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Story Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac With the Gela Theme Roy Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 3:55pm
Story Pipe dream – Debian GNU/Hurd 8 Review Roy Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 3:37pm
Story Network Security Toolkit Is Now Based on Fedora 22, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1.7 Roy Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 2:55pm
Story Manjaro Linux i3 15.09 Officially Released, Brings Calamares and Linux Kernel 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 2:48pm
Story Antergos 2015.09 review Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 3:29am
Story The Art of Communicating with LKML Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 12:51am
Story KaOS 2015.10 Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 12:44am
Story [Wallpapers] Tizen Themed Samsung Gear S2 Backgrounds – Vol 1 Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 12:39am
Story The Default Wallpapers of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 12:33am
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Former Sun Open Source Evangelist Forges Forward

computerweekly.com/blogs: Simon Phipps is one of those technology purists that makes you wish you were even half as enthusiastic as he is about your favourite subject.

Debian Project News - July 26th

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Welcome to this year's eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: Debian Day in New York coming up, Mini Debian conference in India, and Debian Installer beta1 coming up.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.04

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HowTos

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an Ubuntu 10.04 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

[Howto] Debian preseed with Netboot

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OSS
HowTos

The vast majority of Debian installations are simplified with the use of Preseeding and Netboot. Friedrich Weber, a school student on a work experience placement with us at our German office has observed the process and captured it in a Howto here.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • How to install Dropbox in Mandriva 2010.1
  • The Linux Action Show s12e10 - Inside Look at openSUSE Build
  • Service & SUSE Studio
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  • Synfig and Project Morevna
  • Review of openSUSE 11.3 – Totally impressive
  • AT: Increasing number of schools turn to open source
  • How to change GDM background/wallpaper
  • Linux Mint 10 to be codenamed Julia

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 1 openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

g33q.co.za: On the final day of my series on using KDE4 for seven days I made the bold statement that I would switch from being a Gnome user to KDE4 if I could only find myself the perfect KDE4 distro. Today I start that quest with openSUSE 11.3

A Linux experiment gone horribly...perfect!

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blogs.techrepublic.com: The other day someone who knows I am in the computer business came to me with a very sick laptop (Gateway W340 with Intel graphics chip and Broadcom wireless). The machine was a fairly innocuous little guy that had some serious issues. I decided it was time for an experiment.

Desktop in the Shell

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jeff.ecchi.ca: I once wrote a nice rant about the inadequacy of the desktop metaphor. In the light of the upcoming GNOME 3, the more document-centric Shell and the browser-mode nautilus (instead of spatial mode), I wanted to remix my thoughts a bit.

Collaborate with Abiword

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ghacks.net: Collaboration is a key component to working in a business or on a team. There are so many ways to collaborate on a project: Google Docs, Online Whiteboards, Chatting, CMS tools, and many more. One tool, though, has a bit of a different approach.

A GStreamer based Video Transcoder - Transmageddon

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linuxers.org: So, after trying out winff, the graphical frontend for ffmpeg, I kept looking for more such tools and found the "Transmageddon Transcoder".

On Variety and Linux

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Ernest Hemingway once said that one cat just leads to another. Somehow, the same happens with Linux:

Why I’m not moving to KDE (yet)

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standardsandfreedom.net: In previous posts, I had mentioned that I’m using KDE more and more. This is very much true today, but somehow I haven’t entirely migrated to KDE yet. I’m of course talking about the KDE 4 branch.

Not Really The Best Approach

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v00d00.net: Today I stumbled across Netrunner GNU/Linux Community Distro and it made me wonder about a few things.

5 Cool Sites for buying Computers Preinstalled with Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Dell has all but bowed to pressure from Microsoft to torpedo its Ubuntu line of computers. In case you are wondering, there are still lots of other vendors that offer a choosy range of machines preinstalled with Linux for your convenience.

Myths Surrounding PCLinuxOS 2010

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I had some good times with the Red Hat. Then the KDE side of the world looked more appealing, and I had some off-and-on relationship with Mandrake (Mandriva) and Mepis. It was PCLinuxOS who finally won my heart. It feels home.

glc - The Linux FRAPS

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dedoimedo.com: For those wondering, FRAPS is a Windows program that can be used to record video streams of applications running on your desktop, most often games. For instance, I've used FRAPS to grab a handful of cool videos while playing Live for Speed.

Fastest OS on the world is Puppy 5 Lucid

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linux2u.co.cc: This is first review of Puppy 5 lucid which is Ubuntu based. It is the fastest OS I used ever,it feels better than DSL.So I am going to share my Experience with you.

Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro

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Web

makeuseof.com: Portable Apps for Windows and Mac have been around for a long time, but are less common in the Linux world. Due to the complexity of Linux dependencies, and the different way different distributions locate these dependencies, the portable Linux application long seemed like a pipe dream. Until now.

Manhattan OS Makes It Easier To Convert Users To Linux

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Ubuntu

webupd8.org: Manhattan OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu created by Kevin McDole, a frequent WebUpd8 reader and commenter. Manhattan OS is in fact inspired by everything we post here, at WebUpd8.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • FFmpeg's VP8 Decoder Blasts Google's Decoder
  • RPM quickies – The Ultimate RPM Guide for Newbies
  • Not getting a package on Ubuntu?
  • OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux for layman users
  • How can India build a $35 tablet? More details emerge
  • OLPC: What does the XO-1.5 HS look like?
  • Simply adding a Linux Partition via fstab
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE Announcement
  • Gwibber Concept - Part 1
  • How to install Sabayon 5.3 on a btrfs filesystem
  • The irony of Dell's Ubuntu site!
  • Linux: Retro Desktops
  • Firefox 3.6.8 now available for download
  • Dwarf Fortress for the console … sort of
  • 5 Best Web eCommerce Software for Linux
  • New Artwork For Lubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
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