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If Canonical bought PCLinuxOS…

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

softvision.wordpress: Today I managed to help a friend in getting his iPod to work with Amarok in PCLinuxOS. At the end of all I was left satisfied and suddenly something really random hit me. What if PCLinuxOS was taken over by Canonical?

25 Coolest Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: I’ve noticed that Linux newbies take so much pride with their newly installed distro that they will most likely spend a lot of time searching the web for Linux-themed desktop wallpapers. So, I decided to provide here or share some of the best.

Researcher behind Linux Kernel flaw explains motives

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Linux
Interviews

techtarget.com: When a vulnerability researcher discloses a flaw in a widely-used operating system or application, some IT professionals question the motive. Such has been the case with a Linux Kernel flaw that was disclosed last week.

Novell takes steps to harden security for shoppers

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SUSE

betanews.com: It is not an area of business where you'd normally think of Novell providing the infrastructure. But business and retail transaction security is becoming a burgeoning business for the company that helped create the PC network.

Eight Distros a Week

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Linux
  • Xubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

  • Wolvix GNU/Linux 1.1 Hunter

some shorts

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News
  • The Linux HOWTO graveyard

  • Ubuntu Gutsy on My Laptop: Not Winning My Heart
  • X.Org 7.4 To Be Released In May?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Setup a Software Firewall in Linux using Firestarter

  • Install Firefox 3 Beta 3 on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Change GTK style in KDE 4 with Gtk-kde4
  • How to setup SAMBA for UBUNTU 7.10
  • Install Compiz & Compiz Fusion plugins
  • Mounting Gmail with gmailfs on Ubuntu 7.10, without being root

Linux, take 14 (Ubuntu 7.10 Review)

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Ubuntu

trisweb.com: I’ve had an on-and-off relationship with Linux for the past 10 years. It all started with RedHat 5.2 but I couldn’t really use. I went through 5-10 distros in all after that. Last week, I installed Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon.

Enlightenment 17

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: Enlightenment 0.17 is the next generation of UNIX graphical environments. It is not just a window manager, but it is also a desktop shell. A desktop shell means, a window manager plus a file manager, plus configuration utilitys all in one.

New Default Ubuntu Wallpaper

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Ubuntu

krizka.net: After installing all of the latest updates to Ubuntu Hardy Heron, I noticed they made a major change to the theme: there is a new default wallpaper on the GNOME desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Weekly Wire special: Linux.com quizzes new Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst (video)

  • I Drank the Kool Aid
  • Vista weakness could feed Linux growth
  • Little Tweaks Mean A Lot
  • Free software and 2-D barcodes
  • OOo: Free Fonts
  • One Laptop Per Child to launch pilot project in Haiti
  • What is holding back Linux video support?
  • Red Hat sports BlackTie challenge to BEA's Tuxedo
  • Everex ships Cloudbook after slight delay
  • Bandits: Phoenix Rising Proceeds On Linux
  • an interview with az
  • Lean, green, open source machine
  • Thank You Hack Week! (openSUSE on Eee PC)

In His Own Words: McBride

linuxtoday.com: When SCO filed their restucturing plan yesterday, a surprising number of my colleagues in the press made great hay out of the statement: "This reorganization plan will also enable the company to see SCO's legal claims through to their full conclusion." Suddenly, all the "fat lady" and "it ain't over till it's over" metaphors were trotted out. puh-leeze.

Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

sajestanus.wordpress: Just out of curiousity, I tried Gentoo. I had doubts because it takes so long for everything to compile. After installing with a networkless install, I learned it did it with binary packages instead of compiling from source.

Top Tweaks to Speeding Up Firefox

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Moz/FF

pcwizkid.blogspot: In Firefox you might have noticed that after opening several tabs and browsing a while system memory starts to be eaten up a lot and performance start degrading a little. Here are some not so obvious tweaks to improving performance.

Tux Droid - Talking Linux Penguin

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Linux
Hardware
Reviews

trustedreviews.com: No matter how many strange products we get through the doors here at TrustedReviews there's always something stranger ready to pop up and baffle us some more. I think, though, that for pure surrealism the Tux Droid is going to be pretty hard to beat.

Screenshots Over the Years

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Linux

junocake.blogspot: Going through my fileserver recently I stumbled upon the directory I'd put screenshots in over the years that I've used Linux. It covers back from 1999 until the present, enjoy.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Open RAR Archives in Ubuntu

  • FileZilla - FTP Client Software
  • Backing up my laptop
  • Using MySQL as a filesystem
  • Install firefox 3 beta 3 on ubuntu
  • Encrypting and decrypting files with GnuPG

Preinstalled SUSE Linux ThinkPad is good, but not great

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Hardware
SUSE

desktoplinux.com: I use, on a daily basis, three different Linux distributions: MEPIS 6.5 and 7, OpenSUSE 10.3, and SLED 10 SP1. So, when I saw that Frank Ohlhorst, my colleague over at The Channel Insider, had gotten his hands on a ThinkPad T61 with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 1, I was interested in what he would find.

gedit: a powerful, underrated text editor for programmers

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Most developers spend their entire life looking for the Holy Grail. In other words, they spend all their life searching for the perfect programming editor that supports all their languages, is free as in speech, has spelling, has highlighting… It’s called gedit.

Linux Distros Everywhere

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Linux

theassociationproject.blogspot: I will never say that I am an expert at Linux, nor do I want to be. But I will say that I know my way around. The last few days I have sampled a few different Linux distros.

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