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Story Handy Ubuntu Unity Lenses and Scopes srlinuxx 22/11/2012 - 1:32am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 21/11/2012 - 7:28pm
Story Linux Mint 14 Unleashed srlinuxx 21/11/2012 - 7:15pm
Story Gnome Shell 3.7.2 released srlinuxx 21/11/2012 - 3:31am
Story Linux Filesystems Benchmarked srlinuxx 21/11/2012 - 3:29am
Story World’s oldest original digital computer is turned back on after 61 years srlinuxx 20/11/2012 - 11:07pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 17.0 Stable out later today srlinuxx 20/11/2012 - 11:03pm
Story 6 Preloaded Linux PCs For Your 2012 Holiday Wishlist srlinuxx 20/11/2012 - 11:01pm
Story Whither OpenSolaris? Illumos Takes Up the Mantle srlinuxx 20/11/2012 - 10:59pm
Story Using Linux to keep an old work PC alive srlinuxx 20/11/2012 - 8:54pm

Linux’s Basic Directories Explained

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Linux Dummies: If you have ever wonder what is in Linux’s basic directories located under the system’s root “/”, the video edition of Chess Griffin’s Linuxreality Podcast #11 can help you understand it.

KMines for KDE4

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piacentini: After this meeting, in just one week he already had the partial rewrite working. In 3 weeks everything is basically ready, and the game is looking and playing better than ever. See it:

Also: Random thoughts on KDE

Mandriva Corporate Desktop 4.0 beta

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gruman: Mandriva, on the heels of trying to gain popularity in the office environment has released a desktop that can rival its opponents like the Micorsoft sponsored Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) and RedHat's Fedora desktop.

How Microsoft bought China

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DesktopLinux: Some people seem to have a short circuit in their minds when they try to explain why Windows has such an enormous desktop market share. Some of them have the delusion that Windows is technically better than the competition. No, Microsoft wins because it does whatever it needs to do to win. If that means strong-arming the PC companies, so be it. If that means breaking the law, that's fine too.

KDE Commit-Digest for 29th July 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma continues to mature, with improvements to the Twitter applet (and the creation of a complementary data engine), and the adoption of a common visual style for Plasmoids, and the integration of support for SuperKaramba applets through the creation of the SuperKaramba Plasmoid.

Linux: Redirecting Core Dumps

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kernelTRAP: Neil Horman posted an enhancement to a /proc/sys/kernel interface for redirecting core dumps, "allowing the core_pattern to contain arguments to be passed as an argv array to the userspace helper application.

ASRock ALiveNF7G-HDReady

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phoronix: It has been a while since we last reviewed an ASRock motherboard, but this budget manufacturer has kept churning out new and more innovative products. The ASRock motherboard we have our hands on for this Linux and Solaris review is the ALiveNF7G-HDready, which combines NVIDIA's GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a MCP with a wealth of integrated extras such as IEEE-1394a Firewire to offer a rather good package for its low price.

Windows Guy Tries Ubuntu 7.04: Part 2 - Two Weeks Later

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teambio: So it’s been two weeks since I started using Ubuntu 7.04. I have to say that it has been a very interesting experience so far. To say that it has been easy and seamless would be a lie. However, I have to say that I’ve been able to do 99% of the things that I set out to do. Now that I’ve spent some time digging into the system I wanted to write a follow-up piece to my initial review.

Using a BlackBerry Curve with Linux

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linuxappfinder: I recently got a BlackBerry Curve for work, and being a Linux user I was immediately interested in getting them to work together. The bad news is that RIM doesn't make a driver for Linux. The good news is that you can still get them to work together anyway. Here's how.

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Amarok

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This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Amarok. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, and how you can delete files on the iPod.

Ubuntu Gutsy with Firefox GranParadiso

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grumpymole: In a mischievous moment, I thought I would try out Firefox 3, or GranParadiso. My expectations were that nothing would look different, but there was a new rendering engine.

Red Hat Launches New Package Repository for Enterprise Linux

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Linux Electrons: Red Hat has launched a new package repository for enterprise-class Linux (EL) distributions derived from Fedora, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, called EPEL.

knetworkmanager: the solution to WiFi-WLan-WEP-WPA1|2 nightmares

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DPotD: I used to roam around cafés, schools, hotels, etc, logging myself into this network, that network, any network using the command line. OK, you are bored and couldn’t be asked to read any further —or was it that I was bored and installed knetworkmanager instead?

ABC is the next in line to exclude Linux

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Linux The era of streaming High-Definition content our PCs is almost here. Now you can watch episodes of 'Lost,' 'Ugly Betty,' or 'Grey's Anatomy' in beautiful 720p HD. Unless you just bought yourself one of those nice new Ubuntu powered Dells -- there's no support for linux.

Grammar Check For Open Office

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Matt Hartley: So you are trying to drop that MS Office habit but find yourself struggling thanks in part to features missing from Open Office (Oo) such as a solid grammar check feature. As it turns out, there is a solution.

Scratching an itch with Ubuntu

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CodeHappy: I’m not sure why, but I have an itch to install Ubuntu on a real machine. I could install it in a VM in Parallels, but for some weird reason I want it on a dedicated machine.

Ubuntu Linux on the Toshiba Portege 3490CT

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yellowsub: When I first got the Toshiba Portege 3490CT from an auction at work, my main goal for the machine was to install Linux on it.

A GPL v3 killer?

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OneAndOneIs2: I see Intel has just released the previously-commercial-only Threading Building Blocks (TBB) template library under GPL v2. And this has reminded me of the complications Qt has brought up being v2-only, and it suddenly occurred to me that there's a way MS could bring a really sneaky anti-v3 strategy to bear.

Screenshots Of DSL-4.0 Alpha 1

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linuxseeker: The developmental release of the beautifully "near-microscopic" Damn Small Linux 4.0 Alpha1 has been released on 17 July 2007. This is what Damn Small Linux's fans have been really longing for. Happy, no. Euphoric, yes!

CheckGmail - a Gmail notifier for Linux

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FOSSwire: To be fair to them, Google are now producing quite a few desktop applications for Linux now. However, we don’t yet have a Gmail Notifier application which runs in the background and shows you when you have new email in your Gmail inbox.

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IBM’s Systems With GNU/Linux

  • IBM Gives Power Systems Rebates For Linux Workloads
    Big Blue has made no secret whatsoever that it wants to ride the Linux wave up with the Power Systems platform, and its marketeers are doing what they can to sweeten the hardware deals as best they can without adversely affecting the top and bottom line at IBM in general and the Power Systems division in particular to help that Linux cause along.
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Security News

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