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Story Richard Stallman on How He Started GNU Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 10:15am
Story Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the release of Core v5.2 Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 9:46am
Story Call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 9:38am
Story Site Migration Imminent (Updatex6) Roy Schestowitz 5 27/01/2014 - 9:36am
Story Samsung, Google sign patent deal Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 9:21am
Story Steam Machines 'a big step forward for strategy in the living room' Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 11:08pm
Story IBM Shows That Collaborations With the NSA Are a Company’s Death Knell Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 10:25pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 8:01pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 4:13pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2014 - 4:10pm

EU launches new probes against Microsoft

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Microsoft

reuters: The European Commission, fresh from a major court victory over Microsoft, launched new antitrust investigations into the software giant on Monday on suspicion it abused its market dominance to favor its Web browser and Office product.

Five Compiz features to boost Linux productivity

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Software

tectonic: The Ubuntu desktop may look a little brown and boring to first-time Linux users but beneath that conservative skin lurks a powerhouse of desktop features just waiting to come out, if you are using Compiz Fusion. Here we look at five of the better Compiz features that actually make us more productive as well as looking good.

Exploring /bin - Part 2 - Getfacl through Pwd

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HowTos

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 2 of our short series on exploring the /bin directory. Today we'll be looking at another set of tools that are useful to you, including the ever well known and commonly used pwd.

Open source tools: a good collaboration environment for people with Aspergers Syndrome

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OSS

onlamp/blog: The stereotype of the computer programmer with Aspergers Syndrome is overblown, although many programmers have the feeling their people skills haven’t kept up with their technical mastery. How does free software development work so well, then?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 235

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Distributions and KDE 4

  • News: Fedora's new project leader, Gentoo's deepening crisis, VectorLinux for 64-bit processors
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2008 "MiniMe", DesktopBSD 1.6
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.0
  • New additions: Greenie Linux
  • New distributions: Doppix, Linguas OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Automating Firefox with iMacros

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Do you have some mundane task that you have to do regularly through a Web browser? Are you a developer who wants to automatically test the interface of your latest Web application? Maybe you want to log into all of the sites you visit on a daily basis with one click. If you fall into any of these categories, you should check out the iMacros Firefox extension.

KDE4 System Settings

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KDE

abhay-techzone.blogspot: In KDE4 they have changed the KControlCenter and named it System Settings. I found it to be easy to navigate and very intuitive. Lets start the visual review.

PCLinuxOS Day 8 - Between a Desktop and Server

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PCLOS

ruminations: Another day at the control center. I am impressed with the scope of tasks that can be executed via one tool. Earlier I mentioned Webmin and the control center shares quite a few characteristics with that tool (though the functions are different, of course). Let’s continue digging deeper.

Why Linux Users Should Be Furious At BBC

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Linux

OSWeekly: Recently the BBC had a bit of a wake up call regarding numbers and how many Linux users were really out there. Why does any of this matter?

First look to Spicebird 0.4

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Synovel Techologies has released Spicebird 0.4, the first public release of its open source Mozilla-based personal information manager that integrates Thunderbird, Lightning and XMPP to deliver email, calendaring, instant messaging and other communication tools on a single product.

ubuntu blogs

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Ubuntu
  • Why I like my Ubuntu box more than my iMac

  • Why I like my iMac better than my Ubuntu box
  • Ubuntu On My Laptop

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • linux commands

  • Linux : Using loop devices (eg : mounting an ISO file)
  • Verify DNS records with Dlint
  • Short Tip: Start an application in a foreign language

DARKSTAR Linux 2008.1: quite Alpha to me

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Linux

beranger.org: Released on Jan. 8, DARKSTAR Linux 2008.1 is still difficult to download, as the server is overwhelmed. This torrent might be your best choice. I initially downloaded the DVD image in the night of Jan. 10 to 11, using the torrent. I have however only tried it yesterday.

Flipping the Linux switch: Text editors for new users

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Software

downloadsquad.com: First, a little experiment. What are the first three applications you think of when someone mentions text editors? If you can only answer Notepad, Notepad and Notepad, there's help for you yet.

more KDE 4 stuff

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KDE
  • KDE 4.0.0: Sweet Follows Sour

  • KDE4 offers new glitzy look
  • Konqueror 4.0 brings some vast improvements.

Testing Mandriva 2008.1 Cooker KDE

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KDE
MDV

Frederik's Blog: This week-end, I tested Mandriva Cooker 2008.1 KDE. The procedure was the same as last week: a default KDE network installation via my local FTP mirror (only main) in a Virtualbox virtual machine. Here are the issues I noticed. I submitted the most important ones to Bugzilla.

Asus expands Eee distribution

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Linux

iTWire: Possibly reflecting increased supply of its popular subnotebook, Asus has announced the Eee PC will be available through mass-market outlets.

Also: ASUS Eee PC goes on sale almost everywhere Down Under

SLAX 6.0: How does it work?

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Linux

PolishLinux: I don’t like Slackware. No, please! Do not stone me right away! Slackware is a very good operating system. It’s just not “compatible” with my nature. If one would like to select reasonable software, have it installed, then configure it carefully, and finally burned it as a LiveCD… Yes… and have the logo of a green clover added just for luck… Wow, that’d be something!

What Led to the OLPC-Intel Split?

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OLPC

LinuxInsider: The project repeatedly hit snags. Unforeseen production costs nearly doubled the projected price of $100 per machine, hindering poor nations from purchasing it. A Nigerian-owned, Massachusetts-based firm, Lagos Analysis, is suing the foundation for copyright infringement of its laptop keyboard design.

Advantages To Running Linux Over Windows

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Linux

merlinsminute.com: Realizing that this in no way will cause masses to defect to Linux, my intentions here again are to show that there is a definite advantage in running Linux over Windows especially these days.

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