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Story Firefox 11 review: Firefox has jumped the shark srlinuxx 30/03/2012 - 8:33pm
Story Free is too expensive srlinuxx 30/03/2012 - 8:31pm
Story Gimp 2.8: So Close, Yet So Far, Yet So Close srlinuxx 30/03/2012 - 8:27pm
Story The Debian Project joins the OSI srlinuxx 30/03/2012 - 8:25pm
Story Top 10 News Readers for Ubuntu (Overview & Screenshots) Chris7mas 30/03/2012 - 12:00pm
Story Four of my most-used CLI commands srlinuxx 30/03/2012 - 2:03am
Story A billion thanks to the community from Red Hat srlinuxx 30/03/2012 - 2:00am
Story Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 Arrives for Testing srlinuxx 30/03/2012 - 1:58am
Story The Privacy Pickle srlinuxx 29/03/2012 - 11:37pm
Story Linux Mint Debian Edition, Update Pack 4 srlinuxx 29/03/2012 - 11:35pm

The cleanest, easiest way to fix XOrg-related problems in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Thursday Night: XOrg problems seem to be the most vexing problems for new Ubuntu users for a number of reasons - why it hasn’t been solved is mostly due to political nonsense.

Low-Cost Laptop Project Ramps Up Production

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OLPC

Chronicle: Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society kicked off its annual conference for college IT officials and Internet-law experts last night with an update on One Laptop Per Child from that project’s indefatigable founder, Nicholas Negroponte.

Nexuiz 2.3 released

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linux-gamers: Yesterday Alientrap released a new version of the 3d deathmatch game Nexuiz. This new milestone features an improved engine, new maps and reworked texturing effects. It offers an improved single player campaign and comes up with more human like bots.

Multitasking in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Extreme Tech: Twenty years ago, computers did one thing at a time. You either used a word processor or used a spreadsheet or printed a document—but not all at once.Today, people rarely use computers for just one thing. Multitasking does not just mean running two programs at once. Fortunately, Ubuntu has many options for addressing these needs.

Linux Game Review: Planet Penguin Racer

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Reviews
Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Of all the great Linux games out there, many will fondly remember Tux Racer, the enigmatic racing game for Linux that featured everyone's favorite mascot, Tux, in a cold and chilly mountain racing game that kept you on the edge of your seat.

The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux

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Software

Phoronix: It's no secret that ATI Technologies has had a rough time in the past delivering display drivers that met the expectations of their customers. In this article we will be exposing what truly consists of the ATI/AMD driver development cycle and ultimately what they are really doing to improve their image in the Linux community.

Customize RPMs with rpmrebuild

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linux.com: Building packages is usually hard work, and best left to distro developers who have the time and patience to work the appropriate magic. However, if you're an admin or user with a need to rebuild existing packages, rpmrebuild takes the pain out of creating new RPMs from installed packages.

Thoughts on TurboLinux Wizpy

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Hardware

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: TurboLinux is about to attempt to lure Windows users over to the world of Linux when they begin selling worldwide the Wizpy media player. This is a pocket-sized device that not only plays audio and video files and can pick up FM radio, it also allows users to plug it into their USB power and boot up into Linux.

Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With fetchmail (Debian Etch)

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Fetchmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers. Imagine you have five email accounts on five different servers. Of course, you don't want to connect to each of them to get your emails. This is where fetchmail comes into play.

Transfer files securely with SFTP

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Software

linux.com: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was once the most widely used protocol for transferring files between computers. Secure Copy (SCP) and the more robust SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) address security concerns by providing data transfer over a fully encrypted channel.

Fedora 7 enables DIY Linux

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Linux

TechWorld: Red Hat's Fedora Project has given the open source community tools that let users build customised Linux distributions in Fedora 7, which was released yesterday.

Desktop diagramming with Dia and Kivio

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine: Don't let the simplicity of use fool you. Both Kivio and Dia, two free software diagramming tools, are very efficient at what they do. If you need to design a complex flow chart or create a no-fuss UML diagram then you could do a lot worse than to choose either of these packages.

New in Fedora 7: xdg user directories

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Linux

/home/liquidat: One seldom mentioned new features of Fedora 7 are the new directories in the $HOME directory. These are due to the xdg-users-dir program from the Portland xdg project. In other news, Hello Planet Fedora.

The open source governmental adoption wave

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OSS

Matt Asay: I plowed through Jyh-An Lee's article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. It presents a very interesting face on the rising trend of open source adoption by national and local governments worldwide, including offering some reasons for the trend.

The dark art of removing the Flash plugin from Firefox in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Click: Dailynews.com -- the Web site from the newspaper I work for -- is covered in Flash. Adds, content come-ons, etc., and it was dragging my old systems to a crawl. But how to get rid of Flash? It's not so easy.

Ten Things I Love About ArchLinux

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Linux

Urban Puddle: I've used Arch before and this article isn't about how it does on the Desktop or how well it installs. After getting up and running with Arch again, I discovered there are things about it that I just absolutely love. Here are my top 10.

Trolltech's Qt 4.3.0 really begins to dazzle

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Software

blogbeebe: It's not hard to impress me with new visual software. I love eye candy, the flashier the better. So it should come as no surprise that I'm awfully impressed with the latest version of the Qt framework, 4.3.0. I installed it on three systems for a quick and dirty evaluation.

The Top 10 Firefox Themes

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Moz/FF

Great Design: I am posting about the top 10 Firefox themes. The themes improve the look and feel of Firefox. In no particular order is the Top 10 Firefox themes.

Pick your own OOo, there must be one for you!

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OOo

Free Software Mag Blogs: OpenOffice.org is probably the biggest free software project in existence today. It certainly is the biggest single piece of software one can download. It directly competes with Microsoft Office, is a bit more easy to install than KOffice, and is very complete. But what will you get?

Jumpstarting Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn"

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Ubuntu

Network World: Tired of the Micro$oft monoculture? Tired of buying new versions of Windows every few years, only to find the new version won't run on your current hardware? Wishing for something better/faster/cheaper?

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