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Story IBM places billion dollar bet on BlueMix PaaS cloud Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 10:04pm
Story Galaxy S5 revealed in all its glory — launches in April Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 9:41pm
Story MakerBot's Creative Revolution Runs on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 9:18pm
Story Sony launches Xperia Z2 tablet at MWC14 Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 9:09pm
Story Tizen Smartwatches Tip Samsung's Ecosystem-First Strategy Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 9:04pm
Story Fedora 21's Schedule Is Closer To Being Figured Out Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 8:54pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 8:44pm
Story Qt5 To Most Likely Stick With Time-Based Released Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 8:39pm
Story Are Nokia's Android Phones Going to Get Axed By Microsoft? Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 8:24pm
Story 8 Things We Expect from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 8:16pm

Who Uses Linux?

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computingtech.blogspot: Who uses Linux? The myth from the old days is that it’s only for techies and power users. When you needed to put everything together by hand, this was clearly true. But modern distributions make Linux accessible to all.

Shiny New Mandriva Linux 2009 Walkthrough and First Impressions

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MDV The latest and as they say one of the most ground-breaking versions of Mandriva Linux has been released as scheduled. Mandriva Linux 2009 is jam-packed with exciting new features and innovations that will try to cater everyone’s desktop needs.

OpenOffice 3.0 - Where Did It Miss?

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Only yesterday I tried OpenOffice 3.0 final. It is a mega release of OpenOffice in many ways. Even it was the much hyped release of OO.o. Overall it seems a complete overhaul of the venerable open source office suite. There are dozens of new features and improvements.

Ohio LinuxFest Webcasts

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Linux As you may know, this Saturday, October 11th is the annual Ohio LinuxFest ( The Northeast Ohio Open Source Society ( will be there this year, as in past years, doing a live webcast from the show floor.

Ubuntu 8.10 Has a Brand New Wallpaper

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Ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth promised a new and breathtaking theme for the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) operating system. I think a new and professional theme will get the Ubuntu OS closer to the land of mature operating systems, such as Mac OS X, and it will have more and more devoted users.

MySQL in Amarok 2 - The Reality

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Software There has been a lot of chatter lately regarding Amarok's switch to MySQL as its only SQL backend. A decent amount is FUD -- either by people simply pushing back against change, or by people that simply don't understand the decision.

today's leftovers

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  • LGP Porting Jets 'n' Guns To Linux

  • Microsoft's experiment in multi-touch computing is open source
  • Latest Linux Hits Networking Flaws
  • Ubuntu's Balancing Act
  • Picasa 3 for Linux: A video tour
  • Open Source Prizes: Knight News Challenge gives away 5$ million a year
  • Linux Distro "User Levels"
  • Bill Gates bumped off the top spot
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 is out - but do you care?
  • Open source is about belief in code
  • Netbook returns blamed on Linux 'teething problems'
  • One Size Fits All Versus The Right Tool for the Job
  • On the Linux laptop the bundle is all
  • Hard Times: Open Source's New Big Test
  • ALSA Driver For The Creative X-Fi Appears
  • Opera update quietly fixes bug brace
  • Jumping on the Open Source bandwagon
  • Let's Set Reasonable Expectations for Netbooks

some howtos:

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  • Move WUBI Ubuntu Install to an external USB drive

  • Mounting ISO's in Linux/BSD
  • Adding a User to a Group - Linux
  • How to Make a Compact Gnome Theme
  • Getting VirtualBox 2.02 working on Ubuntu 8.04
  • What's Compiled Into Running Kernel
  • Change prompt color dynamically
  • Page Numbers in 2.x Writer
  • How To Set Up A Headless X Server On Redhat Linux
  • Use Startup Manager to edit your boot menu


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KDE MySQL is a database. I don't like it. It hurts my brain. A lot of things in KDE need a database, in the sense of a persistent store of indexed tabular data. At this point, both Akonadi and Amarok have picked MySQL.

Ease Linux Migration By Asking Hard Questions First

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Linux Over at TechRepublic, Jack Wallen details ten points to consider prior to moving your organization to Linux. Some points are far more critical for operation than others, but all require attention. Depending on the workplace and industry, it might be worth an administrator's time to consider a few other points as well.

Happy 10th Birthday Linux Today

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Web Ten years and going strong is quite an achievement. In that time LT has survived the dot-bomb and many changes. The archives have been maintained and are still available, which I think is pretty amazing-- you can go all the way back to the very first Linux Today story: Apache 1.3.2 is released.

10 Finger Licking Linux Desktop Themes

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Software Anyone can go to gnome-look and go through thousands of available theme, but we have decided to make a list of ten themes that we thought are a cut above the others.

VMware Workstation 6.5 consolidates the best of desktop virtualization

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Software Virtualization software can help you run programs that your native Linux distro wouldn't. While Linux users have many virtualization options, none comes close to the all-encompassing VMware Workstation 6.5. Introduced last month, VMware Workstation 6.5 continues the tradition of outshining and outpacing the competition.

Kernel developers, Wall Street to come together

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Linux (IDG): The Linux Foundation is holding its first End User Summit beginning Monday in New York, in an effort to bring Linux kernel developers in closer contact with users at Wall Street institutions and other major companies.

Benefits of linux from a user point of view

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linuxd.wordpress: The other day this guy that lives with me was idleing around the house since he was formating his pc. He asked me “Do you have any recommendations for me?” Obviously, I said “Install ubuntu.” He wanted to know what’s in it for him.

The KOffice 2.0 beta, part 2: Graphical and charting programs

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Software Yesterday, I looked at the major applications in the first beta for KOffice 2.0. Now it's the turn of the rest of the beta: The KPlato project manager, KChart, the vector graphics editor Karbon, and the raster graphics editor Krita.

Ubuntu Has No Stepchildren, Only Independent Siblings

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Ubuntu This recent post is not the first time that the Ubuntu project and its sponsor, my employer, have been accused of neglecting Kubuntu. And it may not be the last. But please allow me to make some points.

KDE 4.1.2 Unmasked in Gentoo

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Gentoo I am very pleased to announce that KDE 4.1.2 is in the Gentoo official tree and I unmasked it a little earlier today. I think that all the big bugs have been squashed but there may be a few left lurking.

Mandriva 2009 - KDE4 for the mass adoption

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linuxexperimentation.blogspot: I confess I am a KDE fan. I had great hopes on KDE 4, I liked it very much for its radical new features. I tried KDE 4 with Debian, Kubuntu, OpenSuSE, Fedora but none were polished and ready to satisfy me. But I think the wait is over with yesterday's release of Mandriva 2009.

Open Source in Education

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OSS The very limited use of FOSS in the UK’s education sector has long been a source of much puzzlement and even anger - from this side of the IT divide at least.

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