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Story Taking a look at gNewSense srlinuxx 12/08/2013 - 3:19am
Story Rhythmbox and the Walkman srlinuxx 12/08/2013 - 3:17am
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Story Ubuntu 13.04 Enables Phased Updates – But What Are They? srlinuxx 12/08/2013 - 3:14am
Story Mageia 3 - Gone in 60 seconds srlinuxx 12/08/2013 - 3:12am
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Story Brasero vs. K3b: Top 2 Linux Disc Burning Utilities srlinuxx 1 10/08/2013 - 5:07pm
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How to Install Source Files in Ubuntu

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HowTos

ubuntu geek: For all those who are beginners in any linux(ubuntu) find hard to find the package files of their distro and end up in finding an source package(which is either in tar.gz or .gz). lets now see how would you be installing source files in ubuntu.

Also: A fallback installation routine?

How To Make Desktop Applications Start Automatically After Login (GNOME)

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You probably know this: you power on your machine, and immediately after you have logged in you manually start your two or three favourite applications. Why not have the system start these applications for you automatically? This short guide shows how to accomplish this under GNOME.

Microsoft and "Interoperability"...LOL! That's a good one!

Don't you get the feeling that Microsoft isn't all that serious about interoperability to begin with, and everything they do has a catch behind it all?

today's leftovers

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News
  • APT loves to leave orphans... and Everybody just loves the orphans!

  • Burning a live Linux CD using Windows
  • Red Hat’s big day
  • KDE 4.0 beta 4 released, extensive end user testing to begin
  • Krita: Live Filter Previews
  • plasma update: xrandr, multiple panels
  • Firefox 3 Tab Switcher
  • AppArmor's Security Goals
  • Time Machine for linux
  • US Navy acquisitions site uses open source CMS
  • Linux - A Free Alternative To Windows
  • Ubuntu killed my laptop!
  • Novell Names New Channel Chief
  • Ubuntu 7.10 vs Windows XP : The Story of the Hotel Printer

Ubuntu 7.10 - Not the Linux I Knew and Loved

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Ubuntu

nitevilla.net: I have been a big supporter of Ubuntu over the last few years and I have been using Ubuntu for many, many releases. I noticed beginning with the last release of Ubuntu that the distro was becoming a bit heavy. In my opinion this eye candy stuff is quickly destroying what was so great about Ubuntu.

Another Day Another Distro - Part 8 - SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 6

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: This time around I decided to try out another distribution I'd never used before in the shape of MEPIS. I started off with simplyMEPIS 6.5 which seemed a bit dated but luckily it was pointed out to me that 7.0 is due out very soon.

No more Kororaa

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Linux

kororaa.org: Although most people have probably already assumed this due to lack of activity, I would like to formally mention that I do not intend to make another Kororaa release. I will soon take down the forums, wiki and eventually this web page.

Mandriva…Not just for Classmates

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MDV

zdnet: As I’ve been poking around with Mandriva Linux for the last week or so, I’ve been impressed with it’s apparent ease of use, quick installs, and out-of-the-box feature set.

The MacBook Pro Ubuntu Edition

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techiemoe: Many times on LinuxForums I've come across folks who wanted to run Linux on an Apple computer. Most of the time the first question I ask of them is "If you have an Apple computer, why not just run OS X?" Until this past week, I could not have answered this question.

The art of using manuals

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polishlinux: Detailed and proper documentation of source code and programs is the milestone of Unix culture. The first application on Unix was the platform to prepare documents. Usually the first and most basic information source about a given program are man pages.

reiser trial day 3 headlines

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Reiser
  • Reiser is a 'Killer,' Prosecutor Proclaims; Judge Denies Mistrial

  • Best Show in Town: The Reiser Trial
  • Prosecution wraps up opening in Reiser trial
  • Prosecutor says it's clear Cal man killed wife; body never found

Vista vs. desktop Linux: One year in

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Linux
Microsoft

desktoplinux: After almost a year since Microsoft released Vista to manufacturing, it's time to re-evaluate it and decide if it's finally the equal of the best of the desktop Linuxes.

