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Story Google Confirms That Chromebooks Are Selling Well in Schools Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 4:12pm
Story Taking advantage of OpenGL from Plasma Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 9:04am
Story Like Ubuntu 14.10, Debian 8.0 Jessie Will Be Also Using Kernel 3.16 As Default Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 9:01am
Story Helping citizens and businesses live and work easier with open source Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 8:59am
Story What owning your personal cloud means for the open source movement Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 7:55am
Story Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.16, Get While It's Hot Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 7:32am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 11:07pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 11:06pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 11:05pm
Story Create your own custom distro images from Distroshare Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 10:51pm

X.Org 7.4 Creeps Closer To Release

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Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we had shared the progress of X.Org 7.4 with the features slated to be included in this next X release, what features have been postponed, and the repeated delays that always seem to plague the X.Org development community. Since then there still has yet to be any official update on its status, but the Wiki continues to claim a May 2008 release.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu, women, men, children, and the digital divide

  • Ubuntu Linux Boot CD - don’t leave home without it
  • Embedded Mandriva Linux in Samsung Network Printers?
  • 50 Reasons Why I Love Linux
  • Mal-what? Firefox 3 vs. Bad People
  • Firefox 3 will release with system-killing performance problem
  • ET: Quake Wars v1.5 Released
  • Becta: The Story Continues....
  • ODF Alliance sceptical of Microsoft supporting ODF dropping ISO OOXML
  • Marketing Linux in libraries
  • Multipointer X for “Minority Report” XO-2
  • New Drupal Book: Learning Drupal 6 Module Development
  • Microsoft can’t support Open XML
  • Are there in this world any examples of successful usage of GPL in business?

Puppy Linux 4.0 on a Dell Inspiron 1150 Review

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Linux

penguinway.net: I got a chance to check out the latest Puppy release this week. I booted the Puppy 4.0 “Dingo” CD on my trusty Dell Inspiron 1150 notebook. The system has a Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz Celeron, 1 gig of memory, and a 80 gigabyte hard drive.

Review: Everex gPCmini with gOS Linux

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Everex's gPC mini is a small, quiet, powerful $500 computer with a hip Linux-based operating system designed for MySpace users and others who appreciate the entertainment value of PCs. With a few simple hardware tweaks, the gPC is sure to delight fun-loving PC users of all ages.

open graphics card available for preorder

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Hardware

hackaday.com: the open graphics project has started accepting preorders for their ogd1, a graphics card with a completely open source design. this initial release is billed as a high-end fpga prototyping kit specifically designed to test computer graphics architectures.

42 of the Best Free Linux Games

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Gaming

linuxlinks.com: "Can I game on it" is a frequently asked question we hear from Windows users toying with the idea of trying Linux for the first time. Well, the simple answer is yes! To demonstrate the level of sophistication available, we have put together a list of 42 high quality Linux games that all have the virtue of being free to play.

Interview: Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of the Ubuntu Project

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Interviews

guardian.co.uk: In 1999, the South African-born Mark Shuttleworth sold his internet company, Thawte, which provided digital certificates for websites, for more than $500m (£254m). After he started the Ubuntu project - named after an African word meaning "Humanity to others", which has since become the most popular GNU/Linux distribution.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using Last To Its Full Potential On Linux

  • CuteFlow - Document circulation and workflow system Setup in Ubuntu
  • Mutt Addressbook
  • How to find files, using command line (locate)
  • Quick Command Line Tip - Whois from the Command Line
  • Using Ubuntu's Gnome configuration editor
  • How to adjust the auto-hide delay in Gnome panels
  • Fedora 9: Livna Repo RPM Installation

Red Hat, SUSE update their enterprise Linux OSes

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Linux

idg.no: Linux vendors Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc.'s SUSE division Wednesday unveiled updates for their enterprise Linux operating systems, adding new capabilities and hardware support in between the next major releases of their products.

Why You Cannot Forge an Open Source Forge

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: One of the striking developments on the open source enterprise software scene has been the rise and rise of the forge. These are typically adjuncts to the main commercial sites that try to foster a vibrant developer community centred on the relevant open source code.

Fresh Gentoo Install

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Gentoo

ronaldsteelman.com: Recently I decided that it was time I picked up some flavor of Linux and give it a try. I’ve installed Gentoo in the past, with some difficulty, but never stuck with it for long. The second time around with Gentoo wasn’t as bad as the first.

Also: Moving on from Gentoo…
And: Gentoo Software that never made it Sad

OLPC: following in the steps of Microsoft

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OLPC

itwire.com: When Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the One Laptop Per Child project, said two months ago that the project needed to be managed "more like Microsoft" he was speaking nothing but the truth.

GCC 4.2.4, Bug Fix Release

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Software

kerneltrap.org: Joseph Myers announced the availability of GCC 4.2.4 saying, "GCC 4.2.4 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.3 relative to previous GCC releases." He adds, "as always, a vast number of people contributed to this GCC release -- far too many to thank individually!"

Ubuntu will be more popular than Microsoft by 2010

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Ubuntu

andrewbetts.com/blog: Using extremely complicated analysis I can confirm that Microsoft will be less popular than Ubuntu Linux in the year 2010.

Compro Technology accused of GPL violation

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OSS

hexus.net: An eagle-eyed user of the Linux Kernel Mailing List archive, going by the name of Jo Shields (who many of you may know), has accused Compro Technology of violating the General Public License (GPL).

Does open source mandate change in copyright law?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: In their paper Money Ruins Everything, Australian law professor Dan Hunter and economist John Quiggin (right) argue that open source and Internet creativity mandate changes in copyright law, which now favor industries whose costs have disappeared.

Half way through UDS

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: Well, we are half way through the Ubuntu Developer Summit, and the week is going very, very well. We have been having some excellent, productive discussions, and are having a lot of fun in the evenings.

New Enhancements for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux

internetnews.com: Though the next major release of Red Hat's flagship Enterprise Linux is still likely more than a year away, Red Hat continues to offer incremental updates, with the latest delivering new features and support for both server and desktop users.

On the success of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the-gay-bar.com: Ubuntu, Canonical's linux distribution "for human beings" has been dominating the linux news and reports for a few years now: At first out of the "look at the freaky African rich guy who tried to build a distro" interest, then because blogs and other media started picking it up. Today Ubuntu is pretty much a synonym for linux for many people. Opensuse? What's that? Fedora? Never heard of it. Debian, Arch, Slackware, Gentoo? Words without meaning.

Microsoft to support ODF, PDF in Office next year

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: Microsoft is finally adding support for ODF (Open Document Format for XML) and Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) to its Office productivity suite, the company is expected to announce late Wednesday.

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