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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 4:38pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 1:23pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 1:23pm
Story GOG's Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE Rianne Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 6:03am
Story Autonomous sub powers up with Wheezy on Haswell Rianne Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 12:24am
Story KDE Ships Third Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14 Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:47pm
Story Wireless speakers stream audio from web and WLAN Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:43pm
Story GNOME 3.13.4 released Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:44pm
Story Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:40pm
Story The security flaws in Tails Linux are not its only problem Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:19pm

Sabayon Linux Partners with NetCraft Communications to Enhance Versiera's Support for Linux OS

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Linux
Hardware

Press Release: Sabayon Linux today announced that it will partner with NetCraft Communications, a global provider of computer infrastructure management services and makers of Versiera, Remote System Management and Monitoring Software.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Firefox 3 'awesome bar' not awesome for all

  • My thoughts on the linux desktop
  • Tasty Tomato firmware for routers
  • One small lawsuit for Red Hat, One big legal step for open source
  • #ln -s /dev/null /dev/clue
  • Is Apache the Greatest Open Source Project?
  • EU Official Tells Governments to Go Open Source
  • Open source tour of Europe: Russia
  • Review: Asus Eee 900
  • Linux aternatives to Windows software roundup
  • Nokia urges Linux developers to learn business

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using chkconfig To Manage Linux Service Run Levels

  • Fedora 9 Nvidia
  • Short Tip: Searching files and packages
  • 5 easy steps to install Puppy Linux on your USB drive
  • Getting that wiki feeling on the desktop, part 2
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Touchpad “Tap zones”
  • Timing processes in the shell
  • Finding "leaf" nodes on a file system
  • Installing Microsoft Fonts on openSUSE 11.0

Companies, Developers Contributing To The X Server

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Software

phoronix.com: Since our article yesterday entitled X Server 1.4.1 Is Released, No Joke it's sparked discussions on our forums and other online communities on how the X.Org release management can be improved and how new developers can become involved.

Also: Coming To A Desktop Near You: X.Org 7.4
And: X.Org Releases X Server 1.4.2

Linux kernel development talk

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Linux

kroah.com: Ever since my talk at OLS last year about the Linux kernel development community and the companies involved, I've been traveling around, giving the talk in one form or another to lots of different companies and community groups. Last week I gave the talk at Google, and they kindly recorded it and put it up for everyone to see.

Coming Tuesday, June 17th: Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Whenever we’re asked “when is Firefox going to be released” we endeavor to answer to the best of our abilities, but the truth of the matter is that we’ll only ever ship “when it’s ready”. It is our expectation to ship Firefox 3 this upcoming Tuesday, June 17th.

Red Hat Makes History With Patent Settlement - Compatible with GPLv3

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Linux
Legal

groklaw.net: You've probably been wondering why I've been quiet, when there is news about a patent settlement between Red Hat and Firestar and DataTern in the JBoss litigation. It's because I wanted to be positive I was correct that this is the first known settlement involving patents that is harmonious with GPLv3. It is.

World's three most powerful supercomputers run SUSE

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SUSE

supercomputingonline.com: Supercomputers around the world are running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell. According to TOP500, a project that tracks and detects trends in high-performance computing, SUSE Linux Enterprise is the Linux of choice on the world's largest HPC supercomputers today. Of the top 50 supercomputers worldwide, 40 percent are running on SUSE Linux Enterprise, including the top three.

Some Unix/Linux Coolness.....

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Linux

nerdlogger.com: I think every admin must do something stupid atleast once....right? Well my brain fart happened during a System upgrade. I made backups of all the files I thought were important. Well, of course the second person who walks in to report problems, asks me about his personal crontab......DOOOHHHHH!!!!

linux list bloggings

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Linux
  • linux vs win/mac

  • 10 Things a new Linux user needs to unlearn
  • 10 reasons why Ubuntu is better than Windows

What value in the Red Hat patent guarantee?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: It’s not about right and wrong. It’s about big and small. And in the grand scheme of things Red Hat isn’t that big. Which is why its patent promise doesn’t give me warm fuzzy feelings.

SITA braves open source

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OSS

itweb.co.za: The State IT Agency (SITA) is transferring its entire technology infrastructure to free, open source and open standards software (FOSS). SITA CEO Llewellyn Jones says the organisation hopes to complete this process within the next four to five months.

Eye Candy: So Bad, Yet So Good

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Software

blog.linuxtoday.com: Even though I consider myself a fairly advanced Linux user, there are some things in Linux I haven't gotten around to yet. This isn't usually through inability to do something; it's usually a matter of not seeing the need for it. So it is with Compiz.

making deals with M$

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth: There is (again) absolutely no truth to the rumour that Canonical has done a deal with Microsoft for access to codecs - either in return for money, or for some other quid-pro-quo.

Open Source PLUS Open Standards are a “Smart Business Decision” Says E.U.

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OSS

Jim Zemlin: The New York Times reports today a hard rebuke from European Union’s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, against Microsoft’s tactics in Europe. Certainly when using any software this matters, but let’s take a closer look at how this advice relates to open source. Evaluate the following statement for accuracy. True or False?

UKUUG Court Case Falls at First Hurdle

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OSS
Legal

linuxsolutions.fr: The UK UNIX USER Group (UKUUG) looks likely to drop their legal challenge to Microsoft’s controversial international document standard because it doesn’t have the money to see the court case out.

Rapid Linux apps using object databases

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Software

itwire.com: When you think of databases usually MySQL or Oracle or even Microsoft SQL Server come to mind. Yet, object oriented databases have the potential to cut down coding nuts and bolts and speed up app development time – particularly for those migrating to Linux from Windows. Here’s one such compelling SourceForge hosted open source system to do just this.

How to Dual Boot Linux and Windows XP

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HowTos

pcmag.com: Why choose between two operating systems when you can have both in one PC? We show you how to dual-boot Linux and Windows XP in the ASUS EeePC 900.

Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring released

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MDV

Mandriva today announces the release of Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring, the new release of its popular bootable distribution on a USB key. This new version uses the new Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring as its base, doubles the key's capacity to 8GB, introduces a new installer which allows you to install Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring to the system's hard disk, and comes in an attractive new white color scheme.

Spawn of Ubuntu

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Linux

linux-mag.com: All the major distributions including Slackware, Red Hat, SUSE, Gentoo, and Debian have reproduced to the point where the children scarcely look like the parent. Now the children have grown up enough to begin procreating new and exciting distributions of their own for every whim and user type.

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Linux Tiny Box PCs and DeX

  • Linux Tiny Box PCs: Quad-core i.MX6 Dual Lite
    Kingdy's new ultra-compact tiny embedded platform for space limited solution, based on the ARM Cortex-A9TM iMX6 Dual Lite / Quad Core processor, delivers optimum I/O design for maximum connectivity with Pre-install Yocto 1.8 on eMMC.
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Fedora: Fedora Workstation and Fedora Council

  • Looking back at Fedora Workstation so far
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KDE Events: Akademy 2017 and KDE Edu Sprint

  • Hey Mycroft, Drive Me to our Goals!
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