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Story 8 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 Vivd Vervet Mohd Sohail 26/04/2015 - 3:53pm
Story Systemd Kills Off Shutdownd Roy Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 11:04am
Story Debian Release Links Roy Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 10:14am
Story Leftovers: KDE Software Roy Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 8:37am
Story Xubuntu 15.04: quick screenshot tour Roy Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 8:25am
Story Another Surprise: Mageia 5 RC is available! Roy Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 7:53am
Story The Open Source Community Support System Roy Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 7:48am
Story Debian 8.0 Jessie has been released! Rianne Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 7:37am
Story Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC is loaded with I/O, supports PoE Rianne Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 9:46pm
Story LibreOffice 4.3.7 Open Source Office Suite Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 5:53pm

ReactOS 0.3.9 boasts insanely huge speedups

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OS

tuxradar.com: For the last few years we've been intrigued by the progress of ReactOS, a free software Windows implementation that could one day give Microsoft the chills. Well, ReactOS 0.3.9 is now here, with major performance improvements.

Debunked: Linux OSs and Viruses

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: There’s seems to be a lot of confusion regarding viruses, the security of Unix based OSs, even in more tech savvy groups. So, what’s the deal with viruses and Linux?

Ubuntu Debates Usability Changes (Passionately)

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Ever since last summer, when Mark Shuttleworth called on Ubuntu to surpass Mac OS X in desktop design within two years, Ubuntu mailing lists and blogs have become one of the main places to go for detailed discussions about GNU/Linux usability.

Get a handy multi-item clipboard with Glipper

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: One thing I really enjoy about OS X are a number of clipboard managers that allow you to retain a clipboard history of multiple items with easy access and navigation. Productivity tools like this also exist for some Linux desktop managers.

Open Letter to Larry Ellison about OpenOffice.org

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OOo

openoffice.blogs.com: I'm sure there are many reasons for Oracle buying Sun. You might not be having meetings this week about OpenOffice.org. You might be having meetings next week about spinning it off into a foundation. But if you keep interest or control over OpenOffice.org, please consider the following.

ASRock X58 SuperComputer

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Hardware

phoronix.com: One of the cheapest Intel X58 motherboards on the market is the ASRock X58 SuperComputer, which has a number of exciting features but at a lower cost. In this article today we are seeing how well the ASRock X58 SuperComputer runs with Linux.

How many billions is open-source software worth?

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OSS

computerworld.com: Open-source software is big business. For example, most of what Oracle is getting for it $7.4-billion purchase of Sun is open-source software. So, given all that, what do you think OSS (open-source software) as a whole is worth? How's about $387-billion?

Firefox 3.0.10 security release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.10 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download.

Hands on with the GP2X Wiz

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Gaming

tuxradar.com: Our GP2X Wiz finally arrived and, although we've literally only had this Linux-powered handheld in our grubby mitts for an hour, we wanted to give you our first impressions. You may recall the original GP2X, a Korean-manufactured portable media player and retro gaming box - well, the GP2X Wiz bumps it up a few notches in power and design.

Boot Speed War: Xubuntu 9.04 vs. Fedora 10 vs. PCLinuxOS 2009

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Linux

junauza.com: The freshly released Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" is said to have significantly improved its boot speed. So I got curious and decided to compare its boot performance to Fedora 10 and PCLinuxOS 2009.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - File systems

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Linux

h-online.com: The patches adopted in Linux 2.6.30 introduce many significant changes affecting data security and Ext3 and Ext4 performance. Support for the EXOFS and NILFS2 file systems is new, as is the cache for the AFS and NFS network file systems. There are also a few fixes for the almost forgotten ReiserFS file system.

5 Things Linux does better than Windows

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Linux

ghacks.net: Some of you may scoff and say “There is nothing Linux does better than Windows.” To that I would say you might want to reconsider that opinion. I am going to help you with that process.

Has Ubuntu Reached the End Of the Line?

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Ubuntu
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  • The Ubuntu Forums: A Dumbass Factory
  • How much do Canonical job offers tell us about Ubuntu?
  • One frozen Jackalope, to go
  • A Windows user's first impression of Ubuntu Part 1
  • KUbuntu 9.04 on HP TX2000z Tablet PC Guide
  • Super OS 9.04 Is More Than Ubuntu 9.04

Is desktop Linux too fragmented to succeed?

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Linux

itworld.com (infoworld): If one desktop Linux distribution were to gain a significant lead over all the others, it could boost mainstream Linux adoption significantly.

PCLinuxOS comes to my rescue

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

webhead.blog.co.uk: OK it was my fault! There I've said it and its true. I broke one of the rules for Ubuntu Linux which basically said "Thou shalt not use the upgrade feature in Synaptic."

Second Wave of Netbooks Near Release

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Hardware

internetnews.com (reuters): A new class of cheaper, smaller netbook computers might upset the IT establishment this year. Without Windows or Intel chips, the new trend "puts the existing PC structure at risk."

Kaffeine 1.0 Pre-Release Preview - First KDE4 Port

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Reviews

Although this is a pre-alpha release, it looks just awesome, and if all the features (or at least almost all) will be implemented by the time 1.0 gets out as a stable release, Kaffeine will definitely keep being one of the most powerful video players for KDE.

Split APE and FLAC Files in Ubuntu and Add Tags by Cue File

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Ubuntu

Did you ever downloaded a single APE or FLAC file consisting of multiple songs? If so, it's quite annoying to try and listen to only one song. But you can split the files into multiple songs exactly like in the cue file (each song's start and end time are saved in the cue file, so we'll know where to cut the big file). Full article

How to decide whether desktop Linux makes sense

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Linux

infoworld.com: Eight questions to help you determine if now is the time to find a place for desktop Linux in your organization

Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) Review

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Linux

extremetech.com: Linux Mint seeks to take the ease-of-use provided by Ubuntu to a new level and, for the most part, succeeds. Linux Mint's slogan is "From freedom came elegance" and that's very appropriate for what this distribution is all about.

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