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Story EXT4 vs. XFS vs. Btrfs HDD Benchmarks On Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 6:34pm
Story Linux 3.15-rc5 Rianne Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 6:26pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 8:48am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 8:47am
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 8:46am

SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried

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linux.com: Nowadays, everyone uses Ubuntu, most people have used Fedora, and many folks have tried openSUSE. SimplyMEPIS ... not so many. That's a shame, because this relatively obscure Debian-based desktop distribution from Morgantown, WV, is an outstanding desktop operating system. With SimplyMEPIS 8 at beta 5 and closing in on release, I tested the distribution and found it to be a keeper.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008 (Issue 27) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, PCLOSonUSB, and Brighten the Puter.

Local hero: Stefan Lesicnik on Linux and Ubuntu

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Interviews
Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: South Africa’s Stefan Lesicnik was this week confirmed as an Ubuntu contributing developer. Tectonic asked Stefan where his work with Linux started.

Novell and Open Source Communities

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SUSE

compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: Recently there have been a lot of one sided bashing of Novell’s open source credentials on Planet India. Here is my take on the matter.

How to Help New Linux User

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Computer people are fine human beings, but they do a lot of harm in the ways they "help" other people with their computer problems. Now that we're trying to get everyone online, I thought it might be helpful to write down everything I've been taught about helping people use computers.

Kubuntu Moves Forward: You Can't Please Everyone, All the Time

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: It's nearly a year since KDE released the KDE4 desktop. The initial roll-out was rocky for KDE, and while subsequent releases have brought ever increasing stability and enhancements, some KDE users feel it's not quite ready for daily use.

Software Selection Tips: StarOffice Vs. OpenOffice

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Software

bmighty.com/blog: Now that Sun has released StarOffice 9, it's a good time to answer an important question: What, exactly, is the difference between OpenOffice.org and StarOffice?

Let's talk about LINUX Ubuntu 8.10

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Linux

ariewijaya.blogspot: About four years ago, I tried to free myself from the oppression and misery of running Windows XP by installing Linux on my PC. Ever installed the Linux operating system? It’s not for the faint of heart. So, when it was recently reported that Linux-based netbooks are being returned at a rate four-times higher than their Windows-based brethren, I can’t say I was surprised.

The sound of empire falling

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Microsoft

esr.ibiblio.org: I predicted years ago that what would eventually do Microsoft in was white-box PC makers defecting because they needed to claw back profit margin as the Windows license became the largest single item in their bills of material. And here’s the confirmation.

How to Select A Linux Distribution

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: The most commonly asked question by new Linux users is often “Which Linux distribution is the best for me?”. With hundreds, possibly thousands of different Linux distros out there, it is really a tough job deciding which is the one for you.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Support Firefox Day 4

  • Thunderbird 2.0.0.18 released
  • Mozilla - about:plugins Nov 20
  • Custom-Branded Firefox Browser Recognized for Excellence
  • You know you've won...
  • Tom Brady Teams Up With OLPC
  • Gartner tries to scare businesses adopting open source
  • Linux gets Common Criteria certs
  • Opportunities for open source M&A
  • Qualcomm’s Kayak “PC alternative” pictured
  • Which check to write? when open source means Jack
  • 64-Bit Flash On Linux: It's A Portal
  • Deploy on Linux or stay with XP - Hasta la Vista
  • Open Source CMS Webcast: Drupal, by O’Reilly
  • VirtualBox 2 sucks, gnome-terminal sucks
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 2
  • unix, then and now
  • Simple Scriptlet To Make The Linux CLI More User Friendly

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Netgear WG111T working with Debian

  • Complete Backup and Restore Using “tar” Command
  • Plain English Explanation Of An Awk Statement
  • How To Add a New Hard Drive in Ubuntu
  • FTP port forwarding using Linux router
  • Data encryption and Ubuntu, Part I
  • Misguided link and --as-needed
  • Thinkpad X30 freeze if the Lid is closed Gnome
  • Automount NTFS drives in Linux
  • Using external commands in Nagios
  • How to change Duplex and/or Auto-Negotiation NIC settings in Linux?

The Linux tinority responds

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Linux

itwire.com: I'm not one of those highly vocal GNU/Linux users referred to by my editor Stan Beer a few days back. But then I am definitely one of the "tinority" because I do use the operating system on my desktop - and anywhere else that I need computing power. So you can call this a tinority view.

Penumbra:Requiem released

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Penumbra: Requiem is an expansion for the horror game Penumbra: Black Plague and takes off where the last game ended. Requiem sees Philip, the game protagonist, falling deeper into madness and has to fight inner demons as well as outer ones.

S3 Announces New GPU, Magical Linux Driver

phoronix.com: In addition to VIA announcing a register documentation drop and driver partnership, S3 Graphics, which is a VIA Technologies joint venture company, has announced a new graphics card.

Fedora 11 Release Schedule, Along With Five Features

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phoronix.com: Fedora 10 isn't even being released until next week, but five features have already been approved for Fedora 11 and a release schedule has been put in motion.

SUSE Linux on Supercomputers

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SUSE

opsamericas.com: Due to Autobuild and now the OpenSUSE Build Service we have been able to build a common code base across many architectures like: x86, x86_64, Power, Itanium and System Z. This gives people the ability to either scale out with commodity processors are scale up with higher power CPUs.

An Easier Way to Deploy Ubuntu, CentOS

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Linux

daniweb.com: Ubuntu and CentOS are now in the rPath. The company yesterday began shipping a version of its rBuilder build and release management system for Linux that adds those distros; the tool previously worked only with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise and its own rPath Linux.

USB Linux key targets netbooks

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: French mini-PC vendor Linutop announced a version of its Ubuntu 8.4-based Linux distribution on a USB key targeting Asus Eee PCs. The key is based on its small-footprint Linutop 2.2 distro, which is designed for ultra-low-powered systems such as its own Linutop 2 mini-PC.

On Distributions, Kubuntu, and KDE

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weblog.obso1337: The open source operating system experience exists in pieces, scattered across a world of projects and technologies. Distributions exist because they attempt to create a unified experience from the bits and pieces of open source functionality out in that world, while establishing themselves as a vendor their users can trust.

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