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Story A Linux user switches to DOS, Part Two srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 10:33pm
Story The true legal vulnerability of Linux srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 10:31pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 477 srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 3:29pm
Story LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice, Part Deux srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 3:27pm
Story Arch Linux switches to systemd srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 3:25pm
Story Ubuntu Adds ‘Amazon Results’ Off Switch srlinuxx 06/10/2012 - 3:03am
Story This Week in Linux: Mageia, openSUSE, Dreamlinux srlinuxx 06/10/2012 - 2:59am
Story Zorin OS 6 Lite - The Lite Fantastic srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 11:38pm
Story F-Spot is still alive srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 11:36pm
Story openSUSE 12.2 with MATE - Not bad at all srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 8:08pm

Stallman relinquishing reins of GNU Emacs after 32 years

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networkworld.com: After more than three decades of work, the message from Richard Stallman, creator of the GNU Emacs text editor and keeper of its flame since 1976, couldn't possibly have been more matter of fact: Stefan and Yidong offered to take over, so I am willing to hand over Emacs development to them.

Open Source Coders Keep Open Mind About Microsoft

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Microsoft
OSS

pcworld.com: After hearing Microsoft's pledge to open the code for many of its applications and perusing at least some of the first documentation, reaction in the open-source community is varied.

Linux software that sux

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Software

ipozgaj.blogspot: OpenOffice - Good for writing small documents, 50 pages at most. I wrote my diploma thesis in OOo and it was a painful experience. The funniest thing was when I tried to turn the changes tracking on document with 70 pages.

The true cost of one laptop per child

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OLPC

itwire.com: Late last year Uruguay landed its first shipment of 100,000 units of the much lauded, sometimes criticised XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organisation. The question is, however, can the likes of Peru, Mexico, Ethiopia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mongolia and a myriad of other impoverished countries stump up with the cash needed to join the OLPC bandwagon?

Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide will walk you through the setup process for implementing NDT running under Ubuntu 7.10 Server. For those unfamiliar with NDT, it is a network performance testing application.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Clear screen without losing the current command

  • KDE4 : Removing the annoying Konsole beeps
  • Howto Monitor SMART and sensor data with Munin
  • Savage 2 Linux beta client coming within weeks
  • Radeon Driver Gets Textured Video (Xv)
  • OSS R500 Driver Gets Textured Video Too
  • Yahoo could be Microsoft’s ‘prove it’ moment on open source interoperability
  • Android Code Day: gateway to a new kind of application
  • KDE 4 on old hardware
  • More Mepis
  • Testing the Linux Waters
  • Wet, Miserable and Linux
  • This Is Why I Love Linux So Much!
  • My Computer Lab nearly ready
  • Tips from a PCLinuxOS User on Buying a PC and Using an OS

Kubuntu 7.10 Review.

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Reviews

I have been a fan of (K)Ubuntu since ages. It goes back to the 5.x days. I have been using the 6.06 LTS till now. I like the LTS concept and would definitely try to stick with that.

My Review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

thegreatbitbucket.com: Ubuntu is an extremely popular Linux distribution. As usual, the servers got clogged with traffic from all the users trying to download Ubuntu all at once. After letting my Ubuntu installation sit for a while, I decide to write a review of it now.

Have Lunch with Bruce Perens at Stanford

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OSS

technocrat.net: Bruce Perens will speak at Stanford University on Thursday, March 6th, 2008, from 12:00 to 1:30. Perens will show how Open Source software is often the most effective strategy for creating and utilizing new innovation.

KDE Commit-Digest for 17th February 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Configuration and layout work in Plasma. A whole load of Plasma backports from trunk to the KDE 4.0 branch (for KDE 4.0.2). Plasma applets begin to be ported to use WebKit from Qt 4.4. Color blindness simulation for KMag. Optimisations in Kalzium, Amarok, and KGet.

The Worst Linux Distro of 2007

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Linux

rad-box.com: Another year has passed in the Open Source Community and there has been many Successes. In this review I shall pick my top 2 (out of the 23 tested) worst Linux Distros for 2007.

Book Review: "Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional”

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Reviews

outflux.net/blog: Apress was kind enough to send me a copy of their new book “Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional” by Sander van Vugt. Overall, I was very impressed with this book — it was well written, filled with applicable examples, covered a wide range of topics, and provided background for people new to Ubuntu or Linux in general.

Nokia N800 + Flash Player = Perfect Video Blogging tool, or not

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Software

aralbalkan.com: Both the Eee PC (at least the 4GB model I have) and the N800 have internal web cams and WiFi. So, budding video bloggers, grab your N800s, connect to Seesmic, and start vlogging away. Not so fast. They're a slight niggle.

What’s holding desktop Linux back?

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Linux

onceupondesign.com: I know that this subject has been hacked up by people all over the internet, but now it’s my turn. I’ve been using Ubuntu on my laptop for a few months now and I think it’s great. I had to ask myself, “What’s holding desktop Linux back?”

CrunchBang Linux 7.10.02 Released

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Linux

crunchbang.org: I've released another version of CrunchBang Linux, my remastered version of Ubuntu featuring the lightweight Openbox window manager. Version 7.10.02 is the version that was never meant to be; however, as soon as people started downloading and using the original I realized I'd better try to clean up the distribution and start to attempt to fix any issues/problems.

more howtos & tips:

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HowTos
  • Your voice, forever etched in electrons. (Cooking with Linux)

  • Howto install gOS on Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu
  • Tomboy: Bulk import files with the D-Bus interface and Python
  • Laptop with Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Linux, Nokia N70 Modem and AIS EDGE Wireless
  • How to run IE in openSUSE 10.3
  • Getting around pesky account limitations on a linux box
  • Linux locking techiniques
  • No audio on Dell laptops with ubuntu gutsy 7.10

The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal: After working on some bugs, testing Alpha 5, and playing around with the new Alpha 5 CDs in Windows Vista, I ran across quite a few things that could be listed as “The good, the bad, and the ugly.” So lets start off with the good.

Ten Years Ago Today: Netscape Launches mozilla.org

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Moz/FF

mozillazine.org: Today marks ten years since Netscape Communications Corporation launched mozilla.org to coordinate the open source development of the Netscape Communicator 5.0 source code, an endeavor that would later become known more broadly as the Mozilla project.

pcmanfm 0.3.6 in action

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: PCMan’s file manager has hit a stable 0.3.6, and I compiled one in Arch just to see it in action. This is still one of my favorite file managers, regardless of the system.

Is open source giving Second Life a second life?

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Software

Dana Blankenhorn: Linden Labs, whose Second Life is so cool yet so lacking in profits it’s been lampooned in an IBM ad, sent out an e-mail alert this week boasting that open source is giving the company, well, a second life.

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