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Story GCC & LLVM Developers May Begin Collaborating Rianne Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 1:31pm
Story Best Desktop-Ready Chrome Applications that Work Great on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 1:27pm
Story Android/Linux Is The Most Popular OS In India Rianne Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 1:20pm
Story Lightworks Video Editor Pulls Plenty of Weight Rianne Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 1:14pm
Story What's the best entry point for women in computing? Open source. Rianne Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 1:10pm
Story Why Windows won't be a roadblock for SteamOS Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 10:46am
Story The Age of “Commonalities” has Arrived Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 10:41am
Story XX != Years of Linux Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 10:35am
Story Open IoT SBC runs Linux and Android on Cortex-A9 Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 10:27am
Story Vodafone signs as Ubuntu backer Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2014 - 10:24am

Novell: Ready to Buy

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SUSE

businessweek.com: Novell, the struggling software maker once among the computer industry's best known names, is trying to reclaim relevance through an embrace of open-source software and a détente with onetime rival Microsoft. Now, having stemmed a multiyear revenue decline and beefed up its balance sheet, Novell plans to start acquiring smaller software companies in a quest for growth.

LCA attendees rank Gentoo #4 distro

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Gentoo

spyderous.livejournal: Everybody who went to LCA entered their distro, editor, and shell upon registration. Gentoo made an excellent showing, coming in 4th after Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.

Also: How I came, and returned, to Gentoo Linux

Cinelerra community forks the video editor

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Software

linux.com: The community surrounding Cinelerra, one of the premier non-linear video editors for Linux, has decided to strike off in its own direction and rewrite Cinelerra under a new codebase.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial Refocusing on Nina Reiser

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: After weeks of forensic evidence and other testimony, the softer side of the Hans Reiser murder trial re-emerged here Wednesday when the 3-month-old case refocused on the Linux programmer's wife, who vanished Sept. 3, 2006.

A New User Guide to Linux Communities

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Linux

linux-blog.org: Are you a new Linux user? Now that you’ve chosen, installed, and are using Linux there are a few things you should keep in mind as you learn the ropes of your new system.

Well-appointed Darkstar Linux has a dark side

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Linux

linux.com: Darkstar Linux 2008.1 is one of the first stable distro releases of the year. This distribution from Romania is based on Slackware and is available as a DVD image. For a desktop-oriented distro with its first release in 2004, Darkstar Linux has a lot of scope for improvement; its rock-solid performance and range of applications is overshadowed by its poor hardware skills.

VLC - The Universial Media Player

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Linux

VLC (VideoLan) is a cross-platform universial media player. It supports a variety of different inputs, including DVD, VCD, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MP4, and MOV. It has full subtitle support, as well as built-in video filters. There are skins for VLC available at the developer website.

early howtos

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HowTos
  • Apache Logs: how long does it take to serve a request?

  • Probing the Linux kernel
  • rkhunter & chkrootkit: wise crackers only
  • Quickly and fastly installing LaTeX: LaTeX in Debian Quick HOWTO
  • How to get the Debian Menu back in Ubuntu 7.10
  • mytop - top like query monitor for MySQL
  • How to Use a Mobile Phone as Modem in Linux

In latest release, Nmap looks better than ever

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Software

linux.com: December's release of Nmap 4.50 marked the popular port-scanning tool's tenth anniversary. The 4.50 release includes Zenmap, a cross-platform GUI front end for Nmap which includes a command creation wizard, a scripting engine, and a host of other improvements.

7 Thunderbird Extensions that will allow you to replace Outlook

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Software

suseblog.com: Whether you are using Linux or not, Thunderbird is a great email client. It’s been around awhile, and works well. But what if we want more than what Thunderbird offers stock? What can we do so that we can share address books between users on completely different computers? Is there a way to use calendars? Can we then share the calendars so other users can access them?

Interview: Michael Shiloh of OpenMoko

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Interviews

raiden.net: I had a chance to talk to Michael Shiloh, head of developer relations for OpenMoko, the totally open source mobile phone platform. After a few words, I could tell that the project he was engaged in was very interesting.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 8

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SUSE

Issue eight of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! Highlights include openSUSE Welcomes Zonker, Applications for openSUSE Membership Now Open, and Upcoming: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2, this Thursday.

today's leftovers

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News
  • feh - lightweight but powerful image viewer

  • Sun’s Next Two Open Source Moves
  • kgdb, To Merge Or Not To Merge
  • Sambo to Launch Linux-based PC
  • Mini- Review: Mint 4.0
  • Tiny tactical mission computer runs Linux
  • Howto: Delete Files Permanently and Securely in Linux
  • Free Outlook Alternative on Ubuntu Linux
  • We have submitted AGPL to OSI
  • Installing KDE 4 on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard: Surf without Windows
  • Who cares about operating systems?
  • Followup on the GIMP on thin clients
  • Red Hat Virtual Training
  • rsync: A Backup Strategy for Modern Times

Asus Eee PC Can Run CloudBook gOS

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Linux

mobilemag.com: Yes, we know that the Everex CloudBook subnotebook has been delayed from arriving at the shelves of Walmart, but that doesn't mean that you can't get in on the hot gOS experience right now.

One year after Mac hack contest, Linux & Vista may be tested

LinuxWorld (IDG): One year after launching a controversial Macintosh hacking contest, the promoters of the CanSecWest security research conference are thinking about giving hackers another shot at cracking the Mac. Only this time, they're looking to broaden the field.

Matt Asay: the Linux desktop is "utter crap"

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Linux

In Matt Asay's critique of Linus Torvald's comments in the Sydney Morning Herald, he states, "Let's be honest: the Linux desktop is "utter crap" compared to either OS X or Windows."

Purchasing free-software-friendly hardware

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Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Many people have complained about the lack of pre-integrated computers running GNU/Linux or the lack of fully free software drivers for important hardware. Ultimately though, it’s up to you, the consumer, both to satisfy your own requirements and to send a message to vendors that supporting free software pays.

Distro Review: Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: This is the 3rd part or my trip through Slackware-based distros and today's candidate is Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter, I was intrigued to see how it would compare to Zenwalk and Vector which I tested recently. So here's how I got on...

Will Ubuntu Become Bigger Than Linux?

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Ubuntu

ubuntuist.com: It seem that Ubuntu is becoming a name that may become as recognizable as Linux it self. This is definitely a good thing for Ubuntu but may end up being a confusing and frustrating issue for Linux users.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • CLI Magic: Manage all your archives with atool

  • Filesystem check after every 30 boot ups
  • Installing (K)Ubuntu In Ubuntu With VMware Server
  • Unlocking a LUKS encrypted root partition via ssh
  • Sync your iPhone with Ubuntu Linux
  • 3 ways to fix a bad Ubuntu screen resolution
  • USB PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008
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