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Story RoboLinux Smooths the Linux Migration Path Roy Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 8:17am
Story Oracle, Extreme Join OpenDaylight SDN Group Roy Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 8:14am
Story AMD boosts G-Series SoC performance-per-watt, adds security engine Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 7:54am
Story Calligra-powered Okular plugin for ODT, DOC & DOCX Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 7:46am
Story Unboxing the Intel NUC at Tizen Developer Conference 2014 #TDCSF14 Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 7:34am
Story Ubuntu MATE Flavor Could Arrive Soon, Prototype Looks Great Already Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 7:20am
Story A GTKINSPECTOR UPDATE Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 7:14am
Story Sound Support Gets Updated For The Next Kernel Release Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 7:05am
Story Kali, Makulu, and Robo Linuxes Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 7:01am
Story Linux-based NAS hosts private clouds and VMs Roy Schestowitz 06/06/2014 - 2:26am

Ubuntu is for U

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Ubuntu

minorityblog.wordpress: Yes, I know… It’s good… why? I tested it for a couple of weeks. I just came from a longer than usual stay in Portugal and since I had no time to compile Gentoo from scratch I gave Ubuntu 7.10 a try. The hype around Ubuntu has in fact its reasons.

Why Won't Linspire, Inc. Hold a Shareholders Meeting?

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: When I served for six years as Linspire's President, and later as CEO, one of the things I took pride in was our solid management team. I hold quite a bit of Linspire stock, and one of my biggest concerns when I resigned from Linspire was that Michael Robertson would not have this same concern for the shareholders that I had.

Flipping the Linux switch: Control freaks, meet KDE Kiosk

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KDE

downloadsquad.com: Linux is great to use at home. It can be handy at work. It's a great server operating system. But there's one other place that Linux is really worth its weight in gold: public, or semi-public, computers. There's nothing quite as nerve-wracking as seeing someone on a computer you're responsible for, and wondering what exactly they're up to.

How To Explain Linux to a Windows User

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Linux

foogazi.com: Theres been a question I have seen on multiple occasions both on the “How do I explain Linux to a Windows user” end as well as the “What is Linux?” question. That got me thinking.. what is the best way to explain Linux to a normal Windows user who has never heard of Linux?

Test-driving OpenOffice.org 3.0

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OOo

linux.com: With OpenOffice.org 2.4 just released, OpenOffice.org 3.0 (OOo3) has already passed its feature freeze, and is scheduled for release in September. Based on recent development builds, what can you expect?

Review: Zenwalk Linux 5.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware-based distribution that has set a personal goal for itself to be one of the slimmest and fastest distributions out there. Their focus in this distribution is towards a strong graphical desktop and multimedia implementation. But how does Zenwalk perform?

Microsoft & Linux: At What Point Is It Cheaper to Just Buy Novell?

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SUSE

sys-con.com: Microsoft no longer sees itself as simply a Windows company. One recent indication of this is their determination to buy the LAMP-centric (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Yahoo! Instead of migrating all the tried and tested Yahoo! services over to a Windows server infrastructure, wouldn't it be simpler to establish Microsoft Linux through the acquisition of Novell?

KDE and Wikimedia Collaborate

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE e.V and Wikimedia Deutschland have opened a shared office in Frankfurt, Germany and have hired a joint employee for administration.

various shorts

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OSS
  • Devnet - PCLinuxOS Seperate

  • Free Software Conference
  • Geneva to Install Ubuntu on 9000 School Computers
  • Online Tour of Ubuntu in the Works

Xubuntu “Hardy Heron” Beta Still Can’t Fly

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: Being a fully satisfied Xubuntu 7.10 user, I've been eagerly waiting for the distribution release of Xubuntu 8.04 which will be coming out most probably at the end of the month. To have a feel of what's yet to come, I downloaded and installed the recently released Xubuntu 8.04 Beta. So, is Xubuntu "Hardy Heron" tough enough?

Git With the Program

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Software

ostatic.com: The Internet has, of course, been essential to the growth of the open-source movement. The Internet has also made it possible for developers to parallelize their work, with each programmer on a project handling a different part of it. The solution is to use a version-control system. In the last few years, a new style of version-control system has emerged.

A Hard Look At The ASUS EeePC

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Linux
Hardware

blue-gnu.biz: I have been examining the ASUS EeePC since February, and would like to share my experience and viewpoint on this popular tool. The good news is that it works as advertised. And the bad news? Well, see for yourself.

The Official Ubuntu Book: Sample Chapters

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Ubuntu

informit.com: Informit has published some sample chapters from The Official Ubuntu Book. Chapters include: Introducting Ubuntu, Using Ubuntu on the Desktop, and Installing Ubuntu.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Gentoo: professional expectations from non professionals

  • Ubuntu + Sun = Very good idea
  • Open Media Now launched to boost digital freedom
  • A Business Case for Linux? (Laptops Marketed and Sold as Microsoft Vista Ready)
  • Ubuntu Continues Its Efforts to Be the Operating System for Humans (ufw)
  • You Know Open Source Has Really Arrived...
  • Canada Tells Why It Voted No on OOXML & How ISO Must Improve

Fedora 9 Beta - my review

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Linux

silentcoder.co.za: I have been wanting to try out Fedora 9 ever since I read in an interview with the project leaders about 2 months ago that it was going with a KDE4 default desktop. Now Fedora is an interesting beast…

KDE Built For Speed — Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO

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Linux

calummegan.wordpress: Back in January I wrote a review of Vector Linux 5.8 Standard. The fact that as I write this, over five months later, that review is still in the O’Reillynet Blogs Hot 25 says a lot about just how much interest there is in this up and coming Canadian distribution, a user friendly derivative of Slackware.

Shuttle KPC Linux PC now available

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: What's cute, comes in a 6.4" high, 11" long, and 7.5" wide black box and runs Linux? That would be Shuttle Computers' KPC Shuttle.

How Friendly Is Open Source?

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OSS

itbusinessedge.com/blogs: silicon.com writer and IT analyst Martin Brampton says the open source movement isn’t as collaboration-friendly as its proponents would like you to think. How can that be, when open source development is all about sharing code and helping each other fix bugs or develop programs?

Open source pioneer Levanta goes out of business?

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OSS

blogs.techtarget.com: Rumor has it that Linux and virtualization provider Levanta, whose recent release of Levanta 6.0 earned it a SearchEnterpriseLinux.com Product of the Year award, may have gone belly up.

Future operating systems to remain as Windows and Linux

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OS

builderau.com.au: Gernot Heiser, professor of operating systems at UNSW has stated that Windows and Linux will remain as the future of desktop and server operating systems. In an interview at the recent Linux.conf.au in Melbourne, Heiser said "the operating systems of the future will be called Windows and Linux, no matter what they look like".

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