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Story Windows wars? The Android and Chrome OS Alliance Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 11:43pm
Story Qt 5.3.1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 9:44pm
Story This is the Gear Live, Samsung's $199 Android Wear Smartwatch Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 9:41pm
Story Android TV hands-on: Google makes a new play for the living room Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 9:36pm
Story Linus Torvalds to developers: Make it personal Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 9:13pm
Story The OpenStack and Linux developer communities compared Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 8:33pm
Story Linux 3.16: Deadline I/O Scheduler Generally Leads With A SSD Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 6:25pm
Story 5 assistive technology open source programs Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 6:20pm
Story Automation controller taps Raspberry Pi Compute Module Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 6:13pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 4:30pm

Ubuntu Stealing Linux Thunder?

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Linux

osweekly.com: There is a growing identity crisis in the Linux community. In simplest terms, is Ubuntu taking the spotlight away from other deserving Linux distributions? This has been charged over and again.

Praise for the Humble gedit

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Software

linux-mag.com: I’ve been a fan of lightweight text editors for more than 10 years now. I started out on Emacs, drifted over to Vi(m) for a long stretch and then somehow settled into Textmate for the last couple of years. This week, since I’ve been bouncing from OS to OS, I’m checking in with a number of text editors that I’ve either never used or haven’t visited in a long time. Having been a KDE guy back in the day, gedit falls under the former category.

Adobe rolls out beta of Flash Player 10

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Software

computerworld.com: Adobe Systems Inc. today rolled out a beta version of its Adobe Flash Player 10 (formerly called Astro) browser plug-in, which adds features to help designers and developers create special effects and cinematic Web experiences.

Also: Flash Player 10: Dazzling Effects, Better Performance, Runs on Linux

Linux: Who got it right, who got it very wrong?

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: Who predicted Linux servers would outnumber Windows servers by 2006? Who said one in five enterprise desktops would be Linux-based by 2008? We look back at the bad (and good) predictions made about Linux over the past decade.

The Many Faces Of Linux

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Linux

crn.com: Nowadays, the Linux user experience is slick, clean, and aesthetically pleasing, thanks to the GNOME and KDE desktop environments. Users can keep the same desktop experience from distribution to distribution.

How Windows helped me fix my Linux

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Linux

alternativenayk.wordpress: Last night, my Linux (PCLinux) broke. And this evening I finally fixed it, with some help from Windows. It was clearly my mistake in the start the led to the demise of my Linux. I messed around with my partition table.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Change Permissions on Password files so no one can change them

  • 5 Asus Eee PC Customization Tips You'll Love
  • Install STUX Linux to a USB flash drive
  • How to: Install a Debian/Ubuntu package (.deb) cache server - apt-cacher
  • Firefox Flash Plugin on Fedora 9
  • OpenSSH ( SSHD ) Speed Optimization For Long Distance Data Transfer
  • The Ultimate SSH Security Tutorial
  • Linux: Watching Streaming channels via TVAnts

Other Open Source headlines

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OSS
  • Why open source developers can be more productive

  • "Good enough" ethics and "good enough" open source
  • Is "the community" hurting the OSS business model?
  • Filling In The Gaps With Open Source
  • Bdale Garbee: A fascinating 'open source celebrity' (video)
  • Reflections on Open Source Commerce, Pt. 1
  • NPR station WBUR Boston adds support for free audio standard

Firefox 3 is coming - is it everything we hoped for?

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Moz/FF

bigmouthmedia.com: There is no official release date as yet, but Mozilla's vice president of engineering announced on the Mozilla Developer Center blog that they are hoping for a release date in late May.

Exceptional Linux Programs for Kids

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Software

fanaticattack.com: There’s nothing worse than hearing how an entire school district is switching operating systems from Mac to Windows (or vice versa) because that’s what the “business” world relies on or some other blather. The idea in technology (and education for that matter), is to teach concepts so the whole underrated independent thinking mode can kick in. Below is a round-up of exceptional Linux programs for children.

Frequent open source miles

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Matt Asay’s piece on “open source free- riders” got my goat this morning because we’re on opposite sides of the market. Matt’s a vendor. I’m a journalist.

Why Mac OS isn't the best OS around

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Mac

sjvn: When I recently explained one of the many reasons why I prefer desktop Linux to Windows, even over my favorite desktop Windows, XP SP3, I got a lot of people telling me I was full of hooey because I barely even mentioned Mac OS X. Good enough, here's my take on Apple's Mac OS X.

Fedora 9 and the road to KDE4

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KDE
Linux

redhatmagazine.com: Fedora 9 will include KDE 4.0.3 by default, so this is a look at the progress of one of the major free desktop environments. KDE 4.0 was released January 11, 2008 after a couple of years of discussions and hype. While a lot of things have changed, there is still a familiar feel from its initial days. So what has changed?

Linux’s biggest victory so far - Splashtop to ship on ASUS motherboards

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: In what I think is the biggest victory for Linux so far, DeviceVM’s Splashtop Linux desktop will ship across the entire P5Q range of motherboards, with more to follow by the end of the year.

So you can teach an old dog new tricks after all

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: Puppy Linux 4.0 was released recently, but what changes have been made since Version 3.01? Puppy 3.01 was built from Slackware-12 binary packages. Puppy Linux 4.0 has been totally compiled from source utilizing the so-called T2-project.

From newb to 100 with Ubuntu Linux 8.04

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Your friends have been telling you to try out Ubuntu; forget the Microsoft proprietary operating system and liberate your computer. Yet, it's not such smooth sailing. Sure, you can download the Ubuntu CD, or get handed one, but once you're sitting at a login prompt what then? What can you actually do with this thing?

some more fedora

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Linux
  • Fedora 9: All That and a Bag O' Chips

  • Fedora 9 First Impressions
  • Fedora 9 Screenshots
  • Why should you go For Fedora 9
  • Fedora Core 9 Live Preview

First look to Thunderbird 3 (a.k.a Shredder) Alpha 1

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: It turned out that a few weeks were really more like a few minutes. Mozilla Messaging has released the first alpha of Shredder, the code name of Thunderbird 3.

Verizon Wireless, seven others join Linux phone org

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Verizon Wireless has chosen Linux as its mobile phone "platform of choice," it said. Starting with feature phones in 2009, followed by iPhone competitors, Verizon will offer Linux phones compliant with specifications from the Linux Mobile Foundation. In addition to Verizon, the LiMo Foundation plans to announce on Wednesday that Mozilla are also joining the group.

Linux examined: Fedora 9

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Linux
Reviews

computerworld.com: For many of us, our first painful introduction to old-school Linux installs came from installing early versions of Red Hat. Like most early Linux installs, it was a highly technical, highly finicky process that was best left to the experts. Well, times have changed. Unfortunately, Fedora 9, the community edition of Red Hat, was a bit too much of a blast from the past for me.

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Visual revamp of GNOME To Do

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