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Story Server administration made easier with NethServer 6.6 Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:57pm
Story Tumbleweed and Netrunner Get Upgraded with Plasma 5.3 Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:47pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:45pm
Story Full Ubuntu Convergence Demonstrated in One Image Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:38pm
Story Linux Mint Releases Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:34pm
Story Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:06pm
Story Tablet with the new Remix OS 1.5 will be launched soon Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:04pm
Story Virtualization or Containers? Consider the Application Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:02pm
Story Getting Snappy with Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 8:01pm
Story Get Started With Tizen Development On Linux Mint 17 Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2015 - 7:57pm

15 Fantastic Looking Dark GDM Themes

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Software

maketecheasier.com: One of the coolest things about being a Linux user can be showing off your slick custom interface to your friends. With the maturing of Grub 2 and kernel mode setting, we’ll soon all have a beautiful boot from start to finish. The step we’re covering today is customizing GDM.

Cheap hardware loves Linux, hurts Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Microsoft used to bury the cost of Windows in the $1,000-plus price of a new PC. But as personal computers take different and cheaper forms, Microsoft Windows is starting to look a heck of a lot more expensive...and expendable.

NorhTec Gecko Edubook + Puppy Linux: That’s more like it

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Linux

liliputing.com: The NorhTec Gecko Edubook is one of the most innovative netbooks around when it comes to hardware design. It runs on rechargeable AA batteries, making it easy to find replacements pretty much anywhere in the world.

Facebook Is Now an Apache Software Foundation Gold Sponsor

readwriteweb.com: Facebook just announced that it has become a Gold sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.

Location-aware search with Apache Lucene and Solr

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Linux

Recently, the popular open source search library, Apache Lucene, and the powerful Lucene-powered search server, Apache Solr, have added spatial capabilities. Lucene and Solr committer Grant Ingersoll walks you through the basics of spatial search and shows you how to leverage its capabilities to power your next location-aware application.

The best VPN for Windows is Linux

itwire.com: The problem with corporate networks is they not only stop the bad guys coming in but also your users who want to work remotely, whether at home, at a client site or on the road. Here is where a VPN product comes in, and the simplest to deploy on Windows is a Linux virtual appliance called OpenVPN.

Another day, another SUSE/Moblin Linux netbook

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Hardware
SUSE

blogs.computerworld.com: Shame on me, I missed that during last week's CES (Consumer Electronics Show), MSI wasn't the only company to announce the release of a SUSE/Moblin Linux-powered netbook. Samsung also announced that they'll be releasing this Linux mix on its N127 netbook.

HP Pavillion dm1-1020ez

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Linux
Hardware

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Well, I've done it again. Bought another sub-notebook. So far I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 (standard and UNR), openSuSE 11.2, Mandriva One 2010.0 and Linux Mint 8.

The future is wide open

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Here we are, at the front of a new year and decade. For open source software, the refined fuel that has enabled many of the incredible information technology happenings of the previous decade, the future is, well, wide open.

Fedora 12 -- A 'Must Consider' Distro

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: New and improved features for Fedora 12 fall into one of three categories: applications, installation and administration, and core OS improvements.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15 Update Released

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. This release includes recent Debian Lenny security updates as well as MEPIS updates that are compatible between MEPIS versions 8.0 and 8.5.

Mozilla believes in... free porn?

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Moz/FF
Humor

tuxradar.com: A few years ago, British newspaper The Telegraph covered the UK government's budget announcements by posting tweets onto their site that included the hashtag #budget. As you can imagine, this was soon abused, and Twitter users had much fun at the Telegraph's expense. Well, apparently Mozilla hasn't learned.

Linux's Future: Observations by a Linux user

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Linux

neowin.net: Let's start by looking at where Linux is strong, and where it needs improvement. This is a list of things that affect marketability and suitability. While the advantages of ext4 over ext3 may be a topic some find interesting, if it reads/writes a FAT removable media, the world is happy and could not care less about ext filesystems.

Mint - Linux Mint 8.0 review

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Linux

itreviews.co.uk: One of the most popular Linux distrubtions, Linux Mint's latest edition was bound to attract plenty of interest. And rightly so, too.

Is this for real?

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Linux
Software
OSS

blog.init.hr: When I was in high school, during IT classes we worked with DOS, WordPerfect for DOS and BASIC. When my sister showed me her school textbook ‘Information technologies for gymnasium’, I was expecting tons of Windows screenshots. But, I was surprised.

Why Linux on the Desktop is Wrong

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Linux

reallylinux.com: Too many Linux enthusiasts continue to tout, "this is the year of Linux on the desktop." I understand that Google's Chrome OS as well as other announcements make it seem like a pending reality. I am quite hopeful myself. But perhaps this is a poor choice of focus if we really care about Linux success.

When will GIMP 2.8 be released?

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: While the developers still work continuous on the next version of GIMP there comes, of course, the question of a release date. Will GIMP 2.8 yet reach us in 2010?

How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Software for Making 3D Presentations
  • Pidgin update addresses emoticon vulnerability
  • Amarok 2.2.2 released – rock on!
  • Toshiba NB205 Netbook review
  • Same content, different file
  • Here We Go Again: Video Standards War 2010
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #175
  • Newbie Getting To Know Linux Distros
  • yum upgrade to Fedora 12 mini-review
  • Intel using Drupal
  • The Unlicense: A License for No License
  • Ubuntu Release Schedule Video
  • ChromiumOS Zero Boots Faster
  • Mono at FOSDEM
  • Freeing myself from the vile clutches of Microsoft
  • Why it (sometimes) is good to use Gentoo
  • Publishing Calendar Events directly from KOffice
  • DtO: Linux Tech Support - Day 3
  • Law Firm IT Director Discovers Open Source
  • Buddi – Personal Finance & Budgeting Program for openSUSE
  • Software review – Mandriva Linux
  • Going Linux Jan 10: #089 - Listener Feedback

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to safely remove PPA Repository from Ubuntu
  • disable KVM in running kernel to solve errors while running VirtualBox
  • Netgear WG111V3 on Ubuntu Karmic 64bit
  • 20 Killer Perl Programming Tips
  • Set up rsyslog to store syslog messages in MySQL
  • How to create email filters with KMail
  • Configuring Plasma Theme KDE 4.4
  • Crack your Wi-Fi WEP and WPA-PSK keys with Aircrack in Ubuntu
  • How to Restore grub in ubuntu remix 9.10 karmic koala
  • Installing Xorg and KDE on Arch Linux
  • Setting Password Complexity SLES 11
  • Gloobus Preview File Previewer For Ubuntu
  • Baobab - Linux Graphical Disk Usage Analyzer
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