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Story The GPLv3 GPU Is Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:12pm
Story A year without Windows and a new love of Linux Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:08pm
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Story Valencia Schools Save Almost $50 Million (€37 Million) with a Linux OS Based on Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:32pm
Story Steam for Linux Now Has More Than 600 Games Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:26pm
Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:13pm
Story PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 8:14am

Ubuntu Puts Big Emphasis on Small PCs at OSCON

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pcworld.com: This week at OSCON, the annual open-source conference in Portland, Oregon, Canonical is showing off a new version of its Ubuntu Linux operating system that's designed specifically for Intel Atom-based Netbook PCs. Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Mobile Internet Device editions of Linux are gearing up to compete with Windows.

Dictators in free and open source software

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Some people seem to challenge the idea that most (if not all) free software projects need a benevolent dictator—that is, somebody who has the last say on every decision. They are quick to point out Linus Torvalds’ past “mistakes” (see the brackets): using BitKeeper to manage the kernel, not allowing “pluggable” schedulers in Linux, etc. As a software developer, I feel that a dictator is absolutely necessary in every free software project. Here is why.

Exactly who, is Linux for?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Is Linux for everyone? Is Linux destined to be the Great Replacement? Will Linux ever reach billions on billions of installs in the world? Not likely. If Linux isn't for everyone, then who is it for?

Gaming on Ubuntu (Linux)

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Gaming

look2linux.com: From browsing the site I found that we get a lot of comments here that say things like “I am not switching to Linux because then I can’t play my games!” and “Ubuntu sucks because I can’t play games!”. Well, here is the thing… you can. There are tonnes and tonnes of games out there for you to try and play. There are even sites and programs dedicated to getting your windows games up and running.

Nvidia on KDE 4.1: a greedy problem

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KDE
Software

liquidat.wordpress: KDE 4.1 was released as a RC recently and will soon be released. While it will be a very usable and stable desktop environment ready to be used almost everywhere most users with NVIDIA cards will not be pleased: their proprietary driver spoil the fun.

Why windows why??

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Microsoft

it.toolbox.com/blogs: Rant mode on. Why does windows make it so difficult to transfer settings? Why does windows go out of its way to be incompatible with itself? Why is windows purposely designed to make our lives a nightmare? Why can't I take a windows hard disk out of one machine and put it in another and have it work? Why?

Mark Shuttleworth: life on mars, Ubuntu in emerging markets

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: After the technical sessions concluded, some OSCON attendees headed across town to see Mark Shuttleworth, the charismatic founder of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, give a presentation to local Portland group Legion of Tech.

Why Linux is Not on the Desktop

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blogcritics.org: Let me start by saying that I love Linux. So when I saw the site Why Linux is Better, I was kind of nodding my head in agreement to many of its reasons. But then I thought about it:

IBM nears a decade of Linux and open source

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OSS

techtarget.com: After nearly a decade of active involvement in open source, IBM's commitment to Linux is broad and deep, said Inna Kuznetsova, the director of IBM Linux strategy – a sentiment shared by most, though not all, IBM observers.

what is KDE?

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KDE

chani.wordpress: whenever people ask me that question, I have trouble answering. what is KDE? it’s not just a desktop environment any more, not by a long shot. it’s a whole universe of software projects (one of which is a desktop environment).

Kernel Log: No unstable series; Linux 2008.7; dealing with security fixes

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heise-online.co.uk: Along with 2.6.27 development ramping up, there is a variety of other Linux kernel news. Shortly after the release of Linux 2.6.26, someone on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) asked what sort of changes – either potentially or already in the works – might give rise to a 2.7 development series.

Macedonia and Ubuntu

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aidworkerdaily.com: A few weeks ago, while my wife was still in Macedonia, I asked her to install Ubuntu. Shortly after returning to the States my wife called her father and asked him if he had a minute so that she could explain to him how to get online. His response was, “Don’t worry about it. I figured it out on my own.”

Debian Project News - July 21st, 2008

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's 7th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue: Updates to the Lenny release process, Debian-installer to support loading of external firmwares, Best practice for debug packages, ... and much more.

Embedding Python In Apache2 With mod_python (Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora/CentOS, Mandriva, OpenSUSE)

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MDV
SUSE
Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install and use mod_python on various distributions (Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora/CentOS, Mandriva, OpenSUSE) with Apache2. mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter within the server.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Openmoko Inks a Distribution Deal

  • Novell SUSE Linux beats out Red Hat on cost at life sciences firm
  • AMD Catalyst 8.7 Linux Driver Released
  • Create Tomboy notes in Firefox with Tomfox
  • Weekly Mix Of Everything Linux
  • Seneca College teams with FOSS projects for hands-on learning
  • Options and Tools For OpenOffice.org. Users
  • Linux as a Hypervisor
  • openSUSE Kernel Bug Squashing Day on Wednesday, July 30
  • How To Create Or Edit Fonts In Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Ubuntu for business

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Patching denyhosts to allow correct plugin reporting

  • Colourful man pages in Ubuntu
  • Part 1: Building a Secure & Redundant Intranet Server With Gentoo - Apache - PHP5 - MySQL
  • Fancy Globbing With Zsh On Linux and Unix
  • Short tip: Simple .vimrc lines
  • Tweaking the Eee PC part 4
  • Add 7z (7-Zip) File Archive Support to Ubuntu
  • That edgy chroot can go … oops!
  • Running a webcam on Linux
  • Linux and Lumix digital cameras
  • Bash User Input Validation

Free and Open Source Software vs. Cloud Computing

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OSS

earthweb.com: Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the point of proprietary network services (or cloud computing, or Software as a Service, if you prefer). Not when you have Free software as an alternative (“Free,” in this case, being analogous to open source or GNU/Linux).

FSF organizes against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

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OSS

linux.com: Nobody knows yet what the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will consist of, but the few available indications are so ominous that the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has started a campaign to raise public awareness of the possibilities.

5 Reasons Why You Should Use VirtualBox Over VMware Server

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Ever since I started using Ubuntu two years back, I have been an avid user of VMware server. It fascinated me to a great extent that I could actually run an OS inside an OS. Recently, I tried out VirtualBox, another virtualization software like VMware server, and I was greatly impressed by it.

How I got a Windows Vista refund from HP

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News

A bloke details his recent adventure in getting a refund for a copy of Vista he didn't want.

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