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Story Open Source as a Force Multiplier Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 9:04am
Story Is Radio Ready for Ubuntu? Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:58am
Story Scientific Linux 7.1 to Offer ZFS on Linux, UEFI Secure Boot Support Still Not Fully Implemented Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:25am
Story IceCat 31.6.0 release Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:23am
Story Ubuntu on the Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:14am
Story Meerkat Is a Superb Mini-PC from System76 That Can Be Anything, Including Steam Link Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:10am
Story Announcing Rust 1.0 Beta Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:06am
Story European Commission finalises the draft EUPL v1.2 Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 7:59am
Story Wine 1.7.40 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 04/04/2015 - 6:13am
Story Tiny SODIMM-style module runs Linux on Cortex-A5 Rianne Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 12:11am

Debian looking at development freeze by March

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itwire.com: The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March next year for its next release, Squeeze, the project leader Steve McIntyre says.

No more rebooting

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Software
  • No more rebooting. Period.
  • Linux reboots are a thing of the past with Ksplice

Google Chrome OS: Don't Link it to Cloud Computing

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Google
  • Google Chrome OS: Don't Link it to Cloud Computing
  • Will Chrome Breed Copycats? Internet Explorer OS, Anyone?
  • Will Android Survive?
  • Top 5 Chrome OS myths debunked
  • How Google’s Chrome OS is pushing us to the clouds
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 330

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Fedora 12
  • News: Chromium OS sources, Fedora LXDE update, Ubuntu and GIMP, FreeBSD 8.0, openSUSE third-party packages, interviews with Paul Frields and Buchan Milne, Qimo 4 Kids
  • Questions and answers: Rolling versus time-based release model
  • Released last week: Fedora 12, KNOPPIX 6.2
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 8.0
  • New additions: VENENUX GNU/Linux, Zorin OS
  • New distributions: Asturix
  • Reader comments

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

Who’s afraid of Ubuntu Women?

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.alcor.net: The core of the issue seemed to be less about purpose than governance. The group was concerned about the fact that the channel was not publicly logged like most other Ubuntu channels, and that this gave the impression of it being a “fiefdom” within the community, or a place where people would “gossip”.

Insurer slashes $1m from costs with move to Linux

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theaustralian.com.au: INSURANCE giant Allianz Australia expects to save more than $1 million by switching from Microsoft Windows to Red Hat Linux for key applications.

Proprietary Software: Still Not Doomed, Sorry

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informationweek.com: These days, I can scarcely click a mouse without running headlong into some variety of punditry regarding the imminent death of proprietary software thanks to open source. Sorry, I don't believe proprietary software is digging its inevitable collective grave any more than the sun is about to go nova.

Does Linus Torvalds deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for Linux?

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itwire.com: When you think of world peace, besides the obvious response by Miss Universe contestants, worthy Laureates come to mind such as Kofi Annan, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. Some sectors of the Internet would like to see Linus Torvalds added to the list.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Share Your Banshee Library With Contacts On Empathy
  • Debian Tip:Use kexec for a quick reboot
  • East African Community launches OLPC as a regional Initiative
  • How to Linux Encrypted DVD
  • Arch Linux - How to upgrade the system with pacman?
  • Change the screen resolution thru commandline, using xrandr
  • Subtle moving in KDE 4.4
  • How to Watch Log Files in Realtime - Tailf
  • Final chapter looms for textbooks in Texas
  • Eight Useful Git Tips
  • Is Firefox to blame for netbook overheating?
  • Going Linux Nov 21 - Gaming with Linux-Introduction

The GStreamer, Cairo Video Hackfest Results

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phoronix.com: Last month we talked about a hackfest to improve Linux video playback that came about after a GNOME developer began work on using Cairo/Pixman for raw video in GStreamer and looking at other ways to leverage hardware acceleration within this major open-source multimedia framework.

Novell Strips BitTorrent DHT Technology from openSUSE

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SUSE

torrentfreak.com: The Pirate Bay’s tracker closure has spurred several discussions about DHT, BitTorrent’s fallback technology for when central trackers are unavailable. According to some, DHT has some problems of its own. Novell, for example, decided to ship openSUSE with the BitTorrent client Transmission, but not before stripping DHT support.

MEPIS Birthday Surprise: SimplyMEPIS 8.5 alpha Release

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mepis.org: November 21 was the seventh anniversary of MEPIS Linux, so it seems fitting that Warren Woodford has uploaded SimplyMEPIS 8.4.80, the alpha release of MEPIS 8.5.

Pegatron's Ubuntu-equipped netbook spotted in the wild

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Hardware

engadget.com: It's not shocking that we're super tantalized by the prospect of yet another netbook flooding the oversaturated market in the near term. The sub-$200 price point that's being floated about definitely has us interested, though the Ubuntu operating system is likely to fend off any non-adventurous would-be buyers.

Smooth sailing with the Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

geekzone.co.nz: When Ubuntu 9.10 ("Karmic Koala") came out, the first reports were somewhat discouraging. So, it was with some trepidation that I decided to finally give it a go, about a month after it came out.

Urban Terror 1st person Shooter on Linux

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Gaming

totalinux.org: Urban Terror is a great 1st person online team shooter with great graphics, and a whole heap of maps. Whatsmore, the online community is very active, I had no problem at all connecting to a server.

The Future of Linux

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elevenislouder.blogspot: So here we are. Windows 7 launched and it isn't like the whole world changed. We knew it wouldn't. With the latest release of Ubuntu we saw some major changes. Things have become more tightly integrated, flashier and heavier. Is this the direction we want?

Docky & AWN

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Parting with my partitions part one

toolbox.com/blogs: Knowing how to partition your disks is very important to our line of work. To further explain what I missed out on regarding the cylinders, head and sectors I am going to use an analogy.

Jolicloud Linux OS review

gadgetmix.com: We have seen plethora of Linux variants based on Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch and so on. The people behind JOLICLOUD, a Linux OS say that we, the netbook owners will soon be ‘Jolicloud-ed’. But, is being Joliclouded beneficial at all?

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