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Story On a quest for a new logo and open design at Mozilla Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:01am
Story OVH taps open source Power8 architecture, OpenStack for cloud platform Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:00am
Story DigiKam 4.4.0 Review & Ubuntu Installation Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:43am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:30am
Story Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.18 RC1 a Week Early Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:29am
Story Ubuntu Turns 10, Happy Birthday! Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:18am
Story Calligra Gemini - now also for Linux :) Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:12am
Story Firefox 34 Beta Allows Video and Audio Calls to Google Chrome and Opera Users Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 10:05am
Story Tails 1.2 : Video Review and Screenshot Tours Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 9:58am
Story oVirt 3.5 Rolls Out Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 7:58am

Linux for Children

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Linux

lifehack.org: Given the low specs of the equipment I”m working with, Qimo seems idea for me. In addition to the kid-friendly interface, this includes an assortment of software that’s either designed especially for kids or has special appeal for kids.

Also: Qimo - an Operating System designed for kids

Mozilla sets Firefox 3.5 final release for Tuesday

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla sets Firefox 3.5 final release for Tuesday

  • Firefox 3.5 and the future of the web
  • Firefox Aims to Unplug Scripting Attacks
  • Ch-ch-ch-changes: A visual history of Firefox

As Dell and Acer Duke it Out, Their Open Source Stances Matter

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Hardware

ostatic.com/blog: For so many years, Taiwan-based Acer was an under-the-radar computer manufacturer. Although it has been the number three player, behind Hewlett-Packard and Dell, for a long time, even the company's previous business strategy tended to keep it anonymous. All that is changing now.

Never reboot again with Linux and Ksplice

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Software

blogs.computerworld: I usually have to reboot my Linux systems about once every six months. Linux is as stable as a rock. For some users even twice-a-year reboots is twice a year too often and that's where Ksplice comes in.

KDE's Kontact vs. GNOME's Evolution: Best Personal Info Manager?

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Software

earthweb.com: Personal information managers (PIM) are the major influence on most people's opinion of a desktop. When you launch an application, the desktop is simply something to move past as quickly as possibly.

10 mistakes new Linux administrators make

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’re new to Linux, a few common mistakes are likely to get you into trouble. Learn about them up front so you can avoid major problems as you become increasingly Linux-savvy.

15 years of FreeDOS

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OS

h-online.com: Originally released on the 28th of June 1994, FreeDOS is now 15 years old. FreeDOS is a free open source DOS clone. The current release, version 1.0, was released in early September of 2006 and is licensed under GPL.

Fedora: A Hat with a History

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Linux

raiden.net: Fedora is a giant among giants, in the shadow of a giant from which it was born. But every giant is born of humble beginnings.

10 Awesome Features of Krunner in KDE 4

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: Krunner operates independently of the Plasma desktop system as a standalone application. It includes a ton of features that make it useful beyond simple command launching.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 309

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: LinuxTag 2009

  • News: Updated kernel for "Lenny", Slackware install guide, Fedora 12 "Constantine", free articles by BSD Magazine
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 7 "x86_64", Tiny Core Linux 2.1, linuX-gamers Live 0.9.5
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3, Pardus Linux 2009 RC
  • New distributions: openArtist
  • Reader comments

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

EXT4, Btrfs, NILFS2 Performance Benchmarks

phoronix.com: The past few Linux kernel releases have brought a number of new file-systems to the Linux world. Being the benchmarking junkies that we are, we have set out to compare the file-system performance of EXT4, Btrfs, and NILFS2 under Ubuntu using the Linux 2.6.30 kernel.

Mozilla looking beyond Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: Firefox 3.5 is not even out for general release yet, but Mozilla are already suggesting that the trunk builds of its successor are 20-30 per cent faster and will build on the company's work on video integration.

The netbook belongs to Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: Why do Microsoft and vendors like ASUS continue to push the line that Microsoft Windows is the ultimate operating system for the diminutive ultraportable netbook market?

Amarok 2.1: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Software

itnewstoday.com: When I first checked out Amarok 2.0 back when it made its debut, I didn’t think it could match up to Amarok 1.4.x in terms of usability or features. Now, I actually find myself preferring it to Amarok 1.4.x.

Is Red Hat a Takeover Target?

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Linux

kiplinger.com: What with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison showing a hefty appetite for enterprise software companies including those selling Open Source products the blogs and analyst ranks are buzzing with rumors that RedHat will get bought by Oracle. Or maybe by IBM as a defensive play? Or even possibly (gasp) by Microsoft?

Yakuake - Great Quake-Like Terminal Application for KDE4

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Reviews

A while ago I wrote an article called 13 Terminal Emulators for Linux, where I briefly reviewed all those popular shell-like applications and a few flavours of xterm or rxvt. In this article I will talk about Yakuake, a powerful terminal application for Linux, and also the KDE counterpart of Tilda in GNOME.

Eschalon Review - Commercial Role-Playing Game for Linux

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Reviews

Eschalon is a turn-based RPG (role-playing game), which tries to reproduce the feeling of classic RPG games. It's closed-source, available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, and it comes with a demo too. The full version is available as a download for $19.95.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Humorous Linux Posters - Part One

  • MS makes everybody happy
  • KOffice 2 Receives its First Update
  • FreeTumble 1.0 released
  • Music Slight of Hand
  • The pros and "conns" of Intel's ConnMan for Linux
  • New gentoo stuff, good stuff
  • Why is Ubuntu’s KDE 4 so bait – No really why?
  • My MacBook Pro (V5,3) And Gentoo Prefix
  • OLPC testing saturday && sugar on ubuntu
  • Mac4lin - Give that Mac OS X look to Linux
  • Why Oracle will continue to win
  • Five straightforward steps to vanquish Mono
  • Informercial Pitchman Billy Mays Dies at 50

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to listen to your music on hold, Asterisk

  • How to run KDE on Windows
  • Songbird addon for Ubuntu notification system
  • How to Completely Remove Mono on Ubuntu
  • Error Reporting in PHP
  • The Terminal: I/O Redirection
  • Fixing OpenDocument MIME magic on Linux
  • HOWTO : NTop on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • How to extract images from a word document using OpenOffice
  • Gentoo Openbox3 Configuration HOWTO
  • Mercurial, Apache, and OpenSuse 11.1

Is There a Perfect Linux Filesystem?

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Most often, when someone talks about a filesystem or file system, they're referring to disk filesystems such as NTFS, FAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, ISO 9660 and many others but can also refer to network file systems such as CIFS and NFS. But, is there a perfect filesystem?

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