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Story CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:54am
Story [New] Technological Neutrality and Free Software Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:49am
Story 5 Brilliant Reasons To Look Forward To Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:44am
Story Taking Ubuntu 14.10 for a ride Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:40am
Story 10 best Linux distros: which one is right for you? Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:32am
Story Too Many Forks, the Right Distro, and Reason for Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:29am
Story HarrisData Supports Linux with new 'AppsInHD' Platform Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:24am
Story Ubuntu Laptop Buying Guide Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:21am
Story Hackable drone controller runs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 4:52am
Story Trisquel 7.0 LTS Belenos Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 1:59am

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 beta release by three weeks

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 beta release by three weeks

  • Mozilla, Firefox and Google Chrome
  • The real reason Google is making Chrome
  • Google Chrome: Winners and Losers
  • Why Google Chrome Really Matters
  • 11 Reasons Why Firefox Should Really, Really Be Afraid of Google's Chrome
  • about:mozilla - Ubiquity, Fennec, Shredder, Firefox logo, Chrome, upcoming events, and more…

Small KWin update

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: Kind of a quiet week the past week in KWin—a few bug fixes, some backend work and a couple of small (But extremely useful) features thrown in as a bonus.

Debian not complying to licenses

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Linux

blog.daniel-baumann.ch: A couple of years ago, I took over the maintenance of the syslinux package since its previous maintainer was MIA. if debian-cd is embedding a syslinux binary with a different version, it must contain the sources for it

VIA births another kneetop

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: VIA HAS ANNOUNCED the release of yet another teeny weeny snappy lappy with Vista Home Basic out of the box alongside a Linux dual interface.

Tomorrow's War: Why FOSS Needs to Change its Views of Apple

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Mac
OSS

itmanagement.earthweb: By definition, free and open source software (FOSS) is opposed to proprietary companies. But, while fear and loathing of Microsoft often reaches towering, even paranoid heights, Apple is hardly ever condemned, and even seems to be regarded with approval by many members of the FOSS community. Yet, in some ways, Apple poses a greater proprietary threat than Microsoft.

About the openSUSE Board and the Elections

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SUSE

dev-loki.blogspot: As you have probably already read, the openSUSE Election Committee has taken over and finalized a process and page about the upcoming openSUSE Board Elections. These are drawn on the preliminary work of the current Board and the community itself.

Opening the box: The story of the Pandora (so far)

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Linux
Interviews
Gaming

pocketgamer.co.uk: Open source handhelds have been with us for a while now. Those of you with a decent memory will recall the excellent GP2X from Korean manufacturer Gamepark Holdings. Sadly, production of the GP2X has now ceased. We spoke to Craig Rothwell about why he's helping to produce the Pandora.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Taming your daemons with PSMon

  • Removing files for which you have no write access from the GNOME Wastebasket
  • Generate Random Passwords on the Linux Command Line
  • Enable Media player in CentOS
  • Create a Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive the Easy Way

Acer Aspire One Review

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Linux
Hardware

linuxhaxor.net: Ever since the first rumors about an Apple tablet computer, and more recently an ultra-portable notebook caught my attention a couple of years ago, I’ve been holding out on upgrading my beloved Sharp Zaurus. Apple still hasn’t made good on the seeds it planted. I’m now a bona fide member of the netbook craze

Citibank infuriating its customers with Linux-hostile site

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Linux

theinquirer.net: IF YOU BUY one of those nifty Linux preloaded notebooks from the likes of Dell, Asus, or Lenovo, the default web browser will always be Firefox.

FSF and Stephen Fry celebrate the GNU Project 25th anniversary

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OSS

fsf.org: The GNU operating system is turning 25 this year, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary by releasing "Happy Birthday to GNU," a short film featuring the English humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry.

odds & ends

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe

  • Diet Ubuntu - An In-depth Guide
  • Xfce 4.6 Being Released This Month
  • 2.6.27-rc5, Fixing Regressions
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 31st August 2008
  • When Linux gets cited as a matter of course, it’s truly gone mainstream

Debian Project News - September 1st, 2008

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Linux

Welcome to this year's 10th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Debian Live Lenny Beta1 released, Debian Translations for French and German Reach 100%, and much more.

Analysts fail on open source

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Industry analysts can play a valuable role. But their shortcomings are particularly evident in their coverage of open source software. And, apart from analysts, what viable alternative information sources exist?

You Should Try At Least One of These 7 Distros

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Linux
  • You Should Try At Least One of These 7 Leading Linux Distros

  • One Tale of Two Scientific Distros
  • The name of the next Debian Stable Release announced

$98 Linux Laptop

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Linux
Hardware
  • $98 Linux Laptop - The HiVision miniNote

  • MSI Wind gets updates
  • Novell SUSE Linux Scores At Big Retailer

21 of the Best Free Linux Productivity Tools

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Software
  • 21 of the Best Free Linux Productivity Tools

  • More fun GTK1.2 stuff
  • Top 40 open source content management systems (CMS)

Microsoft's Man in Open Source: Sam Ramji on Redmond's Linux Strategy

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Microsoft

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Sam Ramji is a busy man. As Microsoft’s senior director of platform strategy, his job is a big one: overseeing the company’s initiatives in Linux and open source. Wait a second – Microsoft’s strategy in open source? Yes, that’s right.

The CONSEGI 2008 Declaration: Six Nations "Just Say No" to ISO/IEC

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OSS

consortiuminfo.org: The latest blowback from the OOXML adoption process emerged last Friday in Brasilia, Brazil. This newest challenge to the continued relevance of ISO and IEC was thrown when major IT agencies of six nations - Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Paraguay, South Africa and Venezuela - signed a declaration that deploring the refusal of ISO and IEC to further review the appeals submitted by the National Bodies of four nations.

KDE for Grannies

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KDE

untangled.biz/blog: Some time ago I bought a used ThinkPad for my grandparents - fully equipped with printer and high speed internet connection. I installed Kubuntu on it and most of it ran out of the box. So far so good. Then came the time of learning.

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OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

  • OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability
    A few days back FreeBSD 11 stable was mitigated for Meltdown (and Spectre vulnerabilities), which came more than one month after these nasty CPU vulnerabilities were disclosed while DragonFlyBSD was quickly mitigated and the first of the BSDs to do so. While OpenBSD is known for its security features and focus, only today did it land its initial Meltdown mitigation.
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France Proposes Software Security Liability For Manufacturers, Open Source As Support Ends

It sometimes seems as though barely a week can go by without yet another major software-related hardware vulnerability story. As manufacturers grapple with the demands of no longer building simple appliances but instead supplying them containing software that may expose itself to the world over the Internet, we see devices shipped with insecure firmware and little care for its support or updating after the sale. The French government have a proposal to address this problem that may be of interest to our community, to make manufacturers liable for the security of a product while it is on the market, and with the possibility of requiring its software to be made open-source at end-of-life. In the first instance it can only be a good thing for device security to be put at the top of a manufacturer’s agenda, and in the second the ready availability of source code would present reverse engineers with a bonanza. Read more

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