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Story Atomic Mode-Setting Moves Along For KMS Drivers Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Sorry, Windows Fans, but Can You Run 100 Apps at Once and Still Use the PC? Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Released with GNOME 3.12 and Kernel 3.16 Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:06pm
Story Midokura Embarks On A High Risk Strategy--Open Sources Its Core technology Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:05pm
Story Ubuntu Community Will Resist the Switch to Unity 8 Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:00pm
Story The First Browser Dedicated to Developers is Coming Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:56pm
Story Google’s Android Begins to Top Out Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:52pm
Story Display Managers In Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:18pm
Story Btrfs RAID: Built-In/Native RAID vs. Mdadm Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:11pm
Story Thoughts on crashdumps. Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:05pm

A look at the server GUI argument

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: So much has been said about the pros and cons of using a GUI/X server on a Linux server. It has been condemned, vilified and threatened with brutality by the "command line only" crowd. It has been revered, praised and even worshiped by the "GUI or Bust" crowd. What is it really all about?

Another step forward for open source video

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OSS The history and circumstances of video technologies have long militated against open source success, but a number of events this year point to the inevitability of open source reaching even into the video space. It's about time!

Linux Mint 7 (KDE)

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Linux I recently took a look at the Gnome version of Linux Mint 7. I’ve been patiently waiting for the KDE version to be finished and now it’s finally here. So I snagged a copy and gave it a whirl.

Slackware 13.0 RC2 Brings Updated X Server and Video Drivers

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Slack A few hours ago Slackware's creator, Patrick Volkerding, announced that the second release candidate of the upcoming Slackware 13.0 Linux distribution was available for download.

Tiny Core: The Little Distro That Could

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Linux The way we use computers is changing, but Linux isn’t standing still. Tiny Core is a minimal Linux distribution that boots a complete live system for every day use. Its foundation and unique approach to the desktop helps it achieve certain goals like preventing system rot and ensuring your system is fresh every time it boots.

Wear Your Love for Linux on Your Sleeve

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Linux Freelance Web developer Marc Ferguson wants sharp threads to wear around Atlanta Linux Fest 2009 next month. When he couldn't find any Linux-themed t-shirts he liked, Ferguson decided to team up with an apparel designer to create some cool duds.

Acer Aspire Revo, Ubuntu, Boxee and Remote Control

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HowTos On the latest episode of the podcast I briefly mentioned that I’d recently bought an Acer Aspire Revo to use as an Ubuntu based media player. Well, I’ve installed Ubuntu and Boxee on it, and it plays back all kinds of video including 720p and 1080p HD video via the HDMI port.

10 Solutions to Major Linux Problems

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bagoflies.wordpress: I’ve only been providing the community with problems i think should be solved, but not actually providing real solutions. With this article I will spread these solutions and make sure something is done about them.

Open Source: many advantages beyond price

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OSS When people think about adopting an Open Source solution, the first factor that comes to mind is the price: it is usually cheaper than proprietary alternatives. What a lot of people fail to consider is that there are a lot of other advantages.

Creating Screencasts With recordMyDesktop On Ubuntu 9.04

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recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU/Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at its primary task. It produces files using only open formats. These are theora for video and vorbis for audio, using the ogg container.

Hands-on: KDE 4.3 delivers a Social Desktop

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KDE KDE 4.3 was released this week with a number of intriguing improvements. Ars test the new version, which introduces KDE's Social Desktop initiative, an effort to bring social networking integration to the popular desktop environment.

PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2009 Issue Released

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The New PCLinuxOS Magazine, which comprises volunteers from the PCLinuxOS community, is proud to announce the release of it's August 2009 edition.

Rethinking Ubuntu’s Update Policy…Or Not

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Ubuntu One of the timeless challenges of open-source development is keeping software as up-to-date as possible while also maximizing stability. With this difficulty in mind, Ubuntu’s developers recently discussed the operating system’s policy on updates.

DSL revisited

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kmandla.wordpress: I caught myself endorsing Slitaz over Damn Small Linux the other day, not realizing exactly how long it has been since I used DSL, and whether or not it has improved in the past year or so.

Second Month with Ubuntu

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panospace.wordpress: In June I was traveling with a notebook that was too damaged to run Windows, but it run Ubuntu almost flawlessly. The experience was not so bad. Back home I could choose again between Windows and Ubuntu. In past dual-boot situations I gradually reverted to fully use Windows. What happened this time?

today's leftovers:

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  • My Top 3 Chrome Extension

  • List of Guides for Linux Newbies
  • 5 Free Online Open Source Books for Beginners
  • Openbravo Broadens Support for Ubuntu with ERP Package
  • Don Becker On The State Of HPC
  • Google Drills Into Open Source Code
  • Java In Linux
  • 28 Partitions on a Single Disk?
  • Canonical's Closed Landscape
  • New maintainers for GNU GRUB
  • Artha: A GUI for WordNet
  • No Intel Poulsbo Driver For Ubuntu 9.10
  • FSLint Helps You Clean Up Your Files
  • Featured App: SuperTux
  • Amending GLEP 39
  • Get Hot New Stuff support in Aurorae
  • An early peek at Ubuntu 9.10
  • Embedded Android code goes open source
  • Red Hat pushes certification program amid Linux wave
  • The Desktop DingDong
  • xkcd: Supported Features
  • Python Python Python
  • Linux Outlaws 105 - Sean's Sugar Lumps
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 14

some howtos:

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  • kde 4.3 is here Smile quick gentoo (upgrade) guide

  • Simple ftp with Gftp
  • HOWTO : Add or rename network interface on Debian 5.0
  • Tutorial: Set up Ubuntu Linux on a Windows PC
  • How to Videoconference Linux and Windows with Ekiga
  • Week of bash scripts – newx and bgcmd
  • How to install Google Chrome Themes
  • Using GIMP as Single Window – Tabs and Groups in Compiz
  • Feature: Running Linux in a virtual environment with VirtualBox
  • iftop to monitor traffic/bandwidth in SUSE/openSUSE
  • Scanning Your Network with nmap
  • Customize Your Ubuntu Laptop Appearance with Themes
  • Set up Claws Mail to work with Gmail
  • Using Rsync

Forget Linux, We Need Fisher-Price Computers

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Linux "Users are not the lusers you think they are" disputes the cherished belief that most folks are just too stupid to learn to use a computer competently.

National Vision Chooses SUSE Linux Enterprise

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SUSE Nation's fourth-largest optical retailer standardizes retail locations on SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service to centrally manage 5,000 devices spread across its stores

LGP is looking for C/C++ developers for porting games to Linux

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Gaming We are looking for two experienced software developers. The following skills are essential: * Strong C/C++

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