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Story Mentor adds Linux and multicore options for in-car media Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2014 - 8:40am
Story Six free open source CD and or DVD authoring tools for Linux Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2014 - 8:38am
Story Introducting Youth to Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2014 - 8:35am
Story Rarin' to buy an Ubuntu phone? Maybe not until 2015, Canonical man says Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2014 - 8:27am
Story Chrome 33 Beta: Custom Elements, Web Speech, and more Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 11:48pm
Story Kdbus Details Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 11:07pm
Story GnuCash Makes Money Management a Snap Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 10:29pm
Story CentOS Project Leader Karanbir Singh Opens Up on Red Hat Deal Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 10:13pm
Story Linux 3.14 Officializes Broadwell, Deprecates Legacy UMS Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 9:09pm
Story Raspberry Pi: 11 reasons why it's the perfect small server Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 9:03pm

today's leftovers

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  • Agile Plus Open Source Equals Developer Success

  • Commercial Packages vs Open Source: Which is Better Long-term?
  • Will the real open source please stand up?
  • One Laptop per Child Lands in India
  • Better backup, syncing, and sharing
  • FOSS app eases the pain for San Diego community clinic
  • Linux Will Take Lion's Share of MID Market
  • The Asus Eee 1000 -- more power, still portable
  • KDE 4.1 in the press
  • OpenSUSE 11.0 vs Ubuntu 8.04
  • Online Security
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Mockup Designs
  • NVIDIA driver 173.14.12 in hardy-proposed and intrepid
  • Flying on the wings of freedom
  • Open Source: A 'Growing Challenge' to Microsoft
  • Does Cloud Computing Change the Open Source Rules?
  • Lenovo Jumps Into Netbooks, But Where's Linux?

InfoWorld announces our 2008 Best of Open Source Awards

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weblog.infoworld: InfoWord recently released winners of the 2008 Bossie Awards. The awards are based on a review and analysis of the products in action by the InfoWorld Test Center.

Operating free software down on planet Earth ...

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Ubuntu MARK Shuttleworth isn’t just a space tourist. To geeks the world over, he’s the Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life or SABDFL for short. It’s a nickname he’s earned as the driving force behind Ubuntu — an open-source operating system based on the Linux platform that is rated one of the best.

32 Ultra-Mobile PCs That Run Linux

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Hardware Back in March, I tried to find as many Linux-based UMPCs as I could. At the time, I found 18, which was expanded to 20 with the help of commenters. After many more Linux-based UMPC releases, I decided to see how many more I could find.

Debian Project News - August 4th, 2008

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Linux Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Lenny frozen, Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated to include support for newer hardware, and Schedule for 8th annual Debian Conference announced.

a brief history of beauty in kde 4

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In The Beginning There was a Desktop ...

KDE wasn't always the shiniest tool in the shed. While KDE 1 certainly looked more coherent and generally nicer than most things on UNIX or Linux at the time, it wasn't .. you know .. gorgeous.

X.Org 7.4 To Lose DRI2 Support

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Software It's six months late and X.Org 7.4 still hasn't shipped as its being held up on the release of Mesa 7.1. Hopefully though we'll see the release of Mesa 7.1, X.Org 7.4, and the X Server 1.5 in the very near future. However, there has been some last minute bloodshed before this first major X Server release in nearly a year.

Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase is Born

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Ubuntu Jono Bacon has announced the very first Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase! For a long time now we have been shipping a package called example-content with each release of Ubuntu. Why not use example-content as a great way to show off audio and video from free culture artists?

some Linuxworld headlines

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  • LinuxWorld Conversations Start Tomorrow

  • LinuxWorld: Showcasing the OS in data centers, mobile devices, e-voting
  • LinuxWorld Gets Underway in San Francisco
  • Dell at LinuxWorld this Week
  • Openbravo demonstrates compatibility with Ubuntu at LinuxWorld 2008
  • LinuxWorld preview: IBM engineer touts SELinux

First preview of Mono 2.0 is out

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  • First preview of Mono 2.0 is out

  • Interview with Miguel de Icaza
  • How to remove Mono (M$) from Ubuntu Hardy Heron

PCLinuxOS to OpenSuse 11.0

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bluelinux.blogspot: I recently decided to give OpenSuse 11.0 a spin on some of the computer terminals at work, replacing PCLinuxOS. It is not that I have any hard feelings towards PCLinuxOS, it is just that I prefer to stay up on the different distros available to make sure I'm not missing out on something. And, honestly, PCLinuxOS has been dragging behind the 'latest/greatest' software curve for a while now.

Why Microsoft cozied up to open source at OSCON

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Microsoft Last month at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON), it seemed like Microsoft was everywhere you looked, avouching its interest in open source. Thanks to the company's history -- including some very recent history -- a great many in the open source community viewed the company's presence with mistrust, suspicious of Redmond's motives and apprehensive of what would follow. Surely Microsoft must want something, so what is it?

KDE 4.0 Style Theme for Firefox 3.0

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Software Konqueror as a web browser still unfortunately lags quite a way behind Firefox in terms of compatibility. For that reason, many KDE users stick with Firefox, despite the poorer integration between the desktop environment and the browser.

The technophobe sister and Xubuntu project

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Linux Let me introduce to you, my sister. She’s the furtherest thing from a geek anyone in our generation can be. And she hates computers. I got a copy of Xubuntu 8.04 and began my install.

ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi with Linux

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Hardware These X48 motherboards have been expensive, but now some of the budget manufacturers are introducing models at a lower cost. For just under $200 USD, ASRock has introduced the X48TurboTwins-WiFi. The ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi pairs Intel's X48 with the ICH9R Southbridge and offers a few extra features such as eSATA, integrated 802.11g WiFi, and IEEE-1394 Firewire.

some howtos:

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  • Make your own Fedora re-spin

  • Replace the System Beep with a Compiz Effect
  • Ubuntu ca0106 Audigy SE sound card working with 5.1
  • dnstop: Monitor BIND DNS Server (DNS Network Traffic) From a Shell Prompt
  • Detecting Old Sound Cards in Ubuntu
  • How to change a users UID and GID
  • How To Turn Any Applications To A Widget In Ubuntu
  • Word completion-like feature in Calc
  • Kickstart for Ubuntu 8.04 with LDAP Authentication
  • Command Line Quickies - ps
  • OpenAFS installation on Debian

Day Planner and Calizo: Simple calendaring tools

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Software If advanced calendar applications like Evolution and Sunbird are overkill for your needs, try Day Planner, a simple yet efficient calendaring utility. If you want to view your calendar as a timeline, check out Calizo instead.

Desktop Linux Distributions: Expectations of a home user

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Linux Desktop Linux Distribution is getting fame in every day use among home users and even office users. Given the choice to select from a huge list of Desktop Linux Distributions home users are ought to get confused and it's not unusual that they do distro-hopping in the quest of what is so called "the best" for them.

Jim Zemlin and the Linux Foundation: Looking after Linus

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Linux While Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, has a wide and well established fan-base, fewer people are aware of the wider organisation that supports his vital kernel development work.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 264

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: First look - Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r1

  • News: Fedora 10 code name, interview with Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst, Debconf8 Schedule
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7, Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r1
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4, Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 2, and openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 2
  • Reviewed last week: Mandriva 2009 Beta 1, Pardus 2008
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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Zorin OS 12 Beta - Flat white, no sugar

I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold