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Story Linux Supplier Red Hat Is Set for Strong Gains Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:09am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Hits Feature Freeze Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:06am
Story gnome 3 followup Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:03am
Story Linux Mint 17.1 to Feature a Much Better Update Manager Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:58am
Story ownCloud to organize Developer Conference in Berlin Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:52am
Story Did Brendan Eich Contribute to Firefox's Decline? Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:44am
Story China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:35am
Story Specialization and the Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:28am
Story Linus Torvalds is my hero, says 13 year old Zachary DuPont Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 11:25pm
Story on the Dark Ages of Free Software: a “Free Service Definition”? Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 4:15pm

Wine sucks and I'm not going to pretend otherwise

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Software

yokozar.livejournal: Wine is a lot like my cell phone. It sucks, but it would be really awesome if it didn't. As much as we'd like to, we can't give up on it entirely. So the only reasonable thing to do is try and make it suck less.

some howtos:

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HowTos
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  • Howto use SSH local and remote port forwarding
  • Faking filesystem access
  • Portscan in one line
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  • A Guide to Linux Graphics Software 01: bitmap vs vector

Desktop Linux still DOA

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Linux

blogs.ft.com: One of the great tech non-events of the last few years involves Linux on PCs. Every so often, another wave of hype washes in about how companies are finally going to ditch their Windows machines in favour of the open-source operating system and productivity apps.

8 Useful Adobe AIR Applications That Work In Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: While we have previously covered some of the cool AIR applications, most of them are meant for the Windows/Mac platform. For Linux users who are constantly looking for AIR applications, here is a list of 8 useful AIR applications that we have tested and found them to be working in Linux.

Today’s the big day: openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse: Hello from San Francisco! LinuxWorld Expo is going pretty well so far — we ran out of DVDs at the booth yesterday, which was a pleasant problem to have.

Reiser4 Update

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "I have had to apply the reiser4 patches from -mm kernels to vanilla based patchset for over a year now. Reiser4 works fine, what will it take to get it included in vanilla?" began a brief thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list. Theodore Ts'o offered several links detailing the reamining issues with Reiser4.

We Don't Need Another Linux Hater

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Linux

junauza.com: While going over Linux Hater's Blog, I can best describe it as Béranger on anabolic steroids. I'm sorry if I can't find a better description than that, but for clarity sake, I would simply put Linux Hater's blog as a series of rants against Linux as well as other open source software.

Low-power netbooks run Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A Germany-based retailer called One is shipping four branded, Linux-based netbooks that consume only 3.5 Watts apiece. The One A440, A110, A115, and A140 are all based on the Via C7-M Ultra Low Voltage processor (ULV), and come with integrated Via graphics chips.

A New Acceleration Architecture For X

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Software

phoronix.com: XAA, or the XFree86 Acceleration Architecture, is over twelve years old and finally in 2005 it was greeted by a replacement, EXA. EXA was designed to offer speed improvements over XAA by accelerating more options and enhancing X's RENDER extension.

Ulteo: What Gael Did Next

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Almost immediately upon leaving Mandrakesoft, he began making teasing statements about his next project, claiming it would revolutionise the way we use computers. The Ulteo project, as it became known, was all about freeing us from our home desktops.

9 + 5 things you’ll get with Fedora 10

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Linux

fabrizioballiano.net: Fedora 10 will be released on 28th October 2008, let’s take a look at what some of the upcoming features, 9 of them have been accepted by the team, 5 more are still in the “proposed” state.

interesting Press Releases

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Linux
  • Freespire Returns to Debian Roots

  • VMware Joins The Linux Foundation
  • gOS Announces gOS 3 Gadgets -- the Newest Version of Its Linux OS

Mozilla reveals the Firefox of the future?

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla has unveiled a spectacular new concept browser, dubbed Aurora. The bleeding-edge browser is part of a new Mozilla Labs initiative, in which the open-source foundation is encouraging people to contribute ideas and designs for the browser of the future.

Linux is a platform, not an OS

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Linux

raiden.net: There is one thing that many people have yet failed to realize, and that is that Linux is a platform, not an OS. Now as bizarre as that may sound, if you truly think about it, you'll realize that I'm right.

Opendocument format

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OSS

trolltech.com/blogs: The Open Document Format (ODF) is an ISO standardized method of storing rich text and other office data. The ODF standard has grown in popularity over the last years quite a bit. Many governments around the world have passed laws stating that any sort of communication between the government and its people has to be done in ODF.

LinuxWorld 2008 - nobody cares

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Linux

blogs.the451group: There are certain phrases that we tend to hear a lot from vendors — ‘enterprise-class, best of breed, customer choice,’ etc. However, I was repeatedly hearing somewhat surprising phrases as I made the rounds at LinuxWorld this year: ‘We don’t care, customers don’t care, no one cares …”

Of Kids and Linux

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: LinuxWorld is planning a good old-fashioned install-fest for their San Francisco conference. And if you have an old PC or can bluff your way through an Ubuntu install, you're invited to participate. Ah, the kids! God bless the younger generation. That is the hope for Free and Open Source Software.

The Pitfalls of Open Source Litigation

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OSS

internetnews.com: Optimists say the best things in life are free; realists say yes, but anything that's free costs way too much. Nowhere is that more applicable than in open source software.

Sony’s music now DRM free in Germany

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Misc

liquidat.wordpress: The entire process actually works with Konqueror (3.5.9 on Fedora 8), so there is no need for Microsoft software at all. If I saw it right there wasn’t even flash or anything else used. Just a plain page which, in the end, offered me the files inside a zip container.

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