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Story Fedora 20 Released With New, Newer, and Newest Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 4:07pm
Story SteamOS GNOME Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 4:04pm
Story Black Lab Linux 4.1.9 KDE released Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:49am
Story Google's robotics program has legs, but where is it going? Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:42am
Story Android 4.3 flavors Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:36am
Story How And Why I Switched to Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:33am
Story The Open-Sorcerers Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:30am
Story OpenDocument ODF Support Coming To The Web Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:24am
Story AMD Catalyst 13.12 GPU Driver For Linux Released Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:19am
Story Chromebase: A Chrome OS All-in-One PC from LG due at CES 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:15am

Win4Lin 5.0 makes big improvements

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Software There is no dearth of software that can help you run that indispensable Windows app over Linux. Win4Lin has managed to survive through the years as an inexpensive tool for people who like to pay for support. The recently released Win4Lin 5, available for $30 a pop, has shrugged off the shortcomings of its predecessor and delivers on its "near native-performance" promise.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 30 June 2008

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The June issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: LinuxTag and FliSoL, GSOC interview, Gentoo in space, and more!

5 Reasons A Dark Theme will Ruin Ubuntu

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Ubuntu A few screenshots show that Ubuntu is still going dark. The direction they are headed is not very clear. Even by scanning other user’s comments it appears its not a very popular idea, and I agree 100%! Here are 5 reasons a dark theme will only hurt Ubuntu:

GPLv3 One Year Anniversary Edition 06/29/08

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gpl3.blogspot: The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3/AGPLv3 adoption for the past year. This Edition: GPLv3 - One Year Later, GPLv3 - 10,000 projects, and Significant Adopters and Rejectors.

42 of the Best Free Linux Audio Software

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Software To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 42 high quality Linux audio applications, covering a broad range of different uses. Most of the titles included here are desktop applications sporting an attractive front-end, although we have not forgotten console software.

The Six Kinds of Anti-FOSS Trolls

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OSS Why does Free and Open Source Software get trolled so much? You'd think we were doing something awful by just writing programs and giving them away. While it is true that a lot of it could be mere paid asstroturfers courtesy of large commercial software companies, that doesn't explain them all.

Seven Reasons to Move to Linux

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Linux Selling businesses on the benefits of Linux has been a tough proposition for many years. Common reasons cited for not moving to the open-source operating system include system complexity, lack of in-house IT skills and a shortage of business applications. Maybe it’s time, then, to take another look at Linux on the desktop and/or the server side. We'll look at the seven areas you need to consider.

Microsoft tactics push India toward Linux

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Microsoft One of India's 28 states plans to distribute 100,000 Linux laptops to students there. It sounds like Tamil Nadu's volume purchasing agent decided to use Linux exclusively after being put off by Microsoft's bundling tactics for academic users.

Linux Popularity Contest: Facebook Has Spoken

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Linux Ubuntu has been quite popular on DistroWatch for a long time now. Currently it is at the number 1 position for hits per day on the site over the last six months. There’s a nice little Facebook app that builds stats of which distributions and desktop environments people use.

Xandros Acquires Linspire Assets in Seceret Backroom Deal

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kevincarmony.blogspot: Today, as a Linspire shareholder, I received the below "memorandum" from Linspire. I have confirmed with several other Linspire shareholders that they too received this notice.

Ext4 is now the primary filesystem on my laptop

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Linux Over the weekend, I converted my laptop to use the ext4 filesystem. So far so good! So far I’ve found one bug as a result of my using ext4 in production.

A Symphony For Viola: Parsix 1.5r0 Review

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reddevil62-techhead: REGULAR readers of this blog will know I'm a huge fan of Parsix, the Debian-based Linux distribution created by a small team in Iran. For the first time Parsix Viola officially supports Compiz-Fusion, VirtualBox-OSE and GNU Flash Player

Top 10 Linux financial tools

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Software Many people don’t realize the wealth of applications available for Linux — and that includes financial software. Jack Wallen introduces 10 Linux apps that will meet your financial needs, whether you just want a digital replacement for your checkbook.

11 Popular Video Players for Linux

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Review of 11 most popular video players for Linux, like VLC, SMPlayer, Kaffeine, Totem and several more.

Big Buck Bunny builds a better Blender

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Software Big Buck Bunny is the colorful product of the Peach open movie project: an animated short released online and on DVD. But in addition to the 'toon itself, Peach has produced an altogether different yield: improvements to the Blender 3-D modeling application.

Audio/Visual Synthesis For Linux: The New Art, Part 1

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Software The Linux Journal recently published an article I wrote on Jean-Pierre Lemoine's AVSynthesis, a program designed for artists working with the computer as a medium for the synthesis of image and sound. I'm fascinated by that program, so I decided to research the existence of similar software. This article presents the current findings from that research.

some howtos:

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  • Backing up Large Files

  • HowTo: Reset KDE to Previous Configuration State
  • Install SecondLife on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Moving Thunderbird Emails
  • wlan0_rename issue
  • Using SSH as an Ad-Hoc VPN
  • (gtk applications with qt style)
  • Music server via Samba
  • Install a 3D transition effect plug-in for

KDE: It’s time for a fork . . . is it really?

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KDE Over at Practical Tech Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols suggests that it may be time for a fork of KDE, mostly because he doesn't believe that KDE 4.1 is heading in the right direction. All this discussion, and yes, criticism, is also good. Evolution doesn't just move forwards. It moves sideways.

Intrepid Ibex – Catering To The Wrong Users?

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Ubuntu Ars Technica has an article expounding upon the changes to the next revision of Ubuntu. The tale begins with news that the upcoming release will include support for the sub-notebooks based upon the Intel Atom processor. Very nice, but what portion of the market will be using these things?

Are Linux Users More Productive?

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Linux I’ve been wondering if using Linux actually makes me more productive. I can think of a few reasons why a Linux user may be more productive but I can also counter those reasons with ways running Linux can make you unproductive.

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