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Story Limbo On Linux Incites Humble Bundle Petition srlinuxx 04/06/2012 - 7:30pm
Blog entry Technology During the reign of HRH Queen Elizabeth II fieldyweb 04/06/2012 - 10:20am
Blog entry Mageia 2 review finid 04/06/2012 - 3:49am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/06/2012 - 6:37am
Story Desktop Environments RAM use srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 11:04pm
Story Complaining about GNOME is a new national sport srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 11:01pm
Story Hands On With The System76 ‘Lemur Ultra’ Ubuntu Laptop srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 10:58pm
Blog entry MATE vs Cinnamon finid 02/06/2012 - 8:24am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 5:35am
Blog entry Piwik 1.8 released finid 01/06/2012 - 8:15pm

UNetbootin lets you install distros without burning discs

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Software

linux.com: UNetbootin is a simple open source tool that allows you to install a variety of distributions over the Internet, without burning a CD. It will create a partitioned dual-boot system as though you installed with a CD. It's useful if you're working on a machine with a slow or no CD/DVD drive or don't have any spare discs to burn.

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

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HowTos

element14.wordpress: Adopt 10 good habits that improve your UNIX® command line efficiency — and break away from bad usage patterns in the process. This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, so you can learn exactly why these UNIX habits are worth picking up.

Desktop Shootout - Will LEOPARD and LINUX shut the window on VISTA?

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OS

'2007 was a big year on the desktop. In this mega comparison, we find out if Vista's manners are as dismal as they say, if Leopard can break up the herd that follows Windows, and if Ubuntu is gutsy enough to take on both of them.'

Linux FUD Pattern #2: Linux is not “officially” supported

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: When you hear the phrase “official support,” what comes to mind? Informative user manuals? A well-staffed call center? But what makes it “official”? This is the second item on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD patterns: the lack of “official” Linux support. The goal of FUD based on this notion is a mixture of fear and uncertainty, to make you believe that using Linux means having no place to turn when a problem occurs.

today's leftovers

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News
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  • OOo: How to insert graphics that are reasonably manageable
  • KDE 4.0: GTK-QT Engine Bug Resolved
  • Use kfsmd to keep track of changes in your filesystems
  • Are You the Gal for Richard Stallman?
  • FUDCon video: New face of Fedora
  • Upcoming Open Source Conferences
  • Schools will increase spending on open source
  • OpenSuSE 11 Alpha 1 Screen Shots

Full Circle Magazine Issue 9 out!

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Ubuntu

Full Circle Magazine - Issue 9 is out! This month, we have: OpenGEU - A step-by-step install from OpenGEU creator Luca De Marini., How-tos: Directory Server, Ubuntu on an iBook, Installing OpenTTD (Transport Tycoon Deluxe), and part one of the new “Create Your Own Server” series, and a Review of the KDE 4.0 release.

Linux 2.6.24 Released

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Linux

Linus Torvalds: The release is out there (both git trees and as tarballs/patches), and for the next week many kernel developers will be at (or flying into/out of) LCA in Melbourne, so let's hope it's a good one.

8 Ways to Get Help with Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

techthrob.com: No matter what operating system you use, be it Windows, Mac OS, or Linux, you're inevitably going to run into some problems. But, especially with Ubuntu Linux, there's a wealth of information to help get you through your crisis. Below are eight ways to get help when you have a problem with Ubuntu.

Proprietary take-over of open source a fairy tale

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: If there’s one thing the Business Week and Forbes readers enjoy, before they snuggle into their warm beds in New Jersey and Connecticut, it’s a nice fairy tale. The Wall Street fairy story works for the same reason the Disney stories work.

Mass attack on Apache servers running Linux can be stopped by disabling server's dynamic loading

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Security

scmagazineus.com: Security vendor SecureWorks reported this week that the mass attack launched against Apache web servers running on the open-source Linux operating system can be thwarted by disabling dynamic loading in the Apache configuration.

Rollup e-reader runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices: The Readius is similar to the Linux-based Amazon Kindle in that it combines a screen optimized for reading with the ability to download content via a cellular modem. Unlike the Kindle, the tri-band Readius is compatible with HSDPA.

An Open Source Nightmare: What If It Ain't 'Open' No More?

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: Folks in the open source community have nightmares about open source products becoming closed source properties. That's nightmarish, to be sure, but I have to ask how much of the nightmare is not wholly real.

Why Are People So Crazy About Linux?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: You see it all the time, a "product" that has a tiny percentage of the desktop market, and yet it's popularity is so evident. I'm not going to get into my thoughts on the future of Linux on the desktop, or what the percentage gains versus Apple looks like. What I'm interested in discussing, is why are people so crazy about Linux?

More Eee & XO

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Linux
  • openbox on an xo laptop

  • Ubuntu on Eee
  • Kubuntu Dapper on Inspiron 600m
  • Where the Heck is my OLPC XO Laptop?
  • Secrets of the Eee
  • OLPC India/Khairat Chronicle

Five reasons not to fear a $200 Linux PC

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Linux

news.com: Linux is not just for computer whizzes. In fact, buying Linux and learning how to use it are easier than ever, thanks to the open-source operating system's expanding presence in affordable computers and mainstream retail outlets.

Flipping the Linux switch: Myths about Linux

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: There are a lot of funny, preconceived notions about Linux (and Linux users). Some ideas fall in to the realm of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt). Some ideas have an inkling of truth to them, and have grown and mutated into full fledged myths. Sort of like how Vlad the Impaler became Dracula, but with a lot less violence and a lot more compiling.

A tale of two laptops

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OLPC

rabble.ca: The Fedex guy handed me a small squarish cardboard box. Inside I found an uber-designed, light, little laptop. No, it was not the Air. It was an XO. This is a story about how alike, and how very different, the two laptops are.

Holy Programming

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Humor

junauza.blogspot: While looking for some Python codes using Google Code Search (beta), I got bored and remembered an article entitled “F*cking programming”. So, I began to wonder and think of the opposite side or character of programmers. I searched for “God”.

Review: A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

LinuxWorld: Putting off that New Year's resolution to get started on Linux? Here's a combination of book and distribution that will lay a strong foundation for Linux projects.

The rise of the FOSS spinmeister

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OSS

itwire.com: Over the past few years, as the opportunities to make money from FOSS have grown, as viable business models have been developed for FOSS and the value of being known as "someone" in the FOSS sphere has increased, there has been a proliferation of the Stowell type, all of them geared towards self-aggrandisement even if it be at the expense of the project or company to which they are attached.

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