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First Psystar, now Quo, but what about Linux?

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nuxified.org: Despite the lawsuit that Apple has brought against Psystar, a company which sells Mac "clones", bringing it down to bankruptcy there is a company which is pretty much doing exactly the same thing: Quo Computer. So what has Linux got to do with all of this?

PainTown: Open-Source, 2D Fighting Game for Linux

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Reviews

PainTown is a 2D fighting game somewhat similar with popular titles like Street Fighter (it even allows you to play with a character called Blanka), with versions available for Linux too, besides Windows and Mac. The nice thing about PainTown is that it runs natively on Linux and it's a standalone game, so you won't need any emulator like NeoGeo to play it.

Summer ‘09 Distro Round-up:

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Linux

jaysonrowe.com: I picked a Lenovo Y530 which also turned out to be quite an awesomely compatible Linux machine when tested w/ a Live USB, so I decided to make it my “Linux Box”. But what distro to run? Here are a few brief “non-review” reviews of distros on my hardware.

Cube 2: Sauerbraten - Awesome First-Person Shooter

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: In this article I'll overview Cube 2: Sauerbraten, an open-source shooter running on Linux, which also provides a gaming engine for developing FPS games.

Zenwalk 6 – Gnome

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: Zenwalk has always had the reputation as being a distro for the more seasoned Linux user, with the release of Zenwalk 6 Gnome, has this changed? Has this Slackware based distro taken the route of Ubuntu? Short answer – not really, but then why should it?

Makagiga, the taskmanager with the funny name

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Software

fishbowl42.com/blog: On the computer, I am surprisingly orderly but my life outside of the computer is a different story. I have been thinking there needs to be some way I can digital organize the non digital parts of my life. So i went looking.

Impressions of C#

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Software

gamemank.wordpress: Over the last month and a half I’ve been working on an application using C#, .NET, and Windows.Forms in Visual Studio 2008. At first it seemed like they took the worst instead of the best things from Java and C++, but overall I’ve gotten to like the language. Here are some of my thoughts.

An Early Look at Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, is scheduled for release in late October, and it will be the 11th release of the most popular Linux distribution. Although it is scheduled to come with GNOME 2.28, it will be the first release to introduce the first changes that will be featured in GNOME 3.

SSDs and filesystems, part 2

blogs.gentoo.org: So, a couple days in, and I'm still trying to (re)install Gentoo. More on that in a bit. First, let's talk about speed.

Viewnior: A simple and elegant image viewer

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Software

linuxhub.net: Images are part of our every day Internet usage and a good image viewer is an integral part of a good operating system. Viewnior is one such application for Linux.

Adios, Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

woganmay.com: A while ago, Windows was starting to gum up in the wheels, and I decided I’d try formatting and reinstalling Ubuntu. Overall, it just works. Until you need to develop something.

Buying or Selling a Linux PC?

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Hardware

prlog.org: Turn your computer into a open source computer using Linux or BSD and sell it on Buntfu.com for FREE!

Kustodian - a taskbar and quicklauncher combined

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: I'd like to introduce a little pet project of mine: Kustodian, which some people would call a ripoff of the mac dock or windows 7 taskbar. But I maintain it's a thing of it's own, but it indeed has some similarities.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more.

today's howtos & leftovers

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News
HowTos
  • Howto Disable Opera 10's Tray Icon

  • 12 More Cool Firefox about:config Tricks
  • Start your webcam in debian with camorama
  • Alter the colour of your Ubuntu
  • Linking Thunderbird to Firefox
  • Week of bash scripts – rps and commentstrip
  • Create custom desktop shortcuts in Ubuntu
  • Search Google.com from the Linux command line
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 83

  • Prototypical XSLT support for Konqueror
  • It's time to get rid of Windows
  • It’s official: I don’t do Windows
  • Comparing openSUSE 11.2 and Kubuntu Karmic LiveUSB setups
  • Music Player Review: VideoLAN - VLC Media Player
  • Kubuntu
  • Ubuntu- Apple is a different ball game
  • I Want To Love Firefox 3.5, But It Keeps Crashing On Me
  • The Linux Desktop's Next Challenge: Layer 8
  • FLOSS Weekly 81: OpenStreetMap.org

5 Best Free/Open-Source Mind Mapping Software for Linux

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junauza.com: An outline used to illustrate words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea is called a mind map. Here are some of the best Free and Open Source mind mapping applications that are available for Linux:

Announcing Tangerine 0.3.1

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Software

lamalex.net: Tangerine is a sharing program for your music. Tangerine allows you to share your media with people nearby over the DAAP protocol.

KDE MediaCenter

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Software

alediaferia.wordpress: Finally we have a working mediacenter. Let’s see the most important things i’ve implemented so far:

Linux Getting Closer to Being Ready for the Desktop

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Linux

suffolk757.com: Linux as a Desktop has been a work in progress for years now. After being flamed for complaining about it’s weaknesses, I decided to give it another chance to be fair.

Another Linux distro for your netbook, but based on Arch Linux

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: In the last few months, numerous Linux distros (Ubuntu NBR, EEEbuntu 3.0) have been released for the netbooks. Here is another one, but unlike the two distros mentioned above, it is based on highly sophisticated Arch Linux.

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Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
  • AppCenter Spotlight: Beta Testers
    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
  • elementary OS to get improved AppCenter, showing off a few new applications
    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.

Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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