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Story Trisquel 5.0 Released srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 10:33pm
Story Update Software in Ubuntu srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 10:30pm
Story Ten Gnome 3 features that won me over srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 6:09pm
Story Chakra GNU/Linux: Review w/ Screenshots srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 6:06pm
Story Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 Beta Released with Revamped User Interface srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 6:04pm
Story Another "Talk Like a Pirate Day" rolls around srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 6:02pm
Story Something Gnome3 and Unity could Stand to Learn from Windows 8 srlinuxx 2 18/09/2011 - 5:46pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Mepis 11 falko 18/09/2011 - 10:07am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 8:10am
Story Francois Marier, Debian Developer srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 3:23am

New artist talent for KDE

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KDE

The Oxygen project is an impressive example for the artist skills some people of the KDE project have. Now a newcomer came up to help the Kalzium project and showed his first drawings which are of a high quality.

Hidden Linux : Cures for KDE Boredom

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KDE

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is brilliant, dynamic, full-featured -- and dull. At least that's the way it's presented in almost every distribution and boot disk on the market.

Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution

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Linux
Microsoft
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails, contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution. This is quite useful if you want to switch from Windows to Linux but do not want to lose your mails and address book.

Xandros Desktop Professional

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Linux
Reviews

I’ve been using Xandros Desktop Professional for a few days lately, courtesy of a friend who works at Xandros, for review purposes. My first impression of Xandros is how plain-looking it appears compared to the freely available distributions out there like Kubuntu or even OpenSuSE.

Ubuntu is not Linux - pass it on!

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Ubuntu

OK, I've lost it.

Now hear this: could everybody PLEASE stop referring to Ubuntu as a Linux distro?

More SSH Tips

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HowTos

I just love OpenSSH. That is the single greatest tool on unix-like operating systems, as far as I am concerned. I’ve blogged about SSH plenty. SSH tunneling, SSH forwarding, SSHFS and more. Needless to say, I believe that SSH is the single most flexible and powerful package on unix-like operating systems. And, with this post, it just gets better.

Getting Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 working on an Asus V6Va with ATI Radeon Mobility x700

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Ubuntu

I just got an Asus V6Va. It’s a handsome laptop. The screen is just about the best laptop screen I’ve ever seen. A glossy-but-low-glare, 1400×1050 pixel, 15″ screen on a low-profile, lightweight chassis.

SAM Linux 2007 Screenshots

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Linux

SAM Linux is a distribution we had never heard of in the past, but with the 2007 edition of SAM coming out this week we couldn't help but to give it a try. SAM Linux is based upon PCLinuxOS and features a LiveCD with the Xfce 4.4 desktop. SAM Linux 2007 does include Beryl/XGL support, WINE, Flash 9, RealPlayer, Java, and much more. It is a clean distribution and looks extremely nice.

Feisty Fawn Takes A Crash

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Ubuntu

I have been very pleased up to this point with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, as you can see from my migration-assistant thoughts, Restricted Drivers Manager, and the excellent WiFi support. Through my adventures so far, I haven't come across much hardware that Ubuntu 7.04 didn't recognize by default or hardware that Feisty Fawn blatantly thought was evil.

Neuse River Networks uses Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

Neuse River Networks’ web site, www.neuse.net, is hosted with Open Source software. Jim Ray prefers Ubuntu Linux mainly because it can be loaded on any PC within 3 years of age in 1 hour from scratch – installed, patched, and functional. he same process would take twice as long if using Windows. By charter, Ubuntu is and always will be free software, and will never have any licensing fees.

Stockport schools take open-source route

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OSS

The Stockport system gives 30,000 pupils across the town a wide range of services including calendar and content-management functions. The system uses a single login screen to make access to the system easy and it will provide "dynamic use of the internet in a learning environment", and include security features that should block inappropriate content.

What Should You Expect from Ubuntu 7.04

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Ubuntu

The Beta version of Ubuntu 7.04 just hit the streets last night, and it is my pleasure to introduce you guys to the upcoming features of the final version (due for release on April 19).

Court Date set in Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

In a brief hearing yesterday, linux programmer Hans Reiser pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder of his estranged wife Nina. Nina, who disappeared last September, hasn't been seen since dropping her children off at Reiser's home for visitation.

Microsoft-Novell deal could hurt creativity

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SUSE

Novell and Microsoft were hailing their partnership this week at Novell's BrainShare conference at the Salt Palace, but not everyone sees a happy marriage.

Mozilla: Hackers control bug disclosure

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Moz/FF

The software industry for years has pushed guidelines for vulnerability disclosure. Those "responsible disclosure" efforts have had some effect, but security researchers maintain control over the process, Mozilla security chief Window Snyder said in a panel discussion at the ShmooCon hacker event here.

13 Applications to Install on Ubuntu running on Slow Computer

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Software

Recently i managed to install ubuntu on my laptop(IBM Thinkpad Cel 1.4Ghz 256 MB RAM) , which was a very fast machine when i purchased it three and half years back , however things in computers change very fast and now it was a slow moving machine for todays resource hungry applications .

Next GPL3 Draft to be Released on Wednesday

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OSS

At the FSF general meeting today, Richard Stallman announced that the third discussion draft of GPL version 3 will be released on Wednesday and will be open for public comment.

Feisty beta gets a big +1 from me

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Ubuntu

I put a straight Feisty Ubuntu installation on my fastest machine (1Ghz :roll: ) yesterday. I don’t have to tell you that I’m not a real big fan of Gnome or the default Ubuntu environment, but I have to admit that things are looking very good.

Mark Shuttleworth: Beryl 0.2.1 in Universe

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Ubuntu

I was thrilled to see a slew of new Beryl packages land in Ubuntu yesterday.

There’s been a furious amount of activity from the MOTU and Beryl upstreams to get these packages ready for Feisty inclusion - cleaning up copyright issues as well as getting the packages themselves into first class order. Now the rest of us can test Beryl simply by:

Short & Sweet on SimplyMepis 6.5rc3 (updated)

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Reviews

I didn't spot too much really new with yesterday's (or the day before's) release of SimplyMepis 6.5.rc3, but there were two noteworthy improvements. ..or rather one noteworthy improvement and one feature addition.

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