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Story SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 NVIDIA Performance Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 10:39pm
Story today's applications and howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 10:17pm
Story Updated Debian 7: 7.3 released Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 8:51pm
Story Linux navigating photon laser disturbance in Google self-driving cars Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 8:42pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 8:30pm
Story Kerala Government To Distribute 10,000 Raspberry Pi In Schools Rianne Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 1:11pm
Story U Washington Deploys Kuali Open Source Student Information System Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 9:28am
Story Viewpoint: 5 open source myths Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 9:16am
Story Linux Kernel Works To Make Better Random Reseeding Rianne Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 7:48am
Story Munich signs off on Open Source project Rianne Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 7:38am

The VC Floodgates Open for Drupal and Acquia

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Drupal

computerworlduk blogs: A little while back, the creator of the Drupal open source web collaboration and publishing platform, Dries Buytaert, announced that he was setting up a company alongside the project. Now that company has just got a lot of dosh:

Open Office standards row heats up

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OSS

The Register: Microsoft is facing growing criticism of its bid to have Office Open XML (OOXML) accepted as an international standard ahead of a crucial vote by the ISO scheduled for February.

Also: KOffice's stance against OOXML more practical than political, developer says

Why Linux didn't win in 2007 and why it won't in 2008 either

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Linux

seopher: 2007 was touted as 'the year for Linux' and indeed the first quarter looked promising but things never really took off. Why is that?

Ulteo plans free and paying subscriptions for online OpenOffice service

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Software

zdnet blogs: Ulteo’s online OpenOffice service will be officially launched to the marketplace to a limited number of subscribers in the first half of 2008, the company’s CEO said.

Opera 9.25 released

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Software

my.opera.com: We released 9.25 today, which mainly addresses a few security issues - it is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install KDE 4 RC 2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (screenshot tour)

  • One click monitor power-down for Linux
  • Enhancing cluster quorum with QDisk
  • Short Tip: Add Plasma widgets to the panel in KDE 4
  • HowTo: Rename Multiple Files Without A Script
  • Create an MP3 file server using Amarok and ObsidianMusic
  • How to Install Vmware Server in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
  • Monitor Multiple Logs in a Single Shell with MultiTail for Linux

Ubuntu 7.10 vs. Early Ubuntu 8.04 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 is due out tomorrow, and while we'll have more extensive testing as the Hardy Heron release nears in April, today we are publishing our first -- very initial -- benchmarks of Ubuntu 8.04 using the 12-19-2007 daily build and comparing these results to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. These tests are focused upon OpenGL gaming, encoding, disk, and memory performance.

First Looks at Firefox 3.0 Beta 2

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Moz/FF
  • First Look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 2

  • First look: Firefox 3 beta 2 officially released
  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 review
  • Firefox 3 beta 2 Arrives with More Speed and Less Memory

A Taste Of Mandriva

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MDV

junauza.blogspot: I have tried and tested almost all major Linux distros but not yet Mandriva. Fortunately, I had a not-so-busy weekend so I finally had my hands on Mandriva 2008.

Katapulting away from the menu

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Software

ITtoolbox blogs: One of the programs that, when I first saw it in Kubuntu, I thought that I would never have any use for. After using it for a bit I now miss it on systems that don't have it. That program is called Katapult and it does more than just Katapult you into a program launch.

Linux Photographers, LightZone Is Here

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Software

softpedia: Light Crafts, the producing company of LightZone, announced yesterday the availability of a beta release for the photo-editing software. With the help of this version, Linux users now have all the LightZone tools for editing and improving digital photos that Windows and Mac users have already had.

Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 2: Favorite Flavors

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Linux

linuxinsider: "Each Linux distro comes with its own powers and problems, and to say which one you should use would be tantamount to answering, 'What kind of car should I drive?'" said Scott Whitney of Journyx. Whitney has a strong view about not getting too fanatical over the differences in Linux distros. The particular flavor you select will matter less than the fact that you are not using the Mac or Windows platforms.

Simple, fast administration with Webmin

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Software

linux.com: Linux has so many tools, settings, parameters, and configuration files to learn that administering your box can be a challenge. Webmin, a Web-based comprehensive administration tool for Linux, can help you get on your way.

Restoring and updating the ASUS Eee Linux PC

iTWire: Well, I’ve been hornswaggled. My lovely brand-new ASUS Eee from Myer may have been a shop-soiled demo model. It wasn’t a virgin system but one that had played the field with many. Never worry: here’s how to take the ASUS Eee back to the complete factory image at any time, along with how to update the apps and Xandros Linux distro that it uses.

Review: Pardus Linux 2007.2

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Linux

raiden's realm: Pardus Linux is a distribution built from scratch rather than from any one particular existing distribution. Born in 2005 through funding and development provided by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey, it's grown quickly and become a distribution worth taking a good long look at.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Differences between European and US adoption of open source

  • Ubuntu Releases Alpha Version of Server 8.04
  • Embracing PCLinuxOS and Open Source
  • Linux defector says RHEL zero, Sun Solaris hero
  • Liferea: an RSS reader for GNOME
  • Tour of the Ubuntu Applications (2007)
  • Review: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon takes on Mac OS X Leopard for the OS of the Year Part 1
  • Tech charities to consider this giving season
  • Video: Alan Cox and the state of free software
  • Klik2 RC to be around in February 2008
  • Suing Over Open Source
  • AGEIA Responds, Talks PhysX On Linux

A look at UHU-Linux 2.1 RC2

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Linux

beranger: More than one year ago, I reviewed UHU-Linux 2.0, and I very much liked it. Now, when UHU-Linux 2.1 is about to be released (I don't understand Hungarian, so I can't read their forums, but I suspect they want to release before Christmas), I tested UHU-Linux 2.1 RC2 (released on 12/16), downloaded from here: uhu-linux-2.1-rc2-dvd.iso.

Dragon Player 2.0 Alpha 1 released

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KDE

monroe.nu: So I've decided to rename Codeine/Video Player to Dragon Player. Its named in honor of KDE's mascot Konqui of course. I've also gone ahead and made a release, Dragon Player 2.0 Alpha 1.

Also: First panorama in Krita

Can We Avoid the Great Schism?

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OSS

Gyn Moody: Choice is an important element of free software, so it's perhaps no surprise that even at the level of the desktop environment there is more than one offering. But the main alternatives – KDE and GNOME – represent more than just a way of placing icons on a screen. Nowhere is that more evident than in their respective views on Microsoft's OOXML document standard, which are very far apart – perhaps dangerously so.

For Your Business: GNOME or KDE?

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Software

matt hartley: I am writing this piece in hopes of sharing what each desktop offering has to provide and which of these options makes the most sense for your business.

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Leftovers: Software and OSS

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  • Announcing the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge Winners
    Six months ago, we created the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge to add an additional dimension to the important work Mozilla has been leading around the concept of “Equal Rating.” In addition to policy and research, we wanted to push the boundaries and find news ways to provide affordable access to the Internet while preserving net neutrality. An open call for new ideas was the ideal vehicle.