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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 5:43pm
Story The Linux Setup - Matt Hartley, Linux Action Show srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 1:23am
Story The Road to 3.10 – The Kernel Column srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 1:22am
Story Interesting facts about Debian Linux srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 1:20am
Story Who's Afraid of Linux Malware? srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:43pm
Story The last days of Unix srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:41pm
Story opensuse GSoC 2013 – Half Way Through srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:40pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 4:36pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 521 srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:53pm
Story 10 Most Popular Open Source Software Ever srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:08am

Use open source to build your own online presence for nothing part two

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HowTos

iTWire: Today we’re going to take it further and give our site a theme, add in useful Google webmaster tools for statistics, cut out spam and even try to make some money out of it. Beyond the domain name itself, every step is free, open source, code with not a cent to pay despite the excellent quality.

Why Penguin is Linux logo?

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Linux

linuxscrew.com: Penguin as logo/mascot for Linux was discussed first in early 1996 by several people in the linux-kernel mailing list. At some point Linus Torvalds casually mentioned that he was rather fond of penguins and it stopped the debates at once.

New Day Dawning for Desktop Linux?

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Linux

sci-tech-today.com: With Wal-Mart reporting that it is sold out of the Everex gPC -- a $200 Linux-based desktop -- some are suggesting that a new day for Linux is dawning. But, said analyst Greg Sterling, if initial gPC buyers find that not being able to run Microsoft Office is problematic, the excitement around the $200 Everex computer could soon dissipate.

Wal-Mart Plans To Restock Hot-Selling Linux PC

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Linux

informationweek.com: Wal-Mart officials said Wednesday that the retailer plans to re-stock a hot selling, Linux-based PC that is currently sold out on its Web site. The Everex TC2502 Green gPC will again be available at Walmart.com "in the coming weeks," said a spokesman for the company.

Linux helps to squeeze the last drop out of oilfields

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Linux

guardian.co.uk: With oil prices nudging all-time highs, oil companies are considering how to extract the very last drops from wells, having been unable to increase production for the past 10 years. The oil majors are being helped in their deliberations by detailed simulations run on high-performance computer grids.

Hans Reiser Trial: Day Five

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Reiser

sfgate: The young son of Linux genius Hans Reiser concluded testifying Wednesday at the behest of prosecutors who accuse his father of murdering his mother. The boy's nearly two days on the stand did what the authorities had hoped:

Forrester Calls Desktop Linux a Credible Threat to Windows

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Linux

eWeek: Linux is becoming a credible threat to Windows on the desktop, and will grow over the next year as its distributors continue to work hard at making it an enterprise-class offering, research group Forrester predicts.

How to get the Mac OS X look and feel on the GNOME desktop

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HowTos

redhatmagazine.com: In his article “Painless dual-booting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and a MacBookPro,” Noah Gift shows how to install RHEL 5 on a Mac. This article shows you some customizations that will make your newly installed Red Hat system look like Mac OS X.

Mandriva Linux 2008 — the worst/best release

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MDV

polishlinux: Each new release of Mandriva is called by its developers “the best of all editions”. We had the same situation with Mandriva Linux 2008. But is this really true? Hardly so.

mozilla slash firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla won't fix 80% of Firefox 3.0's bugs

  • Clear Firefox Caches to Recover Memory
  • For quicker tab switching, number them

Red Hat headlines

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Linux
  • Red Hat turns to Platform for Linux cluster charge

  • Red Hat Exchange gets appliance, services boost
  • Red Hat & Hyperic Finally Made Me Happy
  • Red Hat Ramps Up with Infrastructure Strategy to Spanning Virtualized, Cloud and Appliance Deployments
  • Red Hat, Fidelity National Information Services Offer New Banking Solution

Another Day Another Distro - Part 9 - Fedora 8

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I spent a few days with Fedora 8 rather than just one or two I had planned. I've used Fedora quite a bit in the past, starting with the original Fedora Core a few years back. It seems they've dropped the core bit from the name and I was anxious to see what else had changed in the couple of years we'd been apart...

OLPC News 100 Laptop XO Fundraising Drive

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OLPC

olpcnews: We are proud to start a fundraising to achieve the modest goal of equip one of the local initiatives we’ve been reporting for over two years. We present to you OLPC News 100 Laptop Fundraising Drive. Let's raise $20,000 in donations for one hundred XO-1 laptops to be sent to the best locally-organized OLPC learning club!

Also: Latest Developing Area to Buy OLPC Laptops: Alabama

Computer role-playing games for GNU/Linux

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Gaming

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Of all the various types of computers games out there, my favorite is the computer role-playing game, or CRPG for short. Almost everyone has heard of classic CRPGs like Ultima, Baldur’s Gate, and Fall Out, but what about free software CRPGs? In this article, I take a peek at what’s out there.

Solving resource contention problems with fuser

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HowTos

linux.com: Have you ever tried to unmount your USB thumb drive only to get the message "device is busy"? Like me, you probably thought, "I know I closed that file manager window. What's keeping it busy now?" fuser is a command that can answer that question for you.

SplashTop Source Code Released

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Linux

phoronix: It was a month ago that we first looked at SplashTop on the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe motherboard and found this to be a very exciting and forthcoming technology. If you missed our earlier article, SplashTop is an instant-on Linux desktop environment.

Microsoft cements OpenXML standard with Daisy deal

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: Microsoft has cemented OpenXML as a standard by creating an open source plug-in for the Daisy Consortium enabling Word files to be used by the blind and those with severe dyslexia.

Foresight Linux KDE Edition: The start of the odyssey!

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Linux

ogmaciel.com: I decided to give KDE a chance on my home system. The first step was to download the brand spanking alpha ISO for Foresight Linux KDE Edition and bring it home.

short takes

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Software
  • Firefox Cool Add-on : speed dial

  • KuFtp — A Graphical FTP Client for KDE
  • Display graphic representation of Linux system load average over ssh session
  • “Service” Tool Available on Ubuntu 7.10
  • GPW: generate pronounceable passwords

KWin Basics part 1.1 - Window Management

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KDE

gnuski.blogspot: KDE has its own Window Manager (WM) named KWin. KWin is great! It remembers your window sizes and placements, so that when you open those applications in the future, they're right where you left them.

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