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Story Belkin's WRT54G Router Successor Is Crap On The Software Front So Far Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 1:16am
Story XBMC becomes Kodi Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 1:03am
Story Group Test: Linux Text Editors Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 12:53am
Story The Clear Skies Desktop Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 4:20pm
Story What's next for Samsung? Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 4:18pm
Story SteamOS Beta 126 Better Handles XBMC Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:54pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) alpha-2 released! Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:52pm
Story Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 (Utopic Unicorn) Is Out, Users Can Test the Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:48pm
Story Open source IT is the way forward Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:44pm
Story New day dawns for open source Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:39pm

Google CEO hints Google/Linux netbooks may be coming

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: On March 3rd, though, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, What's particularly interesting about netbooks is the price point. Eventually, it will make sense for operators and so forth to subsidize the use of netbooks so they can make services revenue and advertising revenue on the consumption. That's another new model that's coming."

OpenOffice extensions - When good gets better

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Software
OOo

dedoimedo.com: Firefox has extensions - and so does OpenOffice. OpenOffice extensions allow you to ... extend the basic functionality of the software and make it more suited to your needs, better looking and more productive.

World of Goo

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Gaming

tuxradar.com: Two whizz-kid programmers exit EA, decide to create a game to enter the Independent Games Festival, snatch awards for design innovation and technical excellence, and Linux gets a cracking new game as a result.

EXT4 is improving the Linux experience

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Software

celettu.wordpress: It’s a universal truth that all PCs are slow. All of them, no matter the hardware, no matter the OS, they’re slow. The faster it goes, the faster we want it to go. It’s never enough.

Handy binary packages

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OSS

polishlinux.org: On distribution of Linux programs. In response to the painful article, I’d like to touch the topic of a handy and easy way to install programs under Linux.

Free/Open Source Workout/Fitness Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Since I have a healthy goal for 2009, I’ve been looking for a program that can help me accomplish my objective. I found several workout/fitness desktop applications for my Linux box, but very few have satisfied my needs.

If you blog, Shutter will rock your socks

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Software

stefanoforenza.com: Yesterday night, I’ve been contacted on IRC by Vadim. Turned out he was in the development team of Shutter and told me to take a look to the new release (0.7).

Putting Open Source to the Mom Test

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: I stumbled across Amber's blog by accident today – she's writing a series of posts that document her experience installing and using Linux distros and a variety of open source applications.

So you want to run windows programs on Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: It seems to be a big sticking point for windows users that they can't run their windows programs on Linux. They say they would use Linux if only they could run such and such windows program. Sounds to me like they wish to have their cake and eat it too.

Testing Fedora 11 Alpha on the HP tx2000z Tablet PC..

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Linux

securemind.org: In my anxious haste I’ve decided to try out Fedora 11 Alpha on my Tablet PC… I don’t expect many things work correctly but I figured it was worth trying out. To start with my tablet has a AMD Turion x2 64 so I downloaded this live cd torrent. My overall experience was as follows:

Mandriva 2009.0: Much improved since last year

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MDV

izanbardprince.wordpress: After having gone over 2009.0, both Free (on my desktop) and One (on my laptop), I feel that Mandriva 2009 is much improved, I’ll go over some talking points here.

Taking Ubuntu 9.04 Out For A Spin

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Ubuntu

itnewstoday.com: Earlier this week, I previewed Kubuntu 9.04, so I thought it would be a logical next step to preview Ubuntu 9.04 as well.

today's leftovers

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News
  • RISC CPUs get Linux development service

  • Fedora trademark guidelines
  • Microsoft's secret plan behind the TomTom suit?
  • Mandriva 2009.0 KDE 4.2.1 packages available - With Qt 4.5.0 final
  • More Unix And Linux Wallpapers. Why, Work? Whyyyyyyy?
  • Red Hat's Plymouth Sees New Work
  • Trying out Songbird
  • Miro 2: A Mini-Review
  • NY Bill Proposes Tax Credit for Open Source Developers
  • Are consoles destined to be dead come the era of super Linux desktops?
  • Linux Gets Faster with Splashtop
  • Distribution of the week: BackTrack — Network Security Suite
  • Xen vs. Citrix Xenserver?
  • Open Source -- Is it Free?
  • Can we build a world with open source?
  • Cuba Gets an (Open) Hand from Brazil
  • Tiny x86-compatible CPU module runs Debian
  • Suicide Linux
  • EU lightens up on Microsoft

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Monitor CPU Speed with Gkfreq Plugin for Gkrellm

  • Using Gmail to Bypass “Email Already In Use” Errors
  • Using ssh as a generic stdin consumer and stdout producer
  • Remove trash in Ubuntu
  • How To Download Almost Any Web-Based Email Via POP
  • How To Find What Package Provided a File?
  • Bash tips: if -e wildcard file check => [: too many arguments
  • AOL on PCLinuxOS
  • Adjust sudo timeout
  • Qt-4.5.0 on Gentoo portage tree
  • Upgrading to PostgreSQL 8.3 on Gentoo

MSWord To OpenOffice And Back Again

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OOo

oneclicklinux.com: I've been working on a letter and needed a little bit of input. I called my brother Dave and he said he'd take a look at what I had composed so far.

The Flock Flap

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Software

informationweek.com: Dealing with rumors and gossip is like nailing jelly to the wall. The right (wrong?) ones take on a patina of truth they don't deserve, just because they sound right or we feel they should be right.

MythTV made easy

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Software

tuxradar.com: MythTV is an incredibly ambitious suite of applications designed to sit at the heart of your home entertainment centre. It records, pauses and rewinds television, plays music and videos, catalogues your photo and DVD collections, browses the internet, makes phone calls, delivers the news and the weather and plays games - and it does all this thanks to the power of Linux.

Dinner with Microsoft

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Microsoft

fsf.org: When you visit Microsoft's web site for New England Research & Development Center you don't get a sense that it is a part of a 30 year old multinational proprietary corporation with a bad track record when it comes to user freedom and community support. But, we aren't fooled.

Should Opera abandon the desktop?

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Software

kyleabaker.com: According to Nate Lanxon at CNET UK, yep. I’m not going to quote the whole “article,” but here are my thoughts.

Mozilla rethinks the behavior of new browser tabs

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: A few months ago Mozilla embarked on a quest to determine a way to make new browser tabs more useful. Today Mozilla's Aza Raskin shared some of the team's conclusions, based on user feedback.

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