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Story Patterns and practices for open source software success srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 9:02pm
Blog entry sorry so slow srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 8:55pm
Blog entry blogstop javascript srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 8:52pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 3:03pm
Blog entry SOL srlinuxx 3 14/08/2013 - 8:06am
Story A Kmail Rundown srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 1:33am
Story No distro diva drama here: Penguinista favourite Debian turns 20 srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 1:31am
Story Shuttleworth Pessimistic About Ubuntu Desktops srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 1:30am
Story openSUSE 13.1 Milestone 4, GNOME live ISO srlinuxx 13/08/2013 - 9:53pm
Story The People Who Support Linux: Attorney Uses Linux to Aid Firm’s Data Analysis srlinuxx 13/08/2013 - 9:50pm

using curl to access ftp servers

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HowTos

linux by example: The title doesn’t sound interesting if you have no idea what is curl. Why we need to use curl to access ftp server, if we can access ftp with tools like ftp in console or gFTP?

An Agnostic Objectively Reviews Ubuntu Christian Edition 3.3

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Ubuntu

fsckin.com: I’ve been wanting to review Ubuntu Christian Edition (CE) 3.3 with intentions of giving it a good review. After all, it is Ubuntu, with a little Praise Jesus on the side. I enjoy using Ubuntu, and if someone can put some Jesus in an operating system and I like it, surely it’s an operating system that is worth using.

Clean up your Ubuntu with deborphan

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HowTos

linuxscrew.com: If you want to clean up your Ubuntu or Debian machine and delete unnecessary (orphaned) deb packages you can use utility deborphan. It finds packages that have no packages depending on them.

RandR 1.3 and other future X.Org development

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Software

liquidat: A month ago the X Developer Summit took place. Now notes about most of the talks are available and show where X development heads to. Among the information are a feature list for RandR 1.3, for the Intel driver and for X.Org 7.4/7.5.

Extending Nautilus: rotating JPG images

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Software
HowTos

freesoftware mag: I recently went looking for a way to rotate JPG images from within Nautilus, and found a nice way to do this and more. It’s not difficult to customize the right-click popup menu in Nautilus to perform custom actions on files. Here are some instructions and scripts to get you started.

Some openSUSE 10.3 stuff

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SUSE
  • Some openSUSE 10.3 Hints

  • OpenSUSE 10.3 And Ralink RT2×00 Based Wireless Cards
  • 1-click to install NVIDIA/ATI binary blobs
  • Novell Pumps Up Sound, Graphics in New OpenSuse 10.3
  • openSUSE 10.3: First Look

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • Compiler Optimization Bugs and World Domination

  • Checkpatch and Checkfiles
  • Smack Updates
  • USB Simply MEPIS install
  • Continued Impressions of Kubuntu 7.10 beta
  • Slashdot: Building success from personal preferences and community conscience
  • Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience
  • Linux-based airline seat-back entertainment system is a winner
  • Earth- or Mars-like body likely forming in HD 113766 star system
  • Vista redux: the Linux edition
  • How to add a user to the sudoers list
  • openSUSE 10.3 on PS3 and Other PowerPC Hardware

Quake Wars Linux Update

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Gaming

ve3d.ign.com: There's been a ton of interest from the Linux Community, so I wanted to give you all a status update on development.

5 Ways to Customize your Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu

onderstekop.nl: Changing your wallpaper now and again may keep your mind fresh, but did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to change more? But what exactly? And how? This article was written to give you some perceptions into further personalization of your overall Ubuntu appearance.

David Bienvenu leaving Mozilla. Thunderbird in trouble?

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: David Bienvenu, the other only full time Thunderbird developer has also announced he will be leaving the Mozilla Corporation next Friday.

Ubuntu - Archive frozen for Gutsy release

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Ubuntu

lunapark: Ubuntu’s Gutsy Gibbon is coming along splendidly and today Gutsy has hit one more milestone until its release (Oct. 18th). The Ubuntu developers has announced a complete freeze of their archive and from now on only uploads “fixing specfic, release-releavent bugs” will be accepted.

Radeon Driver coverage at Phoronix

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Software
  • Open-Source Radeon R700 Graphics?

  • Avivo Driver Supports Radeon HD 2300
  • Open-Source RadeonHD Cursor Fixes
  • ATI Radeon 6.7.195 Driver Release

Ubuntu pride--on the basketball court

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OS

c|net: The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association and the Linux community now have more in common than you might have thought. Via The Boston Herald, Linux fans may want to throw their support to Gang Green because of the team's new rallying cry, "ubuntu."

Open Source Phishing: A Call To Arms

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Software
Security

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently consumer auction giant eBay announced that nearly 1,200 registered eBay users information was stolen via phishing attacks. That’s not shocking. What’s shocking is that it’s very likely the phishers were using rootkitted Linux boxes.

If I Were in Charge of...

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Linux

Linux Today: I was taking a walk with my wife the other day, talking about all the kooky-nuttiness that is the Linux and Open Source world sometimes. I think I was harping on a certain company in Washington State and their recent "attempts" to "open source" some of their code.

I have just been blown away by Linux....Again!!!!

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: Here I was happily fiddling around with my Kubuntu installation and at a critical time when the initrd image was being regenerated our fabled standard of stable electricity supply decided to cut out. Not surprising as it does that every time a mosquito sneezes.

What is Compiz?

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Software

linuxmini.blogspot: Compiz is a window manager, that means it takes care of all the basic needs to interact with the windows on your desktop - like moving, minimizing and resizing.

de Icaza: .NET source code release a non-event for open source world

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Microsoft

zdnet blogs: Microsoft’s release of .NET classes under its shared source license will not benefit the Mono project or any other open source project, maintains Miguel de Icaza, Novell’s vice president of engineering.

Is TransGaming dumping Linux in favor of Apple?

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Software

jem report: Almost two weeks ago, Blizzard Entertainment pushed through a required World of Warcraft patch that made the game unplayable for many Linux users, reducing frame rates to unacceptable levels, causing distorted sound, and making the OpenGL graphics engine more difficult to switch to. Considering TransGaming's history of rapidly addressing WoW patch issues, this is unusual behavior. Couple that with total silence from the company and you have a genuine mystery on your hands. What's going on at TransGaming?

The best Linux system repair distribution gets better

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Linux

desktoplinux: If there's a better system repair kit than the Gentoo-based SystemRescueCD Linux distribution, we haven't seen it yet. The new 0.4 version of SystemRescueCd was released on Oct. 4. This new edition focuses on disk partitioning, Vista support, and data rescue tasks. In the past, we've found SystemRescueCD to be the best of the best when it comes to repairing troubled systems.

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Leftovers: Software and OSS

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