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Story Chromebooks charge into business market, capture 20% of commercial notebooks Rianne Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 9:03pm
Story Linux is Everything. We show you exactly where Rianne Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 8:48pm
Story The "Most Beautiful & Performant" Linux Distro Failed Rianne Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 8:27pm
Story Leftovers: Google Roy Schestowitz 2 26/12/2013 - 8:22pm
Story Leftovers: Magazines, Pocasts Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 1:16pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 11:15am
Story Linus Torvalds’ Leadership Defines 2013 As The Year Of Linux Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:12am
Story Ubuntu desktop is so 2013... All hail 2014 Ubuntu mobile Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:10am
Story Your favorite Linux apps? Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:07am
Story $59 open SBC runs Linux on quad-core Exynos Rianne Schestowitz 25/12/2013 - 10:21pm

Nokia N810: unboxing and first impressions

arstechnica.com: My shiny new Nokia N810 Internet Tablet was delivered yesterday. After fondling it for most of the day, I'm relatively impressed. The N810 is a bit smaller than the N800, which makes it more comfortable to use and easier to tote around in a pocket.

Skype's beta videophone for Linux looks pretty good

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linux.com: Skype recently released Skype 2.0 beta for Linux, which includes the ability to make video calls, a feature the Windows and Mac versions have had for some time. I tried the beta on two systems running Ubuntu 7.10 -- my desktop PC with a USB webcam and a MacBook Pro with its onboard iSight webcam -- with mixed results.

Test Latest Builds with KDE4Daily

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dot.kde.org: We are now on the home stretch of the road to KDE 4.0, but KDE still needs extensive user testing to make sure everything arrives in the best possible shape for the release. There is a pressing need for users to be able to get hold of very up-to-date builds of KDE.

Is open source software really free?

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OSS

raiden's realm: When it comes to FOSS, or Free Open Source Software, the general conception is that it’s available at absolutely no cost to you. But is it really?

Linux for business use

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Linux

pcw.co.uk: We’re often being told to consider Linux and open-source applications as a viable alternative to what Microsoft and other Windows developers have to offer. But just what’s involved if you do decide to go down the Linux route for some or all of your small-business IT?

Firefox 3 Beta Answers Some Questions, Raises Others

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Moz/FF

crn: CRN Test Center downloaded Firefox 3 Beta 1 from Mozilla for a peek to get an idea of what users can expect when Firefox 3 is officially launched. Since this is a beta, the browser is intended for testing purposes only.

Asus Eee PC - breakthrough Linux product faces threat

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OS

itwire: The market has spoken and it clearly wants a consumer Linux computer. The sub-notebook Asus Eee PC has not been able to meet demand and is predicted to sell up to 5 million units worldwide next year. However, there is a threat on the horizon for this break-through Linux product - and it comes from Asus itself.

An interview with jdong

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: This week’s interview is serendipitous, as it comes in the wake of a rash of malicious posters attempting to delude new Ubuntu users into deleting their entire systems. At the forefront of the campaign to educate Ubuntunoobs against accidental erasures is jdong, who is also the forum’s unofficial security “expert.”

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

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HowTos

tuxenclave: Changes are part of Nature so as with Technology.. Though this cannot be True for Windows and Mac cause the life cycle of a single Version is too much which is not the case with Linux. This guide will let you pimp your Ubuntu latest Gusty Gibbon i.e Ubuntu 7.10 .

Pollies back Open Source

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OSS

itwire.com: If politicians' attitudes towards Open Source software affects the way you'll vote in tomorrow's Federal election, you may be interested in the results of a survey of the major parties carried out by Open Source Industry Australia.

Quanta - a web development IDE for KDE

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Software

fosswire.com: An IDE (integrated development environment) is a software application designed to provide all the tools you need in one place when you’re developing code. Quanta is, in my opinion, an excellent IDE for web development.

few howtos:

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  • Howto Install Sofa Media Center in Ubuntu

  • Bash Shell Check Whether a Directory is Empty or Not
  • Creating simple transactions for shell scripts with mercurial
  • Stop, Pause, and Continue A Linux Process

Minibuntu - the base for your distro, now add your ingredients

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Ubuntu

fabrizioballiano.wordpress: A few days ago a guy on UCK forum told me that he would need a clean Ubuntu livecd without all the bells and whistles, without gnome and all the graphic releated software, a sort of minimum system to build on his new Ubuntu derivate.

KOffice 2 Alpha 5 Released

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Immediately after the release of KDE 4.0 RC1, the KDE office suite KOffice today announced the release of version 2.0 Alpha 5. As with the previous alpha versions of 2.0, this is a technology preview more than a version for users to test out. Nonetheless there are some exciting new features and developments here.

It is called Linux, not GNU/Linux, get over it

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Linux

commandline.org.uk: What is the operating system that I use called? I along with 99% of the human race, call it 'Linux' when speaking. However, when writing, I often use the term "GNU/Linux" the first time in an article to appease those who use this term. Today I decided to actually think about the issue.

SourceForge Exec on the Open Source Breeding Ground

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Software

With more staff, improvements to its website, new infrastructure and an increased enterprise take-up of open source, it’s full steam ahead for SourceForge.net

Linux - a threat to Windows/OS X in 2008?

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Linux

tech.co.uk: It's the perennial question: are we approaching the year of Linux on the desktop? Linux's marketshare hasn't boomed as many fans might have hoped over the last decade. So why should 2008 be any different?

What’s new in Firefox 3?

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Moz/FF

chris.pirillo.com: Beta 1 of Firefox 3 was released today. I found a few bugs, but overall it’s looking like there are some excellent new features and improvements. Let’s take a look at some of what’s new, thanks to Asa Dotzler from Mozilla.

Linux: Think different

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Linux

Fabrice Facorat: This is one of the smartest thought of the year : The right approach for the free software community is to offer a different product. Indeed, we should not try to copy Windows or Mac.

Was it Automatix or bad RAM that killed Ubuntu?

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Software

iTWire: Three days after I concluded that Automatix had been behind the collapse of an Ubuntu install on iTWire editor Stan Beer's PC, there was an additional nugget of information about a second factor which could have contributed to the problem.

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