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Story Kubuntu 14.04 Alpha 2 Released with Improved USB Creator Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:20am
Story SkySQL goes after Oracle MySQL with enterprise release Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:13am
Story Ubuntu Touch and Tizen phones a no-show for 2014 Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 11:19pm
Story Ubuntu Mini Remix 13.10 Is A Tiny Ubuntu 13.10 Unofficial Respin Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 11:01pm
Story Calligra 2.8 Beta 2 Released Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 10:57pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 9:53pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 9:50pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 9:48pm
Story Alienware plans to release updated Steam Machines every year Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 9:31pm
Story My Nerd Story: From Record Store Clerk, to Tech Journalist and Community Manager Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 9:26pm

gOS 3 Beta, Netbooks, and Linux: An Interview with David Liu, Founder of Good OS

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Interviews With the recent release of gOS 3 Beta, we thought it was prime time to take a closer look at the company responsible for creating the OS that powered the ill-fated Everex Cloudbook, and the gorgeous (and Mac OS X Leopard-inspired) gOS Space.

Windows apps on Linux the CrossOver way

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Software Who says you have to give up your must-have Windows applications when you migrate to Linux? If you can't leave some crucial Windows program behind, you can run it using CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux.

Gallium3D: a short explanation where it fits in

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liquidat.wordpress: In a comment I was recently asked where Gallium3D does fit in in regards to Mesa and OpenGL. Given that I’m not an expert the answer was short and simple but might interest others as well.

My first taste of KDE…

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meandubuntu.wordpress: I am seriously concerned with GNOME’s infatuation with Microsoft technologies. Having recently heard about the new KDE4 - I thought I might give KDE a shot!

What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

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Linux What will desktop Linux be like four years from now? The single biggest change you'll see is the way Linux evolves to meet the growing market of users who are not themselves Linux-savvy, but are looking for a low-cost alternative to Microsoft.

How To Install Django On Mandriva 2008.1 (Apache2/mod_python)

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This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Mandriva 2008.1 server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

today's leftovers

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  • Red Hat: Disrupting Symantec Veritas?

  • Firefox 3 is still a memory hog that slows other programs
  • plasmoids in firefox
  • 10 Essential Linux Applications for Daily Use
  • Editra — A multi-platform text editor
  • Hidden Linux : Compiz con-Fusion
  • The Great God Linux Won't Save Wireless Internet
  • CIO Reality Check: Linux Security
  • Open source will win quietly, not through public displays of affection
  • Open source at school 'could help businesses'
  • A hands-on look at Vyatta Community Edition 4 networking software
  • 2.6.27-rc3, "Things Really _Have_ Calmed Down"
  • Debian on the Old Laptop
  • Foundation donates open source HIE code
  • Hans Reiser Case: Aug. 13, 2008
  • ISO Master - GUI Tool to edit ISO Images in openSUSE
  • Linux Foundation Publishes Guide to Participating in the Linux Kernel Community
  • Would-Be Linux Contributors May Get a Leg Up
  • The Next Linux You Use Could Be Virtual
  • Flickr taps into open source for better maps. Yahoo Maps to follow?
  • Organizational Battle Ubuntu vs Gentoo vs RHEL & Fedora
  • New wiki measures open source license use

Integration at Akademy

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KDE An important topic at Akademy is modularisation and integration. It has been the main topic of one talk but you will find it comes up in many others. It is clearly on the minds of many hackers here.

The entire State of Pahang moves to

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OOo Its just been made official that the State of Pahang is migrating all its productivity suites to is distributed for free and represents a suite which is on par with other office suite software applications.

Lessons From PHP 4.4 End-of-Life Announcement

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Software The developers of PHP announced last week that PHP version 4.4.9 is now available. This would not be remarkable in and of itself, except that the developers also indicated that this would be the last release of PHP 4.4. If PHP were commercial software, its "end of life" would be cause for panic.

some howtos:

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  • How to setup ndiswrapper with BT Voyager 1055 in Ubuntu

  • iTunes on Linux with Wine
  • HowTo: Repairing a read only partition or slice in Linux or BSD
  • How to watch streamed TV from in openSUSE or *buntu
  • Delete old files
  • Tip of the Trade: ps Options
  • So you want to play DVDs
  • Back To Basics: Avoiding Recursive Alias Disasters On Linux And Unix
  • Why build solutions for FireFox?

Workbench 1.0 - Developers' Xubuntu

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Ubuntu I discovered this little gem in this week's DistroWatch Weekly. When a distribution claims to be "Linux for Software and Web Developers," both of which I happen to be, my ears prick up. Could this be the distribution I've been waiting for?

Inside Dell's 'BlackTop' laptop Linux OS

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Linux Dell may be one of Microsoft’s largest customers, but the hardware heavyweight has decided that Windows simply isn’t good enough for today’s fast-paced and ‘instant on’ world. Dell’s new laptops sideline Windows with a fast-boot Linux OS and ARM processor to check email, browse the Web and even sync with Exchange.

Learning Linux the Mailing Lists Way

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Linux When a new Linux stumbler decides on switching on to Linux for full-time, s/he is often marred by an array of negative thoughts which intercept his desires of doing things differently.

SliTaz live CD: small but beautifully marked

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Linux When I came across the oddly named SliTaz I really didn’t know what to expect. Yet another predictable fork of some better known distro which would blaze briefly in the free software firmament, burn out and fall to Earth, spent? Boy, was I ever wrong.

Windows Security vs. Linux Security

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computingtech.blogspot: If you’ve switched to Ubuntu from Windows, there’s a very good chance that the security failings of Windows featured in your decision. By any measure, Microsoft’s record on security within its products is appalling.

Software as a Service is a key to Linux Growth

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There are many very good sites that offer software that many Linux and other Opensource OS's can use to expand their usefulness and presence in the average Joe's home desktop. What other kinds of software is missing from the free software world that hasn't made it over yet?

A Win for Open Source Licensing

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OSS A court case that might otherwise not have much significance for most OStatic readers - it centers around a dispute between two vendors of model train software - has given rise to an unexpectedly-clear ruling on the merits of open source licenses.

Will Netbooks Pave the Way for Linux?

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  • Will Netbooks Pave the Way for Linux?

  • Are “instant on” notebooks the future?
  • No retail channel for laptop Linux
  • First AMD-based "netbook"?
  • Will 'netbooks' crush laptop sales?
  • Netbooks A Linux Stronghold?

Canonical's Power Play

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Ubuntu Of all the announcements to come out of last week's LinuxWorld expo in San Francisco, the two most interesting takeaways are Ubuntu's imminent assault on the enterprise space and the fact that the rise of community Linux distros in large organizations is at hand.

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