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Story HighDPI in KDE Applications Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 12:05pm
Story Linux Lite 2.2 Beta 1 Is Fast, Light, and the Perfect Replacement for Windows Systems Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 11:55am
Story Microsoft must finish the job of opening .Net Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 11:49am
Story GlobalSight shines with open source in the translation community Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 11:47am
Story Intel Publishes More Skylake Linux Graphics Patches Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 11:46am
Story How open source is changing our food Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 10:58am
Story Microsoft: GPL or GTFO Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 10:53am
Story Bits from Debian Med team (by Andreas Tille) Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 8:13am
Story Secure Distros and Top Desktops Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 6:05am
Story Get your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP, says Google Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 6:01am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A drop-down launcher for favorite files
  • How to Use ‘remote:/’ KIO and KNetAttach
  • CentOS / RHEL IPv6 ip6tables Firewall Configuration
  • VmWare 6.5.3 on Gentoo Linux
  • Using Google Talk With Kopete
  • Enable The RT2860STA Linux Wireless Driver
  • Upgrading from KDE 4.2.4 to KDE 3.5.10 in Slackware 13
  • OOo: Using SUMIF() and IF() functions
  • Python Debugging Techniques
  • Mirroring Web sites with wget

Migrating a live system from ext3 to ext4 filesystem

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HowTos

debian-administration.org: This article is meant to serve as a guide for migrating a live system from ext3 to an ext4 filesystem, including migration of files to use extents, a major feature in ext4.

Best of Open Source Software Awards 2009

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OSS

infoworld.com: If you think you can easily whittle down the best open source software to a manageable number, you'll soon discover that you can't do it without a great deal of hair pulling, nail biting, and gnashing of teeth. To bring you this year's 40 top open source products -- our 2009 Bossie winners -- we pulled a couple of fast ones.

Scrubbing Hard Disk Data

pthree.org: I’ve recently had the opportunity with wiping 13 SCSI drives. This means using a utility that can overwrite bit-for-bit on the disk level. Fortunately, there are many utilities for making this possible.

Opera 10 Release Candidate: Sleeker, More Feature-Laden

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Software

pcworld.com: Opera has always been a try-harder browser packed with features. Despite this, it has not yet managed to get the same kind of publicity that Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome garner. And that's a shame, because this release candidate version 10 of the venerable browser adds a slew of clever features that anyone who browses the Web will welcome.

Defence spends $1.7m on ultimate Linux flight simulator

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SUSE

itnews.com.au: The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has revealed its latest flight simulator runs on Suse Linux-based clusters of Opteron servers and uses an open source graphics platform.

Firefox 4.0 goes Chrome, will arrive with new UI in Q4 2010

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Moz/FF

tgdaily.com: Mozilla recently updated its product roadmap through 2010. According to the first draft, the current browser will see a minor update in Q4 2009 as well as Q2 2010. Version 4.0 is headed for an October or November 2010 release.

Next for Sainthood...? KDE Developers

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KDE

linuxlock.blogspot: I AM a KDE user, albeit a fickle one. When KDE 4.0 came out, I ran, not walked to Distrowatch to find a distro that would have the new KDE as it's backbone. There were several. I thought it sucked. So I did what any busy user would do...I switched to Gnome....

Convincing the World, One Computer and One User at a Time

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It's not flashy, and it's often more work than fun, but sometimes the best you can do is just keep going, bringing one person at a time out of the darkness of the Microsoft world, and into the light of Linux and FOSS. I've had several successes recently...

Red Hat Summit: Five Moves Worth Watching

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Linux

thevarguy.com: When the Red Hat Summit (and the associated JBoss World) conferences kick off Sept. 1 in Chicago, The VAR Guy will be watching closely. In fact, here are five key Red Hat trends our resident blogger expects to cover at Red Hat Summit and JBoss World. They are…

Zenwalk Linux 6 Review

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Linux

osrevolution.com: Zenwalk is a fast distribution and has low system requirements so you can use it on older, slower computers with no problem. Zenwalk 6 is no exception to this rule. The new Zenwalk 6 looks a lot like 5.2 so it will feel familiar.

Fedora, Mandriva delivering Linux goods

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Linux
MDV

mybroadband.co.za: Ubuntu Linux may get most of the attention but Mandriva and Fedora Linux are pushing the Linux desktop forward more than most.

Has Linux Fallen into a Well?

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Linux
Ubuntu

daniweb.com/blogs: Does it seem to you that Linux distributions have fallen into to a well or other deep support chasm that defies the space-time continuum? It seems so to me. Linux distributions are lagging behind Windows and Mac in significant ways.

Vine Linux 5

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Vine Linux is a Japanese Linux distribution sponsored by VineCaves. It is a fork of Red Hat Linux 7.2 since Vine Linux 3.0. If you’re familiar with Fedora then you’ll be pretty comfortable with Vine Linux.

SAM Linux - Great little OS

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Linux

While writing my column I was testing SAM Linux to feature as one of the Linux distributions released last month. And in playing around with it, I realized what an untapped treasure it is. Light apps, tasteful eyecandy, handy tools, multimedia and hardware support add up to make this one of the best out-of-the-box desktops available.

Learn Linux, 101: Text streams and filters

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Linux

There's a lot more to text manipulation than cut and paste, particularly when you aren't using a GUI. This article introduces you to text manipulation on Linux using filters from the GNU textutils package. By the end of this article, you will be manipulating text like an expert.

25 Cool & Beautiful Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

I'm sharing some cool and beautiful, high quality, Linux wallpapers, that I have collected from the internet. So without any delay lets check them out.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 318

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Kolibri - a desktop operating system in under 3 MB
  • News: Slackware upgrades to 13.0, Fedora releases Moblin edition, ClarkConnect becomes ClearOS, Arch Linux introduces new LTS kernel, BeleniX starts testing KDE 4, keeping FreeBSD up-to-date
  • Released last week: Slackware Linux 13.0, SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10, Vine Linux 5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5
  • New additions: Monomaxos
  • New distributions: Spri Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

VideoLAN (VLC) media player - You're simply the best

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Software

dedoimedo.com: VideoLAN (VLC), a player started as a student project and turned into one of the best, most popular media players worldwide, has recently had a birthday - turned 1.0. I thought this was an excellent opportunity to write about it and just show you how great it is.

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