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Story An Everyday Linux User review of Lubuntu 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 11:27pm
Story The Fedora 21 Change Freeze Is In Two Weeks Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 9:32pm
Story Smooth like btrfs: Inside Facebook’s Linux-powered infrastructure Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 9:01pm
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Story The People Who Support Linux: Systems Engineer Teaching Himself Python Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 7:45pm
Story OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 7:40pm
Story Linux Mint KDE 17 review; is this the Plasma you were looking for? Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 7:08pm
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The Tragedy of Linux: You Can Hack an OS, But You Can't Hack People

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penguinpetes.com: I've been promising a follow-up to Ubuntu is not Linux. Because the broad point that I'm trying to make needs to be hammered down, I will explain it again and again and again, more and more clearly each time. Why is this idea so apparently hard for others to grasp and so nose-on-my-face evident to me?

Embedded Linux is doomed. DOOOMED!

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: In the article, entitled "Embedded Linux: With friends like these, who needs enemies?" O'Dowd, whose company makes the Integrity separation kernel and real-time operating system (RTOS), suggests that by spreading FUD about DIY Linux, the leading Linux distro vendors are actually proving that their underlying embedded Linux technology is deeply flawed.

Understanding Firewalls

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HowTos

raiden.net: The term "Firewall" originally came from the building trade and was typically a wall made of stones or bricks that was designed to confine a fire and protect the building by containing the fire in one place. In today's tech world, a firewall is something entirely different.

Ubuntu: Smells Like Team Spirit

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Ubuntu

blogs.techtarget.com: If a Linux distribution is not named after a Red Hat, does it still exist? Do sports teams improve their chances with Linux-inspired monikers? Do Linux administrators need to learn fencing to keep up with the tech industry?

Read the Fine Print on "Open Source" Software

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OSS

ostatic.com: I read a story earlier this week about a company named Aras switching from a traditional proprietary model to one involving "open source." But then the article indicated that Aras was releasing its software under a "shared source" license that was written by Microsoft. Now, to anyone in the world of open-source software, the term "shared source" is a red flag.

KNewStuff with Goya

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Software

jpwhiting.blogspot: KHotNewstuff2 is going to be using Goya (once it moves out of kdereview and into kdeui on the 19th). So I wanted to let everyone see the new ui a bit and get some feedback.

Amarok Review

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Software

50webs.org: Since Amarok 2 is on its way with all the fuss around it and the currently stable 1.4.9.1 version will probably be the last in the 1.x series, I decided to make a review of the last stable Amarok.

gNewSense 2.0 (deltah) Review

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: So gNewSense 2.0 came out a few days ago as the gNewSense crew is tracking Ubuntu LTS releases. Of course, the bad part is that there is no upgrade path from gNewSense 1.0 to 2.0.

today's leftovers

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News
  • XUbuntu - Day 1

  • Live upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy
  • Ubuntu hits mainstream Italian television
  • How Ubuntu saved me a Bomb of money!
  • Victory: Skype withdraws appeals case, judgement from lower court accepted
  • The Bilski oral arguments - Groklaw member webster attended
  • OLPC Australia: XO targeting education and definitely NO Windows
  • OLPC: First Week at the two Test Schools
  • Linux Tip: Tighten Up Security And Disable SSH Login For Root Account
  • Book review: The power of group sharing
  • a beginners linux distro
  • Asus Eee PC And NX
  • NASA ditches Itanic for new Xeon-based w/ Suse Linux
  • The Curse of Open Source License Proliferation
  • Few Words on LaTex Fonts
  • VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code
  • Linux in Under 5 Minutes
  • How Fresh is the CPAN?
  • Using a wiki for FOSS application documentation

Declaration of Lindependence

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OSS

lin08.wordpress: When in the course of digital events, it becomes necessary for the people to dissolve the proprietary bonds which have connected them with their computer operating systems and other proprietary software.

What Can We Learn from the MySQL Saga?

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Software

computerworlduk.com: It seems appropriate that Sweden, the original home of MySQL, should be part of the ancient Norse territories, for the MySQL open/closed code story is threatening to turn into a saga as long and as complex as Njal's.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Discover user guides and manuals within your linux system

  • Configuring Folding@home for Linux
  • Synchronize your databases with SqlSync
  • hideous gtk themes in kde4 sessions
  • How to Install Your Graphics Drivers Under Linux
  • How To Find Out If ISP Is Throttling BitTorrent Traffic
  • How to prevent Linux man pages from clearing after you quit reading
  • How To select fastest mirror in Ubuntu

GNU and FSF News for May 2008

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advogato.org: Skype fought the GPL and the GPL won. The OLPC XO project abandons free software just as RMS switches to an XO; RMS not happy. New monthly newsletters from the FSF and FSFE. GNOME and KDE want to have a joint development conference in 2009.

OpenSolaris 2008.05: Not quite there

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OS

techiemoe.com: This is one OS that pretty much came out of the blue. The last time I looked at Sun Microsystems' Solaris was waaay back when the only free option was Solaris "Express" beta builds.

ArchLinux User

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Linux

8ez.com/drsmall/blog: As of Monday, May 4th, 2008, I completely wiped my perfectly healthy Ubuntu installation, where there was no problems, no errors, I had all the software I wanted, everything worked, the system looked beautiful, and overwrote it all with ArchLinux. That was a huge step of fear, uncertainty and doubt…

Linux: A Search Engine’s View

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hehe2.net: In May’s issue of Linux Journal, their segment “LJ Index” featured some tidbits or trends about which countries are actually Googling “Linux.” It is always interesting where Linux is gaining public interest, which countries are falling behind.

OOo stuff

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OOo
  • Review: OpenOffice.org Beta Fails the Office 2007 Test

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta shrugs off X11
  • Having different layout and page numbering within a document
  • Test Drive OpenOffice 3 Beta in Ubuntu
  • OpenOffice.org, Now Home to Attractive Release Notes

Mandriva One it is

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Linux

jmcg.livejournal: I replaced the Mepis 6 partition with Mandriva One. The laptop is a dual boot with Win XP which I need to retain because of the accounting application I use for my small business. The problem was that the new naming scheme for hard drives has made a mess of what used to be a simple procedure.

Review: openSUSE 11 Beta 2

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SUSE

ostoolbox.blogspot: openSUSE 11 is currently in beta still, and will be officially released in June. I downloaded and installed it using the KDE 4 LiveCD, but was rather disappointed with what I saw.

Also: Review: openSUSE 11 Beta2

CNR supports Linux Mint, adds Weatherbug

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Software

desktoplinux.com: Linspire has upgraded its CNR.com (Click'N'Run) download site for Linux software to support the Ubuntu-based, consumer-friendly Linux Mint distribution. CNR.com will also add a Linux version of Weatherbug's weather service, which offers live, local weather information and severe weather alerts.

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  • FreeType Improvements For The Adobe Engine
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  • Opera Web Browser Now Has Built-in WhatsApp and FB Messenger, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Enterprise open source comes of age
    In the age of digitalisation and data centre modernisation, open source has come of age. This is demonstrated by the growth that enterprise open source software provider SUSE has enjoyed over the last months. “SUSE is in good shape,” says Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE. “In the last year, revenue grew at 21%, and it was profitable growth.” Business is positive going forward, he adds, with SUSE now part of the larger mothership Micro Focus group following the completion this month of the HPE Software spin merger. “Micro focus is now the seventh-largest pure-play software vendor in the world, with revenues approaching $4,5-billion,” Brauckmann points out.
  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.
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today's howtos

Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.