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(K)Ubuntu On An E1505

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Ubuntu

raycosm.wordpress.com: I’m using an old Dell Inspiron E1505/6400, although it only says E1505 on the actual computer. It’s from around March 2006. I recently installed Kubuntu via Wubi.

Painting Programs for Linux

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Software

thedarkmaster: Are you an artist, graphic designer or something like that? Well, then you maybe know, if you use Linux, that there’s no really professional program in this category of software… sadly. Sure, there’s the Gimp but can it be compared with photoshop?

A new dock on the Block

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Software

The Linux Movement: There is this new dock, like application which seems nice if you have loads of launchers. It seems that you just use your mouse scroll wheel and you just wheel the launchers around....looks like fun.

Freespire On; Freespire Off

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Linux

Linux Today: I've been waiting for months for the release of Freespire 2.0. Over the past two years I've downloaded and tried many distros but had been saving the "best for last." I'd heard so much about Freespire and Linspire; especially the new CNR program installer/remover.

Chromium: An addictive vertical scrolling shooting game!

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Gaming

tuxtoday: Basically, it’s a game about blowing stuff up until you get to the boss, and then blow that one up too. You collect powerups in the form of skulls and tux-logos, which will get you new weapons and supershields.

Linux Foundation Reinforcing its Legal Defenses

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Linux

sys-con.com: There's been a change in legal style and personnel over at the Linux Foundation.

openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 Live CDs

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SUSE

opensuse news: Stephan Kulow has created and uploaded Live CDs of the 1-CD installations for your pleasure: GNOME Live ISO, KDE Live ISO. He writes: “Please put ‘live CD’ into the summary of bug reports, so we don’t confuse them with the installation CDs. The Live CDs are still very early in development, but we would like to hear your feedback in general.“

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: Greatly Improved Boot Time

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SUSE

opensuse news: openSUSE 10.3 is going to be filled with new improvements and exciting technologies. To allow you to discover exactly what the developers have been working hard on behind the scenes over the last few months, we bring you a little series: Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3. Today we are looking at the great new improvements to boot time in openSUSE.

Gobby — network text editor

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Software

polishlinux: There seems to be a common belief that programmers usually work alone. This is completely untrue. Most of them create applications in teams exchanging ideas and sharing the source code through the Internet (or the Network in the office). There are some complex version control systems but they are suitable for large projects. What if you have a small project?

A comment about SCO/Novell

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SUSE

Paul Murphy: There are two things that bother me about this - aside from the judgement itself, of course, since I would have cheerfully bet real money that this would never happen.

Ubuntu VS OSX in Veronica Mars… did you notice?

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Ubuntu

thedarkmaster: But in Veronica Mars there’s a part of the show where we can listen to a conversation between a girl, one of Veronica’s best friends, and an almost unknown guy. They’re conversation is basically centered on which Operative system is better, Ubuntu Linux or Mac OSX.

How to Install Tor to Surf Anonymously in Ubuntu Feisty with Firefox

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HowTos

ubuntu geek: This article explains how to set up Tor in Feisty based on my own experience (with Gnome interface). Tor is a program that allows one to surf through a local proxy with a routed IP address (so the webpage you surf does not have a record of your own IP address).

Hardening Linux

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Linux

iTWire: Linux is an enterprise-grade operating system and is capable of the utmost security. However, many installations fall short because the out-of-the-box setup routines have to cater for the lowest common denominator.

Life on the bleeding edge: Linux Kernel 2.6.23-rc2

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Linux

the distrogue: By now, everyone's heard that the next release of the Linux kernel, 2.6.23, will feature the CFS (Completely Fair Scheduler), which will, in theory, make everything run faster.

Why capitalist pigs would be good for Mozilla

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Moz/FF

matt asay: I won't go into the economics, but suffice it to say that I think there's little hope of Mozilla making Firefox (or any of its other software) into true public goods of any note. The best it can hope for, here on Planet Earth, is for software in the public interest.

Copy hard disk or partition image to another system using a network and netcat

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HowTos

nixcraft: netcat utility (nc command) considered as TCP/IP swiss army knife. It reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable “back-end” tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts.

Configure Startup Programs In Ubuntu!

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HowTos

tipsosaurus: For those of you using a Linux OS, you might have wanted to start a particular program or application at start up - when you login.

Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks

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OSS

csclub: Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it.

Make Windows XP Looks Like Ubuntu

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HowTos

blog anything: People like to modify their OS for self satisfaction. Here are the ways Ubuntu fans can get the Ubuntu mood in their Windows XP based desktop.

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