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Story What The End-days Of Wintel Looks Like Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:34pm
Story Ubuntu GNOME Devs Encouraged by Ubuntu Team to Add Latest GNOME in Future Versions Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:24pm
Story Spanish anti tax fraud unit renews Linux contract Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:19pm
Story Building a Linux lab and its great potential in education Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:14pm
Story LibreSSL: More Than 30 Days Later Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:08pm
Story Black Lab Linux 6.0 Beta 2 Is a Bizarrely Attractive Xfce Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:04pm
Story Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:18am
Story OpenMandriva 2014.1 review Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:31am
Story AMD Is Working On A New VA-API State Tracker For Gallium3D Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:09am
Story Linux 3.17-rc7 - yes, another rc Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:00am

What’s Required for Linux to Overtake Apple Mac OS X?

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workswithu.com: As this site has noted, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth at OSCON called for Linux distributions to leapfrog the quality of Apple’s Mac OS X user experience. So, what will be needed? Here are some thoughts.

Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds

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pingdom.com: We have collected some of the best quotes from three of the most influential people in the history of operating systems: Steve Jobs (Apple), Linus Torvalds (Linux) and Bill Gates (Microsoft).

Linux Mint Elyssa Vs Ubuntu Hardy!

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Linux
Ubuntu

geekadda.com: The reason i am writing this review is that few days back i had some problem with my ubuntu desktop (resizing disk issues) when i thought of giving Linux Mint a go since the new version Elyssa was released. I am a relatively new linux user about 6 months old. So i put forward my perception. Feel free to reply what you all think.

30 Gnome themes to enhance your Ubuntu experience

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catswhocode.com/blog: To be honest, I never really liked Human, Ubuntu’s default theme, and seems that many other people don’t. Happilly, on GNU/Linux systems it is easy to customize everything. Here’s a list of 30 Gnome themes.

Ottawa Linux Symposium 10, Day 1

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linux.com: The tenth annual Ottawa Linux Symposium kicked off Wednesday in Canada's capital, just a few blocks from the country's parliament building, in a conference centre in the midst of being torn down. The symposium started with the traditional State of the Kernel address, this year by Matthew Wilcox.

Dell UK launches systems with preinstalled Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

heise-online.co.uk: Dell is now selling selected systems with Ubuntu 8.0.4, Hardy Heron, pre-installed in the United Kingdom . Ubuntu has been an option some Dell systems in the past, but only in the United States.

The Mess That is Linux Volume Management

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lxer.com: The GNU/Linux operating system is blessed to have sound partition management tools like GParted which are very easy to use. However, when it comes to the management of 'virtual partitions' known as volumes, things are quite different. There is Linx Volume Management, or LVM in short, however, it can almost only be used from the command line. Also, it doesn't integrate software RAID - except for striping. I was quite optimistic when I started using volume management some four years ago, but not anymore. Let me explain why I'm disappointed.

Easter Eggs For both the Command Line and GUI

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Software

linuxplanet.com: This week, in celebration of summer and the holiday week in United States, we decided to take a minibreak from the serious and bring you some Linux Easter Egg fun.

Flock Gloss Edition makes a fashion statement

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Software

mozillalinks.org: The Flock guys have just released a fashion oriented edition of its namesake Firefox-based browser labeled Flock Gloss Edition.

Is Microsoft Irrelevant?

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Microsoft

eweek.com: At OSCON, a top software architect questions Microsoft’s relevance as Linux and open source march on into the enterprise and the overall computing landscape.

Review: Think small with Linutop 2

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: If you think that a desktop PC has to be big, noisy and expensive -- think again. Linutop shows that it pays to seriously diminish your size expectations with its tiny, energy-efficient Linux-based PC.

Introduction to Linux: Desktop Environments

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Software

techwarelabs.com: I've discussed what GNU/Linux is (commonly referred to as Linux), what it represents, why people use it and why more should. I've even touched on the subject that you can do almost anything in Linux that you may have taken for granted as being a purely Windows (or Apple) related functionality. For those who took my advice and played around with a Live CD, it must be like being lost in a foreign nation. Where's the Start button? Where's Windows Manager?

DTrace and the Linux bunker mentality

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: DTrace is an open source Sun product that made its debut with Solaris 10 but has since been ported to MacOS X and various other BSD derivatives. Only Linux is left without significant corporate or community support for a DTrace port. Instead the Linux kernel group has been working on a thing called SystemTap.

