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Story Release date for Krita 2.9 Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 9:09pm
Story Why do some Mac owners run Linux instead of OS X? Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 9:03pm
Story Systemd – for better or worse Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 8:59pm
Story 2014 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 8:35pm
Story You're the Boss with UBOS Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 8:32pm
Story Balancing Diversity and Creativity in the World of FOSS Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Linux support for the Dell XPS 13 9343 (2015 model) Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 8:19pm
Story How does systemd relate to Plasma? Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 8:16pm
Story Linux-based robot controller targets FIRST robotics contests Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 8:11pm
Story FSF adds Guix System Distribution to list of endorsed distributions Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 8:09pm

Open sourcers strike back at Google cease-and-desist

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theregister.co.uk: Three days after Google told an independent developer to stop bundling proprietary applications with his alternative Android operating system, fans of the popular package have shot back with plans to work around the move.

5 Things You Can Do to Put Linux in the Driver Seat

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daniweb.com: I don't blame the kind volunteers that donate their time to program bits and pieces of the Linux kernel and associated programs but I do blame the hardware manufacturers for not supporting a huge user base of Linux users. I'm tired of it and it's time for action. Here's what we can do:

10 easy ways to play with Linux without leaving Windows

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downloadsquad.com: If you're still using Windows for your primary OS there are tons of ways to get your feet wet like a true penguin without making any serious commitments. Here are ten ways.

10 things that rocked the Linux world

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Linux

Much too much has happened with Linux in the last 10 years to do anything like a complete job of listing the important events and technological advances surrounding this operating system. But nevertheless here are 10 important Linux developments that have rocked the world of Linux. I'm sure you can add to this.

Google throws the ‘open’ out of ‘open-source’ by shutting down Android mod

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Google
OSS

thinkdigit.com: Well, it was nice while it lasted. With Android, Google had promised us the ideal of a truly open-source mobile operating system being headed by one of the technology world’s most influential organisations. And now, the company has gone ahead and issued a ‘Cease and Desist’ (C&D) order to one of the most popular Android mods around.

Without Free Software, Open Source Would Lose its Meaning

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linuxjournal.com: I'm a big fan of Matt Asay's writings about free software even though I have been rather dreading the appearance of one that I knew, one day, he would write...because it would be wrong. And now he has written it, with the self-explanatory headline: “Free software is dead. Long live open source.”

HD videoconferencing system runs Linux

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linuxfordevices.com: Later this week, Panasonic Communications plans to ship a full HD videoconferencing system that incorporates embedded Linux and Nokia's Qt cross-platform development/UI framework.

Ubuntu Is Pretty Cool (My Linux Experiment)

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Ubuntu

sourcesandmethods.blogspot: I decided to install Ubuntu on an old laptop of mine this weekend and I feel, I have to say, more, well, resilient already. The intelligence implications are pretty interesting, too.

Ohio LinuxFest report: "Forty Years of Unix"

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lxer.com: I just got back from OhioLinuxFest "Forty Years of Unix," and I want to report on what I heard, who I saw, and what I learned.

Also: An Introduction to GNOME 3.0

Can open source monopolize a market?

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cnet.com: Open source is used to playing underdog to incumbent proprietary vendors. What will happen when open source dominates, rather than commoditizes, markets?

Kernel Log - Main development phase of Linux 2.6.32 completed

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h-online.com: With the first release candidate of Linux 2.6.32, last night, Linus Torvalds completed the main development phase of the next version of Linux on the main development branch.

Try Out an Unofficial, But Working, "Chrome OS"

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lifehacker.com: The official, actually-made-by-Google Chrome OS won't hit netbooks until late 2010, but you can try out a custom-built Linux distribution that's somewhat stripped down and puts Google's browser at the center of everything.

Slax

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terminally-incoherent.com: I decided to do something new. I used countless live CD’s in the past, but it actually never occurred to me to try something more persistent. So I dug out my old 2GB USB stick and installed Slax.

My ideal operating system

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Over the weekend I was running my usual route and doing my usual thinking…about Linux. A strange thought crossed my mind as my music-listening-device (not an iPod thank you very much) jumped from one genre of music to another: What would my ideal operating system consist of?

50 Open Source Apps for Small Biz/Home Office

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earthweb.com: When it comes to businesses using open source software, medium and large enterprises seem to get most of the press. However, small office/home office (SOHO) setups with 10 employees or less may see even greater benefit from switching to open source applications.

Gnome Shell… Meh

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v00d00.net: Now with any major new release of GNOME you are going to get alot of “omg totally awesome new stuff in gnome!” posts. The real question is do you want it to do something new?

Making Linux Binaries Simple: Automate 'Em

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Linux
Software

informationweek.com/blog: If Linux doesn't change its attitude about prepackaged binary (read: closed source) software anytime soon, here's a suggestion: a generic software deployment system for Linux binaries.

Sharing Linux

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Linux

computerworld.com: Linux users aren't known for being party-animals either, Linux users do enjoy sharing information at a social gathering, and they don't need Microsoft to tell them tell how to throw a party.

Mozilla coders join Palm, apparently jabbing Apple

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Two prominent Web-based programming advocates have left Mozilla for Palm, arguing that the time has come to use browsers to bypass Apple's controlling role in mobile applications.

Apache Holds Steady in a Changing Web Server Landscape

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computerworlduk.com: Once upon a time, the monthly Netcraft Web server survey was nice and boring. Regular as clockwork, it showed the complete dominance of Apache in this sector.

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