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Blog entry Miniatur Wunderland worlds largest model railway fieldyweb 01/12/2011 - 9:46pm
Story What Linux n00bs Need to Know srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 9:10pm
Story Red Hat's Linux changes: Fixes or ISV positioning? srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 9:09pm
Story Precise Pangolin Alpha 1 Released srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 9:07pm
Blog entry Find His Porn: Evil Website of the Week fieldyweb 01/12/2011 - 8:46pm
Story 10 things Mandriva is doing right for Linux srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 6:58pm
Story Everything I Needed to Know about Linux I Learned from My Pets srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 6:57pm
Story The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 12.1 x86_64 With Nginx [ISPConfig 3] falko 01/12/2011 - 10:11am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 9:19am
Blog entry We are so small fieldyweb 1 01/12/2011 - 7:37am

Novell document dump makes it look like a scandal

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SUSE

Dana Blankenhorn: The Washington game of dumping incriminating documents late on a Friday is well-known. When someone does it, suspicions are raised. Now Novell has done just that.

A Look Ahead at Thunderbird 3

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Moz/FF

CyberNetNews: I noticed today that the Mozilla Thunderbird wiki page had been updated with some of their plans for version 3. There isn’t much information provided, but there are two things they mention that I’m really excited to see in the next release.

Microsoft's Ballmer and Aussie Defence ink cosy new agreement

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Microsoft

iTWire: It appears that Linux and FOSS are two concepts that have yet to penetrate the conciousness of the inner sanctums of key Australian Government agencies. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last week met with the Australian Department of Defence, to sign a joint agreement reaffirming the "strong relationship" between the two organisations.

Also: Can Google and Linux Topple Microsoft?

GIMP 2.2.15 Released

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GIMP

Version 2.2.15 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. This is the stable branch of GIMP and only bug-fixes were applied.

Linux Crashes on 38th Lap at Indy 500

sportsnetwork.com: Roberto Moreno is out of the race after crashing on lap 38.

GPUs & Beryl: What is Needed?

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Software

Phoronix: We thought it was already clear what graphics processors and drivers work and don't work with Linux desktop eye candy such as Beryl and Compiz, but it seems based upon the number of e-mails we have been receiving along with messages in community bulletin boards that the line isn't so clear after all.

Linux Mint 2.2

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Linux
Reviews

masuran.org: According to the Linux Mint homepage, Linux Mint's purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution. In this review, I will take a look at Linux Mint 2.2 (codename Bianca) and see how the Linux Mint team delivers.

Seven Post-install Tips For Ubuntu 7.04

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HowTos

LinuxWorld: So, you've just installed Ubuntu 7.04, otherwise known as the "Feisty Fawn" release of everyone's favorite (for now) flavor of Linux. But wait -- before you dive in too deeply, here are seven steps you can take right away to prevent common headaches and help yourself enjoy your new surroundings.

From vapourware to scareware, Microsoft keeps innovating

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Microsoft

ComputerWorld: Microsoft’s posturing about its patents being infringed by open source software have received an almost universal reaction of scorn and disbelief. Comparisons were drawn with SCO’s similar, but rather more desperate claims from a couple of years ago.

I tried to dirty my hands on OpenSolaris Belenix 0.6

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OS

Tech Trouble?: This reminds me of my initial days with Linux - about 8-10 years ago - when we were forced to configure each and every aspect of Linux configuration to simply work out things.

Microsoft + Novell + Wal-Mart +Ubuntu + Dell = Conspiracy ?

lockergnome: What triggered my entire thought process on a conspiracy theory is when I read that Dell is going to sell their Dimension series of computers through Wal-Mart and Sams Club. Hold on here!

The Linux Insecurity Complex

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Linux

Penguin Pete: Oh, my God, Linux community! Stop it, just stop it right this minute! This is sickening. Get up, dry that face, and get over here.

Thoughts on Gnome roadmap

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Software

Fabrice Facorat: I've just have a look at the Gnome roadmap. The roadmap is giving the expected features of future versions of the gnome platform ( 2.20, 2.22, 2.x, 3.0 ). There are some interesting things to note:

Konversation, A simple irc client with a few surprising features.

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Software

DPotD: A sense of community remains is a powerful feature of Linux. Few tools reveal the power of open source, and none more clearly link this community better than IRC clients. Dozens of clients exist, from the small and powerful (irssi) to the complex (centericq). I prefer a lightweight gui: Konversation.

A challenge to all Linux Users in the World

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Linux

ZDNet blog: There are a lot of Linux experts on this site. I challenge them to come up with a list of applications that work the best for each of the given functions found in Windows Home Server.

They're Here. And They're Nothing to Write Home About.

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: Remember that iconic scene from the start of Poltergeist, with Carol-Anne sitting in front of a T.V. screen full of static and making that announcement in her high, sweet voice? That odd little feeling of dread? You don't know why, but the warning flags are going up in your mind. That's the way I feel with the official arrival of Dell's Ubuntu systems.

openSUSE 10.2 Overview Podcast

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SUSE

Linux on the desktop: On Linux on the desktop, episode 16, I give a complete overview of openSUSE 10.2 including the installation, setup and configuration and we also take a look at the KDE and GNOME desktop on openSUSE.

Fedora 7 Moonshine - first impressions

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Linux

/home/liquidat: I tested a release candidate of the new Fedora 7, code name Moonshine. As already pointed out, most big changes were under the hood and are not really visible to the user.

Also: Ways to understand the Linux Users - Popcon and Smolt

How to get the most out of your Intel graphics chip

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HowTos

the distrogue: It's well known that Intel's i8xx/i9xx/GMA9xx graphics chips, which are used in several types of laptops, don't bring their own on-chip RAM, preferring to pillage it from the system's memory. For most users, 4 megabytes of VRAM is fine, but gamers will clearly want more than that! Here's how to do it:

PCLinuxOS 2007 : Cool Looking Linux Distribution

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PCLOS
Reviews

linuxondesktop: PCLinuxOS is one of the finest Desktop Linux Distribution i have tried in past few years, it integrates some of the wonderful features of Mandriva Linux and adds a power pack collection of software. I have been a passionate user of Ubuntu and i can safely say if i had to recommend a Linux distro to someone new at computers it wont be Ubuntu but PCLinuxOS.

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  • KDE Kirigami 1.1 UI Framework Released
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  • Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever
    Back in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing.
  • Audacious 3.8 released
    Audacious 3.8 was released on September 21, 2016.
  • New Version of Audacious Music Player Released
    A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download. Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea. New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.
  • Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App
    Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window. Sound familiar? We’ve highlighted apps like Rambox before, with Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail being but two.
  • Stylish Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu
    In the market for a desktop markdown editor for Linux? You may have helped but notice that you’re rather spoilt for choice. From Abricotine and Scratch to Simplenote, Springseed and Remarkable. Even Gedit can render markdown with the right plugin! With so much choice it can be difficult to know which app to pick.
  • YoutPlayer Floats Your Fave YouTube Videos on The Desktop [Ed: just an Electron app]
    Looking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.