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Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1)

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linuxlinks.com: I have been an unashamed Windows user for longer than I care to remember. However, I took a big step about six months ago when I commenced my adventure with Linux. There remained one significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux.

Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last year Canonical resorted to publishing an unreleased Catalyst driver within Ubuntu 8.10 so that there would be a ATI driver available to provide proper 3D support to its user. This happened again with Ubuntu 9.04. Well, now we have it a third time.

If this is the revolution, I’m out

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kmandla.wordpress: I don’t know if I should call this a trend or just an occurrence, but for some reason I find it distressing that some people are forcing others to use Linux, as a means of converting them.

How-To: Install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 from the Kubuntu Beta Backports

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The first beta of Amarok 2.2, codenamed 'Crystal Clear', was released on September 4 and packages are available for Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from the Kubuntu Beta Backports. To install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 in Kubuntu/Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope just follow the instructions below:

today's leftovers:

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  • Party on, Linux Dudes and Dudettes
  • Bilbo Blogger: free desktop blogging
  • Viewsonic Set to Dip Its Toes in Netbook Waters
  • Introduction to Kuki Linux
  • NVIDIA 190.32 Beta Brings New VDPAU Features
  • Gallium3D Support For Haiku Operating System
  • Jono Bacon: Three Years At Canonical
  • The future of the boot system in Debian
  • Lubuntu looks promising
  • Encrypted $HOME Now Offerred at Ubuntu Installation
  • Video: KVM in RHEL5
  • Firefox Helping users keep plugins updated
  • Parallels Desktop 4 Linux – Virtualization Walkthrough
  • FLOSS Weekly 85: LinuxCon
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.09.04

some howtos:

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  • How to solve boot problems with Ubuntu after kernel upgrade
  • Add ftp service to your Ubuntu Server
  • How to disable the blanking of screen after idle timeout in linux
  • Gentoo: How to fix a broken Python installation
  • How To Monitor Your System Performance In OpenSuSe
  • KDE – Blog from KOrganizer HOWTO
  • Bluecoat Proxy SG device Supporting FTP
  • How to install Chromium in Arch Linux (Google Chrome)
  • Improve flash performance (a bit, maybe)

uzbl: a browser that adheres to the unix philosophy

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tuxtraining.com: Like Vimperator for Firefox? Want something a bit smaller? Easier to config from plain text files? Well meet Uzbl.

Radio Station KRUU Saves Thousands Thanks to Open Source Software

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OSS
Ubuntu

ostatic.com/blog: Open source radios are nothing new, but what about open source radio stations? Behind the scenes, KRUU staff relies on Ubuntu as its primary operating system.

Tucan Manager

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meanmachine.wordpress: Tucan Manager is a free and open source software designed for automatic management of downloads and uploads at hosting sites like rapidshare or megaupload.

Vector Linux 6.0

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jjtcomputing.co.uk: I published a review on the new Slackware 13.0, which I really didn’t like for numerous reasons. However, I did a search for Slackware based distros, to see whether the base ideas could be built upon. Slackware itself is higly stable and customisable, but maybe another developer could mix these attributes with usability.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems.

Amarok 2.2 – Reloaded, revamped, rethinked, reeverything!

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kdenews.org: The Amarok team is getting ready for the release of Amarok 2.2 and is proud to release the first beta version of Amarok 2.2.

The 5 Problems I Have With Ubuntu

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westphx1980.blogspot: I went cold turkey from Ubuntu nearly 11 months ago, for various reasons, only to force myself to learn other, more "complicated" distros, and in turn learn more about the Linux/Unix operating system.

Review: Laptop Mini Roundup

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montanalinux.org: The family and I are visiting the in-laws in Great Falls over the holiday weekend. As luck would have it, my father-in-law has two recently purchased laptops... and he also had a Dell Mini 9 he was working on for a friend... and he was kind enough to let me play with them.

Best Google Desktop Applications for Linux

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junauza.com: Google has already released several desktop applications that works on different operating systems. As a Linux user, I'm grateful that all of my preferred Google desktop apps are well supported and can be easily installed on my favorite distro.

The New PCLinuxOS Magazine September 2009 Issue

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is happy to announce the release of the September, 2009 issue.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 87 out

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SUSE

Issue #87 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

GIMP for Beginners, Part 2: Understanding Layers

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HowTos

techenclave.com: This is the second part of The Gimp beginner series I am writing for LFY. The second part consist of layer introduction. So download the pdf and get started with Gimp.

Commentary: Linux at Law

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law.com: Legal know-how, good communication skills and a strong (paying) client base remain the linchpins of any law practice. But another critical piece of a modern law firm is information technology.

The Stallman Paradox

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planet.gnu.org: Until society can resolve what I will call for the first time the “Stallman Paradox”, where learning and access enabling technologies, such as for example digital books, conversely disables the freedom to read and hence more than negates the actual benefits of said access, the rush to embrace all digital libraries and textbooks is a rush to a new dark ages.

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Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

  • VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly
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Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

  • Spy Files Russia
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    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice.

Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

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