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Story Mageia 4 Cinnamon, KDE and GNOME 3 screen shots Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2014 - 3:55am
Story Enlightenment E19 Going Into Feature Freeze Soon Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2014 - 1:09am
Story First Look at Maxthon Cloud Browser for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:56pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:55pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:44pm
Blog entry Slight Site Changes Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 5:01pm
Story Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 4:22pm
Story Who’s Writing Linux? Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 4:19pm

Reiser Attorney Seeks Mistrial

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Reiser Defense attorney William Du Bois has filed papers asking for a mistrial on the grounds that Judge Larry Goodman improperly -- in open court -- strenuously rebuked Du Bois last month.

Is Linux growth momentum slowing?

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Linux Linux seems to have hit a plateau. Fluctuations in shipment and revenue in Linux based servers in the last few years have caused some commentators to speculate that the young operating system has reached some kind of comparative brick wall in the market.

US v Microsoft: who really won?

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Microsoft Before he became Mother Teresa, Bill Gates was Darth Vader. As captain of the Evil Empire, he and his minions dominated PC operating systems, vanquishing all rivals. In May of 1998, the US Department of Justice struck back.

Also: Has Microsoft Disavowed Vista?
And: Windows 7 won't be released in 2009 after all

some howtos

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  • Installing the Slim Glow Plasma Theme in KDE 4.0

  • Desktop GIS for Linux: An Introduction
  • Installing Flash 9 on Ubuntu 64-bit
  • Ubuntu: Enable DVD Playback
  • Want the new Linux 2.6.24 Kernel? Easy Upgrade Tutorial
  • How To Setup Disk Quotas For MySQL Database
  • OpenSUSE 10.3 on Top of Vista
  • How To Migrate to a full encrypted LVM system

Firefox took large share off Internet Explorer in 2007

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iTWire: The latest figures from French based Internet traffic analyst XiTiMonitor shows that the Mozilla's Firefox web browser has continued to take market share off Microsoft's Internet Explorer across the globe over the past year, with a significant spike in Firefox usage in December 2007.

gOS review

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Linux gOS stands for Good Operating System; it is a web-oriented desktop operating system which uses a lot of google applications and services, as well as many other popular online services. Computers pre-installed with gOS virtually carried themselves off the shelves when they went on sale in America in November and December of 2007. So the big question becomes; is it worth the hype?

How Linux Users Should React in a Windows World

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Linux Many Linux users find themselves working in Windows-based environments. More often that not, this is not something that can be avoided, and to be honest, I cannot actually say for certain that it should be. Despite the resistance from some Linux users to remain familiar with other operating systems, there is a certain level of importance in making sure that Windows does remain something that you are familiar with.

IBM's Lotus Symphony Beta 3: A Review

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jon-reagan.blogspot: Now that I have had a chance to install Lotus Symphony Beta 3 on my Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (aka - version 7.10) installation and have run it for several days, I have decided that it is time for a review. For this review, I have decided to show how to get Symphony working on Ubuntu, as well as the major features found in the Beta 3 release.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 237

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First Look at Mandriva Flash 2008

  • News: Gentoo rejects Robbins's offer, Debian switches to GCC 4.3, Fedora announces more personnel changes, ISP-Planet interviews m0n0wall's Manuel Kasper
  • Released last week: Parsix GNU/Linux 1.0r0, Shift Linux 0.6.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Alpha, Gentoo Linux 2008.0
  • New additions: Epidemic GNU/Linux
  • New distributions: Aloofix, CrunchBang Linux, Estobuntu, openmamba GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

OLPC feeling strain as refunds are offered

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OLPC OLPC has admitted to the delays and has contacted customers to explain. However, the level of complaints has grown to such a level the company has now had to admit defeat and offer a refund to anyone requesting one.

The Essence of Choice

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OSS Over the years, I've had people ask me many times, "Why do you use this program or that program? Why not use Microsoft instead like everyone else?" I simply reply, "Because I prefer to have the power to choose what program I want to use."

Take control of the ASUS Eee Linux PC launcher

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HowTos One of the hottest gadgets of 2007 – with no sign the trend is abating – was the super-portable ASUS Eee, putting Linux in the hands of the masses at minimal cost. It's user interface is great for new users but power users might want more punch. Here's how to take full control.

Dual License model: Future of open source?

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Tristan Rhodes: I have noticed a trend developing in the business models of successful open source companies. These companies are implementing a business model that is based on dual licensing their software.

Nokia to purchase Norwegian Trolltech for USD 153.3 million

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zdnet: Nokia is to buy Trolltech, the company whose Linux-based Qt application-development framework is at the core of many PC and mobile applications.


  • Will Nokia buying Trolltech accelerate mobile Linux?

  • KDE-Specific Issues
  • Apocalypse, Episode 2347: Nokia buys Trolltech Enter the no-suit zone

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iTWire: A conference without a single suit. At least for the first four hours of its existence, Australia's national Linux conference has been just that.

The story behind HP's FOSSology open source tools

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Matt Asay: I recently spent some time talking with Christine Martino, HP's vice president of Linux and Open Source, about HP's plans to provide services around open-source software. But the truly interesting thing in this is HP itself.

Next Debian release by year-end... maybe

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Linux The next release of Debian GNU/Linux, Lenny, is expected to take place before the end of 2008, senior developer Martin Krafft told a miniconference on the distribution at the Australian national Linux conference today.

Interview with Bob Young

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Interviews Bob Young, former CEO of Red Hat, former publisher of Linux Journal, current head of and a professional football team shares his thoughts and views of Linux.

ATI Linux & X-Plane: It Works

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Gaming X-Plane is marketed as the "most thorough, flexible, and realistic flight simulator available for personal computers" and ships not only for Windows and Macintosh platforms but also for Linux.

GoblinX 2.6 "Micro": still a few gaffes

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Linux Less than two weeks ago, I was opinionated on GoblinX 2.6 RC1: when beauty is kinky. The final version of the "full" GoblinX 2.6 has yet to come, but Flavio has released GoblinX 2.6 "Micro" four days ago.

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