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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story KDE Network Manager: Details sorted Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 3:19am
Story Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr : Video Review and Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 2:52am
Story DosBox 0.1.4 – For ChromeOS! Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 2:42am
Story Ubuntu AIO DVD Has All Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Flavors on One Disk Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 1:39am
Story AV Linux Dazzles Both Eyes and Ears Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 1:34am
Story Chromebooks to go offline as Intel moves inside Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:54am
Story KDE kicks off wallpaper contest for the next Plasma Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:50am
Story Huawei launches ultra-slim Ascend P7 Android phone Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:44am
Story Death of net neutrality: Is Mozilla barking up the wrong tree? Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:39am
Story GoboLinux 015 Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:30am

few more odd posts

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News
  • Which Linux Superhero Are You?

  • Crysis Wars Linux Server Released
  • Ubuntu 8.10: In-Depth Look
  • Unix And Linux Humor - Cult Satire
  • How to open and close the CD DVD tray
  • Ubuntu Linux: Watch and Play BBC & YouTube
  • Aaron Seigo: What will be 4.2
  • In Depth: Fedora 10 Preview

odds & ends

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News
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2008.11.07

  • Fix Unresponsive or Frozen Linux Computers using Shortcuts
  • Ask Linux.com: Historical Linux, hardware for tomorrow
  • Check Your Mysql Server Performance with MySQLTuner
  • Stable kernel 2.6.27.5
  • All Linux Distro’s Links/Online Guides/Forums
  • SSH Password Tripwire
  • USB-Creator: a great new tool in Ubuntu’s arsenal
  • arrow keys not working with vmware
  • Intel Pushes Out New GEM, KMS Patches
  • Stupefying Linux and Unix Humor
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 on Ubuntu 8.10 using Sun xVM VirtualBox

8 Linux Apps to Save You Money While the Country Falls Apart

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Software

nothingbutsoftware.com: Blender is a free 3D graphics application. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning,animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications.

PolicyKit, keeping you in check

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bushweed.blogspot: On my default KDE 4.1.x ( unstable ) install, mounting DVDs or CDs has never worked. Tonight i decided to find out why.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 45

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #45 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Lukas Ocilka: YaST-Mascot Contest-How to submit your ideas, openSUSE News: OpenOffice.org Fix for openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4, and openSUSE 11.1-Plasma-Desktop-Toolbox.

few ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Taking a Break with Ubuntu 8.1

  • Ubuntu 8.10 does away with xorg.conf
  • Ubuntu 8.10: Success
  • Intrepid Ibex aka Ubuntu 8.10

some howtos & such

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HowTos
  • Using UNetbootin To Get Puppy On A Stick

  • Secure Delete in nautilus menu ( gnome )
  • New Amarok Scripted Services Tutorial
  • 5 Things to Do Before Upgrade to Ubuntu Linux Intrepid
  • Fedora Classroom sessions start today
  • Installing broadcom wireless in ubuntu
  • HOWTO: 96.43.09, graphics fully working in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Tips
  • Install Emerald 3D themes and make it active on Ubuntu
  • Install and Run Ubuntu on VMWare Player
  • Playing with (.exe) files in Ubuntu..

Why do netbook vendors make their own distribution?

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Linux

stormyscorner.com: The thing that's disappointing to me is that they all have their own Linux distribution. As a matter of fact, the Eee PC I talk about so much, comes with a custom version of Xandros. So why is this?

10 Linux-powered E-book Readers

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Hardware

junauza.com: Linux just keeps popping up on many of the popular gadgets that are hogging the limelight nowadays. However, there are some that don't flaunt Linux around, like the Amazon Kindle. Not that they have to, but well, allow me to do it for them here anyway.

Compiz Weekend Update

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: So, I decided to put the last few days to good use, here is a summary of what I have done so far.

Sparkle GeForce 9500GT 1GB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: We've checked out ATI's Radeon HD 4550 low-end graphics card already and found it to be a nice solution for Linux users on a budget, but how does NVIDIA's competitor contend? In this review we are looking at the NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT from Sparkle.

Red Hat opens Dubai Office

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Linux

cpilive.net: Red Hat has announced the expansion of its international presence with the opening of an office in Dubai. The new office will provide support for its growing customer base in the Middle East and Africa and enable Red Hat to leverage experts with local knowledge to meet new business demands in the region.

Non-Constructive Linux Bashing Does Require A Kevlar Suit

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Linux

linuxloop.com: An article published in iTWire titled “Opinion: why Linux sucks at being user friendly” has been drawing a lot of attention recently. I am going to start by responding to each of the author’s points and then pointing out what I think the overall problem is.

Xubuntu 8.10 - Review

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Ubuntu

linux-hardcore.com: I like speed and stability. To be honest I find Gnome and Kde do not live up to my perception of speed, so I choose Xfce and Fluxbox.

Choosing Your Shell

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: In most Linux systems, your default shell is the bash shell. There are many other shells, and you can activate a different one by simply typing the new shell’s command (ksh, tcsh, csh, sh, bash, and so forth) from the current shell.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Using Your Linux Computer As A UPnP AV Server (Part 3)

  • How will Windows 7 affect Linux?
  • stats.larrythecow.org — what’s installed on your box?
  • Is Smolt the Key to Counting Linux Users?
  • Where to find royalty-free cliparts for OpenOffice.org?
  • Open Source enterprise to facilitate University Education
  • Back to the roots with Gentoo...
  • Ubuntu Podcast Episode #11
  • Ballmer’s upside down thinking on open source
  • Notes in OpenOffice.org 3.0 Writer
  • Linux print server enhances library printing
  • Supercharging a home network with Amahi
  • Open Source Software and Africa
  • Having more than 4GB of RAM on x86 Linux
  • Open Letter to Richard Stallman
  • Mepis 7.0- My Distro of Choice
  • Russia and Cuba Unite Against Microsoft
  • Gollem: A Web-based file manager for back-end data
  • Kernel tcp_output “work around” implemented for openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5
  • Origin of Famous Linux Distibutions

Desktop Linux – Will It Ever Stick?

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popsci.com: About seven years ago, I tried to free myself from the oppression and misery of running Windows ME by installing Linux on my PC. Ever installed the Linux operating system? It’s not for the faint of heart. So, when it was recently reported that Linux-based netbooks are being returned at a rate four-times higher than their Windows-based brethren, I can’t say I was surprised.

OpenNMS 1.6.0: Birthing an Elephant

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Software

blogs.opennms.org: We were finally able to release the next stable version of OpenNMS, 1.6.0, at the end of October, but I wasn’t able to write about it. Getting a new stable release out can be painful. Anyway, here’s a short overview of all the work that went in to 1.6.0.

GNOME as the computing platform for the future

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Software

stormyscorner.com: Often when people talk about open source software businesses they immediately think about companies like Jboss or MySQL. All these companies – and many more - successfully use GNOME technologies to improve their business. How does that work? What is GNOME and what about it makes it good for businesses and society?

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.10 and OpenOffice.org 3.0

  • Ubuntu Special Characters
  • Why choose Ubuntu 8.10 as a server?
  • Installing Ubuntu 8.10 In 12 Easy Steps
  • Ubuntu from your flash drive - easier than ever before
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • 50 amazing Ubuntu time-saving tips
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Leftovers: OSS

  • Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure
    UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time. The RISELab (Real-time Intelligence with Secure Execution) is backed by a slew of big name tech and financial firms: Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, GE Digital, Google, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and VMWare.
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  • Unpicking the community leader
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  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more