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Story Debian GNU/Hurd 2013 rounded up srlinuxx 22/05/2013 - 7:06pm
Story Midnight Commander Will Whip Your Files Into Shape srlinuxx 22/05/2013 - 7:00pm
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Story Mint 15: Today's best Linux desktop srlinuxx 22/05/2013 - 2:32pm
Story Mageia 3 KDE Review: elegant and fantastic! srlinuxx 22/05/2013 - 3:59am
Story Emmabuntus 2 - The French Revolution srlinuxx 22/05/2013 - 3:57am
Story OpenMandriva Picks Name, Releases Alpha srlinuxx 22/05/2013 - 3:55am
Story Is It Ever a Good Thing to Use a Nonfree Program? srlinuxx 21/05/2013 - 11:57pm
Story 20 Funny Commands or Linux is Fun srlinuxx 21/05/2013 - 11:54pm
Story Kubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail review - Cushty srlinuxx 21/05/2013 - 11:21pm

Linux Isn't Ready for Prime Time

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Linux

randalldanger.blogspot: I've been living a lie! You see, I don't actually use Linux. I've tried, but to no avail. I tried, but eventually gave up.

FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate

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OOo

inquirer.net: There is an alternative to pirated software. You don't need to pirate software to use good software. We often read raids of shops and businesses using illegal software. People want to use software, and FOSS is an alternative.

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Release Dates

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Ubuntu

only ubuntu: In addition to Ubuntu 6-months stable releases and the next version of ubuntu is 8.04 with Code Name “Hardy Heron” but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop.

PC-BSD Day 11: What’s the community like?

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BSD

ruminations: The PC-BSD community has its’ own channels for communicating with developers and users. The usual suspects like mailing lists, a forum and an IRC channel are available.

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

Vinagre, An Excellent GNOME VNC Client

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Software

phoronix: A few days ago one of the Vino (GNOME's VNC server) developers, Jonh Wendell, released a new public build of Vinagre. Vinagre is designed to be a VNC client for the GNOME desktop and while it is still under development, in our testing thus far we found it to be an excellent VNC (Virtual Network Computing) client. In this article, we'll be offering a brief preview of Vinagre 0.3.

The Media on SCO Bankruptcy

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OS

groklaw: I thought it would be fun to include some of the media reaction to the news of the SCO bankruptcy filing. Some of the headlines are inspired. The winner has to be "SCO files Chapter 11 bankruptcy - Seeks court protection from its own lawsuits".

newsbeuter: RSS feed reader for the text console

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Software

DPotD: Newsbeuter is an RSS feedreader for the text console. It comes with a user interface in the style of such popular text tools such as mutt and slrn, and aims to be the text-mode RSS feedreader with the most features, providing the greatest flexibility for its users.

DistroWatch hit by a massive DDoS attack

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Security
Web

distrowatch: The site won't be updated until the problem is dealt with, but at least you can access the existing information. Sorry for the trouble Sad

Fedora 8 Test 2 Nano Review

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Linux
Reviews

blogbeebe: If you haven't tried Fedora in a while, you owe it to yourself to at least fire up the Live CD and give it a whirl. The look and feel of the entire graphic desktop has been advanced and polished quite a bit from earlier versions, including Fedora 7.

First impression of new AMD/ATI driver 8.41.7

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Software

/home/liquidat: Today I installed the new AMD/ATI drivers. It is still a bit buggy bug comes along with performance improvements. The main reason to try the new AMD/ATI driver was for me to test if the OpenGL implementation works for a program I have.

Against all odds, Ubuntulite fights back

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress.com: This is probably the most boring screenshot ever, but it’s an important one. That’s Ubuntulite 7.04, a fresh installation and a working system. Laugh if you want, but that’s an important step.

Determine the virtual terminal you are using in GNU/Linux

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HowTos

all about linux: Have you ever had to determine the virtual terminal that an X session is running on? Perhaps you may want this information for a program you have created. It is possible using the fgconsole command.

Network & System Monitoring

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Software
HowTos
  • DStat - resource statistics linux tool

  • Bandwidth Monitor-NG - terminal-based interface bandwidth monitoring tool
  • KNemo - KDE network interface monitoring tool
  • EtherApe - graphical network activity monitoring tool

Is Linux for you?

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Linux

domhnallck.blogspot: Some time ago, I dumped Windows for Linux. It wasn't an easy task to do so. Now that I'm pretty well set, however, I see no reason to go with a dual boot, or ever go back to any incarnation of Windows again.

Also: Linux: May the source be with you

Wacraft 3 TFT and Battle.net in Ubuntu with Cedega

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HowTos

El Bloguenn: Here we go again, today's topic: Install Warcraft 3 with TFT in Ubuntu using Cedega. I'm a great Dota fan, and I had to restart my computer everytime I wanted to play, so I installed it in my Ubuntu, and it works great!

Also: Kiba-Dock in Ubuntu
And: Mp3Blaster, Console Player for Linux

Ubuntu + mpd + Jinzora + Hi-Fi == ACE

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HowTos

The Temple of Bague: I have a decrepit old PC that I need to find a job for and we have a very good and very expensive hi-fi seperates system going to waste. So here’s the solution.

Dell-sapointment

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Linux

Aaron Seigo: Some of the blockers for mainstream Linux desktop usage are lack of legal codecs, hardware integration and certain types of basic functionality like software suspend not working reliably. This is not news, of course, but rather the typical gripes people have had for years. Even as much of the Free software has reached the point of being true-blue entries in the top echelons of functionality and quality, some of these issues continue to nag at us unanswered.

Using pipes as serial port for VirtualBox

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HowTos

blino's mandriva blog: While trying to reproduce and debug UnionFS bugs with VirtualBox, I needed to extract a copy of the call traces. Screenshots are not easily usable, so I tried the "serial ports" feature of VirtualBox.

The Definition of Insanity

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OSS

tuxdeluxe: In the computing world, ISO standards have a mixed record. But standards don't rule the computing world. Microsoft has historically had an ambivalent view of standards. This historical record makes the recent global activities over the "Office Open XML" (OOXML) document format so interesting.

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