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Ubuntu Users: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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The Ubuntu Linux distribution has always been free. It’s also always welcomed donations from users. Historically, though, the donation page hasn’t been featured prominently on the Ubuntu website. As of yesterday, users who download Ubuntu are now invited to donate to Ubuntu. It’s important to note two things. First, donations...
Ubuntu Users: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

MATE 1.4: The GNOME 2 Desktop Clone Gets a Key Update

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Now available for numerous Linux distributions, this traditional desktop environment just gained several new features....
MATE 1.4: The GNOME 2 Desktop Clone Gets a Key Update

Microsoft aims at Amazon with Azure virtual Windows (and Linux!) IaaS

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In a bid to take on Amazon and other giants of public cloud infrastructure, Microsoft announced on April 16 that it has launched its own Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering as part of Windows Azure. Stepping beyond Microsoft's Platform-as-a-Service offerings, the new expanded Azure cloud service will allow users to deploy full...
Microsoft aims at Amazon with Azure virtual Windows (and Linux!) IaaS

Here's What It's Like Using A $35 Computer

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The Raspberry Pi is a fully-functional computer that only costs $35.  You can buy it with two $20 bills and still get change back! It's a tiny and extremely basic device that ships without a case. But its simplicity and affordability, make it perfect for tinkerers, educators, and the adventurous. Under...
Here's What It's Like Using A $35 Computer

VIM 101: a quick-and-dirty guide to our favorite free file editor

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In the world of text editors, there's a plethora of options out there. If you've ever Googled "how to edit HTML sites" or some such, you know what we mean. Allow us, then, to introduce you to VIM, a free website editor that offers many of the same features...
VIM 101: a quick-and-dirty guide to our favorite free file editor

Use your smartphone to control LibreOffice presentations on Windows, OS X

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The latest major update to LibreOffice included an Android application for controlling presentations running on your desktop or laptop. The first release of LibreOffice Impress Remote worked only on some Linux distributions, but the Document Foundation today announced that it can now control presentations on Linux, OS X, and...
Use your smartphone to control LibreOffice presentations on Windows, OS X

Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader

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Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation has released software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware....
Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader
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Linux Foundation floats Secure Boot workaround

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Attempting to arrive at a solution to a complicated issue, the Linux Foundation has introduced a possible way that smaller Linux distributions can be run on machines using UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) technology....
Linux Foundation floats Secure Boot workaround

After three years, Slax Linux is reborn with version 7.0

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There's no denying 2012 has been a fruitful year for Linux distributions in general, but something about it has also seemed to favor the rebirth of distros we hadn't heard from in years. Two cases in point: Back in August we saw the widely celebrated return of Damn Small...
After three years, Slax Linux is reborn with version 7.0

Valve opens Steam for Unbuntu to first wave of beta testers

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After receiving over 60,000 beta applications since last week, Valve has begun sending out the first wave of invites for the Steam for Linux beta today. The Linux version of Steam currently only works on Ubuntu 12.04, reflecting what Steam for Linux team member Frank Crockett said in a statement...
Valve opens Steam for Unbuntu to first wave of beta testers

Meet The Ubuntu Women - They're More Involved Than You Think

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Take a quick look around the Ubuntu forums and IRC channels and you can miss the pattern: it's mostly men. That is not to say that there is no diversity in the open source community, only that you need to look a little deeper to find it. According to a...
Meet The Ubuntu Women - They're More Involved Than You Think

LinuxCon 2012: OpenStack and Open Clouds

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At LinuxCon and CloudOpen this week, attendees are being bombarded with cloud, cloud, cloud. Most of the cloud goings-on revolve around OpenStack, the open source infrastructure-as-a-service project started by Rackspace and NASA. Today SUSE announced their SUSE Cloud product, which is a commercially supported version of OpenStack integreated with SUSE...
LinuxCon 2012: OpenStack and Open Clouds

Vagrant Virtual Development Tool Hits 1.0

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Need an easy way to set up development sandboxes using virtual machines? Then you might want to take a look at Vagrant, a tool for making it easy to create and manage virtual machines. The 1.0 release was announced on March 6th by Mitchell Hashimoto. This is two years to...
Vagrant Virtual Development Tool Hits 1.0

The 'Linux Diversity' collection: One kit, 10 Linux distros

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With all the wide variety of free and open source software out there, it can sometimes feel like an insurmountable challenge to download and try each and every one that interests you. That's where a one-stop sampler can be especially useful. A few weeks back I wrote about VALO-CD,...
The 'Linux Diversity' collection: One kit, 10 Linux distros

