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Story Leftovers: Red Hat Roy Schestowitz 12/08/2015 - 9:26am
Story Kartesio 1.0: free best fitting for science labs is now stable Rianne Schestowitz 12/08/2015 - 9:07am
Story Kali Linux 2.0 Released Roy Schestowitz 11/08/2015 - 11:08pm
Story Tails 1.5 is out Roy Schestowitz 11/08/2015 - 10:30pm
Story Ubuntu Developers Want To Make It Easier To Run The Latest NVIDIA Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 11/08/2015 - 9:50pm
Story Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Release Rianne Schestowitz 11/08/2015 - 9:47pm
Story Fedora 23 Alpha Arrives with Devel Version of GNOME 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 11/08/2015 - 9:44pm
Story DNF 1.1.0 and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.10 Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/08/2015 - 9:40pm
Story More Ubuntu One and Ubuntu Phones Roy Schestowitz 11/08/2015 - 9:25pm
Story Leftovers: KDE/Qt Roy Schestowitz 11/08/2015 - 9:02pm

Ubuntu 10.04 filesystems and boot times

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kmandla.wordpress: I haven’t really mentioned it much, but the few times in the past month that I’ve used Ubuntu 10.04 have been rather disappointing. Disk access seems to be one of the biggest problems for me. I usually blame the filesystem.

7 (More) Best Free and Open Source CMS

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Software This new set of CMS is as good as the previous list that we have so this should be interesting. Without any more delay, check out this new collection.

[Howto] RHCS: install on Debian

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Following our earlier introduction to RHCS we now present a real world example: installation of RHCS with Debian to provide virtual machines as services.

SGI advances Linux on the HPC front WORKSTATION AND SERVER VENDOR Silicon Graphics International (SGI) represents how a once fiercely proprietary company has been able to leverage open source for High Performance Computing (HPC), much to its benefit.

The Experimental Nature of Linux

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Linux With Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat, just to name a few having recently put forth their latest offerings. This will always be followed by the derivative distributions like Mint and Centos. So what is so great about all this new stuff? Well everything of course. Don't you want to be on the latest and greatest version of the Kernel? Don't you want access to new file systems like BRTFS?

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Review

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gnulinuxuser.wordpress: Everyone knows that I pretty much lost my mind over Ubuntu 9.10, as the Karmic Koala sucked koala nu..well anyway, it wasn’t good for the majority of folks. So, when I saw all the changes that were coming to Ubuntu, I decided to give it another shot.

Also: Ubuntu 10.04 Test Drive

Linux Distros and the Codec Conundrum

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Linux Is it ever acceptable for Linux distros to license codecs? Opinions range from "sure," to "never." No true-blooded supporter of FOSS wants to encourage proprietary codecs, but OS distributors need to make sure things work out of the box.

today's leftovers:

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  • HP Confirms Plans for webOS Slates, Web-Connected Printers
  • Another Educational Institute Opens Its Gates to Open Source
  • Codeplex hopes Walli can heal breach with open source
  • In love with “Digital: a Love Story”
  • Ubuntu _ open or not?
  • For secure access, try this limited shell
  • Opera reports a loss
  • Why Businesses Need To Work More Together On Open Source
  • Next Testing Version of PC-BSD Available
  • SouthEast LinuxFest names speakers
  • DtO: Everybody Panic!
  • Business as usual for Mandriva?
  • libface gets Face Recognition
  • Russel Crowe's Robin Hood Is Powered By Linux

some howtos:

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  • Backup with rsnapshot
  • convert between packages (deb, rpm, tgz) using alien on Linux
  • Clean your registry with gconf-cleaner
  • Add Keyboard Input Language to Ubuntu
  • Write Your Next Program on Linux
  • When Telnet isn't Telnet
  • Using Linux to Disinfect Windows
  • Perl Debugger Tutorial: 10 Easy Steps
  • Why my written shell script doesn’t work in cygwin?
  • If Sound On Your Ubuntu Desktop Stops Working
  • Make your PClos Gnome 2010 look like PClos KDE 2010

Thanks, Yahoo, You Did the Right Thing

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Web It looks like Yahoo has reinstated the Linux/Open Source link on their Tech News page. Perhaps it was just a fat-fingered mistake or an accident of some sort that the link was removed from the main link bar but it certainly raised my hackles.

Pieces of the roaming laptop puzzle in Debian

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people.skolelinux: Today, the last piece of the puzzle for roaming laptops in Debian Edu finally entered the Debian archive. Today, the new libpam-mklocaluser package was accepted. Two days ago, two other pieces was accepted into unstable. This collection of packages allow for two different setups for roaming laptops.

Fedora Elections are open

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marilyn.frields: During the next week, Fedora contributors will vote for open seats on both the Fedora Project Board and the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).

A hungrier, more aggressive Mozilla

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Moz/FF Mozilla's Firefox was born during a time when Microsoft's Internet Explorer had grown so fat and lazy that hacking off a massive chunk of its market share was almost a moral duty, one with a built-in fan club. "Anything but IE" was the mantra.

Teo, the New Tough Linux Netbook From ZaReason

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Hardware The nice folks at ZaReason, the independent Linux OEM computer vendor, sent me their Teo tough netbook to review. This turned into a family affair as my excellent significant other Terry was charmed by the little netbook, and had to try it out. Executive summary: thumbs up.

Novell seeks rich suitors

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SUSE It looks like Novell has formally put itself up for sale after rejecting the entreaties of a hedge fund two months ago.

Activiti BPM project questions value of LGPL GNU license

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OSS Alfresco, SpringSource, Signavio, and Camunda collaboration born out of ISV weariness of GNU Lesser General Public License

10 things you'll love about Ubuntu 10.4

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Ubuntu Ubuntu 10.4 has greatly impressed Jack Wallen — and he’s happy to tell you why. Here’s a rundown of enhancements in the stellar new release.

Open Source: A license, a community or more?

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OSS Open source means different things to different people. Calling something open source doesn't always mean the same thing to everyone. What does it mean to you?

Linux games mega collection - Part 9

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Gaming Linux games, nearing 70 titles reviewed and another 20-25 planned, not counting this one. It's not all in the numbers, of course, but trying a hundred games can take time. Your time. And hopefully, you will enjoy some, if not all of them. Linux has lots of fun to offer; you just need to embrace it.

Google opens sources $124.6m video codec

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  • Google opens sources $124.6m video codec
  • VP8 Video Codec Freed. Now What?
  • Google pounds the open standards drum during I/O keynote
  • The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8
  • Mozilla and company announce WebM, VP8-based open video format project
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GitLab Web IDE

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Security: Updates, Trustjacking, Breach Detection

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