How to: Configuring conditional window transparency in Compiz

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arstechnica: Compiz brings a lot of bling to the Linux desktop, but with such an extensive selection of configurable features, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to take advantage of specific functionality. Several readers have asked me how to use Compiz to make menus and tooltips transparent, so I figured I'd share this trick with the Open Ended audience.

Linux Backups For Real People, Part 2

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Carla Schroder: Last week we got our backup hardware in order, so today we're going into detail on backing up our data to a locally-attached backup device. We'll learn how to configure which files to backup, and create an easy one-word-command backup.

Distributed Storage Subsystem Feature Complete

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Linux

kernelTRAP: I'm pleased to announce [the] 7'th and final release of the distributed storage subsystem (DST)," Evgeniy Polyakov stated, completing the TODO list on the project's web page.

Also: Squashfs Aiming For Mainline Kernel

From Russia with testimony

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Reiser

sfgate: The 8-year-old son of Hans Reiser will testify in his murder trial. The boy has told investigators that he saw someone carrying "something big" in the middle of the night after his mother, Nina Reiser, was last seen.

VirtualBox: The best virtualization program you've never heard of

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desktoplinux: Quick, name some virtualization programs that run on Linux. Time's up. If you're like most people, you probably named VMware or Xen first. Many of you probably know of one or more of the following: Parallels, QEMU, KVM, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ. However, few of you probably know about VirtualBox.

Designing/Programming a Window Manager

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Software

pcworld blog: Recently I started learning what makes Linux work, meaning the core of the whole system. One of the most complex things to understand was the X Window System. Finally, after hours of research, I now share my findings with you.

openSUSE Guiding Principles take effect

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SUSE

opensuse news: It’s official: the openSUSE project Guiding Principles are now in force. The Guiding Principles are a framework for the project and give everyone a clear view of who we are, what we stand for, what the project wants and how it works.

Also: Announcing the First openSUSE Board

Fedora 8 officially released

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project.

Also: An old hat with new tricks: Fedora 8 officially released

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Leftovers: Software

  • systemd 233 about to be released, please help testing
    systemd 233 is scheduled to be released next week, and there is only a handful of small issues left. As usual there are tons of improvements and fixes, but the most intrusive one probably is another attempt to move from legacy cgroup v1 to a “hybrid” setup where the new unified (cgroup v2) hierarchy is mounted at /sys/fs/cgroup/unified/ and the legacy one stays at /sys/fs/cgroup/ as usual. This should provide an easier path for software like Docker or LXC to migrate to the unified hiearchy, but even that hybrid mode broke some bits.
  • Keep : A personal shell command keeper
    Introducing a new command line tool which solves the issue of memorizing commands or storing them somewhere which is difficult to find. With the grep and run commands, one can easily find their long forgotten commands and use them them right away.
  • qutebrowser v0.10.0 released
    I'm happy to annouce the release of qutebrowser v0.10.0! qutebrowser is a keyboard driven browser with a vim-like, minimalistic interface. It's written using PyQt and cross-platform. I haven't announced the v0.9.0 release in this blog (or any patch releases), but for v0.10.0 it definitely makes sense to do so, as it's mostly centered on QtWebEngine!
  • GNOME Pomodoro: A Pomodoro Timer With AppIndicator And GNOME Shell Support
    GNOME Pomodoro is, like the name suggests, a Pomodoro timer for GNOME. The application website mentions that it's currently only for GNOME Shell, however, an AppIndicator is also available.
  • 7 Awesome Open Source Build Automation Tools For Sysadmin/DevOps/Developers
    Build automation is a vital tool for devops, sysadmins, and developers. It is nothing but scripting or automating the process of compiling source code into binary. Sysadmins can use build tools to manage and update config files. Following is a list of awesome open source and popular tools associated with automating build processes on Linux or Unix-like system.