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Story KDE Tops Desktop Poll Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 6:38pm
Story FIRST LOOK: HP takes giant leap in server design Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 6:31pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 5:44pm
Story Find the best desktop Linux distributions for new users Rianne Schestowitz 1 12/02/2014 - 12:14pm
Story Gedit 3.11.3 Text Editor for GNOME Improves the New Interface Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 6:21am
Story LibreOffice 4.1.5, Linux for Students, and the Weirdest Places Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 6:13am
Story Linux On Macs Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 4:22am
Story Debian init decision further isolates Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 3:12am
Story GNOME’s Web Browser Introduces a New History Window Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 2:40am
Story The legacy of Mandrake Linux: Rosa Linux Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 1:37am

Review: gNewSense 2.1

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Linux gNewSense, a Linux distribution put out by the Free Software Foundation, is designed and intended to provide you with a distro completely free of any and all proprietary drivers, software, or codecs. It strives to also be new-user friendly, reliable, and easy to use. But does it really succeed at fulfilling its desires, or does it become a nuisance (pun intended) instead?

Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

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OSS In January of 2008, software code at the heart of GNU/Linux 3D applications was discovered to be non-free—a potential disaster for free software advocates hoping to see advanced graphical acceleration now common on modern operating systems.

distro bloggings

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  • Making the Switch from Debian to Ubuntu and Back Again

  • Installing OpenSUSE 10.3 onto a HP nc4010
  • 24 hours with t' Intrepid Alpha

Mandriva unveils Linux for netbooks

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MDV Linux publisher Mandriva has unveiled a version of its platform designed specifically for the new breed of mini laptops.

Canonical Opens Codec Sales and Potential Can of Worms

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Ubuntu It feels the most positive word that can be applied to this announcement is "bittersweet." There are many more colorfully negative words that are applicable, as well.

Ubuntu's BulletProofX Takes Simpler Step Forward

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Ubuntu Introduced in Ubuntu 7.10 was a feature known as BulletProofX, which provides a fail-safe mode that is by default used when the X server fails to properly initialize. In this original implementation, it would default back to using the VESA display driver. This Canonical implementation also had frustrated other users.

Life without walls.

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Microsoft Life without walls is the title of microsoft's new advertising campaign. It is yet another example of microsoft taking someone else's idea and trying to claim it as their own. This has put me in rant mode because for a long time there has been a quote floating around in the Linux camp.

Canonical Store: Worthless

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meandubuntu.wordpress: Sh*t like this just makes me so mad. The Canonical Store won’t let me place an order, and just ignores any attempts I make to contact them. lineup ready to go

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Linux The organising committee for (LCA) have finalised the program for the conference to be held at the University of Tasmania's Sandy Bay campus from January 19-24.

Some things that bother me on open source/free software

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OSS First I have to say i’m happy with openSUSE 11.0. Everything start on sunny day i’m happy installing openSUSE 11.0 from x84_86 DVD. Everything goes fine and smooth. Then I set up LTSP5.

today's leftovers

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  • Symbian: Linux unfit for mobile phones

  • Extremely easy driver installation
  • Microsoft blackouts… Software Freedom
  • Linux will be getting more attention from software companies
  • Where Do YOU Send Netbook Users For Help?
  • Drupal developer Barry Jaspan discusses Acquia (video)
  • New Zeeland government using Drupal
  • If not Google, which corporation best champions open source?
  • Planned power outage in Raleigh Delays Fedora Beta
  • Minds Meet to Mull Linux Marketing
  • Free Software Shouldn't Mean You Can't Make a Buck
  • Comparing Server Virtualization Solutions
  • What’s behind GregKH’s (latest) Rant?

some howtos:

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  • How to restore GRUB with an Ubuntu Live CD

  • How to make your application appear in the Add/Remove tool
  • Tar remote dir over SSH
  • Using wine to run windows application on openSUSE 11
  • Nokia E71 as a USB or Bluetooth 3G Data Modem on Linux
  • Mailman and Exim4
  • Combinations Vs. Permutations On Linux and Unix
  • How to View .Chm files in Linux
  • How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

A new Linux landscape

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Linux A FEW years ago, the open-source operating system Linux was well known to techies, and barely known to the person on the street. It wasn't the easiest system to install or use for typical computer users. Well, Linux has arrived.

Welcome to the new browser wars

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Software I feel like I've just jumped into the Wayback Machine and landed in 1997. The Spice Girls are playing on the radio. Everyone and their dog is taking a dot-com public. And, oh yes, Netscape and Microsoft are at each others' throats, fighting for control of the browser markets.

Switched From Ubuntu To Gentoo

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clintonskakun.wordpress: Ubuntu has served me well for a few months, I think it was April when I started using it. I have to say Ubuntu is one of my favorite Linux distributions. It’s great for people who are new to Linux or have been using Windows for a long time and want to try out something different or more reliable.

IEs4Linux lets you install Internet Explorer under Linux

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Software Because a large portion of end user machines attached to the Internet are Windows machines, Web developers have no choice but to develop Web applications that, while they don't necessarily rely on Microsoft technology, do have to work properly with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. That usually means developers require a Windows installation at their disposal.

Linux alternatives to Windows SBS part one

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Software I've claimed that Microsoft's Small Business Server (SBS) is hampered by its built-in limitations. These constraints have been designed in. Why would you opt for SBS when you could have it all using Linux? It's time to put my money where my mouth is. Here's what I look for in a Linux-based solution and starting today not one, but five, options to pick from.

What Mozilla Means to Me

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Moz/FF When I talk to my friends and family about Mozilla, I notice that they all have different perceptions of what Mozilla is. Looking at Mozilla’s Wikipedia entry doesn’t shed much light on things either, as it’s largely a glorified disambiguation page that attempts to clarify the word’s many different meanings over time.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6 Screenshots

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Ubuntu Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 has been released as the final alpha build for Intrepid Ibex. This release ships with the latest GNOME 2.24 and Linux 2.6.27 bits along with X Server 1.5.0.

some shorts

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  • Ubuntu-ZA LoCoTeam gets new leader

  • Slax: Your Pocket Operating System
  • Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
  • When 3?
  • 32 times faster deleting your home directory
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