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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 431 srlinuxx 14/11/2011 - 7:02pm
Story Will a Spoonful of Mint Help the GNOME 3 Go Down? srlinuxx 14/11/2011 - 7:00pm
Story Linux loses its luster as a darling among developers srlinuxx 14/11/2011 - 6:58pm
Story Is Ubuntu’s Dominance on Personal Desktops Slipping? srlinuxx 14/11/2011 - 6:56pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 14/11/2011 - 6:40pm
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Story 2 cool reasons to use the K Desktop Environment srlinuxx 14/11/2011 - 1:08am
Story Interview: Fabio Erculiani, Sabayon Linux srlinuxx 14/11/2011 - 1:06am
Story New Desktop Interface Flops srlinuxx 14/11/2011 - 1:04am
Story Chakra Edn 2011.11 review srlinuxx 1 14/11/2011 - 12:17am

Wanna See My Etch?

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Lockergnome: If I was setting up a new, or fairly new, computer with Linux I’d probably go with PCLinuxOS, Kubuntu or Ubuntu (they’re all really nice) and be happy as a lark but my first Linux computer was old and well used.

Gentoo Linux 2007.0 Screenshots

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Phoronix: While late, the first Gentoo release of the year is now available for download. Gentoo 2007.0 features a rewritten LiveCD installer, updated packages, GNOME 2.16.2, and other improvements over Gentoo Linux 2006.

Microsoft confirms: 'We're losing to Linux, open source'

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Matt Asay: In case you thought that Microsoft was winning in the war against open source, you just need to read Bill HIlf's quotes to see that Microsoft clearly feels that it's losing. Big time.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) LAMP Server Setup

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Only Ubuntu: Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Feisty Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.

Also: nautilus-open-terminal : terminal quick launch

Automatix2 Installation Process

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FOSSwire: Regarding my previous post criticizing Automatix2, I agreed to install Automatix2 on my system and see the effects. I’m going to be updating this post continuously as it installs.

Copyright law reinforces monopoly, Open Source Society warns MPs

ComputerWorld: The New Zealand Open Source Society is opposing those parts of the Copyright Amendment Bill that would make it illegal to circumvent technological protection of copyright.

How Ubuntu nuked my laptop

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tech.blorge.com: Based on some comments from my previous posts about Ubuntu, I decided I would in fact give it a try but if you are looking for a glamorous review of Ubuntu, this is not going to be it. I have nothing good to say about the operating system.

Linux and pornography

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A Blog Of Gentoo: The fact of installing Linux OS is not, unfortunately, considered a crime under the Russian law. Linux on computer is the same as pornography.

GIMP tricks: Neon inscription

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polishlinux: In this tutorial we are going to show how to prepare a Neon inscription in GIMP (based on this example). The article is meant for beginners, but you should know at least the basics of using GIMP in order to succeed.

Focus: Rhythmbox and Amarok

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opensourcelearning.info: Rhythmbox is the default music player for Ubuntu/GNOME and Amarok for KDE. Both are ‘everything and the kitchen sink’ style programs and both are featured in our upcoming book. Why not revive the GNOME vs KDE debate a bit and compare these two programs.

The Top Ten Advantages Of Linux

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About.com: Here are some of the advantages of Linux that are often cited when comparing Linux with other operating systems: (1) Low cost; (2) Stability; (3) Performance; (4) Network friendlyness; (5) Flexibility; (6) Compatibility; (7) Choice; (8 ) Fast and easy installations; (9) Multitasking; (10) Open source.

Suse is back

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blogbeebe: Well, that lasted what, a whole week (seven complete days)? I went completely over to Ubuntu 7.04 on europa and discovered that there were enough rough edges and sharp corners that I grew to miss Suse's capabilities and stability.

Linux: 2.6.22-rc1, You Name It, It's There

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kernelTRAP: "Ok, the merge window has closed, and 2.6.22-rc1 is out there," Linus Torvalds announced on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. He noted that there were a large number of changes, "almost seven thousand files changed, and that's not double-counting the files that got moved around."

Metric equivalent of Microsoft fonts for Linux

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All about Linux: Visit any random website and chances are the website expects your machine to have a set of fonts which have become the de-facto standard on the Internet. The fonts being Arial, Times New Roman, Courier New and so on. Microsoft does not licence third parties to redistribute these fonts - a reason why you don't find these commonly used popular fonts installed in Linux by default. This is going to change once and for all.

MPGTX: Lossless editing of MPEG video

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Debian Package of the Day: MPEG is the JPEG of the video world. It is a format that plays everywhere, and has built-in lossy compression. Unfortunately, that means that, also like a JPEG, if you open and edit an MPEG you will lose more and more quality with each save. Worse, since video files tend to be large, many people will take MPEG compression as far as it will go, creating files that look yucky to start with.

Howto: Troubleshoot Nvidia drivers with the Ubuntu 7.04 desktop CD

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Motho ke motho ka botho: Part of the difficulty in troubleshooting a video driver issue is that after two or three unsuccessful tries, settings are changed and it’s hard to tell if new problems have cropped up as a result. Too many tweaks and changes, added and removed packages, installed and uninstalled drivers and it’s a challenge to make sure the old changes you’ve made aren’t keeping the new ones from taking effect.

Microsoft and SanDisk to develop portable usb desktop

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iTWire: Microsoft and flash memory maker SanDisk have teamed up to develop new portable USB flash drives that can be automatically loaded with their desktop software applications and personal settings, as well as data.

KDE 4.0-alpha1: still a proof of concept

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Reviews

Beranger: I do not intend to be rude and inconsiderate for the hard work of an entire team, but if KDE 4.0 will release end-October, it will be a big stain on the image of the KDE project. The current 3.90.1 is still what I would call "a proof of concept", for not saying it's a joke.

Project launch: openSUSE Software Portal / Application Manager

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/dev/loki: Today we had our first/kick-off IRC meeting about the "openSUSE Software Portal / Application Manager" project.

Coupla Short Howtos:

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