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Story Some Linux distributions never change Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:49pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:46pm
Story Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:39pm
Story Red Hat wants you to contain yourself and your workloads Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:30pm
Story CrunchBang rises from the ashes Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:20pm
Story OpenPi review – a Pi of Things Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:13pm
Forum topic WiFi Xarzu 2 15/02/2015 - 7:54pm
Story End of the m0n0wall project Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 7:03pm
Story Release of KDE Frameworks 5.7.0 Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 7:01pm
Story The Staging Pull For Linux 3.20 Has A Lot Of Changes All Over The Place Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 6:59pm

A quick review of PC-BSD 7.0

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BSD

people.fruitsalad.org: It would never do to return from FOSDEM with the same OS on my laptop as when I left; so now I have been running PC-BSD instead of OpenSolaris for a week.

Linux keeps growing market share.

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Linux

dthomasdigital.wordpress: Not only is TuxRadar reporting that Linux Format magazine sales are up 13.3% over the last year, but I also find that my local book stores shelves appear to have much more Linux reference books on the shelves as well.

Hidden Linux : Font Frolics

blogs.pcworld: More isn't necessarily more useful. Somehow I've ended up with around 120 fonts. This might be great if I was a graphic designer, but as I typically use no more than half-a-dozen it's actually a damn nuisance.

New LM_Sensors Coming, Brings New Features

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Software

phoronix.com: Jean Delvare of the LM_Sensors project has announced that a new release of this open-source system monitoring program will be coming soon.

A Mandriva user kicks around Fedora Core 10: How does it compare?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: After using a single distribution for many years, it can be hard to give something new a try. Vincent Danen puts Fedore Core 10 through its paces.

6 Free Blog Editors That You Can Use On Your Linux Desktop

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Software

makeuseof.com: While there are many Windows-based blog editors around, there are only a handful that Linux users can use on their desktop. Here are 6 blog editors that you can use on your Linux desktop.

When Will Linux Really Go Mainstream?

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Linux

workswithu.com: Despite the Linux and Ubuntu netbook craze, I think there is a simple reason why Linux is not a mainstream solution for most users — yet. Let me explain.

My solution for Linux adoption

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I was reading a thread about Linux game support. The thread was regarding a particular game that had a version for Linux (it wasn’t actually a port), which was quickly pulled from support. Within the thread the tried and true standardization argument came up. It’s a valid argument, and one that most people don’t realize could bit Linux in the hinder at some point.

Fast and Light AntiX 8.0 is Released

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Linux

mepis.org: The antiX-team is proud to announce that antiX MEPIS 8 'Intifada' - a fast and light complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing, with a little bit of sidux,- is now available at mepis mirrors in the released/antix directories in full and base editions.

Why isn't Linux funny?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Stop me if you've heard this one. How many Windows programmers does it take to screw in a light bulb? None. They've declared darkness a standard.

Ubuntu spawns new generations

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: In just the few years since it was released, Ubuntu Linux has inspired tens of new Linux distributions. Here we look at five of the best.

Linux layout for Windows users

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Linux

nixtutor.com: Lets face it, you are probably coming from a windows computer if you are venturing into the world of Linux. This article will help you adjust to the changes in the way the two operating systems layout their directory structure.

Windows Is Proof That People Are Too Stupid To Use Computers

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Microsoft

blog.linuxtoday.com: And too stupid or dishonest to report Microsoft Windows as the defective disaster that it is. If it were any other type of product it would have banned from every country in the world long ago. It is straight out of Bizarro World News.

SLAX Linux - Your pocket operating system - Review

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SLAX is a small, live Linux distro, based on Slackware. It aims to be light, friendly and useful. It's meant to fit onto antique USB thumb drives and run well on old hardware. And it features the sexy KDE desktop.

What does it take to support Opensource and Linux

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Let's walk on the support side of the software world for a moment. There is a lot of talk, postulating and plain old FUD about what support is and should be in the FOSS world. Of course, we can break the topic into separate areas of discussion.

Linux helped me with my Valentine

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: This is a story of a twelve year old love affair that still has no end in sight. Part of that story involves Linux and how it enabled this blossoming of saccharine emotions.

Using Dia for diagrams

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Everybody needs diagrams. Most users need to create one more often than they think. Stop wasting time with an office app, the GIMP, or a paint program: use Dia, an easy yet powerful made-for-diagrams editor.

Is Linux development goes on right direction?

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Linux

detector-pro.com: Every OS like MacOS, Linux or Windows has GUI. But under the hood, there is different story for all three of them.

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  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
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