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Story Black Lab Linux 5.0.1 Enterprise Released Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 6:22am
Story Hackable media-streaming speaker does HiFi with tubes Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 12:41am
Story Reading Into the Red Hat CentOS Deal Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 12:36am
Story Band releases album as Linux kernel module Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 11:37pm
Story Opera for Linux Is Still a No-Show Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 9:26pm
Story AMD Catalyst 14.4 Brings Few Linux Performance Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 8:54pm
Story Raspberry Pi-like boardset packs quad-core i.MX6 Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 8:48pm
Story Canonical Is Taking Over Linux 3.13 Kernel Maintenance Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 8:41pm
Story U talking to me? Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 6:05pm
Story Yes, you should replace Windows XP with Linux Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 5:58pm

The scaling problem and open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Most trends in the open source market come down to one word. Scaling.

The Demise Of Commercial Open Source

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Steve Goodman, co-founder and CEO of network management startup PacketTrap Networks, is predicting that commercial open source companies are doomed to fail.

Open for the Future

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OSS

military-information-technology: Programs such as the Army’s Future Combat Systems and organizations such as the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency are using open technologies using non-proprietary software.

Mozilla raises Firefox security bar

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Firefox 3.0's new anti-malware blocker, a tool that prevents some malicious pages from loading, is the browser upgrade's most important new security feature, Mozilla Corp.'s head of engineering said today.

Nina Reiser's Mother, Defense Attorney Verbally Sparring

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The trial of People v. Hans Reiser picked up here Thursday where it left off the day before: The murder defendant's attorney was sparring with the mother of the defendant's missing wife.

Also: Prosecution Rests in Hans Reiser Murder Trial; Defense Moves for Acquittal

Linpus offers a Linux for newbies and experts alike

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Linux

linux-watch.com: Linpus Technologies has long been known in Taiwan for its Linux distributions. Now, it wants to become a player in the global Linux market with its new Linux distribution Linpus Linux Lite, which features a dual-mode user interface.

Pimp your desktop: automate desktop wallpaper with Webilder

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and if you want to make a good impression with computer lovers with artistic pretensions, a fancy wallpaper is a pretty good place to start. It can be a real ice breaker. Why stop there? Let’s pimp that desktop!

Krazy Kubuntu Annoyance

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: I'm running Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) on one of my main workstations. As with its sibling Ubuntu, it's an endlessly-entertaining blend of really nice stuff and really irritating stuff. Both often require manual tweakage to get them to work correctly, and even then you may be foiled by a Helpful Daemon.

Measuring Ubuntu's Boot Performance

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last year leading up to the release of Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" and Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" we had published several articles looking at various aspects of this desktop Linux distribution. In this article, we are looking at Ubuntu's boot performance for the past five releases through the use of Bootchart for measuring its boot time, disk throughput, and the running processes.

Software Freedom Law Center Publishes Legal Guide on Free Software

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), today published a legal guide which acts as an in-depth introduction to the legal issues surrounding FOSS.

Fedora + Eee PC = Eeedora

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: I am a fan of affordable technology. I like relatively cheap gadgets, and I like open source. When I heard about Asus’ Eee PC, I took it with a certain grain of salt. I thought that maybe it was just another company trying to take a piece of the pie from the One Laptop Per Child initiative.

' Linux Next ' Begins To Take Shape

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Linux

blog.internetnews: Make no mistake about, the Linux 2.6.x kernel is a *large* undertaking that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Apparently it's also getting harder to maintain as well in terms ensuring that regressions don't occur and that new code is fully tested. That's where the new 'Linux Next' effort comes in.

Also: Tracking Upcoming Stable Merges

Firefox 3.0 Beta Testing

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Moz/FF

davelargo.blogspot: I have loaded Firefox 3.0 (Beta 3) on our production server for testing. I also am testing the newer version of Flash that was released in December. Here are the issues that I am seeing.

Also: Install Firefox 3 Beta 3 in Ubuntu with One Command

Tiny Zenwalk 5.0 packs a big punch

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Linux

linux.com: Zenwalk, a Slackware-based slim-and-zippy distribution, released a major update last month. The release announcement listed some noticeable enhancements and promised the best support for Wi-Fi you can expect in any Linux distro. Excuse me for being skeptic, but one doesn't expect midget distros to be the best in any field. How well can a single-CD 469MB distro hold up against every other multi-GB DVD distro available today?

XFCE and Usability: Fedora vs. Xubuntu

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Linux
Software

beranger.org: I don't consider XFCE as the best desktop environment, however it's still lighter than GNOME. Now that Fedora has an XFCE spin, it reminded me that special touch Xubuntu is still having... despite its Canonical ascendancy.

icebuntu alpha 2 screenshot

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: There’s been an update to the fledgling IceBuntu derivative of Ubuntu, with a new theme and a few other minor adjustments. This one seems to be called “alpha 2,” if I read the ISO title correctly. I tried it out this afternoon and took a screenshot.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mldonkey and conky

  • fast installation of apc php optimizer/cache on Debian / Ubuntu
  • Connect from Linux machine to VPN with proprietary Windows Client
  • Format of /etc/fstab file in Linux
  • Getting Java working on Ubuntu 8.04 Development Branch

When files disappear, Magic Rescue saves the day

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Software

linux.com: If you've ever had that sick realization that you made a mistake immediately after emptying your Trash or deleting a file with Shift-Del, then Magic Rescue may be the cure you're looking for.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Beta 2 Orchis released

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MDV

The second beta, codenamed Orchis, for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008.1) is now available. This pre-release brings recognition of other installed distributions during installation, NTFS-3G (with write support) by default for all NTFS partitions, significant improvements to the Mandriva graphical software management tool and more.

Sabayon Linux: KDE 4.0.1, 3.5 Loop2, Entropy, eeePC

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Linux

planet.sabayonlinux: there are a lot of things I need to tell you. 1) KDE 4.0.1 is hitting our Entropy repository (yay!), 2) 3.5 Loop2, yeah, and 3) Entropy: what I can say, it’s getting better and better.

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