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Story Why Free Linux Games Won’t Cut It srlinuxx 22/05/2012 - 6:23pm
Story What's new in Linux 3.4 srlinuxx 22/05/2012 - 6:21pm
Story World's 'simplest' Linux laptop reaches the UK srlinuxx 22/05/2012 - 6:13pm
Story Mandriva has become a joke srlinuxx 3 22/05/2012 - 1:39pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 12.04 falko 22/05/2012 - 11:00am
Blog entry Nginx vs Apache with APC and Varnish ggarron 20/05/2012 - 12:24pm
Story SolusOS 1 Eveline Review srlinuxx 19/05/2012 - 9:35pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 19/05/2012 - 5:33pm
Story Will Linux Ever Experience The Year Of The Desktop? srlinuxx 1 18/05/2012 - 9:17pm
Story Fedora 17 won't be released until 29 May srlinuxx 18/05/2012 - 9:17pm

The GNU/Linux LAN Party

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HowTos Organizing a LAN party is mostly an exercise in common sense, but adding free software to the mix adds a few wrinkles and removes some others—for example, you won't be worrying about cracking copy prevention schemes.

today in the blogosphere

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  • Fedora Linux Vs My computer

  • From Grandma to Guru
  • Ubuntu, everything I hoped for…so far…
  • Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon
  • Linux-Based In-Flight Entertainment
  • Ubuntu-7.10 is now my default operating system

Not the GWN, Release 2

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We're not in any way related to the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter (GWN) or as it is known now, the GMN. Although inverting the W to be a more grounded M is a radical step and gives the acronym a much more youthful and dynamic look we don't like it that much. An "O" would have made it look much rounder and mature. Also, adding a small "e" at the end would have made it look much more Web 2.0 and stuff. And who can claim that "GONe" is a bad acronym?

Why I Keep Reinstalling Linux

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linuxjournal: It drives my wife nuts when I reinstall an operating system. She'll just get used to how things are working, and then I go an format the drive and start over. We've actually gotten to the point that I'm not allowed to do anything but fix her computer, and only reinstall when things are totally botched.

In a Vortex

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Jonathan Schwartz: In a vortex. That's the only way to describe the past thirty days, during which we closed out our second quarter, and put together the transaction to acquire MySQL. How'd it all start?

Improve your typing skills

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Software I am looking for ways to help me learn how to type in Dvorak and I saw some interesting apps. I hope that you would find them useful. Smile

Linux FUD Pattern #1: Linux has a steep learning curve

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linuxfud.wordpress: The #1 item on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD Patterns concerns its learning curve. This pattern is probably the most prevalent and primarily appeals to fear by attempting to convince you that Linux is too hard for the average person to use or that it is simply not user friendly.

Top 50 Linux Quotes of All Time

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junauza.blogspot: I have collected 50 of my favorite "Linux quotes" of all time. Feel free to add yours. Enjoy!

Where the Heck is Canossa?

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Linux Today: Somewhere, lost in all the big news about Sun buying MySQL, Oracle buying BEA, and various and sundries, there was the news that Mandriva and Turbolinux were going into business together. Well, sort of.

The Free Software hardliner, the corporation, and the shotgun wedding

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OSS Thanks to the cavorting evangelists in the Ubuntu community who were converted on the strength of a cheaply-gotten sense of technical superiority over their peers who still use Windows 98, "Free" is now a dirty word since it stands so often in the way of converting more people, faster.

Why New Linux Users Are Frustrated

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Matt Hartley: Users by the truck load fill various user forums with problem topics in Linux despite widely available support documents available online. Today, I will talk about a few key areas that would solve a number of problems if they were to be addressed in the open.

Can do the job?

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OOo To continue my look at how non-profits and the free software community can engage, I’ve decided to look at some popular free software products and see how well they fit the need of an average charity—namely my employer. I’ll start with

Optimisation: KDE 4 With NVidia Video Cards

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linux.wordpress: KWin, the standard KDE window manager in KDE4.0, ships with the first version of built-in support for compositing, making it also to compositing manager.

Ubuntu breaks xorg-server… again

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Ubuntu So Ubuntu has done it again, they're released an update to xorg-server that breaks Xorg for most people leaving them stranded in the console.

New CEO Must Prove Red Hat's More Than A One-Trick Pony

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informationweek: When Matthew Szulik stepped down as CEO of Red Hat in December to cope with his wife's illness, the company picked a surprising successor: Jim Whitehurst, the former chief operating officer at Delta Air Lines whose main tech cred seemed to be that he runs loads of Linux on his home PCs.

today's leftovers

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  • Outgoing Fedora Project Leader Max Spivack talks to (video)

  • Interview with Gong Li, chairman and CEO of Mozilla Online
  • Why buy an open source company?
  • SC4 to offer Linux software classes
  • Need a Mac Support Tech? Find a Linux Guru.
  • [OLPC XO] Original UI , Unique Operation [Part 2]
  • Continued Impressions of Ubuntu 7.10 on the EeePC
  • Open Season - Episode 10
  • HowTo: Basic RPM Package Queries And Usage
  • People of openSUSE: Katarina Machalkova
  • Video: Mark Cox, episode 4. Security issues and metrics.
  • My Vietnamese Students used PC-BSD
  • HP launches FOSS tracking project
  • Free software goes Hollywood
  • Build around open source, not just on it
  • Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 19 January 2007
  • Microsoft profits from Linux again, easier than improving Vista
  • Fedora blocking patent-encumbered games
  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review
  • What is an open-source company worth? An analysis of MySQL, JBoss, and Zimbra
  • kde and the linux kernel.

Fun: Windows vs. Linux for toasters

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Humor Last week both systems Microsoft Windows Vivid Toasting Technology (VTT) 2008 Starter Edition and Heatu Linux 9.06 (Dainty Toast) were released for modern toasters. Yesterday Linux Screw has an opportunity to test both.

Cutting Through the SELinux Hype

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Carla Schroder: There is a lot of (mostly uninformed) buzz around SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux); it is touted as doing all kinds of wonderful things that it probably doesn't do. It's not a good idea to leap into implementing a complex security application like SELinux without understanding what it's for and how it works, so we're going to start with the basics.

Trolltech’s Qt to be licensed under the GPL v3

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Software Trolltech ASA is licensing its Qt cross-platform development framework under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPL v3), with immediate effect.

some howtos:

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  • Automating Debian updates

  • How to : Install GFX Grub In Ubuntu.
  • Ubuntu Guide For Customizing Items In The Panel Menubar
  • Beep your Terminal
  • Spinning a Fedora Linux Live CD
  • Auto-reboot Linux after a kernel panic
  • Access Fedora 8 Graphical Desktop Remotely from a Windows Machine
  • Easily create CD case covers with Koverartist
  • Securely Wipe/Erase Files in Ubuntu Gutsy via Right Click menu in Nautilus
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