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Story Is Spicebird The Best Desktop E-Mail Client? srlinuxx 06/09/2009 - 11:34pm
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158 srlinuxx 06/09/2009 - 11:31pm
Story Review: Ubuntu Tweak srlinuxx 06/09/2009 - 8:41pm
Story Will GIMP 2.8 come in a single window mode? srlinuxx 06/09/2009 - 8:40pm
Story Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1) srlinuxx 06/09/2009 - 8:37pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver srlinuxx 06/09/2009 - 8:35pm
Story If this is the revolution, I’m out srlinuxx 06/09/2009 - 8:33pm
Story The Many Breeds of Ubuntards srlinuxx 15 05/09/2009 - 11:49pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 05/09/2009 - 11:30pm
Story uzbl: a browser that adheres to the unix philosophy srlinuxx 05/09/2009 - 11:13pm

OpenSuSE 10.1 small review

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I couldn't wait. I grabed the OpenSuSE 10.1 isos and burned them on 5 cds. I prepared a test partition on my laptop (5.5GB) and inserted the first cd. The first thing you notice is the welcome screen. Is different from 10.0, more polished, nicer ...

Using Sarge with backports and other sources (even sid)

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Using Debian Sarge (stable) with "testing" and "unstable" is not always the best idea, as in order to get a package not present in Sarge you might need to make a massive update of libs, thus having a mixed system, not quite Sarge anymore. However, you can use at times some packages from the "testing" and "unstable" — just don't forget to check first the backports repositories!

Slax 5.1.4 - Your Pocket OS

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Slax recently released version 5.1.4 of their amazing "pocket os" and since it had been almost a year since our last look, we thought we'd better find out what 5.1.4 was like. Much like its predecessor, it has a whole lot chocked into a small kde-based download. At 192 mb, is it worth the download?

LinuxTag: Ubuntu offers three desktops

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In his keynote address at the LinuxTag conference, Ubuntu head Mark Shuttleworth not only spoke about his concept of Open Source software, but also revealed a few details about the new version of the Linux distribution he initiated.

How-To: Compile a Linux Kernel

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Now that I have written so much about Linux kernel, I realize that many people reading those articles do not even know how to compile them. To start, you should have kernel code to compile (a fairly logical step). You can download it or copy it from /usr/src directory, make modifications and save it back to some directory.

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Interview with Robert Shingledecker and John Andrews, Damn Small Linux

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In a somewhat surprise move, the developers of Damn Small Linux have announced a new edition of their popular mini-distribution for older computers - DSL-N, or "Damn Small Linux Not". The two lead developers, Robert Shingledecker (on the left) and John Andrews, have kindly agreed to answer a few questions about the new product.

OpenOffice makes the most of Microsoft privacy clampdown

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The OpenOffice.org productivity project is looking to take advantage of Microsoft Corp's latest piracy crackdown to promote its open source Office alternative, pointing out that it could be the quickest and cheapest way to get legal.

CLI Magic: Bash complete

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The auto complete feature of the Bourne Again SHell makes bash one of the most loved and newbie-friendly Linux shells. Just by pressing the Tab key you can complete commands and filenames. Press the Tab key twice and all files in the directory get displayed. But you can do more with autocomplete...

Plotting time series data with Gnuplot

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There are any number of tools to help the diligent sysadmin monitor this data visually as it is collected. A good many of them are built using Tobias Oetiker's excellent RRDTool.

As you might surmise, most Linux systems provide a myriad of visualization tools (Grace and GRI come to mind). In this article, I'll introduce you to Gnuplot, focusing specifically on how to plot time series data.

Java EE 5 to support Linux, AJAX but not open source

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Sun has flagged the release of its Java update at the upcoming JavaOne conference, which commences on May 16, claiming it is the most significant update to the program development platform in years.

The 2006 LinuxWorld Canada Show

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In planning for this year's show, our group looked at what went well and what could have been done better. Things that were done well included over-staffing the booth so that at any given time many of the volunteers could be looking at the other booths, drinking the show in. In the not so good category was the consensus that electrical power in the booth wasn't worth what the convention center charged us. In the "just different" category, during the past year as an organization, the Toronto Linux User Group had legally changed names to become the Greater Toronto Area Linux User Group (GTALUG), meaning that the banner and paperwork from last year could not be reused.

Debian Sid gets Xen 3.0

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Now that the Xen 3.0 packages have made it to Debians unstable distribution installation has become much more straightforward. Here we'll take a look at installing and getting started with it upon a generic unstable machine.

How To: Upgrade To Ubuntu Dapper (Do It)

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Ubuntu Dapper was originally pegged for release in April, but is now set for June. However, it’s already stable (in my experience), and markedly better than Breezy. Here’s a brief guide to upgrading. This assumes you’re already running [*]Ubuntu Breezy, like any sane computer user.

Time to fix the bugs?

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Almost two years ago I wondered about the negative aspects of companies like IBM and HP trying to control Linux by hiring top Linux developers. Well, part of the problem may be about to get some attention.

Next NVIDIA Linux Driver

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With NVIDIA's 1.0-8756 Linux display driver having come out exactly one month ago, it should be about time for another driver release. For a while now, NVIDIA has been on the approximate 4 month/3~4 week release cycle for their Linux display drivers. This time around it seems that NVIDIA's Linux display driver launch may be pushed back a bit.

KDE Commit-Digest for 7th May 2006

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Coverity fixes continue to roll in. amaroK gets enhanced support for VFAT (ie. Generic Audio) devices. New themes for KTuberling. Preliminary support for both next-generation disc formats (Blu-ray and HD-DVD) in K3B. More Here.

More Xgl Stuff: Desktop Hexagon

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Beta 11 features a couple cool things in Xgl. First, the cube plugin is no longer constrained to four faces. Full Blurb Here.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux Review

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Most of the books about specific GNU/Linux distributions that I've read tend to be either too advanced to comprehend or too elementary to stomach. Apress's Beginning Ubuntu Linux tends toward the latter, but doesn't totally ignore more advanced GNU/Linux topics. Despite its shortcomings, readers who are new to GNU/Linux and are decided on the Ubuntu distribution will find some benefit in it.

Cars: A Love Affair from Route 66 to NASCAR

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I was invited to Pixar today to see a screening of their new movie “Cars”. America’s love affair with the automobile is a great backdrop for a story that will appeal to gearheads and animation fans alike.

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