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Story Plasma is my new favorite desktop Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 7:46am
Story LXLE Linux 14.04.1 review - Champagne without bubbles Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 7:44am
Story Ubuntu finally comes to phones, but don't expect major retail sales push for at least 12 months Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 7:42am
Story MK80 Linux Edition is an octa-core Ubuntu mini PC Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 7:40am
Story First look at Sabayon 15.02 Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 7:35am
Story First impressions of Korora 21 Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 7:30am
Story Can We Really Trust Linux? Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 7:17am
Story Raspberry Pi 2 review - the Pi you didn't know you wanted Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 6:59am
Story New Joomla release warrants second look for CMS deployments Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 6:51am
Story Personal Linux Stories and Best Distros for Newbies Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 5:59am

Ubuntu Misses A Trick

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Ubuntu

pcplus.techradar: Open source OS wants to challenge Windows and OS X, but fails to back this up with the marketing gusto required for such a task

Two Minimalist Linux Text Editors That Make Writing Easy

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Software

makeuseof.com: It took decades of writing, but I’ve come to a realisation: word processors do way more than what I need. And so I started to wonder: why should I be doing my writing with software designed to make it easy to arrange text for being printed out on letter-sized pieces of paper? Why can’t I find software that just lets me write?

The Quest for an Ubuntu Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I recently came into the market for a new Ubuntu netbook, and have been scouring the Internet looking for the best deal. It’s been a fun experience, but also one replete with frustration at certain large computer vendors with byzantine websites that treat Linux as a dirty word.

Microsoft tries to improve image among open-source developers

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Microsoft
OSS

canada.com: Nik Garkusha is a young and friendly bloke who, in faded jeans and a plain navy blue sweater, resembles the "I'm a Mac" kid in the Apple television ads more than the staid and stuffy PC guy. Funny thing: He's the PC guy.

New openSUSE Board Members

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The election committee announces the three new members of the openSUSE board:

Museum unearths Web origins

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Web

theinquirer.net: THE WORLD'S FIRST museum gallery showcasing the technology of the Internet opened recently at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) and the interactive exhibit tells the story of the pioneering British boffins without whom the World Wide Web could have been a very different place.

Time to look at the Linux GUI?

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Software

raiden.net: Graphical interfaces have come a long way since the fertile minds at Palo Alto came up with a way to make the nowadays plague proportions of plastic rodents useful. While GUI's look very pretty and are so full of eye candy I am surprised that our eyeballs don't have cavities, the current GUI's seem to be lacking in user efficiency.

Wally: A Cross Platform Wallpaper Changer

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Wallpapers breathe life into a desktop. But the same wallpaper can be boring after some days. if you want to automatically rotate wallpapers in your desktop, Wally is just the tool you need.

Linux for "DoublePlusHuman"

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Linux

nuxified.org/blog: I have a purpose in life. It is the evolution of what I call "DoublePlusHuman" which represents a human individual that is free of all self-contradiction, superstition and coercion. That is the ideal and every progress towards it in my view comes with a tremendous world changing potential.

10 Netbook-oriented Linux Distributions... and Counting

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Linux

junauza.com: I can say that Linux on netbook is gaining momentum right now contrary to what others believe. Just take a look at the growing number of Linux distributions that are optimized for netbooks. For those of you who are interested, I've compiled a list of well-known, netbook-oriented Linux distributions.

GNOME 3: The Future of the Linux Desktop Revealed

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Software

linuxplanet.com: For many Linux desktop users, GNOME is their home. But it's a home that's in the process of a major renovation.

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Off To A Poor Performance Start

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Tomorrow will mark the first alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, and while there is still a long journey ahead for this Long-Term Support release before it officially makes its debut in April, we could not pass up the opportunity to provide some early benchmarks.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Photos: Firefox through the ages
  • Thunderbird 3 Released
  • Main frozen for Lucid Alpha 1
  • Upgrading an Ubuntu server on the fly
  • Phone Shops and Ubuntu
  • Fedora 12: Upgrading vs. Fresh Install
  • So Long, Debian
  • Novell's quarter crumbles, but a new market beckons
  • Novell Intelligent Workload Management
  • These Investments Quadrupled My Portfolio
  • GUI design app targets embedded devices
  • Linux development board targets mobile multimedia devices
  • JooJoo Debacle Suggests Three Pitfalls for Apple, Microsoft Tablet PCs
  • Netbook World Summit: Worth A Look?
  • Samsung Bada: Koreans set to adopt open source system
  • Barnes & Noble's GPL fun
  • GNU Chess Fail

Linux Freedom Under Attack

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OSS
  • Linux Freedom Under Attack
  • Licenses are Not the Hard Part
  • SFLS - Episode 0x1C: Sun, Oracle and the European Union
  • Olswang Open Source Summit
  • ES: Cenatic campaign: ten reasons for using open source in education
  • The Wailing Wall of Open Source BI
  • Why Open-Source Software Vendors Should Charge More

Slitaz Linux: Zero to Distro in 30 MB!

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Linux

linuxologist.com: As a small (30 MB), quick-to-boot distro, SliTaz is entering a field well-served by the likes of DSL and Puppy Linux. When going up against such heavyweights, SliTaz must offer something truly remarkable to distinguish itself.

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine December 2009 Issue

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the December 2009 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the December 2009 issue: 2009 Holiday Gift & Stocking Stuffer Guide, Game Zone: Quake III Arena Linux Client, and Command Line Interface Intro: Part 3.

Malware Hidden Inside Screensaver On Gnome-Look

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Software
Security

omgubuntu.co.uk: Malware has been found hidden inside an innocuous 'waterfall' screensaver .deb file made available on popular artwork sharing site Gnome-Look.org.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Tether your Verizon Droid (as an Internet modem) to Ubuntu
  • How to display free disk space of drives (hard disk)
  • Install Multiple Kernel Versions using the YaST Qt Package Manager
  • Display cannot be reactivated if it enters sleep mode on Fedora 12
  • How To Install Additional true-type (ttf) Fonts in Linux
  • 5 Simple Tips to Secure Karmic Koala
  • Remove The Ubuntu/Gnome Login Sound
  • Do not require the password for cpu frequency scaling in Ubuntu
  • PCLinuxOS Installation Guide
  • Rotating Backgrounds with Drapes
  • Setting up SquirrelMail webmail
  • openSUSE Linux: Shortcut to Software Management
  • More Special Variables in Perl: Outputs
  • Monitoring Notebook Battery with IBAM
  • Manage your MySQL databases with an easy to use GUI

Google and the Future of Linux

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Linux
Google

igneousquill.net: If I said Google's been getting a lot of press lately, that wouldn't mean much. Google always seems to get a lot of press. It could be my imagination, of course, but it really feels like there's been an uptick of chatter about Google these days.

Avoiding Mono

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Software

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Mono is a trap. It is a divisive topic if ever there was one in the Linux community. There are anti-Mono and anti-Novell sites and there is no shortage of strong opinion. This distracts us from what we have traditionally done which is to lead and set our own course.

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