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GNOME 2.26's 5 Best Features

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Software

blogs.computerworld.com: I started running GNOME 2.26 on the Ubuntu 9.04 alpha a few days ago, and I've been pleasantly surprised. While the Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 6 is still very much a work in progress, GNOME 2.26 manages to run like a charm on it.

KDE Brainstorm: Get Your Ideas Into KDE

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KDE

kde.org: In an effort to bridge the gap between users and developers, the KDE Community Forums have launched a new initiative to coordinate feature requests. A new "Brainstorm" section has been created.

100 tips to help you work smarter with Firefox

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: The beauty of using Firefox is the control that it extends to users, and there are almost limitless ways that it can be tweaked. Here are our 100 favourite tips, tweaks and add-ons to get the most from your favourite browser.

Will Microsoft Abandon Windows to Compete with Linux?

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Microsoft

daniweb.com/blogs: As much as Microsoft loves to grinch about Linux, they've made significant changes over the years to compete with it--and will abandon it altogether to maintain their competitive edge. Windows 7 will be the last Windows product.

25 Mythical and Humorous Facts About Linus Torvalds

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Linux

junauza.com: Many people considered Linus Torvalds as the world's greatest computer programmer/hacker. For those of you who want to know more about Torvalds, perhaps you may want to read these mythical and rather humorous facts about the man:

Das Boot

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Linux

linuxhaters.blogspot: Here's something silly. It seems like y'all are concentrating on boot times these days. Boot in 20 seconds! no, 15 seconds! no 10 seconds! Why the **** do I care?

Review: Dream Linux 3.5

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Linux

raiden.net: Dream Linux, the dream of every new user, or at least the distro that's a dream to use has taken another jump forward and released a newer version. But as with every new version, questions remain as to how well the new version stacks up against the older ones. And how does this one do against it's predecessors? Let's find out.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - A lovely distro

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PCLOS

dedoimedo.com: PCLinuxOS is dubbed the "distro hopper-stopper" by its fans. Not without a good reason, I must say, because PCLinuxOS aims and succeeds at being radically simple [sic], friendly to new users as well as Linux geeks, easy to configure and manage, and packaging all you might need from your computer.

Can Red Hat Linux make the desktop pay?

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Linux

eweekeurope.co.uk: Microsoft's dismissive attitude of VDI, or virtual desktop infrastructure, is very similar to Red Hat's stance toward the desktop as a viable Linux commercial offering. Red Hat has said it has yet to figure out how to capitalise on the Linux desktop as a product, but now seems to be finding a way.

New firewall for the Linux kernel

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Linux

h-online.com: The Netfilter development team's Patrick McHardy has released an alpha version of nftables, a new firewall implementation for the Linux kernel, with a user space tool for controlling the firewall.

Open-Source ATI Graphics In Ubuntu 9.04

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Software

phoronix.com: Ubuntu 9.04 (the Jaunty Jackalope) will be released towards the end of next month and it is picking up the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.26, and other improvements like install-time support for the EXT4 file-system and some subtle improvements.

Firefox May Already Be Dead

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: This is an exciting time for Web browsers. Google Chrome is now available in alpha for Linux, and I downloaded it for Ubuntu.

Gaming in Linux

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brajeshwar.com: Currently, Linux might not have as many games as Windows probably has but fact that Linux has a strong community of developers in its periphery shows a better future.

Xandros Presto: A Commercial Distribution You Might Appreciate

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: I agree with pavs when he wrote “How Not To Make a Commercial Linux Distribution”, but there are still some ideas and concepts out there that might be worth paying for.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLOS

Linux, the adventure with benefits

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Linux

techideas.co.uk: A not so brief response to Andrew Brown’s article “Linux is still an adventure game, but now it’s really worth playing” in the The Guardian, Thursday 19 March 2009:

New version for RP-made Linux for gov’t ready

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inquirer.net: The fifth version of “Bayanihan” Linux for Government is ready, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (ASTI-DOST) said.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Kogan Agora Netbook PRO

  • Mandriva helps porting k3b in Qt4
  • Join the FSF book sprint and help author a new text
  • Texas Democrats push ODF standard
  • HP 2133 and Linux - Strange Happenings
  • Compiz 0.8.2 fully released
  • Freedom of Choice - My perspective
  • The Other Side of the Linux Hardware Story
  • New Gmail feature gives users a chance to Undo Send
  • Basic Video Editor For Ubuntu Called KDENLive
  • Fast Browsing, "Netscape" Style With Seamonkey
  • The Real Point of Novell SUSE Linux
  • Meet The Nettop: The Netbook's Thrifty Desktop Cousin
  • Schwartz: Sun is world's largest open source company
  • Whatever happened to…
  • Gentoo makes me beeping angry…
  • Where Was Linux In The Pwn2Own Contest?
  • Must-Have Free Open Source Tools for Freelancers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • [HOWTO] setup a local rsync server

  • Bluetooth, GPRS mobile phone with Debian GNU/Linux
  • Setup NFS server on Gentoo
  • Install Your Own Ringtones with Ubuntu and BitPim
  • Commandline 101: Using top
  • OOo: How to make text wrap inside an object
  • When did I start work today
  • Installing Parallels Desktop 4 Tools on PCLOS 2009 Guest
  • Ubuntu Package Management from Command line using apt
  • Configuring Printers Via the CUPS Web Interface
  • My gentoo update guide
  • Switching Keyboard Layout in the Command Line

Linux Command Line Terror! But....Why?

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday.com: One of the strangest mind-benders these days is hearing Linux users going all Barbie and vowing "I will never touch the command line! What is so terrifying about the command line?

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