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Story TraceFS: The Newest Linux File-System Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 8:48pm
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openSUSE-LXDE live CD now ready

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opensuse.org: Yes, that’s true! After some develop and tests i finally completed the openSUSE-LXDE live installable iso based on openSUSE 11.1 made with SUSE-STUDIO.

Should the Gates Foundation support Mac, Linux PCs

computerworld.com: The Gates Foundation has done a commendable job for the past ten years installing Windows computers in public libraries around the country. While the purpose of these donated computers was not to maintain and expand Windows market share, the net effect of this philanthropy has been to do just that.

10 Linux file managers worth checking out

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blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve never given your file manager much thought, maybe it’s time to look at the wide range of features offered by Linux file management tools.

Murphy's Law: Open-Source Should Go Unrewarded

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OSS

maximumpc.com: Why do open-source programs win awards? Or, rather, what is it about open-source that makes us so prone to dishing out accolades--as if the very nature of a program being open-source somehow makes it indistinguishable from any other common application you can use. Why do we keep giving the same programs the same awards?

Interview with Eric Hameleers: Why You Should Try Slackware

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Interviews
Slack

linux-mag.com: Linux Magazine spoke with Eric Hameleers (known as Alien BOB) about the 64-bit port and why users should consider switching to Slackware. As Eric discusses, this 64-bit release came from a ground up approach which has even managed to benefit the 32-bit build in the process.

Also: Continued Amazement

Internet celebrates 40th birthday: but what date should we be marking?

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Web

telegraph.co.uk: The internet celebrates its birthday today, September 2, with 40 years having passed since the first successful transfer of data between two computers.

The best netbook ever?

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Hardware

education.zdnet.com: Netbooks, in a variety of applications, are certainly among my favorites. After all, they’re cheap, they do most of what we need them to do, they fit well in backpacks, they’re cheap, and, oh yeah, they’re cheap.

Opera 10 – Finally a browser that is NOT sluggish

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* Opera 10 – Finally a browser for linux that is NOT sluggish
* Opera 10 - A First Look At This Fabulous Web Browser
* Fun and games with Opera 10 widgets

Open Source Karaoke Game Hits the Right Notes

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Though Performous is a really fun open source karaoke game, I'll spare you the sound bite of me singing along with my favorite tune (trust me, you don't want to hear). Instead, you'll want to go download this cool cross-platform app and spend the day crooning into your hairbrush and pretending you're Elvis.

Linux Gazette September 2009 (#166):

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Linux

Linux Gazette September 2009 (#166) is out. Highlights include: Away Mission: VMware World, Digital ID World and Intel Developer Forum; Using Linux to Teach Kids How to Program, 10 Years Later (Part I); and Internet Radio Router.

Red Hat Aims RHEL 5.4 At The Cloud

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Linux

eweekeurope.co.uk: New operating system release and hypervisor development work put the open source vendor on a collision course with VMware and Microsoft

Vixta Linux 2009.7

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: A lot of Windows users have considered switching to Linux and usually when they do switch it means getting used to a whole new look and feel on their desktop computers. But what happens when Linux is made to look like Windows? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Slackware 13.0 - ho hum

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Slack

techiemoe.com: Slackware. It's an institution in its own right. Some might argue that it's *put* people into institutions as well, out of either frustration or zealotry. Whatever your opinion may be about it, there's little doubt that it's a strong one.

Also: Slackware 13.0

Simple, Fast, and Geeky Console-based Audio Players for Linux

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junauza.com: To those of you who are new to Linux, you may not know that you can use the shell terminal to do some fun stuff like play games, watch Star Wars, and even browse the web. You can even blast your favorite music with it.

Why Linux does not look like Windows

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Linux

tech-no-media.com: One interesting remark I read in some comments is that Linux distributions are not successful because they don't look enough like Windows. Apparently if someone completely copied the interface of Windows and slapped that on top of Linux, Windows users would migrate in droves.

Comparing windows and Linux hardware management.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: An operating systems most basic function is to act as a layer between the computer hardware and the user space programs. What an operating system provides to those user space programs is a standard interface to the computers hardware, no matter what type of hardware that is.

The Best Image Viewers For Linux

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Software

d0od.blogspot: Below are a selection of Image Viewers that provide more features than the default application and how they compare against it.

How to be anonymous online with Incognito

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tuxradar.com: At first glance Incognito may seem suited only for the extremely paranoid, because of the totality of tools it offers to hide your online presence. This 430MB-ish live CD has many faithful users, but I can't quote any on its usefulness since their identities couldn't be confirmed. Yes, Incognito is that good.

more chrome

  • Should Google kill the Chrome OS?
  • Google Chrome: one year on
  • Enable flash and use themes in Google Chrome Linux

Ultimate Download Management guide for Linux

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penguininside.blogspot: When I got started with Linux, The one thing I couldn’t find was good download managers. but today we have plenty of them, in fact what we have on Linux is simply better than Adware/Shareware download managers on Windows. In this guide, I’m going to tell you the various ways for good and reliable download management on Linux.

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Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

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