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Story Limpag: Elementary, my dear PC srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 9:59am
Story History of Linux: The Timeline srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 9:48am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/10/2013 - 5:41pm
Story The Question of the Moment: Too Many Distros? srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 8:53pm
Story arkOS: Building the anti-cloud (on a Raspberry Pi) srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 8:51pm
Story Zorin OS 7 - The sum of all parts is average srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 8:50pm
Story E-Mail App Geary Gets New Look, New Features srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 8:49pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 5:09pm
Story In Pictures: The 'Bad Boys' of open source srlinuxx 1 04/10/2013 - 2:08pm
Story A Look At Some KDE 4.12 Features srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 4:19am

PackageKit: new backends and discussed at Ubuntu conference

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liquidat: PackageKit gains more and more attention these days: with Pisi and Smart two new backends have been added and PackageKit was discussed at an Ubuntu conference as a possible default package manager.

Konsole performance

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nowwhatthe.blogspot: I had a discussion about the speed of Konsole with some Gnome users at a CodeYard meeting. Some testing on the spot revealed gnome-terminal was much faster. So I tried to test some stuff at home, too - see if anything has changed with KDE 4.

Ubuntu/Mandriva comparison

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Ubuntu

blog.zerodogg.org: I had so many various problems with 2008.0 that I felt it might be prudent to try some alternatives. My choice fell on Ubuntu. Was considering to try out Debian too, but I know Debian is good - but not quite end-user desktop-friendly.

ASUS GeForce 8600GT OC Gear 256MB under Linux

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Hardware

phoronix: The EN8600GT OC GEAR/HTDP/256M graphics card is based upon NVIDIA's GeForce 8600GT GPU with ASUS OC Gear. OC Gear? This is the world's first hardware-based real-time overclocking device. The PCI Express graphics card ships with a controller device that can be installed into a 5.25" drive bay and via USB, it's able to overclock the graphics card with a turn of a dial. In this review today we'll tell you how well the ASUS EN8600GT OC Gear graphics card works under Linux.

Ubuntu 7.10: Linux Flirts With Mainstream

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Ubuntu

linuxinsider: Are you tired of Windows? There's Always Mac, but there is another alternative. It's nearly free of viruses, incredibly stable, includes visual effects at least the equal of what Windows and Macs provide, and it comes with a bevy of software.

Book Review: Introducing Ubuntu: Desktop Linux

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Ubuntu

techbookreport: Ubuntu Linux is one of the best hopes for a Desktop Linux for the masses. For those tentatively considering making the move there's lots of material available already, and this book is expressly designed to appeal to the new user who doesn't have a deep understanding of the mechanics of operating systems on PCs.

Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac - Mac4Lin Project Documentation

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Do you want to give your desktop a dash of Mac OS X? The goal of this project is to bring the look and feel of Mac OS X (latest being 10.5, Leopard) to *nix GTK based systems. This document will present the procedure to install Mac4Lin pack & tweak certain things to get that almost perfect Mac OS X like desktop.

Gaming from within the terminal

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linux.com: MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons) are text-driven cooperative or competitive games that you can play either straight from your terminal using the Telnet protocol or through a separate application specially designed to play MUDs. Here's how to get started.

coupla short notes

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  • First GNOME 2.21 Release This Week

  • GamePark’s Linux-based GP2X F-200 handheld ships: Who is their competition?

few howtos:

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  • HowTo: Emergency Reboot a Remote Machine

  • Moving Multiple Files in Bash
  • What are access privileges and how can I set them?
  • Ubuntu, Dell laptop and hard disk power management

A Newbie's Guide to Flock

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webware.com (c|net): Flock is essentially Firefox with a handful of highly focused extensions built in to let you connect with social services like Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and others. For Web newbies out there, Flock's offering provides an easy way to manage and monitor profiles, media uploads, and communications with all your social networks.

Also: Flock 1.0 Enters Public Beta

Review of Linux Distributions - Part 2

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madgreek65.blogspot: Last week I wrote the first part of this series which discussed the installation of Mepis, Kubuntu, OpenSuse, and Freespire on my laptops. Now that I have had time to play with each of the operating systems I would like to discuss my impressions of the different distributions.

Red Hat and Novell Hire New Executives

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ITJungle: Commercial Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell continue to build up their executive ranks as they battle against each other and Unix and Windows alternatives in the data center and on the desktop.

KDE Commit-Digest for 28th October 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Further XMP tag support in Digikam. Beginnings of a Plasma lock/logout applet and a weather applet, to display data from the existing weather data engine. Continued work on the new Plasma-based KNewsTicker applet. Continued work and development ideas in Parley.

kernel stuff:

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Linux
  • Gitk Updates

  • Asynchronous Event Notification Infrastructure
  • Less Rigid Maintainership Structure

FOSScamp wraps up

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: FOSScamp had two days of Birds of a Feather (BoFs) and hallway conversations about many topics, including KDE 4, PackageKit, OpenLDAP, Chandler, and much much more.

Also: Participate in UDS without being there

Tip of the Trade: Ubuntu's Prefab Server Stacks

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server watch: While the Linux and Unix universes have always provided a wealth of high-quality, powerful servers for all occasions, putting all the pieces together has traditionally been a task for the seriously geeky. Ubuntu entered the pre-fab server stack parade back in version 6.06 (Dapper Drake), and has been refining it with every release.

Price of MIT professor's '$100 laptop' hits $200

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Reuters: A computer developed for poor children around the world, dubbed 'the $100 laptop,' has reached a milestone: Its price tag is now $200.

Also: Uruguay buys first $100 laptops

Hyperic charges after disgruntled Ubuntu upgraders

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the register: Canonical's release of a fresh version of Ubuntu has been met with plenty of grumbles. And now we find some other open source players trying to cash in on Ubuntu's issues.

OSX Tiger vs. Vista vs. Ubuntu Security: a 15 Point Report Card

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virtualhosting.com/blog: When shopping for a new computer, your mind is probably spinning with considerations. Perhaps the hardest part is choosing an operating system on which everything will run. To get a good idea of what capabilities Apple’s OSX Tiger/Leopard, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux have to offer, check out our 15 point report card that compares the levels of protection you’ll get with each of them.

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