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Story Adobe's Open Source Tightrope Walk Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 12:47pm
Story Safety you can bank on: Chromebook, Linux, phone Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 12:43pm
Story KDE 4.1.3 Released, Orphan Linux, and Mint Tips Rianne Schestowitz 2 20/04/2014 - 7:29am
Story Linux 3.15 Lands Some DRM Graphics Driver Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 6:59am
Story AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 6:49am
Story Create Vector Graphics with Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 6:37am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2014 - 11:19pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2014 - 11:18pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Leveraging Cloud, Open Source To Aid Embattled IT Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2014 - 11:13pm

Linux Users Unite ...And Riot: More Funny Fake News

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Humor

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: Until yesterday, protesters had kept a quiet, good-natured presence outside of the Microsoft's new office in downtown Seattle, handing out free CD's of computer software, and even giving cute little stuffed penguins-their mascot- to the children of passers-by.

Recession proof your enterprise with Linux-based virtualisation

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Software

itwire.com: Businesses everywhere are looking to cut costs in the grip of reduced consumer spending, decreased advertising and a general slowdown of trade. Linux can aid you in cutting your infrastructure costs - no matter your platform of choice.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 47

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SUSE

Issue #47 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5.1 for PowerPC Released, Fresh Factory Live-CDs, and People of openSUSE: Vincent Untz.

A primer on switching from Windows to Linux

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Linux

newsday.com: What's involved in a switch from Windows to Linux? An editor and a couple of readers posed that question after last week's column. Given the proliferation of cheap Linux-based "netbooks" it is worth a systematic look.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 8.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

more stuff

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News
  • Mandriva Smile

  • Finally: 64-bit Flash Comes to Ubuntu
  • When Ubuntu Breaks, Who’s to Blame?
  • Review: Zenwalk 5.2
  • Nexenta, Can you say SolaBuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" – What to expect
  • About Objects, Names and Variables

few more odds & ends

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News
  • Linux Void Episode 13 - Echo

  • Powerdevil: Looks Good
  • Bit More Customized Help for End Users
  • Enable Sudo insults and sl for some laughs
  • Why Apple and Google need to get into the Netbook business
  • Logitech G15 Keyboard

odds & ends

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News
  • openSUSE 11.1: Updates via PackageKit and PolicyKit

  • WUBI - Windows Ubuntu Installer - Tutorial
  • Ask Linux.com: NAS, Find, Squid, and EFS
  • Linux And Martial Arts Humor - Linus Torvalds Vs. Chuck Norris
  • FLOSS Weekly 47: Mifos
  • Open source & Linux
  • File downloads over the command line via CURL
  • Freedom at your disposal
  • How To Buy A Laptop
  • Screencapture made easy with GScrot
  • Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 1 Available
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC2 Released

October 2008: Firefox, Opera gain & IE, Safari, Chrome drop

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Software

arstechnica.com: Chrome amassed a higher market share than Opera in its first month, stealing market share from the speedy browser, as well as IE and Firefox. Only Safari gained as well. This month, things have flipped around completely, except for Microsoft.

The best laid plans, No. 73

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: I was going to spend some time tonight writing a big warm and fuzzy blog post about looking forward to Fedora 10 and all the good times ahead. That would have been awesome.

GIMP 2.6.3 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.6.3 is another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Fixes include Plugin Map Color Range disappears from GIMP, zoom-focus better, and document history crash.

Ubuntu’d

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Ubuntu
  • Asus Eee, Ubuntu’d

  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Sighting Inside Elastic Server
  • Review: Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' – Missed the mark?
  • My New Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Installation
  • Asus Says Windows and Linux Eee PCs Getting the Same Return Rate?

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE Video Cast Episode 2, Nov 22nd

  • WINE 1.1.9 Brings Improved Memory Performance
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 3
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 4
  • Musical Geek Friday #15: Kill -9
  • IBM buys code-converter firm in Linux move
  • Belgium.be using Drupal
  • Mind Maps: The Fedora Project
  • The Daemon, the GNU, and the Penguin
  • Extended Linux support from Red Hat
  • Ubuntu Linux Install Week at AIS Picture Gallery
  • Metrics of open source success
  • Create Read View Edit Word Document on Ubuntu
  • OpenSUSE 11
  • Public Open Source Companies: Much Ado About Nothing?
  • Five reasons Sun won't be acquired
  • The tanking economy and OSS
  • Damn you Gentoo Devs!
  • The Software Freedomometer

Ten Reasons To Get Fired Up Over Fedora 10

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Linux

redhat.com: Over the next week we plan to post a series of blogs that explore ten examples from around our community, of people making a difference to free software through their work in Fedora.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Gitting going with git: creating your first repository

  • python: writing binary file
  • make your BIOS love security
  • How the Linux Kernel Manages Virtual Memory
  • USB Hard drive spindown fix on Linux
  • An Executive Guide to Open Source
  • Parallels Desktop 4: Installing Parallels Tools with Ubuntu as Guest
  • A graphical way to MySQL mastery
  • Problem installing PECL PHP extensions while /tmp is secured
  • Customizing Firefox for Netbooks

The Gentoo Council

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Gentoo

blog.cardoe.com: The Gentoo Council is a group of elected Gentoo Developers that are elected on a yearly basis by the developer body as a whole for the purpose of deciding on global issues and policies which affect the Gentoo Linux Distro as a whole or part.

Interview With Dries Buytaert

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Interviews
Drupal

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Dries. In specific, we talk about: Building specialized commercial support for open source technology, Making cloud computing more viable for widespread use, and The relationship between Drupal and Linux distros.

Linux Should Copy Amiga

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OS

linuxtoday.com: Mark Shuttleworth made headlines not too long ago when he called for the Linux desktop to surpass Mac OS X in both beauty and functionality. I'm not much of an Apple fan-- I don't care for the Apple desktop. I think there is a better model to aspire to, and that is the AmigaOS.

Tactical Linux computer muscles up

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announced a more powerful version of its rugged tactical mission computer. The Parvus DuraCor 810-Duo runs Linux on a 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and targets "high reliability" military and homeland defense applications.

Reliable Linux netbooks for Black Friday

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: Before charging out the door to buy one, though you need to think this through. You don't want to just rush out there and grab the first cheap machine you see. For example, if your ring size is '11,' than a 7" display netbook isn't going to be for you at any price.

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  • German judges explain why Adblock Plus is legal
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Linux 4.8.14

Turns out I'm going to be on a very long flight early tomorrow morning, so I figured it would be good to get this kernel out now, instead of delaying it by an extra day. So, I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.14 kernel. All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.8.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.4.38 Linux Kernel 4.8.14 Hits the Streets with Numerous Networking Improvements, More

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Zorin 12

This version of Zorin is a great step forward. It has a renewed sense of purpose and stands out in its own right as a decent Linux distribution. I think Zorin should follow Mint's lead and stick with aligning itself to the Ubuntu LTS release. This gives the developers more time to push it along at their own pace. All in all a decent alternative to Linux Mint and Ubuntu. Read more