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Story Khronos Releases OpenGL 4.4 Specification srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 1:56am
Story Ubuntu vs Xubuntu srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 1:55am
Story Open Source and the Gaming Industry srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 11:38pm
Story Fedora 19 KDE review - The cat is dead srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 11:34pm
Story NSA Exposes Cloud Computing’s Weakness srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 11:31pm
Story Why journalctl is cool and syslog will survive for another decade srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 8:20pm
Story Linux: We're All In This Together, Right? srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 8:16pm
Story Fedora 19 srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 8:11pm
Story Linux Mint 15 KDE hands-on: A stumble on UEFI Boot srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 5:28pm
Story With Porteus in Your Pocket, You're Good to Go srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 5:27pm

10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE

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Software
  • How-To: Enable Support for Playing DVDs in Debian Lenny

  • 10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE
  • Use Several Firefox Versions with Different Profiles
  • 3 BitTorrent Clients for Linux - Review
  • Opera 9.50 Is Out! Review of the Newest Opera Release
  • What You Need to Compile Software in Debian

Configuration Time: Ubuntu vs. Arch

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Linux

endperform.org: I’ve been thinking lately about the configuration time I’ve spent with Arch vs. what I’ve spent with Ubuntu. Now, by configuration time, I’m not just talking about hardware, I’m also referring to customizing and setting up the working environment to my liking.

Linux Mint 5 Elyssa Review

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Linux

ajof.info/blog: Linux mint is a distro which forked off Ubuntu Edgy but has mirrored many of the changes in ubuntu since, resulting in a very close matched distro which can run off of Ubuntu’s repos.

Review of the EEE-PC 701

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Linux
Hardware

distro-review.com: One of the most interesting aspects of the EEE-PC is it's tiny size, little more than a paperback book it doesn't require a herculean stature to transport; hell, it'd fit in my coat pocket. This brings me onto the most crucial thing you need to appreciate with the EEE-PC.

5 Awesome Linux Apps

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Software

internetling.com: Well, a lot of time has passed since my little article about the ten apps I immediately install onto a default Linux setup. And time in open source means evolution! I’ve switched to a few apps that really make my desktop experience more enjoyable because of speed, stability and beauty.

Missed Opportunities.

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Linux

I think we can all agree, that Linux is taking a foothold, and gaining a certain degree of traction among desktop users, the gripes of the past, are being chipped away, and the product is becoming slowly more solid. Now its time to market the product, in a cheap and easy way, by telling us what hardware already works....

Koreans to showcase open source experience in Cebu summit

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OSS

inquirer.net: The local community will get a first-hand account of South Korea's open source experience from government and private executives visiting a national meet in Cebu later this month.

Mandriva Linux One Spring 2008 Review

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MDV

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: This month’s Linux Format Magazine had Mandriva on it and it could run as a LiveCD, so I’m doing this review within the LiveCD. The first thing that pops up (from Mandriva - as opposed to from LxF’s formatting of the disc) is a language dialog box.

People of openSUSE: Rupert Horstkötter

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: This week the openSUSE Project announced the launch of forums.opensuse.org, a merger of the three largest openSUSE forums. Continuing the openSUSE Forums euphoria we present you the Project Manager - Rupert Horstkötter.

Asus Eee PC 901 20G Linux Edition

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Linux
Hardware

trustedreviews.com: After all the anticipation the Eee PC 901 is the first Intel Atom powered Eee PC. Running as standard at 1.6GHz the Atom processor is designed to be as frugal as possible, while delivering the performance required to browse the Internet, watch videos, listen to music and plenty else besides. This may sound simple enough, but the achievement is nothing short of remarkable.

An Interview with Asa Dotzler (Mozilla)

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Interviews
Moz/FF

favbrowser.com: If you are into Mozilla’s products and/or interested in web browsers then Asa Dotzler name should be well known for you. However, if you are not familiar with him. He has been an active member of the Mozilla community since 1998. Dotzler joined the Mozilla organization, and has played a key role in delivering products.

FolderView is the awesome?!

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KDE

blog.lydiapintscher.de: So there has been a lot of confusion about the KDE 4 desktop and FolderView lately and some nasty stuff I don’t want to go into right now. In the comments to Aaron’s blog someone said they don’t see how exactly it will be better and help them be more productive. So let me show you.

maybe people will understand a picture

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KDE

aseigo.blogspo: I keep getting interrupted, however, by the continuing fallout from what has become one of the biggest faith-in-the-community destroying events I've experience. Having read a couple more angry FUD filled blog postings on this matter, proving squarely just how confused people are at the moment, I figured a picture might help.

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 06/13

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: Only two weeks until the anniversary of the GPL v3 license and the creation of this tracking project. We have come a far way and continue to bring relevant and accurate license information. We hope you have made use of our data and have enjoyed reading our blog.

SplashTop Linux On HP, Dell Notebooks?

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in October we were the first to deliver a full review of the DeviceVM's SplashTop, which is an instant-on Linux desktop embedded into motherboards, before the product was even unveiled. Days after we delivered that inaugural review, we found out DeviceVM was in talks with OEMs about shipping SplashTop on desktops and notebooks.

The Definitive Guide to VoIP for Linux Users

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HowTos

voipnow.org: Have you tried lately to figure out which Linux operating system you’d like to use? And, did you think about adding a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) device to that Linux system? We provide you with a definitive guide to choices available, and to the choices that provide the most documentation for ease of use.

krank - a little casual game

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: krank is a game of dexterity, being somewhere between Breakout and billiard, where the aim of each level is to shove floating stones towards compatible static stones. You control a short chain of stones with your mouse to achieve that.

Everything You Need To Know About Firefox 3

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Moz/FF
Web

crn.com: Mozilla is just a few days away from releasing Firefox 3. With over one million pledged users ready to participate on Download Day, it's fair to say expectations are high for the latest version of the Web browser.

Debian — troubling signs; can Slackware teach us anything?

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Linux

blog.sillica.com: This article will try to provide a contrast between ‘the Debian way’ and ‘the Slackware way’ when it comes to distribution management. The idea is to really attempt to illuminate people on why Debian, and many other distributions may not be ideal, and why a classic approach such as Slackware still has merit in this world of modern feature-crazy distributions.

Eight lost Openbox themes

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: A long time ago I found some Openbox themes that were made by a person named Sebastian Sareyko. All of those sites are abandoned now and I don’t know if Sebastian has another home. I got lucky yesterday and found a few of the original .tar.gz files.

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