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Story Torvalds Awards Arch The Most User-Friendly srlinuxx 1 02/04/2012 - 1:40am
Blog entry Looking at the computer experience bigbearomaha 02/04/2012 - 12:53am
Story Ubuntu for Eyewear srlinuxx 01/04/2012 - 11:14pm
Story Gentoo Linux releases 12.1 LiveDVD srlinuxx 01/04/2012 - 11:11pm
Story Special Report: First Look at GNOME 4 srlinuxx 01/04/2012 - 11:08pm
Story Mozilla opens up over Boot 2 Gecko srlinuxx 01/04/2012 - 9:36pm
Story Hell Freezes Over in Slackware Current srlinuxx 01/04/2012 - 9:33pm
Story Bringing self-driving cars to NASCAR srlinuxx 01/04/2012 - 9:10pm
Blog entry pfSense is the alternative to the Linux Small Business Server you've been looking for.. fieldyweb 01/04/2012 - 8:14pm
Story Why Linux on the Desktop is Alive! srlinuxx 01/04/2012 - 7:40pm

Five reasons to love Sabayon

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Linux

The distrogue: You've probably heard the constant hype about Sabayon Linux, maybe that it's a perfect distro, or maybe even rumors that it's going to knock PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu off the top spots on DistroWatch. Here are the main reasons why people love Sabayon:

Linux: Rethinking Suspend and Resume

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Linux

KernelTRAP: What started as the review of a bug report grew into an interesting debate as Linus Torvalds slammed the current suspend and resume design in the Linux Kernel, "why the HELL cannot you realize that kernel threads are different?"

Apt-get remove SUSE; apt-get install Etch

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Linux

Desktop Linux: Ever since comparing seven Linux distributions on my "old thinkpad" testbed, I've remained impressed with the flexibility and ease-of-maintenance of Debian-based Linuxes. In my followup article on using Etch as a desktop OS, I pondered converting my primary desktop from SUSE to Debian. I've done it. Here's my tale...

Whirlwind Wheelchair empowers the disabled with open source

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OSS

Red Hat Mag: Getting from point A to point B is a need that we all have, but what if you’re in a third-world country and require a wheelchair? That’s where Whirlwind Wheelchair International steps in. They believe that anyone who needs a wheelchair should have access to one.

The Zonbox $99 Linux desktop computer

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Hardware

flagrantdisregard: The Zonbox by Zonbu is a positively tiny desktop computer that makes no sound, makes no pollution after carbon offsets, and will only set you back $99. It’s a fully loaded desktop computer running a Linux operating system and almost all the software you’ll ever need.

Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Linux

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Linux

Linux Online: Browsing around Digg the other day, I saw one of these terrible articles about Linux. I hate to even mention these pieces of internet litter because I'd really like to avoid giving them more legitimacy than they deserve. It's one of those pieces that includes a variation on the expression '[n] Reasons' in the title, where 'n' is the number of arguments the author came up with before he ran out of ideas. Digg users must like these '[n] Reasons' entitled pieces, as they seem to proliferate so much over there.

GNU/Linux Horizons: How OLPC May Impact the Future

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OLPC

Really Linux: The GNU Manifesto and the Linux kernel development are two important and unpredictable events that took place within the past quarter century, tightly coupled with the internet explosion. However, I propose that we are beginning a new phase of the Open-Source saga, a particularly bright phase, with the hardware development of the OLPC project.

People Behind KDE: Jason Harris

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KDE

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we remain in North America, down to the deserts of Arizona to meet an astronomer who uses his work expertise to bring the galaxy to our desktops - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Jason Harris.

What Microsoft Fears More than Linux

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Linux

Linux Today: As I attended the sessions at the Open Source Business Conference this week, the rhetoric was very strong--far stranger than anything leveled at The SCO Group when they started their happy litigation hunt years ago. By leveling an allegation on 235 patents that Linux supposedly infringes upon, Microsoft has apparently engendered a reaction in the free and open source software communities the likes of which I personally have never seen.

BeleniX v0.6 LiveCD Screenshots

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OS

Phoronix: The BeleniX LiveCD that is based off of OpenSolaris with GNU applications has reached version 0.6 after some setbacks. While this release is coming out later than expected, it is based upon OpenSolaris Build 60, uses X.Org 7.2, features Compiz 0.5 for Xfce and KDE.

Novell goes public with terms of Microsoft Linux deal

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SUSE

LinuxWorld: Novell on Friday published redacted versions of the three agreements it signed with Microsoft in its annual 10K filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, providing the public with its first detailed look into a deal that some see as critical to the future of Linux. The 10K filing had been delayed by an internal stock options review at Novell, which was concluded Wednesday.

10 Open Source Apps You Can't Live Without

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Software

intranetjournal: Even for the most seasoned computer user, taking the leap to open source can prove to be a bit daunting. But once you have a solid base of core applications, I believe most people will find the switch is not nearly as painful as they imagined. Here’s a list of open source applications that I feel are a “must have” for anyone interested in exploring open source software alternatives:

Xubuntu Gets Feisty

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Reviews
Ubuntu

linux devcenter: The third release of Xubuntu, the variant of Ubuntu with the lightweight Xfce desktop, appeared last month. Feisty Fawn (version 7.04) uses the final gold code of Xfce 4.4.0 rather than the release candidates in Edgy Eft (version 6.10) and Dapper Drake (version 6.06). I had very positive experiences with both Edgy and Dapper so I had very high expectations for Xubuntu Feisty Fawn.

Linux: The Case Against Crash Dumps

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a recent lkml thread the concept of dumping an image of the kernel's memory to swap when the kernel hits a bug was discussed. Linus Torvalds pointed out that such a feature wasn't useful to an operating system like Linux that can ran on such a diverse assortment of computers.

Track MySQL Queries with mysqlsniffer

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HowTos

the how-to geek: You’ve got a production database server, and you can’t enable query logging… so how do you see the queries being executed against the database?

Ubuntu 7.04 Review

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Software in Review: Ubuntu Linux continues to show steady improvement with version 7.04, but there's still room for improvement. Despite the handful of shortcomings in 7.04, this is the best release Ubuntu's yet had. If they didn't before, commercial GNU/Linux vendors should now feel quite threatened by Ubuntu Linux.

Monitor bandwidth with vnStat

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HowTos

techrepublic: Vincent Danen helps you get started using the Linux tool vnStat to monitor your bandwidth usage.

Linux On Your Mind

Information Week blog: It's always informative to look at our most heavily trafficked stories to see what topics you're most interested in. No, it's not a scientific survey, but it certainly provides pretty powerful anecdotal evidence of what technologists are currently buzzing about. And judging from our numbers, you're rather obsessed with Linux--Ubuntu Linux, to be precise.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Internet

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: At some point in time, every new user to KDE will find themselves in need of of a way to access at least one, if not several different internet services. KDE comes with a built in selection of some of the most basic internet tools to allow you to do the things you need to do. Here's a short list.

Pimp out your Fonts for Linux

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HowTos

Pimp Your Linux: One of the major things that people request here on Pimpyourlinux is for better fonts on Linux. I’ve done some research on the subject, and it is quite possible to make your Linux Desktop look great, even if you have a flat panel monitor.

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