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2011

System76: Bringing Linux to the desktop, 1 stupid-fast computer at a time

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Hardware

zdnet.com: The netbooks were perfectly nice,and represented a solid choice for schools. However, System76 also sent me a high-performance, consumer-oriented laptop to evaluate in the broader context of desktop Linux.

5 reasons to try Zorin OS Linux

itworld.com: If you're looking to get a taste of Linux, but reluctant to leave what’s familiar, you can have your cake and eat it too.

The H Year: 2010's Wins, Fails and Mehs

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News

h-online.com: Welcome to The H's look back at 2010. We've broken down the events of the year by what The H thinks was full of win, who was getting on the failboat and what made us just say "Meh".

Ubuntu 10.10 few weeks in

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Linux Desktop Edition Few Week Review
  • I Love Ubuntu – And Here's Why
  • Jack Valenti on Ubuntu

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Activity Journal getting a new View
  • A New Video Highlighting Unigine's OilRush Game
  • "Put it there and wait for users to break" isn't a valid QA method
  • Bodhi Linux Get Software Page Goes Live
  • [kernel] Linux Kernel with BFS
  • Installing Fedora on the Aspire One (D255)
  • Android trojan collects personal data
  • Android tablet GPL summary
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 4 Released
  • Mozilla Says Its Time To Create Firefox 4 Add-Ons Now
  • Announced: FreeBSD 8.2-RC1 and 7.4-RC1
  • updated: ubuntu and fedora wallpaper pack [official wallpapers]
  • And Then Along Comes Larry….
  • What we should really be working on
  • 2010 Trend Watch Update: Global Internet Censorship
  • Net Neutrality 2011: What Storms May Come
  • mplayer and screen, in a fight to the death
  • Parted Magic 5.8 Screenshots
  • FLOSS Weekly 146: Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Understanding Signals
  • Tracing System Calls with strace
  • Emacs 30 Day Challenge: Get the latest gnus to improve speed
  • How to find the exit code of the last executed command using ?
  • Different sections of manpages
  • KernelCheck – Take the guess work out of custom kernel compiles
  • TIP: Getting rid of common errors in chroot mode
  • TIP: Compiling 2.6.33 and above kernels on Debian Lenny
  • The perfect light Debian with Fluxbox [Updated]
  • HOWTO: Lookup Symbol Name and Address during Linux Kernel Debugging

Two Non-buntu Alternatives for your Netbook - Part 1: Fluxflux-sl

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Chances are several of you, or somebody close to you, got a new netbook over the festive period, and now you are faced with the agonising question what to put on it to make it usable.

6 Free Linux-Friendly Office Suites For Getting The Job Done

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Software

makeuseof.com: Many people install Linux on their machines for its simplicity, believe it or not. Here’s a selection of completely free work-related tools that you may or may not have heard about.

Also: KOffice 2.3.0 Office Suite Released

Why I Use Linux

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Linux

russellhollander.com: I use Linux in my personal computing for about 95% of what I do. I thought I would take a minute to articulate why I have chosen to be a Linux user. Whatever your reasons are for sticking with Windows or Mac, here’s why I chose a third path.

How to move from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice: A message to localizers & International communities

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LibO
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: These past days I was contacted by several leads of native-language teams of OpenOffice.org who asked me this question: How can we start to work on the localization of LibreOffice?

Who wrote 2.6.37

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Linux

lwn.net: The 2.6.37 development cycle is coming to a close; that must mean that it is time to look at the development statistics for this release. 2.6.37 has been a more active cycle than most. The most active contributors this time around were:

Get Slack!

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Slack

go2linux.org: If you follow this blog, you know that I’ve been using Slackware for more or less three months now, Slackware as you may already know is the oldest surviving Linux distribution.

The Interesting Tale Of AMD's FirePro Drivers

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: AMD announced twice this year optimizations to their FirePro driver software, but in reality these "optimizations" were largely unsustainable and not optimizations as much as they were attempting to address driver regressions from the past.

Results are in: openSUSE's Community Survey

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Linux
SUSE

ostatic.com: Back in February openSUSE held a survey to find more out about its community. Who are they? What OS do they normally run? What do they want? How can openSUSE improve? Well, the results are in and quite interesting to openSUSE users and the community at large.

Finally a solid Pandora app for Linux

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Software
HowTos

ghacks.net: If you are a fan of Pandora Music and a user of Linux you know that Linux is a bit behind in the app space for this service. There are only a few possible clients and, until now, those clients simply were not options. Fortunately a new-ish Pandora client is available for Linux – Pithos.

My 2011 Linux Resolutions

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Linux

lockergnome.com: 2010 is shot in the arse. 2011 is right around the corner. Here’s what I resolve to do Linux-wise for the new year:

Can Ubuntu revive the netbook segment?

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: Netbooks still matter in education, especially K12. They’re cheap (almost to the point of being disposable) and fit well into small hands. They can often last through a school day and generally give students lots of what they need.

Ubuntu Remixes: 4 Of The Best Alternatives to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Some readers pointed out a few alternatives that aim to take the standard Ubuntu desktop and give it more polish than the original. Today we see what they can offer.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 5) - Drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: Support for fast USB 3.0 storage devices with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), an audio loopback driver plus extensions to support Apple's Magic Trackpad are only some of the advances that improve the hardware support of the forthcoming Linux kernel.

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