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Story Ubuntu MATE’s Martin Wimpress Talks Raspberry Pi & FOSS Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 9:36am
Story Liquid Lemur Linux Floats Fluid Desktop Design Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 9:35am
Story OpenStack and Servers Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 9:26am
Story Antergos Linux Rolling Distro Now Features the GNOME 3.18 Desktop Environment Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 9:10am
Story Intel minions create fast open source graphics Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 9:06am
Story Leftovers: BSD Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 8:24am
Story CentOS Turns 12, Happy Birthday! Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 11:32pm
Story Canonical Releases Important Security Patches for Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 11:21pm
Story Tiny Snapdragon 600 module includes WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 11:10pm
Story Google is taking more control of Android, and that’s great news for users Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 11:04pm

The new Linux Desktop: Ubuntu's Unity

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Ubuntu
  • The new Linux Desktop: Ubuntu's Unity
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Delayed, Release Schedule Changed
  • Why Wayland is good for the future of Ubuntu, Canonical, etc.
  • It’s All In The Wording
  • Canonical axing X Windows: What will it mean for Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu Colored - Beautiful Ubuntu Wallpaper Collection
  • Announcing openrespect.org
  • Quick Look: Ubuntu Muslim Edition 10.10 (Sabily Al Quds)
  • Linux Life savers for paranoid penguins

5 reasons why a Debian package is more than a simple file archive

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Linux
Software

raphaelhertzog.com: You’re probably manipulating Debian packages everyday, but do you know what those files are? This article will show you their bowels…

Why You Should Only Buy Linux Pre-Installed on your Systems

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Linux

geeksaresexy.net (Mackenzie Morgan): Many Linux users are geeks, and vice versa, and geeks can build their own systems or at least install an OS, so why should we buy systems with Linux pre-installed? Why is it so important if the OS is free? Let’s talk about a little thing called “market share.”

Red Hat Is Last Man Standing in Open Source Market

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: I took flak recently concerning a blog post that said that Red Hat was no different than IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and most other enterprise software suppliers in terms of business model, despite statements to the contrary by Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst.

Nautilus-Elementary is dead, long live ‘Marlin’

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: The honeymoon is over folks: Nautilus-elementary is no longer being actively developed.

50 Most Frequently Used Linux Commands

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Linux
HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: This article provides practical examples for 50 most frequently used commands in Linux / UNIX.

24 things we'd change about Linux

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Linux

techradar.com: If you use Linux long enough, you'll soon discover a list of things you wished were different. Here are 24 things that we wish were different.

Linux: Does Being Competitive with Windows Matter?

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Linux
Microsoft

earthweb.com: How many times have you heard this statement: "It's the year of the Linux desktop." Not recently? Then how about "Linux is making gains on the Windows desktop"? Still leaving a bad taste in your mouth? Bet I know why.

Thanks for the $3700, Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

kmandla.wordpress: I have a fun question for Linux users today: What will you do with your US$3700? That’s the money you won’t have to pay to Microsoft, over the course of your lifetime, to use your computer.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 379

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Trying on a new Fedora
  • News: Ubuntu embraces Wayland, PC-BSD launches first 9.0 snapshot, Mageia announces roadmap, MeeGo's growing pains
  • Questions and answers: Blocking access to inappropriate websites
  • Released last week: Fedora 14, OpenBSD 4.8, Sabayon Linux 5.4 "Experimental Spins"
  • New distributions: CTKArchLive, Fortress Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Compiz to be Rewritten for Ubuntu Wayland

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Software
Ubuntu

ostatic.com/blog: A few days ago I theorized that Mark Shuttleworth's move to Unity on Wayland was an effort to focus his operating system more on mobile devices and, ultimately, cloud-based services. But there's one part of the equation I failed to consider. What about the X11-dependent Compiz?

Hong Kong Jockey Club chooses SUSE

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SUSE

prnewswire.com (PR): Novell today announced The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), one of the largest racing organizations in the world, has chosen SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server as the standard operating system for its recent deployments of core information dissemination, integration and access systems.

Also: IBM adopts SUSE for WebSphere Appliances

Shiny open source software for the next generation in schools

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OSS

blogs.computerworlduk: I just read a press release announcing a Linux alternative to Microsoft’s Multipoint server. Basically the concept is that up to ten PCs can USB-into the server and act as plug and play thin-clients.

Tales From the Linux Dark Side

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Halloween may have come and gone for another year, but that doesn't mean the exchange of horror stories has come to an end.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux has the best eye-candy!
  • Avant Window Navigator Gets Per Dock Intellihide
  • Lightspark 0.4.5 Is Bringing The New Graphics Engine
  • On upgrading from Fedora 13 to Fedora 14
  • Linux, virtualized. The hard way. Twice.
  • Adam Williamson NOT Running for Fedora Board now
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Review – 2×2, quad monitor
  • Making room on the Debian Edu/Sqeeze DVD
  • Replicant- Android For Linux Purists
  • Canonical and Codethink at Bostom GNOME Summit
  • Fedora 14 Review | Linux Action Show | s14e04

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Display Multiple Folders Content In One Directory With Nautilus
  • BloGTK installation on Ubuntu 10.04
  • ldirectord, make LVS resilient
  • Radio Tray
  • Creating a Betfair bot in Linux
  • view/list the files in an archive w/o extracting
  • Remove Yum Cashed Packages | Files

Another Flash update patches multiple vulnerabilities

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Software
Security

itwire.com: Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to address 18 vulnerabilities, some of which are regarded as critical.

The Legacy of OpenOffice.org

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Software
OOo

robweir.com: When I hear the word “fork”, I reach for my gun. OK. Maybe it is not that bad. But in the open source world, “fork” is a loaded term. So I’ll avoid the term “fork” for the remainder of this post and instead talk about the legacy of one notable open source project, OpenOffice.org.

Fuduntu - A Fedora remix for Laptops and Netbooks

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Linux

fewt.com: I had some extra time this weekend and started playing around with remixing Fedora 14. My remix is hosted on SourceForge and should work with pretty much any Eee (and laptops + desktops too).

Telstra violating open source licence, claims developer

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OSS

delimiter.com.au: Telstra could be about to receive an avalanche of complaints from the global open source software community, after a local developer accused the company over the weekend of violating the terms of the popular GNU General Public License.

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GNOME Foundation to Receive $1M from Anonymous Donor over Next Two Years

The donation was made by an anonymous person, though the money will be received by the GNOME Foundation over the next couple of years. Honored by this gesture, the team pledges to use the money to hire more developers and streamline their operations to improve the GNOME desktop environment. "We are honored by the trust given to us and will work hard to justify that trust. This particular donation will enable us to support the GNOME project more widely, and tackle key challenges that the free software community faces," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director of GNOME Foundation. Read more

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MX Tools - A year later, the toolbox got better

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The story of Gentoo management

I have recently made a tabular summary of (probably) all Council members and Trustees in the history of Gentoo. I think that this table provides a very succinct way of expressing the changes within management of Gentoo. While it can’t express the complete history of Gentoo, it can serve as a useful tool of reference. What questions can it answer? For example, it provides an easy way to see how many terms individuals have served, or how long Trustee terms were. You can clearly see who served both on the Council and on the Board and when those two bodies had common members. Most notably, it collects a fair amount of hard-to-find data in a single table. Read more