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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 19/10/2010 - 3:48am
Story Open Source Primer srlinuxx 19/10/2010 - 12:06am
Story "screen" on Linux srlinuxx 19/10/2010 - 12:05am
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 214 srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 11:59pm
Story Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 11:57pm
Story 10 Reasons for Switching to Linux srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 11:54pm
Story Desktops and Linux are Not Dead srlinuxx 1 18/10/2010 - 11:36pm
Story Debian Project News srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 7:30pm
Story GNU is not Unix: How the GNU Project has gone astray srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 7:27pm
Story 55 Open Source Replacements for Popular Networking Tools srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 5:26pm

How to install Ubuntu Studio in Windows using VirtualBox - a complete walkthrough

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Simplehelp: This tutorial will take you every single step of the way through installing Ubuntu Studio using VirtualBox for Windows. In other words, even your parents should be able to follow along.

Why software commoditisation is a myth

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ComputerWorld: “Software prices will eventually fall to zero. The open-source software movement has already started that commoditisation.”

AMD Radeon HD 2900XT Preview

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Hardware
Reviews

Phoronix: It's late, but it's finally here. This morning AMD will be formally announcing their long-awaited Radeon HD 2000 series, or perhaps better known as the ATI R600 GPU. his morning we have our technology preview of ATI/AMD's next generation GPUs along with what's in store for Linux and the R600 series support.

KDE Commit-Digest for 13th May 2007

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KDE

dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The KOffice ODF weekend sprint takes place in Berlin. KTuberling, the much-loved "potato man" game, is saved for inclusion in kdegames for KDE 4, with the start of porting to SVG and other general improvements. Rewrite of KPoker replaces the previous implementation. Xinerama improvements in the KWin window manager.

Also: KDE 4: systemsettings and general configuration

Compare two files side-by-side with Kompare

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HowTos

FOSSwire: If you’re a command line expert, you undoubtedly know about the diff and patch tools, which let you see the difference between two files and then create or apply patch files from those differences respectively. Sometimes though, it’s nice to get a graphical look.

Education, education, education

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OLPC
OSS

FreeSoftwareMagazine: I heard a phrase today that reminded me of my childhood: “...learning and sharing together”. I’m not sure if I ever heard this exact phrase, but it was definitely a theme that was central to my early education; it’s now a central theme of my life again, this time through free software.

Microsoft takes on the free world

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Microsoft

CNN: Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe. Fortune's Roger Parloff reports.

KOffice ODF Sprint Kickoff

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The day before the real start of the KOffice meeting in Berlin, most developers had already arrived. After checking in and having dinner, they started hacking away at the KDAB office. Read on to learn about how this went and the plans the developers have for KOffice 2 and the coming weekend!

Solaris can never be Linux

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OS

iTWire: Whenever I hear the words Sun Microsystems and open source mentioned together I can't help but laugh. The latest bit of spiel which juxtaposes these words comes from a credentialled person - but the words are extremely tired.

Wanna See My Etch?

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Linux

Lockergnome: If I was setting up a new, or fairly new, computer with Linux I’d probably go with PCLinuxOS, Kubuntu or Ubuntu (they’re all really nice) and be happy as a lark but my first Linux computer was old and well used.

Gentoo Linux 2007.0 Screenshots

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Gentoo

Phoronix: While late, the first Gentoo release of the year is now available for download. Gentoo 2007.0 features a rewritten LiveCD installer, updated packages, GNOME 2.16.2, and other improvements over Gentoo Linux 2006.

Microsoft confirms: 'We're losing to Linux, open source'

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Matt Asay: In case you thought that Microsoft was winning in the war against open source, you just need to read Bill HIlf's quotes to see that Microsoft clearly feels that it's losing. Big time.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) LAMP Server Setup

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Only Ubuntu: Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Feisty Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.

Also: nautilus-open-terminal : terminal quick launch

Automatix2 Installation Process

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Software

FOSSwire: Regarding my previous post criticizing Automatix2, I agreed to install Automatix2 on my system and see the effects. I’m going to be updating this post continuously as it installs.

Copyright law reinforces monopoly, Open Source Society warns MPs

ComputerWorld: The New Zealand Open Source Society is opposing those parts of the Copyright Amendment Bill that would make it illegal to circumvent technological protection of copyright.

How Ubuntu nuked my laptop

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Ubuntu

tech.blorge.com: Based on some comments from my previous posts about Ubuntu, I decided I would in fact give it a try but if you are looking for a glamorous review of Ubuntu, this is not going to be it. I have nothing good to say about the operating system.

Linux and pornography

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Linux

A Blog Of Gentoo: The fact of installing Linux OS is not, unfortunately, considered a crime under the Russian law. Linux on computer is the same as pornography.

GIMP tricks: Neon inscription

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HowTos

polishlinux: In this tutorial we are going to show how to prepare a Neon inscription in GIMP (based on this example). The article is meant for beginners, but you should know at least the basics of using GIMP in order to succeed.

Focus: Rhythmbox and Amarok

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Software

opensourcelearning.info: Rhythmbox is the default music player for Ubuntu/GNOME and Amarok for KDE. Both are ‘everything and the kitchen sink’ style programs and both are featured in our upcoming book. Why not revive the GNOME vs KDE debate a bit and compare these two programs.

The Top Ten Advantages Of Linux

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Linux

About.com: Here are some of the advantages of Linux that are often cited when comparing Linux with other operating systems: (1) Low cost; (2) Stability; (3) Performance; (4) Network friendlyness; (5) Flexibility; (6) Compatibility; (7) Choice; (8 ) Fast and easy installations; (9) Multitasking; (10) Open source.

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