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Story Girls and Software Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:55pm
Story New year, new resolutions and a new Mageia – here’s Mageia 4! Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 27 Delivers Better Security, Performance Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:42pm
Story The Day the Light Came On for Eddie… Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:40pm
Story Master the amazing Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:08pm
Story MWC 2014: What gadgets to expect at this year’s show Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:43pm
Story freedreno/a3xx/compiler: new compiler Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:30pm
Story Copyright statements proliferate inside open source code Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:28pm
Story Opinion: Arch Linux and Stability Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:22pm
Story GNOME: Slight adjustment to the 3.12 schedule Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:21pm

Red Hat Readies Identity, Policy, Audit Offering

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internetnews.com: While the name "Netscape" is now mostly dead, its progeny continue to survive and develop. Many are familiar with Mozilla's efforts on the browser side, but Netscape also had another business -- a directory server business now run and expanded upon by Linux vendor Red Hat.

Why companies don't support Debian

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Linux

linux-watch.com: At a recent Australian Linux conference, Sam Varghese reported that two Debian developers pointed out that the Debian Project needs more corporate support for "men, money and machines" to advance the operating system. They're right. It does.

IBM Lotus Symphony on Ubuntu

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Software

tombuntu.com: Lotus Symphony is IBM’s new productivity suite based on OpenOffice 1.1.4. It’s not open source (OpenOffice used to be dual licensed), but is free and available on Windows and Linux. I give the Beta 3 release a shot on Ubuntu to see if it had an advantage over my usual combination of Google Docs and OpenOffice 2.3.

Hans Reiser's 'Mental State' Created by Police

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blog.wired.com: If Hans Reiser's behavior seemed suspicious following his wife's disappearance, thank the Oakland Police Department. That's what the 44-year-old defendant's defense attorney, William DuBois, said Wednesday at his client's murder trial here.

Virtualization Made Easy In Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

phoronix: One of the features that was introduced a year ago into Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" was support for KVM. KVM -- even back to its infancy -- has been quite fast at virtualization when compared to Xen or kqemu. However, the KVM virtualization support found in Ubuntu hasn't been the most user-friendly. However, in Ubuntu 8.04 this has all changed.

Open Movie Editor - Surprisingly Robust

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Software

Despite some commentators deploring the state of Linux video editing tools, I continue to believe that somewhere out there is a non-linear editing program that is feature rich, intuitive and stable for the Linux platform. Yesterday, I decided to give Open Movie Editor a chance.

Daniel Robbins Nominated for Gentoo Trustee ...or not

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org (Daniel Robbins): It looks like someone nominated me for the upcoming Gentoo trustee election. Before I know how to reply to this nomination, I need to know if it is even valid.

First look at Ulteo Desktop

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Linux

linux.com: Using VNC to remotely access your desktop, applications, and documents sounds like a great solution when you are out and about, but it has a few significant drawbacks: you have to leave your machine turned on, the VNC protocol is not secure, and often you need a dedicated VNC client to access your desktop. Ulteo, the company started by Gaël Duval of Mandriva fame, is set to offer an alternative solution.

GIMP 2.4.4 Release Announced

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.4 is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series. Some include a fixed typo in stock icon name, removed duplicate entry from Tango palette, and fixed potential crash on missing CMYK color profile.

Your First Steps with Linux

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Linux

terminally-incoherent: Over the years I think I helped to influence few people here and there to actually start experimenting with linux. Here are the few tips I usually pass down to the newbies. I figured that I might as well record them here and just point people to this post from now on.

Ubuntu Ultimate 1.6: A Feature Rich Newbies friendly Desktop Linux distro

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Ubuntu is undoubtedly one of the most popular Linux distributions , it is popular with geeks as well as Linux newbies and even big computer cos like Dell are shipping their laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled . However Ubuntu usually comes with pretty limited number of applications and codecs. Ubuntu Ultimate 1.6 plays a role to resolve this issue.

Interview With Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon

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Interviews
MDV

linuxjournal.com: Linux Journal recently caught up with Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon, to find out more about a recently announced partnership between Mandriva of France and Turbolinux of Japan.

Fires ravage South African One Laptop project

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OLPC

tectonic.co.za: The South African arm of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has suffered a setback following the past weekend’s devastating fires in the Western Cape.

Distrowar: Fluxbuntu vs. MiniMe

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Linux

junauza.blogspot.com: Fluxbuntu and MiniMe are ultra-lightweight versions of two equally popular Linux distributions namely Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. Fluxbuntu kept it light by utilizing a Fluxbox window manager as well as other unhefty pre-installed applications. Meanwhile, MiniMe uses a KDE desktop but with minimum out-of-the-box software packages.

Asus Eee PC: Why is it SO Hot?

datamation: If you want to see the future of the portable PC, forget about the MacBook Air. Forget, too, about deluxe supertanker laptops like the HP Pavilion HDX, which fetches $1,999. No, to see where the portable computer industry is headed, take a look at the humble Asus Eee PC. All this enthusiasm raises the natural question: Why?

Also: Asus Brings EeePC and Linux to TVs, Desktop, and All-in-One

The Linux kernel: now and then

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itwire.com: When Linus Torvalds was writing his kernel way back in the 1990s, he was working in a small bedroom in an average house in Finland and using hardware that wasn't exactly top of the range.

GIMP Animation Package 2.4.0 Released

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GIMP

GAP, the GIMP Animation Package, is a collection of plug-ins to extend GIMP with capabilities to edit and create animations. Version 2.4.0 of the GIMP Animation Package is now available. This is a bug-fix release that makes GAP usable with GIMP 2.4.x releases.

Review: SimplyMepis 7.0

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Linux

raiden.net: SimplyMepis, or just Mepis for short, is a distribution built around an idea of being as simple for a new user as possible. I've heard a lot of talk about Mepis lately, yet I've never really tried it before. But given that I've heard so many glowing comments and reviews about it, I thought to take it for a spin myself and see what all the hype and fuss was about.

The future of Linux: what it means for Wikipedia

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Linux

apcmag.com: With 2,000 lines of code being added every single day, any lingering suggestion that Linux might suffer from a lack of support is clearly insane. But what lessons can the open-source OS teach its somewhat younger encyclopaedic cousin, Wikipedia?

French police deal blow to Microsoft

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Ubuntu

afp.google.com: The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest administrations in the world to make the break.

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