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Story Brutal Legend for Linux appears in Steam srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:45pm
Story Gnome 3.8 Complete Desktop Review srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:41pm
Story 10 Best Ubuntu 13.04 Features srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:38pm
Story Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8 srlinuxx 1 19/04/2013 - 7:35pm
Story Forming a software foundation? Think again srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 6:08pm
Story Kernel comment: Bad show, NVIDIA srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 6:07pm
Poll I'ma Linux srlinuxx 1 19/04/2013 - 7:40am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 7:13am
Story Fedora Got Leading Edge Game srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 3:44am
Story Ubuntu 13.04: GNOME vs Unity User Interface Update srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 3:40am

About the AWN dock for Linux

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Software

helium.com: When you first think of Apple, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the dock. If you are not an avid Apple user or just don't know what a dock is, it's the nifty looking application launcher at the bottom of every apple computer. It launches programs and keeps track of opened an minimized ones. The question is are there any great docks to use on the Linux operating system?

The Ubuntu Upgrade is Simple

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Ubuntu

uduzit.wordpress: For those of you in the know about such things, this information may seem a bit behind the curve. I just wish to say that the move from Ubuntu Feisty Fawn to the Gutsy Gibbon version of Ubuntu is totally painless.

Of Distros and Operating Systems: Part Fedora

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Linux

traveller301.wordpress: The install of Fedora goes much faster than the openSUSE install and was very well done. I used the install DVD and chose Gnome (though KDE may be ‘my thing’; or not). Fedora recognized that I had a UPS attached via USB.

Actor Charlton Heston has died at 84

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Obits

news.com.au: Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures went on to become a best-selling author, a contentious Hollywood labor leader, an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84. For us geeks, he is probably best known for barking the order, "Get your paws off me you damn dirty ape!"

Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

QGRUBEditor is a graphical frontend for managing the GRUB bootloader. By using QGRUBEditor, you do not have to mess around with the GRUB configuration in /boot/grub/menu.lst anymore. This article shows how to install and use QGRUBEditor on Ubuntu 7.10.

Etymology of A Linux Distro

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Linux

hehe2.net: Computing is fun! Well at least thats until Microsoft drove it out of the equation. On the flipside of things, there is a whole different world of OS names, some are funny, some are insightful, some are romantic, others are cute, some are too small to fill their creators’ huge egos. So if you ever wondered what your favorite Linux distro means, you will probably find the explanation here:

some howtos:

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HowTos
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  • Troubleshooting To Find The Bottleneck On Unix and Linux
  • Image::ExifTool
  • How to Backup Linux Mandriva 2008 Tutorial
  • How to Fix Firefox Custom Dictionary on Ubuntu
  • Apturl in Ubuntu
  • Using your computer as your alarm clock
  • Kubuntu EVE Online Linux Tips

Fedora 9 KDE Rawhide Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix.com: The beta of Fedora 9 was released just short of two weeks ago, but the Fedora Project has released new Rawhide snapshots of Fedora in its live form. No installation DVDs are being made available due to bugs, but there are 2008-04-04 Rawhide snapshots for both the GNOME and KDE LiveCDs.

Commercial, Professional, and Community Open Source: Resolving the Naming Confusion

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OSS

riehle.org: As a researcher, imprecise naming bothers me. The general confusion around the terms commercial open source, professional open source, and community open source warrants closer analysis.

What mobile Linux is missing

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: While lots of people (including Paula) were ga-ga over the promise of mobile Linux as exhibited at Intel’s Developer Forum in Shanghai, I couldn’t help noticing that the devices shown were uglier than Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

A hard time with Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: It's still officially a beta at this point and I've been religiously applying the updates when they show up. Fortunately, this time around, none of the updates have forced me to reinstall Ubuntu like I had to the last time. But that still doesn't mean the adventuring is over. No, not by a long shot. Where do I start?

Firefox 3 vs. Safari 3

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Moz/FF

daringfireball.net: After a few weeks in the arms of Firefox 3 betas, I’ve returned to Safari as my daily browser. Unsurprisingly, it’s the interface that drove me back.

Deli Linux

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Linux

distasis.com: I've tried running Linux on and off on my home machines over the years. Being a programmer and not a network administrator, I've always found it difficult to get Linux to install. The distribution I settled on was Deli Linux. Some of the other small distributions I tried wouldn't even install or run on my machine.

Forced File System Check After 30 Boot Ups - How to Improve it.

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HowTos

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: Ever want to boot up your Ubuntu Linux system really quick to look something up? Sure, I think we all do that from time to time. Hate it when you get the forced file system check because you’ve booted up 30 times? I do.

Linux Got Game: Nexuiz 2.4 Review

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Gaming

junauza.com: It's been quite a while since I played a game on my Linux box, so when I took a break the other day, I got the latest version of this awesome game called Nexuiz. So what exactly is Nexuiz?

Install AWN on Hardy Heron

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HowTos

softpedia.com: As promised, today's tutorial is here to help actual and future Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) users to install the latest AWN (Avant Window Navigator) from sources. Let's begin, shall we?

Introducing KBlocks

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Gaming

piacentini.livejournal: Yesterday I finally managed to finish the features I have planned for KBlocks, and it is now living in kdereview. If everything goes as planned, it could be in kdegames for KDE 4.1.

The hidden world of Linux

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Linux

whyamistilltyping.wordpress: There are many great FOSS projects that utilise old PC hardware and give it a new lease of life. The best is desktop computing with various Linux distribution flavours like Mint, PCLinux, Ubuntu and countless others. In fact it is my considered belief that the best hardware to run Linux on is infact (almost) any machine that is at least 12 months old.

Factors in Making Linux Happen

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Linux

Blog of helios: In the past 3 years, I have had the opportunity to do hundreds of Linux system installs for new Linux Users.

Utilizing The Deskbar Applet to Make Your Life Easier

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Software

maketecheasier.com: One of the overlooked feature in Ubuntu Gutsy is the deskbar-applet found on the top panel. Being one of the best desktop search tool around, I am quite surprised that only few are fully utilizing it. The only reason that I can think of is either most people don’t know how to use it, or they don’t realize how powerful it is.

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