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The difference between Linux and Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: As Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and Fedora 11 all approach their launch dates, I've been thinking about the differences in how they're created and released.

4 IM Clients for Ubuntu

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: This article is an overview of 4 most popular IM clients available on Linux, and particularly in the upcoming release of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope.

10 (more) Awesome Themes For Ubuntu

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Software
Ubuntu

clububuntu.com: Since I have started to use Ubuntu I came across many cool themes so I decided to make a list of them. Here are my best looking themes in no particular order:

Linux needs games, games need you

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Linux
Gaming

pinstack.blogspot: It's no surprise that gaming is one of the areas lagging most in the Free Software world. Fanatics will say that yes there are good FOSS games, but the truth is, they're nothing compared to the plethora of proprietary options for Windows.

SMILE - Powerful Slideshow Maker In Linux

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Software

aldeby.org/blog: SMILE is a slideshow building program by Stephane Gibault, author of manDVD, and is the successor to manslide.

The Best of Bread Linux Synchronization

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Linux

Using rsync to Synchronize two machines easier and faster than ever before with rsync

Back In Time Does Full Linux Backups in One Click

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Software

lifehacker.com: Back In Time, a Linux backup app inspired by Macs' Time Machine and offering the same kind of no-worry, space-saving snapshot protection, is worth adding to your must-install list. Why?

Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes - LKCD

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Having found the available information on system analysis rather sparse and/or written in such a fashion that is hardly of any use but to the people who wrote the actual documents,I have decided to write a series of articles on Linux system analysis.

gNewSense 2.2 released

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Linux

fsf.org/blogs: The gNewSense project today announced version 2.2 of its free GNU/Linux distribution. This is the second point update to the release codenamed 'deltah'.

Interview With Ricky Zhou - Fedora Project

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Linux
Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Ricky. In specific, we talk about: Identity of the Fedora community and its relationship with Red Hat, Relationship between Fedora and other distributions, and Public opinion about the Fedora project.

How FOSS makes better programmers

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OSS

raiden.net: A hot button topic of late that I've seen rising up in the programming world is the discussion of how FOSS destroys the programming trade. Now on the surface one might think that to be true.

Tutorial: Build The Ultimate PC

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Hardware

pcplus.co.uk: You can never have enough processing power, especially if you enjoy working with 3D graphics or compiling your own software. Luckily, it's easy to use any spare machines you may have to create a single homogeneous computing mega-matrix and calculation engine just by wiring them all together.

Faceoff: PCLOS 2009.1 vs LinuxMint KDE CE 6

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Linux
PCLOS

teqnix.blogspot: In the past few days, I was lucky to be able to test drive two wonderful Linux distributions that both promises to work "out of the box" -- PCLinuxOS 2009.1 and LinuxMint 6.

Top 15 Creative and Hilarious Acronym Expansions of Emacs

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Humor

junauza.com: We all know that Emacs stands for "Editor MACroS", but several creative people have given the feature-rich text editor some innovative and rather funny definitions. --Here are a few.

RMS on Amazon's "Swindle"

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: As you've probably seen, there is concern over Amazon's plans to pull the text-to-voice capability of the Kindle e-book reader, because of misguided pressure from authors groups in the US.

Open Source 2009: It’s the Economy, Stupid. Or is it?

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OSS

linux-mag.com: About a week before attending the Open Source Business Conference last month, I heard an interview on public radio with the founder of Good News Network, a web site dedicated to reporting nothing but — you guessed it — good news.

Impi Linux is no more

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Five years after it was first launched, South Africa’s Impi Linux distribution no longer exists.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due next week

