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Story Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 10:29am
Story Bootable Image for Tizen on Raspberry PI 2 released Roy Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 10:23am
Story Red Hat explains its choice of scale-out storage hats Roy Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 10:21am
Story OpenBSD on Digital Ocean Roy Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 10:11am
Story Machine Dreams Roy Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 8:22am
Story Debian 8.0 Adds Support for ARM64, PowerPC64 Little-Endian and Intel Bay Trail Architectures Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:57am
Story Red Hat introduces business resource planner for enterprises Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:48am
Story Fedora 22 Is an Excellent Choice for Running Linux in the Cloud Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:37am
Story Intel Compute Stick now available: $149 for Windows version, $110 for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:23am
Story Why Ubuntu Keeps the Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:09am

Linux 101 Hacks eBook Goes Online – HTML Version

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Linux

thegeekstuff.com: I’m happy to announce that my free eBook, Linux 101 Hacks is now available for online browsing in HTML format. I’ve also updated the book with the following minor changes:

Hands on: Boxee beta is brilliant, still not quite stable

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Software

arstechnica.com: Ars takes a hands-on look at the latest beta release of Boxee, a popular media center application that is ideal for HTPCs. The improved user interface is profoundly impressive, but the application still needs more work.

Ubuntu Chicago Files Chapter 13

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Ubuntu

nixternal.com: To go along with the spirit of most big things in the United States, Ubuntu Chicago is filing Chapter 13. Ubuntu Chicago isn’t going anywhere, it is just going to restructure itself to become a much more efficient LoCo team.

Best Linux - Some Important Things to Consider

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Linux

linux.bihlman.com: Linux is starting to catch the eyes of many, many people who normally wouldn’t go there! Finding the best Linux operating system is not hard at all.

Ted T'so moves to Google

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Linux

h-online.com: Theodore "Ted" T'so has moved to Google, leaving his position as Linux Foundation's Chief Technology Officer. The news came in a blog posting from T'so.

Selecting a Linux Distribution

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: If you are planning to learn the ways of using and operating Linux then you should try to gain proper knowledge about it. You must try to decide the type of version that you are planning to utilize, when it comes to Linux as your operating system.

Watching TV and Linux

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Software

azerthoth.blogspot: This all started a couple of weeks ago when I finally got around to putting the tv capture card I had picked up a year or two ago into my computer. Happily like most things in Linux, it just worked. Sadly the software packages in existence that I ran across were either too much or too little.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Is There Any Good Video Editing Software for Linux?
  • Oracle should learn a lesson from Linux
  • Firefox 3.6: I'm more than my Monkey
  • Mozilla releases its first beta of Lightning 1.0 calendar extension
  • Winners and Losers in Red Hat Option Strategies
  • Ionics Plug Computer 3.0 review
  • SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15 Overview
  • Interview With Rich Wolski – Eucalyptus CTO
  • Porting to Open Source - where to begin ...
  • Keynotes picked for SCALE 8x
  • Linux Server and Home Web Hosting
  • DtO: Linux Tech Support - Day 4

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Minimal Ubuntu and Fluxbox
  • Enabling ssh in OpenSuse
  • Uninstalling KDE or Gnome from Gentoo
  • Configure the graphical firewall client on Linux Mint 8
  • Improving Metadata Performance with Ext4 Journal Sizing
  • Start a Kiosk Style Machine Running a Single X11 Application
  • Remove a PDF File Password
  • How to install DirectX in Linux using Wine
  • DStat: Real-Time Resource Monitoring Utility
  • Robots.txt Tips For Deailing With Bots
  • Collectd – Linux System Statistics Collection Daemon
  • Installing BackTrack Linux 4 – Security Distribution
  • Top 10 Recent Cinema Releases As Your Wallpaper

Ubuntu: A nice holiday, but glad to be home

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: This past 48 hours has been an eye opening time of which I plunged myself into an entirely open-source environment head first, with no prior experience.

Microsoft predicts Linux will fail mobile 'quality' test

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Linux is shaping up as Microsoft's target in a potential war of attrition to gain lost market share for Windows Mobile in handsets.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 9.10) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

7 Best Linux Apps for Ripping CDs and DVDs

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maximumpc.com: Ripping a CD or DVD is one of the most basic tasks for a PC user. But you need the right tools if you want to automate the process.

You don't need to 'know' Linux to use Linux

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blogs.computerworld: Lately, I've been noticing stories about how to use Linux you need to know half-a-hundred Linux shell commands and the like. Ah, what century are you from? Today, if you can see a window and handle a mouse you're ready to use Linux.

Retailers Put Linux on Their Holiday Wish List

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Linux

itbusinessedge.com: Although the economy remains uncertain, U.S. retail activity rose this holiday season. In the midst of gift return season, retailers who need to expand their IT capacity during the holidays should look to Linux.

5 Special Devices from CES 2010 that Run on Linux

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Linux

linux-netbook.com: Lots of fascinating new devices were showcased during past week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.Even more fun if the underlying software is built on top of Linux, as is the case for the following special devices found at CES 2010.

BerliOS open source project portal falls victim to attack

h-online.com: In a recent attack on the web server of the BerliOS (Berlin Open Source) open source platform intruders replaced the portal's home page.

Amarok Brings Labels, Lyrics, and a Little Bit of Mood

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: When it comes to playing music, there is no shortage of software options, both open and closed. The race to gain users is a race to add features, and if KDE is your thing, then Amarok may be running your way.

Review: Zenwalk 6.2

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Linux

raiden.net: I downloaded and installed the "Core" version of Zenwalk in October 2009 after a rough experience upgrading from Xubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 and have used it almost daily since then, mostly for web browsing and other light tasks.

ASRock ION 330HT-BD Blu-ray NetTop

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: This new nettop computer, which we are reviewing today under Linux, comes complete with a Blu-ray player along with 802.11 g/n WiFi, EuP 2.0 certification, and an MCE remote controller.

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