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Story Is Xfce Still a Lightweight Distribution? Roy Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 8:10pm
Story LibreOffice Numbers & Names Roy Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 7:14pm
Story When Official Debian Support Ends, Who Will Save You? Roy Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 7:05pm
Story Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.1 released Roy Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 6:54pm
Story New Debian leader wants to improve communications Roy Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 5:49pm
Story Btrfs RAID Testing Begins With Linux 4.0 Roy Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 5:23pm
Story Arch Linux 2015.05.01 Is Now Available for Download with Linux Kernel 4.0.1 Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 11:10am
Story Linksys WRT1200AC: A fast, full-featured, open-source-friendly router Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:59am
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Review Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:48am
Story How containers will shape the Drupal ecosystem Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:43am

Is Wikipedia's "Deletionism" Out of Control?

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ostatic.com/blog: Wikipedia has become famous, or perhaps infamous, for its intolerance of new content. The deletionists are getting renewed attention after proposing that the dwm entry be deleted because it's a a "non-notable window manager."

Intel Atom: NVIDIA ION vs. Radeon HD 4330 Graphics

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Before devoting this hardware to the farm, we ran a few benchmarks comparing the performance of NVIDIA's ION GeForce 9400M graphics processor to the ATI Radeon HD 4330 graphics processor.

LiMux project management, "We were naïve"

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Linux

h-online.com: Florian Schießl, deputy head of Munich's LiMux project for migrating the city's public administration to Linux, has, for the first time, explained why migrating the city's computing landscape to open source software has taken longer than originally planned.

The hunt for the Fastest Browser on Earth

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Software

thinkdigit.com: The Browser Wars are heating up again. This article then is purely about which one of our favourite browsers is the Fastest. We haven't covered all the browsers under the sun but certainly all the usual suspects.

GParted is such sweet software

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Software

sourceforge.net: A physical disk device can be subdivided into one or more partitions on which the operating system can read and write data. GParted enables you to change the partition organization on a disk device while preserving the contents of the partitions.

Reviewed: OpenOffice.org 3.2

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OOo

tuxradar.com: There's a new version of Linux's grandest office suite, but is it a major step forward or just another humdrum release with little to show? And most importantly, does it finally get the startup time down to an acceptable level? Read on for all the gory details...

RedNotebook - Advanced Diary Keeping

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Software

linuxjournal.com: RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts.

Insight into GNU/Linux boot process

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Linux
HowTos

unixbhaskar.blogspot: Linux has grown from a system that used to boot from a floppy providing no luxurious features to the user, to the current jazzy Linux systems. It is important to have an insight of the Linux boot procedure.

Bye Ubuntu, it could have been fun...

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Ubuntu
  • Bye Ubuntu, it could have been fun .. but it wasn't
  • Why Shuttleworth is right - Ubuntu not a democracy and shouldn't be
  • Democratic, Meritocratic, or Dictatorship?
  • Is the Scrollbar Going Away?
  • Ubuntu: three little buttons cause a great deal of angst
  • Testing The Power Management Of Ubuntu 10.04
  • Lucid Lynx Review: New features since Ubuntu 9.10
  • Is the UbuntuOne Music Store ready yet?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 1 Out for Testing

Easy (and amazing) Debian for the Nokia N900

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Hardware

By the time you read this my Nokia N900 will be packed up and on its way back to the kind folks who let me test it. As a last hurrah I spent my evening yesterday seeing how far I could push it; the results are fairly spectacular…

More here...

[Tip] Auto rotate images

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Linux
HowTos

This data includes information about the position of the camera when the image was taken... However, some image programs use this data to rotate the image when displaying it while others don't, leaving the user to face inconsistent behaviour. This can be fixed.

[Howto] Sys admin tool of the week: sysstat

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Linux
Software
HowTos

The tool chain of a sys admin should always be comprised of effective tools. Today we are introducing the package sysstat. Read More

today's leftovers:

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News
  • ATI Radeon KMS vs. UMS Performance With Ubuntu 10.04
  • Mark Shuttleworth: "This is not a democracy"
  • Difference Between Ubuntu and Linux
  • Allianz CIO 'lost hair' over Linux upgrade
  • A Look at LiMo: Interview with David "Lefty" Schlesinger
  • Crazy Linux Fans Are Messing up Store Computers
  • How Nexuiz did not become proprietary or: "Silly names in Games"
  • Free Speech Bubble Brushes for GIMP
  • Building a better Firewall Builder
  • Shaving megabytes: cplay and mcplay
  • Google and Linux are coming to your TV
  • Googleocracy
  • Is Google Trying to Out-Microsoft Microsoft?
  • MS says its contentious relationship with OSS is changing
  • getting faster at getting faster
  • Will Open Source Video Finally Kill Adobe Flash?
  • Let’s get video on Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia plans to offer open source video
  • Linux Outlaws 141 - Decapitated by a Pardus CD
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #345 3/10/10
  • TuxRadar Podcast S2E4 - Penguins Are Doing Time

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 14
  • How to install ZTE MF626/MF100 HSDPA modem in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Qemu, Qemu-KVM, VirtualBox, play nice!
  • Top Ten One-Liners from CommandLineFu Explained
  • Func: Fedora Unified Network Controller

Ten Years of OpenOffice.org

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OOo

workswithu.com: This year (2010) marks the 10th anniversary of a lot of things: Tuvalu’s entry into the United Nations, Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, and the debut of Windows ME, for example. But much more importantly, 2010 marks OpenOffice.org’s tenth year of existence.

Marvell promises $100 tablet for students

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Marvell announced its intent to deliver a $100, Android-ready tablet computer built around a 1GHz Armada 600 series processor. Aimed at students, the "Moby" will offer WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, an FM receiver, and Adobe Flash compatibility.

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Part 1 of this series introduced arpeggiators in general and profiled the QMidiArp application. This week we conclude our survey with a look at two more arpeggiators for Linux musicians: Hypercyclic and Arpage.

Testing the Gnome 3 Release Candidate

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Software

workswithu.com: If Gnome developers are to be believed, the desktop of the future arrived last week when the release candidate for Gnome 2.30–which could become Gnome 3.0–was made available. My CPU needed a workout, so I recently compiled the new desktop and gave it a run. Here’s a look.

Three favorite distros currently in testing:

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: Two of my favorite Debian based distributions, and one RPM based distribution that uses Debian-like packaging tools are in their testing cycles right now.

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