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Story In Mobile, GNU and Linux Victories Are Everywhere, So Microsoft Tries to Interject Itself Into Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 6:40pm
Story Summary of 2013 and New Year's list Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:28am
Story What to expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:25am
Story Belkin shows Linux powered smart slow cooker at CES 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:20am
Story Why Acer's new Android desktops are a game-changer Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:10am
Story Ubuntu 13.10 - The "Marmite" Linux Operating System Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:08am
Story Is Microsoft Grasping at Straws? Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:06am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:06am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:06am
Story Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Performance Stepped Up In 2013 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:00am

my new Asus EeePC

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Hardware

gnuski.blogspot: After a long weekend of waiting, my Asus EeePC 701 has arrived! I was at work and I had a small crowd around me the moment it came in the door. Everyone there said "wow, its smaller than I thought!" and I had to agree, sorta. But I kinda knew how small it would be since I've been following this for a long time, and waiting for a similar device for *years* now (really).

If one has nothing to add, being rude isn't an alternative

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Since the early days of Linux, whenever new users and others, would go to boards and forums seeking information on a specific topic, there would be the inevitable reply "rtfm".

Hans Reiser might testify where his wife is, lawyer says

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Reiser

sfgate.com: Computer programmer Hans Reiser plans to take the stand in his own defense to deny he murdered his estranged wife, his attorney said Monday.

Linux Users - Not Just Feral, but Rabid

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Linux

penguin pete: ITWire has this little ditty in their open source blog, going "tsk-tsk" at the Linux crowd for being such a tenacious little bunch. So Varghese asks "Are Linux users really a feral bunch?" No, Mr. Varghese, it's worse than that. And calling us "loose-lipped or juvenile" is also missing the point.

Ubuntu migration: the sweet taste of freedom at a price

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Ubuntu

iTWire: Well the Linux desktop is certainly here and I can prove it because as of today I'm officially an Ubuntu user and even though things aren't perfect, I feel like I've finally escaped from jail. Those of you contemplating the move from Windows, however, had better be prepared to make some compromises and even a few sacrifices.

Why is the choice of distribution so important and contentious?

A quick question to help shed some light on this topic. You needn't bother reading my blabble, just the usual rantings but I would like to see some views on why this whole area generates so much emotion when basically every distribution is a Yum or Apt away from being exactly the same as the next.

DesktopBSD Day 6 - The Live Desktop

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BSD

ruminations: Once upon a time there was no such thing as a live desktop. But that time is already way behind us and more and more Linux distributions come with a live boot option. DesktopBSD gives you the option either to go to the install menu or first go to the live desktop. Today I took a closer look at that option.

NexentaOS: Gnu OpenSolaris

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OS

geek00l.blogspot: I'm not a big fan of Sun Solaris but I wouldn't mind to give it a try again after Solaris 9. Thanks to Sun for making OpenSolaris available and I chose to try out NexentaOS.

OLPC rolls off the production line

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OLPC

tectonic: Here, for the first time, are pictures of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) coming off the production line at the Quantas factory in China.

Why The Linux Driver Project is Good for Corporations

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Software

OSWeekly: What happens when you take 200 hardcore roughly 10 project managers heck bent on making sure that your preferred Linux distro has the best driver support possible? You end up with The Linux Driver project.

How to: Migrate Linux Printer Configuration to Another System

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HowTos

nixcraft: Is it possible to migrate the printer configuration from one machine to another, just like user migration? Yes, it is possible since Linux uses CUPS.

Book Review: The Official Ubuntu Book

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Ubuntu

linux online: As far as the general public goes, however, though many may have heard the name Linux, they probably don't know exactly what it is and what it can be used for. I always say that the main weakness of Linux is not technical. The main hurdle that Linux faces is getting more name recognition. Luckily, the Linux distribution Ubuntu is changing all that.

Students develop supercomputer

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Hardware

hindu.com: Team leader C. Mahesh said that Dakshina, with Linux operating system, is a platform to deliver excellent performance for users who seek high computer power and resource in a multitasking environment.

Four ways to extract the current directory name

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linux.com: When you're programming a shell script, you often only need the current directory name, not the whole path that the pwd command returns. Here are four ways you can extract only the current directory.

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) server system (i386).

Podcasting with Linux Command Line Tools and Audacity

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packtpub.com: Recording a good podcast is as much about good voice training and delivery, as much as it is about the technology used to record it. As with other things, you only get better with practice. In this article we will use Linux command line tools and optionally Audacity to create a quick, no-frills podcast with a background music track.

Ubuntu Server: Attractive Choice, Paltry Documentation

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Ubuntu

Carla Schroder: A number of pundits like to bemoan Linux's supposed lack of an integrated server stack, and wail about the difficulty of figuring out what you need, and how toilsome it is to install all the pieces separately, and how arduous it is to configure everything after you have found and installed all the separate pieces. Fortunately they're wrong.

Interview with Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon

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Interviews
MDV

zdnet: I had the opportunity to speak Monday afternoon with the CEO of Mandriva, François Bancilhon. Recently, a deal with the Nigerian government to use and install Mandriva Linux on 17,000 Intel Classmate PCs was derailed when the government decided to overwrite the installed operating system with Windows XP.

Flock 1.0 review

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mozilla links: After a little more than a couple of years of development, the Flock team has finally released version 1.0 of Flock, a Firefox-based browser that aims to cater the most connected users with its long list of supported web services spanning bookmarking, photo sharing, social networking and blogging.

TinyFlux 1.0 Released

TinyFlux 1.0 was released on 2 November 2007. This is the first stable release of the PCFluxboxOS series and a very proud moment.

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