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Story Netrunner Rolling 2014.04 - This time, we need the goats Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:52am
Story Observing Scientific Linux 7.0 Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:49am
Story Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 RC2 Is a Beautiful Experience like No Other – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:08am
Story A Go Front-End Could Soon Be Landing In LLVM Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:59am
Story GTK+ INSPECTOR UPDATE Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:52am
Story Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:51am
Story Lollipop's Encryption Takes a Hefty Toll Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:47am
Story Mint's the Best, Less Malware, and Debian vs Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:46am
Story Ubuntu Governance Reboot: Five Proposals Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:36am
Story Tizen based Samsung TV SDK 1.0 has been released Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:29am

13 Great Free Backup Programs for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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downloadsquad.com: Making sure you've got a reliable backup solution is a must for any user - and more so for an administrator. Why? Well, mostly because your users probably aren't very good at remembering to back up their own files.

image fun

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Linux
  • Cool Ubuntu Screenshots

  • 15 Weirdest, Coolest, and Funniest Tux Images

Open Source Video Editing

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Software

itworld.com: There are many good video editors on the market and many of you no doubt have your favorite. What about the Linux user? Is there a comparable product that can allow a Linux desktop user to edit and produce video? There is.

Ubuntu’ed up

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Ubuntu

ragstorooks.wordpress: After ages dilly-dallying over replacing my existing XP operating system, I finally replaced it with Ubuntu last weekend.

How Linux Can Help Reduce Poverty

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Poverty is a global problem, which is not limited to third world developing countries. Even mature developed nations like United States has ~18% poverty rate. What can Linux do?

ECS A790GXM-A Black Series

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Hardware

phoronix.com: AMD has introduced their 790GX Chipset with Radeon HD 3300 graphics and SB750 Southbridge. Elitegroup Computer Systems has introduced a new motherboard that relies upon these newest chips. The ECS A790GXM-A Black Series is this newest product and today we are looking at this motherboard at Phoronix.

smartmontools: control the health of your hard disk

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Software

debaday.debian.net: One of the packages I manually install in every new installation is smartmontools. I’ve some expertise in managing computers and networks, and it is a fact that pirate hackers and software bugs are not the main cause of problems in small and medium installations. Hardware is.

The joy of X - master the Linux GUI

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Software

itwire.com: If you're a Linux user you have no doubt heard of GNOME and KDE. Here are a couple of ways to tame X, kicking off a journey of unlimited ability to change the Linux look-and-feel.

Sometimes It Won't Work

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Linux

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: A few annoyances, and I really hope this will be fun. I wrote it last night. Some things which don't work as they are supposed to, or some things which may be annoying - Linux forever, I love it, but sometimes it's not so funny fun as it should be.

some more semi-shorts

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Linux
  • Learning to like KDE again

  • Last.fm Player for Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Boot it yourself

odds & ends

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News
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/10

  • How To Set Up a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 2
  • How to install Cacti on Debian or Ubuntu
  • Howto get the rt2870 Wifi 802.11abgn chipset to work with Intrepid Ibex
  • awesome linux
  • My Linux Saga: Part 5

living with linux

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News
  • Living with Mandriva

  • KDE4 performance on NVidia 8600GT: problem solved
  • OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64 Beta 2 - Full Review

not so shorts

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Linux
  • Gnome keybindings on Linux

  • Something from the Fridge
  • Wubi-ing Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Beta
  • Fedora at Ohio Linux Fest, Day 0
  • From PCLinuxOS to Mepis: Painful, but worth it!

some shorts

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Linux
  • OpenSUSE Power Outage: Nearly All Systems are Running Again

  • Fedora 10 Snapshot 1 Released
  • My Gentoo experience

The 10 Best Linux Distributions

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Linux

daniweb.com: I've had several people ask me what I think the best, top, most user friendly, ultimate, and so on distribution is--so now I'm publishing my Top 10 Linux Distributions in reverse order of preference. Ease of installation, commercial support, community support, updates, administrative tools, stability, performance, and to a lesser extent--their ranking on DistroWatch.com.

My wish for GNOME 3: better configuration tools

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Software

qense.nl: A while ago there was a meme at Planet GNOME about the wishes for GNOME 3. Although I don’t have any influence on this, I do also have things I’d like to see in the next major release of my favourite desktop environment. But there is one thing that bugs me the most:

IP Innovation v Red Hat and Novell - 1 Year Later

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Legal

groklaw.net: It's been a while since we last looked in on the IP Innovation LLC v. Red Hat et al patent litigation. In fact, it's been exactly a year. The parties are deep in discovery, with trial set for April 12, 2010[PDF]. That could change, of course. But that's the date set.

Mandriva 2009: Is It Better Than Mac Or Windows!

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MDV

efytimes.com: PC users have never had so many choices ever before. All you are stuck with is Microsoft's Windows XP, which is almost a decade old. And latest Vista -- it's just not working. So what should you do?

Open Source Helped by Recession

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OSS

product-reviews.net: With the financial world witnessing what many stockbrokers have never seen in their lifetime, things are changing faster now than they normally do in finance. This change will also bring about big changes in the software industry.

A baby named Linux

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Misc

linux.com: Reader Christian Nielsen wrote from Sweden to tell us he and his girlfriend have named their baby Linux, after the operating system, and attached this darling photo.

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