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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 4:46pm
Story Mir Will Have Legacy Driver Support srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 4:38pm
Story Super Test – RSS feed readers srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 2:24am
Story Linux Extremism: Puts a Hurt on Linux and Nothing Else srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 2:23am
Story GNOME Files 3.9.3 Release srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 2:21am
Story Linux continues to rule supercomputers srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 1:16am
Story Free and Commercial Game Engines srlinuxx 18/06/2013 - 11:43pm
Story Anne Nicolas: Mageia project is a viable and mature srlinuxx 18/06/2013 - 11:41pm
Story Red Hat says no MariaDB/MySQL decision made srlinuxx 18/06/2013 - 11:37pm
Story Linux Desktop: Change vs. Conservatism srlinuxx 18/06/2013 - 11:34pm

Initial Impressions of Kubuntu 7.10 beta

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Ubuntu

ubuntu-tutorials: My initial impressions are that KDE is very clean looking. The display is very crisp on my machine and its easy to navigate. It appears to have most of the applications I need out of the box.

Trying Mandriva

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MDV

omat.nl: I first tried KUbuntu Gutsy, but that halted on 'installing language pack' in the gui-installer. I tried to resolve that, but did not succeed in it. I installed MEPIS. The current stable 6.5 is based on ubuntu Dapper, which is kind of old. But that evening Helio pointed me to Mandriva.

The Penguin Grows Horns: Installing FreeBSD

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BSD

penguin pete: It has always bothered me that this site and my experiences stay inside of Linux so much, when the whole site is about "free and open source software". I've only dabbled in non-Linux FOSS with live CDs and such, but I'm ready to install a real BSD and stick with it for awhile.

Fedora 8 Test 3 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: There's still a month until the final release of Fedora 8, but Fedora 8 Test 3 is now available, which has a wealth of a new features. Among these new features is an Online Desktop powered via BigBoard, KDE 3.5.7 can be found on the KDE Live images, improved Live installations, and improved yum performance for package management.

Also: What New in Fedora 8
And: Mmm... Fedora 8 Test 3...

Run your own home-entertainment server with Linux and MythTV

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HowTos

www.hexus.net: Once upon a time, people lived in caves and hunted animals with spears. Then, they recorded things from the TV onto small black cartridges filled with magnetic tape. As is tradition these days, as soon as people develop an interesting hardware device, people start work on a software-based solution to accomplish similar features on more conventional hardware - in this case, the VDR project began in February 2000 as an attempt to bring DVR functionality to a conventional GNU/Linux PC.

ext4 2.6.24 Merge Plans

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I've just released the 2.6.23-rc9-ext4-1. It collapses some patches in preparation for pushing them to Linus, and adds some of the cleanup patches that had been incorporated into Andrew's broken-out-2007-10-01-04-09 series," announced Theodore Ts'o.

Is it time to give Red Hat some respect?

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Linux

zdnet blogs: Red Hat is the Rodney Dangerfield of open source. We talk here a lot about Microsoft and Novell, about Sun and IBM. Red Hat just keeps plugging away.

Scott McGregor, Thunderbird Lead Engineer leaves Mozilla

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: Scott McGregor, Thunderbird lead engineer, announced that on October 12 he will leave the Mozilla Corporation to pursuit other career interests. He plans, however, to continue his role as module owner for Thunderbird as a volunteer.

You want to learn about Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

the register: Ubuntu is the free Linux-based operating system designed with frequent updating in mind. Released in October 2004, it has evolved into one of the best-known branches of the Debian tree and offers a strong focus on usability and easy installation, whether it be on a laptop, desktop or server machine.

Announcing openSUSE 10.3 GM

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SUSE

opensuse news: The openSUSE team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. openSUSE is released regularly, is stable, secure, contains the latest free and open source software, and comes with several new technologies.

S2 Games Announces Savage 2: A Tortured Soul Beta

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Gaming

mcvuk.com (pr): Independent game developer S2 Games announced today that Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, the sequel to its first PC title, Savage: The Battle for Newerth, has entered its beta testing phase and is nearing launch. Additionally, the game is being simultaneously designed for Linux Client users.

Kudos for Kino

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Software

linux.com: Kino is a video editor that allows you to produce your own video masterpieces using only free and open source software. With it, you can capture and edit clips from your video camera, add titles, insert still images, create transitions between scenes, and output the result in a number of formats. Best of all, it's easy to learn to use.

Challenges of Upgrading Linux

pcmechanic: As a result of my experiences I chose to increase my Linux experience and the best way to do that was install and set up Linux as a web and email server. Three years ago I chose to do that with Fedora, Apache2, and Sendmail. I was very happy with my new Fedora server and it ran perfectly until last Tuesday…

Hot, quick web designing with Firebug

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Moz/FF

tectonic: After doing a review of the Firefox Web Developer extension, One of our readers left a comment to recommend the Firebug extension, so I decided to give it a bash.

MadWifi To Go Nonprofit

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Incorporating the MadWifi project as non-profit entity is on our to-do-list since months, and I really would like to see it happen soon now," Michael Renzmann announced on the Madwifi development mailing list.

Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7

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HowTos

This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with Yum Extender (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Upcoming Ubuntu release to improve features for educators, general, power users

  • DVDs with DeVeDe
  • Hang On...Why Am I Still Using Windows?
  • Workrave fights repetitive strain injuries
  • Ubuntu - steps to wifi
  • Speaking of Linux…
  • Hubble snaps brilliant image of young star cluster inside NGC 3603
  • Tiny Linux Hits the Streets
  • Can Linux save the UMPC from extinction?
  • Pluggable Schedulers vs. Pluggable Security

Ubuntu, security & freedom. Can they still live together?

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Ubuntu

aspir8or.com: There is a long and somewhat heated argument taking place in the Ubuntu forums over a post by Ian Jackson in the Ubuntu Developers mail list. The post advocates a change in the Ubuntu security policy by making it more difficult for new users to install untrusted 3rd party software.

The Little Engine That Could

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Linux

Marcel Gagné: Former Freespire Leadership Board member Chris Medico assembled a team, of which I was honored to be asked to be a part of, which he lovingly calls Freedom Force. Within weeks, this new project, based on Kubuntu, had an Alpha. The project is called KlikIt Linux.

New Awn Main Menu Applet

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Software

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: How has a main menu applet which was pretty cool. But now tehkain from the awn forums has created another main menu applet which works a little bit differently. Personally I find this approach better for me.

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