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Story Wayland reaches version 1.4 RC Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 2:35am
Story Dconf 0.19.3 Brings Lots of Improvements and Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 1:39am
Story Slitherine To Improve Linux Support Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 1:35am
Story WHEW! OpenBSD won't CloseBSD (for now) after $100,000 cash windfall Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 1:28am
Story Nftables Steals the Show in Linux 3.13 Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 1:24am
Story 2014: The Year of Free Hardware Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2014 - 10:37pm
Story Red Hat Promotes Open Source Software-Defined Storage Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2014 - 10:33pm
Story A review of the Printrbot 3D printer Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2014 - 9:19pm
Story Heise Breaks Promise: Takes ‘H Online’ Offline, Essentially Deleting Thousands of High-Quality FOSS Articles Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2014 - 8:26pm
Story Valve games for Debian Developers Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2014 - 8:06pm

Testing Ubuntu 7.10

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fightpc.blogspot: After some weeks waiting to allow the news to settle, I've decided to install the new release of Ubuntu known as Gutsy Gibbon. I have started with my laptop that was most needed of an upgrade as it was still running the same version I installed 18 months ago.

An interview with bodhi.zazen

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kmandla.wordpress: More and more it becomes clear hat not all Ubuntu users or forum members fit the stereotype of a Linux geek. Another non-techie with a personal history in computers, bodhi.zazen might represent the face of Linux enthusiasts to come: someone who has interests and responsibilities (like four children!) beyond the computer screen, but has one foot planted firmly in the Ubuntu community.

Encrypt your /home this Christmas: part one - background

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HowTos I have not finished everything I need to do so I am taking my new laptop with me over the Christmas holidays. This reminded me that it was about time that I encrypted my /home directory. In this article I will explain how I did it.

Linspire: It Just Keeps Getting Better

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Linux About 6 weeks ago I made the big change, out with Windows and in with Linux. Linspire is a commercial Linux distribution and was billed as the easiest to use and most user friendly. Guess what? It is the easiest.

Impressions of Some Linux/BSD Distributions

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mcuee.blogspot: I started to try out Linux again with Ubuntu 5.04 and I liked it quite a lot. Then I was trying to 5.10 and it was not as good so I started to look at Fedora as well (Core 4). Soon I fixed the problem with 5.10 and then I found 6.06 LTS a great distribution that I am still running it as the main distribution now.

Ubuntu 7.10 on PS3

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softpedia: Today, you will learn how to install Ubuntu Gutsy (as a second operating system) on your PlayStation 3 gaming console. This will NOT erase your PlayStation 3 native operating system (called XMB) and it will run as an alternative OS on your PS3 console. Ready? Are you excited? Let's go!

Get (And Give) The Gift of Open Source

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Serdar Yegulalp: This Christmas I decided to give a few gifts to people in the open source community. I'm making donations to the maintainers of some of my favorite and most widely used software projects. They've earned some payback! Weekly Wire #1 (video)

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Linux Lisa Hoover talks about highlights from this past week -- and a little about next week's stories, too, including a "sneak peek" at one item featured in the (upcoming) holiday gift guide.

Red Hat Challenges IBM With Open Source Messaging System

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Charles Babcock: Red Hat is betting that a fresh, open source messaging system can displace one of corporate America's most deeply entrenched pieces of software, IBM's WebSphere MQ, and similar messaging systems such as Tibco Software's Rendezvous and Microsoft's MSMQ.

some howtos:

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  • Obtain some system statistics from vmstat

  • Backing Up Data In Ubuntu Using sBackup
  • Asus Eee - Accessing Windows and Linux Desktops Remotely
  • Updating the Linksys BEFSR41 Router Firmware from GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Manage Log File Size
  • DLink Wireless card on Linux

today's leftovers

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  • New learnings from bug reports and conservative people

  • Basic Linux Commands
  • How Do I Add Temporary Swap Space?
  • Fontmatrix is pretty cool, VolWheel rocks!
  • Stella, Compiz-Fusion, and Pulse Audio
  • Ubuntu Server: Kernel Configuration Considerations

Life with Linux

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hurricanelabs.blogspot: About a year ago now I made the best computing decision of my adult life. It was a cold and snowy evening at my apartment, and good-ole' XP was ready for its bi-yearly rebuild. I decided to grow a pair and just take the plunge: I backed up my data and proceeded to install the Ubuntu 6.06.

Linux: Stable API vs. Not?

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Linux There has been a lot of interesting discussion on the benefits and negatives of a stable API on this thread, with good points being made on both sides. Greg Kroah-Hartman (an advocate of the changing API) sent me a document that may be worth reading. It is, in essence, the argument opposing the stable API:

What Is Linux?

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linuxiseasy.blogspot: Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds. Apart from the fact that it's freely distributed, Linux's functionality, adaptability and robustness, has made it the main alternative for proprietary Unix and Microsoft operating systems.

Also: Linux Distros

UT3 Linux Dedicated Server "Very Soon"

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Gaming On the official mailing list for the Linux client and server, Ryan Gordon reports that the Linux Dedicated Server package is nearly ready.

When Worlds Collide

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Linux Today: Somewhere in the open source application known as OpenSSL, a line of code was found that exposed a small, but exploitable, vulnerability within part of the application. Normally, with open source software, after a bug is found and a fix is created, the patch is packaged up and readied for downloading. But even though OpenSSL is open source, that is not what happened in this instance.

Open Season 7: Novell, Red Hat and Gartner war with Facebook for PR flop award

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register: The usual crew - me, Matt Asay and Dave Rosenberg - went after Novell in Episode 7. Then we went after Novell some more. And finished off the Novell bashing with some Novell bashing. Next it was Red Hat's turn. No show ripping on Novell and Red Hat would be complete without a helping of cynicism directed at Sun Microsystems, Facebook and the masters of the felch spoon over at Gartner.

First KDE Education Project Meeting a Great Success

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Last weekend members of the KDE-Edu team met in Paris for a meeting about the KDE Education project. The meeting took place at the Mandriva office, where members got to know each other and started vivid discussions about their free and open source educational applications, life in general, as well as the future and vision of the Educational module, which is part of the KDE desktop project.

Finnish developer uses Linux and OSS to move to market quickly

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OSS For Navicron, a wireless technology company launched in Oulu, Finland, in 2004, open source development means it can move products to market quicker and cheaper. The company, which creates hardware and software for cell phones, recently opened an office in Texas so company representatives could be closer to potential vendor partners and venture capital in the States.

Big Audio Dynamite

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forbes: The request S4.2500 is the Mercedes S600 of digital music players: big, powerful, built like a tank. And expensive. It's basically a rock-solid Linux computer coupled to a Lynx Studio Technology sound card of the sort used by professional recording studios.

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