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Story OpenDaylight: Open-source SDN is growing fast Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:14pm
Story Linux 3.14-rc2 Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:10pm
Story Analysis of the top 10 Linux operating systems Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:04pm
Story Wine On Android Is Making Progress, Running Solitaire Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 11:25am
Story gNewSense GNU/Linux - News: gNewSense 3.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:45am
Story Vodafone backs Ubuntu - but no sign of smartphone yet Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:40am
Story Three college students build a health provider search site in six weeks Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:34am
Story Dell XPS 12 Convertible: oh, if only it had worked Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:17am
Story These Women Are Building The Software That Quietly Runs The World Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:13am
Story Does the Raspberry Pi work with Windows? – Your tech questions answered Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:10am

Novell's One Big Thing

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SUSE

Glyn Moody: We have found our hedgehog concept. It is enterprise Linux and enterprise management as the two key areas required to bring together the open source world and the world of proprietary software.

Gentoo 2007.1 Cancelled, Foundation & Newsletter discussed

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Gentoo

This morning Christina Fullam states that it was decided just before Christmas to cancel the 2007.1 release and roll all the effort into Gentoo 2008.0 since there was little possibility of getting a well-tested 2007.1 release out before 2008. In other posts the status of Gentoo Foundation and the weekly newsletter were discussed.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open season on OSes

  • How to Disable Internet Access on Linux
  • linux.conf.au: Look Tux, no wires
  • PC to PS3/Linux game streaming launches
  • Ulteo Watch: It's alive!
  • KDE 4 Installation Guide for Gentoo
  • Set up a basic web cache with Squid
  • Video: Alan Cox on community and the enterprise.
  • Hands on with the XO Sugar OS
  • Linux: Further Oops Insights
  • MODx: A promising open source CMS

How low can you go and still run Linux?

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: I remember when getting a decent PC would set you back at least a grand. Then it was $500. Now, it's $150!? That's the story that small vendor LinFX wants you to buy along with its PC with pre-installed Linux.

opensuse.org hardware failure

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SUSE

opensuse-announce (Adrian Schröter): I am sorry to inform you that we have currently a bigger hardware failure of the raid system, which provides the content of ftp.opensuse.org and stage.opensuse.org.

Microsoft's OOXML: The No vote

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: In this first part of a two-series story, Computerworld presents a summary of the key discussion points made by industry players who do not support the bid to standardize Microsoft's OOXML format.

Hey Dell…Wanna sell some Classmates?

education.zdnet.com: Now that OLPC plans to distribute OLPC XOs in the States through OLPC America, I sent Agnes Kwan, Intel spokeswoman, an email asking if Intel planned to compete in this market with their Classmate PC.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial Resumes After Three-Week Recess

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Reiser

wired blogs: The Hans Reiser murder trial resumed here Monday after a three-week holiday recess. On the stand throughout the entire morning was Oakland Police Department technician Bruce Christensen.

The Technical-Critique of gNewSense

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Linux

lispmachine.wordpress: I am posting a Critique of gNewSense from technical viewpoint. I am strictly in agreement with RMS on the concept of Free/OpenSource Software. I was happy when after a long time, finally, a 100% Libre distro named gNewSense was released.

Rebuttal to "Sweet Follows Sour"

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: I think it's really necessary to respond to some criticism seen on the reactions to the latest OSnews article. From an user's perspective, it makes sense to only review 3 or 4 parts of KDE 4 and complain about them, and ignore all the other brilliant pieces of work in there, right?

Speeding Up Fsck With Metaclustering

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "This patch speeds up e2fsck on Ext3 significantly using a technique called Metaclustering," stated Abhishek Rai. "This patch will help reduce full fsck time for ext3. I've seen 50-65% reduction in fsck time when using this patch on a near-full file system. With some fsck optimizations, this figure becomes 80%."

Does Open Source Matter?

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OSS

sys-con.com: There’s a great deal of interest in open source software development these days. But isn’t “open source” just a fad – the latest hype in an industry that has shown a singular propensity for falling head over heels for the newest thing?

Also: Is open source recession proof?

Ubuntu releases ten lessons for the desktop

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Ubuntu

tectonic: In the latest Ubuntu weekly newsletter the Ubuntu folks announced the release of the Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course. The modular course should take two days to complete all 10 of the lessons offered.

Which OS is more User Friendly and Intuitive?

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OS

terminally-incoherent: The widely accepted majority opinion about operating systems is that for some unspeakable reason Windows is the pinnacle and a shining beacon of usability.

KDE 4 revises the desktop

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KDE

linux.com: Behind the scenes, KDE 4 has employed new applications for interacting with hardware and multimedia, switched to the Qt4 widget set, and rewritten large sections of the core libraries. The combination makes for a noticeably faster desktop, even on a live CD -- one that rivals Xfce, the previous leader in speed among the major desktops.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Learn to use a serial console on Linux

  • HowTo: Install VMWare Workstation on Fedora 8
  • XFS Filesystem performance tweaking on Linux
  • Configure Pinnacle PCTV Card
  • Double your broadband speed for free
  • Linux sudo tip : Creating a new super user with admin rights in Linux
  • Five Steps to Install KDE 4.0 in Ubuntu 7.10

Asus Eee PC 4G Review

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Linux
Hardware

earthweb.com: The Taiwanese tech heavyweight Asus, best known here for motherboards and other desktop components, has introduced a $400 laptop with most of the capability of a $2,000 Sony or Fujitsu subnotebook; the convenience and usability missing from members of Intel's Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) club; and the goofiest name of the year.

Linux PC Models Multiply As Vista Struggles

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Linux

informationweek: Demand for Linux systems is such that some retailers are selling out. Last year, for instance, Wal-Mart for a time couldn't fulfill orders for Everex's $199 gPC.

EU launches new probes against Microsoft

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Microsoft

reuters: The European Commission, fresh from a major court victory over Microsoft, launched new antitrust investigations into the software giant on Monday on suspicion it abused its market dominance to favor its Web browser and Office product.

Five Compiz features to boost Linux productivity

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Software

tectonic: The Ubuntu desktop may look a little brown and boring to first-time Linux users but beneath that conservative skin lurks a powerhouse of desktop features just waiting to come out, if you are using Compiz Fusion. Here we look at five of the better Compiz features that actually make us more productive as well as looking good.

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