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10 minutes to run every Windows app on your Ubuntu desktop

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element14: This simple guide will bring up the Windows start menu inside GNOME and allow you to run, use and install any Windows app (that can run in a VM) inside your existing desktop. It takes about 10 minutes to setup, minus the time to install Windows, and involves one command in total.

Setting up QEMU / KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) on Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty”

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ubuntu-tutorials.com: There are many ways to achieve virtualization these days. I’m sure many of you have played with VMware or perhaps Parrallels, etc. If you haven’t done virtualization yet and you have a machine that is up to the task you’ll definitely want to read on.

Akademy Awards 2007

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dot.kde.org: At the second day of aKademy 2007, the contributors conference closed with the aKademy Awards Ceremony. Two of last years winners, Boudewijn Rempt and Laurent Montel awarded no less than four awards to Sebastian Trueg, Mathias Kretz, Danny Allen and Kenny Duffus.

Klipper

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FOSSwire: Copy and paste is probably one of the most fundamental concepts in the GUIs we use today. Every modern operating system has some form of a ‘clipboard.’ Most clipboard implementations only have the ability to store one item in them, so if you copy and paste a lot having space for one item only can be frustrating. Enter Klipper.

KDE 4: Kubuntu, Systemsettings vs kcontrol

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/home/liquidat: During aKademy Jonathan Riddell talked about Kubuntu and unveiled some plans regarding KDE 4. The first news in this talk was that Kubuntu will not ship with KDE 4 as the default version for the next two (!) Kubuntu reasons.

Compiz Fusion cube aquarium - first look

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CyberOrg: Here is the sneak peak into the very latest compiz fusion plugin - atlantis, Onestone is one super programmer to get us this.

KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 Released

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dot.kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the second alpha release of the K Desktop Environment. The most exciting new development is currently going on in Plasma, KDE 4's new shell for the desktop.

How to use Amarok to manage your iPod in Ubuntu

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simplehelp: Now that you’ve installed Amarok in Ubuntu, you’ll want to use it manage your iPod. This tutorial will take you through the steps to do just that, and it will also show you how to make Amarok the default program that launches when your iPod is connected.

Linux: OpenSuse

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dailykos: Since my first Linux experience was with OpenSuse 10.1 way back nearly ten months ago, I was eager to see what the latest 10.3 Alpha release (5) had to offer from Novell.

Google Desktop For Linux

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pimpyourlinux: A trend that seems to be popular these days is the ability to search for files and media on your computer in real time. Searching your desktop now can be achieved at lightning speeds by using databases to store all of the information about your files on your computer.

The State of ATI Linux 2007

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phoronix: It was on July 20, 2006 that I had issued The State of ATI Linux while ending off the ATI Redblog. It's going on a year later and it's now time for this year's address as far as what I have seen from the driver in the past year and where I hope and believe the driver is going in the near future.

The Real Meaning of GNU GPLv3

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LinuxJournal: Now that the final version of the GNU General Public Licence version 3 has been released, the in-depth analysis of its implications can begin. As important as both the legal and commercial details are, I believe the true significance of the GPLv3 lies elsewhere.

Denmark to test Open XML, ODF next year

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LinuxWorld: Denmark's government agencies will be required to handle two competing document format standards, the Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsoft Corp.'s Open XML, during a one-year test period that will begin next year.

KDE and a periodic release cycle

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/home/liquidat: I just watched Mark Shuttleworth’s Keynote on aKademy. The discussion afterwards was mainly dominated by his suggestion to switch KDE’s development cycle to a 6 month release cycle. Here is a closer look at what Mark said - and what KDE did in the past.

Inserting Stored, Reusable Information in OpenOffice Writer

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OOo Training, Tips, and Ideas: I think pretty much everyone likes to save time, and avoid painful carpal tunnel surgery. Here are the two very nice shortcut features that let you slap in a bunch of text with just a couple keystrokes.

KDAB Becomes Patron of KDE

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dot.kde.org: The KDE e.V. and KDAB are happy to announce continued collaboration on the Free Desktop, with KDAB becoming the latest new Patron of KDE. KDAB is known for its high-quality software services.

Enlighten your desktop with Elive

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PackT Publishing: Elive's been in development for several years now and in fact is so popular that its developer, Samuel "Thanatermesis" F. Baggen, works on it full time. In this month's article, Samuel explains his reasons for spinning Elive and how the distro has evolved over the years.

Mandriva adds a semantic layer to the KDE 4 desktop

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MDV

Mandriva PR: On the occasion of aKademy 2007, the annual conference of KDE developers and users, Mandriva is proud to announce together with the NEPOMUK partners and the KDE community that the NEPOMUK-KDE project it leads is poised to deliver a sea change in the Linux desktop experience.

Filtering traffic based on thousands of IPs efficiently

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Debian Administration: Trying to insert 70.000 rules in iptables on a recent machine takes about an hour and going through these rules for each packet is even more of a burden. But iptables can send packets to userspace to be handled there. This article describes how to filter network traffic based on thousands of IPs with a new tool called nfqueue efficiently.

TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

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TrueCrypt is a free software that encrypts data on-the-fly. Right now the newest version released is version 4.3. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt.

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