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Story Kolab Enterprise 14 Released with Advanced Tagging and Notes Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 8:27pm
Story LibreOffice Android View (Beta) Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 8:22pm
Story Intel's Open-Source Graphics Team Poaches A Top Nouveau Driver Developer Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 8:16pm
Story 7 questions to ask any open source project Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 8:12pm
Story Going open source on Android with F-Droid Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 8:06pm
Story Firefox enters the realm of virtual reality with the Oculus Rift Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 7:34pm
Story Smart Cars are the New Smart Phone Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 7:24pm
Story University’s Virtual Reality Setup Runs on Linux and Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 7:16pm
Story KWin on speed Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 6:54pm

Seven newbie tips for installing Linux apps

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blogs.computerworld: After I wrote in my article, Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows, about the trouble I had with installing and updating Linux applications, I received literally hundreds of helpful responses offering me advice on how to handle things better. Here are seven top tips.

Why Ubuntu Needs Hardware Compatibility Testing

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Ubuntu Something few people seem to realize when they “compare” Windows and Ubuntu is that they are using a computer that was designed and built for Windows, not Ubuntu.

Fedora video bonanza

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Linux The great thing about the Fedora community is that when there’s work to be done, people roll up their sleeves and pitch in.

A Great Time for the Gates Foundation to Embrace Linux

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Linux This is a great time for the Gates Foundation to embrace Linux, bringing the value of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) to people who might otherwise not hear of the value of Free and Open Source Software.

Goodbye Vincent, welcome back Oden!

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MDV After nearly 9 years, Vincent Danen will be leaving Mandriva at the end of this month. This departure will not leave empty chair, oden Eriksson will be in charge of security team.

Friday funnies for fun and groans

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Humor These will either make you laugh or groan. They are original and come straight from my twisted mind.

Amarok2 and redefinition of awesomeness

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Software I used to be a KDE user and devoted Amarok user. Even when fancy took me to run Gnome, I used to run Amarok faithfully. Nothing unique, many Gnome users do the same. Amarok2 has been criticised and critics attacked fittingly.

Mandriva One 2009... You made me say "WOW"

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MDV Today I installed Mandriva One 2009 as a virtual machine, to test it and to see how Mandriva Directory Server performs on her own man's lap. I was amazed, and couldn't hold the "wow" came from my inside...

Linux leader on Microsoft woes

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Interviews Microsoft today laid off 1,400 workers, with another 3,600 on the block within 18 months. We asked Linux Foundation Director Jim Zemlin what role if any Linux played in Microsoft's misfortunes, how Microsoft will react, and what the news means for Linux and open source.

today's leftovers

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  • Highlights from the

  • Windows 7 and the netbook
  • Open source's role in the recent software layoffs
  • Is Linux Easy to Use?
  • Linux & Teachers - Part II
  • Ubuntu patched (8.04.2 LTS released)
  • Spideroak: Secure Offsite Backups For Linux
  • Jury Duty For Free Software
  • What will be the cloud equivalent of the Linux distro?
  • Vote Now: Linux Journals's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards
  • Personal Preference: Debian Lenny AMD64
  • Gaming on my Linux
  • The Way of the Hacker
  • A set-top box in Boxee's future?
  • Torvalds shaves Garbee's beard: Photos

some howtos:

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  • Defaulting to the Dreaded MS Office Format in

  • If you’ve wonked your iptables…
  • Updating BIOS with Linux: Editing a FreeDos BootCD
  • Tip: Enabling Gapless Playback In Rhythmbox
  • Beautiful Font Hinting in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to insert graphics in OOo that are reasonably manageable
  • Shell Alarm Clocks
  • Setting Up Dual-Dual NIC Bonding On Ubuntu In 30 Seconds
  • Starting ZFS-FUSE up properly
  • How to enable/disable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace from the command line

Top 10 Applications to Install After Installing Ubuntu

Amarok - in my opinion, this is the greatest music player and collection management for the Linux platform. I think it's also a killer application for Linux with all the features it has.

5 Reasons Users Fail to Make the Linux Switch

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Linux What drives users to try Linux, only to fail to make it work for them in the long haul? Based on my experience, there are roughly five reasons why some people are simply not able to make the switch work for them despite the likely millions of users all over the world who are using desktop Linux.

Interview: Behind the Scenes at SCALE

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Interviews The seventh annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is scheduled to get underway early next month. I caught up with one of the event's organizers, Gareth Greenaway, to find out get the inside scoop on what's new, what's different, and what they've learned from past events.

Internet 2008 in numbers

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Web What happened with the Internet in 2008? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many blog posts were published? This post will answer those questions and many others.

All the Lightweight Web servers of the world

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This article surveys all the Special-purpose Lightweight HTTP Web servers.

KDE 4.2 Review From Inside Out. Part 2: Applications

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adymo.blogspot: Right now I desperately need to tell the world about KDE4, or to be precise, soon to be released KDE 4.2. This is going to be the first "real" release targeted not only at KDE developers and enthusiasts, but at general public.

Being Anti-Linux is bad for your business' health

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blogs.computerworld: Remember today's date: January 22, 2009. It may go down in business history as the day that it became clear that proprietary software had been broken by Linux and open-source software.

5 Reasons Why Linux is Recession Proof

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Linux What's more stable than a rock, faster than a spinning disk, more powerful than a Windows system twice its size, and able to leap platforms like no other operating system? Surprise! It's Linux. It's also recession proof.

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

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Linux The third annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit will take place from the 8th to the 10th of April in San Francisco, California at the Hotel Kabuki.

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