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Story It's a Linux World srlinuxx 31/03/2006 - 7:58pm
Story It's a LinuxWorld. Or Is It? srlinuxx 06/08/2007 - 9:46am
Story It's a Matter of Choice srlinuxx 08/01/2008 - 9:49pm
Story It's a Roll of the Dice for Linux Game Makers srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 4:11pm
Story It's A Support Thing -- Or: One Throat To Choke srlinuxx 21/03/2008 - 1:25am
Story It's a Wonderful FLOSS srlinuxx 25/12/2008 - 5:12pm
Story It's Alive!! srlinuxx 28/11/2006 - 10:18pm
Story It's All Aboard for Linux Gamers at The Final Station Rianne Schestowitz 01/12/2016 - 9:50am
Story It's all so clear now.. srlinuxx 17/12/2007 - 9:26pm
Story It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says srlinuxx 05/04/2013 - 12:37am

First look at Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” beta

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” has just entered the beta phase of development - and that means another 650+MB download and some good hands-on time with my favorite Linux distro!

Myka sneaks BitTorrent into the living room

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Hardware OK, perhaps not so sneaky, there's a nice big BitTorrent logo right up front, but Myka seems to be quite the end-to-end solution for getting those torrents up on the big screen. The box hooks up to the internet via LAN or WiFi, includes a 80GB, 160GB or a 500GB drive for storage and runs a torrent client on Linux.

Mining Logs (Part 2)

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Linux This article pursues the analysis of's logs I started one week ago. Last time, the data were prepared so that we could investigate the evolution, in time and space, of the popularity of GNU/Linux distributions. Pre-processing the logs in a different manner allows to focus on other interesting questions.

Mythbuntu 8.04 Brings MythTV Improvements To Fruition

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Linux Last November we had looked at Mythbuntu 7.10 and found it to be an excellent MythTV distribution. Today we are taking an early look at this spring refresh using the recently released beta.

What Gael Did Next - Ulteo Online Desktop

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Linux Gael Duval is the creator of Mandrake Linux. He left Mandriva in March 2006 and went on to start a new project called Ulteo. So what’s it all about?

Operating systems are not cars

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blogbeebe.blogspot: Every once in a while I come across the argument being made that OS choice is like car choice. It's usually in a forum involving Linux, where one poster will lead off that there's too much choice and the follow-up will read something like "But how will we ever choose what car to buy and drive with all this choice.. it's too much.."

pretty cool Plasma stuff

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nowwhatthe.blogspot: Plasma themes rock Wink Now you can have a much more consistent look throughout KDE 4. Here are a few screenshots showing how KDE 4 trunk can look these days.

Ubuntu Beta

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hotchkikr.wordpress: Here are some of the new updates for ubuntu HARDY! newer, Newer Gnome, And more! The latest Xorg, Xorg 7.3, is available in Hardy, with an emphasis on better autoconfiguration with a minimal configuration file.

Thanks Ubuntu!

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lexlocilinux.blogspot: Until last night, I was not an Ubuntu fan. For various reasons, I preferred PCLinuxOS or Kubuntu over the Linux distribution juggernaut, Ubuntu. But last night, Ubuntu "pulled my fat out of the fire". Here's the story:

One reason Firefox 3 is going to be awesome - Auto-completion in the Location Bar

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Moz/FF I’m writing this today to rave about how cool this one particular feature, auto-completion in the Location Bar (or the Address Bar, you know, where you type in URLs), in Firefox 3 is.

more howtos:

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  • Authenticating an Ubuntu PC to Active Directory

  • Using sed to extract lines in a text file
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 4
  • Five Tips for Easter

Update: Mandriva 2008.1RC2

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MDV Mandriva 2008.1 RC2 has been out a few days and the reviews are coming in. My biggest concern with Mandriva was the memory issue. Mandriva is listening, and they have responded.

Theory confirmed : Intel and AMD about opensource

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Fabrice Facorat:When AMD begun to release specs for its GPU, I've read a theory about the fact that this move was motivated by the project to release hybrid CPU/GPU by AMD. Intel is now doing the same thing.

Curse Fedora, but you will be using their technologies

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clunixchit.blogspot: Recently at FOSDEM we had many visitors at the Fedora booth. Everyone in the Fedora team talked pretty much what they do at the Fedora Project to the public and how important it is, but I should rephrase my sentence "how important it is for the users".

Configuring Views in Konqueror

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ppenz.blogspot: In Konqueror for KDE 4.0 it was not possible configuring the views within the settings dialog. As Konqueror uses the Dolphin KPart, it was required to start Dolphin for this task. Well this nasty issue will be a thing of the past.

Games at Google Summer of Code 2008

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Gaming Gamesoogle has published a list of mentoring organizations and projects for Google Summer of Code 2008. Quite a few gaming and gaming-related projects have made it again this year:

some howtos:

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  • Howto Setup Vidalia TOR GUI with Ubuntu

  • HOWTO setup Atheros AR5007EG wireless on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper)
  • HowTo: Set A Default Browser in Debian
  • Mastering OpenOffice: Tips And Tricks For Your OpenOffice (Part Sleepy
  • Configuring Dual Monitor on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

today's leftovers

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  • Spicebird: More Open Source Competition For Outlook

  • Yum Force Exclude List
  • Mandriva 2008 Free ON HP DV9000t
  • People of openSUSE: Masim Sugianto
  • Compiz package updates and Google Summer of Code 2008
  • lp0 on fire — A little History Lesson
  • OOXML Stalemate May Lead to Cliff Hanger Ending
  • OLPC vs Classmate PC
  • Linux: Virtual Compound Pages
  • Linux For a Trade Manager
  • PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008 released today
  • Weekly Wire with Lisa (Video)
  • Mandriva have lost their way
  • Disable touchpad while typing
  • Is the Open Source Brand in the Right Hands?
  • SplashTop Adds Virtualization Support
  • OSI supports ODF and Document Freedom Day
  • Free Open Source Software Could Help African Development
  • New Ubuntu-only Digg-like Site

Xrandr GUI update for hardy

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Software Here's the latest version of the Xrandr GUI, that'll be uploaded post-beta. We've taken care of the major show stopper issues by this point.

Linux Review - OpenSUSE 10.3

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linux-exploration.blogspot: Installing OpenSUSE isn't something a newcomer would find easy. The options are confusing, and I got stuck at the partition menu, so I could dual boot. You must pay keen attention to the proposals or you may mess up your system.

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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

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Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.