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Story Three New Tweaks I Like In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 10:03am
Story GNU recutils - News: recutils 1.7 released Rianne Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 9:58am
Story Firefox Becomes Gaming Platform With Unreal Engine Support Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 9:46am
Story President Obama to ditch BlackBerry, switch to Android Roy Schestowitz 2 25/03/2014 - 9:37am
Story Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Gets Real Rianne Schestowitz 2 25/03/2014 - 9:36am
Story NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD Join Forces to Improve OpenGL Performance Up to 15 Times Rianne Schestowitz 2 25/03/2014 - 9:35am
Forum topic Scope Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 9:33am
Story Reviews, Indecent Proposal, and Ubuntu Graduation Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 9:25am
Story Linux community wants Witcher 3 Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 6:47am
Story AMD is Looking at Feasibility of Mantle on Linux – No Mantle-Linux Code Currently Exists Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 6:44am

Ultima Linux 8.4: Ultimate headache

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derekcordeiro.com: After a long time I have a headache after installing and trying to set up a linux distro. Although there are some positive reviews of this version of Ultima, I wonder if they really installed it or just ran it live.

Mozilla CEO John Lilly: World Domination Is Overrated

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Interviews
Moz/FF

linuxinsider.com: Mozilla rose from the ashes of Netscape with only one goal: Provide an alternative to Microsoft, which dominated the Web browser market and still does. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, CEO John Lilly discusses Mozilla's corporate philosophy and whether Google's Chrome is a threat.

logstalgia: pong-like apache log viewer

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Logstalgia (inspired by glTail) is a website traffic visualization tool that replays or streams Apache access logs as a pong-like battle between the web server and an unrelenting army of requesting hosts. It is rendered using OpenGL, so you’ll need a 3D accelerated video card to run logstalgia.

Ubuntu Tweak Guide

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Ubuntu

jaysonrowe.wordpress: Installing Ubuntu can literally be as easy as typing in some very basic information, and clicking next a few times. There is, however always some room for tweaking.

Google releases Linux repositories

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Linux
Google

tectonic.co.za: Search giant Google has finally launched a repository of its software for Linux users. The repository will house the latest Linux versions of its software and make it easier for Linux users to keep up to date.

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Think - Part 2 & 3

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Linux

opensfreedom.blogspot: So where does Slackware fall in those regards we talked about with Ubuntu last? That is, on package installation and repositories.

Fix your music library: song names, album art, automatically

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Software

blogs.howtogeek: With every new version of media players, we get new beautiful album art views, recommendations and all kinds of sorting by genre, year, composer. These are all based on correct information stored in the songs 'tags'.

The BeBook eBook Reader is a great device

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Linux

linuxinfusion.com: My eBook reader for the past year or more has been my trusty Palm IIIxe which was given a new lease on life thanks to great eBook reading software like Plucker and Weasel Reader. However, There are obvious down-sides and I decided that it was time to look around for a dedicated eBook reader.

Free, Professional Music Production: A Linux Introduction

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Software

hehe2.net: When I’m not designing websites with Kompozer or writing articles like this on OpenOffice.org’s word processor, I love playing and listening to music. While the numerous Linux distros tailored to multimedia have their own arrangements and unique quirks, they’ve got a few common threads in the software they use.

odds & ends

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News
  • Support Amarok This Roktober '08

  • Camp KDE 2009: Jamaican me crazy
  • Camp KDE 2009: Call For Presentations
  • My Story With Linux - Part 1
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Beta Video - Using Guest Session
  • Open-source software and Linux at HP
  • Create High Quality Flash Videos in Ubuntu
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/03

some shorts

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Linux

Opera 9.6 RC 2

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Software

opera.com: Were you already giving up on the hope of a new toy for the weekend? Don't despair: we have a new RC for the upcoming 9.6 release. Happy testing!

Simply Mepis Linux and My Office

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Linux

preacherpen.wordpress: I do a lot of work on my home computers; one is a desktop, and the other is a laptop. Both of them are running Simply Mepis Linux, and are working very well. What do I use Linux for in my office?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Editing "bluring" your images with GIMP to create bokeh effect

  • Obtaining Ubuntu Installer
  • A way to combine PDF files in UNIX and Linux
  • How To Setup a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 1
  • Improve OpenOffice.org Performance
  • Broken PyGTK in Gentoo
  • Smack, crack, hack and track any network with Linux

Review: Fedora 10 Beta (Gnome)

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Linux

headshotgamer.com: Fedora, for those that didn't know, was born out of Red Hat Linux as a way to continue a free community based distribution and keep Red Hat Enterprise for those with deep pockets and data centres.

Intel's GEM Coming In Linux 2.6.28 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: Intel's Graphics Execution Manager is a kernel memory manager for graphics processors and has since overtaken TTM in what will become the de facto standard for GPU memory management.

OpenOffice.org in the City of Katowice, Poland

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Interviews
OOo

polishlinux.org: We have begun this series of articles focusing on Free Software deployments in Polish government departments with the article OpenOffice.org in Łeba. Today we are introducing yet another example of a well-done implementation of OpenOffice.org, in Town Council of Katowice.

Changing operating systems requires a change in mindset

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Linux

itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring how to do things the "GNU/Linux way".

Census Reveals the Top 20 Open Source Packages

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Software

ostatic.com: The other day we reported findings from the Open Source Census. The census has also made available a list of the top 20 open source packages found in its scans of thousands of computers. Here are the packages that made the top 20 list.

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