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Story Cutelyst 0.4.0 is out! Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 7:20pm
Story Meizu MX4 Pro May Give New Life To Ubuntu Touch Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 9:06pm
Story KDE’s Plasma used in Hobbit movies [Video] Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 9:14pm
Story Gaming On Linux Loses Editor, Plagiarist to Blame. Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 10:44pm
Story Linux Foundation certifications are taking off Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:38am
Story SUSE, MariaDB and IBM team up to tame Big Data Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:40am
Story The future of Linux looks very, very thin Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:45am
Story Mark Shuttleworth, The State and Ubuntu 2.0 Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:47am
Story Google Announces 2014-2015 Dates for Student Centered Open Source Code Programs Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:50am
Story Open source has already won in the Information age Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 12:51am

Open Source Software: Free and Open Source License Myths

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Virtually all software is distributed under the terms of some license that spells out what the user is and is not permitted to do with the code. The growth of the open source community would not hurt proprietary vendors so badly if it were not for the GPL. It restricts how software may be used that makes it impossible for traditional proprietary software vendors to benefit.

Jon Hall, president of Linux International, to form UnifiedRoot Advisory Board

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Misc

UnifiedRoot, the company that has created a new and simplified Internet addressing system for corporate and public top-level domains (TLDs), has appointed Jon Hall, president of Linux International, as a founding member of its advisory board.

Google Faced With European Rival

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Web

The President of France, Jacques Chirac, stated during his recent New Year address that France and other European countries must meet the global challenge posed by American giants - Google and Yahoo!

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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter -- January 16, 2006

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Gentoo

A number of important changes are featured in this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, including new USE defaults, the shiny new features contained in the latest baselayout release, and project reports from the AMD64 and PPC teams.

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NoNux Screenshots all over the place

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Linux

The Dutch developers of Nonux have embarked upon yet another release. Enhanced in this v2.2 release is the Linux kernel 2.6.14.5, GNOME 2.12.2, OpenOffice 2.0.1, and vast improvements to the hard disk installer. There are plenty of screenshots around to demonstrate some of this.

Microsoft licences too expensive, say UK schools

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OSS

"A lot of schools are looking at open source -- budgets come into play here. Microsoft licensing takes a big chunk out of schools budgets. The biggest issue is cost, basically."

People Behind KDE: Görkem Çetin

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KDE

Tonight's interview on People Behind KDE is with one of the heros of KDE localisation. For KDE 4 he plans to get 100% Turkish support.

Apache Tomcat Performs Better On Linux

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Software

Web Performance, has released two articles that debate the performance of the open source application server, Tomcat on Linux and Windows and maintains that Linux was able to handle 32% more users than Windows

Google going after Microsoft and Apple

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Misc

I'm not one of those who believes Google has a secret plan for world domination.

But I do see Google moving rapidly, if somewhat haphazardly, beyond its core business of Internet search in ways that put the Mountain View company on a collision course with other tech giants -- specifically Apple and Microsoft.

Also: Google amazes - but for how long?

Book Review : Linux Quick Fix Notebook

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Reviews

I am always on the lookout for good books on Linux which covers system and network administration topics. So when I came across one of the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series books on Linux called "Linux Quick Fix Notebook" authored by Peter Harrison, I gave it a shot.

A glimpse at SimplyMEPIS_3.4-3.rc1

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Linux
Reviews
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SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3rc1 was offered for consumption recently and it was asked if it was soup yet? It'd been quite a few years since I had looked at Mepis, and I thought this was the perfect time to get reacquainted. The announcement used such enticements as a 2.6.15 kernel, Firefox 1.5, and udev. We downloaded and burnt said distro in record time and was off to the races with great hast. What did we find?

Matt Asay: Red Hat - The mother of all open source business models

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Linux

The biggest problem in open source today is that few now how to monetize it. There are great developers out there who will write free (as in freedom and price) software regardless of a profit motive, but they are the minority. We need more developers making more money to fuel...more development. But how?

Realm Systems BlackDog

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Hardware
Reviews

The world's smallest Linux server has entered our labs, and consisting of the package are a mini biometric reader, MMC slot, and USB interface. Powering the system is a 400MHz PowerPC processor, 64MB of RAM, and 256/512MB of flash memory while running up the software side of things is Debian Linux with the 2.6.10 kernel. The server chewing its way into our labs is the BlackDog, which was developed by Realm Systems.

Stratus Using Linux: the Missed Story

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Linux

Many may have just glossed over a recent E-Week article regarding the use of Linux by a company named Stratus. However, there is something very encouraging and substantive behind this story that should not be missed.

Osnabrueck IV Meeting Brings "Akonadi" PIM Data Storage Service

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KDE

For the fourth consecutive year a group of KDE PIM developers followed the gracious invitation of Intevation GmbH to meet at their headquarters in Osnabrück, Germany on the first weekend in January. As in the past years, the face-time proved very productive especially since everyone felt that with KDE 4 the time for more fundamental changes has come.

Happy birthday Drupal

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Drupal

Today, five years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! The following snippet is taken directly from the original announcement:

How to Enable Shell Commands in gedit

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HowTos

You've probably heard that gedit is one of the editors in which you're able to run shell commands and have their output visible in the editor. It's just you don't know how to do it.

Open Source Roundup: Was 2005 a watershed year for open source?

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The end of one year and the beginning of another brought with it the predictable mix of reflection and prognostication that characterises the annual transition. This last week also brought with it some interesting commentary. Business Week described 2005 as "a watershed for open source", this despite a series of highly critical articles which appeared in the magazine over the course of the year.

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