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Story Ubuntu Linux continues to rule the cloud Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 9:13pm
Story Ubuntu Archive Still Free Software Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 4:44pm
Story Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Drops Gnumeric and Abiword in Favor of LibreOffice Writer and Calc Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 4:38pm
Story Technology, the law and you: Open-source software Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 4:31pm
Story Windows 10: is it finally time to migrate to Ubuntu? Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 3:28pm
Story LibreOffice 5.0.1 Turns a Great Release into an Excellent One Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 3:22pm
Story Ubuntu: Wily Werewolf Beta 1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 3:21pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Users Can Technically Dial a Number from Terminal Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 3:00pm
Story 5 open source alternatives to Trello Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 2:58pm
Story 4MParted 13.1 Beta Is a Cool Small OS Based on GParted Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 2:39pm

Damn Vulnerable Linux – The most vulnerable and exploitable operating system ever!

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geek.com: Usually, when installing a new operating system the hope is that it’s as up-to-date as possible. After installation there’s bound to be a few updates required, but no more than a few megabytes. Damn Vulnerable Linux is different.

Production Model Boxee Box Finally Shown Off

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Hardware

nexus404.com: With more and more content being made available over the Internet and more and more television manufacturers cutting the prices of their hardware, it’s become almost a necessity to get some type of Internet connected set-top box.

KDE 4.5 RC2 available for Mandriva 2010 Spring

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KDE
MDV

not403.blogspot: The second release candidate release of KDE 4.5 was released last week and again thanks to neoclust we have packages for Mandriva 2010 Spring.

POLL RESULTS: Best 2010 Linux Distro Release

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: Three weeks...
430 voters...
One "Champion" Distro...

Five Ubuntu power tips

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: Ubuntu is widely regarded as a distribution that’s geared for Linux beginners, so most Ubuntu tips are aimed at the newbie crowd. Jack Wallen introduces some more sophisticated tricks to enhance your Ubuntu experience.

What Good is it if They Don't Know it's Linux?

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Just like Marcel Gagne said, stop apologizing for Linux! "Invisible Linux" is a loser strategy, and it's insulting.

OpenSUSE 11.3 Netbook Benchmarks

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SUSE

phoronix.com: Following yesterday's release of openSUSE 11.3 we tested this updated Linux operating system that's sponsored by Novell on an Intel Atom netbook and compared the performance to that of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Fedora 13. Here are the results.

Ready or Not: Your Network is Moving to IPv6

itexpertvoice.com: You may have avoided moving your network to IPv6 for years, but you won’t be able to put it off much longer. Here’s why you need to plan for a transition.

Keeping things simple: the Linux kernel

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: One of the huge advantages I have found over the years when working with Linux machines, is the ingenious design of the kernel itself.

How to Make Windows Faster than Linux

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junauza.com: In terms of speed, we can't deny the fact that Linux has an edge over Windows. I'm here to teach you how to make Windows faster than Linux.

NVIDIA Updates Two Of Their Old Legacy Drivers

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: NVIDIA has finally got around to issuing an update to two of their legacy drivers that allows those with old GeForce hardware to run it with newer Linux distributions using X.Org Server 1.8.

RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta - I can't wait

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dedoimedo.com: Do you know what will happen in 2017? RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 will still be officially supported, seven years after being introduced in late 2010. This is a good thing. But do you know what's even better?

London Stock Exchange CTO leaves during move to Linux

computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange, which is currently in the process of moving its trading platforms to Linux, has lost its chief technology officer, Robin Paine.

Intel Can't Ship Their Own Driver With Their MeeGo OS

phoronix.com: With the introduction of Intel's Poulsbo (GMA 500) chipset it marked a point at which Intel's Linux graphics support was no longer stellar, but as they had outsourced the graphics IP from Imagination Technologies, they could not provide an open-source driver stack like they do with their in-house IGPs.

FreeType 2.4 now free from patent restrictions

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Software

h-online.com: The FreeType development team has released version 2.4 of the rendering library for TrueType and PostScript fonts. FreeType is used in almost all Linux and open source Unix systems.

An Open Source 8-Bit Computer to Save the World

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Hardware

linuxjournal.com: At a recent local LUG I regularly attend, Braddock Gaskill gave a wonderful presentation on an open source 8-bit computer he had created. This was his first public debut of the device and every person in attendance was enthralled.

Inside Novell's New openSUSE Build Service

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SUSE

linuxplanet.com: Sean Michael Kerner How is a Linux distribution put together? For Novell's openSUSE, it starts with its newly improved Build Service 2.0.

Mandriva Linux 2010 spring “Farman” Review

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MDV

raymond.cc: Recently, the 2010 edition of Mandriva rolled out the presses and became available to download. For those who know nothing at all about Mandriva or it’s history, I must explain why to me this is a big deal.

Ten extensions that give Firefox new reach

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Moz/FF

zdnet.co.uk (techrepublic): Firefox has added collections to the choice of useful extensions since the last time I looked at this topic. Collections bring together related extensions. So here is my latest list.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Capturing miniDV in Linux… It works!
  • How To Get Started with Open Source in K-12
  • Piper Jaffray Reiterates Overweight Rating on Red Hat
  • Adobe Moves All of Its Open Source Projects to Sourceforge
  • Listen To Internet Radio In Ubuntu Using Tunapie
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #362 7/14/10
  • Ubuntu Pentest Edition – For penetration testing
  • Jolicloud 1.0 netbook OS starts roll out
  • More Upside For Red Hat?
  • Open source should target government desktops as Microsoft shunned
  • New Zealand Open Source Awards 2010 now open for nominations
  • Open Source hardware advocates want a hard-core license
  • The 3dfx Linux Driver Has Hope & It's Getting TTM
  • Autokey – Desktop automation utility for Linux and X11
  • Source diving for sysadmins
  • Software competition to encourage East African developers
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