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Story Google Chrome 36 Brings Web Components to the Browser Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 7:36am
Story Heterogeneous multicore dev platform targets Linux Roy Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 7:26am
Story Calibre 1.45 eBook Reader and Editor Brings Improvements for Kindle Books Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 7:10am
Story OpenWRT adds IPv6, preps for IoT future Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 8:48pm
Story Fedora 21 Starts Working Towards Its Alpha Release Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 8:44pm
Story Final Version of FreeBSD 9.3 Arrives with Improved ZFS Filesystem Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 7:26pm
Story UBUNTU 13.10 SAUCY SALAMANDER END OF LIFE: JULY 17, 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 7:18pm
Story Evolution 3.12.4 Now Supports Google Tasks Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 7:08pm
Story OpenMW 0.31 Has A Ton Of Changes Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 6:59pm
Story The state of accessibility in Linux and open source software Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 6:54pm

"In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity"

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Microsoft

linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry: Today's surprising news of 5,000 Microsoft jobs cut might be good news or bad for Linux, depending on how you look at it. As a Linux advocate, it's very easy to sit here and start spouting off that this is what Microsoft deserves, after running big and bloated for so long.

Does Windows 7 Threaten Mac OS and Linux?

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OS

earthweb.com: Does a good OS from Microsoft put the pressure back on Apple and the Linux development community? After all, both the Mac OS and Linux have benefitted from the fact that early adopters of Vista experienced declared the OS a lemon, with the worldwide market share in both OSes climbing significantly over the past couple of years.

The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

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Linux

reghardware.co.uk: True to its name, a netbook makes a very decent ebook reader. Here's the freely-downloadable Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, complete with original Tenniel illustrations, as it appears on the MSI Wind:

Darwin at 200 and Linux at 20

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: This post is about things that look like other things but really are very different in origin and structure. For example desktop interfaces now look pretty similar to me.

LCA2009: Why ODF should be the chosen one

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OSS

itwire.com: It is difficult to know whether Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager at OpenOffice.org, was conscious at any point today of the irony of criticising proprietary software while making a presentation using a MacBook.

Ext4 to be standard for Fedora 11, Btrfs also included

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: According to current plans, version 11 of Fedora, which is expected to arrive in late May, will use Ext4 as its standard file system. That's what the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) recently decided, following a heated discussion in an IRC meeting.

Cloning Linux Systems With CloneZilla Server Edition (CloneZilla SE)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can clone Linux systems with CloneZilla SE. This is useful for copying one Linux installation to multiple computers without losing much time, e.g. in a classroom, or also for creating an image-based backup of a system.

Hidden Linux : More secure deletion tools

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Software

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Last time I introduced a couple of open source tools to securely delete files, folders or whole hard drives. Naturally Linux has more!

GNU/Linux races for Best Desktop

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Linux

norsetto.890m: La Repubblica, one of the two major Italian newspapers, has opened a competition for the most beautiful, original personal desktop.

How “Simplifying” Linux Just Made It Worse

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Some time after Linux netbook started appearing, it became obvious that there was a problem. Every time a new manufacturer gets in to the business, they try to build a completely custom Linux system that is “easier.”

today's leftovers:

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News
  • do you believe in fate?

  • Gparted - Gnome Partition Editor in openSUSE
  • Using Linux to Leapfrog the Competition
  • VMware developers release GUI debugging tool for GTK+
  • Bringing Up Open Source, Part 2: The Consumer Side
  • Congratulations Mr President - Linux Australia goes to the vote
  • LCA2009: Sugar Labs tries to pick up the pieces
  • The Problems Facing Sugar Learning Platform
  • Building A OLPC Case From Spare Shampoo Bottles
  • Live from Down Under: Report from Linux.conf.au 2009
  • Why Ubuntu stays top of Distrowatch and Digg
  • Flock 64 Bit Browser on Linux (with 64-bit Flash support)
  • Firefox 3.1: Thanks For The Memory
  • Phoenix Strikes HyperSpace Deal With ASUS
  • Linux, Windows 7 Beta Could Be Hit By Downadup Worm
  • Linux Tells Us What’s Up (new version of ’sup’ tool!)
  • losing that Drupal lovin
  • Rar and Unrar for Fedora 10
  • Adding Wbar, Prism, and Gadgets to Ubuntu
  • Dropbox on 11.1
  • How To Move Your Server From Windows To Linux
  • 'Scroll animating' an image

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth praises Windows 7, welcomes fight

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Microsoft
Interviews
Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: Speaking with The Reg, the founder of popular Linux distro Ubuntu and chief executive of Canonical called Windows 7 a great operating system.

Linux video converter is now available

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Software

rudd-o.com: True to its flexible and capable roots, Linux has a ton of ways to convert videos, with multiple competing projects all featuring astounding capabilities. Regrettably, they all are either command-line programs or very, very complicated. Until today.

Using Web Data to Determine the Most Popular Linux Flavor

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Linux

zmogo.com: There’s a lot of talk around the internets about which (free) Linux distro is the ‘best.’ And while this article won’t opine either way, I do hope to put some perspective on the Linux debate using public data.

Open source identity: Linux founder Linus Torvalds

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Linux
Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Linus Torvalds is a regular visitor to Australia in January. He took some time out to speak to Rodney Gedda about a host of topics including point releases, filesystems and what it is like switching to GNOME. He also puts Windows 7 in perspective.

Careers In Linux Journalism-- No Knowledge Required!

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Linux
Web

linuxtoday.com/blog: I am pointing at all the alleged journalists, reporters, and so-called analysts who write about Linux and FOSS when they don't know one single blinking thing about it. What is it with people?

SuSE 11.1 - too little, too soon

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SUSE

genietvanhetleven.blogspot: I have given SuSE 11.1 due diligence. I have spent at least a day with each of the problem areas, some with success, others without. As a result I have come to the following conclusion: There are a lot of things that just don't work.

Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: Getting started with Linux can be an intimidating task, particularly for people who have never tried any operating system besides Windows. In truth, however, very little about Linux is actually difficult to use. It's simply a different OS, with its own approach to doing things.

The future of FOSS community shows

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Interviews
OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Given the economy’s impact on tech shows, I have to wonder what the future holds. Talking to Ilan Rabinovitch of the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), the future still looks bright — maybe brighter than the future for the more commercial trade shows.

Linux, Are You Our Hero?

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Many see Linux as the hero that can save us — save us from continuous hardware upgrades with each major software revision, confusing licensing programs, hidden costs and fees and vendor lock-in. With that said, is Linux our hero? The obvious answer is yes, but is it a true hero or just the hero of the month?

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