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Story Linux 3.14 May Bring Big VMware GPU Driver Update Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:52pm
Story Android 4.4 KitKat starts to hit Galaxy Note 3 Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:45pm
Story SteamOS updated with AMD support Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:42pm
Story Linux Drives Automotive Innovation into the New Year Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:37pm
Story Epic OpenShot 2.0 Update!(Part 2 of 3) Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 7:09am
Story Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Ubuntu Linux Performance Update Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 7:02am
Story Black Lab Enterprise Linux and Black Lab Linux for Education released Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:50am
Story Android Dominated Apple At CES Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:46am
Story 6 More Great Linux Operating Systems For Netbooks Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:32am
Story 7 Reasons Desktop Android Will Grow Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2014 - 7:14pm

Stuffing it up - ODF and OOXML Document Format Battle

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: Industry Motive: To preserve a monopoly and the fight to protect a four-billion-dollar per year cash cow against those who stand for open standards, against those who want to create even playing fields, fair competition, innovation and open access for everyone to benefit.

The Big Three of Linux - a 52-week view

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Linux

blogs.techtarget.com: What are Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical going to have to do in the next 52 weeks to in order to dominate the desktop and server Linux market? Let’s take a moment and assess the situation.

The World Series of Linux: Round 1

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Linux

crn.com: Welcome to the inaugural edition of CMP Channel's The World Series of Linux. As there are more than 176 Linux distributions, Test Center engineers selected the most popular distributions, Debian-based and RPM-based, for the World Series. Playing in the Debian League was Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, Freespire (the free version of Linspire), and Xandros Professional Edition.

Kubuntu + KDE 4.0 RC2 Screenshots

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KDE

phoronix: KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 2 was made available yesterday as the last testing release before the final KDE 4.0 build next month. Two LiveCDs are the OpenSuSE-based KDE Four Live 0.8 and a KDE 4.0 spin of Kubuntu.

OpenOffice on Ulteo in Pictures

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OOo

blogs.eweek.com: Today my colleague Steven J. Vaughn Nichols is reporting on Mandriva founder Gael Duval's Ulteo, which now offers online access to the OpenOffice.org productivity suite. I'm an OpenOffice.org user and overall fan of software as a service--particularly when it's a free service--so I thought I'd take Ulteo for a spin.

The Kite Runner Inspires Gift Through One Laptop

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OLPC

Press Release: Masi Oka, star of NBC's hit ensemble series "Heroes" and global ambassador for OLPC said, "This generous donation through One Laptop per Child is a great example of the diverse organizations participating in our giving campaign to provide educational assistance to communities in need throughout the developing world."

Thoughts on Package Management: The Change in Distro-Land

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Software

linux-blog.org: What if you could combine SVN/CVS behavior and packages? What if when you build the package properly, it is checked into the software development tree. You’d be eliminating an entire step in the process. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. It’s Conary.

Linux Won't Take The Desktop Away From Microsoft Anytime Soon

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Linux

networkworld.com: I'm always amused when advocates for a certain technology proclaim a dominate player like Microsoft is soon to be replaced. Steven Vaughan-Nichols made such a proclamation about Linux taking over low cost PCs on www.linuxdesktop.com.

more howtos:

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HowTos
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  • Simple File Encryption with OpenSSL
  • Configure Linux
  • APT-Get vs Aptitude - Command Line Reference Guide
  • OpenOffice.org Calc: Basic arithmetic and statistic functions

Movable Type Open Source

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Software

movabletype.org: As of today, and forever forward, Movable Type is open source. This means you can freely modify, redistribute, and use Movable Type for any purpose you choose.

2.6.24-rc5, No Final Before Xmas

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "It's been a week, and I promised to be a good boy and try to follow my release rules, so here is the next -rc," Linus Torvalds said, announcing the 2.6.24-rc5 kernel. He noted, "Things _have_ slowed down, although I'd obviously be lying if I said we've got all the regressions handled and under control."

Nina Reiser's Best Friend Was Panicking: 'I Did Not Know Where Nina Was'

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Reiser

wired blog: Nina Reiser's best friend took the witness stand here Wednesday at Hans Reiser's murder trial, reliving for jurors her emotional disarray following her friend's disappearance last year. "I was panicking. I did not know where Nina was."

TuxMobil Now Offers 7,000 Linux Guides for the Laptop

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Linux

The TuxMobil project covers all aspects concerning Linux on laptops and notebooks. The number of free guides and how-to's has more than doubled in less than three years, and more than 7,000 links to Linux laptop and notebook installation and configuration guides are now listed at TuxMobil.

Would We Need Antivirus For Desktop Linux?

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: The recent news about Symantec offering an antivirus suite for Mac OS X Leopard made me wonder: If Linux becomes at least as popular on the desktop as the Mac, would an antivirus solution be marketed for Linux, too?

Office Depot Taps SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell

Press Release: Novell today announced that Office Depot has chosen SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as a core operating platform for the company's global servers. The goal of the standardization is to reduce complexity and control costs while maintaining superior stability and performance for Office Depot's end-user applications.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Creating simple charts with Gambas 2.0

  • How to install MySQL on Ubuntu/Debian
  • Ubuntu / Debian Linux: Services Configuration Tool to Start / Stop System Services
  • Vista and Ubuntu double system
  • Ubuntu NVIDIA Compiz Black Window Bug Fix
  • Swapping control and caps keys in linux

Have a happy GNU Linux year!

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Linux

iTWire: Make 2008 the year you switch. Liberate your computer and join the Linux revolution. I want to make an impassioned plea to you, but not only that, I’m going to tell you how to go about it.

Linux and Windows interest on the wane; Mac interest trending higher

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OS

Matt Asay: If you measure interest in operating systems based on search, Linux hit its peak in 2004 and has been on a downward slide ever since, according to Google Trends. The same is true of Windows. The Mac?

KDE-Made Educational Software for Kids and Adults

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Software

junauza.blogspot.com: The KDE Education Project is developing high-quality software for the K Desktop Environment. Its primary focus is on schoolchildren aged 3 to 18, and the specialized user interface needs of young users.

Review: Geexbox 1.1

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: Geexbox is a compact Linux distribution designed with the HTPC (home theater pc) in mind. It's paltry 8.9mb cd footprint makes it perfect for taking anywhere you want to go. You can even use it at home for your regular media center if you so desire. It's biggest claim to fame is that it can play any file at any time anywhere.

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