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Story More File-System Tests Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 6:24pm
Story How To Install IceCat On Any Distro BenIX 22/11/2014 - 5:17pm
Story Wake Up Lil SUSE, Minty Goodness, and Caine Mutiny Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 8:12am
Story 12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:44am
Story Mageia 3 Is Now Officially Dead Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:36am
Story SolydX 201411 Is a Rolling Release Alternative to Linux Mint Debian Xfce Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:30am
Story Linux-Based Beautiful Jolla Tablet Registers Fantastic Success on Indigogo Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:23am
Story WordPress 4.0.1 Updates Millions of Sites for 8 Flaws Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 2:58am
Story V2 Of KDBUS Published For Linux Kernel Review Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 2:41am
Story Back in stock: a ThinkPenguin router that respects your freedom Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 2:33am

Is Red Hat's Whitehurst Right? Open Source Thrives In Downturn?

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OSS

informationweek.com: CEO Jim Whitehurst says Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will perform robustly through a recession. Is that true or is he engaged in wishful thinking?

Also: Red Hat Finds 250 Ways to Push Beyond Linux

Speed up your Internet access using Squid's refresh patterns

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: Bandwidth limitation is still a problem for a lot of people who connect to the Internet. You can improve your available bandwidth by installing Squid caching proxy server on your network with configuration parameters that will increase your byte hit rate, giving you about 30-60% more bandwidth.

OpenX: the Unknown Variable

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Software
Interviews

computerworlduk.com: The open source company OpenX, which is behind the free ad server of the same name, is something of a mysterious beast. Things have not been helped by the fact that it has gone through so many names changes - phpAds, phpAdsNew, MaxMediaManager, Openads – that it's been hard to keep up.

People of openSUSE: Vincent Untz

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Continuing the last ‘People of openSUSE” interviews with people involved in the openSUSE Board Elections Committee, today we introduce you another member - Vincent Untz. Vincent is a Novell employee working 101% of his time for the openSUSE and GNOME projects, non-stop!

SoftMaker Office 2008 focuses on compatibility with Microsoft Office

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Software

linux.com: The free and open source office suite OpenOffice.org might be a killer app for many, but its inability to properly display documents created in the proprietary Microsoft Office formats hinders its widespread acceptance in multi-OS business environments with many legacy .doc and .xls files. If changing over to an open document format is not an option, try SoftMaker Office.

Open source is not a binary decision at Adobe

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OSS

news.cnet.com: I was fortunate to speak Wednesday on a panel at the Adobe MAX conference. The topic? "Why Open Source, and What Makes the Cut?"

Why doesn't everyone just run Linux?

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Linux

itwire.com: Linux rocks. That's because Linux is reliable, it's versatile, it's robust and it has no licensing fees. So why isn't it mainstream in the desktop world? Here's why.

plasma systray, 4.2

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: So I've talked abut the system tray in 4.2 a few times recently, though mostly in passing. Today we hit a new milestone which marks the system tray area being feature complete for 4.2:

The 7 Deadly Linux Commands

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Linux

junauza.com: If you are new to Linux, chances are you will meet a stupid person perhaps in a forum or chat room that can trick you into using commands that will harm your files or even your entire operating system. To avoid this dangerous scenario from happening, I have here a list of deadly Linux commands that you should avoid.

Nuke boffins plan Penguin petaflop cluster

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: America's Lawrence Livermore nuclear bomb lab has teamed up with open-source computing heavyweights to build the next generation of Linux superclusters, ultimately scaling into the petaflop range. The project has been dubbed "Hyperion".

Red Hat customers unswayed by Novell's pitch to switch

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Linux

techtarget.com: For a variety of reasons that include from the troubled economy to the effort involved in switching platforms, Red Hat customers we contacted said they were unlikely to take the bait.

Canonical Launches U.S.-based shop.ubuntu.com in Time for Holiday Season

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Ubuntu

prweb.com (PR): Canonical launched today an U.S.-based on-line shop for Ubuntu-branded merchandise and software. With a new fulfillment house in St. Louis, Missouri, shipments are faster and less expensive for Ubuntu users and enthusiasts in the U.S.

Linux Game "System of Tomorrow" Ships in Two Weeks

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Hardware

ostatic.com: Last month I wrote about the EVO Linux-based gaming console. Envizions expects the consoles to ship in the next two weeks. There are also two versions (in four configurations) available. Two versions? You guessed it -- Linux and Windows.

Monty Python Launches YouTube Channel

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Web

informationweek.com: And now for something completely different...the comedy troupe makes it clear it would prefer payment to litigation.

Also: Guns N' Roses album released on MySpace

today's leftovers

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News
  • Live from SC08

  • With money tight, is it Linux's time to shine?
  • Open Enterprise Interview with Ryan Bagueros
  • Branding Open Source moves heaven and earth to beat Microsoft
  • ISO publishes Office Open XML specification
  • Pardus Service-manager for KDE4 with COMAR and PyKDE4
  • One Year Later There's No UT3 Client For Linux
  • X.Org EvDev 2.1 Driver Released, New Features
  • CrunchBang Linux 8.10.01 — Testing
  • Akonadi goodness without moving even a finger
  • Review of XFCE 4.4.3
  • Critiquing distros, in the present perfect tense
  • Dick, Jane, and MySQL: why recessions favor open source
  • Easy GRUB editing
  • Sun’s open source strategy in the spotlight
  • Debian Project News - November 19th
  • Ubuntu Server Edition: Canonical’s Big Challenge

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tip: Fixing e2fsprogs block on Gentoo

  • Make Linux Look like Windows XP with XPGnome
  • Doing a diff without touching the command line
  • Split lossless audio
  • OpenOffice.org Tip - Automatically Number Headings
  • Building an OpenBSD Gateway - Part 1
  • Manage your music with ID3 tag editors
  • Relationship between --as-needed and --no-undefined
  • sdparm: a utility for SCSI device

9 Steps: Make a ultra cool and good looking desktop for your Ubuntu Linux machine in 30 minutes - green version

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Ubuntu

kimchikid.com: We already concluded in my previous guide (from April) that we think that Ubuntu might be the greatest OS in the world. But that doesn’t change the fact that the desktop looks very dull out of the box.

How Low Can Public Open Source Companies Go?

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OSS

ostatic.com: While I remain in agreement with many observers who see the economic downturn as potentially very positive for open source, I have to wonder whether we're going to see some of the leadership open source companies swallowed up in all the financial carnage.

"World's smallest humanoid robot" runs Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: A popular talking toy robot from Tomy Corp. runs Linux on a PXA-270-based single-board computer (SBC) from Mobisense Systems. The 6.5-inch tall i-Sobot has been dubbed "the smallest humanoid robot in production" by Guinness World Records, says Tomy.

Move Over Fedora Now There's Something Leaner

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Ubuntu

thesourceshow.org: No it's not Sizzlean. It's Ubuntu Server. I have been running Fedora on the web server in my basement for years and years. I took my web sites off line for a few hours (you noticed didn't you?) and started from scratch with Ubuntu 8.10 Server.

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