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Story Upcoming Maxwell GPUs Will Support H.265, But VP9 Is Uncertain Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 6:28pm
Story Google Play Services 4.4 now rolling out Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 6:24pm
Story Coreboot Keeps Getting Better Bay Trail Support Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 6:19pm
Story OpenBSD Affirms That LibreSSL Will Be Portable Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 6:10pm
Story ASUS launches Intel powerd Android tablet MeMO Pad 8 Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 6:05pm
Story Pidora 2014 Is Now the Most Advanced Raspberry Pi Linux Distro Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:53pm
Story Testing Ubuntu, Debian and LMDE on my new notebook Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:48pm
Story Qt 5.3 Release Candidate Available Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:41pm
Story Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) with a 3D Desktop and Funky Dock Was the Future in 2006 – Video Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:33pm
Story AMD to enter Android space with ARM based chip Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:30pm

Flipping the Linux switch: Envy, no longer a deadly sin

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Have you ever had the joy of installing restricted or proprietary drivers on Debian or Ubuntu? Most of the time, it really does work like a charm. Sometimes though, something doesn't go quite as planned. In our desperation, we tried Envy.

gOS Linux - a very good OS - Overview & short tutorial

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: gOS is an Ubuntu-based distribution aimed at the modern, young Internet users. It offers the ease and friendliness of Ubuntu, the dead sexy looks of Enlightenment 17 windows manager, OSX style, and integration of Google Apps into the desktop. Sounds extremely interesting.

Linux Valentines Day Gifts

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Linux

thelinuxblog.com: Valentines Day is coming up pretty fast. If you searched for this term you are probably wondering, “What should I get my Linux Geek for Valentines Day?”

Asus' Eee PC: Cute, Compact and Convenient - but Limited

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Hardware

linux insider: Overall, I found the Eee PC to be an affordable option for the traveler who needs to do only light computing, such as cursory Web browsing, checking e-mail, viewing photos and movies or listening to music. It would also be a great reference tool to keep on the kitchen counter or the coffee table, for quick searches.

State of Open Source Message: A New Decade for Open Source

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OSS

Bruce Perens: On February 9, 1998, I published the Open Source Definition and the public announcement of the Open Source Initiative that Eric Raymond and I were starting. This was the first time that the general public heard what Open Source was about. Saturday, February 9 is the anniversary of Open Source and the start of Decade One.

Ubuntu's Upstart event-based init daemon

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Software

linux.com: Because the traditional System V init daemon (SysVinit) does not deal well with modern hardware, including hotplug devices, USB hard and flash drives, and network-mounted filesystems, Ubuntu replaced it with the Upstart init daemon.

Open source rising

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OSS

expresscomputeronline.com: Things are looking good for the proponents of Open Source software on all fronts—even the desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Flock woos Netscape users with its social skills

  • EeeXubuntu Booting Great from SDHC on Asus EEE PC
  • A Microsoft secret plan for Yahoo's open source?
  • No Download iPlayer for GNU/Linux in 2008
  • New consulting company gambles on KOffice demand
  • Compiz 0.7.0 Adds Multi-Display Support
  • Splitting Files
  • Python for Bash scripters: A well-kept secret
  • checkinstall - trace your .tar.gz installations
  • Google Spreadsheets Form Feature is Fantastic!
  • Open Source Gets a Wall Street Boost
  • Is Linus Torvalds even speaking for Linux anymore?
  • OpenOffice And Understanding User Work Flow
  • Linux development platform makes the carrier grade
  • why do ubuntu users become arch users?
  • Become independent of the system tray using conky
  • Why Novell should become the center of the open source .NET universe
  • KDE rules

falling in love all over again

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: Most of the reviews i read or listen to about kde4 tend to focus on the "4 hour tour" stuff. If I were a journalist at this point i'd realize that this has already been done to death and I'd try looking for something that hasn't already been said.

Also: gwenview: falling in love all over again

Linus Torvalds at Linux.conf.au 2008

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: Linus Torvalds is the star guest at Australia's annual Linux conference. ZDNet.com.au once again took a video crew to Melbourne in January and caught up with the man behind Linux.

Virtualization in Linux: A Review of Four Software Choices

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Software

techthrob.com: This week Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced a partnership with Parallels, making the Parallels Workstation virtualization software is now available to download and install in Ubuntu Linux. This makes four different virtualization programs -- three of which are installable via the package repositories -- that run on Ubuntu Linux. This article compares the four virtualization products available.

Firefox 2.0.0.12 security and stability update now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.12 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release.

Thinkpad X61s and Linux

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Linux

polishlinux.org: Looking for a lightweight, solid and powerful little laptop that works with GNU/Linux? Me too. I have bad news: it doesn’t not exist. Thinkpad X61s seems close, however. Here is my (success?) story about getting it to work with Ubuntu and Fedora with some tips and tweaks to save you time and patience.

Subtitle manipulation tools for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Subtitles may not mean much for the English-speaking part of the world, but for the rest of us, they are the difference between truly enjoying a movie or just watching the screen, trying to decipher the events. From editing to ripping to converting, here is a list of some useful tools.

Damn Small Linux crushes Windows Vista’s min requirements

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: In contrast with most of its competition, Damn Small Linux (DSL) is an operating system where megabytes are still meaningful. Compare that to Windows Vista’s minimum 20 gigabyte footprint and the line in the sand becomes obvious.

Linux Air: Hitting the road with the Eee PC

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: As a computer-oriented Australian planning a six week trip to Canada and the USA, I was dreading the prospect of long-term lack of access to a computer. Enter the ASUS Eee PC.

If you're broke and need a decent computer, Ubuntu Linux may be for you

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Ubuntu

daytondailynews.com: You've looked at the newest Dell XPS, maybe a spiffy HP Pavillion. You've surfed over to Apple's Web store to drool over the powerful, stylish machines of Steve Jobs. But there's a problem: You're broke. There's still hope.

CEO Jim Whitehurst pilots Red Hat into future

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Linux
Interviews

infoworld.com: Whitehurst, 40, has big shoes to fill in replacing Szulik, the man who took a small, unknown company and turned it into a savvy business competitor that made Linux a household name. Whitehurst spoke with IDG News Service this week about the key findings of his first month on the job and where he thinks Red Hat should focus its attention.

Nina Reiser's Last Phone Call Was to Hans Reiser on Day She Vanished

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The phone call from Nina Reiser's cell phone was placed to her estranged husband, Hans Reiser -- the popular Linux programmer who is accused of killing her, according to testimony here Thursday.

fast package management

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Software
SUSE

duncan.mac-vicar.com: We have been working hard to get package management stack changes in so we can have them in one of the next alphas. This new level of performance would allow us to bring package management on openSUSE not to the smart or yum level, but a complete new generation ahead.

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