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Story New Commercial Rolling Linux, Xfce the Best, and More Mint Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 4:26am
Story Red Hat Delivers Cloud Certification Plan, and Teams with HP Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 12:44am
Story Automotive Grade Linux group releases Tizen-based IVI stack Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 12:27am
Story CoreOS Launches Managed Linux Operating System as a Service Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 12:23am
Story Android Wear review: the everything inbox Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:56pm
Story TI spins Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:54pm
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.1.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:48pm
Story Linux Mint 17: Fresh and Long-Lasting Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:42pm
Story Peppermint Five Linux Brings the Cloud to Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:36pm
Story CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:32pm

The success in Linux

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: An article recently put out, asks the question "Why are there no Linux billionaires?" What is the problem with there being no "billionaires"? That's the problem with most of the people associated with this, they automatically equate success to expanse of finances.

Browsing the Web the old-fashioned way

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Software

linux.com: Are you in the mood for some '90s-style Web browsing with no graphic elements? Or, more realistically, do you work with a Linux console and often need to check something on the Web? If so, get acquainted with text-based Web browsers such as w3m, Lynx, and the similarly named Links.

Nemo Review: A New File Manager for Linux

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madpenguin.org: Generally speaking, I have been quite happy using Nautilus with a little help from Tracker from time to time. Nautilus is a no nonsense file manager that allows most users to get the most out of their files and the way they choose to manage them.

Where do we go from here now that Gnome has grown up?

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Software

ibeentoubuntu.com: My recent post about old the beginnings of Gnome and my natural tendency to look at the Roadmap for the next version of Gnome and Ubuntu when an Ubuntu release comes out have led me to a conclusion: Gnome is pretty much finished.

The Usefulness Of Linux-Next

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Discussing the latest breakage of the linux-next tree, Stephen Rothwell noted that the problem went unnoticed due to the arm tree not currently being included, "this is why I would have liked you to participate in the linux-next tree ...".

Is it too late for open source Java?

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Software

blogs.zdnet: Sun says it is working hard to make Java completely open source so Linux shops can use it. But is it already too late?

One last, good look at KDE 3 Part 2

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KDE

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Some little updates on my KDE experiment. First of all, I run an rsync script semi-daily to backup my home drive to an external hard drive in case the main one fails. It’s already happened to me once before and I was really glad to have had backups. However, as you can imagine, this is a huge drain on my computer’s resources.

New Opera 9.5 Beta Improves Security and Adds More Syncing Features

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Software

blog.wired.com: Opera Software has release a second beta for version 9.5 of its flagship browser. Opera 9.5 beta 2 brings several new features and a number of bug fixes as Opera moves toward the final release.

Eurocrats study Microsoft OOXML under procurement rules

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Microsoft

the inquirer: THE EUROPEAN Commission has started investigating Microsoft's OOXML standard under procurement rules instead of the old competition statute with which they usually bash the software giant.

Switching to Linux which distro to use, openSUSE?

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SUSE

opencomputer.net: We’ll do this test with the live (Gnome) CD to analyze: parts of the hardware that are recognized, software package installed, general usability (setup adjustments, software installation).

Thinking Of Switching?: Linux Ubuntu vs. Windows Vista vs. OSX Leopard

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OS

athensexchange.com: Every few years, new operating systems are released for computers that promise new features, greater security and usability. Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.2 and Windows Vista Service Pack One were both released in February of 2008. Linux Ubuntu released the latest version of its operating system.

Coupla Early Ubuntu 8.04 Reviews

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04: Hardy Heron Review

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: Jaded Janus
  • Official Ubuntu Tour
  • Downloads
  • Mark Shuttleworth: The Heron takes flight

  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: A First Look

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Stuff I have learned about displays

  • K Module, a.k.a. the KDE Pages
  • Novell strips SLES down to its undies
  • Ubuntu propagandist creates cool Vista dissing sticker
  • OpenSUSE 11.0: Who gets top billing? GNOME or KDE?
  • Time and talent are the open source speed limits
  • A Linux Server in the Palm of Your Hand
  • Did Open Source Doom the OLPC?
  • SE Radio Interview on Open Source Business Models
  • Project Diaspora Open Sourced and Finished. Space MMORPG
  • Web 2.0 Conference: Lots of News for Open Sourcers
  • How big can Ubuntu get?

Microsoft’s eco system: cracks in the reliability

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liquidat.wordpress: The microsoft eco system is often mentioned to be long term reliable and therefore be a good option for companies with long term plans or needs. However, recently some parts of Microsoft’s eco system fall apart and became incompatible, which is not what you expect from a reliable system.

30 Similarities Between MS Excel and OOo Calc

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OOo

fanaticattack.com: This is another article in my series that shows the similarities between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office. Using a new product requires some re-learning. But you rarely have to learn an entirely new set of skills. This article is to emphasize the similarities.

Sun Solaris 10 5/08

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phoronix.com: While all of the Solaris excitement at Phoronix as of late has been around Solaris Express Developer 1/08 and the forthcoming release of OpenSolaris 2008.05, today Sun Microsystems has announced the immediate release of Solaris 10 5/08.

Deploying KDE to 52 million young people

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Mauricio broke the news today in his blog about what can only be described as a massive deployment of free software. In summary: KDE on Linux has stepped up to become the software platform in the primary school education system in Brazil.

Linux vs. GNU/Linux: The Aftermath

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Today, I wrote a post about why I call Linux “Linux” and not “GNU/Linux.” That post attracted quite a number of views, and a good number of comments as well.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Customizing the Default Theme in Drupal

  • KDE 4 on Slackware 12.0
  • Ubuntu Linux Install and Configure Ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant
  • How to make Gnome menus Faster in Ubuntu
  • More advanced wget usage
  • Getting data into and out of an OpenOffice.org Base database
  • Installing and tracking software updates with toast
  • GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial
  • Getting help with the Linux Command Line
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