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Story Learn the Art of Linux Troubleshooting srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:50am
Story ZevenOS 3.0 Review: Refreshingly different! srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:43am
Story Open source still has a few gaps to fill to go mainstream srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:41am
Story What Holds Linux Gaming Back srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:39am
Story Raspberri Pi now available in the US srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:35am
Story KDE 4.10 & GNOME 3.8 Applications srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:55pm
Story Jon Corbet Mulls Linux Kernel Changes srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:50pm
Story other april fools' jokes: srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:04pm
Story GIMP changes name to appease users srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 7:42pm
Story Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Washing Machines srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 7:33pm

SIMILE Exhibit: Data publishing for the rest of us

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HowTos

linux.com: Tools like phpMyEdit allow you to create a quick-and-dirty front end to a database, but what if you need to publish a spreadsheet or BibTeX file on your Web site and give your visitors the ability to dynamically sort, filter, group, and visualize the published data? For that, you can turn to SIMILE Exhibit.

Back At Louderback: Why I'm Sticking With Windows Vista

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Microsoft

Alexander Wolfe: Outgoing PC Magazine editor Jim Louderback has caused quite a stir with his column slamming Vista. Me, I'm sticking with Microsoft's glitzy, though resource-hogging, operating system.

Linus Torvalds talks future of Linux

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Linux
Interviews

apcmag: What's happening with kernel version 2.6? Will there be a version 3.0? What has Linus been up to lately? What does he get up to in his spare time? I had the opportunity to chat with the original creator of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, in a number of email exchanges.

Zonbu GNU/Linux computer

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Linux
Hardware

freesoftware mag: Zonbu GNU/Linux is a new, environmentally-friendly, compact PC available from Zonbu. It includes some features that really make it stand out from other PCs. Last, but not least, it comes with GNU/Linux. In this article, I will give you some of the highlights and thoughts of my experience with Zonbu.

New Adobe Linux Flash Player Released

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Software

adobe blogs: There is a new beta of the Flash Player Update available. That's right: the beta is even available for Linux (same time as Windows and Mac).

A guide to better understanding the KDE 3.5 Konsole

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KDE

raiden's realm: One of the greatest tools of any Linux or BSD system is the console. There are numerous different shells that go with it as well as graphical interfaces to allow you to make use of it. In this overview we will be covering just one of those applications, namely the KDE "Konsole" graphical console interface application.

Sun ODF plugin chokes on Office 2007

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Software

linux.com: Users regularly cite lack of compatibility with Microsoft Office files as a reason for not using OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org does include Microsoft Office export filters, as well as a number of settings for increased compatibility, but these features provide only good, not complete, compatibility. For this reason, Sun Microsystems' ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office, released earlier this year, sounded like good news.

Nvidia has Linux security hole

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Security

the inquirer: AN ADVISORY from a security researcher called Gregory Shikhman points out that Nvidia drivers have a rather gaping hole when installed under Gentoo Linux.

Sidux 2007-03 'Gaia' -- a quick look

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Linux

I come from a Mandriva/Mandrake/PCLinuxOS background. I'm a KDE guy who also installs gnome apps. I've not ever installed Debian, and I've used Debian derived distros very little. So, how does Sidux measure up for me?

Linux: Supporting Older GCC Releases

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Linux

kernelTRAP: A recent bug report led to a discussion about potentially dropping support for pre-4.0 versions of GCC. Adrian Bunk noted, "currently we support 6 different stable gcc release series, and it might be the right time to consider dropping support for the older ones. Are there any architectures still requiring a gcc < 4.0 ?"

Lesser Known Applications for Linux — Screenwriting

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Software

richardfcrawley.wordpress: This is the third article in a series highlighting lesser known applications for Linux. This installment will review applications that aid in writing screenplays, plays, and novels.

some extra stuff:

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News
  • Simple commands for Linux.

  • Top 5 Reasons to Move from RHEL to SLE
  • Zonbu Mini PC: Boom or Boo-Boo?
  • Hidden Linux : Replicating software setups
  • Better than iTunes on Linux Walmart Selling DRM free songs
  • uniq linux command
  • 'What Linux now needs'
  • Has Google become evil in the eyes of open source?
  • KDE Mountain View release party details
  • ipcalc: network calculator on the command line

Kudos WhyFirefoxIsBlocked.com

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Web

Why is it hard for people to understand that there is nothing called "Free Lunch"?

GIMP Tutorial: Hot text on flames / fire

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HowTos

Technoworld: There are many ways to create fire text, but believe me, no other text is looking that cool and real as this one Wink Of course it maybe a lil' more effort to get it. I will show you how to create such a hot flames text with GIMP.

Cheese brings Photobooth functionality to Linux

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Software

arstechnica: Cheese is a relatively new open source webcam application for Linux that supports image and video capture and allows users to apply visual effects. Created by Daniel Siegel for Google's Summer of Code program, Cheese closely resembles a Mac OS X program called Photobooth.

Video Editing Options for Linux

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Software

Digital Filmmaking Blog: We know our video editing applications for Windows (read Adobe Premiere, AVID, Ulead Video studio etc) and Mac (Final Cut Pro!), but what about video editing on a Linux powered system? Well here's a list of video editing applications for your Linux PC:

Kernel space: timerfd() and system call review

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Linux

linuxworld: One of the fundamental principles of Linux kernel development is that user-space interfaces are set in stone. Once an API has been made available to user space, it must, for all practical purposes, be supported (without breaking applications) indefinitely.

Morons at the helm: the Firefox-blocking Danny Carlton

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Moz/FF

rudd-O: Let’s dig into the deep dark Moron Web. Today, we’ll explore the “wonderful” lessons that Danny Carlton, of Firefox blocking infamy, has for us.

Who needs Windows Home Server with Linux around?

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Linux

linux-watch: Is this a joke? I only recently started paying attention to Windows Home Server, since I tend to focus more on desktop operating systems and enterprise server systems. So I didn't realize until now that WHS is really just a vanilla file server. Why pay extra for it?

How to make a GTK theme that uses multiple theme engines

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HowTos

arstechnica: When I make a new GTK theme, I usually start with an existing theme that I like and then refine it over the course of several weeks until I no longer feel compelled to make additional changes. My themes tend to evolve and increase in consistency over time, and I'm very picky about the visual appearance of my desktop.

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Fresh Supply of FOSS FUD

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    Today, I was re-reading an linux.com article from 2014 by Leslie Hawthorne which had been reshared by the Linux Foundation Facebook account yesterday in honor of #GirlDay2017 (which I was regrettably unaware of until it was over). It wasn’t so much the specific content of the article that got me thinking, but instead the level of discourse that it “inspired” on the Facebook thread that pointed me there (I will not link to it as it is unpleasant and reflects poorly on The Linux Foundation, an organization which is in most circumstances largely benevolent).
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