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Story Get Your Ubuntu to Look like Mac OS X with a Simple Theme Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:41am
Story FreeBSD 9.3 Beta 2 Is Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:46am
Story Mesa 10.1.5 Is Out While Waiting For Mesa 10.2 Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:59am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 8:06pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 8:05pm
Story today's commands Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 8:05pm
Story The Linux 3.16 Kernel Already Has A Ton Of New Features Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE : Video Review and Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:39pm
Story 30-way Intel/AMD/NVIDIA Linux 2D Performance Comparison Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:21pm
Story Diving into FOSS Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:10pm

MPlayer 1.0rc1 released

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Software

The highlights of this release are native VC-1/WMV3, On2 VP5 and VP62 (used in some Flash video files) decoding, which works even on non-Intel platforms and SSA/ASS/color subtitles.

Red Hat Brushes Off Oracle Linux Rumors

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Linux

Red Hat Inc has waved away the implications of a potential move by Oracle Corp into the Linux distribution business, maintaining that it is not overly concerned by the possibility.

The browser race is speeding up

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Moz/FF

I love technology, but I'm fanatical about only a few things high-tech. Firefox is one of them. The Web browser has always been an underdog to Microsoft's market-dominant Internet Explorer, but Firefox is vastly superior in features and usability. That's why it's my fave browser.

Edubuntu Linux Installation With Screenshots

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Ubuntu

Edubuntu is Ubuntu GNU/Linux customised for schools, containing additional applications for young human beings, administration tools for school management, and a built-in terminal server. Besides the standard software available on the Edubuntu CD, you will also find a world of software in the Edubuntu Universe, an on-line repository containing more than 10GB of community contributed software.

CLI Magic: Salvage lost partitions with gpart

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HowTos

Messing up your hard disk's partition table doesn't take much effort, especially when you're preparing a dual-boot machine. Even a mistimed fdisk /mbr can spell disaster, erasing the master boot record (MBR) and making the disk unusable. But victims of damaged MBRs rejoice -- gpart can save your day. This utility scans a hard disk and prepares a partition table of areas that resemble a partition, which you can use to make the disk bootable again.

Halloween Pumpkin Computers

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Humor

Some crafty chaps have gone to the trouble of modding computers befitting the season. One is based on a Dell Laptop mobo and the other is an old-world Mac.

More HERE with links to the articles.

PCLinuxOS 0.93a

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PCLOS
Reviews

PCLinuxOS is a bit of an unknown quantity to me. It appears to be pretty popular, sitting at number six on Distrowatch at the time of writing, yet I rarely hear anything about it except for the odd release. So, seeing as I know next to nothing about PCLinuxOS, it's about time that I went and saw what the fuss was about.

Protect Ubuntu Desktop From Viruses Using AVG Antivirus

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HowTos

AVG Free Edition is the well-known antivirus protection tool. AVG Free is available free of charge to home users for the life of the product. Now are going see how to install AVG Antivirus in Ubuntu presently avg antivirus is having only .rpm files to install we need to convert this .rpm files to .deb files to install avg in ubuntu for this we are using a program called alien.

From SuSe to Gentoo and back again

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Humor

About 3 months ago I had installed SuSe 10.1 on my computer and was thrilled about it but I always had a passion for trying something new and exciting. I always heard about Gentoo Linux that it was “the bomb.” More than half the time using the computer was spent installing this and that. I was fed up whit it so i installed SuSe 10.1 again.

Three reasons why I use both KDE and GNOME

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Software

First of all, I’m not Guru. I used to be a Windows user, but now I’m a Linux fan. I’ve been using Linux for quite some time now. I don’t play with the kernel or do any serious system administration stuff; I chiefly use Linux for web development and other “normal stuff” (internet, music, video, graphics etc). I’ve been using Linux for around four years, and I’ve never stuck to either KDE or GNOME.

Converting .rpm Packages To Debian/Ubuntu .deb Format With Alien

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how you can convert .rpm packages to .deb packages with a tool called alien so that you can easily install them on Debian and Ubuntu systems. Sometimes this is quite convenient as not all software projects release their software as Debian/Ubuntu packages.

Serious Sam 2 Beta Testers Needed

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Gaming

At seriouszone.com Vedran, from Croteam, has put out a call for GNU/Linux client and editor beta testers. If interested in obtaining the Linux beta, visit seriouszone.com.

Seen @ linux-gamers.net.

Manage Runlevels,Startup scripts Using Boot Up Manager(BUM) GUI

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HowTos

Boot-Up Manager is a Perl-Gtk2 application to handle runlevels configuration of any debian derivative system. With this program the user will easily start and stop boot-up scripts, without the necessity to handle thru complex links and permissions.

Invitation To Learn: Console Tips For Linux Beginners

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Linux

For many computer users, it sounds like a nightmare - being forced to enter cryptic commands into the computer using the keyboard. Yet, it need not be such a horror show.

Oracle Ubuntu Linux deal speculation grows

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Ubuntu

On the eve of the OracleWorld user conference, market watchers are divided on whether Oracle intends to make an announcement concerning its Linux plans. However, I believe it's a fair bet that Oracle is working on incorporating Ubuntu Linux into its own product.

Howto: ATI fglrx driver + Xgl + compiz on Debian Sid for KDE users

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Howtos

A how-to on manually installing Xgl and compiz on Debian Sid, for KDE users, with the proprietary ATI graphics driver ("fglrx").

First benchmarks of the ext4 file system

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Linux

Seeing that the development of the ext3 file system successor has started, and that Andrew Morton has released mm patch containing ext4 file system, I decided to run some simple benchmarks, even in this early stage of development. Because the mm patch also contains Hans Reiser's reiser4 file system, I decided to run benchmarks against it, too, for a good measure.

Study: Worldwide Biz Open Source Deployment at 50 Percent

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OSS

More than half of all organizations worldwide have open source software in their production networks, and almost three-quarters of all software developers use open source in their work.

The Perfect Xen 3.0.3 Setup For Debian Sarge

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 3.0.3) on a Debian Sarge (3.1) system. Then, Managing Xen With Xen-Tools, Xen-Shell, And Argo.

When standards are political -- ODF (the Open Document Format)

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OSS

Yesterday I attended a meeting hosted by TACD at Harvard's Berkman Center about a very important issue -- one that is both highly technical and political at the same time -- the battle over the Open Document Format (ODF). The technical part concerns what ODF is. The political part concerns what ODF represents.

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