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Story openSUSE 12.2 Mantis review - Average srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 6:02pm
Story Slackware 14.0 is Finally Here srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 6:00pm
Blog entry Creating an AD Server for Free using Ubuntu and Samba fieldyweb 29/09/2012 - 12:23pm
Story First Look: GNOME 3.6 srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 2:17am
Story Firefox: decade of real choice - there's no app for that srlinuxx 28/09/2012 - 6:53pm
Story A Linux user switches to DOS srlinuxx 28/09/2012 - 6:51pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 28/09/2012 - 6:09pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2: Preview srlinuxx 27/09/2012 - 9:22pm
Story GNOME 3.6 Released - See What's New srlinuxx 27/09/2012 - 9:07pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 27/09/2012 - 6:29pm

When Lintel beats Wintel

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OS

Paul Murphy: "How is it possible for Linux ever to be substantially less expensive than Windows?” If you’re not dumb enough to pay someone like Red Hat to impose a license on you, Linux really is free - meaning that it’s always possible to get Linux for less than Windows.

Ubuntu and Marketing

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Ubuntu

jonreagan.wordpress: According to this blog post, Linux companies should do more to market their distribution. Here’s what is being done on the Ubuntu side, and some of the reasons why Linux companies do not run a full marketing campaign:

There’s Something About Pardus

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Linux

junauza.com: Pardus is a Turkish Linux distribution which can be installed and used more easily than the existing distros as well as other competitive operating systems. I've heard plenty of good things about Pardus that I gave it a try the other week. I tested Pardus 2007.3 in VMWare Server.

Lesser-known Gnome Panel Applets can improve your desktop

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Software

linux.com: The Gnome Desktop Environment comes with a set of default panel applets included. A little searching in your distribution´s repositories and on the Internet will uncover a few extra applets which are not included in the official Gnome offering, but which you may find very useful all the same. Let's take a brief look at some of them.

Why I switched back to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

theunixgeek.blogspot: Ubuntu is sometimes thought of as the beginner's distro, something that more advanced users don't care about. Of all the distros I've tried, Ubuntu is the fastest, most reliable, and (most of the time) most compatible.

GNOME Do 0.4 Released

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Software

blog.davebsd: The Do team is proud to announce the release of GNOME Do 0.4, our shiniest, smartest, and friendliest version yet.

5 ways to pimp your terminal in linux

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Software

tuxtraining.com: Most people tend to think of the terminal as boring. But here I will list a number of choices you can pick to snaz it up a bit. The following applications can increase the usability and the speed in which you use a terminal, from drop down screens, syntax highlighting, or having multiple terminals in one window.

Goodbye For Good Gentoo

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Gentoo

blog.diginux.net: It has been actually over a year since my “Goodbye Gentoo” post. I have been wanting to get away from Gentoo for a long time now because of how the Gentoo community has fallen apart. It was bad a year ago, and it has become only worse. The number of developers that left Gentoo is astounding.

Your $100 desktop PC

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Hardware

theinquirer.net: YOU’VE HEARD OF UMPC, MID, OLPC, DTR, subnotebooks, slim line PCs, ITX, SFF and basically enough variants on the age-old beige box to drown a fish. Well, if you haven’t heard already, La Intella has come up with yet another name for another format (or package): a Nettop. Half desktop, half UMPC.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Adventures: Laptop Diary Part VIII

  • Know your System Administrator
  • year of the Gecko
  • AMD Radeon HD3870/HD3870 X2 Video Technology Considerations
  • OLPC Here and Now
  • 2.6.25-rc6, "Starting To Look Better"
  • LimeJeOS: The openSUSE based JeOS
  • Gasp! Google Revives Clippy?
  • Acquia ties success to growth of Drupal
  • OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator On Linux?
  • How to be a Successful Gentoo User

Will the "real" Linux, please step forward

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: When it comes to standardizations which is something the Linux development community is attempting to work on, how much of the standardization is really dependent on definition?

Linux Not Ready For the Masses...BULL

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Linux

riplinton.blogspot: I am tired of hearing and reading that Gnu/Linux is not ready for the "regular" or "normal" user. Self proclaimed experts and pundits insist that these users can not, or will not, use Gnu/Linux. They give all kinds of reasons for this. I say that most of these reasons exist only in the minds of these experts and pundits.

HP to sell Linux laptops and PCs

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SUSE

computerworld.com.au: HP is planning to introduce desktop and laptop computers that come with Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop operating system preinstalled.

more oss headlines:

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OSS
  • Redefining open source

  • The Saga of Open Source in Government
  • Will the GPL be overtaken by AGPL?
  • Is Consulting the Business Model for Free Software?
  • Fedora 9 to remove pointers to proprietary codecs

some software shorts

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Software
  • Meld, my old love

  • DosBox : Playing Mario On Linux
  • Recording on Linux
  • Mirage Image Viewer
  • Video screen capture in Linux with recordMyDesktop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing Server Timezone On Ubuntu

  • Slackware 12 on Lenovo Thinkpad R61
  • Detect intruders on your network with snort
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 1
  • autossh - Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels
  • FreeBSD Display Environment Settings
  • two-sided brochures in OpenOffice.org
  • OS X-Like Widgets with Screenlets on Ubuntu (3rd Update)

Is Linux Commoditizing the Desktop OS Market?

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Linux

openlogic.com/blogs: Glyn Moody wrote an interesting article for the Guardian earlier this month titled “Why falling Flash prices threaten Microsoft.” It got me thinking about commoditization; specifically pondering the question: Is Linux driving the O/S towards commoditization as many would have us believe?

Why Doesn’t Linux Market to the Masses?

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Linux

foogazi.com: I’ve always wondered why there has yet to be a Linux distribution that has ventured into a big time marketing campaign for its Linux product. With Mac OSX stealing a lot of Microsoft’s market share due to a great marketing campaign with the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” television commercials, why have we yet to see any Linux commercials? Are Linux Users Too Cheap?

Novell Starts Talking SLES 11

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SUSE

eweek.com: Novell used its BrainShare 2008 conference here to start talking publicly about its development plans for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, the next version of its server operating system.

Cool Desktop Applications (Part 2): 25 Small and Simple Games for your Linux/Ubuntu Desktop

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Gaming

linuxondesktop.blogspog: Continuing my previous article about cool applications that you can install on your Ubuntu Desktop , in this article we cover some really cool games and emulators that you can install on your Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Desktop.

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