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Story No, really, secure boot does add security srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 10:33pm
Story Raspberry Pi review srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 10:30pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 7:36am
Story KDE Activities: A Personal Case Study srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 7:30am
Story Is Gnome targeting OEMs with Initial Setup? srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 2:36am
Story Another look at Ubuntu and the Enterprise srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 2:34am
Story New Mandriva Foundation Nears Milestone srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 2:33am
Story Linus, GNOME 3, and Much Ado About Desktop Interfaces srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 2:26am
Story Plasma Active - a New Approach to Tablet Computing srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 9:52pm
Story rekonq 1.0 Tech Preview srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 9:51pm

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.

101 Ubuntu Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

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Ubuntu

blog.lxpages.com: In this article we’ve compiled 101 list of Ubuntu tutorials. If you’re thinking of switching to Ubuntu from Windows, don’t waste your time thinking too much. Switch to Ubuntu now and you’ll never think about going back.

Openbox window manager grows up

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Software

linux.com: If you want an adaptable window manager that doesn't drain your resources, try Openbox. Its latest version, 3.4.2, released this month, has several visual improvements and dozens of new usable features.

Ubuntu Linux's Achilles' Heel: It's Tough To Install On Laptops

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Ubuntu

Information Week: The wildly popular Linux distro isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially if you try to install it on a laptop, our reviewer Alex Wolfe finds. Come along on his Ubuntu safari, as he hacks his way through bug-fraught installation attempts.

Tux Paint gets a face lift

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Software

DesktopLinux: Five years after the debut of its popular open-source drawing program for children, New Breed Software announced the release of Tux Paint 0.9.17.

Linux: Granular

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Linux

dailykos.com: Granular offers a visually stunning KDE, certainly the nicest implementation of it in any distro I've yet reviewed; once everything is configured, you enter an alabaster screen that loads all the modules necessary to run the liveCD.

BA in BS on the OBS

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SUSE

wafaa.eu: The guys and gals over at openSUSE have been beavering away at enhancing a tool that is invaluable to the Bongo Project and many many others - the openSUSE Build Service (OBS for short). One of those enhancements is enabling statistics so packagers can see if the sweat and tears has been worth it.

How Microsoft crushed Linux's Chinese rebellion

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Microsoft

salon: Somehow, facing a market where piracy was rampant and the government openly pro-Linux, Microsoft turned it around. China, says Gates, will one day be Microsoft's biggest market.

TinyMe - The little distro that could

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: Having become a fan of PcLinuxOS after a recent review of their 2007 version, I've followed its development with interest. One of those is TinyMe, a live cd derivative of PCLOS, that offers you the best of its parent, with the small size common to "lite" distributions or "distros" as they're more commonly called.

Dual-booting XP and Linux - It’s really easy!

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HowTos

zdnet blogs: Over the past few weeks several people have asked me if it’s possible to set up a Windows XP/Linux dual-boot system on a PC that already has Windows XP installed on it, and if it’s possible, how easy is the process.

Amarok 2.0 Jingle Contest

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Software

dot.kde.org: The Amarok team needs your help. Amarok are looking for a new, shiny and fresh jingle to play at first start of Amarok 2.0 and are holding a contest to find one.

Catalog shopping comes to open-source software

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Software

computerworld.com: A free beta Web site unveiled yesterday from open-source consulting firm Optaros Inc. is designed to tackle that problem. The site, Enterprise Open Source Directory, is billed as a one-stop information repository on some 300 enterprise-ready open-source applications.

Lenovo Unveils Its Highest Performing Notebook: A Linux Workstation

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Hardware

Information Week: Lenovo on Tuesday introduced its highest performing notebook, a Linux mobile workstation powered by an Intel Centrino Pro processor.

Easy CD ripping with Konqueror

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HowTos

ITtoolbox Blogs: We live in a world of sound. Many sounds are jarring and loud like traffic or construction work. Other sounds are dull and boring like elevator music. Still more sounds are pleasant. The biggest problem is how to get the collection of silver plastic disks converted to electronic form for those portable grooving machines.

A beginner’s introduction to the GNU/Linux command line, Part II

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HowTos

FreeSoftware Mag: 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? By monitoring the processes that your computer runs, and one of the best ways to monitor and control processes is by using the command line.

How “Wintel thinking” reduces productivity

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Misc

Paul Murphy: For many jobs there’s a PC way and a Unix way. For example, I write these blogs using vi under either CDE (Solaris 10) or Gnome (Solaris 9) and just embed references and format information as I go along. The result is extremely portable because the text is independent of the format.

The Future of Publishing with Linux Magazines

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Linux

OSWeekly: Not too long ago, I subscribed to a Linux magazine for beginners called Tux. Fantastic magazine, but the last I heard they were "headed out," so to speak, due largely to a lack of funding. Now we are presented with the question: will Full Circle Magazine fall victim to the same fate as the once beloved Tux Magazine? Not likely. Why?

NoMachine NX 3.0 improves remote access to Linux boxes

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Software

linux.com: NoMachine recently released version 3.0 of its remote desktop product line. NX 3.0 has some interesting advantages over similar products -- but also some pitfalls for inexperienced users.

Preview: Mozilla Lightning

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Moz/FF

synergymx: There is a distinct lack of good applications for tracking your calendar, email, and tasks all in one location. Some applications do email but not calendar, where as others do calendars without email. As a business user there is a connection between the two.

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today's leftovers

  • The future of xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xsetwacom and other tools under Wayland
    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
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  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
    SparkyLinux is (yet another) Debian based Linux distribution. The SparkyLinux 4.5 update codenamed "Tyche' was released on December 3, providing users with multiple desktop choice other than GNOME. SparkLinux 4.5 ships with KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
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  • AMD Extends Strategic Partnership with Mentor Graphics for Linux-based Embedded Solutions
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Leftovers: Software

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    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
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  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
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Linux Foundation: Blockchain and Automotive Grade Linux

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    Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base.
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