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Story The Clear Skies Desktop Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 4:20pm
Story What's next for Samsung? Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 4:18pm
Story SteamOS Beta 126 Better Handles XBMC Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:54pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) alpha-2 released! Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:52pm
Story Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 (Utopic Unicorn) Is Out, Users Can Test the Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:48pm
Story Open source IT is the way forward Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:44pm
Story New day dawns for open source Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:39pm
Story CQC sticks with open source for data capture needs Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:36pm
Story Kano – simple as Lego, powered by Pi Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 2:58pm
Story WebKitGTK+ 2.5.1: Good bye WebKit1 Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 11:46am

Five Extensions You Won't Need with Firefox 3

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Moz/FF
  • Five Extensions You Won't Need with Firefox 3

  • Mozilla Launches Firefox 3.0 RC1, and It's Great
  • Firefox developers tinker with new security protections (finally)
  • Mozilla Developer News May 20
  • Mozilla considers tracking Firefox browsing habits

Are Google and Amazon the Next Great Hope for the (Linux) Desktop?

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Linux

There was a time when I thought the Linux desktop was going to take a market share at least equal to Apple’s. Maybe even 5% or 10% of the total desktop market. I had high hopes that the One Laptop Per Child Initiative would put Linux laptops in the hands of impressionable young minds who would never have the chance to become dependent on Windows. Though that plan has fallen through the cracks. I don’t hate Microsoft Windows I just don’t have a desire to see any operating system dominate the market in such a way that the lack of competition stifles innovation and forces users into an endless upgrade cycle, offering progressively smaller incremental value.

Read more at Socialized Software

Switching, literally, with Ulteo Virtual Desktop

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Software

downloadsquad.com: We are a little bit disturbed. Not in a "We just watched a David Lynch movie" sort of way, but still, it is a little unnerving to think that our last post on Ulteo hinted at a world domination plot... and now it seems that goal is within their reach.

Also: Run your Linux apps on Windows without virtualization

Is Open Source Threatening the Status Quo?

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OSS

advancedtrading.com: A new software upstart Marketcetera contends that its open source platform for building automated trading systems is an alternative to the likes of EMS providers Portware and Flextrade. I doubt that the emergence of an open-source trading platform is going to encroach upon the success of Portware and FlexTrade anytime soon, but it could offer firms more freedom to do things on their own at a lower price point.

Also: New Open Source DNS Server Released Today

Chicks Love Linux

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Humor

reallylinux.com: There I was standing around the LUG booth at the annual Linux expo when I realised that unlike years past, there were considerable numbers of female attendants. No, I am not referring exclusively to those female models hired to promote an OS (I won't mention which one) wearing skimpy demon costumes.

World's cheapest Linux-based laptop?

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: A Hong Kong-based manufacturer is shipping a Linux-based ultra-mini PC (UMPC) laptop for only $250 ($180 in volume), which appears to give it the lowest price yet for a Linux laptop. Bestlink's Alpha 400 offers a 400MHz CPU and a 7-inch, truecolor display.

Heron's not so hardy after all

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Ubuntu

community.zdnet: Is Ubuntu's Hardy Heron resting on its laurels? Ubuntu 8.04LTS - for Long Term Support - was widely expected to continue the platform's long, steady march towards impeccable reliability and usability. But instead of a shot on goal, it's looking more like a foul each day.

Fedora 9.0 Linux distribution review

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Linux

pcadvisor.co.uk: For many of us, our first painful introduction to old-school Linux installs came from installing early versions of Red Hat. Like most early Linux installs, it was a highly technical, highly finicky process that was best left to the experts. Well, times have changed.

OLPC unveils first prototype of XO 2.0

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OLPC
  • OLPC unveils first prototype of XO 2.0

  • OLPC Announces Next-Gen XO-2 $75 Laptop
  • Negroponte Unveils 2nd Generation OLPC Laptop: It’s an E-Book

Battle Of The IM’s

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: Today I’m having a look at most Instant Messengers that can handle the MSN protocol. I’ll take a better look at 7 IM’s and rate them according to my biased opinion.

Free/Open-source Statistical Software

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Software

junauza.com: If you are looking for a computer program that can help you get the results of standard statistical procedures and statistical significance tests without the need for low-level numerical programming, then a statistical package is what you need.

Fedora 9 "Sulphur" : It doesn't stink.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Fedora is one of the top five most popular distributions on DistroWatch.com. It has a very large user base and its developers are both Redhat employees and volunteers. It has a reputation as being the first to try new things. This is both a good and bad thing.

How To Run Linux From A USB Flash Drive

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HowTos

informationweek.com: Most of the time, Linux is run from either an installation on a hard drive or a live CD/DVD distribution. Over the last few years, though, we've seen the emergence of something that combines the speed of a hard drive install with the convenience of a live CD: running Linux from a USB flash drive.

Compiz Fusion Community News for May 20, 2008

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Software

It’s time for another edition of the Compiz Fusion Community News, as I come to tell you all about the cool stuff that has been going on in the Compiz Fusion project since the last time I told you about all the cool stuff going on in the project! Highlights for this edition are new plugins - Moustrails, Ghost, Desktopclick.

What's the "Linux Tax" Worth to You?

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Linux

oreillynet.com/linux/blog: In When Do You Trade in Your Gibbon for a Heron?, I mentioned that I’m considering upgrading my System76 laptop from Gutsy Gibbon to Hardy Heron. A commenter named Scummy suggested that a similarly configured Dell system is cheaper: Dude - you just paid a $350 ‘Linux Tax’ by NOT going mainstream in your hardware…

Six Annoyances in Hardy Heron Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

mattcutts.com: I’m a huge fan of Ubuntu Linux. I’ve used many flavors of Linux over the years, and Ubuntu is my favorite by far. For my needs, Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) is worse than 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). I cannot recommend Hardy Heron at this time.

New Ubuntu Version Fixes A Lot of Linux Problems

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Ubuntu

osweekly.com: Hardy Hero, a new version of Ubuntu, was announced a little while ago, and the features for this release of Ubuntu are actually rather compelling to me. Because Gutsy only wowed me on two levels - a better wireless stack and the inclusion of tracker by default, here’s some of what I would like to see with Heron.

Grandmom’s Guide to the Asus Eee PC

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Hardware

bloggernews.net: Well, my itsy bitsy teeny weenie seven inch Asus Eee PC finally arrived with the relatives visiting for fiesta season. I had bought it in the US six months ago, but it was backordered and not delibered on time. So my grandson Luke has been using it in the meanwhile.

Lundy: Time is right for open source in AU government

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: Open source might get a better look-in within government, says Senator Kate Lundy, if those responsible for purchasing decisions were forced by policy to evaluate all the options on the market.

SSL Spoofing Hell in Firefox 3!

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Moz/FF

beranger.org: Who says only Microsoft is putting you into trouble? Unless you pay (a lot of) attention, the new Firefox 3 is putting your digital identity and your money at risk too!

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