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Story Fedora 18 Can we ever be totally free srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 6:17pm
Story Open Source Is Old School, Says The GitHub Generation srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 6:15pm
Story Cut Yourself a Tasty Slice of Gnome-Pie App Launcher srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 4:57pm
Story Open Recall: Scratch 2.0, plans for Vim 7.4, more srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 4:54pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 4:54am
Story Raspberry Pi gets photo and video srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 12:50am
Story I ditched Windows 8 and went Ubuntu by mistake srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 12:47am
Story Open Source Software: It’s Eating the World srlinuxx 14/05/2013 - 10:25pm
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 316 srlinuxx 14/05/2013 - 10:23pm
Poll My Fav Desktop 2013 srlinuxx 14/05/2013 - 6:12pm

Could the EEE 900 be the School Computer of the Future?

hartmansblog.blogspot: My eee 900 test unit arrived on May 19th, exactly one week after the official release day. I literally ran down the stairs to the office when I saw that it had been "delivered" and the reaction from all the office ladies and parents was exactly what I had come to expect after reading about the little machine all over the net: intrigue, excitement, and enthusiasm. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited too, but I sobered up pretty quick.

GIMP 2.4.6 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.6 is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series. No new features are being added here, just bug-fixes.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open Source Making the Grade in Higher Education

  • One more take against the Brownian movement of the Linux desktop
  • Competition returns to the Linux market: Novell's Linux business up 31 percent
  • Confessions of an open source free rider
  • Colombia signs up for XO laptops
  • Group interview: a graphic view of the open hardware movement. Part 2: technical and social issues
  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 RC 1
  • 1-Click-Install for Codecs in openSUSE 11.0 RC1
  • openSUSE 11.0 RC1 Resolves 1.118 Bugs
  • The most important open-source projects...to Google
  • UK developers prefer open source
  • How to Set Up a VNC Server In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

The Ubuntu experience

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Ubuntu

nunobrito1981.blogspot: Mac's are not really a solution for me but I do miss all the eye-candy sizzling features of the MacOS and wanted to move ahead to a safer platform. Then I remembered, if I still wanted to try something similar why not Ubuntu?

Mandriva 2008 Spring Powerpack - A great Easy OS

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MDV

reviewlinux.com: Mandriva 2008 Spring Powerpack is a great, easy Linux OS to use. Mandiva's subscription service is a bonus and worth the money. Just a few less coffees a year and you too can get on board with Mandriva!

Review– PCLOS derivative TinyMe

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PCLOS

pariah73.wordpress: I came across this TinyMe version of PCLOS and was fascinated enough to try it…why bother? Yes, I have 768MB RAM now, but honestly it’s not really enough for Linux Mint and I do tire of hearing my fan (loudly sometimes) all the time..so I downloaded TinyMe and made myself a nifty little boot disk. I rebooted with my new “Live CD” and away I go…

Why would you want to try Linux?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Why? It's the most prevalent question in the human language as I see it, if you disagree you've probably never had a 2-4 year old child. Why should I want to try Linux? I hear this question all the time now.To answer that properly lets try to understand what Linux is and is not.

XP versus Arch

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OS

celettu.wordpress: A couple of days ago I installed Arch Linux on an old PC, with IceWM as the window manager, and made it look like Vista. At the end of the article, I promised I’d compare the performance that PC with that of a PC with Windows XP on it, and post the results.

Brazil Appeals OOXML Too! Asks Approval Be Reconsidered

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OSS

groklaw.net: South Africa was the first, but not the last. Now Brazil has sent a letter protesting the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard also, and Andy Updegrove says he has heard there will be more.

VIA’s unfortuante open source deja vu

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Hardware
OSS

blogs.the451group: Deja vu, the experience of experiencing something that you feel you’ve experienced before, hit me while reading about hardware maker VIA and its latest forays and fumbles in open source.

“OS Wars: The Movie” - Cast Of Actors

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OS

bizriver.com: In a not too distant present, at a not too distant Interweb, you will bear witness to one of the greatest dramas of our time. An epic battle between equally powerful forces as they struggle for dominance and the hearts and minds of the “Now” generation. I introduce to you, now, the cast of “OS Wars: The Movie”

Linux File Systems: Ready for the Future?

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Linux

earthweb.com: My article three weeks ago on Linux file systems set off a firestorm unlike any other I've written in the decade I've been writing on storage and technology issues. My intentions were to relate my experience as an HPC storage consultant and my knowledge of file systems and operating systems to advise readers on the best course of action.

Hands on: Plasma continues to advance in KDE 4.1 beta 1

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The KDE development community has issued the first official KDE 4.1 beta. This release includes the Kontact PIM suite and significant improvements to KDE's Plasma desktop layer.

Give Me 3 Synths, Part 3

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In this final installment to the series I'll double your reading pleasure by presenting two new Linux softsynths. Such a deal, two reviews for the price of one!

Quick look at Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 Remix

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KDE
Ubuntu

Frederik's Blog: A few weeks ago, a researcher at work received a new HP 6910p laptop. As he's a Kubuntu Linux user, we decided to try the new Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 remix to get an idea of all the new features in KDE 4.

The Browser Wars : Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer and Flock

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Software

aren-fly.blogspot: Things have finally started moving back towards a level playing field. Internet Explorer’s dominancy is no longer absolute, and web surfers now have lots of choice when deciding which browser they should use.

Novell ushers in Moonlight

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Software

linux.com: Earlier this month Novell quietly released Moonlight -- a Linux client for Microsoft's Silverlight technology. Silverlight is a .Net-based cross-browser, cross-platform plugin for delivering rich media to the Internet. In a nutshell, it is Microsoft's version of Adobe Flash.

Also: Mono, The Road To Hell: Final Proof

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Add a Feature to Perl 5

  • Install Nvidia Video Drivers and AWN on Fedora 9
  • Screencasts in Ubuntu, part 1
  • Add keyboard shortcuts with KeyTouch
  • Ebuild Protip: Use emerge --debug to figure out what's happening
  • Linux / UNIX View Only Configuration File Directives
  • Argument list too long
  • Ubuntu Tip:How To Get Flash Working in Opera 9.27

Firefox 3 will Kill 3 Birds with 1 Stone

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: The release date of the third major edition of the hottest web browser on the planet is just around the corner. Firefox has really come a long way and has already revolutionized the way people browse the web. Let's look ahead and analyze the potential impact of this forthcoming mega release.

Also: Firefox 3: The Semantic Web Browser?

Interview: Joel Cohen, writer and associate producer of The Simpsons

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Linux
Interviews

redhatmagazine.com: Joel Cohen is an Emmy award-winning writer and associate producer of The Simpsons. He’s also a keynote speaker at the Red Hat Summit this June. The show is all hand-drawn and digitally animated, and the movie was too. For that purpose, crudely animated scenes were produced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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