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Story Reviews: Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.02 Roy Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 7:11am
Story Rugged mini-PC runs Linux on quad-core G-Series SoC Rianne Schestowitz 26/02/2014 - 7:10am
Story Gnome Revisited? Numix Project Announces OS and Shell Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 11:18pm
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Story Can You Survive on a Chromebook Alone? Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 10:35pm
Story How to Avoid Breaking Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 10:20pm
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Gnash 0.8.4 released

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Software The third beta release of Gnash has just been made at version 0.8.4. Gnash is a GPL'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror.

How Linux Helped 5 Poverty-Stricken Governments

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Linux Imagine you are the minister of education of an impoverished country, with a limited budget to improve your schooling system. You are not aware of such thing called “Open Source” what would happen? You would probably end up spending thousands on software to equip your school’s computers.

today's leftovers

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  • OpenOffice 3.0 released amid fears of development stagnation

  • OK, now OpenOffice is definitely good enough
  • OpenOffice Hits 3.0: Can It Challenge Microsoft?
  • BeBop Linux Released
  • So Long Mandriva, It Was Nice Meeting You
  • My Two Biggest Ubuntu Gripes
  • Linux can save UK schools billions: Part 2
  • The Linux opportunity buried in the Unix market share data
  • Linux powered mini-machines for Macs
  • Opinion: High-performance nonsense
  • Switch to Linux Today! bsod Linux Flier
  • Jamie's Random Musings on Video IM
  • Keeping the Kernel Klean
  • My Quick Ohio Linux Fest Recap
  • Open source enables value-based business models
  • Discovery - VSTi Analog Synthesis For Linux
  • Yakuake — yet another pop-up terminal
  • Mono 2.0 has been released. So what?
  • ICANN using Drupal
  • Should software developers do it for themselves?
  • RadeonHD 1.2.2 & 1.2.3 Drivers Released

some howtos:

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  • Use ImageMagick to convert pdf to png

  • Certificate Authority (CA) with OpenSSL
  • Setup SSL on Apache
  • Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux
  • Install GIMP 2.6 in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Run GIMP 2.6.1 image editor from a flash drive
  • Set Operations in the Unix Shell

Mandriva Linux 2009.0 : upgrade successful

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MDV I tried to remain in the position of a newcomer that has no clue about what a command line interface is, so even if I used a terminal a couple of times, it was just to check some stuff, not to fix it. Here's how it went.

Linux is not a "Bazaar" and BSD is not a "Cathedral"

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Linux When it comes to development styles, it has been said time and again that BSD uses the Cathedral model of development, and Linux uses the Bazaar. But that's incorrect.

Buying A Netbook? Think Linux

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Linux Many netbook computer buyers are still reluctant to "take a chance" on Linux rather than Windows XP. But which operating system is really the riskier choice for a netbook buyer?

Linux takes a seat on Qantas’ new superjumbo

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Linux The Flying Kangaroo will soon become the Flying Penguin as Qantas embraces Linux-powered Inflight Entertainment systems from Panasonic.

Kernel Log: New stable kernels and Nvidia drivers, long-term maintenance for 2.6.27

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Linux Almost in parallel with the release of Linux 2.6.27 at the end of last week, the maintainers of the Linux stable series have also released two new kernels, and Both kernels offer a number of minor corrections and improvements over the two previous series 2.6.x kernel versions.

Dell Launches Consumer Advertising for Ubuntu Linux PCs

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Ubuntu It’s one small step for Dell and consumer Linux — and one giant leap for Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux efforts. Specifically, Dell is spending advertising dollars to promote PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled.

Mandriva 2009

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celettu.wordpress: The end of the year traditionally is a very busy time for distribution lovers… Only major release so far has been Mandriva 2009. Let’s see if its place in the spotlight is deserved.

Which Linux makes the best business Windows replacement desktop?

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blogs.computerworld: Some of my Linux-savvy friends and I have been hashing out what the best Linux desktop would be for a SMB (small to medium sized business). Out of that conversation Ken Hess and Jason Perlow sees Ubuntu as the best Linux desktop. Ah... I disagree.

Mozilla launches video accessibility drive

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  • Mozilla launches video accessibility drive

  • Finer session restore for Firefox 3.1
  • FireFox for Mobile: first screenshots

Review: Dell Linux laptop

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Hardware This is a review of my new Dell Linux laptop, an Inspiron 1525. I am not a Windows user, and I’m tired of paying for Windows when I buy a new computer.

Numbers about OOo 3.0 release

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OOo At the 8th birthday of the release of OOo 3.0 is done. For all of you, who wants to have a deeper look into the release here are the statistics of OOo 3.0.

Will open source ruin the economy?

  • Will open source ruin the economy?

  • Credit crunch moves business to adopt open source
  • Open Source: Make It Work, Yahoo!
  • Value, value and values in an open source world
  • Open source is not a business model
  • Economics of open source remains an academic challenge
  • Does the credit crunch represent a silver lining for open source?

No Press at Linux Foundation End User Summit

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blog.internetnews: There is a big Linux event in NYC today and tomorrow - but I won't be there. The Linux Foundation has decided to keep the End User Collaboration event as a closed event without press.

NSW considers giving students Linux laptops

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Hardware NSW secondary school students could be issued with $56 million worth of Linux-based laptops as part of Kevin Rudd's digital education revolution.

Opera 10 will be 'prettier'

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news.zdnet: The next major release of Opera for the desktop will be 'prettier' than the current version of the browser, claims the company.

The Audacity of Open Source Audio

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Software The Audacity audio editor is a great program. Take that as you will: It's truly functional software. It's a great illustration of the power and versatility of open source. Audacity has been an active project for some time.

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