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  • iftop - display bandwidth usage on an interface by host
  • Must-have Geeky Exercise Machines
  • Make Your Evolution Mail Client Sound Like You’ve Got Mail
  • Little Linux Puzzle
  • National Word Processors?
  • Simple plotting with gnuplot
  • From Windows to Unix: a mental journey
  • Linux Keyboard Shortcuts: Safe Way to Exit During System Freezes
  • 13 Plugins to Make Gedit a More Useful Text Editor
  • SVN: Load dump in
  • FLOSS Weekly 53: FOG
  • Using mencoder to convert Videos in Linux
  • wmii - Simple Window Manager
  • Using Gmail with mutt, the minimal way (IMAP update)
  • The Ubuntu Linux, Possibly Humorous, Religious Marathon Continues

New to Ubuntu? Here are some tips for you!

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Ubuntu
HowTos

ubuntu.imoka.net: When they hear about Linux, most of the people are running away because they heard that horror story which says that installing software in Linux is a nightmare. This is not true!

Minimal word processors

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Software

blogs.gentoo: I've just discovered two very interesting minimal word processors. They're designed by writers, for writers.

PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express - Oh boy

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Hardware

linuxtidbits.wordpress: Lately I bought an old pc to use as a server and needed a network card for it. I didn’t think it be such a hassle but because of multiple PCI specs finding a card wasn’t easy. Theres been alot of confusion about pci cards and what card to get for your computer.

Top 10 Linux Games (FPS)

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Gaming

macgruber.org: Being an avid Linux user I hear lots of people complain that there are no good games for our operating system, so I have put together a top 10 list of the best FPS games in the spirit of proving them wrong.

Open Season for Linux Contests

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: Contests, at their best, can highlight creative thinking and originality. In the Linux community, there seems to be an serious overabundance of both. Four different contests -

Now, you too can shave Bdale's beard

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OSS

itwire.com: One of the happenings at the 10th Australian national Linux conference that attracted the most attention was the shaving of Bdale Garbee's beard by Linus Torvalds. One clever game developer has come up with a game where you can shave Bdale's beard.

Review: Granular 1.0

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: IS it OK to be superficial sometimes? The reason I ask is that I was drawn to Granular 1.0, a Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS.

Mesa 7.5 Gets New OpenGL Extensions & More

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Software

phoronix.com: Mesa 7.3 was only released a few days back and then the branch for the stabilized Mesa 7.4 created, but new work for Mesa 7.5 has already hit Mesa's Git master branch.

KWin the Conqueror

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HowTos

kdedevelopers.org: Using KWin without the KDE desktop is perfectly possible. KWin is actually a KDE application like any other (well, more or less) and so just like other KDE applications it can run in GNOME, Xfce or even standalone, as long as the KDE libraries are available.

The best five books for Linux beginners

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: In a recent story, I wrote about the best three ways to pick up desktop Linux. Many users need more than just a running Linux distribution to get up to speed. What these users need is a good introduction to Linux.

choices and punishment

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KDE

Aaron Aseigo: So apparently Linus is using GNOME right now. On Slashdot, the entire six page interview was boiled down to "Linus Switches From KDE To GNOME". Let me address the "Linus issue."

Why Live USB/CDs are awesome

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Ubuntu

newlinuxuser.com: If you’re looking around for a good distro to use for your computer, it will probably take you several installs and months of usage (maybe even years!) to decide if you’d stick with what you have or switch to another.

Even hackers get the blues

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Web

blogs.zdnet.com: The bonds of the FOSS community go far beyond software. Case in point, Arjen Lentz is stepping outside the bounds of the comfortable realm of software and launching bluehackers.org.

What is so bad about the command line?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: All the Linux bashers use this as an excuse/reason why Linux is not suitable as a desktop operating system. You should never have to use the command line they say. I personally don't think the command line is bad at all.

Will the economic downturn mean a free software upturn?

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Linux

So here we are, entering another year — and no doubt at some point during this year, more than one person will declare it the “year of the Linux desktop”. Of course it won’t happen and those who consider themselves free software opponents will soon let us know.

Linux Distro Review - #! CrunchBang 8.10

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linux-hardcore.com: I am going to review one of those distributions that have as a mission to be minimalist and without frills, but just trying to be effective. It's called CrunchBang and I was very surprised, we see why.

Virtual Machines, Put To The Developer Test

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OS

ddj.com: Often, a developer's goal is to create software that runs on many different operating systems, while giving users the same experience no matter which operating system they happen to be using. Virtual machine technology lets developers run multiple operating systems each installed in a VM, which should save them time and money -- if the VM performance doesn't suffer.

Songbird 1.0 Review - An Awesome Release!

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tuxarena.blogspot: Not long ago I reviewed Songbird 0.7.0, and in the meantime version 1.0.0 was released. What are the new features Songbird comes with and what improvements over the previous releases features 1.0?

Is it the End of the Road for Live CDs?

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I was window shopping in a high street electronics store a few days ago. I was delighted to see a shelf display full of netbooks from vendors like Samsung, Acer, Dell, Advent and Asus (of course), to name a few. It looked like the Asus EeePC had launched an idea whose time had come and in the process possibly heralded the long withdrawing roar of the live CD.

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Leftovers: Software

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