  • Mozilla Developer News 4/14
  • Should Sun buy Novell?
  • No, Sun should not buy Novell
  • Novell Unveils Service-Driven Data Centre Plan
  • Novell ZENworks
  • openSUSE on Netbooks at FOSDEM 2009
  • How To Take (Yet Another) Beating
  • SFLS - Episode 0x0B: Thoughts on the TomTom Settlement
  • Linux Foundation bows to RMS
  • Stallman discusses Free Software and GPLv3
  • Linux summit surprises
  • Open source and the mythical man month
  • Channelling the Power of Open Source
  • Training: The Missing Link in Business Adoption of Open Source?
  • Memo to Canonical: Follow Red Hat’s Partner Lead
  • Benefits of Ubuntu Server Edition
  • First update for Debian 5.0 "Lenny" released
  • Pclinuxos 2009
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 2
  • Android Shmandroid. Who Cares?
  • Having Fun With Other Solaris Sys Admins
  • Things shouldn't always be wiped
  • PulseAudio 0.9.15 Brings Major Improvements
  • GNOME PackageKit updates
  • Compiz is getting rapidly sick of Gnome

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Run Windows applications on top of Linux desktop with Seamless Mode in VirtualBox

  • 10 step move Kmail to Outlook
  • Understanding Sticky Windows
  • Sort CLI output by line length
  • sometimes, grep alone is enough
  • error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
  • Concatenate pairs of lines
  • How To Turn Off Your Monitor Via Command Line
  • Connect to a WEP network via command line
  • Arch Linux running the latest kernel

New Attack Sneaks Rootkits Into Linux Kernel

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Linux

darkreading.com: Kernel rootkits are tough enough to detect, but now a researcher has demonstrated an even sneakier method of hacking Linux.

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    This article was provided to TechRadar by Linux Format, the number one magazine to boost your knowledge on Linux, open source developments, distro releases and much more. Subscribe to the print or digital version of Linux Format here. SSH has been the staple remote access tool for the sysadmins since its advent. The cryptographic network protocol is synonymous with remote network services over an unsecured network. Admins use SSH to mount remote directories, backup remote servers, spring-clean remote databases, and even forward X11 connections. The popularity of single-board computers, such as the Raspberry Pi, has introduced SSH into the parlance of the everyday desktop users as well.
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    Double Commander is a powerful open source & cross platform file manager, inspired from total commander file manager but includes new ideas and features. It brings dual pane side by side experience to enhance the use of GUI for the user. The main window of the application is separated by two panels side by side that allow you to view the content of two different location or same and browse through folders with ease. For each file, image or folder, details such as name, extension, size, date and attributes are displayed in the list.
  • SoftMaker Office 2016 – Your alternative to LibreOffice?
    Depending on how you look at it, the world of office suites for Linux is either very rich or very poor. As the rather obscure idiom says: the tailor (hence the cliche suit reference) always goes naked. But in essence, you’re either using LibreOffice – used to be OpenOffice – or maybe something else. Probably nothing. However, there are quite a few office products for Linux: Kingsoft Office, SoftMaker Office, Calligra, standalone Abiword, some others, each offering a slightly different aesthetic and functional approach. We talked about this in the office suite competition article back in 2013, and a lot has changed since. LibreOffice finally became suitable for use side by side with Microsoft Office, as far as decent document conversion and fidelity go, and every one of these products has seen a large number of major and minor number increments. In the original piece, SoftMaker Office was kind of a dud, and it’s time to give it a full review. Let us.
  • Reports: PS4 is selling twice as well as Xbox One, overall [Ed: Xbox continues to be a loser]
    Microsoft stopped providing concrete sales data for its Xbox line years ago, making it hard to get a read on just how well the Xbox One is doing in the market compared to Sony's PlayStation 4. Recent numbers released by analysts this week, though, suggest that Sony continues to dominate this generation of the console wars, with the PS4 now selling twice as many units worldwide as the Xbox One since both systems launched in late 2013. The first set of numbers comes from a new SuperData report on the Nintendo Switch, which offhandedly mentions an installed base of 26 million Xbox One units and 55 million PS4 units. That report is backed up by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, who recently tweeted a chart putting estimated Xbox One sales somewhere near the middle of the 25 million to 30 million range.
  • PPSSPP (PSP) Emulator 1.3.0 Version Released, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    PPSSPP is a PSP emulator written in C++, and translates PSP CPU instructions directly into optimized x86, x64 and ARM machine code, using JIT recompilers (dynarecs). PPSSPP is an open source project, licensed under the GPL. PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution, it is cross-platform application. It can even upscale textures that would otherwise be too blurry as they were made for the small screen of the original PSP.

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