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Story 100 Open Source Replacements for Audio and Video Tools Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:17am
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.1 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:15am
Story Mozilla Revenue Tops $311 Million From Open-Source Technology Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:11am
Story Linus Torvalds closes merge window two days early with Linux 3.13-rc1 release Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:02am
Story Stir Kinetic Desk: Linux-Powered Furniture That's Good For You Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 6:55am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 10:24pm
Story Has SourceForge been judged unfairly? Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 10:18pm
Story Linux-fueled networked DVR adds second tuner Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 10:11pm
Story Is it legal to sell GPL software? Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 9:49pm
Story Richard Stallman decides Emacs should go WYSIWYG Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 9:38pm

Four favorite distros

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: It is difficult for me to say that these are my four favorite distributions, period, without any qualifications. On the Ubuntu project alone, I am always torn between the XFCE based Xubuntu derivative and the KDE based Kubuntu derivative, and the 8.04 release is no exception.

HP Mini-Note a Sound Choice

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: HP's entry into the sub-Mini-Notebook arena comes in the form of the HP 2133, a sleek-looking, brushed aluminum finished, lightweight but well built beauty. You can see the attention to detail in the engineering when you first open it up.

some openSUSE posts

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SUSE
  • Movin' on Up

  • openSUSE is my new Ubuntu
  • OpenSuSE disappointments

In A State Of Flux

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Fluxbox
HowTos

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I CAME quite late to the Fluxbox party, and now I am here I wish I had arrived earlier. Fluxbox is a lightweight window manager for the X window system used by Linux distributions. When I say “lightweight”, I mean it is not resource-hungry, so If you like your desktop cluttered with icons and shortcuts, or enjoy fancy 3D, Compiz-driven eye candy, then Fluxbox may not be for you.

Evolution, Linux, and Gentoo

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Linux
Gentoo

cookingwithlinux.com: I was first introduced to Linux in 1998, when it was, perhaps, entering “puberty”. When I was introduced to Linux, I was interested in learning about it. In those days, Linux was harder to use and if you didn't have a love of computers you might have given up. Linux has come a long way since then. Since I wanted more control of my system, I was interested in Gentoo.

The “Ubuntu Equals Linux” Paradox

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: In a recent article published on CodingExperiments.com, it was noticed that the search term “Ubuntu” was coming closer to passing the term “Linux” on Google’s search engine. Many wondered why and several complained that Ubuntu was becoming “Linux.” So, why is this? Here’s why:

Tip of the Trade: Ext4

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Software

serverwatch.com: Computer filesystems are a surprisingly passionate topic. You can't get anyone excited about Emacs vs. Vi anymore, but start comparing filesystems and you'll have a fast and furious debate in no time. The current dominant filesystems for Linux are Ext2/3, ReiserFS, JFS and XFS.

How to really write a Linux review

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Linux

itwire.com: There are some idiots I've encountered in my time but none so crazy as the guy who wants to define what a Linux review should comprise. His qualifications to offer such a definition are perfect - he has never written a review himself but he has read plenty of them.

The Man Behind Ubuntu: Talking with Mark Shuttleworth

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Interviews
Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: Linux Magazine spends some time with the man who made Ubuntu, arguably the most popular desktop Linux distribution, possible. Kristin Shoemaker finds out what makes Mark tick, and what’s going on with the Shuttleworth Foundation.

A visit to the linux shop

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I saw yet another article posted by someone who apparently has nothing better to do than beat dead horses. The view espoused by so many bloggers and other 'writers' who cannot come to terms with the number and volume of distros available, that somehow there are 'too many', is akin to that of a child who complains in a candy store that because he or she cannot make up their mind.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Postfix Configuration for Ubuntu, CentOS and OpenSuse

  • Create and Delete windows shares from Linux
  • Variable MultiLine Spacing With Sed On Linux Or Unix

Am I the Only One Who Thinks Xandros Buying Linspire was a Good Move?

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Linux

internetling.com: I hear the former CEO of Linspire said it’s going to ruin the company, because the shares will become worthless. But for us users, what we’re going to see, is a new direction for the not-so-popular Click ‘n’ Run and maybe even a new, merged distribution?

Software Firm Is Open for Innovation

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Software
Interviews

wsj.com: MYSQL chief Marten Mickos isn't afraid his rivals in the database-software industry will ever overtake him. "Let them try," he says. "Our secret is in the way we operate our culture, and I'm convinced others cannot imitate that."

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 260

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Linux in the first half or 2008

  • Debian GNU/Linux - the new "Number One" distribution
  • News: Gentoo Linux 2008.0, Ubuntu in Assemblée nationale, Xandros acquires Linspire, alpha PC-BSD 7 with KDE 4.1, OpenBSD 4.4 beta tagged, Ikki Boot live CD
  • Released last week: Gentoo Linux 2008.0, Sabayon Linux 3.5
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 roadmap
  • Donations: MythDora receives US$500.00
  • New distributions: CentralPointe Server, DAVIX, wattOS
  • Reader comments

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

Who Will Win As Linux Market Consolidates?

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Two small Linux companies are merging. What does it mean to Linux market leaders like Red Hat, Novell and Ubuntu — and Linux customers? Here are some clues from The VAR Guy.

Linux conference calls for papers

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Linux

itwire.com: The fact that organising Australia's national Linux conference is fully a year's work has been brought home with the announcement by the organisers of LCA 2009, or linux.conf.au as it is better known, that ideas for papers can be submitted.

AltSearch for OOo Writer functionality trumps first impressions

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OOo

linux.com: Alternative Find and Replace for Writer (AltSearch) has the ambitious goal of replacing and enhancing one of the most basic pieces of OpenOffice.org functionality. It's undermined by a chaotic interface, but if you have the patience to continue past first impressions, you will find AltSearch comes far closer to fulfilling its promise than you might initially imagine

Linux for housewives. XP for geeks.

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: Retailers and contract manufacturers in Taiwan say that novice PC users there, like students and housewives, tend to buy the Linux version of the Eee PC701, while geeks go for Windows XP. Does that sound backwards?

Why Aren’t All Linux Live CDs Customizable?

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Linux

chris.pirillo.com: I don’t use Linux as my operating system, but I do have several Linux live CDs. The problem that I always have with live CDs for Linux is that when they’re built, they include things I would never include. Or, they don’t put in things that I feel I should have. At Custom NimbleX, you can easily create your own customized version of Linux.

Move Your Business from Windows to Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: Making the switch from Windows to Linux will incur some costs as employees and support staff adjust to the new system's configuration settings, utilities, and applications. Even so, the savings in future hardware and software upgrades could be huge.

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