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Story Atomic Mode-Setting/Display Support Progresses In Linux 3.20 Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 7:53pm
Story Industrial box-PC takes Linux-on-Haswell to extremes Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 7:49pm
Story Deploying tor relays Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 7:47pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 6:31pm
Story This Huge Coffee Table Can Switch Between Android and Windows, No Joke Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 6:28pm
Story KDE 5 (Plasma 5.2.0) available for Slackware -current Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 6:06pm
Story Embedded Development with ARM mbed on Linux Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 6:02pm
Story Confessions of a systems librarian Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 5:53pm
Story IoT, Revolution In Personal Computing, or FLOSS Taking Over the World of IT Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 5:44pm
Story Political parties favour openness to reconstruct Greek productivity Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 5:38pm

LinuxCon:

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Linux
  • LinuxCon: The Little Things Make All The Difference
  • How Muppets learned to stop licensing and love the comm
  • LinuxCon: Desktop Should Be Better Than Windows

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Watch Out for That Meteor, Stallman.
  • Linux is bloated, says Torvalds
  • Why open-source DNS is 'internet's dirty little secret'
  • Replicating Linux's Success
  • Open Source can help India save Rs 10,000 crore
  • Red Hat remains red hot on the Street on eve of next earnings report
  • IBM Markets Wares and Ubuntu to Africa
  • LinuxCon: Beyond the Hype: The True Cost of Linux and Open Source
  • Red Hat's Deltacloud at Tip of Epic Change
  • Dell to offer Intel App Store on Consumer Netbooks
  • New Installer screenshots for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)
  • LinuxCon Audio Diary 2
  • LinuxCon Audio Diary 1
  • For the truly paranoid (password generator)
  • Gnome Wallpaper Rotate Script
  • Can a laptop change the world?
  • Making Money from Open Source and the Business Model Debate
  • Plasma: Where we are going
  • Plasma 4.4: Update on where we are
  • OLPC gets microwaved, molded into stunning piece of art

some howto:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Tip : Easy way to enable font smoothing in Wine
  • How to Install and Use Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • How to: to system update on OpenSuse via console
  • How to Cut/Split Video using Avidemux
  • Opening files automatically on mainstream Linux desktops
  • 10 PostgreSQL Performance Optimization Tips
  • How to install PHP PDO_OCI on Ubuntu
  • How To: Install PHP 5.3 on CentOS 5.1 or RHEL 5.1

Alternative Netbook Operating Systems

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OS

gottabemobile.com: Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook.

The Report from Fake Portland: LinuxCon 2009

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Linux

redmonk.com/sogrady: If you’ve been to enough of them, you know that conferences have very definite lifespans. The trajectories may vary according to variables like subject matter, economic conditions or the geographic location, but they’re all pretty much the same.

Dropping Compiz for Mutter (Metacity 3) compositing?

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Software
Ubuntu

blog.thesilentnumber.me: I'd like to ask the Ubuntu developer community to consider freeing up valuable CD space by removing Compiz and just using Mutter (Metacity 3) compositing in the default installation for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Lucid Lynx.

A Quick Look At Gnome 3’s Desktop Sidebar

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Software

d0od.blogspot: Continuing our look at Gnome 3’s Gnome-Shell, we land upon the oft unnoticed desktop sidebar!

Myths about Open Source

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OSS

livemint.com: I recently met an old school friend over a cup of coffee and we spoke about life, movies and music. Then the topic moved on to technology. The conversation moved to open source and how he really didn’t get the concept of it and he was just against it.

The Linux Foundation's "Community" Doesn't Look Very Community

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Linux

linuxtoday.com/blog: Here we are on Day Two of the Linux Foundation's Linuxcon, and it sure looks like the face of Linux is still a bearded one, despite the Linux Foundation's grand claims of Community. Perhaps they have a more limited definition of "community."

Ubuntu Linux - To love and to hate

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Ubuntu

sinaisix.blogspot.com: Ubuntu Linux is, arguably, the most popular Linux distro around today, with millions of people who deeply love it. There are some people however, who, for some reasons, do not just want to hear the mention of Ubuntu.

Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Does Linux desktop even need to be popular? There are, shall we say, differing options among the open source cognoscenti gathered in Portland, Oregon this week for the annual LinuxCon.

Chrome Netbook Operating System By Christmas?

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OS

itworld.com: One of the tidbits author Jerri Ledford told me during my interview to get information for the Daily Tip entry Chrome Tips and Tricks for Better Browsing was that she felt Google's Chrome operating system would be on netbooks by Christmas.

CentOS Pulse #0905 - The CentOS Newsletter

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News

With a little delay, issue #0905 of the CentOS Pulse newsletter has been released. It covers topics like the CentOS 4.8 release, the Spanish CentOS community, wireless networking and contains an interesting interview with Tru Huynh.

Ubuntu 10.04: A Closer Look

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth announced objectives for Ubuntu 10.04, a.k.a “Lucid Lynx,” to attendees of the Atlanta Linux Fest (more conference coverage) last week. Here’s a look.

Replacing KDE applications

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: I’ve been on an app-hunt to replace some of the applications to which I’ve grown used to in KDE, mostly so that I can break my ties with that desktop and move forward completely without it.

Mr. Torvalds, Shrink That Kernel

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Linux
  • Mr. Torvalds, Shrink That Kernel
  • Does it matter that "Linux is bloated"?
  • Linux And The 'B' Word: Bloat

5 phrases that diminish the credibility of Linux, Mac, and Windows users

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OS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Much like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” if you see the same claim made in every argument, time and time again, that claim starts to lose credibility. I don’t think there’s anywhere in modern life where this is more visible than in the Linux/Mac/Windows flame wars.

Fedora Mini: A New Netbook Competitor?

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Linux

workswithu.com: For a long time, Ubuntu was the only big-name Linux distribution with a specially tailored netbook version. That changed recently with the announcement of Fedora Mini.

The holy tech flame wars

royal.pingdom.com: Since the dawn of technology people have been arguing about which technology is better. As with all such debates there are usually no simple answers and it often comes down to personal taste. Let’s have a look.

Linux Lands on Panasonic Toughbooks

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Ubuntu Linux is now available on Panasonic Toughbooks — those rugged devices typically found in harsh environments and vertical markets like health care, transportation, real estate and insurance.

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