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Story Six Clicks: 2014's top Linux desktops Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2014 - 9:44am
Story What It Takes To Port An X11 Application To Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2014 - 9:39am
Story This Is the Default Wallpaper of the GNOME 3.12 Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2014 - 9:18am
Story Linux Deepin, Ubuntu systemd and Licensing, and Red Flag Scuttled Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2014 - 9:01am
Story SeaMonkey - More than a Web Browser Rianne Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 11:21pm
Story KDE Frameworks 5 Alpha Is Out Roy Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 11:11pm
Story systemd analysis: a personal perspective Rianne Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 10:36pm
Story No Licence Needed for Kubuntu Derivative Distributions Rianne Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 10:21pm
Story Ubuntu delays its planned PC mobile convergence Roy Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 6:31pm
Story Ubuntu to ditch Upstart and switch to systemd Roy Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 6:29pm

KDE and the apps that keep the dragon hot

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KDE

bushweed.blogspot: People often question why i use Linux as a primary OS at home. In fact it is the only OS i use at home, although i have a Windows XP CD somewhere. Other than the obvious security features, and stability to the core, there are certain apps which i class as my killer apps.

Mom-compatible Kubuntu Intrepid with KDE 4

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Ubuntu

amarok.kde.org/blog: A few weeks ago, our neighbor, a fifty-something housewife, asked us to have a look at her rather new computer making strange noises and refusing to boot. Of course, this was the ideal moment to try what we first thought to end up with a dual boot:

Kernel log: 2.6.28-rc1 released, new graphics and camera drivers

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The maintainers of the stable kernel have released versions 2.6.25.19, 2.6.26.7 and 2.6.27.3, as expected. Apart from bug fixes and minor improvements, all of the versions also offer a patch for CVE-2008-3831, the security hole in the DRI code for recent Intel graphics chipsets.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 4 Adds New Broadcom Support

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Linux

mepis.org: ISO files of the fourth beta of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 are available for 32 and 64 bit processors. In this release the kernel has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.3 and the Broadcom wl driver is now avilable for wireless N cards.

Why I Am Not A "Linux Advocate"

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: At first, you might mistake me for a "Linux advocate". I'm running a site about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), of which Linux is counted as an example. I certainly bring up Linux and the programs that run on it a lot.

BoycottNovell: just another website pushing a point of view

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Web

itwire.com: Four days ago, an article purporting to analyse the raison d'etre behind the website BoycottNovell.com appeared on the linux.com site. The author, Bruce Byfield, who styles himself as a "computer journalist", however, failed to tell his reading public that the piece was just a thinly disguised and veiled attack on the person who runs the BoycottNovell site.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vim Cheatsheet

  • How to mount Linux filesystem under FreeBSD
  • 5 Simple APT Tricks for Debian and Ubuntu
  • Tuning the Linux file system Ext3
  • Recover a corrupted signatures rpm database
  • OpenOffice.org Tip - Disable the ‘Help Agent’ Popup
  • Recover your lost Root Password openSUSE
  • Forwarding X over SSH in 3 simple steps
  • Teach an old shell new tricks with BashDiff
  • Using dmidecode to find out what memory chips you have
  • Tip: Bash Shortcuts
  • Easy way to insert nonbreaking hyphen, etc. in OOo Writer
  • Where to search Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA)
  • Copying a Filesystem between Computers

How Linux Mint proved to be unacceptable for a reliable usage

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Linux

beranger.org: How would you call a distro that includes some of the specific bits needed to run the desktop only on the installation CD, but not as packages in the online repos? And it's more than that — read on.

Heretic and Hexen goes GNU GPLv2

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OSS
Gaming

linux-gamers.net: The source code for Heretic and Hexen has been re-released under the GNU General Public License, and is now available from Sourceforge. This release will allow GPL Doom source ports to freely integrate support for Heretic and Hexen.

My opinion of Mono

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Software

dev-loki.blogspot: As it seems like everyone has to voice her opinion on Mono, I'll do as well. First of all, I don't like C# as a programming language. And I think that Anders Hejlsberg is wrong on many things. N

'Lame Duck challenge' met, so software is free

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Software

PR: The catastrophic cratering of the global economy, falling gas prices and President George W. Bush's recent executive activities have indirectly prompted Saint Paul gadfly software developers CodeWeavers, Inc., to provide free software for every American on Oct. 28, company officials reluctantly announced today.

11 secrets for lazy Linux cluster admins

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Linux

Discover how to reduce Linux cluster admin effort, regardless of number of nodes.

Netbooks: The Linux Trojan Horse

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Linux
Hardware

techradar.com: For better or worse, Linux has always had a reputation as being the geeks' OS. With netbooks, this isn't the case. Neither the Windows nor Linux systems on the market are really being sold as computers as such, but a handy device that people buy for specific functions.

Also: How many distros can a healthy netbook market stand?

Torvalds: Real quality means taking it personally

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: The Linux Foundation (LF) has posted a ten-minute video interview with kernel coordinator Linus Torvalds. Held during the Linux Foundation's recent Linux Kernel Summit, the interview reveals the Linux founder speaking out on issues ranging from kernel/userland interactions to why Linux has so many interfaces.

ubuntu, ubuntu, ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Shuttleworth: "I don't think anyone can make money from the Linux desktop."

  • Review: Ubuntu 8.10, 3G tethering works very well
  • Can the New Ubuntu Save You Money?
  • Canonical is not cash flow positive
  • Notes from Setting Up Ubuntu Server on Linode
  • Official 8.10 release news: where they messed up
  • Seen on campus: 2 Ubuntu Laptop Success Stories
  • Canonical may need 3-5 more years of funding
  • Ubuntu 8.10 due Thursday; profitability not so fast
  • Mark Shuttleworth and the Grand Linux Vision
  • New Ubuntu Initiatives
  • Help us test the Kubuntu 8.10 Candidate CDs

Could a Linux Gaming Console Ever Work?

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Linux
Hardware

ostatic.com: A few days ago, Kristin covered Envizions Computer Entertainment's announcement that it will deliver its EVO Linux-based gaming console on November 18th. She predicted that the announcment would probably stoke the long-standing fire surrounding whether Linux can ever be a viable gaming platform, and indeed it did.

Results of the 1st openSUSE Board Election

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SUSE

opensuse.org: So the polls are closed now and all votes have been accounted for and confirmed valid, and we are now proud to announce the election results!

John Galt is dead or Linus shrugs

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: John Galt is the lead character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Galt represents Rand’s ideal of objectivism, of free market absolutism and rule by those few who dominate the market. Linus is the anti-Galt.

Please Vote in our Latest Poll

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Site News

If you haven't yet, would you please vote in our latest poll submitted by bigbearomaha concerning your preferred Linux install media? I was wanting to use the results in an article, but there aren't nearly enough votes to be valid right now. Vote away!

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