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Story On Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 5:35pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.14.12 LTS Brings Updated Nouveau and Radeon Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 1:32pm
Story The future of realtime Linux in doubt Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:16pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.4.98 LTS Brings Updated Wireless Drivers and Better PowerPC Support Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:04pm
Story CentOS 7 GNOME Live CD Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 12:02pm
Story DESKTOP CONTAINERS – THE WAY FORWARD Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:53am
Story Linux Kernel 3.10.48 LTS Improves Support for Radeon GPUs Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:45am
Story Tech-Friendly: Bring new life to an old PC with Linux Mint Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:39am
Story No, Linux is not dead on the desktop Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:24am
Story Chrome Remote Desktop adds Linux to supported OS list Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:20am

Debian “Lenny” freeze coming up

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Linux

ducea.com: Debian GNU/Linux has published a new release update outlining the current status and upcoming goals of the project before the expected September release of version 5.0 “Lenny”.

The mini-laptops of summer

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Hardware

computerworld.com: You're not the only one losing weight for beach season. The latest and least expensive breed of slimmed-down mobile PC--the mini-laptop--is ready for summer travel.

openSUSE's Brockmeier sees distro coming into its own

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Interviews
SUSE

linux.com: Of all the community distributions, probably the least known is openSUSE. After two and a half years, the distro is not only still working out details about how its community operates -- including how its governing board is elected -- but also struggling to come out of the shadow of its corporate parent Novell, much as Fedora has emerged from its initial dominance by Red Hat.

OpenSolaris still has some Linux copying to do

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OS

theregister.co.uk: Sun has made good on its promise to deliver OpenSolaris, the company's Unix-based answer to Linux, with a company-supported, commercial update arriving in mid-May. Although far from a complete product, the latest OpenSolaris is impressive and in the long run could prove a viable alternative to Linux.

Prominent Linux desktop developer: "No one wants a new desktop"

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Linux

cnet.com: Havoc Pennington has long been one of the pioneers of the Linux desktop movement, and a primary GNOME developer. Once at Red Hat, now at LITL (cool name, by the way), Havoc should be the poster boy for Linux desktop advocacy. Nope.

Test your environment's security with BackTrack

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Linux

linux.com: In the field of penetration testing, BackTrack is today's premier Linux distribution. Designed for, created by, and used by security professionals around the globe, BackTrack is the result of a merger between two earlier, competing distributions -- WHAX and Auditor Security Collection.

Desktops in trouble

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Software

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: The main reason I switched to Linux in 2000 was the availability of a viable desktop, in my case KDE 1.1. Well, there are some disturbing developments and they are happening in the key components of our systems: the desktop. KDE is in trouble. Gnome is in trouble as well.

Linux takes over Wall Street, but business concerns linger

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Linux

Matt Asay: I laughed when I read Network World's headline: "Wall Street Becoming Linux Stronghold." Is it 1999 or 2008, I wondered? Linux has long found a warm reception on Wall Street, where enterprises view IT as a source for competitive advantage.

Gobuntu Changes Going Back Into Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The release of Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 is running a few days behind schedule, but an interesting announcement has come out of the Canonical camp this morning. The news coming out of the Canonical camp is that developers will be trying to merge as many of Gobuntu's changes back into the mainline Ubuntu code-base as possible.

Bringing a Windows mindset to a GNU/Linux world

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Misc

cydeweys.com/blog: I just ran across a level of stupid so off the charts I had to immediately comment on it here lest my inaction unwittingly foster an environment tolerant of such stupidity.

Legacy Extensions in Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

socializedsoftware.com: I have been resisting using any of the Firefox 3.0 beta’s because of my reliance on Firefox extensions not yet ready for 3.0 . However my dependency on extensions was to much to bear so I decided to look for some way to defeat Firefox’s extension checking.

The Case for Linux in the Classroom

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Linux

teachertechblog.com: A lot of people tend to shy away at the mention of even the word Linux, myself included. Being raised on a Windows machine, and pampered by an easy visual interface, I was nervous about trying out something that used so much of the command line.

Dimdim Open Source is a bright-bright solution for Web conferencing

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Software

linux.com: Dimdim Web conferencing software, which competes with services like WebEx and GoToMeeting, provides almost all the important features you need for conducting a conference over the Web. It's available in three flavors -- a feature-limited but usable Web-based free version, a no-holds-barred fee-based Enterprise version, and an almost Enterprise clone Open Source Community Edition that you can host in your network.

Firefox 3.1 (Shiretoko) planned features draft

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: As Firefox 3 approaches its grand debut this next Tuesday, for Mozilla developers it means the end of a development cycle and the start of another. A very early draft of planned features reveals that as expected, this release will be mainly about landing stuff that didn’t make it on time for the Firefox 3.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 26

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SUSE

ssue #26 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: People of openSUSE: Cornelius Schumacher, Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0, and Tips and Tricks: Jigish Gohil: Useful openSUSE One-Click installs from command line.

UCK! Eight steps to a new distribution

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Software

blogs.ittoolbox: When I see those three letters, UCK, it immediately comes to mind that something nasty happened. However in this instance this UCK'y thing is actually quite sweet.

sash - the Stand Alone SHell for system recovery

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Software

screenage.de/blog: Let me introduce you today to a package that is quite unknown as you hopefully never need it. But when you need it and have not thought about it before, it is probably already too late. I am talking about “sash” - the “Stand Alone SHell”. Yet another shell? Yes and no.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Screenlets

  • 2.6.26-rc6, "A Few Less Regressions"
  • Four little Security tools you should install in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Developer Channel: Packaging 101 Video
  • Linux maintainers woo device developers
  • Make Ubuntu a simple "Gateway" Distribution, make switching to something else easy
  • Debian Installer Lenny Beta 2 released
  • Comparison of Windows and Linux
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Interview with Linux-Magazine Italia
  • Record Your Desktop With recordMyDesktop, Part 2
  • Time to Switch to Linux?
  • Open source snub in UK schools
  • Government CIOs 'do not understand open source'

Dell E and E Slim revealed, taking on Eee and Air in one fell swoop

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Hardware

engadget.com: We got a nice helping of slides dropped on our virtual doorstep this evening, fleshing out Dell's upcoming netbook -- which they seem to be calling the "Dell E." Um, Eeenteresting name choice, but that doesn't seem set in stone, and there's plenty else going on here to ponder over.

The Neuros OSD

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Hardware

ericsbinaryworld: The Neuros OSD is a device created by Neuros Technology. This is a device I am REALLY excited about buying. I first heard about it in the latest issue of Linux Format Magazine, which gave it a rating of 9/10. What’s so awesome about this device? It runs Linux! “So what?”

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