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Story I’ve had enough of Ubuntu Unity! srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 6:53pm
Story Comix: A Useful Comic Reader For Linux srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 6:51pm
Story Opera 12 Adds Themes, Do Not Track, Hardware Acceleration srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 6:50pm
Story Most Open-Source Game Artwork Is Awful srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 1:28am
Story SolusOS 1 Eveline review - Very interesting srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 1:24am
Story Blame the user, not the tool srlinuxx 13/06/2012 - 11:25pm
Story 10 GNOME games your friends will enjoy srlinuxx 13/06/2012 - 11:23pm
Story Best System Cleaning Software for Linux srlinuxx 13/06/2012 - 11:22pm
Story KDE Announces 4.9 Beta2 srlinuxx 13/06/2012 - 11:19pm
Story Mandriva finally died! Well, sort of... srlinuxx 13/06/2012 - 7:43pm

Dude, you don't have to get a Dell

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MaximumPC: If you're a newb looking to dip your toe into the waters of the Linux world, Dell's line-up of preinstalled Ubuntu PCs is a very good first choice. But while Dell certainly appears to have the best offering of Linux desktops and notebooks at the moment, it isn't the only choice out there. Here are five alternatives for Linux-ready PCs.

Linux: Reviewing The Tickless Kernel For x86-64

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kernelTRAP: Included in Andrew Morton's potential 2.6.23 merge list were a series of patches to make the x86-64 architecture tickless. Andi Kleen, the x86-64 maintainer replied, "I'm sceptical about the dynticks code. It just rips out the x86-64 timing code completely."

Willing to buy a high-end, free-software-only laptop?

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth: With projects like Gobuntu and gNewSense aiming to provide a platform that is zealous about free software, the obvious question is “where can I run it?”. And right now, as far as laptops go, there are no good answers.

Dzen: pop-up windows from the command-line

linux.com: I stumbled across an interesting and useful tool recently called dzen, a "general purpose messaging and notification program" written by Rob Manea. Basically, dzen provides an instant-on/instant-off pop-up terminal window, along with a multitude of options that allow you to run just about any command.

Linspire releases Open XML translator

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Software

desktoplinux: Linux vendor Linspire on July 11 said that the new Open XML translator is now available for use in its latest Freespire and Linspire distributions. The Open XML translator enables bi-directional compatibility, so that files saved in the Microsoft-created Open XML format can be opened by OpenOffice.org users, and files created by OpenOffice can be saved in Open XML format.

A beginner’s introduction to the GNU/Linux command line—Managing processes

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HowTos

element14: Your GNU/Linux computer is an amazing machine. It can display images. It can run programs. It can perform dozens of functions all at the same time. How can you keep track of all this activity?

VMGL: Full OpenGL 3D Hardware Acceleration For Virtual Machines

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Software

E@zyVG: Introducing VMGL, which provides OpenGL Hardware 3D Acceleration for Virtual Machines. When tested in xen with Quake 3 & Unreal Tournament 2004 it provides for up to 87% of the performance of the native implementation.

10 ideas to improve Gnome

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Fabrice Facorat: I've just read an article about 10 ways to improve the GNOME Desktop, and I must admit that many points are sensible. Let analyze them :

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On Fedora 7

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HowTos

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users.

A three-pronged attack on performance

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HowTos

linux.com: A computer running Linux can outperform the same computer running Windows XP or Vista. Even so, you may be able to make your Linux system even faster. Here are three optimizations, at different levels, that can make your Linux system perform better.

Should FOSS Change to a Dual License?

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Penguin Pete: Microsoft is like a stoned Pac-Man with the munchies gobbling up Linux lately. The latest recruit is TurboLinux, who is going to help them spread the foulness that is OOXML (pronounced "ooks-mull"). While we're all scampering around in circles asking "What are they doing? Who will they eat next? What is their strategy?", has anybody considered that maybe they've simply decided to keep buying GNU/Linux until they own it?

First look: Skype for the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet

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Software

ars technica: When the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet was announced at the beginning of the year, we were excited about the successor to the 770. Not only was there an updated version of the Linux-based Internet Tablet OS and significantly-improved hardware, but Nokia also promised us a fully-functional Skype client for the N800. Nearly six months after the tablet's launch, the Skype client has finally arrived.

Also: At the races with the Kangaroo TV

Preliminary Review: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Alpha 2

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Ubuntu

seopher: My heart sank a little bit as I sat through 2-3 minutes of what can only be described as 'error messages' while this early release of Gutsy Gibbon booted on my virtual machine - although it came through in the end. Here we have the Alpha 2 release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon for me to cast a preliminary eye over 3 months prior to release.

Linux: Revisiting Swap Prefetch

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kernelTRAP: Another thread discussed potentially merging the swap prefetch patch into the mainline Linux kernel. Con Kolivas started the thread saying "I fixed all bugs I could find and improved it as much as I could last kernel cycle. Put me and the users out of our misery and merge it now or delete it forever please."

Coming Full Circle on PCLinuxOS Magazine

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PCLOS

Yet Another Linux Blog: I see articles like OSWeekly’s "The Future of Publishing with Linux Magazines" and I chuckle a bit. Mainly because PCLinuxOS Magazine will have its 12 monthly issue published next month.

AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series & Linux

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Hardware

phoronix: Since January of this year we have been telling you that AMD has been silently working on R600 (Radeon HD 2000) support for their proprietary Linux "fglrx" driver. However, for the end-user the support isn't complete and still equates to being useless. But how does the recently announced Avivo R500 driver function with the newer R600 series?

Beryl: Eye Candy (and More) for Linux

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Software

daniweb.com: Over the past few years, 3-D rendering in window managers has become a new trend in the desktop environment. Linux users do not have to feel left out if they too want their desktop to be a little prettier. Beryl (formerly Compiz) gives many customizable features for users that want 3-D rendering in Gnome, KDE, or other window managers.

Links I Haven't Linked To

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News

Here's a bunch of links to stories that I've had open for a day or so and haven't had a chance to publish:

Improving Linux font rasterization?

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Software

/home/liquidat: Many people are unsatisfied with the existing ways of font display systems on Linux. A research paper from Anti-Grain now showed easy but powerful text rasterization improvements. However, the answer from the FreeType developers is a bit sobering.

OpenSUSE LiveCD Installer

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SUSE

snorp.net: It’s still in early development and has lots of hacks to make things work, but it does manage to install a working system onto your machine. The installation itself is really pretty simple.

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