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Story Mac OS X Yosemite, From The Perspective Of A Linux User Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2014 - 11:52pm
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Open Sources Reflections on 2006

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OSS

As 2006 nears its close, Dave and Matt decided to try to do a "Year in Review" sort of post or two. This has been an exceptional year for open source.

The redesigned Open Addict is now back online!

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Web

Open Addict v3.0 is now back online, just in time for the Christmas holiday. Millions of Linux and BSD nerds undoubtedly need a place to point their new computers' web browsers and Open Addict v3.0 is back online for their viewing pleasure.

Roadblocks to Switching to Linux

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Linux

As I sit here plugging away on this XP box I started giving some thought to just what I'd have to do to switch over entirely to Linux. I've tried out Ubuntu on a 2nd machine of mine and I have to tell you that I really like it. It's fast, it looks good, there's plenty of free software modules available for it and it just plain works. So why, you ask haven't I switched my main machine over?

Commercial gaming: Can it thrive on Linux?

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Gaming

Can a game company make a profit producing commercial offerings for Linux? Two cross-platform offerings that run on Linux are hoping to show that it can be done.

Real-world Apache Derby: Who needs Ajax, anyway?

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News

Asynchronous JavaScript + XML (Ajax) is a dynamite technique for greatly enhancing the user experience on the Web. Discover how to structure a simple, database-centric solution that provides a mechanism for collecting responses to questions about SOX compliance.

Ubuntu Linux Free Software and Beryl Beat Vista

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Ubuntu

Linux was founded on the command line. If you look around a little bit and find some of the Linux "old school" guys, you'll find that they tend to shy away from the gui. Linux has really stepped it up a notch visually.

IT in 2006: Google, Linux, Digg, Web-based Apps

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Sci/Tech

Most of the big tech stories of 2006 have already gotten far too much coverage. Does anyone not know that HP hit a serious bump in the road this year due to its snooping on employees and board members? Other stories – with far more long-term importance – have gotten much less ink.

The Open Source Desktop Myth

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OSS

Will 2007 be the year of the Free Software desktop? David Chisnall's answer is "probably not, but who cares?" Microsoft won the desktop war; can Free Software win the next one?

Open source to be a driving force in education

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OSS

Open-source software in schools will be the driving force for Gordon Brown’s proposed ‘Knowledge Economy’, it was claimed today. The claim comes from Bluefountain, after massive cross-party backbench support for a change in government policy for IT in education.

Matt Asay: Drupal founder on Sharepoint (collaboration, not content)

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Drupal

Dries Buytaert, the founder and maintainer of the excellent web CMS, Drupal, talks today about Sharepoint 2007. He calls it (and its "ilk" of software) "Collaboration Management Software," instead of "Content Management Software." I like that distinction.

Roots access - Genealogy with GRAMPS

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Software

Genealogy is a burgeoning hobby and to help the home genealogist, a whole range of software is available. Much of it is commercial but here I’ll look at one of the most popular free software options—GRAMPS. Charting your family history needn’t mean compromising on licensing.

Review: VectorLinux 5.8

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Linux
Reviews

VectorLinux, a lightweight, fast Linux distribution for the x86 platform, just released its new version 5.8 this week. This user-friendly distribution makes the average computer user's life easy by supplying office software, Web browsing, photo editing, and archiving on top of a fast, clean Xfce window manager.

GNOME 2.17.4 Screenshots

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Software

The GNOME camp has pushed out a new development release in time for the holidays. GNOME 2.17.4 is another test release in the road to GNOME 2.18.0 in March of next year. Many packages were updated from GNOME 2.17.3, so this afternoon we had set out on a GARNOME adventure to capture some new GNOME screenshots to see how GNOME 2.17 is shaping up. Overall it looked quite well except for a few more bugs than normal.

GNOME 2.17.4 Screenshots

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Christian Edition

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Reviews
Ubuntu

One of the virtues of Linux is that there's pretty much a version of it for everybody. From regular Ubuntu to Gentoo to Berry Linux to Fedora to Damn Small Linux, there's something out there for virtually all types of Linux users. So I was intrigued to discover that there is a Christian version of the extremely popular Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Linux Desktop 2006: better than ever

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Linux

I recently read a story that asked, "Has the Desktop Linux Bubble Burst?" Burst!? No, I don't think so. Actually, it still isn't even half as big as it will be when it's full.

Laptops, mobilily and simplicity

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Linux

A little while ago, I decided that I would never, ever have a desk ever again. I bought a laptop, and after a week I promised I would never, ever buy anything but a laptop and would change my working area in my house. From our latest poll, it's clear that I am not alone. Where does this leave Linux?

Penguins are this winter's hot trend

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Misc

Forget polar bears. This winter's "it" critter is unquestionably the penguin. America's love affair with penguins stretches from Hollywood to publishing to the Internet.

Today's Howtos

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HowTos
  • Install KDE Desktop in Ubuntu

  • Webmin Installation and Configuration in Ubuntu Linux
  • Install TrueCrypt on Ubuntu Edgy
  • How to forcefully empty the Trash : Ubuntu
  • Looking Glass for Ubuntu
  • Mount Network File systems (NFS,Samba) in Ubuntu
  • Setting up a server for PXE network booting

Defense Lawyer Attacks DNA Evidence in Hans Reiser Case

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Reiser

The defense lawyer for Oakland computer programmer Hans Reiser tried to raise doubts today about DNA evidence that prosecutors believe connects him to the death of his wife Nina Reiser, who was last seen alive Sept. 3.

Finding the Linux Desktop

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Linux

Linux desktops should receive general market acceptance. But they don't. The reason: The tyranny of the installed base, among other things.

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