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Story The Day of GNU/Linux srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 11:56pm
Story JOE: Old-School Text Editor Teaches New Lessons srlinuxx 2 17/07/2013 - 10:35pm
Story The Raspberry Pi Needs a Roadmap srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 9:50pm
Story Best Open Source Games srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 9:19pm
Story GNU Awk: This is Not Your Father's Awk srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 9:16pm
Story 10 Commands Every Linux Newbie Should Know srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 9:15pm
Story How long has open source been part of your life? srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 9:01pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 4:46pm
Story Selecting a GNOME 2 Successor Desktop srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 5:27am
Story GamingOnLinux Reviews - Psychonauts srlinuxx 17/07/2013 - 5:23am

today's leftovers

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News
  • Hyperic First Enterprise Systems Management Vendor To Support Ubuntu’s Gutsy
  • Gibbon Release

  • Hot Drives: Dealing with SMART data on OpenSuse 10.3
  • Linus Torvalds on gcc thread-safety
  • Linux Security Modules Maintainers
  • Novell cries Wolfe
  • Spanish computer shops to sell Free Software
  • Compiler Misoptimizations

Asus Eee PC Initial Hands On and Video Review

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Linux
Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: The Asus Eee PC 701 4G is the new affordable ultraportable notebook that's bound to be on many consumer's Christmas wishlist this year. Retailing for somewhere between $299 and $399, the Eee PC isn't exactly a workhorse, but it will do just about every basic task you'd need from a laptop. Our initial hands-on actually proves it does more than we expected.

apps, tips, & howtos

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Software
HowTos
  • Can’t Think of a Color Scheme? Agave Can

  • HeX: Using Darkstat & Ntop
  • cups and printers stopping
  • Command Line Progress Bar
  • Sunbird 0.7 is Impressive
  • aMSN - an alternative to Pidgin for Windows Live Messenger
  • Hide Partition Icons From Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Mouse pointer disappears after switching users
  • Ajust LCD brightness from command line
  • Clock skew error
  • Splitting tar archives on the fly

Full Circle Magazine Issue 6 is OUT!

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Ubuntu

Issue 6 of Full Circle Magazine is now available. Highlights this issue include:
* Step-by-Step Ubuntu Feisty > Gutsy upgrade
* How-To : Run Photoshop plugins in GIMP, Set up Samba and Scribus pt.6.
* Top 5 - Racing Games.

The Unreasonable Stance: Linux sucks for desktops

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Linux

crunchgear.com: Linux is great. Really, it is. I used to use it all the time as a teenager when I got into programming. But now that I’ve matured (a little) and fallen into the world of Apple, I can see that Linux on a desktop PC is not a reality.

Five Reasons for Making the Switch to Linux

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Linux

enterpriseitplanet: Hardly a day passes where Linux isn't mentioned in IT circles and by techno-geeks everywhere. But why should you care? In this article, we'll explain why moving to Linux is a smart move for your business and your bottom line.

Who really won in Microsoft vs. the EU?

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Microsoft

linux-watch: My colleague over at Microsoft Watch, Joe Wilcox, declared that "Microsoft bowed before the EU and took its whipping." Eh, after a couple of days to look at the decision, I don't think so. At best, I'd say the European Union got the more favorable end of a draw.

Photoshop For Linux? Don't Hold Your Breath

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Linux
Software

Serdar Yegulalp: There's a few applications that would help make Linux more of a mainstream OS, but don't expect to see them ported to Linux anytime soon. One of the least discussed in this fashion? Adobe Photoshop.

What Is It Like Migrating Mission Critical Servers from Paid Linux (RHEL) to Free Linux (CentOS)?

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Linux

eWeek: Stephane Saux, IT Director of SFGate.com, the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle, begins a series of questions and answers about a recent Linux migration project.

A First Tussle With Linux's iPhone Killer: The OpenMoko Neo1973

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Sci/Tech

wired: The Neo1973 is the first physical manifestation of a grand idea -- a new breed of wireless handheld built for the open-source age. Using Linux, it is the first release from the OpenMoko project, a group working to create a fully open source software platform for smartphones, a community-driven alternative to, say, the iPhone.

Red Hat: time to come into the 21st century

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Linux

iTWire: Just yesterday morning I was admiring the features of Fedora Core 5 on an iBook at the home of a man who is in many ways my Linux guru. He has the distribution running on various computers all made by Apple and I was quite impressed with what the developers have managed to achieve.

What 10,000+ People Say About Linux Graphics

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Linux

phoronix: This past Sunday we started our first-ever Linux Graphics Survey that looked at the usage of X.Org display drivers, hardware, and the display features being sought after by Linux desktop users. In less than four days, we received over 10,000 survey submissions!

Plea for a more reasonable release cycle

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Linux

beranger: Some people (certainly, not my sysadmin, who generally still prefers Solaris 9 to RHEL 4) don't understand why I strongly believe that a 6 months release cycle for a Linux distro is inappropriate. Fedora, Ubuntu and Mandriva have opted for a 6 months release cycle. They can't be all wrong, can they?

Forbes columnist Dan Lyons says he really likes Linux (video)

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Linux
Interviews

linux.com: During a session at the 2007 Online News Association conference in Toronto, Canada, I had a chance to point my video camera at Forbes columnist (and Fake Steve Jobs blogger) Dan Lyons. He told me that people who say he dislikes Linux are not being fair to him; that out of 70 articles he's written about Linux, 67 have been positive.

KDE 4 Beta Videos

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KDE

/home/liquidat: Jos Poortvliet has produced a set of videos showing some features fo the upcoming KDE 4. Until now the featured applications are some games, KTouch, Kalzium and Gwenview.

Also: Colors again

New Desktop Face-Off: Gnome 2.20 vs KDE 3.5

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Software

O'Reilly OnLamp: With the new features that Gnome and KDE (K Desktop Environment) are adding, each desktop environment is challenging the other for a larger share of the market. In this article I will briefly talk about the new features of both Gnome and KDE, and then look at some similarities and important differences between the two desktop environments.

Font Management In Linux, Part 2

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HowTos

Linux Planet: Last week we learned some useful tips about font management in Linux. Today we're going to learn a few more ways to preview fonts, how to view font character maps, how to manage console fonts, and how to design your own fonts.

Things that control how content is displayed in OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheets

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OOo
HowTos

OpenOffice.org Tips: If you spend all day in spreadsheets, sooner or later you want something to help you spot what's important or different. The motion study expert Frank Gilbreth told factories to paint parts different colors to help factory workers spot the right pieces more quickly; Calc has roughly equivalent features to help point out the different types of data you're working with.

openSUSE quickies

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SUSE

openSUSE news: A small team has created videos of the openSUSE 10.3 installation with commentary and plans to create further ones. — A Live-CD based on openSUSE 10.3 with the KDE 4.0 Beta 3+ packages from the KDE:KDE4 build service project has been announced.

Novell might never get a penny from SCO

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SUSE

daniweb: Remember when SCO used to be known as a big fish in the Unix OS pond, well respected and pretty much a pillar in this particular vendor community? No, neither do I. The image of a company that sought to claim IBM had somehow inappropriately contributed to Linux development, a bizarre tactical strategy to leverage some kind of financial settlement from Big Blue if you listen to many industry analysts, is the one that pops into my head every time I see the letters S, C and O now.

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