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Story Phusion Releases Robust Docker Base Image Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 7:49am
Story Steam OS, client update brings audio improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 7:42am
Story OpenDaylight: Open Source Programming to the Software-Defined Network Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 11:18pm
Story What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'? Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 11:11pm
Story Tizen-based Samsung smartwatch rumored Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 9:55pm
Story French local politicians support free software Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 7:45pm
Story Who helps your Linux distribution run smoothly? Thank a packager today Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 7:09pm
Story Linux job market heats up Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Ubuntu phones arriving in 2014 from Meizu and BQ Readers Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:38pm
Story Red Hat Increases its Focus on OpenStack Partnerships Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:29pm

The entire State of Pahang moves to OpenOffice.org

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OOo

openmalaysiablog.com: Its just been made official that the State of Pahang is migrating all its productivity suites to OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org is distributed for free and represents a suite which is on par with other office suite software applications.

Lessons From PHP 4.4 End-of-Life Announcement

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Software

ostatic.com: The developers of PHP announced last week that PHP version 4.4.9 is now available. This would not be remarkable in and of itself, except that the developers also indicated that this would be the last release of PHP 4.4. If PHP were commercial software, its "end of life" would be cause for panic.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to setup ndiswrapper with BT Voyager 1055 in Ubuntu

  • iTunes on Linux with Wine
  • HowTo: Repairing a read only partition or slice in Linux or BSD
  • How to watch streamed TV from dr.dk in openSUSE or *buntu
  • Delete old files
  • Tip of the Trade: ps Options
  • So you want to play DVDs
  • Back To Basics: Avoiding Recursive Alias Disasters On Linux And Unix
  • Why build solutions for FireFox?

Workbench 1.0 - Developers' Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: I discovered this little gem in this week's DistroWatch Weekly. When a distribution claims to be "Linux for Software and Web Developers," both of which I happen to be, my ears prick up. Could this be the distribution I've been waiting for?

Inside Dell's 'BlackTop' laptop Linux OS

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Linux

apcmag.com: Dell may be one of Microsoft’s largest customers, but the hardware heavyweight has decided that Windows simply isn’t good enough for today’s fast-paced and ‘instant on’ world. Dell’s new laptops sideline Windows with a fast-boot Linux OS and ARM processor to check email, browse the Web and even sync with Exchange.

Learning Linux the Mailing Lists Way

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: When a new Linux stumbler decides on switching on to Linux for full-time, s/he is often marred by an array of negative thoughts which intercept his desires of doing things differently.

SliTaz live CD: small but beautifully marked

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: When I came across the oddly named SliTaz I really didn’t know what to expect. Yet another predictable fork of some better known distro which would blaze briefly in the free software firmament, burn out and fall to Earth, spent? Boy, was I ever wrong.

Windows Security vs. Linux Security

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OS

computingtech.blogspot: If you’ve switched to Ubuntu from Windows, there’s a very good chance that the security failings of Windows featured in your decision. By any measure, Microsoft’s record on security within its products is appalling.

Software as a Service is a key to Linux Growth

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There are many very good sites that offer software that many Linux and other Opensource OS's can use to expand their usefulness and presence in the average Joe's home desktop. What other kinds of software is missing from the free software world that hasn't made it over yet?

A Win for Open Source Licensing

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OSS

ostatic.com: A court case that might otherwise not have much significance for most OStatic readers - it centers around a dispute between two vendors of model train software - has given rise to an unexpectedly-clear ruling on the merits of open source licenses.

Will Netbooks Pave the Way for Linux?

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Hardware
  • Will Netbooks Pave the Way for Linux?

  • Are “instant on” notebooks the future?
  • No retail channel for laptop Linux
  • First AMD-based "netbook"?
  • Will 'netbooks' crush laptop sales?
  • Netbooks A Linux Stronghold?

Canonical's Power Play

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Ubuntu

serverwatch.com: Of all the announcements to come out of last week's LinuxWorld expo in San Francisco, the two most interesting takeaways are Ubuntu's imminent assault on the enterprise space and the fact that the rise of community Linux distros in large organizations is at hand.

PackageKit support in upcoming Mandriva 2009.0

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Software
MDV

linux-wizard.net: One of the new feature in Mandriva 2009.0 will be PackageKit support. As of today, PackageKit now have support for an urpmi backend ! This backend have been developped by Mandriva, and is already one of the backend supporting the most features.

Pardus 2008: A touch of refinement

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Linux

linux.com: Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Pardus has its own unique installer, package manager, configuration wizard, and control panel. This originality, and the developers' attention to detail, make Pardus worth a look.

gOS: The Ubuntu giant killer?

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Linux

ubuntukungfu.org: The history of computing is one of giants being toppled. Remember DEC and Wang? No? Well, that says a lot. A giant is in the process of being toppled right now.

Happy ninth (public) birthday, Red Hat

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Linux

Matt Asay: I had nearly overlooked the fact that Red Hat went public nine years ago on August 11, 1999 with one of the top-ten single biggest gains in Wall Street history. Impressive.

Linux is still not ready for the masses

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Linux

theinquirer.net: THE GREAT LINUX debate still rumbles on, and looks set to continue for some time. While market share has been creeping up on the desktop, it can't match the impact and use of Windows - yet Linux advocates will not tire of pushing their beloved Tux onto a public tired of Microsoft's efforts. But the operating system just isn't ready for day-to-day use by non-experts.

Poland Ministry of Education recommends Open Source

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OSS

metamorphosis.org.mk: The Polish Ministry of National Education is advising schools and universities to use Open Source software. The recommendation comes at the end of a volunteer campaign to help schools switch to Open Source.

Comcast Gives Cold-Shoulder To Non-Profit School Running Linux

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Linux

crashsystems.net: New Generation is a non-profit, private school. This morning, the school was having problems with it’s Comcast cable Internet connection, so Mrs. Gorman decided to call Comcast tech support. However, the support agent refused to give her the case number, restating the fact that Comcast does not support Linux.

Review: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (ET:QW)

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Gaming

headshotgamer.com: When it comes to games you can buy 'off the shelf' at your local game store, the list of ones that can be installed natively (without wine) on Linux is very short. The list gets extremely short if you only want to include newer games. Thankfully, companies like id Software openly support Linux and provide not only installers for Linux, but have also open sourced some of their earlier engines (Quake 1, 2 and 3). They continue this support with their latest game; Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (ET:QW).

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