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Story Xfce 4.12 Planned For March, GTK3 Still Uncertain srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 4:21am
Story From Linux to OSX - 1 Year Later srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 4:20am
Story OpenSUSE 12.2: Better than Kubuntu or PCLOS srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 1:10am
Story September Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine Released srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 12:59am
Story The History of Linux srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 9:49pm
Story openSUSE, Fedora, Mageia, PCLOS, etc. srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 9:15pm
Story The Five best things coming in Ubuntu 12.10 srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 8:56pm
Story Gnome 3 vs. Gnome 2 vs. change srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 6:47am
Story The System76 Gazelle Professional: Just How Good Is It? srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 2:17am
Story Four Ways to Speed Up Ubuntu srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 2:14am

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring With KDE

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (with the KDE desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Imagine There’s No Penguins

  • Wired Asks the Wrong Question about Open Source
  • New Mandriva Linux is quite nice
  • Distributions and interactions
  • HPLIP troubles in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Tokamak Sprint Turns Plasma Upside-Down
  • Linux Desktop System Test "Stack"
  • A phony headline for a phony story
  • Drupal wins 2008 Webware 100 award
  • Linux Goes To War
  • Quick hex / decimal conversion using CLI
  • Useful Widgets for the Opera Browser
  • I Sense Serious Changes
  • Reinstalling Ubuntu Without an ISO Image

Kernel space: Bisection divides users and developers

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linuxworld.com: The last couple of years have seen a renewed push within the kernel community to avoid regressions. When a patch is found to have broken something that used to work, a fix must be merged or the offending patch will be removed from the kernel. It's a straightforward and logical idea, but there's one little problem.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 3x the fun…Triple Monitor Gaming!

  • Create a Logo from the Command Line
  • Wirelessly Sync an iPhone or iPod Touch with Ubuntu
  • Extracting columns and fields from a text file
  • Easy Customization of Firefox With Configuration Mania
  • Getting my wireless card working in Debian
  • Try IRC with Irssi to communicate via chat
  • Functions Vs. Subroutines In Perl And Bash - Palindromes Revisited

Defense wraps up closing argument in Hans Reiser trial

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sfgate.com (AP): The defense attorney for a software programmer accused of killing his estranged wife told jurors Monday the prosecution hasn't proved the woman is dead, let alone murdered.

Media collection software in GNU/Linux

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polishlinux.org: Around three years ago, when I began my adventure with ‘the penguin’, I had been looking for an application to catalog CDs. They were either ugly, or limited in functionality. This time, I didn’t think of giving up. In the repo I found mainly the old and abandoned (for nearly four years) GTKtalog, CdCat, Kat and Katalog and a program which made me stop for a moment - GWhere.

Hardy Heron reflects Ubuntu Linux ambitions

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  • Hardy Heron reflects Ubuntu Linux ambitions

  • Ubuntu Linux takes on enterprise server market with new OS
  • Ubuntu 7.10 - Final Review

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

amateurscientist18.blogspot: Its almost an year that I had my first date with PCLinuxOS. I was pretty comfortable with it from day 1. It came well bundled with a host of applications, both Geeky and non-Geeky.

Debian Weekly News - April 21st, 2008

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debian.org: Welcome to the first issue of the Debian Project News, the newsletter for the Debian community! From now on we'll keep you informed about recent events and interesting developments in and around the Debian Community on a biweekly basis. But we could still use some help, so feel free.

An Apple User Tries Ubuntu

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earthweb.com: I’m an Apple user. Long time, pure bred, never owned anything else. The Macintosh is, without a doubt, one of my favorite things. I reveal my Apple snobbery because I want you to know where I was coming from when I sat down to try Ubuntu, the Linux distro.

Open source applications Keep You Safe

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linux.com: Personal data safety is big business lately. There are a variety of ways to protect your identity or keep your personal information from the prying eyes of dishonest people, but Eric Wolbrom has what he believes is a unique service. Keep You Safe makes it possible for subscribers to store all their personal data securely in a virtual online "safe deposit box," and share the key with someone they trust.

Upgrades and Compatibility in the Open Source World

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ostatic.com: Engineers like to solve new problems. So it should come as no surprise that hardware and software engineers have wrestled for years with the issue of "backward compatibility" -- the idea that new hardware and software should be just like the old hardware and software, only faster, more reliable, and better.

Unlocking The Future: Open Source Opportunities In Custom Systems

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crn.com: Custom system builders are among the specialists able to embrace open source as a new prospect for success. Linux's emergence as a completely viable open source operating system has attracted many start-ups on a budget, in addition to a growing recognition by proprietary vendors (and their enterprise and SMB clients) of the benefits of open solutions.

Dragbox bridges command line and desktop

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linux.com: The GNU/Linux command line and desktop are both sophisticated interfaces, but they are mostly separate realities. You can drag text into a virtual terminal from the desktop, or use Edit -> Copy to move text in either direction, but by default moving files and directories between them is impossible. Dragbox is designed to solve this problem.

Whither the Linux Foundation?

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itwire.com: We live in the age of the spinmeister, the age when language is used more as a means to confuse than to educate, an age when obfuscation is preferred to clarification. I've been wondering what is important - the Foundation itself or the kernel.

Why Microsoft should not lose (and free software will still win)

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: There has always been a section of the free software community which has an anti-Microsoft agenda. It’s almost like their mission statement is “It’s not over until Microsoft is dead”. Certainly there is a lot of feeling that if Microsoft went away, a lot of our problem would be over. But do Microsoft even need to “lose”; is there even a battle to be fought and if so what would constitute winning it?

New Distro Releases on the Horizon

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ostatic.com: Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing: several popular Linux distributions are getting ready for their next release. Let's take a look at the upcoming versions of Fedora, Ubuntu, and openSUSE to see what's new, what's improved, and what will be worth the wait.

Did Canonical Just Get Punked by Red Hat and Novell?

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blog.linuxtoday: My first opinion during all of this hooplah was that why should I care about Red Hat and SUSE Linux not having a consumer desktop line? It doesn't detract from the Linux desktop as a whole (since their business desktop products are doing just fine, thank you), plus let's face it: Ubuntu is kicking butt and taking names. Except I think I may have been wrong.

Also: Red Hat, Novell, Canonical and the free software desktop

Microsoft Office 2007 Fails OOXML Conformance Tests

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Microsoft

groklaw.net: This takes the cake. Alex Brown has just admitted on his Griffin Brown blog and further to ZDNET UK's Peter Judge that Microsoft Office 2007 has failed two OOXML conformance tests he ran. Color me surprised.

The Trials and Travails of Linux on a Laptop

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Linux

raiden.net: Over the years I've been slowly working towards getting myself a laptop, but ultimately one thing or another stopped me. But these days you almost can't live without one. So I finally made the plunge. But obviously before I did that I also spent a decent amount of time researching whether or not Linux or Freebsd would work on said laptop before I bought it.

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