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Story US Army invests in Linux-powered, Wi-Fi capable 'smart rifles' Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 12:06am
Story LLVM Point Releases Look Like They Will Finally Happen Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 11:42pm
Story Wayland and Weston 1.3.93 (1.4 RC) Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 11:07pm
Story Linux Kernel's Sysfs Logic Turns Into "Kernfs" For 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 10:56pm
Story Jolla outsells iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s at Finnish carrier DNA Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 10:53pm
Story Google Now comes to your desktop Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 10:29pm
Story Top events ahead in 2014 for abusive patent litigation Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 10:14pm
Story SCHED_DEADLINE To Be Added To Linux 3.14 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 10:04pm
Story MATE is officially available in Arch Linux Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 9:38pm
Story FreeBSD 10.0 Has Finally Been Released Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 9:31pm

Monkeys Still Unable To Produce Shakespeare -- Or Perl

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Humor

humorix.org: It seemed like a simple experiment. Put a million monkeys in front of a million Linux boxes and see how long it would take for them to generate a Shakesperian play or a useful Perl script. So far, the project has been a bust.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mount ISO Image File (.ISO) with Gmount-iso

  • From dual boot to virtual machine with Ubuntu and Windows
  • Essential Command Line Apps For Common Tasks

Quake Wars, KDE4, Mandriva, Fedora

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News
  • ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux This Week

  • KDE 4, Mandriva '08, and oh... Happy New Year!
  • Rediscovering my photos
  • A portable mini-computer truly at a price you can afford
  • Installing Fedora Core 8 on Hyper-V
  • Linux Is for Kids
  • Why I left Fedora (ages ago)

A Very Good (Linux) Year, new KDE4 splashscreen, Tomboy

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  • 2007: That Was a Very Good (Linux) Year

  • Who Is The Openest Of Them All?
  • Say hello to the new KDE4 splashscreen!
  • Advanced bashrc (’Turning a simple chroot into a binpkg repository’)
  • Note taking with Tomboy
  • Mozilla Reflections on 2007

Novell M$ still Honeymoonin', Top OSS Apps, AMD 790FX Phenom, |337 k3y

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  • The Sound Of Linux 2007

  • Novell Execs: Microsoft Partnership Is Working Out Just Fine
  • What the X-Files Taught Us about Real Aliens
  • 11 Predictions For Free Software in 2008
  • Best Ten Open Source Desktop Applications of 2007
  • Understanding Basic Unix File System Permissions
  • AMD 790FX Phenom Chipset On Linux
  • Suggestions for that old computer
  • Write a DVD-Video from the Linux console
  • |337 k3y f0r f1r3f0x
  • Lanier’s attack on open source religion

Red Hat-Ubuntu war, Beyond The Red Line, localized Linux

  • Beyond The Red Line - Demo Release!

  • Asus Eeepc fastinit reimplementation
  • For 2008 media will create Red Hat-Ubuntu war
  • The importance of delivering localized Linux
  • The Netscape Story: From Mosaic to Mozilla

this morning's topics

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  • Configuring XGI Volari XP5 video card on a Dell Inspiron 5160

  • So, just what can you do with this ASUS Eee Linux PC thing anyway?
  • Sexy boot screens
  • PCLinuxOS
  • Eight Firefox extensions you don't need
  • Flipping the Linux switch: KDE, the K desktop environment
  • Core2Duo dream machine running Ubuntu Gutsy

Slick Howto, Ubuntu takes over, Jepsen quits OLPC

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News
  • Intel 945 Video Hint

  • Fancy A Slick Screensaver As Your Wallpaper?
  • Ubuntu takes over Hungary too (sort of)
  • The top Linux/FOSS events of 2007
  • OLPC CTO Jepsen quits nonprofit effort

Gentoo Stages, PCLOS on Thinkpad, Intel XvMC Driver

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  • Daniel Robbins: More Gentoo Stages, new OpenVZ templates

  • PCLinuxOS 2007 on Thinkpad x60
  • KDE is still alive in the Ubuntu Community
  • New Intel Video XvMC Driver Branch
  • Resize and Watermark Images in Linux

