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Story GIMP 2.7.3 adds Single Window Mode srlinuxx 3 02/09/2011 - 2:45am
Story Mandriva Desktop 2011 review srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 11:55pm
Story openSUSE 12.1 milestone 5 ready srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 11:53pm
Story The Real Texas Coming Soon To Linux srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 8:33pm
Story Ubuntu 11.10 Beta Released, Reviewed srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 8:25pm
Story Mea maxima culpa srlinuxx 1 01/09/2011 - 7:24pm
Story Pidgin: your favourite Internet Messenger srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 6:36pm
Story GNOME 3.2 Beta 1 (3.1.90) Has Arrived srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 6:35pm
Story Tiny Core Linux srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 6:07pm
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KDE news: Oxygen hits the streets, KDE 4 schedule discussed

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KDE

The KDE 4 release team started a discussion about a possible release schedule. In the meantime, the developers added the Oxygen icons to kdelibs.

Google Summer of Code 2007 heats up

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Google

Have an open source project that you need some help with? Well, a well-known search-engine giant is kicking off its third Summer of Code, an innovative program that pays college students to write open-source software over their summer vacation; and the Google folks want to talk to you.

A Week In Linux: Interesting Discoveries

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Linux

It's been about a week since I started relying entirely on Linux as my operating system, and I've stumbled upon a few interesting problems, as well as discovered a few interesting caveats, along the way. I think now's a good time to share.

Dell may offer Linux as alternative to Windows

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Linux

Dell Inc. is considering offering the Linux operating system as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows on its personal computers, a Dell spokesman said on Tuesday.

Also: Dell and Linux: just another fan dance

Which Operating System is right for you?

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OS

To be truthfull that is an extremely difficult question to answer because there are so many variables that need to be addressed. There is the familiar and the unknown. The perceived benefits and disadvantages. The security or lack thereof. Then there is also a learning curve, hidden costs and nasty surprises waiting like some halloween ghoul.

GNU/Linux Graphics Programs in Ubuntu

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Software

While writing the previous entry about password programs, I wanted to edit the logo for Password Gorilla and was curious to see what options I had in Ubuntu other than the GIMP, really hoping for something comparable to MS Paint, which I think is easy to use and has a good set of features.

Waiting for Dell

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Linux

In Samuel Becket's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, Godot never arrives, and the play ends with our characters still waiting. I sometimes think Linux users are also stuck in a barren landscape endlessly waiting for Dell, HP, Lenovo, or another major vendor to finally deliver a mass-market Linux desktop.

Schools across Japan may switch to Linux

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Linux

Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported late last week that the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to introduce the open-source operating system Linux for use within classrooms across the country in the near future.

How to Install Claws mail (Mail Client) in Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+.The appearance and interface are designed to befamiliar to new users coming from other popular email clients, as well as experienced users.

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Create Screencasts Using xvidcap

If you heard of ubuntuvideo.com and you will discover a lots of ubuntu tutorial at there. There are a blog post that uses patched ffmpeg to perform the art. Here, I introduce you a handy tool xvidcap.

Mozilla Foundation Statement of Direction

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Moz/FF

One major set of goals for the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors is to articulate a crisp Statement of Direction for the Mozilla Foundation, to engage in a dialog with the Mozilla community about direction, and to define the overall scope and increase the visibility of Mozilla Foundation activities.

NetworkManager: More Support For Corporate Environments

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Software

The NetworkManager tries to ease the usage of wireless networks from a users point of view. The next version 0.6.5 will incorporate support for a range of authentication methods which are often used in large WLAN deployments.

10 Linux Console Apps You Should Be Using

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Software

Let’s for the moment remember the days of old when the Linux Desktop sucked and you did all your work on the console. Some of us still think the Desktop sucks and so here we list 10 apps that we think you should be using.

Open Source Myths Hold Water

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OSS

The open source vs. proprietary debate has had plenty of ink over the last few years. I think I've seen the same basic arguments and banter wrapped in what seems to be a hundred different packages. However, the solution is not to avoid open source, but rather to engage commercial open source. That is, work with companies that can connect and enhance what open source tools can do.

Open letter to Mark Shuttleworth

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Linux

Now Canonical and Ubuntu have made great strides toward realizing your vision yet there remains a bottleneck - people still have to install linux. Installing linux is easier than ever, but installing any operating system is unfortunately not trivial and is a chore that most computer users have no use for and will avoid. Remove this impediment, sell linux pre-installed.

Too late to discredit open source, advocates say

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OSS

Advocates and users of free and open source software (FOSS) technology believe that it is too late for any form of crusade to discredit FOSS as it is already widely used.

'The Linux desktop is a complete blast'

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Interviews

In January, Chicago native Katie McAuliff, who has worked for Novell Inc. for 13 years, took over as president of Novell Canada, replacing Don Chapman. Ms McAuliff will oversee all facets of the Canadian organization. She sat down with Jack Kapica of Globetechnology.com to explain her company and its plans.

The missing link in mainstream desktop Linux adoption

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Linux

Well, in fact, there isn’t one missing link. But in this FOSSwire article, I’m going to look at one major issue standing in the way of getting desktop Linux any serious market share. And that is OEMs.

Ubuntu's Migration Assistant

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Ubuntu

One of the areas with Feisty Fawn that I haven't yet covered on Phoronix, my blog, or the forums, is the new Ubuntu migration-assistant. This migration-assistant will be found in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn and makes it easier to move your documents and settings over to Ubuntu from other operating systems.

Xandros moves into Linux systems management

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Linux

When it launches in April, Xandros BridgeWays will be the latest application in what has quickly become an increasingly crowded category of products offering interoperability between Linux and Windows server environments.

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