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Story Linux 4.0-RC1 Tagged, Linux 4.0 Will Bring Many Notable Improvements Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 9:06am
Story Running Bodhi 3.0.0 Legacy on Older Hardware Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 8:47am
Story Q4OS 0.5.26 version released Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 8:45am
Story Leftovers: KDE and GNOME Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 11:27pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 to Get Locally Integrated Menus by Default Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 11:23pm
Story Cinnamon 2.6 brings panels to multiple monitors Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 11:14pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 7:44pm
Story Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.2 LTS Is Out for Chinese Users with Linux Kernel 3.16 Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 5:33pm
Story pNFS Block Server Support Is Coming To Linux 4.0 (3.20) Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 4:31pm
Story 7.5-TEST-1 Release Notes Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 4:25pm

Ubuntu 9.04 To Get Nouveau Driver

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Nouveau still doesn't have a stable released version of its 2D DDX or Mesa 3D driver, but development snapshots of it have appeared in Fedora and a few other distributions. With the release of Ubuntu 9.04 next April, a packaged version of Nouveau will finally appear in Ubuntu's repositories.

FreshRPMs and Livna Join Forces

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: If you use Fedora and you want to be able to do useful things like play MP3s or DVDs you need to add an external repository like FreshRPMs or Livna. However, for the good of the Fedora users, they have finally teamed up in the form of RPM Fusion.

HP preinstalls Linux on SMB desktop

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SUSE

desktoplinux.com: HP and Novell today jointly announced that HP will pre-load Novell's SUSE LInux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) on its Compaq dc5850 desktop PC for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

today's leftovers

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News
  • E-tax could include Apple, Linux users

  • Linux Outlaws 67 - Host Busses Don't Grow on Trees
  • Ubuntu@Work, finally…
  • Novatel Announces 'Smart Hotspot'
  • Red Hat Invests In Open Source Business Intelligence Company
  • Linux Prey Workarounds
  • SFL Show Episode 0x02: Getting to Know the FSF
  • When Being Proprietary Makes You Do Stupid Things
  • Mozilla Developer News Dec 9
  • Is Cisco an open source leech?
  • USB Drives Better With Linux
  • up-to-date Arch on an i586
  • Vietnam joins open source software alliance
  • Humorous Alt.Sysadmin.Recovery (ASR) Man Pages
  • Dell triples Windows XP downgrade tax to $150
  • Novell Sets New Performance Records with SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time
  • From Netvibes to Netbooks: Tariq Krim readying Jolicloud OS
  • Black Duck Software Busts Open Source Myths
  • Using HDMI Audio/Video On Linux
  • mintCast - Episode 2
  • Yo Frankie Game Now Available Online
  • Firefox 3: 8 Untold Secrets
  • Thunderbird 3 beta 1 - a platform for innovation shapes up
  • How to Install and Configure DHCP Server in Ubuntu
  • 14 more companies sign up to Open Handset Alliance
  • Who Wants Snow?
  • Monetizing open source and killing Adobe AIR
  • Savage 2 Goes Freeware, Mac Client Released
  • VLC Gripe

The Future Facelift of OpenOffice.org

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OOo

earthweb.com: "The mission statement: Create a User Interface so that OpenOffice.org becomes the users' choice not only out of need, but also out of desire." It’ s about time.

Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 Preview Release

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Software

mozillamessaging.com: Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality of the new features and platform changes that will be included in Thunderbird 3.

Only Linux can deliver 1 million school laptops within budget: systint

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Linux

itwire.com: Just as the world's economies started to tank, Australia's Governments got themselves into an economic bind by promising to supply public school children with laptops. However, a leading systems integrator has issued a blueprint for an affordable blanket laptop roll out using Linux and netbooks.

Also: PA Charter School To Deploy 1,400 OLPC XO Laptops

Linux - Stop holding our kids back

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful.

Protecting networks with SmoothWall Express

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Software

linux.com: Corporations and home users alike need firewall protection. Many choices abound, including some expensive, commercial options that only run on specialized hardware. Others, like SmoothWall Express, are freely downloadable, built on the same technology as the commercial solutions, and even deliver some superior features.

Microsoft revising 'us vs. them' attitude toward open source

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OSS

linuxworld.com (IDG): An example of how old habits die hard came just last week, when Microsoft's public relations team posted a case study on its PressPass Web site highlighting how a U.K. company called Speedy Hire expects to save US$1.48 million in five years after switching from Linux to Windows.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cleaning Up Spoken-Word Recorded Audio With Audacity

  • How To Play .RMVB Files In Ubuntu
  • shell Jobs
  • Making the mouse wheel work in Debian
  • Run MS Paint in Linux
  • Using Autocompletion in Ubuntu
  • Transform Ubuntu into a Media Center with XBMC
  • Linux and UNIX How To: Scripting SSH and SFTP
  • Install KDE applications on Windows?
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid full-function setup
  • Magical apt-clone, broken Nexenta system recovery
  • Removing a Line that Matches a Pattern from a File
  • Using pam_mount to automount filesystems at login
  • tsort: UNIX / Linux Perform Topological Sort
  • aliases
  • More Tips For Documentation Writers
  • Customized my EMacs today

Lenny’s release date III

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Linux

blog.venthur.de: Two months since my last status update of my initial guess for Lenny’s release date, time for an update:

Give Linux with no surprises

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Linux

blogs.the451group: In other words, if you’re offering or giving a Linux-based computer this holiday season — whether you’re a big box retailer, online distributor, or Linux fanatic who wants to spread FOSS to family or friends — make sure you tell them it’s Linux.

How to Talk About FOSS Without Sounding Like a Total Dweeb

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OSS

penguinpetes.com: If you run Linux, BSD, or any other Free and Open Source system, you know that every time you open your mouth about it in day-to-day life, you usually have to stop and explain what it means.

The Penguin parade produces positive fun

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I don't know if you have ever seen a real penguin parade with real live penguins but if you look closer at those individual penguins you will see that they are not all clones of each other. I would say that penguins of human form, ie, those who use Linux, do so for many reasons as well.

Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Elects New Members

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the results of its 2008 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election, which drew record numbers of candidates and voters.

What's Open About OpenSolaris?

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OS
Interviews

ddj.com: Timothy Cramer, senior director of OpenSolaris engineering at Sun, talks about the "open" part of OpenSolaris. DDJ: Tim, for clarity's sake, what are the basic differences between the Solaris 10 Operating System and OpenSolaris?

Review & Setup: OpenArena

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Gaming

simplehelp.net: OpenArena is an open source First Person Shooter based around a Quake engine. It’s fast, violent, and very entertaining. And best of all, it runs on Windows, Linux, and OS X!

Vector Linux 6.0 Beta 2: An Update

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I'M having more success with Beta 2 than I had with Beta 1 of Vector's latest distribution - I managed to get it to install, for starters!

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Live, Mozilla Already Eyeing Beta 3

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Moz/FF

crn.com: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 was released to the public Monday, but Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox development, said that Mozilla is already targeting Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 for a February 2009 release.

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Games: BATTLETECH, Xenosis: Alien Infection, League of Legends

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