Firefox Tricks & Live Chat, Linux Cheat Sheet, Songbird

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  • Linux Command Reference Manual Part I

  • Firefox Live Chat launching today
  • N800 Users: Flash to OS2008
  • 15 must-have Firefox tricks
  • Songbird - a viable Linux alternative to iTunes
  • Is converting a good idea?
  • HOW TO: ATI w/ Compiz, Hibernate, and Suspend Working

Konqueror Flash & Other Howtos, Ubuntu on Aussie Laptops, Crux Linux

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  • Konqueror with latest Adobe Flash HOWTO

  • sed tip: Remove All Leading Blank Spaces
  • Celebrate the New Year with Comet 8P/Tuttle
  • CRUX Linux on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb
  • Good Guys do Ubuntu
  • Radeon Driver Gets R500 TV-Out Support
  • Check your Laptop Battery status from the command line

this morning's headlines

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  • Archive Games on Linux

  • Efforts to promote open source software gather momentum
  • Install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Open Source in 2007 : Complete Coverage
  • Using netcat and tar for network file transfer
  • Open Source vs Proprietary: A Battle of different Kind
  • Asus Brings On New Eee PC 2Gb And 8Gb Models
  • End-of-year frenzy in the Linux world

Why Dolphin should have tabs

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Linux

According to the Dolphin webpage, Dolphin is: "a file manager for KDE focusing on usability." To expand; from my experiences with it, along with words from developers, Dolphin is a light-weight file-manager, meant to be strictly used for file-browsing. It is not meant to be a replacement for Konqueror. While it all sounds very interesting, I still have a few concerns. My main issue is the fact that the majority of the developers are against adding tabs.

KDE on Ubuntu, DSL Book Review, M$ by Linux Standards

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  • KDE 3.5.8 on Ubuntu

  • Analyzing Microsoft’s OS by Linux Standards
  • Book review: Official Damn Small Linux Book
  • Philippine Construction Company Shifts to Linux

coupla howtos, another XO story, and on AMD opening up

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News
  • Disable middle mouse pasting (sort of)

  • Unboxing OLPC's XO-1 laptop
  • Future AMD GPUs To Be More Open-Source Friendly?
  • Shoutcast TV via VLC on Ubuntu

Ubuntu, Perl 6, Compiz-fusion

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  • can Ubuntu survive the desktop?

  • One view of "here's what we've done" in Perl 6
  • KDE in Ubuntu is not dead
  • Quick HowTo: Install Compiz-Fusion on Gentoo
  • Disappointed by Segate; Can't Trust hdparm.

More KDE4 Performance, XO Laptops in Peru, and Linux still fill a need?

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  • Has GNOME finally killed off KDE in the Ubuntu interface wars?

  • Does Linux Still Fill a Need?
  • KDE4 performance and Qt 4.4
  • SAMBA, Microsoft and the real Issue
  • Two scripting languages refreshed
  • In Peru, a Pint-Size Ticket to Learning

Howtos recalled, YaKuake, Faster Ubuntu Upgrades

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News
  • Jono Bacon: 2007 in Review, 2008 on the Drawing Board

  • 2007 Highlights of Linux by Examples
  • Yakuake - terminal in a Quake-style
  • Howto: Accelerate Ubuntu upgrades with an ISO
  • Convincing the Military to Embrace Open Source
  • Linux-based Operating System In OLPC XO Not Friendly

Ubuntu, distributions, commercial multiplier?

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News
  • 7 reasons why you should use Ubuntu?

  • Linux Distribution of Preference
  • Turn one PC into two for free

Zenwalk, Ubuntu is not Linux, Asus EeePC & Everex gPC

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News
  • Zenwalk 5 Beta Screenshots

  • Dr.Web for Unix is included in OSMandriva Linux 2008
  • Where is Wolvix.org?
  • You use Ubuntu, not Linux
  • Hands On with Two Ultra-Cheap Linux Systems
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Google in Devices

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