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Screenshots: VirtualBox’s seamless integration

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Software

liquidat: As already mentioned the new VirtualBox features seamless integration of Windows guest windows with Linux hosts. While I do not have a Windows copy at my hands at the moment a friend of mine made some screenshots and told me about his experiences.

Firefox Extensions cause Memory Leaks and Crashes

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Moz/FF

cybernet: One of the major reasons Firefox is approaching 400 million downloads is because of how customizable the browser is thanks to extensions. In a way Firefox extensions are bittersweet, because they can provide some unique and useful features, but at the same time they can cause some unwanted problems.

Ark Linux H2O - 2007.1

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Linux

revilinux.org: Ark Linux is a distribution mainly aimed towards desktop use. Two versions are available for download, Ark Linux Home which is a cd for a complete linux desktop and Ark Linux Live, a bootable CD that will launch Ark Linux without the need to install it.

BSD Revisited: PC-BSD 1.4 RC

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BSD

ruminations: PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD 6.2 but promises a more enduser-friendly experience. It was bought by iXsystems in October 2006. FreeBSD has it’s own ports and packages system to install, manage and remove software.

Granular Linux - Improving the wheel, Linux style

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: Granular Linux is one of those young distributions you get your hands on, expecting to find a project that's boring, incomplete or just downright painful to use. Very few new distributions are true gems. Granular is in every way a proper fork of PcLinuxOS (PCLOS) and goes a step farther by providing a number of unique elements that sets it apart.

Slax: The Do-It-Yourselfer's Linux

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Linux

ExtremeTech: I've been using Linux (and its cousin, FreeBSD) for ten years, almost exclusively for black-box server appliances. In the last year, I was turned onto Linux live CDs and it's as if I've discovered PCs all over again. Why not consider a Linux distro, which starts out lean-and-mean and can be easily changed and adapted to suit your specific needs and tastes?

Windows vs Linux: Architecture, part I

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HowTos

polishlinux: Linux is not a free version of Windows. The differences between them are so fundamental that drawing a comparison between them is nearly impossible. There are so many moot points that they could make up a very long list.

Checking System Performance For CPU Memory And Process Utilization

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HowTos

watchingthenet: On Ubuntu, many tools and utilities exists to check and monitor system performance. But for Windows users making the switch to Ubuntu, the equivalent to Windows Task Manager is System Monitor which provides a graphical over-view of processes, CPU, memory, and network utilization.

Linux Finds Home On More Desktops

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Linux

CNN: The Linux penguin is finally marching onto more desktops. Some of the biggest names in computing are pushing harder for the Linux open-source operating system as an option for desktop PCs.

Will Low-Cost Laptops Help Kids in Developing Countries?

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OLPC
Interviews

WSJ: The Wall Street Journal Online invited Walter Bender, president of the One Laptop effort and former director of MIT's Media Lab, to discuss the program with eMachines co-founder Stephen Dukker, whose start-up company sells technology for low-cost computer labs.

Bruce Perens to speak in Berkeley, September 17

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OSS

technocrat: Bruce Perens will speak at the U.C. Berkeley campus on September 17, 4 to 5 PM. Admission is free.

Managing hundreds of Linux machines is easy.

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: There is a figure that I heard or read on the internet somewhere. I can't remember exactly where so please don't rake me over the coals over it. That figure is that it takes one administrator for every fifty windows machines but for every two hundred Linux machines only one administrator is needed.

Tattersalls dumps Linux 'complexity' for Microsoft

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Linux

Gaming giant Tattersalls has decided to dump four Linux operating systems in favour of a Microsoft counterpart across its Maxgaming business.

AMD 8.41 Display Driver Preview

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Software

phoronix: For months now Linux users have been battered with driver releases that have really equated to be nothing more than maintenance releases. These releases have just fixed a small number of bugs and in some cases, the driver did more harm than good. The AMD fglrx 8.41 driver features a brand new underlying code-base that has been under development for well over a year.

Katapult : faster and easier access to your applications, bookmarks and files

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DPotD: Everybody must know the feeling – you installed this great program the other day and now you want to run it. You remember the name, but where in the world it is in the menu? Under System? Under Utilities or even Settings to name but a few options? And so the annoying search starts.

How to take screenshots with Scrot

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freesoftware mag: Screenshots. Where would the internet be without them? Sometimes you just need to take screenshots quick and dirty without the overheads (especially if you are using a lightweight windows manager on a relatively low-spec machine). If that's your case, you can use “Scrot”.

Novell to Support Silverlight 1.0 on Linux

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SUSE

linuxelectrons: Microsoft Corp. has released Silverlight™ 1.0, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the Web. In addition, Microsoft will work with Novell Inc. to deliver Silverlight support for Linux, called Moonlight, and based on the project started on mono-project.com.

BMW cools off Unix on race to Intel

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Linux

computerworld: Motor giant BMW will migrate about a third of its fleet of proprietary Unix servers to commodity Intel machines with Linux and Windows to take on the workloads.

Ubuntu 7.04 on a 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: So here’s the rundown on a full Ubuntu 7.04+ installation on the ugly little Sotec laptop. This is a K6-2 at 450Mhz, with 256Mb of PC100 (I think), and a 40Gb 5400rpm Hitachi hard drive. Network is via Xircom Realport RBEM56G-100 wired PCMCIA adapter.

Installing Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

chris pirillo: After DBAN finished running on the computer I am giving away, I threw in an Ubuntu disc, and ten minutes later had a fully baked Operating System on the computer.

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