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Story Ubuntu, ownCloud, and a hidden dark side of Linux software repositories Rianne Schestowitz 07/11/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Xubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Fast and Responsive Rianne Schestowitz 07/11/2014 - 6:31pm
Story Jessie Freeze, Reviews, and Linux Outlaws Quitting Rianne Schestowitz 07/11/2014 - 8:30am
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 11:26pm
Story KaOS ISO 2014.11 Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 9:28pm
Story OpenStack: Distribution or service? Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 9:24pm
Story Joyent open-sources its core technology Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:57pm
Story Look out OpenDaylight, there's a new open source SDN controller Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:57pm

Linux.conf.au hits domain disaster

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Linux
Web

zdnet.com.au: The website of Australia's annual Linux conference has become temporarily inaccessible scant months before the event because of policy confusion over whether or not it is allowed to use its long-standing domain name.

Netbook runs Debian on China-made CPU

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A Chinese vendor of microprocessors and computer systems will reportedly soon ship a low-cost "netbook" with an 8.9-inch display, Debian Linux-based software, and a Chinese-made processor.

Enhance Your Clipboard with a Clipboard Manager

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Software

tombuntu.com: The clipboard system in Linux (X11 to be more specific) recives complaints from users who expect it to work differently when applications are closed. The problem is that when content is copied from an application and the application is closed, the clipboard item will be cleared. I ran into this problem recently.

Intrepid Lands On My Workstation

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Ubuntu

thelinuxlink.net: Yeah, I know it is still a few days off from official release, but true to form, I grabbed it for my workstation at work before the rush. I simply changed my /etc/apt/source.list to point from hardy to intrepid, sudo aptitude update, sudo aptitude dist-upgrade and about an hour later I was rebooting.

Think Firefox 3 is fast? Try Firefox Minefield

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Moz/FF

news.cnet: A colleague today showed me a cool, new browser that he's been using to browse the web at blisteringly fast speeds. The browser? Minefield. The author of the code? Mozilla.

Simply Mepis 8 Keeps Getting Better

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Linux

preacherpen.wordpress: Linux powers both of my computers, and Simply Mepis is the distribution of choice for many reasons. I have been using Simply Mepis several years, and and have no desire to even test other distros; there were some brief stints with Linux Mint and PCLOS, but Mepis is my OS.

Definitive Ubuntu 8.10 artwork

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Ubuntu

celettu.wordpress: I decided to beat the rush and install the Beta of Ubuntu 8.10 this evening. At first I was greeted with the Beta artwork, which I found slightly disappointing, as have others before me.

Open source - it's all about choice

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OSS

stuff.co.nz: There have always been people in society who help others just because they can - the cub scout leader, the charity volunteer, the community clean up group, they all contribute to making the world a better place.

Using Gmusicbrowser takes a lot of getting used to

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Software

newlinuxuser.com: Rhythmbox is the default on Ubuntu and these days I find VLC’s user interface too limited when it comes to playing music files. I’d rather stick with Rhythmbox.

9 tips for Ubuntu notebook users

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Ubuntu

ubuntukungfu.org/blog: Here are some tips for Ubuntu users who use notebook computers, including how to sync files effortlessly between a laptop and desktop, how to switch CPU speeds on the fly from the desktop, how to power-save your hard disk, and more.

STUX 2.0 exhibits major improvements

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Linux

linux.com: STUX 2.0, released last month, is a remarkable improvement from the 0.9.2 release I reviewed a couple years ago. While the look and feel of the Slackware-based distribution have stayed pretty much the same, STUX lacks the glaring technical problems that made it unusable on the previous occasion.

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds, Others Honored In Silicon Valley

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Linux

informationweek.com: The Computer History Museum Tuesday night honored three legends in the industry, including Linux-creator Linus Torvalds whose operating system became the catalyst for the open-source software movement that challenged traditional concepts of intellectual property.

Debian Lenny Slogan Contest

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Linux

ducea.com: The Debian Art team is seeking a slogan for the next stable release, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny”.

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3 Now Available

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the availability of beta 3 of the 11.1 release. It’s a few days late, but much better for the delay. Beta 3 is now available for immediate download and testing.

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Annual Kaspersky Labs Fearmongering (2008 Edition)!

Its that time of year again! Merry Fearmongering everybody!

few odds & ends

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Linux
  • Ubuntu is... umm.. kinda f-ed

  • How to Break Up With the Linux Community
  • 7 Reasons to Pick Ubuntu and When Not to Choose It
  • Ten Commandments for New Linux Users

Introducing Open Source to the World - Part 3

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OSS

raiden.net: Switching users who are uncommitted, or can't switch cold turkey, are some of the hardest. One of the easiest ways I've found to help them make the switch is to do a multistep plan with them, similar to how smokers or others do in order to quit.

Review: Slax 6.0.7

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: For some reason, I didn’t get Linux Format Magazine issue #110 when I was supposed to. I ordered another copy and it arrived recently, so it’s time for another slate of Linux reviews.

Why Microsoft Wants Us to Get All Mixed Up

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: “What's in a name?” some bloke in the sixteenth century once asked. As Microsoft knows, quite a lot. What you call something can have a major influence on how you think about it. So how Microsoft talks about free software is important – not least for the clues that it gives about its latest tactical move to defang the open source threat.

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