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Story Debian technical committee votes for systemd over Upstart Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 10:07pm
Story A Bunch Of Reasons Why I Use The GNU/Linux Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 4:44pm
Story kate: intelligent code completion for all languages! Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 4:05pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 3:58pm
Story DragonBox Pyra open source mobile game console to pick up where OpenPandora left off Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 2:05pm
Story Dell Wyse Cloud Connect launches for $129 (Pocket-sized thin client) Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 2:03pm
Story Which operating system will colonise the Internet of Things? Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 1:55pm
Story Breaking down geek stereotypes in open source Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 1:47pm
Story Beep: a Chromecast like streamer for your speakers Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 11:49am
Story KDE Plasma at the movies Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2014 - 11:39am

Unreal Tournament 3 Running On Linux

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Gaming For those Linux gamers that have been waiting almost a year to play Unreal Tournament 3, it looks like that day is finally getting close.

Breaking News: Googlephone to Debut on September 23

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Google It's official. Telecom giant T-Mobile will hold a press conference in New York this September 23 to announce the very first Android-powered mobile phone, the HTC Dream. The highly anticipated phone is expected to be in the hands of consumers this October.

Getting the Ugly out of Ubuntu

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HowTos Canonical's Ubuntu has brought a new definition of “ease of use” to the Linux community. For those readers that have made the jump: you may have noticed that the default color theme and window decorations are somewhat... ugly. This article will give you a crash course in how to improve your Ubuntu.

Workbench Linux distro is a workhorse for software developers

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Linux If you develop applications using FOSS tools, Workbench is an ideal distro for you. In addition to packing a gamut of development tools, the distro also bundles everyday apps and eye candy, so you can use it on your desktop as well.

Windows Vista Ultimate A Review from an Ubuntu linux User

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Microsoft I’ve been an Ubuntu Linux user since the Breezy Badger days of Ubuntu and ever since that day I installed Ubuntu Linux, I never looked back into using Microsoft Windows or any its variants. With a license copy in my possession, I figured I’d take Windows Vista on a drive for the next couple of weeks and see if it really what people say about it.

Fonality Sends Open Source Relief to US Gulf Coast

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Hardware Fonality, which specializes in open source phone systems, is answering the U.S. Gulf Coast’s call for help following Hurricane Ike. Fonality CEO Chris Lyman (pictured) had a rather intriguing disaster recovery idea following a chat with The VAR Guy. Here’s the scoop.

When Dia saved my Day

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Software I want to believe that I have done a decent job at juggling all the tasks I have been assigned, even if it means to do my school assignments while I eat lunch, as I did today! The assignment for my database design class consisted in turning some user requirements of a pretend dog trainning business into a real entity relational diagram.

Canonical CTO bites back at Linux Plumbers Conference keynote

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Linux Matt Zimmerman, CTO of Canonical, is unhappy with Greg Kroah-Hartman, one of the Linux kernel maintainers, because of Kroah-Hartman's keynote at the Linux Plumbers Conference. The keynote, described elsewhere as a reworking a June presentation, makes a number of claims about Canonical's activity in the community, presenting various tables which showed Canonical not making many upstream patches and concluding "Canonical doesn't give back to the community".

today's leftovers

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  • Linux Doesn't Need Slick Marketing

  • From Ghana to Wall Street: The Linux End User Summit
  • I want a real Linux and Mac version of Chrome
  • Portrait: LinuxToday managing editor Carla Schroder
  • Reports: Microsoft to End Effort With Seinfeld and Gates
  • Bob Dylan using Drupal
  • Open-Source Alternatives To Microsoft Office, Part II
  • Upstart Seeks To Overthrow OpenOffice
  • High-end developers choose commercial Linux
  • Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop - all in one desktop application for openSUSE
  • 160 hours left to register for the openSUSE board election
  • The Open Source Home Business Model - Beyond Installfests
  • Lenovo’s New Servers: Novell Beats Red Hat to the Punch
  • X11 Connection Rejected Because of Wrong Authentication Error
  • The $75, one watt laptop
  • Linux and the Enterprise Desktop, Revisited
  • 3-D virtual reality environment developed at UC San Diego helps scientists innovate

Rhythmbox, Gnome music awesomeness

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Software Amarok sure inspires a lot of KDE-envy for Gnome users. Unfortunately, it doesn’t fit in well in Gnome: it’s written for a different desktop environment, uses a whole different toolkit, and requires a lot of extra libraries to run. Luckily, there’s a great Gnome-based alternative: Rhythmbox.

Wolfie get’s his Glorious Day

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  • Mock-Ups Available for Notices (previously was EULA)

  • Wolfie get’s his Glorious Day
  • Mozilla to remove Firefox EULA
  • Ubuntu browsers Javascript benchmark

some howtos:

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  • How to install Adobe AIR in Ubuntu

  • Tune TCP/IP setting using sysctl
  • How to use Magic System Request Keys in Ubuntu Linux
  • Lazy umount
  • Create Random Blank Files
  • MySql basics CentOs 5
  • Implement load-balancing, port forwarding, and rate-limiting with shd-tcp-tools
  • HOWTO : Ubuntu eee on ASUS Eee PC 701
  • Streamlined Perl Number Matching Script For Unix Or Linux

Happy Birthday Linux

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Sun sends out global call for open source support

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OSS Networking giant Sun has called on its employees and community members to promote the importance and benefits of open source technologies. Sun has made the call as part of its sponsorship of Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 20, 2008.

Greg Kroah-Hartman’s Linux Ecosystem

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mdzlog.wordpress: As the opening keynote at the Linux Plumbers Conference, Greg Kroah-Hartman delivered a talk entitled “The Linux Ecosystem, where do you fit in it?“ There were, let’s say, a few elements of it which I found objectionable. The central issue, of course, was that he devoted a large portion of the talk to showing that Canonical contributes fewer patches to the Linux kernel than many other companies.

Are Open Source Violations Lurking in Your Code?

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OSS IT organizations that feel safe from open source licensing violations might be wise to check their code, as open source components are rapidly seeping into applications by way of offshore and in-house developers taking open source shortcuts, as well as a growing population of open source-savvy grads entering the workforce.

Richard Stallman talks

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guiodic.wordpress: I interviewed RMS on GNU 25th anniversary, Google Chrome, non-free software sharing, GNU/Linux on netbooks and free-as-in-freedom drivers.

Novell Chief Uses Linux Desktop

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SUSE Novell CEO Ronald Hovsepian said Wednesday that he uses a Linux-based desktop while on the job and that Novell's use of open source software internally "has saved the company a lot of money." Hovsepian made the comments as he delivered a keynote presentation at the Interop technology conference and exhibition in New York.

10 things Linux does better than Windows

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Linux If you tallied up the strengths and weaknesses of Linux and Windows, which OS would come out ahead? According to Jack Wallen, superiority in security, flexibility, interoperability, community, and command-line power (among other things) put Linux well ahead. See if you agree with his assessment.

Myths of Linux - People don't care about licensing

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OSS I care about the licensing of the software I use, not because of some philosophical principle, but because I got sick and tired of having the thumbscrews put on me by proprietary software companies.

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  • Puppet Rolls Out New Docker Image Builds
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Earlier this year, Puppet Labs rebranded as simply Puppet, and also named its first president and COO, Sanjay Mirchandani, who came to the company from VMware, where he was a senior vice-president. Now, at PuppetConf, the company has announced the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build, which "automates the container build process to help organizations as they define, build and deploy containers into production environments." This new set of capabilities adds to existing Puppet functionality for installing and managing container infrastructure, including Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos, among others.
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