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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story CoreOS Stable Release Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:51pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:09pm
Story GNOME Control Center 3.13.4 Gets More HiDPI Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:06pm
Story Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:55pm
Story SysAdmin Day 2014: Best Linux Foundation SysAdmin Quotes Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:44pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:25pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:24pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:23pm
Story Linux Foundation SysAdmin Aric Gardner Avoids a GUI at All Costs Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:16pm

odds & ends

  • Install the 1.15.2 “no CD” Patch for StarCraft on Ubuntu 8.04

  • Install StarCraft and the BroodWar expansion on Ubuntu 8.04 in Wine
  • Nouveau NV50 KMS Work Continues
  • Top Ten Linux Distributions 2008
  • 13 Command Line Tools for Audio on Linux

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Developing for Linux netbooks

itwire.com: Most all readers will be well aware of the ASUS Eee Linux PC. Other vendors now seek to achieve similar success, the latest being Acer’s Linpus device. Yet, a common complaint is that traditional software doesn’t necessarily translate well to the smaller screens. Here’s my tips for developing software for the emerging and widely popular netbook market.

Kubuntu 8.04 - two months later

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Ubuntu

razvanp.wordpress: Two months later after my first blog about Ubuntu, I am still using it. In two months I found lot of issues, some I managed to solve, some I can live with.

Compiz Fusion : An Unparalleled 3D Environment

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Software

techenclave.com: Operating System has advanced much from what we used to see/use in 90's . Apple was the first to bring 3D Desktop and several eye catching effect to the user with its OSX based Operating System. Microsoft soon follow the trail as they released their most successful OS Windows XP. Seeing these Advancment Linux started advancing and a vary rapid rate. Here I'll Review Compiz Fusion and all its features in lay mans language.

What's Holding OpenOffice Back?

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OOo

linuxinsider.com: Why don't more people use OpenOffice, the free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office? Microsoft has spent years and dollars engineering creative ways to keep people using its costly software and preventing them from switching to OpenOffice -- that's one explanation, writes Lou Dolinar.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Simulate Linux Package Upgrade Without Installing Anything (Dry Run)

  • Furius ISO Mount - An ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG image management utility
  • Crontab !!

Gentoo Linux 2008.0 released

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Gentoo

The 2008.0 final release is out! Code-named "It's got what plants crave," this release contains numerous new features including an updated installer, improved hardware support, a complete rework of profiles, and a move to Xfce instead of GNOME on the LiveCD.

Also: New council elected

Why we're sorry to see Linspire go

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Open source company Xandros has bought Linspire, the company that once got under Microsoft's skin using the name Lindows. We'll miss Linspire for all sorts of reasons.

Apache2: Logging To A MySQL Database With mod_log_sql (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This guide shows how you can write the Apache2 access log to a MySQL database instead of a file. To achieve this, I use the Apache2 module mod_log_sql. I am using a Debian Etch server in this tutorial.

Customer Service Blows! (why folks should lay off KDE 4)

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KDE

wearenixed.blogspot: I keep reading of the complaints of the blasted thing not being ready. I am perfectly happy with 3.5 and the derivatives, so I shall stick to it for the time being. Some have compared it to Vista. Another has suggested a fork. So what happens when one person shows their frustration as a volunteer developer?

Does “Ubuntu” mean “bye-bye Windows?” Could be…

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Ubuntu

crackerboy.us: I spent part of the day fine-tuning a new Ubuntu Linux installation on the ol’ home PC. The current version of Ubuntu includes a two-click (no kidding) installer than you download and turn loose for a totally trouble-free installation on a Windows XP or Vista.

Firefox 3.0 has lots to like -- and it's free

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Moz/FF

chronicle.augusta.com: Thankfully, my friends at Mozilla have not let me down with the new release of Firefox 3.0. I've been testing it, and it is certainly something to cheer about. This is a relief, since Firefox 2.0 was more than a little disappointing.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix Bug with Mandriva Spring Flash GUADEC edition

  • AIX Unix LVM Destruction Commands. Part Two Of Two
  • Gentoo on Lenovo Thinkpad X60t
  • Ubuntu in Virtual PC
  • Scientific software options for Ubuntu
  • Send files over bluetooth in Ubuntu

Why desktop Linux is its own worst enemy

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: With Microsoft getting so much flak over Vista’s issues, you’d think Linux would be getting some headway in the consumer desktop arena. Unfortunately, the only really benefiting from Vista’s bad PR is likely Apple. Why hasn’t Linux made enough of a significant mark on desktops?

Adobe Flash 10 on Linux: Looking Good

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Software

practical-tech.com: I didn’t care for Adobe Flash video at first. It was just another proprietary audio/video format in a world already over-flowing with them. Three things have happened to change my mind.

People of openSUSE: Joe Brockmeier

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: For those who have been waiting for a ‘People of openSUSE’ interview with our openSUSE Community Manager and long time Linux and open source journalist Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier since February, here you have it!

Switch: Windows Vista to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

besttechie.net: I am mainly a Windows and OSX user - however, that does not stop from occasionally attempting to use Linux as a desktop operating system. I do use Linux to run all of my servers. So I install Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) - the install is relatively quick and quite painless. Good so far.

An open-source problem? Too many scratches for too few itches

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Software

Att Masay: After writing my rebuke of Sidux, I came across an excellent post on a similar topic. Ryan Davis writes a cogent attack on software's tendency to reinvent the wheel. While Ryan's critique lingers on open-source software, it's by no means limited to open source.

coupla posts with no introduction to cp & paste

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Software
  • Some firefox 3 tips

  • Audio KDE Applications
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    With services like Netflix, Uber, YouTube, and Facebook, most people are used to apps that respond quickly, work efficiently, and are updated regularly. Patience is no longer a virtue, and thanks to apps like the ones mentioned above, when people use applications, they expect blistering speeds and uninterrupted service. If you do not provide that, users aren’t exactly starved for choice; it takes less than a minute to delete an app and download something else as a replacement.
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System76's Pop!_OS Linux to Get a Beta Release Next Week with HiDPI Improvements

System76 is getting ready to unleash the first Beta release of their upcoming Pop!_OS Linux distribution, which should be available to download next week based on the Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta. It appears that System76's development team recently dropped focus on the Pop!_OS Installer, which they develop in collaboration with the elementary OS team, to concentrate on fixing critical bugs and add the final touches to the Beta release. They still need to add some patches to fix backlight brightness issues on Nvidia GPUs. Read more

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