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Story Join the Google Summer of Code with Ubuntu srlinuxx 12/03/2007 - 5:38pm
Story Join the KDE Developers at FOSDEM 2006 srlinuxx 08/01/2006 - 5:27am
Story Join the KDE Event Coordination Task Force now! srlinuxx 12/03/2007 - 9:50am
Story Join the Linux revolution srlinuxx 13/01/2009 - 1:20pm
Story Join the Most Technical Mardi Gras Parade In History srlinuxx 19/07/2013 - 7:29pm
Story Joining the fray: Why Debian matters srlinuxx 07/02/2011 - 8:05pm
Story Jokosher 0.2 Released srlinuxx 20/11/2006 - 4:51am
Story Jokosher 0.9 released srlinuxx 23/05/2007 - 9:41pm
Story Jokosher: A Completely Kosher Audio Multitool srlinuxx 03/08/2011 - 4:44pm
Story Joli OS 1.2 srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 1:05am

The poster travels on...

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Linux

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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Software

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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Gaming

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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Software

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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HowTos

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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HowTos

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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HowTos

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.

today in the blogosphere

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Linux
  • Fedora Linux Vs My computer

  • From Grandma to Guru
  • Ubuntu, everything I hoped for…so far…
  • Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon
  • Linux-Based In-Flight Entertainment
  • Ubuntu-7.10 is now my default operating system

Not the GWN, Release 2

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Gentoo
Humor

We're not in any way related to the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter (GWN) or as it is known now, the GMN. Although inverting the W to be a more grounded M is a radical step and gives the acronym a much more youthful and dynamic look we don't like it that much. An "O" would have made it look much rounder and mature. Also, adding a small "e" at the end would have made it look much more Web 2.0 and stuff. And who can claim that "GONe" is a bad acronym?

Why I Keep Reinstalling Linux

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Linux

linuxjournal: It drives my wife nuts when I reinstall an operating system. She'll just get used to how things are working, and then I go an format the drive and start over. We've actually gotten to the point that I'm not allowed to do anything but fix her computer, and only reinstall when things are totally botched.

In a Vortex

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Software

Jonathan Schwartz: In a vortex. That's the only way to describe the past thirty days, during which we closed out our second quarter, and put together the transaction to acquire MySQL. How'd it all start?

Improve your typing skills

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Software

newlinuxuser.com: I am looking for ways to help me learn how to type in Dvorak and I saw some interesting apps. I hope that you would find them useful. Smile

Linux FUD Pattern #1: Linux has a steep learning curve

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: The #1 item on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD Patterns concerns its learning curve. This pattern is probably the most prevalent and primarily appeals to fear by attempting to convince you that Linux is too hard for the average person to use or that it is simply not user friendly.

Top 50 Linux Quotes of All Time

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: I have collected 50 of my favorite "Linux quotes" of all time. Feel free to add yours. Enjoy!

Where the Heck is Canossa?

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MDV

Linux Today: Somewhere, lost in all the big news about Sun buying MySQL, Oracle buying BEA, and various and sundries, there was the news that Mandriva and Turbolinux were going into business together. Well, sort of.

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Leftovers: OSS

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R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

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    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

Leftovers: Gaming