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Story Dangling the Linux Carrot Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:45am
Story Red Hat Sets New 12-Month High at $61.97 (RHT) Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:38am
Story Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:33am
Story Desktop Obsessions, Steam Sacrifices, and LibreOffice Review Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:31am
Story Black Hat 2014: Open Source Could Solve Medical Device Security Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:11am
Story Does government finally grok open source? Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:08am
Story The OS LinuX Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:02am
Story A Linux Desktop Designed for You Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:00am
Story Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 2:22am
Story Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:17am

Inside Users and Accounts

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HowTos

pcmag.com: Like Windows, Linux allows multiple user accounts on the same installation. Each account limits its user in specific ways—folder and hardware access, settings control, and so on.

Firefox 3 Hits 17.3 Million Downloads

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: Since launch last week in excess of 17.3 million downloads of Firefox 3 have taken place. The browser saw 8 million downloads within the first 24-hours of its release.

Also: My Experiences with Firefox 3.0 on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X

New media center OS is pleasing to the eye and ear

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Linux

linux.com: Acoustic Reality is a Danish company that sells speakers, amplifiers, storage devices, cables, and other products to build top-shelf home entertainment centers. It recently released eAR OS Free Edition, a free media center system built on top of Ubuntu that features a free version of its Acoustic Reality software technology.

Can Linux find one good way to install software?

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Linux

practical-tech.com: I’m not sure when the fights over how to install programs started in Linux, but it was probably not longer after there were three Linux users on the planet. Things haven’t gotten any better.

Security Features of Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

linuxsecurity.com: Lets take a look at the security features of the newly released Firefox 3.0. Since it's release on Tuesday I have been testing it out to see how the new security enhancements work and help in increase user browsing security.

Linux Server Tournament, part 2

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Linux

Our nominees are BEL Server Basic (KDE), UServer 8.04 LTS, OpenSuse 11 and CentOS 5.

Situationally, we talked about what we felt were the 'keypoint' strengths' of each distro and what role we would fit them into the LAN as.

This is a small LAN, one of the purposes of using Linux as a server for our intents is to provide small/medium sized businesses an option that makes the most out of available resources. Which often means using equipment at hand or easily (low cost) gotten.

We learn by doing

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Many articles try to tackle how best to learn Linux. We thought we'd take a stab at answering this. There are "phases" in learning Linux and the approaches to learning change over the course of a persons time spent using Linux.

Bill Gates, in other people's words

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: "Is it the tradition here to give Bill the finger whenever you go through these doors?" — Free software movement leader Richard Stallman, to a student outside Stanford University's Bill Gates Building.

OpenSuSE 11: Channeling Vista

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SUSE
  • OpenSuSE 11: Channeling Vista

  • OpenSUSE 11: A Feature-Rich Distro in Search of Direction
  • Opensuse 11 Released and First Impressions

  • openSUSE 11.0
  • openSUSE 11 installation this weekend

htop as an alternative top

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Software

screenage.de/blog: “top” is one of those programs, that are used quite often but actually nobody talks about. It just does its job: showing statistics about memory, cache and cpu consumption, listing processes and so on. It’s the ncurses based “htop” and we’ll have a closer look at it now.

Use the source

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OSS

thebatt.com: On too many occasions I've found myself staring dumbfounded at my computer screen, wondering "what's going on in there?" Despite the steadily raising computer savvy in today's high tech populace, many software companies still believe it best to not burden our pretty little heads with what exactly they're doing on our machines. The Open Source paradigm seeks to do away with the black box mentality.

Ubuntu Team Readies For 8.04.1

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: With Ubuntu 8.04.1 scheduled to be released on July 3 the Ubuntu development team is putting the final touches to the popular Linux distribution. Ubuntu 8.04.1 not a new release of Ubuntu but an updated CD image so that users trying Ubuntu 8.04 for the first time only have to download the CD image and not all the updates.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 258

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: From Fedora 9 to openSUSE 11.0

  • News: Mandriva 2009 release plans, extended support for RHEL 4/5, Debian on ASUS Eee PC, Ubuntu Netbook Remix review
  • Released last week: openSUSE 11.0, Kurumin NG 8.06
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008, Mandriva Linux 2009 Alpha 1
    Site news: Annual package database update

  • New distributions: BoliviaOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux is Subversive....

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Linux

Glyn Moody: So begins Eric Raymond's famous analysis of why free software works, The Cathedral and the Bazaar. But alongside this deep-rooted, conceptual subversion, there is Subversion the program, a new release of which has just appeared:

openSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

skywake-andstuff.blogspot: Having spent the last three days downloading openSUSE 11.0 only for it to finish downloading at 11:10 PM last night I must say it was worth the three days of waiting for what is probably the simplest and most complete OS install I have ever done.

Position Statement on Linux Kernel Modules

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Linux

kroah.com: As part of the Linux Foundation Technical board, we confront the issue of closed source Linux kernel modules all the time, and we wanted to do something that could be seen as a general "public statement" about them that is easy to understand and point to when people have questions.

Installing applications on Linux

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Software

itwire.com: In my last article I talked about changing Linux so that software updates come from your ISPs local Linux mirror, which may not count towards your monthly download allowance. In this article I'll chat about how to install applications.

ohh no, George Carlin, irreverent comedian, dies at 71

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Obits

iht.com: George Carlin, the Grammy-Award winning standup comedian and actor who was hailed for his irreverent social commentary, poignant observations of the absurdities of everyday life and language, and groundbreaking routines died in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He was 71.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How-To: Add a New Web Shortcut in Konqueror

  • Open-source smart card project launched
  • Using Linux Rescue
  • SliTaz -- 25 MB Live Distro
  • Setting up Ubuntu as a Desktop / Media Server
  • Asus charges same for Linux and Windows on new Eee PC
  • Awesomebar or Breach of Trust?
  • Did Microsoft Fake XP on XO Press Media?!
  • New Tremulous Server
  • Ubuntu is dying , Debian Lenny is the Future
  • Skype 4.0 Beta - hands on review
  • BasKet - The Complete Notes-Taking Application
  • Crystal Ball Sunday #6: Desktop Virtualization and the Common Desktop Environment
  • Installed OpenSuse 11.0

What Is the Best Way to Learn Linux?

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Linux

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: There are many ways to learn Linux, and I can't think of one as being the 'best'. Of course, something may work for some users while failing miserably for others. I remember that when I started I made some very dumb questions.

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