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Story Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon : Video Review and Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 7:03am
Story Canonical Officially Sets the Release Date for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 6:59am
Story The Linux Kernel: An Explanation In Layman’s Terms Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 6:56am
Story Cavium ARMs New Server Chips Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 6:53am
Story Linux Mint 17 Review Round-Up Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 6:46am
Story Kate and KDevelop sprint in January 2014 Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 6:43am
Story Alpine 3.0.0 released Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2014 - 6:40am
Story Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 Now Generally Available Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 8:42pm
Story In the Matrix of Mobile, Linux Is Zion Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 8:28pm
Story Backup and Recovery OS Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-17 Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 8:06pm

Gentoo 2008.0 Beta LiveCD Screenshots

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Gentoo

phoronix.com: Gentoo 2008.0 Beta 1 has been released. This is no April Fools' Day joke, it's really here. We have some screenshots up of the Gentoo 2008.0 Beta 1 i686 LiveCD.

Marcel Gagné: Moving to Windows

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Linux
Humor

marcelgagne.com: After years of trying to convince others, and myself I might add, I've decided that Windows is in fact the superior operating system. Yes, that's right. I'm moving from Linux to Windows.

Epiphany

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Software
Humor

Over the last few months, the Epiphany development team has been discussing the future of the Gnome web browser. The Epiphany dependency on Gecko creates a number of problems for us.

Important Notice for English Archers

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Linux
Humor

archlinux.org: Over the past two months, great discussion has passed on the private development list, and we have come to the conclusion that keeping Arch as a primarily English distro is a disservice to our largest user-base. As such, we have decided in majority vote to change the official, primary language of Arch Linux to German.

Open source barred from Australian government

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: Government was once the great hope for open source but it will continue to diminish due to a lack of support according to the CIO's of Australia's largest government agencies.

The Asus Eee PC (Part Three): The Alternative Distros

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Getting a full KDE desktop up and running will not give you the unexpurgated GNU/Linux experience because of space constraints and the nature of Unionfs. The solution to this is the one that has been around since Unix hackers were in short trousers. Install a different distro.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OpenSSH SFTP chroot() with ChrootDirectory

  • HowTo: Get Disk, Partition And Folder Space Usage
  • Installing OpenOffice 2.4 on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • How to Install Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera on Ubuntu
  • Home Network Security- Part2 SNORT
  • Linux Networking 3: network bridge and bump in the wire
  • Maximise Linux Memory usage

Linux kernel community grows, but elite group remains

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Linux

linuxworld.com: While Linus Torvalds' name is synonymous with the Linux kernel, Al Viro's may be one day, too. Viro has contributed 1,571 changes to the kernel over the past three years.

Microsoft wasting no time rejoicing in its OOXML win

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Microsoft

Paula Rooney: Like it or not, Microsoft’s OOXML – now known as IS 29500 — has received the proper number of votes to become an ISO standard. And the Redmond, Washington company is wasting no time rejoicing the turnaround win.

Gentoo 2008.0_beta1 unleashed. No joke.

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: When we said "soon," even we didn't realize how soon it would be. 2008.0_beta1 is here. Your support and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated—thank you.

School districts serve up lessons in Linux

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Windows may boast the lion's share of the desktop education market, but the economic and technical benefits of open source software has seen many schools and education institutions implement various flavours of Linux across their desktops and server back-ends.

Ubuntu Hardy: The latest and greatest or a total mess?

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Ubuntu

downloadsquad.com: Ubuntu has become so popular, so quickly, that it is almost synonymous with the word "Linux". Common wisdom holds that it is the easiest to use, simplest, and most stable Linux based OS out there, and that is is the best hope for "Linux on the Desktop". This reputation is a well earned one, but after trying out the latest beta of Ubuntu Hardy, due out this April, I can't help but wonder if they are getting a little careless.

Also: My first impressions of Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) Beta

Hands on: What you need to run Linux

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Linux

whatpc.co.uk: Some people who are new to Linux want to install the operating system on an older, second computer, to try it out and see how they get on. Consequently, the question of the minimum specifications to run Linux frequently comes up. So what type of hardware do you need?

Mono to be renamed as Duo

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Software
Humor

itwire.com: The well-known open-source Microsoft imitation Mono has been renamed Duo to better reflect the project's intentions and purposes.

LLA announces new skill requirements and fees for Linux users

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Linux
Humor

linux.com: The LLA (Linux Liberation Army) announced today that it has adopted tough new rules governing all future Linux users. Driven by the escalating popularity of Linux and the accompanying surge in requests for support from new users, the LLA sees raising the barrier to further Linux adoption to be more than just a good idea, so it's now the law.

Ubuntu Linux Has Been Bought Out by the Big “M”!

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Ubuntu
Humor

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: In an unprecedented move, Microsoft Corp. has acquired all rights to the Ubuntu Linux operating system (OS). The announcement came after numerous series of private negotiation meetings.

kernel.org downtime due to upgrade to FreeBSD

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Linux
Humor

After much deliberation, research and argument in #korg (along with screaming matches between HPA and I over dinner) we are upgrading the kernel.org machines from Fedora Core 5 to FreeBSD 7.0.

GiMP User Manual 2.4.1 - Special Release

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GIMP
Humor

gimp.org: After four months of hard work we are proud to announce a special release of the user manual for GIMP. This release features a significant change in the internationalization strategy of the user manual.

Acid 3: Opera first to 106

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Software
Humor

my.opera.com: While working on the last few remaining issues we have with the Acid3 test, one of our testers discovered an easter egg in the test. Over the weekend our developers have hunted down more of them and worked around the clock to improve our score.

The Open Source Initiative looks forward to working with Microsoft

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OSS
Humor

opensource.org: As you can see, there have been some changes here at the Open Source Initiative. We've decided to stop fighting Microsoft and join them. After all, Microsoft has been using, maintaining, and distributing Open Source software for years now.

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Microsoft EEE

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Servers: Kubernetes, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Sysadmin 101

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Databases: PostgreSQL 10 RC1 and Greenplum

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