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Story EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:29am
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12 Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:23am
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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 12:00am
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MEPIS - Simply MEPIS 8 review

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Linux

itreviews.co.uk: One of the more popular Linux distributions, but not one that's offering much of a threat to Ubuntu in terms of popularity, Simply MEPIS nonetheless has much to commend it.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Review

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Reading about what Ubuntu 9.04 brings, it does not seem like much: the latest Gnome edition, the shortened boot times, some visual polish, new filesystem support, and a few other items. It's exactly this conservatism that makes Ubuntu so appealing. Let's see if Jaunty Jackalope can live up to the promise.

Should an Open Source Licence Ever Be Patent-Agnostic?

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Sharing lies at the heart of free software, and drives much of its incredible efficiency as a development methodology. It means that coders do not have to re-invent the wheel, but can borrow from pre-existing programs. Software patents are about locking down knowledge.

Nvidia releases Linux Cuda 2.2

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Software

theinquirer.net: NVIDIA HAS ANNOUNCED its latest version of Linux Cuda 2.2 Beta, a hardware level refresh the Green Goblin hopes will amaze and delight GDB users everywhere.

Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.30 is taking shape

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Linux

h-online.com: Between Tuesday and Wednesday, Linus Torvalds released Linux 2.6.30-rc1, the first release candidate of version 2.6.30 of the Linux kernel.

Six New Mobile Devices Running Open Source

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Hardware

linux-mag.com: Last week the Wireless Association’s yearly technology extravaganza, CTIA, took place in Las Vegas where the top gadget manufacturers shared their latest and greatest in mobility wares.

The top 10 operating system stinkers

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OS

computerworld.com: I love old technology as much as the next techno-geezer, but come on, it wasn't all wonder and goodness.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • xPUD, the ultra-fast booting Linux flavour

  • Linux Outlaws 85 - I Know What You Are Wearing, Mr. Wollenberg
  • Cost Replacing Functionality as Linux's Appeal
  • Emerging battlefield: Browser installers
  • Ubuntu 9.04 To Feature Fingerprint Scanning
  • Solaris Express Community Edition, build 111, released
  • Cloud Based and Open Source - Can Business Intelligence Get Any Cheaper?
  • Open Source Haggadah, chapter 1
  • Open Source Haggadah, chapter 2
  • 1 GB of Computer Memory - 1980 vs 2009
  • How Open a Platform does "Open Government" Need?
  • NeoWin reporter impartial? - I SUSEpect not!
  • Another Look At Linux Netbook Return Statistics
  • Updating to Mandriva 2009.1 (Cooker)
  • Konqueror Del.icio.us Plugin update
  • The past, present, and future of VC investment in open source
  • Neary on Copyright Assignment: Some Thoughts
  • IBM fingered over early Linux mistakes
  • Compiz INSIDE VirtualBox? YES.
  • Ubuntu License Plate on the Santa Monica Freeway
  • I Switched to Mac After a Lifetime of Windows, and It Doesn't Matter

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find and delete files with a given extension

  • Having Problems With Acrobat Reader 9.1?
  • 3D Acceleration and Compiz Inside VirtualBox Guests
  • Migrating a project from one SVN repository to another using git-svn
  • Installing Debian Lenny from a USB memory stick
  • Ubuntu - Changing default Java version
  • Checking Software Package Digital Signatures
  • How to save the output of a Linux command to a file

Qt Creator

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Software

tuxradar.com: Linux isn't short of a few integrated development environments, but if your chosen development arena happens to be Qt, and/or KDE, the only viable option for the last eleven years has been KDevelop. There's a new version of KDevelop on the horizon, but Nokia has beaten them to the punch with Qt Creator.

Understanding Linux Virtual Memory

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HowTos

omnitraining.net: Virtual memory is one of the most important, and accordingly confusing, piece of an operating system. Understanding the basics of virtual memory is a requisite to understanding operating system performance.

Five reasons to put Ubuntu Linux on your netbook

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Ubuntu

roytanck.com: Microsoft pounded itself on the chest last week saying over 96% of netbooks now use Windows. This made me somewhat sad, because I was hoping these little computers could be the break Linux had been waiting for.

"We're Linux" Video Contest Winners

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The wait is over! After receiving nearly 100 entries from all over the world, The Linux Foundation is exceptionally please to announce the winners and runners-up for the "We're Linux" Video Contest.

Review: Text and Programming Editors for Linux

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Software

classhelper.org: When it comes to something as seemingly simple as editing text there are a surprising number of options available to Linux users. This review focuses on some of the more commonly used.

Mandriva 2009.1 (rc1) on the Acer Aspire One

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MDV

userapps.sf.net: For a while now I have been considering buying a netbook to look at photos, read email, browse the internet, and one or two other activities. Two weeks ago, I decided to buy an Acer Aspire One 110 and running Mandriva.

Making the Future Happen In Linux

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Linux

linuxtoday.com/blog: Folks, you have the power-- you don't have to sit around all sad because Linux is missing an application or feature that you need. What you do is roll up your sleeves and help make it happen, because that is how Linux works.

Why all the Mono hate?

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Software

benanzo.blogspot: I keep seeing posts on Identi.ca (and elsewhere) from people looking for alternatives to *really really** good applications like Gnome-do and Banshee just because they are written in C#/Mono.

5 features of Ubuntu you would like

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Ubuntu

2indya.com: There are lots of dissimilarities in Ubuntu and Microsoft WIndows: many of them are disadvantageous while using Ubuntu but still there are many features that you will like in Ubuntu.

Review: Deluge 1.1.6 - Powerful BitTorrent Client for GNOME

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Reviews

Written in GTK, Deluge is a powerful BitTorrent client which, in my opinion, is the GNOME counterpart to KTorrent, the most popular client in KDE. The version I will review in this article is the latest at the time of writing, 1.1.6, released on April 6, 2009.

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