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Story Windows XP home users should upgrade to Linux -- not Windows 8.1 Rianne Schestowitz 31/01/2014 - 6:48pm
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Story Open Hardware Is Like Linux: True Or False? Rianne Schestowitz 31/01/2014 - 6:35pm
Story Will Android lose market share to other versions of mobile Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 31/01/2014 - 6:17pm
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Story Bigger, better, faster: LibreOffice 4.2 Rianne Schestowitz 31/01/2014 - 5:58pm
Story Professional Video Editor `Lightworks` 11.5 Goes Stable For Linux Rianne Schestowitz 31/01/2014 - 5:49pm
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Story LibreOffice 4.2 Brings OpenCL Calc, OOXML Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2014 - 4:42pm

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Making Ubuntu Linux Easier to Use

  • Video overview of Ubuntu Linux
  • Yet Another Useful Feature in Ubuntu…Whois Search
  • Comix - A Nifty Linux Comic Book Viewer
  • Tweaking Hidden Ubuntu Settings With Ubuntu Tweak

MakeHuman - Open Source Human Modeler

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Software

penguinpetes.com: Allow me to introduce the software that will change graphics on the Linux desktop forever. the Linux graphics toolkit has been missing one crucial tool: a way to quickly render human models, similar to the commercial, proprietary Poser. Well, we've got that now.

Opera: the huge missed opportunity?

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Software

matusiak.eu: Let me take you back in time to a year I like to call 1996. Those were the murky days of 28.8kbps dial-up modems and “personal websites” that said “Welcome to my website! (under construction) Here’s my email address." It was also the prime of Netscape Navigator.

PCLinuxOS Repositories now include SAGE Math

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Software

PCLinuxOS now includes SAGE Math in its download repositories. What is SAGE Math? It's an open source effort to replace expensive commercial closed-source mathematics software with open source alternatives.

2.6.24 kernel targeted for Gentoo 2008.0 release

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Gentoo

gentoo.org/news: Daniel Drake of the kernel team announced that gentoo-sources 2.6.24 has already entered the tree. Marked ~arch for testing, by the end of February it should hit stable.

Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Beta 1

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MDV

neowin.net: With this innovative approach, Mandriva offers all the power and stability of Linux to both individuals and professional users in an easy-to-use and pleasant environment. Thousands of new users are discovering Linux each and every day and finding it a complete replacement for their previous operating system.

Two weeks on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

argolon.com: Despite enjoying my two weeks with Ubuntu as my primary desktop, a couple of massive problems would have stopped non-technical users dead in their tracks. Still not a mainstream product.

What about the Fighter, Writer, Gunna or Runner?

ittoolbox.com: My previous article where I asked "Are you a Slasher, Basher, Butcher or Pusher?" some people took it for what it was. Some of my readers mentioned that they didn't fit into any of my previous categories so here are some more.

Open-Source AMD RS690 3D Support

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Hardware

phoronix.com: David Airlie has just mentioned on his blog that there is now initial open-source 3D support for the RS690 chipset. AMD's RS690 is an IGP (Integrated Graphics Processor) found on some motherboards and has been somewhat popular for HTPC/media purposes.

some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • Running KDE4 (Final) on Mandriva 2008

  • addrepo - Easiest way to add APT repositories
  • Extract NT Backup Files in Linux Using mtftar
  • DFSG = Debian Free Software Guidelines
  • How to install MS Font in Linux
  • Getting BBC iPlayer going on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu contrast
  • VYM (View Your Mind): Easy mind mapping and drafting tool

Simple Home File Server (Based On Ubuntu)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial explains how to turn an old PC with additional hard disks into a simple home file server. The file server is intended for home use. The home fi

linux.conf.au: The Beeb and the penguin

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Linux

iTWire: The BBC and Linux - when you see the two words juxtaposed together, one tends to be surprised. Simply because all the recent coverage of the Beeb has been about the iPlayer fiascos - how the biggest public broadcaster came out with a player that could cater to just one platform.

PCLinuxOS is the best Distro

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PCLOS

tonyrs-blog.blogspot: I really like OpenSUSE Linux, but the best distro is PCLinuxOS. If there was ever an OS that could help me 'throw Windows out the window,' this is it. Ive tried using Mac as an alternative to Windows, but I guess it just wasn't for me.

Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 6400 : a quick review

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Ubuntu

ndeschildre.net: A month ago I ordered one of the new Ubuntu Dell on the Dell France website : the Inspiron 6400. The base price was around 450 euros, and I took almost all the upgrades, for a final price of around 750 euros.

Army's massive software initative designed to change the battlefield

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Linux

statesman.com: They are working on the largest software program in Defense Department history, a project that the military says dwarfs Microsoft's Windows. Boeing and the Army said they chose not to use Microsoft's proprietary software because they didn't want to be beholden to the company, opting instead to develop a Linux-based operating system based on publicly available code.

Bear Mistake No. 1: Never sleep on Red Hat Inc.

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Linux

thestockmasters.com: Microsoft is still selling their Vista operating systems, good for them. But the future ladies and gentlemen is not Microsoft, rather it's all the nerdy coders that created the Open Source wave.

Everex CloudBook is delayed

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Hardware

computerworld: Everex said today that its highly anticipated ultramobile CloudBook PC won't make it into U.S. consumers' hands for another month or so, as the Taiwanese vendor makes last-minute changes to its Linux-based software.

Supporting The Latest and Greatest; Supporting the Oldest and Slowest

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Linux

Caitlyn Martin: Like most people who do tech work of some sort or another for a living I love my toys. I’d love to have the latest and greatest gee whiz system and if I won the lottery I probably always would. Today’s best full-featured distros all have native 64-bit versions.

KDE Commit-Digest for 20th January 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Taskbar and KMenu functionality from KDE 3.5 returns to the Plasma panel, and work on clocks in Plasma, with the move of the binary-clock Plasmoid to kdereview. Improvements in annotation handling in Okular (which has been officially capitalised). Essential support for viewing bug contents in the rewrite of KBugBuster.

The Non-Revocable GPL

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OSS

groklaw.net: I know by now you've seen the notice by the guy claiming to "revoke" the GPL license on his code, because I'm getting email about it. Here's the answer to your question: No.

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Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
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  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

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