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Story AMD Catalyst On Windows vs. Open-Source Radeon On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 4:39pm
Story Top 7 open source terminal emulators Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 4:37pm
Story Linux Foundation Launches Open Source High-Performance Computing Group Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 4:31pm
Story Would you buy a flip or slider phone with Android? Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 3:49pm
Story Linus Torvalds: Security in Itself Is Useless, Upside Is Always Somewhere Else Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 3:46pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 3:45pm
Story VeltOS Forks Budgie Desktop, Original Developers Explain Why It's Useless Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 3:44pm
Story How bad a boss is Linus Torvalds? Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 3:38pm
Story Inside The Gnome Foundation Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 3:31pm
Story Kubuntu Now Has Two Release Managers After Jonathan Riddell's Departure Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 3:02pm

Ubuntu Wayland: Shuttleworth's post-Mac makeover

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Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux spent the last few months of 2010 dropping bombshells on the Linux world. Founder Mark Shuttleworth is clearly intent on shaking the foundations of his popular Linux distro and pushing it, and Linux at large, in new directions.

Red Hat vs. Windows for server share: The battle just heating up

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Microsoft Red Hat executives say they are going after Windows workloads in the enterprise and winning their share of deals. However, the effort will take time and the battle is really over new computing workloads.

Your Humble Bundle just doubled

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Gaming Christmas is approaching and the crazy sales are starting. How can a humble bundle stay relevant? All six Humble Indie Bundle #1 games are now included.

Linux Mint 10 Review

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gnulinuxuser.wordpress: I booted a Live CD of Linux Mint 10, nicely named Julia, and waited for the boot. The booting didn’t take much longer than average but longer than I would have liked.

Revised Mozilla Public License — Beta 1

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Moz/FF In March of this year we kicked up a process to update the Mozilla Public License. We recently released the first beta of the MPL 2.0 and we believe that this beta is now feature complete, meaning that it addresses all major known issues.

Allegations of OpenBSD Backdoors May be True, Updated

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BSD It was just last week that Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD founder and developer, posted an email that claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigations paid OpenBSD developers to leave backdoors in its IPSEC network security stack. Since then early audits have found some questionable code, contributors denied any wrongdoing, and the original source reaffirmed his allegations.

Top 10 Linux distributions

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Linux Saying with any certainty which are the ten most popular Linux releases is not completely straight forward - there are too many variables - but a site such as Distrowatch maintains a list of the Linux distributions being talked about the most on the site. Using this we can build a relatively good list of popularity:

Packrat Apps: GCStar, Tellico, Kabikaboo

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Software A disorganized pile of stuff is junk. Reign in some order, organization and cataloging, and it's a collection. Open source applications can help keep your collections in order, whether you're into movies, antiques, booze, seeds or classic cars.

Red Hat revenues up 21 per cent

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  • Red Hat revenues up 21 per cent
  • RHEL 6 is built, and priced, for big shops

today's leftovers:

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  • PhotoFilmStrip 1.4.0 (Stable) Released With A New User Interface
  • Laura MacPhee on the Canonical Contributor Agreement
  • 'Do Not Track' Coming to Firefox 4
  • Mozilla unloads Firefox 4 spit and polish beta
  • Muon Suite 1.1 Beta 2
  • Proposal for MariaDB trademark policy
  • On Distro Watch Wait Listing
  • Linux Gamers will Buy
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x05: Inducing Fryers
  • Some Sabayon Stuff
  • The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: Welcome to the Command Line
  • Microsoft Shuts Down Office Genuine Advantage
  • The Document Foundation joins Open Invention Network
  • gbuild: Meet the new boss (Same as the old boss)
  • Bazaar Overlay news
  • Drupal 7 to be released on January 5th (with one ginormous party)
  • openSUSE Board Meeting Summary 15 December 2010

some howtos:

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  • Working with bezier curves and nodes in Inkscape
  • How to install Gnome in Slackware 13.x
  • A simple user primer for init
  • Up and Running with KVM Ubuntu Style: Part Two
  • 6 Expect Script Command Line Argument Examples
  • Autostart in KDE: The Autostart folders in KDE/Linux
  • How to enable 5.1 digital output with PulseAudio
  • cd - change directory Linux tips
  • enhancing the colors of your photos
  • Quick and simple web log grepper in Perl
  • The emacs 30 Day Challenge: A glimpse of BBDB
  • Windows 7 and the Linux desktop (PART 2)
  • Easy use of WebYaST for OpenSuSE 11.3

Popular sandbox game Minecraft hits beta release

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Gaming Minecraft. You’ve probably heard of it a few times as the funky low resolution sandboxer is definitely a favourite of one of our writers and has been covered extensively both here and everywhere else on the web.

Intelligent boot splash greeter for Ubuntu

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Software Elephants and readers with a good memory may remember an ‘ambient boot splash’ proposal we featured at the end of October

An open plea to video content providers Netflix, Hulu, Blockbuster VOD, Vudu, and a slew of other video streaming services have been popping up left and right. Yet there's a big problem with most of these services: many of them suffer from the same mentality that the recording industry had in 1999--they are resisting the demands of their customers.

A Tinkerers Top 5 Distributions of 2010

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all-things-linux.blogspot: In the last few days we've had several posts about personal top 5 favorite distributions of 2010. Everybody has their own favorites, but, for what it's worth, here's my list.

My New Laptop Review

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polentino911.wordpress: Ok, it’s been over three weeks since when I got my windows-free laptop. During this time, I’ve ran KUbuntu 10.10 with KDE 4.5.? for about a week, then I moved to KDE trunk as usual and now it’s time to share my two cents (and personal random thoughts and rants) about this laptop.

Red Hat profit rises on 'strong' demand

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  • Red Hat profit rises on 'strong' demand
  • Red Hat 3Q Earnings Match Street Estimates
  • Red Hat delivers solid third quarter results

Openwall Linux 3.0 brings new features

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Linux Marking nearly 10 years of their project, the Openwall Project developers have released version 3.0 of Openwall. Openwall GNU/*/Linux, also known as Owl for short, is a small, security-enhanced distribution of Linux aimed at servers, appliances and virtual appliances.

Lost laptop locater app ‘Prey’ hits version 0.5

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Software No-one goes out of their way to lose their laptop let alone have it stolen. Usually in these situations there is a slim chance of getting you laptop back – providing it has your address scrawled on the back like a label in the back of a 5th graders’ coat.

Review: Slackware 13.1

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I never envisioned myself trying out any of the more advanced distributions like Slackware, Arch, or Gentoo, but having tried derivatives like GNU/Linux Utopia, Chakra, and Sabayon, I think I'm ready to try Slackware and Arch.

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