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Story Linux Kernel 3.18.11 LTS Released With Bug Fixes And Improvements Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 07/04/2015 - 6:51am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:30pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:26pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:26pm
Story XKCD's Comic About OSes Is Hilarious, Predicts Launch Date of GNU Hurd 1.0 Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 10:08pm
Story 12 reasons to buy the best Android Wear smartwatch you’ve never heard of Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:50pm
Story Krita 3.0 Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:37pm
Story Unity 8 Won't Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7 Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:28pm
Story 4MParted 12.0 Beta Is a Small Tool for Disk Partitioning Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:18pm

Why Do You Use Linux?

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linuxloop.com: At some point, nearly everyone who uses Linux has someone ask them “what’s that?” This question almost invariably leads to “why is it better than <other operating system>?” What do you say?

In defence of Ubuntu against old school hackers

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Ubuntu

seemanta.wordpress: I have been using Ubuntu since version 5.04 came out. And let me add, this is the damnest Linux distro out there today !! I was a Debian devotee but after 4 years of Ubuntu, now I am a born-again Ubuntu convert.

From the End of the Beginning to the Beginning of the End

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OSS

opensource.org: When Eric Raymond posted the first of the Halloween Documents in 1998, it marked the end of the beginning for open source. That is to say those documents demonstrated that the logical superiority of the open source development model had penetrated the most headstrong corporate skull in the proprietary software universe: Microsoft.

Ubuntu: Community for Human beings

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: The ubuntu community is one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever been a part of, it has a much more diverse set of people and ideas than other development communities, but retains a strict sense of community and togetherness.

Also: The ubuntuforums are ::evil::

Who should Software Freedom sue on FAT32?

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Microsoft
OSS
Legal

blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft owns FAT32, but it didn’t appear to pursue its rights. Until the TomTom case. At which point Jeremy Allison of Samba says Microsoft had secret cross-licensing deals with all those other guys which violate the GPL. So who should Software Freedom sue?

Review of Exherbo Linux (From A User’s Perspective)

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Linux

halffull.org: Exherbo is a Linux distribution led by a small team of opinionated developers. It’s lean, to say the least, but when they give you a solution for something you can believe it’s well engineered and that it does that task well - nothing more.

Knoppix 6.0: Perfect Distro (also for Netbooks)

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: Knoppix has always been regarded as one of the most versatile Linux distros out there, but the latest version of the venerable Live CD Linux distribution has got yet another trick up its sleeve.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Transparent GTK Themes

  • How To Edit Your Screensaver Settings In Ubuntu Intrepid
  • Automate Linux with Cron and Anacron
  • How to install curl for PHP5 under Ubuntu/Debian
  • HOWTO : Convert existing ext3 to ext4

sidux 2008-04 Pontos - Not for the faint-hearted

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Some time ago, a fellow user in one of the forums suggested I try sidux. Why I asked? Well, he said, sidux is Debian-based, it's light, stable and fast. After reading online a bit, I found overall positive impressions, I decided to follow suit and test sidux.

Resurrect your old PC

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Linux
Software

tuxradar.com: Rather than throw old hardware away because it can't cope with Vista's bloat, we show you how to put it to good use - read on to learn how to transform your old computer into a mail server, a fileserver, a web server, a spam blocker, a PC for kids and more!

QEMU 0.10.0 Release To Bring Many Features

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Software

phoronix.com: QEMU, the popular open-source processor emulator that can be run as a user-space program and also has found its way into use by the KVM and VirtualBox projects, will soon reach version 0.10.0

today's leftovers

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News
  • You Can Now Play UT3 On Linux, Sort Of

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Debian Lenny on the Samsung NC10
  • Jaunty Alpha 5 Ramblings
  • Is Open Source Ready To Get The Message?
  • 10 Gnome Action Movies
  • When purists become pragmatists
  • Power Management: ATI Catalyst vs. Open-Source ATI Driver
  • Application Installing (II)
  • math: Windows 7 + netbook = failure - GNU/Linux as remaining winner!
  • New CEO, New Drupal CMS Offerings for Acquia
  • Michael Jackson using Drupal
  • Nokia puts out help wanted sign on Qt
  • Linux loses more netbook market share
  • Do Open Source Eyeballs Really Work?
  • Tightening purse strings will turn many businesses on to Open Source Software
  • When open source moves from evangelism to implementation
  • Cisco's PostPath to Linux powered hosted email
  • Worker: new version on 10th anniversary
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.03.06
  • User Friendly Comic Strip
  • Sacred Gold On Linux Has Gone Gold
  • SCO files appeal in dispute over computer code
  • Free Video Editors for Ubuntu
  • FOSS Debates, Part 1: Kernel Truths

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • KDE 4.2 on Gentoo - Part 1: The Preparation

  • How to Install KDE 4.2 on Ubuntu 8.10
  • From Chapter Four: The Unix and Open source Culture
  • Remove duplicate files
  • Encrypted Debian Live USB key
  • Cork Board With The GIMP
  • Plain Authentication for sendmail with SASL
  • Save time with Gedit snippets
  • Virtual Hosting in Sendmail
  • How To Transfer Files Easily Among Linux Machines
  • Vim: master the basics
  • 6 Ways To Connect Linux to the Outside World That Are Not Wireless, Bluetooth, or Ethernet
  • HowTo force remote devices (routers/switches) to refresh their arp cache entry for a machine

Amarok vs Songbird

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Software

tuxradar.com: Most migrants from other operating systems will seek out a Linux alternative to the ubiquitous iTunes, and chances are they'll come across Amarok 2.0 and Songbird 1.0. Which one is right for you?

Linux : the cool factor - part 2

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Linux

handlewithlinux.com: Last time I mentioned compiz, which gave very different responses. Some people think it's great others hate it. Today I'll throw in something completely different.

Top Five Geek-Style Distros

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Linux

extremetech.com: Here are a list of some of the distros that really appeal to the geeks, though they are not LIMITED to geek use:

Review: The Hauppauge HD-PVR

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Hardware

raiden.net: Hauppauge's HD-PVR is a video/audio capture device that samples "YPrPb" component video at HD resolutions. HD-PVR has attracted a lot of attention since it is able to bypass all digitial content controls and take advantage of the "analog hole", while doing so at a very affordable price.

What you really should know about Linux

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Linux

themysticbird.com: A lot of folks have heard of Linux and many more have even been interested enough to check it out. Thing is, a lot of what is spread around the ‘net about Linux unfortunately is giving people the wrong impression. Let me help dispel the rumours.

Microsoft Should Take a Cue from Red Hat in Desktop Virtualization

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Software

eweek.com: Microsoft's dismissive attitude of VDI, or virtual desktop infrastructure, calls to mind Red Hat's stance toward the desktop as a viable Linux commercial offering. With its recent desktop virtualization agreement with Microsoft and other work it's done, Red Hat may soon be offering VDI capabilities.

More Linux tips every geek should know

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Linux
HowTos

tuxradar.com: We asked our followers on Identi.ca and Twitter what kind of articles they wanted us to put up. KeithWatson1 responded with "I would love to see desktop tip articles", so here goes:

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