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Story Q4OS 0.5.11 Linux Distro Is an Almost Perfect Clone of Windows XP – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 2:24am
Story GCC vs. LLVM Clang On NVIDIA's Tegra K1 Quad-Core Cortex-A15 Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 2:17am
Story INTRODUCING GTKINSPECTOR Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 2:06am
Story Arduino gets bigger—and smaller—at Maker Faire Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 1:35am
Story Screenshots of KDE Plasma Next beta 1 Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 1:26am
Story Red Hat brings OpenShift closer to the enterprise Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 1:18am
Story Calligra 2.8.3 Released Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 1:07am
Story Linux Deepin renamed to Deepin. Deepin 2014 beta released Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 1:00am
Story Open Data Support Training material to the next level Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2014 - 12:40am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 9:26pm

PackageKit Critique

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Software

laserjock.wordpress: If you haven’t heard, PackageKit is an exciting and upcoming project who’s goal is to create a user friendly package handling abstraction layer that is independent of distro and package format. Basically, the Grand Unified Package GUI for those more physics-minded. Sounds good like a good idea.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Dillo the lean browser

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Using browsers which are Web 2.0 enabled whenever you just what to Google something is like calling out the Fire Brigade when you have just burned the toast. Definitive overkill. If you are just surfing for information, then you want the little browser on the low fat, low body-mass index, skinny latte diet with a low carbon footprint.

Open source executive moves: Red Hat, Bitrock, and more

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OSS

Matt Asay: People have been changing places within the open-source ranks of late, and I figured I'd note a few that have recently come to my attention:

Btrfs 0.14, Managing Multiple Devices

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Btrfs v0.14 is now available for download," Chris Mason announced, adding, "please note the disk format has changed, and it is not compatible with older versions of Btrfs."

today's leftovers

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News
  • Gentoo 2008.0 Beta 2 Screenshots

  • gitweb + apache + gentoo
  • Gentoo on a 1&1 vServer
  • Know when to say when on open source
  • Gigabyte AirCruiser N300 Dual on Linux
  • Is the lack of open source drivers driving you mad?
  • Improve Google Earth’s Appearance
  • Control and keep an eye on many VNC sessions at once
  • Quickzi: How To Block Incoming Access to Port 80
  • Categorizing OSS customers
  • Howto: Restore All Installed packages in Ubuntu Hardy Heron and to a New machine
  • Oracle says it’s playing by open source community rules
  • Are You Frustrated With Firefox?
  • Games in the openSUSE Build Service
  • Using OD To Find Bad Characters In Files On Linux Or Unix
  • Deflectors Say There's Something There, Sensors Say There Isn't
  • HowTo: Powerful Metric and Units Linux Conversion Tool

ReiserFS Without Hans Reiser, Continued

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Reiser

informationweek.com/blog: In my post the other day about whether or not work in the ReiserFS file system would continue after Hans Reiser's murder conviction, I mentioned that this being an open source project, it wouldn't be hard for someone else to pick up where others leave off. And as it turns out, that's precisely what's happening: according to folks on the ReiserFS team, work on ReiserFS will continue.

Also: Threat Level Visits Inmate No. BFPS63 — aka Hans Reiser

on the recent libplasma changes

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: There seems to be some concern amongst users about the massive surgery we did on libplasma this past month. The concern stems from the idea that these changes will work against the stabilization of libplasma and result in prolonging a "beta" quality to plasma itself.

Also: Why there is a lack of understanding the KDE4 Release Schedule?

Asus Forecasts Quarterly Shipments Nearly Doubling for Eee PCs

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Hardware

ostatic.com: There appears to be no stopping the success Asus is having with its Eee PC subnotebooks. The company is forecasting this week that it will nearly double shipments of the svelte, low-cost machines in the second quarter. Shipments will rise to between 1.2 million to 1.3 million units, the company says, and it expects to move a whopping 5 million units this year. Can we expect the Linux versions to stick around?

Is Linux now a slave to corporate masters?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Does it matter who pays the salaries of Linux kernel developers? If so, how much, and in what ways? Guess which one has been getting the most attention?

Why Linux continues to languish

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: There's an interesting comparison on CNN Money between the Apple MacBook Air, the Everex Cloudbook, and the Sony VAIO Tz 298N. Cost wise the Sony was at the top at nearly 4 grand, while the Everex nailed the low end at $400.

Review: Hackett and Bankwell Issue #1

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: I was lucky to have received my copy of Hackett and Bankwell Issue 1 this week. I saw that there’s a huge penguin on the cover. Yay! Hooray for penguins! Big Grin It’s an interesting way to study using Linux especially Ubuntu.

latest ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron Release

  • Ubuntu 8.04, “Hardy Heron”: My personal review
  • I'm loving 8.04
  • more Krazy Krashes from Krappy, untested system
  • No, Ubuntu is Open Source.
  • Installing Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on the HP Mini-Note
  • Trying out Ubuntu
  • Hardy Heron on a Toshiba Portege 2010 - how to change the video settings
  • Improved Video with Hardy Heron

Does open source programming make you a criminal?

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OSS
Humor

blogs.zdnet.com: The New York Times is working on a story saying open source programming makes you a criminal. It just makes sense, he told me during the interview. If blogging kills, then programming must lead to criminality.

9 features I wish Ubuntu had: or why I still prefer PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

alternativenayk.wordpress: I’ve been using Ubuntu 8.04 for about four days now and I must admit that that I still prefer PCLinuxOS 2007 as my favourite entry-level Linux distribution. I’ve compiled a list of 9 features I wish Ubuntu had, which may help me change my mind.

How to Make People Love Linux

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: There are two kinds of Linux people in the world, those that will help people fix their Windows spyware problems, and those that will not. I land squarely in the former camp, and I think that it's important for us all to consider doing the same.

Psystar Open Computer unboxing and hands-on

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Mac

engadget.com: Engadget NYC might have gotten to play with Apple's latest and greatest iMac yesterday, but we keep it dirty in the Chi -- yep, we've got the first Psystar Open Computer shipped out for review.

Why Microsoft will dump their anti-Linux rhetoric

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Microsoft
  • Why Microsoft will dump their anti-Linux rhetoric

  • Stop hating Microsoft?
  • Microsoft mulls proxy fight for Yahoo
  • Mozilla warns of Flash and Silverlight 'agenda'
  • Microsoft Gives Backdoor to Law Enforcement -- Well, Not Really

Open source Java added to Linux distros

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Software

vnunet.com: Sun Microsystems, Canonical and Red Hat have announced the inclusion of OpenJDK-based implementations in Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04 Long Term Support Server and Desktop editions.

Is Ubuntu selling out or growing up?

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Ubuntu
  • Is Ubuntu selling out or growing up?

  • Plans for Compiz in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Getting Help At The Command Prompt
  • Nubuntu? Schmubuntu!
  • Partnering Up For Ubuntu Live, OSCON
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