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‘Linux Advocates’ Throws in the Towel Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 12 2015 @ 07:20 AM EST
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The website Linux Advocates is no more. The site, which focused on a variety of Linux issues, went offline on January 7th with little fanfare and no advance notice. The site had been being published for two years, having gone live in early 2013.

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14 Excellent Free LaTeX Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 11 2015 @ 07:37 AM EST
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LaTeX is a high-quality document preparation system and document markup language which was written by Leslie Lamport. It is a very mature system and has been in development for more than 20 years. It includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

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2015: Open Source Has Won, But It Isn't Finished Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 05 2015 @ 04:02 PM EST
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At the beginning of a new year, it's traditional to look back over the last 12 months. But as far as this column is concerned, it's easy to summarise what happened then: open source has won. Let's take it from the top:

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5 Top Free TeX Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 04 2015 @ 08:04 AM EST
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TeX is a system for computer typesetting. It is a powerful low-level markup and programming language that creates professional quality typeset text. The system was developed by Donald Knuth at Stanford University with the purpose of enabling anyone to generate high-quality books, and to develop a system that yields the same results whatever computer is used.

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OpenELEC lightweight Linux adds Kodi 14 support Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 01 2015 @ 10:00 PM EST
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Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux distribution built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi (previously XBMC) media center. OpenELEC is designed to make your system boot fast, and the install is so easy that anyone can turn a blank PC into a media machine in less than 15 minutes.

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Run Crouton¹ in a Chrome OS Window Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 01 2015 @ 05:00 PM EST
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Google Intern has added support to run Crouton¹ in a Chrome OS Window. Thanks to a 4,471 lines patch², fearless people can now run their favorite Linux distributions on their Chrome Devices in a nice window without jumping between Virtual Terminals as before.

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Orange Pi - inspired by the famous Raspberry Pi Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 28 2014 @ 04:51 AM EST
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Orange Pi is an open-source single-board computer. It can run Android 4.4, Ubuntu, Debian, Rasberry Pi Image, as well as the Cubieboard Image. It uses the AllWinner A20 SoC, and has 1GB DDR3 SDRAM.

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Top Terminal Multiplexer Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 27 2014 @ 06:02 PM EST
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The phrase 'terminal multiplexer' sounds a bit of a mouthful and a large dollop of jargon. Multiplexing is a method of combining multiple data streams into one stream over a shared medium. This gives us a hint of the function of a terminal multiplexer. It is computer software that can be used to multiplex several video consoles. In English? Well, it allows you to make use of multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal. So one terminal session can act like many sessions.

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Linux bloated? Think again Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, December 26 2014 @ 09:39 AM EST
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Jack Wallen offers up his own take on the question "Is Linux bloated?"

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Erle-copter Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, December 26 2014 @ 06:00 AM EST
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Erle-copter is a Linux-based, low cost and open (hardware and software) educational drone.

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