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Story IncrediBuild 7 brings Windows code compiler accelerator to Linux and Android Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 7:00pm
Story Getting acquainted with Linux: a primer on dipping into the ‘Free’ software world Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 6:54pm
Story 8 accessible Linux distributions to try Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 6:51pm
Story IBM LinuxOne Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 6:47pm
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Enters Feature Freeze Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 6:46pm
Story Debian 9.0 "Stretch" Now Based on Linux Kernel 4.1 Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 6:41pm
Story How an open-minded sysadmin got me hooked on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 6:38pm
Story Android M's name is Marshmallow, and it's version 6.0 Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 6:28pm
Story IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 8:20am
Story Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better? Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2015 - 8:17am

Eight free open source books

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OSS It doesn't matter if you're new to open source or a long-time user, there is always more to learn about. We scoured the Web for the best open source books.

5 Websites To Learn About GIMP Photo Editing

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GIMP If you are into photo editing and you don’t want to pay for a program that you’ll never use enough to pay for itself, check out GIMP. There are also so many other GIMP photo editing resources out there on the Internet.

Screen: A SysAdmin's PowerTool

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Software A major power tool that I left out of my sysadmin's toolbox article is GNU Screen. Screen has been an absolute lifesaver in the past, especially because I sometimes work remotely.

Tech worker testifies of 'blue screen of death' on oil rig's computer

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Microsoft A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a "blue screen of death" prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April.

Peppermint Linux: An interesting approach

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Linux There are so many Linux distributions out there. Some of them are pretty standard and some of them go well out of their way to try to bring something different to the table. I’ve seen just about every take on the Linux desktop. Today, however, I came across a distribution, Peppermint Linux, that added another new twist.

Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop

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Software In the past week I’ve Ubuntu 10.04, Mint 9, and Arch + GNOME, but Arch + XFCE seems to beat all of those.

today's leftovers:

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  • Expect great script automation from expect-lite
  • Scribus
  • Blender as an animation editor
  • SOS Open Source Goals and Customer Segments
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.07.23
  • IBM finally let the cat out of the bag: zEnterprise System
  • A Deadly Linux/UNIX Command in Action (Video)
  • Taobao initiates Chinese open source revolution
  • Snort and Suricata Creators Exchange Heated Words
  • WebOS Netbooks in the tunnel
  • Sleep is Death
  • Going Linux Jul 22: #109 - Computer America #28
  • Feh is a fast, lightweight image viewer
  • Why NASA uses Open Source

few howtos:

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  • Merge directories with unison-gtk
  • Convert Flv to Mp3 in Linux - FlvToMp3
  • Stupid afio Tricks
  • Remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04

Canola Media Center Works Surprisingly Good in Ubuntu

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Software Canola is a open source media center application which was primarily built for smart phones and netbook devices. To be frank, I had never heard about Canola before and so I decided to give Canola Media Center a spin in my laptop powered by Ubuntu.

Simple Systems Administrators Toolbox

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Software Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the value of simplicity in systems administration. The more simple a setup is, the more likely it will be stable and easy to fix and maintain. Here’s what’s in my sysadmin’s toolbox:

interview: Mitchell Baker, chairperson, Mozilla

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Interviews In the days after Microsoft's Internet Explorer had ground its browser rival Netscape into the digital dust, Baker, who had been working on the open-source Mozilla project within Netscape, was laid off in 2001. She stayed on at the nonprofit Mozilla organization as an unpaid volunteer, because she believed its mission was crucial to the Internet's future.

India's $35 Tablet- The Everything Killer

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Hardware On July 22 a $35 (or 1500 INR) hand-held Linux computing device was unveiled by Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development of India. In a tablet form-factor and using an unspecified variant of Linux, the cost should remain low while offering a wide range of functionality.

Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now

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Ubuntu Dell has stopped selling consumer PCs preloaded with Ubuntu from its website, and doesn't know when they're coming back.

Sauerbraten "Cube 2" 2010 Update Released

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Gaming If you are looking to do some Linux / open-source gaming this weekend but are looking for something new besides the recent release of VDrift, the Sauerbraten developers are out with their first update in 14 months.

First Look: Jolicloud 1.0 It's been a while since our last review of the Jolicloud operating system, and since we just got a brand-new eMachines eM350 netbook we thought to give you guys a glimpse into the new release of Jolicloud 1.0.

Open Source For America' Celebrates First Anniversary, Achievements

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OSS Open Source for America (OSFA) an organization of technology industry leaders, non-government associations and academic and research institutions that aims at boosting the use of open source software in the U.S. Federal government, has announced that as the organization is going to celebrate its first anniversary, it has already achieved a number of feats within the first year of its establishment.

Russian Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System

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Linux The government is hoping to launch the first version of a "national operating system" for its computers as early as next year, a senior Communications and Press Ministry official said Thursday.

Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux

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Linux You might believe that dumping Windows and switching to Linux is a difficult task, but the change in thought and the perception of that switch are the most difficult. Here are ten reasons to give Linux at least a second look:

Q&A With Software Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen

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Interviews "Our primary task is to help projects do what they want to do in making their software work with greater efficiency and increase the prospects that the software will be used by people around the world," says Eben Moglen. "Much of our work involves giving advice to clients."

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Ubuntu: Logic Supply and Linux 4.15/Linux 4.16

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  • mesa 18.0.0-rc5
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