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Story LibreOffice 4.4 Released, How To Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 30/01/2015 - 1:15pm
Story How I landed a job in open source Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 12:32pm
Story Camera App for Ubuntu Touch Gets Major Improvements – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 12:26pm
Story Google Fixed GHOST Exploit in Chrome OS in 2014 and Didn't Tell Anyone Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 12:23pm
Story ESA implements open source based private cloud infrastructure Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 12:19pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 11:53am
Story A small note on window decorations Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:53am
Story PostgreSQL, the NoSQL Database Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:30am
Story Seeing the cloud through Ubuntu-colored glasses Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:28am
Story Bill Gates Inadvertently Shows Off Ubuntu on His Facebook Page Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:20am

some shorts

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Linux
  • NUBUNTU 8.12 BETA

  • Dell Studio 1535 OpenSuse 11.1 and latest ALSA
  • Comparing Windows Update to Ubuntu Linux’s Update Manager
  • A Better Desktop Button for Ubuntu
  • Latest Ubuntu
  • More proof that Microsoft are incompetent
  • Ubuntu Advertisement

10 Best Instant Messengers for Linux

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Software

anewmorning.com: Like other Operating systems, there are some great Instant messengers for Linux. These IM’s comes with features like any other, including custom emoticons, web-cam support, nudges, themes, plugins, customizations and lots more. Here’s a list of 10 Best Instant messengers for Linux.

"Doomed to Obscurity" - New Web Comic Launched

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Humor

penguinpetes.com: For a New Year's Day surprise, I'm finally launching the webcomic I've always wanted to do. It's called Doomed to Obscurity and if you give it time, it'll grow on you. Strip #1 is up today; subsequent strips will be published every odd-numbered calendar day.

Homebuilt computers for Christmas

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Linux

In tight economic times when I was growing up, my family generally had “homemade” Christmases, where all the gifts were handicrafts they had made. It takes a lot of time, but it does save money. This year, I’m following much the same pattern, I’m giving my kids refurbished computers.

Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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Linux
Hardware

meanderingpassage.com: This past holiday season Netbook computers were a leading seller for Amazon, and thanks to my dear wife I was a lucky recipients of one of those sales. From my own preferences there was just one issue I had to correct…it was running Windows.

Best Ubuntu Innovations of 2008

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: 2008 was a great year. Although it comes a bit belatedly (today being the first day of 2009), here’s a list of my favorite innovations in 2008:

Happy New Year from GIMP with 2.6.4

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GIMP

The GIMP developers welcome you in the new year with the fourth bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. The NEWS file lists the changes in GIMP 2.6.4.

Linux Solid-State Drive Benchmarks

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Hardware

phoronix.com: How though does the real-world performance differ between hard disk drives and solid-state drives on Linux? We have run several tests atop Ubuntu on a Samsung netbook with a HDD and SSD.

Versatility is a good thing

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: It is amazing when one stops to consider the variety of different types of environments that people use computers in. No one distro fits every environment. Most Linux distros have a "target" niche, group of users or environment they build toward.

An Open Secret

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OSS

cfo.com: By 2012 more than 90 percent of enterprises worldwide will deploy OSS in one form or another, predicts Gartner. Yet many corporate managers may not realize the extent to which open source has already infiltrated their enterprises — not only as stand-alone software but also bundled with proprietary applications.

Fedora: A perfect 10?

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Rather than writing something right after the release of Fedora 10, I wanted to do something different. Unlike movie or restaurant reviews which need to be released as soon as a movie or a restaurant opens, distros should be “road tested” before a valid review could be written.

Goodbye Ubuntu, Hello Arch!

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Linux
Ubuntu

blog.steveklabnik: Yesterday, I woke up and decided that I felt like wiping my hard drive. It’s a new year, so I felt that it was time for a change. After brushing my teeth, I got on Reddit, and someone mentioned Arch Linux. I’d heard of it, but couldn’t remember what the guiding philosopy behind it was.

Top Ten Open Source Legal Developments: 2008

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OSS
Legal

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: Last year was the one of the most active years for legal developments in the history of free and open source (“FOSS”). http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog/?p=27 This year, 2008, has seen a continuation of important legal developments for FOSS. My list of the top ten FOSS legal developments in 2008 follows:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Android-powered G1 phone is an enticing platform for app developers

  • Personal favorite blogs & podcasts
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 ZFS Performance
  • The New Mexico Linux Corp gets off the ground
  • Zune misery mystery solved
  • Why did GNUstep never really take off?
  • KDE vs Gnome Desktop
  • A penguin population boom at SeaWorld
  • Logitech QuickCam E3560
  • Linus Plays Prince of Persia - Again
  • Ubuntu, NVidia and my Shuttle
  • Slackware 12.2 Review
  • DJ'ing (DJ software) on Linux
  • How to stop OpenSuse’s Christmas Grub Theme
  • Get started using the Vim text editor
  • The Bad Guys Will Hack Off Your Fingers
  • How to install Extensions in Openoffice.org
  • Happy New Year from Tuxmachines

Is Microsoft Planning Its First-Ever Layoffs?

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Microsoft

internetnews.com: With the economy in the tank and other major firms planning massive cutbacks, rumors have been swirling for several weeks that Microsoft plans big layoffs of its own to be announced on or about Jan. 15.

Ubuntu Ultimate 2.0 : Ubuntu 8.10 + Well Customized GNOME + Multimedia Codecs + KDE Goodies

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Ubuntu

planetoss.com: After Ubuntu gained popularity, some distributions switched to Ubuntu as their base distribution. Also many new Ubuntu based distributions started to appear.

Choosing an Open Source CMS -- Planning, Playing, and Page Views

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: There are a number of full featured open source content management systems out there. Content management systems (CMS) are used increasingly in lieu of more "traditionally" managed web pages, on various sites with diverse audiences and very different goals.

Metered computing: Another great argument for open source in 2009

blogs.zdnet.com: Metered computing, as outlined by Microsoft in a patent application, isn’t the worst idea I’ve heard — but it ranks up there with other spectacular failures like the original DivX, AOL dial-up, and the 2008 Detroit Lions.

Alpha 400 MIPS 400MHz 128MB 1GB 7″ Linux Ultralite Notebook

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Linux
Hardware

testfreaks.com: There’s a new little netbook or ultralite notebook floating around out there. This new little netbook is linux based, it’s small, portable, inexpensive and lightweight, sure it’s not going to run Crysis, but if you’re looking for something to play around with then this just might fit the bill.

Supposed Ubuntu Speedups

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Ubuntu

cyounkins.blogspot: After seeing Lifehacker blog about a number of Ubuntu speedups, I decided to test some of them to see their actual effectiveness.

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  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
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    Automotive Linux Summit connects those driving innovation in automotive Linux from the developer community with the vendors and users providing and using the code, in order to propel the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.