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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 8:17am
Story Wine 1.7.39 and CrossOver 14.1 Roy Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 8:16am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 8:15am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 8:14am
Story In the market for a $40 Android tablet? Take a look at the Jide Ultra Remix Android tablet Roy Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 7:58am
Story Can't even throw code across the wall - on open sourcing existing code Roy Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 7:50am
Story Microsoft 'Loves' Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 7:47am
Story GNOME Tweak Tool Updated for GNOME 3.16 with New “Enable Animations” Option Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 7:38am
Story Mozilla Releases Firefox 36.0.3 to Patch the Security Vulnerabilities Disclosed at Pwn2Own Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 7:34am
Story Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on 1.9GHz quad-core Atom SoC Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2015 - 7:24am

Is Linux ready to go to FAT camp?

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Linux

linux-watch.com: The talking drums keep rumbling throughout the Linux jungle as the tuxified ones ponder the impact of Dutch personal navigation device (PND) vendor TomTom agreeing to terms after being sued by Microsoft.

Mandriva 2009.1 RC2 Screenshot Tour

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MDV

softpedia.com: Mandriva announced last night the immediate availability of Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC2. Once again, we thought it would be nice to offer a visual tour of this second release candidate of the upcoming Mandriva 2009 Spring.

Intel Core i7 On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: By now most of you should be familiar with the Core i7 processor family, which is based upon Intel's Nehalem architecture. The current Core i7 processor selection includes the 920, 940, and 965 Extreme Edition.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 8.10 [ISPConfig 3]

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Red Hat Dismisses Consumer Desktop Linux (Again)

workswithu.com: Sometimes, you have to respect someone for sticking to an opinion and a vision. Other times, you have to wonder if a consistent vision becomes a fatal flaw. I’m still undecided about whether Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has the correct — or flawed — long term vision.

Some not so wobbly news from wobblyland

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KDE

martin-graesslin.com/blog: Long time no post on what has changed in KWin lately. So I’m going to show you some new features.

GPL's cloudy future

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OSS

Jeremy Allison: One of the things about getting older is that you learn to ignore things until you have to do something about them. It’s a learned efficiency, I suppose. I finally realized I have to do some serious thinking about cloud computing.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fonera 2.0 powered by Linux

  • Linux fails to meet the needs of real users
  • My Sysadmin Toolbox
  • Nokia to release a netbook?
  • A Free Software Thesis
  • Frictional Games' Unknown Teaser
  • LH Strip #3: Mark Shuttleworth Names Other OS
  • Firefox hits 35% market share in Europe, 22% globally
  • Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 Delivers New Automated Testing Capabilities
  • Debian, Gentoo, FreeBSD, GNU/kFreeBSD
  • Ubuntu Linux Preps Newest Version
  • Cherokee: Why it could own the Internet
  • NVIDIA's Release Happiness Continues Into April
  • More Pictures Of Computer Disasters
  • Defending Novell On Wall Street
  • Diagramming with Dia

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Clearing The Contents Of A File

  • FreeBSD commands for Gentoo users — and reverse
  • YUM repo errors
  • Using encrypted filesystems with Linux Logical Volume Manager
  • Creating a Ringtone with Audacity
  • How to clone virtual machines in VMware Server
  • Testing SMTP servers with SWAKS
  • Line wrapping text made easy with fold
  • Creation and Maintenance of a Gentoo Backup
  • Print a Web Page From a Shell Prompt
  • OOo: Using Data Form extension to enter information in spreadsheets
  • Genisoimage - Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem images

Linux Fest NorthWest is coming!

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Linux

lunduke.com: totem350Linux Fest NorthWest is happening April 25th and 26th (Saturday and Sunday) in Bellingham, WA. If you are a Linux nerd and you can find your way to Bellingham, I highly recommend it.

Ubuntu 9.04: What’s New for Desktop Users?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: With Ubuntu 9.04, otherwise known as the Jaunty Jackalope, set to be released in less than three weeks, we begin with a look at the new features that Jaunty brings to traditional desktops.

Review: Debian 5: Lenny

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: Debian…the father and grandfather of many a Linux distro. I think indirectly Debian is probably running on more computers than any other Linux distro. It’s the basis of Ubuntu, Mepis, Xandros, and many others. And many people use Debian where they need a nice, stable distro.

Revisiting Linux: An Evening With Zombies and Ubuntu Linux 9.04 Beta

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Ubuntu

jamesdurham.com: I love Linux. It is a fantastic operating system/platform with ridiculous power and flexibility, and I wish I could use it for all my computer needs. I’ve attempted to do just about everything with it, and try as I might, there are some areas where it just doesn’t fill what I need with my creative work.

Are Linux netbooks really returned more often than Windows models?

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Linux
Hardware
Microsoft

computerworld.com: Microsoft says that Windows dominates -- and will continue to dominate -- netbooks because customers are looking for a familiar, PC-like experience, as well as compatibility with their peripherals and software such as Microsoft Office.

Also: Netbooks forward or backward, Linux or Windows

Announcing the “We’re Linux” video contest finalists

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The journey that begin during last football season with the realization that Microsoft paid Jerry Seinfeld $10 million for his appearance in their ads is almost over. The judging for the We’re Linux video contest has been completed and I’m pleased to announce the finalists.

GNOME begins to play catch up with KDE

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Software

itwire.com: The GNOME project has released what it calls a roadmap towards version 3.0. After following a policy that mandated minor changes in its six-monthly releases, GNOME has decided that it would be a mistake to release 3.0 without a "user-visible change."

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth: Planning to Overtake Apple

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Interviews
Ubuntu

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Last summer, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the Ubuntu distribution and of Canonical, Ubuntu's commercial sponsor, challenged the free and open source software (FOSS) to deliver a desktop experience superior to Apple's.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC2 is ready for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The RC2 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name Estephe) is now available. This RC2 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.2, GNOME 2.26,X.org server 1.6, kernel 2.6.29.

Microsoft cries netbook victory against Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: Microsoft may be on its way to vanquishing Linux in the war to dominate netbook operating systems, but the ground could be shifting against Windows.

MIDs to bring Linux to Asia-Pacific

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Linux

zdnetasia.com: MIDs (mobile Internet devices) may be the channel for Linux to reach mainstream consumers in Asia, according to an analyst.

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