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Story The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2014 - 6:50pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2014 - 4:31pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2014 - 4:30pm
Story Allied serves up Raspberry Pi to robotics competition Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2014 - 2:45pm
Story Debian: Call for help from KDE Team Rianne Schestowitz 2 04/05/2014 - 12:46pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2014 - 11:05am
Story Preview: NVIDIA Tegra K1 Compared To Various x86, ARM Linux Systems Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2014 - 6:35am
Story Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr: Video Review and Screnshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 11:19pm
Story Nouveau Graphics On Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 7:49pm
Story Mir 0.2.0 Under Development For Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 6:22pm

Ubuntu and Studio Work

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meandubuntu.wordpress: One of the things I do from time to time is play in one of them-there rock ‘n roll bands. And, of course, I used various software under WinXP for pre-production and other such musical gyrations. I’d like to get my home studio back up and working in Ubuntu.

Yahoo! buy would give Microsoft ownership of open source e-mail, projects, code. Ugh

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Paula Rooney: Let’s forget about search for a moment, and Microsoft’s obvious need to buy a leading online company or face extinction. Microsoft’s buy of Yahoo would give the Redmond, Wash company control over a top open source e-mail company, open source projects and an open source infrastructure. So this deal would put Microsoft directly into the open source software business.

Also: What happens if Microsoft buys Yahoo?

Seven Most Annoying Problems with Ubuntu/Linux

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Ubuntu I love Ubuntu. I've been using Linux for years, and I think it's the greatest distribution to date. But let's face it - like it or not, the user experience is worrisome at times. Things don't work, programs act up, and hair gets torn out.

PHP 4 is Dead—Long Live PHP 5

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Software PHP 4, deployed on tens of millions of servers globally, is among the most successful languages of all time. But its run is coming to an end.

Dreamlinux 3.0 Beta 2 Screenshots

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Linux Dreamlinux is a Brazilian distribution based on Debian and Morphix. Recently, the second beta release of Dreamlinux 3.0 has been released. phorolinux has some screenshots.

Linux is ready

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Linux Why Linux? Well, the answer to this question was given in detail by PK Mishra, Senior Consulting Architect, Novell India in his presentation titled ‘Linux for eGovernance solution.’

Red Hat packagers dance around frivolous music game software patents

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Software Sadly, there’s nothing genuinely new about this story, but a recent discussion on the Fedora Games mailing list demonstrates the sort of chilling effect on innovation and impoverishment of the intellectual commons that occurs today because of a broken, outmoded US patent system and its misapplication to software. I’m at a loss for words to express how absurd these “patents” are.

Adventures in Codec Land

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reddevil62-techhead: We've all been there. The shiny new PC is loaded with the latest Linux distribution. The desktop has been tweaked, system updates sorted, data imported and packages downloaded. It's time to play some tunes, kick back a bit, watch a film or check out the latest movie trailers online. Welcome to Codec Land.

Open Movie Editor How-To: Fade to Black Transition

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After my previous overview of Open Movie Editor (OME), I decided to create a small How-To regarding an easily obtainable piece of functionality that's not yet standard within OME.

today's leftovers

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  • SUSE Linux version aimed at Big Blue mainframes

  • Companies team for sub $100 3G Linux phone
  • German penal institutions looking into
  • A Look at Micropolis, the New Open Source SimCity
  • How to log in syslog-ng when the message does not have the hostname field
  • Give me Ubuntu or, well, give me something else
  • Idealism and FOSS, buddies to the end
  • Flash File System supports Linux OS.
  • Good Bill, Bad Bill, and The Art of Philanthropy
  • Changing The System Keyboard Mapping on Ubuntu (Dvorak vs Qwerty)
  • Make the Windows Key on your Keyboard open KMenu in KDE
  • Money, money, money... and FOSS
  • Thinkpad Configuration, part 1
  • Gain Some Experience at SourceForge!
  • 25 Years Ago: Free, Easy, Software Begins
  • Easy way of Mount/Unmount .iso Images in Ubuntu
  • Help, I’m surrounded by librarians. Smiling
  • Solutions Linux 2008 was great!

Firefox 3 getting integrated add-ons directory

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Moz/FF After making noise with the reintroduction of its Firefox add-ons directory last year, Mozilla is taking a step closer to integrating it with the upcoming beta of Firefox 3, which is set to go out to beta testers next week.

The Unsurprising Surprise of Open Source M&A

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OSS There must be something going around, something in the water. That was how one commenter put it to me this week. How else to explain the rash of open source acquisitions? From MySQL to Covalent to Trolltech, the appetite for open source vendors appears to be insatiable.

Linux Australia chief bids goodbye

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iTWire: For Jonathan Oxer, the president of Linux Australia, today, the final day of the 2008 Australian national Linux conference is a day of fulfilment and also some sadness.

Big mods for the small Eee PC

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Linux It looks like a toy, but this Linux mini-notebook has inspired a growing community of hardware mod devotees.

Getting ready for the Python breakage

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Software If Google starts behaving oddly later this year, it might not be due to too many YouTube videos of Britney Spears losing it or a stealth attack by Microsoft's minions, but because of a forthcoming change to the Python programming language.

Building a New KDE

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Linux Planet: How do you produce a major update of a popular desktop for GNU/Linux? Following the January 11 release of KDE 4.0, I talked with Wade Olson, the press contact for KDE in North America, and a member of KDE e.V., the German non-profit organization that is the financial and legal arm of the project. Olson talked about the goals of the release, its highlights, what was left out, and where development of KDE is going next.

KDE king Seigo talks life, free software and reinventing the desktop

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Interviews Aaron J Seigo worries about client side software, thinks Plasma will challenge Flash, and Apple doesn't understand the open source development model.

So Open Source Is Mainstream -- Now What?

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Serdar Yegulalp: This may not be "the year of Linux on the desktop" -- and who knows, maybe it is -- but there's little to no question that this is a pivotal year for open source as a mainstream economic phenomenon in the tech world, as my colleague Charles Babcock has indicated. My big question is: what next?

Reiser's son afraid to return to U.S.

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Reiser Attorneys for Nina Reiser's mother say Nina's son is afraid to return to the U.S. from Russia because of all the trauma he has suffered since Nina disappeared, a social services worker testified today.

Also: Cops Find $9,000 and Passport on Hans Reiser

Motorola responds to Nokia's Trolltech buy

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Software Motorola has responded to the news earlier this week that rival Nokia plans to purchase Trolltech, long-time supplier of the graphical development framework used in Motorola's Linux phones. In a nutshell, the response boils down to, "We were over Qt, anyway."

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