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Story KDE via Kubuntu v13.04 – My First Thoughts srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:21am
Story Oh No, Too Many Distros? srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:20am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 1:05am
Story KDE vs GNOME: Settings, Apps, Widgets srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 7:17pm
Story Intel's Quarky Arduino Adventure srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 7:16pm
Story Supercomputers Still Rule… and Linux Still Rules Them srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 7:15pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 528 srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 10:03am
Story Report: NSA has little success cracking Tor srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 10:02am
Story 2 Reasons Red Hat Really Shouldn't Be This Cheap srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 10:00am
Story Limpag: Elementary, my dear PC srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 9:59am

10 ways to make Linux boot faster

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux rarely needs to be rebooted. But when it does, it’s often slow to boot. Fortunately, there are ways to speed things up. Some of these methods are not terribly difficult. (although some, unfortunately, are). Let’s take a look.

Linux 2.6.25.12 released

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Linux

lwn.net: We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.25.12 kernel. It contains loads of bugfixes, all over the map. Any users of the 2.6.25 kernel series should upgrade to this version.

The Four Consideration in Choosing Linux

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Linux

warungdigital.com: The advantage that can be picked from Linux usage is not only some money that we can save but also features. In deciding which Linux we want to choose there are four consideration that we can use:

Folder View becomes smarter

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KDE

ereslibre.es: After some hacking I have got a nice requested feature for the folder view containment. Mime type filter support. I took some screenshots so you can have a look yourself.

The two essential Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

blogs.computerworld: Now, a lot of people publish lists of 'best' extensions. It's quick and easy to make these lists. One difference between my list and some of those "99 Must Have, Best Firefox Extensions!" is that is the real list of the extensions that I use every day.

Also: What fires Firefox

What’s Required for Linux to Overtake Apple Mac OS X?

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Linux

workswithu.com: As this site has noted, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth at OSCON called for Linux distributions to leapfrog the quality of Apple’s Mac OS X user experience. So, what will be needed? Here are some thoughts.

Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds

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OS

pingdom.com: We have collected some of the best quotes from three of the most influential people in the history of operating systems: Steve Jobs (Apple), Linus Torvalds (Linux) and Bill Gates (Microsoft).

Linux Mint Elyssa Vs Ubuntu Hardy!

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Linux
Ubuntu

geekadda.com: The reason i am writing this review is that few days back i had some problem with my ubuntu desktop (resizing disk issues) when i thought of giving Linux Mint a go since the new version Elyssa was released. I am a relatively new linux user about 6 months old. So i put forward my perception. Feel free to reply what you all think.

30 Gnome themes to enhance your Ubuntu experience

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Software

catswhocode.com/blog: To be honest, I never really liked Human, Ubuntu’s default theme, and seems that many other people don’t. Happilly, on GNU/Linux systems it is easy to customize everything. Here’s a list of 30 Gnome themes.

Ottawa Linux Symposium 10, Day 1

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Linux

linux.com: The tenth annual Ottawa Linux Symposium kicked off Wednesday in Canada's capital, just a few blocks from the country's parliament building, in a conference centre in the midst of being torn down. The symposium started with the traditional State of the Kernel address, this year by Matthew Wilcox.

Dell UK launches systems with preinstalled Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

heise-online.co.uk: Dell is now selling selected systems with Ubuntu 8.0.4, Hardy Heron, pre-installed in the United Kingdom . Ubuntu has been an option some Dell systems in the past, but only in the United States.

The Mess That is Linux Volume Management

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Linux

lxer.com: The GNU/Linux operating system is blessed to have sound partition management tools like GParted which are very easy to use. However, when it comes to the management of 'virtual partitions' known as volumes, things are quite different. There is Linx Volume Management, or LVM in short, however, it can almost only be used from the command line. Also, it doesn't integrate software RAID - except for striping. I was quite optimistic when I started using volume management some four years ago, but not anymore. Let me explain why I'm disappointed.

Easter Eggs For both the Command Line and GUI

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Software

linuxplanet.com: This week, in celebration of summer and the holiday week in United States, we decided to take a minibreak from the serious and bring you some Linux Easter Egg fun.

Flock Gloss Edition makes a fashion statement

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Software

mozillalinks.org: The Flock guys have just released a fashion oriented edition of its namesake Firefox-based browser labeled Flock Gloss Edition.

Is Microsoft Irrelevant?

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Microsoft

eweek.com: At OSCON, a top software architect questions Microsoft’s relevance as Linux and open source march on into the enterprise and the overall computing landscape.

Review: Think small with Linutop 2

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: If you think that a desktop PC has to be big, noisy and expensive -- think again. Linutop shows that it pays to seriously diminish your size expectations with its tiny, energy-efficient Linux-based PC.

Introduction to Linux: Desktop Environments

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Software

techwarelabs.com: I've discussed what GNU/Linux is (commonly referred to as Linux), what it represents, why people use it and why more should. I've even touched on the subject that you can do almost anything in Linux that you may have taken for granted as being a purely Windows (or Apple) related functionality. For those who took my advice and played around with a Live CD, it must be like being lost in a foreign nation. Where's the Start button? Where's Windows Manager?

DTrace and the Linux bunker mentality

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: DTrace is an open source Sun product that made its debut with Solaris 10 but has since been ported to MacOS X and various other BSD derivatives. Only Linux is left without significant corporate or community support for a DTrace port. Instead the Linux kernel group has been working on a thing called SystemTap.

The open source jobs boom

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: Looking for a good job in IT? Sharpen your knowledge of open source development frameworks, languages, and programming. A just-published study of available IT jobs found that 5 percent to 15 percent of the positions now on the market call for open source software skills.

How gaming in Linux will bring the ultimate benefit to all

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Linux

dogbuntu.wordpress: The biggest reason I still dual boot my Ubuntu with Windows XP is Gaming. In fact the Windows XP in my desktop is used for no purpose absolutely except occassionally playing games.

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