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Story Hadoop Open Data Platform moves under Linux Foundation's wing Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:39am
Story Spiceworks Network Monitor: Linux monitoring just got easier Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:36am
Story Acquia Funding Tops $173M as Drupal 8 Release Nears Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:35am
Story 5 key trends in open source Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:33am
Story Canonical Patches Two Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:28am
Story Startup Lets Users Run Ubuntu with Xfce in Their Web Browsers Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:27am
Story Reiser4 Ported To The Linux 4.2 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:22am
Story Ubuntu: Why the first impression matters Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:22am
Story Canonical Wants to Have Arabic Ubuntu Font Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:20am
Story Ubuntu Gets Security Update for the Nvidia Driver Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2015 - 10:18am

Red Hat Getting Killed

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Trisquel 4.0 LTS

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Planning to Migrate to Linux? BEWARE!!!

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: As more noise in favor of GNU/Linux is heard, some people might feel tempted to replace their solid, green-red-blue-and-yellow Windows system with an unknown, shady, black-and-white Linux penguin. Beware.

Game of the Day: Minecraft

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This Is How We Say "Thank You"

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boycott-boycottnovell: Congratulations to Bradley Kuhn on being named Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Given the importance of that position, one can only wonder a little why Bradley is spending his time discouraging budding free software developers.

10 misconceptions that are holding Linux back

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Linux A lot of obsolete concerns are floating around and preventing users from embracing Linux. Jack Wallen debunks some of the common myths and explains what you could be missing.

Ubuntu and the Challenge of Design

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Ubuntu It’s October, and that means it’s time for a new Ubuntu release. This year, it’s the big 10.10, the Maverick Meerkat, and on the surface, it’s a beautiful piece of work.

Announcing Smeegol 1.0

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SUSE The openSUSE Goblin Team are pleased to announce the first public release of Smeegol. Smeegol is based on the netbook user interface that came from the MeeGo(TM)* project.

first week of The Document Foundation

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LibO One full week has gone by since the announcement of The Document Foundation, and we would like to share some numbers with the people who have decided to follow us since the first day.

Slax 6.1.2 [Review]

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Linux Slax is a popular Slackware-based Linux distro which excels as as Live OS to carry around on a pendrive or bootable disc. It rightly calls itself a "Pocket Operating System".

Scribus says Desktop Publishing on Linux is ‘Not Impossible’

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Software Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops.

today's leftovers:

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  • Firefox Is Dumping Google Search For Bing
  • Has open source come of age?
  • Big news about the big duck in the open source pond
  • ODF Ingredients
  • NZ Open Source Awards Finalists Announced
  • Google: Oracle's Java patent suit invalid
  • Going Linux Oct 05: #116 - Listener Feedback
  • Libtool archives and their pointless points
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Stormy’s Update: October 4
  • October Linux fest
  • PenguSpy: Free / Open Source And Commercial Linux Games Portal
  • TuxRadar Podcast s2e18: Asbestos Gloves
  • Warning to Open Source Projects: Know Your Rights with PayPal
  • Google Seeks Dismissal Of Oracle Patent-Infringement Suit
  • Ryzom, an open-source MMORPG
  • Opera 10.63 Release Candidate
  • Firefox 4 Feature Freeze Imminent, RC 1 Delayed

some howtos:

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  • How To Customize Your GRUB2 Boot Loader On Ubuntu 10.10
  • How to set Password Length in Ubuntu
  • Install Xnoise Media Player from Ubuntu PPA
  • Make Customers Smile in 7 Easy Steps with OTRS
  • Add Multiple Files Using Touch Command Line
  • Setting your computer time in Ubuntu
  • Divergence Theme Pack
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 148: A Shot at Shotwell

A Gaming Mouse Vendor That Has Linux Drivers

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Hardware While Razer and Logitech manufacturer some terrific mice for computer gamers along with other gaming peripherals, they unfortunately do not provide any official Linux support. But there is now at least one new vendor supporting such efforts.

50 Open Source Tools to Make Your Life Easier

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Software The open source community is vibrant, continually growing, and just loves to create applications and tools to make lives easier. Here are 50 of our favorite open source apps that help us do everything from managing pictures on our computer to learning about Jupiter and Mars.

6 Awesome User Contributed Videos From Ubuntu Artwork

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Ubuntu A month ago, Mark Shuttleworth announced a dedicated page for user contributed videos covering various aspects of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat". And similar to the user contributed Ubuntu Artwork wallpaper pool at Flickr, the movie section is also getting a lot of attention.

FreetuxTV Lets You Watch and Record Live TV Shows on Linux

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Software FreetuxTV is a TV player for Linux that lets you watch free Web TV Channels and listen to Radio. The application that runs on VLC backend comes with lots of pre-added channels for many languages.

KDE Ships Version 4.5.2

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KDE KDE has released version 4.5.2 of the desktop and netbook Workspaces, the applications and the software development platform. These releases are the second monthly updates to the 4.5 series and contain nothing but bugfixes, translation updates and performance improvements.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.36 (Part 4) - Drivers

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Linux Drivers in 2.6.36 include considerably improved support for infra-red receivers and remotes, optimised USB drivers, and a solution for a much discussed problem that Android developers, in one way or another, had solved long ago.

Another Win for Open Source Software

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elevenislouder.blogspot: In the city of Gainesville, which is the majority of Hall County Georgia, open source software is starting to make an impact.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.