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Story 5 popular Linux distros srlinuxx 09/08/2012 - 7:24pm
Story XFCE Makes Mint Even Fresher srlinuxx 09/08/2012 - 4:06am
Story Linux Deepin 12.06 review srlinuxx 09/08/2012 - 4:04am
Story Tips on Choosing your Linux Desktop Environment srlinuxx 09/08/2012 - 4:01am
Story SUSE likely to follow Red Hat on secure boot srlinuxx 09/08/2012 - 3:55am
Story This Is One Incredible CEO srlinuxx 08/08/2012 - 8:27pm
Story Is Linux Nemesis SCO *FINALLY* Dead Now? srlinuxx 08/08/2012 - 8:24pm
Story Three Top Ubuntu Alternatives srlinuxx 08/08/2012 - 8:21pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 08/08/2012 - 8:27am
Story The Top Features Of Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" srlinuxx 08/08/2012 - 8:24am

Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert Balances Community And Company Interest

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Interviews
Drupal

huliq.com: In the year 2000, Dries Buytaert created Drupal. Buytaert (now 29) just finished his doctoral thesis and has founded the start-up Acquia. The new company wants to become Drupal's best friend, with the help of an all-star team and US$7 million collected from venture capitalists. Wikinews reporter Michaël Laurent sat down with Dries.

Ubuntu: Linux's Obama (Sort Of)

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Ubuntu

informationweek.com/blog: What is it about Ubuntu that has generated such excitement about Linux? To steal a word from Obama's playbook, "Change."

SAM Linux 2008 'Claws' rc1: A Brief Visual Tour

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: FIRST I went “Wow!”, followed soon after by an “Eugh!” The “Wow!” came about as a result of watching SAM Linux 2008 'Claws rc1' launching as a live CD on my test machine. But then came the “Eugh!”, as a result of me realising how ghastly the default wallpaper is in SAM Linux.

OOXML vs. ODF: What’s happening this week

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Microsoft
OSS

Mary Jo Foley: From February 25 to 29 in Geneva, the next step in the seemingly never-ending show-down over whether Microsoft’s Office Open XML document format should be granted ISO standard status is taking place. Here’s a summary of what will/won’t — or perhaps I should say should/shouldn’t — happen this week for those following along at home.

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

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Adopt 10 good habits that improve your UNIX command line efficiency - and break away from bad usage patterns in the process. This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, so you can learn exactly why these UNIX habits are worth picking up.

Parsix: Persian distro makes GNOME look good

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Linux

linux.com: Last month the Parsix Linux distribution made its 1.0 release after almost a year of development. Parsix is a GNOME-based distro based on the testing branch of Debian GNU/Linux with elements from Kanotix. It makes an attractive alternative to Ubuntu.

Torvalds gives props to Microsoft for sharing

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Linux

news.com: Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project that's among the best-known open-source threats to Windows, has words of praise for Microsoft's announcement last week that it would share some previously hard-to-get technology with open-source programmers.

The Shadow Tales of Microsoft

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Microsoft

raiden.net: If there's one thing to be said for Microsoft, it's a shrewd player. They've done in just a few years what takes some companies decades to do. They've cornered the desktop OS market. All of this success has caused some of their detractors to call them dishonest, unethical, and in some cases just downright evil.

Linpus Lite 9.4

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Linux

techiemoe.com: It's rare these days for me to start up a Linux distribution and be surprised. Most major distributions all look fairly similar, use either KDE or Gnome (or XFce with a theme that resembles one of those), and offer essentially the same set of applications. Linpus, a Chinese distribution that I'd never heard of until a random post about it on a tech blog, is definitely different.

5 Free Linux Backup Solutions

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Software

foogazi.com: If you’ve ever lost data due to a system crash, you know how crucial backing up important files can be. Here are 5 Linux Backup Solutions you should check out. I recommend you implement at least one of these Linux Backup Solutions before it’s too late.

Linux ThinkPad T61 Review

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Linux

notebookreview.com: Operating system selection has almost always locked consumers into the Microsoft Windows operating systems, but recently many manufacturers have started to offer Linux alternatives. Lenovo has started to offer SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on some Thinkpad models.

Ubuntu: Bridging the technology gap

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Ubuntu

itpro.co.uk: In our second interview with Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, we discuss issues of interoperability and the learning curve associated with switching to Linux.

Coming out party with Linux

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Recent headlines have made me feel like it’s 1999 and Linux has just peaked its head through the veil of mainstream computing. Everyone is all wide-eyed about the little operating system that could. But this time there’s a different feeling surrounding the coming out party. This time it’s serious. This time Linux is the Belle of the ball.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 241

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tips and tricks: UNIX cut and paste

  • News: FreeBSD reaches 7, Ubuntu introduces Intrepid Ibex, Gentoo conducts developer survey; gNewSense "frees" software packages, PCLinuxOS announces security board, interview round-up
  • Released last week: GoblinX 2.6, CentOS 5.1 Live CD
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.1 RC1
  • New addition: Ultimate Edition
  • New distributions: Inquisitor, Zebuntu
  • Reader comments

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

Dawn of the Linux dead

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Linux

itwire.com: Over the last week we’ve been covering how the Linux multitasking scheduler works. Today it’s time to see what Linux has in common with popular horror flicks: this story has it all – zombies and zombie children, and a reaper.

Office Suite Goes Online…

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Software

maketecheasier.com: The advantage of using online office suite is not only the prices (it’s free), but also the ease of sharing and collaborating with others. In addition, there’s no software to download and install, not to mention any operating system compatibility issue.

Firefox feed extensions

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Few features are as essential to modern Web browsing as feeds. Certainly feeds are more efficient than resolutely clicking dozens or hundreds of bookmarks one after another. To satisfy the need to feed, developers have written dozens of Firefox add-ons to help you view both classic feed formats and sites that lack a feed.

Bug me not

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Linux

exploringfreedom.org: Software always has bugs, and free software is no exception to this. Apparently, none of the people who write free software bug trackers ever actually use them to report a bug, or if they do, they have a very high tolerance for pain and annoyance.

Thunderbird Awn Plugin

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Moz/FF

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: I just started to use thunderbird with my gmail account. I have liked it so much, I am using it now all the time, and not using my online version of gmail.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Quick Tip: Replace Pidgin Tray Icons with Some Nicer Ones

  • Get Notified by SMS When Someone Contacts you on Pidgin
  • Why I stopped using ad blockers
  • OpenGL Programming on Linux - Installing the software
  • Recovering Macintosh User
  • In Ubuntu Any User Can Change Root’s Password
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