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Story Google may start selling Ara phones for $50 Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 4:00pm
Story Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 release candidate Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 3:52pm
Story Android/Linux Overtakes XP on Weekends Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 3:50pm
Story Windows XP User? Here’s 4 Reasons to Switch to Lubuntu This April Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 3:37pm
Blog entry Nokia Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 10:35am
Story Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Receives Yet Another Kernel Update Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 10:22am
Story VirtualBox 4.3.8 Officially Released with Support for X.Org Server 1.15 Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:20am
Story Linux Mint Debian 201403 RC released! Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:16am
Story Upcoming Qemu changes for 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:14am
Story Ignore Microsoft, Dice on Linux, and Ubuntu Menus Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:08am

Complete Kickstart: How to Save Time Installing Linux

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Software

linux-mag.com: If you have to perform a lot of Linux installs, there’s a fast and easy way to do so quickly and efficiently without having to babysit the installation process each time. By making use of Kickstart, you can save time and effort by setting up a Kickstart server and spend your time getting more useful work done.

Quebec sued for not considering open source. Why this is bad policy

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OSS

Matt Asay: Facil, a Quebec-based open-source organization, has sued the Quebec provincial government for buying Microsoft software without considering open-source software, as CBC reports. The problem, it seems, is that Quebec has an "open markets" policy that it is supposed to follow.

Four Twitter clients for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Twitter is a social networking platform that keeps you in conversation by allowing you and your friends to follow each others' updates. The service lets users post and read 140-character updates, called tweets. I tested four Twitter clients for Linux on a desktop running Ubuntu Hardy Heron.

Brazil's love of Linux

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Linux

cnet.com: Walk into the Ponto Frio electronics store here, which proudly displays a penguin-shaped logo, and you will find a healthy supply of Linux PCs alongside the usual Windows machines. The store's Linux love is indicative of Brazil's deep ties to open-source software.

Really free Linux takes hold

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Linux

weblog.infoworld: It's hardly news these days when RHEL or Suse Linux boots Windows or Unix off a server. But have you ever heard of a community version of the open source operating system displacing one of the popular commercial distributions?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 36

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SUSE

Issue #36 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: Hack Week III, openSUSE Election Committee Founded, and openSUSE at Utah Open Source Conference.

10 terms to know before switching to linux

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Linux

When switching, or planning to switch to Linux, most people find it hard to understand the new or technical terms that come with using Linux. Here is a list of 10 terms you probably should know.

Open source: What you should learn from the French

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OSS

infoworld.com: A decade ago, European countries leapt out of the gate to take the lead in the radical open source movement -- none more so than France. Through policies and high-profile projects, the French Republic for years has been advocating for all open source all the time, in government and education. And France is not stopping:

IT veteran achieves perfect Zen through open source

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Interviews
SUSE

independent.ie: Utah software company Novell employs 150 people in Dublin. The advent of open source software, particularly Linux, gave this long-standing IT giant a new lease of life. Ron Hovsepian is the company’s CEO.

Acer Aspire One Linux OS

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Linux

techtree.com: Last week we looked at one of the better Netbooks around - the Acer Aspire One. Today we'll look at the highly customized Operating System in the Aspire One, which claims to make Linux user-friendly for the common man.

10 things you didn’t know you could do in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ubuntukungfu.org: Here are ten things that you (probably) didn’t know you could do in Ubuntu.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MEPIS is coming back

  • Open source experts launch free advisory service
  • openSUSE: Unifying Progress During Installation
  • It’s Novell's Hack Week
  • Really Big Things
  • Vulnerabilities in LibTIFF
  • Successful Open Source Security Is Knowing What to Secure
  • Linux servers under the Phalanx gun: A problem with people, not code
  • Apple tried open source defence in ad case
  • The Apple v. Psystar Litigation
  • The Microsoft-Novell Deal and Trust in Princes
  • The problem with open-source revenue models
  • The Linux Foundation Announces End User Collaboration Summit
  • The Upside Down Of HTML On Unix and Linux: Backward
  • Linux distro: Anarchy
  • Why can't they fix the Flash/Firefox bug?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configuring Wireless Ethernet Interfaces in Ubuntu

  • HOWTO: conky config (conkyrc) for Debian Part 2
  • Simple Automatic SSH
  • Create a Bootable USB Drive or Memory Card
  • Install and setup Ubuntu Eee 8.04
  • Convert diff output to colorized HTML
  • Easy file uploads with Droopy
  • Running gOS 3 Beta from USB stick

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Why Ubuntu Is A Moneysaver for SME Businesses

  • Ubuntu Server Edition: Gaining Momentum
  • Ubuntu Love Day Manila 2008 And BarCamp Manila 1 - Huge Success
  • Ubuntu Developer Week II: This Time Its Personal
  • Second Ubuntu Developer Week

Linux security idiots

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Linux

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: There are some Linux system administrators out there who should be glad, very glad, they don't work for me because I'd be firing them today. Why?

How Windows Vista is turning people to Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

itwire.com: The much-hyped "year of the Linux desktop" may still not be with us but there’s no doubting the free open-source operating system has gained significant traction in the last year. One reason for this is, with equal certainty, the mess that is Windows Vista. Here's how it's actively driving new interest in Linux.

10 "Really Cool" Icon Sets for Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop

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Software

junauza.com: You can spice up the look of your GNOME desktop by putting on a killer theme and match it with really cool Linux wallpaper. To greatly enhance its appearance, you will also need some equally good-looking set of icons.

The Year Of The Linux Desktop

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Linux

distrogue.blogspot: What is this mythical "Year of the Linux Desktop"? Simply put, every time a feature appears in the Linux world, whatever year it makes the greatest progress (in other words, the year Ubuntu merges it into their repositories) is called the "Year of the Linux Desktop".

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 vs. Firefox 3.0.1

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: So, how does Microsoft’s latest beta release of Internet Explorer 8 compare Mozilla’s Firefox 3.0.1 in terms of speed? Let’s find out in this quick head-to-head!

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today's leftovers

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Desktop GNU/Linux

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