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Story Urgent Kernel Patch for Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 9:24pm
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-3.5 released Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 9:17pm

MEPIS goes kaboom, time to try openSUSE

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SUSE

nixtu.blogspot: As KDE 4.2.4 was just released I became really eager to try it out. MEPIS is still based on 3.5 by default. There is a fork known as DanumLinux that provides 4.2, though.

Users Are Not As Stupid as the FUDsters Say

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: In my younger days I had an official motto: "You're never too old to try something new; computers are a heck of a lot of fun; and anyone can learn to do anything."

Why starting a KDE application with just su failed?

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KDE
MDV

linux-wizard.net: Several times users where surprised by the new behavior of KDE 4 applications. When just using su instead of su -, this will failed. Why? The explication is very simple.

Evolution – The Default Email Client for Ubuntu

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Software

acurrie.wordpress: The original plan for my spiffy new Eee PC netbook was to dump my email archives on it, but the bundled email client for most Ubuntu-based Linux distributions is Evolution, an app I’ve never tried before.

Cray sells Opteron-Linux super to Swiss boffins

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: The Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) in Lugano has coughed up some serious Swiss francs to buy a Cray 141.6 teraflops XT5 system, dubbed Monte Rosa.

Linux Action Show - 3 Years Old

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Linux

StormOS Enters Beta

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OS

phoronix.com: A beta version of StormOS has emerged, which is a desktop distribution that is based upon the Nexenta Core Platform that in turn is derived from OpenSolaris but with an Ubuntu user-land.

building brand together

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KDE
OSS

aseigo.blogspot: There are many reasons given for desktop Linux not "taking off". Some are accurate, others considerably less so. One of the challenges we face with KDE is creating a meaningful, visible brand that people value and relate to on an emotional level.

No. 2 IT distributor: No Linux netbooks for you

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Netbook shipments are up "in the triple-digit percentiles" over a year ago, said Brian Davis, vice-president of client systems for Tech Data. But he said Tech Data has seen "almost no" demand for Linux netbooks.

Linux Makes the Grade in California Schools

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Linux

linux.com: A few growing pains aside, a Linux deployment in a Santa Rosa, CA elementary school district is maturing robustly, letting teachers and students stand apart from their previous dependence on Microsoft Windows while they try on new open software attitudes.

AbiWord - the underestimated word processor

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Software

dedoimedo.com: When someone tells you to name a word processor, you'll most likely say Microsoft Word, maybe OpenOffice Write, seldom WordPerfect, but almost never AbiWord.

Windows 7 vs. Linux: Beyond Thunderdome

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Linux
Microsoft

pcworld.com: "Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we've learned, by the dust of them all... Bartertown learned. Now, when OSes get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two OSes enter; one OS leaves."

OpenSolaris Still Shines

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OS

informationweek.com/blog: With all the gloom-and-doom about Sun in the air, it almost went unnoticed that they have a new rev of OpenSolaris out in the wild. I took a quick end-user-experience peek.

More powerful Python testing techniques

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Linux

Python testing reporting features that let testing support more and more powerful techniques

Studio Dave Tests Ubuntu Studio 9.04

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: I need at least one i386 installation here at Studio Dave because some production software is not yet 64-bit ready, and I happen to need that software. Thus began my most recent series of trials and tribulations with Ubuntu.

Happy Birthday, Mozilla - and Thanks for Being Here

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Seven years ago, Mozilla 1.0 was launched. The Mozilla project was originally a browser *suite*, which included an email reader and a chat client as well as a browser.

Chrome on Linux: Rough, fast & promising

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Software

blogs.computerworld: I'd been waiting for Chrome on Linux since Chrome first showed up. Chrome, if you haven't tried it, is the speed-demon of Web browsers. I love it. But, until now, there really wasn't a version that would run natively on Linux.

GIMP Animation Package 2.6.0 Released

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GIMP

GAP 2.6.0 is a stable release of the video menu intended for use with the GIMP 2.6.x series. This release contains updates for video encoding/decoding, undo support for the storyboard feature and fixes for better compatibility with the GIMP 2.6.x releases.

Firefox 3.5: How Soon and How Big a Deal?

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: Firefox 3.0 is not quite a year old, but users are already clamoring for Firefox 3.5. So where is it, and what is it all about?

Resellers to trial Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5.3

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Linux

crn.com.au: HP has partnered with Red Hat to develop a solution for RISC Migration projects. The solution offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on HP BladeSystems.

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