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Story Video Acceleration Takes The Backseat On Chrome For Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 10:45pm
Story GnuTLS: Big internal bugs, few real-world problems Rianne Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 10:33pm
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Story Packaged Linux Delivers Network Functions Virtualization Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:18pm
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Story Linux Foundation to Build Massive Open Online Course Program With edX, Increase Access to Linux Training for All Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:10pm

My first 10 years with Linux

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Linux

I have now officially entered my second decade using Linux and free/open source software in a meaningful way. I began dabbling with Linux as early as 1995, but in June of 1996, I began using it for real when I created my first Web site. What's different these days from things 10 years ago?

Convert images with open source ImageMagick

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HowTos

Tools like the GIMP and similar graphical applications are great for modifying and manipulating images. Sometimes, however, they can be overkill for little things that need to be done, such as converting file types or resizing images. As well, a graphical tool can be time consuming and difficult to script, unlike CLI tools.

Analyst comments sink Red Hat shares

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Linux

Shares of Red Hat Inc., the largest distributor of the Linux operating system, tumbled more than 7 percent Friday after a Wall Street analyst suggested that Oracle Corp. may soon introduce its own Linux products.

Mandriva Linux 2007 PowerPack Edition review

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MDV
Reviews

Though delayed for a while and later to market than most Mandriva fans would probably prefer, the new Mandriva Linux 2007 PowerPack Edition is finally here, nearly a year after the previous release.

Yum 2nd part: Managing system updates

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HowTos

After covering the basics of Yum in my first article, let’s move on to the second part. In this article I’d like to cover some things about keeping your system up to date with Yum on a CentOS 4 system.

Danger from the Deep 0.2 released

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Gaming

Danger from the Deep (aka dangerdeep) is an Free/Open Source World War II german uboat simulation. This release brings an massive number of new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

Linux Newbies - Lots of ways to look at your system stats

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HowTos

So you want to find out what your linux system is doing? There are a few ways you can go about doing this. Actually, there are a ton of ways, but we’re going to look at a few of them. Some of them are graphical and pretty and some are CLI but all of them are useful.

Beryl and XGL on Ubuntu Linux with ATI card

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HowTos

So yesterday I tryed Beryl on Ubuntu Dapper, even though Beryl is only v.0.1 I must say it seems pretty stable and works great on my laptop... I will, in this post make a guide to how I got it all working..

Open Source Boosts Thrills in 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'

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For its time, I didn't know how "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" could be improved upon. When Id Software and Activision released its source code in 2004, however, the open source and mod community got to work. The result was "Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory," an open source effort by Splash Damage and other contributors that takes the best of the old game and actually improves upon a classic experience.

Apache highlights open source projects

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Software

Open source technologies including Apache's Struts Java development framework and Jackrabbit content repository were among the projects debuting or getting upgraded at the ApacheCon conference in Austin, Texas, this week.

Mandriva One Not the Linux Dinosaur of Old

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MDV
Reviews

I found early versions of Linux weren't very user-friendly, so this time around, I used my 7-year-old son as my test subject. I gave him a little lesson on how to use Mandriva One and off he went. On his own, he was able to boot up the machine and get himself online to his favorite kid Web sites without any problems at all -- meaning today's Linux has a short learning curve.

Free deluxe open source content management system

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Software

WebAPP is a content management system written in Perl and licensed under the GNU General Public License. WebAPP requires no SQL backend, no PHP, only a hosting environment offering support for Perl.

Interrupt Management Under Linux

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HowTos

Bill Gatliff provides a walkthrough of the portions of the Linux kernel that manage interrupts and describes how Linux interacts with interrupt controllers and how to adapt code for custom hardware.

Microsoft-led project to deliver on ODF

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Microsoft

Microsoft later this month plans to release a converter that will let Word users open documents saved in the OpenDocument format.

Nexenta combines OpenSolaris, GNU, and Ubuntu

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OS

What do you get when you combine OpenSolaris, the GNU utilities, and Ubuntu? Nexenta -- a GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the OpenSolaris kernel and runtime. I took the Alpha 5 release out for a spin to see how well it's progressing. It might sound like an odd combination, but after more than a year of development, it actually works well, and is shaping up to be a very interesting operating system.

KDE 3.5.5 Screenshots Tour in Kubuntu

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Linux

Now we will see KDE3.5.5 Screenshots. We have already discussed how to upgrade the existing KDE Desktop to KDE 3.5.5.Now we are going to see screenshots for KDE 3.5.5 in Kubuntu this includes Graphics, Internet, Office, System, Utilities and wallpapers i hope you like these nice screenshots.

Cacti on CentOS 4.x

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HowTos

For those who don't know, Cacti's goal is to create nice graphs about system performance and status. This howto describes how to install and configure Cacti quickly on a CentOS server.

Goodbye Eudora, hello Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

Eudora, once one of the most popular email clients, is finally being retired. Instead of simply abandoning Eudora's customers, however, Qualcomm is partnering with Mozilla Corp. to create "Penelope," a customized version of Mozilla's Thunderbird email client that will be optimized for Eudora customers.

Red Tape Hinders Open Source Uptake in Government

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OSS

Panelists at the Government Open Source Conference in Portland, Ore., this week suggested that what is needed now is a process or model that can be shared by states to go about acquiring new technologies and solutions that are open source. But to get there, "we need to re-think the whole procurement process," said City of Newport News (Va.) Chief Information Officer Andy Stein.

People Behind KDE: Jaroslaw Staniek

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KDE

On tonight's People Behind KDE we present a coder who has been the driving force behind not only the premier free software database client, Kexi, but also single handedly ported kdelibs to win32. Find out how he achieved such feats of development hights while still breading a heard of crickets for his chameleon in our interview with Jaroslaw Staniek.

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Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Receives L1 Terminal Fault Mitigations, Update Now

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