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Story GNOME: A notifications update Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 6:07pm
Story Red Hat to Acquire eNovance, Focus Together on OpenStack Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 5:50pm
Story Real life experiences thanks to Google Summer of Code projects Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 5:38pm
Story GLAMOR Support Enabled Within Debian Experimental Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 5:33pm
Story Inspired by Lego, fuelled by creativity: Linux-based Kano kit wants to get kids hacking again Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 5:27pm
Story SCSI Multi-Queue Performance Appears Great For Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 5:16pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.14 Breaks Wine for 16-bit Windows Applications Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 5:11pm
Story ALSA 1.0.28 Released Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 6:05am
Story The Linux Setup - Tom Callaway, Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 4:35am
Story Fedora 21 NOT Delayed, What Linux Needs, and Civ IV Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2014 - 4:30am

Open-Source development on the Atmel AT91SAM7X256

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stuartl.longlandclan.yi.org/blog: Lately I’ve been busy with university stuff. In particular, my final year project, which is investigating Controller Area Networks, in the context of the Atmel AT91SAM7X256 MCU. These microcontrollers are a low-cost system-on-chip based around the ARM7TMDI core. This particular one includes 64KB RAM, 256KB flash, RS-232, device-side USB 2.0, 10/100Mbps ethernet, and of course, a CAN interface.

some ubuntu howtos & experiences

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Ubuntu
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 8.04

  • Selecting Ubuntu as a Linux Server
  • Restricted extra’s in hardy, there’s a catch!
  • Things to do on your new Ubuntu 8.04 Hard Heron Installation
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Experience
  • The Great Ubuntu-Girlfriend Experiment
  • Ubuntu Studio - The OS For the Ultimate Open Source Artist?
  • Howto: Awesome Winamp Music Visualizations for Ubuntu Linux

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP and Ruby, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Sonata: an elegant music client for MPD

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Sonata is a GTK+ music player, written in Python. Actually, it is an MPD client, which is it’s most important advantage. MPD is a daemon that plays your music at background (maybe on a different computer). It can use different front ends, you can use it even from command-line and it continues playing even if your client or X is crashes.

Accurate market share statistics and The $60 Billion dollar question

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OSS

lxer.com: Earlier this week an article concerning Vista and market share and one about how Open Source Software has cost the IT Industry $60 Billion dollars over the last five years or so. Needless to say this generated some conversations about its validity. I got to wondering if there have ever been accurate market share statistics for Linux or any operating system for that matter.

ubuntu hits kept coming

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Ubuntu
  • Flying with the Heron

  • Ubuntu 8.04 – Hard Heron
  • crappy security
  • Wubi Is Just Not Ready

ubu... well, you know

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Ubuntu
  • 10 Reasons to Download and Try Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

  • Back with Ubuntu: An installation review of Ubuntu 8.04
  • Updating my Ubuntu machine
  • Amarok Resolved

Is PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu or any Linux Ready for Desktop?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: A search for "linux ready for desktop" brings millions of results on any search engine. The phrase "Linux Desktop Year" has been around 5 years now. Over the years, the question on its validity has been asked again and again. Fundamentally what does one mean by "Linux Desktop Year"?

Watching the watchers of the GPL

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Ah the GPL. The GNU Public License. It’s probably one of the most controversial topics in all of the IT world. What is it and how is it enforced? Who backs it and who defends it? And who watches the watchers? Now there’s the real rub.

and more ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS review

  • Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it
  • ubuntu 8.04 lts (hardy heron): a disappointment

Girls Love Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: If you think that Linux is only "for the boys", then think again. Did you know that there are women-oriented Linux communities that are created to provide both technical and social support for women Linux users?

Using Dell’s D/Dock docking station with Linux

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Linux
Hardware

liquidat.wordpress: Dell is shipping docking stations for it’s Latitude Laptops. I’ve tested a D/Dock and it does work with Linux. The only real problems have their roots in Linux’ shortcomings.

*buntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Tribute to the Kubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

  • Other Ubuntu variants
  • Howto Disable CTRL-ALT-DEL from shutting down in Ubuntu
  • An interview with hyper_ch
  • Reset Compiz effects back to Ubuntu Defaults…
  • Ubuntu's Hardy Heron Takes Virtualization Flight

Linux Review: gOS Space 2.9

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Linux

linux-exploration.blogspot: GOS 2.9 is based off the Ubuntu distribution, and it is the operating system that is coming on the Everex G-PC's and the Everex Cloud Book. The new 2.9 version, has a Mac-OS type feel. Even though it seems appropriate, the G does not stand for Google.

OpenTheBlob.com Gets 9,000 Signatures

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phoronix.com: When OpenTheBlob.com started in late February, within one week of its launch it already had 5,000 signatures and days later it passed the 6,000 and 7,000 marks too. This letter was an open letter to NVIDIA looking for more information on their open-source strategy.

Red Hat sees sales abroad: CEO finds emerging economies amenable to open source

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Linux

tradingmarkets.com: Red Hat will look primarily to emerging markets, not the United States, to expand service sales in the coming years, chief executive Jim Whitehurst said.

First Impressions: Mandriva Spring 2008

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MDV

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: Maybe I am wrong, but I have seen only raving reviews about the new Mandriva Spring 2008. Positive reviews. Since I always like to draw my own conclusions and Mandriva is one the releases this spring, I decided to give it a spin.

more 'buntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on a HP Compaq nx7000

  • Minibuntu 8.04 is out
  • Five Softwares to Install in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • First Impression of the Heron 8.04
  • Thanks to all the contributors for Hardy

some leftovers:

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News
  • Hardy Heron – my odd first experiences

  • Two Sweet New Linux Distros
  • The difficulty of building community around commercial: The OpenSolaris example
  • How To Be a Linux/Open Source Advocate
  • Hibernation in Draco
  • Going Open Source Series & Working With Open Source Companies
  • Create/Find Hardware Reviews
  • Compiz White & Black Frozen screen fix
  • GSA makes the case for open source

Mandriva 2008.1 Package Manager

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MDV

lazytechguy.com: Mandriva Spring 2008.1 is no doubt a great distribution. It has good collection of default software, has excellent hardware detection, has proprietary drivers and software and an overall great out of box experience. People, including me, often complain about its Package manager. Lets have a little detailed look.

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What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more