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Story LinuxMint is now the King of Linux srlinuxx 1 10/11/2011 - 12:03am
Story More Than The Default Install srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 11:43pm
Story Firefox Turns 7, Releases 8 srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 10:43pm
Story Tempted By a Sexy Debian from the Future srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 10:40pm
Story A 14-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 10:34pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 10:31pm
Story Linux-powered comedy srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 8:24pm
Story A Disturbing Dialog About Ubuntu and Unity, Part 2 srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 8:11pm
Story Flash is dead. Long live HTML5. srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 7:44pm
Story The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.4.4 srlinuxx 09/11/2011 - 7:36pm

Tips for transitioning to a GNU/Linux distribution

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HowTos

So, you've made the choice to try a GNU/Linux distribution or distro and have completed the installation. But now what? While doing some spring cleaning on my desk, I came across the notes from my last distro installation. Here are the key tips that made my last transition from Windows to GNU/Linux easier.

How to enable subpixel hinting in openSUSE 10.2

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HowTos

Only works on openSUSE 10.2 -- on older openSUSE versions, it might create issues because the following instructions also upgrade to the latest freetype2 library.

Rebuild freetype2 with subpixel hinting

Note: the following commands must be executed using your regular non-root account

Ubuntu 7.04 Online Documentation

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Ubuntu

Finally we’ve managed to get the online documentation for Ubuntu 7.04 up and running. Check it out at help.ubuntu.com.

The documentation for Ubuntu 7.04 is the product of some serious restructuring of the way we present documentation in Ubuntu, and the documentation team hopes that users will find it useful.

More Here.

How-To: Import Thunderbird Emails to Evolution

Lately, I wanted to make the move from Thunderbird to Evolution. The main motivation for this move was the fact that Evolution is by far well more integrated with Gnome Desktop, Beagle...

Linux computer shrunk to size of postage stamp

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Hardware

"Honey, I've shrunk your Linux computer!" It's now the size of a postage stamp.

Yet, it has all the power of a full-sized board — complete with 32 megabytes of memory; 16 MB of storage and the interconnects needed to fuel any standard Linux application.

openSUSE 10.2

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SUSE

I like to keep a Linux partition around on my main machine, for doing the odd bit of testing when I need to. I’ve had Ubuntu on there in recent years, but it’s gotten rather old, and I had a bad experience with the X auto configuration last time so I decided to try SUSE again this time to see what it was like.

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Linux gets one over on Windows

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Linux

It's taking a long time, but with each new generation of the Linux computer operating system, open source software takes a step towards being a viable alternative for consumers to Microsoft's Windows.

$100 laptop dream may become nightmare

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OLPC

One of the most ambitious aspects of the "$100 laptop" project for schoolchildren in developing countries is the machines' open-source software platform, designed to be intuitive for kids.

Tips: Changing Root Mode In Ubuntu/Kubuntu -> The Old Way

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HowTos

Some people find the default root access (sudo) in Ubuntu/Kubuntu distributions little frustrating and would rather prefer to have it the old way, that is by typing su followed by password and then performing the tasks as root.

Layoffs at IBM, Novell

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Misc

IBM is laying off half of its massive Global Services group, according to Cringley. The RIF starts with 1,300, and is expected to hit as many as 150,000 employees. (!!!) Cringley says that the layoffs are a result of underbid, unprofitable services.

Amarok's Device Handling and HAL

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Hardware

Amarok's device handling is pretty adequate. Granted it could be better, but we support nearly every device on the market through some plugin or another. But there's one recurring problem: except in a few cases, Amarok doesn't know what device you have plugged in, and how to handle it. You have to tell this to Amarok. This means you, and we, have to deal with the manual creation of devices.

KDE Games Taking Shape for KDE 4.0

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KDE

On May 1st, the KDE games developer community held its monthly IRC meeting. This time the major topic was discussing which games would stay in the kdegames module for KDE 4 and which ones would have to be removed because they don't meet our self-imposed quality standards.

ATI Has Open-Source Drivers Too

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Software

Since late last year the open-source Linux community has been ecstatic about the growing progress made by the Nouveau developers. Nouveau is an X.Org and FreeDesktop.org project for developing an open-source 2D/3D display driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.

Is brand name Ubuntu over hyped ?

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution which is famed for its ease of use and has built up an image of being a newbie friendly Linux distribution. Ubuntu has arguably the largest community following compared to all other Linux distributions. And it has enhanced its cause many times by following the policy of shipping free CDs of Ubuntu to anyone willing to try this Linux distribution.

Push for Indy 500's first TeamLinux car stirs controversy

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Linux

At first glance, the story of the Tux500 project doesn't look too unusual. A couple of devoted Linux advocates were looking for a cool way to promote the operating system they love. Advertising on a race car is a great way to get open source noticed, says Ken "helios" Starks, one of the men working to raise enough money to enter a Linux-sponsored car in the 2007 Indianapolis 500 race.

You may have been using Linux too much when...

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Humor

Here are a few basic signs that it might be time to go outside for some fresh air.

* You become very, very confused when pressing the "tab" key does not fill in the rest of what you were typing.

* The phrase "man mount" does not strike you as particularly odd.

* When on your Windows partition you want to play a game, so you open up a command prompt and start typing "wine C:\Pro..."

Search and Indent in Vim

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HowTos

I want to discuss a couple handy tricks that I learned today, while coding. If you’re a Vim user, you will probably find these helpful as well.

FON Abandons Microsoft, Adopts Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

FON founder and CEO, Martin Varsavsky (my boss) sent the memo below to all employees.

Dear All:

As of today Fon will disengage from Microsoft and adopt Linux in the Ubuntu form as our operating system of choice.

Has Ubuntu gained "the" momentum?

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Ubuntu

A whole time ago I switched from IE to Firefox. I don’t know exactly when it happened but somehow it did and nowadays I almost never click that little blue E.

How Self-Imposed Limits Will Fail Linux

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Linux

I woke up this morning and a terrible thought occurred to me. What if this whole Dell/Ubuntu deal doesn't work out?

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