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Story Pear OS Linux Panther v3.0 - Not impressed srlinuxx 23/01/2012 - 5:55am
Story PC-BSD 9 Review srlinuxx 23/01/2012 - 12:59am
Story 12 reasons to love KDE srlinuxx 23/01/2012 - 12:54am
Story Lightweight Music Player 'Xnoise' Ported To GTK3 srlinuxx 23/01/2012 - 12:51am
Story New Tool Gives Greater Control Over GTK Theming in KDE srlinuxx 23/01/2012 - 12:50am
Story Top 10 Plank Dock Themes srlinuxx 23/01/2012 - 12:43am
Story No Games For Linux? Watch This!! srlinuxx 5 22/01/2012 - 8:07pm
Story Razor-qt Desktop Review on openSUSE 12.1 srlinuxx 22/01/2012 - 8:04pm
Story Open-source software can be the answer srlinuxx 22/01/2012 - 7:59pm
Story Red Hat: A Software Investment For The Next 30 Years srlinuxx 22/01/2012 - 7:58pm

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Feed your content cravings with Liferea find myself not browsing the Web as much as I used to, thanks to Liferea, a Linux-based aggregator for online news feeds. A news aggregator eliminates the need for surfing the Web as much. Instead of going to all the Web pages you have bookmarked to read your favorite blogs, news, or media presentations, you can simply add an RSS/RDF or Atom syndication format to Liferea and have all the news feeds at your command.

Open source: New target of malware?

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ZDNet: The recent OpenOffice worm may be a sign that malware writers are starting to target the increasingly popular open-source software, industry experts say.

Gnash, the open source Flash project, releases support for YouTube

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zdnet blogs: I missed that the Gnash team had started a blog, but in going through my feeds I discovered it and found out that they’ve recently added support for viewing YouTube videos. Gnash is an open source project that aims to provide the functionality of the Flash Player.

Safari on Linux

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pimp your linux: Monday at the WWDC Steve Jobs announced that Safari would be ported to Windows. Many people in the audience found this more shocking than the new features offered in the leopard operating system. The reasons behind the port still remain unclear. Does Safari work for Linux?

Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Embraces Linux

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LWN: The press release is thin on technical details and there is no mention of client-side Linux support, but Intuit is, perhaps for the first time, actually admitting that Linux shops exist. It appears they are offering a way to store the database for their mid-range QuickBooks on Linux servers.

Setting up a Freebsd Multimedia Desktop

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Raiden's Realm: Of all the many wonderful and free operating systems out there, few can begin to meet or surpass the quality, stability, and structured operation of FreeBSD. That’s why I like it so much and have used it for years. But out of the box, FreeBSD is and always will be a server OS. In this tutorial I plan to show you how to set up your own Freebsd desktop from scratch.

Wizpy music player disappoints

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Hardware Turbolinux's Linux-based wizpy music player is a beautiful device. It's slick, black, and slightly smaller than the smallest cell phones. Unfortunately, its value and functionality doesn't live up to its good looks.

VNC over SSH : securing the remote desktop

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ubuntu tutorials: As you may have noticed most network protocols do not have much for built in security. Many rely on other programs for their network security needs, such as ssh. This is also the case with VNC.

Bringing free software down to earth

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Ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth, software entrepreneur and space tourist, believes that open-source software is not just for geeks. AS HE lays out his vision for the future of open-source software, Mark Shuttleworth is enthusiastic, but he looks tired. He has been up late negotiating yet another deal as part of his mission to bring open source to a wider audience.

Desktop publishing with

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OOo "Do you offer a program like Microsoft Publisher?" Some version of this question appears regularly on the mailing lists. Many people automatic answer "no," and say that Scribus is more suitable for desktop publishing. But, in fact, boasts two mid-level layout programs -- Draw and Writer -- each of which is far more versatile than its name suggests.

Consequences of Closed Source Software in Linux

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OSWeekly: With the news of Linspire's CNR coming soon to Ubuntu, and Automatix now offering a limited number of closed source, commercial applications, what possible consequences will this have on the Linux community and open source as a whole?

Why everybody should use GNU/Linux, and how?

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FreeSoftware Mag: GNU/Linux is getting bigger and bigger. Microsoft’s recent patent threats are definitely helping GNU/Linux to gain mainstream popularity. Unfortunately, new users are often confused by why they should actually use GNU/Linux, and how to go about the transition. Hopefully, this article will fill that gap!

Tip of the Trade: Edubuntu

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serverwatch: When you need to set up a computer lab, classroom or meeting room in a hurry, look no further than Edubuntu, "Linux for Young Human Beings." Edubuntu is targeted at the classroom, but it's a dandy Linux terminal server for all occasions. You can literally have an entire network up and and running in an hour. 2.2.1 released

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The Community announces the availability of Release 2.2.1. This is a minor bug fix release. As this release also fixes security vulnerabilities we recommend all users should upgrade.

We all use rose colored glasses

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itToolbox blogs: A reader of my articles has posted some very insightful comments in regards to operating system aficionados developing tunnel vision. I would like to expand on that. Not only do we develop tunnel vision we further compromise our vision by wearing rose colored glasses.

Mr. Wizard Dies at 89

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Washington Post: Don Herbert, 89, who as television's Mr. Wizard was for many years one of the nation's foremost popularizers of science, particularly noted for his ability to attract, inspire and hold the interest of children, died June 11 at his home in the Los Angeles area.

mmv: Mass moving and renaming files

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DPotD: Mmv is command-line tool which allows the user to move, rename, copy, append and link large amounts of files with a single command. The tool is especially useful when you need to rename a lot of files that have similar filenames, yet subtle differences.

Installing And Working With eyeOS Under Debian 4.0

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This tutorial shows how you can install eyeOS on a standard Linux system. EyeOS is a kind of operating system which works online, i.e. it manages files on the server and enables the user to upload, download and edit files.

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    Welcome to the age of Google Hardware. Apparently tired of letting third-party Android OEMs serve as the stewards of Android handsets, Google has become a hardware company. (Again). Earlier this year Google, launched a hardware division with former Motorola President Rick Osterloh at the helm. With the high-ranking title of "Senior Vice President," Osterloh doesn't oversee a side project—his group is on even footing with Android, Search, YouTube, and Ads. The hardware group is so powerful inside Google that it was able to merge Nexus, Pixel, Chromecast, OnHub, ATAP, and Glass into a single business unit. The group's coming out party was October 4, 2016, where it announced Google Home, Google Wifi, a 4K Chromecast, the Daydream VR headset, and the pair of phones we're looking at today: the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. The arrival of the Pixel phones marks the apparent death of the Nexus line; Google says that it has "no plans" for future Nexus devices. With the new branding comes a change in strategy, too. The Pixel brand is about making devices that are 100 percent Google, so despite Google's position as the developer of Android, get ready for Google-designed hardware combined with exclusive Google software.
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