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8 Cheerful Christmas Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

learningubuntu.com: Tis the season — for Christmas Linux wallpapers that is. Today I'm going to present to you 8 incredible Linux wallpapers that will set you in a Christmassy mood for the whole month.

Is Linux really that hard to use?

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Linux

locutus.us: One of the biggest arguments that windows advocates use against Linux is that it is hard to use. That is why, they state, windows is so popular and a default standard in the enterprise world. Windows advocates believe that Linux is confusing and often cryptic with hard to understand, little or no documentation.

GNOME Foundation seeks to hide its dirty linen

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Software

itwire.com: A few members of the GNOME Foundation have submitted a petition to the board, asking for a referendum to be held on making the Foundation's mailing list archives private and limited to its members only.

18-Button OpenOffice Mouse is Now WarMouse Meta

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Hardware

maximumpc.com: Remember the OpenOffice mouse with an insane amount of buttons? The funky peripheral was designed with the help of WarMouse, a UK company who today announced the "18-button freak" will now be known as the WarMouse Meta.

15 Minimalist Linux Wallpapers for a Distraction-free Desktop

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Linux

junauza.com: I have here a collection of minimalist Linux-related wallpapers that could help give you a distraction-free desktop:

Linux Mint Fluxbox CE, resurrected

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Linux
Fluxbox

linuxmint.com: The Fluxbox Community Edition produced releases for Linux Mint 5 “Elyssa” and Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” and it became quite popular among Linux Mint users. During the release cycle for Linux Mint 7 “Gloria”, no Fluxbox edition was released.

Paravirtualization With Xen On CentOS 5.4 (x86_64)

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 3.0.3) on a CentOS 5.4 (x86_64) system. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called "virtual machines" or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other, but still use the same hardware.

Ubuntu users Poll

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Site News

If you are (or were) an Ubuntu user and haven't voted in our latest poll, I ask that you please consider doing so now.

A quick look at prerelease mc 4.7.0

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I decided to go wild the other day, and build a brand-spanking-new version of Midnight Commander, pulling down a prerelease version of 4.7.0. mc is one of those programs that make life at the console an utter joy, just because of the sheer beauty and perfect convenience of it.

Novell rejigs self, waves bye to CTO

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: NetWare and Linux operating system seller Novell has been trying to expand into other markets since the late 1980s, and it has reorganized so many times it is hard to keep track. Today, the company did it again, saying that effective January 1, it would be consolidating from four different business units down to two.

Gwenview the best image viewer

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Software

linuxcrunch.com: KDE4 users know Gwenview the default image viewer for KDE, but may not know that Gwenview is one of the best image viewers ever existed.

The Future Of Ubuntu Software Center

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Software Center (initially Ubuntu Software Store) was released with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and it currently has only a few of the features it was designed for, being just stage 1 out of 4.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Docky Themes [Yes, Themes for Docky!]
  • 12 Days Of Xmas: Best Apps Of 2009 – Day One
  • Upcoming KDE SC 4.4 Gains Positive Reviews
  • Top 10 Google chrome Extensions
  • Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.33 to include Nvidia graphics driver nouveau
  • Don’t lose sight of your dreams, Szulik tells Appalachian graduates
  • Open source means cost savings
  • Open source: All about vendors?
  • New Ryan Gordon Game Port Goes Into Beta
  • Last Minute Geek Gifts
  • SUSE Studio named an eWEEK 2009 Enterprise IT Product of the Year
  • Red Hat Guides, Guns for Java EE Developers
  • From the White House to (no kidding) Microsoft, open source shined in '09
  • Plasma and KWin
  • Kennards' Linux switch-back over a year ago
  • Phatch – Batch process thousands of images at once

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tech Tip: Periodically Update Your MOTD with update-motd
  • 6 Different Ways To End Unresponsive Programs In Linux
  • Online Desktop Integration with KDE4
  • 64-Bit Native Linux Macromedia Flash – openSUSE, Fedora, Ubuntu
  • BIND DNS: Disable Dynamic Updates
  • How I Shutdown Fluxbox
  • Unix and Linux startup scripts, Part 3
  • Best Linux and KVM switch practices
  • Create a cool wax seal with an engraved eagle in GIMP
  • Recursive Regular Expressions
  • Leave the Num Lock on
  • Adding the Debian menu in Window Maker

Why GNU/Linux is ready for the Average User

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I spend a fair amount of time on UbuntuForums.org and while poking around there this afternoon I came across this thread. To quickly sum up the thread the original poster is detailing why he believes Ubuntu is not ready for the "average user" because of a recent poor experience he had.

Why do I use Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

scottnesbitt.net: Because it works. Yes, it’s that simple. Because. It. Works. Case in point:

Open source commemorative challenge coin minted

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OSS
Web

itwire.com: Need something unique for the open source Linux-loving GNU-spouting Free Software Foundation member in your life? ThinkGeek has the answer.

Fine-Tune The Kernel

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: One of the advantages we Linux geeks like to claim over competing operating systems is the flexibility of the system. We're not talking about changing your screen saver--we're talking the guts of the operating system itself.

Chrome OS and the death of the Free desktop: a response

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The article “Google Chrome OS. Or, how KDE and GNOME managed to shoot each other dead” is intentionally outspoken and controversial. It invites comment and criticism - one can hardly declare two of the best known and most widely used Free Software projects to be “dead” without causing uproar.

A look at Linux in the recession: Linux 2009 year in review

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techtarget.com: The big story of 2009 was the economy. After the collapse of major financial institutions in the fall of 2008, people began looking for a silver lining in open source and Linux. Here are some highlights from the Linux world in 2009.

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