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Story Samsung Galaxy Note 3 joins Tocco Lite in 10 million club Rianne Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 1:10pm
Story Linux Mint Xfce 16 RC “Petra” Still Looks Beautiful and Minimalistic, Download Now Rianne Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 1:05pm
Story Today in Techrights (Privacy) Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 12:54am
Story Ubuntu Touch OS wins its first smartphone partner Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 10:06pm
Story Xen Project Builds Its Own Cloud OS Mirage Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 9:12pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:58pm
Story What's keeping you from using open source software? Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:53pm
Story Knock: TCP Port Knocking Proposed For Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:45pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 26 Is Shipping Today With Fun Features Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 6:20pm
Story Linux Voice journos hit crowdfunding target Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 6:17pm

Free as in Speech

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sharplinux.blogspot: With Independence Day coming up, I want to do a series of posts about freedom and what "free software" actually means. The English language is weak in the area of freedom, so when somebody says "free software" they think "free of charge." But that's still not what "free" means in the term "free software."

Does KDE even need (certain) users?

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troy-at-kde.livejournal: The only real benefit to KDE of having users is that some users turn into developers. This directly benefits the KDE project, the code, and the KDE developers who are writing the software (essentially) for themselves.

Linux laptop retailers fearlessly face name-brand competition

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Hardware Linux Certified sells Linux laptops and offers IT training to individuals and organizations. Its product line ranges from small, affordable units to performance laptops that cost well over $2,000. Major manufacturers have begun to take notice of Linux's potential on the laptop.

Bill Gates: It's a Wonderful Life

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Humor At first glance, Bill appears to be an ordinary man. But he is anything but ordinary. What the world would have been like if Gates had never been born.

Red Hat net profit rises, expects steady growth

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reuters: Red Hat Inc, the world's largest publicly traded provider of Linux software, reported Wednesday a quarterly profit that met Wall Street expectations as its revenue grew 32 percent.

Novell/openSUSE stuff

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  • YaST Workshop in Nuremberg, June 30 through July 4

  • Get your openSUSE posters! Posters for everyone!
  • New director of PR at Novell

how nvidia impedes free desktop adoption

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OSS There has been quite some discussion about Free and closed drivers and documentation of hardware lately. Kernel developers demand open drivers, docs and development processes, NVidia refuses to open their drivers, arguing that the technical quality is not a problem, and that the driver contains intellectual property they wish to protect.

Even Easier to Love

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Hardware The very day the EeePC 701 was available in stores in New Zealand, swept up in the internet hype, I bought one. The hype was well deserved. I had a lot of fun putting my EeePC through its paces.

Shuttle KPC K45 Barebones System

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Hardware I've had this KPC for a month now. Maybe longer, actually. This review has seen setback after setback: I've had entirely too grand a time playing with this little Linux wonder to really bother with writing.

KDE 4.04: Bad, Just Plain Bad

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KDE I wanted to like KDE 4. I really did. I can’t. It is the most annoying GUI (graphical user interface) I’ve used in years. And, yes, I’m including Vista’s slow as sludge Aero in my evaluation.

some more howtos:

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  • Ripping Videos for MythTV with AcidRip

  • Setting up your Huawei E220 3G USB Device on Ubuntu
  • Linux Security: Easy as 1-2-3
  • Easy RPM packet preparation
  • Changing the GRUB background in openSUSE
  • Linux Lessons : Installing to USB/CD
  • 8 Most Useful Commands and Keyboard Shortcuts Linux Newbies Should Know
  • Build your own ultimate boot disc
  • Quickzi: How To Delete Bash History
  • Locking Down Xubuntu LTSP Turns 8

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Web It was on June 25, 2000 that I made the very first post at LQ, introducing it to the world. Fast forward eight years and we have almost 3,200,000 posts and over 350,000 registered members.

Dear Microsoft, thanks for the help, Linux

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blogs.computerworld: You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop.

