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Story Linux Distribution Basics: Rolling Releases vs. Standard Releases Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 11:05am
Story GhostBSD 4.0 BETA 3 now available Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 11:00am
Story LibreOffice-from-Collabora 4.2 released to the channel Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 10:16am
Story OFE: 'Continued discrimination in IT procurement' Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 10:05am
Story No Chaos KaOS, LibreSSL Fixed, and More KDE 5 Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 6:55am
Story Cheery social robot owes it all to its inner Linux Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2014 - 6:51am
Story 25 Best Open Source Android Apps for Small Business Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2014 - 9:51pm
Story Red Hat Delivers Enterprise-Grade Ceph Storage Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2014 - 9:45pm
Story The Developers Can Get The First MDK (Module Development Kit) Of Google’s Project ARA In July Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2014 - 9:21pm
Story SparkyLinux 3.4.1 Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2014 - 9:02pm

Free/Open-source File Managers

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Software

junauza.com: A computer program that provides a user interface to work with file systems is called a file manager. It is considered as one of the most important software applications since its main function is to speed up interaction with files. So, here I made a list of some of the best free and open source file managers.

Testing Linux Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

bbc.co.uk/blogs: Here I am now, having lived with - and used when I can - an Ubuntu Linux laptop for the last couple of months. I've been trying it out alongside my usual laptops.

First look: OpenSUSE 11

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SUSE
  • First look: OpenSUSE 11 out, offers best KDE 4 experience

  • openSUSE 11.0 First Impressions
  • The first 24-hours with openSUSE 11 (KDE 4)
  • Install openSUSE without burning CDs
  • OpenSUSE 11.0 Integrates Compiz into Linux Desktop
  • Main-Menu Changes For OpenSuse 11.1

Better writing with OpenOffice.org and Writer's Tools

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OOo
HowTos

nothickmanuals.info: Contrary to the conventional wisdom that a word processor can’t help you to become a better writer, you can use OpenOffice.org Writer with the Writer's Tools extension to improve your writing skills and make the writing process more efficient.

One tonne 'Baby' marks its birth

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Sci/Tech

bbc.co.uk: Sixty years ago the "modern computer" was born in a lab in Manchester. The Small Scale Experimental Machine, or "Baby", was the first to contain memory which could store a program.

First Impressions of Firefox 3

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox Wins the Battle, But the Browser War Still Wages

  • First Impressions of Firefox 3
  • Photos: New features in Firefox 3
  • Install Firefox 3 the right way
  • Friday Rant - Why no MSI installer for Firefox?
  • Firefox 3-Are The Cracks Starting To Show?

Towards Opera 9.51

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Software

my.opera.com: It's time for maintenance - we have been fixing several of the most reported issues in 9.50 - including a rather nasty crash on Yahoo Mail. Have fun testing - and as always, we'd appreciate feedback.

Tips for maintaining a secure Ubuntu system

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Ubuntu

suresh-mobileweb.blogspot: There are a few basic steps to maintaining a secure Ubuntu system:

Also: Security Alert: Ubuntu Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Sharpen your Linux Vocabulary

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: Having a strong belief that it would have helped the geeks and pro’s to brush up their skills and the newbies to dirty their hands with at least a few Linux distro’s, let’s move on to a different stage today where we shall learn and remember some basic terminologies which we would probably come across in day-to-day Linux world.

Notes from the field: openSUSE 11 and ATI

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: Downloaded, via BitTorrent (Azureus), openSUSE 11.0 Gnome LiveCD ISO. Burned the disk and booted europa with it. Took a look around, and in about five minutes came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to re-install SUSE back onto europa after all.

If Yahoo Implodes, What's the Effect on Open Source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com/blog: One of the interesting aspects of Microsoft's long-running pursuit of Yahoo has been the potential knock-on effects for open source. Although the company doesn't make much of the fact, it uses a lot of free software, and has helped open source projects by employing some of the top hackers.

Benchmarking NFSv3 vs. NFSv4 file operation performance

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Software

linux.com: NFS version 4, published in April 2003, introduced stateful client-server interaction and "file delegation," which allows a client to gain temporary exclusive access to a file on a server. NFSv4 brings security improvements such as RPCSEC_GSS, the ability to send multiple operations to the server at once, new file attributes, replication, client side caching, and improved file locking.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The Linux GUI Editor Showdown Part One: KDevelop

  • Open source tour of Europe: Sweden
  • A few notes/news on a few distros
  • A Sound Warning About Using Ubuntu On The Desktop
  • Devunity: Open community for open-source developers
  • Linux Kernel: Compiler Oops
  • Mars Phoenix Tweets: "We Have ICE!"
  • ODF won, says Microsoft
  • New Eee PC arrives, Linux same price as Windows
  • Summit link round-up: Day 2

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Command Line Tip - Recursively Delete Files of a Certain Type

  • Creating chroot sftp Jails with Jailkit
  • Installation Security Baselines For Linux and Unix - 1b
  • How To Install Dreamweaver CS3 In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Firefox 3 with Debian Etch and GTK+ 2.12
  • Bash Arrays
  • BASH String Examples

Alternative distros, alternative desktops

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Linux

Josh Saddler: In the last few weeks I've tried Arch Linux, Zenwalk, and Myah OS. In other news, we're looking to release [Gentoo] 2008.0 final soon.

Linux Distros - My Upgrade Mandate

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Linux

easylinuxguide.com/blog: It took me a long time to find my main distro of choice (Arch) and I can be picky, however; in looking at some of the new releases lately, I am reminded of something that really bothers me about the upgrade process.

Browser bruiser: Opera 9.5 versus Firefox 3

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Software

download.com: Two of the four major browsers have undergone some big changes in the past two weeks. Firefox 3 is, of course, the big news of the week. However, the Opera browser updated to its much-awaited version 9.5 last week. Since both of them have got game but for different reasons, let's take a look at how they match up.

Linux Plumbers Conference Registration Open

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Linux

The Linux Plumbers Conference is a working conference. LPC brings
together the top developers working on the "plumbing" of Linux -
kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing system, etc. - and gives
them three days to work together on core design problems.

GPL divide still lives, one year on

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: More proof time flies. GPL v. 3 is one year old. Barring a sudden change of heart by one of these larger projects. V.3 acceptance will slow to just 10% per month this year.

MySQL quits Torvalds' former BitKeeper love interest

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Software

theregister.co.uk: MySQL has ended its five-year relationship with BitKeeper and handed all code management for its database to a Canonical-backed system to secure broader community input on development.

Also: Catching Up With Colin Charles And MySQL

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