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Story Hands On With The VIA ARTiGO A1100 srlinuxx 28/08/2010 - 4:07pm
Story Using Disk Compression With Btrfs To Enhance Performance srlinuxx 28/08/2010 - 4:05pm
Story 10 Best Hacker Movies of all Time srlinuxx 28/08/2010 - 4:01pm
Story On Zareason srlinuxx 28/08/2010 - 3:59pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 28/08/2010 - 4:40am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 28/08/2010 - 4:31am
Story How to Choose a Desktop Linux Distribution srlinuxx 1 28/08/2010 - 1:46am
Story Puppy Arcade 9 – New release! srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 11:08pm
Story Whither the Ubuntu Tablets? srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 11:07pm
Story Linux Mint 9 offers new software manager, backup tool srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 11:05pm

How to print more than one record on a sheet of paper in OpenOffice

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HowTos

When you download mail merge template or create your own, you lose a feature that's built into the OpenOffice.org mail merges and reports: printing more than one record on a sheet of paper. However, it's easy to add that ability yourself.

There Are No Staples in Rwanda

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OLPC

I have seen all of the recent negative reviews of the upcoming Sugar user interface designed for the One Laptop Per Child machines. Uniformly, everyone who has downloaded it has indicated a lot of problems with the interface. It's too different, not intuitive enough, no really useful applications, reviewers have written.

Dude, A Little Diplomacy with that Dell

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Linux

Seems like we're riding a 'Linux wave'. The Linux wave is what I call a period where, for whatever reason, interest in Linux seems to spike sharply. Since I've been here at Linux.org, I have seen a few of them.

The Migration Dilemma Resolved

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Linux

Open-source software has grown steadily as an alternative to proprietary software. However, current Windows-dependent users have pointed out difficult hurdles that prevent them from migrating: Windows-only professional applications and games. In such instances, dual-booting may not be practical, besides being annoying.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.20.7 Released

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Linux

The 2.6.20.7 stable kernel update is out with a fair number of important fixes. All users of the 2.6.20 branch are encouraged to upgrade, it looks like there's a decent amount of IDE cleanup in this release.

More Here or Here.

KBattleship: almost ready

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KDE
Gaming

This week I’ve been hacking quite a lot on KBattleship, adding almost all required features: a decent AI, network play and sounds. While Riccardo is working on KWelcomeScreen.

More Here

Checking out the OLPC's "Sugar" desktop

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OLPC

As the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project works toward a release this year of its low-cost laptop aimed at children in developing nations, work has continued on the device's Linux-based operating system and on Sugar, the innovative user interface for the radical new laptop design.

Sauerbraten -- 2007-04-13 spring edition released

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Gaming

Today a new version of the fast paced cross platform FPS sauerbraten has been released. The new version contains lots of changes to previous versions including graphical improvements, enhancements of game content and server functions.

Some improvements include:

* scoreboard now displays mode, map, and time remaining

Receiving notification of new upstream software releases

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HowTos

If you're responsible for creating the Debian packages of a piece of software which isn't in the Debian archives, or if you're a Debian-developer keen on keeping your package up to date you will need to be aware of any new software releases which should be packaged. Here we'll show a simple means of doing that.

"But mine is free"

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Linux

Didn’t you ever drive behind one of those? One of those vehicles on four wheels that are legally considered cars, whose proud owner has a bumper sticker with the line: “Smile. But mine is paid”.

CentOS The Red Hat Clone

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Linux

The release of the free, community-based CentOS 5 Enterprise Linux so soon after the RHEL 5 release is hardly a surprise; the same thing happened with RHEL 4 two years ago. Nor does Red Hat consider CentOS a competitor, but rather a distribution that fills a need. The company also said CentOS will help it grow its business.

Was I Too Tough on RHEL 5?

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Linux

In the April 2/9, 2007, issue, I gave Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and its brand-new Xen virtualization features a bit of a hard time with regard to the limitations of its management tools.

Linux, We Have A Driver!

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Linux

Tom Chastain, a legend in the Indianapolis Racing Realm and the owner of Chastain Motorsports has announced his team's entrance in this year's Indy 500. And if we've got anything to do with it...as long as I have one struggling breathe left inside of me, that monster of a race car will have Linux splashed all over it when the flag drops.

PCLinuxOS 2007 -- Finally someone gets it

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PCLOS
Interviews
Reviews

There are a few distros I am always keeping my eye on a little more than others. Most of the time I do this by joining the forums, getting on the mailing lists and signing up for all their newsletters and such. One of these is PCLinuxOS, which I review last fall with the release of Big Daddy (still love that name).

A totally [not] useless trick in Linux

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HowTos

One of the most annoying things about Linux is mime types for files. In KDE, when you right-click a file, and then select Open With, a little fly-out menu appears. You will see a couple of options in this menu. If none of them are the right one, you can click on Other.

Firefox Page Info gets a face lift

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Moz/FF

Do you know Page Info?

Invite Linux Onto Your Windows Desktop

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Linux

WinaXe Plus X-Server for Windows allows both Windows and Linux to be run on the same desktop at the same time. Users can access and run their remote applications from the Windows desktop and switch between operating systems as if switching between two Windows applications.

Open KDE or Gnome on Windows!

Fix for SSH slow to ask for password in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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HowTos

When you try to login using ssh some users might find asking for ssh password is slow here is the solution how to fix this problem.

Solution 1

Edit the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file using the following command

sudo vi /etc/ssh/ssh_config

Commentout the following lines

GSSAPIAuthentication yes
GSSAPIDelegateCredentials no

save the file and exit

Linux Alarm Clock

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HowTos

I have too used to alarm clock, to wake me up every early morning. I set my alarm on my cellphone every night before I going to sleep. But recently, a simple stupid idea of creating an alarm clock in Linux comes to my mind.

Dear Mr. Gates: save Vista, open-source it

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Microsoft

Although Microsoft may claim otherwise, Vista, from both from a technical and business point of view, is proving to be a failure. Why not turn it over to people who have shown time after time that they can deliver the goods?

Let's look at the facts, shall we?

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