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Story Customizable Android tablet is MIL-SPEC rugged Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 7:11am
Story CentOS 6.5 desktop installation guide with screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 11:53pm
Story Motorola Releases Open Source Kernel Files For The Moto G Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 10:45pm
Story Ioquake3 Working On A New Game Launcher Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 10:19pm
Story Conky - Highly Configurable Desktop Monitor Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 9:40pm
Story KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.2 Now In RC Form Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 8:28pm
Story Zorin OS 7 Released – A Ultimate Linux Desktop with Windows 7 Feel Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 7:46pm
Story One Week with OpenMandriva Lx 2013 Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 5:26pm
Story Foundation exec slams Microsoft for 'meaningless' security pledge Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 5:22pm
Story Will Linux power Amazon Drone and Google Robots? Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 9:24am

Negroponte: Windows key to OLPC philosophy

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OLPC

zdnet: While the news that Microsoft is developing a version of Windows for the so-called "$100 laptop" has caused some consternation, the head of the One Laptop per Child project has said the scheme could not promote openness if it blocked Windows.

3 Days with gentoo

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Gentoo

silentcoder: So I finally made my choice of new distros. I opted for gentoo. I actually tried archlinux first but it annoyed me insanely within ten minutes. Now I last used Gentoo a good 3 years ago, so a lot has changed, here then, a short review after my first 3 days, as we speak - I just loaded up my first functional KDE desktop.

this morning's ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • One Wild Week with Ubuntu Linux

  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron Roadmap
  • Edubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots
  • Ubuntu Georgia US 7.10 Release Party
  • Get better sound in Ubuntu with the Brand new OSS 4!
  • Why I Switched (Ubuntu vs Gentoo)

GIMP tricks: Liquid rescaling by example

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HowTos

polishlinux: Have you ever taken a picture which would be just great only if you could remove that strange unwanted object that showed up in the middle of nowhere and now kills the whole effect? Or perhaps you just want to get rid of your ex-girlfriend and keep the photo with a fantastic landscape alone? Whatever your secret plans are, GIMP Liquid rescale plugin is there for you. Just use it!

Analyse Linux networks through the ethereal world of Wireshark

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Software

iTWire: What’s happening on your network? Tools exist to display raw data but you still need to put work in to uncover real information. Here’s where a network analyser comes in: it will separate the AIM chatter from the MSN; it will divide RPC from SMB. And the best open-source network analyser is Wireshark.

Reverse Linux Compatibility List

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Linux
Hardware

This is a list of hardware that does not have support on Linux and needs Linux kernel drivers written for them.

Making Linux application user interfaces richer with OpenGL

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OSS

arstechnica: One fascinating session (and one that shows how FOSSCamp works and why it's so productive) was given by Mirco Müller, who discussed using OpenGL in GTK applications. Müller talked about the state of OpenGL support in desktop applications and described various techniques that developers can use to make OpenGL content integrate better with conventional GTK user interfaces.

some ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Hello Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu vs. Yellowdog on the PS3
  • Ubuntu Studio 7.10 Gutsy

deb blogs

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Linux
  • Another Day Another Distro – Part 5 – Debian 4.0 Etch

  • Lenny became Etch: It’s time to settle down
  • Debbie is still running

few shorts

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Linux
  • KDE Quickies: Radio Amarok, 12 KDE Tips, Asus' KDE Laptop

  • Lancelot is … launching?
  • kde4 krush days: saturday!
  • Mandriva 2008.1 Spring Ideas

Mint, Ubuntu, and OpenSUSE

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Linux

Steve Carl: I had taken my Dell D620, configured with Mint 3.1. It was reliable and trouble free. What was left over from that trip was an issue from the previous post about OpenSUSE 10.3. It was troublesome enough on the D620 hardware that I ejected it at the last minute in favor of Mint 3.1. I had two days back in the office between trips, and spent one evening after everyone left setting up a new set of Linux test systems.

Virtualization: Ubuntu server + KDE/Xfce - Part I

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Ubuntu

jon-reagan.blogspot: The Ubuntu server CD is great for virtualization: it's fast, and it also allows for personalization. I decided to use Ubuntu 7.04 as the host system, since VMware Server is included in the repositories.

Mepis Updates KDE and the kernel

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Linux

mepis.org: For MEPIS 7.0, KDE has been updated to version 3.5.8 and the kernel has been updated to 2.6.22-10. The nvidia driver has been updated to 100.14.19.

Linux: The Little Operating System That Really Can

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Linux

lockergnome blogs: I began what I like to think of as my “Linux Adventure”, in February of 2006 on a short, much-frazzled shoestring. Recently, through the generosity of a friend, I was able to acquire several identical 600 MHz Celeron systems. What follows is my own, purely subjective, personal opinion of several distributions I’ve tried in the last two weeks.

My PCLinuxOS “WOW” moment

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PCLOS

mckooiker.byethost5: Last week I changed computer and since my “new” computer (Pentium4, 3.2GHz processor, 512Mb RAM) came with a bigger hard-disk I have more space to try new software and operating systems. The first distribution I installed was PCLinuxOS, and after one week of trying I will make a preliminary judgment today.

Also: PCLinuxOS Bounces Back on Distrowatch

long and short of it

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Review

  • A second look at Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu / Kubuntu Linux 7.10 Review - Fantastic!
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron

coupla howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to switch between different Java (JVM) in Ubuntu and Debian GNU Linu

  • Getting MX900 working on Ubuntu

Revival of the N-Word

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Humor

tech.blorge: I don't really know anyone who likes to referred to in a derogatory way but the N-word seems to evoke the most emotion of all the derogatory and defamatory words that one's imagination can conjure.

The Past 12 Linux Kernels Benchmarked

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Linux

Phoronix: We have finished our largest (and most time consuming) Linux performance comparison to date. We have taken the last 12 major kernel releases, from Linux 2.6.12 to Linux 2.6.23, built them from source and set out on a benchmarking escapade. This testing also includes the Linux 2.6.24-rc1 kernel. From these benchmarks you can see how the Linux kernel performance has matured over the past two and a half years.

An interview with Artificial Intelligence

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Interviews

kmandla.wordpress: Ubuntu is three years old this month, and some of its earliest users are still part of the community. Artificial Intelligence — forum member No. 19, as he points out — began as a beta tester for the first release, but is probably best known for his aesthetic tastes … tastes that manifest themselves as amazing, beautiful and artistic desktops.

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