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Story Great Expectations for Linux in 2013 srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 11:47pm
Story Getting Started With Scribus srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 10:52pm
Story Linux Mint 14 MATE srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 10:50pm
Story It's Official: OpenMandriva Association Incorporated srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 10:48pm
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Story Designing the new Ubuntu for phone pages srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 8:03pm
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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 7:44am
Story User Guide To Setting Up The Raspberry PI srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 2:55am
Story Open source is legal software alternative srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 2:49am

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Installation for Newbies (ubuntu)

  • How to install KDE 4 on PclinuxOS
  • Getting Flashplayer for Opera 9.5 with Debian Linux

today's leftovers

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News
  • VMware Workstation 6.5 beta 1 with Unity support

  • Nokia N-Gage is live
  • OOXML: Wasn't There Supposed to be a Final Text Within a Month?
  • It's not about the price. And yes, I need the sources.
  • Horny Hamster
  • kmemcheck Aiming For Mainline Inclusion
  • Will Linux Dominate or Die?
  • Towards more progressive open source
  • The best Linux distro for a new breed of PCs
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire meets Mark Shuttleworth at OSBC (video)
  • People of openSUSE: Jakub Steiner

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Further Dissection Of Paging And Swapping On Linux And Unix

  • Language translation from the command line or clipboard
  • Updating all urpmi’s on mandriva 2008
  • Basics of iptables
  • Kicker’s hidden tweaks
  • Reinstalling GRUB on Ubuntu
  • Howto Turn Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) into Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu - Suffering Sclerosis

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Ubuntu

msevior.livejournal: Well I guess it is almost inevitable. After a few years as being first on ball and dynamic as anything, it appears Ubuntu is suffering the Sclerosis its supporters have accused other distros of having.

Fly the Linux Skies

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Altimeters... lie. Yet for over a hundred years, these instruments were more than enough to get most aircraft safely from place to place. This sudden fixation on flying technicalities was actually prompted by the story yesterday about W3Counter.com's revelation that the Linux desktop has broken the two-percent mark in total deployment.

Over 40 Proven Ways to Get Far More Out of Firefox

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Moz/FF

ostatic.com: Did you know that according to a recent Forrester report, Mozilla's open source Firefox browser now reaches 18 percent of corporate desktops? That's healthy news for the Internet browser market, where competition is needed. I'm a big believer that you can get much more out of it if you investigate the excellent extensions and enhancements available for it.

Low-cost laptop wars: Vista, XP or Linux?

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OS

pcadvisor.co.uk: As the release of low-cost laptops based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor draws near, Microsoft is getting boxed into a corner. Microsoft plans to stop selling most Windows XP licences after 30 June, yet most of these low-cost laptops won't be powerful enough to run Vista when they arrive later this year. That leaves Microsoft executives with a choice: do they extend the availability of Windows XP for low-cost laptops, or possibly concede this nascent market to Linux?

LinPC: PCLinuxOS Preinstalled Systems

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PCLOS
Hardware

linpc.us: LinPC is proud to bring you PCLinuxOS systems! Our systems come standard with an AMD Athlon 4200+ dual-core cpu and 1GB DDR2 memory. We also use a Full tower case with a 430 watt power supply.

Ubuntu a generic distro

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Ubuntu

thelinuxblog.com: I was checking my daily digg news and i came across Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?. Ok now aside from the fact that this guy has had a total of like a year of Linux use and is not very well informed, I agree with his opinion.

Report: Open-Source Features Catch Up

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OSS

eweek.com: Gartner says open-source operating systems—Linux in particular—have caught up to their fee-based counterparts, but a new report predicts costs will rise as well.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find files on your system using ‘locate’

  • Create a custum conky setup
  • Enabling Temperature Sensors in Ubuntu
  • AutoYaST: NIC Bonding
  • how to stop postgres on ubuntu Linux
  • How to Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu

Why I Really Hate Linux: Substitute Applications

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Software

distrogue.blogspot: On Windows, most people manage their music libraries via iTunes, the nice, user-friendly music manager that everyone knows about. But here on Linux, we're expected to use some program called Amarok that nobody's heard of. And it sucks.

Backed by Intel, Ubuntu, Google, mobile linux is poised for commercial takeoff in 2008

blogs.zdnet.com: Despite earlier efforts from pioneering companies like MontaVista, Lineo and Access, the open source operating system has always taken a back seat to proprietary mobile operating systems. The mood changed in 2007.

Granular distro preview is worth a look

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Linux

linux.com: Granular Linux is a desktop-oriented distribution based on PCLinuxOS. Its primary goals are to be easy to use and user-friendly. With the new preview release of version 1.0, Granular has come a long way toward achieving these goals, and becoming a unique distribution with its own benefits and problems.

Ubuntu is for U

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Ubuntu

minorityblog.wordpress: Yes, I know… It’s good… why? I tested it for a couple of weeks. I just came from a longer than usual stay in Portugal and since I had no time to compile Gentoo from scratch I gave Ubuntu 7.10 a try. The hype around Ubuntu has in fact its reasons.

Why Won't Linspire, Inc. Hold a Shareholders Meeting?

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: When I served for six years as Linspire's President, and later as CEO, one of the things I took pride in was our solid management team. I hold quite a bit of Linspire stock, and one of my biggest concerns when I resigned from Linspire was that Michael Robertson would not have this same concern for the shareholders that I had.

Flipping the Linux switch: Control freaks, meet KDE Kiosk

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KDE

downloadsquad.com: Linux is great to use at home. It can be handy at work. It's a great server operating system. But there's one other place that Linux is really worth its weight in gold: public, or semi-public, computers. There's nothing quite as nerve-wracking as seeing someone on a computer you're responsible for, and wondering what exactly they're up to.

How To Explain Linux to a Windows User

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Linux

foogazi.com: Theres been a question I have seen on multiple occasions both on the “How do I explain Linux to a Windows user” end as well as the “What is Linux?” question. That got me thinking.. what is the best way to explain Linux to a normal Windows user who has never heard of Linux?

Test-driving OpenOffice.org 3.0

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OOo

linux.com: With OpenOffice.org 2.4 just released, OpenOffice.org 3.0 (OOo3) has already passed its feature freeze, and is scheduled for release in September. Based on recent development builds, what can you expect?

Review: Zenwalk Linux 5.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware-based distribution that has set a personal goal for itself to be one of the slimmest and fastest distributions out there. Their focus in this distribution is towards a strong graphical desktop and multimedia implementation. But how does Zenwalk perform?

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