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May 2012

Who is the biggest control freak of them all?

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Linux

toolbox.com: When it comes to computing, especially operating systems, the trend seems to reducing the amount of control the end users have over their operating system environments [stares hard at garden gnomes].

From Laptop to Legion - Turning One Computer Into Many

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Linux

pcworld.com: Thanks to ongoing advances in multi-seat Linux development, manufacturer Plugable was able to base its machines on Fedora, rather than proprietary software, though it also works with Windows Multipoint Server.

Lost mime types under kde

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Linux

I downloaded the source to the (video editing) application "kdenlive" (version 0.9 just released), and following the instructions on the kdenlive web site, compiled it, and installed it on my Linux Mageia Cauldron laptop. Maybe I did something wrong, maybe not. Anyway, disaster ensued.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Today are the results of a comparison of Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when using a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" graphics card.

Ubuntu Zombies

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Ubuntu
unixmen.com: I have the feeling that something isn’t going quite right to our favorite OS. Ubuntu’s growth trend share is superior to the overall Linux growth trend share. The question is why.

One in a million

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Ubuntu

launchpad.net: Today at some time around 3am UTC, the one millionth (1,000,000th) bug was filed in Launchpad. This is a huge milestone for everyone that uses and contributes to Launchpad and serves as a great witness to all the achievements, trials and challenges we’ve faced.

Top 5 Password Managers for Linux

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Software

linuxscrew.com: In this post you will find set of password managers for Linux which provides secure storage for your passwords for sensitive data. If you still keep the passwords in plain text then you must consider one of available password managers so this article is for you.

Linux at 21: A new Linux Foundation t-shirt contest

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Linux

zdnet.com: Got design chops? Love Linux? Want to go to LinuxCon in San Diego or Barcelona, Spain later this year on the Linux Foundation’s dime?

Should Canonical Can Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

techzim.co.zw: To succeed on the desktop, Linux needs to penetrate the office. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a single Linux to go up against Windows 7. Instead there is a highly fragmented field of hundreds.

Whatever You Want, Miro Finds It, Gets It, Plays It

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Miro is an aggregator and viewing app that does it all. It's a BitTorrent client and a fully-featured podcast catcher. It's handy at finding and downloading many types of online media. Its built-in HD video player handles a large variety of file types.

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