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Story Is Cinnamon a worthy replacement for Ubuntu Unity? Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 4:33pm
Story Firefox to Green Light Voice and Video Features Via WebRTC Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 4:22pm
Story Deepin's Functionality Is a Bit Too Shallow Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:39am
Story Building The Linux Kernel With LLVM's Clang Yields Comparable Performance Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:31am
Story Kali Linux 1.0.7 review Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:25am
Story Ubuntu Phone OS vs. Mozilla Firefox OS Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:13am
Story Linux Foundation flings two full-time developers at OpenSSL Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:05am
Story First Look Unreal Tournament, Tangiers Trailer, and Ubuntu Surface Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 5:55am
Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 3:59am
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 3:58am

Spot-on Unix command-line productivity tips

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Linux

Using UNIX in a day-to-day office setting doesn't have to be clumsy. The first step toward increasing your office productivity using the UNIX command line is to take a close look at your current day-to-day habits.

20 “Really Cool” Netbook-optimized Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: If you happen to own a netbook, it is best to use medium-sized wallpapers that are optimized for small display. Because of that, I decided to collect and share to you all some really fresh, cool, and cute Linux wallpapers that will surely look good on any netbook monitor.

Where is all the Linux news from CES?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Last year CES practically seemed like some sort of Linux show. It seemed like every company had their own netbook - based on Linux, of course. This year is not like that.

Boxee: Open Source Connected TV

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Software

pcworld.com: One of the clear trends at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the proliferation of ways to get Internet-based content onto your TV. But I’ve seen only one system that’s free (as in both speech and beer) and doesn’t seem to restrict where you get content: Boxee.

today's leftovers

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News
  • TrueCrypt 6.1 Install Guide For Fedora 10

  • A gentle introduction to video encoding, part 5: constraints
  • Fixing sound-juicer segmentation faults when clicking "Preferences"
  • Adding fonts to OpenOffice.org on Linux with 'spadmin.bin'
  • openSUSE Network Installation/Upgrade Without CD/DVD
  • Adding more to less
  • Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 on Gentoo
  • type - Linux command to know how a word will be interpreted
  • Is your firewall IPv6 aware?
  • Funtoo Portage is now Git-Friendly
  • NVIDIA 180.22 Linux Driver Released
  • Open source is liberal? Nah
  • The_Source I interview Elizabeth Garbee from Ohio Linuxfest 2008
  • WiFi digital camera runs Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Bootchart
  • Palm Pre hands-on: video
  • Hardest-to-understand EULA *ever* when you install WoW on GNU/Linux
  • Interview with Ubuntu Developer Jordan Mantha
  • Linux script to collect system statistics and send to your email
  • Grub Password-protection
  • How to overclock Nvidia cards in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 & 9.04
  • Using Sudo
  • OpenSSL accepts forged certificates

Kubuntu 8.10 vs Mepis 7.9.94 vs Puppy 4.1.2

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Linux

desktoplinux.wordpress: How about a smack down between 3 of my favorite distros?

OpenOffice Gripes

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OOo

workswithu.com: It’s paper-writing time again, which means I’ve spent many long hours lately with OpenOffice Writer (for now, I’m still using version 2.4). Writer is a great application and a useful tool for getting work done. But there are some components that I continue to find endlessly frustrating, namely…

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 code freeze slated for Jan 13 — maybe

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Moz/FF

Paula Rooney: The code freeze for the third beta of Firefox 3.1 is scheduled for next Tuesday but could slip if Javascript bugs are not resolved soon.

Easy Peasy Eeebuntu Netbooks

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Linux

Recently I purchased an eeepc 1000H and was quite impressed with the new and different operating system. I hail from a windows only background and anything apart from the Microsoft offerings I have left well alone, until NOW.

ReactOS Attempts to Clone Windows--A Heapin' Helpin' of Chutzpah!

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OS

ostatic.com/blog: Now here is an open source (or at least partially open source) project that may have a strong chance of drawing legal action from Microsoft: ReactOS.

How to Learn Linux - Part I

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Linux

lovehateubuntu.blogspot: The first step to learning Linux is actually installing it. There are some pre-requisites to installing it yourself, as there would be with installing any operating system: you need some computer know-how.

The Netbook Experience Is A Little Less Shiny Right Now

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Linux
Hardware

Caitlyn Martin: During the holidays I received some Hanukkah gelt from family specifically earmarked for buying myself a new computer. I ordered the one that seemed to give me the most power for the least money in a very small and lightweight case: a Sylvania g Netbook.

Linux-based HP Mini Mi ships with command line disabled

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Yesterday, while looking through the Comdex news feeds, I stumbled across a Mini Mi 1000 HP product announcement from HP. What caught my eye on the product page wasn't the description of the GUI, it was what followed on the next line. Preceded by "Please note" in bold, the HP page states "the Linux command line interface is disabled on this edition."

Biting into the Linux Sandwich of 2009

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I wrote last year about how 2008 would be the ‘Year of Non-desktop Linux’. As we embark on 2009, I have a similar view, but in keeping with all of the turkey and ham and leftovers from the holidays and to present a more appetizing analogy, I envision the ‘2009 Linux Sandwich.’

Did Vietnam take open source too far?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: It’s what every red-blooded capitalist with a Microsoft button most fears, and rails against here and elsewhere, especially when we talk about open source in the developing world. Mandate open source?

Ways YOU can contribute to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: I thought I might make a list of ways to contribute to Ubuntu (or Linux in general), and provide my thoughts on them. I’ve tried to list them in rough order of “difficulty”, from easy to hard, where difficulty means how much effort it takes.

ViewSonic is even jumping into netbook game

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Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Is there anyone NOT making netbooks these days? ViewSonic, best known for making monitors, digital picture frames and projectors, has hopped into the netbook game, launching the VieBook.

Pixel’s departure from Mandriva

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MDV

blog.mandriva: Pixel will be leaving Mandriva on February. We would like to take the opportunity to thank him for his commitment and endeavour whilst at Mandriva and we wish him every success in his future activities.

The 2008 Linux and free software timeline

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OSS

lwn.net: 2008 proved to be an interesting year, with great progress in useful software that made our systems better. Of course, there were some of the usual conflicts. Here is LWN's eleventh annual timeline of significant events in the Linux and free software world for the year.

A New, Easy To Use Disk Formatter For GNOME

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Software

phoronix.com: GParted is not exactly the ideal program for new Linux users to familiarize themselves with if all they want to do is format a USB drive or external storage device. Fortunately, a new GNOME utility has come about that is designed to be simple yet powerful.

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