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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 2:45pm
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Story Open-Source Solutions As A Business Model Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 1:15pm
Story Review: LibreOffice 4.4 raises the bar Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 1:01pm
Story GNOME Photos Gets a Bugfix Update, Just in Time for GNOME 3.16 Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 12:00pm
Story SageTV to go open source (four years after Google acquired the media center/DVR software) Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 11:51am
Story 'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 11:23am
Story Watch Your Freedom (Because Apple's Not) Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 9:59am
Story 5 best Linux distros for beginners and newbies Roy Schestowitz 14/03/2015 - 8:00am

Truly Honest Linux Opinions

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Linux

lockergnome.com: Without a doubt, this is one of the most honest Linux articles I have read in a very long time. Speaking for myself, as someone who uses Linux on most of his desktops/notebooks each and everyday, I see the Linux situation as follows.

Spruce Up KDE With All the Productivity Tools You’ll Ever Need

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KDE

worldlabel.com: There’s no question computers make our lives easier, especially with all the productivity tools available today. If you use the KDE desktop, then you may already know that there are many wonderful productivity applications designed especially for KDE.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.2 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.2 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

Firefox fix due next week after attack is published

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Online attack code has been released targeting a critical, unpatched flaw in the Firefox browser.

Htop, for system monitoring your desktop

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You don’t have to be an uber system administrator of a network to use Htop. It might have been designed with the masters of the universe in mind but just because you are a mere solitary desktop user in a Pizza-strewn study room staring at a single machine doesn’t mean you can’t get it and use it too.

Hey, Red Hat - Open-source help still lousy?

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: It's been exactly a year since former Delta Airlines vice president turned Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst criticized open-source vendors for doing a lousy job of getting customers involved in the community and projects.

Ubuntu 9.04 vs Fedora 11: A lot can change in one month

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Linux
Ubuntu

subbisays.blogspot: The excitement has already started in anticipation of Q2 2009 l distro releases. As usual, the big names are Ubuntu 9.04 (a.ka. Jaunty Jackalope) and Fedora 11 (Leonidas). It's time for a straight off comparison.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Five great, obsolete operating systems

  • The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 10 Years
  • The correct way to file bugs in Ubuntu
  • Novell Launches Suse 11 With Eye On Virtual Appliances
  • Kernel Hackers On Ext3/4 After 2.6.29 Release
  • Why I love Unix
  • Linux Outlaws 83 - Beard Fetish
  • A newbie turns to Linux
  • Ubuntu promises DIY Amazon cloud
  • OSBC Keynote Competition — IBM Won
  • Why virtualisation is struggling to keep up
  • Reportbug finally has a GUI
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex on my Thinkpad T42 Ticks me off
  • Ubuntu Server Edition Training… From Mark Shuttleworth?
  • Jono Bacon: Painting The Community Manager
  • MES 5 beta-test launches

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Repair a corrupted filesystem in Ubuntu

  • MySQL command-line tip: compare result sets
  • How to fix Ubuntu Jaunty's ridiculous behavior
  • Finding A Process's Idle Time On Linux And Unix
  • Writing GNOME Docs, Part I
  • Gentoo: Tips to upgrade your really old installation
  • Uppercase to lowercase with tr
  • Troubleshooting Network Problems
  • Commandline101: Creating Symbolic Links
  • Breaking out of a script
  • OpenBox and Terminal Transparency

Gnome global menu in KDE4

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KDE

Red Hat profit beats forecasts, shares rise

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Linux

reuters.com: Linux software maker Red Hat Inc reported profit ahead of Street projections on Wednesday , helped by cost cuts and a stock buyback, sending shares up 8 percent.

Microsoft not feeling TomTom Linux patent chill?

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Microsoft

internetnews.com: I asked Sam Ramji senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft about TomTom the other day and he claimed that patent issues aren't causing any chilling effect on his part of Microsoft's open source plans.

Also: The importance of Microsoft’s position paper on open source

digiKam image editor and zoom level...

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Software

digikam.org: Following this old bugzilla entry, about to use a better image scaling algorithm for image editor canvas, i decided to perform some comparisons between Showfoto and other photo editors.

Is there life after Windows?

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Linux

independent.co.uk: Linux is free, easy-to-use and is shedding its geeky image, thanks to fans who prefer it to Microsoft's mighty operating systems. But is it for everyone? Jamie Merrill asks four rookies to put it to the test

Five Essential Ubuntu Modifications

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some of these modifications are essential to get certain features to work, one of them is something I couldn’t do without. Here are my five essential Ubuntu modifications.

Just For Fun: 13 Free Linux Games Worth Trying

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Gaming

classhelper.org: Everyone needs a little down time every now and again. Whether you’re taking a break from hours of programming, trying to calm a conference-induced headache, or just relaxing at home, these Linux-based games offer a nice chance to unwind.

GZIP vs. BZIP2 vs. LZMA

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Software

odzangba.wordpress: There’s no nicer way to say it… I’m running out of disk space. I have three options: buy a larger hard drive, delete some files to free up space, or compress some of the data.

Giving Linux That 'XP' Factor

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: I have a solution for your XP woes. Unless you've been lobotomized, you might think you've guessed what it is: Linux. But you would be wrong. I don't generally recommend Linux. I recommend Ubuntu.

3 Great Ways To Rotate Your Linux Desktop

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HowTos

hehe2.net: If you are like me, then you probably get bored of your desktop wallpaper quickly. Then why don’t you rotate them? I know its nothing new really, and there are many ways to do that on your Linux desktop, but like all thing Linux, there is no one clear cut way to do it. There are several roads leading to Rome!

Memory usage in Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: A few days ago, I have reviewed Firefox 3.1 Beta 3. It's quite lovely. It boasts improved Javascript performance, it comes with new usability and privacy features, it supports future HTML multimedia elements ... But nowhere in that article did I mention the memory usage. For a good reason.

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