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Story Nouveau In Linux 3.15: Maxwell Support, GPU Fault Recovery Work Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 12:32pm
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Story Microsoft's Website Thinks That All Linux Systems Are Windows 8.1 Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 11:53am
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Story Review: Linux Mint MATE 201403 Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 9:44am

A Walk in the Park with Zenwalk 5.0

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junauza.blogspot: Zenwalk Linux is probably one of the most if not the most popular Slackware-based Linux distribution today. When 5.0 came out, I obtained the Standard Edition (SE), which I usually do, and then installed and tested it on VMWare Server.

The Linux Foundation Announces Linux Standard Base 3.2

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press release: The Linux Foundation today announced an update of the Linux Standard Base (LSB). The new LSB 3.2 introduces new features for interpreted languages, printing and multimedia, further enabling application developers to easily and cost-effectively support the Linux operating system.

Best free programs

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Software ‘THAT’S a cool looking notebook,” the customer at the computer shop said. He was referring to the Asus Eee PC, but the idea of Linux—the operating system installed on the Eee PC—seemed to stump him. What about programs, he wanted to know.

Plenty to like in newest Firefox version

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Moz/FF Don't look now, but the third volley in the second browser war is about to be fired, and it's packing an impressive payload.

Tweak Ubuntu for peak performance

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c|net blogs: One of the first things I noticed after using Ubuntu for a while was how snappy the OS is. Then I poked around the Linux forums a little bit and found out that I could work even faster in Ubuntu by changing some default settings, and using a few of the OS's unique keyboard shortcuts.

What are the top 3 issues facing Gentoo?

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spyderous.livejournal: I ran a quick, informal poll on the internal Gentoo developers' list last week, and tonight I began analyzing the results. 50 developers responded to my 9-question survey, and I'm going to post the results of 1 question at a time.

Choosing an XFCE-based distro

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Linux Not an easy task. Suppose you want to run a distro that is specifically focussed on XFCE. What choice do you have, and what are the caveats? I will just write down a few notes on a selective list of distributions.

Mozilla opens e-mail subsidiary

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Moz/FF The Mozilla Foundation Tuesday opened Mozilla Messaging, a new subsidiary focused on developing its free, open-source Thunderbird e-mail software.

Open Source ATI 6.8.0 Driver Released

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softpedia: The open source ATI 6.8.0 driver was released yesterday, after a long time in the making. Some of the major improvements include Radeon support for r5xx, rs6xx and r6xx chips, using ATOMBIOS, the porting of mach64, r128 and radeon to libpciaccess and improved BIOS/driver interaction on Radeon.

today's leftovers

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  • From Windows to Linux - and back again

  • Open Enterprise Interview: Stefane Fermigier
  • Linux Tip No. 19: View your routing table
  • Opera, Firefox bug could export users' Web history
  • Opera screeches at Mozilla over security disclosure
  • Firefox 3.0's malware blocker whacks access to popular add-on sites
  • Native JSON parsing and web-based protocol handlers in FF3
  • GNU/Linux, how it all started
  • Creating Custom Ubuntu Live-CD With Remastersys
  • Running Linux in Windows
  • XO Laptop Spy Camera or Motion Detector
  • Max McLaren, general manager, Red Hat Australia-NZ
  • Cheap is good, but free is better
  • Ubuntu Booted

KDE Displays at SCALE 6x Expo

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KDE To Southern Californians February means several things. Most important of all however, is the coming of SCALE, the annual Southern California Linux Expo.

Mandriva Cooker: Eye Candy, Ear Candy

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MDV I've been putting a fair amount of time into getting PulseAudio integrated cleanly on Mandriva of late and it's going pretty well. I've now landed Compiz 0.7.0 into Cooker after enabling XCB in our libx11 package last week.

Introducing Ubuntu: Desktop Linux book review

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Reviews Ah, yet another book about Ubuntu Linux. Is there no reprieve from the bombardment of Ubuntu and beginner Linux books (and Ubuntu for beginners books)? For Introducing Ubuntu: Desktop Linux to impress me, it had to offer something new and unique.

11 Versions Of WINE Benchmarked

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Software Last December we had published benchmarks of seven versions of WINE, which covered up through the WINE 0.9.50 release. This time around, we have gone back and benchmarked all versions of WINE from the latest 0.9.55 release to WINE 0.9.45.

Welcome the Inspiron 1525 to the Dell Ubuntu Family

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Ubuntu Earlier today, we added the Inspiron 1525 notebook to our family of Ubuntu products. And as with our other systems shipping Ubuntu 7.10, Dell is including built-in DVD playback capabilities so that you can get the most out of your new Dell.

BBC Ubuntu Installfest

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  • Alan Connor: Pic Of The Day: Ubuntu Installfest

  • Jono Bacon: Meeting with Ashley Highfield at the BBC
  • Ian Forrester: BBC's Ashley Highfield joins the Gnu/linux geeks

Linux on a stick

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blogbeebe.blogspot: I've always wanted Linux on a thumb drive ever since I heard about it. These days you can get it pre-installed from Mandriva on a 4GB thumb drive, or you can follow a number of how-tos devoted to creating your own. I followed the reasonably easy directions for installing Mint on a USB stick on Pendrivelinux.

Microsoft publishes 'incomplete' OOXML specs

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Microsoft The Word, Excel and PowerPoint file format specifications were published on Friday, together with details of an open-source Office binary-to-Office Open XML (OOXML) translator project. However, the file format specifications were criticised as being incomplete by third-party OOXML developer Stephane Rodriguez.

some howtos:

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  • The Definitive Guide to Bash Command Line History

  • All the C you need to know for GTK+
  • OOo Shortcuts to Make Life Easier
  • Howto: use audio-convert in Thunar
  • HowTo: Two-Pane GUI File Manager
  • Ubuntu: Change How Often Your System Checks for Updates
  • Convert OGG to MP4 Using VLC Media Player

Linux, How Do We Love Thee?

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Linux As we bid goodbye to Valentine's Day and all its associated romantic pressures for another year, it seems entirely natural to turn our thoughts to more comfortable ground and the question of why, exactly, we love Linux so much. "I could go on and on about things I love about Linux," Slashdot blogger yagu told LinuxInsider.

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