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Story CES 2014: Toshiba introduces first Chromebook, 13.3 inch display Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 7:10pm
Story Ubuntu developer builds Pirate Bay torrent search into operating system Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 6:28pm
Story Putting Chromebook Sales in Proper Perspective Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 6:22pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 4:33pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 4:23pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 4:22pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 4:21pm
Story Mozilla partners with Panasonic to bring Firefox OS to the TV, details progress on tablet and desktop versions Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 2:14pm
Story A minty fresh start Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 2:09pm
Story Frameworks 5 Tech Preview Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 1:47pm

Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds

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OS We have collected some of the best quotes from three of the most influential people in the history of operating systems: Steve Jobs (Apple), Linus Torvalds (Linux) and Bill Gates (Microsoft).

Linux Mint Elyssa Vs Ubuntu Hardy!

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Ubuntu The reason i am writing this review is that few days back i had some problem with my ubuntu desktop (resizing disk issues) when i thought of giving Linux Mint a go since the new version Elyssa was released. I am a relatively new linux user about 6 months old. So i put forward my perception. Feel free to reply what you all think.

30 Gnome themes to enhance your Ubuntu experience

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Software To be honest, I never really liked Human, Ubuntu’s default theme, and seems that many other people don’t. Happilly, on GNU/Linux systems it is easy to customize everything. Here’s a list of 30 Gnome themes.

Ottawa Linux Symposium 10, Day 1

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Linux The tenth annual Ottawa Linux Symposium kicked off Wednesday in Canada's capital, just a few blocks from the country's parliament building, in a conference centre in the midst of being torn down. The symposium started with the traditional State of the Kernel address, this year by Matthew Wilcox.

Dell UK launches systems with preinstalled Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Dell is now selling selected systems with Ubuntu 8.0.4, Hardy Heron, pre-installed in the United Kingdom . Ubuntu has been an option some Dell systems in the past, but only in the United States.

The Mess That is Linux Volume Management

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Linux The GNU/Linux operating system is blessed to have sound partition management tools like GParted which are very easy to use. However, when it comes to the management of 'virtual partitions' known as volumes, things are quite different. There is Linx Volume Management, or LVM in short, however, it can almost only be used from the command line. Also, it doesn't integrate software RAID - except for striping. I was quite optimistic when I started using volume management some four years ago, but not anymore. Let me explain why I'm disappointed.

Easter Eggs For both the Command Line and GUI

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Software This week, in celebration of summer and the holiday week in United States, we decided to take a minibreak from the serious and bring you some Linux Easter Egg fun.

Flock Gloss Edition makes a fashion statement

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Software The Flock guys have just released a fashion oriented edition of its namesake Firefox-based browser labeled Flock Gloss Edition.

Is Microsoft Irrelevant?

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Microsoft At OSCON, a top software architect questions Microsoft’s relevance as Linux and open source march on into the enterprise and the overall computing landscape.

Review: Think small with Linutop 2

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Hardware If you think that a desktop PC has to be big, noisy and expensive -- think again. Linutop shows that it pays to seriously diminish your size expectations with its tiny, energy-efficient Linux-based PC.

Introduction to Linux: Desktop Environments

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Software I've discussed what GNU/Linux is (commonly referred to as Linux), what it represents, why people use it and why more should. I've even touched on the subject that you can do almost anything in Linux that you may have taken for granted as being a purely Windows (or Apple) related functionality. For those who took my advice and played around with a Live CD, it must be like being lost in a foreign nation. Where's the Start button? Where's Windows Manager?

DTrace and the Linux bunker mentality

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blogs.zdnet: DTrace is an open source Sun product that made its debut with Solaris 10 but has since been ported to MacOS X and various other BSD derivatives. Only Linux is left without significant corporate or community support for a DTrace port. Instead the Linux kernel group has been working on a thing called SystemTap.

The open source jobs boom

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weblog.infoworld: Looking for a good job in IT? Sharpen your knowledge of open source development frameworks, languages, and programming. A just-published study of available IT jobs found that 5 percent to 15 percent of the positions now on the market call for open source software skills.

How gaming in Linux will bring the ultimate benefit to all

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dogbuntu.wordpress: The biggest reason I still dual boot my Ubuntu with Windows XP is Gaming. In fact the Windows XP in my desktop is used for no purpose absolutely except occassionally playing games.

Linux Users: Why So Serious?

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Linux Despite coming from a very rich and early history, linux OS consumer market share is less than 1% [1,2]; and the community more divided than ever. What are we doing wrong?

How To Install Django On Debian Etch (Apache2/mod_python)

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This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Debian Etch 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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  • Shell Script To Emulate A Thesaurus For Linux or Unix

  • Who says you can't make money in open source?
  • Kernel Log: Centrino 2 WiFi driver iwl 5000 and webcam driver gscpa in Linux 2.6.27
  • Red Hat Ups Length Of Top Technical Support For Enterprise Linux
  • Linux HOWTO: Video Editing Magic with ffmpeg
  • Using new social networking service from the command line
  • Sun Takes a Shine to Linux in New Web Stack
  • Giving love to the Previewer
  • SCO Blast From The Past
  • Vista Adoption going no-where, IT considering Linux and Mac instead
  • Linux answers the age-old question, "Why is my network slow?"
  • Ubuntu Classroom #1 at Engineering Faculty
  • OLPC and LEGO - A Match from Heaven?
  • Network Security Toolkit distribution aids network security administrators
  • 11 Firefox 3 Extensions That I Can’t Live Without
  • Video: Fedora Live
  • Killing the Desktop Metaphor with GNOME

Would a chic Linux seduce the masses?

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Linux Linux has lived a long life of stability and sturdy usability, but what if the underpinnings of that strategy fell away and the developer community were to welcome an influx of open source designers focused on producing the most pleasant and intuitive interface imaginable.

Software piracy hurts the open-source community too

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OSS Proprietary software vendors, movie companies and the music industry aren't the only businesses that don't like pirates stealing, copying and reselling their CDs and DVDs. community manager sees fallout when proprietary wares are jacked.

The new FreeBSD Core Team (2008-2010)

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BSD One of the major differences between FreeBSD and Linux, is that FreeBSD is coherent operating system, and that the building of it is steered and managed by a Core Team.

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