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Story Linux Kernel 3.16.3 Becomes the Newest and Best Stable Version Available Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2014 - 9:04pm
Story BitTorrent Bleep alpha released for Android Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2014 - 1:43am
Story During Akademy 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2014 - 1:31am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:56pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:55pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:54pm
Story AntiMicro 2.6 Yields Greater Compatibility For Gamepads On Linux Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:45pm
Story The future of analytics lies in open source technology Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:37pm
Story Oculus Makes Rift DK1 Open Source Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:35pm
Story InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:32pm

Gentoo Linux 2008.0 released

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Gentoo

The 2008.0 final release is out! Code-named "It's got what plants crave," this release contains numerous new features including an updated installer, improved hardware support, a complete rework of profiles, and a move to Xfce instead of GNOME on the LiveCD.

Also: New council elected

Why we're sorry to see Linspire go

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Open source company Xandros has bought Linspire, the company that once got under Microsoft's skin using the name Lindows. We'll miss Linspire for all sorts of reasons.

Apache2: Logging To A MySQL Database With mod_log_sql (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This guide shows how you can write the Apache2 access log to a MySQL database instead of a file. To achieve this, I use the Apache2 module mod_log_sql. I am using a Debian Etch server in this tutorial.

Customer Service Blows! (why folks should lay off KDE 4)

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KDE

wearenixed.blogspot: I keep reading of the complaints of the blasted thing not being ready. I am perfectly happy with 3.5 and the derivatives, so I shall stick to it for the time being. Some have compared it to Vista. Another has suggested a fork. So what happens when one person shows their frustration as a volunteer developer?

Does “Ubuntu” mean “bye-bye Windows?” Could be…

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Ubuntu

crackerboy.us: I spent part of the day fine-tuning a new Ubuntu Linux installation on the ol’ home PC. The current version of Ubuntu includes a two-click (no kidding) installer than you download and turn loose for a totally trouble-free installation on a Windows XP or Vista.

Firefox 3.0 has lots to like -- and it's free

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Moz/FF

chronicle.augusta.com: Thankfully, my friends at Mozilla have not let me down with the new release of Firefox 3.0. I've been testing it, and it is certainly something to cheer about. This is a relief, since Firefox 2.0 was more than a little disappointing.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix Bug with Mandriva Spring Flash GUADEC edition

  • AIX Unix LVM Destruction Commands. Part Two Of Two
  • Gentoo on Lenovo Thinkpad X60t
  • Ubuntu in Virtual PC
  • Scientific software options for Ubuntu
  • Send files over bluetooth in Ubuntu

Why desktop Linux is its own worst enemy

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: With Microsoft getting so much flak over Vista’s issues, you’d think Linux would be getting some headway in the consumer desktop arena. Unfortunately, the only really benefiting from Vista’s bad PR is likely Apple. Why hasn’t Linux made enough of a significant mark on desktops?

Adobe Flash 10 on Linux: Looking Good

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Software

practical-tech.com: I didn’t care for Adobe Flash video at first. It was just another proprietary audio/video format in a world already over-flowing with them. Three things have happened to change my mind.

People of openSUSE: Joe Brockmeier

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: For those who have been waiting for a ‘People of openSUSE’ interview with our openSUSE Community Manager and long time Linux and open source journalist Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier since February, here you have it!

Switch: Windows Vista to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

besttechie.net: I am mainly a Windows and OSX user - however, that does not stop from occasionally attempting to use Linux as a desktop operating system. I do use Linux to run all of my servers. So I install Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) - the install is relatively quick and quite painless. Good so far.

An open-source problem? Too many scratches for too few itches

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Software

Att Masay: After writing my rebuke of Sidux, I came across an excellent post on a similar topic. Ryan Davis writes a cogent attack on software's tendency to reinvent the wheel. While Ryan's critique lingers on open-source software, it's by no means limited to open source.

coupla posts with no introduction to cp & paste

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Software
  • Some firefox 3 tips

  • Audio KDE Applications

GRAMPS: Open Source Genealogy

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Software

makeuseof.com: When we’re kids, we learn stories of the past from our grandparents, often involving their parents and grandparents. How many of you remember those stories? What about the names of the people involved? Those of you with your hands up, are you into genealogy? I’ve been working on it for a couple of years now, and I just love this program, GRAMPS.

more bloggings

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Linux
  • Top Reasons to Use Linux

  • What special about Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • Back to PCLinuxOS - The Home Coming
  • Auntie Happy w/ Ubuntu
  • Did we really need yet another Linux distribution?

What could Open Office do with a business model?

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OOo

Dana Blankenhorn: It has been amusing this Independence Day reading reaction to Microsoft’s Equipt announcement. The reaction has ranged from hope to anger, depending on the author’s attitude toward Microsoft. Rather than play either note I’d like to focus on the business model and the opportunities it offers open source.

15 Coolest GNU Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: There are plenty of high-quality Linux wallpapers that you can get on the web, but not that much for the good-old GNU (GNU's Not Unix). So, I decided to take some time to find and collect a few of my favorite GNU wallpapers in existence.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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KDE

earthweb.com: KDE 4.1 is supposed to make everything right with the recently troubled desktop. Everyone agrees now that KDE 4.0 was a mistake. However, what the mistake was -- and whose -- is a matter of opinion.

few bloggings

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Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.0.4 Suxors

  • My Dissapointment with Fedora 9
  • Move over Mandriva, I think I’m in love

Penumbra Overture - If You Dare

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Gaming
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I've always liked computer games. When I used Windows I liked to play games like Myst and Riven, but when I switched to Linux I had to be contented with first-person shooters. Fortunately, they do have a bit of puzzle intermixed with all the combat, but I still grow weary of gunfight after gunfight. That's why when I heard of Penumbra, I was quite excited. Penumbra Overture is a 3D first-person mystery puzzle game. It's a bit like the Quakes without the gunplay. Or perhaps it could be likened to Myst and Riven, but lots more frightening.

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