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Story Kubuntu Hidden Extra: Message Indicator Shift Click srlinuxx 01/10/2010 - 9:55pm
Story Kubuntu Hippy Horse Released srlinuxx 4 01/04/2008 - 2:41pm
Story kubuntu installer srlinuxx 30/08/2009 - 7:13pm
Story Kubuntu is not Ubuntu srlinuxx 19/03/2010 - 12:04am
Story Kubuntu Jaunty: Just 'cos I use it don't mean it's all good srlinuxx 19/07/2009 - 9:08pm
Story Kubuntu KDE4: Rock On! srlinuxx 14/03/2008 - 5:28pm
Story Kubuntu Linux Gets New Sugar Daddy srlinuxx 12/04/2012 - 12:01am
Story Kubuntu looks nice but come on fellas, wireless input srlinuxx 12/04/2007 - 3:21pm
Story Kubuntu Lucid Review srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 5:17pm
Story Kubuntu Moves Forward: You Can't Please Everyone, All the Time srlinuxx 21/11/2008 - 1:43pm

Ubuntu Studio opens up

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Ubuntu

ubuntustudio.org: UbuntuStudio.org is now open for business!! Yes all you crazy kids it's time. Come on in and get it. Smile

Firefox Dashboard

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Moz/FF

SpreadFirefox: We've started a project to define and build a community dashboard to track Firefox adoption. The plan is to publish a full set of metrics and raw data so that everyone has as much information in their hands as possible, to assist with planning and decision making around driving adoption worldwide.

Original Dell PC added to Smithsonian collection

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Misc

CNN (AP): Michael Dell donated his employee badge, a PC Limited computer from 1985, and a new PC to the Smithsonian.

Red Hat Exchange Goes Live

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Linux

eWeek: Red Hat officially rolled out at its annual summit here May 10 an online service for North America that delivers pre-configured, fully integrated solution stacks for 14 business applications.

Helvetica at 50

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Misc

BBC: The Helvetica font is celebrating its 50th birthday. You've probably seen it a thousand times today. Why?

Linux: Kernel Markers & 965GM Drivers

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a series of ten patches, Mathieu Desnoyers posted an updated version of the Linux Kernel Markers. Keith Packard announced the availability of drivers for Intel's 965GM Express Chipset.

KXDocker Review

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HowTos

Pimp Your Linux: The KXDocker looks just like the dock in OS X. One stubborn problem that I’ve noticed with Linux, that the KDE and gnome standard docks are butt ugly. This is one solution.

SMART Installing

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HowTos

Daemon Dancing in the Dark: I have decided to give SMART a chance on my openSUSE machine. YaST has been working fine, it is just remarkably slow when it first starts up. It has to load all the dependencies, foreign package source info files, etc, and can take three or four minutes to start up.

The truth about the Linux kernel

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Linux

Eugenia's Rants: Arch Linux maintainer of the –beyond Linux kernel version announces that he won’t be a maintainer of that package anymore. James, hats off to you!

5 reasons to use Ubuntu and not Windows

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Ubuntu

ubuntudaily: Ubuntu, like other free operating systems (including all Linux, BSD and Solaris flavors), is a very modular system. If you don’t like a certain aspect of the software or you dislike the software as a whole: exchange it.

Eight common misunderstandings about GPLv3

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OSS

itmanagersjournal: The official release of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) is still a couple of months away, yet already, the misunderstandings about it are almost as numerous as those for the second version (GPLv2).

Knoppix offers OpenVZ virtualization test drive

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Software

ComputerWorld: Using a specially-equipped Knoppix Linux 5.5.1 bootable CD, companies looking to see how server virtualization might fit into their IT plans can now run OpenVZ virtualization software instead of having to install and configure the full program.

Review: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform

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Linux
Reviews

ITWeek: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 is a fully-supported open-source server operating system that is suitable for a range of hardware and includes the latest Xen virtualisation tools.

Book Review: Beginning Ubuntu Linux (2nd edition)

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Reviews

arsgeek: Thomas should have called this book Everything You’ll Ever Want To Know About Using Ubuntu. Not only is this a great guide to getting started with Ubuntu specifically and Linux in general but it contains just about anything anyone would ever need to become completely functional and productive with their new OS.

Open Source: Ready for Its Closeup

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Movies

LinuxInsider: For many filmmakers, the economics alone make open source filmmaking an attractive option. When free or low-cost production tools like CinePaint and Blender are combined with free hosting services like Internet Archive, writers and filmmakers are free to focus on film production rather than financing.

Ubuntu Kane and Abel community struggle

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Ubuntu

seopher: Because Linux has such a wealth of options; a lot of users have their system of choice and will defend it to the end. There seems to be a sense of anger/jealousy towards popular releases such as Ubuntu.

tux500 crew caught rigging Digg - with screenshots!

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Linux

Penguin Pete: May 9, 2007 helios posts to LXer, hatching plan to "Digg storm" Digg.com with the Indy Star article about tux500. (do I even have to ask how it got there?)

Want a free ticket for LinuxTag?

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Linux

amarok.kde.org: Then you're in luck: The Amarok project is giving away 20 tickets for LinuxTag 2007! All you have to do is head over to our site and participate in our little contest.

Novell confirms that patent deal gave it access to Microsoft IP

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SUSE

cbronline: Last week I noted that a new explanation had emerged as to why Novell entered into its patent agreement with Microsoft: because Novell engineers “required sanctioned access to Microsoft’s code in order to develop open source interoperability without violating MSFT's IP.”

Send Firefox to the system tray, in Linux

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: Firefox users who like a clean desktop may already know about MinimizeToTray, a extension developed by Mook and Brad Peterson for Firefox, Thunderbird or SeaMonkey on Windows platforms. FireTray, developed by Duo, does the same for Firefox users on Linux.

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