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Story Linux, the Numbers srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 6:58pm
Story Album Shaper: Plenty of Oomph Without the Button Glut srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 9:16pm
Story The Beginner Guide to Use GoogleCL srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 9:18pm
Story only in the minds of fanbois ... srlinuxx 24/06/2010 - 12:15am
Story Let's Lift the Red Hat and Look Inside srlinuxx 24/06/2010 - 12:16am
Story Why I’m using Ubuntu now srlinuxx 24/06/2010 - 12:19am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/06/2010 - 4:04am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/06/2010 - 4:13am
Story How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM System (Ubuntu 10.04) falko 24/06/2010 - 10:07am
Story Slackware Linux 13.1 srlinuxx 24/06/2010 - 12:59pm

Ubuntu must-have utilities

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yellowsub.wordpress: Ever since I successfully installed Ubuntu on a laptop for the second time, I got a little more adventurous about customizing a few things in Ubuntu. I am quite impressed with what I did and I think they are essential to most Ubuntu users. My must-have list below is very basic.

A Bashful Glimpse at Solaris Indiana Developer Preview Edition

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OS

penguin pete: There's no getting around it - I'm going to have to go to a psychiatrist some day with my unhealthy Sun Microsystems obsession. "Doc", I would say, "Every time I see an Open Solaris distro, I have these sky-high expectations which are constantly disappointed by the reality.

Office Software for Linux

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commandline.org.uk: Are you thinking about moving your computer to Linux, but worried about living without office software? Well don't be. Here is a table that shows some alternatives to the Windows software that you might have been used to.

lies and statistics.

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Security

htmlfixit.com: Secunia have reported that more flaws were found in Redhat Linux (633) than in Windows (123), but even a blind man can see it is nowhere near a fair comparison.

Warsow 0.4 released

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Yesterday the developers of Warsow, which is a free fast-paced first person shooter released the new beta version of their game.

Drakxtools documentation project for Mandriva

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MDV

Fabrice Facorat: Ok, so now i start to work on my project for Mandriva. Indeed I planned to create homepages for each draktools on the Mandriva wiki. The goal? Facilitate external contributions and improve Mandriva tools exposure.

Best of GIMP brushes: 35+ brush sets (1400+ brushes)

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techzilo.com: GIMP is an open-source image editing program, one of the most popular image-editing programs. It is supported by a huge open-source community that is open in every aspect - development, source, sharing and participation.

Also: Ubuntu Logo GIMP Brushes

ASUS EeePC review: Why it was love at first sight

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Linux
Hardware

tech.blorge.com: I like things clever things, and the EeePC is one of the few computer products of recent times that has struck me as being particularly clever. It is well thought out, well designed, and offers outstanding value for money.

The poster travels on...

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kroah.com: I've been carting the "big wall of kernel developers" poster around the world with me for the past 6 months, getting it signed by as many kernel developers as I could find.

LyX: A text editor that stays out of the way

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DPotD: Did you ever get to struggle against your text editor’s random format feature while trying to write a document? Open Office may be a great project, but when you want to focus on the content, it can be annoying to have your editor format or unformat your text, seemingly at random. Well there are good news.

Road-testing the $100 laptop's `appropriate technology'

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OLPC

thestar.com: There is a tidy satisfaction that comes from owning a piece of technology that does a few things well, and yet nothing more. Which explains why I am typing this very sentence on my brand new XO laptop, which arrived at my door Tuesday morning.

Ubuntu, Wine and World of Warcraft

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info.rsow.com: I am far from a linux “fanboi”, in fact until recently I didn’t really use linux all that much at all.. All of my games are played in WindowsXP simply because there really is no other option… or is there?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Changing The /tmp Cleanup Frequency

  • SFLC Provides Ongoing GPLv3 Legal Support to FSF
  • HowTo: Check and Mark Bad Block Of Hard Disk
  • Backup & synchronise your Firefox 3 bookmarks
  • sysstat - great utilities package to monitor performance
  • Save Time By Adding Directories to $PATH
  • Text Messages with Skype under Linux

Gimp Tutorial - Fast Flaming Text

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HowTos

Penguin Pete: There's a few flame effect tutorials out there, but all the ones I've found are either badly outdated or too fiddly. This is how I set any object - including text - ablaze with the Gimp, in just six quick steps.

The Second Day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The second day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California, was a very busy day. Reporters and users joined the hackers, peeking over their shoulders, asking questions and generally trying to figure us out. Talks were given.

video editing in linux

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ditdy.blogspot: I had some old camcorder videos that I wanted to digitize/transfer to DVD and distribute to family. I borrowed an ATI USB 2.0 TV wonder gadget from a friend and unfortunately was stuck with windoze to capture the streams. After capturing all the videos, I switched back to linux to start chopping up the files as appropriate. This is where it got tough.

A hacky trick to run KDE4 applications in a KDE3 session without messing stuff up

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Flameeyes's Weblog: Now that KDE4 is in portage, I wanted to try just a couple of applications. Unfortunately if you run a KDE4 application out of the box in a Gentoo system, it will mess stuff up with your config.

Realcrypt: Mandriva’s Truecrypt - Howto

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altoptions.wordpress: Truecrypt was rebranded Realcrypt on Mandriva to get around a licensing issue. This howto will apply to Truecrypt on any Linux distro, the only difference is the naming, so change it accordingly if you aren’t using Mandriva.

Dell XPS 420 with Linux Review

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Linux
Hardware

bohemianalps.com: Well, it’s not perfect. I think my big mistake was not going with the more expensive NVIDIA video card. Actually, I’m fairly certain that any problems I am having have everything to do with the video card: ATI Radeon HD 2400. On the whole it’s exactly as advertised. Following are some things that I feel are important features.

The GNU/Linux LAN Party

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linuxgamingworld.com: Organizing a LAN party is mostly an exercise in common sense, but adding free software to the mix adds a few wrinkles and removes some others—for example, you won't be worrying about cracking copy prevention schemes.

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Leftovers: KDE and Qt

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    Of course, I inferred it was something to connect a phone and a PC in some way and enabling the swapping of files in between the two devices, but I really did not care much about it. After all, that is what bluetooth is for, right? Today, I decided to give it a try on PCLOS.
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Oh Snap – to boldly package where no one has packaged before

One of the great disadvantages of the Linux desktop is its software distribution mechanism. While the overall concept of central software repos works great and has been adapted into powerful Stores in commercial products, deploying and using programs, delivered as packages, is a tricky business. It stems from the wider fragmentation of the distro ecospace, and it essence, it means that if you want to release your product, you must compile it 150 odd ways, not just for different distributions but also for different versions of the same distribution. Naturally, this model scares away the big game. Recently though, there have been several attempts to make Linux packages more cross-distro and minimize the gap between distributions. The name of the game: Snap, and we’ve tasted this app-container framework before. It is unto Linux what, well, Windows stuff is unto Windows, in a way. Not quite statically compiled stuff, but definitely independent. I had it tested again in Ubuntu 17.04, and it would appear that Snap is getting more and more traction. Let’s have another look. Read more

Kubuntu 17.04 - the next generation

As usual, Kubuntu 17.04 does not give you any surprises. It is stable and reliable. It is reasonably resource-hungry. There are no wonders in this new release. Just a well-rounded distribution for everyday use. Yes, there are small bugs or inconveniences here and there, but they are not huge and can be easily fixed, replaced or lived with. The biggest of them for me, of course, is the lack of multimedia codecs. You can heal that easily. Read more