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Story Primal Carnage Says Goodbye To Unigine srlinuxx 4 02/10/2010 - 6:25am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 02/10/2010 - 4:03am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 02/10/2010 - 3:05am
Story Quo vadis Linux? srlinuxx 02/10/2010 - 3:03am
Story Tetris game ‘HexGlass’ is far from original, fun to play srlinuxx 02/10/2010 - 3:00am
Story Guess What? Linux May Not Be for Everyone srlinuxx 02/10/2010 - 2:58am
Story ATI R600 Classic Mesa 7.9 Performance srlinuxx 01/10/2010 - 11:45pm
Story Ubuntu emoticons srlinuxx 01/10/2010 - 11:42pm
Story Fedora 14 Beta Shaping Up Very Nicely srlinuxx 01/10/2010 - 11:39pm
Story The European way of open source srlinuxx 01/10/2010 - 9:59pm

Getting Xubuntu Feisty to bend to my will

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Ubuntu

I made some progress -- and some discoveries -- today with my Xubuntu 7.04 Feisty installation on the Maxspeed Maxterm thin client.

First of all, while I think we can all agree that the GIMP, in its heaviness, doesn't really fit in with the Xubuntu philosophy of lighter apps for a lighter window manager.

'Kryptonite' Discovered In Serbia

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Sci/Tech

A new mineral discovered in Serbia shares the chemical composition of kryptonite, the fictitious green substance that robbed comic book and film hero Superman of his powers.

In Superman Returns, the chemical composition of kryptonite is identified as "sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide with fluorine."

pclinuxos.com back online

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com is back online with a new look from a new location with a new release in the works. They are still working out some of the kinks associated with a new system deployment, so expect periodic downtimes.

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Typical customization of a Ubuntu 7.04

Here is my typical customization on Ubuntu 7.04 after installation. I am sure everyone who read this blog regularly knows that I am running Ubuntu on my production system. Ubuntu’s performance, features, and all blah.. blah.. all every one in this tux world knows. So I want to present here what I customize in my shiny new Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

Windows by necessity: making MS-Windows more like GNU/Linux

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Microsoft

MS-Windows can be a good operating system.

How can I change the default size of an inode when I create an ext2/ext3 filesystem?

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HowTos

It is possible to define a non-standard sized inode by using the mke2fs tool with an undocumented option, -I. The size of the inode has to be a power of two and between the size of EXT2_GOOD_OLD_INODE_SIZE (128 bytes) and size of blocks in bytes. One reason for doing this could be that user is going to use extended attributes.

Rawstudio: A fast and light RAW photo converter

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Software

Rawstudio is an open source, GTK+-based RAW photo converter. It takes a straightforward approach -- no outside-the-box interface designs, no fancy frills. The result is an easy-to-use application that is stable enough for everyday usage, even though it is still undergoing constant development.

Two Signs of the Time

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Linux

Two useful indicators of the increasing viability of Linux on the desktop; one personal, one public. The public one is the imminent announcement of preinstalled Linux on Dell Desktop machines, combined with the news that Vista is foundering enough for OEMs to fall back to XP.

Firefox: Necessity Or Necessary Evil?

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Moz/FF

After today Mozilla will no longer be maintaining Firefox 1.5 — Firefox 2.0 has arrived. But even as Firefox continues to move forward some users are starting to worry about the future of the popular web browser.

My thoughts on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

So with all the excitement about the new release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn I decided to give it a shot. While I am a big fan of open source software and my servers are usually nix boxes I have tried a couple times and gave up (once was redhat, the other was mandrake 9). Ubuntu is touted as having the best out of the box experience so I figured I would give it a try.

Eben Moglen leaving the FSF board

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OSS

Eben Moglen has posted a weblog entry on what he will be doing once the GPLv3 process stops dominating his life. "As I return to teaching at Columbia I need to concentrate more of my remaining spare time and effort on the affairs of the Software Freedom Law Center.

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