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Story Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:33am
Story Desktop Obsessions, Steam Sacrifices, and LibreOffice Review Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:31am
Story Black Hat 2014: Open Source Could Solve Medical Device Security Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:11am
Story Does government finally grok open source? Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:08am
Story The OS LinuX Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:02am
Story A Linux Desktop Designed for You Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:00am
Story Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 2:22am
Story Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:17am
Story LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:10am
Story About the use of linux for normal people Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:04am

Dinner with Microsoft

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Microsoft

fsf.org: When you visit Microsoft's web site for New England Research & Development Center you don't get a sense that it is a part of a 30 year old multinational proprietary corporation with a bad track record when it comes to user freedom and community support. But, we aren't fooled.

Should Opera abandon the desktop?

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Software

kyleabaker.com: According to Nate Lanxon at CNET UK, yep. I’m not going to quote the whole “article,” but here are my thoughts.

Mozilla rethinks the behavior of new browser tabs

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: A few months ago Mozilla embarked on a quest to determine a way to make new browser tabs more useful. Today Mozilla's Aza Raskin shared some of the team's conclusions, based on user feedback.

The Reality of Using Linux Every Day

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Linux

laptoplogic.com: "It's full of bugs. Nothing ever works. I can't get it to do what I want. It's too hard."

The Linux desktop heads for the cloud

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Linux

news.cnet: While Linux desktop evangelists point to netbooks as an indication of renewed life in their chances to compete on the desktop, new data suggests that this may be a fool's hope. Instead, such advocates would do well to follow Canonical's and Red Hat's lead as they seek to move the desktop to the cloud.

Application installing

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Software

blogs.gnome.org: In the Linux desktop we have a very big problem: We focus very much on packages. Packages are interesting to programmers, but users care about applications.

Fanning the Flames of the Browser Security Wars

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Software

voices.washingtonpost: A report published this week by software vulnerability watcher Secunia promises to stoke the ever-smoldering embers of the debate over which major Web browser is more secure.

The Argument for Buying Linux Pre-Installed

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Linux

linuxloop.com: One of the things you hear a lot is that Macs “just work.” As nicely described in this article, Linux “just works” just as well if you only run it on hardware it was designed to run on. I would like to take the post one step further.

How to be Your Own Linux Tech Support

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Linux
HowTos

maketecheasier.com: When I first began using Linux, I was fortunate that I had a few friends around who knew it well, and were able to answer my questions and provide support. Not everyone is so lucky.

Mozilla Cooking Firefox 3.5, Forget Firefox 3.1

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Moz/FF

softpedia.com: In the Firefox Product Delivery Meeting Details, Mozilla notes that “version numbering [would advance from] 3.1 -> 3.5 to indicate increased scope.

Important Linux File Directories That Users Should Know About

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Linux
HowTos

junauza.com: To become more efficient, it is essential for a Linux user to learn some basic commands and keyboard shortcuts. He or she must also be familiar with several Linux file directories to at least learn a little on how the system works.

Linux on Netbooks, Caveats and Cautionary Tales

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Linux
Hardware

ostatic.com/blog: I purchased my ASUS EeePC 701 just over a year ago. It was inexpensive, it ran Linux, and that was more than enough for me. At Tectonic, Nic Ludick wonders if this isn't actually a bad thing in the long run for boosting Linux adoption.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Outlaws 80 - Pull the FAT Out

  • FSF adds speakers for LibrePlanet conference on GNU/Linux
  • Understanding what it is to be open source
  • GNOME 2.26.0 Release Candidate Is Now Out
  • A Better Solitaire
  • ATI graphics card & compiz tearing
  • Firefox 3.0.7 security and stability release now available
  • Questions For: Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Chairman
  • DIY Linux
  • 5 Minutes of Elive 1.9.23
  • Microsoft tax on Linux’s horizon?
  • Text is not enough!
  • Installing Mepis 8
  • Fedora 11 Alpha YUM issues
  • Microsoft Office for netbooks being prepared
  • Starting the day with Ubuntu 8.10 Linux
  • Linux Mint 6 Felicia Fluxbox CE, In Depth
  • Qt Gets the Nokia Treatment
  • KDE 4.2.0 on Gentoo a week (or so) after
  • Windows gaming on Linux & Macs made easy
  • Linux tip: How to clean up KDE on logout
  • Ubuntu or Xubuntu? It’s getting harder to choose
  • The Real Story on Oracle Unbreakable Linux
  • SFLC Seeks Patent Attorney
  • Running / Using ext4 on openSUSE 11.1

Migrating to Linux in 5 Steps

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Linux

nixtutor.com: Migrating to Linux doesn’t have to be difficult. All you have to do is, get a fresh copy of your favorite distro, backup your data, find out what hardware is compatible, identify essential programs, and have a fresh hard drive or partition ready to go.

Is Ubuntu Loosing Touch With It's Community?

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Ubuntu

opensourcereleasefeed.com: I recently saw Gary Vaynerchuk's keynote at FOWA Miami. One of the things he said that really struck a cord with me was that when someone sends you an email to inquire about your product or are looking for advice you should see this as a compliment and should not put off replying for one second.

Smartphones: they're all about Linux, baby

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Linux

apcmag.com: iPhone challengers Palm Pre as well as HTC's Dream and Magic have one thing in common: Linux-based operating systems. We look at why Linux is so good for smartphones.

10 ways to go green with Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: From reduced packaging to energy savings to extended equipment lifecycles, Linux can help you green up your tech environment. Jack Wallen looks at some of the eco-friendly benefits of running Linux.

Phoenix Hyperspace, the Instant-On Linux: Needs More Time in the Oven

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: In Torture-Testing Phoenix HyperSpace, the Linux-Based Instant-On OS, we learned a bit about Phoenix HyperSpace, the Linux-based "instant on" operating system.

Also: Linux-Based HyperSpace: 30 Second Boot

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Open Source Software: 10 Go To Solution for Small Businesses

While closed-source operating systems such as Windows and Mac OS may still dominate the OS market, not everyone can afford the high costs that they entail. For small- and medium-sized enterprises where every penny matters, taking advantage of open-source software such as Ubuntu’s Linux is a good bet to boost productivity and cost effectiveness. The fact that open-source softwares have evolved to become somewhat user-friendly and sleek also helps a good deal. Read more

Linux 4.11-rc8

So originally I was just planning on releasing the final 4.11 today, but while we didn't have a *lot* of changes the last week, we had a couple of really annoying ones, so I'm doing another rc release instead. I did get fixes for the issues that popped up, so I could have released 4.11 as-is, but it just doesn't feel right. It's not like another week of letting this release mature will really hurt. The most noticeable of the issues is that we've quirked off some NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines. It's not entirely clear what caused the issue (it wasn't just limited to some NVMe hardware, but also particular platforms), but let's test it. Read more Also: Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and 'oops fixes' Linux 4.11 Pushed Back: 4.11-rc8 Released

Themes for Ubuntu

  • Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme
    Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block.
  • A quick look at some essential GNOME Shell tweaks and extensions
    Now that Ubuntu is moving to GNOME Shell, many people will get a bit of a shock at how different the workflow is from Unity to Shell. Here’s a quick look at some essentials to get you going.