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Story Meizu to allow other devices to run its Flyme OS? Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2014 - 10:36pm
Story March of the penguins: how we migrate from UNIX to Linux Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2014 - 10:18pm
Story Bitcoin Scoops Linux Media Award at CeBIT 2014 Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2014 - 10:16pm
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Story This Open Source Coder Wants to be a Congressman Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2014 - 8:37pm
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Story Memset Urges Public Sector To Ditch VMware For Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 16/03/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Introducing eppDater - GUI for Apt-Get Package Updates Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2014 - 3:57pm
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Chinese Penguin Love: The Lenovo and Linux Story

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Linux

itwire.com: Speaking from China, Tux the penguin says "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" as the media continues to report that Lenovo is slaying the kernel mascot with the relish of a Canadians near a seal pup. iTWire digs a little deeper to reveal just WTF is really happening with Lenovo and Linux...

Why I Can't Wait for PCLinuxOS 2008

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PCLOS

junauza.com: Though PCLOS is not my most favorite Linux distro, I honestly consider it as one of the best. I have used the May 2007 stable release version and I was really impressed with almost all of its features. For now, I'll act like a fanboy and write a short list of expectations for the upcoming PCLinuxOS 2008(?).

(K)(X)Ubuntu Alternatives

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Linux

molom.wordpress: I’ll admit it, I really dislike Ubuntu and its official variants (Kubuntu & Xubuntu). The reason why is because many believe that its the only proper user-friendly distribution available. Well… There are more and better alternatives to Ubuntu.

Software Freedom Day 2008: Updated

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OSS

itwire.com: Software Freedom Day 2008 will be with us next Saturday the 20th of September. More than 500 teams in over 120 countries are holding events to mark the occasion.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Poll: Firefox is browser of choice

  • Closing the gates on windows
  • 2.6.27-rc6, "Things Are Calming Down"
  • Cracking the open-source community code for drive-by developers
  • Test drive OpenOffice 3 RC 1
  • Linux and Unix Humour - Wisdom For The Ages
  • Open source patents: Four companies offer green tech to public domain
  • HP's fast fashion, Linux wins and losses: The week in laptops
  • Drivers? Don’t talk to me about drivers
  • Status of Ubuntu Romanian Localization Team
  • boycottmandriva.com might soon have a market
  • Stocking Your New Computer With Top Open Source Apps
  • Linux Made Easy now on sale
  • Bash Shell PS1: 10 Examples to Make Your Linux Prompt Sexy
  • Control your Desktop with Mouse Gestures
  • How to change hotclick dictionary/encyclopedia site in Opera

Pardus -- ready for the major league

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Pardus has been around for quite a while, but never got much attention, perhaps because its developers focus on giving people from Turkey a distribution in their native language. But Pardus is a multi-language distribution, so it can be used by many people without a Turkish background. Time to take a good look at this distro that might suprise you!

It Is A War

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: GNU is 25 years old this year, and every Linux user on the planet should take a few minutes to eat a piece of birthday cake and give thanks. Because it's more than just software. Glyn Moody addressed one aspect of this in "The Real Reason to Celebrate GNU's Birthday":

Shuttleworth’s Apollo Challenge to the Linux Community

linux-foundation.org/blogs: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, recently wrote a post detailing a challenge he recently issued to the Linux and free software community: build a Linux-based UI and computing experience on par with Apple’s within two years. This is the free software community’s version of JFK’s Space Challenge that resulted in the Apollo program.

What They're Using: Michael Anti and His Eee PC

linuxjournal.com: Michael Anti is an engineer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Huaxia Times, 21st Century World Herald, Washington Post, Southern Metropolis Daily and Far and Wide Journal. He has been a researcher, a columnist, a reporter, a war correspondent in Baghdad (in 2003) and more—and achieved notoriety in 2005 when Microsoft deleted his blog.

IP camera designs run Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: TI is offering Linux camera application source code and free codecs with two new IP camera reference designs based on its RISC/DSP SoCs. The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) model handles widely variable lighting, while a Video Content Analytics (VCA) model targets video analytics processing applications.

Desktop Linux and Subnotebooks/Netbooks

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Desktop Linux has made inroads even to subnotebooks/netbooks. And all the leading desktop distros such as Ubuntu, Suse, PCLinuxOS, Fedora, Xandros, Mandriva and many others have rolled out their distro versions to fit these low-cost devices. The good news is that PCLinuxOS has also forayed into this area with its EePCLinuxOS.

Also: Netbooks and Mini-Laptops Buyer's Guide

Is HP building a custom Linux distro for home computers?

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Linux

electronista.com: Business Week reports that sources inside HP claim the company is readying a custom operating system based on Linux for home computer users. There are practically no details about the rumored OS at this point, aside from the fact that it's supposed to be "easier" to use than most Linux distributions.

Lancelot reaches Holy Grail of KDE menu

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KDE

linux.com: KDE 4 is barely eight months old, and already it has three options for a main menu. Until now, users have either used the default Kickoff, which makes for awkward navigation of the menu tree, or reverted to the familiar but unwieldy classic menu. Now, with the first full release of Lancelot, users have another option.

Novell Turns Inside To Hire Its New Channel Chief

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SUSE

crn.com: Novell has named Javier Colado, previously manager of the software company's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, as its new channel chief, the company announced Friday.

Hackers attack Large Hadron Collider

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Security

telegraph.co.uk: Hackers have mounted an attack on the Large Hadron Collider, raising concerns about the security of the biggest experiment in the world as it passes an important new milestone.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 38

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SUSE

Issue #38 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Last Call for openSUSE Board Candidates, openSUSE 11.0 survey, and KDE in openSUSE 11.1 and beyond.

Does interoperability violate the GPL?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: VMWare boxes from its logoI got an e-mail this morning, tickling me to look into the idea that VMWare is violating the GPL. This idea has been around for some time and Big Money Matt has covered it beautifully.

Make Your Linux Desktop More Productive

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HowTos

lifehacker.com: Apple has convinced millions that they can make the switch from Windows to OS X, but those curious about Linux have to see for themselves if they can work or play on a free desktop. Today we're detailing a Linux desktop that helps you move quickly, work with Windows, and just get things done; read on for a few suggestions on setting it up.

Boxee aims to shake up the home theater

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Software

linux.com: Boxee is a new entrant into the increasingly crowded open source media center space. The company's eponymous application is billed as a "social media center" -- melding a smorgasbord of social networking services into an XBMC-based media center designed for the couch-centric user.

The 2008 kernel summit

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Linux

Jonathan Corbet: The agenda for the 2008 kernel summit has been posted. The summit is an annual, invitation-only event which is typically attended by 70-80 developers. It is a rare opportunity to bring part of the kernel community together for focused discussions on topics which affect the kernel as a whole.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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