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Story Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia Android phones Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Red Hat: Certain To Grow With Rising Linux Acceptance Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 9:00pm
Story Re-sort KDE control modules Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 8:55pm
Story Wine 1.7.17 released Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 8:41pm
Story Six clicks: Great tips and tricks for Android Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 8:36pm
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Story today's howtos and apps Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 3:45pm
Story Linux as a replacement for Windows Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 3:23pm

Why I use Fedora

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Linux

felipec.wordpress: For quite some people it seems if you use Fedora you are committing an open source sin; at best it seems as if there is no good reason to use it, or so has been my experience.

Ubuntu Essentials

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Ubuntu

open-zone.com: I'm Ubuntu user for years now. I have gained a lot of knowledge on how to customize my Ubuntu box and how to make it better. This guide targets any Ubuntu user or any one is thinking about trying Ubuntu but it will be very useful for newbies.

Explore the Universe from your Desktop with Celestia

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Software

techthrob.com: While it may not let you go where no man has gone before, Celestia is an amazing desktop application that lets you travel anywhere in the known Universe.

Open source disruption realized

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Open source fans are buzzing about Microsoft’s latest move to open its APIs, which follows along the path it has been on recently. Another announcement they may have been somewhat overshadowed is chipmaker AMD’s new open source application library project, Framewave. I would say this is just another case of companies coming around to market realities.

Dell Ubuntu Systems Launching in Canada and Latin America

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Several new developments on the Linux front today. We're introducing Ubuntu 7.1-based Dell systems in Canada and Latin America. Beyond that, we're introducing the Inspiron 1525n to customers in the United States.

Psychiatrist in Reiser Murder Trial Says Heavy Computer Users Might Have Asperger's Disorder

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: A day after the Hans Reiser murder trial drifted into the netherworld, the murder case against the Linux programmer careened Thursday into the world of psychiatry. Beverly Parr testified that those who use a computer regularly "possibly" might have Asperger's Disorder, impaired social skills.

Also: Hans Reiser Murder Trial: Trance Music, Belly Dancing and the Minotaur

Get Mac style menus on Ubuntu with Global Menu

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Software

downloadsquad: Theming one's OS to look like a Mac is all the rage these days, but for the most part such modifications are superficial. However, Global Menu actually changes the user experience quite a bit.

Also: Free software menus reinvented

SourceForge Opens 2008 Community Choice Awards to ALL Open Source Software

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OS

Ross Turk, Community Manager at http://SourceForge.net/, today announced the guidelines for the 2008 Community Choice Awards. Starting this year, the awards are open to any open source project, even those hosted outside of SourceForge.

Webcams in Linux, Part 1

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Linux

Carla Schroder: Webcams are everywhere these days: they're standard on a lot of laptops, LCD monitors are starting to incorporate them, and decent standalone USB webcams can be had for less than $40. In this two-part series we'll set up a Webcam on Linux, and then use it to perform a number of amazing and fun tasks.

How to Switch from MS Office to OOo

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OOo

fanaticattack.com: You’ve been thinking about it for a while. You’ve seen the PDF converter and sighed longingly; you’ve blushed before the skeptical glances of your open-source and anti-Microsoft friends who say “You’re still using Microsoft Office?” I’m here to help.

2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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OSS

jeremy.linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. This was the seventh annual LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards and we’ve set a record for participation each and every year. We had some extremely close races this year.

Microsoft opening APIs

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Microsoft
  • John Dragoon (Novell): Microsoft Expands Interoperability

  • Bloomberg: Microsoft Makes Changes to Ease EU Competition Fight
  • Andy Updegrove: Microsoft Makes Major "Openness" Announcement on Eve of BRM
  • Microsoft's long history of open-source acrimony
  • Groklaw: Promises, Promises from Microsoft. Again.
  • Microsoft pledges (yet again) that it wants to be interoperable

  • Red Hat was right, Novell was wrong
  • What Microsoft’s open APIs mean for open source
  • Microsoft commits to sharing with open-source, rivals
  • Microsoft opening APIs
  • Microsoft pledges not to sue over open source
  • The European Commission Doubts Microsoft 'open source' announcement
  • Microsoft makes boldest move yet embracing open source
  • Microsoft launches open-source charm offensive
  • Microsoft on open APIs: New tune or blowing more smoke?
  • Why Microsoft is serious about Open Source

What is Mozilla? Mitchell Baker at the French Senate

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Interviews
Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Most likely you have your own definition: a software company, an open source project, the maker of Firefox, a cool thing made by lots of volunteers, a non-profit, etc. For Mitchell Baker explaining what Mozilla is and what’s not to lots of influential people around the world is an important part of her job.

Is counting open source code contributions really useful?

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: If you're active in the open source world, Ohloh probably knows you. The Bellevue, Wash., software company has a database of some 70,000 developers working on nearly 11,000 of the world's major open source projects.

Mandriva's XFCE "One": rather sooner than later?

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MDV

beranger.org: You may never know with Mandriva, but I feel there is a good chance to have a Mandriva 2008.1 "One" XFCE flavor. There is a Beta that doesn't look that bad!

Canonical partners with IBM for closed source database

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OSS

the451group.com: Here’s an interesting bit of news from the blurred line between open and closed source software. Ubuntu sponsor Canonical has announced that it is reselling IBM’s DB2 Express-C database as both a standalone software package and as a software appliance with VMware.

NVIDIA GeForce 9 Linux Driver Available?

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Software

phoronix: This morning NVIDIA has introduced their first GeForce 9 graphics card, with the introduction of the GeForce 9600GT. While the embargo covering the NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT was just lifted at the top of the hour, no Linux driver supporting this first GeForce 9 part is yet available.

Cool Awn Applets to adorn your Ubuntu Linux Desktop

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Software

linuxhelp.blogspot: In the previous article, I explained how to install Avant Window Navigator in Ubuntu Linux (Gutsy Gibbon). By default, it doesn't install any applets. But a dock without any applets is as boring as a desktop without a dock right ? So here are a couple of AWN applets which I found really interesting.

AMD : more open-licensed goodies

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Software

zerias.blogspot: The X.org ATi driver has been updated to release 6.8.0 which is worth a note for a couple of reasons. After the release of the X.org-ATi driver on the 18th, AMD followed up with another Open-License release on the 20th.

Minting a freind to Linux

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Linux

lazytechguy.com: My friend was looking out for a middle range Laptop and he finally settled for Acer Aspire 4520. Now this is a decent Laptop with a very decent price. Best of all it comes with Linux pre-installed. Now the Limited functionality with Linux directly translates into many devices not working properly.

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