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Story Ubuntu 13.10: It just works srlinuxx 15/10/2013 - 7:24pm
Story Running SilverStripe On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.04 falko 15/10/2013 - 11:21am
Story Debian 7.2 Update Released srlinuxx 15/10/2013 - 4:07am
Story Notable Ubuntu Derivatives srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 10:20pm
Story I tried Fedora 19 KDE one more time srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 10:17pm
Story Mageia 3 Review srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 10:00pm
Story Debian Project News - October 14th srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 9:58pm
Story can you use Linux or not srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 7:59pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 529 srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 5:38pm
Story 15 Ways to Reduce Image Size srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 5:35pm

ATI: Linux vs. Windows Vista

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Software

phoronix: Since AMD introduced their new Linux display driver last month, we have published a number of different articles looking at the Radeon performance across their different GPU product generations. Today, however, we will be looking just at that as we compare the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB performance under Linux and Microsoft Windows Vista.

Review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon final release

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Ubuntu

seopher: Open source software amazes me. There was a time when free applications were either completely twattish or pirated; yet as the months roll by more and more amazing things are happening - making a world without paid software increasingly viable. Here we go again, another new Ubuntu release to prove my point.

Itty-bitty, teeny-weeny Linux PCs

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Hardware

desktoplinux: Over at our sister site LinuxDevices, we're always looking at small, embedded-Linux systems. While reviewing Freespire recently on a Mini koobox, an Apple Mini-sized system, I began to wonder, Just how small do full-featured, Linux-powered PCs come?

Tidy up your filesystem with FSlint

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HowTos

linux.com: Over time, a filesystem accumulates a lot of useless items. FSlint is a nifty little tool that helps you clean your filesystem by pointing out junk in the form of empty directories, corrupt symlinks, files with bad names, duplicate and temp files, and more.

Ubuntu Developer Summit : Day 1

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Ubuntu

ubuntu-tutorials.com: As someone described it at the beginning of the day, is its like “speed dating for ideas”. We’re basically sitting around tables with the best minds in the Ubuntu community and hashing out ideas for Ubuntu 8.04.

FOSSCamp: integrating Internet services into the GNOME desktop

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Software

arstechnica: A FOSSCamp session led by Red Hat developers presented the GNOME Online Desktop project, the nexus of GNOME's efforts to integrate support for modern web services into the open source desktop environment.

PackageKit: new backends and discussed at Ubuntu conference

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Software

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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KDE

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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MDV
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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HowTos

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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HowTos

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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Linux
  • 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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HowTos
  • 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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Linux

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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Linux

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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KDE

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.

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