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Story Even Bill Gates hates Windows 8 Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:33pm
Story Results for Our ‘Red Hat & the NSA’ Poll Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:27pm
Story Geeksphone Revolution specs revealed Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:19pm
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Blog entry Mandrake Derived Distros gfranken 05/02/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Free software campaign for European elections Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 1:44pm
Story Mageia 4 Linux Desktop Distro Delivers Improved Performance, Features Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 1:05pm
Story OpenDaylight Summit: SDN Needs Open Source and Open Standards Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:50pm
Story 5 Reasons Why PCLinuxOS Is Better For Windows XP Users Than Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:41pm
Story Google Nexus 5 vs. Apple iPhone 5s Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:30pm

PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

alexeiz.blogspot: I wanted to try this OS on my computer over the weekend. So I downloaded and burned a CD and shoveled it into the CD drive hoping for a quick and easy install. I was wrong.

Why I Will Recommend Linux To Family This Year

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Linux

velocitywebdev.com: I read a recent post called “Why I Won’t Be Recommending Linux to Family this Holiday Season.” Th author makes a few good points about the various applications that family members use, but forget to tell you about. Things like the Sims or other games that don’t run well under Wine. Things like music under iTunes. The funny part is, the real reason…he doesn’t want to take the heat for telling them to use Linux and have something go wrong! Wimp!

The Incompleteness Theory Of Open Source, Continued

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: After my last post about how "failed" open-source projects aren't really failures at all, a colleague of mine provided me with more perspectives on that situation. The very way open source works, he claimed, is like an amortization of risk against failure in software development.

FLiMP (FreeBSD + Lighttpd + MYSQL + PHP)

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BSD

Want to try something a little different, build a FLiMP box it'll be faster and use less resources. I didnt want to run LAMP and i couldnt find an easy to follow guide on how to get a similar setup but using FreeBSD and Lighttpd my favourite os and webserver.

KDE 4.0 to be Released in January

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE Release Team has decided to release KDE 4.0 this coming January. The release was originally planned for mid-December. The KDE developers want to solve a couple of essential issues before releasing.

Christmas Firefox Themes

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: It’s December, and with the holidays just around the corner it is time to spruce up your browser to help spread the Christmas cheer! What you need are some Christmas Firefox themes to get the ball rolling.

First OLPC deployment: now it’s real.

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OLPC

radian.org: This week, Uruguay became the first-ever real, non-pilot deployment site of OLPC XO laptops. And I was there to hand out the first one.

Ubuntu - A Distribution for Everyone

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Ubuntu

it.gen.nz: I’ve been fiddling with Linux for a decade now. And, frankly, back then it was a total bear to get it working - you had to really, really, want to. How things have changed!

How to: simple security with Easy Crypt

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HowTos

ubuntuguru.wordpress: Add some secret ninja power to your Ubuntu system today with Easy Crypt. With only a right click you can open or close a ‘top secret’ file, protected by military grade encryption (AES 512-bit Whirlpool). Easy Crypt is a cute little menu which brings the power of TrueCrypt to your system tray. No terminal commands necessary.

Some Grubby Linux Games

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Gaming

ubuntukids.org/blog: My kids (ages 7 and 11) do like to play games a bit and I encourage it on Ubuntu as a way for them to become familiar with the operating system and familiar with computing in general. So what is a father, teacher, Ubuntu user and not overly pro-game person to do? Enter Grubby Games.

Asus Eee 701 vs. Nokia N810 - Linux Fight!

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Linux

ultramobilegeek.com: It's that time. Linux vs. Linux. 800x480 vs. 800x480. Mobile vs. Mobile. Slider slate tablet vs. Clamshell notebook. Fight! The first thing to address: Are these two devices truly competitors? The answer is yes - but only to consumers who don't know what they REALLY want.

Test Riding Pioneer Linux 3.0.2

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Linux

junauza.blogspot.com: Pioneer Linux is a Kubuntu-based desktop operating system made by Technalign, Inc. Its main goal is to provide a Windows replacement OS that is both easy to use and reliable. It is available at no cost, but a commercial version is also offered with added CrossOver Office and technical support.

An interview with 23meg

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: A common misconception on the Ubuntu Forums is that people directly involved in its development aren’t common visitors. That’s not necessarily the case. 23meg is an Ubuntu member and Forum Ambassador with a direct hand in bug triaging, idea collection, documentation and even moderating.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Backup Ubuntu using rdiff-backup

  • HowTo: Rename multiple files recursively
  • HowTo: Determine RedHat and Fedora release version

Linux Mint 4.0 as Enterprise Laptop

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Linux

Adventures in Linux: Linux evolves so quickly that all sorts of nifty new feature/function that Linux Desktop users would probably love to have is also probably only in the newer releases. I am always interested in / curious about how well the bleeding edge stuff is doing. Mint 4.0 is about as bleeding edge as it gets.

today's leftovers

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News
  • People of openSUSE: Keith Kastorff

  • Open Source Profits During A Recession
  • Even punk rockers are jumping on the open-source train
  • Entropy updates - you call it, you get it
  • Let's just ignore kernel bugs, what the heck!
  • Fedora 8 with Enlightenment Window Manager
  • Myths Stymie Linux Growth
  • Qemu Persistent Knoppix
  • Create impressive charts with Open Flash Chart

The Convenient Fiction of Distributions

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Linux

Linux Today: I am increasingly convinced all of the arguments between Linux distributions are going to become moot very soon. If they aren't there already.

Security Threat to Linux is coming?

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Linux

paulsdigitalworld.blogspot: A post in Ubuntu forum about malicious commands is found here which makes me think about security in operating systems. My wonder is really what kind of control an operating system should offer users?

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon - Overview

  • There’s way to much Ubuntu everywhere!
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu 7.10 + mythtv
  • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) alpha 1 officially released

Powerful Multimedia Command-Line Tools, Part I - SoX

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HowTos

Linux Journal: SoX is a power-packed command-line tool for various types of audio processing. It's very useful as an audio format converter, and it can be used for resampling audio files, converting between endianness, audio encoding and modifying other attributes of common audio file formats.

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Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

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  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

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    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

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