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Story Summary of 2013 and New Year's list Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:28am
Story What to expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:25am
Story Belkin shows Linux powered smart slow cooker at CES 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:20am
Story Why Acer's new Android desktops are a game-changer Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:10am
Story Ubuntu 13.10 - The "Marmite" Linux Operating System Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:08am
Story Is Microsoft Grasping at Straws? Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:06am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:06am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:06am
Story Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Performance Stepped Up In 2013 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:00am
Story Parted Magic Continues Being Commercial-Only Rianne Schestowitz 05/01/2014 - 7:56pm

Ubuntu is everywhere at OSCON (and the Web)

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  • Ubuntu is everywhere at OSCON

  • Can Ubuntu win the OS beauty pageant?
  • Shuttleworth: Make Desktop Linux Better than Apple
  • Ubuntu man challenges open source to out-pretty Apple
  • Ubuntu to unveil new version of its Launchpad community next week

Consonance: A lightweight GTK+ music player

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Software One of the members of the Arch Linux forums has been developing a new music manager that is advertised as being fast and lightweight. I have been following this thread for a couple of months and decided it is mature enough to try.

Fortify sets off FUD flood

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OSS Roger Thornton, CTO, FortifyI was impressed by the work Fortify did in raising concerns about the security process among open source application developers. But did it really call for a FUD flood?

Drizzle, a MySQL fork for web applications

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Software MySQL employees have announced a fork of the open source MySQL database, named "Drizzle", that focuses on what they see as the essential features for an online database.

CLI Magic: For geek cred, try these one-liners

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HowTos In this context, a one-liner is a set of commands normally joined through a pipe (|). When joined by a pipe, the command on the left passes its output to the command on the right. Simple or complex, you can get useful results from a single line at the bash command prompt.

The Linux file system

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Linux In my last article I talked about working with shortcuts in Ubuntu Linux. In this article I want to chat about the Linux file system and where you can expect to find things. Once again, I am basing this on Ubuntu Linux.

Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard

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HowTos You can’t really turn a Linux system to a Mac, but you definitely can make your Ubuntu Hardy looks like a Mac OSX Leopard.

There is too much to choose from in the world of Linux

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Linux The website currently lists 570 Linux distributions in their database. A majority of distros are something that you or I have never heard of, while the top of their list features corporate backed Linux distributions like Ubuntu, openSUSE, RedHat and Mandriva, but also some smaller spin-off projects. But as we go down the list I really have to wonder what do we need all these distributions for?

Also: Too much choice in Linux?

Computers With Ubuntu Linux Coming to All Major Retailers

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Ubuntu At least two “multinational corporations” (translation: Big PC or consumer electronics companies) have agreed to preinstall Ubuntu Netbook Remix edition on forthcoming sub-notebook devices, according to Gerry Carr, a Canonical marketing manager.

NetworkManager: Secret weapon for the Linux road warrior

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Software For years I have envied how easy my Windows- and Mac-based peers had it when traveling with their laptops. They connect to hotspots with ease, get online while I was still logging into root and running some tools. It just wasn’t fair. I wanted an integrated easy-to-use tool that did not require bringing up a shell or logging into root.

today's leftovers

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  • The Theory and Practice of the Software Forge

  • Learning to Like Ubuntu & Linux
  • What Open Source Could Learn From Microsoft
  • WoW: The Running Game
  • Purge Formatting In OpenOffice
  • OpenSSH 5.1 and ASCII Art Fingerprints
  • Comparing openSUSE to other Distributions
  • Google Gadgets for Linux
  • Fedora/RPM packaging
  • Panel discusses openness at OSCON
  • Why not learn a little language while you work, Amigo?
  • Do we need to wipe the slate with x86?
  • Anthropological study of the Ubuntu Linux ‘community of practice’

some more howtos:

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  • Fluxbox on Ubuntu beginners guide

  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 1
  • Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian
  • Simple Multiple-Steam Output Redirection With Zsh On Linux and Unix
  • Howto Configure IPv6 Tunnel in Ubuntu
  • How to install & configure fonts in openSUSE

Vector Linux SOHO 5.9 Deluxe -- Not Just For The Office

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Linux Last year I wrote a review of Vector Linux 5.8 Standard for O'Reilly in January. Five months later I decided a new review was in order for Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO because the two weren't based on the same code and the changes were great enough to make the SOHO release seem like an entirely different version from Standard.

Linux is easier to install than XP

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Linux When you buy a new PC today, unless you hunt down a Linux system or you buy a Mac, you’re pretty much stuck with Vista. Sad, but true. So, when I had to get a new PC in a hurry, the one I bought came pre-infected with Vista Home Premium. Big deal.

The Linux Saga: boot loader, initrd & Sys V

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Linux Linux was filling up the memory. The boot loader was fetching more and more kilobytes of code. Thoughtlessly, without emotion. But what kind of emotions can we expect from a boot loader, honestly? Bit after bit, byte after byte, incoming chunks of code produced within many years of common effort, by many wise folks. They are the soul of the System.

Kernel space: Full disclosure for security holes

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  • Kernel space: Full disclosure for security holes

  • Kernel log: ath9k driver for new Atheros WLAN chips, discussions of Nvidia drivers
  • Proposing Read-Only ZFS
  • When Will ZFS Come To Linux?
  • Anatomy of Linux loadable kernel modules

Mandriva and Precedent Technologies work together to offer a new low cost desktop: TechSurfer

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MDV Mandriva and Precedent Technologies ("PTech"), announce a new partnership, working together on the release in September in the United States of a new low-cost desktop, with Intel Atom CPUs and Mandriva Linux preinstalled on these machines.

Easiest way to try linux on windows

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jamesselvakumar.wordpress: Ever had these questions in your mind..?
- You are a windows user but want to try linux
- You are interested in trying linux but don’t want to ditch windows either
- You want linux and windows in your machine without disturbing each other

Linux, Laptops and Dual Displays

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Hardware I need to update some information related to a post that I made last week about multiple displays with Linux. In a nutshell, I have a laptop and a port replicator with a display connected to it. That gives rise to three basic "states" for display.

Apache’s open source governance model

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OSS The core Apache servers power the web: combining dominant market share with dominant performance and stunning software reliability - and because that combination is unusual, we have to ask why and how?

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