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Story 30 Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces in 30 Weeks: Jes Sorensen Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 3:49pm
Story Do-it-yourself corporate cloud with ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 3:44pm
Story making friends with kontact again Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 3:41pm
Story Applications 4.13 Coming Soon, Help Us Test! Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 3:37pm
Story Breaking Microsoft’s Chains by Moving to LibreOffice Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 3:27pm
Story Wil Wheaton ‘Not Crazy’ About Direction Ubuntu Is Taking Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 11:42am
Story Peppermint 4 – An OS for everyone? & The Probem of Linux Advocacy Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 11:13am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 9:40am
Story Wine, ChromeOS and Cross-Platform Computing in the Cloud Age Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 8:14am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 default and community wallpapers revealed Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 8:01am

Mandriva 2008.1 looks pretty good

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MDV

linsec.ca: As usual, I take a day or two when a new Mandriva version is in RC status to install and play around with it. Every release since I’ve had the Libretto, there is always something that needs to be tweaked or that just doesn’t work out quite right.

should ubuntu be more like arch?

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: If you spend a week or two with Arch Linux, you start to wonder if maybe the Ubuntu machine should be following the same game plan as the Arch contingent. Let me reply to that.

Fedora Project Leader: Hello and Goodbye

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Linux
Interviews

fedoraproject.org: For the last two years Max Spevack has led the Fedora Project through many changes. Now, he has decided it's time for him to move on to other areas. In this interview we catch up with both Max and Paul as they discuss their experiences of the Fedora Project Leader job, the project's past and its future.

Ubuntu Brainstorm Update

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Web

ubuntu.com: Four amazing days have passed since the launch of brainstorm.ubuntu.com, and all we can say is Whoah! And the numbers keep growing! We had not expected such a success.

The best Linux system repair disk graduates to 1.0

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Linux

linux-watch.com: If you need to repair PCs, even if you don't use Linux as a rule, you should have a Linux repair CD. These self-booting Linux distributions give you all the software tools you need to bring all but the deadest computers back to life. The best of these distributions is, hands-down, SystemRescueCd.

Don't use Emacs, says Java's father

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Software

computerworld.com.au: Known in the development world as the father of Java, Sun Microsystems' vice president and fellow James Gosling has urged coders to stop using the antiquated Emacs text editor and move to a more modern IDE like Sun's own open source NetBeans.

The $100 Headache

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OLPC

popsci.com: This past year has brought the high-flying OLPC back to earth. Production of the laptops has stalled, and the price tag of the machine has doubled to $200. As of January, OLPC had built only around 250,000 laptops, and delivery problems left some critics fuming.

ATI & NVIDIA In The Linux Hollywood

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Linux

phoronix.com: The first main talk that occurred at FOSDEM was on the major growth of Linux within the motion picture industry and Hollywood. Linux is now the primary operating system being used in the render farms and post-production environments.

Hans Reiser Denies Murdering His Wife

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Hans Reiser was just sworn in. His attorney, William DuBois, is lobbing questions to him. The defendant says he met his wife in a café in 1998 in Russia.

Open the full KDE Control Centre in Kubuntu

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KDE

fosswire.com: Kubuntu (and some other KDE-based distributions) features a special System Settings application which takes the place of the full KDE Control Centre application, which is used for setting all sorts of KDE preferences and changing different settings on the system.

The LinuxSampler Project

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Software

linuxjournal.com: This week we'll look at what's been going on recently with LinuxSampler, a very cool software audio sampler. I have to say at the outset that this article was tough to write, I was just having far too much fun with the program.

Absolute FreeBSD 2nd Edition review

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BSD

thejemreport.com: There aren't many FreeBSD books on the market -- compared to the number of Linux books, anyway -- so it's important that the few extant titles be superbly written and technically accurate. I was really looking forward to reading Absolute FreeBSD 2nd Edition because I'd heard such great things about the aged first edition.

Also: How To Upgrade FreeBSD 6.3 to 7.0 Stable Release

Asus announces EeePC with 9-inch display

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Hardware

tech.blorge.com: It’s here just a little bit sooner than expected; the EeePC with a 9-inch display. If you liked the 7-inch model then you’ll love the 9-inch model. There isn’t much available in the way of specs yet, aside from the larger display.

Ubuntu 7.10 Now Available to Dell Customers in China

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Earlier today, we began offering Ubuntu 7.10 on the Inspiron 530 desktop to customers in China. We did this because many Dell China customers have asked about it there.

Easing into Open Source

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OSS

eweek.com: Open-source software can save an organization money and open the door to customization, but it pays to know where to start and where to get help.

Mandriva 2008.1 What's New Wiki Online

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MDV

wiki.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is coming this April. The planned schedule for the final is April 9. This page provides a run down of the biggest new versions and features that will be coming with Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring.

NDISwrapper and the GPL

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "A change after 2.6.24 broke ndiswrapper by accidentally removing its access to GPL-only symbols," noted Pavel Roskin, offering a patch to address the issue. Linux creator Linus Torvalds was unimpressed, "I'm not seeing why ndiswrapper should be treated separately."

Ten Steps Needed for Fiery Desktop Linux Adoption

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Linux

itmanagement.earthweb: With each passing month, I find one article after another claiming to have the magic formula needed for desktop Linux to see significant gains. But to me, this feels a lot like putting the carriage before the horse. Here’s a list of the areas that I believe are in desperate need of attention.

Green Computing With Gigabyte's EP35-DS4

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Gigabyte has made a few changes to their latest motherboards in order to provide heightened power efficiency. The newest Gigabyte motherboards support DES, or Dynamic Energy Saver, technology. In this review we are taking a brief look at Gigabyte's efforts into green computing with their Dynamic Energy Saver technology on the GA-EP35-DS4 motherboard.

Bash and command line (terminal)

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HowTos

roderick-greening.blogspot: OK, so you've undoubtedly come across some problem and found a post which says you need to open a terminal and run some series of commands. You ask yourself, what is this terminal and why am I typing commands and what do they mean?

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LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

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    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
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