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Story Linux 3.2 Kernel Benchmarks srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 10:43pm
Story Music Management Takes Flight With Songbird srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 10:42pm
Story January 2012 Issue Of The PCLOS Magazine Released srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 10:39pm
Story News In Linux Audio srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 10:35pm
Story You made a mistake, your noob! srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 10:16pm
Story A First Look at New Ubuntu Laptops and PCs from CTL srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 8:18pm
Story The Mystery of KDE Activities srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 8:13pm
Story HealthCheck: Linux Mint srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 8:04pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 9:50am
Story BrowerLinux: A Linux Distro For The Sole Purpose Of Browsing The Web srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 5:05am

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

garbledzombie.wordpress: PCLinuxOS is a Mandriva fork that seemingly shot up in distrowatch’s top distros list. I was more than a tad surprised at this, seeing a world where nobody ever mentioned PCLinuxOS as much as say, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora or OpenSUSE. Intrigued, I read more about this distro and decided to give it a shot.

Web 2.0 and open source: We've already won

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OSS

Matt Asay: I've spent the last two weeks on the road, meeting with customers and prospects. It has been enlightening, to say the least. One primary theme has emerged: the Web 2.0 revolution is over. The web has already won. Its chief weapon? Open source.

Is Linux the OS of Ubiquitous Computing?

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Linux

gigaom.com: As Christian Einfeldt of Digital Tipping Point recently noted, when Amazon published its Christmas wish lists, Linux devices figured prominently. And it seems like Linux is indeed all around us.

Keep Internet junk at bay with content filters

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Software

linux.com: Each day, I come across someone on the blogosphere complaining about the design of a Web site. Some don't like screaming text, others don't like banners, and still others hate ads. My pet peeves include pop-ups and unwanted JavaScript and cookies. Here are some tools you can use to filter the content a Web site renders to you.

Shop offers Firefoxers a discount

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Moz/FF

the inquirer: AN ONLINE COMPUTER shop is offering customers a five per cent discount if they order using the Firefox browser.

Why Isn't Linux Catching on?

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Linux

cmswire.com: Let’s get right to it: considering the popularity of open source applications and utilities, why hasn’t the open source flagship - the Linux operating system - caught on with mainstream PC users?

Should open source cheer Gates’ swan song?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Bill Gates’ announcement he will no longer do CES keynotes overshadowed anything else he said, and for good reason. So open source advocates should not be cheering as he exits stage right, to pursue his new career as a philanthropist and humanitarian. Because, all too often, that’s what we do.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 234

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: A glimpse at 43 rue d'Aboukir

  • News: Red Hat replaces CEO, Kubuntu drops LTS badge, PCLinuxOS announces $150 computer, Linux Mint and Elive offer new editions, LinuxQuestions.org votes in Members Choice Awards
  • Released last week: SimplyMEPIS 7.0, GoboLinux 014
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 3, Frugalware Linux 0.8 Pre 2
  • New distributions: Damn Small BSD, MIB Live Games, p30x
  • Donations: Zenwalk Linux receives €200.00
  • Reader comments

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

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Xbox media centre on a linux PC

  • Turn Your WRT54GL Into a Wireless Gaming Adapter
  • Installing Drupal Themes
  • Deleted file recovery on unix
  • Startup Manager: configuring grub and usplash
  • Installing Ubuntu on an External Hard Drive

Apple, Linux Set to Get Cozy

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OS

thevarguy.com: Apple server fans and open source fanatics are about to engage in a group hug, The VAR Guy has learned. It will soon be easier to run Mac OS X and Linux side-by-side on Apple servers. How will this magic occur?

Caution - 180 Degree Switchback Ahead

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Ubuntu

blog of helios: I am past the honeymoon stage as a Linux User. I've come to accept that I've seen the best it has to offer. I've settled for a future of known habits and predictable but reliable behavior. Until yesterday morning. That's when I first booted into Ultimate Ubuntu.

My Ubuntu Experiment: First Report

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Ubuntu

blogs.sun.com/simons: My father has agreed to try Ubuntu as his home desktop operating environment, replacing Windows XP. And because I promised to document the experience, here is what happened yesterday when I delivered the system.

CES 2008: GP2X Linux-Based Handheld Game Console

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Linux

wired blog: Spotted at Amiga's Pepcom booth, the GP2X handheld, from Korea's Gamepark holdings, made for a whiplash double-take: the best computer of the 1980s emulated on a portable?

PCLinuxOS Day 4 - Extending the System

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PCLOS

ruminations: PCLinuxOS comes with a decent set of basic applications. OpenOffice.org, Thunderbird and Firefox are all there, GIMP for graphics, K3b for burning your cd/dvd’s, Amarok and MPlayer in the multimedia department. Synaptic is the tool to extend the range of applications and graphical environments.

Nifty OpenOffice.org extensions

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OOo

linux.com: Apparently, the only thing that stopped developers from creating useful OpenOffice.org extensions was the lack of a place to publish them. With the launch of the OpenOffice.org Extension Repository, the number of extensions listed there has shot up, and there are no signs of a slowdown.

Fedora 8.0 review

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: A couple of years back, Red Hat decided to demarcate its Linux offering into two separate entities namely the free as in beer and Free as in freedom Fedora and its paid version but still Free as in freedom offering namely Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The improvements that are made in Fedora, after they go through a period of severe whetting are eventually incorporated into Red Hat enterprise offering or so it seems.

Comparing the OLPC XO Laptop and Intel’s Classmate PC

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OLPC

gotoxo.wordpress: While browsing some XO-related web sites recently I came across a link to the home page of Intel’s new Classmate PC, Classmate PC, and did an investigation into the content.

Also: OLPC Considering 'Give One, Get One' Offer in Europe
And: Followup from Intel on the OLPC debacle

Open source: mob mentality or innovation engine?

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OSS

arstechnica.com: In a recent article, renowned virtual reality guru Jaron Lanier criticizes the community-driven software development process of the open-source movement, asserting that the model isn't conducive to radical innovation. Lanier believes that the scientific community should shun the open approach and not follow in the footsteps of Linux.

Ubuntu vs. PCLinuxOS: a new winner?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

koplowicz.com: I’ve been using Ubuntu (or a derivative) for two years now. I was amazed at how polished and user-friendly it is. It doesn’t come out of the box with a lot of the software I want, but it’s super easy to install whatever I want. But then I noticed the new cool kid: PCLinuxOS.

gOS Rocket Improves Cheap PC OS, Adds Webcam Support

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Linux

pcmag.com: The Ubuntu Linux-based OS that came with those sub-$200 Everex gPCs sold at Wal-Mart also now gets gBooth webcam software, online storage from Box.net, and some Facebook integration, so Google isn't the only one joining the "g" party.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu 16.04 to-do list
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  • Ubuntu & Other Ubuntu Spins Look At Making Room To Grow
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  • Ubuntu’s Snap packages aren’t yet as secure as Canonical’s marketing claims
    Canonical has been talking up Snaps, a new type of package format featured in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. “Users can install a snap without having to worry whether it will have an impact on their other apps or their system,” reads Canonical’s announcement. But this isn’t true, as prominent free software developer Matthew Garrett recently pointed out.