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Story Risk of the Commons Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 12:35am
Story RMS Feels There's "A Systematic Effort To Attack GNU Packages" Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 11:25pm
Story Elive 2.5.4 beta released Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 11:15pm
Story Watch GTK+ Apps Running in Unity 8, on Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 9:28pm
Story Wine (Wine is not an emulator) 1.7.36 Gives Users Control over Speakers Rianne Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 9:20pm
Story Manjaro 0.8.12 KDE Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 9:16pm
Story 9-Way Linux Laptop Performance Comparison From Intel Nehalem To Broadwell Rianne Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 9:04pm
Story Korora 21 available Rianne Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 8:55pm
Story LQ Poll Results Expected and Unexpected Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 7:59pm
Story Can Android One prove successful? Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2015 - 9:47am

Karmic Netbook Remixes: Kubuntu 1, Ubuntu 0

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d0od.blogspot: Karmic Koala will see the release of TWO official Netbook Remixes – Ubuntu NBR and Kubuntu NBR. LEt’s take a look at both as of Alpha 5…

On the question of MySQL’s state of health

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blogs.the451group: Matt Asay has written an interesting post speculating that Oracle might use the delay caused by the European Commission investigation into its acquisition of Sun to drive the price down. Sounds reasonable enough to me.

Also: Why the EU should block Oracle/Sun

DesktopBSD 1.7 – last and final version

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BSD This is the last and final release of the DesktopBSD project I find myself having less and less time to spare lately and no longer desire to keep developing and maintaining this project.

Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Alpha 5 Reviewed

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Ubuntu I very briefly tried out the fifth alpha release of Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” tonite and I thought I would share some of my immediate impressions with the rest of you. To sum it up, I hope others are having better luck with it than I did.

Four Nifty Blogging Clients for KDE

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Software When you sit down to put together a blog post, the last thing you want getting in your way is a finicky blogging client. This week, we'll take a look at open source blogging software designed for the Linux operating system.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 319

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a look at xPUD 0.9
  • News: Slackware 13.0 in the news, testing Lubuntu, openSUSE with LXDE, Debian and upstart, DesktopBSD update, RHEL 5.4 feature summary, interview with Mandriva's Colin Guthrie
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, Zenwalk Linux 6.2, Frugalware Linux 1.1
  • Upcoming releases: DesktopBSD 1.7, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7, FreeBSD 8.0-BETA4
  • Donations: LMMS receives US$250
  • New additions: Kuki Linux
  • New distributions: Lighthouse Pup, Oxinus Linux, Torinux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Microsoft’s Best Buy Lies About Linux Debunked

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Microsoft In an effort to thwart Linux sales on netbooks, Microsoft has started a training program at Best Buy to “educate” their “experts” on Linux. And true to their fashion, MS resorted to FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) and straight out LIES!

Linux and Digital Rights Management (DRM)

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Linux The principles of open source software and the film and record companies' perceived need to control how film, video and audio recordings are consumed seem incompatible. This article explores the issues.

GPL is the the most successful copyright licence ever

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OSS The Gnu General Public Licence (GPL) has been around in one form or another since the Gnu manifesto published by Richard Stallman in 1985. Why, in this web services world, is the GPL still so popular and still so relevant. There are a number of reasons:

First Impression: Zenwalk 6.2

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beginlinux.wordpress: I have a Dell Latitude c600 laptop that I like to use for light work or when I’m on the go. Between overall awkwardness and to age of the laptop I have found it hard to find a Linux distribution that runs well without too much configuration.

today's leftovers:

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  • New Ubuntu Screens Installer
  • My backup script in Mac/Linux
  • PROFILE OF: Hadron – Appearing on C.O.L.A
  • The slow route to Linux
  • Bitten by singletons
  • Open source may have won, but not by *that* much
  • Sabayon – Manage multiple GNOME user profiles
  • Arora – completely FLOSS Webkit browser

some howtos:

  • Understanding the GRUB Bootloader: Course
  • Command Line Basics: Pipelining Output
  • Debian aptitude History
  • Enchance aMSN with nice skins and Plugins
  • Configure your Ubuntu Server as a DHCP server
  • Howto use Windows Shared HP printer in Ubuntu / Debian Linux (using samba)
  • Command line Audio CD Ripper for OpenSuSe Linux - RipIT
  • APT-Cacher: Revisited
  • How to create your own XSession

Edubuntu 9.04 vs openSUSE 11.1 Li-f-e

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I use educational software a lot. As I am the IT admin of a local school and consult for a few more, I get the chance to see the software in action and see the results and responses ( as well as hear the complaints and/or appreciation when it comes up ).

Microsoft 'indoctrinates' Best Buy workers with anti-Linux 'lies'

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Microsoft Microsoft (MFST) is "indoctrinating" Best Buy (BBY) workers to sell its highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system using outright lies about the performance of open-source competitor Linux, according to Linux experts and at least one Best Buy employee who has seen the alleged Microsoft training slides.

Is Spicebird The Best Desktop E-Mail Client?

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d0od.blogspot: SpiceBird is a desktop E-Mail application that combines E-Mail, Instant Messaging, Calendar, Task management and an iGoogle gadgets in one application.

Its about the market share

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Linux Some people argue that the market share of an OS is not very important and that we should not try to switch people over to GNU/Linux. They argue that the GNU/Linux project is fine with the small market share it currently has. According to me, the market share of an OS is very crucial and we need to get more people on board.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #158 for the week August 30th - Septenber 5th, 2009 is available.

Review: Ubuntu Tweak

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ardchoille42.blogspot: I was browsing the Get Deb site and happened to find an application called Ubuntu Tweak which piqued my interest. I never install anything outside of the official Ubuntu software repositories unless I am able to audit the source code - this is one of the benefits of open-source software.

Will GIMP 2.8 come in a single window mode?

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GIMP There is an interesting message of Martin Nordholts, one of the core developers of GIMP, in the official mailing list about GIMP 2.8 being shipped in a single window mode.

Also: Layer Sets/Groups in GIMP 2.8! Preview Update!

Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1)

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Software I have been an unashamed Windows user for longer than I care to remember. However, I took a big step about six months ago when I commenced my adventure with Linux. There remained one significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux.

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