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Story China's Inspur Forms Linux Partnership With Red Hat Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 7:17am
Story The inside track on Oracle’s open-source strategy Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 10:11pm
Story First impressions of PC-BSD 10.0.3 Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 9:38pm
Story 5 powerful things you didn't know Chromebooks could do Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 9:35pm
Story GSA CIO: Platform Reuse, Open Source Among Guiding IT Principles Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 9:31pm
Story 9 things to look for in an open-source project Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 9:31pm
Story The Importance of Being FOSS Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Fedora Might End Up Disabling Delta RPMs By Default Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 9:01pm
Story WordPress Foundation Becomes an Open Source Initiative® Affiliate Member Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:57pm
Story Lennart Poettering's Linus Torvalds rant Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:49pm

some shorts:

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Linux
  • Slackware Changes Package Compression Format

  • openSUSE changes to -fomit-frame-pointer -mtune=generic
  • Linpus To Launch Moblin V2 OS Next Week

The Lean green eco-friendly Linux machine

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Linux

Learn how the GNU/Linux is becoming more eco-friendly

Reviewed: Yoggie Open Firewall SOHO

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Hardware

tuxradar.com: Here's a device that started out as a firewall and ended up as a powerful embedded development platform. It's based around an ARM CPU and includes an SDK to let you develop your own tools.

Where does Linux fit in the business desktop?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: First off, just what is the business desktop? Who uses it? Who are the mystery 'power users' in a business environment that don't use the same tools to do their job that every one in the company uses?

openSUSE Ambassadors Program

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Want to help spread the word about the openSUSE Project and encourage more people to become part of the openSUSE Community? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and spread the word about the openSUSE Project?

5 Best Pen-Test Linux Distributions

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Linux distributions are often customized to perform many specialized tasks cater to a particular industry, hobby or business. Today we will take a look at some of best Pen-test distributions out there.

Open source virtualisation - worth the wait

tectonic.co.za: Open source may have had a late start in the realm of enterprise virtualisation, but the meticulous and attentive development of this technology has led to better products in the long run. Not only is open source virtualisation now fully enterprise-ready, but it offers greater cost-savings and more flexibility that its proprietary counterparts.

OMG! I’m using a non-Debian Linux distro!

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Linux

jwjones.wordpress: Over the long Memorial Day weekend I decided to do some further Linux distro-hopping, and so wiped out my beloved Crunchbang Linux to test the following distros:

Has ASUS all but given up on Linux?

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: At today's ASUS product showcase in Sydney the entire range was there, from ultra-portable, touch screen netbooks to high-end, quad core Lamborghinis (I'm not joking). Even Windows Vista was there. There was only one thing missing - Linux.

Getting real about Linux on the desktop

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Linux

channelregister.co.uk: Few topics in the IT industry are more contentious than the prospect of putting Linux on the corporate desktop. Opinions range from the religious view at one end, promoting a fundamentalist belief in open source as the saviour of mankind, to the reaction of corporate conservatives at the other, dismissing Linux as irrelevant to serious end user computing.

Striking the Right Gnote

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Software

earthweb.com: You might imagine that an application for desktop notes would be too commonplace to generate controversy. Yet when Hubert Figuiere created Gnote, a port of the GNOME application Tomboy to C++, controversy erupted immediately.

Is Linux finally ready for the Desktop takeover?

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Linux

awardspace.com: Everyone with even a minor experience in computers knows what Linux is. It is a remarkably complete operating system and is one of the most prominent examples of free software and open source development.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Trial by fire: distro upgrade

  • Commercial Software “Experiment”: The Results
  • Easy Jailing with The (PC-BSD) Warden
  • Comux 010110
  • Drupal 7: usability update
  • Update on Miserware Beta - Power Saving on Linux
  • Preview tiny URLS in Firefox
  • SFLS: Episode 0x0E: John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation
  • Software Freedom Day 2009 - Dundee
  • How Ubuntu Saved A Dell Laptop
  • OpenX raises $10 million for open-source ad server business
  • Radical Breeze Software Now Free
  • One Week of Linux - openSUSE
  • From open plan offices to an open source office
  • RIAA Fines: Not so Fine
  • Introducing SELinux sandbox, confining untrusted binaries
  • KMyMoney KDE4 is alive!!!
  • CoverGloobus 1.4 Brings New Themes, Desktop Sexiness
  • Microsoft Reverses Course On Crippled Windows 7

Invisible Linux: The Details

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Linux

informationweek.com: The other week I theorized about "Invisible Linux" -- what Linux would need to become to really make inroads on the desktop. Since making that post, I've been refining my ideas about what this would be and how it could be created.

Open for nominations

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: In Fedora, we have two main bodies of governance that take care of the lion’s share (yes, that was a Leonidas pun, sorry) of decision making where we need specific accountability. One of those is the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, or FESCo. The other is the Fedora Project Board.

Forget Moblin! UNR rocks on the Classmate

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Ubuntu

education.zdnet: Last week I fired up the latest beta of Moblin, the open source netbook/MID/nettop operating system originally spearheaded by Intel, but now shepherded by the Linux Foundation.

KOffice 2.0.0 tagged for release

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KDE
Software

computerworld.com.au: After nearly two years in the making, the KOffice project will release version 2.0.0 of if its cross-platform office suite of the same name this week, adding features like scripting support and a new shape library.

Review: System76 Pangolin Performance laptop

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Hardware

ghacks.net: If you had the chance to try one of the Wal Mart or Zonbu machines you will remember well that the hardware was second-rate at best. On top of that, the hardware BARELY supported Linux. But System 76 to make good on all of the promises these companies have failed to deliver on.

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