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Story GNOME 3: Bearable with GNOME Shell Frippery srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 8:21pm
Story Gameolith Announced Launch Titles srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 8:19pm
Story Why a Devout Capitalist Loves Free Software srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 7:30pm
Story FOSS advocate who's free, frank and fearless srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 7:26pm
Story My favorite Linux. srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 5:07pm
Story The Linux Desktop: We've Arrived. srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 5:02pm
Story Scrollbars in Ubuntu, Why They Matter srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 5:01pm
Story Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.6 falko 12/07/2011 - 10:43am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 6:57am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 12/07/2011 - 5:58am

Letters: We're Quite Ready for Linux on Desktop

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Linux

computerworld: I am neither a Linux vendor nor a programmer. I am, however, a Linux end user. As such, I can attest to the error in some of Michael Gartenberg’s comments [“Linux Still Doesn’t Make It on Desktop,” Opinion, Oct. 1].

Quad Booting (XP, Vista, Linux, Mac OS X): Complete How To

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HowTos

linuxmini: This guide is a comprehensive guide for quad booting on a single hard drive with wireless internet access on all platforms and introducing basic networking on all platforms to access network shares on other computers. It took me a bit of time to figure out so I decided to write a guide for others who were interested in going this route.

OpenOffice's apparent mission creep

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OOo

matt asay: Apparently, OpenOffice 3.0 is intent on picking a fight with Microsoft Outlook. Bonne chance, mes amis. I don't mean to imply that it can't be done, but am rather suggesting that this is not the right way to go about it. Zimbra, sure. Or Mozilla's Thunderbird (standalone), sure. But bundled into OpenOffice? I'm not seeing it.

Goodbye Gentoo

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Gentoo

kloeri.livejournal: So... I think this has been coming ever since I retired as a Gentoo Developer. I've become more and more happy about that decision so I finally took the plunge a couple of weeks ago and removed Gentoo from my laptop.

Merge Window KVM Updates

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Avi Kivitiy posted numerous KVM updates which Linus Torvalds merged into his mainline kernel source tree to be included in the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel.

Automated Ubuntu Installation Preview

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Ubuntu
HowTos

linuxindex.com: Ubuntu and Debian installers use preseed for basically pre-answering installation questions for automated installation. In the meantime, I have a public generic kickstart script you can use to simply preview what can be done. To use this do the following:

Richard Stallman: Open Source vs Free

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OSS

personalbee.com: Open-source misses the point of defending users freedom and assimilating open-source with Free Software only plays against the original Free Software movement ideals and goals. The necessities of commercial business have somehow eroded the original Free Software ideals and the operational advantages have rapidly gained key attention over the core "ethical" issues on which free software was born.

Month in Vista vs Month in Ubuntu Linux

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OS

cxle.blogspot: As soon as things slowed down a little bit I started booting to Ubuntu more and more often. The install wasn't completely painless as the widescreen resolutions didn't work right away which was solved by installing ATI's closed fglrx driver.

Running KDE4 (preview) on Mandriva 2008

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KDE
MDV

linux-tip.net: KDE 4 is the next major release of the K Desktop Environment software. It contains a new multimedia API, called Phonon, a device integration framework called Solid and a new style guide and default icon set called Oxygen. Let me say this first: KDE 4 is still not ready but it is nice to see the major improvements in usability, performance and stability. KDE 4 (preview) is already included in the latest Mandriva release. This article describes the installation on a Mandriva 2008 desktop

Getting grubby: Demystifying the Linux start-up processes

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HowTos

iTWire: Linux users can boast long times between reboots, but even so, the startup screens will grace your display at some time. Here’s just what your computer is doing during this process, what the messages mean, and how you can take control.

My Linux Application List

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Software

Linux By Example: After experiencing Linux for two years, I have compiled a list of applications that I use it daily. I would like to share my point of views on those applications and its alternatives. I hope that will served as a reference for those who have dilemma selecting them.

9 Reasons that make Debian preferred Distro for Linux Device Developers

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Linux

smokinglinux: This post describes a comprensive list of why a Device Developer prefer Debian Linux distro to make their softwares.

UT3 Beta Server for Linux

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: While the UT3 Demo for Windows is available sine a few days, the linux client is not yet ready. Nevertheless a beta version of the linux server is now available as icculus (Ryan C. Gordon) states in his blog.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Better Firefox plugins and Gnash

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Yesterday we took a look at Desktop Effects with Compiz. Today we turn to all the improvements for Firefox including the a better way to install plugins and the arrival of Gnash, a Free flash player.

Power your web research with QuickNote

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Moz/FF

tectonic: Here at Tectonic we spend way too much time online and a great deal of that time is spent doing research. QuickNote is one of the few Firefox extensions that make it possible for us to escape the Internet occasionally have lives in 'meat space'.

Also: Firefox And OpenOffice Document Handling

Mandriva 2008 Review

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MDV

Mandrake used to have a unique identity. Initial versions of Mandriva continued with that identity. But the latest version seems to be shedding that identity, and becoming a shadow of other distributions. If you want to lead, don't follow someone else.

Open source all about free and freedom

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OSS

The Oregonian: As director of the California-based Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin circles the globe proclaiming the virtues of open source software -- computer programs that are written collaboratively by developers all over the world, and are frequently given away free.

Decibel Audio Player: An Audio Player for Human Beings

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Software

DPotD: Aren’t you tired of those audio players with billions of useless features that clutter up their graphical interface? I am. Decibel Audio Player is a simple and nice audio player for the GNOME desktop. Decibel Audio Player follows as closely as possible the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.

Fixing NTFS Deadlocks

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Linux

kernelTRAP: This NTFS update fixes the deadlock at mount time reported by several people over the years but it was only recently that someone who reported it actually replied to my response and helped me track it down (I have never been able to reproduce the deadlock).

Linux is a no-go

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Ubuntu

faler.wordpress: As for my opinion of Ubuntu? Pretty much a pile of dog shit. It tries hard to be “user friendly”, but still doesn’t go far enough like Windows, and you still end up having to edit obscure files like in traditional linux distros, only difference is the “user friendly” helper applications may overwrite your changes.

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