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Story The Humble Indie Bundle 11 Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 6:37am
Story Linux Ebb & Flow, Red Hat Oops, and Chakra Reviewed Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 4:20am
Story Stencyl 3.0 Released, A Game Creation Kit With No Programming Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 2:58am
Story Intel aims 2.3GHz quad-core 64-bit SoC at Android 4.4 Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 2:46am
Story News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction! Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 2:33am
Story 12 Completely Free, Open-Source Linux Games Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 1:14am
Story Neovim: Rewriting & Modernizing The Vim Editor Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 10:40pm
Story What's the best Linux desktop environment for me? Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 10:10pm
Story The magic of the disappearing Linux distros Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 10:01pm
Story How Mozilla Thinks It Can Punch Above Its Weight With Firefox OS Smartphones Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 9:56pm

Ubuntu 8.10 Has a Brand New Wallpaper

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Ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth promised a new and breathtaking theme for the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) operating system. I think a new and professional theme will get the Ubuntu OS closer to the land of mature operating systems, such as Mac OS X, and it will have more and more devoted users.

MySQL in Amarok 2 - The Reality

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Software There has been a lot of chatter lately regarding Amarok's switch to MySQL as its only SQL backend. A decent amount is FUD -- either by people simply pushing back against change, or by people that simply don't understand the decision.

today's leftovers

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  • LGP Porting Jets 'n' Guns To Linux

  • Microsoft's experiment in multi-touch computing is open source
  • Latest Linux Hits Networking Flaws
  • Ubuntu's Balancing Act
  • Picasa 3 for Linux: A video tour
  • Open Source Prizes: Knight News Challenge gives away 5$ million a year
  • Linux Distro "User Levels"
  • Bill Gates bumped off the top spot
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 is out - but do you care?
  • Open source is about belief in code
  • Netbook returns blamed on Linux 'teething problems'
  • One Size Fits All Versus The Right Tool for the Job
  • On the Linux laptop the bundle is all
  • Hard Times: Open Source's New Big Test
  • ALSA Driver For The Creative X-Fi Appears
  • Opera update quietly fixes bug brace
  • Jumping on the Open Source bandwagon
  • Let's Set Reasonable Expectations for Netbooks

some howtos:

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  • Move WUBI Ubuntu Install to an external USB drive

  • Mounting ISO's in Linux/BSD
  • Adding a User to a Group - Linux
  • How to Make a Compact Gnome Theme
  • Getting VirtualBox 2.02 working on Ubuntu 8.04
  • What's Compiled Into Running Kernel
  • Change prompt color dynamically
  • Page Numbers in 2.x Writer
  • How To Set Up A Headless X Server On Redhat Linux
  • Use Startup Manager to edit your boot menu


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KDE MySQL is a database. I don't like it. It hurts my brain. A lot of things in KDE need a database, in the sense of a persistent store of indexed tabular data. At this point, both Akonadi and Amarok have picked MySQL.

Ease Linux Migration By Asking Hard Questions First

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Linux Over at TechRepublic, Jack Wallen details ten points to consider prior to moving your organization to Linux. Some points are far more critical for operation than others, but all require attention. Depending on the workplace and industry, it might be worth an administrator's time to consider a few other points as well.

Happy 10th Birthday Linux Today

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Web Ten years and going strong is quite an achievement. In that time LT has survived the dot-bomb and many changes. The archives have been maintained and are still available, which I think is pretty amazing-- you can go all the way back to the very first Linux Today story: Apache 1.3.2 is released.

10 Finger Licking Linux Desktop Themes

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Software Anyone can go to gnome-look and go through thousands of available theme, but we have decided to make a list of ten themes that we thought are a cut above the others.

VMware Workstation 6.5 consolidates the best of desktop virtualization

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Software Virtualization software can help you run programs that your native Linux distro wouldn't. While Linux users have many virtualization options, none comes close to the all-encompassing VMware Workstation 6.5. Introduced last month, VMware Workstation 6.5 continues the tradition of outshining and outpacing the competition.

Kernel developers, Wall Street to come together

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Linux (IDG): The Linux Foundation is holding its first End User Summit beginning Monday in New York, in an effort to bring Linux kernel developers in closer contact with users at Wall Street institutions and other major companies.

Benefits of linux from a user point of view

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linuxd.wordpress: The other day this guy that lives with me was idleing around the house since he was formating his pc. He asked me “Do you have any recommendations for me?” Obviously, I said “Install ubuntu.” He wanted to know what’s in it for him.

The KOffice 2.0 beta, part 2: Graphical and charting programs

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Software Yesterday, I looked at the major applications in the first beta for KOffice 2.0. Now it's the turn of the rest of the beta: The KPlato project manager, KChart, the vector graphics editor Karbon, and the raster graphics editor Krita.

Ubuntu Has No Stepchildren, Only Independent Siblings

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Ubuntu This recent post is not the first time that the Ubuntu project and its sponsor, my employer, have been accused of neglecting Kubuntu. And it may not be the last. But please allow me to make some points.

KDE 4.1.2 Unmasked in Gentoo

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Gentoo I am very pleased to announce that KDE 4.1.2 is in the Gentoo official tree and I unmasked it a little earlier today. I think that all the big bugs have been squashed but there may be a few left lurking.

Mandriva 2009 - KDE4 for the mass adoption

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linuxexperimentation.blogspot: I confess I am a KDE fan. I had great hopes on KDE 4, I liked it very much for its radical new features. I tried KDE 4 with Debian, Kubuntu, OpenSuSE, Fedora but none were polished and ready to satisfy me. But I think the wait is over with yesterday's release of Mandriva 2009.

Open Source in Education

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OSS The very limited use of FOSS in the UK’s education sector has long been a source of much puzzlement and even anger - from this side of the IT divide at least.

Measuring the true success of

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OOo Is success measured in downloads, or up-loads ? are bugs filed as good as bugs fixed ? are volunteer marketers as valuable as volunteer developers ? Alternatively does success come through attracting and empowering developers, who have such fun writing the code that they volunteer their life, allegiance and dreams to improve it ?

What's new in Linux 2.6.27

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Linux New and improved Wi-Fi drivers now allow the kernel to routinely deal with a considerably higher number of 802.11n Wi-Fi chips than before. Add the gspca webcam driver and a host of further changes to kernel drivers and infrastructure and you get a Linux kernel with much better hardware support and a much wider range of features; in addition, 2.6.27 is said to be faster and better scalable than its predecessors.

OpenOffice 3.0 Final ready & is it good enough

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blogs.zdnet: 3.0 Final has already been uploaded to a variety of mirror download sites ahead of the official announcement Monday 13.

few distro quickies

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  • A Quick Glance at Fedora 10 beta

  • 24 hours with Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
  • My switch to Ubuntu
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