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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 09/09/2011 - 6:35am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/09/2011 - 6:18am
Story Xonotic, The Successor To Nexuiz, Is Primed srlinuxx 09/09/2011 - 1:47am
Story THIS IS A CRISIS: Firefox 6.0 Removes the 'View Page Source' Button srlinuxx 1 09/09/2011 - 12:23am
Story Eight Complaints About the Linux Desktop srlinuxx 08/09/2011 - 11:45pm
Story Some Great Alternatives to the Ubuntu Unity Launcher srlinuxx 08/09/2011 - 11:44pm
Story LibreOffice and drift apart srlinuxx 1 08/09/2011 - 11:31pm
Story Samsung Setting up to Go with MeeGo srlinuxx 1 08/09/2011 - 10:57pm
Story Mainframe Ubuntu Linux? srlinuxx 08/09/2011 - 10:55pm
Story Try Bodhi Linux for Beauty and Customizability srlinuxx 08/09/2011 - 10:53pm

Ubuntu Users Get Java Surprise

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Ubuntu has long been associated with many shades of brown, the colors of humanity which the distribution and its community embraces. But in today's release of Ubuntu 7.04, a new color will be added to the palette: the color purple.

The perfect network server

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So you need a server? Not a web server of course, you rent someone else’s for that. No, you need a file server, print server, intranet, mail server and more. Can free software provide the answer? Of course it can.

Well what kind of answer did you expect from Free Software Magazine?

Growing pains

Ubuntu-free Wallpaper

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We all know that all the E number found in our food are bad for us, in the same way we all try to eat food free of preservatives. So why not keep your computer that way? There are too many buntu's found in our distributions today and are equally as bad for you as all those E number in out food.

Python Enters KDE with Guidance

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The first non-C++ application in KDE's SVN has been moved from the playground module to Extragear. Guidance is a number of system configuration modules and a laptop power manager.

WHY the tux500 promotion is a pump-and-dump scam

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So far, I have been focusing this series of articles on the Linux angle of things, instead of the sports angle. So today, let's take a look at our racing team. Before I do, I want to make perfectly clear that I have nothing against the driver, the driver's team and company, or the Indy 500 in general.

Test the new RandR with Fedora’s Test Live CDs

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The upcoming X.Org release will largely improve the monitor handling regarding to hot plugging. This is especially important for Laptop users. You can already test these abilities with the current Fedora Live test CDs.

Lunar Linux 1.6 - Linux *almost* from scratch

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Much like most of the distributions that I come to me via recommendation, Lunar was out of left field. I'd never heard of it and didn't understand why it existed.

After reading the introduction article (which is offered as part of the install process, not unlike Gentoo's documentation) I found that Lunar was an ancestor of Sorceror Linux, a source-based distro.

Better ad blocking starting with Firefox

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Two patches have been added to Firefox code recently that will improve content blocking as soon as mid May, the estimated release date for Firefox

looking forward to Mandriva 2008

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Now that Mandriva 2007 Spring has been released and the corrupted Mandriva Cooker subversion repository has been fixed, development for Mandriva 2008 has started now. Some things which I have on my wishlist for Mandriva 2008:

Giving people Ubuntu envy

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While preparing for my presentation to the staff of the Sun.Star website last week, I was a bit worried whether Ubuntu Feisty Fawn would detect and work with the office’s LCD projector.

Ubuntu Linux Gets Feisty

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Three years after it burst onto the operating system scene, the Debian-based Ubuntu Linux has entered its sixth generation with the release of 7.04 dubbed "Feisty Fawn" globally today.

Feisty Fawn is distributed as both a desktop and server edition.

What about a contest for the next theme?

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Currently there is a discussion about a new theme for going on on -www. Some people presented their ideas and build some mockups while others commented them.

I strongly suggest to let some professional designers and other (not necessarily Debian related) talented people create some mockups, to avoid moving from one outdated and rusty design to the next.

How to Install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Ubuntu

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Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. Java applications are compiled to bytecode, which at runtime is either interpreted or compiled to native machine code for execution.

Michael Dell uses Ubuntu!

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Lately I have been blogging that I am an Ubuntu Fan and use both Ubuntu and Mac. The story was that after 20 years of struggling with Microsoft, after a major crash of my Lenovo that left me without access to my data for five days I was ready for something new. I experimented both with Mac and Ubuntu and liked both for different reasons and now I used both at my office.

Sabayon Brings Eye Candy To The Linux Desktop

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If you think whiz-bang graphical effects are limited to Windows Vista or Mac OS X, think again. The Linux distro Sabayon features some impressive desktop animations complete with whirling, rotating 3D cubes and rippling, bendable window elements that put both Windows Vista and OS X to shame.

Silverlight vs Flash: How Flash can beat the Redmond devil

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Microsoft recently unveiled Silverlight, their answer to Adobe's Flash. While the most obvious thing about Silverlight has already been addressed (missing Linux support), another will be the upcomming battle between MS and Adobe. By positioning Silverlight directly as a competitor to Flash, Microsoft has already started the first round of what could become a battle between Silverlight and Flash.

Mozilla Foundation Executive Director

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One of the great strengths of the Mozilla project is the dedication of its participants. Many people participate over a period of years - sometimes as volunteers, sometimes as employees - figuring out new ways to contribute.

Linux: The Completely Fair Scheduler

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Ingo Molnar [interview] released a new patchset titled the "Modular Scheduler Core and Completely Fair Scheduler". He explained, "this project is a complete rewrite of the Linux task scheduler.

Feisty minus 24 hours: Checklist for upgrade

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A short list of things you might back up before moving to Feisty. This isn’t to suggest you’ll have problems, but if you’re planning a clean install (which I highly recommend), or if things don’t go as you intend, it would be good to have these on an external drive or a networked machine.

Bookmarks. Export your bookmarks list from Firefox, or your preferred browser.

tux500: Where are we now?

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Well, hasn't this been an interesting week. To say that the Linux Community lacks passion is akin to saying Van Gogh didn't like stars. In any event, and regardless of your personal feelings about the Tux500 project or mainstream advertising for Linux, most of the people we talk to agree.

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Red Hat News

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