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Story Ubuntu on the Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:14am
Story Meerkat Is a Superb Mini-PC from System76 That Can Be Anything, Including Steam Link Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:10am
Story Announcing Rust 1.0 Beta Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 8:06am
Story European Commission finalises the draft EUPL v1.2 Roy Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 7:59am
Story Wine 1.7.40 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 04/04/2015 - 6:13am
Story Tiny SODIMM-style module runs Linux on Cortex-A5 Rianne Schestowitz 04/04/2015 - 12:11am
Story Cube i7-CM is an Ubuntu tablet with Intel Core M Rianne Schestowitz 03/04/2015 - 11:47pm
Story Lots of GnuPG Vulnerabilities Have Been Closed in All Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 03/04/2015 - 11:34pm
Story Scientific Linux 7.1 Is Coming Soon, Up To An RC State Rianne Schestowitz 03/04/2015 - 11:22pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 03/04/2015 - 11:15pm

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC2 is ready for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The RC2 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name Estephe) is now available. This RC2 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.2, GNOME 2.26,X.org server 1.6, kernel 2.6.29.

Microsoft cries netbook victory against Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: Microsoft may be on its way to vanquishing Linux in the war to dominate netbook operating systems, but the ground could be shifting against Windows.

MIDs to bring Linux to Asia-Pacific

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Linux

zdnetasia.com: MIDs (mobile Internet devices) may be the channel for Linux to reach mainstream consumers in Asia, according to an analyst.

State of GNOME?

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Software

stormyscorner.com: The GNOME desktop is alive and well. Despite rumors that everyone and everything is moving to the browser, the desktop is here to stay.

Hard Times May Boost Linux Financial Services

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Linux
Interviews

hpcwire.com: Today Linux is the go-to operating system for high performance computing, while it continues to extend its footprint in the broader IT community. In the financial services arena, in particular, Linux is being seen as a critical technology for increasing ROI.

Desktop web apps and snappiness top next Firefox (Namoroka) plans

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: The next Firefox has been assigned version number 3.6 but it is very unlikely it will remain the final release number, specially considering the many features improvements listed in the first Namoroka feature plan drafts.

Also: Mozilla reveals roadmap for Firefox 3.6, scheduled for 2010

Ubuntu: Intuit QuickBooks is a problem

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Software

doctormo.wordpress: I’ve just come back from a friend of a friend’s house, you know, when you’ve set up one person’s computer with Ubuntu. But as soon as you see QuickBooks Pro you put the breaks on all that optimism. It’s a death nail in prospective converts to Ubuntu.

My Fantasy Operating System

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Linux

pcworld.com: Most of us have fantasies about winning the lottery. It's part of being human. Along with buying property, fast cars, and a life-sized Kylie Minogue fembot (including optional hot pants accessory), my fantasy would be to create the perfect operating system.

Openmoko: Next-gen phone bites dust, but FreeRunner lives

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Openmoko is shelving its next-generation "GTA03" phone in favor of a "non-smartphone" device called "Plan B." Yet, contrary to industry reports, which have also said that Openmoko has cut its staff in half, the company is not discontinuing the FreeRunner, it claims.

5 Benefits of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

2indya.com: I have been through the phase when I tried to inspire people about using original software and operating system so that we do not use pirated software. However, Ubuntu has clearly given a way ahead while advocating for Linux.

Linux laptops look to phone stores and Web for distribution

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft’s strategy for fighting off Linux laptops, which are Netbooks powered by Ubuntu or Android, seems clear. Keep them out of retail distribution.

Morgan Stanley Growing Its Use of Linux

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Linux

wallstreetandtech.com: Anthony Golia, executive director of enterprise computing at Morgan Stanley, told attendees at the High Performance Linux on Wall Street show this morning that his firm has been using Linux in a big way since 2001.

People of openSUSE: Sascha saigkill Manns

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Sascha is active in many areas of openSUSE (Marketing, Feature Screening and using Build service for his projects), but he is particularly active in openSUSE Weekly News.

Marble Desktop Globe - Wonderful Atlas Application for KDE4

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Reviews

I was lately impressed by Marble Desktop Globe, a free, open-source application for KDE4 which includes a 3D atlas of the world, with lots of features and an interface similar to the one of Google Earth.

Open Source Depends Upon Your Bug Reports

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OSS

techrepublic.com: Over the weekend I did an update on my Elive Compiz powered main PC. I didn’t realize it at the time but the update was actually an upgrade and I wound up running the unstable version.

Review: Parted Magic 4.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Parted Magic, one of the best stand alone partition editors, is back once again with a new and updated version. But what's so special about this version, considering the narrow scope of things that Parted Magic is designed to do?

First look: Mozilla Firefox FX 3.6 alpha 1

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Moz/FF

tgdaily.com: Although Firefox 3.5 (formerly Firefox 3.1) is still in beta, Mozilla is already developing Firefox 3.6 code-named Namoroka. Slated for an early-to-mid 2010 release, the browser will be marketed as Firefox.next (FX) moniker in a nod to new technologies set to take Firefox to the next level.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 297

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: Parted Magic 4.0

  • News: Linux Foundation to control Moblin, speculations on future of OpenSolaris, two interviews with Mark Shuttleworth, kFreeBSD support for Debian sid, GNOME 3.0 plans
  • Released last week: CentOS 5.3, Parted Magic 4.0, VectorLinux 6.0 "Light"
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.2 release schedule, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC2
  • Donations: smxi receives US$200
  • New additions: Calculate Linux, Chakra
  • New distributions: Omnia XP
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

iFolder, Great for Fans of Dropbox, Source Code, and Lots of Control

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SUSE

ostatic.com/blog: For the past few weeks, off and on, I've heard some low-level, excited buzzing about iFolder. What is it? Think of it as an open source Dropbox service that lives on your servers under your jurisdiction, with a few added perks.

Linux Runs on Text: Understanding & Handling Text

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Linux
HowTos

linux-mag.com: Text plays a central role in the Linux operating system. Take better control of your system with a firm understanding of what text is and how best to handle, format and convert it.

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