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Story Docker Everywhere Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 9:41am
Story GParted Live 0.19.0-1 Released! Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:57am
Story The LibreOffice Migration Finally Reached My Workplace :) Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:50am
Story Ubuntu to rely on existing fan base before wider launch Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:42am
Story A responsibility to use the open source products we work on Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:39am
Story How to Install Linux on a Chromebook Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:23am
Story Windows 8 ban encourages domestic developers Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:19am
Story How Does IBM's Power8 Stack Up Against Competition? Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:06am
Story Ubuntu AIO DVD Features All Major Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Flavors and UEFI Support Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:05am
Story AMD Marketing Manager Mentions Linux & Mantle Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 7:53am

Confessions of a Linux newbie

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Linux

cnet.com: This year my one-and-only New Year's resolution was to begin the transition to open-source software in general and Linux in particular. I thought I was just setting out to learn a new operating system. In fact, I was entering an entirely new world of computing.

Linux 2.6.25, "Long Promised"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "It's been long promised, but there it is now," began Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.25 Linux kernel. He continued, "The full changelog from 2.6.24 is 7.5M, with a 12MB compressed patch. Tons and tons has changed, but if you've been following the -rc releases, you'll already know about the big things."

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Gnome)

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MDV
HowTos

This document describes step by step how to set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (GNOME).

today's leftovers

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News
  • Bruce Perens tells how he got involved with Linux and Free Software (video)

  • Mayanna: A Unique Desktop Organizer for Gnome
  • Babylon.com Contributes Dictionary Content to OLPC
  • Catalyst 8.4 released - quick overview
  • Google Gadgets Now work on Ubuntu Linux with Screenlets
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron - Screenlets
  • KDE 4.0 on HP 2133 Mini-Note
  • Tip of the Trade: Grsecurity
  • How Microsoft Will Play the ISO Card
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Rethinking Gobuntu
  • FOSS and Option for the Poor
  • Gfire is Back!
  • Linspire's CNR beta supports Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • MySQL Keynote: An Open Source Love Fest
  • More Fun With Bash Networking
  • Linus Torvalds on ...
  • Stephen Hawking to give NASA 50th anniversary speech

My kids Top 6 Linux games

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Gaming

bapoumba.wordpress: We are leaving for a short vacation week, I’ve been begged not to leave my laptops at home. Here are the reasons why:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 18

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #18 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE Project Releases Major Update to openSUSE Build Service, Counting down to 11.0 - Get your counter here, and Tips and Tricks: Colored shell.

Memory Corruption Bug Solved, 2.6.25 Expected Today

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Finally found it ... the patch below solves the sparsemem crash and the test system boots up fine now," announced Ingo Molnar. He described the patch as fixing a "memory corruption and crash on 32-bit x86 systems."

Reiser Prosecutor to Jurors: 'You Know He Killed Her'

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The prosecutor in the Hans Reiser murder trial on Wednesday continued for a second day to poke at Linux programmer Hans Reiser's defense to accusations he murdered his wife two years ago.

Free Open Source Software Is Costing Vendors $60 Billion

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OSS

PR: "Open Source software is raising havoc throughout the software market. It is the ultimate in disruptive technology, it represents a real loss of $60 billion in annual revenues to software companies."

Novell CEO: Linux for the consumer desktop will take years

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SUSE

infoworld.com: Ronald Hovsepian acknowledges that Novell's Suse Linux will be slow to catch on in the consumer realm as the market needs several years to grow and mature.

Firefox 2.0.0.14 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.14 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Linux Users

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Linux

hehe2.net: Switching to Linux can be very daunting, most seasoned Linux users experienced that first hand. After all, at some point they were also “noobs”. Over here I compiled a list of 7 habits that I feel someone has told me when I started out.

Why Mac OS X Sucks and Linux Rocks

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Linux
Mac

junauza.com: As some of you may know, I had my very first taste of Mac a few weeks ago. I got a Macbook Pro (Penryn) which comes with the standard OS X Leopard. But for the sake of sanity, I immediately installed Linux.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Create TTY User to view logs via TTY in Ubuntu Linux

  • HowTo: Copy and Paste A Text File into Another Text File via Terminal
  • Tips and tricks: How do I capture the output of “top” to a file?
  • Mounting archives with FUSE and archivemount
  • Hidden Linux : VirtualBox
  • Mandriva : HOWTO add easily officials and third parties repos
  • Fun with Conky, part 3
  • Block Bad IP Ranges with iplist in Ubuntu Linux
  • Tertiary menu in Drupal

Mandriva One 2008.1 and old laptop: alas ....

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MDV

seputarlinux.blogspot: Several months ago, I had a chance to try running the live cd version of Mandriva One (version 2008) on my old laptop. At that time I was very impressed, it was beautiful, very user-friendly and everything just worked flawlessly. So when Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring was out several days ago, I was very excited.

BeleniX 0.7 OpenSolaris Desktop

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OS

phoronix.com: Long before Sun's Project Indiana came about, BeleniX has been one of our favorite GNU/Solaris distributions. BeleniX has been a LiveCD based upon OpenSolaris, but with yesterday's release of BeleniX 0.7 it is now a source-level derivative of the Project Indiana blend of OpenSolaris. Today we're taking a quick look at this new release.

Tips & Tricks from PCLinuxOS Forum

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Visiting PCLinuxOS Forum has been one of my hobbies. It updates my linux computing skills by providing me with the most practical solutions. Here is a list of some important tips and tricks directly from PCLinuxOS Forum.

Linux for Grandma - Part III, Finale

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Linux

technocrat.net: It has been a few months since I have set my 83-year old grandmother with a desktop PC running Kubuntu 7.10. I configured everything in advance. I gave her some basic training on the things she will do regularly.

A Salute to Ubuntu Volunteers

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Ubuntu

tycheent.wordpress: Recently, on another site, someone suggested that the development and marketing of Ubuntu was done by paid staff of Canonical. Having been actively involved in the Arizona Team for 8 months I would like to say that I consider such a comment to be FUD fostered for the sole purpose of disparaging against Ubuntu and the people that make it work.

Emulation station: GP2X F-200 gaming handheld reviewed

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Hardware
Gaming

arstechnica.com: For the uninitiated, the GP2X is a line of handheld, personal entertainment players manufactured by a South Korean company called GamePark Holdings. We're reviewing the latest version, the GP2X F-200. The GP2X F-200 offers an open source, multifunctional, alternative to the proprietary handheld systems currently offered at retail in North America.

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