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Story KDE Ships July Updates and Second Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14 Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 8:36pm
Story Raspberry Pi 3D full-body scanner interview Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 8:16pm
Story CRUX 3.1 Distro Is for Linux Aficionados Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 3:59pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 1:15pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 1:13pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 1:12pm
Story OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 1 Is Now Based on XBMC “Gotham” 13.2 Beta 1 and Linux Kernel 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 1:05pm
Story Avoid the Android vampire apps Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 12:58pm
Story Kerala Legislature announces smooth transition to free software Roy Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 10:12am
Story Manjaro 0.8.10 Netbook Edition is now available! Roy Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 9:41am

Let’s Take a Break (easter egg hunt)

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Software

fosswire.com: We’re human. We need time off. Instead of showing you how to actually do something useful today, I’m going to show you some great distractions.

Gentoo developer attacks Exherbo.org machine

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Gentoo

ahfaeroey.wordpress: Yesterday Exherbo’s Quote database experienced a very primitive attack. The purpose was to turn all the rank values on our quotes into negative numbers. In this post we are going to analyse the log files from the attack and see “who did this”.

openSUSE 11.0 and KDE 4 inclusion

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KDE
SUSE

metaverse.wordpress: As you probably know already, openSUSE 11.0 is out. There seems to be a lot of misconceptions regarding the inclusion of KDE4 in openSUSE 11.0 that are leading to a great deal of anger on the mailing list.

Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 1

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The first development snapshot for the forthcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 is finally here. Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 is far from meeting the quality standards for end-users (there isn't even a desktop LiveCD spin of this release), but that didn't stop us from playing with this latest build from the Canonical camp.

Novell is a "Buy" again

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SUSE

Matt Asay: Of some significance this past week, Jefferies raised its rating on Novell to a "Buy," arguing that the Linux and Identity Management vendor's revenue stream is "as stable as you can get during a recession." Perhaps this is why a Novell director bought 10,000 more shares of stock?

Install software on Linux - a minor conspiracy?

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Linux

opednews.com: Being an OpEd reader, I begin to see the pattern when things like climate change or nuclear weapons or hunger or Linux are discussed. The first three are major compared to all things Linux, so we have a minor Linux conspiracy to deal with.

Making the right Linux choice

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: With Microsoft's Vista earning a mixed response, a growing number of computer users are considering switching to the open source Linux operating system. Which version of Linux? We offer a simple guide to Linux distributions.

Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

truthseekernz.blogspot: I've been user of the Linux operating system since kernel 0.99 in 1994. I've watched it improve steadily over the past 14 years, but there was always some function or application missing. Those days now appear to be over.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Best. Linux Distro. Ever? Ubuntu Studio 8.04

  • How “Ignorant of Standards” was Microsoft Really?
  • Python vs Lua, data structure
  • Open source tour of Europe: Spain
  • Apache “Directory index forbidden by Options directive:”
  • Linux Weather Forecast: 2.6.26: almost there
  • Orbitz paves the way to enterprise open-source contributions
  • The French way to open source
  • Developing an open-source platform
  • Linux On The Move Once More
  • Fight Phishing From The Unix Or Linux Command Line
  • The Linux GUI Editor Showdown Part Four: Gedit
  • Opera 9.51 RC 2
  • Greg Kroah Hartman on the Linux Kernel [Video]
  • another gnome easter egg
  • Using Tux Typing with my Vietnamese students
  • Linux in the wild world

The Difficulty Divide Redux: Linux vs. Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

workswithu.com: Previously, I introduced my theory of the Difficulty Divide. It’s a concept that I’ve used for several years when talking about why I use Linux, and why some people may give up on it. I also promised that I would present on how I’ve modified it in recent years to reflect the current state of things.

Move Your Tux: Show your appreciation to Linus

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: There is currently this crazy challenge named: Move Your Tux. This challenge involves a small real, physical Tux (about 12 or 15cm in height) that will travel around the World from hand to hand and finally end on Linus Torvalds’ desk.

Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" Alpha 1 Released

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Ubuntu

phoronix: The first alpha release for Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" was supposed to be out over two weeks ago, but now Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has finally made it out on this Friday night. There isn't much to look at unless you're a developer or Ubuntu-phile, but Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has a massive selection of updated packages from Debian.

Time's a' Wastin'

linuxtoday.com: When I woke up this morning and started checking the news feeds for stuff to link to, I noticed a high degree of "Bill Gates' last day" stories out on the wires. Curiously, a number of them speculated on the eventual health of Microsoft.

Coming Battle Over Open Source Phones

forbes.com: Forget the iPhone. The real battle in the mobile industry is over open-source software.

How To Deal With Shortage Of UNIX / Linux Administrators

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Linux

cyberciti.biz: It happens all the time. Sooner or later, every organization may run out of qualified UNIX system administrator / staff because of various issues. As a single admin you may have to do lots of work because other people in accouting, sales, or programmers may not have all the skills required to run servers.

Does Gentoo make sense?

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Gentoo

ceki.blogspot: When I mention to colleagues in the IT industry that compiling packages before installing them on a computer is a good thing, they either give me a blank look or an ever slight smirk. What is the point wasting many hours waiting for some package to compile instead of fetching the binaries from a repository and have it installed in seconds?

The Dawn of a Post-Gates, Post-Microsoft World

linuxjournal.com: The depth of Microsoft loathing among our clan is perhaps only second to our penguin loving. This loathing makes sense, given that Linux and open-source people are so fiercely merit driven, and great products have failed to end Microsoft's hegemony. But times they are a changin', for a post-Gates, post-Microsoft age has already begun.

Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

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Ubuntu

linux.com: With Ubuntu, Canonical has had notable success in convincing people to switch from other platforms, but potential Ubuntu users are still running into trouble in several areas. Having spent some time on Canonical's forums, I've identified 10 points that seem to be common sticking points for new users.

Sabayon Linux 3.5 RC-2

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Linux

wolf911.us: As predicted, rc-2 came out for core-beta team and I have assembled the iso files. If there is no problems, the final will finally be released.

The heart of open source is trust

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Open source has definitely reached the third level of fame. You know, level one is “What’s open source?” Level two is “Get me open source!” Level three is put open source on everything.

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