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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 10:47am
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Story New Computer Blues Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 10:12am
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Story GParted Live 0.19.0-1 Released! Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:57am
Story The LibreOffice Migration Finally Reached My Workplace :) Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:50am
Story Ubuntu to rely on existing fan base before wider launch Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:42am
Story A responsibility to use the open source products we work on Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:39am
Story How to Install Linux on a Chromebook Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 8:23am

Windows is caught between Mac and Linux

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OS

desktoplinux.com: For the first time in ages, the sale of new PCs with Windows as a percentage of the PC market is declining sharply. The new winner is the Mac, but, while no one does a good job of tracking the still-new, pre-installed Linux desktop market, it's also clear that Linux is finally making impressive inroads into Windows' once unchallenged market share.

From GNOME to KDE and back again: old computing habits are hard to break

Roblimo Miller: I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?

AmaroK + Scripts = Your Ultimate Music Solution

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Linux

Amarok is a popular free audio player based on the K Desktop Environment. Right now, it's available only under Linux and other varieties of Unix, although the Windows version is to be released soon. There has been much talk already about how it is the best music management software. However, not many amarok users are aware of the powerful scripts that can be used to extend its usability further.

GoblinX packs a lot into compact Slackware-based distro

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Linux

linux.com: GoblinX, an installable live CD based on the solid foundation of Slackware Linux, released Standard edition version 2.6 last month. It comes with lots of handy applications and five desktop managers: KDE, Fluxbox, Xfce, Enlightenment, and WindowMaker. I was impressed with the amount of software included as well as the stability and performance of GoblinX 2.6.

ASUS GeForce 9600GT 512MB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Earlier this week NVIDIA introduced the GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card, which consists of two NVIDIA GPUs bridged together with SLI support. This morning we are providing our initial GeForce 9600GT results using an ASUS EN9600GT TOP HDMI under Linux.

What does Wine 1.0 Mean for Business?

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Software

Joe Brockmeier: This is a 1.0 that I wasn't sure would ever come. The idea behind Wine is simple -- one of the blockers that keeps people from switching to Linux is the fact that many of the popular applications are Windows only.

Review: Zonbu Laptop

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Linux
Hardware

raiden.net: Today we are privileged to be reviewing the Zonbook. A Notebook with the Zonbu Linux Operating system and with a very low power profile. This laptop is aimed at the low budget and lower power user crowd so no playing UT3 on this unit.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron Beta Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The Ubuntu 8.04 beta came out last night and hardens up Hardy Heron on both the desktop and server ends for this first LTS (Long Term Support) release in nearly two years. The Canonical team and all involved free software projects have done a phenomenal job and Ubuntu 8.04 is shaping up to be their best release yet.

Flipping the Linux switch: Disturbingly easy installs, now with sound and action

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: New users often find the first time they log in to their shiny new Linux desktop that not only are many things they need installed and ready, but a few things they really want aren't. What's up with that?

Plasma Themes Contest

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE Plasma team is inviting everyone to participate in a contest to create Plasma themes from which a select few will be chosen to be included as a part of the upcoming KDE 4.1 release.

Has Dell Delivered on GNU/Linux?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Almost exactly one year ago, I made the suggestion to vote with our wallets in the wake of Dell's long-awaited decision to offer ready-configured GNU/Linux systems alongside the usual panoply of Windows systems. What follows is a short report on my own experiences of putting my money where my mouth is.

Turn your launch bar into eye candy with wbar

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Software

linux.com: Would you like to add an animated scrollbar, such as gOS's iBar or the one on Mac OS X, to your Linux desktop? If you're looking for some eye candy but don't want a program that gobbles your RAM or CPU, then wbar is just the thing for you. This fast, small launch bar features cool effects and a modern look.

Linksys NSLU2 - A Great Linux Box

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Linux
Hardware

thelinuxblog.com: This is a piece of hardware that I have owned probably for about two years now. I thought that it had died. It would never boot up, never beeped. I had to fix it again. That is install Linux on it.

Some of my favorite things about linux…

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Linux

blog.littleoldone.com: Seriously the command line does it for me. I just love having all the tools (including the shell itself) to be able to do what I need to do. Let me not even get started on awk and grep. So here are my top ten five {I can count really} favorite tools {right now}:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source mobile developer: Android is not the answer

  • Compare Windows to Red Hat
  • reasons I like Gentoo
  • A tiny revolution
  • What is Dell doing with Ubuntu?
  • Linux Beer Bottle Top
  • From the Tree of Knowledge
  • Open source licenses removed from the Endangered Species List
  • KDE at Novell's BrainShare event
  • F/OSS Breaks Customer Dependence
  • Novell execs talk shop at BrainShare
  • Why Novell is happy with Hyper-V
  • Open Source Joomla Emerges as a Top CMS Tool
  • “Windows tax?” I Don’t Think So…
  • More Work on Freewins
  • Hacking the iPod for Linux
  • Nouveau Companion 37
  • Process check
  • Is this Slackware 12.1 RC 1 yet?

TorrentFlux: A BitTorrent client on a server

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Software

linux.com: TorrentFlux is a BitTorrent client that runs on top of a server running Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It extends the functionality of traditional clients by operating almost entirely through a Web browser interface. It uses the BitTornado client in the background to manage the queuing, downloading, and seeding of torrent files.

New Life for an Old Laptop

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Linux

ozjd.wordpress: I detailed in the original article how my Thinkpad T20 was given a new lease on life. With a small investment in hardware upgrades plus a new operating system, Ubuntu 7.04, it was proving useful again. Gnome is not my favourite desktop manager so I decided to go in the opposite direction.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debugging with strace

  • Howto: Break out of Rbash
  • How To Disable Prefetching in Firefox & Epiphany
  • How to get iTunes working in Ubuntu
  • The GIMP Compilation
  • Shell Based Scenarios
  • Compiling chkrootkit from source
  • APT Howto
  • Would You Like to Play a Game?
  • CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora Linux Turn off Beep / Bell Terminal Sound
  • Unique files to a Linux install

My Top 15 Commands

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Linux

Some folks have started the "Top X Commands" topic around the blogosphere again, and it always fun and interesting. So, here are mine, both user and root. What are yours?

Fifteen years of NetBSD

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BSD

lwn.net: The NetBSD project is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Throughout the past fifteen years, NetBSD has increased the portability and security of the 4.4BSD operating system on which NetBSD was based, and added support for new processor and system families, while enhancing the system's performance to such an extent that NetBSD has become known as the most portable operating system in the world.

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Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

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Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list
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  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0
    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.