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What’s new in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

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Ubuntu Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been scheduled to be released 10 October 2010 (10/10/10) and most of the changes have been already implemented as it is heading for the 3rd Alpha release in August 5th.

KDE 4.5 Screenshot Tour

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KDE KDE 4.5 is coming out in August but I simply couldn’t wait to try it out a few days before the release. Hence, I got my hands on the Release Candidate v2.

Friday Five: Red Hat’s Max McLaren

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Interviews Max McLaren has for the past five years been pushing the cause of open source software in Australia in his role as general manager of Red Hat in Australia and New Zealand

Sabayon 5.3 LXDE Screenshots

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Linux I recently tried the new Sabayon 5.3 LXDE release and found it to be lightweight yet still hold up Sabayon’s feature packed, out-of-the-box way of doing things.

Linux-based Hard Drive Data Recovery Tools

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Software Linux-based Hard Drive Data Recovery Tools: If your hard drive is unbootable due to corrupt partition tables, computer viruses, system errors, and other non-mechanical issues, you may consider using a hard drive data recovery tool to save your precious files or data from being permanently wiped out.


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Linux Yet another recovery OS has been updated this month. SystemRescueCD 1.5.8 is a minor update (the 2nd release in 3 weeks) to provide new standard kernels (, alternative kernels ( and a new version of the gparted package.

Basket – A Multi-Purpose Note Pad For KDE

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Software Basket Note Pads is a multipurpose note-taking application for KDE. Business people can use it to keep track of important tasks and notes.

Remember the year of the Linux desktop?

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all-things-linux.blogspot: It´s a long standing joke, but I think two or three years ago people stopped claiming next year will be the year of the Linux desktop. Not sure why that is.

Mandriva One 2010 Spring KDE

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MDV When I optimistically downloaded the 690MB ISO file from Mandriva’s website, I had high hopes that this version would improve the steadily degrading once immensely popular GNU/Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 10.04: A Second Look

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  • Ubuntu 10.04: A Second Look
  • Linux Mint 9 KDE Review and Screenshots

Warning: Five Things to Know Before Switching to Linux

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Microsoft A happy customer might tell someone. An unhappy customer tells everyone. Converting to Linux before taking a dose of reality might make you a very unhappy customer. Linux isn't for everyone-yet.

Linux is dough, windows is glass.

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Microsoft The thing with operating systems, any operating system, is that they have logic errors. In other words they have bugs. The most important thing is how does the operating system handle this crash.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 5) - Drivers

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Linux Expanded support for USB 3.0, a new subsystem for the use of infra-red remote controls, and an EDAC driver for Nehalem processors are just a few of the many new or improved drivers.

New GNOME Shell Mockups

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  • New GNOME Shell Mockups Look Like Unity, Nautilus Elementary
  • GNOME Shell Mockup - Pretty Beast

Spotlight on Linux: SimplyMEPIS 8.5.x

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Linux SimplyMEPIS is a simply wonderful distribution. It was the first to offer a complete out of the box experience all tied up in a pretty package. It would be fair to say that it was probably the inspiration for many of the easy-to-use distributions available today.

New Kubuntu website is live!

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dohbuoy.wordpress: The Kubuntu team have remodeled their abode, with astounding results.

Dell and HP to Resell All Three Oracle Operating Systems

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(PR): Oracle today announced Dell and HP will certify and resell Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM on their respective x86 platforms.

today's leftovers:

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  • Red Hat Deepens Commitment in Asia-Pacific Region
  • Linux Storm: Stormy Peters (interview)
  • Interview Authors of "UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook"
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #203
  • What Happens
  • Lockheed Martin goes open source, people freak out
  • Don't buy the hype (Novell vs Ubuntu)
  • Irssi - A Really Good IRC Client
  • Criteria and documentation
  • Hybrid licensing strategies for open source monetization
  • Linux Format wallpapers Updated
  • Compact POS devices run SUSE Linux
  • FreeBSD Foundation Newsletter, July 27, 2010
  • What's in a License?
  • Open source installer offered for Plug Computer
  • Drupal 7 beta due in early August
  • Complementary and Collaborative Apps
  • New Benefits for Linux Foundation Members

some howtos:

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  • Using ALSA to Control Linux Audio
  • Install Flashget and configure Firefox plugin
  • LPI 101 - Linux certification practice exam
  • Terminator and CDargs: Two Great Command Line Tools
  • Investigate GNU/Linux box for io latency and network clogs
  • Python development masterclass
  • Emacs Macro Tutorial: How to Record and Play
  • Going fast with DWM
  • Converting Images with ImageMagick
  • Compress / Uncompress files using bzip2

The Ubuntu Software Management- A little clarification

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Ubuntu One of the greatest strengths of Linux over other OS is the centralized software and update management tools that come built in. However, I noted a common misconception.

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Games: Valve, Modernisation in Google Summer of Code, Trigger Happy Havoc

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    Valve released today a new Steam Client stable update for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows, bringing long-anticipated features and improvements, along with numerous bug fixes.
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Benchmarks

Last week on Pi Day marked the release of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with a slightly higher clocked Cortex-A53 processors, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi, faster Ethernet, and other minor enhancements over its predecessor. I've been spending the past few days putting the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ through its paces the past few days with an array of benchmarks while comparing the performance to other ARM SBCs as well as a few lower-end Intel x86 systems too. Here is all you need to know about the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ performance. Read more