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Extend Amarok with useful scripts

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Software

linux.com: Amarok is a popular audio player under Linux. It can manage external storage devices, transfer music to your iPod, display lyrics, and play various formats. Although Amarok supports scripts to extend its functionality, not many users know about the powerful features that these simple plugins can provide.

Novell from an openSUSE perspective

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SUSE

mschlander.wordpress: The relationship between openSUSE and Novell is pretty difficult to describe. Ideally openSUSE should be viewed 100% as a community project, where the people employed by Novell, who do the lion’s share of the work, are also seen as members of the openSUSE community on the same level as volunteer contributors.

Create Games the Easy Way with Pygame

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Gaming

junauza.blogspot: Pygame is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It is possible to write simple but decent games with just a few lines of code using the Pygame module. Anyone with a little programming knowledge can create like some of the games shown below:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Answers to Linux Questions

  • Canon i250 on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Obscure Linux Commands: Some of My Favorite Incantations
  • How do you check if your webcam is working properly?
  • HowTo: Convert First Letter of Dir Folder to Uppercase
  • Creating the debian-sys-maint MySQL account on a Debian or Ubuntu system
  • Reading compressed Files

Consumer hardware shipping too many Linuxes by default

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Linux

bytebot.net: At the top of my head now, Linux is hitting the mainstream desktop market, in many variants. So what am I getting at? Complexity.

RHEL 5.2: Changing the compass?

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Linux

beranger.org: The release of RHEL 5.2 with "re-basing" of the "top desktop applications" would lead to a strange situation: the conservative, long time supported RHEL, that usually doesn't upgrade any package if backporting the patches is feasible, will become much fresher than Debian stable!

Foresight Linux 2.0 Features GNOME 2.22

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Linux

softpedia.com: Foresight Linux 2.0 has been released, bringing you the latest GNOME 2.22. Foresight Linux is an rPath-based distribution with a lot of apps that make your computing experience much easier.

Play Windows games on Linux with PlayOnLinux

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Software

linux.com: If you are an avid gamer, you probably dual-boot your favorite Linux distribution with Windows, because that's where you find most new cutting-edge games. But what if you could run your Windows games on Linux?

Does choice make support for Linux harder?

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Ubuntu

progbox.co.uk: Upon listening to lugradio the other day, I was interested by their segment on support. It got me thinking, does the choice ethic that we are so proud of actually make it harder to support the product. Imagine: In the windows world - Click on the start button. How would we approach that in the Linux world? Click on whatever you normally click on to start programs up.

Getting the login right: moving from xdm to gdm or kdm

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: For years now, I have been clinging to xdm as my display manager; years ago, I spent several days tweaking the configuration files of xbanner and xdm to get it to look “just so”, and I didn’t want to change it. But no more! I decided to spend a little time trying to get each display manager to look “right” with my original login screen design.

Creative Commons Releases LiveContent DVD

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Linux

fanaticattack.com: The Creative Commons recently released LiveContent 2.0 a Free Live DVD. We checked it out and wanted to give you an overview of what it’s all about. Basically, it’s a Fedora Live DVD with free and open source content that comes loaded with Creative Commons’ (CC) licensed material.

GTK+ 3.0: Getting serious

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federkiel.wordpress: GTK+ has come a long way. From its humble beginnings as “The GIMP ToolKit”, it is now used in a plethora of applications. In fact, GTK+ is very popular. GNOME, one of the leading desktop environment on Unix systems, uses GTK+ almost exclusively.

today's leftovers

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News
  • EZblue Linux server makes administration easy

  • Doing More For An Open NVIDIA
  • OSS Traffic Management: Open Road Ahead?
  • GNOME: 10 years of self-congratulation
  • Samba: EC ruling made Microsoft talk again
  • WannabEees: Eee PC vs Elonex One vs OLPC vs EasyNote XS vs MSI Wind and more
  • The riches of Linux point to the server. Whither Ubuntu?
  • Fight The FUD: Lies, Damned Lies, And Linux
  • First release of the Gentoo Arch Testing Tool
  • Linux Reality: Episode 98 - Super Basic Shell Scripting
  • Open-source software worth considering
  • Email client to the stars
  • Linux and Games
  • (Planet Sabayon) Portage tree: DEPEND/RDEPEND split situation = dramatic

kubuntu-de.org in conversation with Tobias König

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KDE
Interviews

kubuntu-de.org: Tobias König is a Computer Science student and one of the core developers of Akonadi, one of the innovative technologies that will be implemented in KDE4. Akonadi will be a platform independent innovative storage solution for personal data. In this interview, Tobias König shares his impressions.

FUD Alert! Wal-Mart, Everex & Linux

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Monday, the Associated Press released a story on Wal-Mart’s decision to discontinue the line of Everex Green gPCs in their brick-and-mortar stores. I was intrigued by the way the story mutated as the day progressed.

Update: Novell’s SuSE Linux Desktop Strategy

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: At first glance, Novell’s desktop Linux goals are humble. Novell insiders tell The VAR Guy they’d be pleased if SuSE Linux eventually captures 1 percent of the overall global desktop market. So, how is Novell’s desktop strategy performing so far — especially vs. Red Hat and Ubuntu?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo Send a Command Through SSH to Several PCs Simultaneously

  • Dstat - Versatile resource statistics tool
  • How do I set the real time scheduling priority of a process?
  • A Tutorial on Wget
  • Make Your Own Plug ‘N Play Zone Using Ubuntu Linux!
  • Getting Awn dock on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
  • Running Fedora 8 on Legacy Windows XP

Making KDE look good

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KDE

freesoftwaremagazine.com: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” goes the old saying. What looks great to me, might not be very appealing to you. Most GNU/Linux distributions pick default images that are bland, inoffensive, and boring, all of which have their place, but we can do better. This article will look at making your GNU/Linux machine look beautiful.

Asus EEE PC – is it really good news for FOSS and Linux?

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Linux
Hardware

geekzone.co.nz: The Asus EEE PC is a truly marvellous little machine. I had heard a lot of good things about it. But usually, I'm not all that interested in those fancy ultra mobile devices everyone is supposed to buy these days. But the EEE PC is running Linux, so my interest was piqued. Great for Linux? Wait... where IS Linux?

The Everex "green" gPC isn’t so green

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tech.blorge.com: Everex has been advertising its gPC desktop as being “green” but reviews say otherwise. Aside from the software, driver and operating system issues; the desktop wastes plastic and isn’t as environmentally friendly as the company would like you to believe.

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