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Story What’s new in Kate srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:18am
Story Linux User Kernel Column 3.7 srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:16am
Story Trying openSUSE srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:45pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10's New Features Boost Productivity srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:40pm
Story Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:35pm
Story Yes, the Raspberry Pi will run Minecraft srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:32pm
Story Debian Project News - November 26th srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 6:04pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 484 srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 4:46pm
Story 10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8 srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 4:40pm
Story GNOME: Can this Linux desktop be saved? srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 4:37pm

Great KDE 4.0 Wallpaper Contest

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KDE

Pinheiro: Yes this is a challenge, you know those extra nice pictures you took last time you went on a photo conquest that looks so sweet as your wallpaper? yes? Well then please share them will the entire world in the great KDE 4.0 Wallpaper Contest.

Handbrake: Open sourcing your video

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Reviews

Matt Asay: This is the second open source application review that I've done, but it really should have been the first. I could probably live without talking to other people (Adium), but I'm not sure I could survive long flights without the occasional movie. Handbrake covers this fundamental human need.

Rescuing Linux when it won't start

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HowTos

ZDNet: No matter how much you adore your Linux machine, there will come a time when you will have to rescue your installation. Yes, even a Linux machine could suffer from a disaster: whether it's because of a corrupt video configuration, a kernel update gone wrong, or a misconfigured init script, it's inevitable.

PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2007 Issue 12 Released!

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine has reached an important milestone today with the release of our August 2007 issue (#12) which marks one year PCLinuxOS Magazine has been in print!

Fedora 8 Test 1 delayed

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Linux

LWN: What's a Fedora release cycle without schedule slips? The word has duly gone out that Fedora 8 Test 1 will be delayed by one week to August 7.

The Ultimate Ubuntu Customization Guide

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Ubuntu

techrythm.com: Since two new OS i.e Vista and Leapord have been released. Both these OS are full of eye candy. So this guide will be focusing on customizing the Ubuntu to much similar looking Vista and OSX Leapord.

How to get Flash working in Opera 9.20

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HowTos

Ubuntu Geek: Opera is a cross-platform web browser and Internet suite which handles common internet-related tasks including visiting web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting online and displaying Widgets. Opera’s lightweight mobile web browser Opera Mini and most current versions of its desktop application are offered free of charge.

Controlling runaway processes on Linux

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Rudd-O: What happens if an application on your Linux machine goes haywire? Here’s how to recover from these dreadful situations, as well as a nice prevention tip.

Great Desktop Calender on Linux

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Software

The Linux Movement: I love Screenlets and Gdesklets all every other widget type thing for Linux, but none of them have a calender for your desktop like this. This post will be review Rainlendar, which your desktop should not live without.

Privateer Gemini Gold

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Many of us experienced Privateer in the early 90's, the engaging space piracy and trading game that captured us with mystery and challenges. Privateer Gemini Gold has just released a new Open Source Privateer to all platforms.

How real are the 451 findings?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Dan Farber is featuring news of another 451 Group study showing that open source is “just about” to take over the system management business. It’s deja vu all over again.

Tracking TCP Connections With tcptrack

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HowTos

Basically, tcptrack is a sniffer which will show the information about TCP connections on a specific interface. tcptrack will watch all the connections that occur and show the information in a nice interface.

Acer installing Linux on some notebooks, but not Ubuntu

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Linux

infoworld.nl: Acer Inc. did not install the Ubuntu Linux distribution on a batch of Aspire notebooks for sale in Singapore, but the company is installing a different version of the open-source operating system on some notebooks, local dealers said.

Instant backups with smbmount and grsync

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linux.com: Need a simple yet effective way to back up your laptop or desktop machine to a network-attached storage device or a network hard disk running Samba? Using Samba's smbmount utility and the grsync backup tool, you can set up a backup system that is both reliable and straightforward in use.

Benji’s “One-Click-Install” Gets Supported by openSUSE Build Service

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: The openSUSE Build Service generates .ymp files from now on, which can be used with Benjamin Weber’s One Click Install YaST Module.

Linux Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Alternative To Microsoft Windows?

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OS

InformationWeek: If you're a Vista-wary Windows user who would rather switch than fight, should you move to a Linux distro or Apple's OS X? We asked a Mac fan and a Linux advocate to lead a guided tour of each OS.

Troubleshooting Linux Audio, Part 2

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LinuxJournal: In my last installment of this series I introduced a variety of GUI-based tools that can help you discover more about your system to help identify potentially troublesome components. This week we'll look at some of the command-line utilities that do similar work. In fact, some of these utilities are the engines underneath the more attractive GUI tools, and there may be good reasons to employ the engines directly instead of relying upon their graphic incarnations.

Open to Misinterpretation

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OSS

TuxDeluxe: Before "open source", before free software, there was software in the public domain. You could say that software in the public domain was truly free. The code was "open source" and the user had the right to take it, break it, appropriate it, re-use it, package it, sell it, re-brand and license it, or do what you will with it.

Ubuntu for Dummies ?

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Ubuntu

Techzone: I came across an article Tech writers think Ubuntu is for morons. As this is at Jem Report, I cannot even ignore it. It listed some serious doubts about the capabilities of a Ubuntu user. Here is an attempt to explain/reword the points in the above article.

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

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