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Story KDE 3 Forked? srlinuxx 1 24/05/2010 - 8:01pm
Story KDE 3 vs KDE 4: It’s Finally Over srlinuxx 1 15/07/2008 - 4:32am
Story KDE 3 vs. KDE 4 Performance Revisited srlinuxx 24/12/2007 - 1:10pm
Story KDE 3 vs. KDE 4: Which Linux Desktop Is Right for You? srlinuxx 10/06/2010 - 4:30pm
Story KDE 3.4 offers improved accessibility srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 6:31am
Blog entry KDE 3.4 Out? srlinuxx 2 14/03/2005 - 10:25pm
Story KDE 3.4 Unleashed srlinuxx 45 21/06/2005 - 11:33pm
Story KDE 3.4.1 is Coming Your Way srlinuxx 31/05/2005 - 1:14am
Story kde 3.4.1 on mirrors srlinuxx 31/05/2005 - 1:08am
Story KDE 3.4.1 Release Announcement srlinuxx 01/06/2005 - 6:01am

Running IE On Linux -- And Running Windows XP For Free (Sort Of)

Serdar Yegulalp: Yes, I know the headline sounds like the fodder for a joke: "Run IE on Linux? Why would you want to?" But there are circumstances where it's unavoidable -- compatibility testing, or accessing IE-only sites without dual-booting -- and in the last few weeks I've come across a couple of interesting approaches to this issue.

Firefox 2.0.0.10 nears release

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Moz/FF

iTWire: A new version of Firefox containing a fix for a security vulnerability is expected next week. Firefox 2.0.0.10 addresses a pair of vulnerabilities in the browser's handling of Java Archive (jar) URIs.

What's in the (Linux) box

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Linux

it-director.com/blogs: Here's a bit more information about my chosen Linux configuration. ...or Why I've replaced Vista with Linux Part 2.

The somehow clumsy Fedora repository online interfaces

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Linux

beranger: I am used with a very quick way to find things about packages on a few distros, on the spot, using a web browser. Unfortunately, unlike in the case of Debian and Ubuntu, if you don't know the exact name of the package, you're lost.

Vista and Kubuntu - easy installs, uneasy comparisons

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OS

itwire.com: Today I've finished installations of two very different operating systems, Vista and Kubuntu. Both are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide desktop users a satisfying and relatively seemless desktop computing experience. Both succeed to a certain degree and both fail in some important areas. The question is why?

Closing open source loopholes

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Say what you want about GPLv3, but the update to the most popular open source software license continues to close loopholes that have been used to avoid sharing source code, patent protection and other freedoms that the authors intended.

AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: For the past two months, the AMD release train has been running full speed ahead as they introduced their new driver code-base and last month had dropped in the AIGLX support. However, this month the AMD train has taken an intermediate stop as this closed-source driver embarks on its next journey. As always, we have all of the details for you on this month's ATI Catalyst 7.11 Linux display driver release.

Also: RadeonHD v0.0.3 Driver Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Display And Generate System Hardware Information

  • Testing Connectivity with fping and send mail if any hosts are unreachable
  • Gentoo Linux tutorial: Playing m4a song files in Amarok
  • Root login ubuntu
  • Change Hidden Settings with Ubuntu Tweak
  • Installing KDE 4.0 RC1 in Kubuntu

ASUS EEE PC, Overiew and running other Linux distros on it.

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Linux

tuxvaio.blogspot: Released in the UK on 12 November 2007, I purchased an ASUS Pc 701 on the 14th . I bought it purely on the strength that it came with a Linux OS (Operating System) pre-installed and was so small it weighed a kilogram, WiFi ready and all for £219.

Fedora project goodies

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Two minor issues of the fedoraproject web pages and services have been fixed recently: the repoview is back again, and the build service search is now case-insensitive. In the meantime the package database shapes up to a central place for all package related tasks.

Highly superior gifts for the Linux geek

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Linux

techrepublic: I have scoured the Internet for holiday gifts that are geeky with an open source, stick-it-to-the-man slant. Now these are just my random, probably unsuitable selections, but you feel free to add your own ideas.

A guide to common Linux file and system commands for new users

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HowTos

raiden's realm: The primary reason for writing this is to help new users develop an understanding of the Linux file system commands. Not all of them, just some of the more common ones. Let's look at what they do and why I would need to use them, what not to do, what each thing means and what it's for.

Firefox 3 Beta 1 takes me on one wild ride

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Moz/FF

blogbeebe: Always a patsy for the New and Shiny, today I decided to believe what I read about Firefox 3 in the press. I downloaded the tarball, unpacked it, and ran Firefox 3 Beta 1 on my Ubuntu 7.10 system. Loads of fun!

Also: Review: Firefox 3 Beta 1 -- Packed With New Features And Rock Solid
And: Mozilla warns against using new Firefox 3.0 beta

Linux on the line: musings on the CLI / GUI flip-flop

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Linux

itwire.com: People are a funny lot. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And one person’s primary means of instructing a computer is met with disdain by another. There’s a perennial battle between mousers and keyboard jockeys, and “what’s in” appears to go in cycles.

What exactly are “universally accessible formats”?

Matthew Aslett: There was a lot of excitement earlier this week following presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s promise to “put government data online in universally accessible formats” should he make it to the White House.

How Red Hat Linux can help you boost performance and shrink IT costs

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Linux

itbusiness.ca: Today's IT departments need to do more, with less budget. There are many key benefits inherent in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files

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Software

linux.com: Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Many, I suspect, simply leave them alone, uncertain what to do about them. Yet dealing with them is simply a matter of using a few basic commands, and can be a necessity for ensuring trouble-free upgrades in the future.

GIMP 2.4.2 Released

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GIMP

Three weeks later enough bug-fixes have piled up to warrant another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.4 series.

Memory test - Firefox 2.0.0.9 vs Firefox 3.0 b 1

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Does Firefox 3.0 beta 1 do a better job of handling memory than earlier versions? In a test put Firefox 3.0 beta up against Firefox 2.0.0.9 in a series of tests.

Also: Mozilla's chief engineer On leaky memory and bumping blockers

Put a Puppy in your PC

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Linux

telegraph: If you followed the steps in parts one and two you should have in front of you a copy of Puppy Linux on CD and a PC that is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive. If you are not sure about the latter there's an easy way to find out, join us now as we load Puppy for the first time.

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    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
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    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
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    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
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    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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