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Story Goodbye GNOME 2, Hello GNOME 2? srlinuxx 23/12/2011 - 9:34pm
Story Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Will Power New PC Line srlinuxx 23/12/2011 - 9:31pm
Story I give up; my search for the perfect Linux rescue distro is over srlinuxx 23/12/2011 - 9:29pm
Story Linux Users Continue To Pay Most srlinuxx 23/12/2011 - 6:40pm
Story KDE 4.8 RC Released srlinuxx 23/12/2011 - 6:34pm
Story Which Firefox is right for you -- 9, 10, 11, 12 or UX? srlinuxx 23/12/2011 - 6:32pm
Story Meet Mint's 'Cinnamon' srlinuxx 2 23/12/2011 - 6:30pm
Story Multi-Monitor Support In Ubuntu srlinuxx 23/12/2011 - 6:27pm
Story Open source: Pretty much right on track srlinuxx 23/12/2011 - 6:07pm
Story Linux Desktop Environment Round Up srlinuxx 1 23/12/2011 - 5:36pm

OpenSUSE Profiles Linux Users. Uses Macintosh to Report.

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Sniptools: Novell’s openSUSE has been getting some press lately. To move along their gamble for enterprise Linux, they conducted a massive survey. And then, there’s the fun in noting the “Document Properties” of this PDF file.

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Gentoo 2007.0

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Reviews The latest Gentoo release is upon us and I am going to take a look at what's new. Promised updates include a revamped installer and the latest versions of your favorite applications.

Mint 3.0 Beta 012

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bcm blogs: I like Ubuntu. A lot. This was not always the case. I like Mint even better. It fixes many of the things I do not like about Ubuntu, such as the color/sound schemes, and adds good stuff like MintWifi.

Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu

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ubuntu geek: It’s quite a pain to get dual monitors working your first time using Linux, however I hope this guide will make the process relatively quick and painless.

Limiting the number of user processes under Linux

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503 Service Unavailable: Some weeks ago there was a controversial discussion at Kriptopolis (a Spanish site mainly dedicated to computer security) about a supposed Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability present in many Linux distributions and some BSDs.

Mac, PC or Linux? Your next operating system

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PC Advisor: Choosing the perfect PC platform has never been easier. There have been significant advances in the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac and Linux operating systems, so let PC Advisor show you how to enjoy the benefits of all three

Linux guru backs new GNU licence

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ComputerWeekly: Open source guru Alan Cox has voiced his support for the controversial version 3.0 of the GNU General Public Licence in an exclusive podcast interview with Computer Weekly.

The future of open source...more lock-in

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Matt Asay: Just when you think Tim is an optimist, he reminds you that he's somewhat of a realist. Tim implies that we've reached the second phase of open source: the Google phase

Why Doesn't Microsoft Have A Cult Religion?

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Information Week: Apple has one. So do Java, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is dedicated to spreading the gospel of St. Linus Torvalds and St. Richard Stallman. But does anyone really worship the Gods of Redmond?

The Freedom to be Civil

Linux Today: This whole business of how we treat each other online has been on my mind a lot lately. I know you've heard all the same excuses and justifications as I have for treating other people shabbily. Maybe I'm getting mushy in my old age, but I think it's wrong and destructive.

Why Dolphin is a Good Choice for KDE4

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Linux App Finder: I've always been a big fan of Konqueror so when I heard that Dolphin was going to be the new default file manager for KDE4 I was disappointed. But after researching the decision further and actually giving Dolphin a try, I'm a convert.

15 Coolest Firefox Tricks Ever

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LifeHacker: Everybody’s favorite open-source browser, Firefox, is great right out of the box. And by adding some of the awesome extensions available out there, the browser just gets better and better. Get to be a Jedi master with the following cool Firefox tricks.

Rethinking the Linux Distribution

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Linux This article ties together a number of exciting ideas in the Free/Open Source (FOSS) community, to suggest a new direction for the Linux distribution. Many of these ideas are also applicable to BSD-based systems.

Gaim, er, Pidgin, finally hits 2.0

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Software It's the release that Gaim users have been waiting for since December 2005. After seven beta releases, several interface revamps, and a name change, Pidgin 2.0 is finally available in the wild. It's an improvement over the Gaim 1.5 series, but it's disappointing that after all that time, voice support for instant messaging networks that support that feature is still absent.

South Chilean penguin strays to Peru

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Misc A Magellanic penguin has stunned scientists by showing up in Peru, some 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) from home in southern Chile. he penguin appeared to have been acting alone and not as part of a migration.

Cropping multiple images the same way

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Linux Tutorial Blog: Sometimes you'll want to crop the same area from multiple images (think of taking the contents of the same window from a load of screenshots). Of course, you could fire up your favourite image editor to select and crop over and over, but, as usual, there is a better way. This short tutorial describes an efficient way to do this for a theoretically infinite amount of images.

IBM middleware on Linux

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This technical briefing gives you an overview of Linux and introduces key IBM middleware products that run on Linux.

School District Fires Network Manager

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ThisWeek News: The Bexley school district announced May 8 that it acted on the recommendations of a recently released technology audit and fired 11-year district Network Manager Curtis Mason. Some teachers, according to high school teacher Ben Trotter, were upset by the plan to switch to Linux.

Linux Mint 3.0-BETA-012 Cassandra Quickie

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I was anxious to test the new Linux Mint release in hopes that wireless might be working, but alas, I spent the better part of 4 days downloading in vain.

Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

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Howtoforge: Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme (read the release notes to learn more). This walkthrough shows how to install it.

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