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Story Reach your matching limits, with Mahjongg! srlinuxx 19/06/2012 - 9:43pm
Story Microsoft supports Linux desktop srlinuxx 19/06/2012 - 9:42pm
Story Fedora 18 Will Preview A New Package Manager srlinuxx 19/06/2012 - 9:41pm
Blog entry Microsoft just failed with it's latest hardware offering.. fieldyweb 19/06/2012 - 8:45pm
Story 25 Things I did After Installing Ubuntu 12.04 srlinuxx 19/06/2012 - 6:30pm
Story Fedora 17 Review (KDE & GNOME) srlinuxx 19/06/2012 - 6:28pm
Story How to Watch Free TV Shows on Ubuntu srlinuxx 19/06/2012 - 6:05pm
Story Red Hat Expansion Begins srlinuxx 19/06/2012 - 6:03pm
Story Linus to Nvidia: Yawn srlinuxx 19/06/2012 - 5:58pm
Blog entry Fedora 17 KDE review finid 19/06/2012 - 5:49pm

Laptop Review: Dell XPS m1330n (Ubuntu Pre-Installed)

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Linux
Hardware

adventuresinopensource: I finally got my shiny new Dell XPS m1330 laptop recently and I have to say I really love it. It's very nice to be able to order a new laptop from a large manufacturer with Linux pre-installed, especially as a home user, it's been an easier option for enterprise customers for a while now I think.

If Linux Distributions Were Women

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Linux
Humor

computersight.com: If Red Hat were a woman... Red Hat is the first of three sisters--Fedora and CentOS--and the bossiest. She pretends to have money, and her family has definitely been involved in plenty of businesses, but everyone knows she's doesn't.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Gets An XRandR GUI

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Software

phoronix.com: A week ago, Canonical's Bryce Harrington had pushed an XRandR GUI into Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, which can now be found inside Alpha 6. This utility facilitates the dynamic management of displays using the RandR 1.2 extension.

New Compiz Fusion Animations!

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Software

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: The three new animations are called, helix, blinds, and sandstorm. There are some preview videos of them on youtube.

Cool Ubuntu Projects on Launchpad

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Web

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: For those not familiar, Launchpad is a free software hosting and development website. One thing I like about services such as these, is that I often find interesting (and usable) projects. Let’s see what Ubuntu based projects are hosted on Launchpad:

KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd March 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Work on WebKit integration, the ability to access Plasma data engines in Plasmoids rendered through WebKit, and a HDDtemp daemon data engine are added to Plasma, plus work on Plasmoid packaging and KRunner. Items can now be dragged from the Kickoff menu to the desktop or the panel.

Compiz-Fusion Community News for February 9, 2008

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: There are some more new features for you users out there and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them! Among the highlights are: Session manager integration and support, New animations, Compiz Desktop Menu, and 0.7.2 Development release.

Microsoft promises ODF, OOXML interoperability

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OSS

itwire.com: In the wake of the ISO rejecting Microsoft's OOXML document format as an international standard, Microsoft has launched its Document Interoperability Initiative pledging to work with industry to ensure its document formats remain interchangeable with industry standards.

Is Canonical Being Tricky?

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: If Canonical are making a point of using pre-LTS releases as a crash-test, that's an interesting strategy to pursue. But it's a stupid one if they're not going to communicate it to end users, and ever more stupid if they're claiming that every release is as good as every other!

flirting with Arch

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Linux

silentp33r.wordpress: I recently made the move from ubuntu to arch linux. i kept asking people to sugguest me a good distro. i told em all i want is that to be a simple, well documented… one. someone recommended me arch.

some shorts and stuff:

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News
  • ‘It’s Linux, B-tch!’

  • A better Sound Mixer
  • Update Multiple Machines Without Killing Your Bandwidth
  • Rediscovering Mandriva
  • Gentoo and Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E - part 4: Wireless
  • The Code for Two New Compiz Animations
  • Compiz works too!?
  • Foresight 2.0 brings removal of multimedia codecs
  • Mandriva 2008 Gettin' (Almost) All The Love

Alternative web browsers - safer surfing?

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Software

earthtimes.org: Web browsers are like surfboards for internet users. Internet Explorer is still the most widely distributed browser, but it doesn't take much scratching beneath the surface to discover that other programs provide better protection from phishers and other cyber-criminals.

First Impressions of the Dell Vostro 1400

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Hardware

loupgaroublond.blogspot: Installing Fedora was a breeze, being familiar with the process. The Fedora installer went without any hiccups. The only difficulties were in keeping Wintendo intact. Rebooting into Windows though was scary.

Fedora 9 Rawhide Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix.com: The beta release of Fedora 9 has been pushed back another week to March 20, because of stability issues, but to see the progress made by the Fedora / Red Hat developers we did a clean Rawhide installation.

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • X61 Suspend On Linux Works Perfectly

  • Ubuntu Hardy Alpha 6 plus some great personal finance software
  • Trying Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha VI
  • Ubuntu Wall of Shame
  • I have Ubuntu installed again

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Networking 1: server work load balancing with multiple NICs

  • How to Burn a CD’s/DVD’s in Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu wiki editing made easy
  • Suspending Compiz
  • How to create software patches on Linux/Unix
  • How to setup Internet Connections in Ubuntu
  • What Linux distribution it is

Things to do in Emacs when you're bored...

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Humor

penguinpetes.com: Start a conversation between Eliza and Zippy. It's easy; just "Meta-X doctor", then for the reply line, hit "Ctrl-U Meta-X yow" and hit return twice.

BBC iPlayer on GNU/Linux without Flash using only free software

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HowTos

exploringfreedom.org: The BBC is funded by every single household with a TV in the UK (except old people). iPlayer is a platform for watching BBC shows you've missed. Initially iPlayer was Windows XP only, then, they released a Flash version, but as Flash isn't free software.

FREE software for your home office

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Software

thesudburystar.com: Last week I wrote about the wealth of free software applications on the world wide web. To follow up on that, here is a small sampling of some of the popular ones.

Ubuntu 8.04 Will The Hardy Heron Bear Fruit?

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com/theoracle: With the problems of Vista, the end of the availability of XP, and the lack of Apple to see the light and open up OS X to non-Apple hardware, much is expected of the next release of the most popular consumer Linux distribution. If Heron is indeed hardy, it could be the most important release of any non-Microsoft operating system ever.

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