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Story The Ubuntu Touch Image #203 Is Quite Fast And Stable Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:42am
Story Intel Bay Trail Performance With Linux 3.16/3.17 & Mesa 10.3 Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:24am
Story Radeon Graphics Yield Mixed Results With Linux 3.17 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:13am
Story Android L update for Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 to release in late October Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:10am
Story KDE Releases in the Future Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:05am
Story Preview Of AMD Radeon R9 290 Hawaii Open-Source Performance Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:58am
Story Why I don't distro-hop: Because work. And pain. Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:49am
Story Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:41am
Story Is Open Source Becoming the De Facto Standard in the Data Center? Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:30am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:23am

Bernard Out As Novell Global Channel Chief

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SUSE

crn.com: Tim Wolfe, president and general manager of Novell Americas, will serve as acting vice president of global channel sales effective immediately, replacing Pat Bernard who was just named to the position last November, the company said early Tuesday.

Growing the open-source community

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OSS

networkworld.com: The open-source community is no longer the sole province of technology geeks. The mood is shifting. As the mistress of ceremonies at OSCON (the Open Source Convention) commented: instead of open source trying to figure out its place in the enterprise, today the enterprise is seeking its place in open source. And that, among other trends, is causing changes in the community.

Lenovo to Present More Linux-pre-loaded Laptops

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Linux
Hardware

tradingmarkets.com: Lenovo was reported to plan to launch a full array of laptops pre-loading Novell's Linux operating system, to provide wider product options for consumers to choose from, according to sources.

PartedMagic: An Open Source Alternative for Partition Editing

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Linux

earthweb.com: If you want to add space to a drive, store personal data on a separate partition from your operating system, or run multiple operating systems from the same hard drive, then you need a partition editor.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Receives Department of Defense IPv6 Certification

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Linux

earthtimes.org (PR): Red Hat today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 has received Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Special Interoperability Certification from the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD) IPv6 Master Test Plan.

OpenOffice.org 2.4.0

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OOo

zdnet.com.au: OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.

“Who’s The Next Open Source Idol?”

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OSS

businesswire.com (PR): GroundWork Open Source is sponsoring a competition amongst four popular open source mascots: “Tux” the Linux kernel penguin, “Beastie” the BSD daemon, Mozilla’s Firefox, and “The Gnu” GNU.

5 Cool Firefox Alternatives for GNU/Linux

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Software

internetling.com: I still use Firefox on Debian, but sometimes I just don’t have the time or the nerves to wait for this add-on-packed conglomerate to load. While there is a noticeable speed improvement with Firefox 3, you still need some time for it to load. So, when I’m in a hurry, I sometimes fire-up an alternative browser.

Announcing the OpenOffice.org Annual Conference Beijing 2008

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OOo

PR: OpenOffice.org has today opened registration for its biggest ever annual international conference. The Conference - to be held in Beijing, China between 5th.-7th. November - is the main event of the year for developers, supporters, and users of OpenOffice.org software, the leading free software alternative to Microsoft Office.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using Grub To Change RedHat Linux's Root Password

  • Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server and Clients Setup in Ubuntu
  • FbTerm: Better terminal windows when you don't have X

today's leftovers

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News
  • Agile Plus Open Source Equals Developer Success

  • Commercial Packages vs Open Source: Which is Better Long-term?
  • Will the real open source please stand up?
  • One Laptop per Child Lands in India
  • Better backup, syncing, and sharing
  • FOSS app eases the pain for San Diego community clinic
  • Linux Will Take Lion's Share of MID Market
  • The Asus Eee 1000 -- more power, still portable
  • KDE 4.1 in the press
  • OpenSUSE 11.0 vs Ubuntu 8.04
  • Online Security
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Mockup Designs
  • NVIDIA driver 173.14.12 in hardy-proposed and intrepid
  • Flying on the wings of freedom
  • Open Source: A 'Growing Challenge' to Microsoft
  • Does Cloud Computing Change the Open Source Rules?
  • Lenovo Jumps Into Netbooks, But Where's Linux?

InfoWorld announces our 2008 Best of Open Source Awards

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: InfoWord recently released winners of the 2008 Bossie Awards. The awards are based on a review and analysis of the products in action by the InfoWorld Test Center.

Operating free software down on planet Earth ...

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Ubuntu

thetimes.co.za: MARK Shuttleworth isn’t just a space tourist. To geeks the world over, he’s the Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life or SABDFL for short. It’s a nickname he’s earned as the driving force behind Ubuntu — an open-source operating system based on the Linux platform that is rated one of the best.

32 Ultra-Mobile PCs That Run Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxloop.com: Back in March, I tried to find as many Linux-based UMPCs as I could. At the time, I found 18, which was expanded to 20 with the help of commenters. After many more Linux-based UMPC releases, I decided to see how many more I could find.

Debian Project News - August 4th, 2008

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Linux

debian.org/News: Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Lenny frozen, Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated to include support for newer hardware, and Schedule for 8th annual Debian Conference announced.

a brief history of beauty in kde 4

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KDE

In The Beginning There was a Desktop ...

KDE wasn't always the shiniest tool in the shed. While KDE 1 certainly looked more coherent and generally nicer than most things on UNIX or Linux at the time, it wasn't .. you know .. gorgeous.

X.Org 7.4 To Lose DRI2 Support

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Software

phoronix.com: It's six months late and X.Org 7.4 still hasn't shipped as its being held up on the release of Mesa 7.1. Hopefully though we'll see the release of Mesa 7.1, X.Org 7.4, and the X Server 1.5 in the very near future. However, there has been some last minute bloodshed before this first major X Server release in nearly a year.

Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase is Born

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Jono Bacon has announced the very first Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase! For a long time now we have been shipping a package called example-content with each release of Ubuntu. Why not use example-content as a great way to show off audio and video from free culture artists?

some Linuxworld headlines

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Linux
  • LinuxWorld Conversations Start Tomorrow

  • LinuxWorld: Showcasing the OS in data centers, mobile devices, e-voting
  • LinuxWorld Gets Underway in San Francisco
  • Dell at LinuxWorld this Week
  • Openbravo demonstrates compatibility with Ubuntu at LinuxWorld 2008
  • LinuxWorld preview: IBM engineer touts SELinux

First preview of Mono 2.0 is out

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Software
  • First preview of Mono 2.0 is out

  • Interview with Miguel de Icaza
  • How to remove Mono (M$) from Ubuntu Hardy Heron
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