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Story Testing Btrfs On The Linux 3.16 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:59pm
Story BFS Scheduler Updated For The Linux 3.15 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:55pm
Story NSA: Linux Journal is an "extremist forum" and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:47pm
Story The Novena Open Hardware Laptop: A Hacker's Dream Machine Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:32pm
Story Top 4 graphical partition managers Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:21pm
Story LinuxCon and ELC Europe keynotes revealed Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:07pm
Story A Closer Look at Android RunTime (ART) in Android L Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:50pm
Story WAYLAND IN FEDORA UPDATE Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:43pm
Story Red Hat Delivers Beta of Satellite 6 Admin Toolset Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:28pm
Story Watch out iPad, Nvidia will soon launch a Shield Tablet Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 3:07pm

KDE in Korea

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Following our interview covering KDE in Japan last week, we now turn to South Korea. Cho Sung Jae tell us about the Korean KDE Users Group, including some of the problems of using KDE with Korean and just how fast their broadband is.

The Linux Desktop Experience

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Linux

hinesit.com/blog: I think before undertaking the possibility of users, that is, the general public, willingly switching over to Linux the developers of Linux Desktop Applications should take to heart the experiences of the average computer user today.

Also: Will the “12:00 flashers” change Linux?

DPL teams review 2008

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Linux

Steve McIntyre: The first thing I promised to do when I became Debian Project Leader was to initiate a thorough review of Debian's teams. Well, no time like the present! I want to get an accurate, honest assessment of how our central tasks are going and how well (or not!) people are working together in our various teams.

Reiser Guilty of First Degree Murder

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Reiser

insidebayarea.com: Hans Reiser was found guilty today of first-degree murder. Reiser appeared shocked as the verdict was read, he looked at the crowd and then mumbled to the bailiffs as he was led out of the courtroom.

130 Useful Linux Based LiveCD Versions

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: Recently a couple people asked me about trying Linux without actually installing it. Obviously the first thing that came to mind is to try versions via LiveCD. While I was fast to mention and provide the LiveCD for Ubuntu Linux, I was asked if there are other versions of Linux. Hopefully this will provide an initial list.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Answering package dependency questions using apt-cache and apt-rdepends

  • Using awk to extract lines in a text file
  • Workaround for Pink Shadows with Compiz
  • Debugging with Nemiver
  • Ricoh webcam under opensuse 10.3 on hp pavilion dv6000
  • Three utilities for automatically converting audio for portable music players
  • Bash Colors
  • Learn to use the openssl command-line program

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Review: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

  • Hardy Heron is hardly a snap
  • Upgrading to Ubunty Hardy: a typical dist-upgrade, so far

DRM and the BBC iPlayer: interview with Paul Battley

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Interviews

In this post Freesoftware Magazine interviews Paul Battley, the man who wrote the program that worked around the DRM loophole at the BBC. No GNU/Linux user needs to be told what DRM (aka Trusted Computing, aka Palladium) is and why it is a thoroughly pernicious and Hydra-headed monster that needs to be slain. I hope to make that the subject of a post in the very near future, but in the meantime here is a quick thumbnail sketch of what happened with the BBC’s iPlayer, to bring you up to speed.

10 Free OSS Security Applications That You Can Trust

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Software

ostatic.com/blogs: Many users of open source software point to the fact that their applications and platforms are more secure than proprietary alternatives simply because they aren't such obvious targets for malware distribution. Here, I'll round up 10 of my favorite choices from their list and discuss what these applications can do for you.

Evolution Of A Linux User

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I don’t consider myself anything more than a Linux user. As such, I am not much different from many others. I have been around personal computers since its early days, so in that sense I am a bit of warrior. This is a personal account of how I came to use Linux.

Open sore on Planet GNOME

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Software
Web

itwire.com: There is an air of disquiet again on Planet GNOME - and once again the reason behind it is the way the site is administered.

Verdict in Hans Reiser murder case — and fate of Reiser4 — imminent

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Reiser

blogs.zdnet.com: As an Alameda County jury continues to deliberate the fate of Hans Reiser, the designer of the Reiser File System for Linux who is accused of murdering his wife in late 2006, a key developer on the Reiser4 project acknowledged he is uncertain about its future.

Should We Boycott Microsoft? Can We?

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Microsoft
OSS

linuxjournal.com: I want to discuss something quite different: whether the open source community should be boycotting Microsoft, and if that is even possible. In part, the trigger for this is Microsoft's recent behaviour during the approval process for its OOXML document format. Now, it seems, Microsoft just can't snuggle up close enough to those cute little open sourcies.

Choosing the Right Desktop Environment

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Software

internetling.com: If you’re in a dilemma, just use this post which quickly describes some of the most popular (though not all) desktop environments and window managers. The desktop environments and WMs listed here can easily be downloaded from your distribution’s respective package management system.

Hrat GNU/Linux - First Armenian Linux Distribution

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Operation System (OS) Linux is not well known in Armenia. Often it is used for internet providers and organizations as server. Linux as desktop for workstations is not far in use here in Armenia.

ubuntu howtos, reviews, and stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Screenshots Tour

  • Ubuntu on Windows: Wubi
  • Ubuntu 8.04 - How to Setup the World Clock Applet?
  • Warning: Hardy Heron May Cause Linux Addiction
  • Hardy Heron: Best Distro Ever?
  • How-to: Get Audacity working after a Hardy upgrade
  • Putting Ubuntu 8.04 through the ultimate usability test
  • Extended Display on the MacBook (with xorg.conf) : Ubuntu 8.04
  • Stream media from ubuntu to your ps3
  • If my kid doesn’t like Linux now…
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu - from a Windows guy’s perspective
  • Ubuntu Open Week is here!

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 250

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at ASUS Eee PC 900

  • News: Ubuntu release day, Debian Weekly News, openSUSE beta testing, Fedora feature list, OpenSolaris release candidate, interviews with Mark Shuttleworth and Steve McIntyre, BSD Magazine
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.04, Damn Small Linux 4.3
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 4.3, openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
  • New distributions: ForLex, eAR OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

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Security

maketecheasier.com: When a seasoned Windows user first migrates to Linux, the first question is always “where is the anti-virus?” I have been asked this question countless time and were always given the “you are lying to me” kind of look when I told them that they don’t need anti-virus software in Linux.

Debian: We're not looking for commercial fortune

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Linux
Interviews

zdnet.co.uk: The Debian GNU/Linux operating system continues to generate interest from developers around the world, keen to sign up and contribute code to the open-source project now in its 15th year.

Quick look at Fedora

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Linux

laserjock.wordpress: Lately I’ve been messing around with Fedora. I’ve been using and developing Ubuntu for over 2 years and I decided to take a little break and try something different. Fedora 8 was really pretty nice. I was very pleasantly surprised to find in Fedora 8 a quick and responsive OS.

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