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Story Where the Linux jobs are: Washington? Florida? Ohio? srlinuxx 06/12/2011 - 2:32am
Story Back to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS srlinuxx 06/12/2011 - 2:31am
Story Open source, coding and the Cloak of Invisibility srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 11:47pm
Story In the Open-Source Doom 3 World srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 10:28pm
Story Even More Graphical Git Clients srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 10:22pm
Story Kdenlive Part 3: Effects and Transitions srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 10:20pm
Story Trying something (kind of) new srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 7:39pm
Story A Linux Attack Considered srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 7:33pm
Story A new design for Epiphany: Web srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 7:30pm
Story GNU Stow gets first update since 2002 srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 7:27pm

Linux Game Review: Planet Penguin Racer

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Raiden's Realm: Of all the great Linux games out there, many will fondly remember Tux Racer, the enigmatic racing game for Linux that featured everyone's favorite mascot, Tux, in a cold and chilly mountain racing game that kept you on the edge of your seat.

The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux

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Phoronix: It's no secret that ATI Technologies has had a rough time in the past delivering display drivers that met the expectations of their customers. In this article we will be exposing what truly consists of the ATI/AMD driver development cycle and ultimately what they are really doing to improve their image in the Linux community.

Customize RPMs with rpmrebuild

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linux.com: Building packages is usually hard work, and best left to distro developers who have the time and patience to work the appropriate magic. However, if you're an admin or user with a need to rebuild existing packages, rpmrebuild takes the pain out of creating new RPMs from installed packages.

Thoughts on TurboLinux Wizpy

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Hardware

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: TurboLinux is about to attempt to lure Windows users over to the world of Linux when they begin selling worldwide the Wizpy media player. This is a pocket-sized device that not only plays audio and video files and can pick up FM radio, it also allows users to plug it into their USB power and boot up into Linux.

Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With fetchmail (Debian Etch)

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Fetchmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers. Imagine you have five email accounts on five different servers. Of course, you don't want to connect to each of them to get your emails. This is where fetchmail comes into play.

Transfer files securely with SFTP

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linux.com: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was once the most widely used protocol for transferring files between computers. Secure Copy (SCP) and the more robust SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) address security concerns by providing data transfer over a fully encrypted channel.

Fedora 7 enables DIY Linux

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TechWorld: Red Hat's Fedora Project has given the open source community tools that let users build customised Linux distributions in Fedora 7, which was released yesterday.

Desktop diagramming with Dia and Kivio

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freesoftwaremagazine: Don't let the simplicity of use fool you. Both Kivio and Dia, two free software diagramming tools, are very efficient at what they do. If you need to design a complex flow chart or create a no-fuss UML diagram then you could do a lot worse than to choose either of these packages.

New in Fedora 7: xdg user directories

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/home/liquidat: One seldom mentioned new features of Fedora 7 are the new directories in the $HOME directory. These are due to the xdg-users-dir program from the Portland xdg project. In other news, Hello Planet Fedora.

The open source governmental adoption wave

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OSS

Matt Asay: I plowed through Jyh-An Lee's article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. It presents a very interesting face on the rising trend of open source adoption by national and local governments worldwide, including offering some reasons for the trend.

The dark art of removing the Flash plugin from Firefox in Ubuntu Linux

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Click: Dailynews.com -- the Web site from the newspaper I work for -- is covered in Flash. Adds, content come-ons, etc., and it was dragging my old systems to a crawl. But how to get rid of Flash? It's not so easy.

Ten Things I Love About ArchLinux

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Linux

Urban Puddle: I've used Arch before and this article isn't about how it does on the Desktop or how well it installs. After getting up and running with Arch again, I discovered there are things about it that I just absolutely love. Here are my top 10.

Trolltech's Qt 4.3.0 really begins to dazzle

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blogbeebe: It's not hard to impress me with new visual software. I love eye candy, the flashier the better. So it should come as no surprise that I'm awfully impressed with the latest version of the Qt framework, 4.3.0. I installed it on three systems for a quick and dirty evaluation.

The Top 10 Firefox Themes

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Moz/FF

Great Design: I am posting about the top 10 Firefox themes. The themes improve the look and feel of Firefox. In no particular order is the Top 10 Firefox themes.

Pick your own OOo, there must be one for you!

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Free Software Mag Blogs: OpenOffice.org is probably the biggest free software project in existence today. It certainly is the biggest single piece of software one can download. It directly competes with Microsoft Office, is a bit more easy to install than KOffice, and is very complete. But what will you get?

Jumpstarting Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn"

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Ubuntu

Network World: Tired of the Micro$oft monoculture? Tired of buying new versions of Windows every few years, only to find the new version won't run on your current hardware? Wishing for something better/faster/cheaper?

Catching Up With JOST

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Linux Journal: Three months ago I introduced my readers to a new system for hosting VST plugins compiled natively for Linux. That system has continued its development and has become a mainstay in the Studio Dave Linux audio arsenal. Here's an update on the system's recent incarnations, complete with the usual multimedia extravaganza of text, screenshots, and sounds.

Ubuntu Linux on my Dell XPS M1210

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Planet Chiropractic: Just a few months ago I purchased a Dell XPS M1210 laptop that came shipped with Windows XP Media Center Edition and I was hoping Dell was going to include this model in their release. While I could find no evidence that Dell is planning to offer this laptop with a Linux based system, I had no problem downloading the free Ubuntu operating system and installing it on my notebook.

My Experience with Akregator Feed Reader

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KDE

Linux App Finder: Back in March I started looking for a new feed reader. I had been using Opera's built in RSS capabilities, but it didn't offer the control I was looking for. As a KDE user my first stop was Akregator and I never felt the need to look anywhere else.

Semantic Desktop and KDE 4 - State and Plans of Nepomuk-KDE

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/home/liquidat: Nepomuk-KDE is the basis for the semantic technologies we will see in KDE 4. Sebastian Trüg, the main developer behind Nepomuk-KDE, provided me with some up2date information about the current state and future plans.

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