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Antix M8.2; comparison to Linux Mint

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Reviews

relst.nl: I have an old pc, it's from 2005. I mostly use Linux mint on all my PC's at school, but on my home PC it was getting rather slow and hoggy. I knew it was time to switch.

Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 2: Graphics, audio and video

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.31 will offer Kernel-Based Mode-Setting for Radeon graphics cards up to model X1950. The developers have included new drivers for X-Fi sound cards and for Intel's "Next-Generation Graphics Device". Many further improvements affect the drivers for webcams and TV hardware.

Fall In Love With Ardour's Digital Audio Workstation

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Ardour is a digital audio workstation that's designed for musicians, podcasters, voice actors, editors, and anyone who needs full-blown professional software with all the bells and whistles.

10 best Multimedia Entertainment Software for Linux

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Software

blog.taragana.com: Most of you are of the notion that Linux stands nowhere in entertainment when compared to Windows. Especially, people complain Linux has no cool games. On the contrary, Linux has added up a number of cool multimedia entertainment software to its support. We assembled the 10 best.

Another Look at openSolaris

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OS

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It has been about six months since I tried out openSolaris 2008.11, and since then they have released their 2009.06 version. Time for another look!

Complete Guide: Configure and Customise ioQuake3 in Linux

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Gaming
HowTos

Following the article on configuring Urban Terror, a popular first-person shooter game based on the ioQuake3 engine, here is a guide for configuring the original ioQuake3 game, including customisation of cvars, using new maps, weapons and characters models, and more. This guide will also successfully apply to the newer OpenArena game, which is practically ioQuake3 with changed weapons, maps and models.

XML Patent for Microsoft

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Microsoft

Moblin Linux - The next big operating system

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: I have spent the last few days playing with Moblin 2. Boy, it's something else. Mark my words. In 2015, two out of every three netbooks will be running Moblin.

Ubuntu User Interface Tweaks

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HowTos

packtpub.com: One of the greatest things about a Linux based Desktop environment is the ability to customize nearly everything you see. In this article by Christer Edwards, we will see how to find hidden UI options as well as save all of your customizations for easy replication.

Top 10 Google Chrome Themes

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Software

junauza.com: Just like Firefox, Google Chrome web browser is now theme-able. From the gallery, there are currently 28 (excluding the default classic theme) good-looking themes that can be easily downloaded and installed. Here are my Top 10 favorite.

The Power of Open Source Development

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OSS

osindia.blogspot: Most literature around open source focus on using open source software. While the benefits of OSS are gaining increased recognition, some smart organizations are going a step further and applying the Open Source Development Model (OSDM) to solve problems that proved to be otherwise intractable.

Are there too many versions of Linux? No.

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Linux

raiden.net: Gene over at Errac webload recently posted (as many others before him have) that there are too many versions of Linux. At one time I would glady have agreed with him.

Back To School With Linux!

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Linux

oneclicklinux.com: I just received my first back to school notice in my email box. It came from PCMagazine. They're touting "Back to School software." But they also feature a review of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

A Guide to Configure Urban Terror on Linux

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Gaming
HowTos

Urban Terror (or UrT for short, not to be confused with Unreal Tournament) is a great standalone first-person shooter available for Linux too, using the ioQuake3 engine. In this article I'll show several ways to make it a little faster.

Browser battler fights back

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Moz/FF

ft.com: Mozilla's Firefox has been my favourite web browser since the first version of the free software download appeared in November 2004. Since then, Firefox - developed by the open-source Mozilla nonprofit foundation - has won about 23 per cent of the browser market.

Mono advocate offers Mono-free Ubuntu remix

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Debian and Ubuntu Mono packager Jo Shields has come up with a Mono-free remix of the last released version of Ubuntu, version 9.04, which he has chosen to call Chicken Little Remix.

Office Suites for Linux

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Software

elevenislouder.blogspot: Nearly every desktop computer and laptop has some kind of office or productivity suite. I have found there are six common office/productivity solutions for UNIX/Linux systems with which most of us are already familiar.

Misinterpretation of a prototype?

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OOo

blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS: It was really interesting to follow the media in the last days where discussion around the latest Renaissance prototype took place. And many many people commented on the blog from Frank a colleague of mine and other public sources.

Monty claims commercial MySQL license is too restrictive

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OSS

h-online.com: Monty Widenius, founder of MySQL, has said in a blog posting – "Thoughts on Dual-Licensing Open Source Software" – that he recently became aware that Sun Microsystem's OEM licence agreement for MySQL would restrict users who had signed up for the commercial licence to the open source database from modifying MySQL or using any forks of MySQL.

Writing a book with the help of the Sakai free software community

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Misc

This article is about writing a book with the help of the free software community. The book in question is Sakai Courseware Management with the main authors being Alan Berg (Me myself and Sleepy and Michael Korcuska, the executive director of the Sakai Foundation. In reality, around forty community members delivered valuable content, which the authors distributed strategically throughout the book.

Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

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