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Story Xen EFI Support Being Added To Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:43pm
Story Unity 8 and Mir Updates Show Good Progress Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:35pm
Story Linux OpenCL Performance With The Newest AMD & NVIDIA Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:22pm
Story New Ubuntu Browser for Phones Design Looks Superb Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:11pm
Story Black Lab Enterprise Linux 6 Preview now available Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:03pm
Story Does Oracle Linux 7 Give Larry A Cutting (Open) Edge? Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:41pm
Story x86 Will See KVM Improvements In Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:31pm
Story What is Docker and why is it so darn popular? Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:13pm
Story Mozilla's Developer Network Site Has Leaks Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:03pm
Story Android users MORE ACTIVE than iOS fanbois for the first time Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 4:46pm

As the ODF-OOXML world turns

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OSS
  • As the ODF-OOXML world turns

  • Microsoft OOXML: Dead Format Walking

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Building a New Computer - Part 1: Choosing Hardware

  • Dig for more data in the /proc directory
  • Scripting with Scheme Shell
  • Restore Panels In Ubuntu Back To Their Default Settings
  • Power sessions with Screen
  • Highly useful Linux commands & configurations
  • How to Install and Use ndiswrapper [Video]
  • How to watch YouTube videos in the Ubuntu Media Player
  • Monitoring with Munin
  • Securing Your Wireless Internet Connection

Adventures with open source apps on Linux - Part 1

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: One of the aspects of migrating to Linux that puts many people off giving it a try is the idea of having to leave behind tried and trusted Windows applications. With that in mind I’ve decided to put together a few posts that look at open source apps on Linux.

Kenya Linux group challenges procurement policies

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OSS

linuxworld.com: After losing out on many software tenders to the government, the Linux Professional Association (LPA) will engage the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) in Kenya over procurement rules, according to the association chairman.

Also: South Africa Appeals OOXML Adoption
And: Microsoft Blocks FOSS Presentation at CS Education Conference

Mozilla IDs 10 bugs, 3 critical, in Firefox 3.0 RC1

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. has identified 10 high-priority bugs in Firefox 3.0 — three of them pegged critical — but it won't decide until next week whether to release the browser anyway or restart the final stretch by issuing a second release candidate.

I like Ubuntu

More than ever
27% (132 votes)
About the same
26% (129 votes)
Not as much
17% (85 votes)
Never did
29% (143 votes)
Total votes: 489

Report from the Texas Open Source Symposium

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Linux

"Recently, I attended a small symposium here in Texas, with just over 70 people attending: the inaugural “Texas Open Source Symposium” (TexasOSS). Although small, it was a pleasant conference. Topics ranged from 3D applications to business models, to introductions into the inner workings of the free software community process."

Updating Debian keys for the uninterested

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Linux

Despite having an aversion to configuring and maintaining security and crypto software, I accepted that I had to update my system in response to the recent big Debian security problem. If I can do it, you can do it. Below are my notes, but keep in mind that my security rank is somewhere between ignorant and uninterested.

Zenwalk Continues To Impress With 5.2 Beta

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Linux

phoronix.com: While our friends at DistroWatch only rate Zenwalk as the 19th most popular Linux distribution, we have been very impressed by their recent releases and have felt that it is a distribution worth trying as it is an unsung hero. With the Zenwalk 5.2 Beta having been released yesterday, we immediately took this new release for a quick test-drive.

10 Top Features in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

underheavenz.blogspot: Compiled below is a list of the top 10 new features in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Some of these features have already been introduced in Hardy beta while some are still to be introduced in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron stable.

Also: Goodbye Ubuntu

Asus to release desktop Eee PC as Ebox

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Asus will finally launch the desktop version of its elfin Eee PC early next month. Once dubbed the E-DT, the unit is set to retail as the Ebox, we understand. The Ebox will certainly run the Eee PC's Xandros version of Linux.

KDE at the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Two weeks ago, the third edition of the Libre Graphics Meeting was held in at the Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland. Sponsored by KDE e.V., Boudewijn Rempt, Cyrille Berger and Emanuele Tamponi from the Krita project and Gilles Caullier from the Digikam project attended this yearly conference on free graphics software.

Defragmentation of Linux Filesystems

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Linux

polishlinux.org: There is a myth that “linux filesystems don’t need to be defragmented.” As it may be truth in general, it still can be dispelled by a simple script. So, does your filesystem need defragmentation?

How open source is losing the charity battle

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: Non-profit organisations are keen to take advantage of emerging technologies such as social networking for fund-raising and software as a service for administration, but a lack of perceived support options is keeping them away from open source.

Linux Foundation Opens Korean Office

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Linux

yahoo.com: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that it is opening an office in Seoul, Korea. Kwangjei "Daniel" Cho, former senior director of Haansoft, Inc., will be the Linux Foundation director of Korea.

Lightweight Equinox Desktop Environment needs polish

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Software

linux.com: Desktop environments like KDE and GNOME offer a popular interface to computing. Unfortunately they are also often heavy on resource usage. By contrast, the Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE) is the fastest desktop environment I know of -- but its lack of standards support and a few missing features may be troubling to some users.

KDE4... what usability means to me

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Software

beranger.org: I've just read aseigo's no more desktop icons in 4.1, and I am not sure I understood the beauty of the new folder view applet.

10 Reasons Why I Switched To Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

kozaru.net: I’ve been running Ubuntu as my sole OS on my laptop for around 8 months now. I had some teething problems at first, managed to fudge a few things to work, but the latest Ubuntu has sorted out the last few niggling things for me. Here is a list of some reasons.

Open Movie Editor Releases New Version

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Movies

Linux based non-linear video application, Open Movie Editor, has released a new version. Originally new sourced were rolled out on May 21st, with a small bug fix update now available from May 23rd.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron on the OLPC XO-1

  • Reporting bugs the Debian way
  • Delete Windows/DOS carriage return characters from text files
  • Going virtual with Windows apps on Novell’s SUSE
  • Try Enlightenment For Your Ubuntu Hardy
  • How fast will you upgrade your Linux installation?
  • Linux opens London's Oyster
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 VS Ubuntu 8.04
  • Using Who To Find What And When On Linux and Unix
  • Is Open Source software safe and secure?
  • Fedora 9: Fix Embedded Youtube Video Browser Problem
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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
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