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Story OSS use Dutch town lowers IT cost 24% vs peers Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 8:57pm
Story UberWriter, a beautiful Markdown editor Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 8:54pm
Story SimpleDRM Driver Gets A Major Rewrite Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 8:54pm
Story Sword Of The Stars: The Pit & Ground Pounders Soon To Arrive On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 8:26pm
Story Mozilla Calls for Help in Delivering Firefox OS Tablets Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 7:59pm
Story Women in Open Source Week Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 7:53pm
Story Research Shows Chromebooks Doing Very Well in the Education Market Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 7:48pm
Story 3 Reasons Why Ubuntu Smartphone Will Succeed Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 5:23pm
Story Raspberry Pi: Extending the life of the SD card Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 5:18pm
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The end of Windows as we knew it

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Microsoft Glyn Moody has written a beautiful eulogy for the Windows desktop of yore, one that I heartily encourage you to read. Moody touches on a range of threats to Microsoft's desktop dominance, and in the process uncovers a rising threat to both Microsoft's desktop dominance and user freedom. The culprit?

My story with Linux, Part 1

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Linux My story with Debian GNU\Linux is a true love story. At least for the time being. This post is dedicated to describe how I got “here”. “Here” is my relationship with Debian on my laptop, and this post will also describe what I can or can’t do with my Debian GNU\Linux and will be like a long going bug report, hopefully this will help someone resolve those bugs with time.

New to Linux? Make sure you bookmark these

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binarycodes.blogspot: New users in the Linux/Unix land are often confused and overwhelmed by the marked differences between the OS they come from and Linux. It takes some time gettting used to the new environment and the new way of doing things. While there are scores of material worthy of a mention, in the internet, I list the ones that every new user must bookmark.

Limelight Networks: Why the Olympics didn't "Melt" the Internet

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Web I admit it, even I was skeptical. Who are these Limelight guys, anyway? They are a Tempe, Arizona-based company which operates a global network of fiber-optic interconnected datacenters. There’s some Linux back-ending all that Windows Media.

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Eight Reasons for Trying Alternative Window Managers

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lightlinux.blogspot: Some time ago, a forum member asked about the point of using lightweight window managers. He was apparently happy with GNOME and did not see any point in experimenting with lightweight alternatives:

Things To Know Before Using Linux

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Linux Linux Operating System has been myth for many of the people out there.. Most of the people has wrong inception regarding Linux. Those who dare to make the transition get caught in the partition or they failed to understand the Basics of Linux. “The applications and the OS itself” . Its pretty natural for a Mediocre user to get used to different terms at once..

few howtos:

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  • Photo KDE Tutorial 1-2: Curves adjust

  • Remote Logging Using ssh in Ubuntu
  • How to add splashimage to grub
  • QuickStart, The Swiss Army Knife For Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

Why Xandros/Linux is perfect for the Eee Pc

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Ask yourself, what kind of software do you use? What kind of a user are you? Most people will say they need MS Office, Photoshop, a calender and MSN (Or any other chat client). The truth is, unless your a professional user, Linux has all the same tools for free

few leftovers

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  • Open Source: IT, IP & Business

  • Debian Lenny E17 and the OzOs goodies
  • What To Do After Installing Ubuntu
  • Strata Human Theme Modernizes Firefox in Ubuntu
  • Linux Love and id Tech 4
  • Weekend Unix and Linux Video Humor - Internet Sysop

Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 - Just a bit buggy?

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Ubuntu I’ve been windows free (at home at least for more than a little while now) I just love Linux and I quite like debian. Whats better than debian for the desktop, a pre-configured copy of debian so I don’t have apt-get after a fresh install, so the developers said let there be ubuntu and there was ubuntu and it was good.

10 Reasons Why Ubuntu Linux is Better Than Microsoft Windows OS

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Ubuntu For all those who thinks that I’m a Microsoft-hater-cum-activist, well, I’m not. I just don’t agree with Microsoft’s monopolistic policies on user choices.

Thoughts on operating systems.

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alanly.wordpress: I recently purchased a brand spanking new Lenovo T61p notebook and I’ve had to opportunity to try out various operating systems. The ones I have tried have been Linux Mint, Ubuntu Linux 64-bit, and Mac OS X Leopard. After having tried them, I think I’m ready to offer my own personal opinion on things.

From Firefox to Flock... and back!

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Moz/FF Flock is "The" Social Web Browser. Take Mozilla's Firefox, insert native, gmail, blogger and flickr support (to name just a few) and you'll have something close to what Flock has to offer. It is like a Firefox special edition packed full of extensions but, because they are tightly integrated and tested with the code, you'll get a stable and really powerfull browser for all your internet social needs. Kind of.

An unwilling Internet hunger fast

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Matt Asay: I've been skiing here with Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu), and I think we both found it charming at first when the hotel's Internet connection went down. "We're roughing it!" we laughed.

few more howtos:

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  • Howto Setup Canon C3380/C3380i printer

  • The irony of bug-buddy
  • Turn syntax highlighting on/off in vim
  • Using rdesktop to window XP from ubuntu/linux
  • Ubuntu Hardy and a Broadcom Chipset
  • ADSL Configuration in ubuntu
  • How to build and customize your own PBX with Asterisk
  • Fedora 9 postinstall: multimedia

5 Reasons Why a Newbie should try Ubuntu

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Ubuntu With the advent of LiveCDs, the perception for Linux has changed quite dramatically. What was one believed to be a geek’s operating system is now being used by school kids, doctors and grandpas too!

Akademy 2008: Picture Album

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KDE I decided to put online an album with a lot of the pictures I took at Akademy. Since most people at (big) conferences and community gatherings like it when they can have some form of memento (including me!) of themselves and the event.

Ubuntu 8.04 Ease of Installation

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Ubuntu It was easier than ever to get my Ubuntu Hardy system up and configured. Compiz Fusion installs flawlessly and with no tweaking. ATI drivers and the Wireless drivers also were a breeze to install.

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