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Q7z: Front end for Linux 7-Zip

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Software
HowTos

ghacks.net: Compression is compression is compression. Right? Wrong.

Top 10 computer games of all time

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Gaming

pcauthority.com.au: You know what they say about all work and no play. So this week we've decided to count down the best computer games of all time.

KDE 4.3.4 is lighter than Gnome

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KDE

linux2u.co.cc: Strange na but its reality KDE 4.3.4 is lighter than Gnome 2.28.I am going to prove it.

Lancleot Part applet is dead…

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Software

ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog: There were two main problems with the Lancelot Part applet. The first was the name. The second problem was that a lot of users thought that Lancelot Part does nothing.

Giving Samba its due

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: I think I can say this pretty simply: If not for Samba, Linux wouldn’t be where it is today.

Interview: CrunchBang Creator Explains Switch to Debian Sources

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Linux
Interviews

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Regulars on the CrunchBang forum have known for some time that distro leader Philip Newborough was considering ending his creation's Ubuntu foundations, moving instead to being built from Debian. As a Debian fan I'm excited by this change, but I wanted to know a little more.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx” Preview

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx” Preview
  • Ubuntu Linux- In need of a unique identity
  • Build a lightweight graphical system in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop switch with mouse wheel
  • Ubuntu drifting away from open source?
  • How to remove social network features but keep sound applet
  • Use your favorite video as an animated background in Ubuntu
  • Data loss after update

Virtualization With VirtualBox 3.1.x On A Headless Mandriva 2010.0 Server

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MDV
HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless Mandriva 2010.0 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Hidden Linux : Installing groups of software
  • How To allow access to IMs through Squid Proxy
  • Set up a keyboard layout for Xorg
  • Mozilla Engineer Writes Steve Ballmer to take Foot Out Of Mouth
  • Check that a physical link is up with the proper speed
  • Quake 2 on netbook with custom resolution, finally!
  • LCA 2010 Videos available
  • Fedora Constantine, SYSRQ and needless swapping
  • lbzip2: parallel bzip2 utility
  • How to install perl module without root or super user
  • How to recover from corrupt rpm database on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
  • KDE at Solutions Linux 2010
  • Google Gets Into The 3D Driver Game
  • disable the “Your battery may be old or broken” notification
  • How to configure the network connection on Mandriva 2010

GIMP 2.8 development still under control

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GIMP

chromecode.com: A while back I announced the creation of a schedule for GIMP 2.8 development. I've made sure to keep this schedule up to date, and after a bunch of initial adjustments such as postponing some feature and adding others, the schedule has now stabilized a bit.

Tech Tip: Caffeine for Your Monitor

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Software

geekride.com: I am sure most of the people out there are having trouble with their monitor going to sleep or in screen saver mode while they are watching movies or flash videos on sites like hulu. So, here is the solution.

Ubuntu 10.04 beta 1 is looking good, less brown

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support (LTS) release.

CrossOver Linux 9 review

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Software

pcadvisor.co.uk: One of the most common reasons given for remaining wedded to Microsoft Windows is the absence of a key Windows program on alternative operating systems. But that needn't be the case when you can run Windows programs without the Windows OS.

Simply GNU/Linux 5.0 : An unsung son of ALT Linux

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Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: ALT Linux ( ALT implies ALT Linux Team ) is one of those undiscovered and non-famous Linux distribution from Russia which lacks the "Pomp, glamour and glory" like other mainstream distributions.

Firefox 3.7 Alpha 3 Released

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: A Mozilla developer preview of Gecko 1.9.3 has been released. The release comes in the form of a nightly build of Firefox 3.7 alpha 3. The new build introduces several new features.

NetworkManager vs wicd vs wpa_gui

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Software

nthrbldyblg.blogspot: Here's a quick comparison between a few network control tools for Linux. These tools all give you some sort of network control from the Desktop - a service traditionally provided by daemons and initialization scripts.

Empathy: What a Piece of Garbage

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Software

thelinuxexperiment.com: The Empathy instant messaging client for Gnome is not yet ready to be the default client on your favourite Gnome-based distribution. In fact, I can’t even make it work!

CrunchBang Linux 10 "Alpha 1" Released, Ditches Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

junauza.com: Philip Newborough has announced the development release (Alpha 1) version of CrunchBang Linux 10. For the first time ever, the distro is being built using Debian sources, instead of Ubuntu.

Our Top 10 Reasons To Use Fedora

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Linux

crossbytes.org: Fedora offers the freedom of changing, replacing, modifying each component in the system; without the concern of the system stability being affected.

Novell Rejects Hedge Fund’s Offer

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SUSE
  • Novell Rejects Hedge Fund’s Offer To Take The Company Private For $2 Billion
  • Novell Says $5.75-Share Offer From Elliott Is ‘Inadequate’
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 115 is out
  • SCO vs. Linux: The jury has been informed
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