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Story How open source is changing our food Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 10:58am
Story Microsoft: GPL or GTFO Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 10:53am
Story Bits from Debian Med team (by Andreas Tille) Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 8:13am
Story Secure Distros and Top Desktops Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 6:05am
Story Get your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP, says Google Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 6:01am
Story GCC 5 at Phoronix Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 5:52am
Story CS:GO & TF2 Extensively Tested On The Newest Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 5:48am
Blog entry Vacation Photos Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 5:38am
Story 6 tips for adopting open source Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 1:36am
Story AMD's HSA Run-Time Library Is Now Open-Source Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 1:28am

AOL Goes Open Source

adweek.com: The most old-school Web media brand is set to embrace an open source, Web 2.0 approach in a major way.

Also: AOL.com opens its home page, but does anyone care?

Intel joins Taiwan on Linux OS for netbooks

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Linux

linuxworld.com (IDG): Intel and the Taiwan government plan to open a development center to further the Linux-based Moblin OS for devices such as netbooks and mobile Internet devices (MIDs), they jointly announced on Thursday.

Six Experimental Firefox Extensions We Love

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Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: We love Firefox for its extensibility, but sometimes we run into an extension or two that dons the "Experimental" label on the Firefox add-ons site. So without further ado, read on for a closer look at seven awesome Firefox extensions we're into.

You Don't Make Mistakes Like This

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: It wasn't but just a few days ago that I laid into IBM for not only saying something that should make every Linux User wonder...but for saying something so outrageous that it was hard to believe they said it at all.

Desktop Linux tidal wave alert

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: In 2009, more Linux-powered desktops will sell then will Windows-powered ones. Sounds crazy doesn't it? Think again.

Opera Preps For More Browser Battles

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Software
Interviews

informationweek.com: In an interview, Opera's CEO discusses the Web browser's fight for market share, how important the mobile space is, and why Google's Chrome has been good for Opera.

Also: Opera sings the security blues

The state of Linux gaming

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Gaming

bantermarket.com: When people hear Linux, they hear open-source, and it usually comes to a shock to them that, not only have old games been successfully ported to Linux, but even some of the most modern first-person shooters have too been ported natively to Linux.

more ubuntu picks

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Brings the BBC to Linux

  • Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex Loads Up on Linux Features
  • 10 Reasons to Not Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10
  • Using Add/Remove Applications for Software Management in Ubuntu
  • Solving Privacy Issues in Ubuntu 8.10

How's Ubuntu 8.10

Great!
43% (296 votes)
meh...
22% (150 votes)
Sucks!
10% (71 votes)
Passed on it.
25% (174 votes)
Total votes: 691

Avant Window Navigator

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Software

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: For a long while there I didn’t want to check out the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) because I was shunning Compiz. But now that I’m back on the Compiz (and since Metacity should have compositing “soon” anyway) I decided to give a shot.

Linux Continues to Define the Future of Computing While Microsoft Follows

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Linux
Microsoft

Jim Zemlin: It is hard for the executive director of the Linux Foundation to feel bad for Microsoft, but they are having a bad week while Linux continues to move forward in innovative ways.

GIMP 2.6.2 Released

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GIMP

The GIMP development team has made another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Improvements and fixes include faster Scaling, unit and zoom entries now in Statusbar, and Printing now to scale.

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A Better File System for Linux?

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Linux

internetnews.com: At the heart of every operating system is the file system that provides read/write access to data. Since 2001, Ext3 has been the mainstay of Linux file systems. But the winds of change could be blowing toward a better file system in the works.

Hugin panoramic photo editor extends its reach

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Software

linux.com: The developers of the free panoramic photo editor Hugin released version 0.7 this month, culminating a two-year development cycle. The new release incorporates key new technical abilities and usability improvements to help demystify the panorama creation process for the average shooter.

Ubuntu: And Heeeerre We Go

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Ubuntu
  • Official Ubuntu Release Announcement

  • The LXF Test: Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
  • Ubuntu 8.10 - A Positive Evolution
  • Ubuntu 8.10 First Tryout
  • Ubuntu 8.10: Good, but underwhelming
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Arrives, Bringing More User-Friendly Features
  • Notes on notes on Ibex
  • Intrepid Ibex - Installation Tips
  • Tips for a better Ubuntu download
  • (Intrepid) Watch out for this bug..

Dreamlinux - Review & Tutorial

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: I've heard of Dreamlinux from fellow members at one of the forums I frequent. They said it was beautiful, they said it was easy. So I figured, I had to try it.

Review of Puppy Linux

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Linux

helpforlinux.blogspot: Just out of curiosity I downloaded Puppy Linux and gave it a try. Now both Puppy and Damn Small Linux are petits, however I decided to give Puppy a go because it has few essential things like Java and flash pre-installed. It also comes with proprietary media codecs.

Mark Shuttleworth: Ibex design

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: With Intrepid on track to hit the wires today I thought I’d blog a little on the process we followed in designing the new user switcher, presence manager and session management experience, and lessons learned along the way.

OpenOffice is a worthy alternative

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OOo

newsday.com: The final version of Open-Office.org 3, the open source competitor to Micro-soft Office, came out two weeks ago and looks better than ever.

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