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Story NSA wanted a backdoor in Linux, confirms Linus' father Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 7:47am
Story Pear OS 8 – A Missed Opportunity? Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 5:55am
Story New 'experimental' emulator makes Ubuntu mobile OS development easier Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 5:45am
Story Google to sell anti-Microsoft mugs Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:39am
Story Ubuntu Still Talking About A Stable App API/ABI Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:26am
Story NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series On Linux Run Excellent Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:15am
Story Intel's HD4600 versus AMD's 4600 on Linux ... with special guests Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 1:52am
Story The Reddit – SourceForge Lynch Mob Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:58am
Story Italy working on a guide for comparing open and closed source software Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:45am
Story DOD gradually embracing open source Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:39am

High flyer hangs hat on open source

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OSS As chief operating officer, Whitehurst was widely tipped to succeed the outgoing Delta chief executive but despite turning around the corporate basket case his day in the sun never came.

KDE 4: So long and thanks for all the fish

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KDE The release of KDE 4 has long since come and gone. Much ballyhoo has been made over the release. Many are praising it. Many are condemning it. Me? I fall in the latter category. Why? Let me explain.

Sea Monkey only has four bugs left

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Moz/FF ACCORDING TO Mozilla's bugzilla site that hosts bug reports, the Sea Monkey web browser and e-mail client, formerly known as the Mozilla Suite, only has four bugs left to fix... honest.

Also: Flock adds support for Digg, Pownce and AOL Webmail

5 Reasons Why Switching to Ubuntu is a Really Dumb Idea

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Ubuntu So you want to get with the “cool” crowd, drop Uncle Bill’s operating system, and switch to the very free and completely open source alternative Ubuntu Linux. Here’s five reasons why you should think very carefully before even attempting that installation:

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 255

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: openSUSE package management with Zypper

  • News: FreeBSD moves to Subversion, Novell reports growing Linux business, Ubuntu plans universal connectivity, Fedora outlines KDE plans, BLAG and Granular interviews
  • Released last week: DeLi Linux 0.8.0, Foresight Linux 2.0.2, Myah OS3.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008
  • Donations: FileZilla receives US$400
  • New distributions: BSDanywhere
  • Reader comments

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

KDE 4 Progress: New plasmoids, Akonadi, KRunner and more

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KDE In spite of fragmentary information about changes, that I’ve published since my last insight (like the Amarok 2 visual changelog), I’ve decided after all to gather them all in one place. Hence, I invite you to the next insight of KDE 4. The revision of the day is 811150.

Mandriva Powerpack 2008 Spring - a question of price

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MDV This weekend saw me trash my long-running Fedora system for something new. Followers of these pages will know that I’ve had no end of issue with the recent spate of upgrades and new releases of various Linux distributions. The main cause of my frustrations?

Is Firefox 3 Ready For Prime Time?

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Moz/FF With release candidate 1 available, Firefox 3 is edging closer to a final release. But is Firefox 3 in a fit enough state to be released? Right now it doesn’t look so.

Android will be 100% open source, says Google

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blogs.zdnet: Contrary to some reports, everything that makes Android “Android”, including all the core platform components and libraries needed to port Android to new devices will be open sourced under commonly used, industry standard licenses, says Google.

JOE: Joe’s own editor, a really usable text editor

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Software Back in the day, when I was new to Linux, joe was the first text editor that I managed to quit without having to reboot my machine. That I am still using it today, many years later, goes to show just how simple yet powerful joe is.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron steps in to make Linux a proper desktop alternative to Windows

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Ubuntu I am going to risk sounding like a fan boy for the sake of being a fan boy in the craze for Ubuntu but here goes nothing! My experience with my new Hardy Heron installation just keeps on getting better and better.

Mozilla Firefox vs the Internet Explorer

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Moz/FF Mozilla Firefox, the open source substitute for Internet Explorer is gaining popularity. The Internet Explorer is loosing grounds and the Mozilla Firefox is gaining market share gradually.

Also: Essential Thunderbird add-ons

Review: Ubuntu on the Eee PC

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Ubuntu Well, it didn't take me long to realise that I wasn't very fond of the Xandros Linux distribution that comes stock with the Eee PC 701. I don't like a Linux box I can't mod. So I backed up my personal files onto a 4GB SD card, downloaded and burned the eeeXubuntu distro.

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 05/30

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gpl3.blogspot: This week our GPL v3 projects has grown to 2471 GPL v3 projects, which is in increase of 44 new GPL v3 projects. Our AGPL v3 count has just hit its first benchmark of 100 AGPL v3 projects, with the 5 new AGPL v3 projects that were added over the past week. And lastly, the LGPL v3 count is now at 236.

Sharjah school dumps high-cost software for open-source applications

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OSS Education provider Scholars International Academy (SIA) has opted for open-source software and thin client systems, in a bid to save parents the cost of proprietary software.

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report 2007Q3/Q4 Now Available

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KDE The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report is now available for Q3 and Q4 2007, covering July to September, and October to December 2007. This document includes reports of the board and the working groups.

Survey: Open source is entering the enterprise mainstream

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OSS Open-source applications are gaining more approval in enterprises, particularly in the areas of operating systems, infrastructure applications, and development tools

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #93

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Ubuntu The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 93 for the weeks May 25th - May 31st, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: new Ubuntu Membership approval process, new Ubuntu Members, new LoCo approval process, LinuxTag 2008, Launchpad 1.2.5, Launchpod episode #3, Forum Tutorial of the week, Ubuntu UK Podcast #6, Full Circle Magazine #13, Team Reports, and much, much more!

some shorts

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  • how to enable Linux after installing windows

  • The decline of Gentoo
  • Slides from php|tek 2008
  • Ultra-portable Ubuntu Laptop
  • Fedora Source RPM

When Snort is not enough

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Software As an independent security consultant I offered a course to customers called Network Security Operations, which covered network-centric intrusion detection, response and forensics. Learn how to support Snort with complementary tools and techniques when necessary.

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