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Story Mozilla Adding Granular App Permissions to Firefox OS Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 11:54am
Story 35 Great Android Apps for Road Warriors Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 11:51am
Story Alpine 3.0.4 released Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 10:23am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 9:11am
Story Open Source Software: Sailing Into Friendlier Seas Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 8:32am
Story Linux at 23, Desktop Feedback, and GIMP 2.8.14 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 8:25am
Story Tux Paint: Doing FOSS Right Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 8:22am
Story Google Chrome 37 Stable Arrives with Better Unity Integration in Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 8:14am
Story NASA's Kennedy Space Center Uses Ubuntu to Plan for the Exploration of Alien Planets Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 8:07am
Story Red Hat launches Asia Pacific Forum to answer open source questions Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2014 - 10:52pm

Non-Linux FOSS

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: If you're a Linux fan, there's a bit of a tendency to think that Linux and open source are two ways of saying the same thing. However, plenty of FOSS projects exist that don't have anything to do with Linux.

Ubuntu 9.04: 32-bit vs 64-bit benchmarks

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Ubuntu

tuxradar.com: Most Linux users run a 32-bit distro, and many of them run a 32-bit distro on a 64-bit computer. The question is, why? We put 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04 head-to-head with its 64-bit counterpart to see what difference it really makes, and whether old compatibility worries are justified.

We Put the "No" In Innovation!

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Microsoft

linuxtoday.com: A general rule of marketing is "The more noise they make, the less they have to crow about." Who makes the most noise about "innovation"? I bet you can guess....

ioquake3 Goes Gold

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Gaming

ARM/Linux netbooks attract carrier support

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: AT&T is putting its weight behind netbooks using ARM processors, calling them the "next big step." The carrier has also begun selling four different subsidized netbooks in Atlanta and Philadelphia, with plans to roll them out nationwide.

Windows 7 and the Linux lesson

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Linux
Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: You may love Linux or hate it, but when a distribution is complete, there's very little hesitation by commercial operators when it comes to getting the completed operating system out there.

Free Desks and Chairs, Anyone?

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Linux

serverwatch.com: A salesperson walks into your office today and tells you that you have to buy a new, pre-built, expensive desk for every one of your employees. You have to buy a new desk today and replace it every three to five years. You see, you don't really own the desk; you're simply purchasing a license to use the desk.

Opera and Open Source, Insight Into The ‘Turbo’ Technology

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Software

tuxgeek.me: In this article we get to discuss Opera’s role as an innovator in the browser market as well as find out if Opera will release its code under the GPL and some technical bits about the ‘Turbo’ technology.

Also: New snapshot with automated crash reporting

Five good reasons to switch to Linux

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Linux

ghacks.net: One of the most oft-asked questions I get is “Why should I switch to Linux?” It comes to me either via inbox or sound waves attacking my aural system every day. So I thought I would bring these answer to the outstanding readers here at gHacks to inspire conversation on the topic.

I Drank The Ubuntu Kool-Aid

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Ubuntu
  • I Drank The Ubuntu Kool-Aid And It Didn’t Taste Good

  • 10 Useful Ubuntu-related Sites You Should Bookmark
  • ATI Users - Beware of Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Top 5 Apps Not Installed With Ubuntu
  • 5 Features of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition
  • Ubuntu 9.04 on the test bench
  • Limited Edition Jaunty Jackalope T-shirts
  • Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope overview and screenshots
  • Is Ubuntu Bigger than Debian now?
  • Has Ubuntu Quietly Caught Up To Windows?

  • Jaunty Jackelop: best Ubuntu yet
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Installs and upgrades reportedly great so far

The argument for free fonts

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Bring up free fonts around typeface designers, and you’ll probably get an earful about the relative quality of free and open source designs against the professionally designed fonts.

First taste: Sugar on a Stick learning platform

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Sugar Labs has announced the first beta release of Sugar on a Stick, a self-contained Sugar environment that is distributed as a live USB image.

Acer Ubuntu nettop to get quiet storage switch

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Acer's Nvidia Ion-based micro desktop PC, Revo, will go on sale in the UK on 5 May, with Ubuntu Linux among the available operating systems.

My Linux Personal Lexicon

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: In the spirit of Douglas Adams' The Meaning of Liff, this is the little list of words I've come up with to describe aspects of Linux life.

Available Now: New Fedora 10 Re-Spins

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Linux

softpedia.com: The Fedora Unity Project recently announced the immediate availability of a new set of Re-Spins for the Fedora 10 Linux distribution.

The year of the fall of the Windows desktop

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: This is the type of nonsense people try to drum up readers for an article with. Just to get folks riled up. "The Year of..." is ridiculous in general. It's also very relative.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: New Features in Postgres 8.4

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Software

linux-mag.com: Looking for a mature, open source database that’s not owned by Oracle? Whether you’re already a fan or are looking for alternatives, now might be a good time to take a look PostgreSQL.

Ubuntu a true rival for Win7

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu a true rival for Win7, Mac OS X

  • Using The Nouveau Driver In Ubuntu 9.04
  • How To: Fix Stuttering Sound in 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Four Simple Features That Set Ubuntu Apart
  • A Good News - Bad News Week For Ubuntu Server
  • 8 Features of Ubuntu Remix for Netbooks
  • Announcing the Ubuntu Gaming Team

Review: MOC, text-based audio player

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Reviews

Based on ncurses, MOC (music on console) is a popular, text-based audio player which can play various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4, WMA and WAV. The release I'm going to talk about in this article is 2.5.0-alpha3, as it comes with Debian Lenny.

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today's leftovers

  • Red Hat - Another Quarter And A Totally New Set Of Investor Perceptions
  • BIG open-source love Microsoft and Google? You still won't catch AWS [Ed: Microsoft does not love FOSS (or loved by it); it actively attacks FOSS.]
    Open source wasn’t supposed to matter in the cloud. After the Free Software Foundation’s failed attempt to rein in network-delivered software services, some wrung their hands and waited for the open source apocalypse. Instead of imploding, however, open source adoption has exploded, with ever more permissive licenses rising to largely eliminate the need to contribute anything back.
  • Open Source Data:The Last Frontier of the Fintech Revolution
    In the early days of computing, programmers and software developers shared their creations learned from each other and therefore advanced computing and software engineering to new heights.
  • The cheap arm project: An affordable, open-source robotics project
    What do you get when you put together wood and rope? Well according to Plymouth University’s Professor Guido Bugmann: a low-cost, open source, 2 meter tall robot! All buildable for under £2000. The Cheap Arm Project (CHAP) began as an MSc project aimed at developing an affordable mobile robot arm system that could be used by wheelchair users to access daily objects at inaccessible heights or weights (the extreme case being 2 litre bottle).
  • European Interoperability Framework: Commission presents new guidance for digital public services
    The announcement will be made today, at the Digital Day in Rome, together with other initiatives that aim to promote cooperation between EU Member States to better prepare society to reap the full potential of the digital transformation. Many EU Member States are digitising their public administrations to save time, reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve the quality of services that they offer to citizens and businesses. Doing this in a coordinated way ensures that the public sector is not only digital but also interoperable. The EU framework published today will help Member States to follow a common approach when making their public services available online, also across countries and policy areas. This will contribute to reducing bureaucracy for people and businesses, for example, when requesting certificates, enrolling to services, or handing in tax declarations.
  • Carbon Black warns of over reliance on 'nascent' machine learning security

    Security professionals cited high false positive rates and the ease with which machine learning-based technologies can be bypassed – at present – as the most serious barriers to adoption.

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