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Story An Everyday Linux User Review of Makulu Linux 6 - Imperium Edition Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2014 - 6:34am
Story Kali, Fedora, and Handy Linuxes Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2014 - 6:23am
Story Canonical Designers Work on Mobile-Friendly Ubuntu Cloud Tool Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2014 - 4:24am
Story GNOME Online Accounts 3.13.2 Adds Support or Photos and Maps Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2014 - 1:01am
Story Iterating on Fedora.NEXT Brand Concept #1 Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2014 - 12:48am
Story Applied Micro, Canonical claim the first ARM 64-bit server production software deployment Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2014 - 12:30am
Story Git v2.0.0: Released Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2014 - 12:20am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 6:51pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 6:49pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 6:48pm

Are Windows, the MacOS, and Desktop Linux Obsolete?

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OS

Rob Enderle: Major worldwide economic problems often speed up transitions as models that are failing are forced to fail more quickly, and emerging models that have significant economic advantages (they’re cheaper) get a substantial boost. We are entering such a time.

Grokking open source

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OSS

itwire.com: "Grok" is a word that you may not know, but it has been in use since the 1960's. It is commonly taken to mean "understand" but it is so much more than that. Do you grok open source? The word is the key to understanding why talented developers give of their time.

KolourPaint: More than a Microsoft Paint clone

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Software

linux.com: Just as Microsoft Paint is included with every Windows installation, so KolourPaint has been part of the kdegraphics package since KDE 3.3. This simple raster graphics editor works well not only in KDE, but also in Xfce, GNOME, and Fluxbox.

some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • References on using the GIMP

  • OpenLDAP installation on Debian
  • burn DVD images with Dvd+rw-tools
  • Bash Scripting : The Importance Of A Sanity Check
  • Guide to Playstation Emulator on Ubuntu
  • Convert hexadecimal to binary in Perl

Review: PcLinuxOS 2008 "MiniMe"

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PCLOS

raiden.net: It's been nearly ten months since we last reviewed a PcLinuxOS release. This time around we have a brand new flavor to look at. The venerable "MiniMe" 2008 release. What's different about this version over the previous 2007 version? Let's have a look and find out..

Novell chief: We helped Microsoft be more open

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Interviews
SUSE

zdnet.co.uk: Speaking to the Novell boss at his company's annual BrainShare user conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, ZDNet.co.uk asked whether the Microsoft deal could actually be damaging in the long run and what effect a financial downturn could have on Novell's recent recovery.

Ivan Krstić Resigns from OLPC

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OLPC

Ivan Krstić: "I cannot subscribe to the organization’s new aims or structure in good faith, nor can I reconcile them with my personal ethic. Having exhausted other options, three weeks ago I resigned my post at OLPC."

Radeon vs. RadeonHD Drivers In H1'08

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Software

phoronix.com: For Linux distribution vendors, right now is proving to be an awkward time for them as they decide which ATI driver will ship as the default choice in their spring distribution refresh.

Suse Linux Enterprise 11 – Lean, Mean and Green!

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SUSE

itwire.com: Novell announces development plans for the next generation of Suse Linux, promising mission-critical abilities in a power-friendly package.

Is the growth of open source sustainable?

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OSS

ostatic.com: Fellow OStatic blogger Joe Brockmeier posits that "the open source model allows agile development by disperse groups of people that can build on the already massive foundation of open source libraries and applications." While I agree that open source projects are springing up in record numbers, I hope it also remains a community that can sustain itself and ultimately deliver what it promises.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 14

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SUSE

Issue 14 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Videos and Slides from FOSDEM 2008, openSUSE to Participate in Google Summer of Code 2008, Novell Free Hugs at CeBit 2008, LimeJeOS - the openSUSE-based JeOS is Born, and openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 (today).

Waiting on the HP Linux desktop

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SUSE

desktoplinux.com: I would have liked to have been able to tell you in great detail exactly what desktops and laptops will soon be coming from Hewlett-Packard equipped with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. I'd like to tell you, but HP is still holding its Linux desktop cards close to its chest and not revealing any details. This is very annoying.

Microsoft ‘tax’ on Linux in schools must end says Becta

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Linux
Interviews

computerworlduk: Dr Stephen Lucey joined Becta in 2000 and is now their Executive Director (Strategic Technologies). Becta is the Government organisation with oversight of all things ICT in UK schools. Becta has consistently maintained an interest and a monitoring brief on the progress of Open Source software in education and this interview explores some of their current thinking.

My Linux Experience

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Linux

amassedlust.com: Linux is a “your mileage may vary” kind of operating system. Choice is great. I have a great deal of choices in Linux… but sometimes I have so many that it just ruins the experience for me.

Managing Your Tasks with Tux ToDo

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: Keeping track of all of your tasks can be a chore. It is very easy to forget a deadline or to let a little job slip through the cracks. That is where good task management software comes in handy.

Bruce Perens campaigns to join the OSI

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OSS

Matt Asay: Bruce Perens wants to be an OSI board member. That's fine. But he also seems to want to engage in scorched earth political campaigns to get there. That's not so fine.

30 Coolest and Funniest Tux Icons

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Linux

junauza.com: Tux is the world famous and endearing symbol of Linux. I don’t know any other software mascot that is so loved and venerated other than Tux. So without further delay, here they are: 30 Coolest and Funniest Tux Icons

SUSE on Dell Latitude D505

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SUSE

ofb.biz: The quest to get GNU/Linux to run well on a laptop has been a long running challenge. In this piece, Ed looks at his success with OpenSUSE on a Dell Latitude laptop.

Install Anyterm for remote terminal access without SSH

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: Anyterm allows you to have secure terminal access to a server without needing any special software on a client machine beyond a Web browser. For example, with Anyterm you can open a terminal into your server from an Internet cafe.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Another Operating System for my eeePC

  • A Look At The XO Laptop
  • Ubuntu 8.04 upgrade snafu
  • Dear Dan Lyons: Open Source was Never 'Counter Culture'
  • Impossible thing #4: Funding community enterprises like Blender and the Orange and Peach Movie Project
  • Monday at BrainShare
  • Open source's green claims
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 On Linux?
  • Reiser and Prosecutor Spar; 'I Didn't Kill Nina'
  • The GPL is a capitalist's best friend
  • KDE 4 in Linux Magazine
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Beta
  • Debian Installer Lenny Beta 1 released
  • Novell BrainShare: March 17 Recap
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Microsoft EEE

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