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Story To avoid Android pitfalls, Mozilla shoulders Firefox OS update burden Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:23pm
Story Four Chrome extensions to make Chromebook web reading easier Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:13pm
Story YunTab S5 Android phone uses 3D infrared for secure face unlock Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Exciting Features Coming For Qt 5.3 Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 7:46pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 5:22pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 4:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 4:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 4:41pm
Story Google may start selling Ara phones for $50 Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 4:00pm
Story Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 release candidate Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 3:52pm

Zenwalk 5.2 ... hello old friend

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wamukota.blogspot: While rummaging through some old CD's I stumbled upon a Zenwalk 4.2 labeled one, which reminded me that last year I really liked that distro, but due to some BIOS problem on my laptop, it didn't behave the way I liked. Now, a year later, I was willing to give Zenwalk another try.

Flock 2.0 Has Arrived

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Software Flock, the social Web browser built on Mozilla Firefox is now out. Social networking users can have access to MySpace, Facebook, Digg, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket and Twitter via Flock's sidebar.

The great Ubuntu experiment

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Ubuntu Many months ago, some very non-tech savvy friends where having trouble with their computer. Being someone that does ‘IT stuff’ meant I got called to help out their failing machine. What I found was a Windows XP machine riddled with malware. I decided to replace it with Ubuntu.

Nine Attitude Problems in Free and Open Source Software

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OSS I love free and open source software (FOSS). The cause -- essentially, an extension of free speech -- is one that I can get behind as a writer. At times, though, the community can be its own worst enemy. Certain attitudes, often long-ingrained, make the community less united than it should be.

25 essential Firefox add-ons for power users

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Moz/FF A bare copy of Firefox is a wonderful thing, but when you start stuffing it with add-ons it gets even better. So what are the best add-ons for power users? Here's our top 25:

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.0 With GNOME

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2009.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Xfce 4.6 BETA-1 ('Fuzzy') released

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We are one month since the release of Xfce 4.6 ALPHA. And now it's time to release the first BETA, codename 'Fuzzy'. A lot of bugs have been fixed in this release.

How Linux Can Conquer The Laptop

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Linux There's little question that Linux on laptops (and on PCs in general) is no longer nearly as complicated or painful as it used to be. The new problem is whether notebook manufacturers are going to readily offer Linux to consumers -- both regular folks on the street and corporate clients -- outside of designated niches.

Livin' La Vida Linux

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Linux Last weekend I finished a home project I've been slowly working on for several months. I finally finished converting all the CDs in my collection from physical media to digital files.

RPM Fusion enters testing state

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liquidat.wordpress: RPM Fusion, a merge of several former Fedora 3rd party repositories providing licence/patent problematic packages, has entered the public testing state. Fedora Rawhide users can now start using it, and the brave among the Fedora 9 and Fedora 8 users can also help testing.

Surviving the recession with Free Enterprise OSes (Part 2)

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blogs.zdnet: In Part 1, I discussed the four Free Linux distributions that are best position to provide extended support and ample functionality to an end user through a protracted recession. In this second part, I’m going to list the Enterprise-class Free and Open Source Operating Systems which have similar characteristics.

Adobe ships Flash Player 10

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Software Adobe Systems Inc. began shipping its Adobe Flash Player 10 browser plug-in Wednesday with new features aimed at helping designers and developers build interactive content and online videos.

today's leftovers

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  • Evaluating desktop environments for Ubuntu 8.10

  • Installing Darned Small Linux Onto Your Boot Drive
  • Hardware Damaging Linux Networking Bug Fixed
  • mozilla developer news 10/14
  • Mini MINE
  • Ubuntu Installation Report Generator
  • CUPS printer service update closes security holes
  • How to Remove OpenOffice Splash Screen For Good
  • Bash Redirecting Input from Multiple Files
  • Portrait: Eric von Hippel, user innovation, and FOSS
  • Konqueror with Flash support (YouTube) on Gentoo
  • Report: Pure Open Source No Longer a Viable Business Model
  • New Additions to Buntfu Announced
  • The Linux Foundation’s FOSSBazaar Nearly Doubles its Membership
  • 3.0 now in a browser with Ulteo!
  • What OpenOffice site crash means
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Titbits
  • Mandriva 2009 Linux Review

Desktop Linux: Certified, Not Certifiable

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Linux A lot of hardware vendors are jumping on the Linux bandwagon these days. Some of their pre-installed Linux systems are easier to find than others -- and some you might wish you hadn't found at all.

On GNOME: Gruber’s Wrong, But That Doesn’t Make Me Right

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Software Just last week, I mentioned that when it came to Apple, there was no one whose commentary I respected more than John Gruber’s. Ironic, then, as he made his commentary on everything else invisible to me the very next week. Sad, too.

Ubuntu Server Edition At Wikipedia: Where’s the Revenue?

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Ubuntu First, the good news for Canonical and its loyal followers: Yes, Wikimedia Foundation (the company behind Wikipedia) is embracing Ubuntu on its servers in a big way. It sounds like there really isn’t much — if any — money flowing from Wikipedia to Canonical.

Firefox 3.1 beta 1 released and reviewed

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Moz/FF Mozilla has released Firefox 3.1 Beta 1, the first official development release of the next update to Firefox 3 just about four months after its release past June.

Linux Standards Base 4.0 Beta Released

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Linux In another step towards general release, the first beta of Linux Standard Base (LSB) 4.0 was released today. LSB 4.0 will introduce a new application checker, a new shell script checker, and a new multi-version software development kit (SDK) that will enable developers to build applications to earlier LSB specifications without changing SDKs.

Dell teams with Red Hat on open source

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Linux Red hat and Dell have announced an alliance that will see the systems giant offer the new midrange Red Hat Application Appliance.

Linux Vendors Increase Security Features

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Linux Red Hat, Canonical and Novell are enhancing the security features in their Fedora, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE Linux distributions, which all are slated for release later this year.

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