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Story Time to Replace XFCE? Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:47pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:33am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:32am
Story USB Sees Many Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:26am
Story What Network Function Virtualization means for OpenStack and open source Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 10:17am
Story Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch gets cloned in China, Smartwatch LX36 Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 9:15am
Story Linux 3.18 Improves FocalTech, Razer Sabertooth & Other Input Devices Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 8:45am
Story Everyone Has Different Views On The "Open-Source Community" Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 8:34am
Story Announce: OpenSSH 6.7 released Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 7:54am
Story Systemd 217 Will Introduce Its New "Consoled" User Console Daemon Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 7:51am

You've CUPSed a long way, baby

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Software

stompbox.typepad: I am sitting at a lounge in Detroit waiting for my flight to Argentina for Debconf. They have a printer available, and the guy in front of me is plugged in and got the CD of drivers from the front desk and was wrestling with this thing for like 15 minutes.

An Open Letter to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

theunixgeek.blogspot: Don't get me wrong on this - I love Linux and Ubuntu is one of my favorite distros, but there were some problems that temporarily turned me away.

Linux-compatible netbook sports multiple colors

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Digital Gadgets has announced an 8.9-inch netbook computer that will sell under the Sylvania brand name. Offered in four different colors, the Linux-compatible "g netbook MESO" includes a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 80GB hard drive, four-cell battery, webcam, and 802.11b/g wireless networking, according to the company.

Interview With The SourceForge Community Manager

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Interviews
OSS

hehe2.net: SourceForge is one of the most important entities in the Open Source movement. They manage the geek mecca of slashdot, sell geek paraphernalia that makes all our dreams come true at thinkgeek, manage Freshmeat the mega app hub, and administer over 170,000 Open Source projects at SourceForge. This week I bring you an interview with the community manager at SourceForge, Ross Turk.

Open source technology is hungry for new college grads

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linux.com: Many college graduates are finding it difficult to enter the information technology world with little or no work experience. There is no such thing as an entry-level position anymore, and more and more graduates are finding themselves in a catch-22 situation because of this.

Ubuntu Hardy on the Vye S41

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Ubuntu

geekeree.wordpress: So here’s a good topic to get into on the geekery, UMPCs. I really like these small form factor laptops. So much I’ve got 2! The machine ships with Vista Home Premium, and as we all know, Vista is a resource Pig. So I fired up the first Ubuntu 8.04 cd I could find.

Netbooks spark Linux redesigns

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Linux
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Getting closer to Opera 9.52

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Software

my.opera.com: All right. Another snapshot for you as we're getting ever closer to version 9.52. Fixed problem where some IRC commands were not working, Fixed problem where UI would not update after unsubscribing an IMAP folder, and Several improvements to the skin.

And then there are some days that suck

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: You get an error message upon booting up. Something like kernel panic. Your friend has the webcam oh Yahoo! Messenger and you couldn’t view it. The cd you got from a friend could not be mounted...

Is Microsoft trying to kill Apache?

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: When the story about Microsoft shelling out $100,000 to Apache for ASF sponsorship broke across my radar it rather tickled my funny bone and my curiosity. When ASF Chairman Jim Jagielski declared that “Microsoft’s sponsorship makes it clear that Microsoft “gets it” regarding the ASF” I had a fit of the giggles—and then, like many others, I started to ponder on the reasons why and what it actually meant.

Three things the Linux desktops needs to do to beat Windows

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Linux

sjvn: "What does Linux need to do to compete more successfully on the desktop?" We came up with several pain points, but some of them are clearly hurting Linux more than the others.

Amarok 2: a first look

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Software

celettu.wordpress: With all the hoopla that has been surrounding KDE 4, I’d almost forget there’s another major piece of software working on a milestone release. Maybe not as major as KDE, but Amarok is arguably the best and most popular media player on the linux desktop. Amarok 2 is shaping up to be as radically different from Amarok 1.4 and that’s a very good thing indeed.

Linux Users on NBC's Olympics Videos: We Don't Get No Respect

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Linux

ostatic.com: Where is Rodney Dangerfield when we need him? There are some heated messages flying around in the Ubuntu forums because NBC has announced that it will offer its online video coverage of the Beijing Olympics to Internet Explorer and Firefox users on the Mac and Windows, but not to Linux browser users.

Linspire is going away

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Linux

linux.com: Linspire, the distribution originally launched as Lindows, is no more, says Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos.

Kernel Log: Btrfs 0.16 released, new stable kernels released, Wifi drivers for 2.6.27 merged

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The developers of Btrfs have released version 0.16 of the still experimental file system. new features include Access Control Lists, support for which is needed by SE Linux, and orphan inode protection to stop losing files after a crash. Alongside these new features are improvements in the scalability and performance of the new file system.

Linux patent pool to push for 'defensive publication'

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Linux

networkworld.com (IDG): A tech vendor-backed company that buys up patents in an effort to protect the Linux community from intellectual property litigation will soon launch a Web site to help inventors file defensive publications -- documents that make details of an invention public, preventing others from later making patent claims on it.

Ubuntu after One Week

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Ubuntu

blog.markwill.com: In my quest to run exclusively Ubuntu Linux (a free alternative to Microsoft Windows) at home for one month, I have completed the first week.

Memopal Recruits 100 Linux Beta Testers

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Linux

marketwatch.com (PR): Memopal http://www.memopal.com continuous, automatic, and long-term online backup. Memopal is looking for 100 beta testers around the world to form a Linux community that will help it develop the first low-cost online backup system for Linux.

How I Helped Build Refurbished Linux PCs at LinuxWorld

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Building and using Linux-based PCs is a rewarding and fullfilling pastime for open source enthusiasts, but spreading the gospel to the masses can be even more satisfying.

3 Linux Apps That Make Me Hate Windows

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Software

downloadsquad.com: I'm a Windows user, and it's served me well. That being said, I play with a lot of Linux distributions and there are some applications that are just so much better than anything Windows can offer that I find myself wondering how long it'll be until I make the switch.

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