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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:32am
Story USB Sees Many Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:26am
Story What Network Function Virtualization means for OpenStack and open source Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:17am
Story Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch gets cloned in China, Smartwatch LX36 Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 9:15am
Story Linux 3.18 Improves FocalTech, Razer Sabertooth & Other Input Devices Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 8:45am
Story Everyone Has Different Views On The "Open-Source Community" Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 8:34am
Story Announce: OpenSSH 6.7 released Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 7:54am
Story Systemd 217 Will Introduce Its New "Consoled" User Console Daemon Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 7:51am
Story Top 10 Android games for this Fall Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 7:44am
Story 5 Exciting New Features in Linux 3.17 Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 7:40am

Working with XML and Java on Android

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Linux

Speaking the language of the Web - Building Android apps with Java and XML tools

Ultimate Edition 2.2

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Ubuntu

jjtcomputing.co.uk: Ultimate Edition is an ‘improved’ version of Ubuntu. Unlike Linux Mint, which contains modifications to the source code, Ultimate Edition is simply a lot more packages added to Ubuntu and then made into an ISO using reconstructor.

Fedora 11: Not even remotely ready for usage

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Linux

lunduke.com: After yesterday’s post on how I think Fedora is screwing up royally, I thought I’d follow that up with taking a look at the experiences of someone else.

Asus EeePC1000HE: switching to Linux

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Linux

electricpig.co.uk: So the great moment has arrived. But how do I make the switch? I have horrible memories of struggling with new partitions, running into special bits of Microsoft code designed precisely to make it tough to switch to another operating system … Maybe there is a better way?

Firefox 3.5 RC3 Coming Right Up

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Moz/FF

softpedia.com: The third Release Candidate build for Firefox 3.5 is on its way. Mozilla repeatedly stressed during the development process of the next iteration of its open source browser that it was aiming to produce a single RC for Firefox 3.5. And fact is that it came extremely close to doing so.

The little Linux school house

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: As I pointed out recently, open-source software in schools isn't just a good idea, it's becoming a financial necessity if we're to keep enough teachers for our kids in classrooms. So, it's particular good timing that Sugar Labs and openSUSE have released free Linux distributions expressly designed for education.

Approaching the final Opera 10.0 release

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Software

kyleabaker.com: We are quickly approaching the final release of Opera 10.0, so we have been working on fixing bugs and stabilizing the program.

PCLinuxOS! Wow!

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PCLOS

oneclicklinux.com: I get excited about Linux and, day after day, shout to the world through this blog about how terrific it is! I've also been running PCLinuxOS 2009.1!

Crossover Linux? No thanks!

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Software

linuxsysconfig.com: As you all know Crossover Linux 8.0 was announced a few days ago. New and “exciting” features such as IE7 and Outlook 2007 support are presented as “major development” by the company’s CEO. Sorry, but I have to strongly disagree.

Pick Your Distro: Cutting-Edge, Bleeding-Edge, Blunting-Edge

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: You might remember Bryan Lunduke from his extremely pointed "Linux Sucks -- Let's Fix It" presentation of a few months back. Now he's aiming fighting words at Fedora over F11, and from that I've gleaned a few larger questions about what is the real role of any given Linux distribution.

Windows is good enough? Well so is Linux!

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are too many times that I have heard this phrase. "Windows is good enough which is why they have the market share." I saw it again today and this time it has flipped the switch between my brain and my fingers.

Review: CentOS 5.3

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Linux

raiden.net: CentOS is a "Community Enterprise OS", hence it's name. It's designed with the business user in mind, both on the desktop and in the server room. Since the last time we reviewed CentOS, it's under gone some changes, and seen a minor version upgrade to improve a number of features.

Top 10 Linux Backup and Recovery software

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Software

taragana.com: Its imperative to have a comprehensive backup and recovery solution that would enable the recovery of Linux servers, helping you to get back to business and minimize the downtime.

Linux Netbooks: back to the facts

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Linux

tech-no-media.com: There has been a lot of talk about the success or failure of the Linux netbooks recently, to the point that it is now a very controversial topic. I think that it is time to go back to the facts.

Everything you need to know about Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: Mozilla recently released the second release candidate of Firefox 3.5 and is due to launch the final version before the end of the month. Here's your one-stop guide to the key new features in the latest version.

Enter ext4, the filesystem of the future

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Software
Interviews

itwire.com: The ext4 filesystem has been around for a while as experimental code in GNU/Linux distributions. Recently one distribution decided to make it the default for an install.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 25 Great-Looking Compiz Emerald Themes

  • Police expert calls for open-source data tools
  • Can open source police open source?
  • Move Over Opera Unite: Welcome Meiga
  • GNU/Linux Tops TOP500 Supercomputers Again
  • SFLS: Episode 0x10: Carlo Piana and the EU Antitrust Case Against Microsoft
  • Is Palm a Player or Just a Pre-Tender?
  • Why Mono is a Red Herring
  • Fedora Board election results
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition
  • Intel, Nokia to develop mobile Linux devices
  • Ubuntu: Miracles Are Happening
  • Cisco offers Linksys 802.11n router with Linux
  • Ubuntu Switches on Intel Kernel Mode-Setting
  • iXsystems Unveils PC-BSD Workstation
  • How friendly is the Movable Type fork?
  • NVIDIA 190.xx Linux Driver Leaks Onto The Web
  • Splashtop Adds Instant-On to Acer, Sony Computers
  • (A tentative list of) One Hundred Paper Cuts
  • 3D Realms Countersuit Says Duke Nukem Forever Still Alive
  • Feedinvader: News Ticker and Feed Reader for Firefox
  • Ed McMahon dies at 86

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Compiling conky from sources

  • TV-Browser – Online Digital TV Guide in Ubuntu
  • What Services are Really Running on Your Linux Machine
  • Quick Linux Copy/Paste Tip
  • Using the Synaptic Package Manager to Ease Installations
  • Mirroring Fedora
  • How to disable touchpad in Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • Howto Turn On KMS at Ubuntu Jaunty and Karmic
  • Manage dotfile configuration with subversion

Project FrankenMac – help me turn my old Mac Pro into an open-source multimedia monster!

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Linux

Now that I’ve replaced my MacBook with a lean, mean, Linux netbook machine the next step in my open-source assimilation is to install some kind of Linux on my two year-old Mac Pro.

Windows and Linux desktop enterprise support comparison.

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OS

toolbox.com/blogs: I was requested to install Linux as a desktop machine for an end user the other day. While this made me very proud it also would help answer my personally unanswered question. Is it feasible for a Linux machine to be used as an end user desktop and what would the support be like.

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