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Story How Mepis Gave New Life to a Discarded Computer srlinuxx 30/10/2012 - 7:50pm
Story Dull distros made great by Cinnamon and MATE srlinuxx 30/10/2012 - 7:46pm
Story Force: Leashed - GPL First-Person Gravity srlinuxx 30/10/2012 - 7:42pm
Story Ubuntu 13.04 ‘Ringtail’ Logo Unveiled srlinuxx 30/10/2012 - 1:24am
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 480 srlinuxx 29/10/2012 - 4:30pm
Story Debian Project News - October 29th srlinuxx 29/10/2012 - 4:28pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 28/10/2012 - 11:51pm
Blog entry Ubuntu 12.04 the Macbook Pro Post Install fieldyweb 28/10/2012 - 5:59pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) falko 28/10/2012 - 10:26am
Story Apply To Be Part Of The Valve Linux Beta srlinuxx 27/10/2012 - 3:58pm

Are There Really Too Many Linux Distros?

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informationweek blogs: How are Linux distributions like digital cameras? It sounds like a joke on the order of, "What’s the difference between a compulsive gambler and a revolving door?" (Answer: The revolving door knows when to stop.) But the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve realized that Linux distros are as varied as digital cameras, and for some of the same reasons.

Gartner, Open Source, and Microsoft

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OSS

intelligententerprise.com: I received Gartner e-mail this week marketing their up-coming open-source summit. The message contains gems that illuminate Gartner's perspective on open source and the larger IT world.

Removing KDE icons in gnome / remove gnome icons in KDE

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HowTos

ubuntu tutorials: This tutorial is for those people that like to run gnome and KDE side by side. This will allow you to only show the native apps in the menus within each desktop environment instead of showing everything.

Linux... Up Against the Wall

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Linux

Brian Proffitt: Across from me is the man who invented that monitor and the content delivery system that runs it, Eric Kanagy, CEO of RedPost, Inc. I have traveled all of 40 minutes to Goshen, Indiana to meet Eric and find out what's the big deal about an electronic bulletin board that runs Linux.

Amarok and Digikam ports for KDE 4

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KDE

liquidat: KDE 4 is coming closer, and the 3rd party programs are busy porting. Amarok now unveiled that they will reuse some Plasma techniques to create appealing effects while Digikam reported a first version running on KDE 4.

Sabayon Linux 1.0 Business Edition Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Sabayon Linux has released a "business edition" of its popular LiveDVD distribution known for its use of desktop accelerated effects and being based upon Gentoo. Sabayon Linux 1.0 Business Edition ships without the eye candy and games and is for when art meets business.

Linux: KVM Adds Support For SMP Guests

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Linux

kernelTRAP: A recently merged KVM patchset included support for guest SMP, various performance improvements, and suspend/resume fixes. KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, "a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions".

Open-source Democracy Player relaunches as Miro

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Software

arstechnica: The Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF) has renamed and relaunched its open-source television platform in hopes of offering an "open, mass medium of online television." What was once known as Democracy Player is now Miro.

Avogadro Gets Some Sweet POVRay Goodness

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KDE

blog.cryos.net: It has been a while since I last posted about progress with Avogadro. I have been doing a lot of under the hood improvements which has been really frustrating at times and hard to blog about. At last I have some real output and have just committed the code to the repository.

KDE hacker authors Qt book

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Misc

linuxdevices: Core KDE developer Daniel Molkentin has written a book about Trolltech's cross-platform application development toolkit. Published by NoStarch Press, and entitled, "The Book of Qt 4."

Review: Puppy Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Raiden's Realm: Puppy Linux is a light weight Linux distribution built from scratch and born in mid 2002. It’s creator, Barry Kauler, originally created Puppy Linux as a fun project to do in his spare time. But recent tension in the community have spawned some heated controversy of late.

With new code base, Supergamer is fun again

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: Supergamer is a unique Linux distribution whose primary focus is on fun -- specifically, gaming. Supergamer VL, now based on VectorLinux, is all new, with additional games, new code base, and new look and feel. Let the games begin.

Windows users are whiners

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Linux

vnunetblogs: "Linux is hard to install" You probably bought a computer with Windows preinstalled and bought a new one when it came to a grinding halt. Next time try reinstalling it from scratch, drivers and applications included.

Too Many Linux Distros Makes For Open-Source Mess

informationweek blogs: Remember the 1980s worries about how the "forking" of Unix could hurt that operating system's chances for adoption? That was nothing compared to the mess we've got today with Linux.

Ubuntu is more popular than kittens AND pie

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Ubuntu

seopher: In a mildly childish attempt at putting the popularity of Ubuntu into real context, I've enlisted the help of Google trends to benchmark searches for "Ubuntu" against other words. Mindless spam or important sociological experiment?

openSUSE gets a new manager

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SUSE

LWN: It appears that former openSUSE manager Andreas Jaeger has been promoted within Novell, so the management of the openSUSE distribution has been passed to Stephan Kulow.

Innovate! Innovate!

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OSS

Paul Cutler: GUADEC, the annual GNOME user and developer conference, is in full swing in England right now. One of my favorite times of the year as a GNOME user, all the GNOME developers get together and blog about all the cool stuff they’re working on, or want to be working on.

Blindly applying proprietary metrics to open source

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Dana Blankenhorn: I am constantly amused at how people try to apply the metrics of proprietary software to open source. This can even happen within open source companies.

Howto: Add a new yum repository to install software under CentOS / Redhat Linux

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nixcraft: CentOS / Fedora Core / RHEL 5 uses yum for software management. Yum allows you to add a new repository as a source to install binary software.

Installing Freespire 2.0 for Newbies

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Linux

softpedia: Not yet in its final version, Freespire 2.0 is a Ubuntu-based Linux operating system that combines the best that free, open source software has to offer. It provides users with the choice of including proprietary drivers, codecs and applications as they see fit.

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LinuxCon Europe on 100G Networking

  • The World of 100G Networking
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  • The World of 100G Networking by Christoph Lameter
    The idea of 100G networking is becoming feasible and cost effective. This talk gives an overview about the competing technologies in terms of technological differences and capabilities and then discusses the challenges of using various kernel interfaces to communicate at these high speeds.