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Story KDE Developer Missing, Linux Reviews, and Lightweight Distros Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 4:52pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 4:16pm
Story Ubuntu and ASUS start selling affordable notebooks in the US Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 3:17pm
Story Ubuntu = Freedom! Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 3:10pm
Story Fedora Will Better Secure Its Packages Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:59pm
Story Microsoft Windows vs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:48pm
Story Questions Needed for Interview With Stallman Roy Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:37pm
Story Leftovers: FOSS in CMS Roy Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:25pm
Story CyanogenMod Installer removed from Google Play Store Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:17pm
Story 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide For Linux PC Hardware Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:00pm

Linux: Making the change

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Linux

ZDNet: Moving to Linux used to be a big deal. Sure, it was cheaper, more reliable, and more flexible -- but who did you turn to when things went wrong? Fortunately for Linux, the support structure that gradually built up around this rogue operating system has dispensed with that fear.

Dethroning Ubuntu -- What Would It Take?

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Ubuntu

matt hartley: Where people get confused is in believing that if Ubuntu, king of the Linux distros, is not able to take the marketplace by storm, then something must be broken with desktop Linux. In this article, I’ll explain what it will take to dethrone the mighty Ubuntu and gain a market share so large that it will eclipse anything seen by Ubuntu to date.

Asus Eee PC 701 Review

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Linux
Hardware
Reviews

linuxlinks: The Eee PC (pronounced as a single E) is marketed as an "Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, Easy to Play" computer. Due to its size, it is classified as an Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC). The Asus Eee PC has received considerable pre-launch media coverage. Not without reason, it isn't every day that a well specified device undercuts its competition in price by a considerable margin.

Expand your e-mail options with alternative Linux clients

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Software

zdnet: E-mail clients are often loaded down with too many features. Rather than one big groupware package like Outlook or Evolution, sometimes a simple e-mail client is all you need. We look at three Linux e-mail-only clients and see how they fare against today's standards.

Also: E-Mail clients compared

today's leftovers

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News
  • Make Firefox sound

  • Interview with Brian Stevens
  • It’s true: sudo rm -rf kills Ubuntu; a bug report
  • Microsoft feeling heat from Linux in budget flash PC market
  • Debian Powers the world
  • Real-time Linux tiff and memories of Xen
  • Drupal 6.0 beta 4 released

Sidux Linux 2007.4: Debian Sid++

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Linux

techiemoe: I was made aware of this distribution by a reader of the site. Their official site didn't really tell me a lot about it, so I decided to take the plunge and downloaded 2007.4 "Eros."

What to do before switching from Windows to Linux

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Linux

foogazi.com: There are many of you out there who are looking to make a change from your current Windows operating system to the Linux operating system. Some of you may have doubts, many of you most likely have questions before taking the plunge. I’ll try to point you in the right directions before you switch from Windows to Linux.

Microsoft: Stripped-Down Version of Windows XP for OLPC Due in 2008

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OLPC

wired: New details surfaced Wednesday about Microsoft's plans to get Windows XP running on the OLPC.

Also: No Microsoft Windows XP on OLPC XO

CNR beta: A Review

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Software

jon-reagan.blogspot: CNR has finally entered beta stage, and although I never plan on using Linspire/Freespire, I decided to give CNR a shot.

Also: Ubuntu CNR First Look

Geek gift guide 2007

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Misc

Red Hat Magazine: We’re getting down to serious shopping time for the holidays. Lucky for you, we’ve got ideas for you and the geeks you love. And like last year, we’re giving away loot.

Adobe's PDF now an ISO standard

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Misc

arstechnica: At the end of January 2007, Adobe submitted its Portable Document Format (PDF) to the ISO. Now, as the year winds to a close, Adobe has announced that PDF 1.7 has been approved by the ISO and will become the ISO 32000 standard (DIS).

MEPIS 7.0 rc2: More Final Touches

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren has released rc2 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The 7.0 rc2 master image contains package updates from Debian as well as a bug fix and security update of the kernel to version 2.6.22.14.

