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Story VeltOS, Arch, and Manjaro Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:19pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:18pm
Story Leftovers: Debian Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:17pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:17pm
Story Leftovers: Devices Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:15pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:13pm
Story Hands on with Google's Nexus 5X, 6P Android Marshmallow mobes Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 3:59pm
Story Tizen Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 2:01pm
Story Slackware Packages Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 1:10pm
Story On new applications and use cases for container technology Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 12:37pm

4 Archiving Tools for Linux Server Admins

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Software
HowTos

linuxplanet.com: There are all kinds of fancy backup applications, from free to complicated and expensive. But it's still hard to beat the speed, simplicity, and flexibility of the old standbys.

The Sheer Hypocrisy of Redmond's Stab at Internet Health

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Microsoft
Security
Web

linuxinsider.com: "Forcing every device to issue a 'health certificate' before being allowed to connect anywhere will restrict the OS market to corporate-backed players only," explained Montreal consultant Gerhard Mack. "No more Linux, *BSD or any experimental OS because they won't be able to generate the certificate."

Open source comes of age?

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OSS
  • Open source comes of age?
  • Build, buy or open source?
  • Would you hire an open source developer?

Debian's developer dilemma: Why Debian should vote "yes"

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Linux

networkworld.com: It takes all kinds to put together a Linux distribution or any open source project. Historically, though, Debian has only given full privileges to those contributors who have a developer bent. Is the project ready to recognize more contributors?

New Chart features in OpenOffice.org 3.3 Beta

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OOo

blogs.sun.com: Arbitrary text shapes and drawing objects now can easily be inserted into Charts.

Please Mozilla, Let Me Disable Firefox Panorama

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: I may be a bit old fashioned when it comes to changes in new versions of my favorite web browser Firefox. But Firefox developers lately seem to have concentrated much of their energy on making changes to the graphical user interface and the user’s interaction with the browser.

Piracy and Free Software

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OSS

advogato.org: Over the last few years, many advocates of access to information have gathered and organized under the banner of piracy. Should FLOSS and free culture advocates embrace advocates of piracy as comrades in arms or condemn them? Must we choose between being either with the pirates or against them?

Zenwalk 6.4 review

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: With all the hype surrounding mainstream Linux distributions like Ubuntu, openSUSE and Fedora, it’s easy to forget that there are quite a few other excellent distros out there. Case in point – Zenwalk.

ATI Linux Users Get Excited For Catalyst 10.10

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com:In what has become an unfortunate tradition for the past few releases, prior to the release of Ubuntu 10.10, AMD provided Canonical with a pre-release of their latest proprietary Catalyst driver at the time.

Ubuntu 10.10 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Benchmarks
  • System 76 netbooks won’t ship with Ubuntu Unity
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Final Review
  • Nice themes for ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop i386 USB image

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 375

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Acer Aspire One D255 with Android
  • News: Ubuntu delivers "Maverick Meerkat", Debian hints at release in December, Fedora Project Leader interview, Mageia updates
  • Questions and answers: File systems for SSDs
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 10.10, ArchBang Linux 2010.10
  • New additions: Pinguy OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

5 reasons why I still contribute to Debian after 12 years

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Linux

raphaelhertzog.com: If you’re using Debian, you know that this distribution is built entirely by volunteers that form a very diverse community. And you could be part of it. But why should you do that?

Skolelinux- An educational subset of Debian for schools

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Linux

unixmen.com: Skolelinux is often refered to as Debian Edu or the educational subset of the GNU/Linux distribution Debian. It is a Debian Pure Blend, a subset of Debian that has been tailored to be used out-of-the-box in schools.

eyeOS Web-based Desktop OS

linuxjournal.com: eyeOS is a web based desktop operating system. Despite its unusual deployment orientation, in many ways, it's a full desktop operating system, complete with file management and full applications that operate within draggable, resizable windows.

Ubuntu 10.10: date with destiny missed

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Ubuntu

channelregister.co.uk: Canonical delivered the latest version of its Ubuntu Linux distribution on October 10. Releasing Ubuntu 10.10 on 10/10/10 might seem an auspicious idea, but after the overhaul that was Ubuntu 10.04, the latest release looks tame by comparison.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • New mimetype icons coming to Oxygen
  • get the high resolution back for tty after activation of nVidia driver in Ubuntu
  • Customizing Ubuntu 10.10
  • Switching from Windows to Linux: One Month In
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Recommendations
  • Alien Arena 2011 Is Coming Soon
  • Ubuntu 10.10 - Various Versions
  • Gentoo kernel versions and the latest vulnerabilities
  • Generate OpenDocument spreadsheets from database
  • KDEMU – Jonathan Riddell for Kubuntu 10.10
  • Debian squeezes Chromium back in
  • Building ProFTPD with SFTP support on Debian Lenny
  • What Would You Like in Mint 10?
  • A Useful Ubuntu Tweak Alternative For Beginners
  • Tools of the week: Delete files securely on Linux
  • Enable Right | Middle Click On Clickpads – Ubuntu 10.10
  • How to type the new Rupee Symbol in Ubuntu 10.10

Quick Look: Sabayon Linux 5.4

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Linux

eyeonlinux.com: Sabayon Linux 5.0 was released about a year ago, and I did a review of it for Desktop Linux Reviews. Version 5.4 has just been released so I thought it was definitely worth a quick look to see what has been updated.

A Mac User's Opinion of Linux

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Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: Now, some days ago, I was reading a post that compared Linux and Windows Vista/7 and I found among the comments one that caught my eye. I use OS X, but I'm familiar with both Windows and Linux.

Linux and Windows Integration with Virtualbox

linuxaria.com: As most people do,when I started using Linux, I created separate partitions for Linux and used Lilo or Grub to boot either into either Windows or Linux, according to the different job requirements.

Preview: Debian 6 "Squeeze" (Part 3: LXDE and Xfce)

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: LXDE seems to be the new hot thing; to cater to users who need a lightweight distribution either out of necessity (older hardware, need to allocate as much memory as possible to applications without giving up a usable DE) or out of preference, pretty much every major distribution has begun to offer an LXDE edition.

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