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Geeks.com Gives Full Refund When New Ubuntu Distribution Breaks Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

consumerist.com: Adam ordered an older netbook from geeks.com. When it arrived, the wireless Internet didn't work, so he upgraded the version of Ubuntu Linux from 8.04 to 10.04. This just broke almost everything else.

OStatic's Superguide to Free, Open Source Tools

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Software

ostatic.com: On a regular basis, we at OStatic round up our ongoing collections of open source resources, tutorials, reviews and project tours.

The Web on the Console

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Software
HowTos

linuxjournal.com: The console isn't the wasteland it might seem. Lots of utilities are available for surfing the Web and also for downloading or uploading content.

Testing MEPIS 11 Alpha 4

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Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: I couldn't help it; I downloaded the fourth alpha of Mepis 11.

It has several changes. Now the wallpaper looks like this:

Windows 8 Interface Wind

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Misc
  • [Rumor] Windows 8 Will Have A New Interface Called “Wind”
  • Leading PC manufacturers dropping VGA support by 2015
  • WebSockets disabled in Firefox 4

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 2) - File systems

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Linux

h-online.com: Ext4 will reach new levels of performance and use a trick to increase its storage media formatting speed. Other new features include a discard function that is interesting for slow-trimming SSDs, the "Rados Block Device" for cluster devices, bug fixes and optimisations to Btrfs.

Arch Linux for Linux fundamentalists

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Linux

itworld.com: Most users like their operating system to be like their cars. They stick in the key, turn on the ignition, and off they go. For these users, I recommend Ubuntu. But, if you're the kind of person who likes a car with manual transmission and getting your hands dirty under the hood, then Arch Linux deserves your consideration.

Minecraft Tips and Tricks for Newbies

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Gaming

maketecheasier.com: If the entire world was completely endless, and made of nothing but lego blocks, what could you build? As with many things, flexibility breeds complexity, and some aspects of Minecraft can be pretty confusing. Today we’ll cover some things like art packs, migrating between OSes, and working with water and lava.

today's leftovers:

  • M.A.R.S. – A Ridiculous Shooter
  • Corporate change: Contributing to open source
  • Dell and Red Hat Strengthen their Partnership with RHEL 6.0
  • Technology To Aid The Disabled
  • Debian Release Critical Bug report for Week 49
  • Digging Into The Top500
  • LGP And TuxGames Are Online
  • Looking at Ubuntu Brainstorm: Idea #25801
  • Cheese webcam gets some crazy new effects
  • NVIDIA Comments On Its Linux Driver Architecture
  • McNealy to Ellison: How to duck death by open source
  • Why automatically push to rawhide?
  • New OOo Developer Snapshot
  • GCC 4.5.2 Is Near With A Release Candidate
  • Join EFF in Standing up Against Internet Censorship
  • PC-BSD snapshots available: 8.2 and 9.0
  • Kinect-powered helicopter is completely autonomous
  • Fuduntu Torrents
  • Brazil plans large GNU/Linux deployment

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to take Screenshot on Linux
  • Get alert about LAMP stack
  • SSH And SCP With PHP
  • Performing Searches with grep
  • Cross platform file encryption utility using blowfish - Bcrypt
  • drupal: nid in $form_state
  • Advanced Linux Server Troubleshooting (part 2)
  • Linux crontab, cronjob Syntax, How to and tips
  • Easy Record Ubuntu desktop, speaker output and microphone using Tibesti
  • Fixing Dropbox startup issues in Ubuntu
  • How to Create an Explosion in Blender
  • How to install Linux Kernel headers on Debian or Ubuntu
  • 40+ Best GIMP Tutorials of 2010
  • SSH Sessions Timing Out?
  • convert VirtualBox VDI to VMware VMDK disks
  • Linux Games: Gridwars

Speeding Up The Linux Kernel With Transparent Hugepage Support

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Linux

phoronix.com: There is though an entirely different patch-set now beginning to generate interest among early adopters that does improve the kernel performance itself in compute and memory intensive applications and it's the Transparent Hugepage Support patch-set. Here are our initial tests.

Distro Hoppin`: Fedora 14

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Linux

itlure.com: So let's see how this distribution fares up to the needs of a "regularish" desktop user. The live image (be it 32- or 64-bit) can be burnt onto a 700 MB CD - although some serious compromises had to be made - once you download it from the fast mirrors provided by the project.

Ubuntu Unity Desktop Review

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Ubuntu

antoniusmisfit.blogspot: A few days ago I decided to upgrade my desktop Ubuntu OS from 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) to 11.04(Natty Narwal) Alpha 1. Previous experience upgrading to such an early alpha release told me that this would be very risky and likely I would have to re-install back to the stable release. But

Also: Video Of Current Unity
And: Why doesn’t Unity just use Docky?

The 5 Best Torrent Clients For Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: BitTorrent is a fast, reliable and fairly straightforward way to download files large and small. Here is MakeUseOf’s round-up of the five best Torrent clients for the Linux operating system.

TV show promoting Linux in schools

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Linux

berkeleylug.com: We have an opportunity to introduce a mainstream TV audience to the great stuff that Linux can do in schools, but we need 25 Linux enthusiasts to commit to show up in order to accomplish it.

Tux Goes to Church

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Linux

blog.eracc.com: In today's world of shrinking budgets and shrinking incomes, charitable organizations are feeling a financial crunch from lower giving. Churches are among these organizations that are struggling to make ends meet while attempting to serve the communities around them.

Why can’t Penguins enter Federica square?

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Linux
Web

stop.zona-m.net: In november 2010 I discovered the existence of Federica, the tridimensional virtual square” that should be the innovative web-learning system of the Federico II University in Naples.

Mind-Mapping Apps:

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Mind mapping applications are a way to sort and outline the various pieces and steps of any particular process or problem. Related ideas are connected, creating a visual web of interrelated concepts. Mind mapping forces both the logical and the creative sides of your brain to work together.

13 Breathtaking Conky Configurations You Should See

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Software

techdrivein.com: Though we used to talk a lot about Ubuntu desktop eyecandy, Conky is something we never really discussed at all. Conky Ubuntu Lucid theme was the only exception, which is by far the most easy to install Conky theme I have ever used. So as to settle the Conky drought once and for all, here we feature one of the best collection of Conky configurations available.

KDE Second 4.6 Series Betas Preview New Kontact

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE today announced the immediate availability of a second set of beta releases for the upcoming 4.6 series. These releases, codenamed Caramel, bring previews of new versions of the Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook workspaces.

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