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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" MATE Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 11:22am
Story Mozilla's Vice President: Trading Away Your Privacy Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 6:51am
Story Finnix 110 released Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 6:05am
Story Linux 3.15-rc8 ... and merge window for 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:57am
Story Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:53am
Story Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:49am
Story FreeBSD 9.3 Is In Beta, Adds Radeon KMS & Xen HVM Rianne Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:53pm
Story Linking stuff to activities, plus a junior job Rianne Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:42pm
Story OpenPandora releases open-source hardware, case designs for handheld game system Roy Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:38pm
Story Rant About Rants About OpenGL Rianne Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:34pm

few shorts:

Filed under
Linux
  • I will never bet again - day 1 with GNOME

  • Linux Outlaws 64 - Lick My Lenny
  • Nvidia 180.06 driver solves panel flickering problem with KDE 4 + OOo
  • High Quality Ubuntu Wallpapers

some howtos:

  • Bash script that process input from pipeline or file redirection

  • How to broadcast a message to all users - using wall
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 installation on OpenSuSe
  • How to install OpenSolaris
  • How to kill user's processes and logout the user

Using ntop, iftop and apachetop to Monitor Traffic on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Not monitoring your server's network traffic is the equivalent of driving a car with your eyes closed. You must at all times be aware of your server's traffic. Just checking the logs is simply not enough.

Phoronix 2008 Linux Graphics Survey Launches

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last year we hosted our first annual Linux Graphics Survey as really the only study that's been done to get a better understanding what the Linux community is using in their computers to fulfill their graphics needs, what their key interests are, and where they are looking for improvements. Here we go again.

openSUSE 11 - Review & Tutorial

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SUSE

dedoimedo.com: First, you'll be pleasantly surprised. I will install openSUSE 11 not only on a test machine - but also on a production machine. This will give me (and you) an excellent opportunity to see how this distro behaves in a real situation.

Linux-Hater’s Blog, considered

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Web

esr.ibiblio.org: One of the advantages of having helped found the open-source movement that I cherish most is that nobody can criticize me when I criticize it. I’m a gadfly by nature, disgusted by cant even (actually, especially!) when it’s my own insights being reflected back at me as dogma. Anyone who actually does that is likely to flip me into full Discordian rascal-guru mode. So I was actually pleased to learn of the existence of Linux-Hater’s Blog.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 46

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SUSE

Issue #46 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5 Released, Updated Build Service Roadmap, and KDE’s Compositing in openSUSE 11.1.

Customizing Ubuntu to provide stunning looks

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Ubuntu

jamesselvakumar.wordpress: As I used my Ubuntu more and more, I felt the pain of living with Ubuntu’s default font rendering, especially when I browse using firefox. I tried all the options available under the “fonts” section in “Appearance Preferences” with no fruitful result. Then when I started looking around for solutions.

Open Source is a Way of Life

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OSS

lispmachine.wordpress: People are wrong when they say GNU (FSF) is just a collection of free softwares, GNU is a way of life. This way of life transcends itself from software profession into one’s personal and social life too. The truth is not that when people come in the GNU community then they become good, that they become the ones who think of society first instead like others who think of their selfish business interests based on the proprietary softwares.

What's Next For Linux? Unifying The OS Amid Steady Change

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Linux

informationweek.com: What's next for linux? There's no simple answer because Linux isn't a single entity but a galaxy of implementations and possibilities. The Linux kernel--version 2.6.27.4, to be precise--is at the center of it all, with the operating system continuously morphing into new shapes.

Xfce 4.6 Beta 2 (Hopper) released

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Software

xfce.org: The second Beta was delayed for 2 weeks, but it was worth it. Every feature we made a freeze-exception for has made it into this release. This means a lot of bugs have been fixed this time as well:

Q&A: Richard Stallman

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Interviews

vnunet.com: In an exclusive interview with vnunet.com, Stallman discusses his views on free versus proprietary and open source software, social networking sites and privacy issues.

OpenOffice five times more popular than Google Docs

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OOo

computerworld.com: Confirming recent comments by Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer, an independent study released Friday found OpenOffice.org's free office suite to be five times more popular among adult U.S. internet users than Google Docs.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Short Review of Ubuntu 8.10 Final

  • Set Mantis to track your bugs
  • NASA turns to open-source problem-tracking databases
  • Reg readers in Firefox 3 lovefest
  • X Server 1.6 Gets A Release Schedule
  • NVIDIA Driver Brings PureVideo Features To Linux
  • PPC Linux distributor acquired
  • Bug Labs creates open source Lego for software engineers
  • Mozilla Thunderbird using Drupal
  • Ubuntu 8.10 on the AA1: installation/review
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3b adds to virtualization
  • A Peek at Fedora 10 "Preview"
  • openSUSE 11.1: Power Management

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Metacity Compositing Effects in Ubuntu 8.10

  • Install and Configure Cacti Monitoring tool in Ubuntu 8.10
  • list the most recent files in a directory
  • Back-of-the-napkin calculations with Frink
  • Internet Explorer in Linux - Tutorial
  • How to get the CMake version you need
  • FAQ: How to scrollback in GNU SCREEN?
  • Installing Apple's Safari Browser and Itunes 7 On OpenSuSe 11 With PlayOnLinux
  • Turn openSUSE 11 Live CD into a ZENworks Imaging Tool

Spotlight on Moblin.org Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and other small form-factor systems based on Intel Atom processors and the Intel-sponsored Moblin.org Linux stack are finally starting to arrive. This Hot Topic summary and reading list captures the early history of this key mobile stack.

my glowing heart .. er .. panel

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Plasma only unhides the panel when you move the mouse in the space the panel actually exists, whereas Kicker would just unhide everything on a screen edge when you came in contact with it. Thomas said it'd be neat if the panel 'glowed' when off screen.

Oblong's g-speak: the 'Minority Report' OS brought to life

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OS

engadget.com: If you've been waiting for that Minority Report-style interface to really come to fruition, you can finally exhale. One of the science advisors from the Steven Spielberg film -- along with a team of other zany visionaries -- has created an honest-to-goodness, real-world implementation of the computer systems seen in the movie.

Ubuntu Intrepid Regression: Beware of Wireless and WPA

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Ubuntu

journal.dedasys: A lot of people, myself included as of the upgrade I did last night, seem to be having trouble using certain wireless chipsets with WPA.

Why I Am Leaning Toward OpenSolaris

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OS

codeghar.wordpress: Sun makes its own Unix operating system, called Solaris. In an effort to be more open source oriented, Sun is releasing parts of Solaris as OpenSolaris. Here I will try to find reasons why OpenSolaris would be a good choice.

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