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Story Don’t Rule Out Gentoo, Slackware, and Mandriva Just Yet Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 5:16pm
Story State-of-the-Art Gaming on GNU/Linux Not Only Possible But Becoming Default Option, Hardware Products Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 4:40pm
Story Today's Howtos and Software Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 4:16pm
Story Hungary's open source centre kicks off website Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 1:51pm
Story Qt 5.3 To Focus On Performance, Stability Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 1:40pm
Story Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards: Ubuntu Weak, Unity Shunned Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 1:32pm
Story Marvell SoC targets Jelly Bean-ready Google TV Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 12:13pm
Story Linux 3.13-rc3 Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 10:02am
Story Red Hat's Ceylon will get up Oracle's nose Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 9:55am
Story Susan's Latest Reports Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 9:09am

Top 4 Browsers for Linux Reviewed

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Software We all know what each offers, but which one best fits different type of users? In this article, I hope to better answer that particular question. And of course, all platforms will be considered, not just Linux.

Also: The Big Three Review: Firefox, Opera and Konqueror

Free software heroes: from Stallman to Google

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OSS Every field has its own key individuals who donated much of their time to the ideas they believed in. Their work affects large chunks of the world’s population, and bring amazing changes to the way we see and experience the world. The free software world has its own heroes.

Firefox 3 inflames the browser wars, but why should we care?

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Moz/FF To me, web browsers are like operating systems – the sooner we don’t have to care about them the better. The day they just sit in the background and let us do what we need to do, quickly and efficiently, will be a happy day indeed.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #95

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 95 for the weeks June 8th - June 14th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Intrepid Alpha 1 delayed, more info about Global Bug Jam, future Brainstorm plans, Server Team Intrepid blueprints, new Ubuntu Members, future of Gobuntu, Kubuntu Tutorial Days, Mark Suttleworth’s response to accusations of proprietary codecs in Ubuntu, open source in UK schools, and much, much more!

Installing An Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS DNS Server With BIND

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This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based server that offers DNS services using BIND. This article is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, but should apply to the 64-bit version as well.

How Companies Can Make Linux A Success

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Linux Realizing that "What if" articles tend to bring out the best and worst in people, I thought it was worth exploring this mindset again, just for kicks. In this piece, I want to explore what if the power players in the corporate Linux world actually bothered to make their interests in Linux an all or nothing type of game.

Sabayon Linux 3.5 Official Release: here we come :-)

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Linux After months and months and months of hard work, I am happy to say that Sabayon Linux 3.5 final will enter the final beta testing stage within 48 hours and will stay there for a couple of weeks.

How Firefox Outran the Hounds

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Moz/FF Firefox has risen from humble beginnings -- it was assembled from the scraps left over when Netscape was left for dead -- to become a real thorn in the side of Microsoft. Now, as it prepares to go live with its third version, the open source project's leadership promises more innovation.

few howtos:

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  • Ask automounting NTFS, hidden directories, and macro recorders

  • Five Step guide to Run Windows on Linux Machine
  • Killing "Tap to Click"
  • How to list shared library dependencies used by an application
  • Getting a Tablet PC Touchscreen working under Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu tips-use “Ctrl-H” shortcut to show hidden files

Processing RAW files in Linux

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HowTos In this article I’m going to show the benefits of storing the photos in RAW “format”. I’ll be also decribing GNU/Linux tools that can help you with processing such images.

prelink: HOWTO and benchmarks

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Software I’ve used prelink in the past on Ubuntu in an attempt to speed up application loading, but I’ve never actually done any benchmarks to test the results. I decided today to run some simple benchmarks to gauge the performance increase of using prelink.

GIMP 2.5.1 Released

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GIMP 2.5.1 is another snapshot from the 2.5 development series. It gives developers and interested users a view into the current development towards GIMP 2.6. Some highlights include further improvements to the status bar, allow the paint velocity to affect brush, and improved the handling of color tool.

Linux Threatens Microsoft Monopoly Overseas

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Linux How does Microsoft compete with free? And not just free as in free of cost, but free as in freedom to either pay for support when needed or use an in-house IT team that has seen the coming change with their IT training, hence being fluent in all things Linux. Thus far, it appears that they have been unable to do so.

Essential Ubuntu Desktop Apps

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Software Ubuntu always had a super challenging task of proving worthy to desktop users. Here are some applications which you might have not noticed before but are essential to improve your desktop experience and make Ubuntu on your puter just a little better , enhancing the Ubuntu experience and making your life easier.

today's leftovers

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  • How's Mandy so far?

  • Microsoft, the Bully
  • Trying Ubuntu Linux for the First Time
  • Shell Scripting, Factorial Primes And Huge Number Computations On Linux And Unix
  • Open source tour of Europe: Poland
  • GNOME Improvement Areas
  • An interview with ugm6hr
  • In Defense of a Linux Education
  • SLED 10 SP2 makes wireless 3G a snap
  • Site Exploits Linux Programmer's Death On Rainier To Hawk Malware
  • Why I use Gentoo GNU/Linux (video)

Linux Only, Two Months Later

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Ubuntu Since I built my new PC roughly two months ago, I have been running Linux (Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit) as my primary operating system, and I have not looked back.

Charging for GNU/Linux is not the answer

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Linux I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw a item entitled “Maybe we should charge for Linux” in an established GNU/Linux site like Linux Today, and from the managing editor no less! Well I just couldn’t let it pass without comment.

few howtos:

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  • How to set Default Operating System to boot IN GRUB

  • Aenigma Fonts for Ubuntu
  • Use more than 3GB RAM on 32-bit Ubuntu 8.04
  • Sierra Wireless MC5725 on Debian Linux
  • Howto Read Vista Burnt DVDs in Ubuntu

KDE 4.0.82 Beta Testing Report

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KDE This week-end I upgraded my KDE 4 test installation to KDE 4.0.82, which is now included in Mandriva Cooker. Time to follow up on the bugs I reported last week and to take a deeper look at Plasma, the new desktop concept introduced in KDE 4.

The Linux Terminal For Beginners

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HowTos A very long time ago, computers didn’t have mice, icons or fancy graphics. Instead of an Operating System with a Graphical User Interface, there was the Command Line Interface. Many computer technicians, expecially Linux geeks, consider it to be one of the best ways to interact with the PC for certain kinds of tasks.

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