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Story Ubuntu 14.10 Fans, Prepare for "It's a Boring Release" Comments Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:08pm
Story Tor executive director hints at Firefox integration Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:01pm
Story On the hunt for the right open source project? Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:55pm
Story NVIDIA To Issue An Update On Their Support Of Mir & Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Penn Manor goes 'all in' with open source Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:01pm
Story OpenDaylight Helium Bootstraps SDN Security Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:56pm
Story OverlayFS Proposed For The Linux 3.18 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:39pm
Story Open-spec control oriented SBC builds on RPi COM Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:30pm
Story DDOS Attack Brings Tux Machines Down Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:26pm
Story NVIDIA Suggests Explicit Synchronization For Nouveau Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:20pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Symbian: Linux unfit for mobile phones

  • Extremely easy driver installation
  • Microsoft blackouts… Software Freedom
  • Linux will be getting more attention from software companies
  • Where Do YOU Send Netbook Users For Help?
  • Drupal developer Barry Jaspan discusses Acquia (video)
  • New Zeeland government using Drupal
  • If not Google, which corporation best champions open source?
  • Planned power outage in Raleigh Delays Fedora Beta
  • Minds Meet to Mull Linux Marketing
  • Free Software Shouldn't Mean You Can't Make a Buck
  • Comparing Server Virtualization Solutions
  • What’s behind GregKH’s (latest) Rant?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to restore GRUB with an Ubuntu Live CD

  • How to make your application appear in the Add/Remove tool
  • Tar remote dir over SSH
  • Using wine to run windows application on openSUSE 11
  • Nokia E71 as a USB or Bluetooth 3G Data Modem on Linux
  • Mailman and Exim4
  • Combinations Vs. Permutations On Linux and Unix
  • How to View .Chm files in Linux
  • How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

A new Linux landscape

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Linux

irishtimes.com: A FEW years ago, the open-source operating system Linux was well known to techies, and barely known to the person on the street. It wasn't the easiest system to install or use for typical computer users. Well, Linux has arrived.

Welcome to the new browser wars

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Software

mercurynews.com: I feel like I've just jumped into the Wayback Machine and landed in 1997. The Spice Girls are playing on the radio. Everyone and their dog is taking a dot-com public. And, oh yes, Netscape and Microsoft are at each others' throats, fighting for control of the browser markets.

Switched From Ubuntu To Gentoo

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

clintonskakun.wordpress: Ubuntu has served me well for a few months, I think it was April when I started using it. I have to say Ubuntu is one of my favorite Linux distributions. It’s great for people who are new to Linux or have been using Windows for a long time and want to try out something different or more reliable.

IEs4Linux lets you install Internet Explorer under Linux

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Software

linux.com: Because a large portion of end user machines attached to the Internet are Windows machines, Web developers have no choice but to develop Web applications that, while they don't necessarily rely on Microsoft technology, do have to work properly with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. That usually means developers require a Windows installation at their disposal.

Linux alternatives to Windows SBS part one

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Software

itwire.com: I've claimed that Microsoft's Small Business Server (SBS) is hampered by its built-in limitations. These constraints have been designed in. Why would you opt for SBS when you could have it all using Linux? It's time to put my money where my mouth is. Here's what I look for in a Linux-based solution and starting today not one, but five, options to pick from.

What Mozilla Means to Me

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Moz/FF

toolness.com: When I talk to my friends and family about Mozilla, I notice that they all have different perceptions of what Mozilla is. Looking at Mozilla’s Wikipedia entry doesn’t shed much light on things either, as it’s largely a glorified disambiguation page that attempts to clarify the word’s many different meanings over time.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 has been released as the final alpha build for Intrepid Ibex. This release ships with the latest GNOME 2.24 and Linux 2.6.27 bits along with X Server 1.5.0.

some shorts

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News
  • Ubuntu-ZA LoCoTeam gets new leader

  • Slax: Your Pocket Operating System
  • Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
  • When OpenOffice.org 3?
  • 32 times faster deleting your home directory

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 39

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #39 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Board election, OpenOffice_org 3.0rc1 available, and Call for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE Beta Testers.

Canadian party includes open source software in election platform

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: As computer hardware improves, it is important that software programs are readily modifiable by the people who buy and use them.

Netbook sports 320GB hard disk

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Czech vendor Eltrinex has announced a netbook computer that runs Linux or Windows XP Home Edition, and sports a 320GB hard drive. The "MobilePC" includes a Via C7-M ULV processor, 10.2-inch display, 1GB of RAM, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, and a bundled external DVD writer, the company says.

AMD Catalyst 8.9 Gets WINE Fix, RandR 1.2 Support

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Software

phoronix.com: This new driver update does bring a few exciting changes: the long-awaited WINE fixes, what appears to be RandR 1.2 with accelerated rotation support, and a horde of bug-fixes.

Why GNU/Linux needs slick marketing

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Linux

itwire.com: In the wake of the Firefox EULA issue, the well-known GNU/Linux news accumulation website, Linux Today, ran a very short editorial which came to the rather hurried conclusion that the free operating system does not need what it characterised as "slick marketing."

Toshiba's first netbook offering arrives

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: TOSHIBA HAS ANNOUNCED today the joyous occasion of the arrival of the NB100 – the company’s first netbook product. This versatile little netbook will be powered by the Intel Atom CPU and comes with Linux Ubuntu 8.04 or MS Windows XP Home Edition.

Does Linux Lag Windows? If So, Why? Part 1

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: It's often claimed that Linux is not as prepared for the desktop as MS Windows (hereafter called just "Windows") is. I'd like to compare the time-lines for some parts of the Desktop systems to figure out whether that's true and if so, why it might be.

Linux Terminal Emulation Graphics capabilities

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Software

computingtech.blogspot: The most important part of terminal emulation is how it displays information on the monitor. When you hear the phrase ‘‘text mode,’’ the last thing you’d think to worry about is graphics. However, even the most rudimentary dumb terminals supported some method of screen manipulation.

PCMan: An Alternative File Manager For Linux

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Software

linuxprimetime.com: I had been mostly using Nautilus as my primary file manager and i was a bit sick to be honest from using it, Nautilus is very basic and a bit heavy file manager. So I was searching for a file manager that was both light weight, had a simple interface and loads of features.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Promises New Life for Office Software

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OOo

ostatic.com: OpenOffice.org is in an unenviable place. Office suites -- word processors, spreadsheets, presentations and the ilk -- are utilitarian, complex bundles of software. They are a necessity of modern life, used daily by individuals and businesses all over the world.

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