much did your computer cost? $500? $1,000? $2,000? How much has it cost you since you bought it? The price of a computer is not a one-time expense — it is rather, an ongoing one. How much you pay for your computer over a year's time, or the entire lifetime of the computer, depends greatly on your choice of operating system.

How Many Linux Users Are There (Really)?

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: How many Linux users are there really? It's a darn good question, and there isn't a darn good answer. In one way, we're all Linux users now.

Shadowgrounds: Survivor Proceeds On Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Nearly a year ago we shared that two new PC action games were being ported to Linux. The games were Shadowgrounds and, its sequel, Shadowgrounds: Survivor. Well, last night we finally got our hands on a beta copy of Shadowgrounds: Suvivor for Linux.

The browser war is back – expect user casualties

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Software

indusbusinessjournal.com: The browser war between Microsoft and Mozilla came to an end in 2001 when Microsoft released Internet Explorer 6. Now it appears that the browser war is back, but this time it is different. There are five major browsers.

How To: Turn Your Linux Rig into a Streaming Media Center

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HowTos

maximumpc.com: These days, most people have at least one computer and a large collection of media files. The conventional practice for most people has always been to have redundant copies of their media collection on their various computers. While this system technically works, it is highly inefficient.

Linux malware

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Software

aronzak.wordpress: A recent article, How to write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps outlines a vulnerability in KDE and gnome desktops. Unfortunately, the article suffers from a few simple problems:

KDE 4.2: Beyond the first impressions

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KDE

celettu.wordpress: I did find some quite irritating issues yesterday, when I installed KDE 4.2 the first time. People have pointed out that KDE can hardly be blamed for the difference in looks between GTK and Qt applications, which is true, but the result is still ugly.

First Look: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: With the April 23 release date getting ever closer, I decided to test Alpha 4 of Ubuntu 9.04 — code-named Jaunty Jackalope – to get a feel for the forthcoming operating system.

Review: openSuse 11.1

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SUSE

ericsbinaryworld.com: After reading through LXF, I tried loading openSuse 11.1 with the failsafe settings and it worked in VirtualBox. So I’ll now be reviewing openSuse 11.1.

Looking at Lenny: hands on with Debian 5.0

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The Debian development community has officially released version 5.0 of the venerable open source Linux distribution. The new version, which is codenamed Lenny, includes updated software, security enhancements, and improved hardware support.

some leftovers:

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News
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 2

  • The Software Freedom Law Show: Episode 0x07 - Van Lindberg
  • Linux Outlaws 77 - Your Papers are Here
  • Comux 001000
  • Entropy UGC
  • Elphel camera: free software and open hardware
  • A Better Grip on Open Source Projects?
  • India’s open source future
  • Ubuntu displaces CentOS at Groundwork: Is this a good thing?
  • Mozilla Developer News 02/17
  • Benchmarking On Ubuntu Just Became Easier

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Shell Tricks To Save You A Few Gray Hairs

  • Run a command when not busy
  • How to know which drivers you may need when configuring your Kernel
  • Migrating from Outlook to Mozilla Thunderbird in Linux (part 1)
  • Periodic Table of the Operators
  • How to upgrade Debian Lenny to Squeeze
  • Benchmark Your Computer with Debian 5 Lenny
  • Upgrading a C# Mono Application on Gentoo Linux, Pt 3

OpenSUSE 11.1 Vies for Desktop Linux Supremacy

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SUSE

eweek.com: Novell's OpenSUSE 11.1 hit the Web late last year packed with desktop-friendly features. Novell is hoping those new features will help in openSUSE's competition against the likes of Red Hat Fedora and Ubuntu from Canonical.

Debian 5's Five Best Features

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Despite delays and internal arguments, Debian 5, Lenny, has finally arrived, and it's a darn nice Linux distribution.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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