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Story LibreOffice 4.4.4 Released Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2015 - 8:36am
Story Watch: Mark Shuttleworth Talks About Telco and NFV Technologies Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2015 - 3:44am
Story Linux Kernel 4.0.7 Is a Small Release with Updated Drivers, ARM Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2015 - 1:03am
Story An Everyday Linux User Review Of Debian Jessie Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2015 - 12:34am
Story Compact, rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2015 - 12:26am
Story Media player mini-PC runs Android on 64-bit octa-core SoC Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2015 - 12:10am
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 11:21pm
Story Btrfs In Linux 4.2 Brings Quota Updates, Many Fixes Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 10:08pm
Story Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE Officially Released - Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 9:55pm
Story Will Red Hat Enter the Security Market? Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 9:10pm

Is IBM splitting hairs

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  • Is IBM splitting hairs with open source?
  • When Reptiles Attack: Has IBM Tired Of FOSS?

Eye On Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
  • Eye On Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 2 Has GNOME 2.30

Ubuntu: Consumer ready, Enterprise grade.

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Ubuntu

fewt.com: What's the best new feature coming to Lucid? You could even call this one Lucid's killer feature.

Let he who is without proprietary features cast the first stone

blogs.the451group: If the recent debate about open core licensing has proven one thing, it is that the issue of combining proprietary and open source code continues to be a controversial one.

Becoming a "Linux Security Artist"

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Security

linux.com: After forty years in the commercial computing business, the one idea that has been drilled into me by security professionals is the fact that there is no such thing as a secure computer system, only levels of insecurity.

Installing Linux on a Thinkpad X40 with a CF Drive

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Linux

gnuru.org: The IBM ThinkPad X40 was one of the greatest lightweight ultra-portables of the time. Replacing the hard drive either with an original Hitachi 1.8" drive or a flash-based drive was out of the question. Fortunately, there is an alternative.

Oracle set to disclose MySQL plans next week

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Software

computerworld.com (IDG): MySQL users are set to receive fresh information about Oracle's road map for the open-source database during a keynote address by chief corporate architect Edward Screven at Tuesday's O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California.

Why Is Free, Open Source Software So Great?

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OSS

blog.flameeyes.eu: Since people wishfully read my previous posts criticising (part of) the GNU project as a wide-area attack on Free Software, I would like this time to post some positive thoughts on the greatness of Free Software altogether.

Mandriva Announces Arnaud Laprévote as CEO

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva today announced that its board of directors has named Arnaud Laprévote on the 24th of March to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer.

First Debian Mini Conference to be held in Germany

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the first Debian Mini Conference in Germany will take place on the 10th and 11th of June in Berlin as a subconference of this year's LinuxTag.

12 Things New About Upcoming Ubuntu 10.04

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techdrivein.com: The next major update of Ubuntu code named Ubuntu Lucid Lynx is scheduled to arrive in April 2010. Even though Ubuntu 10.04 is going to be an LTS release, a complete overhaul is on the cards. Lets take a peek at what's coming in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

How it works: Linux audio explained

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HowTos

tuxradar.com: There's a problem with the state of Linux audio, and it's not that it doesn't always work. The issue is that it's overcomplicated.

6 Tools to Easily Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro

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Software

maketecheasier.com: While it’s hard to make the claim that there aren’t enough Linux distros out there, it’s also hard to escape the fact that no distribution is all things to all people. There are all kinds of reasons to consider rolling your own, but many people never make the attempt because it seems like such a huge undertaking.

Drupal 6 Hosting With nginx And PHP-FastCGI On Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Drupal is a great CMS but is a bit hefty when you host it on bargain-basement shared hosting, and virtual private servers are great but memory-constrained at the low-end. Apache can be a big offender when it comes to resource usage, so a nice alternative is nginx, a fast, light-weight and efficient http server that supports PHP via PHP-FastCGI. So this is a pretty slick setup for hosting Drupal, and I've taken a few different howtos and forum posts to put together this guide, which should have all you need in one stop, including a working URL rewrite config.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Top 5 Firefox addons that enhance your web experience
  • Interview With Zeev Suraski – CTO Zend, Co-creator PHP
  • KDE Teams over the years
  • MacBook 2.1 : The Best Linux Distro
  • From openSUSE 11.2 to Kubuntu 9.10 - Part 1
  • Open sound series: Part 1 - The Freesound Project
  • What I Have Against Contextual Design and Personas
  • C is number one!
  • AMD Launches FirePro V8800 Graphics Card
  • The future of MySQL in a post-Sun world
  • You like Linux? Tell it to the world
  • New element discovered: Ununseptium
  • Bug fixing in Gentoo: How we are performing #2
  • PaleXO is Deploying OLPC to Palestinian Schools
  • CompTIA and Linux Professional Institute Join Forces
  • Linux Outlaws 144 - No Muppetry Included

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Aspell: Command line spell check
  • Improve NVidia Laptop Graphics Performance in Ubuntu
  • How to install Monitorix in Ubuntu 9.10 Server
  • Unix How-To: the Linux /etc/inittab file
  • Commandline Tips
  • Create Cool ASCII Text Banners from the Linux Terminal
  • ODF Performance Tip #1: Don’t re-compress images
  • Sharing Thunderbird's profile between Linux and Windows

The Difference a Decade Makes

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Software

linux-magazine.com: I spent part of the last week reviewing GNOME 2.30. As I worked, I kept returning to the fact that 2.30 is probably the last release of the GNOME 2.0 series, which began in June 2002.

10th Anniversary of Linux for the Mainframe: Beginning to Today

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Linux

eweek.com: 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Linux for the mainframe. Here, Knowledge Center contributor Bill Claybrook delves into the 10-year history of Linux for the mainframe, discussing its first deployments, advantages and appropriate workloads, as well as its current market outlook, cost of ownership and available applications.

KGB Says: The Best Linux is Ubuntu or Fedora

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Linux

daniweb.com: Last night while watching my usual list of recorded television programs, I saw a commercial for KGB, the company that begs you to text them with your questions. I posed the following question using her cell phone: "Which Linux distribution is the best for new users?"

IBM’s Open Source Patent Pledge

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OSS

linuxfoundation.org: To get to the bottom of things I contacted Dan Frye, VP of Open Systems Development at IBM and member of the Linux Foundations board of directors, to “say it wasn’t so.” Fortunately all of us can breathe easy - IBM remains true to their word. Here is the note I received from Dan which is very clear:

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