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A Review of Linux Mint 6: Felicia

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Linux

meldroc.com: Linux Mint is a bit of a dark horse when compared with the big distros like Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat or Gentoo. Don’t overlook it - it provides a great deal of polish that the Linux world has been looking for for a long time.

Yo Frankie! - Free Open Source Platform Game

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Gaming

makeuseof.com: We live in an economically ruled society. Especially in such a society, it’s nice to see something ‘unconditional’ from time to time.

2009: Netbook or notebook?

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Hardware

news.cnet.com: 2009 may be the year of the Netbook. But there's a big if. Here's the choice: Will consumers buy a thin, light, relatively fast $1,800 MacBook Air or a thin, light, ultrasmall, not-as-fast $700 Hewlett-Packard Mini 1000 Netbook?

Vespa: My Pink Dell Mini9 w/ Ubuntu

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Hardware

princessleia.com: I’ve wanted a pink laptop for ages, this Christmas a few of my friends got together and pitched in to buy me the pink Dell Mini9 I’d been drooling over for months.

Aircraft Manager: Save Battery By Turning Off WiFi and Bluetooth

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Software

ubuntumini.com: One of the sacrifices I had to make when choosing to install Ubuntu 8.10 was that there would be no way to turn off wifi and bluetooth. The battery would drain faster because I would have to keep them powered when not using them. Recently it was brought to my attention that there is a Aircraft Manager .deb.

Linux 2.6.28 Kernel Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: The Linux 2.6.28 kernel was released this past week in time for the holidays. This quarterly update to the Linux kernel brought the stabilization of the EXT4 file-system, the Graphics Execution Manager, a host of new drivers, and a variety of other updates. For some weekend benchmarking we had tested the latest Linux 2.6.28 kernel.

Linux vs Windows . . . TomTom GPS

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Software

tycheent.wordpress: My wife gifted me with a TomTom ONE 125 GPS navigator. On charging it up and connecting it to my computer, I discovered that Microsoft had struck again.

What is a Window Manager

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HowTos

computingtech.blogspot: X-windows is a system that divides the labor up quite a bit. An X-windows application draws and controls only the area "inside" the window, the so-called client area. A totally separate program, called a "window manager" paints the borders and controls (such as resizing edges, maximize, minimize, and close buttons).

Why Current Linux-Preinstalls Pose Adoption Problems for Netbook Users

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Linux

molkentin.de/blog: This christmas, Santa brought an Acer Aspire One (A110L) for my mother, a not so techy person. It's supposed to be simple and useful. And at first glance, that's true: It comes with Firefox, OpenOffice, etc. Unfortunately, there is also a downside.

Novell Calls Off BrainShare 2009

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SUSE

linuxinsider.com: Novell Inc. said Wednesday it has canceled its 2009 BrainShare, the annual conference that this year drew 5,500 to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

My Tribe - An enjoyable resource management game for Linux

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Gaming

linuxhelp.blogspot: My Tribe is the latest game from Grubby Games - the creators of Prof Fizzwizzle and Fizzball. Grubby Games are known for releasing Linux versions of all their games. My Tribe game also has a Linux version. The first time I started playing the My Tribe game, I was taken in by its vivid graphics.

A Linux Christmas Carol explained

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Linux

itwire.com: On Christmas Eve I suggested what "Jingle Bells" may look like if it were a Linux shell script. Here it is for those who missed out, and some interpretation for those who didn't.

Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Customization Guide

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Because many people complained a lot about the looks of the new Ubuntu OS and other major Linux distributions, and how they wanted a more eye-candy, professional desktop, we thought that the following tutorial would be a nice Christmas Gift for all of you Linux enthusiasts out there.

OpenSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

valdyas.org: I thought it'd be a tolerably good idea to celebrate boxing day with installing OpenSUSE 11.1. After all, given that this laptop is a Thinkpad X61t with built-in tablet, installing a new version of any distribution tends to be interesting.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Is Windows 7 Really A Linux Killer?

  • atool: handling archives without headaches
  • The NetSlave Quiz - Unix And Linux Humor
  • Contributing to a Project with a Maintainer Who Doesn't Merge Contributions Quickly
  • VLC Christmas Easter Egg
  • RedHat’s new oVirt virtualization host looks promising
  • cpio - copy files to and from archives
  • How to install NetBeans 6.5 on Ubuntu Linux desktop edition

DSL vs Puppy Linux

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Linux

aronzak.wordpress: Today, in Ken Hess’s Linux Blog, the top 10 Distrowatch distros are listed as ones to try out by downloading and burning them to disc or virtualising. What annoys me is that Damn Small Linux (abbreviated DSL because it’s a bad name) got into that list, but not Puppy Linux. Why?

passing between years

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: The calendar in my Plasma panel says that soon we will have gone through all the days allocated for 2008 and will start in on 2009. While a rather arbitrary line in time, calendar year-ends are a convenient time to look both back and forward. KDE sits between two great years in its history and therefore there is much one can reflect upon as well as look forward to.

An exclusive interview with Martin Nordholts (of GIMP)

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Interviews

jcornuz.wordpress: For a long time I wanted to do an interview with one of the GIMP developers. Then I came across Martin Nordholts (aka enselic) website. I decided he was the man and bugged him for an interview.

Obligatory Year-End Positive Linux Predictions

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Almost every year end, most blogs - magazines - publications and so called “Linux gurus” makes mostly positive predictions about the future of Linux and it’s market share. Following this tradition, it’s only fair that I too share with you my Linux predictions for 2009.

The Definitive Guide to Open Source Hardware - 2008

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Hardware

googlelunarxprize.com: Again this year MAKE Magazine blog has publishes the annual Open Source Hardware Guide listing no less than 60 open source hardware projects, ranging from simple microcontroller boards to a fully functional cell phone. Open source hardware are projects where the designers have decided to publish all the source, schematics, firmware, software, bill of materials, parts list, drawings and "board" files necessary to recreate the hardware.

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Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
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Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

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KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

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