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Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 review

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Linux As part of a survival toolkit, Damn Small Linux could be something of a saviour. Earlier this year, this writer used a previous release of the distribution to excise a couple of gigabytes of files from an otherwise-locked-down Vista installation.

Open source is dying -- or maybe it isn't

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Bill Snyder: Put three geeks in a room and it won't take long to start an argument. Well, analyst Dennis Byron, veteran open-source exec Stuart Cohen, and ex-Microsoft developer Keith Curtis weren't exactly in the same room, but all three have provocative opinions about the future of software in general and of open source in particular.

10 common mistakes made by Linux users

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Linux There are a few ubiquitous mistakes which a lot of Linux admins make while administering a Linux box. If kept in mind, these mistakes can be avoided to keep a smooth work flow.

The LXF Benchmark: Desktop environments

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Software Which Linux/Unix desktop environment will make you work and play faster? Marco Fioretti gets benchmarking to find out what's leading the pack, and what needs to go on a diet. On the scales: Gnome, KDE and Xfce, along with their file managers, terminals and text editors...

Open source does not need new buzzwords

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OSS At Springsource’s winter getaway this week, Forrester Research vice president John Rymer coined a clever new term to make the open source argument.

Quickly share your screenshots with JShot

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Software With the JShot screen capture and uploader utility, you can quickly put all or part of your screen on the Web and send a URL to it to a friend. JShot is free for noncommercial use, and is great when you want to show people a screen capture and don't want to have to deal with file names and upload permissions.

Opera 10 alpha claims Acid3 perfection

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Software Thirteen-year-old Opera has been the perennial underdog in the browser wars, but Opera 10 alpha brings some unexpected firepower to the field. Unlike any other browser on the market, Opera 10 will comply fully with the Acid3 test.

IBM Virtual Desktop Bundles Lotus, Ubuntu Linux, to Freeze Out Microsoft

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Linux IBM teams with Ubuntu provider Canonical and virtual desktop software maker Virtual Bridges on a bundle that lets systems administrators deliver open source Linux and Lotus messaging and collaboration software to desktops and workstations across remote offices.

Firefox Nightly Beats Chrome in Speed, Webkit Beats Both

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Moz/FF We already knew that Firefox nighty beats Chrome in speed, the gap is getting wider with the latest Firefox builds (3.2a1pre). On the other hand webkit developers are quietly tweaking away its SquirrelFish engine for javascript speed increase.

Does Google Have a Secret OS?

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Google Net Applications noticed something unusual with stats from One-third were unrecognized even though Net Applications' sensors can detect all major operating systems. Some Silicon Valley watchers think they know: the long-rumored software-as-a-service-oriented Google OS.

today's leftovers

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  • OOo 3.0 and its new ugly splash screen

  • Fedora a bust, Back to running OpenSuse 11
  • How To Migrate From Evolution To Thunderbird
  • Move Over Open Source, Lean Software is the New Black for Developers
  • Sun patches at least 14 bugs in Java
  • GNOME 2.25.2 Released
  • A 1968 computer demo that changed people’s lives
  • FAIL: Docx plugins and interoperability solutions
  • Indian GNU/Linux advocate and independent FOSS consultant Raj Mathur
  • Linux Void - Episode 14 - Snow
  • Spectrum ZX81 case-modded into Ubuntu PC
  • Will open source still love you when I’m 64?
  • Is It Windows Or Linux Or Both?
  • An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3
  • So, really, where is all the disk space going?
  • Linux Newb: Day 2: Getting everything I need
  • New Firefox extension turns into illegal free-for-all

some howtos:

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  • Bidirectional filesystem syncing - DirSync Pro vs. Unison

  • How to change or rename user name and UID (user-id)
  • Set Operations in the Unix Shell Simplified
  • How to Set a Static IP address in Ubuntu 8.10
  • TIP: Switching Soundcards In Ubuntu
  • A Windows start alternative for Ubuntu
  • Download,Extract Audio From YouTube Videos
  • Producing an EBook Cover With POVRay and Inkscape
  • Filenames by Design, Part Three
  • Analyzing TCP Disconnects On Linux Or Unix
  • Using Network File System in Ubuntu
  • Bash Completition on Gentoo
  • The understated usefulness of SSH, part 1

KDE 4.2: Codenamed Caterpillar, Promising a Butterfly

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KDE If the first beta of KDE 4.2 is any indication, then the final release of the popular GNU/Linux desktop should be the release in which KDE 4 comes into its own.

The Pros and Cons of Using Joomla!

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Software Joomla! is a content management system you can use to build websites faster than you ever imagined.

Slackware Approaches Stable 12.2 Release

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Slack Linux Weekly News directs readers to a Slackware Linux list post detailing the package versions and included components for the upcoming Slackware 12.2 release.

Running DOS Programs on Linux: Duke Nukem Lives!

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Software If I play video games they're usually pretty low tech ones. One of the few games I miss from the old days is Duke Nukem, and I'm talking about the Duke before he went 3D. If you have an old DOS game that you'd like to run, or for that matter any old DOS program, check out DOSBox.

Asus nettop gets discrete graphics

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Hardware Asus has announced enhanced versions of its Eee Box "nettop" computer. Targeting home-theater applications, the B204 and B206 include HDMI outputs, as well as discrete graphics circuitry from ATI, and could prove popular for Linux media center distributions like Boxee, MythTV, SageTV, Linux MCE, and others.

Replacing Linux with Windows saves £1 million

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Microsoft A UK company says its switch from Linux to Windows will save it £1 million (almost $A2.3 million). How does that work?

Mandriva's New CEO’s first 30 days

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MDV We recently had to let some valuable members of staff go, notably amongst community members and distribution. It’s always a difficult decision to make and I would like to thank them for the contribution they made to Mandriva during all these years.

Working with multimedia files - Part 1

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HowTos This is the first of the three articles on how to use and manipulate multimedia formats: Flash, video and audio. In this first article, we will concentrate on Flash files.

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