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Story Ode to Groklaw: A Requiem for What Was Lost srlinuxx 26/08/2013 - 4:45pm
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Story Mint with a Dash of Cinnamon srlinuxx 23/08/2013 - 5:31am

Fedora 9: Was it worth the wait?

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blogs.techrepublic.com: As many of you know, a while back I was converted to Ubuntu. Currently running (happily I might add) Ubuntu 7.10, I have had no need to return to my Red Hat roots. Of course being a writer in this industry, it behoves me to make sure I am up to date on the latest, greatest software. So I decided it was necessary that I install Fedora 9.

few more howtos:

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  • Rename Files in Bulk from the Command Line

  • Nautilus search
  • Adding a service in Fedora

Gentoo Linux 2008.0

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phoronix.com: In recent times the Gentoo Linux and its foundation has been plagued with a multitude of problems and times have certainly been challenging for this once popular distribution. It's already July and we are now finally seeing Gentoo's first official release of the year.

KDE 3 vs KDE 4: It’s Finally Over

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KDE

jonreagan.wordpress: Recently there has been quite a karfuffle surrounding several people’s disagreement over the direction of KDE 4. As many of you know, KDE 4 is not yet complete, and is far different from it’s ancestor, KDE 3. The arguments have seemingly quieted down, and finally there has been some closure on the debate.

Buddi - Simple Personal Budgeting

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Software

fosswire.com: Many financial applications, such as KMyMoney, can be very useful, however there is often quite a learning curve associated with them. Buddi is an open source personal budgeting application for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X that is designed to keep things very simple.

The Linux Saga: Preface

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polishlinux.org: This story begins – as usual – long long time ago, far far away, behind the Ocean, in United States of America, in Bell Laboratories building. In that firm a computer stood. Nothing special about it, but in 1969, when those events started, computer wasn’t commonplace at all. There were no Personal Computers, no Microsoft, IBM or Apple.

Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and the Linux Desktop

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Interviews
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: He is, without a doubt, the only open source software leader who might be called “dashing.” Young (34), fabulously rich (north of $500 million as of 1999) Mark Shuttleworth buzzes around on his own private jet, the Canonical One. He is also, without a doubt, the open source leader who is most actively shaping the future of the Linux desktop.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #98

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 98 for the weeks June 29nd - July 5th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 8.04.1 released, Intrepid Alpha 2 due out Thursday, Kubuntu Intrepid news, and much more.

Securing your Ubuntu box, don’t worry it’s easy!

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izanbardprince.wordpress: Linux is generally regarded as secure: But as preachy as Ubuntu gets about not using a root terminal, you’d think that they must ship this really secure operating system, right? Well….yes and no.

odds & ends

  • Install the 1.15.2 “no CD” Patch for StarCraft on Ubuntu 8.04

  • Install StarCraft and the BroodWar expansion on Ubuntu 8.04 in Wine
  • Nouveau NV50 KMS Work Continues
  • Top Ten Linux Distributions 2008
  • 13 Command Line Tools for Audio on Linux

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Developing for Linux netbooks

itwire.com: Most all readers will be well aware of the ASUS Eee Linux PC. Other vendors now seek to achieve similar success, the latest being Acer’s Linpus device. Yet, a common complaint is that traditional software doesn’t necessarily translate well to the smaller screens. Here’s my tips for developing software for the emerging and widely popular netbook market.

Kubuntu 8.04 - two months later

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razvanp.wordpress: Two months later after my first blog about Ubuntu, I am still using it. In two months I found lot of issues, some I managed to solve, some I can live with.

Compiz Fusion : An Unparalleled 3D Environment

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techenclave.com: Operating System has advanced much from what we used to see/use in 90's . Apple was the first to bring 3D Desktop and several eye catching effect to the user with its OSX based Operating System. Microsoft soon follow the trail as they released their most successful OS Windows XP. Seeing these Advancment Linux started advancing and a vary rapid rate. Here I'll Review Compiz Fusion and all its features in lay mans language.

What's Holding OpenOffice Back?

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OOo

linuxinsider.com: Why don't more people use OpenOffice, the free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office? Microsoft has spent years and dollars engineering creative ways to keep people using its costly software and preventing them from switching to OpenOffice -- that's one explanation, writes Lou Dolinar.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Simulate Linux Package Upgrade Without Installing Anything (Dry Run)

  • Furius ISO Mount - An ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG image management utility
  • Crontab !!

Gentoo Linux 2008.0 released

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Gentoo

The 2008.0 final release is out! Code-named "It's got what plants crave," this release contains numerous new features including an updated installer, improved hardware support, a complete rework of profiles, and a move to Xfce instead of GNOME on the LiveCD.

Also: New council elected

Why we're sorry to see Linspire go

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Open source company Xandros has bought Linspire, the company that once got under Microsoft's skin using the name Lindows. We'll miss Linspire for all sorts of reasons.

Apache2: Logging To A MySQL Database With mod_log_sql (Debian Etch)

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This guide shows how you can write the Apache2 access log to a MySQL database instead of a file. To achieve this, I use the Apache2 module mod_log_sql. I am using a Debian Etch server in this tutorial.

Customer Service Blows! (why folks should lay off KDE 4)

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wearenixed.blogspot: I keep reading of the complaints of the blasted thing not being ready. I am perfectly happy with 3.5 and the derivatives, so I shall stick to it for the time being. Some have compared it to Vista. Another has suggested a fork. So what happens when one person shows their frustration as a volunteer developer?

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