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Story Brian Proffitt’s Imaginary Linux-Hardware Woes srlinuxx 24/06/2012 - 9:18pm
Story odds & ends: srlinuxx 24/06/2012 - 3:18am
Story Ubuntu 12.10 Prepares To Improve Linux Performance srlinuxx 24/06/2012 - 3:14am
Story Mandriva Tech Preview Review srlinuxx 24/06/2012 - 3:13am
Story New screenshots of SolusOS 2 srlinuxx 23/06/2012 - 7:56pm
Story Firefox 13 - a review of sorts srlinuxx 23/06/2012 - 7:51pm
Story ROSA 2012 LXDE review srlinuxx 23/06/2012 - 7:46pm
Story Gaming on Linux Up for Grabs srlinuxx 23/06/2012 - 7:42pm
Story The Real Scoop On Red Hat's Plunge srlinuxx 23/06/2012 - 6:49pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 23/06/2012 - 7:58am

Will Microsoft kill Linux

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Linux

theangryadmin.blogspot: Will Microsoft kill Linux? No it won't, Linux will kill Linux. Let me tell you a story. It'll start as all good stories do with once upon a time.

Make KDE More Attractive: Add a Nice Touch to It

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KDE

linuxlove.org: I know that everyone has different tastes and each ones perception of attractive is different but this is how my KDE looks like, I really enjoy it and if someone else enjoys it too, then this post wasn’t written for nothing.

KDE 4.0.1 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.1, the first bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop.

Kubuntu 8.04 FAQ

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal.com: We are seeing more and more questions relating to Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron, and KDE 4, and some KDE 3 as well. So to hopefully save you some keystrokes on IRC, forums, or mailing lists, lets try this out first.

Video conversion in Linux with RippedWire and WinFF

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Software

linux.com: If you are interested in codecs other than Theora and Dirac, you have a lot more options to choose from. Let's consider two utilities that advertise both ease-of-use and quality: RippedWire targets DVD ripping and conversion specifically, and WinFF, which can convert DVD content and other video sources.

Mozilla Developer News - February 5

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Moz/FF

In this issue… Firefox 2.0.0.12 schedule, Firefox 3 Beta 3 code frozen, Thunderbird in France, and Mitchell interviewed for McKinsey Quarterly.

Fedora 9 Alpha Preview

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Linux

phoronix: On this Super Tuesday here in the United States, Red Hat has this morning released the first and only alpha release for Fedora 9. This ninth Fedora release, which has been codenamed Sulphur, will ship in April and go head-to-head against Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron", but what features can one expect in this forthcoming release?

KDE Quickies: KDE 4.0.1, openSUSE Live CD, New KDE Repository Layout

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KDE
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Just in time for the KDE 4.0.1 release, the openSUSE KDE team has updated the KDE 4 packages in the Build Service to the KDE 4.0.1 state, featuring several improvements over the plain KDE 4.0.1 release and including further integration fixes.

A Linux Valentine - Oh Linux, how do I love thee?

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Linux
Humor

linuxhow2.com: Way number 1: You breathe new life into old hardware. They should age PCs in dog years. Here's a trusted dog year calendar that helped me better determine the age of my Laptop. My three-year old laptop is going on 25 dog years now, and Windows is like the Army, and 25 year old recruits are starting to get too old to put on the front lines.

Elive distro illustrates power, beauty of Enlightenment

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Linux

linux.com: The Elive Linux distribution combines beauty with ease of use. Elive is based on Debian and uses Enlightenment as its windows manager, which gives the distribution a Mac OS X look and feel. Elive comes with dozens of easy-to-use desktop applications that just work.

Red Hat 11th fastest growing company in America

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: Forbes magazine recently compiled a list of the top 25 fastest growing companies in America. And guess what, Red Hat is placed 11th in the list.

Free/Open-source Digital Audio Editors

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Software

junauza.blogspot: A digital audio editor is a computer application for audio editing or digital audio manipulation. I have here a list of well-known free/open-source digital audio editors for the music enthusiasts, professionals and non-professionals alike.

Will OpenOffice.org 3.0 be better?

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OOo

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Following on from my piece on whether OpenOffice.org can do the job I have remembered that OpenOffice.org 3.0 is due for release in September. So—with my comments on 2.3 in mind—let’s see whether the new version will address my needs.

Open-Source Creative X-Fi Support

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Software

phoronix: Last Friday 4Front Technologies had released the binaries and source-code to OSS 4.0 Build 1013. This new build of the Open Sound System brings two major changes, which include the full source code now being available for the M-Audio Revolution and Delta sound card drivers, and a beta driver for the Sound Blast X-Fi series from Creative Labs.

Q and A with Linus Torvalds

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Linux
Interviews

smh.com.au: At last week's linux.conf.au gathering in Melbourne, Nick Miller talked to Linux creator Linus Torvalds about his work and ambitions for his operating system.

Also: Photos: Linux.conf.au 2008

Your Portage tree just got 200MB smaller

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Gentoo

gentoo.org/news: Each ebuild in the Portage tree used to come with its own digest file. When you emerged a package, this digest was used to verify that you had the same files the developer did. Until now.

Just Installed PCLinuxOS for my folks

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PCLOS

gresak.com: This past weekend, I used one of our old desktop computers to install a copy of PCLinuxOS 2007. I took this updated system over to my parents house for them to try out as an alternative to their aging Windows XP system.

Why even use Linux??

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Linux

linuxloader.com: Why do I use Linux? I get that question quite a bit. Depending on who I'm talking to my response varies. Some of the more technical reasons leave many users with a blank stare. If you're reading this I assume you are either already running Linux or are about too. Well...... why are you doing it? Lets take a look at some of the reasons.

OpenSUSE's new tech evangelist spells it out

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Interviews
SUSE

computerworlduk.com: Novell has joined the trend in appointing a community manager for its SUSE Linux distribution. Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier spells out what it is all about.

Village School Director Backs Linux

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Linux

kommersant.com: Alexander Ponosov, director of the school in the village of Sepych, Perm Territory, who has found guilty of installing pirated Windows software in 12 school computers, has changed jobs. He is now engaged in popularizing the free Linux operating system.

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