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Story Use of Linux system architecture to reinvent glass container pressure testing and volume measurement Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 10:05am
Story Announcing the Mozilla Science Lab Fellowship Program Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 8:59am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 12:12am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 12:11am
Story Wine 1.7.34 Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 12:10am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 12:10am
Story Red Hat Reimagines OpenShift 3 PaaS With Docker Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 11:58pm
Story Samsung Smart TVs Hint at Tizen-Run IoT Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 11:52pm
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Alpha 400 MIPS 400MHz 128MB 1GB 7″ Linux Ultralite Notebook

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Hardware There’s a new little netbook or ultralite notebook floating around out there. This new little netbook is linux based, it’s small, portable, inexpensive and lightweight, sure it’s not going to run Crysis, but if you’re looking for something to play around with then this just might fit the bill.

Supposed Ubuntu Speedups

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cyounkins.blogspot: After seeing Lifehacker blog about a number of Ubuntu speedups, I decided to test some of them to see their actual effectiveness.

Graphics shuffle

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Hardware On Christmas Eve, a special present arrived from UPS: the HIS Radeon X1950 Pro I purchased on eBay. For the week prior to Christmas I removed the discrete nVidia 7600GT and ran off the integrated nVidia Geforce 8200 chip in my motherboard. Utter pain!

Linux Needs Fewer Friends

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Linux It's a cliche, but it's an apt one: "God save me from my friends - I can protect myself from my enemies." Theodore Ts'o wrote an anti-Free Software rant this week that could have come straight from the massive, never-sleeping Redmond FudMachine.

Ten open source projects I learned to love in 2008

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OSS As the last post of the year I wanted to sum up a short list of the best open source projects I met in 2008. Several from the list were created way before, but only got used by yours truly this year.

A Good Foundation for 2009

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  • A Good Foundation for 2009

  • GNOME Foundation: Open Source Collaboration at Work!

Top 10 Linux Virtualization Software

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  • Top 10 Linux Virtualization Software

  • 3D acceleration in virtual machines - Part 1: VMware & DirectX
  • Insight Named First U.S.-Based Reseller Partner to Serve VMware Cloud Initiative

EMTEC to bring 10-inch Gdium netbook stateside

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  • EMTEC to bring 10-inch Gdium netbook stateside

  • Netbooks: Psion vs. Intel, Round Two
  • Netbooks Aren't Bad, Just Misunderstood
  • Bare Minimum

PortableApps in Puppy Linux

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aronzak.wordpress: Puppy Linux can be installed on your USB stick. So can PortableApps, a collection of cross platform open source software that can run on Windows.

Linux clipboard utilities lead to frustration and defeat

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Software I went looking for Linux clipboard manager utilities and found plenty to choose from. The trick is figuring out what to Google for: "Linux clipboard manager" and "Linux clipboard viewer" seem to do the trick.

AMD move brings open source gaming closer

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OSS The problem has always been that the graphics drivers needed for really high-end gaming just were not available through open source. Yesterday AMD tore down that wall.

Why I use Linux.

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lowkster.blogspot: I use openSUSE and Linux because it allows me to use my computers the way I want. I have some almost new hardware and some really old stuff.

When should open source projects release?

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OSS Over the past few years, scheduled releases of open source projects have become the norm. Projects tend to release new versions according to a regular schedule as opposed to releasing when the developers consider all the work proposed, has been completed.

Goodbye Rhythmbox, Hello Songbird

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jamsubuntu.blogspot: Although I don't like to admit it, I have always liked the iTunes media player. I wasn't too keen on the idea of installing and running it through Wine, I settled for Ryhthmbox in the end.

CA investigates: Open-source software

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Software Is there such a thing as a free lunch? Well, that’s what the open source movement would have you believe. It offers programs for any task at no cost beyond getting hold of the installation files (effectively free with broadband), and even complete replacements for Windows or Mac OS X.

Review: CloneZilla 1.2

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Linux CloneZilla is a live bootable Linux distribution with the intent to make it as easy as possible to clone one drive to another; this can be either on a standalone computer, or across a network to one or more other computers.

The Future of Compiz In Question

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Software Rather than announcing a road-map for 2009 or sharing all of the accomplishments this year that were made within the Compiz development community, Kristian Lyngstol has shared some grave concerns for this project.

What linux really needs in 2009

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aandborc.blogspot: This year, like every, I see many blog posts entitled something along the lines of "[insert year here] will be the year of Linux" and then they list reasons why. But the problem with all these statements is it implies that the target audience is attracted to these technologies.

2008: A year of the Linux Distillery in review

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Linux As 2008 draws its final breath let's reflect on some of the highlights of the year. There were major new FOSS releases, battles with Microsoft, arguments to further the cause of Linux as a viable server and desktop platform and more.

Thunderbird security and stability release now available

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Moz/FF As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Thunderbird is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free download from

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