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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 7:51pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 7:50pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 7:50pm
Story Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 beta: New software for Linux developers Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 7:42pm
Story Catalyst For X.Org Server 1.16 Readied, Updates In Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 5:13pm
Story Tizen IVI build with Yocto now available Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 5:08pm
Story Mozilla Officially Releases Thunderbird 31.1.1 Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 5:01pm
Story GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 On Intel's Haswell-E Platform Under Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:58pm
Story The State of ZFS on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:54pm
Story KitKat now powering almost a quarter of all Android devices Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:48pm

Open source challenges students to think

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: The "open" characteristic of open source tools helps enhance, rather than complicate, the teaching process, say its exponents.

Managing Multiple KVM Hosts With Enomalism2 [Ubuntu 8.10]

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In my previous guide about how to set up Enomalism2 on Ubuntu 8.10 I concentrated on just one KVM host. This tutorial is an extension to that article in that it shows how to add further Ubuntu 8.10 KVM hosts to the setup that can then be managed from one single control panel.

Linus on Linux: Linus Torvalds Interview

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Linux
Interviews

linux-mag.com: In this interview Torvalds looks back on the operating system he created, the impact of new hardware, and the ubiquitous OS on everything from cellphones to desktops to supercomputers.

Easy Peasy V1.1 A Quick First Look

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: I had to send my netbook, an Acer Aspire One, for repair after three months of use. I had installed Fedora Core 10 XFCE respin, but when sending in the unit I knew that Acer would probably re-install Windows.

Open Source Automation

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OSS

drivesmag.com: SERCOS International (SI) has announced it will provide an open source software driver library for the SERCOS lll real-time Ethernet communication system master implementation.

5 Reasons not to try Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • 5 Reasons not to try Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu 9.04: Nothing Short of Amazing
  • Matt Cutts Talks About Ubuntu 9.04 Speed And Bugs
  • Ubuntu 9.04 + branding “regression”
  • The Big Picture: Timed Release Failures
  • Ubuntu 9.04 released - best reviews and screenshots

Diskeeper Considering Linux, Mac OS X Defrag Software

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Software

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy double-checked this rumor and got confirmation: Diskeeper may leap beyond Windows to offer disk defragmentation software on Linux and Mac OS X. What’s motivating the potential Diskeeper moves? Here’s the scoop.

Conky-like Desktop Info Application With Html Support

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Linux

gtk-desktop-info is a python tool to display various pieces of information directly on the desktop, using plugins for html rendering, with html templates and css style sheets for formatting.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • WiFi sharing service gains new Linux routers

  • OSI signs an MOU with the Korea Software Copyright Committee
  • Gentoo A FHS following FHS lawbreaker
  • Open source at work
  • MySQL: Alive and Kicking
  • Bruce Perens: A Cyber-Attack on an American City
  • Ubuntu: Sound, An Issue of Information
  • Review of Tuxmachines.org
  • Linux STBs star on Amazon HD service
  • Jono Bacon: Ayatana
  • Linux Outlaws 88 - BeardSQL
  • Will Debian survive the rise of Linux?
  • Open source community reacts to Oracle-Sun deal
  • Ubuntu Linux gets a comic book
  • Ubuntu CEO Sees Shift In Service Models
  • Are any open source projects too big to lose
  • MAPI "Progress" and Ubuntu 9.04
  • What on Earth is the Open Source World Map For?
  • GMX: Better Than Yahoo! Mail, GMail?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to convert flv to dvd iso image

  • KVM & Virtual Machine Manager in Foresight
  • Upgrade or Reinstall? How do you move from Intrepid to Jaunty?
  • How to repair all MySQL databases on a server in one go
  • How do I get a list of installed packages in Gentoo?
  • Python value swap
  • HOWTO: Ubuntu - Fingerprint Scanners
  • Using Dropbox on Slackware
  • Change the Speed of Mousewheel Scrolling in Firefox
  • How to remotely access your MySQL in a secure manner
  • Changing Priority on Linux Processes
  • Upgrade kernel using urpmi in Mandriva
  • Compile latest GIMP source (developer version) for Ubuntu 9.04

9 Things You Need To Do/Install After Installing Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: After you have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04, what is next thing you should do?

Also: Things To Do Immediately After Installing Jaunty

OpenOffice: Future Uncertain

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Interviews
OOo

linux-magazine.com: Florian Effenberger is co-lead of the international OpenOffice.org marketing project. Our sister publication Linux-Community asked him how the deal between Sun and Oracle would affect OpenOffice.

Linux Commands You Need To Know

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Linux
HowTos

praveenweb.blogspot: Here are some linux commands that you would surely need to know..if you are a linux user..

5 Free Backup Tools for Linux

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Software
  • 5 Free Backup Tools for Linux

  • Back In Time - a simple backup system for Linux
  • System backup program for Ubuntu Linux
  • Utility backs up Linux thin clients to USB

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 will Ship on Time This Week

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: The Mozilla Foundation says it is still on track to release Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 sometime later this week despite the lack of a firm release date.

Novell, Sun, and Red Hat: Three degrees of open source

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OSS

cnet.com: Red Hat is an open-source company, while Novell is not, as Novell's CEO and CFO both emphasized in Novell's most recent earnings call. Sun, for its part, was desperately trying to reinvent itself as an open-source company, but struggled to do so given the weight of its declining hardware businesses.

The Future Of Computing Will Be Good Enough

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Linux

pcworld.com: The latest version of the Linux kernel includes an experimental driver module that tears apart the fabric of space-time. Keir Thomas tested this module, and in doing so managed to retrieve the following article, posted on PC World supersite in the year 2025.

Netbook 2009: The four big changes

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Hardware
  • Netbook 2009: The four big changes

  • OCZ Neutrino "DIY" Netbook Reviewed
  • Intel Linux Driver Kills The Netbook Experience
  • Opinion: Microsoft still harming netbook markets
  • MSI Wind vs ASUS Eee PC vs MacBook Air vs Acer Aspire 4710

Migrate to a virtual Linux environment with Clonezilla

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Linux

Learn how to convert a physical server to a virtual one using the open source tool Clonezilla Live

Taking LXDE For a Test Drive

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Software

maketecheasier.com: There are a lot of contenders in the ring when it comes to open source desktop environments. I’d been hearing more and more about a new challenger for the lightweight crown, LXDE. Can it stack up against the likes of Window Maker, Enlightenment, and Openbox?

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Is The Open Source Software Movement A Technological Religion?
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