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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 28/08/2010 - 4:31am
Story How to Choose a Desktop Linux Distribution srlinuxx 1 28/08/2010 - 1:46am
Story Puppy Arcade 9 – New release! srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 11:08pm
Story Whither the Ubuntu Tablets? srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 11:07pm
Story Linux Mint 9 offers new software manager, backup tool srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 11:05pm
Story Jolicloud 1.0 review srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 9:15pm
Story MS co-founder Paul Allen suing Everybody srlinuxx 1 27/08/2010 - 9:13pm
Story How Much Does Linux Need the Desktop? srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 9:12pm
Story Behind KDE: Meet Ben Cooksley srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 9:10pm
Story Review: Backupninja backups for Linux srlinuxx 1 27/08/2010 - 9:07pm

SimplyMepis 6.0 rc1

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Linux
Reviews
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The release of SimplyMepis-6.0 release candidate 1 hit the net on the June 15. I'm having a hard time gauging excitement for this upcoming milestone release of SimplyMepis. As you may have heard, Mepis is now using Ubuntu as their build base. I was expecting to see a lot of press throughout this development cycle, but either I'm missing it or it just ain't happening. I'm not too worried about them though, as I imagine this condition will improve markedly once they go gold. From the bird's eyeview it's hard to see the Ubuntu influence, but underneath the bonnet might be a different story.

What Sucks About DEs, pt. III: Kubuntu's KDE

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Software

This is the 3rd installment in my series on deficiencies in common desktop environments. After GNOME and the Mac/MacOS, it is now KDE's turn. As with the other installments, this is a rant. Beware.

A self review of OpenLab 4.1 Alpha 1

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Linux
Reviews

Atang1 from tuxmachines has once more asked me to write my own review of the new OpenLab release. Of course this being an alpha, while it has attracted press it has not attracted much in the way of reviews. Most reviewers tend to feel it's a little unfair to be very critical of a self-designated alpha.

Red Hat plants flag in NZ

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Linux

Leading Linux developer Red Hat is establishing a direct presence in New Zealand and is on the hunt for a Kiwi to manage its business here.

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Cream for Vim - Making Vim more user friendly

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HowTos

Learning to use Vi editor could be a real pain for most people as it has a relatively steep learning curve. But once the most common commands are mastered, one gets to enjoy the sheer power of this editor made available at ones finger tips. Cream consists of a collection of scripts and plug-ins which aims to make it much easier for a new user to cut his teeth in Vim by just navigating the menu.

Linux Kernel 2.6.17 Released

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Linux

Not a lot of changes since the last -rc, the bulk is actually some last-minute MIPS updates and s390 futex changes, the rest tend to be various very small fixes that trickled in over the last week.

More Here and Here.

How to run Windows XP under Ubuntu Dapper

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HowTos

Why?

Because Dapper was just too Damn reliable... nah, seriously, I need to run Microsoft Visual Studio, and doing so under wine was not going to cut it, and dual booting was going to be a pain, VMWare was not open source so....QEMU to the rescue.

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Show Me That New GNOME Main Menu

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SUSE

A lot of the people I have spoken to at various shows and events have wanted to see more of GNOME's new Main Menu which Novell aims to deliver with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. The newly overhauled navigation resulted from studies in Novell's desktop usability labs. So let's take a moment to examine it.

Download with Resume - gwget - GNOME Download Manager

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HowTos

Today I found the perfect solution for downloading over slow or undependable internet connections. Though I already knew about wget, a command line tool, but it was a bit of a stretch to expect my uncle to use the command line time and again. gwget to the rescue!

PPPoE muddle in Debian over Ubuntu: a story

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Linux

I have to admit that network scripts in RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, and also SuSE and even Mandriva, are somehow better than the Debian way, in some particular occasions.

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How Linux can compete with Windows Vista

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Linux

At first glance, you'd think an operating system like GNU/Linux that installs in less hard drive space and requires a less-beefy computer than Windows Vista would be an automatic sales superstar. Not so! If anything, Linux needs to become more hardware-hungry in order to compete effectively with Vista.

Gloomy prospects for Chinese Linux industry

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Linux

A Linux specialist who declined to be named, said recently that of all the Linux kernel codes, none are developed by Chinese. The situation has been acknowledged by Ni Guangnan, an academic with the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a strong advocate of Linux in China.

The Break-Up: Not a good date movie

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Reviews

Although The Break-up is laced with wit and charm throughout, the theme and ultimate outcome make it not the best flick to take a date. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star.

Neverwinter Nights: Infinite Dungeons Premium Module

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Reviews
Gaming

This week on PCBurn's Linux Game Review we're taking a look at Infinite Dungeons, BioWare's newest (and last) official module for Neverwinter Nights. It's a professionally crafted game expansion that aims to replicate the automatic dungeon generation game play of rogue style dungeon romps such as nethack or ADOM. Let's see how it stacks up.

Novell hits a desktop home run with SLED 10

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SUSE

For the forthcoming SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10, Novell went back to the drawing board to rethink what makes a good desktop. The result is extremely impressive.

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