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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 5:35am
Blog entry Piwik 1.8 released finid 01/06/2012 - 8:15pm
Story An open source analogy: Open source is like sharing a recipe srlinuxx 01/06/2012 - 7:41pm
Story Fedora 17 Review srlinuxx 01/06/2012 - 7:39pm
Story Linux Mint 13 OEM released! srlinuxx 01/06/2012 - 7:35pm
Story BOOM! BOOM! Out Go The Lights on Oracle v Google srlinuxx 01/06/2012 - 7:32pm
Story Notes on openSuSE 12.2 (prerelease) srlinuxx 01/06/2012 - 5:38pm
Story Introducing Humble Indie Bundle V srlinuxx 01/06/2012 - 3:33am
Story Mint 13 Reviews Roundup & Commentary srlinuxx 01/06/2012 - 3:29am
Story Red Hat Will Pay Microsoft To Get Past UEFI Restrictions srlinuxx 1 01/06/2012 - 3:26am

Downloading links with Konqueror4

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KDE

tokoe-kde.blogspot: There is nothing more boring than right clicking on every link, choosing 'Save link as...', selecting the directory... and doing that several times. Fortunately Konqueror now has this cool embedded konsole window.

Also: How to Remove KDE 4.0’s Panel

SYS-Linux, aka why you should leave distro-making to the pros

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Linux

distrogue.blogspot: In the DistroWatch Weekly comments for this issue, I came across a distribution called "SYS-Linux", which is currently in pre-alpha state. It was an attempt to create an easy-to-use, complete distribution which assumed the user didn't know anything about computing.

Installing Ubuntu, a world without Windows

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Ubuntu

gulfnews.ca: In an earlier column, I mentioned to you that if you got a new computer for Christmas, your old PC might be a good place to install one of the many free Linux distributions out there. If you are tired of Windows and wanted to try something else, I specifically mentioned Ubuntu as a good starting point for the Linux newbie.

The state of Linux according to Google

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Linux

royal.pingdom.com: This is a look at the state of Linux through the eyes of Google Trends, Google’s highly useful search trend analyzer.

OpenOffice 3 not delayed, still on track for September

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OOo

Dana Blankenhorn: The folks at OpenOffice.org announced that version 3.0 is not going to be delayed and is scheduled for completion in September – as planned.

KDE4 ... Be Free campaign

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: With 4.0's release, the technology of KDE4 isn't the only thing we find ourselves at the starting line of. As many of you have probably noticed, a theme for our KDE4 promotion campaigns was also unveiled using the slogan "Be Free".

Ubuntu, NVIDIA and Two Monitors

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Software

thecrumb.com: Ever since I’ve been using two monitors at work I’ve wanted to setup two monitors at home but finances are tight and I just can’t afford another flat screen. But this weekend I did dust off my daughters old 17″ CRT and tried to get it working with my Dell widescreen.

Also: Screen resolution got all funky? Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
And: NVIDIA 169.09 Linux Display Driver

Linux on the Samsung Q1U

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Linux
Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: Back in October 2007 I reviewed the Samsung Q1U UMPC for TabletPCReview.com. While I love some features of XP Tablet, such as the handwriting recognition software, I'm not a regular user of Windows and I've been looking forward to converting the Q1U to my preferred operating system, Linux.

LILO and GRUB: Boot Loaders Made Simple

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HowTos

linuxdevcenter.com: LILO (Linux Loader) and GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) are both configured as a primary boot loader (installed on the MBR) or secondary boot loader (installed onto a bootable partition). Both work with supporting operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, Net BSD, and OpenBSD.

Also: How to boot with grub off a floppy and into your hard drive

IBM snubs OS/2 open source plea

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OS

theregister: IBM has dashed the hopes of a bunch of software nostalgics by refusing to open source its coulda, woulda, shoulda OS/2 platform, saying, in short, “Thanks but no thanks”.

Shuttleworth leads global open education drive

tectonic: Today sees the launch of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration which aims to make learning and teaching materials freely available online, to improve the quality of education in schools in South Africa and the rest of the world, leveraging the potential for open collaboration on the Web.

x86 Architecture Changes Merging in 2.6.25

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Linux

kernelTRAP: The final 2.6.24 Linux kernel is expected any day now, so the various subsystem maintainers have begun summarizing what changes are expected to be merged into the mainline kernel during the 2.6.25 merge window. Ingo Molnar spoke to changes for the x86 architecture.

CLI Magic: Use ANSI escape sequences to display a clock in your terminal

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HowTos

linux.com: When I'm in a Linux terminal, I often find myself typing date just to see the time. To make life a bit easier, I wrote a script to always display a clock in the top right corner of the screen.

Unix man seeks understanding bride

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Humor

theinquirer.net: A BLOKE is looking for a woman who understands his first love of Unix. The lonely hearts advertisement on Craig's list has been getting much attention from the likes of Slashdot.

Ten years of Mozilla

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: Ten years ago, Netscape announced it would release to the public the code of its flag ship product, Netscape Communicator 5, making it an open source product. With a sliding market share, Netscape decided to focus on its enterprise oriented products and gave away the browser but most importantly allow volunteers to work on the product.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Browser wars wind down

  • Detecting / Checking Rootkits with Chkrootkit and rkhunter Software
  • OLPC: Give one, get none
  • linux.conf.au: Peeping under the brim
  • Google Android trashing Linux’s good name?
  • The Basic Tenants of Creating Your Own Operating System
  • The search for a Linux POS
  • This Week in Foresight
  • Yet another Linux to Windows printing tip
  • Red Hat at the crossroads
  • The 22-year-old behind Everex CloudBook's Linux OS
  • Interview: OLPC's Michail Bletsas Part 2 [of 2]
  • Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

Early 2008 Fav Distro

*BSD
2% (128 votes)
Fedora
5% (266 votes)
Debian
7% (381 votes)
Slackware
4% (216 votes)
Gentoo
4% (223 votes)
Mandriva
7% (373 votes)
PCLOS
27% (1463 votes)
SimplyMEPIS
3% (141 votes)
OpenSUSE
9% (511 votes)
*Ubuntu
27% (1470 votes)
Other
6% (344 votes)
Total votes: 5516

Mythbusting Linux: Linux is faster than Windows

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OS

bitburners.com: The question of which operating system is faster is often heard in Windows vs. Linux debates, but unfortunately it is very common that total crap is said or written about it. Couple of days ago I saw Desktoplinux.com making a statement that OpenSUSE or PCLinuxOS 2007 require far less resources than Windows Vista or XP. So which one is really the best performing or least resource hungry?

Introducing CrunchBang Linux 7.10.01

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Linux

crunchbang.org: CrunchBang Linux is the result of my remastering attempt. It's a desktop distribution based around the lightweight Openbox window manager. The distribution has been built from a base Ubuntu 7.10 installation. The installed applications are mainly GNOME flavoured.

AMOR - a creature for your desktop

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Software

ubuntugeek.com: AMOR is a nice toy which is absolutely senseless. It displays a tiny figure on your desktop, running on top of your windows or falling down to the bottom. It is a KDE application, but it should be no problem to use it in Gnome.

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