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Story more odds & ends: srlinuxx 09/05/2013 - 9:48pm
Story What I Do after Installing Ubuntu srlinuxx 09/05/2013 - 7:30pm
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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 09/05/2013 - 6:05am
Story Sharpening in digiKam srlinuxx 09/05/2013 - 5:00am
Story Korora 18: A screenshot tour srlinuxx 09/05/2013 - 4:50am
Story Ubuntu Wins Our “Tablet OS” Poll srlinuxx 09/05/2013 - 4:43am
Story Good news: Debian 7 is rock solid. srlinuxx 09/05/2013 - 2:34am
Story some more leftovers: srlinuxx 08/05/2013 - 11:32pm
Story Debian 7: The New Upstream srlinuxx 08/05/2013 - 10:43pm

Browser faceoff: IE vs Firefox vs Opera vs Safari

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Software

zdnet.com.au: Web 2.0, with its complex sites and rich Ajax applications, is an increasingly demanding platform for a browser. In this review feature, we look at how the leading browsers measure up.

Linux filesystem defragmentation flame war

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Misc

ducea.com: Earlier this week I’ve read this article: “Defragmentation of Linux Filesystems“. The title and the headline made me interested enough, to go ahead and read it and see if there was something there to show me that linux filesystems do need defragmentation. The result was that I was not convinced at all. Still the reason for this post is not a technical one, but a human one.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A Review of Open Office 3.0 Beta

  • Open Source Forum Shootout - bbPress
  • Three sitemap generators for WordPress
  • Trying out Linux the really easy way: VMware Player
  • Alt OS: running OpenSolaris, Syllable, and Haiku on the Eee
  • NASA taking open source into space
  • Ray Ozzie is afraid of open source, but why?
  • Get acquainted with open source analyst Raven Zachary (video)
  • Universities Embrace Open Source IT Monitoring
  • More efficient Ubuntu membership approval process
  • KDE at LinuxTag 2008 - Day 1
  • Hospital dumps Microsoft Exchange for Linux-based clone
  • The sum of Microsoft’s fears
  • Setting up Gentoo
  • Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter #128

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers with Linux 2.6.25

  • Test KDE 4.1 Beta 1 with KDE4Daily
  • Ubuntu: Enabling Broadcom BCM43xx Based Wireless
  • Got Java plugin working under Ubuntu 8.04
  • Display a calendar in UNIX
  • Recovering Ubuntu after installing Windows
  • Simple Shell One-Liner To Enumerate File Types In Linux and Unix

2008 Fav Desktop

KDE
46% (698 votes)
GNOME
39% (588 votes)
XFCE
6% (87 votes)
Enlightenment
3% (43 votes)
*box
4% (53 votes)
other
2% (33 votes)
Total votes: 1502

Forget the Heron; what's new in Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex?

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Ubuntu, arguably the most popular Linux distribution today, came out with its 8.04 release last month, dubbed Hardy Heron. That's passé now; here’s the low down on what the future holds this October with Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex.

The Shuttleworth Foundation Supports South Africa's Appeal Against OOXML

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OSS

groklaw.net: The Shuttleworth Foundation has sent out a press relase explaining what it believes is wrong with OOXML as a standard, and stating its conviction that the the South Africa Bureau of Standards has a strong case for appeal.

KDE 4.1: Have it Our Way

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KDE

practical-tech.com: Over the years, I’ve grown quite fond of KDE for my Linux desktops. To me, it offered the right combination of ease of use and access to Linux’s power-user resources. Now, though, one of the forthcoming changes in KDE 5.1 is already annoying me and it’s barely in beta.

GNOME 2.22.2 Released

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Software

This is the second update to GNOME 2.22. Come and see all the bug fixing,
all the new translations and all the updated documentation brought to
you by the wonderful team of GNOME contributors! A lot of work has been
done in the stable branch to make it even more solid than it was.

Low-cost Linux laptop targets British schools

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Elonex is taking orders for a sub-$200 Linux-based laptop aimed at the British educational market. Based on a 300MHz processor, likely ARM-based, the Elonex One includes WiFi, Ethernet, Flash storage, USB, and a 7-inch, 800 x 480 detachable touch display.

Banshee learns to sing

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Software

downloadsquad.com: We've always been fond of Amarok. We recently discovered a contender to the title of most loved Linux media player, the ominously named Banshee. Fortunately, Banshee doesn't involve listening to shrieking demons, unless that's your genre of choice.

Amarok 2 Gets Music Video Support

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Software

kde.org: over the last few days I've been working on a video applet for Amarok 2, allowing you to view music videos directly in Amarok's new context view.

Mozilla guns for Guinness world record with Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla aims to make Firefox 3 a record breaker. It wants the release of the next version of its flagship open source browser to be accompanied by a record for the most software downloads in a single 24-hour period.

NVIDIA 173.14.05 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: NVIDIA's last Linux display driver release was just shy of two months ago when they had unveiled the 173.08 Beta driver with compatibility for the GeForce 9800 series and other new GeForce 9 parts. NVIDIA this morning has released the 173.14.05 driver, which marks the return to their old naming convention, but it doesn't bring many changes compared to the recent beta releases and just a regurgitated release announcement.

Microsoft’s deceptive advertising, again.

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Microsoft
OSS
  • Microsoft’s deceptive advertising, again.

  • Microsoft seeks open-source community manager
  • Ozzie: Open source is greatest threat to Microsoft

Order From Chaos: Choosing A Linux Distribution

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Linux

bizriver.com: Choosing a Linux distribution from the dozens, if not hundreds, of available options can be a daunting and confusing proposition. What is the best distro? What are the differences between distros? How do I choose? These are all good questions. In this multi-part article, I will give you my opinion and guidelines for choosing.

3 Ways To Linux For The Weak Of Heart

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Linux

pcmech.com: Making the switch from Microsoft Windows or Apple’s OS X to Linux can be a daunting proposition for most people. There are a lot of negative myths, half truths and misinformation out there that scare many people off. Fortunately there are several ways to experiment with, and get to know, Linux that will not change your system as it is now.

Ubuntu 8.04 - keep up the good work

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Ubuntu

arijitsarkar.wordpress: Let me admit that I’m not an Ubuntu fan. This is not because that it’s getting all the limelight in the Linux world and I am a Fedora user. I don’t use it much becuase it’s too user-friendly. Yes, it’s so user-friendly that I’m not getting the fun of using Linux.

And:

  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04
  • My Take on Ubuntu

Linux is ready for your desktop, and your business

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Linux

pcadvisor.co.uk/blogs: Linux? That's only for geeks, right? Like its forerunner Unix it conjures up visions of terminal windows and cryptic commands.

Qt 4.3.5: Two steps back and one step forward

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Software

trolltech.com/blogs: Earlier this month, we released the single, largest release of Qt since the 4.0.0 release two years ago. Qt 4.4.0 is the result of 10 months of hard work by the Trolls, including numerous distractions. And while it’s being digested by our clients and users, we’re working on Qt 4.4.1, which will include fixes for bugs that were already known at the time of the 4.4.0 release, as well as some that people have reported.

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