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Story GCC Ada Now Supports 64-bit ARM Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 7:14am
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Story A Demo Video Of Mozilla’s Firefox OS Running On Nexus 5 Has Been Created Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 3:28am
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Story Testing NVIDIA Optimus / DRI PRIME On Ubuntu 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 8:08pm

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Misconceptions

  • It’s The Little Things…
  • 5 Must have Apps for Ubuntu
  • Mdv2Ubu...
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast Second Episode

Is the AGPL half-empty, or half-full?

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OSS

blogs.the451group: The GNU Affero GPL, released in November 2007 and approved by the OSI this month, is being viewed as both closure of a GPL loophole and as a tool to truly transfer the collaborative and community benefits of GPL to the software-as-a-service model.

Is Firefox 3 ready for prime time?

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Moz/FF

desktoplinux: Firefox 3 may still be a beta, Beta 4 to be exact, but in a recent Reuters news story, Mozilla Vice President of Engineering Mike Schroepfer said of the browser, "In many ways it is much more stable than anything else out there." OK, so Reuters jumped the gun. Still, how ready is Firefox 3 for everyday use? I decided to find out.

some howtos and apps:

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HowTos
  • PIC Programming with Linux #3: installing the needed software

  • Make the Windows Key Open the Gnome Panel Menu
  • File System Checking with fsck
  • gcore: Obtain core dump of current running application
  • Easily Install Prism Web Apps in Ubuntu 8.04
  • gcipher - A simple “encryption” tool
  • Find out what ports are open on Linux
  • KWordQuiz: An amazingly useful flash card tool
  • Inserting more than one row at a time in OpenOffice.org Calc
  • Undeleting photos on (gentoo) linux/windows/mac
  • I like Brasero
  • Music applet

Cuba Votes No to OOXML - Says It Did So in September, Too

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OSS

groklaw.net: The Cuban National Bureau of Standards has reportedly sent an email to the three names NBs are supposed to notify at ISO, Toshiko Kimura, Keith Brannon, and Martine Gaillen, reporting that Cuba votes to disapprove OOXML.

Linux Docks - 5 Mac OS X Docks for Ubuntu and Other Linux Distros

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Software

internetling.com: Why is the Dock becoming more and more popular? It’s probably got something to do with clever window management, doesn’t it? Well, in my opinion it’s just the eye candy. Now here’s a list of 5 different Docks you can use on Linux.

The Orientation: Linux

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Linux

crunchgear.com: Keeping with our Linux theme for the week, I present this week’s Orientation on, well, Linux. Despite a market share of less than 1 percent for the Linux OS compared to 92 percent for Windows and a smidge over 7 percent for Apple’s Mac OS, the seldom used (by the general public) OS is the epitome of open source dev and free software. So for the uninitiated, here’s Linux in a nutshell.

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” beta - making life easier for Windows users

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: Let’s face it, deciding to nuke your existing operating system installation and replace it with a completely different OS isn’t the sort of task that you should approach lightly. One of the barriers to Linux adoption is the fact that many people find the idea of wiping their Windows installation a daunting thing.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04 beta: an agile upgrade

AMD Radeon HD 3200 / 780G

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Last year AMD introduced the flagship 790 Chipset series as part of their Spider Platform for use with the Phenom processors and Radeon HD 3800 graphics. Until earlier this month when AMD introduced the 780 Series, missing was any chipset with integrated graphics capabilities supporting these first AMD quad-core processors. Now we have AMD's 780G and 780V.

Dell, Rivals Leaving Linux Money on the Table

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy is in the market for a small office printer that supports Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP. Alas, most PC companies do a lousy job describing which of their printers work with Ubuntu. Which means they’re leaving easy money on the table. Here’s our resident blogger’s sad story so far.

The Unexpected (good) side effect of using Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

dthomasdigital.wordpress: I am a Ubuntu believer, as one of those total converts for almost two years now Ubuntu has answered my every computing need. So what’s the side effect you say?

Roundtable: The state of open source

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OSS

infoworld.com: Any endeavor rooted in community is bound to spark passionate debate. After all, without contention, how else to determine the best way forward? On the eve of our Open Source Business Conference, we spoke with 11 thought leaders about the current open source climate to uncover the most vibrant themes and conflicts shaping open source today.

Get the Most out of Social Media On Your Ubuntu

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Software

polishlinux.org: Sometimes I get the feeling that Web 2.0 is just too fancy for Linux, loads of tools, websites, and apps are being developed without taking Linux users into consideration. Here I will take you through some of the best tools and apps out there and how to get them up and running on your Ubuntu (assume 7.10).

NSA releases new version of Linux software

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Linux

metimes.com (UPI): The U.S. National Security Agency has released its own version of the open-source computer operating system Linux, which offers enhanced security for users.

XO Sightings

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OLPC

blog.linuxtoday: It seems that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program's XO laptop is just popping up all over lately. Twice in as many weeks, mention of the green and white laptop has appeared in the most unusual places.

Hardy Alternate CD installation changes

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: I’m running through my first installation with the Hardy beta; until now, all of my Hardy systems were dist-upgrades until now? It looks like the alternate installation sequence — and the whole CD really, got a nice makeover.

Gentoo 2008.0 beta delayed

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Gentoo

lwn.net: There have been some questions on the Gentoo lists about the unexplained delay in the 2008.0 beta release. What's going on is that two of the key developers involved have suffered a severe personal loss and are not currently able to work on that release.

What CAN’T Linux do?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: A few weeks ago a colleague of mine sent me a link to a story about a man who clustered together sixteen Playstation 3s using Linux to simulate black holes. I had forgotten about this until yesterday when I was thinking “What can’t Linux do?” People have made Linux take on tasks no one probably thought it capable of.

Installing a modern Linux distribution

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Linux

raiden.net: I began installing Linux quite a few years ago starting with Red Hat 9 "Shrike". Though this was not too long ago in the physical world it was an eon ago in digital time. Todays modern Linux distribution or operating system is a different animal all together than those of days gone by.

Leveraging Free

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: "Free" has been a founding concept in the Linux world since before there was Linux. And the rest of the world is finally, irrevocably, catching up.

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