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Is 'Linux' a Word Better Left Unspoken? | Community | LinuxInsider

Is 'Linux' a Word Better Left Unspoken? | Community | LinuxInsider | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
It's no secret that brand image is a crucial consideration in most any consumer product's success, and Linux is surely no exception. That's been a hot topic of conversation before, but recently it's popped up again with a fresh new twist.
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5 Comic Book Viewers for Linux

5 Comic Book Viewers for Linux | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
A comic book is a magazine which consists of narrative artwork in the form of sequential images with text that represent individual scenes.
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The Elegant Mageia Linux Prepares a New Release

The Elegant Mageia Linux Prepares a New Release | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Mageia Linux prepares its third release, so we get an early peek.
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Linux / Unix Desktop Fun: Text Mode ASCII-art Box and Comment Drawing

Linux / Unix Desktop Fun: Text Mode ASCII-art Box and Comment Drawing | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Learn how to draw ASCII-art configurable boxes around text or code in vim / vi under Linux and Unix like operating systems for fun and profit.

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Spain's Extremadura Starts Move To GNU/Linux, Open Source - Slashdot

Spain's Extremadura Starts Move To GNU/Linux, Open Source - Slashdot | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
jrepin writes "The government of Spain's autonomous region of Extremadura has begun the switch to open source of it desktop PCs.
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Design Your Own Rocket | Linux Journal

Design Your Own Rocket | Linux Journal | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
A lot of the software packages I've covered in recent articles have been focused strictly on doing computations on your machine, separate from the real world.

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GitHub Graciously Helps Female Programmers Cower In Fear

It’s no secret that the tech world has historically been a boys club. Programmers, engineers, hackers, makers; the majority of them are all male. Any...
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Barnes and Noble: The Patent System is Broken ~ Linux Advocates

Barnes and Noble: The Patent System is Broken ~ Linux Advocates | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Pour gasoline on the bonfire? You betcha. The FTC has invited public comment on their ongoing 6b investigation of PAEs. Microsoft and Barnes and Noble go on record. Dietrich Schmitz gives the scoop.
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What's New In Ubuntu Linux 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”

What's New In Ubuntu Linux 13.04 “Raring Ringtail” | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Ubuntu 13.04 is here, and it's packed with new features to improve the Unity desktop including more social media integration, some new lenses in the Dash, and a significant speed boost.
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Why Linux Based Servers are Reliable?

Why Linux Based Servers are Reliable? | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Article by Gary Marten GNU/Linux is one of the most rapidly growing open source operating system as it is consistently improving its capabilities to meet the technological requirements.
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Look out, Oracle: SkySQL and MariaDB join forces | ZDNet

Look out, Oracle: SkySQL and MariaDB join forces | ZDNet | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Oracle's MySQL may be the most well-known open-source DBMS, but now, MySQL's creators are together again with the merger of MariaDB and SkySQL.
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Open Source Gamification Platforms

Open Source Gamification Platforms | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Some of our more technical readers might like giving one or both of these open source options a shot, should you decide to build your own project.
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Connect Your Xbox 360 Controller To Your Linux Gaming Rig - MakeUseOf - MakeUseOf

Connect Your Xbox 360 Controller To Your Linux Gaming Rig - MakeUseOf - MakeUseOf | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
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xbox-360-controller-and-team-fortress-2-on- Linux gaming rigs? Yup, they're happening.
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RedShark: Lightworks for Linux goes public - Beta download now available

RedShark: Lightworks for Linux goes public - Beta download now available | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it

Posted by RedShark News Staff on May 1, 2013 • 

 

"As promised by Editshare, Lightworks for Linux is now available for download as a public Beta test.

 

For the first time, Lightworks for Ubuntu Linux is available for everyone to try.

Here's what Matt Sandford, Lightworks Product Manager, had to say:

 

Today we are releasing the first Linux Public Beta version of Lightworks, this means any user wishing to test the Linux Beta version can do so by visiting the link below, filling out the short form and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions:"

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10 Technology Skills That Will No Longer Help You Get A Job

10 Technology Skills That Will No Longer Help You Get A Job | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
These tech skills are no longer in demand. Show recruiters that you can adapt and learn.
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10 Ways to Generate a Random Password from the Command Line

10 Ways to Generate a Random Password from the Command Line | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
One of the great things about Linux is that you can do the same thing hundreds of different ways—even something as simple as generating a random password can be accomplished with dozens of different commands.
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Livarp - A lightweight Linux DistributionLivarp - Una distribuzione Linux molto leggera

Livarp - A lightweight Linux DistributionLivarp - Una distribuzione Linux molto leggera | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Recently I've posted an article about the Windows manager and desktop environments that use less resources on Linux and thanks to a comment of Sebastian I've discovered Livarp, a lightweight GNU/Linux Distro.
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The Achilles Heel of Open Source: Elitism ~ Linux Advocates

The Achilles Heel of Open Source: Elitism ~ Linux Advocates | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Beware the effects of working collaboratively on an open source project. Dietrich Schmitz cautions how one Elitist can lead a company or project down the primrose trail.
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A Taste of Salt: Like Puppet, Except It Doesn't Suck

A Taste of Salt: Like Puppet, Except It Doesn't Suck | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Have you gotten frustrated with Puppet? Corey Quinn offers an impassioned argument for his favorite open source alternative.
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[Phoronix] The Good & Bad Of Btrfs In A Production World

Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, distribution screenshots, interviews, and computer hardware tests.
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Nightingale a Beautiful music player for Linux

Nightingale a Beautiful music player for Linux | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Nightingale is an audio player with a beautiful interface with a wide range of supported audio formats, all with multi-platform support.
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Lightweight openSUSE: LXDE Desktop From Scratch

Lightweight openSUSE: LXDE Desktop From Scratch | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
openSUSE is a great distribution with a great community. It is well known for its excellent Gnome and KDE support. As such, it is never described as a lightweight distribution. In the latest versio...
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