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Story Sony taps Linux robot car tech for self-driving car project Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 10:07pm
Story New Ubuntu Phone Flash Sale on February 19, Starting 9 AM CET Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:56pm
Story BQ’s New Ubuntu Phone Video Teaches People Ubuntu Basics Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:52pm
Story ​Red Hat 64-bit ARM Linux grows up Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:47pm
Story Bloomberg Joins the Linux Foundation as Gold Member Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:25pm
Story Should Linux distro developers expect to be paid for their work? Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Android vs iPhone: 15 Reasons Android is Better Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:00pm
Story LibreOffice 4.4 review – Finally, it rocks Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 7:13pm
Story ASUS’ First Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet Has Arrived Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 6:58pm
Story 11 ways to get involved with Humanitarian FOSS Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 6:52pm

Why an ASUS Android Netbook?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: An Indian Web site has confirmed ASUS is developing a version of its Eee PC Netbook to run Google’s Android software. Personally I think the better story is what ASUS has against Ubuntu, but that’s just me.

Ubuntu 9.10: Better, Or Just Better-Looking?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Mark Shuttleworth recently outlined development goals for the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu, the “Karmic Koala,” set to be released in October 2009. The innovations planned for the desktop, which is set for a major aesthetic makeover, look nice enough. But is this the time to be placing looks before functionality?

81st Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Movies

The 81st Annual Academy Awards was broadcast this evening and the winners are in. The actresses were dressed beautifully and all the men looked like penguins. I saw many of the movies nominated this year and it was hard to pick my favorites.

Debian Lenny Based SimplyMEPIS 8.0 is Released

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0, the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. SimplyMEPIS 8.0 utilizes a Debian Lenny stable foundation enhanced with a Long Term Support kernel, key package upgrades, and the MEPIS Assistant applications.

Linux: It’s A Marketing Problem

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Linux

linuxloop.com: The big question everyone asks when it comes to Linux is “why doesn’t everyone use it?” The answer is marketing.

Why Microsoft should fear Ubuntu's Cloud efforts

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OS

news.cnet.com: As we try to figure out the future of the Cloud, one thing is assured: developers will drive both deployment and consumption approaches. As is common to so many other major software shifts, developers lead, regardless of what vendors want the market to look like.

Red Hat learns the white paper game

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: One of the most time-honored traditions of technology marketing is the white paper. Red Hat is learning how to play this game, but at a cost and in a manner open source can live with.

Variations on an Open Source Theme

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Software

opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the most extraordinary - and under-recognised - developments in free software is the blossoming of specialist software applications.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #130

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #130 for the week of February 15th- February 21st, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala, Jaunty feature freeze, Kubuntu 8.04.2 released, and more.

VectorLinux Standard Edition 6.0 Released

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Linux

vectorlinux.com: The final release of VectorLinux 6.0 (code name 'Voyager') is now available. This release is a major milestone in the ten year history of Vectorlinux.

Weekly Distro Roundup for Feb 15-21

Another week has passed and it’s time again for the weekly Distro Roundup. This week's updates includes ArtistX 0.6, sidux 2009-01, Arch Linux 2009.02 and much more. Check out the full article at LinuxNinja.com.

Five Best Live CDs

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OS
Linux

lifehacker.com.au: Live CDs (and DVDs) are versatile tools, allowing you to boot into an operating system without installing anything to your hard drives. Let's take a closer look at the five most popular live CDs.

A Prey Update For Linux, But Still No UT3

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Prey is a game that was released a while ago for the Windows platform, but it wasn't until last December that the Linux client was finally released. An update is now available for Prey.

Linux forensics - Introduction

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Most of the time, we do not really care about our computers. They are a means to an end, or many ends. Games, Internet, work, you name it. When everything works, the PC is a somewhat noisy beast that let us do what we want - most of the time. But what happens when something goes wrong?

Fonty Python: manage your fonts

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Fonty Python is available from the fontypython package in both Debian and Ubuntu in Universe. Fonty is a wxPython app so will work in any desktop environment. It also has a command-line interface which avoids the gui.

My Newest Favorite Audio Player

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Software

oneclicklinux.com: While looking through the Linux Mint repository the other day, I happily stumbled upon a terrific little audio player called Aqualung.

25 Most Awesome Firefox Wallpapers

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: As I’ve said before, Firefox web browser has become so popular that it has a lot of passionate users. These people will do everything to help spread Firefox. --Like some of them have created great desktop wallpapers.

bc - GNU Linux command line calculator

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Software

go2linux.org: One thing I really like about GNU/Linux operating system, is that it has a lot of utilities. One of those utilities is bc a handy calculator, with it you can perform easy calculations, or perform complicated calculus, you can even define your own functions.

Smart tips and tricks to get the best from KDE 4

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KDE

techradar.com: KDE 4.1, launched at the end of July 2008, became the first release we could heartily recommend. But KDE is still KDE, and that means that many of its best features are undocumented and undisclosed. By uncovering KDE's hidden options you can make a real difference to the way you work.

The Perfect Desktop - Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Debian Lenny desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

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