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Story Nexus 9 Review: A Powerful Tablet…for Android Die-Hards Only Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 1:44am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 9:28pm
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Story How to Find the Best Linux Distribution for a Specific Task Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:36pm
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Story Larry Augustin: Open source pioneer. SugarCRM CEO. Gym rat. Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:24pm
Story Linux Foundation: Open Source is Eating the Software World Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:20pm
Story The Linux desktop-a-week review: ChromeOS Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:17pm
Story Atomic Mode-Setting Moves Along For KMS Drivers Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:13pm

Kernel space: no shortage of tracing options

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Linux Three weeks ago, LWN looked at the renewed interest in dynamic tracing, with an emphasis on SystemTap. Tracing is a perennial presence on end-user wishlists; it remains a handy tool for companies like Sun Microsystems, which wish to show that their offerings (Solaris, for example) are superior to Linux. It is not surprising that there is a lot of interest in tracing implementations for Linux.

Also: 2.6.27-rc1, "Pretty Dang Busy"

some images:

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  • Linux T-Shirt Statistics Graph

  • Longest Error Ever
  • Mozilla Community
  • The Mozilla Tree

KDE 4.1 still isn't for me

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: A new version of one of the two major Linux desktops, KDE and GNOME, came out today: KDE 4.1 While I don't hate it, I don't see myself switching over from KDE 3.5.9 either. That said, I will say KDE 4.1 is an improvement over the last 4.x version.

ASUS Eee PC 1000 (Linux)

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Hardware ASUS’ response to the heap of competitors entering the mini-notebook space it helped create has been a bit overwhelming; the company has just released its fifth Eee PC model in two months. But though it is increasingly difficult to pick from the seemingly interminable Eee PCs on the market, the Eee PC 1000 has risen to be one of our favorites.

What’s next in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (part 1)

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Linux One of the most-asked questions in the software world is:
“What’s coming in the next release?” Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is no different. You can wait for the beta, and pore over the release notes and the package changelogs. You can corner a product manager at the right moment. But the easiest and best way to get the scoop on what’s coming up in future Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases? Take a look at Fedora.

Hardy is a hard time...

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Ubuntu I'm tired of Hardy. Tired of the bugs, tired of this Operating System. Yes, for the first time, I really regret to use Ubuntu.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 released

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Mandriva is proud to announce the release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 'thornicrofti'. This beta includes the newest release of KDE 4, KDE 4.1 final, GNOME 2.23.5, Firefox 3, and kernel 2.6.26 final.

Foxconn owns up to dodgy BIOS crippling Linux

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blogs.zdnet: Well, as it turns out the problem isn’t a Foxconn one but it’s down to American Megatrends (AMI) having shipped a defective BIOS. Also, as it turns out, other boards are also affected.

SplashTop "Instant-On Linux" Gets Hacked

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Hardware Last October we were the first to deliver a full-review of DeviceVM's SplashTop which was an instant-on embedded Linux distribution at the time found on a lone ASUS motherboard. Since then there has been a commitment to SplashTop on all ASUS motherboards and even on ASUS notebooks.

few howtos:

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  • Setting Up Chkrootkit to Automatically Scan for Rootkits Daily

  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 8
  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) on Ubuntu 8.04.1 Desktop
  • How to install & configure Google Desktop Gadgets in openSUSE
  • How to Install KDE 4.1 on Ubuntu 8.04

OStatic's Firefox Superguide

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Moz/FF Since the inception of OStatic, we've tried to do lots of tutorials and tips posts on Firefox, and recently a reader wrote in and said it would be useful to have them all compiled in one superguide. So here you go--our superguide to working more efficiently with Firefox.

FSF works with Los Alamos Computers to provide free computers

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Linux Finding hardware that works with GNU/Linux is hard enough. But if you also want a completely free system -- one that requires no proprietary drivers or firmware to run -- then the task is almost impossible. To fill this gap, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has been developing its own hardware list, and, as the next logical step, has been working with Los Alamos Computers (LAC) to develop a line of free (as in speech) computers pre-installed with GNU/Linux.

A Muslim, a Christian, and an Atheist's View on Linux and more...

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Linux A few months ago, I wrote a review of Ubuntu Muslim Edition. --I gave it positive remarks as it is truly deserving to be praised. However, some readers have an issue with the Muslim Edition of Ubuntu and Linux in general that fueled a heated discussion. And since religion is involved, it started a never ending debate.

The 2.6.27 merge window closes

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Linux On July 28, Linus Torvalds released the 2.6.27-rc1 prepatch and closed the merge window for 2.6.27. That means we now know what will be in this kernel, which will probably be released sometime in October. Recent cycles have featured a lot of internal cleanup and relatively few new features, but 2.6.27 will reverse that trend somewhat. Linux users will see a lot of new things here.

Ubuntu's GNOME Nautilus

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computingtech.blogspot: Nautilus is the Swiss Army knife of the GNOME world. Nautilus is a file manager that helps you to graphically use and manage files, folders, and other resources found on your computer. Nautilus is developed as part of the GNOME project. Linux directories are the same as Windows folders.

Pardus 2008 Review

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Linux After giving this distro a few days of use, one word comes to mind: “polished.” Pardus 2008 is a Linux distribution created by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology. At its core, it is a Turkish language OS, but the English version shows no lack of attention.

5 tips for better browsing

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HowTos Whether you're trying to keep track of a zillion tabs, navigate your bookmarks, or deal with a page that just won't load, the more you use your Web browser, the more likely you are to run into problems. But with the help of hidden features and third-party add-ons, you can tackle these troubles and squeeze even more efficiency out of Apple's Safari 3 and Mozilla's Firefox 2 and 3.

openSUSE KDE 4.1 LiveCDs released

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SUSE The KDE team today released KDE 4.1. Regular KDE 4 Packages and an openSUSE-based KDE Four Live CD have been available throughout the whole cycle, and final versions of them are also available now.

Linux mainstream? Not enough software!

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Linux Lots of different companies are investing and promoting linux. Dell, Asus, Intel, Apple, are just a few to mention who have poured lots of money into the development and adoption of linux. Despite their best efforts, linux is still not adopted over OSX and Windows by professionals and average users. Why? Despite all the companies promoting the development of linux, not enough have joined the band wagon.

Is Money Useless to Open Source Projects?

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OSS In April I donated $5,000 of the ad revenue from this website to an open source .NET project. I was crushingly disappointed to find out the $5,000 in grant money has been sitting in the bank for the last four months, totally unused.

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