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Story Frankendesktop: My Gothic desktop fantasy srlinuxx 10/10/2011 - 11:02pm
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Story The World Welcomes Oneiric Ocelot: srlinuxx 10/10/2011 - 4:55pm

My Experience With openSUSE 10.2

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SUSE

So my latest endevour has been to find a linux alternative to my standard MS Windows XP Pro installation and I think I found it with openSUSE 10.2. While my linux administration skills are by far greater than they were a year ago, I still know I've got a ton of room to go in terms of every day linux functionality.

My Feisty regressions, what are yours?

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Ubuntu

I’m currently running the development version of Ubuntu, codenamed Feisty. The final version was planned to be released on April 19th, but this might change since the RC has already been postponed.

There seems to be no official announcement what exactly causes the delay, but I have some ideas, because there are some problems I’m currently experiencing myself:

Battle for Wesnoth 1.2.4

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Gaming

Version 1.2.4 of Battle for Wesnoth, a GPL'ed fantasy-themed turn-based strategy game, was released today. This is a maintenance release that fixes somes bugs with saved games and tSG should be playable again.

Changelog includes:

Version 1.2.4:
* campaigns:

How to pronounce Linux ?

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Linux

My friend once asked me how you pronounce the word Linux. While I have heard the way it is pronounced from the mouths of numerous Linux users to be certain how you correctly pronounce it, I have felt it would be nice to hear it being pronounced by the father of Linux himself - Linus Torvalds.

What’s his beef with Linux?

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Linux

“What’s his beef with Linux?” I can imagine some people wonder if I have something against Linux. The first two contributions to Digiplace.nl were quite critical in tone. Well, to clarify one thing: I have nothing against Linux. On the contrary, I would take any opportunity to promote Linux among Windows users.

Tutorial - ~ Ubuntu Guide

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HowTos

This is my guide on how to install ubuntu on a partioned Hard Drive or another Hard Drive.

First, you will need the ubuntu LiveCD, available here>>
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

get the version that best fits your computer and your needs.

Here we will emphasize on Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft.

KDE vs. GNOME: Is One Better?

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KDE

One of the hardest things for users of other platform to understand is that GNU/Linux does not have a single graphical display. Instead, there are dozens, ranging from basic window managers that control the look and positioning of windows in the X Window system, to complete desktop environments with a wide variety of utilities and specially designed applications.

Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

I would take a break from the regular broadband bashing and instead focus on the new imminent release of Ubuntu Linux, code named as Feisty Fawn. With cutting edge software, Ubuntu’s version promises to be better than ever before by incorporating huge support for Wireless networking cards, on demand installation of codecs and Windows migration tools.

terminal drag and drop

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HowTos

this is a bit of a trick I stumbled across a few days ago. Konsole, the kde terminal application allows you to drag and drop files into it. When you drop the file, you can do a number of useful things with it. This is a very quick howto, highlighting this feature.

SO HOW DOES IT WORK?

Getting started with GnuPG

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HowTos

In this article I'll help you get started with GnuPG, the GNU Privacy Guard. Instead of writing another GnuPG manual, I'll teach you how to generate your first keypair, sign/verify files and encrypt/decrypt files.

If you don't know what GnuPG is, this description from the official website will clear things up for you.

The sorry state of open source today

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OSS

I have been using open source software since the beginning of 1995. It was about Linux (starting with Slackware, after an initial apprenticeship with SLS), then some FreeBSD and NetBSD, to continue with several Linux distributions. What a choice!

Free software rules, ok?

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OSS

Chris Cornish is not your typical teenager. While other young people are finishing high school and hanging out with friends, 16-year-old Cornish is the systems administrator for a national Internet service provider (ISP) and network integrator, Perth-based Corporate IT Centre.

Penguin At The Window: Linux As An Alternative To Vista

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Linux

One thing must be said from the start: Microsoft Vista is a modern operating system that offers a variety of genuine improvements over Windows XP. On top of that, Vista also looks much spiffier than its predecessor. Even so, there are a variety of reasons not to blindly reach for Vista. A consideration of the alternatives is in order, and Linux is at the top of the list.

Getting Started with Ghost4Linux

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HowTos

Ghost is a popular software in the Windows world for creating full backups of your PCs contents and helps in restoring individual files or the entire hard drive. One of the popular ways of archiving or creating images of Linux filesystems is to use liveCD distributions and tarring the entire contents.

Pulseaudio in Ubuntu Feisty - play sound over the network!

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HowTos

Why PulseAudio?

But first, some motivation. Why use a sound server these days? Doesn’t ALSA work now? Well, there’s 3 main reasons to rig up PulseAudio:

Hidden Linux : The dict Difference

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KDE

There are lots of ways in which Linux applications can be tweaked to your personal taste. Here's one of my favourites...

6 Reasons Why I’ve Switched to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

In my quest for the ideal computing experience, Ubuntu is the winner. I’ve been switching between Windows XP, Windows Vista and Ubuntu [Feisty Fawn]; all in all, Ubuntu takes the cake for many reasons. If you are interesting in learning more about Linux then continue reading.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Beta) on an eMac - Part 1: Installation

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Ubuntu

I have an older G4 eMac with 512Mb RAM. I upgraded the CD-Rom to a DVD burner and am installing Feisty on it. I did however run into issues just getting to the install. Here are the steps I followed to get a successful install started from the Live CD.

1. Download the ISO from here. (I grabbed the one labeled “Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) desktop CD “).

The 451 Group on 'Going Open'

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OSS

Nearly two months ago, Raven Zachary, a senior analyst with The 451 Group, sent me his research report "Going Open: Software Vendors in Transition." I've been waiting for the chance to read it in full, but it hasn't been easy finding time to plow through its 66 pages. On a flight to Europe yesterday I found the time, and am glad I did.

Howto: Tango In Openoffice

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HowTos

I recently tried the latest version of Ubuntu and they're theming OpenOffice. I noticed they included the Tango version of OOo's icons. They look amazing so when I went back to OpenSuse I decided to try and get them on there. Here's the howto.

Browse to http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ and find the package openoffice.org-style-tango*.deb

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