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Finally a graphics card for Linux that works flawlessly with compiz and is lightning fast

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deathwing00.org: After years of struggling and looking around, I have finally found a graphics card that works flawlessly when running compiz under Linux and that processes all the effects at lightning speed. I've never seen something like this for that reasonable price!

My Wallpaper changer search

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raiden.net: With the Advent of Ubuntu 10.1 I began tweaking the Os to my liking, changing the desktop, adding programs, and that sort of stuff. I was doing good until I find that wallpaper-tray is no longer supported by Ubuntu.

PCLinuxOS 2010 - Familiar taste of radical simplicity

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PCLOS

dedoimedo.com: I find PCLinuxOS to be the big small distro. While it has a modest development team, the final product has always felt quite solid and polished, beyond the normal expectations of limited resources.

Ceph: A Linux petabyte-scale distributed file system

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A recent addition to Linux's impressive selection of file systems is Ceph, a distributed file system that incorporates replication and fault tolerance while maintaining POSIX compatibility. Explore the architecture of Ceph and learn how it provides fault tolerance and simplifies the management of massive amounts of data.

KDE 4.4.3 Is Upon Us

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KDE today released the 3rd monthly update to the 4.4 series, bringing a slew of bugfixes and translation updates to our users. Konsole has seen some love, so has Okular.

Linux Brands: Desired and Distracting at the Same Time

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itworld.com: Branding first appeared on the splash screens of Linux distributions: cleverly designed logos that briefly showed the world what kind of Linux you were using, then rolled away to reveal the stock GNOME, KDE, or other window environment/manager underneath.

AMD Radeon HD 4290 On Linux

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phoronix.com: Last week we delivered benchmarks of the AMD Athlon II X3 425 processor running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS while this week we are continuing in benchmarks from this triple-core budget processor as we try out its gaming performance when paired with an AMD 890GX motherboard boasting integrated Radeon HD 4290 graphics.

PCLinuxOS 2010.1 KDE - Update Review

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cristalinux.blogspot: While I was waiting, much to my surprise, I have seen the PCLinuxOS team has released a bug fix/enhancement version of their much acclaimed PCLinuxOS 2010 KDE.

Easy to Use Lucid Themed Conky

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Conky is a is a light-weight system monitor that can be customized extensively (Windows converts think ‘rainmeter’.) and the following Conky theme by Veoduendes certainly proves that.

Mousepad: A variation on the Leafpad theme

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ghacks.net: If you’ve been following my series on Linux text editors you have read about a number of different variations on this theme. There is another editor, very similar to Leafpad, that was developed to be very Xfce friendly. That editor – Mousepad.

You can't even drive free software without a license

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networkworld.com: Software licensing in general, and open source licensing in particular, is poorly understood. I was reminded of this last week when speaking on a panel to a group of investors and entrepreneurs, the value of whose companies depends on protection of their intellectual property.

Rhythmbox Knows the Words and the Tune

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linuxinsider.com: As a music-playing application for the Gnome Desktop, Rhythmbox really has its bases covered. The only area in which Rythmbox is deficient is in ripping, but there are many other programs that take care of that.

BSD Magazine issue 2010-05: Embedded BSD

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bsdmag.org: A new issue of the BSD Magazine is available as free PDF: Embedded BSD (issue 2010-02)

Welcome to the Fer and Xan weekly comic

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people.gnome.org: Kal from the Evince hall of fame, proposed me to create with Xan a weekly comic strip about GNOME. I don't know if I can be funny enough for this, and I have not talked with Xan about it yet, but here is my first try.

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Linux As A Religious Experience

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lockergnome.com: Hey folks, gotta’ a bit of news for you. Linux is an operating system. Using Linux will not redeem your immortal soul. It won’t even grant you that out-of-body experience you’ve been wanting.

From Karmic to Lucid: Distribution Update Screenshots

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In line with its newbie-friendly tradition of providing a way to do everything via a graphical user interface, Ubuntu provides a way to do a distribution upgrade by clicking a button at the top of the Update Manager. Since version 10.04 was released on April 29, it was once again time to see how well the upgrade went. Here are screenshots of the entire process.

Even Gates and Ballmer can't live without Linux.

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toolbox.com/blogs: Linux has increased in both popularity and usage over the years in an almost exponential curve. So much so that Bill Gates has called Linux a virus and Steve Ballmer describes it as a cancer.

A Linux Baker’s Dozen

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testfreaks.com/blogs: First, let’s take a look at the most popular distributions of Linux. The next most popular distro is Fedora, with SUSE, Debian, and Red Hat filling out the top 5.

16 Slick Lucid Wallpapers From Around The Web

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: Here is some more eyecandy coming your way. Collection of 16 beautiful made-for-lucid wallpapers from around the web.

PCLinuxOS 2010.1 KDE 4 Edition Released

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pclinuxos.com: PCLinuxOS 2010.1 KDE 4 Edition now available for download. Linux kernel updated to 2.6.32.12-bfs.

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