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Story IBM Shows That Collaborations With the NSA Are a Company’s Death Knell Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 10:25pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 8:01pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 4:13pm
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Story 25-Way Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Comparison Rianne Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 3:16pm
Story gThumb 3.3.1 Image Viewer Has Better Support for RAW Images Rianne Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 2:00pm
Story Latest Unity7 Update in Ubuntu 14.04 Features Anti-aliased Windows & Full GTK3+ Theming Support. Rianne Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 1:55pm
Story Pwnium hackathon: Google offers over $2 million in rewards Rianne Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 1:49pm

Ukufisa? or is it True Love?

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Ubuntu

lumpyscorner.com: I am in love. Not the typical, usual, I "met her at the club and she swept me off my feet" love. No this was far from that. I have seen this apple of my eye around for a long while. I thought nothing of her at first. However, for many a years I kept hearing about her.

Good ole Gentoo. Where art thou?

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Gentoo

blog.mindlesstechie.net: I remember when I first started using Gentoo (back in the Gentoo 1.4 days), the community activity was just amazing. Each and every day or week, there was always something new and exciting going on in the Gentoo community.

Debian GNU/Linux on a Sony VAIO SZ680

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Linux

jonbernard.blogspot: I just acquired a Sony VAIO SZ680 and I felt like sharing my experience getting Debian installed on this thing. I wouldn't call it a "walk in the park" by any means, so hopefully someone else will find this useful.

What Windows Does Well

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Linux

geekfromkansas.com: The Linux community does not understand that computer users, as a rule, really don’t care about the operating system. They just want it to do its job and stay out of the way. Any real involvement with it makes them nervous. That description fits perhaps 97 or 98 percent of users.

Linux isn’t worth the trouble any more

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Linux

dv8e.bbnyz.com: This post is about Linux, and the problems I’ve been dogged with since making the decision to upgrade to the latest versions of Ubuntu (7.10) and openSUSE (10.3). You can find all sorts of glowing reviews of both distributions without too much trouble, but the problem with these reviews is that nobody seems to be really doing anything non-trivial with them before they write their reviews.

GPL vs BSD, a matter of sustainability

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OSS

matusiak.eu: Both licensing models have been around for a very long time. I don’t know which predates which, but it really doesn’t matter. The spirit behind both licenses is very similar: free software is good. But they realize this idea in different ways.

Linux.com Weekly Wire #2 (video)

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Linux

linux.com: Lisa Hoover talks about highlights from the past week -- and a little about next week's stories, too, including a "sneak peek" at the Asus EeePC.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.23.11 Released

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Linux

PCBurn: The -stable team has announced another build of the stabilized Linux kernel. This one only fixes a couple of build problems, so if you're not having any trouble there no need to upgrade.

A OLPC Give One Get None Horror Story

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: When One Laptop Per Child announced Give One Get One, Jon Camfield worried about the grey markets allowing XO theft to vandalize education. Sadly, we now have another theft to add. Bob was a victum of Give One Get None.

More Novell layoffs in '08

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SUSE

Provo Daily Herald: More layoffs are expected next year at Novell Inc. after the Waltham, Mass. software maker disclosed in a federal filing Thursday plans to extend a restructuring effort in a two-year strategy to shore up profitability.

few howtos and a short

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HowTos
  • Miss Your Windows Application? Try WINE

  • Installing Skype 2 Beta on Kubuntu
  • Encrypting your /home
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Snowglobe, shelf plugins in compiz-fusion-git

The Year in Desktop Linux

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Linux

datamation: Linux, an alternative open source operating system, is nothing new to small business. As a server platform, Linux is widely used to share files and run Web servers, not to mention routing e-mail and serving up the shared calendar and task capabilities that compete with Microsoft Exchange.

Alpha spotting: Mandriva Spring 2008 Alpha 1

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MDV

blogbeebe: Mandriva Alpha 1 was released today. So I downloaded the ISO onto europa and booted 'er up. Mandriva Spring 2008 fired up without any issues on this hardware. Overall it's quite usable and stable for an alpha.

Ubuntu Backer Is One Lucky Guy

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Ubuntu

informationweek: He's a technologist, venture capitalist, social experimenter, philanthropist, and Russian-trained space traveler. Oh, and Mark Shuttleworth originated the world's fastest-growing Linux distribution, Ubuntu.

Personas for Firefox

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Personas for Firefox is a extension that adds lightweight theming to your browser. You can select a Persona from the dynamic menus and see results instantly without having to discover, select, download or install a separate bit of software or code.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 vs OSX Leopard - Comparison

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OS

pcwizkid.blogspot: Thinking about installing a new operating system? Something different, stable and reliable? Maybe the Linux OS Ubuntu 7.10 or OSX Leopard 10.5 ?

Ubuntu disks are reaching capacity

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Ubuntu

limulus.wordpress: I’ve been chatting in the sounder and ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing lists and something most Ubuntu users might not realize is that the Ubuntu ‘Desktop’ disks are packed almost to their limits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • People of openSUSE: James Ogley

  • An interview with Mike
  • Microsoft Fights VMware As it Flirts With Linux
  • Kubuntu gears up for KDE 4
  • Fedora Project Leader successor planning
  • Text-to-Speech and Other KWord Tips
  • Rise or fall for Red Hat?
  • Is the Linux/Windows interoperability deal paying off for Novell?
  • What Kind of Geek Are You?
  • Eschalon: Book I Demo for Linux
  • Still No UT3 For Linux...
  • KDE 4 uses less memory

"Time to Change"

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Linux

LinuxToday: Red Hat always had an uncanny ability to stay on message with a single voice. They really aren't arrogant about it. They've just decided to make sure they're putting out a unified message. Until, it seems, recently.

ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux Coming Soon

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Gaming

phoronix: While Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux has been tied up in Epic's legal department, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has been maturing quite nicely since its introduction earlier this year.

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