Microsoft's Windows Azure Now Stores Over 4 Trillion Objects, Processes 270K Requests Per Second

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Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, got off to a slow start when it launched in early 2010. It’s clearly gaining momentum now, though. According to Microsoft’s own data, Azure’s storage service, which competes directly with Amazon’s S3, now stores over 4 trillion objects. That’s a big number, but what’s...
Microsoft's Windows Azure Now Stores Over 4 Trillion Objects, Processes 270K Requests Per Second

For a fully free desktop OS, try Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0

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Linux is widely referred to as a free and open source operating system, but the fact is that most Linux distributions, or flavors, aren't actually entirely free. Yes, they're certainly free in price (unless, of course, you choose to purchase commercial support or other services), but when it comes...
For a fully free desktop OS, try Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0

Weekend project: Check out ROSA Linux 2012

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With all the excellent Linux distributions available today, it can be easy to focus exclusively on the few that dominate the headlines, such as Ubuntu Linux, Linux Mint, Fedora, and Mageia Linux, to name just a few. Scanning DistroWatch is a nice way to regain some perspective, replete as...
Weekend project: Check out ROSA Linux 2012

Does SUSE Linux Have A Future?

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Remember SUSE? Way back when it was the cutting-edge Linux distribution, and held its own with Red Hat. But that was a long time ago, long before Microsoft adopted it as its pet and Attachmate took it over as part of its Novell acquisition. With Red Hat dominating the enterprise Linux...
Does SUSE Linux Have A Future?

Three Linux distros get key updates, plus one fades away

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With so many Linux distributions out there, it can be difficult to keep tabs on all the updates that come out over the course of an average week or month. I've featured a few key arrivals over the past few months--including PCLinuxOS 2012.08, OpenSUSE 12.2, the Ubuntu 12.10 Beta...
Three Linux distros get key updates, plus one fades away

Publishing Execs Arrested, Face Jail Time, Because Book Tells People How To Back Up DVDs

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Last month we wrote about a new copyright law in Japan whose punishments seemed so disproportionate it was hard to take it seriously. For example, downloading unauthorized copies or backing up content from a DVD were both subject to criminal penalties. According to this story from Daily Yomiuri Online, it...
Publishing Execs Arrested, Face Jail Time, Because Book Tells People How To Back Up DVDs

Update: Canonical prepares Ubuntu for smartphones

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Further expanding from its core mission of providing Linux distributions for desktop computers and servers, Canonical is developing a version of Ubuntu for smartphones....
Update: Canonical prepares Ubuntu for smartphones

The flavors of Ubuntu from A to Z--or at least from Kubuntu to Xubuntu

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The release of Ubuntu 13.04 is less than a week away, bringing with it some refinements to the Unity interface that users either love or hate. But Ubuntu with Unity is far from the only choice for Linux lovers or those looking to avoid Windows and OS X. In addition to...
The flavors of Ubuntu from A to Z--or at least from Kubuntu to Xubuntu

All You Need To Know About Repositories and Package Management In Ubuntu

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One of the amazing thing about the Linux world that other operating systems lack is the software and package management. Everything is taken care of for you. The updates, the dependencies, the missing files, you need not think about anything everything is done for you. That being said, there are...
All You Need To Know About Repositories and Package Management In Ubuntu
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Software destined for Valve's Steam Box appears on SteamPowered.com

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Valve's PC-for-your-living-room Steam Box may be moving closer to release, as evidenced by the appearance of new software packages on the SteamPowered.com Web server. Ever since the news first broke of Valve's intent to release its own console, the company has clearly stated that the box would run some...
Software destined for Valve's Steam Box appears on SteamPowered.com

Linux Developers Step Up to the Secure Boot Challenge

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Based on Intel's Tianocore, a new virtual platform could give Linux distributions a better way to experiment with possible solutions....
Linux Developers Step Up to the Secure Boot Challenge

Canonical prepares Ubuntu for smartphones

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Further expanding from its core mission of providing Linux distributions for desktop computers and servers, Canonical is developing a version of Ubuntu for smartphones....
Canonical prepares Ubuntu for smartphones

Which is the Best Linux Distribution for your Desktop?

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Linux today comes in several different flavors or distros as they are known in Linux circles. Some Linux distributions are light-weight (they’ll run just fine on your old laptop), some are targeted at people who just want to try out Linux without replacing their main OS while other desktop...
Which is the Best Linux Distribution for your Desktop?
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