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Story Learning The Linux File System matthartley 10/10/2015 - 1:39am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/10/2015 - 1:09am
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 10/10/2015 - 1:08am
Story FreeNAS 10 Enters Alpha, Brings Lots of New Technologies, Based on FreeBSD 10.2 Rianne Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 11:21pm
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5 Intriguing KDE Apps

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maketecheasier.com: The beauty of an open development platform is that anyone can take a stab at creating an application. A quick look at KDE-Apps.org reveals that. I periodically browse through the latest KDE apps to see if anything stands out, and I found these five.

Brings a Tear to My Eye

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Linux

thelinuxlink.net: Today at the dinner table my oldest, Paige, blurts out that she cannot use Windows. Not sure I was hearing her correctly I asked her what she said/meant. She indicated that her friend down the street had a computer with Windows 7.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Bcache Testing: Large Files and a Wrap-Up
  • Uncluttered Minds Do Not Care...
  • Building a Community with SUSE Gallery from Novell
  • Red Hat's Whitehurst Sells 25,000 Shares
  • Mocking fortunes
  • UK: Open source gets a place in long-term strategy city councils
  • Feedback is a gift
  • OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition 2.2 released
  • Popper - Email Notifier
  • Another Wallpaper Collection
  • Harmony brush adoption in Krita: Sketch
  • fbida for viewing and editing images
  • OpenRUU For Linux And Mac OSX Users…
  • Graebert Releases ARES Commander for Linux
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.3.x Developer Snapshot
  • New ATI X.Org Driver Has Been Released
  • Red Hat KVM Virtualization Powers Banking Startup
  • EE: Government publishes open source policy and starts repository
  • CodePlex Foundation becomes OuterCurve
  • How I converted my Office to Linux
  • openSUSE 11.3 and nVidia

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Synaptic Package Manager Beginners Guide For Ubuntu Users
  • Enable MP3, MPEG4, AAC, and Xvid etc for FFmpeg Ubuntu 10.04
  • Autokey: Make Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts In Linux
  • Recover Lost or Deleted Partitions in Linux Using TestDisk
  • How to Install / Configure / Use μTorrent Server on Linux system
  • Upgrade Ubuntu from 10.04 to 10.10
  • How and when to use the dd command?
  • Steadyflow, simple download manager for Gnome
  • Five Docky tips for docky-diehards
  • Drupal Site Configuration: Performance, Maintenance, etc.

Microsoft Death Watch

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Microsoft

goodbyemicrosoft.net: In the fall of 2009 I predicted that Microsoft would enter Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in five years, based on my reading of their United States Security and Exchange Commission filings. That was before I was aware that Microsoft was in debt --

Also: 2010 acquisitions--Microsoft: 0, Google: 23

Red Hat v. Oracle: Which is More Standards Compliant?

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OSS

itworld.com: Meme status was actually granted a few weeks ago when the meme fairies (they're real; look it up) bestowed the honorific to the open source compliance issue during LinuxCon. Which, let's not kid ourselves, was exactly what the Linux Foundation, organizers of LinuxCon and Open Compliance Program wanted.

Ubuntu, distilled, in type

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Ubuntu
  • Shuttleworth: New and Beautiful: Ubuntu, distilled, in type
  • Dell Servers Certified to Run Ubuntu Server Edition
  • Jono Bacon: On Being Transparent
  • OMG! Ubuntu Gamer!
  • Googlubuntu: Search for Ubuntu
  • Community Artwork – Building Bridges

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta 1 and a Dell M4500

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Ubuntu

communities.bmc.com: My Linux life has been pretty stable and mundane lately (other than a DAVMail outage, mentioned below). The main desktop runs Ubuntu 10.04, and it has been humming along without issue.

Open Source Databases Have Come of Age

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Client/server systems with SQL interfaces jockey for position against upstart NoSQL systems with intimidating (and exciting) new models for data representation, distribution and consistency.

Best of Proposed Mageia Logo

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: There is an ongoing discussion about different aspects of the project, and one of those discussion revolves around the project’s logo. There have been some very good and some not so good logos proposed by community members, and what is being presented in this article are some of the proposed logos.

Tuxpaint: hook ‘em on open source graphics while they’re young

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Software

Tuxpaint is an open source graphics program that occupies a special niche: it is designed for children. This makes it a rarity in the software community known for every developer scratching his or her own itch.

LibreOffice: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (and Gone)

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LibO

gigaom.com (Matt Asay): The big news in Open Source Land this week is that the OpenOffice community has kissed goodbye to its project owner, Oracle, so it can set up The Document Foundation and a new spin on the OpenOffice code called LibreOffice. The bigger news is that anyone cares.

The "Free Beer" Hangover

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: A couple of days ago, I talked about Yahoo's warning messages saying my system (Linux) had not been tested with their mail program. These services offer free beer and we, as users are drinking it up without any thought of the costs afterwards.

How will GNOME 3.0 be Received?

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Software

earthweb.com: Either way. After a week of using GNOME Shell, the preview of GNOME 3.0, on Fedora 13, that is the closest I can come to a prediction about how GNOME's new desktop will be received when it is officially released in the spring of 2011.

An Inconvenient Truth

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Ubuntu

apachelog.wordpress: Are you tired of having to install Ubuntu Tweak every time you install Ubuntu to get the window button alignment you want? Are you tired of having random stuff appended to your emails? Are you tired of having decision made behind your back?

Fedora 14 Beta Emerges with Latest in Open Source Software

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Linux

redhat.com: The Beta release of Fedora 14 “Laughlin” similarly provides a preview of some of the best free and open source technology currently under development, integrated into an ordered distribution that anyone can freely download, use, modify, and redistribute.

6 Useful Linux One Liners

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HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: Individual Linux commands can be combined in the command line, to accomplish tasks that otherwise would require shell scripts to be written.

Red Hat Priced Like It's 1999: Expect a Hangover Like 2001

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: The business model appears to be workable, no doubt, but Red Hat's valuation seems to come straight from 1999; they have a price/sales ratio of 9.96 and a P/E ratio of 85.

Ten ways to stop novice users quitting Linux

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: It's all very well handing out Linux machines to users unfamiliar with the operating system, but you risk running into problems that a little preparation could easily avoid, says Jack Wallen.

OpenOffice.org Community announces The Document Foundation

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LibO
OOo
  • OpenOffice.org Community announces The Document Foundation
  • OpenOffice.org developers move to break ties with Oracle
  • LibreOffice: OpenOffice.org Liberated
  • LibreOffice: The newest member of the ODF family
  • LibreOffice is Born!
  • OpenOffice.org Community announces The Document Foundation
  • OpenOffice files Oracle divorce papers
  • LibreOffice - A fresh page for OpenOffice
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