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Story Resurrect Your Old Computer with Emmabuntüs 1.08 Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:51pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:31pm
Story Mozilla Delivers Built-in HTML5 App Development Tool for Firefox Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:28pm
Story NVIDIA VDPAU Performance Metrics On Ubuntu 14.04 Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:19pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 3:08pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 3:07pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 3:06pm
Story Makulu Linux 6.0 KDE: Guaranteed to make you smile Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 2:42pm
Story What's behind the success of free and open source healthcare? Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 2:36pm
Story Peppermint Five Is a Very Light and Interesting OS Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 2:23pm

few leftovers

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News
  • An interview with Wybiral

  • Stable kernel 2.6.25.3 released
  • Mandriva /Backports Roundup: May 10
  • 'Ol Blue Eyes and Gimp
  • Wifi with Gentoo Linux on Acer TravelMate 7510

Top 11-20 Ubuntu applications

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Ubuntu

12. Audacious - Music player based on XMMS that looks like Winamp.

14. gtk - RecordMyDesktop - Records your desktop and saves it, so you can post it to youtube or whatever.

17. Yakuake - Terminal window that drops down, Quake-style, when you press a key.

19. Conky - Desktop app that posts system monitoring info onto the desktop of your Ubuntu.

Eeepc 900 Worth it?

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Linux
Hardware

neverendinginternet.wordpress: I have been following the Eee Pc 900 recently, and thought it was a great deal. The problem with the Eee PC 900 is that it is supposed to go on sale for $540 - $560 in the US. I can get a much more legit laptop from Dell for about the same price. Here is a comparison.

some bloggings

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Linux
  • Adventures in Linux

  • Hardy Heron is Hardy
  • Crystal Ball Sunday #2: OpenSolaris vs. Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04
  • Running Windows in Ubuntu Linux
  • Palm and Ubuntu
  • Heron? I Hardy Heron.
  • Installing Debian Testing on a Lenovo X61s Thinkpad

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Compiz-Check and EnvyNG Configuration Tips : Ubuntu 8.04

  • Howto: Restart Ubuntu Linux safely when it is frozen or locked up!
  • Tip: Getting Your Webcam To Work In Ubuntu
  • What to do if your Ubuntu updates and software downloads are slow
  • Installing OpenFire on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installing AlienBBC and MPlayer on Debian x86_64

Programming Jokes

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Humor

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: Two bytes meet. The first byte asks, “Are you ill?”
The second byte replies, “No, just feeling a bit off.”

Command-Line Alternatives in Ubuntu Linux

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Software

mssaleh.wordpress: All operating systems started with a command line environment, but all have ended up with nice and intuitive graphical interfaces. They differ, however, in how they’ve treated their old foe. Windows, on one hand, has reduced the CLI to be the last resort in a rescue mission. On the other hand, Linux has preserved the full functionality of the CLI, or, more precisely, maintained the CLI as the primary working environment.

Also: 10 CLI Tools for Linux

Firefox 3 Release Candiate 1 Code Complete

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Thanks to all the hard work of the Mozilla community as of 9:15 AM PDT today we are code complete for Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). In about an hour new nightly builds will be available.

People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Despite being a openSUSE member and a platinum member of the PackMan team packaging several widely-used applications he also helps the Build Service team with osc code contributions.

A full Hardy Heron Review

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Ubuntu

canadaeast.com: Hardy Heron is a fast, exceptionally stable operating system. It is a significant step up from Windows XP and better than Vista when it comes to efficiently using resources, and frankly, ease of use.

A Look at PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

tips-tricks-online.blogspot: Recently, I tried PCLinuxOS via the "live CD" route. I downloaded the .ISO image of the CDROM and then used Nero to burn the image onto a CDR.

Puppy Linux 4.0: Has it Learned New Tricks?

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Linux

junauza.com: Puppy Linux 4.0 has been unleashed recently. It is a major distribution release version of this well-known mini-distro that is why I took some time to check it out. I have used Puppy Linux 3.01 before, and I have said that it was more than just a cute-named distro. So what are the improvements of this latest edition over its predecessor? Has it really learned new tricks?

Top Ten Apps I Install Immediately After the Ubuntu Linux Setup

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Software

internetling.com: I got lots of emails from people asking me what are my favourite apps to install after I get a new Linux box up and running, so here they are:download

The Simply Simple Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

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MDV

linuxtreat.blogspot: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring have up-to-date version of the major components such as KDE 3.5.9(KDE 4.0.3 also available), GNOME 2.22, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2, OpenOffice.org 2.4.0, Linux Kernal 2.6.24.4. Mandriva support vast varieties of hardware, it automatically detects and configure most of the hardware.

Some Howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Debian menu system - How to create menus for TWM, OpenBox, FluxBox, etc

  • Tweaking Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron with Ubuntu Tweak
  • How to retreive hardware manufacturer name, serial numbers, etc. in Linux command line
  • Encrypted Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setup a Seperate Wallpaper per Workspace in Ubuntu Hardy Heron w/Compiz Fuzion
  • colordiff — a tool to colorize diff output
  • Customizing Ubuntu, the final touch
  • Create Split .Rar Files in Ubuntu Linux for archiving, filesharing, and backup purposes
  • Finding the Number of Characters In A Variable Regardless Of Your Linux Or Unix Shell
  • static routes after restart/reboot in Fedora/RedHat/CentOS
  • Sending mail in python

The Best General Purpose Linux Distributions

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Linux

fourforces.wordpress: A distribution (also called distro) is a member of the Linux family of computer operating systems. They are built around the Linux kernel and consist of a large variety of software. Here’s a list of some of the best general purpose and most popular open and free distributions:

A Linux ThinkPad

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Linux
Hardware

c|net blogs: I was gladdened yesterday when techbargains.com reported a sale on a new Lenovo ThinkPad R61 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. It's not everyday that you run into a major PC vendor selling machines pre-loaded with Linux (excluding servers).

Compiz Simple-ccsm enhancements

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Software

compiz-fusion.org: On openSUSE 11.0 users will not have to fiddle with any commandline, hack scripts or xorg.conf to enable Compiz. Thanks to Rodrigo’s work, simple-ccsm now has a switch to easily enable/disable Compiz.

Microsoft tries to limit Linux on cheap laptops

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Microsoft

idg.no: Microsoft is launching a program to promote the use of its Windows OS in ultra low-cost PCs. Microsoft plans to offer PC makers steep discounts on Windows XP Home Edition to encourage them to use that OS instead of Linux on ultra low-cost PCs (ULPCs).

Multi-protocol wireless mesh gateway runs Debian

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Zaragoza, Spain-based Libelium announced an x86-based multi-protocol mesh router with a Debian GNU/Linux-based OS and a user-extensible browser-based open source management interface.

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