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Story Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Video and Screenshot Tours Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 2:15pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 2:13pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 2:12pm
Story Introducing Gthree Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 2:10pm
Story Swiss crowdfund pays for signed PDFs LibreOffice Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Story Tumbleweed, Factory rolling releases to merge Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 12:23pm
Story Fedora 21 Beta to slip Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 12:17pm
Story Canonical Starts Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Development Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:48am
Story Brocade Wants to Be Red Hat of OpenDaylight Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:40am
Story Rise of Linux – a hacker’s history Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:37am

What Linux Will Look Like In 2012?

beranger.org: Since everybody seems be be anxious to comment an article from Information Week: What Linux Will Look Like In 2012, here's my take on how a typical, über-productive Linux desktop will look like in 2012:

today's leftovers

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  • Aria2 - high speed command line download utility in Debian

  • Set up your firewall with Firewall Builder
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  • OS implementation is another netbook differentiator
  • Submit your nominations for the 2008 Free Software Awards
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The Ubuntu Artwork Circus

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Ubuntu

jonreagan.wordpress: It had been decided to create a new theme after each Long Term Support release, meaning that starting with Ubuntu 8.10, a new theme will be released, and there will be no new theme until after the next LTS release in 2010. During that period of time, the theme is fixed to be more appealing and complete.

Torvalds on Linux Security, Masturbating Monkeys, Whores and Idiots

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Linux

itwire.com: Linus Torvalds is a Finnish born software engineer best known for two things: kick starting the development of the Linux kernel, and owning the Linux trademark. Actually, make that three things. Torvalds has recently become very well known for speaking his mind...

Shuttleworth and Ubuntu keep moving on up

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Ten years from now, if Linux has managed to gain something like 10 per cent or more of the desktop market and continues to maintain its lead in the server market, one person would have to take a goodly share of the credit - Mark Shuttleworth.

Tux3 Hierarchical Structure

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "It is about time to take a step back and describe what I have been implementing," began Daniel Phillips, referring to his new Tux3 filesystem. He provided a simple ASCII diagram that detailed the filesystem's hierarchical structure, describing each of the elements.

Why the F.U.D. against OpenGL 3.0?

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Software

zerias.blogspot: One of the big announcements at this years SIGGRAPH was the release of the OpenGL 3.0 specification. OpenGL is the definitive open-standard Application Interface for graphics in the computing industry, and is supported on hardware platforms ranging from the cellphone sector to the high end gaming console.

A sneak peak into Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu
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  • Ubuntu 8.10 Screenshot Gallery: New Human-Murrine Theme
  • Why It’s Okay for Oracle, SAP to Skip Ubuntu (for Now)
  • Introduction and History of Kubuntu

Kernel space: Virus scanning API spawns security debate

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Should Linux include a virus scanning layer? Kernel developers debate the best way to protect virus-vulnerable OSs from malware stored on a Linux server.

Responsible Disclosure, and Amarok 1.4.10

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Software

amarok.kde.org/blog: Yesterday we released Amarok 1.4.10, an unanticipated security release. From the Release Anouncement you may notice that we gave thanks to Google Alerts for notifying us of this vulnerability. This was perfectly accurate.

Mark Shuttleworth's evolving Ubuntu desktop war

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: I've been very fortunate to get to spend some time with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, during my trip to Argentina. One question we discussed at length: what is Mark's ambition for Ubuntu?

Interview with the Lead developer of Ubuntu Desktop Linux

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Interviews
Ubuntu

hardware.no: Previously, we've interviewed the lead-developers of Arch and Gobo Linux. Two distributions for the more advanced users out there. This time, we're going in the complete opposite direction to understand more about a user friendly Linux-distribution: Ubuntu.

First Impressions: gOS ‘Gadgets’

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Linux

teamteabag.com: I’m always willing to try something new and exciting in the world of Linux, and I couldn’t let gOS Gadgets pass me by. Mainly because I’d never used the LXDE window manager, but also because its lure of low system requirements and netbook-oriented design seemed to suit my aging ThinkPad X22 quite nicely.

Testing Debian’s Lenny KDE beta

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KDE
Linux

deviceguru.com: Lenny (aka “testing”) appears poised to displace Etch as the popular Linux distribution’s “stable” branch next month. To see how Lenny was coming along, I loaded the latest preview (beta 2) of its KDE system image onto an available Thinkpad, and took it for a spin.

Torvalds: Fed up with the 'security circus'

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Linux

networkworld.com: Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, says he's fed up with what he sees as a "security circus" surrounding software vulnerabilities and how they're hyped by security people.

FYI: Linux is Here to Stay, and Rule!

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Linux

junauza.com: I'm sometimes annoyed when I read some ignorant people's comment that Linux doesn't matter anymore and that it is slowly dying. A comment from a blog said, "Linux? Do people still use it?"

Does This Distro Make Me Look Fat?

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: If the wine you drink, car you drive, food you eat, clothes you wear and even pets you have defines you as a person; does your choice of Linux Distro defines you too?

Whatever you do, don’t fix the kernel!

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Linux

netsplit.com: As you may have read in LWN (subscription required, and strongly recommended anyway), there’s been some argument on the linux-hotplug mailing list, the historically named home of udev development, about device naming.

SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 in Cooker

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MDV
OOo

linux-wizard.net: A SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 have just been released in Cooker. OpenOffice.org 3 brings many new features.

Gaming on Ubuntu Linux

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Gaming

itwire.com: After my last few articles on how to connect Ubuntu Linux to network shares and a network printer, I want to have a look at some of the more fun aspects of Ubuntu Linux. I thought this was appropriate at the moment, so...let the games begin!

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