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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story How And Why I Switched to Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:33am
Story The Open-Sorcerers Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:30am
Story OpenDocument ODF Support Coming To The Web Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:24am
Story AMD Catalyst 13.12 GPU Driver For Linux Released Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:19am
Story Chromebase: A Chrome OS All-in-One PC from LG due at CES 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:15am
Story Latest Stable LibreOffice 4.1.4 Released Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:10am
Story Linux Australia membership falls by 10 per cent Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 10:00am
Story Lini PC offers small Linux computers with Haswell chips Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 9:55am
Story Increasing interest in Linux technologies continues to drive Unix to Linux migration Rianne Schestowitz 18/12/2013 - 10:25pm
Story KDE Releases Applications and Development Platform 4.12 Rianne Schestowitz 18/12/2013 - 10:20pm

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 4

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 4 of our media player roundup. Today we'll be covering a couple of interesting players that most older Linux users may remember, and most new users may not even know exists.

Linux Lite: 5 Tiny Distros That Pack A Big Bang

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: Of the abundance of Linux distributions available, quite a few have sprung up whose stated goal is to give you the most Linux in the least amount of space. They run in low memory, require relatively little disk space to install, and at the same time are immediately useful and powerful: you can boot and get right to work in seconds, not minutes or hours.

compiz atlantis plugin - Water in the tank and KIWI updates

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Software

CyberOrg: David Mikos has been busy adding tons of improvement to atlantis plugin, fishes now move in school, another cool new addition is water and waves to complete the picture of a fish tank. It would be added to git packages soon.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 229

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Impressions of Fedora 8

  • News: Fedora's GNOME Online Desktop, Ubuntu JeOS, Oracle vs Red Hat, future of Kurumin Linux, CAELinux 2007
  • Statistics: Windows versus Linux
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 4.0, PC-BSD 1.4.1
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2007.3
  • New additions: gOS
  • New distributions: KarachiOS, OS Desktop
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

How to completely ditch GUI internet applications for the command line

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Today, terminal-based programs have almost disappeared. GUIs are taking over, whether we like it or not. However, there is still a place for the old command line. That’s where the terminal comes in.

What Are the DesktopBSD Tools?

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BSD

ruminations: There are a few things the average Windows or Linux user takes for granted. Compared to most Linux desktops DesktopBSD appears to be just another open source desktop. Today we will have a closer look at the various specific tools that were designed to make for a better user experience.

Asian open source summit postponed

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OSS

zdnet: Apache and Eclipse's first joint open-source conference, Open Source Software Summit (OSSummit) Asia, has been delayed till 2008, according to the event organizer.

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Motorola Razr custom Ringtones with Kubuntu 7.10

  • Making Sound Work in Ubuntu 7.10 on Laptops, even the MX7118
  • Over 10 power user tips for Vim editor
  • OOo: Using the Advanced Filter
  • Supercharging package management with yum plugins and utilities
  • Red Hat / CentOS Linux Setting a Default Gateway

How To Enable Multiple HTTPS Sites For One IP On Debian Etch Using TLS Extensions

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HowTos

This guide is Debian specific but could be ported to other distributions since the concept is the same. In order to use TLS Extensions we have to patch and recompile Apache2 and recompile OpenSSL with the enable-tlsext directive.

It's Time to Get Over Microsoft

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Microsoft

earthweb.com: Free and open source software (FOSS) advocates need to stop obsessing about Microsoft. But, just as clearly, many of them won't, if the reactions I received when I blogged about the subject are any indication. For many, hatred of Microsoft is a way of life, and they'd be lost without it.

BBC's Ashley Highfield interviewed

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Interviews

groklaw.net: You've angered Linux, GNU/Linux users around the world by what were viewed as dismissive remarks, apparently a lack of concern... What would you like to say now to the community?

PCLinuxOS 2007 review

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PCLOS

itreviews.co.uk: There's a steadfast simplicity that sits at the heart of PCLinuxOS. It's certainly served the product well, given that it's one of the most popular Linux distributions around, and one that has been increasing in popularity in recent months.

Mythbuntu 7.10: An Excellent MythTV Distribution

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phoronix: Last month, following the availability of Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" was the release of Mythbuntu 7.10. Mythbuntu is an Ubuntu derivative and has been around for less than a year, but they have been making great progress with this MythTV-optimized distribution. We have been testing out Mythbuntu 7.10 in several different configurations over the past few weeks and today we have our thoughts to share on it.

Linux gains ground in enterprise

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Linux has already permanently changed the enterprise desktop landscape, and is set to grow further, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

mozilla / firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla to fix 9-month-old Firefox bug as concerns grow

  • Firefox hack can expose your Google account
  • Firefox/Iceweasel Tip: Use Safe Mode To Fix Broken Extensions and Themes
  • Firefox needs more focus on its core development tasks

Perform GnuPG Functions Within Vim

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HowTos

savvyadmin.com: Performing GnuPG functions from Vim is actually pretty helpful if you work heavily with both applications on a regular basis. I was recently looking for a simple way to both word wrap and clearsign various text files within Vim, and found just what I was looking for.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • How To Disable ipv6 on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”

  • Weird GNOME Power Manager error message
  • Top 5 Ways To Prevent A Damaged Ubuntu Installation
  • Create an encrypted disk with Ubuntu
  • Large File Support in Samba [Ubuntu Gutsy]
  • Ubuntu Hardy Theme Mockup

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting a Gravis GamePad Pro to work on Linux

  • Hidden Linux : Finding Stuff Fast
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10

Multiple Stable 2.6.23 Releases

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kernelTRAP: "Ok, I've been slacking on the -stable front for a bit here, and didn't realize how far behind I've gotten. Everyone has been sending patches in, which is great, but now we are facing a HUGE 114 patch release," began Greg Kroah-Hartman.

some shorts & howtos:

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Linux
  • Nouveau Very Close To Release?

  • User Friendly turns ten
  • Unpacking the Ubuntu Linux CD’s
  • Linux Mint is.....Mint!
  • Getting rid of duplicate messages in Evolution
  • Install VMware Server 2.0 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy”
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