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Story Pear OS 8 – A Missed Opportunity? Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 5:55am
Story New 'experimental' emulator makes Ubuntu mobile OS development easier Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 5:45am
Story Google to sell anti-Microsoft mugs Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:39am
Story Ubuntu Still Talking About A Stable App API/ABI Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:26am
Story NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series On Linux Run Excellent Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:15am
Story Intel's HD4600 versus AMD's 4600 on Linux ... with special guests Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 1:52am
Story The Reddit – SourceForge Lynch Mob Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:58am
Story Italy working on a guide for comparing open and closed source software Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:45am
Story DOD gradually embracing open source Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:39am
Story Of penguins and Tuxes: The Linux Foundation's holiday membership drive Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:28am

some shorts and more howtos:

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News
  • How-to disable Touchpad on Linux

  • A Different Firefox
  • A GTK2 tabbed terminal emulator
  • Setting Up a Private Nethack Server on Ubuntu Lite
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Two - Software - Part Two

November means turkey, GPLv3 adoption

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OSS

blogs.techtarget.com: When you think turkey and Thanksgiving, you think about open source projects that have adopted the GPLv3, right? Right?

Ubuntu — The "Other" Windows

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Ubuntu

cfnews13.com: From his creation, Microsoft, Gates has earned billions, and the one guy shaking up his world — aside from Steve Jobs from Apple, who rattles "the Billster" — is Mark Shuttleworth, the space-flying billionaire who is going up against Gates in a software showdown.

howtos:

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HowTos
  • Antivirus Programs For Ubuntu

  • Sun Java on Fedora 8 Install HowTo
  • Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop

Making the Case for Linux Distros in the Business

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Linux

cio.com: Are you considering an enterprise-wide switch from a Microsoft operating system to Linux? From cost savings to security to interoperability, developers of four leading Linux distros tell, in their own words, why they are best for business use today.

some leftovers

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News
  • mounting ftp host to local directory on top of fuse

  • A year with Linux on the desktop
  • Linux: Fuse Writable Mmap
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Two - Software - Part One
  • Dark GTK theme issues
  • OpenDocument Foundation’s ‘woes’ have little to do with OpenDoc Format’s future
  • PhpPgAdmin: The Web developer's client tool for Postgres
  • People of openSUSE: Federico Mena-Quintero
  • Macedonia picks Ubuntu for 20,000 PCs
  • Why I Started a XO User Club for Children in Houston
  • The fastest computers are Linux computers

NVIDIA Linux Display Driver 169.04 (beta)

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Software

linuxhardware.org: NVIDIA has released new BETA drivers for x86 and x64 (AMD64/EM64T). This new driver is now off of their latest 169 code line and will possibly net some performance benefits.

KDE Relicensing Initiative

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KDE

wire.dattitu.de: A couple of KDE dependent projects or even libraries have moved or are going to move to GPLv3. Things are progressing slowly but steady. I think within the next few weeks we can relicense most of our code base if we manage to dig up the missing people and get their permission in time.

Product Review: openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

sys-con.com: For the last 10+ yrs, I have spent quite a lot of my PC experience on SuSE beginning with v4.2. openSUSE 10.3 was released October 4 2007. A lot has improved over the years and I've seen how it has improved with every new version.

That Firefox 3 Bug "Rumor"

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews: Mozilla has been taking some heat the past few days because of a post by Computer World’s Gregg Keizer. In it he quoted the latest Firefox 3 Meeting notes saying that 80% of the Firefox 3 bugs will not get fixed by the time the browser is released.

Some Random Thoughts on Dolphin

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Software

Celeste Lyn Paul: I’ve been using Dolphin for my file manager, rather than Konqueror, for about a week now. These are just some random things I’ve thought about while adjusting my behavior and work process.

Fedora 8: Wolf in need of a flea bath.

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Linux

techiemoe rants: Fedora and I go way back. I was there when it was born (before that even, with its grandpa Redhat 7.3) and I've seen its whole sordid childhood. It's done some dirty things. It's disappointed me time and time again. I keep hoping one day it will wake up sober. Perhaps 8 will do it?

Book Review: Knoppix Hacks, Second Edition

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Linux

lockergnome.com: Rather than opt for the expense of a laptop and the additional worry of losing or damaging it, Klaus Knopper, creator of Knoppix, made a bootable Linux CD distribution so he could take his favorite open source tools with him wherever he needed to work. CD in hand, he was able to go from computer to computer and get right to work.

Is Microsoft Claiming Ownership Of Embedded Linux?

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: Microsoft has long claimed that Linux violates its patents, but has refused to be specific. A recent deal between the software company and a printer maker may offer a clue.

Gosh, gOS is good

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Linux

linux.com: Many people still question whether Linux will ever make it fully into mainstream computer acceptance. A $199 computer now available on a major superstore's shelves just in time for Christmas might change all that. Anyone who wants a computer to just to send email and instant messages and watch YouTube videos should like the Everex gPC, which is powered by a nifty Linux distribution called gOS.

Open-source software rated: Ten alternatives you need

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Software

cnet.co.uk: Open source products comprise the work of many collaborators -- sometimes thousands of them, and often separated by oceans. We've put together a collection of ten free open-source applications that will potentially save you hundreds of pounds. We've outlined their pros and cons and compared them to the nearest commercial alternative.

Operating systems - who needs them?

whatpc.co.uk: It never ceases to amaze me how new ideas, ­ like cicadas, can appear, breed, hibernate for a few years and then re-emerge in a metamorphosed form. Several years back, I remember meeting some guys from Phoenix Technologies, one of the major developers of PC firmware, who showed me one such idea whose rebirth is well overdue.

My Fedora 8 Diary

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Linux

vertito.blogspot: Fedora 8 is the latest rpm-based linux distribution managed and operated by Planet Fedora which offers the latest and free opensource linux softwares. I am writing this blog entry for me to have my record keeping of having my own Fedora 8 desktop linux diary.

Does Hilf speak for Microsoft on open source?

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Microsoft
OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Information Week has published a fawning interview with Microsoft’s Bill Hilf (right), now general manager of Windows Server marketing and platform strategy, stating he was “revealing” the company’s open source strategy. In fact he did nothing of the kind.

Asus Eee PC 4G sub-sub-notebook

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Asus' diminutive Eee PC 4G 701 micro-laptop is here. It's garnered an amazing welcome from computer users looking not for the acme of performance but for a highly portable wireless notebook with a decent battery life. Will they be disappointed?

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  • Open source JavaScript, Node.js devs get NPM Orgs for free
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  • Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js
    The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.
  • Mudlet, the open source MUD client has a new major stable build available
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today's howtos

Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

For those curious about the impact of GCC compiler optimization levels, a variety of benchmarks were carried out using GCC 6.3 on Intel's Clear Linux platform. Read more Also: LLVM 4.0.1 Planning, Aiming For Better Stable Releases