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Story Open source threatens to eat the database market Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 5:04pm
Story 5 Humanitarian FOSS projects to watch Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 4:56pm
Story When enthusiasm for free software turns ugly Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 4:47pm
Story Valve Releases New SteamOS Beta with Lots of Security Updates Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 4:41pm
Story Varnish: SSL revisited Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 4:35pm
Story Work Has Started on Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 4:35pm
Story An About.com Review Of Ubuntu 15.04 Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 10:41am
Story The First Of The Features Being Proposed For Fedora 23 Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 9:03am
Story Old Ubuntu Bug Lets Malicious Users Gain Sudo Access Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 8:23am
Story Chakra GNU/Linux Invites Users to Test the KDE Plasma 5.3 Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 8:08am

Firefox development dilemma: Tweak or overhaul?

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: Mozilla is building a number of features into the upcoming Firefox 3.7 browser--but the organization now has begun stewing over whether to introduce some of them in a significant update, as planned, or to rewrite some sooner for a variation of the current browser.

Sneak Peek at Opera 10.5

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Software

linux-mag.com: If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Opera hasn’t cracked double digits in the desktop browser market, but that doesn’t mean the company is giving up. A few days ago, Opera released alpha builds of Opera 10.5 and made them available for download.

A comparison of virtualization features of HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX

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Linux

Most AIX administrators understand the virtualization features available to them on their System p platform through PowerVM, which is also available on the System p for Linux. What about the other UNIX hardware platforms? find out what HP-UX, Solaris have to offer and how do some of their features compare to PowerVM.

The Ultimate Distro Showdown: Ubuntu 9.10 vs openSUSE 11.2 vs Mandriva 2010

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Linux

linuxforu.com: We laid our hands on all the three biggies—Ubuntu 9.10, Mandriva 2010 and openSUSE 11.2—and pitted them against each other. What followed was the battle of the century, as each distro pulled off one unique trick after another to stay on top of the game.

What's your vision of GNOME?

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Software

stormyscorner.com: The GNOME Foundation's mission is to provide a free desktop accessible to everyone. Accessible regardless of their ability to pay, their physical ability or the language they speak.

IP STB runs Linux, supports Netflix downloads

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Linux

linuxfordevices.com: Syabas Technology has posted specs for an upcoming IP STB (set-top box) that supports streaming Netflix downloads. The UPnP-ready "Popbox" offers Ethernet, WiFi, Component video, and HDMI connections, runs embedded Linux on a MIPS-based Sigma Designs SMP8643 processor, and will ship in March for only $129.

Arora web browser review

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Software

linuxuser.co.uk: Arora is a simple and lightweight cross-platform web browser based on the WebKit web browser engine, which has a small memory footprint. It can do some things that the more sophisticated web browsers can do.

Three console audio mixers

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I mentioned byobu the other day, and a few days before I mentioned a slew of audio players for the console. Here’s a mis-mash of those ideas, with three audio mixers running inside the Ubuntu version of byobu.

Bangarang: The new KDE media player

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Software

linuxcrunch.com: Most KDE4 users know the default KDE media player Dragon player. It is simple and easy. In this post I will introduce you a new media player for KDE4 which intends to be simple in stylish way, more integration with KDE4 technologies like phonon and Nepomuk, and has more features than Dragon player. It is Banarang.

Does Debian Deviate From Standards Or Upstream?

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Linux

pthree.org: Recently, I got into a discussion with a friend of mine. The discussion was about whether or not Debian and Ubuntu have deviated from standard practice regarding Paul Vixie’s cron implementation.

Buying a Dell Ubuntu Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: A few weeks ago, I wrote about my search for an Ubuntu netbook. I finally made a decision and received the new machine this week.

Microsoft: an end to open hostilities?

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Microsoft
OSS

oss-watch.ac.uk: First branded as a communist plot, then derided as a form of cancer, before being upgraded to merely a 'grey spectre', free and open source software (FOSS) has had a pretty rough ride from Microsoft over the years. For many in the open source community, the company represents all that is troubling about closed source software development. Recently, though, there have been developments.

Ubuntu 9.10 Review

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Ubuntu

ajbapps.wordpress: It’s been a couple of months since the release of the latest and greatest of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala and while we’ve been busy building servers based on the this release we can say with out a doubt it just keeps getting better.

Six office alternatives

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Software
OOo

mybroadband.co.za: In June Microsoft will release a final version of its Office 2010 productivity suite. Naturally many users will upgrade, at substantial cost, to the latest version of the popular Office suite, but for those not so eager to hand over their money to Microsoft there are still many great alternatives. And they are free.

Monty's 'Save MySQL' gets 15,000 backers

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Software

theregister.co.uk: A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 335

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: A look at MINIX 3
  • Statistics: Page Hit Ranking statistics in 2008 and 2009
  • Questions and answers: Optimizing 64-bit distributions with compiler flags
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.1 "Gaming", sidux 2009-04, ClearOS 5.1, Super OS 9.10
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.2 Pre 2, Pardus Linux 2009.1 RC
  • Donations: Krita receives €200.00
  • New additions: MINIX
  • New distributions: ArchServer, COTAS Linux, Dread Moon Linux, LinuxShark, XBMC Live, Ylmf OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-based Sabayon

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Linux

phoronix.com: For those looking to experiment with a Gentoo-based Linux system but are not looking forward to the obstacles of installing Gentoo itself, an easier and quicker approach can be to use a distribution like Sabayon Linux.

Top Ten Open Source Legal Developments: 2009

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OSS
Legal

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: As the use of free and open source software (“FOSS”) has become more ubiquitous, legal issues relating to FOSS have become more common and important. This year has seen a mix of new and old issues. Even more so than 2008.

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