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Friday Funnies : Keep The Cash

Apparently Microsoft has decided to expand it’s pay for apps program to cover just about anything. Up until now they were a bit more selective about providing support only to more popular apps.
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After 16 years of development apt-get 1.0 is released

apt-get is finally in version 1.0 It comes with some changes, and as great as it has always been
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Intro to Linux Training Opens Up a World of Commands | Linux.com

Intro to Linux Training Opens Up a World of Commands | Linux.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
This year I resolved to take some formal Linux training, starting with our Intro to Linux online course earlier this year.
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How to run XP on Linux Mint with Oracle VirtualBox | ZDNet

How to run XP on Linux Mint with Oracle VirtualBox | ZDNet | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.
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The past, present, and future of open source and the Internet | opensource.com

The past, present, and future of open source and the Internet | opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
As the Internet continues to expand in new ways, so do innovations and revolutions. Anyone can contribute to open source projects. And, today we're seeing open hardware, the Internet of Things, and the Maker movement take hold and change the way we are solving problems and shaping the world.
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Linksys launches new router with open source code

Linksys launches new router with open source code | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Linksys has started shipping a new router, and it’s touting its latest offering as the first consumer-grade Wi-Fi router to provide thorough
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Textbook prices could fall thanks to increased open education resources | opensource.com

Textbook prices could fall thanks to increased open education resources | opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Textbooks are expensive, but perhaps open education resources can help mitigate costs.
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Three Alternatives to Ubuntu One Cloud Service | Linux.com

Three Alternatives to Ubuntu One Cloud Service | Linux.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Ubuntu users need not fear the loss of Ubuntu One. There are so many cloud services available – most of which offer native Linux clients.
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Canonical shutters Dropbox competitor Ubuntu One

Canonical shutters Dropbox competitor Ubuntu One | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Canonical announced plans today to shut down its Dropbox competitor Ubuntu One, a move that will also signal the end of its streaming music service.
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How to check DNS propagation on Linux - Linux FAQ

How to check DNS propagation on Linux - Linux FAQ | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
While DNS introduces human-readable naming schemes for Internet hosts, it also brings with it extra overhead associated with resolving names to IP addresses. For end users, this overhead means additional DNS lookup latency for accessing any Internet host. For service providers, this implies the performance-critical DNS infrastructure that needs to be maintained. Minimizing these overheads …Continue reading...
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The key to moving to DevOps is adopting the open source way | opensource.com

The key to moving to DevOps is adopting the open source way | opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
To get an effective DevOps culture, you must embrace the open source way.
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Productivity boosting with open source applications

Productivity is very important. With a boost in productivity we save time and we get more work done in short period. That is why today in factories the production lines are automated. Productivity boosting is also important in everyday computer usage. No matter if you are just an regular desktop
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Facebook will trial Btrfs Linux file system in its data centres - Inquirer

Facebook will trial Btrfs Linux file system in its data centres - Inquirer | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Facebook will trial Btrfs Linux file system in its data centres Inquirer It is an advanced, experimental copy-on-write Linux filesystem that is licensed under the GPL and addresses some functional and scaling gaps in existing Linux filesystems like...
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Install MATE 1.8 desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Install MATE 1.8 desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Here's how you can install the MATE 1.8 desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.04. (Install MATE 1.8 desktop in Ubuntu 14.04: March 28, 2014, 2:36 PM — Here's how you can install the MATE 1.8 de...
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Are #Windows #Users #Disappointed When They First #Try a #Linux #OS? | softpedia.com | * of #systems and #muffins...

Are #Windows #Users #Disappointed When They First #Try a #Linux #OS? | softpedia.com | * of #systems and #muffins... | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Linux-powered operating systems have become user-friendly for quite some time and long gone are the times when you needed Linux knowledge to make an O...

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Contributor spotlight for Opensource.com with Lauren Egts | opensource.com

Contributor spotlight for Opensource.com with Lauren Egts | opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Lauren Egts is a high school student who truly lives the open source way. Learn more about Lauren's love of robotics, programming, and open source in this Community Spotlight interview.
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Heartbleed: Open source's worst hour | ZDNet

Heartbleed: Open source's worst hour | ZDNet | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
People assumed that open source software is somehow magical, that it's immune to ordinary programming mistakes and security blunders. It's not.
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OpenDaylight Internship Targets Student Open Source SDN Developers | Open Source Application Software Companies content from The VAR Guy

OpenDaylight Internship Targets Student Open Source SDN Developers | Open Source Application Software Companies content from The VAR Guy | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
OpenDaylight, the open source software-defined networking (SDN) project, has launched a summer internship program for student developers.
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Automatic mass scanning of documents tutorial | Linux User

Automatic mass scanning of documents tutorial | Linux User | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Using a variety of packages, we’ll show you how to put together a script-driven customisable document scanning solution
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Linux Games: FTL Advanced Edition expansion

Linux Games: FTL Advanced Edition expansion | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Faster Than Light was one of my favourites games for 2013, and now they have just released a free expansion : Advanced Edition. FTL: Advanced Edition is a major update that adds features to the original and is a free download for players who already own the original. It was released on Thursday,
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Eighth Annual Future of Open Source Survey Finds OSS Powering New ... - Business Wire (press release)

Eighth Annual Future of Open Source Survey Finds OSS Powering New ... - Business Wire (press release) | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Eighth Annual Future of Open Source Survey Finds OSS Powering New ...
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#compcache - #Compressed #Caching for #Linux - Google Project Hosting | * #speeding #processes #up...

#compcache - #Compressed #Caching for #Linux - Google Project Hosting | * #speeding #processes #up... | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it

This project creates RAM based block device (named zram) which acts as swap disk. Pages swapped to this disk are compressed and stored in memory itself.

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8 Simple To Follow Tips To Secure Your Apache Web Server

8 Simple To Follow Tips To Secure Your Apache Web Server | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Article by: Kerry Blake Apache is the most widely used Web server on the Internet. It was developed to work in Unix environment, but was ported to other server operating system like Windows. The Apache web server serves millions of websites and web-applications. A wide range of authentication
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The Humble "Open Source" Bundle

The Humble "Open Source" Bundle | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
This week the Humble weekly Bundle has the subtitle "Celebrating Open source", so I must buy and publish it :) Apart the interesting title this bundle contains 8 nice games. Each game in this bundle was made featuring some open source tool or library. Pay what you want for the high school-themed
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How Samsung is Bringing Open Source Culture Inside the Firewall

Software companies have long realized the economic and strategic value of using and contributing code to external open source projects.
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Canonical Removes Amazon Search From Ubuntu (by Default) | Techrights

Canonical Removes Amazon Search From Ubuntu (by Default) | Techrights | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Ubuntu has removed Amazon results from local search, according to Canonical staff (#Canonical Removes #Amazon Search From #Ubuntu (by Default) http://t.co/lqMCto4Ba1 it took a while, but we did it!
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