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Story The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Many Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:56pm
Story VirtualBox Is Still Running Slower Than QEMU-KVM Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:41pm
Story 7 Great New Open Source Projects Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:11pm
Story Darling Refreshed To Run OS X Binaries To Linux Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm
Story Windows and Android on one PC? Here's how AMD and Intel plan to do it Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:56pm
Story GNOME 3.11.3 Is Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Red Hat Invests in Open Source IaaS, Cloud Talent Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:40pm
Story AMD Radeon R9 270 in Fedora 20 experience Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:30pm
Story Lenovo to launch multiple Chromebooks this summer Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:14pm
Story Kids tablet runs Android 4.4 on 64-bit Intel Atom Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 6:08pm

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.

1st steps with PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS I had so much trouble trying to reinstall Windows XP on my IBMX23 that I thought I’d see how I get on with PCLinux.

Network Monitoring with Zenoss: A Reluctant Administrator's Guide

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Software My household now has four physical computers, one of them dual boot. All are on a single internal Local Area Network. I also have two computers sitting in a box, which will probably be added to this mess soon, plus my wife plans to get a laptop. Like it or not, I now manage a network bigger than many small businesses! Surely, there must be a way to automate this mess?

GNOME 2.23.5 Released

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Software Here's the first release after GUADEC. The GNOME contributors actually managed to continue hacking on their modules. Amazing. Those people never stop. I guess it shows how passionate they are! So they made changes that are now visible in this latest version of GNOME.

Future Ubuntu names

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  • Jerking Jackass (9.04)

  • Kevlar Kiwi (9.10)
  • Lumbering Lama (10.04)

Veteran developer ditches Microsoft for open source

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OSS If you've ever used Microsoft Access or Excel, you have likely used a product that Mike Gunderloy had a hand in developing. The irony is that Gunderloy himself doesn't use those products anymore. He's given up Microsoft for open source -- and he's not going back.

Happy 10th birthday, Mandriva Linux

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MDV Yes, today - July 23rd, 2008 - is the tenth anniversary of the release of Linux-Mandrake 5.1, the very first public release of what is now Mandriva Linux. It was versioned 5.1 as it was a fork of Red Hat 5.1.

Also: Interview With Helio Chissini De Castro - Mandriva

Fedora adds collaboration tools

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  • Fedora Phones Home: Fedora Talk and Other Updates From the Community

  • Fedora adds collaboration tools
  • Developers Make a Good Call With Fedora Talk

Can the Linux desktop best the Mac desktop?

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blogs.computerworld: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, wants desktop Linux to "shoot beyond the Mac." Can it? Today's Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard, is a work of the user-interface designer art. This competition forces Linux desktops to evolve very quickly.

SuperTux, the Greatest Linux Game of All Time

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Gaming If you ask my 3 year old son what's his favorite Linux game of all time, he would start hopping and say SuperTux in a loud and superhero-like voice. I can't blame him for being such a SuperTux fanatic because when I was a kid, I was very much addicted to a game which SuperTux was based upon.

BusyBox Developers and Supermicro Agree to End GPL Lawsuit

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Legal The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that an agreement has been reached to dismiss the GNU General Public License (GPL) enforcement lawsuit filed by SFLC against Super Micro Computer, Inc. on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox.

some howtos:

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  • Using KGet Download Manager with Firefox

  • Effective keyboard usage in Linux
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 2
  • Syslog: Sending log from remote servers to syslog daemon
  • How do I create a translucent text box in Scribus?
  • Creating an installation server for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Linux Filesystems
  • Updating CheckGmail to Fix Login Errors
  • The Anatomy of a C++ Program

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.

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