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Story Best Linux distro for privacy protection? Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 1:49pm
Story How to Run Your Small Business With Free Open Source Software Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 1:46pm
Story Init wars: Debian technical panel to decide Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 3:19am
Story Red Hat ships piping hot Ceylon to curry favor with Java-weary devs Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 2:39am
Story Don’t Expect Major Bugs In Fedora 20 Heisenbug Beta Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 2:33am
Story Dice Reports Tech Jobs Increasingly Filled by Women Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 2:21am
Story KDE Ships Second Beta of Applications and Platform 4.12 Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 2:19am
Story New beginnings (Linux Format staff starts new venture) Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 1:49am
Story Apache OpenOffice vs. LibreOffice Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2013 - 5:12pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2013 - 4:57pm

Windows Users download Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

abhay-techzone.blogspot: Today I was downloading Ubuntu 7.10 desktop i386 iso and came across an interesting fact. I was using kTorrent and was delighted to see more than 1400 seeders and around 150 leechers. There were seeders from many countries.

Is Wal-Mart's gPC The Linux Version Of The Mac Mini?

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Serdar Yegulalp: Back when Everex's Linux-based "Green PC" hit stores courtesy of Wal-Mart, I wasn't all that excited about it -- I saw it as being an also-ran to a much more exciting product, the Asus Eee subnotebook (also Linux-based). That said, the gPC is apparently selling like mad -- and now I think I see why: it's the Linux version of the Mac Mini, sort of.

Car computer runs Red Flag Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices: DingCheng Electronics has announced a GPS-enabled PC that fits "double DIN" stereo bays. The CarPC 102 has a 4x45W amp, and runs Red Flag Linux or Windows on a 1.1GHz Pentium M processor.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Emulate Google’s Android Mobile Stack in Linux

  • Printing from Firefox on Gentoo
  • Fix for Master password expose for Pidgin
  • Two Finger Scrolling on Ubuntu
  • Setting up openSUSE in VMware Workstation
  • Installing Ubuntu to a USB hard drive

KStars Image Challenge

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KDE

kdedevelopers: Do you want to help improve KStars, but don't want to do programming or debugging? Do you like pretty pictures?

Tour of GNOME Online Desktop

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Software

Red Hat Magazine: Here’s a tour of the pre-alpha demo release of GNOME Online Desktop included in Fedora 8. Learn more about what it does and how you can get involved in the project.

Portrait: Alien Arena creator John Diamond

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Gaming

linux.com: John Diamond is the creator and lead developer of the popular free software game Alien Arena. He turned his hobbies and a talent for coding into a small business.

ATI's New Drivers: Did The Paradise Come?

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Software

phoronix: It's been nearly seven months since I wrote my first article about ATI drivers and how they literally crippled my computer and my daily life. Last month, ATI had finally released their latest drivers which contains the new OpenGL component and AIGLX support. Was this release worth the amount of hype and did it solve everyone's problems?

QtEmu - another graphical Qemu launcher

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Software

FOSSwire: If you’re not particularly a fan of meddling with the command line all the time, but still want to use Qemu as your virtualisation solution, QtEmu is an invaluable tool.

Hans Reiser Trial: Day Four

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Reiser

sfgate.com blogs: After a delay to discuss who might be present, the testimony of Reiser's son was given in court today with a social working sitting at his side.

Fedora 8

Fedora 8 - a video tour

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Linux

linux.com: These three short videos -- all less than 8 minutes long -- give you an idea of Fedora 8's "look and feel" during the installation and setup process, and show you what software is installed by default. The third video shows you how to install and -- just as important -- uninstall software in Fedora 8.

Spinning a New Kind of Distro

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Linux

linux today blog: When Fedora 8 came out last week, the first thing that came to mind was this was the first release of Fedora in recent memory that didn't have some sort of glitch associated with it.

Unlock The Power Of Gnome's Text Editor

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HowTos

blog.wired.com: One of the first questions from those who switch operating systems is usually — how can I make it more familiar? Typically this boils down to how can I make program X on my new system behave more like Program Y on the old system that I was used too?

Linux Preloaded–an Insider’s View

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Linux

linuxtechdaily.com: There is a story today that WalMart’s $200 Linux machine running Ubuntu with Enlightenment is sold out and selling like hotcakes. The article links to WalMart’s product page, where it is listed as sold out and filled with glowing reviews. It feels good to see that. At one point I got to put my money where my mouth was, but was burned by bad timing.

KDE 4.0 Release Event Contest Winners Announced

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KDE

the dot: We received many great submissions from community members with very different backgrounds from around the globe. In the end, with generous approval from KDE e.V. Vice President and Treasurer Cornelius Schumacher, we have decided to fly out two contestants:

Introducing the first official Oxygen wallpaper.

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KDE

pinheiro: Vlad from http://www.vladstudio.com was one of the contestants to enter the great oxygen wallpaper contest, and one of his submitted wallpapers got in.

Foresight Linux 2.0 Alpha 1 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: With its lime green theme, the appearance of Foresight 2.0 Alpha 1 is certainly distinct from most other desktop Linux distributions. However, it's color theme is not all that's unique about this new development release.

DesktopBSD Day 10 - Customizing the Desktop

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BSD

ruminations: Just like real candy. If you have to prepare the candy from scratch, you loose you appetite along the way. How easy is it to change the look-N-feel of the KDE desktop?

Smolt passes the 200k entries mark

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Software

liquidat: Smolt, the distribution independent hardware data collection tool reached another mile stone: it passed the 200.000 entries mark. Almost all machines are still Fedora machines by now since other distributions haven’t picked up the tool - yet.

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