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Story Lubuntu: One Honkin Fast Lean Mean Distro srlinuxx 05/08/2013 - 5:26pm
Story Listen up, Kubuntu: the enraging tale of sound over HDMI srlinuxx 05/08/2013 - 5:16pm
Story The Bittorrent Sync Preview srlinuxx 05/08/2013 - 5:13pm
Story LinuxMint 15 delivers smooth alternative to Ubuntu srlinuxx 05/08/2013 - 3:04pm
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Story Ubuntu 13.10 Update Finally Fixes Ugly Nautilus, GNOME 3 Apps srlinuxx 1 04/08/2013 - 12:05am
Story GNOME 3.9.5 Development Release srlinuxx 03/08/2013 - 11:17pm
Story Advanced Text Editors Compared: kate vs gedit srlinuxx 03/08/2013 - 11:15pm

MPlayer 1.0rc2 released

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mplayerhq: It's been a while, but we are still around and have decided that it's time to funnel our steady stream of daily changes into a release again.

How to upgrade Ubuntu from Feisty Fawn to Gutsy Gibbon

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blog.mypapit.net: The new release of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) is just around the corner! With all these new features and latest softwares from repositories, I think it makes no sense not to upgrade to Gutsy Gibbon unless if you don’t have a fast internet connection or way too crazy to upgrade.

Also: Howto Auto mount a drive in DOSBOX

Get down with OpenBSD rock

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BSD

tectonic: Continuing their quirky habit of releasing a song for each new release the OpenBSD team has released the official 4.2 song. OpenBSD leader Theo de Raadt describes it as "mid-era Rush song".

Why SUSE Why ?

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SUSE

techzone: SUSE 10.3 was released and I had to try it. All geared up, I started downloading the torrent of the KDE version. I think this the the worst install experience I had in last one year. I was spoiled by the likes of PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, Granular and Mint Linux.

A Day in OpenSuSE 10.3

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jon-reagan.blogspot: After hearing OpenSuSE 10.3 had been released and had a CD available, I decided to give it a quick test drive.

Why do i always revert back to Ubuntu ?

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Ubuntu

Zero Effect: Every time I try a new distro I find my self reverting back to Ubuntu soon after I install it. The first one was back when Mandriva 2007 spring was released. The second time was just yesterday after installing openSUSE 10.3 gnome cd.

Ten Ways to Make More Humane Open Source Software

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OSS

humanized.com: A lot of bandwidth has been wasted arguing over the lack of usability in open-source software/free software (henceforth “OSS”). The debate continues at this moment on blogs, forums, and Slashdot comment threads. Meanwhile, as these arguments swirl, I’ve been quietly relying on OSS to get my work done.

KDE 4.0 Beta 3 release tagging this Monday?

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KDE

/home/liquidat: The KDE 4.0 Beta 3 release was shifted again - the tagging will be this Monday. If everything works out we will see KDE 4.0 Beta 3 this week.

Advantages of open source: Revisited

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Tristan Rhodes: I feel that is important for me to further analyze the benefits of open source software. This post should provide a more balanced view of open source and the intrinsic benefits that free software provides.

Installing MonoDevelop from Source on Ubuntu

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how-to-geek: After reading a post from my friend Daniel about the new release of MonoDevelop, I decided to try and install it… which is when I realized that the installation from source is so painful I'd better figure it out and share it with everybody else.

Measuring Kernel Marker Overhead

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "It looks to be about 2.1% increase in time to do the make/mount/unmount operations with the marker patches in place and no blktrace operations," Alan Brunelle summarized some benchmarks testing the overhead of the kernel markers patches.

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Dual Boot Ubuntu 7.04 and Windows XP

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blog.platinumsolutions.com: Ubuntu works great with my Dell D820 Laptop and had no problems with my sound card, video driver, and power management. I was definitely a happy camper so I thought I'd share how to create a dual boot environment with Ubuntu + XP.

0.1 + 0.1 = Awn 0.2

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njpatel.blogspot.com: Well there you have it, Awn 0.2 has been released! With over six months since the last release, you'd think we were working on something as complicated as Gnome, but I think there are enough new features to show where the time has gone Wink.

OpenSUSE 10.3: first look

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ariya.blogspot: I know I should be doing something "useful", but the fresh-from-oven OpenSUSE 10.3 is just too good to skip. Thus, I decided to waste a weekend to try it. In short: it's very solid and attractive, without doubt the best OpenSUSE release so far.

ROX-Filer: A Lightweight File Manager that Simply Rocks

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polishlinux: ROX is one of the genuinely interesting file managers available for the major platforms - GNU/Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows (under Cygwin). As can be inferred from the manager’s website, ROX-Filer is a project aimed to move the best features of RISC OS onto Linux and Unix platforms. Its small footprint and configurability are its unquestionable hallmarks.

Why did GNUstep never really take off?

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Pain and Glory: “GNUstep is a cross-platform, object-oriented framework for desktop application development." Anyone who has used NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP or Mac OS X knows the inherent power and quality of this API. So one would think that GNUstep would be quite popular.

some quick notes on Fedora 8 test 3

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Luis Villa’s Blog: Having had a good week, I’m playing with toys a little bit today. (Sadly, not enough free time to make it to GNOME Summit.)1 Some notes, forthwith, from Fedora 8 test 3, with a few supplements as well from a month old Ubuntu Tribe CD.2

Kubuntu: Nothing much has changed in 2 years

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distrogue.blogspot.com: f you're reading this on Kubuntu, then I honestly feel sorry for you. It's not that I hate KDE (in fact, I love it, even v3.5), it's just how badly misused it is in Kubuntu.

WiFi in Xfce: How to Setup?

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linuxmini: Wifi-radar is a tool intended to configure easily your interface wifi, and will allow you to connect to your wifi network. Wifi-radar is available in the menu Xfce, in the Network submenu.

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