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going wild with kde 4.1 themes

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KDE

vizzzion.org: Now KDE 4.1 is out, I've played around a bit with different themes. I've installed the KDE artwork package, and a couple of themes via GetHotNewStuff. KDE's coloring system has seen quite a lot of love, as has Plasma's theming engine. The results are quite impressive, as you can see in the screenshots.

Top Screencast Sites for Open-Source

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OSS
Web

ostatic.com: Let's say that you've decided to start using a new programming language or framework. How can you learn what to do, or take some initial steps? Years ago, the obvious answer was the buy a book, or perhaps a magazine. Today, you're likely to read an online tutorial, or one of the many blogs that have sprung up about many of these technologies.

Microsoft Applauds Victory Over Linux and Open Source

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Microsoft

softpedia.com: The Redmond company, once the epitome of the proprietary software business model, stopped nothing short of declaring an all out victory over Linux and open source at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting 2008 the past week.

Also: Microsoft's open source guru faces slings and arrows
And: Microsoft’s Dana Perino problem with open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Split files with tar

  • Setting up LAMP on FreeBSD
  • Opsview - Enterprise network and Application monitoring based on Nagios
  • How to customize Ubuntu for your Eee PC
  • How-To: Configure Wireless Internet In Linux
  • Reverse Engineering Malware on Linux with IDA Pro
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 10
  • Minimalist Linux to Confuse the Masses
  • Knock-based commands for your Linux laptop
  • openSUSE 11.0 Tweak for Speed

Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1

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MDV

headshotgamer.com: Newer distros mean newer kernels, which give better support for new hardware and newer distros have newer packages - importantly, game packages. Hot off the press, I downloaded the KD4 combo live/install CD for x86-32.

A Journey with Ubuntu : Installation and first impression.

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Ubuntu

gaetandhont.wordpress: I eventually decided myself to install Ubuntu, but the key point is: I want to keep my laptop with XP because I have installed the softwares that support my needs. I don’t want to play with partition resizing and all the likes to install Ubuntu, nor to start from zero with only an Ubuntu installation.

Absolute Linux 12.1.05 – Slackware Made Easier

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: INSTALLING Slackware is a Linux rite of passage. It is the computing equivalent of wandering off alone into the bush for a month armed with nothing more than a pointy stick and grim determination. My own Slackware experience was such a tense affair that, once the KDE desktop loaded, I jumped around the room whooping like I had just killed my first antelope.

Intel GMA X4500HD

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Super Micro C2SEA is an ATX motherboard that uses the Intel G45 Chipset in conjunction with an ICH10 Southbridge. This motherboard provides Intel GMA X4500HD graphics with VGA and HDMI interfaces. In this article, we are looking at the performance of this new Intel graphics processor under Linux.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Apple Denies Linux Access To Its Movie Trailers

  • Why Google Docs will not work (Not yet at least)
  • New Compiz Shatter Effect!
  • Switching To Open Source Completely- One Step at a time
  • Pity the Poor Classmate PC'd Children of Portugal
  • Star Office by Sun Microsystems Part 1
  • Stuff That Works With Linux #2 (Epson Stylus DX6000)
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Turns To OpenJDK 6
  • Ubuntu GNOME Applications
  • KDE 3 to KDE 4 Migration Wizard
  • According to Intuit, Linux is the Future
  • All In One Pendrivelinux 2008
  • Install Linux With Ease Using UNetbootin
  • Gentoo on a 1&1 vServer
  • Howto use Truecrypt and Evolution
  • How to Optimize your Internet Connection using MTU and RWIN
  • How to install & configure Xen Virtualization in openSUSE 11.0
  • Insanely Securing Your Unix or Linux Systems

Picking a Penguin

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PCLOS

blogs.cdswebs: I’m glad that I found PCLOS, because it’s definitely been worth using to me. Both machines I have it on are set to dual boot either it or Windows, but I find myself booting to Windows less and less as PCLOS is just so much more efficient.

amaroK: Music App for Linux Reviewed

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Software

osweekly.com: Over the past few years, I have heard a lot of noise about how great it would be to see KDE coming to Windows world. Despite this happening on its own, it really means little with the exception of perhaps one application - amaroK.

Linux User Here

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Linux

practical-tech.com: Color me surprised. Dana Blankenhorn, a well-known writer about Linux and open source recently asked for someone—anyone–to send him a loaner Linux laptop to replace his now dead Windows laptop. What, he didn’t already have one?

KDE 4 - Wow!

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KDE
  • KDE 4 - Wow!

  • KDE 4.1 with Kubuntu 8.04
  • KDE dedicates 4.1 release to Uwe Thiem

What I Don't Like About Ubuntu Linux....

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Ubuntu

blogs.pcworld: I've finally done it. I've managed to successfully install Ubuntu on a computer that runs at a decent speed. That said, I thought I'd give you my opinion of Ubuntu. Yes, I am a Linux guy, and I may always support Linux, but that doesn't mean I can't criticize it!

Intuit joins the Linux revolution

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Software

news.cnet.com: Intuit has been sniffing around open source for at least a year now, but it opened the door a bit more in April when it opened up QuickBase to developers, but now seems to be paving the way for a more complete launch into open source with its Linux Business Resource Center.

Red Hat's new CEO aims Linux at the cloud

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Linux
Interviews

news.cnet.com: The former Delta Airlines chief operating officer, who took the reins of the most established open-source software company from Matthew Szulik in January, names cloud computing as a top priority. "The clouds will all run Linux," Whitehurst said in an interview.

Firefox market share exceeds 20%, IE at 70%

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Moz/FF

tgdaily.com: It has been six weeks since Firefox 3 has been released and if we believe market share numbers provided by an ongoing survey of NetApplications, then it appears that Mozilla has had a successful launch with market share gains, especially at the expense of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Also: * Mozilla Fixes Awesomebar...In Next Firefox Version
* ogg support coming soon to mozilla
* Mozilla warns of low-risk DoS vulnerability in Firefox 3

Linux Sea, an online book on Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

Sven Vermeulen: With the summer at hand and my daughter on the way, I thought it would be a good idea to put the current work for this (end-user) document online. On my developer page you can find the current draft of Linux Sea, a book on Gentoo Linux.

Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review

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Hardware
  • Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review

  • HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 3120
  • Review: The Sandisk Sansa View
  • India's '$10 laptop' too good to be true

Eight Ways VARs Can Profit From Linux And Open Source

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OSS
  • Eight Ways VARs Can Profit From Linux And Open Source

  • Microsoft claims heart beats in open source
  • Blizzard Asks Judge to Forbid Open Source
  • The best place to host your open-source project
  • Signature Devices Launches Open Source Game Engine
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today's leftovers

'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
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