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Story Valve, Linux and the Windows 8 'Catastrophe' srlinuxx 31/07/2012 - 3:36am
Story Red Hat and Canonical 'traitors' srlinuxx 31/07/2012 - 3:32am
Blog entry How Ubuntu can save the Linux Desktop fieldyweb 30/07/2012 - 7:42pm
Story Why Linux will never rule on the desktop srlinuxx 30/07/2012 - 2:10am
Story AntiX 12: Most complete lightweight Linux distro I have seen! srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:23am
Story This Week in Linux srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:22am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:20am
Story Valve On Linux In Two Weeks srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 8:02am
Story The GUI Bloat Effect srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 7:59am
Story Sabayon 9 KDE review & stuff srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 7:57am

Simple Firefox Tips and Tricks (Some of Which You Might Not Know…)

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: I have used Firefox browser for a long time and I always think that I know all the features inside out. When I was told of the following seemingly simple but useful tricks, I know I was wrong.

Quick and easy photo management with F-Spot

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Photo management software for Windows makes us weep. For most people, photo management consists of loading the software (and drivers) that came from the camera manufacturer. So you've got a Nikon camera, and the photo management software is really different from your significant other's Kodak software.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OLPC: one bad idea per child

  • Tethered capture with gphoto2
  • How to install Mythbuntu 8.04 Alpha 2
  • Redux: Gentoo's top 3 issues
  • Life before Google
  • Adding System Services with Upstart
  • Func, the Fedora Unified Network Controller
  • KDE PIM Team Meets to Talk Akonadi and KDE 4.1
  • Abyss: a small, sweet Web server
  • Red Hat not impressed with Microsoft's interoperability plans
  • Open source fans offer differing views of MS move
  • Winners and losers in Microsoft open API move
  • Is Microsoft using the "anti-lock-in" argument from OSS's playbook?
  • Novell and the Community
  • Back to Gentoo
  • Miguel de Icaza talks to the INQ
  • Local Caching For Network Filesystems

Logo War: Red Hat Takes On DataPortability

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Linux

techcrunch.com: Open source giant Red Hat sent a Cease and Desist letter to the DataPortability.org group today demanding the removal of the DP logo from the group's website, saying their logo is "identical to the Fedora Infinity design logo owned by Red Hat."

Samba author: GPLv3 has further to go

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: While he sees the GPLv3 as "extremely good", Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell believes that the free software licence still needs strengthening. In this video interview he said that the anti-DRM provisions didn't go far enough.

The paradox of FOSS projects supporting Windows

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OSS

bryceharrington.org: As we near in on the Inkscape 0.46 release, I've been increasingly focusing on the few remaining "critical" bugs. A lot of these are specific to the Windows port, which is a bit frustrating for those of us whose big hope in life is to *replace* Windows, not to support it.

some howtos:

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  • Network Tip No.3: Global Configuration Mode

  • Network Tip No. 4: exit Command
  • to HUP or nohup?
  • Automatic tab title in gnome-terminal
  • How to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty or later versions
  • colordiff — a tool to colorize diff output
  • How To: Run Call of Duty 4 (COD4): Modern Combat in Linux
  • Boot Speed Ubuntu
  • Restore the Master Boot Record
  • How to install Grub from a live Ubuntu cd
  • Boot CD for Ubuntu usb flash

Ktorrent 3.0 - hello, KDE 4

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: With Ktorrent one of the largest external KDE projects now released a first stable KDE 4 version of their product. This also shows that KDE 4 is also accepted by external developers.

It’s time to face it: Linux is not coming to the desktop. Ever.

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Ubuntu

theubuntuexperiment.wordpress: While it was great fun trying to convert my mother to Ubuntu, this experiment ended up in a complete failure. Linux is not ready for the desktop, and never will be, too.

Why I use Fedora

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Linux

felipec.wordpress: For quite some people it seems if you use Fedora you are committing an open source sin; at best it seems as if there is no good reason to use it, or so has been my experience.

Ubuntu Essentials

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Ubuntu

open-zone.com: I'm Ubuntu user for years now. I have gained a lot of knowledge on how to customize my Ubuntu box and how to make it better. This guide targets any Ubuntu user or any one is thinking about trying Ubuntu but it will be very useful for newbies.

Explore the Universe from your Desktop with Celestia

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Software

techthrob.com: While it may not let you go where no man has gone before, Celestia is an amazing desktop application that lets you travel anywhere in the known Universe.

Open source disruption realized

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Open source fans are buzzing about Microsoft’s latest move to open its APIs, which follows along the path it has been on recently. Another announcement they may have been somewhat overshadowed is chipmaker AMD’s new open source application library project, Framewave. I would say this is just another case of companies coming around to market realities.

Dell Ubuntu Systems Launching in Canada and Latin America

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Several new developments on the Linux front today. We're introducing Ubuntu 7.1-based Dell systems in Canada and Latin America. Beyond that, we're introducing the Inspiron 1525n to customers in the United States.

Psychiatrist in Reiser Murder Trial Says Heavy Computer Users Might Have Asperger's Disorder

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: A day after the Hans Reiser murder trial drifted into the netherworld, the murder case against the Linux programmer careened Thursday into the world of psychiatry. Beverly Parr testified that those who use a computer regularly "possibly" might have Asperger's Disorder, impaired social skills.

Also: Hans Reiser Murder Trial: Trance Music, Belly Dancing and the Minotaur

Get Mac style menus on Ubuntu with Global Menu

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Software

downloadsquad: Theming one's OS to look like a Mac is all the rage these days, but for the most part such modifications are superficial. However, Global Menu actually changes the user experience quite a bit.

Also: Free software menus reinvented

SourceForge Opens 2008 Community Choice Awards to ALL Open Source Software

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OS

Ross Turk, Community Manager at http://SourceForge.net/, today announced the guidelines for the 2008 Community Choice Awards. Starting this year, the awards are open to any open source project, even those hosted outside of SourceForge.

Webcams in Linux, Part 1

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Linux

Carla Schroder: Webcams are everywhere these days: they're standard on a lot of laptops, LCD monitors are starting to incorporate them, and decent standalone USB webcams can be had for less than $40. In this two-part series we'll set up a Webcam on Linux, and then use it to perform a number of amazing and fun tasks.

How to Switch from MS Office to OOo

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OOo

fanaticattack.com: You’ve been thinking about it for a while. You’ve seen the PDF converter and sighed longingly; you’ve blushed before the skeptical glances of your open-source and anti-Microsoft friends who say “You’re still using Microsoft Office?” I’m here to help.

2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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OSS

jeremy.linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. This was the seventh annual LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards and we’ve set a record for participation each and every year. We had some extremely close races this year.

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