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Story Wine 1.7.35 Released, How To Install On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 24/01/2015 - 6:05pm
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Benchmarks: gtk+ engines

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Software

gentoo.org/developers/nightmorph: Here are some fast and dirty benchmarks of various gtk+ engines installed on my system, using app-benchmarks/gtkperf-0.40.

How To Help A Newbie

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I was once a newbie to Linux. That was several years ago now, but I remember the feeling of using it for the first time. Unfortunately, many newbies open that door and it gets slammed in their face. I have seen first hand how newbies and experienced users work together.

Also: Linux. There Are No Stupid Questions.
And: Ubuntu users.

Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 8.10 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

Interview with Samba's Jeremy Allison

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Interviews

techradar.com: Jeremy Allison's contributions to the free software world are legion, and yet the project he's best known for continues to be Samba. Linux Format magazine asked him about KDE, NAS, LSB, DCs and other acronyms, and now his answers are here for your TLA titillation…

Happy holidays from KDE

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KDE

wadejolson.wordpress: I actually had some free time tonight, and that means holiday wallpapers for you, gentle reader. Four 1920×1200 wallpapers and one 1600×1200 one.

Lets drive your car in Linux

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Gaming

linuxmini.info: Here are three racing games for Linux. Want realistic racing? Then you need to try VDrift. If you want a powerful racing game, look no further than TORCS. If arcade-style racing is your style, give Trigger a try.

Ubuntu’s biggest threat

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Linux

rafavargas.wordpress: Yesterday, I installed Skype for Linux in Ubuntu. It was very easy. I just had to download a .deb package file and double-click it. I was prompted my password (my account is in sudoers file) and voilà. Some people might say this is okay, but I think this is WRONG!

The 2008 State of My Linux Address

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Linux

meandubuntu.wordpress: Hooray! This is the one-year anniversary of my adoption of Ubuntu! And that’s a good as an excuse as any for me to indulge in a bit of reflection and pontification.

Having trouble with your wireless internet connexion? Try Wicd

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Linux

The Gnome Network Manager is really buggy and a lot of people are having trouble configuring the network connexion and getting it to work. That’s when i found out about Wicd, an alternative for the gnome Network Manager.

Nautilus and Light Windowmanagers

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Linux

Interesting article explaining how to run Nautilus inside light windowmanagers such as Fluxbox.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Customize a fresh Ubuntu Desktop

  • 2 of CNET's Best Cell Phones of 2008 Run on Linux
  • Introducing KDE 4... on Windows
  • Paalam Kubuntu
  • Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part II
  • Install Fedora Cursor Theme in Ubuntu
  • Desktop with screenlets
  • ‘I develop for myself’, trolls, criticism
  • Firefox: Most Risky App to Businesses in New Study
  • Thank God Ubuntu comes as Live CD
  • The F Word Still Remains - More Linux Humor
  • Ubuntu World of Warcraft Desktop Panel on top
  • Configure Your Own FTP Server In Linux
  • Deploying ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 8.10
  • Circular Application Menu for Ubuntu
  • A day with RMS
  • Teaching Teachers About Linux
  • Ubuntu vs XP
  • Safely Remove USB Device in Ubuntu with Ejecter
  • Sabayon 4: 8 good reasons to not use KDE 4.1 by default

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 50

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #50 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Pre-order openSUSE 11.1, Wanted: Tester from SUSE Studio, and Password Protect for GRUB.

NVIDIA 180.16 Beta Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: It was just eleven days ago that NVIDIA had released the 180.11 Beta Linux Driver, but in the wee hours of Saturday morning NVIDIA has pushed out a new beta driver. This driver contains a few fixes, support for new GPUs, and an updated implementation of the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.

The Ideal Xmas Gift: Mandriva Flash 2009

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MDV

news.softpedia.com: Now here's a special Christmas present for all of you Linux enthusiasts out there, as Mandriva just launched a new version of its portable USB Mandriva Flash Drive.

playonlinux - Play Windows Games on Linux

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Gaming

ubuntu-snippets.blogspot: playonlinux seems to be similar to cedega except that playonlinux is open-source and free. playonlinux almost support 11 Linux distros. Although there is no package for Ubuntu Intrepid but adding Ubuntu Hardy sources file to my intrepid seems to be working fine.

Ten Linux and Open Source milestones in 2008

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OSS

it.toolbox.com/blogs: As we are winding up another year I felt the urge to write about milestones. Of course they would have to be Linux and Open Source associated milestones.

New kernel versions, progress with Btrfs and Tux3

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: After the release of kernel version 2.6.27.7 in the second half of November, the maintainers of the stable kernel series recently released version 2.6.27.8. Both versions contain a fix for a security vulnerability, while in 2.6.27.8 more than a hundred other changes offer small improvements.

Myst Online goes fully open-source

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massively.com: As many know, Myst Online: URU Live has had an incredibly rocky road throughout its history. First sunsetted by Ubisoft, then by GameTap, URU's fans agreed to trying MORE (Myst Online Restoration Experiment) after Cyan Worlds got their IP back.

Best Linux/FOSS News Websites of 2008

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Web

junauza.com: The Best Linux/FOSS news websites of 2008 were chosen based on the site’s relevance, importance, and popularity. Also, the freshness, quality, and consistency of the news stories or information that are featured on these sites are essential.

Review: Mandriva One 2009

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ericsbinaryworld.com: Somewhere in the middle of 2008 my wife’s computer kept making very disturbing noises upon boot up. She had told me she would move to Linux when her current computer broke. So, I told myself I would switch her over to Mandriva the next time I got a DVD in LXF.

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