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Story The Future of Cloud Computing Now Runs on All Versions of Linux Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 8:10pm
Story The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 6:54pm
Story Phonebloks founder: we're not another Ubuntu Edge Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 6:44pm
Story Jolla's Smartphone Launches Today Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 6:31pm
Story Epiphany 3.10.2 Brings an Updated Ad Blocker Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 6:24pm
Story iBuyPower Launching An AMD-Based Steam Machine Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 6:19pm
Story Arduino compatible $39 SBC runs Linux on x86 Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 6:12pm
Story The Cheapening of ‘Open Source’, Where Source No Longer Means Source Code Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 5:24pm
Story NSA Shows Why We Should Abandon All Proprietary Software and Verify Trust Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 4:22pm
Story NVIDIA Should Stop With Words and Lead With Actions Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 3:48pm

Linux4afrika: An Interview with the Founder

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Linux
Interviews

packt publishing: Linux4afrika has the objective of bridging the digital divide between the developed countries and the disadvantaged countries, especially in Africa, by supporting people getting access to information technology. In this interview with the founder Hans-Peter Merkel, we explore the idea, the support, and the future of this movement.

Fedora virtualization via Xen

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Linux

linux.com: Xen is a powerful new virtualization system that enables you to run multiple operating systems on one computer. Here's how you can install it on your Fedora machine, and how to get it configured to best suit your environment.

Hardy Heron: The Next Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

linuxmini.blogspot: Officially announced on 29th August 2007, Ubuntu 8.04 operating system is scheduled to be released somewhere at the end of April 2008 and the important part is that it will be supported with security updates for 5 years on the server and 3 years on the desktop.

Stable kernel 2.6.22.9 Released

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Linux

LWN: The 2.6.22.9 stable kernel update is out. There are quite a few fixes this time around; they address problems all over the kernel.

Open Source Game Review: Super Tux 0.1.3

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Gaming

raiden's realm: Mario. Probably one of the best and most memorable of great classic games. It still thrills and excites even to this day in all its forms. So much so that it's still spawning new and exciting versions of our favorite plumber and his friends. But what if Mario wasn't a plumber? What if he were, say, a penguin? If he were, then you'd have Super Tux!

DRM troubles drive ex-Microsoft employee to Linux

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Linux

zdnet: Veteran Microsoft security expert Jesper Johansson has said he may dump Microsoft's Windows Media Center in favour of Ubuntu-affiliated LinuxMCE after struggling with the software giant's digital-rights management software.

A Test Drive with Linux Mint 3.1 Celena

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Linux

softpedia: Linux Mint is an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution based on the very popular Ubuntu distribution. It offers paid commercial support to companies and individuals. Free community support is also available from the forums and the IRC channel.

First Impressions: Symphony, Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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Software

pcworld: The initial reaction to Symphony's release has been tepid at best, for plenty of good reasons. IBM's use of the Symphony name may be a surprise, but the OpenOffice-based offering, itself, is not.

Ubuntu Disappoints, Breaks Promises With Rapid Growth

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Ubuntu

OSWeekly: It's been a wild ride, but I have definitely not regretted my choice to make Ubuntu a major part of my life. As a full-time user, I have been charged by Windows and Linux user alike for not following their own lemming-like mindsets. And this has bothered me for some time now.

Automated user management with Expect

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HowTos

linux.com: At the large school in Mexico where I'm employed as a system manager, I proposed (and got) a Linux server to replace an old Windows 2000 file server and domain controller for the alumni. I then was faced with the task of adding 3,000 users to this new CentOS 5 server. I wasn't about to add thousands of users and their passwords one by one.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to use FTP in Ubuntu Linux

  • Why OLPC mesh wireless networking won’t work
  • Linux crashes the mobile party
  • SSH beyond the command line
  • FOSS Bridge pairs companies in EU and Vietnam
  • Nerds auction skills for dates
  • Kernel Message Logging API

The Degrading Quality Of X.Org Releases?

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Software

phoronix: On the X.Org mailing list, Alan Coopersmith had raised concerns over the release criteria for X11 and how with recent releases (namely X.Org 7.3), the de facto standard for making a release was far from being met.

Latest OS Version a Free Masterpiece?

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BSD

internetnews.com: A free Unix-like OS need not be feared as something that isn't accessible or usable on a desktop. At least that's the hope with the latest release of PC-BSD version 1.4.

Ubuntu Gutsy readies for beta

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Ubuntu

tectonic: The Ubuntu Linux team is planning to release Gutsy Gibbon (7.10), the latest version of its OS tomorrow. Progress on the latest release looks promising.

Also: Get ready for Gutsy Gibbon

Howto: Derail the Linux juggernaut

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: When the final bell tolls and Microsoft is forced to confront the Linux tidal wave (instead of playing its current game of misinformation and attrition) there will be one Achilles heel that the Redmond contingent can take advantage of: Choice.

Heavenly Hardware Support

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PCLOS

Linux Today: Printer, camera, scanner--all detected and configured in less than 2 minutes. PCLinuxOS has knocked my socks off!

Just how did Microsoft get OOXML support in Eastern Europe?

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Microsoft

computerworld: After the International Organization for Standardization voted to reject Microsoft's Office Open XML document format as a standard, the detailed results from ISO member countries give us a lot of material to analyze.

Ubuntu Gutsy Wireless News -Huge

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Ubuntu

Matt Hartley: This not really public yet, but for those of you savvy enough to subscribed to Linux Fanatics, this affects you. In the past, I have talked about finding a vendor that will support a specific RaLink chipset with consistent performance and full WPA out of the box. Today, this has happened.

On the Front Lines with Richard Stallman

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Interviews

gartnerwebdev.com: Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and The GNU Project, has had a consistent message about freedom for computer users for over 23 years. His first experiences with computers predate his work with the MIT AI Lab, which began in 1972.

What's New in Mandriva 2008.0?

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MDV

Frederik's Blog: In less than two weeks time, six months after the great Mandriva 2007.1 Spring release, Mandriva 2008.0 will be ready and published. There were great ideas at the start of the development phase, and in in those six months that have passed, Mandriva has always been one of the most active projects on CIA.vc. This gives much hope for lots of improvements, so let's take a look at what can be expected from Mandriva 2008.0.

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