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Blog entry Observations of a Egotistical Technical Elitist fieldyweb 15/02/2012 - 11:07pm
Blog entry Are we close to the computer in our pocket? fieldyweb 15/02/2012 - 11:04pm
Story The death of the Linux distro srlinuxx 1 15/02/2012 - 10:05am
Story The death of Firefox srlinuxx 6 14/02/2012 - 6:30pm
Story The Day Canonical Pushed Kubuntu Out of the Nest srlinuxx 13/02/2012 - 10:38pm
Story Why The Linux Desktop Matters More Than Ever, This Time? srlinuxx 13/02/2012 - 10:35pm
Story FSF Wants To Police JavaScript Use srlinuxx 13/02/2012 - 10:34pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 443 srlinuxx 13/02/2012 - 8:26pm
Story Can Linux Mint 12, Cinnamon Spice Up the Open Source Mix? srlinuxx 13/02/2012 - 8:23pm
Story A Yellow Flag for Red Hat's Growth? srlinuxx 13/02/2012 - 8:21pm

Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 6400

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Ubuntu

dbzer0.com/blog: So four days ago my girlfriend informed me that her laptop totally b0rked. Blue Screen of Death on boot. Unfortunately, as she didn’t have the recovery CDs for the laptop with her and I didn’t have any Windoze XP installation handy I considered installing Ubuntu.

NVClock 0.8 (Beta3) Released

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Software

linuxhardware.org: It is finally time for a new beta release 0.8 Beta3. Note this release is beta, some Geforce8 features are still missing and also realize that the release is still very experimental.

KDE to Appear at SCALE 6x

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KDE

kde.org: When most folks think of February they muse about hearts and roses. But in Southern California, free software enthusiasts look forward to the Southern California Linux Exposition. KDE will once again be represented at SCALE 6x (February 8-10, 2008) showing off the newly released KDE 4.0.

Linux on the Dell Inspiron 1520

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Of all people, after having installed and used 40+ Linux distributions, I should know which distribution I want to put on my new computer. I didn't. I ended up trying out Ubuntu 7.10 (32 and 64-bit) and Sabayon 3.4f (32-bit).

Improved Ogg Theora coming soon to an Internet near you

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Software

linux.com: Free software for video is currently in sad shape. The only two widely distributed free video editing programs, Kino and Cinelerra, are nowhere near as capable as competing commercial software. Hardly any professional video producers use either one. But most people aren't as concerned with the software used to make video as with the software they need to play it, especially in their Web browsers, and on this side of the video equation it looks like things are going to get a lot better for free software enthusiasts in 2008.

RPM 5.0 Released

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Software

rpm5.org: After seven months of comprehensive development, the popular Unix software packaging tool RPM Package Manager (RPM) was released as stable version 5.0.0.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Video: Mark Cox, episode 3. Tips for a secure system

  • Setting up Compiz/Fusion on Ubuntu Linux
  • Secure Our Server Part 1: Firewalls
  • How to run Safari in Linux using Wine
  • Make Debian/Ubuntu look like Windows
  • Linux Optimize Directories ( File Access Time ) in ext3 Filesystem

AMD Phenom 9500 Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix: Have you recently upgraded to AMD's Spider platform with their quad-core Phenom processor and are running Linux? If so, and are experiencing kernel panics, stability problems, and even a psychedelic Ubuntu logo, you're not alone. In this article, we'll be looking at the AMD Phenom 9500 performance under Ubuntu 7.10.

Why you should not use pyinotify

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Linux

serpentine.com: A while ago, I had a need to monitor filesystem modifications, and I looked around for Python bindings for the Linux kernel’s inotify subsystem. At the time, the only existing library was pyinotify, so being a lazy sort, I naturally tried to use it.

Free/Open-source Text Editors

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Software

junauza.blogspot: A text editor is a type of program used for editing plain text files. Here is a list of valuable free/open-source text editors with graphical user interface (GUI).

Countries Adopting ODF Annual Report and Future Outlook

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance) is an organization dedicated to educating on the benefits and opportunities of ODF. Launched in March 2006, the ODF Alliance now has over 480 member organizations in 53 countries.

AMD Releases Additional R600 GPU Programming Documentation

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Hardware

phoronix: In the second NDA-free documentation dump, AMD has just released programming data on the M76 and RS690 graphics processors. In this article, we have information on this just-released data as well as what else the community can expect in the way of documentation in the near future.

a stable arch branch?

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Don’t look now, but it could become a reality. A thread here describes the rationale for a snapshot of Arch at periodic intervals, allowing users to bounce between stable points, rather than use Arch in the rolling fashion it has now.

Firefox 3: Why Bother to Upgrade?

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Moz/FF

OSWeekly: Despite Firebird eventually maturing into Firefox that we all know today, I can't believe that I have yet to find any indication that the Mozilla team is planning on improving the really lame handling of RSS feeds. Flock is providing users with so much more and despite this, Firefox continues to remain with most of the same features it always has - why? I know. It's Google.

Flock: The browser that makes browsing obsolete

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Software

telegraph.co.uk: Think of the innovation that's happened in the last decade - the emergence of Google, YouTube and Facebook - and then consider for a moment the comparative lack of innovation in one crucial area: our web browsers, the software we use to access the internet.

gOS: A wake up call for Freedomware marketing

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Linux

libervis.com: Think gOS. It might not be such a bad advice after all. It's been hyped up, but it sold out. And there may be lessons in its deployment and success for all of us Free Software and GNU/Linux advocates! How can we trust any central entity with our computing activities and our data, an entity which is at that a private profit-driven, shareholder pressured public company?

Who Says Linux Doesn’t Have an Extraordinary MMORPG Game?

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Gaming

linuxfud.wordpress: Who Says Linux Doesn’t Have an Extraordinary MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) that’s extremely easer to install (yes, like in Microsoft Windows)?? I love this game!

Are $100 Laptops Doomed?

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Linux

Newsweek: At next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the semiconductor giant Intel was planning to demonstrate a prototype of the celebrated One Laptop Per Child "XO" computer that runs not with the original AMD microprocessor but its own chip. But now Intel has broken with OLPC, and once again, One Laptop's founder, Nicholas Negroponte, is charging that the chip giant is messing with his charitable efforts for its own corporate ends.

kubuntu! how could you?

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SUSE
Ubuntu

quantumsaint.wordpress: During my glorious 10 day vacation I decided to get my hands on the Kubuntu 7.10 DVD iso. It was just waiting to be unleashed upon my new 64 bit dual core setup. No dice. Everything seemed to be going fine and then it gets to a point where it just stops.

Also: The 64 bit Mystery

Linux, Leopard Can't Bite Vista

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Microsoft

forbes: The reviews are in--and they don't matter one damn bit. Microsoft's Windows Vista went on sale a year ago this month, and despite poor marks from the tech press and heaping helpings of scorn from Mac and Linux aficionados, the operating system has turned into a money machine for Microsoft. Just look at the numbers.

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