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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Still on Windows XP? Give Ubuntu Linux a go. Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 8:02am
Story Canonical Seeks Even More Independence for Ubuntu Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 7:59am
Story Defora Provides Yet Another Open-Source Desktop Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 7:49am
Story Mutter-Wayland 3.11.5 Adds Support for Sub-Surfaces Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 7:46am
Story China Picks Sides In The OS Wars Rianne Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 7:46am
Story Jelly Bean spills onto 60 percent of Android devices Rianne Schestowitz 2 06/02/2014 - 7:39am
Story Linux should be a part of School Education Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 1:40am
Story Why open source will rule the data center Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 1:36am
Story KDE 4.12.2 and 4.11.6 Officially Released with More than 20 Bugfixes Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 1:31am
Story Open source no longer considered avant garde for IT innovators Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 1:24am

few shorts & leftovers

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News
  • Preliminary KDE-EDU screenshots/Photos

  • Three Useful Python Bindings - ClamAV, Apt and Evolution
  • Distro wars
  • Two Bugs Left Before X Server 1.4.1
  • Documentation: Give it up; it won't happen.
  • From the Obvious Department: Updates help Ubuntu

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
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Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

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    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance. Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format. The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said. Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.
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Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
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