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Story Slackware and Salix-Based Distro Slackel Fluxbox 1.0 Live Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:37pm
Story The Exciting Features Merged So Far For Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:33pm
Story How to Choose the Best Linux Desktop for You Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:33pm
Story Next Week We Should Hear All About OpenGL 5.0 Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 4:38pm
Story PyKDE5 Status Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 10:02am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 9:59pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 9:59pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 9:59pm
Story KDE Frameworks 5.1.0 and Plasma 5.0.1 on the horizon Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 9:48pm
Story The Ubuntu Touch Internet Browser Has Been Redesigned Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 9:41pm

Damn Small Linux - An Amazingly Small Linux

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Linux

xenstreet.com: An amazing Linux distribution. Just 50MB and you are in business. I got a taste of the wonderful Damn Small Linux (DSL) today as I installed it onto my 1GB flash drive.

One month of living with an Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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Linux
Hardware

meanderingpassage.com: In January this year I posted of installing Fedora 10 Linux on an Acer Aspire One Netbook computer. I’ve been living with this combination for a month and thought I would share a few longer term impressions.

Sabayon Linux 4 - Something for Everyone

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Linux

lwn.net: Sabayon Linux began life as a binary shortcut to a fully working Gentoo system. Today Sabayon is a beautiful, functional, and stable Linux desktop distribution.

Bill Gates releases mosquitoes during conference for malaria awareness

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Misc

wikinews.org: Bill Gates, the founder of computer software company Microsoft tried to bring attention to malaria on Wednesday February 4 by releasing a "swarm" of mosquitoes from a jar, into the crowd.

Zonbu Update - New OS Release in March

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Linux

mrzonbu.wordpress: Gregoire of Zonbu recently posted an update to the Zonbu support site at http://www.zonbu.com/support/

Is Ubuntu Server ready for enterprise class computing?

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Ubuntu

blog.hydrasystemsllc.com: I know that a great percentage of you may feel otherwise but coming from a data storage background, I must say, I was a bit disappointed with Canonical’s Ubuntu Server 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex).

HP ditches Linux option for UK netbooks

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: An HP spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Thursday that it will not offer the Linux version of the new HP Mini 1000 in "quite a few of the European markets", including the UK.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.2 Release Parties All Over The World

  • Linux Provides Steady IT Foundation for Banks in a Tough Economic Climate
  • Welcome to the last issue of Free Software Magazine
  • MySQL founder joins Sun exodus
  • Slowdown prompts cos to adopt Linux software
  • KDE on Windows: Subversive, but Useful
  • The Sweet Spot of Code Commenting in Open Source
  • rpmorphan - Find & delete orphaned packages in openSUSE
  • A tip of the hat to Linux's European friends
  • LibrePlanet Conference 2009, 3/21-3/22
  • Vincent Danen: First days at Red Hat, first impressions
  • Get started with the security tool OSSEC
  • Remote Controlling a KDE 4 Desktop
  • How To Backup A DVD with Ubuntu Linux
  • A Linux thing… when device 'eth0' disappears…
  • Clear Swap forcefully in Ubuntu
  • Save Synaptic Markings to Speed Up Ubuntu Reinstallation
  • Ubuntu: How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux

Creating a Linux Distribution for the Common User

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Linux

ofb.biz: If there were a Linux distribution which appealed to the most common type of computers users, they would be using it already. Some barriers to adoption we can’t remove; the fix relates to things we can’t control.

Finding a decent Linux distro

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Linux

blogistan.co.uk/blog: I recently acquired (thanks Mum & Dad) a new Dell Inspiron 530 computer, and one of the first things I do in such circumstances (which don't come that often, admittedly) is to install Linux on it.

Novell cutting more heads?

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell employees should brace for more layoffs, beyond the 100 or so the company has officially discussed. Chief executive Ron Hovsepian has told the company's employees in Germany that more cuts are coming.

This Just In: Dell Says, "Linux, I Choose You."

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SUSE

daniweb.com/blogs: Well, well, how about that Dell? In a landmark decision, Dell announced that it has penned a deal to use Novell's SUSE Linux in its data centers to power its new OptiPlex FX 160 thin client systems. Wow.

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Mark G. Sobell's freshly revised reference work on Ubuntu Linux may be the most impressive computer book I've seen in the last 10 years. If you are currently stranded with a pile of abandoned computers on a desert isle, I'm telling you, this is the book.

In Open Source I trust: Top 5 projects for daily use

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Software

snowwrites.com: There are days when I marvel at how far I’ve come since 2001 when the extent of my web experience was Front Page and basic html. In 2001 I met my boyfriend and he introduced me to the wonders of Open Source.

Syria and Lebanon Go Open Source

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OSS

mediaoriente.com: A good news for the open source scene. Two great events are running -or going to run- this month in the Arab region.

Why Would Windows 7's Success Necessarily Doom Linux?

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Perhaps it's inevitable -- people react strongly to hyperbole, it gets them talking, it makes them curious, it's a quick way of making a subject hot.

Having Good Functional Running Old PC's

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Software

lamundofloss.blogspot: A lot of us have old PCs stuck in the corners of classrooms, machines we just can’t afford to replace and whose owners just can’t do without. Normally for FOSS people like me its a YEHEY think to put in Linux in those running Boxes.

Brace for impact

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Gentoo

flameeyes.eu: Today I was looking around for a bug in autoconf, and I noticed one interesting bit out of the NEWS file of the current git version:

Benchmarked: Ubuntu vs Vista vs Windows 7

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OS

tuxradar.com: A lot of people have been chattering about the improvements Windows 7 brings for Windows users, but how does it compare to Ubuntu in real-world tests?

Waiting on Red Hat's response to Microsoft

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Linux
Microsoft

cnet.com: In a recent CNET interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Ballmer calls out two "primary forces" for Microsoft in the enterprise: Oracle and Linux. These are the things that keep Microsoft's Ballmer up at night.

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Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

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