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Story The Document Foundation Officially Releases LibreOffice 4.2.4 Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 2:50pm
Story Firefox 30 Beta 2 Brings Better Integration with Social Networks, Australis Stays Put Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 2:46pm
Blog entry Secret Back Doors in Android Roy Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 2:37pm
Story Linux desktop environment LXQt achieves first release Roy Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:20am
Story Making Linux Feel at Home Roy Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:18am
Story How Google's Android Silver could become 'Wintel for phones' Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 7:39am
Story New DE LXQt Released, Linux Drones, and Deploying Linux Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 7:14am
Story GNOME Wayland Is Approved For Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 7:04am
Story The State Of The Intel Kernel DRM Driver Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 2:03am
Story Google Open-Sources Their AutoFDO Profile Toolchain Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 1:06am

In Defense and Praise of Debian

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Linux

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Every now and then, someone suggests that Debian GNU/Linux should be more commercial. To further this goal, some create derivative distros like Linspire, Ubuntu, or Xandros, or organizations like the stillborn DCC Alliance. Others act as pundits, whispering advice from off-stage, like Debian founder Ian Murdock, or, more recently, columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.

Hitting Microsoft Where It Hurts

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: The real battle between Microsoft and Google -- now in conflict over Microsoft's US$44.6 billion bid for Yahoo -- ultimately isn't over search. Search is the source of Google's revenue and its growth. However, it's pouring that money into things that scare Microsoft even more.

Real World Open Source Video Editing

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Movies

A short while ago I wrote a review about Open Movie Editor. Essentially this review was written after a couple of hours testing various video clips and assessing the functionality within OME. Now, I can write about what OME is like on a real editing assignment.

Mandriva Directory Server On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up the Mandriva Directory Server (MDS) on Debian Etch. The resulting system provides a full-featured office server for small and medium companies - easy to administer via the web-based Mandriva Management Console (MMC).

Why can't free software GUIs be empowering instead of limiting?

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: It’s one of the more popular culture wars in the free software community: GUI versus CLI. Programmers, by selection, inclination, and long experience, understandably are attracted to textual interactions with the computer, but the text interface was imposed originally by technological limitations. The GUI was introduced as a reply to those problems.

Use dvdisaster to protect backups on optical media

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Software

linux.com: Storing backups on optical media such as DVD-R discs suffers from two major drawbacks: DVD discs are easy to scratch, and the media itself degrades after a while. You can deal with the scratching issue by careful handing of the media, but even expensive media becomes unreadable over time. Dvdisaster aims to help you recover the information off scratched and aged media.

City Simulation Games For Linux

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Gaming

maketecheasier.com: For sure, not everyone love gaming in Linux, and there are even fewer people who love city simulation games in Linux. But if you are like me, a lover of city simulation game (and also using Linux), here are some great choices for you:

Enterprise OS emerges above platform layer

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OSS

itweb.co.za: With government adoption of the Open Document Format and increasing tension between the proprietary and open source vendor spheres, 2008 promises to be an interesting year for open source software and standards.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source, the Access slayer

  • FAQ: Secrets to Running Multiple Operating Systems
  • One Laptop Per New York City Middle School Student
  • DreamWorks wins an award for its innovative use of Linux
  • Rebelling against insanity: Wicd requires half of GNOME
  • screenshots from the openbox menu
  • Unix Tip: How-to rename an oddball file
  • Vino, Meet Security
  • Installing Imagick extension for PHP in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Using Ubuntu to Bust Movie Pirates: Fair or Not?
  • Free eBook: Unix for the Beginning Mage
  • Linux stack vendor announces first hardware partner
  • Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy” Quick Review - Uncomplicated Firewall
  • Where open source is most vital
  • Linux.com chats with new OpenSUSE community manager
  • USB MiniMe 2008 install from Windows

If Torvalds quit Linux would anyone notice?

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: If Linus Torvalds stepped away from his position as coordinator of the Linux kernel, it is unlikely many people would notice, according to the man himself.

Btrfs 0.12, Performance Improvements

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Linux

kerneltrap: "I wasn't planning on releasing v0.12 yet, and it was supposed to have some initial support for multiple devices. But, I have made a number of performance fixes and small bug fixes, and I wanted to get them out there before the (destabilizing) work on multiple-devices took over," explained Chris Mason.

Future CloudBooks to Have Touch, SSD, 22-inch Screens?

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Linux
Hardware
Interviews

blog.laptopmag.com: Everex’s first $399 ultraportable CloudBook is set to go on sale on February 15 at Walmart.com. The low-cost laptop takes direct aim at Asus’ Eee PC. But will Everex’s larger hard drive, better web-cam and a new improved Linux OS outshine the popular Eee PC?

Not the Gentoo Linux Newsletter, ricer edition

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Gentoo
Humor

In this edition we find Interview: Mark "Markey" Kretschmann (Amarok), Ricing out your system, and Beer suggestions.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.22.17 Released

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Linux

PCBurn: Coming to us from Greg KH and the rest of the -stable folks is a mid-week Linux kernel release. What's new in this one? Quite a few bug-fixes, and all users of 2.6.22 are encouraged to upgrade.

Book Review: Drupal 5 Themes

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Drupal
Reviews

Slashdot: Out of the box, Drupal offers only a handful of themes. However, if the administrator cannot find one that exactly matches their needs or those of their client, then they will either have to pay someone to custom-build a theme, or learn how to do it themselves. Fortunately, creating a new theme or modifying an existing one, is not that difficult, as demonstrated in Drupal 5 Themes, by Ric Shreves."

Avoiding the great open-source blunder

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OSS

computerworld.com: Let me get right to the point: The time is now for open-source offerings to get their collective act together. How will the various open-source point solutions become truly mainstream and compete with offerings from SAP, Oracle or Microsoft?

Moving my mother over to Linux

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Ubuntu

linux.com: To save money, I cobbled together a computer for my mother out of cast-offs left over from my own upgrades. I moved my mother from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, and the experience was a surprisingly smooth one.

Novell: Ready to Buy

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SUSE

businessweek.com: Novell, the struggling software maker once among the computer industry's best known names, is trying to reclaim relevance through an embrace of open-source software and a détente with onetime rival Microsoft. Now, having stemmed a multiyear revenue decline and beefed up its balance sheet, Novell plans to start acquiring smaller software companies in a quest for growth.

LCA attendees rank Gentoo #4 distro

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Gentoo

spyderous.livejournal: Everybody who went to LCA entered their distro, editor, and shell upon registration. Gentoo made an excellent showing, coming in 4th after Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.

Also: How I came, and returned, to Gentoo Linux

Cinelerra community forks the video editor

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Software

linux.com: The community surrounding Cinelerra, one of the premier non-linear video editors for Linux, has decided to strike off in its own direction and rewrite Cinelerra under a new codebase.

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