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Story Ubuntu 11.04 - What Have They Done?! srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 11:10pm
Story Another Benefit To Wayland: Its Screensaver srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 8:28pm
Story Elementary OS Review srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 8:26pm
Story Foresight Linux 2.5 review srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 8:23pm
Story ShipIt comes to an end srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 8:22pm
Story GNOME vs. KDE: The Latest Round srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 6:40pm
Story Bashing Microsoft 'like kicking a puppy,' says Linux Foundation chief srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 6:38pm
Story KDE, what next? srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 5:23pm
Story Decision criteria for open source and proprietary software srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 5:18pm
Story Live video stream for 20th Anniversary of Linux srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 5:16pm

OpenSUSE 10.2 @Work

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SUSE

After testing out openSUSE 10.2 @home and being exceptionally satisfied with the new release I decided to go for clean install on workstation @office, replacing the good old SUSE 10.1.

OpenOffice.org 2.1 Is Here

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OOo

OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.

OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things:

* Multiple monitor support for Impress

Sirius Teams Up with KDE

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KDE

In a move to promote the KDE desktop in the Enterprise, the UK's Open Source experts, Sirius Corporation, have become a Supporting Member of the KDE project.

Parade of Penguins before 'Happy Feet'

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Misc

Marching penguins, dancing penguins and, next year, surfing penguins. We're surrounded by the little critters, but they're not justa Hollywood creation --they've been popular culture fixtures for years. Among them:

Install Firefox3.0a1 in Ubuntu and List of Addons

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Firefox 3.0 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla.This article describes how to install fiefox3.0a1 in ubuntu linux system.

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screen: Keep Your Processes Running Despite A Dropped Connection

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Linux
HowTos

I guess you all know this: you are connected to your server with SSH and in the middle of compiling some software (e.g. a new kernel) or doing some other task which takes lots of time, and suddenly your connection drops for some reason, and you lose your labour. This can be very annoying, but fortunately there is a small utility called screen which lets you reattach to a previous session so that you can finish your task. This short tutorial shows how to use screen for just this purpose.

Training your Mutt

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Mutt is a great mail client, in large part because it is extremely customizable. You can tweak Mutt's behavior and have it do tricks that are nearly impossible to do with other mail clients -- but it can be a bit daunting to get started with. Let's take Mutt on a short trip to mail client obedience school and see how easy it can be to make Mutt handle mail just the way you want it to.

Debian Etch is now frozen prior to release

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Linux

In case you missed the annoucement yesterday Debian Etch has now been frozen for release. This means that the distribution won't receive automatic updates over the next few days and weeks. Instead only "targetted" package updates will be made.

Shocking:World of Warcraft Patch 2.0 Gold Grinding Bug!

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Gaming

Blizzard released the latest patch for World of Warcraft on 5th Dec. Recently, a gold farmer revealed that the new patch had a big gold grinding bug.

The Mandriva Flash controversy

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MDV

By now, you should probably have heard about our new product: Mandriva Flash. However, what you might ignore, is that inside the company this product is surrounded by a lot of controversy.

ubuntu linux on Playstation 3 Screens

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Ubuntu

What's up next in Linux desktop standardization?

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Software

Over the past week, some of the Linux desktop's foremost developers gathered together in Portland, Oregon at the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs) Desktop Architects Meeting to work further on bringing order to the Linux desktop.

Craigslist, Spies Injected Into Hans Reiser Hearing

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Reiser

Antonios Zografos, an Oakland man who dated Nina Reiser for about eight months before she disappeared, said he became concerned when he couldn't reach her by phone the afternoon of Sept. 3, as they had planned to meet around 5:30 p.m. to have dinner and see a movie.

Novell-Microsoft tout survey results

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SUSE

The companies commissioned a study of 201 computing industry decision makers that found 95 percent of respondents approved of the collaboration.

Zenwalk: A Slackware desktop alternative

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Linux
Reviews

Zenwalk is a lightweight desktop oriented Slackware based GNU/Linux distribution that aims to be fast and user friendly. It is still quite new, but the growth, as well as the progress of development, has been pretty fast so far. I've taken a hike with the latest release, Zenwalk 4.0, and here's what I can say about it.

Five steps to improve your Linux migration experience

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Linux

You've dabbled in the Linux waters, liked what you've seen and want to give Linux a sincere shot on your desktop systems. Here are some fundamental steps you can take that will greatly improve your Linux experience and increase your chances of actually sticking with Linux as a long-term solution.

Attorney puts missing woman's character on trial

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Reiser

The defense attorney representing murder suspect Hans Reiser painted missing mother Nina Reiser as a woman who had been engaging in deviant sexual behavior and whose family has ties to Russian secret police and intelligence agencies.

Also: The 7-year-old son of an Oakland man charged with murdering his wife testified in court today that he hadn't heard his parents arguing the day police believe that she was killed.

On the Bench: OpenSUSE 10.2

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SUSE

Suse 7.2 was my first Linux distribution ever, around five years ago. I was impressed but also had to struggle with all kinds of issues. That was part of the fun. I remember the sales pitch that working with Linux is like working on the engine of a car while it is running. You were supposed to fix things as you went along. Ever since, the distributions became more and more userfriendly.

Vector Linux 5.8 RC3 - Slackware that works and grows on you

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Reviews

So a Canadian friend of mine told me of a project up north (not too far north from Seattle where I live) called Vector. I started tracking the project back and noticed they had many of the attributes of Linux I like; XFce, Full working media, Claims of Fast performance and slimmed down instead of bloated packages.

Xandros Desktop Professional 4.1 review

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Linux
Reviews

There are several "business," "corporate," or "professional" desktop operating systems on the market today, all aimed at seeping into large corporations that already use GNU/Linux on servers. It's a pretty good plan, and most of the operating systems in this arena are pretty good -- not perfect, but pretty good. Xandros has had such a product for a while now, and it's always been near the top of the list in terms of features and quality. The market is now mature and the products are more competitive, though, and the product formerly known as Xandros Business Desktop, while still a good operating system, isn't keeping up with the industry's pace.

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