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Story GameTree Linux Is Finally Out There, Sort Of srlinuxx 07/05/2011 - 8:15pm
Story Kubuntu 11.04 review srlinuxx 07/05/2011 - 6:21pm
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Story KDE Ships 4.6.3 srlinuxx 2 07/05/2011 - 7:33am
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Story openSUSE 11.4: Built to Rule Gnome srlinuxx 07/05/2011 - 1:37am
Story Ubuntu cloud chief beats CTO to exit door srlinuxx 07/05/2011 - 1:35am
Story Red Hat Summit: highlights srlinuxx 07/05/2011 - 1:34am

Windows Versus Open Source: The Battle for Operating Your Company's Computers is Heating Up

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OS

IT departments can get pretty catty. There's plenty of behind- the-scenes sarcasm about inexperienced users (such as digs about PBCAK errors - short for "problem between chair and keyboard"), but that pales in comparison to the vitriol they direct at each other in the Windows/open-source debate.

Tweaking KDE 3.5.5

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KDE

For those of you who have not followed the comment thread on the 'On Favouritism, Apologies, and Black Helicopters' story: I there promised to write an article about all the customisations I do on KDE to make it look and (more importantly) behave in my own preferred way; as a sort of Christmas present, so to speak (it is not like it is a fast news day today). Read on!

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks

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Reviews

Now, an OS like Ubuntu, needs a guidebook like Ubuntu. "Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks" by Rickford Grant, is just what the doctor ordered. A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook.

The year in pop culture

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Misc

It's not always about you, you know. Except in 2006, it was.

It was all about YouTube, the Internet phenomenon that felt like the final elimination of the increasingly blurry line between the providers of entertainment and the consumers. On YouTube and its multiplying online kin, you're both.

Which is better for technical support

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OSS

In the never ending battle against the open source proponents and the closed source confederates an argument that always seems to add fuel to the fire is technical support. Indeed for many businesses the ability to provide support for a computing solution is a critical part of the decision making process.

Nouveau: A First Look

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Software

Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA's graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with NVIDIA Corporation and is an X.Org Foundation project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project from our experience thus far. This article today will also hopefully shed some light on the advancements of this project so far.

Warzone 2100 2.0.5

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Gaming

The Warzone Resurrection team is proud to present to you: Warzone 2100 Version 2.0.5 This release should fix all those nasty bugs with singleplayer and tutorial games, you may have experienced in 2.0.4. But there are also some new features:

NVIDIA hotfix NV121906 – Update for SATA Disk Drives

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Hardware

Do you own an NVIDIA nForce® 680i "Designed by NVIDIA" motherboard? Some NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI "Designed by NVIDIA" motherboard customers have reported experiencing disconnect or write error issues with SATA disk drives. To address this, NVIDIA has released a BIOS update.

Legendary Singer James Brown Dies at 73

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Obits

'Godfather of Soul' James Brown, Whose Singing and Dancing Inspired Generations, Dies at 73

DOS Emulation with DOSBox - Get your old-school game on!

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Gaming
HowTos

As a Christmas gift to my brother I decided to do a little research and figure out how he could experience some of the old-school gaming enjoyment that I grew up with. Remember the old games? 2D. Bad sound. No story. Yes, those were the days! Forget all that World of Warcraft stuff, I’m talking about old-school DOS based games.

Three Ubuntu Books, reviewed by Groklaw's luvr

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This is perfect for a lazy day. Groklaw member luvr sends us his review of three Ubuntu books, “Moving to Ubuntu Linux,” “The Official Ubuntu Book,” “Ubuntu Unleashed.” Enjoy. Maybe today is a good day to give Ubuntu or Kubuntu a whirl, if you haven't already?

My Ubuntu Room

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Ubuntu

A true fan and Ubuntu lover has surrounded himself in Ubuntu! Take a look at his "Ubuntu Room." Included are a large mural of the Ubuntu logo as well as his declaration of being an Ubuntu Lover.

Photos Here.

Taking the plunge

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Linux

For as much as I talk up Openbox, and as much as I distro-hop and tinker with desktop environments, I always kept one machine with a straight Xubuntu 6.06.1 installation on it. But today I decided it was time for change. So I blanked the system drive, set it up as a speed-tweaked Edgy system, and set it loose.

Predictions for 2007 (and how I did on 2006)

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Misc

Let's dig up my predictions for 2006 and see how I did first. So two and two, with one partial. Time for 2007.

On Setting up an Ubuntu Server

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Ubuntu

For a project I'm involved with, we're setting up a shiny new server to handle hosting of lots (and lots) of Drupal sites in a shared hosting environment. Our friendly neighbourhood colocation provider installed Ubuntu Server on the box for me.

Suse 10.2

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Improving touch

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HowTos

I've sometimes wished that the UNIX touch command had the same -p option as mkdir. With a little bit of scripting, it can:    Full Post Here.

ToPaZ Now! or, The topyli Non-Interface

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Ubuntu

Project ToPaZ is the collection of blue-sky ideas and more serious plans that people have thought up for the as-of-now mythical Three Point Zero (ToPaZ) release of GNOME. The best part of ToPaZ, however, is the very fact that it doesn't exist. So, we are all allowed to dream up our own vision of what it would be like. So here goes. Presenting the topyli Non-Interface, where people, documents and events are first class objects.

Linux Distro Timeline

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The Linux desktop: Dual booting, drivers and printers

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Interviews

In this interview, van der Linden, SearchOpensource.com's Linux desktop expert, describes how to set up a dual-boot for adding different flavors of Linux to the same laptop and how to make Windows and Linux play well on the same laptop. He also suggests an Internet resource for setting up Linux drivers on a laptop.

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  • Why leading DevOps may get you a promotion
    Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project and leading DevOps proponent, seems to think so. In a recent interview with TechBeacon's Mike Perrow, Kim notes that of "the nearly 100 speakers at DevOps Enterprise Summits over the last two years, about one in three have been promoted."
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  • System Shock remake has blasted past the Linux stretch goal, officially coming to Linux
    The Linux stretch goal was $1.1 million and it's pleasing to see it hit the goal, so we won't miss out now. I am hoping they don't let anyone down, as they have shown they can do it already by providing the demo. There should be no reason to see a delay with Linux now.
  • GammaRay 2.5 release
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  • GammaRay 2.5 Released For Qt Introspection
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  • The new Keyboard panel
    After implementing the new redesigned Shell of GNOME Control Center, it’s now time to move the panels to a bright new future. And the Keyboard panel just walked this step.
  • Debian on Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS
    The majority of NAS devices supported in Debian are based on Debian's Kirkwood platform. This platform is quite dated now and can only run Debian's armel port. Debian now supports the Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS devices. They are based on Marvell's Armada 370, a platform which can run Debian's armhf port. Unfortunately, even the Armada 370 is a bit dated now, so I would not recommend these devices for new purchases. If you have one already, however, you now have the option to run native Debian.

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