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My Experience With Arch Linux

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Linux

nycjv321.wordpress: Usually I can tell if a like a distro within 2mins of using it, call me judgmental but thats me. Well I am here today describing my experience with the Arch Linux distribution and I must say it was a unique one.

3 Reasons Why Your System Might Be Slow

hehe2.ne: Computer users expect their systems to work well at all times, but unfortunately this isn’t always the case. If your system becomes slow, there certainly is something you can do about it. This article will help.

Trying Out Ubuntu's Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last week at Computex Taipei the Canonical OEM team had unveiled Netbook Remix. Netbook Remix is based upon the stock package selection found in Ubuntu but with specific optimizations for Mobile Internet Devices and Ultra Mobile PCs.

Multi-finger gesture support for Linux Laptops

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Linux

Hardware on Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows allows for gestures beyond point and click that create more-efficient navigation. Discover the tools needed to add this gesture support on Linux-enabled hardware. In this article, learn to enable swipe and pinch gestures for Linux applications by analyzing synclient program output for a Synaptics TouchPad.

GPL: why can't a lawyer understand it?

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OSS

itwire.com: Nearly a year after the Free Software Foundation released an updated version of the General Public License - the GPLv3 - there appears to be a great deal of confusion about what the license actually means, if one goes by two recent publications.

Analysis: One Year In, Dell's Linux Desktops Still Standing

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Linux

crn.com: One year after Dell became the first tier-one OEM to offer modern Linux preloaded on desktops, Dell hasn't blown up, its customers haven't revolted and the Earth still spins on its axis.

Firefox 3: Past, Present, and Future

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Moz/FF

practical-tech.com: Firefox 3 is almost here. The latest version is now at release candidate two and, in a word, it’s great. It strikes me that we forget, even as many of us look forward to this great open-source browser just what hurdles Firefox had to overcome.

Linux Survival Guide for Beginners

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: Ubuntu may be a user-friendly Linux distribution, but as i80and pointed out, it isn’t perfect. What should you do if you happen to be stuck in the wilderness of the terminal? Well, since Google SERPS (Search Engine Result Pages) can be hard to read in Lynx, it’s best if you know some basic commands and the locations of files.

GNewSense, the Present and the Future

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Linux

earthweb.com: You would think that a GNU/Linux distribution dedicated to shipping only free software would be uncontroversial. After all, isn't free software what GNU/Linux is all about? Yet, when the latest version of GNewSense was announced recently, Slashdot readers were divided in their reactions.

New Development with Reiser

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Reiser

scienceblogs.com: Hans Reiser developed a file system a while back, for LInux computers (but in theory useful for other systems as well) which is probably the best file system out there. Hans Reiser has just recently been convicted of murdering his wife. I have two related proposals.

Quake 3: A True Classic That Never Dies

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Gaming

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I started to play Quake 3 soon after its source code was licensed under the GPL. I must admit, I didn't play it from the beginning, and I'm at best a good player, but I always enjoyed playing online some classic mode.

Linux Vocabulary for the New Linux User

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Linux

foogazi.com: If you’re just starting out with using Linux then chances are you’ve probably seen or heard a few Linux terms that you don’t recognize. It’s typical that when you ask, or search, for help on the Internet for Linux, you’ll see some of the following terms.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 256

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Computex 2008 - Linux ultra-portables galore

  • News: Debian "Lenny" freeze, Mandriva Cooker news, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, FreeBSD EoL notice, openSUSE package repositories, CentOS search resources, Gentoo release delays, interview with Red Hat CEO
  • Released last week: Damn Small Linux 4.4, Linux Mint 5, Zenwalk Linux 5.2
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1
  • Site news: Annual package database update
  • New distributions: PING, ZevenOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Vienna failed to migrate to GNU/Linux: why?

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Several governments and councils reported multi-year migration plans to GNU/Linux. Free software activists praised each one of them in their blogs and commentaries. However, a few months or years on, some of those plans crumbled. Vienna is one of them. A question here begs to be answered: why did it happen?

Translate words with EuroOffice Dictionary extension

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Software

linux.com: Need a multilingual dictionary tool that allows you to quickly translate words and expressions without leaving the convenience of OpenOffice.org? Drop in the EuroOffice.org Dictionary (EOD) extension.

few early morning howtos:

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HowTos
  • Filesystem & file organization in Linux

  • Accessing Remember the Milk from your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Finding The Number Of Open File Descriptors Per Process On Linux And Unix

Getting To Grips With Netpkg In Zenwalk 5.2

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: All the usual review issues - the installer, the artwork, the applications, the hardware detection, yada, yada, yada – are all fine and dandy in Zenwalk 5.2. Really, they are – there's not a bad thing to be said about any of it. So, what am I going to write about? Netpkg.

Music players: so much choice, but…

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Software

celettu.wordpress: Music players in Linux are a dime a dozen. Even if you don’t count the media players like VLC and mplayer, there are still enough that will manage and play your music collection. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all at this point…and I still haven’t found one I’m perfectly satisfied with.

Netbooks pre-loaded with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: The Canonical OEM team has been approached by a number of OEM’s who want to sell netbooks (small, low-cost laptops with an emphasis on the web) based on Ubuntu. Almost universally, they’ve asked for standard Ubuntu packages and updates, with an app launcher that’s more suited to new users and has the feeling of a “device” more than a PC.

The impact of the Eee PC

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Hardware

itpro.co.uk: Had most people in IT even heard of Asus' Eee PC a year ago? Probably not. Yet its impact has been nothing short of remarkable...

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