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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 12:03am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 12:02am
Story 10 Answers To The Most Frequently Asked Linux Questions On Google Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 11:38pm
Story Open-source programming: Project initiated to help IT students Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 11:32pm
Story DISA awards open-source BPA to DLT Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 11:30pm
Story Is systemd as bad as boycott systemd is trying to make it? Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 11:27pm
Story Fedora's New Project Leader Plots What's Next Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 11:23pm
Story Canonical Releases Mir 0.7 Display Server Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 10:43pm
Story Microsoft's Desperate Attempt to Discredit Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 10:39pm
Story How Elizabeth Joseph Became a SysAdmin on HP's OpenStack Infrastructure Team Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 10:27pm

Introducing: The New Arch User Magazine

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Linux

archuser.com: Issue 1 of Arch User Magazine has finally been released! Issue 1 is a bit short, but the lack of contributors at the moment means I have to do all the work myself and I’m only so creative.

Good-bye Solaris? The fate of Sun's top 5 technologies

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OS

blogs.computerworld.com: By this time next week, IBM will have bought Sun at a cut-rate price. I'd long thought Sun was going to down for the count, so the news that IBM was moving in didn't surprise me. What happens next though?

Also: If IBM owns Java ...

Linux Format wallpapers

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Linux

tuxradar.com: We've had a number of reader requests to make available some of the imagery we use on the covers of Linux Format magazine. Naturally we're happy to share with you all.

Nexuiz 2.5 Raises The Bar For Open-Source Gaming

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Nearly a year ago Nexuiz 2.4 was released and it offered impressive graphics along with a new menu design, improved networking performance, reduced memory usage, and many other enhancements to this open-source game. The developers behind this first person shooter have now outdone themselves again with the release of Nexuiz 2.5.

A great new theme for PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLOS
HowTos
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For those who wish a new theme for their PCLinuxOS 2009.1 desktops, a nice one just showed up in repositories. It features a much softer look than the shipped theme and I'll show you the steps to install it.

5 Essential Add-ons for Firefox 3

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Reviews

This is an overview of five essential add-ons which every Firefox user should take a look at.

Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Gripes

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Software
Ubuntu

planet-geek.com: I've been using Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex as my desktop platform of choice for a few months now. As part of that changeover, I also switched to Gnome. I have to say, after my initial "ohh, look, this just works" with Gnome, the shine has certainly come off.

Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop

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GIMP

smashingmagazine.com: GIMP is the favorite graphics editing program of many designers and graphic artists. It has a wide array of features, as well as plug-ins, filters and brushes. Documentation is primarily available in online communities, as well as through extensive add-ons.

Flock – The ideal Browser for Facebook Users

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Software

kabatology.com: In the browser war, I switch my browsers according to my needs. When it comes to social networking in general and Facebook in particular, I give it up to Flock.

Evaluating Ubuntu Backup Solutions — the FOSS Way

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Software

workswithu.com: I don’t keep regular backups. If the hard drive in my laptop was to fail I’d have a serious problem. I would be faced with the very real risk of losing weeks, maybe even months worth of work. What I need is a backup solution.

8 Power Docks For Your Linux Machine

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Software

makeuseof.com: To have or not to have a dock in Linux is really dependent on individual preferences. While popular Linux distros such as Ubuntu and Fedora do not come with a dock by default, there are plenty around.

Amarok 2: a story of disappointment

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Software

rudd-o.com: Amarok 2 is regrettably worse than unusable (it actually causes data loss) for people coming from Amarok 1. Worst part is, Fedora ships it as "stable" software since its tenth release.

12 Popular Audio Players for Linux - An Overview

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Next is an overview of the best audio players available in Linux. I will only review the GUI players, leaving tools like mp3blaster, mpg123 or ogg123 for some other time. To begin with...

First look: Fedora 11 beta shows promise

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The Fedora project has announced the availability of the Fedora 11 beta release. Fedora 11 includes several compelling new features such as support for kernel modesetting, Ext4 by default, and faster boot time.

Also: Hero Factory: The Fedora

PR Wars: Apple vs Microsoft...Does Linux need to even bother?

"I'm a Mac" ... "I'm a PC" ... "We're Linux" ... Why???

If Microsoft bought Novell, it wouldn't come as a surprise

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SUSE

itwire.com: The idea that Microsoft would buy Novell isn't exactly that far-fetched. Events on April 1 have proved this.

Slitaz Linux - Tiny but fierce

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: When someone asks you to name a small Linux distro, under 100MB, names like Puppy and Damn Small Linux come to mind. Now, the featherweight category has another candidate, a 25MB fighter called Slitaz.

Review: Moon OS 2.0

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Linux

raiden.net: MoonOS is one of those elegant distros, where it focuses a lot on eyecandy and looking good. And it definitely has a lot of good things to look at. Sorta like something that comes by and catches your eye in a way that nothing else can.

GNOME 3.0 needs a big, visible change

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Software

zdnet.com.au: After first being discussed at the GUADEC conference back in July last year, the GNOME project is moving forward on its plans for GNOME 3.0, with a new user interface planned.

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