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|Story||Android-x86 4.4 review – first Release Candidate||Rianne Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 6:56pm|
|Story||Open source alternatives for small businesses||Roy Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 5:01pm|
|Story||Open source startups: Don't try to be Red Hat||Roy Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 4:59pm|
|Story||IBM Power Development Platform Emphasizes Linux ISVs||Roy Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 4:54pm|
|Story||Chrome OS and Android may be top desktop Linux distros in 2014||Roy Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 4:50pm|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 3:01pm|
|Story||CyanogenMOD developer demos Android Mirroring to Chromecast||Rianne Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 7:53am|
|Story||Android Smartphone shipment crosses 800 million||Rianne Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 7:35am|
|Story||KDE Frameworks 5 enters Alpha stage||Rianne Schestowitz||17/02/2014 - 7:05am|
|Story||This Weekend in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||16/02/2014 - 7:53pm|
linuxhaxor.net: You have five minutes and ten sentences to explain Linux to a complete newbie, without the geekery mumbo jumbo. What would you say? Here is my take:
newsweek.com: Last year I was meeting with the CEO of a PC company who offered to give me a demo of his company's gorgeous new top-of- the-line notebook loaded with Windows Vista. He flipped open the laptop, pressed the power button, and … nothing. We waited. And waited. It was excruciating.
infoworld.com: Linux is enjoying growth, with a contingent of devotees too large to be called a cult following at this point. Solaris, meanwhile, has thrived as a longstanding, primary Unix platform geared to enterprises. But with Linux the object of all the buzz in the industry, can Sun's rival Solaris Unix OS hang on, or is it destined to be displaced by Linux altogether?
ostatic.com: Gentoo Linux has had a rough time of it the last few years. Matt Asay at CNET suspects Ubuntu's rising star is responsible. Having used both distributions extensively, and strongly preferring one, I agree with Asay. However, an average Gentoo user is usually not asking the same from his machine as a typical Ubuntu user.
debiantoday.com: Debian along with most Linux distributions are based on free and open source software (FOSS). Debian specifically is a front runner in the freedom game. FOSS is great, I love it. As much as I love FOSS I value my freedom of choice in what I do on my computer and in my daily life much more than free software.
seekingalpha.com: The open source blogosphere is up in arms again with its typical “don’t-let-the-facts-get-in-the-way” postings against Microsoft (MSFT). This time Microsoft’s co-conspirators are the Stanford and Harvard business schools because two of their professors did a “study (of) how a commercial firm competes with a free open source product.
raiden.net: Bloatware: the state of a program in which the software becomes so large, inefficient and cumbersome that it's more of a pain to use than a joy. And despite all that people in the FOSS community claim about open source software, FOSS bloatware is a comin', and there's nothing you can do about it. Or is there?
pcworld.com: These ultra-compact portables have become hot sellers since Asus introduced its first Eee PC last fall. How do these new ultra-compact laptops differ from traditional models?
lucas-nussbaum.net: Now that bug #500000 has been reported, let’s have a look at all our other bugs, using UDD.
sourcewire.com (PR): CNET Networks UK today announced the winners of the sixth annual UK Business Technology Awards. In one of the most prestigious events in the IT calendar, the finalists were honoured last night at an elite networking dinner, held in London's famous Park Lane Hilton.
theinquirer.net: THE UK government published its list of 12 approved suppliers of software to schools this afternoon and it did not include Novell. Becta, the education quango that appointed the list, had told them it was looking for firms that could supply both straight and Open Source software.
heise-online.co.uk: The Linux Foundation has announced a personal membership scheme, allowing community members to join the foundation for $49 and receive a T-shirt and a quarterly newsletter, but the membership privileges are limited.
- Track your missing laptop with Adeona
- on openSUSE handling of hardware changes
- Keir Thomas on Ubuntu Kung Fu
- Astrophysicists Rely on Linux to Crunch Data
- DIRECTV Scores Points in the Linux Community
- Cinepaint with GTK+2 Widgets on Gentoo…
- Sun: OpenSolaris 'pretty freaking amazing'
- The Open Source Contributions of Six Blind Men and an Elephant
- One more reason for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
- Dell Mini Inspiron 9
- More Git Madness
- VDI: Very Disappointed Indeed
- IBM's New "I.T.Standards Policy" - and a Call for Wider Reform
- Using LinuxDefender Live To Rescue Your Windows NTFS Drive
- Will the KDE4 upstream translations be there early enough for Intrepid?
- Linux: Changing UIDs and GIDs for a user
- Interview with Johan Thelin (Qt for Embedded Linux)
- You cannot beat open source
- How to control the MD5 sum of an ISO image under Windows and under Linux
- No More Purple Ponies
- Roll custom social networking sites with Elgg 1.0
- URGENT NOTIFICATION: major bug in all Mandriva Linux 2009 pre-releases
- Some Surprises in Novell's Foray Into NAC
- Linux Plumbers Conference 2008 Keynote Video
the-gay-bar.com: In a break today I found yet another article outlining why "Linux needs its own Steve Jobs for it to be good". We get those quite a lot it's kinda the Top10 list of people with half a brain. Well, here's the final discussion why that idea is wrong (and retarded), so people can stop writing the same article that was wrong back in 1999:
wonkabar.org: DistroWatch has yet another “the sky is falling” post about Gentoo, and, going against habit, I’m going to comment on the situation in general.
phoronix.com: It's been a hell of a time getting X.Org 7.4 out the door, but this afternoon Adam Jackson has released this long-delayed update to this X system. X.Org 7.4 is arriving after the release of X Server 1.5.1 earlier in the day. Yes, it's finally here!
Also: X Server 1.5.1 Has Been Released
And: Ubuntu X.org work
mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.2 and Firefox 188.8.131.52 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as free downloads.
Also: Lightning and Sunbird 0.9 released
itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're putting the newest release of the popular Ubuntu distribution through its paces.
computerworld.com: To a lot of people, Ubuntu represents the most end-user-friendly nongeek-compatible Linux distribution. But there are other commercial distributions that work even harder to create a desktop experience that is, frankly, Windows-like. The two most well-known of these are Xandros and Linspire (formerly Lindows). Since Xandros recently acquired Linspire, that leaves it pretty much in sole possession of that segment of the marketplace.
tux.50webs.org: In this article I'll briefly review ten of my favourite CLI (command-line interface), not necessarily the most popular or most powerful of them. So if you don't find your personal favourite, (e.g. Midnight Commander or mp3blaster), it's because the article includes the tools I use more often.