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Story How to test-drive KDE’s Plasma 5 in Kubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 5:41pm
Story HP's The Machine kicks Microsoft to the curb in favor of Linux Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 5:37pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 10:40am
Story Pinguy OS Makes Gnome Desktop as Good as It Gets Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 6:58am
Story The People Who Support Linux: Engineer Thanks Father for His Linux Career Roy Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 6:50am
Story A NEW DEFAULT THEME FOR GTK+ Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 6:47am
Story Pinguy OS Gives Good GNOME, Is Unity Bad, and Lotsa Coming Games Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 6:37am
Story xdg-shell: Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2014 - 6:32am
Story Open Linux stack for Nvidia Jetson SBC taps new Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 10:35pm
Story Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays? Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 10:28pm

Giving console applications a bad name

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kmandla.wordpress: Everybody knows what a console application is like: Sparse. Unfriendly. Terse. Mute. Spartan. It’s part of the code of console applications. It has to be this way. It is the law of the jungle. That’s why we, as computer users, can no longer allow a program like calcurse to exist.

5 Must-have Linux office applications

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ghacks.net: If you work in a business environment then you know the value of the office application. And if you have ever thought about using Linux in your office you know there are boundaries to adoption. The good thing is those boundaries are growing smaller and smaller with every year.

some howtos:

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  • 7 ways to optimize Firefox 3 for your netbook

  • Compile mplayer with VDPAU support on Ubuntu
  • Changing Ubuntu’s Default Configuration
  • Small tip - How to prevent Linux to "remember" your sudo password
  • Get broadband on the move with Linux
  • CPU frequency scaling in Linux with cpufreq
  • Ubuntu 8.10: Support dropped for ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 / rv300 chips
  • Blocking IP address of any country with iptables
  • Installing OpenOffice 3 in *buntu
  • Compiling a Linux kernel
  • How to patch and recompile a source rpm
  • Force Firefox To Remember Initial Window Setting In KDE
  • Read & Remove EXIF Data From the Command Line

Using Screen to Manage Multiple Remote and Interrupted SSH Sessions

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HowTos

linuxplanet.com: In a day of laptops and remote systems, it's often impractical to keep the same ssh session going to a specific server indefinitely. Screen is great for letting you start a terminal session, walk away from it, and then come back later.

"Mini" smartphone design runs Linux

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linuxdevices.com: Access China and NEC Electronics are developing a "price sensitive" smartphone reference design incorporating the "new" Mini version of the Access Linux Platform (ALP) mobile stack.

Linux Versus the Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome

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blog.eracc.com: Recent articles I have read by people complaining about how things on Linux do not work like they do on Microsoft led me to coin the phrase Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome (MTBS).

How S.M.A.R.T. are your disks?

GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from Smartmontools package), which is a tool for querying and controlling S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. It allows you to inspect the drive's S.M.A.R.T. data to determine its health, as well as run various tests on it.

FOSDEM 2009 - Surviving the crisis with open source

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heise-online.co.uk: The volunteer organisers of the "Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting" (FOSDEM 2009) demonstrated the fine art of scalability with a very well organised event. 250 talks for 5000 developers arriving from all over Europe, were held with very few problems.

Handbrake DVD Ripper On Linux

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danlynch.org/blog: I decided earlier this week I needed to rip a DVD and looked around at the available options on Linux. I’d heard a while back that the popular program Handrake had now released a Linux version with a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and it seemed a good idea to try it out.

Monitor Your Linux System Stats & Information With Conky

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HowTos

makeuseof.com: Linux has a wealth of utilities to help you monitor what your system is up to. You can run commands, use the proc file system and get the exact state of your system. All this information is of little use if you cannot display it efficiently. You would need a system monitor right?

Linux can rule cloud computing

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See how Linux and Open Source is being positioned to rule Cloud Computing

Awesome Game - Warzone 2100 Resurrection - for Linux

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xenstreet.com: I must admit that I have not played any kind of computer games that seriously for a while. But Warzone 2100 has completely changed that for me. This game is something special. It seems I cant get enough of it.

Funtoo Linux installed!

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: Finally, I got Funtoo Linux, a derivative of Gentoo Linux, installed on my desktop. Funtoo is a distribution created by the founder of Gentoo, Daniel Robbins.

Open source video player, aggregator Miro goes 2.0

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downloadsquad.com: The team behind open source internet video player Miro have pushed out version 2.0. The new player features a new interface, improved speed, and performance.

PyCon 2009 Takes Python to New Places

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*CHICAGO - February 10, 2009* - PyCon 2009, the seventh annual conference of the worldwide Python programming community, has opened registration and announced its list of accepted talks. The topics show Python appearing in a variety of places outside its traditional realms.

Is OpenSolaris Ready for Admin Desktops?

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enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: OpenSolaris is essentially GNU-Solaris. When talking about the user experience, one could say that since the GNOME desktop is used, running OpenSolaris is no different from running Linux. For the casual Web, e-mail, and office applications user this may be true. For us network and systems administrators, however, we need to be more careful about jumping ships.

Ubuntu’s Best Hope: Convert the Kids

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workswithu.com: When it comes to Ubuntu, we have the flash, we have the solid operating system, we have major suppliers — but now we need even more users. Are those users going to come because of Dell or Hewlett-Packard offering Ubuntu pre-loads? Nope. Here’s what Ubuntu (and Kubuntu) really need to go mainstream.

Red Hat's state of the union

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news.cnet.com: As much as I may say the open-source and proprietary software worlds are converging, in terms of business models, Red Hat continues to resist and to stand largely alone in its resolution to deliver value unmitigated by proprietary licensing.

Ubuntu is not a new word for Linux

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debiantoday.com: Over the last year or so I’ve been noticing a trend that has been annoying me. It seems to be growing by the day and I finally have to say something about it. Ubuntu is not a new word for Linux!

10 Most Awesome Linux Applications

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lunduke.com: I know, I know. Not another blog post that lists the “top 10 something or other”. But bear with me. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a given application awesome. With that in mind…

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Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance andd New Device From CompuLab

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  • Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too
    Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version. Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them. There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.
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