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Story ChaletOS Is a Design Tweak in the Linux House Rianne Schestowitz 06/03/2015 - 1:50am
Story ​Red Hat buys into Docker containers with Atomic Host Rianne Schestowitz 06/03/2015 - 1:42am
Story VMware heads to court over GPL violations Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 10:44pm
Story 5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2 Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:30am
Story COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1 Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:25am
Story From the Editors: You’ve come a long way, Linux Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:21am
Story SteamOS A Linux Distribution For Gaming Mohd Sohail 05/03/2015 - 4:22am
Story KDE Applications 14.12.3 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 1 04/03/2015 - 11:30pm
Story Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:58pm
Story Calligra 2.9.0 is Out Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:38pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Crack copy protected PDFs using two simple commands in Ubuntu
  • Guide: Debian LAMP Server Setup
  • Exploring Drupal
  • 5 essential Ubuntu optimization tips for newbies
  • Howto switch from Ubuntu to Debian – My Experience – Part II
  • Download youtube video in ubuntu / Debian using UTube Ripper
  • Download PGP Keys with Apt-key
  • How to Automatic and timed login in Fedora 12
  • checkinstall - Smartly manage your installations
  • Keep track of your consulting times and invoicing with GnoTime
  • Disk Space Eaters in Linux
  • Understanding NIC Bonding with Linux
  • Modify Mandriva Bootsplash
  • Getting the most from bug mail

KDE Plasma netbook interface demoed on Asus Eee 1005Ha

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KDE

liliputing.com: At times I’ve felt like KDE 4 is a little bit on the sluggish side on my desktop PCs. On a netbook’s Atom processor? I wouldn’t even have considered switching from Gnome if I hadn’t seen this video on YouTube.

Also: Video: The Fox TV Series "Lie to Me" uses KDE

10 Linux features Windows should have by default

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: The Linux and Windows camps may be polarized, but Jack Wallen believes each OS could be improved by borrowing from the other. This week, he looks at how certain Linux features could benefit Windows.

The X.Org Plans For Moving Away From HAL

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Software

phoronix.com: To address the questions that have been coming up frequently regarding the X.Org Server and the plans to stop using HAL, Sun's Alan Coopersmith has created a new Wiki page called XorgHAL.

A Linux answer to Windows SBS: ClearOS

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Linux

itworld.com: Linux is used as a server all the time. From branch-offices using Linux and Samba to Google running, well everything, on Linux, it's the operating system for choice for most businesses. Except that is, for small offices. There, Microsoft's SBS (Small Business Server) is the server of choice. The Clear Foundation wants to change that with their ClearOS 5.1 small business server distribution.

Open Source: An 'Advertisement On Steroids

informationweek.com: That's one of the many analogies and observations drawn by Vyatta CEO Kelly Herrell in a blog post about the economics of open source. The open source business model is tremendously effective, in his eyes -- it's just that its effects are not always measured in dollar values, and that can drive the money men crazy.

What to do with that old computer?

stormyscorner.com: If it has at least 256MB or 512MB of RAM (or could have, if you bought more memory), there are a number of things you could do with it.

Linux Pranks

linuxers.org: long long time ago, back when linux was getting powerful, there was a boy who started using it. He liked it so much that he would spend all the day learning and exploring. That was when his friends started calling him a dumb geek. So, he decided to teach those losers a lesson.

Kdenlive

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KDE
Software

notmart.org: For the last screencasts I had to do, I needed some tool were it's easy to cut little pieces of various short movie files and that could have let me to reassemble them together, maybe with some simple not too heavy transition effects.

When not to script it

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Linux
Software

thelinuxblog.com: I’ve come across a number of programs in the past and thought to myself, “Why didn’t they script this, it would be so much easier.”

Ubuntu System Panel: Simple? Is it heck…

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu System Panel is a panel applet designed to simplify launching, managing and just generally using your Ubuntu system.

Linux and the sheer utter misery of viruses

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Linux
Security

computerworlduk.com: In our cosy *nix world we don't suffer from viruses, or rather we didn't. But thanks to an amazing piece of reverse engineering we have SAMBA. What this means is that we can have viruses by proxy if any Linux network we deploy has Windows workstations...

Why Red Hat doesn't see CentOS as a Linux rival

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Linux

blog.internetnews.com: "We are not actively chasing users of CentOS, but rather find that enterprises are naturally turning to Red Hat for the value of the Red Hat subscription model and support," Bill-Peter said.

UNIX turns 40 - Why is it still thriving?

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OS

The systems world will shortly be celebrating a major anniversary milestone. UNIX is turning 40 years old! Most of us know the story of how UNIX was born, but what about why? Was it born strictly because its founders wanted to play a computer game on a different platform? And why does UNIX continue to thrive 15 years after an (in)famous Byte Magazine article that asked: Is UNIX dead?

Essential tips and tricks for the Emacs editing environment

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Linux

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Emacs and then some

Automatically Download All The National Geographic Wallpapers With A Bash Script

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Linux

I have created 2 very simple bash scripts which automatically download all the wallpapers from the 2008 and 2009 wallpaper contests - almost 500 beautiful wallpapers you can use in your favourite wallpaper changer application (or script).

Review: Linux Mint

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Linux

raiden.net: Normally, I don't really fancy Ubuntu based distros, as most of them are nothing more than custom / remastered versions of the original Ubuntu. However, Linux Mint has really broken the tradition of poorly made custom respins.

Performous brings Karaoke to Linux

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Software

linuxcritic.com: Performous is a karaoke game for Linux that brings the popular past time to the operating system in a unique and entertaining way. Performous has recently seen an update with the release of version 0.4.0.

Open Source Projects and the Meritocracy Myth

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OSS

earthweb.com: Clearly, meritocracy is one of the myths that the FOSS community tells itself. By "myth," I do not mean that the claim is a lie, but that meritocracy is part of the story that community members tell themselves to establish and maintain a common identity.

OpenSUSE sacks SaX2

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SUSE

lwn.net: Novell has announced that its much-loved "SaX2" tool for the configuration of the X Window System will be retired as of the openSUSE 11.2 release. "Novell has decided to no longer invest in development maintenance of SaX2 but instead rely on the new automatic and dynamic configuration features and invest in desktop applets to perform dynamic changes."

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