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Type Titlesort icon Author Replies Last Post
Story Is Fedora Linux Still Relevant? srlinuxx 1 20/06/2009 - 9:44am
Story Is Fedora's Boot Time Increasing? srlinuxx 29/09/2010 - 5:44pm
Story Is Firefox 3 ready for prime time? srlinuxx 25/03/2008 - 12:23am
Story Is Firefox 3 Ready For Prime Time? srlinuxx 02/06/2008 - 11:58am
Story Is Firefox 3.0 RC1 worth it? srlinuxx 19/05/2008 - 1:19pm
Story Is Firefox 3.5 Worth Using? srlinuxx 3 01/07/2009 - 10:33pm
Story Is Firefox 4 copying the Google Chrome looks? srlinuxx 2 04/11/2009 - 12:04am
Story Is Firefox in a Fix? Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 7:41am
Story Is Firefox OS The Platform HTML5 Deserves? srlinuxx 28/08/2013 - 8:52pm
Story Is Firefox Really Becoming Dispensable? srlinuxx 31/03/2012 - 6:54pm

Why would you want to try Linux?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Why? It's the most prevalent question in the human language as I see it, if you disagree you've probably never had a 2-4 year old child. Why should I want to try Linux? I hear this question all the time now.To answer that properly lets try to understand what Linux is and is not.

XP versus Arch

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OS

celettu.wordpress: A couple of days ago I installed Arch Linux on an old PC, with IceWM as the window manager, and made it look like Vista. At the end of the article, I promised I’d compare the performance that PC with that of a PC with Windows XP on it, and post the results.

Brazil Appeals OOXML Too! Asks Approval Be Reconsidered

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OSS

groklaw.net: South Africa was the first, but not the last. Now Brazil has sent a letter protesting the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard also, and Andy Updegrove says he has heard there will be more.

VIA’s unfortuante open source deja vu

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Hardware
OSS

blogs.the451group: Deja vu, the experience of experiencing something that you feel you’ve experienced before, hit me while reading about hardware maker VIA and its latest forays and fumbles in open source.

“OS Wars: The Movie” - Cast Of Actors

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OS

bizriver.com: In a not too distant present, at a not too distant Interweb, you will bear witness to one of the greatest dramas of our time. An epic battle between equally powerful forces as they struggle for dominance and the hearts and minds of the “Now” generation. I introduce to you, now, the cast of “OS Wars: The Movie”

Linux File Systems: Ready for the Future?

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Linux

earthweb.com: My article three weeks ago on Linux file systems set off a firestorm unlike any other I've written in the decade I've been writing on storage and technology issues. My intentions were to relate my experience as an HPC storage consultant and my knowledge of file systems and operating systems to advise readers on the best course of action.

Hands on: Plasma continues to advance in KDE 4.1 beta 1

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The KDE development community has issued the first official KDE 4.1 beta. This release includes the Kontact PIM suite and significant improvements to KDE's Plasma desktop layer.

Give Me 3 Synths, Part 3

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In this final installment to the series I'll double your reading pleasure by presenting two new Linux softsynths. Such a deal, two reviews for the price of one!

Quick look at Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 Remix

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KDE
Ubuntu

Frederik's Blog: A few weeks ago, a researcher at work received a new HP 6910p laptop. As he's a Kubuntu Linux user, we decided to try the new Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 remix to get an idea of all the new features in KDE 4.

The Browser Wars : Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer and Flock

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Software

aren-fly.blogspot: Things have finally started moving back towards a level playing field. Internet Explorer’s dominancy is no longer absolute, and web surfers now have lots of choice when deciding which browser they should use.

Novell ushers in Moonlight

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Software

linux.com: Earlier this month Novell quietly released Moonlight -- a Linux client for Microsoft's Silverlight technology. Silverlight is a .Net-based cross-browser, cross-platform plugin for delivering rich media to the Internet. In a nutshell, it is Microsoft's version of Adobe Flash.

Also: Mono, The Road To Hell: Final Proof

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Add a Feature to Perl 5

  • Install Nvidia Video Drivers and AWN on Fedora 9
  • Screencasts in Ubuntu, part 1
  • Add keyboard shortcuts with KeyTouch
  • Ebuild Protip: Use emerge --debug to figure out what's happening
  • Linux / UNIX View Only Configuration File Directives
  • Argument list too long
  • Ubuntu Tip:How To Get Flash Working in Opera 9.27

Firefox 3 will Kill 3 Birds with 1 Stone

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: The release date of the third major edition of the hottest web browser on the planet is just around the corner. Firefox has really come a long way and has already revolutionized the way people browse the web. Let's look ahead and analyze the potential impact of this forthcoming mega release.

Also: Firefox 3: The Semantic Web Browser?

Interview: Joel Cohen, writer and associate producer of The Simpsons

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Linux
Interviews

redhatmagazine.com: Joel Cohen is an Emmy award-winning writer and associate producer of The Simpsons. He’s also a keynote speaker at the Red Hat Summit this June. The show is all hand-drawn and digitally animated, and the movie was too. For that purpose, crudely animated scenes were produced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Burn Your CDs and DVDs! K3b Review

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: K3b is the KDE CD/DVD burner, capable of burning data CDs/DVDs, as well as CD/DVD ISO images, create audio CDs, rip audio CDs and video DVDs. Statistics show it is the favourite burning application of Linux users.

Compiz 0.7.6 Released

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phoronix.com: Just shy of two months since Compiz 0.7.4 was released, Compiz 0.7.6 is now available. This update has a rewritten Place plug-in to dramatically improve multi-output behavior, configurable multi-output behavior, removed plane plug-in in favor of the wall plug-in, removed cube wallpaper painting in favor of the Compiz Fusion wallpaper plug-in, panel and desktop selection mode is now available in the switcher plug-in, and improved painting behavior.

PCMan Lightweight Alternative File Manager

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Software

tombuntu.com: PCMan File Manager (or PCManFM) is a lightweight alternative to GNOME’s Nautilus file manager or Konqueror/Dolphin in KDE. I found it to be an excellent option for more sophisticated GNOME users, as well as those with slower computers.

Slitaz Linux 20080518: Pretty, but not very useful

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Slitaz is one of an increasing number of distributions that came to me out of the blue via a random suggestion. These are quickly becoming my favorites because very often I'm pleasantly surprised by them. At just about 25 megabytes, Slitaz qualifies for the "ultra-lightweight" division.

Will we Ever Have a GPL Test Case?

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OSS

ostatic.com: The GNU General Public License is nearly 20 years old (version 1 came out in 1989). In that time there have been at least 100 million lawsuits filed in the US (and that's a conservative estimate). Amazingly enough, not one of those millions of court cases has actually tested the GPL's validity. How can that be - and is it a problem for the open source software movement?

Fedora Nightlife Project Harnesses Idle Computer Power

ostatic.com: Nightlife will give people the ability "to donate idle capacity from their own computers to an open, general-purpose Fedora-run grid for processing socially beneficial work and scientific research that requires access to large amounts of computing power.

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