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Story Chinese government shows off its own Linux-based operating system Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 11:58am
Story Road to GNOME 3.12 : Overview of GNOME 3.11.4 Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 11:52am
Story Is 2014 the year you play with the penguin? Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 1:44am
Story If Microsoft thinks old Tor clients are risky, why not Windows XP? Rianne Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 12:37am
Story Intel Graphics Driver Installer 1.0.3 For Ubuntu/Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2014 - 9:28pm
Story Intel vs. AMD Performance-Per-Watt On Ubuntu 14.04 Linux Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2014 - 7:44pm
Story Linux Graphics News Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2014 - 7:35pm
Story The First Totally Open Source Laptop Is Almost Real Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2014 - 7:11pm
Story OpenShift Welcomes CentOS to the Red Hat Family--Origin Adds CentOS Support Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2014 - 7:04pm
Story Focal: Open Source Camera App for Android Rianne Schestowitz 2 18/01/2014 - 4:51pm

Linux jobs abound, tech job service says

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Linux

Online IT job clearinghouse Dice Inc. has some interesting statistics to accompany LinuxWorld. As of August 1, there were 7,000 jobs opportunities on Dice.com for technology professionals with Linux experience. This is up 35.6 percent from the beginning of the year and 55 percent higher than 12 months ago, the service reports.

NASA can't find original tape of moon landing

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Sci/Tech

The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.

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OpenOffice.org Denials Fail To Quell Lingering Security Worries

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Software

French researchers were particularly concerned with macro security in OpenOffice.org, and pegged the problems as ones "at the conceptual level" of the suite.

Hoosier Daddy? Indiana Schools Adopt Linux

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Linux

How's this for back-to-school fashion: More than 20,000 Indiana students are now Linux-enabled under a state grant program to roll out low-cost, easy-to-manage workstations, which are running various flavors of the open-source operating system.

OSDL and the Linux desktop: The road ahead

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OSS

At LinuxWorld San Francisco, the OSDL held a panel discussion talking about the current state of Linux on the desktop. John Cherry, initiative manager for Desktop Linux at the non-profit, Linux user and developer support group, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), spoke with SearchOpenSource.com to discuss OSDL developments and the progress of the Portland Project's beta release of its programming interfaces for the GNOME and KDE environments.

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Sabayon Linux RC2 Released

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Linux

The World's first and fastest Gentoo Linux powered distribution now changes its name. A change of style and unification for the RR4/RR64 Linux projects. Our mission is simple: making things that just work, using one of the most scalable Operating System.

Photos of the Firefox Crop Circles

Does the sudden appearance of a Firefox crop circle imply which browser extraterrestrials prefer? We don't know, but it was still fun to make!

Gentoo provides social workspaces to close the gap between users and developers

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Overlays project, together with other groups including Gentoo Infrastructure and User Relations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new service as a way to create social workspaces where developers can collaborate with each other and with users to improve the Gentoo experience for everyone.

Australia To Celebrate Software Freedom Day 2006

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OSS

Freedom and Open Source Software (FOSS) enthusiasts will once again take to the streets for Australia's second annual Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 16th.

People Behind KDE: John Tapsell

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KDE

Curious about the man responsible for the application behind CTRL-Esc? This postgrad student will make sure his application in KDE4 will 'flash up in a ball of fire and lightning, flames of fire torching random apps on the screen. It will settle down into a mind blowing beautiful interface, with only flickers of flames around the edges.' Want to see a Sneak Preview of KDE4?

The Real Lenovo Laptop Deal

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Linux

The new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting some industry reports stating otherwise.

Oracle XE on Debian

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HowTos

Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and simple to administer. This document describes installing Oracle 10g Express Edition (formerly known as HTML DB) on a Debian based system.

OpenOffice hits back at viral risk claims

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Security

OpenOffice.org has hit back at claims that the alternative office applications suite is riddled with security holes. Researchers at the French Ministry of Defense say that OpenOffice is subject to security weaknesses that make it at least as susceptible to computer viruses as the commercial, more widely used, Microsoft Office.

Novell reaches out to Microsoft Office users

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SUSE

It's open season on the Windows/Office desktop again, with Novell the latest trying to lure away customers unhappy with the price Microsoft charges for "bloatware".

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New installer gives Debian Etch an edge

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Linux

The Debian Installer team has released the third beta of its installer for Etch, the next version of Debian. According to the announcement, there is now an optional graphical installer for the i386 and amd64 platforms, and you can now set up encrypted partitions during installation.

Freespire 1.0 Review

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Reviews

Linspire Inc. claims that the recently released Freespire is the development version of Linspire, much like Fedora Core is the freely available development version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. During the several days that I used it, I found this to be true in both a good and a bad way. It's good in the sense that the software that comprises Freespire is a bit more modern, but bad in that it has a few problems that make it unsuitable for a production release.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - V

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HowTos

OK, we had an extended breather from our last look at BIND's zone file pri.example.org. It's time to finish up and get a sense of what these records mean. If you're on the path or have the goal of functioning on the server side of the house, get to know this area.

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