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Story Steam Dev Days show plan for Valve-owned future, and Microsoft should be terrified Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 12:25am
Story Good Bye Mandriva Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 12:23am
Story Canonical posts a $21 million loss – is Ubuntu’s future doomed? Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 12:15am
Story What I Saw on the CES Show Floor: Your Work on Display Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 12:13am
Story Make: Article on Novena Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 11:35pm
Story Non-Linux FOSS: Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 11:18pm
Story Red Hat Academy Expands Training, Includes OpenStack Coursework Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 11:09pm
Story Valve Updates SteamOS With CPU/GPU Optimizations Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 11:03pm
Story Linux.conf.au, Linux Darling, and More Linux List Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 10:58pm
Story CyanogenMod launches new Gallery App Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 10:44pm

Why amaroK ‘Roks’

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stuff.techwhack: amaroK is the ultimate music management software, and for a casual music buff like me, it’s the best you can get out there. What separates amaroK from the other popular players in the market are its features which are targeted to make music management and playback easy, and a pleasing experience. Here, I’ve highlighted some of the key features of amaroK.

What Microsoft (And Linux) Can Learn from Firefox

itmanagement.earthweb: There are two things that I know with absolute certainty to be true; that Elvis is dead and that Linux poses no immediate threat to Microsoft’s business model.

Interesting comment from CompUSA

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Microsoft

zerias.blogspot: I asked one of the employees off the record if he could comment at all on the impact of Vista sales on the end of CompUSA's business. With a glaring look he responded I'd be better off asking about the returns. Returns?

Monitoring Real-time user logins in ubuntu

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HowTos

ubuntugeek.com: Whowatch is an console, interactive users and process monitoring tool.It displays information about the users currently logged on to the machine, in real-time. Besides standard informations (login name, tty,host, userâs process), the type of the connection (ie. telnet or ssh) is shown.

cpipe: Determine the throughput of a pipe

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Software

DPotD: A package I find useful is cpipe. It is simple tool you can use to determine the throughput of a pipe. Potential uses of cpipe might include determining the speed of backups that use tar and dd, your system’s pseudo-random number generator, or an OpenSSH tunnel or OpenVPN.

VectorLinux 5.9 Released

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Linux

The VectorLinux development team is proud to announce the release of VectorLinux 5.9 final GOLD edition. This is the fruit that has resulted from several months of coding, debugging and testing by the core development team and the Vector community. This release follows our legendary tradition of stability (inherited from SlackWare-12), blazing speed on even modest hardware and simplicity of design and function.

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Alpha 2 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phorolinux.com: Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) alpha 2 has been released. This release includes Kernel 2.6.24, X.org 7.3, GNOME 2.21.4, PulseAudio, OpenOffice.org 2.3.0, GIMP 2.4.2, Firefox 2.0.0.10, Pidgin 2.2.2 and so on.

First look to Mozilla Labs Weave

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: The door is open again and registration available for Weave, Mozilla Labs’ application for synchronizing Firefox metadata online. On activation you will be prompted to install the Weave extension (press Allow in the information bar to authorize service.mozilla.com) which is compatible for Firefox 3 Beta 2 and nightlies.

linux.conf.au: The house full sign is up

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Linux

iTWire: There are 35 days left before Australia's national Linux conference gets underway in Melbourne on January 28 but tickets have already sold out.

Working with Linux RPM's

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HowTos

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: In this post, I wanted to hit on the basics of working with RPM's in Linux. RPM stands for the Redhat Package Management system - basically, they're the software packages that make up your system.

Cheap PC Review - gOS

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Linux

thecrumb: My kid’s PC is REALLY old. I decided for Xmas I’d get them a new PC and ordered one of the $199 Wal-Mart Linux PCs.

klik2 at FOSDEM 2008 -- non-GUI/CLI applications

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Software

kdedevelopers: Now that OpenOffice.org does make some splashes in the IT press for the sole achievement of having created a "portable" version that can run from an USB stick (on Windows only, that is) -- isn't it time for klik to get ready for gaining its own share of public fame sometime soon?

shorts & stuff

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News
  • GNOME 2.22 One Step Closer To Release

  • Video: Mark Cox, episode 2: Policies
  • A little Linux distro geneology
  • Nouveau Companion 32

3 months with Mandriva 2008

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MDV

checkerap.com: It’s been three months now, since I started using Mandriva 2008 at work. Three months ago, by the time I came into the company, we received laptops and some of us decided to use Linux. I used Linux at home so this was nice. Everyone chosed a distro he was used to. I chosed Mandriva 2008.

Fear of the Dark

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OS

polishlinux: Do you know why do I admire Microsoft’s marketing whizzes? They made a deity out of their corporation. No, seriously. No figurative speech. Not a metaphor nor a parallel. Those nameless heroes did it literally.

Are You Violating BusyBox's GPL Code?

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OSS

itmanagement.earthweb: Software licensed under the GPL open source license is considered to be Free Software but that doesn't mean it's free as in beer and that developers don't have rights. As four cases in point in 2007, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has filed legal suits against four different defendants for alleged copyright infringement of the BusyBox's GPL licensed code.

Colour your GRUB boot menu

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HowTos

FOSSwire: That boring white on black GRUB boot menu you get when you switch on your computer is a bit, well, boring, isn’t it? Thankfully, there’s an easy way to change it if you go into your GRUB configuration file.

How open is Open enough?

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OSS

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: We have seen the signs that changes are happening. Not just specifically in the Linux world, but in Open Source, Open Standards and in the proprietary world as well.

A Few Linux Networking Tips

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HowTos

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: Here's a little something for those of us who use Linux (The place I work uses RedHat primarily) on a day to day basis. In this post, I just wanted to touch on some Linux networking basics.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 update woes

  • How-To: Customize your Ubuntu Live CD
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 Has PulseAudio
  • HDR Photos on Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 with QtpfsGUI
  • Ubuntu Sans Brownness
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