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Story VIA Partners With Mozilla For Firefox OS Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:51pm
Story The Latest Benchmarks Of The Linux 3.13 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:50pm
Story Arch Linux's First Release of 2014 Is Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:45pm
Story KMS Drivers Break The Console In FreeBSD 10 Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:39pm
Story PC retail rut Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:42pm
Story Android desktops arrive as Lenovo eyes your living room Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:25pm
Story Google launches the Android-based Open Automotive Alliance with Audi, Honda, GM, and more Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Valve Already Has A Dozen Steam Machine Partners Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:11pm
Story Fedora Users Still Have Mixed Feelings Over DNF Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:03pm
Story SnapRAID Yields A New RAID Kernel Library For Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 6:53pm

Being open about "open" (source)

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I’m not sure why it bothers me: I use the word “Free” when I’m talking about “Free Software”, and “Open” when I mean “Open source”. I’m very particular about my words, that way. But that’s just me. I don’t expect another religion to follow the rules of my own, or vice-versa.

Foresight Linux: Two out of three's not bad

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Linux

linux.com: According to its past and present marketing, Foresight Linux has three claims to fame: Its user-friendliness, its use of the Conary package management system, and its role as a showcase for the latest in GNOME. In practice, its latest 2.0.4 version is not more user-friendly than any other GNOME-based distribution -- if anything, it is slightly less so.

KDE 4 and Size limits for trash

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KDE

tokoe-kde.blogspot: Some weeks ago, one of our customers asked for a nice feature that was requested 4 years ago. He wanted an option to set a maximum size for the users trash like you can do on Windows or MacOSX to avoid situations where the trash fills 50% of your hard disc.

Ubuntu | The glorious future of Linux?

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Ubuntu

gutsblow.blogspot: I would like to discuss about it's potential I see coming in the future. Though it is based on Debian Linux, Ubuntu was first released in 2004. The progress it achieved in four years is really phenominal. So let me take you a a brief overview of how things changed so significantly.

Software Freedom Law Center Publishes Guide to GPL Compliance

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS), today published a guide to effective compliance with the GNU General Public License (GPL) and related licenses.

Testing OpenGEU 8.04 Beta

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Linux

softpedia: Ever since the release of OpenGEU 8.04 Beta a few days ago, I felt I needed to see for myself what it brought new and to take a closer look at the praised E17 Desktop shell.

Focused workflow with Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

ubuntuproductivity.com: If Ubuntu Linux had not won me over yet then it certainly has now. Ubuntu Netbook Remix is a fantastic set of tools for running Linux on small screens and boosting productivity in a limited workspace.

Distros will always be "Linux" and not their own operating systems

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Linux

Today we have hundreds of distributions out available. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and many more. Many of them are based of each other. Ubuntu for instance is based on Debian, while OpenSUSE is based on Fedora. Despite the fact that they are all under the name of "Linux", most of these Operating Systems are leading their own development.

Open Voices Interview with Mitchell Baker, Mozilla

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Interviews
Moz/FF

linux-foundation.org: The fifth Open Voices podcast installation features a conversation with Mozilla Chairman, Mitchell Baker, and the Linux Foundation Executive Director, Jim Zemlin.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find the DVD containing those files with VVV

  • Flash 10 RC on Ubuntu amd64
  • Short Tip: Bash tab completion with one tab

Fanboys, Haters, FUD, and The Truth (TM)

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu: This post is about the recent popularity of some "hater" and "sux" sites, the proliferation of "Linux myths" articles, real common misconceptions, and the truth about usability in Linux.

Pandora project demoed on video, shows off hardware, Linux, and Quake 2

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: It looks like the Pandora project is really coming together nicely. EvilDragon has just posted this video on the GP32x boards of a development model up and running. It's pretty exciting stuff if you're a homebrew fan (and we know you are), featuring demos of the device smoothly running.

Opera 9.52 Released

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Software

opera.com: We released 9.52 today, which addresses several security and stability issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

Novell widens Linux accord with Microsoft

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Novell widens Linux accord with Microsoft

  • Microsoft to buy up to $100M in Novell SUSE Linux support vouchers
  • Microsoft to pay Novell $100 million more for Linux support
  • Microsoft And Novell Extend Linux Support Accord
  • Microsoft, Novell Expand Interoperability Partnership

today's leftovers

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News
  • Dual licenses and open source: Best of both worlds?

  • Lancelot Screencast
  • Open options for cloud computing
  • Gag order lifted for students who hacked subway card
  • 6 Things That Suck About Linux
  • Utilities automate Debian filesystem creation
  • 9 Months And Still No UT3 Linux Client
  • Security? That's Obscure!
  • Microsoft not really following open-source model--IBM exec
  • Kernel space: udev rules, but whose?
  • Flipping the Linux switch: Countdown to the dual boot
  • Gentoo: Credit where credit is due
  • Selling support for open source projects that you don't own or contribute to
  • First Ubuntu Netbook Remix Laptop Appears
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 34

New Adventures in Linux…..

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Linux

andy.2boyz.co.uk: Since we got back from Prague things have been pretty quiet around here. There is a reason for this, and that reason is Linux.

Has Firefox 3 certificate handling become too 'scary?'

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Moz/FF
  • Has Firefox 3 certificate handling become too 'scary?'

  • New SSL policy in Firefox hurting tens of thousands of sites
  • Mozilla preps Firefox 3.0 auto update
  • Mozilla Developer News Aug 19

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Video Tutorial - Getting Started with GNU Screen

  • How To Manage Your Disk By UUID On Linux
  • Gnubiff — mail notifications on your desktop
  • Linux: How To Spy On Your PC When You’re Away
  • Using your Zonbu PC as a network appliance
  • Gumstick Gentoo: How To
  • Get Screen Actions For Your Mouse On Linux

18 Tools to Turn Firefox 3 into a Communications Portal

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: Firefox can be made into so much more than just a browser via its huge extension base. Yes, this means you can replace some of your instant messenger, chat and microblogging needs by adding just a few extensions. Here are 18 tools that will let you turn your Firefox 3 browser into a communications portal.

Robbins Unstable Stages are Here

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: Gentoo unstable or “tilde” (~x86, ~amd64) stages are now available for download. One of the cool things in these unstable stages and OpenVZ templates is the inclusion of Roy Marples’ OpenRC scripts, which are an improved version of Gentoo Linux’s init script design.

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