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Story Lots Of New ARM Hardware To Be Supported By Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:47pm
Story With Android L and iOS 8, is Ubuntu Phone OS Too Late to the Party? Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:37pm
Story Turin to Be First Italian City to Adopt Ubuntu, Unshackle from the “Tyranny of Proprietary Software” Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:24pm
Story Free Software on the final frontier: GNU Radio controls the ISEE-3 Spacecraft Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:14pm
Story On Navigating Laws and Licenses with Open Source Projects Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:06pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:02pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:01pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:01pm
Story Mozilla Firefox On Wayland Is Progressing Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 5:59pm
Story Raspberry Pi add-on board controls entire buildings Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 5:52pm

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Must Linux buy its way onto the desktop?

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Linux

As you may know, Google is close to making a deal with Dell in which the search giant will get to preinstall its software package on Dell PCs. What you may not know is that Google may be spending a billion dollars over three years for the privilege.

What does that have to do with Linux? Everything.

PHP Basics

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HowTos

This introductory article on PHP will explain what PHP is, how it works, and how you can get started using it.

Open Source & The Fallacy Of Composition

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OSS

Recently I posted about the Fallacy Of Composition (which says that an advantage shared by everyone is not an advantage) and how it applies digital music: If everyone can make and distribute music cheaply, the price they can charge goes down and they all make less money. It should apply to open source as well. Is there an escape route?

BitTorrent to crack down on use of name

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Software

The creators of the BitTorrent file-swapping application will soon begin cracking down on how other software developers use the BitTorrent name, company President Ashwin Navin said Monday.

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Mozilla names best Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation has selected the 17 finalists for the Extend Firefox competition out of 200 entries. Spanning eleven categories, judges are looking for extensions that are "innovative, useful, and integrate with today's Web services".

Creating Web albums with shalbum

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HowTos

Almost no site seems complete these days without an image gallery, which displays thumbnails of many images in on a single main page. When you click on any image, you bring up a page with a larger version of the image. My favorite way to create image galleries is by using shalbum, an elegant shell script that uses ImageMagick to generate Web albums.

French court rules in favor of private P2P use

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Misc

On the eve of France's Parliament returning to discuss the possibility of legalizing P2P via a compulsory or global license, the French judiciary has sent a message to deputies a day early, clearly siding with non-commercial users of P2P applications.

Microsoft has a problem says maddog

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OSS

"People will be going through a big change with the (Microsoft) Vista project. There's a lot of people who are still on Windows 95 and 98 and moving from that to Vista is going to be a big move. It will require new hardware but some of their hardware is still viable in the Linux space so instead of going to Vista they'll go to Linux."

Running Apache2 With PHP5 And PHP4 At The Same Time

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This tutorial shows how to install and configure Apache2 with PHP5 and PHP4 enabled at the same time. Because it is not possible to run both PHP5 and PHP4 as Apache modules, we must run one of them as CGI, the other one as Apache module. In this document I will use PHP5 as Apache module and PHP4 as CGI, and I will describe the setup for the Linux distributions Debian Sarge (3.1) and Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger).

Book Review: Time Management for System Administrators

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Reviews

I know you're thinking "Time Management? Could there be a duller book?" Tom's writing style is casual and entertaining, which results in a fun book you'll enjoy reading. Furthermore, his anecdotes and personal insights identify him as a fellow geek. As a result, his time-management strategies and techniques have real credibility.

Sun's next goal: Linux on Sparc chips

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Linux

But alongside the hardware launch came a more quiet software push: an attempt to make the Linux and BSD Unix open-source operating systems a serious option for buyers of Sparc-based computers. To promote the technology combination, Sun is trying to coax an accompanying software business into existence.

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rr4 linux 3.0b0

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With the release of RR4-Linux 3.0 beta0 and considering it didn't work here last release, I just had to try it again. It is a gorgeous liveDVD that comes with KDE 3.5 and nvidia drivers. I was so impressed with its beautiful desktop, I just had to install it onto my harddrive. But how did it do this time?

Mandriva magazine

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MDV

A nice new project has just come to fruition at work - Mandriva Linux Inside, the new Mandriva e-magazine, published by the new community department (Gael’s pet project).

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