Video of Hans Reiser's Kids Moves Jurors at Linux Programmer's Murder Trial

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Reiser

wired: A 21-minute videotape showing Hans Reiser's missing wife playing and cuddling with her children at their son's birthday party captivated jurors at the Linux programmer's murder trial here Wednesday.

Risk gamers use free software to take over the world

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Gaming

linux.com: How are GNU/Linux users preparing for Linus Torvalds' plan of world domination? By playing free software computer games based on the classic world conquest board game Risk. You can perfect your strategy by playing the games XFrisk, TEG, or Ksirk.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 8

  • MIT Kerberos installation on Debian
  • HowTo Disable a User Account in Linux
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) LAMP Server Setup
  • A quick note about installing ut2004-ded in Gentoo
  • Short Tip: Using Timidity to play midi files
  • Eix: enhancing the Gentoo experience
  • Animation Pipelines in Python, and the Linux Kernel: Woot!

My favorite FOSS development fallacy

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OSS

jucato.org/blog: “Project X is duplicating Project Y. X should be dropped so that resources/developers would be focused on Y” (or vice-versa). Let me enumerate my reasons why such a logic is faulty.

Novell postpones financial results amid SEC concerns

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SUSE

Matthew Aslett: Just hours before it was due to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2007, Novell has postponed the announcement pending a review by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s concerns, it appears, relate to the company’s previous financial results.

Mandriva 2008.1 to use Pulseaudio

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MDV

adamw's blogs: For those who don’t follow the Cooker list, it’s recently been announced that Mandriva will switch to using PulseAudio as its default sound server for all desktops in the next release.

Fontmatrix: Font management for the desktop finally arrives

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Software

linux.com: The GNU/Linux desktop lacks a font manager for design work. Ideally, such a font manager should support currently used font formats, including TrueType, Type1, and OpenType, and allow sets of fonts to be activated on the fly, so that system memory is not choked with rarely used fonts. Newcomer Fontmatrix has proved itself a contender for the role. In fact, despite some weaknesses in its features, its basic functionality is already dependable.

Compiz Fusion Community News for Decemeber 5, 2007

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Software

This edition is all about what you love best about Compiz Fusion, the countless new features and fixes that get added every week. This week, a couple of interesting patches to Compiz Core by our forum users, new plugins (We all love those) and a few interesting and cool new features from some older plugins.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Flowblade Video Editor 1.12 Released, Adds 2 New Tools
    A shiny new version of open-source video editor Flowblade is available for download. Flowblade 1.12 introduces a pair of new tools. Progress has also been made towards creating a distribution agnostic .AppImage, though, alas, there are still kinks to be ironed out so you won’t find an app image of the current release.
  • Vivaldi 1.8 Web Browser Launch Imminent As First Release Candidate Is Out
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard announced today, March 24, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the first Release Candidate of the forthcoming Vivaldi 1.8 web browser for all supported platforms. Dubbed as Vivaldi Snapshot 1.8.770.44, the Release Candidate of Vivaldi 1.8 is here to fix some last-minute bugs for the new History feature, which is the star of the new upcoming web browser release based on the latest Chromium 57 open-source project, as well as to improve the user interface zoom functionality.
  • Epiphany 3.24 Web Browser Has New Bookmarks UI, Improves Tracking Protection
    GNOME 3.24 arrived a couple of days ago, and it's the biggest release of the popular desktop environment so far, shipping with lots of new features and improvements across all of its applications and components. During its 6-month development cycle, we managed to cover all the major features implemented in the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, but also the various improvements included in many of the apps that are usually distributed under the GNOME Stack umbrella.
  • Firefox Sync Support Is Coming to GNOME Web
    GNOME Web (aka the browser formerly known as Epiphany) is working to add Firefox Sync support, letting users keep bookmarks, history and open-tabs in sync across devices.

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