The open source jobs boom

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: Looking for a good job in IT? Sharpen your knowledge of open source development frameworks, languages, and programming. A just-published study of available IT jobs found that 5 percent to 15 percent of the positions now on the market call for open source software skills.

How gaming in Linux will bring the ultimate benefit to all

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Linux

dogbuntu.wordpress: The biggest reason I still dual boot my Ubuntu with Windows XP is Gaming. In fact the Windows XP in my desktop is used for no purpose absolutely except occassionally playing games.

Linux Users: Why So Serious?

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linuxhaxor.net: Despite coming from a very rich and early history, linux OS consumer market share is less than 1% [1,2]; and the community more divided than ever. What are we doing wrong?

How To Install Django On Debian Etch (Apache2/mod_python)

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HowTos

This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Debian Etch server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Shell Script To Emulate A Thesaurus For Linux or Unix

  • Who says you can't make money in open source?
  • Kernel Log: Centrino 2 WiFi driver iwl 5000 and webcam driver gscpa in Linux 2.6.27
  • Red Hat Ups Length Of Top Technical Support For Enterprise Linux
  • Linux HOWTO: Video Editing Magic with ffmpeg
  • Using new social networking service Identi.ca from the command line
  • Sun Takes a Shine to Linux in New Web Stack
  • Giving love to the Previewer
  • SCO Blast From The Past
  • Vista Adoption going no-where, IT considering Linux and Mac instead
  • Linux answers the age-old question, "Why is my network slow?"
  • Ubuntu Classroom #1 at Engineering Faculty
  • OLPC and LEGO - A Match from Heaven?
  • Network Security Toolkit distribution aids network security administrators
  • 11 Firefox 3 Extensions That I Can’t Live Without
  • Video: Fedora Live
  • Killing the Desktop Metaphor with GNOME

Would a chic Linux seduce the masses?

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: Linux has lived a long life of stability and sturdy usability, but what if the underpinnings of that strategy fell away and the developer community were to welcome an influx of open source designers focused on producing the most pleasant and intuitive interface imaginable.

Software piracy hurts the open-source community too

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OSS

computerworld.com: Proprietary software vendors, movie companies and the music industry aren't the only businesses that don't like pirates stealing, copying and reselling their CDs and DVDs. OpenOffice.org community manager sees fallout when proprietary wares are jacked.

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Software: MenuLibre, Speech Recognition, "Just TODO It", Slack

  • MenuLibre 2.1.4 Released
    The wait is over. MenuLibre 2.1.4 is now available for public testing and translations! With well over 100 commits, numerous bug fixes, and a lot of polish, the best menu editing solution for Linux is ready for primetime.
  • Speech Recognition For Linux Gets A Little Closer
    t has become commonplace to yell out commands to a little box and have it answer you. However, voice input for the desktop has never really gone mainstream. This is particularly slow for Linux users whose options are shockingly limited, although decent speech support is baked into recent versions of Windows and OS X Yosemite and beyond. There are four well-known open speech recognition engines: CMU Sphinx, Julius, Kaldi, and the recent release of Mozilla’s DeepSpeech (part of their Common Voice initiative). The trick for Linux users is successfully setting them up and using them in applications. [Michael Sheldon] aims to fix that — at least for DeepSpeech. He’s created an IBus plugin that lets DeepSpeech work with nearly any X application. He’s also provided PPAs that should make it easy to install for Ubuntu or related distributions.
  • Announcing "Just TODO It"
    Recently, I wished to use a trivially-simple TODO-list application whilst working on a project. I had a look through what was available to me in the "GNOME Software" application and was surprised to find nothing suitable. In particular I just wanted to capture a list of actions that I could tick off; I didn't want anything more sophisticated than that (and indeed, more sophistication would mean a learning curve I couldn't afford at the time). I then remembered that I'd written one myself, twelve years ago. So I found the old code, dusted it off, made some small adjustments so it would work on modern systems and published it.
  • Linux users can now get Slack as a snap package
    Canonical has announced the general availability of the collaboration platform Slack, as a snap package. The move will allow Linux users to get setup with the platform and begin collaborating on their work more easily. Any Linux distribution with snap support can head over to the snapcraft website, download the package, and begin using it.