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Story Alien Arena 7.53 reviewed srlinuxx 28/06/2012 - 12:30am
Story Ubuntu App Building Tools: Illumination, Quickly srlinuxx 27/06/2012 - 9:53pm
Blog entry Help with Kmail 4.8 storage srlinuxx 27/06/2012 - 9:43pm
Blog entry Pandora FMS 4.0.2 released! geniususer 27/06/2012 - 9:18am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 27/06/2012 - 8:08am
Story Every sysadmin needs a little SysRq magic srlinuxx 27/06/2012 - 3:28am
Story 7 Ubuntu File Manager Features You May Not Have Noticed srlinuxx 27/06/2012 - 3:26am
Story Slackware Follows 13.37 with 14.0 srlinuxx 27/06/2012 - 3:25am
Story KDE No Longer Competitive? Developer Calls It Quits srlinuxx 27/06/2012 - 12:34am
Story Nine Reasons to Choose GNOME 2 Clones srlinuxx 27/06/2012 - 12:32am

It can't be easy being Fedora, overshadowed by Ubuntu

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seopher: It can't be easy being Fedora; the once cream of the crop release being entirely overshadowed by the young upstart that is Ubuntu. Times have changed and things have been increasingly hard for Fedora - forever slipping in the Distrowatch popularity chart.

Linux: Moving and Changing Code

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kernelTRAP: In response to a recent merge request, Linus Torvalds explained a best practice when moving and changing code, "when doing renames it is generally *much* nicer to do a 100% rename (perhaps with just _trivial_ changes to make it compile - the include statements etc change, and maybe you want to change the name in the comment header too)."

Wyneken: A powerful, flexible notetaking program

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linux.com: Wyneken belongs in the growing list of note-taking applications for GNOME, along with the Sticky Notes panel apps, Evolution, and Tomboy. Specifically designed for students' needs, it is equally well-suited to the random jottings that anyone might make during the course of their work, as well as letters, reports, presentations, and even man pages.

Does open source make business decisions political?

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Dana Blankenhorn: Of all the relationships changed by open source, perhaps the most nagging is that between business and politics. There’s another taste of that in today’s news, word the BBC is looking to make an open source version of its iPlayer.

Syllable 0.6.4 released

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OS

The Syllable team are proud to announce the release of Syllable 0.6.4! Syllable 0.6.4 contains many new features, enhancements and bug fixes from previous releases.

Desktops and Windows Managers - Part 3 - Window Maker

Raiden's Realm: Window Maker is a window manager that, while having elements of a desktop environment, does keep very strongly to the principles of a basic, light weight window manager. It has an extremely simple, mouse driven interface and in some ways operates in the old NextStep blueprint of functionality.

KDE Commit-Digest for 15th July 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Much work in Amarok, with the implementation of a CoverFlow-esque OpenGL album art visualisation, codenamed "CoverBling", and Service Framework and Plasmification efforts. Sample OpenGL-based applets added to Plasma.

How to Install Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu Studio

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softpedia: Based on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04), Ubuntu Studio provides a suite of the best FREE and Open Source software available for multimedia creation. The following guide will teach you (step by step) how to install Compiz Fusion on your Ubuntu Studio operating system.

Dropdown lists in OpenOffice.org Calc

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OpenOffice.org Tips: Dropdown lists are a mainstay of many spreadsheets and forms. They help you control what people can enter, as well as giving them ideas for what types of things they might say.

Installing LAMP On Ubuntu For Newbies

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HowTos

In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system on Ubuntu. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 211

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In this week's Distrowatch Weekly:

  • Mini-Reviews: CentOS 5.0 LiveCD, Berry 0.82, and AntiX "Spartacus"

  • News: Mandriva 2008 details, Gobuntu announced, Sabayon tidbits, Fedora 8 Features
  • Released last week: CentOS 5.0 LiveCD, BeleniX 0.6.1, Pardus Linux 2007.2
  • Upcoming releases: Sabayon Linux 3.4, OpenSUSE 10.3, Mandriva Linux 2008
  • Reader comments

More in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...

Debian as a desktop system

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Free Software Mag: Debian is well respected as a stable server distribution, and most of the reviews focus on aspects appropriate to server deployments. This article covers Debian on the desktop. It is not a step by step tutorial, but focuses on the highlights of the recent Etch release.

Vmware Server Console — Introduction to Virtualization

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polishlinux: Switching between the two systems tends to be irritating, especially when the secondary sytem is needed only once - to run an application WINE has refused to start, for example. Now we introduce the virtualization technology which allows to us run several systems on the same computer, at the same time.

Linspire CEO Calls Certain Distros 'High-Brow Pirates'

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sys-con.com: Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony observed that "some distributions have come out, claiming to be taking the 'moral high ground' by refusing to give in to 'Microsoft threats,' while openly promoting the means of circumventing proprietary software on their web sites.

Italian Chamber approves Linux

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computerworld.com.au: All 630 representatives in the Italian Chamber of Deputies are now allowed to request Linux for their PCs and laptops to replace current software, typically based on the Windows/Office platform.

Katapult yourself to keyboard productivity

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linux.com: If you like to keep your hands on the keyboard, you may find it tricky to launch new apps, open folder and documents, and change tracks in your music playlist. Katapult is an application launcher that does everything the Alt-F2 run dialog does, and much more.

Picture-perfect MythTV: how to improve video quality

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Rudd-O: Envious of how good TVTime looks compared to MythTV? Envy no more. We’re about to fix that for ya.

GPL: fear is the key

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iTWire: The third revision of the General Public Licence has been out for just short of three weeks but plenty of people are already questioning why take-up has been so slow.

Linux Ubuntu’s Compiz-Fusion!

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vness.wordpress.com: I’ve been using Linux Ubuntu 7.04 for less than a week. And I am soooo loving it! I love how simple and flexible it is. I can make it do anything I want!

Critic bashes Massachusetts on Open XML proposal

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computerworld: With about a week remaining to collect comments on a plan to adopt Ecma's Open XML standard, Massachusetts is mum on how the issue is fairing, but some who disagree with the action are already voicing their opinion publicly.

Also: OOXML Fails to Gain Approval in US

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