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Virtualization With Xen 3.3.1 On Debian Etch

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen 3.3.1 on a Debian Etch (4.0) system. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called "virtual machines" or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0).

How to Install the HP Mobile Experience Interface On Non-HP Computers

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Earlier we covered the new, shiny GUI for Ubuntu that HP started shipping with the new Mini Mi netbook. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for jealous, non-HP Ubuntu users to figure out how to install the HP Mobile Experience Interface on their own computers.

12 of the best games for your Linux netbook

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techradar.com: Why should Windows users have all the fun? There are a wealth of free and open source games that are available, many of which are coded specifically to run on low end hardware. We've picked 12 of the best.

Dell's hybrid laptops: Intel + ARM, Windows + Linux

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cnet.com: Dell is offering Windows-Linux hybrid laptops that use both Intel and ARM processors. Though the user would never know it.

10 Songbird add-ons for a better audio player

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linuxforums.org: The 1.0.0 release launched in the first days of December delivers an impressive arsenal ranging from themes to add-ons. Just like in Firefox's case, these add-ons extend the application's possibilities beyond the original intent. Here are ten.

Graphic Design For The Clueless: An Introduction To Inkscape

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: One of the reasons I haven't been posting as many Linux reviews as usual so far in 2009 is because I have been spending a lot of what little free time I get learning how to use Inkscape.

Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha4 vs. Windows 7 Beta

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: What are you going to use this summer? Ubuntu 9.04 will be released at the end of April and Windows 7 is rumored to be out at the end of July. With the release dates so close together, which would you prefer to run?

today's leftovers

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  • Linus' Blog: 25 things about me

  • Networking Ubuntu and OS X with Samba
  • Use the Kernel as a Hypervisor - but Trim It Down First
  • Aaron Seigo: Plasma, Qt 4.5, Tokamak, etc.
  • Debian 4.0 Etch updates
  • How to add a user to a group
  • Capture video of a linux desktop
  • Follow up: How to write a Linux virus
  • Looking Inside Microsoft's Open Source Repository
  • Open source hardware club ships Gumstix-based handheld
  • Hack a Linux router for fun and profit
  • Script to backup all mysql database and upload to FTP
  • Real-time Linux gains accelerated graphics
  • IETF: Please reject the "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization Extensions" proposed standard
  • Novell layoffs still less than 100
  • When Features Attack: Bash Version 4.0.0(1)-rc1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3: Screenshots

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zdnet.com.au: In this screenshot gallery we take you through the install process and basic desktop functionality of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, which was released to customers in late January.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 512MB GDDR4

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phoronix.com: Back in September we reviewed the Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 graphics card that offered 512MB of GDDR3 memory. Sapphire Technology though has now introduced a new version of the Radeon HD 4670 that sports 512MB of GDDR4 memory. Will switching out the GDDR3 for GDDR4 memory have much of an overall impact on this graphics card?

Jaunty and Xfce 4.6

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cody.zapto.org: Xfce 4.6 Release Candidate 1 is now in the Jaunty archive! I just upgraded to Jaunty (Hardy -> Intrepid -> Jaunty) the other day and am really digging the new version of Xfce4!

Debian Lenny due in two days -- What can you expect?

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: Despite delays, Debian Lenny is due on Valentine's Day, February 14th, and there are sure to be many users who fall in love with one of the original and most stable Linux distributions around. What will you find in the release?

KDE 4.2

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linuxowns.wordpress: I’ve been a Gnome user ever I started using Linux a little over 2 years ago. When KDE 4 came out it looked promising but I was not impressed with it at all. That all changed when version 4.2 came out a little while ago.

EVE Online gives up Linux

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linuxworld.com: In a developer's blog entry entitled An update on Linux support, CCP Games producer Arend "CCP Whisper" Stührmann confirmed that the company is ceasing development of the Linux version of its massively multiplayer online game, EVE Online.

Comparing the Window Managers: Which is Best for You?

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nuxified.org: Are you unhappy with the functionality of your desktop? Are the menus distracting, the system slow to start, etc? Would you rather have a minimal layout? A faster boot speed? In that case, you need to look at the window managers available for Linux users.

Best Netbook OS: XP vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu

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earthweb.com: What’s the best OS for use on the new ultra-portable netbook systems? I used a Samsung NC10 netbook and three operating systems to try to find out the answer.

Cuba launches own Linux variant to counter U.S.

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reuters.com: Cuba launched its own variant of the Linux computer operating system this week in the latest front of the communist island's battle against what it views as U.S. hegemony.

Make your Ubuntu distro look like the Mini Mi

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arstechnica.com: The GUI released by HP for its Mini Mi netbook has been winning accolades for its high design standards. Over at the Ubuntu forums, users are installing the HP Mobile Experience Interface on various Ubuntu distributions.

Why 100% Free Software Destroys Linux

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lunduke.com: If we take a stand that our Linux-based desktops must only consist of 100% free and open source software… Linux is doomed to failure.

Is Linux Cheaper on the Desktop Than Windows?

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serverwatch.com: No, this isn't another rant about how you should convert to Linux because it's free, although it is free. Free is a four-letter word among those who scoff at the mere mention of Linux. Yes, Linux is free, but that doesn't give it an unfair advantage on the desktop because most computers arrive preloaded with Windows — so to the buyer it appears Windows is also free.

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

Software: Monitoring Tools, VSXu, and FSearch

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.