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Story Black Lab Linux Xfce 6.0 SR 1.1 Features a Heavily Modified Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 3:10pm
Story Three Ways for Beginners to Contribute to the Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 2:54pm
Story You Can Now Run Ubuntu from a Mouse Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:41pm
Story More Changes Are In The Works For Fedora 22 Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:38pm
Story Danish open source early warning system for schools Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:30pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:15pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:14pm
Story Linus Torvalds Keeps Code in the Kernel for Just One User Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:09pm
Story GCC 5 Will End Up Coming To Fedora 22 Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:05pm
Story Robolinux 7.8.1 GNOME Wants to Run Windows Apps in Emulated Environment Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:04pm

xfmedia player for Ubuntu - bye bye Audacious

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geekzone.co.nz: After a recent upgrade from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.10, which works really well for me, I discovered to my dismay that xmms is not in the repositories anymore. The prefered replacement now is 'audacious' which around 12% to 14% of my CPU.

Installing Programmes In Linux Vs. Windows: Which Is Easier?

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I don’t usually do follow ups. This one illustrates a point that I made in the previous post and it underscores the kind of thinking that I was referring to in my article and is worth singling it out. "What is hard about clicking on an exe?”

When Linux fails

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tuxdeluxe.org (Jeremy Allison): Recently I was able to visit the Ontario Linux Fest. I love shows like Ontario, as they're run by amateurs, not by professional show companies. Ian had gone to Africa as part of an organization called Geekcorps, dedicated to promoting IT use in developing nations.

A no-fly zone to protect Linux from patent trolls

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blogs.fortune.cnn.com: On Tuesday a consortium of technology companies, including IBM (IBM), will launch a new initiative designed to help shield the open-source software community from threats posed by companies or individuals holding dubious software patents and seeking payment for alleged infringements by open-source software products.

NimbleX Linux - 94% satisfaction

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dedoimedo.com: On the surface, NimbleX is another Linux distribution, shipping as a live CD, meant to be used primarily as a live CD, with the optional installation. It is based on Slackware and designed to fit under 256MB to allow it to be used from small USB thumb drives.

What’s Been Bugging you in Ubuntu 8.10?

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tombuntu.com: When it’s about time for a new version of Ubuntu to arrive, usually I end up installing a late alpha or beta version before the final release. Recently I did get time to take a stab at working out some of the issues I have been having.

The future of climate change is in Linux's hands

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news.zdnet.com: The Millennium Simulations, an earth modeling venture at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, will allow scientists to model the changes in the world's climate over the last millennium as well as centuries into the future.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Moves Closer to Final Release with Beta 6

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mepis.org: In beta 6, the kernel has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.7 and the extra drivers have been rebuilt for the new kernel. This kernel release fixes an error in the last release that resulted in the tg3 driver being disabled.

Review: Songbird 1.0

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raiden.net: Songbird has been one of those media players that's been an enigma of sorts, a player that tries to be an all in everything player, an iTunes competitor, and so much more, and yet seemed to ultimately try to do too much, and yet succeed at too little. At least that was my impression of it in it's beta stages. Has that changed these days?

A Better Office .docx Converter

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oooninja.com: There's plenty of ways to convert Microsoft Office 2007 file formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) to OpenOffice.org. Now OpenOffice.org 3.0 imports these Office OpenXML files natively, but natively doesn't mean a fluent translation.

The evolution of a new Ubuntu User

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the-gay-bar.com: The new Linux Ubuntu user is not a rare species nowadays so it's time to spend some time studying that interesting creature. This case study will have a look at The Linux newb and his self-proclaimed "day-to-day log of my conversion from Windows to Linux".

Google OS gOS - if at first you don't succeed...

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theregister.co.uk: gOS, the brains trust behind the failed $200 Linux-based “gPC” at WalMart, has seen fit to throw the dice one more time, introducing an operating system called Cloud that lets your computer boot into a browser. I, for one, welcome this innovation. I've always been a fan of neutering the most versatile machine in human history, restricting its use to only a small subset of the intended functionality. Yeah, this one's a winner from the start.

Test Center preview: Fedora turns 10

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infoworld.com: There comes a point in the life of any hard-core Linux user when the idea of digging about to find yet another obscure piece of software, compiling the code, and integrating it into your daily routine just seems annoying, not compelling. This is where Fedora comes through. Red Hat's open source standard bearer and mineshaft canary is still everything to every Linux power user.

5 Tips for free software advocates

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Free software advocacy is something I do — both for a living and as a hobby. Over the years I’ve gleaned a few best practice tips and I thought I’d pass them on.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 281

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First Look: VectorLinux 6.0 Beta 2

  • News: Mandrake CEO responds to community, Novell/SUSE sales, OpenSolaris benchmarks, Ovatio awards, Omega 10 Desktop, DragonFly BSD overview
  • Released last week: OpenSolaris 2008.11, Puppy Linux 4.1.2
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 6
  • New additions: OzOs
  • New distribution: CentServer
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Notes from the field: Fedora 10 and OpenSUSE 11.1 RC1

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blogbeebe.blogspot: Over the weekend I had the opportunity to install Fedora 10 on a Dell Latitude D630 notebook and to tweak the OpenSUSE 11.1 installation.

Top Five Reasons to Love Compiz Fusion in Linux

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chris.pirillo.com: So, you’ve just switched to Linux, probably to the Ubuntu distribution, due to its popularity. Come on, don’t lie - the main reason you switched is because you wanted all the effects from Compiz Fusion you saw on Youtube.

Review: Open-Source Office Suites Compared

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informationweek.com: In search of an alternative to Microsoft Office, we test OpenOffice.org, StarOffice from Sun, IBM's Lotus Symphony, KOffice for Linux, and AbiWord.

Xubuntu 8.10 - Review

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linuxblogonline.org: Well, in keeping with my need for speed and my love of the Xfce desktop, my next partition filler is Xubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

today's odds & ends

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #120

  • FLOSS Weekly 49: XMPP
  • Fixing Fedora 10 Linux - Root login in GUI
  • QuickQuote for Thunderbird
  • NVClock Needs GeForce 8/9 Help
  • Fix for video problem on the Dell Latitude C600/C500
  • openSUSE Build Service KDE:KDE4:* Repository Changes
  • Beyond Wubi…
  • weather the recession with Linux and Open Source models
  • Fashion Your Firefox released
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 10
  • International Open Source Comunity focus on China
  • Testing “Scratch” - the easy programming language
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