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Story Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:09pm
Story GNOME Control Center 3.13.4 Gets More HiDPI Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:06pm
Story Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:55pm
Story SysAdmin Day 2014: Best Linux Foundation SysAdmin Quotes Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:44pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:25pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:24pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:23pm
Story Linux Foundation SysAdmin Aric Gardner Avoids a GUI at All Costs Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:16pm
Story FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Second Quarter 2014 Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 3:51pm
Story Interview with Nathan Willis, GUADEC Keynote Speaker Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 10:28am

X Server 1.4.1 Is Released, No Joke

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phoronix.com: Today -- just 212 days after the planned November launch date -- X Server 1.4.1 is finally released! Daniel Stone announced its release this morning on the xorg mailing list. X Server 1.4.1 has had 62 changes to it since the 1.4.1 pre-release, and that release had 46 changes, which brings the change total for this release up to 108.

Opera 9.5 RC - Prepare for launch

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opera.com: You might have noticed we've focused on stabilizing the Opera 9.5 snapshots lately, waxing the new look and feel of Opera, improving performance, security and most of all fixing a lot of bugs. Almost two years after the release of Opera 9.0, Opera 9.5 is now (almost) ready to be released.

Did Open Source Kill the Dev Tools Market?

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ostatic.com: "The tools market is dead. Open source killed it. The only commercial tools that can survive today are the ones that leapfrog open source tools." That's the position that John De Goes, president of N-BRAIN.

SFLC Files Another Round of GPL Violation Lawsuits on Behalf of BusyBox

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OSS
Legal

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed two more copyright infringement lawsuits, on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Speaking UNIX: It’s all about the inode

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Have you ever wondered what Iused and %Iused mean in UNIX commands like df or what people are talking about when the say inode? UNIX and Linux systems both use inodes, and IBM AIX is no different. Discover what an inode is and why inodes are important to UNIX, the structure of an inode, and commands for working with inodes.

mpd - the Music Player Daemon

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Software

screenage.de/blog: There are dozens of nice music players around, that’s for sure. You can choose between featur rich killer applications like Rhythmbox or Amarok, use old-school but up to date standards like XMMS or even a console classic like mp3blaster. Imagine a music player daemon, that keeps your music collection and listens for clients telling him, what to play next.

Linux Mint 5.0: Solid, minty

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Linux

techiemoe.com: LinuxMint has impressed me in the past. It offers a stable base of Ubuntu along with several useful pieces that aren't included for legal reasons and packages it all into a pleasant looking sytem. I expected much of the same with this release.

Also: Linux Mint 5.0 Builds Upon Ubuntu Hardy

Canonical OEM Strategy Deserves Applause

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: According to Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical, the company has been approached “by a number of OEM’s who want to sell netbooks (small, low-cost laptops with an emphasis on the web) based on Ubuntu.” That’s impressive.

EU pushes for open-source standards as 'smart business'

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OSS

AP: The EU's top antitrust official on Tuesday called for governments to favor open-source software for their own use, taking aim at Microsoft Corp. for 'locking in' customers to their proprietary technology.

Forrester survey finds lack of interest in OSS?

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OSS

weblog.infoworld.com: When a Forrester Research representative emailed with the following survey highlights, I was more than a little surprised: Seventy percent of decision-makers responded that they don't have interest or have no plans to adopt open source software.

Essential Linux Tool: SystemRescueCd

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Linux

junauza.com: SystemRescueCd is a Gentoo-based Linux distribution that specializes in repairing unbootable computer systems and recovering data after a system crash. Since it is loaded with system utilities, its main aim is to provide a handy tool to anyone that needs to perform computer admin tasks.

Graphical Terminal Emulators for Linux

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Konsole is the KDE terminal application. It can be configured in many ways, supports transparency (for desktop only), background images, encoding, pre-defined colour schemes (you can make custom ones), tabs (so you can have several sessions opened without the need to open another Konsole), and it's very rich regarding the configuration options.

The future is bright for Linux filesystems

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lxer.com: In a recent article, Linux File Systems: Ready for the Future?, Henry Newman expands on what he feels are shortcomings in current GNU/Linux filesystems. Specifically, he believes current Linux filesystem technology cannot meet the demands that massive implementations of 100TB or larger require. Regardless there are several new filesystems on the horizon that will move FOSS further into this massive size arena.

today's leftovers

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  • Suncorp looks forward to desktop Linux, ODF

  • Stallman attacks Oyster's 'unethical' use of Linux
  • Nokia: Linux role growing, not yet mainstream
  • Mozilla's open source phone system
  • The $100 Distraction Device
  • Smashing the open source glass ceiling
  • Symbian, Microsoft Not Fearing Linux Inroads In Cellular Market
  • Nero's Dilemma: Why Pay For Closed-Source Software On Linux?
  • Ubuntu Netbook Strategy Faces Four Questions
  • Beesoft Commander: An old school file manager on the modern desktop
  • The Firefox 3 instance that will not die
  • Review: Linux Powered HP Media Vault Pro mv5150
  • Fedora Quick Start
  • The Real Reason Why Linux on the Desktop isn’t Popular
  • gnome in the age of decadence

Installing mod_geoip For Apache2 On Fedora 9

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HowTos

This guide explains how to set up mod_geoip with Apache2 on a Fedora 9 system. mod_geoip looks up the IP address of the client end user. This allows you to redirect or block users based on their country. You can also use this technology for your OpenX (formerly known as OpenAds or phpAdsNew) ad server to allow geo targeting.

Kubuntu Tutorials Day 15-June

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Ubuntu

fridge.ubuntu.com: Kubuntu Tutorials Day is back. Join the Kubuntu team on IRC, #kubuntu-devel, for some fascinating chats with Free Software’s finest developers.

Battling for time? Then don't Battle for Wesnoth!

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Gaming

blogs.ittoolbox: I wanted to try some different game than the FPS where you go and chomp, shoot or saw the baddies, terrorists or aliens. To satisfy this need for fantasy, control and strategy while still killing things I started browsing through the games section of the Debian repository. While the descriptions don't give much clue what the game is about I came across this description which peaked my interest.

OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 Released

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OOo

openoffice.org: The latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite. OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 includes a security fix, minor enhancements, and bug fixes to all its core components. OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 is available for immediate download.

KDE4 rules… better said will do one day

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KDE

yarpen.cz: I’m brave man sometimes. So you know why I replace KDE4:STABLE with KDE4:UNSTABLE on my desktop machine. And voila — cool KDE4. There is only one thing to say: “it’s much more better than its 4.0 sibling. Yep, it can be used now. Of course there are some issues.

Linux Mint 5 Review

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Linux

gayhacker.wordpress: The wonderful team over at Linux Mint has just released their fifth version (release notes) of the operating system, codename Elyssa, presenting yet another stable and elegant system. I decided to write a review for this version as this will mark the first release for Long Term Support.

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