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Story How strong is peer review in open source? Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 10:53pm
Story These are the new faces of Android Wear Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 10:45pm
Story The Growing Linux on Power Ecosystem Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 10:39pm
Story 2014 Was the Year of Android Everywhere Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 10:36pm
Story Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC released! Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 9:59pm
Story Get Out the Vote for LinuxQuestions.org Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 9:57pm
Story SuperX 3.0 Beta Released Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 9:54pm
Story Google and ODF Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 9:52pm
Story Microsoft tells J.S. Joust devs their game is “NOT possible” on Windows Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 9:09pm
Story Fedora 21 Roy Schestowitz 17/12/2014 - 7:36am

Mandriva unveils Linux for netbooks

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MDV

vnunet.com: Linux publisher Mandriva has unveiled a version of its platform designed specifically for the new breed of mini laptops.

Canonical Opens Codec Sales and Potential Can of Worms

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: It feels the most positive word that can be applied to this announcement is "bittersweet." There are many more colorfully negative words that are applicable, as well.

Ubuntu's BulletProofX Takes Simpler Step Forward

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Introduced in Ubuntu 7.10 was a feature known as BulletProofX, which provides a fail-safe mode that is by default used when the X server fails to properly initialize. In this original implementation, it would default back to using the VESA display driver. This Canonical implementation also had frustrated other users.

Life without walls.

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Microsoft

it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: Life without walls is the title of microsoft's new advertising campaign. It is yet another example of microsoft taking someone else's idea and trying to claim it as their own. This has put me in rant mode because for a long time there has been a quote floating around in the Linux camp.

Canonical Store: Worthless

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: Sh*t like this just makes me so mad. The Canonical Store won’t let me place an order, and just ignores any attempts I make to contact them.

Linux.conf.au lineup ready to go

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: The organising committee for Linux.conf.au (LCA) have finalised the program for the conference to be held at the University of Tasmania's Sandy Bay campus from January 19-24.

Some things that bother me on open source/free software

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OSS

lizards.opensuse.org: First I have to say i’m happy with openSUSE 11.0. Everything start on sunny day i’m happy installing openSUSE 11.0 from x84_86 DVD. Everything goes fine and smooth. Then I set up LTSP5.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Symbian: Linux unfit for mobile phones

  • Extremely easy driver installation
  • Microsoft blackouts… Software Freedom
  • Linux will be getting more attention from software companies
  • Where Do YOU Send Netbook Users For Help?
  • Drupal developer Barry Jaspan discusses Acquia (video)
  • New Zeeland government using Drupal
  • If not Google, which corporation best champions open source?
  • Planned power outage in Raleigh Delays Fedora Beta
  • Minds Meet to Mull Linux Marketing
  • Free Software Shouldn't Mean You Can't Make a Buck
  • Comparing Server Virtualization Solutions
  • What’s behind GregKH’s (latest) Rant?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to restore GRUB with an Ubuntu Live CD

  • How to make your application appear in the Add/Remove tool
  • Tar remote dir over SSH
  • Using wine to run windows application on openSUSE 11
  • Nokia E71 as a USB or Bluetooth 3G Data Modem on Linux
  • Mailman and Exim4
  • Combinations Vs. Permutations On Linux and Unix
  • How to View .Chm files in Linux
  • How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

A new Linux landscape

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Linux

irishtimes.com: A FEW years ago, the open-source operating system Linux was well known to techies, and barely known to the person on the street. It wasn't the easiest system to install or use for typical computer users. Well, Linux has arrived.

Welcome to the new browser wars

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Software

mercurynews.com: I feel like I've just jumped into the Wayback Machine and landed in 1997. The Spice Girls are playing on the radio. Everyone and their dog is taking a dot-com public. And, oh yes, Netscape and Microsoft are at each others' throats, fighting for control of the browser markets.

Switched From Ubuntu To Gentoo

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

clintonskakun.wordpress: Ubuntu has served me well for a few months, I think it was April when I started using it. I have to say Ubuntu is one of my favorite Linux distributions. It’s great for people who are new to Linux or have been using Windows for a long time and want to try out something different or more reliable.

IEs4Linux lets you install Internet Explorer under Linux

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Software

linux.com: Because a large portion of end user machines attached to the Internet are Windows machines, Web developers have no choice but to develop Web applications that, while they don't necessarily rely on Microsoft technology, do have to work properly with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. That usually means developers require a Windows installation at their disposal.

Linux alternatives to Windows SBS part one

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Software

itwire.com: I've claimed that Microsoft's Small Business Server (SBS) is hampered by its built-in limitations. These constraints have been designed in. Why would you opt for SBS when you could have it all using Linux? It's time to put my money where my mouth is. Here's what I look for in a Linux-based solution and starting today not one, but five, options to pick from.

What Mozilla Means to Me

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Moz/FF

toolness.com: When I talk to my friends and family about Mozilla, I notice that they all have different perceptions of what Mozilla is. Looking at Mozilla’s Wikipedia entry doesn’t shed much light on things either, as it’s largely a glorified disambiguation page that attempts to clarify the word’s many different meanings over time.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 has been released as the final alpha build for Intrepid Ibex. This release ships with the latest GNOME 2.24 and Linux 2.6.27 bits along with X Server 1.5.0.

some shorts

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News
  • Ubuntu-ZA LoCoTeam gets new leader

  • Slax: Your Pocket Operating System
  • Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
  • When OpenOffice.org 3?
  • 32 times faster deleting your home directory

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 39

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #39 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Board election, OpenOffice_org 3.0rc1 available, and Call for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE Beta Testers.

Canadian party includes open source software in election platform

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: As computer hardware improves, it is important that software programs are readily modifiable by the people who buy and use them.

Netbook sports 320GB hard disk

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Czech vendor Eltrinex has announced a netbook computer that runs Linux or Windows XP Home Edition, and sports a 320GB hard drive. The "MobilePC" includes a Via C7-M ULV processor, 10.2-inch display, 1GB of RAM, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, and a bundled external DVD writer, the company says.

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