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Story Browsers… a Wee Bit Off the Beaten Path srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 11:54pm
Story Untangling The Linux Graphics Stack srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 9:17pm
Story Jono Bacon: Five Years At Canonical srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 9:15pm
Story Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 9:13pm
Story In Defense of Negativity srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 7:07pm
Story Manage Your Photo Library With F-Spot Photo Manager srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 7:04pm
Story Introducing The amazing GPS (Gimp Paint Studio) srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 7:02pm
Story Early look on Ubuntu Friendly srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 5:14pm
Story More GNOME 3 inanity srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 5:07pm
Story more on Active strategy srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 5:02pm

Getting Started with Ghost4Linux

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HowTos

Ghost is a popular software in the Windows world for creating full backups of your PCs contents and helps in restoring individual files or the entire hard drive. One of the popular ways of archiving or creating images of Linux filesystems is to use liveCD distributions and tarring the entire contents.

Pulseaudio in Ubuntu Feisty - play sound over the network!

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HowTos

Why PulseAudio?

But first, some motivation. Why use a sound server these days? Doesn’t ALSA work now? Well, there’s 3 main reasons to rig up PulseAudio:

Hidden Linux : The dict Difference

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KDE

There are lots of ways in which Linux applications can be tweaked to your personal taste. Here's one of my favourites...

6 Reasons Why I’ve Switched to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

In my quest for the ideal computing experience, Ubuntu is the winner. I’ve been switching between Windows XP, Windows Vista and Ubuntu [Feisty Fawn]; all in all, Ubuntu takes the cake for many reasons. If you are interesting in learning more about Linux then continue reading.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Beta) on an eMac - Part 1: Installation

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Ubuntu

I have an older G4 eMac with 512Mb RAM. I upgraded the CD-Rom to a DVD burner and am installing Feisty on it. I did however run into issues just getting to the install. Here are the steps I followed to get a successful install started from the Live CD.

1. Download the ISO from here. (I grabbed the one labeled “Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) desktop CD “).

The 451 Group on 'Going Open'

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OSS

Nearly two months ago, Raven Zachary, a senior analyst with The 451 Group, sent me his research report "Going Open: Software Vendors in Transition." I've been waiting for the chance to read it in full, but it hasn't been easy finding time to plow through its 66 pages. On a flight to Europe yesterday I found the time, and am glad I did.

Howto: Tango In Openoffice

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HowTos

I recently tried the latest version of Ubuntu and they're theming OpenOffice. I noticed they included the Tango version of OOo's icons. They look amazing so when I went back to OpenSuse I decided to try and get them on there. Here's the howto.

Browse to http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ and find the package openoffice.org-style-tango*.deb

The myth of free Linux

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Linux

Those of you who are considering moving away from Windows to Linux for your desktop may need to be dispelled of a certain myth. No matter what distribution you ultimately choose to download, Linux is by no means free of financial cost.

Open up and be free

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OSS

There is one class of software whose authors want you to copy their work for free and encourage you to distribute it to others. It’s occasionally called Open Source software and it’s described by some as being “free”, since you can don’t have to purchase a licence in order to own or use it.

Installing VirtualBox On Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install InnoTek's VirtualBox on a Ubuntu desktop. With VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system.

A conversation with Mark Shuttleworth over fine food and fine football

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Ubuntu

What a perfect day. I'm in London today, and went to the Arsenal vs. Bolton match with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu. Mark isn't a big football fan, but he indulged my Arsenal fixation and even treated me like a rational human being, which I decidedly am not when it comes to football. Arsenal won 2-1. All is right in the universe.

Foxiewire Update

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Moz/FF

Just 9 days after the official announcement about the new Spread Firefox project Foxiewire, membership has jumped from 12 to 101.

It’s great to see that people are participating and submitting Mozilla news stories and they are voting on them. All are welcome to join so go on over to Foxiewire today and sign up.

Something for my Mouse Cursor

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HowTos

Sometimes mouse cursor can be very annoying, when you are reading some articles, writing blog post. Especially when you are using a low quality optical mouse that always have jitter motion on mouse cursor, it will disturbs your reading and writing as well. To cater this issue, we have a package called unclutter to hide your mouse when it is idle for certain period of time.

Book review Linux System Administration

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Reviews

Linux System Administration is a book for a seasoned Linux or UNIX administrator. The book attempts to describe day-to-day administration, maintenance and advanced issues commonly faced by Linux system administrator. Book covers wild verity of topics.

An Outcry For Improved ATI Linux Drivers

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Software

When I heard a sharp and continuous beeping sound, I had just grabbed my mug to enjoy my evening tea with the movie I was trying to watch. Without asking any questions to my computer (implicitly or explicitly), I had put down the mug and reached for the reset button on my PC. This was the third time in 45 minutes and it had never happened before.

Best 13 Rss Readers for Linux

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Software

When it comes to Rss Readers Linux had a slow start.

The Rss Reader is a new way for you to monitor your favorite blogs or news sites and make sure that you are alerted whenever new content or articles appear, all this without the email spam.

Here’s a list with the Best 13 Rss Readers for Linux fans:

1. Google Reader and Bloglines

Nvu - The Free And Easy Way To Build Your Web Site

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Software

Nvu is a WYSIWYG editor for designing and maintaining web pages. WYSIWYG, pronounced "we-see-wig", stands for "What You See Is What You Get", which means that the page that you look at while you write and edit, looks just like the way the page will look when it is viewed through a web browser (as opposed to writing HTML code where you have to guess and test how it may look).

Meet the Distro guy

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Interviews

There's no dearth of Linux distributions. This isn't the first time I've said this. Neither will it be the last. But why the chaos? Why are there more failed distributions than successful ones? Ask the distro guy, Ladislav Bodnar, maintainer of DistroWatch.com.

Ubuntu 7.04 - Steady updates, fixes, work-around for Compiz

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Ubuntu

The updates keep coming in at a steady rate every day. They range anywhere from 20 to 40 packages/update on a given day. It will be interesting to see what is finally touched up and cleaned up for the April 19th official release of 7.04.

Some good news: The display problem with the NetworkManager was fixed with today's updates. It now displays the state of the underlying networking system.

Adventures with Ubuntu Edgy Eft

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Ubuntu

A week or two ago I was at Frys and came across The Official Ubuntu Book. I've heard a lot about this flavor of Linux lately and thought it was high time I started working with it.

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