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Story Is Windows 7 cursed? srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 10:28pm
Story Is Windows 8 a Linux Copycat? srlinuxx 20/02/2012 - 6:04pm
Story Is Windows facing obsolescence? srlinuxx 1 06/12/2005 - 1:33am
Story Is Windows losing out and Linux gaining? srlinuxx 05/02/2007 - 10:53am
Story Is Windows use an addiction? srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 12:56am
Story Is Windows Vista really driving people to Linux? srlinuxx 01/09/2008 - 6:26pm
Story Is Wine really faster than Windows? srlinuxx 20/01/2006 - 11:30am
Story Is Xandros a Linux distro, a marketing machine or a Microsoft stooge? srlinuxx 15/06/2009 - 2:06pm
Story Is Xfce a GNOME and Unity Replacement? srlinuxx 31/05/2012 - 1:12am
Story Is Xfce Still a Lightweight Distribution? Roy Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 8:10pm

Open Source Gaming: Nexuiz 2.4 Released!

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Gaming

tipotheday.com: After a long wait, the latest edition of the fast-paced free and open source FPS, Nexuiz, has been released! Major updates include a new menu system, additional maps, more efficient use of memory, updated textures and graphics, and lots more.

Trafshow - Real Time Traffic Monitoring for the Paranoid

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Software

raiden.net: Of all the thousands of available or recommended applications out there that every geek (and non-geek) should have in their arsenal of tools, there are a few that slip under the radar and go relatively unnoticed in the tech world. One of those is trafshow. I've been using it for years, and it's one of the best network monitoring tools around.

OOXML Fails to Get Majority Approval at BRM

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OSS

groklaw: Basically, there were too many proposed changes to be able to cover them in the BRM, so they tried a workaround, but the upshot is ... it's a mess. Oddly, despite the rules, Alex Brown, Updegrove reports, allowed non P countries to vote, but OOXML still couldn't get a majority of the delegations to back it at the BRM.

Adding a UPS to a desktop Linux machine

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HowTos

linux.com: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) will allow your computer to continue to function for a period of time when mains power is lost. This can help you to smooth over short-term (1-5 minute) loss of power by running from the UPS battery.

Why I prefer Vim and not Emacs

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Software

masuran.org: If there is one question you could ask to recognize a true geek, it would be “Do you use Vi or Emacs?” If you’re talking to a geek they will either start laughing because they recognize you as a fellow geek or they will start talking about the merits of their favorite editor.

Review: ThinkPad T61 with SLED 10 Linux

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SUSE

crn.com: Used to be that the only way to get a Linux laptop was to buy a laptop and install it yourself. Not anymore. Lenovo shipped a ThinkPad T61 pre-installed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to CMP Channel Test Center for review.

Better Linux Sound Management With ALSA

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Software

LinuxPlanet: Today we're going to dig into ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, because I think it's the best tool for managing your Linux sound devices. It's good for managing multiple sound devices, and it works in all Linux environments including other window managers, or no X Windows at all.

Installing Wolvix Linux - Full tutorial

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Linux
HowTos

dedoimedo.com: We all know that Slackware means stability and security. But Slackware has never been a distribution for the weak and elderly. It has always been regarded as one of the more geeky and difficult distros, alongside Gentoo. Until now. Well, Gentoo got Sabayon and Slackware got Wolvix.

Geek of the Month: Richard M. Stallman

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Richard Matthew Stallman “RMS” was born on March 16, 1953). He is an American software freedom activist, hacker, and software developer. In September 1983, he launched the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system.

Com One Phoenix Wi-Fi radio rises from embedded Linux platform

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Sci/Tech

linux.com: Com One's Phoenix Wi-Fi radio is a home music appliance built on an embedded Linux foundation. Phoenix lets you stream music or play podcasts as easily as you can listen to a car radio, once you tell it what you want to hear. Its ability to play Internet radio is nice -- but is it worth its price?

£99 laptop could hatch the Linux generation

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Linux

techlun.ch: PC manufacturer Elonex is launching ONE, an ultra-portable laptop, at this week’s Education Show at the NEC. This might be considered another brick in the wall to mainstream PC manufacturers and Microsoft for two reasons.

Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

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Movies

theregister.co.uk: It's Friday, so what better way to waste a bit of the firm's time before beer o'clock than by participating in our fun-for-all-the-family top sci-fi movie quote poll?

Can Linux Stage a Coup D'Etat?

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Linux

linuxinsider: Give office workers familiar with the Microsoft XP operating system an opportunity to try the same navigational tasks at a Linux-based desktop. Then step back and wait for the reaction. First will come the surprised look. Then questions like "where did the command line go?" will soon follow.

Bash bits, nibbles and bytes: Handling command line arguments

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HowTos

blogs.ittoolbox.com: There are plenty of tutorials out on the web but they tend to shove a whole lot down your throat in one big hard to swallow gob. I intend to make short, sharp and shiny snippets so it is easy to understand and use.

Torrentflux — web-based BitTorrent client

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Software
HowTos

polishlinux.org: The Bittorrent network is becoming increasingly popular and perfectly legal. It allows to download the latest movies, music or, to say the least, almost every Linux distribution available.

Ubuntu: How To Change Wallpaper Easily With Wallpapoz

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Wallpapoz is an easy to use wallpaper changer application for GNOME. If you love to collect wallpapers, and like your desktop to change wallpaper at regular interval, then Wallpapoz is right for you.

How to Become a Linux Guru

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Linux

computoredge.com: It's an observed fact that some people are good with computers, and other people aren't. We call the good ones gurus and the rest users. How do you tell the difference?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux keeps landing in the mainstream

  • Is public domain software open-source?
  • Partitioning for Linux
  • GNOME 2.22 Release Candidate
  • Here’s my problem with many rogue coders, hackers, Open Source cultists
  • Novell's PR director leaves to change the world
  • Report: Open Source Adoption Increases App Dev Pay
  • Fedora, Getting Involved Guide (GIG)
  • modprobe returns Invalid kernel module Format
  • Five Main Advantages of Open Source for Enterprise Solutions
  • Firefox, Or Pigfoot?
  • Howto Install Clam AntiVirus with GTK frontend GUI
  • Demystifying a Wireless Network
  • Inside the SFLC's guide to legal management of FOSS projects
  • Open source makes a healthy site for healthy eaters
  • Open source gains business credibility

Full Circle Magazine Issue 10 Released

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Ubuntu

Can you believe it? We’re already at our tenth issue! Highlights include: Linux Mint Install, How-To : Compile from Source, and Review of the ASUS EEE PC running Xubuntu.

Distro Review: Foresight Linux 1.4.2

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Linux
Reviews

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: After some delay and threatening over the last couple of weeks I've finally gotten around to typing up my review of Foresight Linux. Foresight is a distro I've been interested in for quite some time, I knew it had a lot of cutting edge features but I was a little worried about the stability issues that might cause. Would my concerns prove to be unfounded?

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