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Story New Goodies Coming in LibreOffice 4.2 Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:59am
Story KDevelop 4.6 Improves Its UI, GDB Support, PHP Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:52am
Story Fedora Memory Comparison Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:47am
Story Linux-based TOR gadget protects IP identity Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:37am
Story A Plexible Pi Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 6:42am
Story Budapest district debunks misgivings over open source Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 10:19pm
Story Out in the Open: How to Resurrect a Dead Open Source Project Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 10:09pm
Story NVIDIA Helping Nouveau With Video Decoding Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 10:00pm
Story HP Launches Portal to Sell Its Software Online Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:54pm
Story Moto G Goes Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:47pm

Choosing a Desktop for GNU/Linux

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Software

itmanagement: "It's like starting another operating system," a colleague complained recently when he switched from the GNOME to the KDE desktop. He was exaggerating, but the impression is accurate.

Lotus Symphony Linux Beta Review

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Software

polishlinux: Recently I’ve laid my hands on the new IBM’s child — Lotus Symphony (beta version). It is an office suite based on OpenOffice.org. Lotus Symphony includes text editor, spreadsheet and presentation tool. I’ve, decided to try this new IBM wonder.

The OpenOffice.org Impress presenter screen

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OOo

LWN: While OpenOffice.org's Impress is a reasonable presentation program, it lacks one often-requested feature: the provision of a separate screen for the presenter. So it is encouraging that the OOo developers have just announced that this feature is now in development.

An open letter to Steve Ballmer from Mandriva

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MDV

François Bancilhon: We recently closed a deal with the Nigerian Government. Maybe you heard about it, Steve. They were looking for an affordable hardware+software solution for their schools. The initial batch was 17,000 machines. Then your people entered the game and the deal got more competitive.

Commandline Interface

Overcoming THE FEAR

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OSS

penguin pete: This being Halloween, it seems appropriate to talk about fear. Why don't more desktop users adapt to free computing? THE FEAR. The command line. Scary stuff, for some.

Living with Mandriva 2008

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MDV

linuxtechdaily: When Mandriva 2008 came out, I decided to stick with it, day in and day out and see how I felt. This isn’t a review, just a look at my experience with it. For those wanting a review, I’ll imitate one in one paragraph!

Fedora struggles with harm reduction via Codec Buddy

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Linux

linux.com: In public health, harm reduction is a practice that, rather than trying to eradicate potentially dangerous choices like prostitution, tries to minimize their effects. Often, the practice involves a limited condoning of the practice, such as safe injection sites for addicts. Harm reduction is the path that Fedora 8 has chosen on the issue of MP3 and other non-free codecs in the form of Codec Buddy.

The Command Line is Part of the Desktop!

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Linux

Don't be a "Putzbuntu!"

Why Mr. and Ms. Desktop Distro need to discover the Command Line. Part one of a series that may never end.

Halloween XII: What’s really behind those Microsoft licenses?

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OSS

zdnet blogs: In the last week of October 1998, a confidential Microsoft memo detailing their strategy against Linux and Open source was leaked to Eric S. Raymond, who annotated it and posted it on the web. This became known as the first Halloween Document. Between 1998 and 2004 Eric posted 10 other Halloween Documents. Now it’s 2007...

Squandering one of the industry's best open source talents

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OSS

matt asay: I think Miguel de Icaza is an exceptional developer and effective community leader. I can't help but wonder why he's squandering his talents on writing largely irrelevant code (Mono, Moonlight) that appeals to himself, Novell, Microsoft, and no one else.

Almost the Google PC: Everex gPC available at Wal-Mart

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Linux

c|net blog: On Thursday, WalMart begins selling the Everex Green gPC TC2502, a $198, low-powered, Linux-based PC that's designed primarily for running Web 2.0 apps.

The PS3: great, but will it run Linux?

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Linux

gaming.hexus.net: Sometimes, doing what you're told or permitted to do isn't enough. For decades, the geeks of the world have looked at common conventional items of consumer electronics, and wondered "could I do something else with this?"

Review: NimbleX 2007

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Linux

raiden's realm: NimbleX is a Linux distribution built on the idea that "fast is best". It comes complete with a lot of great tools to help you do a wide variety of tasks. Even though it's setup as a desktop distribution, the uses for NimbleX are quite extensive.

Top 10 Reasons Not to Use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxtoday blog: I thought I would give you ten reasons why you shouldn't use Ubuntu so when your Ubuntu-loving friends tell you about it you can be armed with some reasons why you would rather use Windows.

ASUS Eee PC: Exclusive Inside Look!

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Hardware

tweaktown.com: So to make this review more interesting we have decided to look under the Eee PC’s skirt to see what makes her so cute and sexy. We have taken the Eee PC apart to the component level and we are going to divulge each and every bulge.

Also: Cheap Asus Eee Linux Laptop Now On Sale in the States

Luis Villa running for the GNOME Foundation Board

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OSS

Luis Villa’s Blog: As I just announced on foundation-list, I’ll be running again for the Board this year. This will be an unusual candidacy. I will not be running to do various and sundry board tasks; I’ll be running to do exactly one thing:

Also: Will GNOME split give Microsoft Open XML standards win?

halloween fun

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Humor
  • Happy Halloween from a PC (pumpkin computer)

  • When a Geek Carves a Pumpkin
  • Winner of RHmag Pumpkin Contest

Dell Ubuntu computers cost more than Windows equivalent - so what?

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Ubuntu

iTWire: It's hard to believe that Dell is serious about its well-publicised program to put Linux computers on the global market when there are blatantly obvious instances where the limited range of Ubuntu notebooks and desktops are more expensive than their Windows equivalent. However, is pricing as important as some may think?

Linux Community Questions x86 Server Numbers

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Linux

eWeek: The Linux community is questioning research that suggests the open-source operating system is losing market share to Windows on preinstalled x86 servers, saying that Linux is undercounted in those kinds of studies.

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