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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 15/10/2010 - 3:08am
Story Five problems Linux still needs to overcome srlinuxx 14/10/2010 - 11:54pm
Story Spice up Ubuntu 10.10 desktop with Cairo-Dock srlinuxx 14/10/2010 - 11:52pm
Story Three graphical tools for a cli guy srlinuxx 14/10/2010 - 11:50pm
Story Fedora 15 Might Be Dubbed Malmstrom, Woody srlinuxx 1 14/10/2010 - 11:37pm
Story Fourteen Reasons to be KDE srlinuxx 14/10/2010 - 10:15pm
Story Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 by the End of October srlinuxx 14/10/2010 - 10:14pm
Story SimplyMepis 8.5 Challenge: Conclusions srlinuxx 14/10/2010 - 10:12pm
Story I Want a Computer but I don't Want Windows... srlinuxx 14/10/2010 - 7:59pm
Story 10 Reasons to Install Ubuntu 10.10 srlinuxx 14/10/2010 - 7:56pm

15 Coolest Firefox Tricks Ever

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Moz/FF

LifeHacker: Everybody’s favorite open-source browser, Firefox, is great right out of the box. And by adding some of the awesome extensions available out there, the browser just gets better and better. Get to be a Jedi master with the following cool Firefox tricks.

Rethinking the Linux Distribution

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Linux

ONLamp.com: This article ties together a number of exciting ideas in the Free/Open Source (FOSS) community, to suggest a new direction for the Linux distribution. Many of these ideas are also applicable to BSD-based systems.

Gaim, er, Pidgin, finally hits 2.0

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Software

Linux.com: It's the release that Gaim users have been waiting for since December 2005. After seven beta releases, several interface revamps, and a name change, Pidgin 2.0 is finally available in the wild. It's an improvement over the Gaim 1.5 series, but it's disappointing that after all that time, voice support for instant messaging networks that support that feature is still absent.

South Chilean penguin strays to Peru

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Misc

physorg.com: A Magellanic penguin has stunned scientists by showing up in Peru, some 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) from home in southern Chile. he penguin appeared to have been acting alone and not as part of a migration.

Cropping multiple images the same way

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HowTos

Linux Tutorial Blog: Sometimes you'll want to crop the same area from multiple images (think of taking the contents of the same window from a load of screenshots). Of course, you could fire up your favourite image editor to select and crop over and over, but, as usual, there is a better way. This short tutorial describes an efficient way to do this for a theoretically infinite amount of images.

IBM middleware on Linux

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Linux

This technical briefing gives you an overview of Linux and introduces key IBM middleware products that run on Linux.

School District Fires Network Manager

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Linux
Microsoft

ThisWeek News: The Bexley school district announced May 8 that it acted on the recommendations of a recently released technology audit and fired 11-year district Network Manager Curtis Mason. Some teachers, according to high school teacher Ben Trotter, were upset by the plan to switch to Linux.

Linux Mint 3.0-BETA-012 Cassandra Quickie

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Reviews

I was anxious to test the new Linux Mint release in hopes that wireless might be working, but alas, I spent the better part of 4 days downloading in vain.

Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

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HowTos

Howtoforge: Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme (read the release notes to learn more). This walkthrough shows how to install it.

Open source is bad for vendors

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Howard Anderson has a moan out today, complaining that open source is very, very bad for vendors. ...He's right.

Terminator kill-bots to be run by system called 'Skynet'

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Sci/Tech

The Register: Following the announcement of the new Flying-HK-style "Reaper" death machines for the British forces, the prophetic nature of the Terminator movies has been further confirmed.

KDE 4.0-alpha1 Released: "Knut"

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first alpha release of the KDE Desktop Environment, version 4.0. This release is a basis for the integration of powerful new technologies that will be included in KDE 4.

Understanding, setting up and using Kmail

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KDE
HowTos

Raiden's Realm: One of the first questions that any new user to Linux is going to ask is, "So how do I get my email?" The answer is simple. Kmail.

Book Review - The Apache Modules Book

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Reviews

PCBurn: The first five chapters contain prepwork to answer any questions you might have on the background of Apache as it relates to modules. All of the specifics involved in coding up Apache modules, the various functionality on offer and ways to access it, are the domain of the rest of the book.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Must-have OpenOffice.org extensions

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OOo

Linux.com: As with Firefox, you can add new features and extend OpenOffice.org's functionality by installing extensions. Here some of the most useful ones to try.

Interview: Open-source advocate Eben Moglen

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Interviews

ZDNet: The former general counsel to the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen, was at the Red Hat Summit in San Diego on Thursday to put his considerable oratorical skills to use, updating attendees around the soon-to-be-launched third instalment of the GNU General Public License — a set of rules and restrictions that underpins the use of a lot of open-source software.

Firefox isn't quite that popular, but …

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Moz/FF

Network World: Although I do not follow Web browser market share numbers with the rapt attention of, say, the American League East standings (Sox up 7), I was still fairly certain that this blog headline was a crock: "Firefox has almost caught IE in browser share, now 33% of market!" It's a crock on both points, all right.

Ubuntu on Thinkpad X41 - Working With Amarok

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HowTos

Shane O’Sullivan's Blog: This is one of a number of posts detailing how to install Ubuntu 6.10 (codename Edgy) on a Thinkpad X41. This post focuses on using the amazing music player Amarok.

Review: Gentoo 2007.0

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Gentoo
Reviews

the pcspy: I'll freely admit that it has been a long time since I've used a pure version of Gentoo. By a long time, I mean I used my friend's broadband to download the "stage 1" Gentoo V1.0 installer. Some five years later, I'm quite excited to revisit an old flame.

Are the tux500 people really all THAT bad?

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Linux

Penguin Pete: In a comment appended to the last post, Richard Querin thoughtfully muses: "I'm not so sure they're as evil as you make them out to be." Nor am I. I actually thinks it's mostly stupidity and arrogance on their part.

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