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Defence bets big on Linux

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itnews.com.au: Defence will shift about 400 more IT systems to Linux-based servers in the coming months as it nears completion of a decade-long upgrade of its radar surveillance systems.

while waiting for Pardus Anka

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: The wait for Pardus Anka has been long...and my expectations are high, especially when I saw Pardus Tubitak without PiSi.

Linux Achieves Bodhi Enlightenment

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fossforce.com: Until recently, most desktop Linux distros were about the same on the surface. What differentiated them were things like configurability. These days many distros look and feel like unique stand alone operating systems–not like just slightly different flavors of GNU based Linux. Then there’s Bodhi.

KVM: Linux Virtualization That's Halfway There

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linuxinsider.com: While the KVN infrastructure is built into the Linux OS, you need a modern version of the Linux kernel to use this virtual machine. KVM requires machine extensions. The kernel component of KVM is included in mainline Linux as of version 2.6.20.

Booting Linux using UEFI can brick Samsung laptops

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h-online.com: Booting Linux using UEFI just once on various Samsung laptops is enough to permanently stop them working. Several reports have been posted on the Ubuntu bug tracker, but the problem is likely to also be present in other Linux distributions, as it appears to be caused by a kernel driver for Samsung laptops.

Fedora 18 vs. Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: As the next chapter after the Fedora 17 vs. Fedora 18 benchmarks for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution, here are benchmarks comparing Fedora 18 to Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 on two separate PCs.

State of the CLI

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hylkebons.nl: Unlike most computer interfaces, the Command Line Interface (or cli) hasn’t changed much over the last 30 years. Does this mean we’re in a good place?

Closed minds of "Open Source" eject iTWire from Linux conference

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OSS

itwire.com: In the more than 30 years that I have been involved with the tech industry I have seen a lot of strange things but none stranger than the events of today at the Linux Conference Australia. iTWire senior Linux writer Sam Varghese has been ejected from the conference.

Mageia 3 Beta 2 Released

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  • Mageia 3 Beta 2 Released
  • Penguin Origins: The History of Linux
  • Fedora 19 Features: GLIBC 2.17, GNOME 3.8, MATE 1.6
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 301
  • Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”
  • Ubuntu 13.04 Wallpaper Contest Opens for Entries
  • Slax 7.0 - Slax Is Back
  • Bodhi on MK802 and other ARM Updates
  • Which Ubuntu should I install? 12.04.1 or 12.10?
  • Snowlinux 4 XFCE Review: The Smoothest

My Encounter with PicarOS, a Great Linux Distro for Children

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Software

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: My 2 year old daughter is very fond of computers. Therefore, I have been searching for options to make her desktop environment more appealing for her. After all, anyone can use Linux these days. And there are options for children, too.

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More on Russia Moving to FOSS

  • Moscow Drops Microsoft on Putin’s Call for Self-Sufficiency
    Moscow city will replace Microsoft Corp. programs with domestic software on thousands of computers in answer to President Vladimir Putin’s call for Russia’s authorities to reduce dependence on foreign technology amid tensions with the U.S. and Europe. The city will initially replace Microsoft’s Exchange Server and Outlook on 6,000 computers with an e-mail system installed by state-run carrier Rostelecom PJSC, Artem Yermolaev, head of information technology for Moscow, told reporters Tuesday. Moscow may expand deployment of the new software, developed by Russia’s New Cloud Technologies, to as many as 600,000 computers and servers, and may also consider replacing Windows and Office, Yermolaev said.
  • Why Microsoft is getting the cold shoulder from Moscow
    Since the German city of Munich decided to ditch Microsoft Windows and Office, a growing number of European agencies have followed suit - from France's national police force to the Italian military. The latest authority to turn its back on Microsoft is reportedly Moscow City Hall, which is transferring employee email from Microsoft Exchange Server and Outlook to the Russian-built MyOffice Mail. About 6,000 Moscow state employees will be switched over, including teachers, doctors and civil servants. If the move is a success, the city will consider shifting 600,000 PCs and servers away from Microsoft, and may also replace Windows and Office, according to Bloomberg.
  • Moscow will replace Microsoft's products with local offerings
    Microsoft might lose a whole city of customers in Russia. According to Bloomberg, Moscow will begin replacing Redmond's products with homegrown software as a result of Vladimir Putin's urging to stop depending on foreign tech. Artem Yermolaev, the city's head of information technology, told reporters that Moscow will begin by dropping Microsoft's Exchange Service and by replacing Outlook on 6,000 computers with state-run carrier Rostelecom PJSC's email system. Authorities are looking to deploy the email software to as many as 600,000 computers in the future. They might even replace Windows and the Office suite entirely, though there seems to be no solid plan for that at the moment.

Sony Xperia X Compact review: Small Android is still good, but not much better

Sony's Xperia X Compact is basically the newest version of the Z5 Compact that hit the US earlier this year. But just because it's a newer version of the (comparatively) tiny handset doesn't mean it's an upgrade in every way. Sony is pushing the camera sensors in the X Compact and the flagship-level XZ, as well as new features like five-axis image stabilization and HDR photo mode. Sony knows cameras, so we know the shooter in the X Compact will at least be competent. However, it has to be good enough to encourage photography buffs to shell out $499 for this unlocked handset while delivering solid performance across the board as well. Read more

Linux Mint's XApps to Get Screen Blanking, Sublime-like Search Bar Lands for Xed

We already know that work on Linux Mint 18.1, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu-based operating system loved by many users, already begun, and Clement Lefebvre shares with us today some of the improvements coming to XApps. Read more