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Story New Project Points to Danger of Boutique Distros Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 5:16am
Story Task Coach 1.4.2 Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint To Organize Tasks Mohd Sohail 17/02/2015 - 4:52am
Story Frugalware 2.0 (Rigel) released Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 2:39am
Story How to Hire Open Source Talent: Focus on the Community, Says Linux Foundation Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 2:34am
Story Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Is Now Available for Download, Chromebook Image Included Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 2:21am
Story wayland 1.7.0 Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 2:04am
Story Is Linux A Labour Of Love? Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 1:50am
Story The Usability of GNOME Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 1:01am
Story The Dangers of Boutique Linux Distros Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 12:54am
Story Spelling in Malawi Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 12:51am

Free and Open Source Finance/Accounting Software for Linux

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junauza.com: If you have a small or medium-size business, then you may consider using finance or accounting software to efficiently manage your own venture. To those who are using Linux and are living on a tight budget, you can try some of these.

The Days and Years of Sabayon

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wgo.wolf911.us: The year 2004, my first jump into the Gentoo world after a slew of other distros. I hated the terminal, I liked my point and click GUI so it was a big change. I glanced over the handbook without really reading it and went upon my venture, I failed miserably.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2009

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2009 (Issue 28) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, KDE 4, and PCLOS on HP 2133 mini-note.

Ubuntu ROCKS!

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Ubuntu

odysseus-amazed.livejournal: Although I've never been a Linux Operating System convert, I have tried different versions through out the years and generally kept up with the development of the OS.

KDE 4.2: First impressions

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KDE

celettu.wordpress: I also must say that Plasma has come a long way. It looks good, is fast, and doesn’t crash anymore, at least on my PC. I like that. But...

Windows 7 Vs. Linux: Let's Get Real

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OS

bmighty.com/blog: So, is Windows 7 really a Linux-killer? Does Linux finally have Microsoft on the ropes? Maybe both sides in this "debate" need to step off and get a grip.

Also: A Linux users review on windows 7

today's leftovers

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News
  • Samsung NC10 netbook

  • Netbooks: What's All The Fuss?
  • The Good And Bad things about a Multi-Touch Touch Pad
  • Xandros Linux for netbooks with ARM Cortex-based CPUs
  • Samsung eyes Linux push this year
  • Novell and Leading Chinese Linux Firm CS2C to Expand Linux in China
  • At Southern California Linux Expo this weekend
  • Interview: Eigen Developers on 2.0 Release
  • Why Google loves open source
  • Extracting 7z Files in Linux
  • Custom NAS Server Using Damn Small Linux
  • Comparing local and remote files
  • HOW TO: Edit GRUB menu to dual boot Linux distributions
  • Multiple Desktop Environments in a Single Linux Install

Updating to Debian Lenny

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Linux
  • Updating to Debian Lenny

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Screenshots
  • Running Debian Squeeze

Ubuntu Training Program Improved Throughout USA

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Ubuntu

news.softpedia: One of Ubuntu's strategies for gaining a larger user base is providing quality, comprehensive training for everyone who desires. For that purpose, Canonical has recently included Fast Lane and Bridge Education.

Microsoft realises it's in trouble

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Microsoft

itexaminer.com: Microsoft's announcement last week that it plans to open its own chain of retail stores "to create a better PC and Microsoft retail purchase experience" might be viewed as just the company's next move. But it might also be a sign that the company has realised it's in trouble.

Red Hat deal a kick in the guts for Novell

itwire.com: The good people over at Novell must be wondering what to do next after Red Hat and Microsoft inked a deal on server virtualisation interoperability yesterday.

PCLinuxOS 2009: My Experience

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PCLOS

kzimm.wordpress: Okay, technically, the 2009 iso isn’t out yet. But the repositories have been unfrozen, and the “Big Update” was pushed to all the mirrors. I updated a couple of weeks ago. So how is it going?

10 free RAW image tools for Linux

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darrenyates.com.au: You don’t need to have played with a digital SLR camera for long to run into the continuing frustration that is RAW images. But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. In fact, in the Linux world, the community has done a terrific job of supporting digital camera enthusiasts.

'Lenny': Debian for the masses?

