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Story Linux-based NAS hosts private clouds and VMs Roy Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 2:26am
Story This Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 9:49pm
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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 8:47pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 8:46pm
Story Has Microsoft really changed its attitude toward open source? Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Kali Linux Improves Penetration Testing Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 8:21pm
Story From pre-history to beyond the global thermonuclear war Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 8:14pm
Story GNOME 3.14 to Finally Get an Improved Icon Theme Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 8:06pm
Story Mozilla Leads New Cyber Security Initiative, Complete with Funding Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 8:03pm

How “Simplifying” Linux Just Made It Worse

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Some time after Linux netbook started appearing, it became obvious that there was a problem. Every time a new manufacturer gets in to the business, they try to build a completely custom Linux system that is “easier.”

today's leftovers:

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News
  • do you believe in fate?

  • Gparted - Gnome Partition Editor in openSUSE
  • Using Linux to Leapfrog the Competition
  • VMware developers release GUI debugging tool for GTK+
  • Bringing Up Open Source, Part 2: The Consumer Side
  • Congratulations Mr President - Linux Australia goes to the vote
  • LCA2009: Sugar Labs tries to pick up the pieces
  • The Problems Facing Sugar Learning Platform
  • Building A OLPC Case From Spare Shampoo Bottles
  • Live from Down Under: Report from Linux.conf.au 2009
  • Why Ubuntu stays top of Distrowatch and Digg
  • Flock 64 Bit Browser on Linux (with 64-bit Flash support)
  • Firefox 3.1: Thanks For The Memory
  • Phoenix Strikes HyperSpace Deal With ASUS
  • Linux, Windows 7 Beta Could Be Hit By Downadup Worm
  • Linux Tells Us What’s Up (new version of ’sup’ tool!)
  • losing that Drupal lovin
  • Rar and Unrar for Fedora 10
  • Adding Wbar, Prism, and Gadgets to Ubuntu
  • Dropbox on 11.1
  • How To Move Your Server From Windows To Linux
  • 'Scroll animating' an image

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth praises Windows 7, welcomes fight

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Microsoft
Interviews
Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: Speaking with The Reg, the founder of popular Linux distro Ubuntu and chief executive of Canonical called Windows 7 a great operating system.

Linux video converter is now available

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Software

rudd-o.com: True to its flexible and capable roots, Linux has a ton of ways to convert videos, with multiple competing projects all featuring astounding capabilities. Regrettably, they all are either command-line programs or very, very complicated. Until today.

Using Web Data to Determine the Most Popular Linux Flavor

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Linux

zmogo.com: There’s a lot of talk around the internets about which (free) Linux distro is the ‘best.’ And while this article won’t opine either way, I do hope to put some perspective on the Linux debate using public data.

Open source identity: Linux founder Linus Torvalds

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Linux
Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Linus Torvalds is a regular visitor to Australia in January. He took some time out to speak to Rodney Gedda about a host of topics including point releases, filesystems and what it is like switching to GNOME. He also puts Windows 7 in perspective.

Careers In Linux Journalism-- No Knowledge Required!

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Linux
Web

linuxtoday.com/blog: I am pointing at all the alleged journalists, reporters, and so-called analysts who write about Linux and FOSS when they don't know one single blinking thing about it. What is it with people?

SuSE 11.1 - too little, too soon

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SUSE

genietvanhetleven.blogspot: I have given SuSE 11.1 due diligence. I have spent at least a day with each of the problem areas, some with success, others without. As a result I have come to the following conclusion: There are a lot of things that just don't work.

Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: Getting started with Linux can be an intimidating task, particularly for people who have never tried any operating system besides Windows. In truth, however, very little about Linux is actually difficult to use. It's simply a different OS, with its own approach to doing things.

The future of FOSS community shows

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Interviews
OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Given the economy’s impact on tech shows, I have to wonder what the future holds. Talking to Ilan Rabinovitch of the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), the future still looks bright — maybe brighter than the future for the more commercial trade shows.

Linux, Are You Our Hero?

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Many see Linux as the hero that can save us — save us from continuous hardware upgrades with each major software revision, confusing licensing programs, hidden costs and fees and vendor lock-in. With that said, is Linux our hero? The obvious answer is yes, but is it a true hero or just the hero of the month?

OLPC giving 5,000 laptops to Gaza children

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OLPC

masshightech.com: Just two weeks after announcing layoffs and salary reductions, One Laptop per Child is donating 5,000 of its XO laptops to Palestinian children in the Gaza strip.

Backup and synchronize your personal data in Windows and Linux

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: In this article, I will show you a pair of highly useful programs that can help you backup and synchronize your data: Karen's Power Tools Replicator for Windows and Unison File Synchronizer for Linux.

Firm finds gain after open-source shift pain

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OSS

news.cnet.com: It's nice to read what open-source vendors think of open source: it's easy, cheap, and quite possibly the cure for cancer. (That last one is my personal hope.)

Also: Intalio planning '8 to 10' open-source acquisitions

French Lawmakers Hope to Inspire Linux Revolution

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Linux

bits.blogs.nytimes: If the French National Assembly gets its way, the open-source Linux operating system will take over the governments of Europe, seizing on a weak economy to displace Windows.

Christophe fergeau replaces Pixel at Mandriva

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MDV

cfergeau.blogspot: The good news is that I started working at Mandriva 2 weeks ago. I'll be working on the core distro to (partially) replace pixel which means I'll hack on urpmi and bootloaders among tons of other things.

Don’t Use Zypper to Upgrade OpenSuse

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SUSE

scott.sherrillmix: I installed OpenSuse on my work computer and I’ve been really happy with it so far. Recently, OpenSuse came out with a new version 11.1 so I figured I would upgrade. Since this was my first time updating, I turned to google and the first result for “upgrade opensuse 11.1″ is this page about zypper. It sure sounds easy.

HP's Mini 1000: Sometimes a Road Warrior Needs a Good Peashooter

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Hardware

technewsworld.com: Maybe the biggest adjustment one has to make to use a netbook is the physical tininess of the keyboard and touchpad. HP's Mini 1000 makes good use of a small space and delivers a passable keyboard, but the touchpad still puts the buttons off to the side, which is much less comfortable.

Liberation fonts for Linux

blogs.computerworld: I was reminded yesterday that just because I know something, doesn't mean that everyone knows it. This time it was some friends who really didn't like their current fonts in Ubuntu and OpenSolaris respectively. So, I suggested that they try Red Hat's open-source Liberation fonts. To my surprise, it turns out they didn't know about them.

The "Microsofting" of Linux

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: While we love to hammer at proprietary companies like Microsoft for "dumbing down" the interaction for users, it's something of a shock when we realize that some Linux distros are doing the exact same thing.

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