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Story Razor-qt Desktop Review on openSUSE 12.1 srlinuxx 22/01/2012 - 8:04pm
Story Open-source software can be the answer srlinuxx 22/01/2012 - 7:59pm
Story Red Hat: A Software Investment For The Next 30 Years srlinuxx 22/01/2012 - 7:58pm
Story Surprise! It’s Xubuntu srlinuxx 22/01/2012 - 7:55pm
Story Kernel Log: Linux 3.3 goes into testing srlinuxx 1 22/01/2012 - 3:32am
Story The Linux Setup - Goblin, TechBytes/OpenBytes srlinuxx 1 22/01/2012 - 2:25am
Story XBMC running on Raspberry Pi srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 10:44pm
Story Desura open sourced as Desurium srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 10:41pm
Story openSUSE 11.3 EOL’ed, 12.2 On The Way! srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 10:23pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 6:10am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Learn to use a serial console on Linux

  • HowTo: Install VMWare Workstation on Fedora 8
  • XFS Filesystem performance tweaking on Linux
  • Configure Pinnacle PCTV Card
  • Double your broadband speed for free
  • Linux sudo tip : Creating a new super user with admin rights in Linux
  • Five Steps to Install KDE 4.0 in Ubuntu 7.10

Asus Eee PC 4G Review

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Linux
Hardware

earthweb.com: The Taiwanese tech heavyweight Asus, best known here for motherboards and other desktop components, has introduced a $400 laptop with most of the capability of a $2,000 Sony or Fujitsu subnotebook; the convenience and usability missing from members of Intel's Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) club; and the goofiest name of the year.

Linux PC Models Multiply As Vista Struggles

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Linux

informationweek: Demand for Linux systems is such that some retailers are selling out. Last year, for instance, Wal-Mart for a time couldn't fulfill orders for Everex's $199 gPC.

EU launches new probes against Microsoft

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Microsoft

reuters: The European Commission, fresh from a major court victory over Microsoft, launched new antitrust investigations into the software giant on Monday on suspicion it abused its market dominance to favor its Web browser and Office product.

Five Compiz features to boost Linux productivity

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Software

tectonic: The Ubuntu desktop may look a little brown and boring to first-time Linux users but beneath that conservative skin lurks a powerhouse of desktop features just waiting to come out, if you are using Compiz Fusion. Here we look at five of the better Compiz features that actually make us more productive as well as looking good.

Exploring /bin - Part 2 - Getfacl through Pwd

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HowTos

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 2 of our short series on exploring the /bin directory. Today we'll be looking at another set of tools that are useful to you, including the ever well known and commonly used pwd.

Open source tools: a good collaboration environment for people with Aspergers Syndrome

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OSS

onlamp/blog: The stereotype of the computer programmer with Aspergers Syndrome is overblown, although many programmers have the feeling their people skills haven’t kept up with their technical mastery. How does free software development work so well, then?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 235

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Distributions and KDE 4

  • News: Fedora's new project leader, Gentoo's deepening crisis, VectorLinux for 64-bit processors
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2008 "MiniMe", DesktopBSD 1.6
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.0
  • New additions: Greenie Linux
  • New distributions: Doppix, Linguas OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Automating Firefox with iMacros

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Do you have some mundane task that you have to do regularly through a Web browser? Are you a developer who wants to automatically test the interface of your latest Web application? Maybe you want to log into all of the sites you visit on a daily basis with one click. If you fall into any of these categories, you should check out the iMacros Firefox extension.

KDE4 System Settings

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KDE

abhay-techzone.blogspot: In KDE4 they have changed the KControlCenter and named it System Settings. I found it to be easy to navigate and very intuitive. Lets start the visual review.

PCLinuxOS Day 8 - Between a Desktop and Server

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PCLOS

ruminations: Another day at the control center. I am impressed with the scope of tasks that can be executed via one tool. Earlier I mentioned Webmin and the control center shares quite a few characteristics with that tool (though the functions are different, of course). Let’s continue digging deeper.

Why Linux Users Should Be Furious At BBC

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Linux

OSWeekly: Recently the BBC had a bit of a wake up call regarding numbers and how many Linux users were really out there. Why does any of this matter?

First look to Spicebird 0.4

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Synovel Techologies has released Spicebird 0.4, the first public release of its open source Mozilla-based personal information manager that integrates Thunderbird, Lightning and XMPP to deliver email, calendaring, instant messaging and other communication tools on a single product.

ubuntu blogs

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Ubuntu
  • Why I like my Ubuntu box more than my iMac

  • Why I like my iMac better than my Ubuntu box
  • Ubuntu On My Laptop

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • linux commands

  • Linux : Using loop devices (eg : mounting an ISO file)
  • Verify DNS records with Dlint
  • Short Tip: Start an application in a foreign language

DARKSTAR Linux 2008.1: quite Alpha to me

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Linux

beranger.org: Released on Jan. 8, DARKSTAR Linux 2008.1 is still difficult to download, as the server is overwhelmed. This torrent might be your best choice. I initially downloaded the DVD image in the night of Jan. 10 to 11, using the torrent. I have however only tried it yesterday.

Flipping the Linux switch: Text editors for new users

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Software

downloadsquad.com: First, a little experiment. What are the first three applications you think of when someone mentions text editors? If you can only answer Notepad, Notepad and Notepad, there's help for you yet.

more KDE 4 stuff

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KDE
  • KDE 4.0.0: Sweet Follows Sour

  • KDE4 offers new glitzy look
  • Konqueror 4.0 brings some vast improvements.

Testing Mandriva 2008.1 Cooker KDE

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KDE
MDV

Frederik's Blog: This week-end, I tested Mandriva Cooker 2008.1 KDE. The procedure was the same as last week: a default KDE network installation via my local FTP mirror (only main) in a Virtualbox virtual machine. Here are the issues I noticed. I submitted the most important ones to Bugzilla.

Asus expands Eee distribution

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Linux

iTWire: Possibly reflecting increased supply of its popular subnotebook, Asus has announced the Eee PC will be available through mass-market outlets.

Also: ASUS Eee PC goes on sale almost everywhere Down Under

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