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Story 7 Most Notorious Computer Hacker Groups of All Time srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 3:29pm
Story Impact of ext4′s discard option on my SSD srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 3:25pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 6:11am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 6:04am
Story Linux Mint 10 KDE and the future of the traditional Linux desktop srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 5:55am
Story New Firefox Aurora 7 Looks Promising srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 5:53am
Story Web Stats for June, 2011 srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 3:08am
Story Plasma Active Trims Down srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 3:04am
Story Bravo, Sabayon! srlinuxx 08/07/2011 - 12:53am
Story Linux-based system tries to tame San Francisco traffic srlinuxx 07/07/2011 - 11:50pm

WiFi in Xfce: How to Setup?

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linuxmini: Wifi-radar is a tool intended to configure easily your interface wifi, and will allow you to connect to your wifi network. Wifi-radar is available in the menu Xfce, in the Network submenu.

Installing Gentoo on an Intel DG33FB mainboard

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moving-innovations.com/blog: When the server arrived earlier this week I thought it’d be a matter of simply popping in a Gentoo minimal install CD, running through the installation steps, and be done with it. So I popped in the CD. Rebooted the machine. Nothing happened.

Open Source Relational Databases

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o'reilly onlamp: How many open source relational databases can you name? I can already imagine many of you saying “bulls**t”, what about MySQL and PostgreSQL?” (to name just two), but those are just databases, not relational databases.

Compiling latest Hugin on OpenSuSE 10.3

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thepanoramablog.blogspot.com: Good news: with openSuSE 10.3, most dependent libraries of Hugin 07.beta are in the correct state, so here's a quick roundup how to get and install:

How to: Linux check IDE / SATA hard disk transfer speed

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nixcraft: So how do you find out how fast is your hard disk under Linux? Is it running at SATA I (150 MB/s) or SATA II (300 MB/s) speed w/o opening computer case or chassis?

Lamest Computer Movie

Locating Linux-loyal Laptops

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Linux

iTWire: A look through most department store catalogues reveals a bevy of alleged “deal” laptops; you know the type – cheap and cheerful, sub-$1,000 – but far from bleeding-edge specs. These may be naff at resource-hungry Windows apps but can be a great Linux machine for no extra cost. But can you check out any hardware gotchas prior to purchase, and be sure the Penguin will run?

An interview with bapoumba

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress.com: Part of the real benefit of Ubuntu and the ‘forums, is that so many people from so many backgrounds and cultures are drawn together by a common interest. bapoumba is a moderator who has a distinctly different perspective on many of the issues that surround Linux, Ubuntu and the community that has grown up with it.

Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin

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HowTos

UNetbootin is a tool that allows you to install various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, ArchLinux) from a Windows or a Linux desktop over the internet (i.e., you do not need to burn the Ubuntu, Fedora, ... CDs).

Mandriva 2008 stuff: Early seeding begins

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MDV

adamw’s blog: We got 2008 (mostly) finalized today. Well, tomorrow morning, Paris time. I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks - 2008 is shaping up to be a really killer release.

Linux: High Idle Load Average

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Linux

kernelTRAP: When a Linux user reported a repeatedly high load average on an idle server, tracking the problem to a specific patch labeled, "user of the jiffies rounding code", Andrew Morton replied, "this is unexpected. High load average is due to either a task chewing a lot of CPU time or a task stuck in uninterruptible sleep."

Also: Forcedeth Improvements

hpodder: a podcast client that just works.

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DPotD: hpodder is a command-line podcast client that just works. The command arguments are simple to master and allow for flexibility in downloading.

People Behind KDE: Summer of Code 2007 (4/4)

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KDE

People Behind KDE releases the fourth and final interview in its series of interviews with students who are working on KDE as part of the Google Summer of Code 2007 - meet Marijn Kruisselbrink, Alexandr Goncearenco, Emanuele Tamponi and Vladimir Kuznetsov!

Ubuntu Linux comments

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Ubuntu

tips.vlaurie.com: A few months ago I installed Ubuntu Linux on an old PC using the free standard distribution CD. I am very impressed with it and thought I would tell you the things about it that I like.

Also: Ubuntu on a USB stick with XPS 720
And: Ubuntu 7.10: Changing Nautilus' view pane background

Is Linux right for your mother?

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blogs.cnet.com: One of the advantages of Apple Macintosh computers is that simply by not being Windows, they are immune to the plague of malware (malicious software) that constantly strikes at Windows based machines. Linux has this advantage too, plus it's cheaper. A computer running Linux may be ugly compared to a Mac, but it can cost in the neighborhood of 20% as much (more on this later).

OpenSuse 10.3 Has Its Good Points

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SUSE

krizka.net: Last week I posted a harsh review about OpenSuse 10.3, but I also pointed out that there were some good things about it. Here is a quick summary of what I enjoyed during my excursion with this GNU/Linux distribution.

some shorts

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  • Gutsy bug reporting

  • xchat fun with festival!
  • Gentoo

ASUS Motherboard Ships With Embedded Linux, Web Browser

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Linux
Hardware

Phoronix: The good folks over at ASUS have sent over the P5E3 Deluxe, which is based upon Intel's new X38 Chipset and continues in the usual ASUS fashion of pushing new (and often unexpected) innovations onto the motherboard. Without spoiling the review of this motherboard that will be published shortly, the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe is one of the most innovative motherboards we have seen to date and it packs one very exciting and unusual feature.

Compiz fusion slow on nvidia

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onlinedev.blogspot: I used compiz fusion on a old laptop. There it seemed to work very fast and good. Now recently I bought a new laptop. Normally it should be much faster, because I now have dualcore and a Nvidia 8600 GT. After installing compiz fusion it was just slower than my previous computer.

Sinking Deeper - Continued Impressions of Kubuntu

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ubuntu-tutorials.com: Well I am a bit pleasantly surprised to say that I’m very much enjoying my time in KDE right now. There are some bugs, as is to be expected, but for the most part I’m continuing to be very productive and I’m learning a lot.

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