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Story KDE Plasma 5 Now Available for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:32pm
Story Manjaro Unity Community Edition Is Arch Linux-Based and Powered by Unity Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:23pm
Story The Big DRM Graphics Driver Changes Land In Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:19pm
Story Self-documentation of code Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:14pm
Story LXQT 0.8.0 RELEASED WITH FULL QT5 SUPPORT, VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:00pm
Story Can GNOME Make a Comeback? Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:27pm
Story Good Karma Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:18pm
Story What’s new in the graphics stack in Fedora 21? Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:18pm
Story Linux Foundation Initiatives Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:10pm
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Debuts with Support on RHEL 7 Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:09pm

Hedgewars - The Worms redesigned

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Gaming

polishlinux.org: I remember the old times, when we would gather the whole family, and with impunity besiege the computer without a break. It was a time of the Worms series reign.

Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

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MDV
  • Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring - First Impression
  • Mandriva 2009.1 Install
  • Mandriva-only mode

Ubuntu: Two Ways to Keep A Clean Desktop Without Affecting Your Efficiency

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: I love placing all the shortcut icons and files on my Desktop. On the other hand, I also have a passion for clean desktop. Apparently, having a lot of desktop shortcuts and a clean beautiful desktop together is not quite possible. I need a solution.

The Great Linux Mint Political Train Wreck

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Linux

extremetech.com: I got an email from a reader a few days ago and he pointed me to a blog entry by the developer of Linux Mint, one of the most popular Linux distributions. But the blog entry in question was red-hot in terms of its political subject matter.

Adeona: Open Source Lojack For Laptops

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Adeona has been widely touted (194K hits at google) as the Open Source solution to protecting your laptop or netbook.

KDE 4.2.3 Released

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KDE

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Cuagmire", (a.k.a KDE 4.2.3), another bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation 4.2.

SourceForge.net 2009 Community Choice Awards Nominations Start Today

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OS

SourceForge, the global online network for community-driven tech media and e-commerce, today announced the opening of nominations for the fourth annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards.

Windows 7 RC1 – first impressions

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Microsoft
  • Windows 7 RC1 – first impressions

  • Top 10 reasons I like Windows 7
  • Installing Windows 7 with some Linux help

Ubuntu 9.04: The Sizzle that Fizzled

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com: I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and am happy to say it's an overall success. Of course, I would say that because I love Ubuntu. However, I don't really see that big of an improvement over previous versions.

Clonezilla: Sheer awesomeness

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: For someone like me, who swaps out systems sometimes once or twice in the course of a few days, building and rebuilding, installing and reinstalling … it can be very time consuming. So I took some advice and looked into Clonezilla.

Video Drivers Are All That Is Holding Linux Back

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Software

lockergnome.com: The title statement is one that became immediately clear with the unsuccessful installation of Windows 7 Release Candidate on a machine of mine that has perfectly serviceable video with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and many versions of Linux.

Linux for Newbies: the Ubuntu Path

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: In Linux For Absolute Beginners: 3 Easy Ways to Test-Drive Linux I reviewed some simple ways to safely test-drive Linux. All of them involved selecting a Linux distribution to try, then downloading and burning it to a CD.

Get to know Linux: Fluxbox

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Fluxbox

ghacks.net: If you’ve been around Linux long enough, then you most likely will have heard about Fluxbox. Fluxbox is a desktop that was based on Blackbox 0.61.1, which makes it extremely light weight, fast, and reliable. Fluxbox is also very minimalistic.

XBMC (Open-Source Media Center) Has Been Updated to Version 9.04, Codename Babylon

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Software

XBMC (“XBMC Media Center“) has been updated to version 9.04, codename Babylon, available now for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Apple TV, the classic Xbox, and bootable CDs or USB drives.

An early look at whats coming in PHP V6

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News

Explore the new and changed features in PHP V6, including major support for Unicode, and support for OO functions

Watching your hard disks is a S.M.A.R.T. thing to do

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Hardware
Software

toolbox.com/blogs: Almost every aspect of our daily and business lives are stored on hard disks. But the hard disk is a mechanical device with moving parts. You know what that means. Eventually they will fail.

Disputes over ODF spreadsheet interoperability

h-online.com: Microsoft's release of Open Document Format (ODF) support in Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 has triggered a war of words over the handling of spreadsheet formulas.

Ubuntu 9.04 UNR on Asus Eee PC

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Last night I downloaded the Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR) and installed it on my Asus Eee PC 901. Here’s how it all went.

Is Ubuntu Elitist?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Discussions of Ubuntu with people outside (and sometimes inside) the free-software community often devolve into criticism of Linux advocates as arrogant elitists.

Open Source iTunes Look-Alike

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Software

pcmech.com: aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems,

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