OxygenOffice-2.4.1 Blues on Mandriva 2008 PowerPack

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Enough Open XML and ODF battle for standards. The topic of "which is the better" apart, the bare truth is that many people have to deal with docx, xlsx and pptx files, willingly or unwillingly.

PackageKit finds sweet spot in quest for universal package tools

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Software Different GNU/Linux distributions provide incompatible systems for package management, and to date no one has quite figured out a foolproof way to get the best of them all. But where the alien utility tries to convert between major package formats, and Smart and Klik try to imagine new, universal forms of software installation, PackageKit has the more modest goal of supplying a universal front end that leaves the native package systems intact underneath.

A Cow Says Moo!

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Software Once upon a time, ASCII art was practiced in e-mail messages sent around the world. Unfortunately, fancy fonts and HTML-ized e-mails have struck a powerful blow to this ancient and noble art form. The most missed are probably the cows, for Tony Monroe, anyhow.

Do we really need another packaging system?

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loupgaroublond.blogspot: Recently I've been quoted by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for questioning the need for the LSB Package API. The kind of conversation going on over the LSB Package API has been a recurring theme ever since I started using Linux, and it contains quite a few fallacies I would like to put down.

First Significant Disappointments with Linux

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Linux I've run into the first significant problems with Linux on my laptops. I had pretty much decided to go with a dual-boot XP/Ubuntu setup on my main laptop (S6510), the same as what I am currently using on the test laptop (S2110). So I tried it... and uh-oh...

The new wave of Linux Lite – lean, mean and green

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Linux Linux is coming to an ultraportable near you! There’s no denying the smash-hit success Linux is enjoying in the budget price ultraportable market. These are the Linux desktops that will catch on and here’s why.

4 Little Known Thunderbird Extensions

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Moz/FF I recently searched through the mozilla thunderbird extensions website and found 4 extensions that I didn't know about that actually prove to be quite useful. I use Thunderbird on Foresight Linux and have tested all of these extensions and verified that they work on that environment.

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EU-Fossa project submits results of code audits

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today's leftovers

  • Docker: Making the Internet Programmable
    Docker, and containers in general, are hot technologies that have been getting quite a bit of attention over the past few years. Even Solomon Hykes, Founder, CTO, and Chief Product Officer at Docker started his keynote with the assumption that people attending LinuxCon Europe know that Docker does containers, so instead of focusing on what Docker does, Hykes used his time to talk about Docker’s purpose saying, “It really boils down to one small sentence. We're trying to make the Internet programmable.” Hykes described this idea of making the Internet programmable with three key points. First, they are focused on building “tools of mass innovation” designed to allow people to create and innovate on a very large scale. Second, applications and cloud services are allowing the idea of the Internet as a programmable platform to be realized, and they want to make this accessible to more people. Third, they are accomplishing all of this by building the Docker stack with open standards, open infrastructure, and a development platform with commercial products on top of the stack.
  • How to benchmark your Linux system
    The Software Center list will also include individual tests. These can be fine to use, but they can be tedious to open and configure manually. Keep your eye out for an entry called Phoronix Test Suite, or PTS for short. The Phoronix Test Suite is a powerful program that can run a single test, or an entire battery. PTS offers some built-in suites (collection of tests), or you can design your own suite. When tests are completed, you can choose to upload the test results to, where other users can see your results and even run the exact same tests on their PC.
  • Wunderlist Electron App for Linux
    Missing Wunderlist on Linux? You don’t need to thanks to Wunderlistux, an Electron-based desktop app. It doesn’t claim to be anything more than a wrapper around the official Wunderlist web app (which, yes, you could just open in a new browser tab).
  • Enter the Wasteland: Mad Max now available for Mac and Linux
  • What a lovely day! Mad Max releases for Mac and Linux
  • Mad Max Comes to Linux and Mac
  • GNOME at Linux Install Fest
    It’s an event organized in order to help first year students install a Linux distro on their laptops (here at our uni, we work almost entirely on Linux, so we need to help those that have never used it and set up their distros

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