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Story New SteamOS Build Updates the Intel Graphics Stack Rianne Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 9:28pm
Story Epiphany 3.11.2 Web Browser Brings Lots of Goodies for Christmas Rianne Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 6:25pm
Story Today's Howtos and Software Roy Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 6:08pm
Blog entry PCLinuxOS 2013--An Old Friend Revisited gfranken 6 22/12/2013 - 4:16pm
Story Reiser4 Is Now Available For The Linux 3.12 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 3:59pm
Story Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Trusty Tahr) Officially Released – Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 12:28pm
Story Opinion: Steam and DRM Roy Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 12:21pm
Story Jolicloud 2 offers a one-stop shop to your social and Cloud storage accounts Roy Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 12:19pm
Story Kdenlive's Video Editing Future Has Been Revived Roy Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 12:09pm
Story Microlinux Enterprise Desktop 14.1 Xfce Roy Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 12:03pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Stop Wine From Beating Your Windows Apps With The Ugly Stick

  • How To: Editing HD Video in Linux
  • Using and Understanding the Unix Date Command
  • Sorting Photos
  • Graphical disk usage with Baobab
  • HowTo install Avant Window Navigator (AWN) in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Nmap for Beginners - Network & Port Scanning made easy

Songbird Top 40 Project Wants to Integrate Your Favorite Firefox Add-ons

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Software

wired blog: Our favorite almost-there media player, Songbird, has reached another milestone with version 0.4 and a new push to port your favorite Firefox extensions over to Songbird.

WoW Trial: Day 1

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Gaming

terminally-incoherent: This is the first real post in the in my immersive WoW review. I know that there are countless reviews of this game out there, but this one is mine.

When Enlightenment met Ubuntu

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Linux

linux.com: Many Linux distributions try to be visually appealing. Some use Beryl-Compiz for cool 3-D effects on resource-laden boxes, while others turn to desktops like Enligtenment for a little bit of gloss at the expense of functionality. Geubuntu is a new distro that combines the best of those two worlds, equipping Enlightenment with bits from GNOME and Xfce on top of Ubuntu.

PCLinuxOS Day 3 - Exploring the Desktop

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PCLOS

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm: I have used the GNOME desktop for most of the time in the last year and a half, but the series about PC-BSD and DesktopBSD did a lot to build up appreciation for the KDE desktop. PCLinuxOS is running the KDE 3.5.8 desktop (after updates) and let’s see how it is organized and what applications are delivered by default.

Evaluating prospects for Linux growth in 2008

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Vast legions of open-source software enthusiasts and industry analysts eagerly proclaim every twelve months that the elusive Year of the Linux Desktop is finally upon us. Although these prophecies have obviously yet to be fulfilled, the open-source OS is rapidly gaining immense traction in the mobile and embedded space.

OLPC: Won't miss Intel's 'half-hearted' laptop effort

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OLPC

computerworld.com: Intel's resignation from the One Laptop Per Child Project's board of directors will have "no impact" on the group's operations, since the chip maker contributed little to the project since joining last year, OLPC President Walter Bender said in an interview.

Also: Is OLPC in trouble?

A handful of desktop utilities for snipping multiple clips

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Software

linux.com: You might imagine that a utility as simple as a multiple clipboard would have become standard on the GNU/Linux desktop. Although at least six multiple clipboards are available, choosing which to use is a matter of trade-offs that depends partly on your desktop environment and partly on which features you want.

Ubuntu chief among top ten to watch in 2008

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: Mark Shuttleworth, founder and head of Canonical, the company backing Ubuntu Linux, has been named among the top ten people to watch in 2008 by online publication TechWeb.

Ubuntu Linux: Built-in apps get an "A", wireless support an "F"

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Ubuntu

c|net blogs: It didn't take long after installing Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu 7.10 version of Linux for me to decide I liked what I saw. A quick tour of the Applications, Places, and System menus indicated that converting from Windows to Linux would be relatively seemless. The only fly in the ointment was my inability to get any of three wireless adapters to work with the OS.

HOW TO: Mandriva 2008 on HP dv6000

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HowTos

forum.mandriva.com: I had a somewhat difficult time getting Mandriva 2008 to work on my HP dv6113us, and given the lack of posts regarding this particular laptop series (despite its popularity), I figured I'd document what steps I took to get a FULLY FUNCTIONING Mandriva install.

12 Essential Firefox Add-ons For Power Browsing

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: Firefox is a great browser that you can easily customize to suit your browsing needs. I have compiled my list of the 12 best Firefox add-ons below:

Installing Linux Mint - Full tutorial

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: If you are a beginner Linux user looking for a simple, friendly distribution, you might want to look at Linux Mint. In this article, I'll demonstrate the classic GUI installation, but also a few things more. It should not be boring.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Add Additional Directories To Ubuntu Desktop Search Index

  • Ubuntu Weekly Report: 16th - 29th December
  • The innovation dilemma
  • Reset the root password on MySQL
  • Access? Open source? Rethinking the digital divide
  • Drupal and Open Source in 2008 : Dries Buytaert's Predictions
  • Should Mozilla go public? In a word: No.
  • Open source: a conservative force?
  • Lock-Stepping Red Hat Enterprise Linux - CentOS 4 Receives an Upgrade
  • Interoperability Still Stumbling Block for Open Source in 2008
  • Ubuntu Live keynotes/presentations now online
  • Linux-based system speeds bolt inspection
  • Intel drops out of One Laptop Per Child program
  • Will you try the KDE 4 desktop?
  • Linux saves the junkyard dogs
  • Linux display disk total statistics including time spent reading and writing data

Open source infiltrates government IT worldwide

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Linux
Interviews

linuxworld: Homeland Security requirements in the USA, along with compatibility and budget demands everywhere, are putting Linux and open source into more and more public sector IT shops.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy and safe bash history searches

  • Copy Set of Files to All Users Home Directory
  • Speeding up Ubuntu installations
  • Nautilus-Flac-Converter: Convert Flac to Ogg from Nautilus

KDE 4 Freeze

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KDE

Troy Unrau: Just a reminder folks! FREEZE for tagging is tonight at midnight, UTC! Any changes not in SVN at that point will not be part of the 4.0.0 release.

2008 to be year of non-desktop Linux

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Linux

451 CAOS Theory: I wanted to be among the first to post about how 2008 looks to be the year of desktop Linux (half jokingly, of course). Then I thought about how far the Linux OS has to go before it is approaching even Apple’s slice of the market (which by the way is getting bigger).

Get productive with GNOME Do

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Software

tectonic: We’re all swamped with information: emails, documents, pictures and the hundreds of websites we visit every week. There are two ways to deal with the data overload: Get organised or you can use GNOME Do.

Migrating from Windows to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

jaysonjc.com: I recently uninstalled Windows from all my machines and installed Ubuntu on them. There are two reasons for this:

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