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Story Linux is Everything. We show you exactly where Rianne Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 8:48pm
Story The "Most Beautiful & Performant" Linux Distro Failed Rianne Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 8:27pm
Story Leftovers: Google Roy Schestowitz 2 26/12/2013 - 8:22pm
Story Leftovers: Magazines, Pocasts Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 1:16pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 11:15am
Story Linus Torvalds’ Leadership Defines 2013 As The Year Of Linux Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:12am
Story Ubuntu desktop is so 2013... All hail 2014 Ubuntu mobile Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:10am
Story Your favorite Linux apps? Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:07am
Story $59 open SBC runs Linux on quad-core Exynos Rianne Schestowitz 25/12/2013 - 10:21pm
Story Seven free, open source video editors for Linux Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 4:08pm

Introducing the Linux user interface

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Linux A few days ago, Walter Mossberg, writing in the Wall Street Journal, offered a verbal peek at the Mac user interface intended as heads-up for Windows XP users thinking of switching. I'm not a Mac user, but from reading the article, it seems that the initial learning curve for switching from Windows XP to Linux, is less than that for switching to Macs. I offer the Linux side of the various user interface aspects that Mossberg raised and contrast it with Mac OS X Leopard.

Linux examined: OpenSUSE 11.0

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SUSE A few weeks ago, the OpenSUSE Project announced the release of OpenSUSE 11.0, the "community" edition of SUSE Linux, Novell's commercial Linux distribution. Like most recent distributions, OpenSUSE is made up of the usual suspects. Once up, OpenSUSE looks pretty much like any other GNOME/KDE-based Linux distro.

My interview with murderer Hans Reiser

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Interviews Five days before the computer genius who killed his wife led police to her body, he was remorseless and angry in defense of his innocence. I showed up at the Santa Rita Jail during visiting hours to meet Hans Reiser and I knew if I was ever going to talk with him, I had to do it before he was transferred to state prison.

today's leftovers

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  • Linux Outlaws 46 - Failover to Fab

  • What Hath Open Source Wrought?
  • Opera Web Standards Curriculum
  • openSUSE or <insert distro name>
  • 2.6.26-rc9, "Enough Changes That We Needed Another -rc"
  • Add multiple desktops to Vista and XP with the Vista/XP Virtual Desktop Manager
  • Glacier Computer Releases Linux for Everest
  • New Funtoo 2008.0 Stages
  • Mozilla Developer News June 8
  • Patches coming today for DNS vulnerability
  • Sudoku time! (fun firefox extention)
  • Vala: A New Language Made Just for GTK+
  • Turn one PC into two for free
  • Orphans in Cooker
  • Alfresco founder says open source makes software better
  • How I got my usb headset to work
  • A case for text-based DVD rippers
  • Rhythmbox ID3 Tag Issues
  • Judge Agrees to Reduce Reiser's Sentence in Exchange for Nina's Body

Linux is a tool.

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The business world and the rest of the world is a marketplace. So the next time someone tries to tell you that the Linux approach of presenting a large number of distributions isn't good for the business sense of Linux, they apparently haven't been to a marketplace in a long time.

thoughts on innovation on the desktop

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KDE While surfing around on Teh Intarwebs, I've read complaints from people that we're doing something radically new to the user. Some of those users seem to have problems with all that "radically new" stuff.

How Should Mozilla Execute Its Vision?

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Moz/FF The announcement by the GNOME Foundation that it is appointing Stormy Peters as its Executive Director confirms a suspicion that I've harboured for a while: that we are witnessing the evolution of major open source projects into new kinds of players in the computing world.

Fedora, meet OLPC. OLPC, meet Fedora.

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gregdek.livejournal: Did you know that the OLPC project is the largest single "customer" of Fedora in the entire world? Despite some unfortunate statements by the project's erstwhile CEO, the OLPC project is still *extremely* focused on succeeding in its noble goal -- the education of the world's children -- with the use of free software as the central component of their software strategy.

Too Many Distros

When Is More Open Source Too Much?

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Software It seems like once every few months there's another round of muttering about whether or not the open source world is just too diverse for its own good. So, is more really too much, especially now that Linux is edging into the mainstream?

What's new in GIMP 2.6?

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GIMP For GIMP 2.6, the developers had a strong focus: the implementation of GEGL should replace the old GIMP core. These changes are mainly invisible to the common user, but besides that many other very useful things have been done to help users in the future. This preview gives you an overview of what has been done for GIMP 2.6. 3.0: What to Expect?

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OOo Around 3 month ago released its 2.4 boasting quite an impressive arsenal of advancements. However if you thought 2.4 was major release, then you have seen nothing! Come September, will release it’s 3.0 version! Here are some of the advancement I am most excited about:

Fedora TV

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jonrob.wordpress: What is it? A way for our community to easily share video and audio related to Fedora with each other - the mechanism we’ve chosen to do this is an RSS feed that also exists as a channel in Miro.

What the…? Fork KDE?

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celettu.wordpress: Bashing KDE has become the new black. I’m pretty sure that it started out as legitimate concerns about KDE’s direction, and then some out-of-control internet flamers/trolls/foaming at the mouth crazy people jumped on the bandwagon. By now, KDE4 is actually the AntiChrist and we will all be murdered in our beds.

some ubuntu headlines

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  • Ubuntu at Best Buy: Package Details

  • Installing Ubuntu Linux - Is It As Perfect As They Say?
  • The REAL Ubuntu Story

Firefox 3 features you may not know

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Moz/FF While the awesome bar, download pause and resume, malware protection, the new themes, and serious performance improvements are perhaps the most representative features introduced with Firefox 3, here are some other useful ones you may not be aware:

Microsoft gags UK schools

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Microsoft THE THREAT OF REPRISALS from Microsoft lawyers has stopped Becta, the UK's technology quango for schools, from publishing the details of the three-year megadeal it agreed with Microsoft in April.

Also: Microsoft asks EU Commission to let it off the hook

Reiser tells authorities he strangled his wife during argument

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Reiser Convicted killer Hans Reiser has admitted that he strangled his estranged wife Nina Reiser during a argument while his children played unaware in another part of the house in the Oakland hills.

Also: Reiser: Guilty. Reiser4 Lives On

some howtos:

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  • Installing applications in Linux (part II)

  • Partitions
  • Printing CD Labels with GIMP and Canon Pixma iP3000
  • How to remove the ‘ghost’ files from the USB drive
  • Howto install latest ayttm for yahoo messanger in Ubuntu
  • Double Spacing In Awk, Perl and Shell on Linux and Unix
  • Default kdesu to use sudo and not su
  • Creative VF0330 Webcam on Linux - Fedora 9
  • Designing Graphics With Gimp

The Most Puerile of the FOSS Aficionados

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blogbeebe.blogspot: The website Planete Beranger recently published an interesting post "Wrong ways to promote the FOSS", from which the title of this post was taken. The core observation is no such thing as a "troll". This is a word invented by the most puerile of the FOSS aficionados.

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