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Story Oracle adds secure-ish boot support to its Linux distro Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 10:17am
Story The Ubuntu, Microsoft & SUSE (Bermuda) Triangle Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 8:02am
Story Thoughts on using Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition 17.1 Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 7:58am
Story Calligra 2.9.1 Released Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 7:54am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 3:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 3:22am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 3:21am
Story Android 5.1 Lollipop Is Making Its Way Into The Android Open Source Project Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 2:02am
Story Pinterest Shoots ‘Pinball’ Into Open Source Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 1:48am
Story Linux 4.0-rc4 Rianne Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 1:01pm

Epiphany and me

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Paul Cutler: A few months ago, I tried out Epiphany for 60 days after a particularily nasty Firefox crash caused me to lose a lot of content I was working on in a wiki page. At the end of the 60 days, I was pretty happy with Epiphany. However, a few things had me coming back to Firefox:

Comes vs Microsoft Petition Shows How Microsoft Blocked Linux Sales

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Jeremy’s Blog: Some people wonder why OEM Linux preloads like this didn’t happen sooner. Don’t forget that a couple companies did make small attempts, but were smacked down by Microsoft:

More AWN Eye Candy

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silwenae.org: Neil Patel upated his blog with news that Avant Window Navigator, everyone’s favorite dock-like menu bar for GNOME, now had reflections enabled (and some bug fixes) in the latest subversion thanks to some contributors.

Introduction to Access Logging in Ubuntu Server

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tomdryer.com: In the default Ubuntu 6.06 LAMP server, the Apache webserver does not keep an access log. Apache’s access log is useful if you want to use a program to analyze the logs, or if you are just curious.

Linux: Rewriting the x86 Setup Code

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kernelTRAP: H. Peter Anvin submitted a series of patches rewriting the x86 setup code, "this patch set replaces the x86 setup code, which is currently all in assembly, with a version written in C, using the '.code16gcc' feature of binutils (which has been present since at least 2001.)"

How to Install Video Drivers on Fedora 7

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softpedia: If you want an easy method to install the drivers for your Nvidia or ATI/AMD graphics card, then this guide is for you. The guide uses the Livna Nvidia and ATI/AMD drivers because they are especially designed for Fedora 7.

One Million Downloads in 4 Months!!

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CyberOrg: Here are the statistics downloads from X11:XGL repository over at openSUSE Build Service. It is second in popularity to KDE3 only.

Bring in a torrent flood with Deluge

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FOSSwire: For years, BitTorrent has been a popular way to download and share files. On Linux, Azureus has always been the dominant client for connecting to the network, and for a while, people were satisfied. Deluge is one of those newer clients that has grown into life very quickly

HP, Dell: Time for An Ubuntu Printer Partnership

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allaboutubuntu: I finally took the time to connect my Hewlett-Packard PSC 2355 printer to my Dell Ubuntu PC. Finding the driver on the Web, installing it and activating the printer took only a few minutes. But the process is still much easier in the world of Windows XP. Here’s why.

Virtual accounts with exim and dovecot

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Scott's Blog: A few people commented on my last post asking for details about how I configured exim and dovecot to have the fake scott+canonical account and separate Maildir tree.

Gimp Tutorial - Popout Photo

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Penguin Pete: Really, this tutorial will be about masking: taking a photograph and separating a foreground subject from the background, for the purposes of doing something interesting with it.

Will Codeweavers Get Us Closer to a Linux Law Office?

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Legal Technology Blog: I have received some feedback on my previous Linux post talking about a commercial product for Linux called Cross Over published by Codeweavers.

Gip - IP calculator for GNOME desktop environment

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debianadmin: Gip is an IP address calculator that integrates well with the GNOME desktop environment.Gip provides system administrators with tools for IP address based calculations.

Nepomuk-KDE gets more attention - and better Dolphin integration

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/home/liquidat: While aKademy 2007 took place Mandriva used the advantage to highlight their involvement with the Nepomuk-KDE project. The press release drew a line between the Nepomuk-KDE project and the article “As we may think” from Vannevar Bush. That was indeed a nice PR move.

Hugin: create amazing panoramas from your photos

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DPotD: I’ve been researching some image processing topics, and found some amazing algorithms for automatic blending of multiple pictures to create mosaics of them. But I’d yet to see some ready to use implementation. Then, somebody from the table at the hacklab in DebConf7 enlightened me: hugin was the solution!

Windows Guy Tries Ubuntu 7.04

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scitech.teambio.org: I’m Live Blogging my first attempt at the newest version of Ubuntu , version 7.04. Let me get this out of the way first - I am a hard-core Windows fan. 7:41 - Insert Ubuntu CD into my Dell Latitude 620.

Unpacking Ubuntu, or grandmom’s guide to Linux take two

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bloggernews.net: Well, day ten of using only linux and aside from the fact that it’s monsoon season and the internet and electricity goes on and off, the linux seems to be working fine. My program is ubuntu feisty fawn (cutsy name, nicht wahr?) so this is my diary on figuring out how to use it.

Morning thoughts

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PCLOS

johanino.wordpress.com: On Tuesday night I was back to playing with Linux and decided to be reckless and spend the night up playing with it. I didn’t like SUSE 10.2 so I tried to butt shift that off my computer.

Installing SugarCRM OpenSource Edition On Debian 4.0 (Etch)

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SugarCRM is a webbased CRM solution written in PHP. SugarCRM is available as an OpenSource edition and a ClosedSource version. In this tutorial I will describe the installation of the OpenSource edition on Debian 4.0.

Ubuntu 7.04

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C|Net: Long gone are the days of having to compile your own kernel in order to run the open-source operating system. Ubuntu, a free Linux distro from Canonical, provides a near Microsoft Windows-like experience for those new to Linux. We're reveiwing this particular Linux distro because PC manufacturer Dell now ships some new models with Ubuntu already installed.

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