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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:58pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:57pm
Story GNOME Boxes 3.16.2 Now Supports Installations of Fedora 22 Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:21pm
Story 2015 is shaping up to be the Year of Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:17pm
Story ICU Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 8:26pm
Story Solar Sail Spacecraft Runs Linux and Uses SSH, Says Bill Nye Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 8:21pm
Story For Venom security flaw, the fix is in: Patch your VM today Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 8:13pm
Story Linux Kernel 4.0.3 Is Now the Most Advanced and Stable Version Available Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 8:07pm
Story Powerful Cirrus7 nimbini Mini PC Running Ubuntu Launches Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 8:02pm

Revive your old Mac G3, G4, or G5 with Linux

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Linux

ghacks.net: Do you have an old Mac G3 or G4 lying around doing nothing? Did you know that old dinosaur could make a great server or desktop with the help of everyone’s favorite open source operating system Linux?

10 of the coolest and most powerful supercomputers of all time

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Hardware

pingdom.com: For decades, supercomputers have helped scientists perform calculations that would not have been possible on regular computers of that time. This post pays tribute to some of the most powerful supercomputers the world has seen, all the way from the 1970s until today.

Microsoft and Novell Still Bosom Buddies

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Microsoft
SUSE

internetnews.com: In November of 2006, Microsoft rocked the Linux world by signing a landmark patent and interoperability agreement with Novell. According to the two partners, it's an agreement that today, two and half years later is still paying off, even during the current recession.

Trouble Brews With Ubuntu Users Mailing List

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Abuse. Intimidation. And support. You can find all that and more on the Ubuntu Users mailing list. An official support channel, the mailing list is where new users are directed by Canonical for technical support and discussions about new features and ideas. But there are some key problems with the mailing list.

Fedora 11

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Linux

aronzak.wordpress: I’ll confess, i used to like installing new versions of Linux. I used to find it exciting, starting up into a new system, with a new look. Unfortunately, the excitement tends to wear off when you realise biggest difference between many versions of Linux is the desktop background.

openSUSE 11.2 development features and roadmap

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SUSE

susegeek.com: As we are all still settling down with openSUSE 11.1 version of our favorite operating system, developers are already on the next big thing and the development of openSUSE 11.2 version seems to be hapening at a much faster pace.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Desktop Linux: The Next Generation

  • First Look at Opera 10
  • OpenSolaris 2009.06 released, new ARM port announced
  • Linux 2.6.30 released, Torvalds proclaims 'new world order'
  • Linux 2.6.30 Gets Faster Boot
  • Interview with Bob Sutor
  • If PHP then goto is the future
  • SkyOS's Linux Experiment
  • New PCLinuxOS Theme - Blue Caress
  • New Linux tool helps manage guest virtual machines
  • Cedega 7.3 Brings Sims 3
  • openSUSE at the SouthEast LinuxFest
  • Mozilla Introduces Add-on Collections
  • Online Repositories Vs. Stores
  • Simplifying Life With MediaWiki and Ubuntu
  • Linux Outlaws 96 - Screw You!
  • Tuxradar Podcast Season 1 Episode 10

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to print from Linux machines to Windows printers over Wireless

  • SSH in ESXi
  • CenterIM: A Geeky IM/Chat Client + RSS Reader for Linux
  • Debug errors in configure procedures
  • Bash Rocket Science
  • Bash Tips for Power Users
  • Squid Name error: the domain name does not exist
  • Using Built-in Policy Importer in Firewall Builder

Netbook Interest is Here to Stay, Manufacturers Say

pcmag.com: Leading netbook manufacturers and suppliers on Wednesday dismissed the idea that interest in the small-form PCs will dissipate as the economy improves, suggesting instead that consumers will embrace them as complimentary devices.

Rob Weir Exposes an Anti-ODF Whisper Campaign

groklaw.net: Alex Brown, the convenor of the OOXML BRM, has been editing Wikipedia's article on ODF. That strikes me odd, like finding out Steve Jobs had been editing the Microsoft Zune page. Some things are simply inappropriate. It puzzles me why Wikipedia allows it, frankly.

Ubuntu user magazine

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu user magazine

  • Ubuntu aims for ten-second boot time with 10.04
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope on Dell XPS M1330
  • Ubuntu 9.04: New Intel Graphics Drivers
  • Fair is Fair - Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Why I switched from Fedora to openSUSE

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SUSE

terminal-variant.blogspot: Up until now I had a Fedora 11 KDE setup but just a few days back I installed openSUSE. There were a few reasons behind it and ultimately when you hop from one distribution to another your reasons for switching will vary.

Novell Pet project

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Web

novell.com: Perhaps you have allergies or maybe you live in a small apartment, and so you’ve lived without the companionship of an animal friend. Well, no matter what your circumstances now you can have your own virtual pet Geeko.

Yum, It’s Starting to Get Tasty

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Linux
  • Yum, It’s Starting to Get Tasty

  • Fedora 11 Review (KDE) - Desktop Emphasis
  • Fedora 11 Upgrade Tutorial

Disinformation Disinfected, pt. 3: Banshee in Ubuntu

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: Here, let’s take a look at one of the main things that get’s me going about mono-supporters. There is a strong push to get Banshee in as the default media player in Ubuntu. Here’s my take on that.

The USB Penguin: For the Linux Nerd in Your Life

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Hardware

i4u.com: Do you know someone who hates every commercial operating system with a passion that borders on the manic? Do they own a fleet of laptops, netbooks, and desktop PCs all loaded up with different Linux distros? If so, your holiday shopping just got a heck of a lot easier.

A Linux Day of Gratitude

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: I was toiling into the night on my studio computer (which is a dedicated machine for audio recording and managing digital photos) and I had one of those "wow, this is really excellent" moments. It's an average PC that runs Kubuntu 8.04LTS.

Does the Mac-Windows-Linux Race Ever Change?

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OS

earthweb.com: I’ve been on a history kick lately, inspired by the fact that the foundation of the Unix operating system was created just 40 years ago this summer, starting with software written by Ken Thompson at Bell Laboratories.

Open source, digital textbooks coming to California schools

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Interviews
OSS

arstechnica.com: The cash-strapped Golden State has decided that, starting next school year, schools will be able to use open source, digital textbooks for a number of math and science subjects.

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