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Story Systemd-Import Expands Its Container Capabilities Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 4:35pm
Story 22-Way AMD/NVIDIA OpenCL Linux Benchmarks To Start Off 2015 Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 2:56pm
Story Collabora Improves Linux Support For Tegra-Based Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 2:51pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 1:32pm
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Story Citrix CDFMonitor is Now Open Source Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 12:11pm
Story € 22 885 raised Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 9:25am
Story Chromebooks spank Windows Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 8:52am

GNOME 2.24.3 Desktop Released

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Software This is the third update to GNOME 2.24. It contains many fixes for important bugs that directly affect our users, documentation updates and also a large number of updated translations.

LCA 2009: Making Linux more secure

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Linux Russell Coker is not a man who sleeps with his computers. But he does come pretty close - two servers are positioned in a little cabinet in his bedroom, one being his server and the other his Security Enhanced Linux "play machine."

In Over My Head: Blinux

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jehurst.wordpress: For the past couple of years, I’ve been doing what little I could to assist a friend of mine going blind from Macular Degeneration. The experience has caused me to explore Linux for the Blind, or “Blinux.”

What does Stormy do as Executive Director of GNOME?

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Software I want to say I'm really glad I work for an organization where people feel comfortable asking "what do you do?" It shows they care about the organization and are not afraid to ask tough questions. Have you ever asked your boss what they did, exactly?

Ubuntu Faster on My Internet Than Windows XP

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Ubuntu This isn't a rigorous benchmarked lab test yet, but I found something bizarre this morning. After fixing a little router problem, I tested the download speeds on my DSL line from AT&T and my cable Internet line from Time Warner Cable. I have both for product testing needs.

New Mexico in the midst of a geek renaissance

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dthomasdigital.wordpress: New Mexico is not really a place that comes to mind when you think of cutting edge technology. Funny thing is that’s exactly what is happening and has been happening for years in the Land of Enchantment.

OpenOffice Lives, More Involvement Needed

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OOo Free office solution is still in the best of shape, based on reactions from project members to Novell developer Michael Meeks's recent pessimistic view. The Linux Foundation is one of many who are concerned. All want one thing: more.

What's new in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

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This article describes the newest version of Lotus Notes 8.5 and its rich additional Eclipse functionality and presents itself as a modern and effective interface.

Launchpad's License Will Be AGPLv3

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Software Last week, I asked Karl Fogel, Canonical's newly hired Launchpad Ombudsman, if Launchpad will use the AGPLv3. His eyes said “yes” but his words were something like: Canonical hasn't announced the license choice yet. I was excited to learn this morning from him that Launchpad's license will be AGPLv3.

Open Source Alternatives to iTunes: Your Favorite?

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Software While it's true that Apple iTunes has some compelling services, such as their TV/music/movie store, the media player itself leaves many power users yearning for something more.

Free Software Song Rocks

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OSS I still find the Free Software Song inspiring in some way although I know it will never ever win a Grammy Award or whatever. So, I thought I would share this to all of you especially those who are starting to lose faith in free software.

Desktop Linux - If it ain't broke don't fix it!

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Hobbyist attitude in Linux world is not always good. There is no hue and cry if a Microsoft release is delayed or a Mac OS is postponed for sometime.

Paradox argumentations from a KDE project leader

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Software "i will not drink the koolaide" is a rant on a particular software called "pulseaudio." Let's do some string replacing here and after :s/PulseAudio/KDE4/ you have summed up a lot of the complaints people had about KDE4: KDE3 worked.

Happy eighth birthday Drupal

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Drupal Today, eight years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! When I started work on Drupal as a graduate student, Drupal was just a little hobby project grown out of my own interest in the web.

Windows 7

The Gatekeepers of our technology

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linuxlock.blogspot: It's been a rocky affair since Dell decided it would bump the positive side of their ledger by offering the Linux Operating System on their products. A word of advice is always welcome though and I might offer one of the afore-mentioned parties a bit of it now...

Red Hat Nearly Doubles Its Partner Channel

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Linux More proof open source is infiltrating (and redefining) the IT channel: Red Hat’s partner network now exceeds 1,300 companies — up 84 percent from 713 companies in January 2008, according to The VAR Guy’s Open Source 50 report.

Windows vs. Linux vs. Unix: More Old News

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OS This is old news in more ways than one. But I post it up to be consistent with quarterly reports I have made here and here over the last year, interpreting IDC's findings about the operating systems server manufacturers ship from the factory.

Mortal OS Kombat: Linux versus Windows 7

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Microsoft Draw the line in the sand! It's the showdown the tech world has feared: Microsoft's upstart Windows 7 versus Linux. We've seen plenty of volleys back and forth from both camps over the past few days, thanks to the beta launch of the Windows 7 operating system.

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