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Story Mozilla Previews New Firefox Launcher for Android Rianne Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 6:33pm
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Story The New ‘MultiOS’ Handset From Geeksphone Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 5:11pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 4:47pm
Story Leftovers: Games News Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 9:56am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 9:47am
Story Still on Windows XP? Give Ubuntu Linux a go. Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 8:02am
Story Canonical Seeks Even More Independence for Ubuntu Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 7:59am
Story Defora Provides Yet Another Open-Source Desktop Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 7:49am

There's more to Linux than Ubuntu

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Linux

thetechandcents.com: I've told a million times by now, that I am a Linux person. I like the operating system, the tools, the applications, the works. I like the process. I like the community. I like the people. And all these positive feelings are not distribution-specific. I read more and more stories about Linux in general where term "Linux" is quite replaced by Ubuntu.

First Look at GoblinX 2.6 Mini

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Linux

linuxlove.org: GoblinX is a Live CD distribution based on Slackware and its primary goal is to provide a functional and easy to use desktop, yet beautiful and pleasant to use by users with any level of Linux knowledge alike.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial Delayed 2 Days

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial was delayed for two days Monday. Prosecutor Paul Hora is unable to attend the proceedings here in Alameda County Superior Court until Wednesday. His wife had a baby boy Saturday.

Linux Gazette - February 2008 (#147)

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Linux

February's edition of Linux Gazette is now online and ready to enjoy. This month's topics include A dummies introduction to GNU Screen, Booting Linux in Less Than 40 Seconds, and Hollywood, Linux, and CinePaint at FOSDEM 2008.

IBM responds to Microsoft: OOXML is "technically inferior"

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OSS

arstechnica.com: Microsoft fired the latest salvo in the increasingly antagonistic document standards debate last week when the company accused IBM of orchestrating efforts to block ISO fast-track approval of Office Open XML (OOXML), a document format devised by Microsoft for its office software suite. IBM isn't taking the accusations sitting down, however, telling Ars that Microsoft is leading a fight against truly open standards.

New Theme for Ubuntu 8.04 Deferred

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Ubuntu

tombuntu.com: The completely new theme for Ubuntu 8.04 has been deferred to the following release. The original plan was to have a fresh theme for every long-term-support release, starting with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Now it has been decided to put off the redesign until Ubuntu 8.10.

Damn Small Linux - Not

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: Last week we took a look at Puppy Linux, a small Linux distro optimized for installation on a flash drive. There are (many) others, of course. Enter Damn Small Linux - Not.

Firefox 3.0 beta 3 code nears completion

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Mozilla 'froze' the code for Firefox 3.0 beta 3 last week, with final testing of the beta scheduled to start today. However a fourth beta would be required.

Also: Q&A: Mozilla security chief outlines plan to protect Firefox users

DLS Interview: openSUSE's new Community Manager, Joe Brockmeier

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Interviews
SUSE

downloadsquad.com: Today, Novell announced that Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is taking the reins as openSUSE's Community Manager. Those familiar with the open source world might recognize Joe from his work with various Linux and free software publications. We recently got the chance to talk with Joe about Linux, Novell, and the direction openSUSE (and open source) is headed.

Three photo mosaic apps compared

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Software

linux.com: Photo mosaics are recreations of one large image composed of tiny tiles of other smaller images. We compared three easy-to-use Linux-based utilities for generating photo mosaics -- Pixelize, Metapixel, and Imosaic -- on speed, quality, and other factors.

Viewing all the gory details of an RPM

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HowTos

suseblog.com: For the RPM-based distributions, the package manager tries to take care of resolving dependencies for you. Some of them do a great job at this. At some point, however, you’ll likely have to work directly with an RPM package on the command-line.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 4

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: In this installment of my series on the Top 10 Linux FUD patterns, I address two patterns that have more to do with software packages that run on the Linux platform than with the Linux OS itself. Linux FUD Pattern #3: With Linux, you cannot access old files or share new files with others Linux FUD Pattern #4: There are no good software titles for Linux

Open source IT pros earn more – survey

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: IT professionals working with free software can expect to earn far more than their country's average salary, following news that in Australia open source salaries are particularly high.

openSUSE Welcomes Zonker - The New Community Manager

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: I’d like to give a warm welcome to Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier who joins the openSUSE project as “openSUSE community manager”.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox in Seamless Mode

  • Ubuntu: Close a Non-Responding App with xkill
  • VMware going amuck…
  • OpenSSH Change a Passphrase With ssh-keygen command
  • Easily build a Debian xen kernel package without PAE
  • How to learn linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 238

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Solaris on the desktop

  • News: Debian "Lenny" plans, Slackware on KDE 4, Linux Magazine and Mandriva Powerpack, NetBSD interview
  • Released last week: X/OS Linux 5.1, UHU-Linux 2.1
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Alpha, Mandriva Linux 2008.0 Beta 2
  • Donations: VLC receives US$350.00
  • New additions: Everest Linux
  • New distributions: Maryan Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Package all your Firefox extensions for quick installs with CLEO

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Software

linux.com: If you cannot face the thought of hunting down and re-installing all of your Firefox extensions one by one on a second computer, you need, appropriately, an extension to simplify the task. CLEO, the Compact Library Extension Organizer, can package all your extensions and themes into one installable .xpi file.

GCC 4.2.3, Bug Fix Release

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Software

kerneltrap.org: Joseph Myers announced the availability of GCC 4.2.3 saying, "GCC 4.2.3 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.2 relative to previous GCC releases." He adds, "as always, a vast number of people contributed to this GCC release -- far too many to thank individually!"

Asus reschedules 8GB Eee PC to Q2, moles claim

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Waiting for the 8GB Eee PC? Then you're going to have to wait a little longer - until April at least, it has been alleged, thanks to problems Asus is having getting the machine out of the door.

SSH 101: Secure Shell Basics and X11 Forwarding

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HowTos

techthrob.com: SSH, or the Secure SHell, is a powerful unix tool that allows you to securely connect to a remote computer, whether it be across a local network, or over the internet. This article will discuss the uses of SSH, and explain how to setup an SSH server on your Ubuntu computer, enable X11 (graphical) forwarding, as well as how to access your Linux computer from anywhere in the world, from any computer.

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