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Story SYSTEMD IN GNOME 3.14 AND BEYOND Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:29pm
Story SparkyLinux 3.5 LXDE, Razor-Qt, CLI, E18 & E19-dev is out Roy Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 7:20am
Story A Life Worth Living Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:57am
Story KDE Arrives in Brno for Akademy Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:39am
Story The release of 3.16 Linux Kernel – the kernel column Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 5:39pm
Story Cloud Host Linode Adds Professional Services Support Option Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 5:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 4:48pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 4:46pm
Story New ultra secure cell phone, Blackphone, is reportedly flying off the shelves Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 11:48am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2014 - 9:23am

KDE 4 - Wow!

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KDE
  • KDE 4 - Wow!

  • KDE 4.1 with Kubuntu 8.04
  • KDE dedicates 4.1 release to Uwe Thiem

What I Don't Like About Ubuntu Linux....

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Ubuntu

blogs.pcworld: I've finally done it. I've managed to successfully install Ubuntu on a computer that runs at a decent speed. That said, I thought I'd give you my opinion of Ubuntu. Yes, I am a Linux guy, and I may always support Linux, but that doesn't mean I can't criticize it!

Intuit joins the Linux revolution

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Software

news.cnet.com: Intuit has been sniffing around open source for at least a year now, but it opened the door a bit more in April when it opened up QuickBase to developers, but now seems to be paving the way for a more complete launch into open source with its Linux Business Resource Center.

Red Hat's new CEO aims Linux at the cloud

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Linux
Interviews

news.cnet.com: The former Delta Airlines chief operating officer, who took the reins of the most established open-source software company from Matthew Szulik in January, names cloud computing as a top priority. "The clouds will all run Linux," Whitehurst said in an interview.

Firefox market share exceeds 20%, IE at 70%

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Moz/FF

tgdaily.com: It has been six weeks since Firefox 3 has been released and if we believe market share numbers provided by an ongoing survey of NetApplications, then it appears that Mozilla has had a successful launch with market share gains, especially at the expense of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Also: * Mozilla Fixes Awesomebar...In Next Firefox Version
* ogg support coming soon to mozilla
* Mozilla warns of low-risk DoS vulnerability in Firefox 3

Linux Sea, an online book on Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

Sven Vermeulen: With the summer at hand and my daughter on the way, I thought it would be a good idea to put the current work for this (end-user) document online. On my developer page you can find the current draft of Linux Sea, a book on Gentoo Linux.

Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review

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Hardware
  • Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review

  • HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 3120
  • Review: The Sandisk Sansa View
  • India's '$10 laptop' too good to be true

Eight Ways VARs Can Profit From Linux And Open Source

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OSS
  • Eight Ways VARs Can Profit From Linux And Open Source

  • Microsoft claims heart beats in open source
  • Blizzard Asks Judge to Forbid Open Source
  • The best place to host your open-source project
  • Signature Devices Launches Open Source Game Engine

Launchy Application Launcher Released for Linux

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Software
  • Launchy Application Launcher Released for Linux

  • GNOME Do vs Launchy

5 Reasons to Choose Debian Linux Over Ubuntu Linux

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Linux

internetling.com: For those rare people who don’t know, Canonical’s Ubuntu distribution is basically Debian Sid (the unstable version) plus a few GUI apps and modifications. Debian is one of the most successful community-based distributions. Here are some reasons to choose Debian over Ubuntu:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Lighttpd Drupal CMS Clean URL

  • Connecting Ubuntu Linux to a Windows server
  • Bridging VirtualBox 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 8.04.1
  • 100 Vim commands every programmer should know
  • hotplug - Dynamic Hardware Configuration
  • Install KDE 4.1 in Ubuntu, and Make GTK Applications Look Good
  • Reduce Disk Activity In Ubuntu
  • Getting Atheros drivers working in OpenSUSE
  • Get to know the Linux Logical Volume Manager

Is Microsoft getting ready to kill Windows?

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: No, I’m not talking about killing Vista. Microsoft is already burying that living dead operating system as fast it can. I’m talking about killing Windows itself. That’s the conclusion I’ve drawn from David Worthington’s story about Microsoft’s plans for Midori, a next generation operating system.

8 Best E-mail Clients for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: When it comes to picking the right e-mail client, Linux users have tons of choices. I have here a list of 8 of the best free and open source e-mail clients that are available for Linux.

SSD vs. SATA RAID: A performance benchmark

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Hardware

linux.com: Solid state drives (SSD) have many advantages over traditional spinning-platter hard drives including no noise, low power and heat generation, good resistance to shock, and most importantly, extremely low seek times. To see just how much an SSD might improve performance, I used Bonnie++ to benchmark a contemporary SSD as it might be used in a laptop computer.

Ars reviews Firefox 3.1 alpha 1

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla took a big step towards Firefox 3.1 yesterday with the release of the first alpha. It includes important improvements to both the user interface and to Firefox's underlying Gecko rendering engine.

NVIDIA 173.14.12 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Yesterday KDE 4.1 was released and there are widely known 2D performance problems with the GeForce 8 and 9 series, which are especially exhibited when using the K Desktop Environment. So you think NVIDIA would address this issue in their next driver update? Guess again.

Ex-inmates apply open source to rehabilitation

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Interviews
OSS

linuxworld.com: Ric Moore and Dennis Gaddy met in prison, and started to discuss how Open Source software and methods could help other inmates to avoid further mistakes and get better chance to start over after their term. In this interview, Ric explains how they are doing it through the NuOAR program and why.

10 Cool Open Source Easter Eggs

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Software

hehe2.net: It’s easy to forget with all the source compiling, the conspiracy theories, and the OS flaming going on in every corner of the Internet, that there is a fun side of our beloved OS and Open Source applications. I have compiled a list of 10 easter eggs found in Open Source projects.

Help Create the Artwork for openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Now with openSUSE 11.0 out the door, and Alpha 1 of openSUSE 11.1 just released, it’s time to start thinking about the look of openSUSE 11.1! Once again this year the Pixel Pool is open for community members to submit ideas about the 11.1 artwork!

Who will build the open source cloud?

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Software

Matthew Aslett: I wrote recently about the potential of open source software as a platform for cloud computing. Since then I’ve been involved in a couple of conversations with prospective cloud users that have further highlighted the opportunity for an open source cloud.

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