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Story Ubuntu phone: theorising without data is a big mistake Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2015 - 9:04am
Story Fed up with systemd and Linux? Why not try PC-BSD? Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2015 - 9:02am
Story Linux 3.19 Kernel Released Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2015 - 8:46am
Story Answering the Call for Werner Koch’s Everywhere Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2015 - 8:40am
Story GNU Health patchset 2.8.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2015 - 12:50am
Story LXQt 0.9 Released, Now Requires Qt5 & KDE Frameworks 5 Rianne Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 9:34pm
Story The Best Changes & Features Of The Linux 3.19 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 9:29pm
Story Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 9:23pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 5:49pm
Story Fluxbox 1.3.7 Released With Few Changes Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 5:42pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Defaulting to the Dreaded MS Office Format in OpenOffice.org

  • If you’ve wonked your iptables…
  • Updating BIOS with Linux: Editing a FreeDos BootCD
  • Tip: Enabling Gapless Playback In Rhythmbox
  • Beautiful Font Hinting in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to insert graphics in OOo that are reasonably manageable
  • Shell Alarm Clocks
  • Setting Up Dual-Dual NIC Bonding On Ubuntu In 30 Seconds
  • Starting ZFS-FUSE up properly
  • How to enable/disable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace from the command line

Top 10 Applications to Install After Installing Ubuntu

Amarok - in my opinion, this is the greatest music player and collection management for the Linux platform. I think it's also a killer application for Linux with all the features it has.

5 Reasons Users Fail to Make the Linux Switch

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: What drives users to try Linux, only to fail to make it work for them in the long haul? Based on my experience, there are roughly five reasons why some people are simply not able to make the switch work for them despite the likely millions of users all over the world who are using desktop Linux.

Interview: Behind the Scenes at SCALE

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Linux
Interviews

ostatic.com/blog: The seventh annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is scheduled to get underway early next month. I caught up with one of the event's organizers, Gareth Greenaway, to find out get the inside scoop on what's new, what's different, and what they've learned from past events.

Internet 2008 in numbers

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Web

royal.pingdom.com: What happened with the Internet in 2008? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many blog posts were published? This post will answer those questions and many others.

All the Lightweight Web servers of the world

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Linux

This article surveys all the Special-purpose Lightweight HTTP Web servers.

KDE 4.2 Review From Inside Out. Part 2: Applications

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KDE

adymo.blogspot: Right now I desperately need to tell the world about KDE4, or to be precise, soon to be released KDE 4.2. This is going to be the first "real" release targeted not only at KDE developers and enthusiasts, but at general public.

Being Anti-Linux is bad for your business' health

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Remember today's date: January 22, 2009. It may go down in business history as the day that it became clear that proprietary software had been broken by Linux and open-source software.

5 Reasons Why Linux is Recession Proof

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Linux

daniweb.com: What's more stable than a rock, faster than a spinning disk, more powerful than a Windows system twice its size, and able to leap platforms like no other operating system? Surprise! It's Linux. It's also recession proof.

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The third annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit will take place from the 8th to the 10th of April in San Francisco, California at the Hotel Kabuki.

Why Google open-sources code: 'Fuzzy feelings'

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Google's desktop team has put together a short list of the reasons that Google open-sources software. The reasons may surprise you:

Open Solutions Alliance - not off-course for open source

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I read a fairly critical blog about Gold and the OSA from Glyn Moody. I believe that Moody raises some valid points and offers Gold the opportunity to clarify the OSA’s dedication to truly open standards and openness in enterprise software later in the comments. However, I must disagree.

It's time to customize the OS

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Linux

networkworld.com: Mass customization -- the process of customizing a product to meet individual needs while leveraging mass production efficiency -- is commonplace in manufacturing everything from cars to laptops. Yet the operating system has remained monolithic. Ironically, Linux is modular and designed to be customized.

Brilliant scripting with Guile

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Linux

Guile isn't just another extension language: it's the official extension language of the GNU project. Guile makes Scheme embeddable, which makes the interpreter ideal for embedded scripting and more.

LCA2009: It's a Linux conference - but there's Macs aplenty

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OS

itwire.com: One thing that has been increasing exponentially at the Australian national Linux conference is that shiny, steel-grey laptop - or, at times, the sleek white one.

"In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity"

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Microsoft

linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry: Today's surprising news of 5,000 Microsoft jobs cut might be good news or bad for Linux, depending on how you look at it. As a Linux advocate, it's very easy to sit here and start spouting off that this is what Microsoft deserves, after running big and bloated for so long.

Does Windows 7 Threaten Mac OS and Linux?

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OS

earthweb.com: Does a good OS from Microsoft put the pressure back on Apple and the Linux development community? After all, both the Mac OS and Linux have benefitted from the fact that early adopters of Vista experienced declared the OS a lemon, with the worldwide market share in both OSes climbing significantly over the past couple of years.

The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

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Linux

reghardware.co.uk: True to its name, a netbook makes a very decent ebook reader. Here's the freely-downloadable Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, complete with original Tenniel illustrations, as it appears on the MSI Wind:

Darwin at 200 and Linux at 20

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: This post is about things that look like other things but really are very different in origin and structure. For example desktop interfaces now look pretty similar to me.

LCA2009: Why ODF should be the chosen one

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OSS

itwire.com: It is difficult to know whether Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager at OpenOffice.org, was conscious at any point today of the irony of criticising proprietary software while making a presentation using a MacBook.

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OSS Leftovers

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    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
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  • Writing Chuck – Joke As A Service
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