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bc - GNU Linux command line calculator

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go2linux.org: One thing I really like about GNU/Linux operating system, is that it has a lot of utilities. One of those utilities is bc a handy calculator, with it you can perform easy calculations, or perform complicated calculus, you can even define your own functions.

Smart tips and tricks to get the best from KDE 4

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KDE

techradar.com: KDE 4.1, launched at the end of July 2008, became the first release we could heartily recommend. But KDE is still KDE, and that means that many of its best features are undocumented and undisclosed. By uncovering KDE's hidden options you can make a real difference to the way you work.

The Perfect Desktop - Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Debian Lenny desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Songbird, music player that wants to do everything, loses CEO

  • Gcompmgr: Graphical front end for Xcompmgr Composite Window Manager
  • Arch + Openbox: February screenshots
  • Subpixel Font Rendering in Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 57: XBMC
  • Treasures beyond measure
  • A plea for hidden rulers in OOo Writer
  • OpenOffice Header Annoyances
  • Another Game Being Ported To Linux
  • Linux Can Be More Than Your Desktop; It Can Be Your Back Up
  • Elive Gem (1.0) Distribution Brief
  • Finnix 92.1 Brief
  • Mozilla presentation at SCALE 2009
  • Government Saves Billions Using Open Source Software. Really?
  • Linux Cartoon Roundup
  • More Linux Comics

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Compare two files in Linux and find the differences

  • How to convert the search field into a button in the Opera Search panel?
  • How to finding out which directory is the largest on your device
  • Get Awesome
  • How to tether AT&T's Fuze phone to Ubuntu Linux
  • quick and dirty distcc
  • How to: Install R on Debian from the CRAN repositories
  • Getting your scanner to work with Ubuntu (gt68xx)
  • Merging Mkdir and Cd

PCe17OS, The Second

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PCLOS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: I've always like the first release of PCe17OS although at first, I had a slight problem with changing to my user login. It was beautiful and it was beautiful. However, I can't truly say the same for the second.

Eleven Tools to make your Life simpler on Ubuntu

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Software

linuxondesktop.blogspot: I have been over the past 3 years writing about all these nifty little tools and applications that makes your life on Ubuntu simple and better, also allowing you to configure your Ubuntu installation easily.

NVidia broke my movies

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Software

silentcoder.co.za: So here’s an interesting one… since installing that latest NVidia driver on my desktop partition, all my movies started playing with their colors all wrong.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 codename Lenny

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Linux

bekirserifoglu.wordpress: Long-awaited “Lenny” has finally been out! After 22 months of development, Debian development team announced the official release of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 on 14th of February as planned and the very same day I installed and tested it on my laptop.

Review: Slackware 12.2

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Slack

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’ve already reviewed some distros based off of Slackware such as Zenwalk and Slax. Along the way I’ve come to learn about some of the appeal of Slackware and why people would base distributions off of it. However, it does have a reputation as a very hard distro to install.

Firefox 3.1 delivery slips; developers question TraceMonkey progress

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Some Mozilla Corp. developers have recommended that the company consider yanking the new JavaScript engine, dubbed TraceMonkey, from Firefox 3.1 to get the browser back on track and out the door.

xrandr and the X Window System

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Software
HowTos

blog.hydrasystemsllc: For those of us who have traveled outside of the world of Microsoft Windows and into UNIX-like operating systems, we should already be somewhat familiar with the X Window System. Some of us even understand its full potential. Over the years, I have grown really fond of one specific command line utility and that is xrandr.

Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and More

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Linux

byzantineroads.info: One of the reasons Newcomers to Linux are scared off is the sheer number of choice. So Let’s take a look at one popular branch and see if we an figure some stuff out.

VL-Hot: A Non-polling Alternative To HAL

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oreilly.com: In most current Linux distributions if you plug in a piece of removable media an icon pops up on the desktop and/or a file manager window opens. This is accomplished by the HAL. VL-Hot, developed for Vector Linux provides an alternative that doesn't require continuous hardware polling.

Booting With Mandriva's Speedboot

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MDV

phoronix.com: Being worked on as part of Mandriva's next Linux distribution update is a technology they are referring to as Speedboot. In essence, the user is logging into their Linux desktop even before the system is fully booted. We have some timed results of Mandriva's Speedboot along with videos showing the differences.

Input Redirection, MPX and NOMAD

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smspillaz.wordpress: So considering that compiz++ is now master and my patches haven’t been maintained in a while, a lot of you might be wondering what is going on with input redirection and MPX.

Linux: A Complete Overview

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Linux

ocmodshop.com: This article will discuss the differences between the Linux and Windows operating softwares; we discuss some of the pros and cons of each system.

New notification work lands in Jaunty

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Software
Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Thanks to the concerted efforts of Martin Pitt, Sebastien Bacher and several others, notify-osd and several related components landed in Jaunty last week. Notify-OSD handles both application notifications and keyboard special keys like brightness and volume.

The Smell of Linux Spirit

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: New versions of Linux distributions are churned out at a remarkable pace. Not only are new distros popping up all the time, but updates to existing distros are always up and coming as well.

Five-O for PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: I have a group of friends who visited me in campus, and Marvin S. Tan brought his elegant ASUS laptop with him. Whatever for? To install PCLinuxOS, of course.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
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    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
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