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Story Is the x86 server ready for open source? Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 7:05pm
Story The Women of OpenStack talk outreach, education, and mentoring Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 6:44pm
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Story 10 VsFTP (Very Secure File Transfer Protocol) Interview Questions and Answers Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 5:57pm
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Story What will drive mainstream desktop Linux? Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 5:24pm
Story Cloud Migration Service Shifts From IBM i To Linux Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 5:22pm
Story Debian 7: MATE Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 5:08pm
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Story Windows XP and Windows 8: The worst possible combination for Microsoft Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2014 - 3:30pm

Dreamlinux 3.0 Beta 2 Screenshots

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Linux

phorolinux.com: Dreamlinux is a Brazilian distribution based on Debian and Morphix. Recently, the second beta release of Dreamlinux 3.0 has been released. phorolinux has some screenshots.

Linux is ready

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Linux

expresscomputeronline.com: Why Linux? Well, the answer to this question was given in detail by PK Mishra, Senior Consulting Architect, Novell India in his presentation titled ‘Linux for eGovernance solution.’

Red Hat packagers dance around frivolous music game software patents

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Sadly, there’s nothing genuinely new about this story, but a recent discussion on the Fedora Games mailing list demonstrates the sort of chilling effect on innovation and impoverishment of the intellectual commons that occurs today because of a broken, outmoded US patent system and its misapplication to software. I’m at a loss for words to express how absurd these “patents” are.

Adventures in Codec Land

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Software

reddevil62-techhead: We've all been there. The shiny new PC is loaded with the latest Linux distribution. The desktop has been tweaked, system updates sorted, data imported and packages downloaded. It's time to play some tunes, kick back a bit, watch a film or check out the latest movie trailers online. Welcome to Codec Land.

Open Movie Editor How-To: Fade to Black Transition

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HowTos

After my previous overview of Open Movie Editor (OME), I decided to create a small How-To regarding an easily obtainable piece of functionality that's not yet standard within OME.

today's leftovers

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News
  • SUSE Linux version aimed at Big Blue mainframes

  • Companies team for sub $100 3G Linux phone
  • German penal institutions looking into OpenOffice.org
  • A Look at Micropolis, the New Open Source SimCity
  • How to log in syslog-ng when the message does not have the hostname field
  • Give me Ubuntu or, well, give me something else
  • Idealism and FOSS, buddies to the end
  • Flash File System supports Linux OS.
  • Good Bill, Bad Bill, and The Art of Philanthropy
  • Changing The System Keyboard Mapping on Ubuntu (Dvorak vs Qwerty)
  • Make the Windows Key on your Keyboard open KMenu in KDE
  • Money, money, money... and FOSS
  • Thinkpad Configuration, part 1
  • Gain Some Experience at SourceForge!
  • 25 Years Ago: Free, Easy, Software Begins
  • Easy way of Mount/Unmount .iso Images in Ubuntu
  • Help, I’m surrounded by librarians. Smiling
  • Solutions Linux 2008 was great!

Firefox 3 getting integrated add-ons directory

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Moz/FF

webware.com: After making noise with the reintroduction of its Firefox add-ons directory last year, Mozilla is taking a step closer to integrating it with the upcoming beta of Firefox 3, which is set to go out to beta testers next week.

The Unsurprising Surprise of Open Source M&A

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OSS

redmonk.com: There must be something going around, something in the water. That was how one commenter put it to me this week. How else to explain the rash of open source acquisitions? From MySQL to Covalent to Trolltech, the appetite for open source vendors appears to be insatiable.

Linux Australia chief bids goodbye

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Linux

iTWire: For Jonathan Oxer, the president of Linux Australia, today, the final day of the 2008 Australian national Linux conference is a day of fulfilment and also some sadness.

Big mods for the small Eee PC

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Linux

linuxworld.com: It looks like a toy, but this Linux mini-notebook has inspired a growing community of hardware mod devotees.

Getting ready for the Python breakage

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Software

zdnet.com.au: If Google starts behaving oddly later this year, it might not be due to too many YouTube videos of Britney Spears losing it or a stealth attack by Microsoft's minions, but because of a forthcoming change to the Python programming language.

Building a New KDE

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KDE
Interviews

Linux Planet: How do you produce a major update of a popular desktop for GNU/Linux? Following the January 11 release of KDE 4.0, I talked with Wade Olson, the press contact for KDE in North America, and a member of KDE e.V., the German non-profit organization that is the financial and legal arm of the project. Olson talked about the goals of the release, its highlights, what was left out, and where development of KDE is going next.

KDE king Seigo talks life, free software and reinventing the desktop

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KDE
Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Aaron J Seigo worries about client side software, thinks Plasma will challenge Flash, and Apple doesn't understand the open source development model.

So Open Source Is Mainstream -- Now What?

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: This may not be "the year of Linux on the desktop" -- and who knows, maybe it is -- but there's little to no question that this is a pivotal year for open source as a mainstream economic phenomenon in the tech world, as my colleague Charles Babcock has indicated. My big question is: what next?

Reiser's son afraid to return to U.S.

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Reiser

abclocal.go.com: Attorneys for Nina Reiser's mother say Nina's son is afraid to return to the U.S. from Russia because of all the trauma he has suffered since Nina disappeared, a social services worker testified today.

Also: Cops Find $9,000 and Passport on Hans Reiser

Motorola responds to Nokia's Trolltech buy

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Software

linuxdevices.com: Motorola has responded to the news earlier this week that rival Nokia plans to purchase Trolltech, long-time supplier of the graphical development framework used in Motorola's Linux phones. In a nutshell, the response boils down to, "We were over Qt, anyway."

Track your collections with Tellico

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Software

linux.com: Is there anyone who doesn't collect something? I, for instance, have a sizable collection of books. Remembering who gave me which ones, and keeping track of ones I've currently lent to friends, is a nightmarish chore. Happily, the Tellico collection manager can catalog all sorts of collections, including books, movies, games, cards, coins, comic books, and even wine.

The data demonstrates Ubuntu's march into the enterprise

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: Ubuntu is making inroads at IBM, with IBM making a significant commitment to lift Ubuntu out of its alleged "community" status to true enterprise status. (It's already enterprise-class, but perception lags technology.) IBM's reason for its Ubuntu move? Customer demand.

SCSI Targets

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Linux

kernelTRAP: As you probably know there is a trend in enterprise computing towards networked storage. This is illustrated by the emergence during the past few years of standards like SRP (SCSI RDMA Protocol), iSCSI (Internet SCSI) and iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA)," began Bart Van Assche, proposing that SCST be merged into the mainline kernel.

Daniel Robbins Declines Gentoo Nomination

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: By the end of our discussion, we both realized that we would have much more fun and many more opportunities to work together to improve Gentoo by focusing our efforts outside of the existing project.

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