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Story A tour of Ubuntu Software Center 3.1 srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 8:59pm
Story Blessed by Trinity... srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 8:57pm
Story Bodhi Linux Road Map srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 8:55pm
Story GNU/Linux in Russia srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 8:54pm
Story Ubuntu Unity 2D tweaking tool srlinuxx 1 24/04/2011 - 8:49pm
Story On desktop re-invention srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 5:17pm
Story Introducing The R5 Game Engine srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 5:14pm
Story 19 things we'd change about KDE srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 4:56pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 5:29am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 5:12am

CLI Magic: Making HTML, manpages from plain text with AsciiDoc

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AsciiDoc is a handy program that can produce formatted HTML documents and manpages from plain text files. With it, you can produce general purpose documents or specialized output such as mathematical formulae and musical notation.

Also: Winning 'Sysadmin of the Year' is not quite like becoming Miss America

Linux vs. Catamount running ocean modeling application

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This chart provides an example of the performance gains one can achieve using an HPC-tuned operating system vs. a full-blown operating system on compute nodes.

TCI Min pursuing Persian Linux Project

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ICT Ministry announced here Saturday its support for Persian Linux Project. Emphasizing that many of the main services of the ICT are Linux-based, he reiterated, “That ministry is determined to migrate towards Linux.”

Investors lose faith in SCO's Linux crusade

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SCO Group shares plummeted by nearly 40 per cent to $1.20 on Friday after a judge upheld an earlier ruling throwing out most of the company's legal case against IBM.

Fightgear

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A few years back I stumbled across Flightgear. It is a free flight simulator, and seems to offer a pretty compelling experience. Although it intrigued me, I had no interest in learning to fly, so it washed right over me. Well, recently, I have been considering learning to fly, so I started looking into Flightgear. You know, its a stunning project.

Ubuntu begins its transformation

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Ubuntu

Next April, the Ubuntu Foundation will complete three years and six releases of its GNU/Linux distribution. It will also be the point at which the project begins to acquire a distinctly commercial hue.

Windows vs. Linux vs. OS X

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For three months, Halamka ditched his Windows laptop. He replaced it first with a MacBook running OS X. Then he spent a month using a Lenovo ThinkPad X41 running a dual-boot configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation and Red Hat Fedora Core. Finally, he took up a Dell D420 subnotebook running Microsoft's Windows XP. After evaluating all three to determine which worked best for him, he plans to begin testing his preferred setup with users, most of whose desktops currently run Windows.

The Novell-MS Deal: What Happens *After* the 5 Years?

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SUSE

A friend asked me a question yesterday that I couldn't answer, so I did some research to see if I could find one. The question was: In the Novell-Microsoft deal, what happens at the end of the 5-year term? If you as an individual programmer write code, contribute it, and it's covered by the patent agreement during the five years, what happens to it afterward? Is that contributed code still covered? Are you?

Upcoming PCLOS Tidbits

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The long awaited update to pclos .93a has been a long time in the making, but today Texstar posted a bit of information to whet your appetite. Originally projected to be released around Christmas, no hint of a release date was given, but many components are in place and others are being worked on.

Finity Flight II Kingdoms of Heaven Released

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Gaming

Finity Fight II is a high flying adventure tale an an arcade style manner with a top-down view. The game including the artwork is released under the GPL.

More Here.

Of hypocrisy and the FSF

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation acts as the benevolent force guiding the computer industry. It protects the users of software from the baddies, the list of which very often includes the names Microsoft, Apple, and TiVo. But what happens when the benevolent force transforms into something of a hypocrit?

Ubuntu/Debian Howtos:

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  • Installing Rails on Ubuntu Dapper / Edgy

  • Using apt-listchanges
  • Automagic login for GNOME

Linux Overclocking Software

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Since its inception, NVClock has evolved quite a bit. At this time there is not only the command-line interface but also GTK and Qt versions. The latest version of NVClock (v0.8 Beta 2) as well as the CVS version support overclocking the NV GPU core and video memory. Other features include card information, OpenGL/display settings, hardware monitoring of both fan speeds and die temperatures, fan speed control, pipeline modding (GeForce 6 series), and PCI id modding.

Transcode Video with Avidemux

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You would think that find a good video encoding app would be easy. Solid command line tools like transcode, FFmpeg, and MEncoder do exist, but readily available graphical apps are hard to come by. Frustrated with the dedicated alternatives, I turned to Avidemux.

How To Compile A Kernel - The SuSE Way

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HowTos

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on SuSE systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Understanding GRUB

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At some point Linux users may have to dabble with GRUB. I know this from personal experience when I trashed my Ubuntu install a few months ago. Many people may end up re-installing Ubuntu from scratch, but such drastic measures may not be necessary if you can master a few tips and tricks using GRUB.

County combs new location in Reiser hunt

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Reiser

Search and rescue teams with dogs and all-terrain vehicles combed both sides of rugged Pinehurst Road in Contra Costa County on Saturday in a new search for the body of 31-year-old Nina Reiser.

Life With Edgy

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Ubuntu

3 out of 4 of my computers run Ubuntu Linux. Breezy was all right, Dapper was great; when Edgy was released, I wondered, “Could it get any better?"

Eve online to get linux support/client?

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One of our readers informed us that on Fanfest 2006, CCP Games Chief Technical Officer Halldor Fannar announced GNU/Linux (and Mac) Support for EVE-Online.

Change is maddeningly inevitable

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Linux

To broaden or not broaden the GNU/Linux user base. This topic has generated a ton of discussion and emotion within the community. Whatever your particular stance, one thing is guaranteed. Change! And human beings are typically adverse to Change!

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