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Story Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:53am
Story Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:49am
Story FreeBSD 9.3 Is In Beta, Adds Radeon KMS & Xen HVM Rianne Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:53pm
Story Linking stuff to activities, plus a junior job Rianne Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:42pm
Story OpenPandora releases open-source hardware, case designs for handheld game system Roy Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:38pm
Story Rant About Rants About OpenGL Rianne Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:34pm
Story Plasma Active on KF5/Qt5 Roy Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:29pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 10:08am
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OpenSolaris distros

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OS

linuxformat.co.uk: A few months ago we looked at OpenSolaris, Sun's effort to get the community involved in its Unix flavour. Now we explore some of the spin-off projects that have popped up, including MilaX, Belenix and Nexenta...

Is OpenOffice.org a 'dying horse'?

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Interviews
OOo

zdnetasia.com: OpenOffice.org is still not past its expiry date, but more needs to be done to drive community participation and ensure the open source software remains relevant, say industry watchers.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 285

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Paul Sherman, Absolute Linux

  • News: Debian releases new "Lenny" live images, openSUSE announces KDE 3.5 live CDs, Fedora votes on code name for version 11, Sun Microsystems and FreeBSD cooperate on kernel features, PC/OS and Gentoo interviews
  • Released last week: SystemRescueCd 1.1.4, MythDora 10.21
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Beta 1
  • New additions: MOPSLinux, Runtu
  • New distribution: 4Biblen, Easy Peasy, Incognito, LinuxEllSchool, Paranoid Linux, pure:dyne, Toutou Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Linux and the Third World

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: The government of Vietnam announced last week that it will be converting all its government computers to open source software by the end of 2010, with conversion to begin almost immediately. So apparently open source software really is communism.

What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 1: Dodgy Wifi drivers and AP support

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Scarcely two weeks after the release of Linux 2.6.28, Linus Torvalds has integrated comprehensive changes for kernel version 2.6.29 into the main development branch. As of Friday morning, he had added a whopping 7550 patches.

odds & ends

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News
  • Btrfs and Squashfs merged into Linux kernel

  • It's 2009 and SCO are maintaining the Linux rage - what the?
  • Linux Outlaws 71 - Evil@Home
  • 20 awesome free OS downloads that aren't Windows 7
  • Mozilla Craziness
  • European SME representation was against OOXML
  • How to change DMA settings on Ubuntu
  • ASUS Eeeeeeeee PC: Innovative NetBook
  • Five reasons to seriously consider buying a netbook
  • I’m not compatible with Linux
  • Stopping Pythons from eating your Rams
  • Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu using VirtualBox
  • How secure is open source disk-encryption?
  • Start gnome screensaver from the command-line

Windows 7 as “Linux killer”? How times have changed!

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft makes for an unlikely David, and Linux an even unlikelier Goliath — but here we are. A few years ago, Linux was positioned as the “Windows killer.” Now Windows 7 is being positioned as the Linux killer.

Amarok 2.0.1.1 "Magellan" Released, Includes Security Fix

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Software

dot.kde.org: The Amarok team is pleased to announce the release of Magellan, Amarok 2.0.1.1. It includes some of the features users have been waiting for, bugfixes as well as a security fix.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #124

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #124 for the week of January 4th- January 10th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Next Ubuntu Global Bug Jam, Ubuntu Developer Weekend returns, Debian Import Freeze, And much, much more.

XBMC

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Reviews

Streaming media around the home, is something which is becoming a more commercial viability, if you look at the amount of hardware available for the Task, the Big Boys, Buffalo, Dlink, LinkSys, Freecom and NetGear all have Network Media extenders which attach to your network, and TV, and allow you to stream music and video off a NAS Server or computer to your TV.

The Man and the Myth Behind Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The New York Times ran a story today about Ubuntu and its prospects for beating Microsoft. Focusing on Mark Shuttleworth, the Times reporter concludes that the idea of Linux on every desktop remains a bit “quixotic,” and suggests that Ubuntu has only come so far thanks to Shuttleworth’s wealth. I don’t think that’s true.

Netbooks take center stage at CES

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Hardware

reuters.com: Netbooks were everywhere and on everyone's lips at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, expanding as a category of small laptop PCs that are rewriting the rules for the struggling computer industry.

Is It GNU/Linux Or Linux?

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: It is Debian GNU/Linux, but it is Linux Mint and just plain old Ubuntu. But Canonical says Ubuntu is a Linux-based distro, not a GNU/Linux based distro. It is also PCLinuxOS and not PCGNU/LinuxOS. Redhat calls it Redhat Linux and the list goes on. So what is it GNU/Linux or Linux?

Ubuntu 9.04 Receives EXT4 Support

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phoronix.com: With the EXT4 file-system having been stabilized with the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, the Ubuntu developers are preparing to adopt this evolutionary Linux file-system update. EXT4 will not replace EXT3 as the default file-system until at least Ubuntu 9.10, but as of yesterday, Ubuntu 9.04 now has install-time support for EXT4.

Docky - the newest awesome

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Software

daenim.com: Ever wanted a linux dock that did parabolic zoom (the fisheye effect that mac’s have)? Ever wanted a dock that did was more stable then rm? Ever wanted a dock that actually made sense? Ever want a dock that actually knew what to populate it with?

dstat: versatile tool for generating system resource statistics

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Software

debaday.debian.net: During my work with computers, I like to check the usage of system resources in my network. Sometimes a running process takes up too much CPU load, or the disk I/O goes too high. Since I have found out about dstat, I can cleanly check out all the system resources used by my computers.

The Linux community sucks at times.

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visonix.net/blog: I was converted to Linux my senior year of high school by a classmate. For me, Linux was a positive experience and continues to be today. My system runs beautifully. What some fail to understand, however, is that using an OS like Windows doesn’t necessarily imply ignorance, failure, or stupidity.

The (Nearly) Perfect Installer for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: I can’t say Ubuntu’s installer is bad compared to other installers (in fact, it is one of the better ones), but it could certainly be improved.

The understated usefulness of SSH, part 2

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Software
HowTos

omegamormegil.wordpress: Last time, I covered some different ways of using SSH for remote access on a LAN or over the Internet. This time, I’ll talk about using SSH with X11 forwarding, using VNC with SSH, and making it all run faster.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

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