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Story How Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Can Prove Useful for Enterprise WiFi Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 2:08am
Story Arch Linux 2015.09.01 Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 2:00am
Story The Wacom Linux Driver Continues To Be Improved, New Features In Linux 4.3 Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 1:56am
Story 5 Reasons Not To "Not Use Linux" Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 1:28am
Story x86 Systems Will See Some Boot Time Optimizations With Linux 4.3 Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 12:05am
Story [Chrome 45] Stable Channel Update Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 11:47pm
Story Weekend to Date in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 11:39pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 9:15pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 9:12pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 9:10pm

A Linux for everyone (and everything)!

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Linux

techrepublic.com: What if a distribution of Linux was developed that included everything people needed to run standard Linux applications as well as everything they would need to run Windows applications…even games!

Shuttleworth and Bacon should forget the spin and deal with the facts

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Canonical is also top class when it comes to spin. Any criticism levelled at the company is met by a much bigger reaction from its owner Mark Shuttleworth who not many dare to contradict.

Let's Talk about Piracy III - Open Source Software

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OS
Linux

techtree.com: Continuing with our series on anti-piracy and how to overcome it, we'll today look at the core of piracy in PCs -- the Operating System.

8 of the best web browsers for Linux

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Software

techradar.com: The way we chose which applications to include in this Roundup was quite simple – they're the most popular Linux browsers.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Pinguy OS (Remastered Ubuntu)
  • Install KDE on Fedora 13
  • Things to do after installing openSUSE
  • TeXworks with Sweave
  • Skipping fsck checks during boot with CTRL-C
  • How to upgrade Firefox on openSUSE
  • GCC 4.5.1 Released; GCC 4.5.2 Is Up Next
  • Move your logs and temp files to RAM and watch your portable fly
  • Mind Mapping Plugin for KOffice
  • Arch Linux Promising, Disappointing

An Accurate Comparison of Perl 5 and Rakudo Star

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Software

modernperlbooks.com: Rakudo Star is a useful and usable subset of Perl 6 you can use right now. It does not implement the complete Perl 6.0 specification, and it's by no means the final release.

Interview of the Free Software Foundation

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Interviews
OSS

zeropaid.com: Open source has been in the media for quite some time whether directly or indirectly. With ACTA leak and the ASCAP letter two big news items that affects open source, we decided to sit down with the Free Software Foundation and talk about these.

GhostBSD 1.5 Screenshots

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BSD

easylinuxcds.com: GhostBSD 1.5 is based on the FreeBSD live CD however because this release is a little larger it comes on as a live DVD. As of this release GhostBSD is completely installable by issuing a list of commands and pc-sysinstall.

Why the risk of running as root is overblown

tuxteam.com: “Don’t run as root” is an oft-repeated mantra of *nix security. While I agree 100%, it’s not as big on the desktop as some would think. I’d like to point out why here.

Is OpenSolaris About To Be Forked?

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OS

phoronix.com: There are still a few weeks left before the deadline that demands Oracle appoint a community liaison for their OpenSolaris operating system. However, some OpenSolaris community developers have already had enough: they've begun work on a new project.

Distribution - A Brief History

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Add one part GNU, one part Linux kernel, stir lightly, bake for 19 years, and you get 452 different meals.

My life in Linux

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Linux
  • Man Driver - Mandriva Linux
  • Mepis Mepis Mepis
  • Sabayon - no, I dont know what it means!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 134 is out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our brand new openSUSE Weekly News 134! Smile

NVIDIA's Dead Open-Source Driver Gets Updated

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in March an announcement came out of NVIDIA that they would be dropping support for the xf86-video-nv driver. However, today they have decided to release an updated driver.

Also: NVIDIA Puts Out Two Drivers, Including For OpenGL 4.1

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free Resources For Getting Your GIMP Graphics Game On
  • Samsung Open Sources Captivate’s Code
  • 5 lessons for win-win open source projects
  • full circle magazine Issue 39 Ready
  • Negroponte Offers OLPC Technology for $35 Tablet
  • openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with MeeGo desktop
  • Kubuntu gets Global Menu
  • Snort Creator Slams Open Source IDS Suricata
  • Festbox for building new speech synthesis voices
  • Open Source IDS Wars: You Were There

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fluxbox on openSUSE 11.3
  • How to install Eclipse SDK 4.0 on Linux (Slackware 13.1)
  • Scripts – User Activity, View Processes, Display Memory
  • Collaborate and manage projects with Todoyu
  • How To setup Dmenu with Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu: Fixing the Blank Screen on Installation Bug
  • Creating self-signed certificates with gnoMINT

Distro Hoppin`: Mandriva 2010.1

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MDV

itlure.com: Mandrake... the 5 CD Linux distro that came with that latest edition of a computer magazine... oh how it stood there in that kiosk's display, how it lured me into wanting even more to expand the possibilities of my beloved PC. I could hesitate no more! I had to get it! And I did.

Ubuntu Empire Strikes Back

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: The old "Ubuntu doesn't contribute back" argument cropped up again when Dave Neary released a report of the talk he gave at GUADEC on the contributions made to the GNOME desktop environment. A firestorm of debate ensued and Shuttleworth was accused of name calling and guilt to try to win the argument.

Foobillard, an opensouce Billiard Simulation game for Linux

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Gaming

linuxers.org: Foobillard is free and opensource, cross-platform, OpenGL based game and the best part is that it was originally built for Linux and later ported to MacOS and Windows.

Three Months Until Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 End of Life

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Linux

softpedia.com: Red Hat has issued another notification signaling the approaching end-of-life (EOL) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. The aging Linux distribution is approaching the end of its support cycle, patches and security updates will only be issued for another three months.

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OSS Leftovers

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