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Return of the Xvid: check your outputs!

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Linux

"A long time ago, on a blog post not that far away… I once wrote an article on Xvid 1.1.3, and the speed boost one could get by enabling assembly-optimized code. In short, Murphy’s Law struck again.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.1 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL: Now and Then

  • Browsers - World War II
  • The Progression of My Linux Usage
  • Time For Ubuntu To Move To Stability
  • Some thoughts on OpenSUSE 11.1 KDE version
  • Explaining Linux to my Mom
  • Linux Approaching Tipping Point
  • A tale of debuggery as told by an idiot, or how I got DVD playback working on openSUSE 11.1
  • Giving (Or Getting) an MP3 Player for Christmas?
  • Wow! Kubuntu looks very nice!
  • [Ctrl+z] Stop jobs, put it in background, or resume them later
  • How to fix upside down webcam image in ubuntu
  • Setting Up the Windows Key in Ubuntu
  • FFmpeg Gets Support For RealVideo 3.0

Blast from the past: Mac vs Linux desktop

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Mac

leuksman.com: Clearing out old backups, I stumbled on this half-written blog post from 2004 about my “switch”. While they may not be the most earthshaking issues, I’m disappointed that things have not changed much in four years.

Windows 7: The Linux killer

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: Microsoft has long been worried about Linux competition in the server market. When it came to ordinary PCs and laptops, however, it knew it had little to fear.

AROS Research Operating System

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OS

AROS is an open source operating system that builds on AmigaOS. It can be run on powerpc and x86 hardware. It’s an independent, portable and free project, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3.1 at the API level (like Wine, unlike UAE), while improving on it in many areas.

The open source guide to the galaxy

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Software

zdnet.com.au: Could your business be paying for a proprietary program when an open source alternative exists? Take a look at our guide as we count down the most popular open source products.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #122

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #122 for the week of December 14th- December 20th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue:
* Holiday Schedule for Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter
* Announcing the next “Global Ubuntu BugJam”
* Ubuntu on Amazon EC2 Beta release
* Main frozen for Alpha 2
* And much, much more!

Mozilla CEO: Ties with Google 'complicated' since Chrome

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. has a "reasonable" relationship with long-time partner Google Inc., but it's gotten complicated since Google launched its own browser, according to Mozilla's chief executive.

Memorable Linux Moments of 2008

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Ah 2008, I hardly knew ye. Actually I knew ye quite well because there were certainly some personal Linux milestone moments. Profound? Hardly. Important? Personally, sure. Will they matter to you? Maybe not, but they might, just might, make you ponder your own 2008 Linux moments, compare them, and make you realize how important Linux has become to you.

Introducing Ulteo: your virtual Linux desktop

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techradar.com: If you take a look at Ulteo.com today, you won't find any mention of Linux on the home page. Not only that, but everything about the Ulteo site is slightly confusing. It's very difficult to understand what Ulteo is and what it might do. But Ulteo is actually four distinct technologies.

Debian- What It Means To Me

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Linux

pthree.org: I have a love/hate relationship with Debian. It is a solid operating system, with a lot of potential. There are plenty of other advantages that just make Debian one of the best Linux distributions out there. But, then there are disadvantages.

Shifting from Fedora 8 to Ubuntu 8.10

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Linux

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: This is something i had been planning for a very long time since i found my fedora 8 boring .Its not that fedora isnt good , but i was done configuring a hell lot in fedora that i wanted it to be more simple. So i waited.

The tallies are in.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: Election results for the Fedora Project Board, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, and the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee are all announced this morning.

The Advantages of Open Source Software

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OSS

computingtech.blogspot: If the GPL seems like a bad idea from the standpoint of commercialism, consider the surge of successful open source software projects—they are indicative of a system that does indeed work. This success has evolved for two reasons.

Christmas Jokes for Linux/Unix Geeks

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Linux
Humor

junauza.com: We hope you've enjoyed the “The 12 Bugs of Software” we've posted last week. As promised, we will keep the tech jokes coming because it's the season to be jolly (falalalala lalalala).

Of Harsh Rules

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Linux

thenixedreport.wordpress: I recently read the article about Manoj Srivastava quitting as secretary of the Debian project. I can only imagine the insults that flew back and forth concerning the entire mess. This is a gathering of people who are supposed to have an open and democratic system.

The Linux/windows divide is a turbulent one.

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: At this moment in time there seems to be a war going on. On one side there is the proprietary systems, iconified by windows. On the other side there is the open source systems, iconified by Linux.

Maximize Your Terminal Usage with Terminator

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Terminator is a simple program that allows you to load multiple terminals and arrange them in grid. It is useful when you need to access to various terminals at the same time.

From 4.1 to 4.2: KWin

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: A lot has happened in trunk since the release of KDE 4.1 in July. With 4.2 final just a little over one month away, now is the perfect time to look back and see if we have achieved our goals. I would like to try and start something here by writing an overview of what has happened in KWin over these past six months.

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