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Story OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 7:40pm
Story Linux Mint KDE 17 review; is this the Plasma you were looking for? Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 7:08pm
Story Resurrect Your Old Computer with Emmabuntüs 1.08 Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:51pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:31pm
Story Mozilla Delivers Built-in HTML5 App Development Tool for Firefox Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:28pm
Story NVIDIA VDPAU Performance Metrics On Ubuntu 14.04 Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:19pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 3:08pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 3:07pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 3:06pm
Story Makulu Linux 6.0 KDE: Guaranteed to make you smile Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 2:42pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • gstreamer bug in Ubuntu and a temporary fix

  • opensuse kernle update, recompile
  • How To Reset Any Linux Password
  • Randomize lines in a file
  • Make your bash shell cool again
  • Copy package into chroot environment on Gentoo
  • Get To Know Linux: See Your Systems’ Memory Usage
  • How-To: Compile Programs From Source in Linux
  • Burning Xbox 360 Games on Linux (Stealth!)
  • What is ‘wheel’?
  • Commandline 101: Getting a Grip on Grep
  • CPU Scaling on Celeron M Notebooks
  • Adding new file extension on Kwrite
  • Random Educational Moment: modaliases
  • Add more features to your Right-Click Menu with Nautilus Pyextensions
  • Getting started with the yum package manager

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC1 ready for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The RC1 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name pomerol) is now available. This RC1 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.1, GNOME 2.25.92, Xfce 4.6, X.org server 1.6, OpenOffice.Org 3.0.1, qt 4.5.0.

Fun with Puppy puplets

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: This article describes Puppy Linux, a flexible, fast distribution that's always a favorite among DesktopLinux readers. Author Dave Dibble briefly reviews MiPup2, one of many ready-made Puppy "puplets," and updates us on Puppy's current state and planned new features.

Concerted Linux-netbook effort needed to beat Microsoft

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: When it comes to Linux netbooks, PC manufacturers should act more like cell-phone makers and telcos by selling customized and subsidized machines with online services.

Photoshop and GIMP Performance Shootout

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Software
GIMP

extremetech.com: Everyone takes digital photographs. The explosion of digital photography, ranging from cell phone cameras to simple point-and-shoot units has created an burst of photographic content. It also means that more and more of us are editing our photos on our PCs.

Another 100,000+ week for Fedora 10

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Linux

californiaquantum.wordpress: Fedora 10 has been gaining new users at impressive rates. This past week alone Fedora 10 has picked up over 100,000 more.

Choosing your perfect Operating System

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OS
Humor

aplawrence.com: Whatever your personality, whatever your social standing, there is a computer operating system that is just right for you.

French Gendarmes Rely on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: According to Lieutenant-Colonel Xavier Guimard's calculations, the French police plans to save $50 million in switching from Windows to Ubuntu.

10 tips from Benjamin Franklin for System Admins

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Linux

Learn from Benjamin Franklin how to maintain your UNIX systems and prepare for suden adverse and unexpected change

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 "done," Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due April 14

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is done and beta 4 is slated to be released on April 14. That’s the latest from the Mozilla Firefox team, which held its weekly meeting on Tuesday.

Review: HP Mini 1001TU with MIE

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Linux
Hardware

canllaith.org: I keep promising myself that I wont do this again. It’s actually getting a little embarrassing, really. I can tell that my friends think I have a problem, but are too polite to mention it. This time I managed to go entire *months*, but I’ve succumbed again, and bought another netbook.

Debian 5.0 XFCE At A Glance

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: I've had the pleasure of taking a special Debian 5.0 distribution (Debian 5.0 i386 XFCE LXDE) for a recent test drive as a virtual machine in Citrix XenServer 5.0.

What's the point of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server?

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SUSE

serverwatch.com: If you look at the enterprise server operating system market, there's Microsoft's Windows server platform, there's the UNIX platform and there's Linux. What's needed is good strong competition between the platforms, resulting in robust systems with the features that enterprises want.

First Free Software Conference Held in Nigeria

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OSS

kde.org: The first Nigerian conference on Free and Open Source Software was held this week in Kano, Nigeria. The conference featured local speakers, consultants, network engineers, system administrators and academics, and international guests from KDE.

What Goes On Within AMD's Linux Beta Program?

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Software

AMD maintains a private beta program for their Catalyst Linux driver. Phoronix has been apart of this program for years, but those testing this driver are under a strict Non-Disclosure Agreement. Today, however, AMD has decided to declassify some information.

Linux services without mains power

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Stevan Lockhart now lives in the north west of Scotland in a house that is off the electricity grid. Using a wind generator, some solar panels and free and open source software he and his wife both run their businesses off just 20W of power.

The Top 10 Distros We Enjoy the Most

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Linux

deviceace.com: A Linux distribution is an OS based on the Linux kernel, and they usually consist of many applications. The main reason that everybody loves Linux is because it’s free, unlike an OS from Microsoft. There are plenty of distros out there, but these are the Top 10 that we enjoy the most.

First Look: Zenwalk Linux 6.0

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Linux

softpedia.com: After pushing our trusty computer to its limits, we thought it would be nice to introduce our PC to the Zen meditation techniques. And though in the end Zenwalk Linux 6.0 didn't help our test machine discover its Buddha-nature within, the experience was very pleasant and indeed relaxing.

the best window managers of 2000

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Software

tuxradar.com: A lot people read and enjoyed our previous article, "From the archives: the best distros of 2000", so we had a hunt around in the dark, damp cellar where old copies of Linux Format magazine live, and dug up another gem, this time from issue 2: a group test of the best window managers, complete with screenshots.

Interoperable Fashion Statement

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OS

linuxfoundation.org/blog: As tensions flare between Linux, OS X, UNIX, and Windows operating systems on a daily basis, it's good to know that efforts to achieve interoperability still try to reach across the chasm of hostility with the higher purpose of getting computers talking to each other for better business practice.

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