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Story Zorin OS 7 "Lite" Review: Beautiful and functional srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 7:10pm
Story Sabayon is So Pretty and Fast srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 7:08pm
Story 32bit Vs 64bit. The War Continues srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 7:06pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 3:16pm
Story Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" Is Officially Dead srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 5:38am
Story New KDE Media Center Inches Closer srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 5:07am
Story Google Drive in LibreOffice srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 3:05am
Story Docker: A 'Shipping Container' for Linux Code srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 3:02am
Story The End of a Year of Open Source srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 2:58am
Story Is Linux Operating System Virus Free? srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 12:51am

5 Excellent Ways to Waste Time Online

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makeuseof.com: The greatest luxury of time is time itself. Thus it’s a deadly sin to simply waste it. So, in our quest to happiness, these are my TOP 5 in covering time gaps with more joy and less boredom:

Top 10 Linux Applications

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Software

50webs.org: Here's my top ten GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications for Linux, the ones I'm supposed to never live without.

Multi-Pointer X Going Mainline

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phoronix.com: In our article earlier this week looking at the status of X.Org 7.4, one of the features originally planned for integration in this X Server release was MPX, or Multi-Pointer X. It's been announced that MPX will finally be merged into the mainline X.Org tree later this month.

bzr, git, and hg performance on the Linux tree

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Linux

laserjock.wordpress: I just did a historical comparison of git and bzr performance using the Linux source tree. One of the comments I got was “what about Mercurial?” There are a lot of projects using Mercurial, Mozilla being probably the most notable one. So, here’s a comparison of bzr and hg.

other Ubuntu stuff

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Review: Hardy Heron converts an Ubuntu skeptic

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linux.com: I have to disclose that I have never been a real fan of Ubuntu. I've tried it about every release and had more than my share of issues with it. Ubuntu 8.04 was released last month, and the first reviews mostly spoke of how nice this version was, so I downloaded the i386 version to test.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04: Not quite there, yet

File System and Boot Loader Corruption in Dual Boot Linux System

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Linux

americanchronicle.com: This is a very helpful and easy method for the users who want to run more than one operating system on the same PC or they want to use some kind of application that specially run on a particular operating system. But there are some situations where if any problem to the one operating system occurs, other operating system will also get affected.

Secure the Hell Out of Your Linux box

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tuxtraining.com: In light of your computer rights at boarder security, the House Passing the Pro-IP act, malicious script kiddies and crackers in this world, and if it’s a business machine, also worrying about your competition, there are a lot of people in this world that want to know what you’re doing on your computer and online, legally and illegally.

Linux File Systems: You Get What You Pay For

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enterprisestorageforum.com: I am frequently asked by potential customers with high I/O requirements if they can use Linux instead of AIX or Solaris. Can Linux file systems, which I will define as ext-4, XFS and xxx, match the performance of file systems on other UNIX-based large SMP servers such as IBM and Sun?

First look at OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta

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OOo

blogs.zdnet.com: Since I’m testing the viability of running Ubuntu on a number of platforms, and paving the way to shift from Internet Explorer to Firefox 3.0, I might as well take a look at the viability of abandoning Microsoft Office and making the leap to OpenOffice.org.

KDE 4.0.4 on openSUSE 10.3

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KDE

andi.opensuse-id.org: After knowing this news, I immediatly took YaST to update all KDE4 packages yesterday. Now, I’m going to mention how to do that in easy (GUI) way, how to install or update KDE 4 to your openSUSE machine (I’m recenty using openSUSE 10.3 right now and used in this whole tutorial). I assume You have installed KDE 4.0 before following this tutorial, see this to install KDE 4.0 in your openSUSE machine.

Best Free MySQL GUI tools for Linux

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anojrs.blogspot: MySQL is definitely one of the leading opensource database projects around and mainstream companies like google and yahoo have successfully incorporated MySQL into their highly powerful and scalable server platforms. LAMP stacks are increasingly becoming popular and MySQL is a great tool for beginners and students to learn databases.

Running a business on desktop Linux

desktoplinux.com: This paper surveys Linux's suitability for use by owners of very small businesses and the self-employed. It was written by Howard Fosdick, a self-employed database consultant who finds Linux fairly well-suited to his needs, and reckons it has saved him thousands of dollars in recent years.

Review: Shuttle KPC K4500 Compact PC

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computerworld.com: Shuttle's $199 KPC K4500 is a testament to ever-improving computer production techniques and design. With its skin on, it looks like a standard breadbox-size system--a type of PC whose interior tends to be a rat's nest of cables, riser cards, and support members. But the K45 manages to combine a small exterior with a roomy interior.

The Tragedy of Linux: You Can Hack an OS, But You Can't Hack People

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penguinpetes.com: I've been promising a follow-up to Ubuntu is not Linux. Because the broad point that I'm trying to make needs to be hammered down, I will explain it again and again and again, more and more clearly each time. Why is this idea so apparently hard for others to grasp and so nose-on-my-face evident to me?

Embedded Linux is doomed. DOOOMED!

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linuxdevices.com: In the article, entitled "Embedded Linux: With friends like these, who needs enemies?" O'Dowd, whose company makes the Integrity separation kernel and real-time operating system (RTOS), suggests that by spreading FUD about DIY Linux, the leading Linux distro vendors are actually proving that their underlying embedded Linux technology is deeply flawed.

Understanding Firewalls

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HowTos

raiden.net: The term "Firewall" originally came from the building trade and was typically a wall made of stones or bricks that was designed to confine a fire and protect the building by containing the fire in one place. In today's tech world, a firewall is something entirely different.

Ubuntu: Smells Like Team Spirit

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Ubuntu

blogs.techtarget.com: If a Linux distribution is not named after a Red Hat, does it still exist? Do sports teams improve their chances with Linux-inspired monikers? Do Linux administrators need to learn fencing to keep up with the tech industry?

Read the Fine Print on "Open Source" Software

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OSS

ostatic.com: I read a story earlier this week about a company named Aras switching from a traditional proprietary model to one involving "open source." But then the article indicated that Aras was releasing its software under a "shared source" license that was written by Microsoft. Now, to anyone in the world of open-source software, the term "shared source" is a red flag.

KNewStuff with Goya

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Software

jpwhiting.blogspot: KHotNewstuff2 is going to be using Goya (once it moves out of kdereview and into kdeui on the 19th). So I wanted to let everyone see the new ui a bit and get some feedback.

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