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theregister.co.uk: The venerable Debian Linux distribution has experienced a significant new release with its latest update, dubbed Lenny. While Debian is still not the easiest Linux distro to install and use, Lenny makes significant leaps forward and remains one of the most powerful Linux options.

17 Awesome Linux Applicaitons to Improve your Productivity

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techcityinc.com: I always appreciate any useful application I can find for Linux that can help its users enjoy and have the same comfort they have in Windows.

Will Ubuntu 9.04 Be Jauntily Fast?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: When announcing Ubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope, Mark Shuttleworth had hoped to make this next Ubuntu Linux release perform better and to boot "blindingly quick." Well, with Alpha 4 have been released earlier this month, are Canonical developers and the community in the right direction with making Ubuntu 9.04 boot quickly?

How Linux Helped Adopt My New Daughter

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linuxfoundation.org: If you noticed that LDN was a little quiet last week, it was because my wife and I were out of town last week--way out of town. Our destination was Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, where we were to bring home our new seven-year-old daughter.

Antec Skeleton Open Air Case

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Hardware

techgage.com: Antec has become well-known for their innovative case designs over the year. The Skeleton is no exception! Although it's unorthodox, an open-air design allows for easy access, improved ventilation, and a great view of system components that a standard case simply can't provide.

KDE in nearly all public schools in brazil.

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KDE
Interviews

plagioastral.wordpress: Today I was in a public school near where I live for a interview with Nazareth, the coordinator of a social-inclusion project for the less afortunate kids in brazil, that live in 2 poor-communities: Alto do Coqueirinho and Bairro da paz.

Dell Netbooks: Windows XP Beats Ubuntu on Value

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workswithu.com: Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 Netbooks running Windows XP and Ubuntu are on sale. But US newspaper advertisements from Dell and Best Buy show Dell’s Windows XP netbooks to be a far better bargain than Dell netbooks with Ubuntu Linux.

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today's leftovers

  • KDE Applications 18.04 Brings Dolphin Improvements, JuK Wayland Support
    The KDE community has announced the release today of KDE Applications 18.04 as the first major update to the open-source KDE application set for 2018.
  • Plasma Startup
    Startup is one of the rougher aspects of the Plasma experience and therefore something we’ve put some time into fixing [...] The most important part of any speed work is correctly analysing it. systemd-bootchart is nearly perfect for this job, but it’s filled with a lot of system noise.
  • Announcing Virtlyst – a web interface to manage virtual machines
    Virtlyst is a web tool that allows you to manage virtual machines. In essence it’s a clone of webvirtmgr, but using Cutelyst as the backend, the reasoning behind this was that my father in law needs a server for his ASP app on a Win2k server, the server has only 4 GiB of RAM and after a week running webvirtmgr it was eating 300 MiB close to 10% of all available RAM. To get a VNC or SPICE tunnel it spawns websockify which on each new instance around 20 MiB of RAM get’s used. I found this unacceptable, a tool that is only going to be used once in a while, like if the win2k freezes or goes BSOD, CPU usage while higher didn’t play a role on this.
  • OPNFV: driving the network towards open source "Tip to Top"
    Heather provides an update on the current status of OPNFV. How is its work continuing and how is it pursuing the overall mission? Heather says much of its work is really ‘devops’ and it's working on a continuous integration basis with the other open source bodies. That work continues as more bodies join forces with the Linux Foundation. Most recently OPNFV has signed a partnership agreement with the open compute project. Heather says the overall OPNFV objective is to work towards open source ‘Tip to top’ and all built by the community in ‘open source’. “When we started, OPNFV was very VM oriented (virtual machine), but now the open source movement is looking more to cloud native and containerisation as the way forward,” she says. The body has also launched a C-RAN project to ensure that NFV will be ready to underpin 5G networks as they emerge.
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    When I ask IT leaders what they see as the biggest benefit to automation, “savings” is often the first word out of their mouths. They’re under pressure to make their departments run as efficiently as possible and see automation as a way to help them do so. Cost savings are certainly a benefit of automation, but I’d argue that IT leaders who pursue automation for cost-savings alone are missing the bigger picture of how it can help their businesses. The true value of automation doesn’t lie in bringing down expenses, but rather in enabling IT teams to scale their businesses.
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