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Google Reader Replacements Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 19 2013 @ 04:53 PM EDT
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The Google Reader service was launched in 2005 and built up a faithful user base of millions over the years. This aggregator of content served by web feeds offered an undeniably intuitive way for users to access a stream of updates from selected websites, enabling them to easily keep tabs on their favourite websites. Following the announcement in March 2013 that Google was to close the doors to this service - it closed July 2013 - millions of users have had to seek an alternative feed-reading service. How many made the right choice?

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Essential Utilities to Boost Productivity Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 18 2013 @ 04:52 PM EDT
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Linux offers a vast collection of open source small utilities that perform functions ranging from the obvious to the bizarre. It is the quality and selection of these tools that help Linux stand out as a productive environment.

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Type 1 Open Source Hypervisors and More Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, August 02 2013 @ 07:34 AM EDT
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This article identifies the finest open source Type 1 hypervisors that are available to download without charge. We also look at Linux kernel virtualization hypervisors.

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Group Tests & More Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 01 2013 @ 05:09 AM EDT
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The fruits of our labor has culminated in 213 software group tests covering the whole spectrum of open source software. There is also a dedicated section helping newcomers to Linux migrate away from Windows.

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6 Best Free Python IDEs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 12:38 PM EDT
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Python IDEs aid programmers avoid mundane tasks, and make effective use of tools like error highlighting on the fly, version control, code inspections, project management, and more.

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Valuable Open Source Cloud Management Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 21 2013 @ 09:56 AM EDT
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There is a wide selection of open source cloud management tools that help to automate, monitor, provision, track and tweak your cloud computing infrastructure.

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Open Source IaaS Software offering a real alternative to commercial clouds Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 16 2013 @ 05:27 PM EDT
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This article showcases the finest open source projects that provide a key alternative for those who wish to avoid using a commercially provided cloud.

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Linux Podcasts That Slipped Through The Net Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 13 2013 @ 10:14 AM EDT
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I previously highlighted my favorite picks of Linux podcasts in my article titled 'Illuminating Linux Podcasts'. I wanted to keep the selection down to 20 podcasts. But this inevitably meant that some admirable Linux podcasts were omitted. Sorry to these podcasters! So here are a further 10 podcasts that will be of interest to Linux users.

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Illuminating Linux Podcasts Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 07 2013 @ 08:02 AM EDT
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This article offers a survey of Linux podcasts, and podcasts that have close links to Linux. Whilst the survey does not offer exhaustive treatment, it gives an opinion on 20 different podcasts.

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Open Source PaaS Cloud Computing Stacks That Pack a Punch Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 29 2013 @ 09:10 AM EDT
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Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services which offers a way to support the complete lifecycle of delivering web applications and services via the cloud. Along with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), PaaS is a service model of cloud computing.

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