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Story Meet the White House’s new open source-happy IT director Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 9:47am
Story Linux Fears of Windows Lock-out Here Now Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 9:06am
Story Linux-based COMs gain WiFi AP and BLE 4.1 functions Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 9:02am
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Story More eBPF Tracing Work Being Readied For Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:26am
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Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding

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  • Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding

  • Linux to spend eternity in shadow of 'little blue E'
  • Microsoft's Netbook Woes Also Mean Linux Yays ... Right?
  • Linux dead at hands of Windows 7? Horse puckey!
  • No Linux killer

Torvalds, KDE 4, and the Media Circus

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KDE

earthweb.com: Just as KDE 4 is poised to prove itself with the user-friendly 4.2 release, the year-long controversy over the changes from the KDE 3 release has ignited again. This time, the spark was a interview comment by Linus Torvalds that he had switched to GNOME and thought that the KDE release had been mis-managed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 287

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux.conf.au 2009

  • News: Ubuntu and Fedora adopt ext4, Slackware prepares for KDE 4.2, Mandriva developers move to Red Hat, ClarkConnect reveals new features
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, Granular Linux 1.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Site news: Update on package management cheatsheet
  • New distribution: Bee Linux, Kuki Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

plasma is now plasma-desktop

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: When Plasma was first ripping its way out of my meandering thoughts, I was rather preoccupied with one thought only: "I need something that can improve on kicker ..." When I eventually added the desktop to that thinking I felt I was making progress and getting ambitious.

Linux Monday: command lines and vintage keyboards

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: If you're younger than about 30, you probably don't have much memory of the DOS prompt. And about the third thing you've heard about Linux is "you have to type in commands a lot."

Are you an "average" user?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Everybody uses in their arguments the yardstick of the average user. This is the user that people measure the suitability of an operating system and form their arguments around. What exactly is an average user?

Linux Foundation Announces Formal Kick Off for “We’re Linux” Video Contest

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the formal launch of its “We’re Linux” video contest.

today's leftovers

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News
  • End of backports and about KDE in Lenny

  • KDE 4.2 coming to Gentoo
  • $200 Laptops Break a Business Model
  • Warning! Linux Security. Are You at Risk?
  • Why Linux is Superior
  • What Would an Atheist Linux Distro Look Like?
  • Monitor and Inspect your Hard-Disk easily with GSmartControl
  • How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu
  • The Dark Side of Linux

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #126

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #126 for the week of January 18th- January 24th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS released, Ubuntu on Italian TV, and much more!

Interview with Liam Bennett: creating a SMS service in Australia using GNU/Linux

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Liam Bennett manages eConfirm Inc, an Australian company that offers SMS sending — and responding — services, based on GNU/Linux. Here’s what Liam has to say about his experience with GNU/Linux and free software in general.

Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language: A Book Review

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Software

millionchimpanzees.blogspot: I wasn't particularly happy when I heard that Python 3 wasn't backwardly compatible with previous versions of Python, but I tried to keep an open mind about this. When I heard that Programming in Python 3 was being published in Addison-Wesley's Developer's Library series, I saw a chance to get up to speed quickly with what had changed.

Can a BasKet Replace Google Notebook?

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Software

For the last few years, Google Notebook has played a part in organising my information. When Google announced the other week that they are going to stop developing Google Notebook, I decided to review my information management process, and see if it can be improved.

What vendors really mean by 'open source'

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Like me, you've probably read articles on how free software, or open source, is going to thrive in 2009, and how businesses everywhere are going to survive the recession by migrating to it.

A conversation with Bdale Garbee

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Linux
Interviews

itwire.com: It's difficult not to notice Bdale Garbee, the chief technologist for open source and Linux at Hewlett-Packard, when he attends the Australian national Linux conference.

PCLOS - Big Update Coming

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: Well, it's almost time for the BIG UPDATE! The Rippers have been working for months on this to make it as trouble free as humanly possible. We're hoping there won't be too many problems.

10 Things a Power User Will Love about Linux

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Linux

blog.ajlisy.com: If you’re a power user but haven’t yet given Linux a shot, you should definitely try it out. Here are 10 things that you will love about Linux over Windows or OS X.

How Good Is the Asus Eee 1000?

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Linux
Hardware

openmode.ca: I don’t have many tech gadgets or toys, but my Eee PC 1000 is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Though admittedly I have conditioned myself to say that after paying so much for the 1000 model when it was still fairly new in Canada.

Mark Shuttleworth Strikes the Right Tone On Windows 7

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some people are scratching their heads over recent Windows 7-related comments attributed to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. I think Shuttleworth was stating that healthy competition drives IT innovation. And an innovative, motivated Microsoft is good for Linux.

Keith Tokash and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ccieflyer.com: I've been wanting to write this for some time, but aside from wanting to use Ubuntu for a reasonable amount of time, I'm pretty lazy. What finally prompted me to write this was Amarok, a music player I liked so much better than iTunes that it bordered on being difficult to express.

The next challenge for Linux

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paulspontifications.blogspot: I was in the local branch of "Currys" and they had some little netbooks, and taped next to each one was a little note saying something to the effect of "This runs Linux, so it won't run Windows software". It was a local version of a wider story about Linux:

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KDE: QtPad, Celebrating 10 Years with KDE, GSoC 2018

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Open Hardware: Good for Your Brand, Good for Your Bottom Line

Chip makers are starting to catch on to the advantages of open, however. SiFive has released an entirely open RISC-V development board. Its campaign on the Crowd Supply crowd-funding website very quickly raised more than $140,000 USD. The board itself is hailed as a game-changer in the world of hardware. Developments like these will ensure that it won't be long before the hardware equivalent of LEGO's bricks will soon be as open as the designs built using them. Read more