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Story Justice's API release signals bigger win for open source Roy Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 11:21am
Story What is good audio editing software on Linux Roy Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 10:29am
Story Magical Open Source Music Workstations Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 8:44am
Story HP’s ‘The Machine’ & the Future of Linux Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 8:36am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 10:37pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 10:37pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 10:34pm
Story STI DRM Improvements Coming For Linux 3.19 Rianne Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 9:29pm
Story Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" with KDE and Xfce Could Arrive Early 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Linux 3.19 Features Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2014 - 8:38pm

Linux incognito part one: the Leopard

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Linux One of the strengths of Linux over other operating systems is that its user interface can be totally replaced to suit any occasion. Here is how to trick it out like MacOS's Leopard, and trick your friends.

misc stuff

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  • Your mom runs Ubuntu?

  • KDE4: Resolving Dolphin crashes & the Krusaders to our rescue
  • How to Setup Broadcom Wireless BCM4312 (rev 02)for Ubuntu

Hands on: Revive an old PC with Linux

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Linux Reader Graham Steel wrote to ask about his computer. He said: “I have an old IBM Thinkpad installed with Windows 98 and incapable of running newer versions of Windows, with just 96MB of Ram and a Pentium II CPU."

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.28 - Part 1: ATA support and block layer

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Linux In the week since the publication of Linux 2.6.27, the kernel developers have already integrated more than 4000 patches into the main development tree of Linux, from which kernel version 2.6.28 will emerge in late December or early January.

Opera 9.60 Review - Awesomeness, Great Features and a Few Annoying Crashes

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tuxarena.blogspot: I must say that I think Opera is doing a great job supporting its browser on Linux. Even though it's closed-source, it's still one of the most powerful web browsers out there, and each release comes with packages for every major distribution out there.

few howtos:

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  • How to network Vista, XP, Linux and OS X

  • Some tips for correcting UUIDs in Ubuntu
  • memstat: Identify what is using up virtual memory

odds & ends

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  • FLOSS Weekly 45: KDE

  • Why Ubuntu Then?
  • Linux/Unix Want Ads - Humor That's Sad But True
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/17
  • Linux versus Windows: another fine Microsoft TCO Analysis
  • Daniel Robbins: Metro Build Engine Released
  • Kernel Log: new Catalyst drivers, resolves cause of e1000e problem
  • Leave It To The Little Guys...
  • Stop and Start Services in Arch Linux
  • Rufscript - A nice handwriting font
  • R.I.P. - Windows XP
  • Official drink for openSUSE addicts

Ubuntu 8.10 beta review

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linuxowns.wordpress: Ubuntu 8.04.1 is a great OS, but I had a few problems. The ATI drivers in the repo weren’t performing like they should, the bootup time was over 1 minute, … All of those problems are fixed now.

3 Notes-Taking Applications for Linux

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tuxarena.blogspot: This is a review of three of the most popular notes-taking applications for Linux: BasKet, Tomboy and KNotes. I included the screenshots below the reviews, at the end of the article.

More Patent Threats From Microsoft

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Microsoft Ina Fried has an interview with "Microsoft's top intellectual property lawyer", Horacio Gutierrez, and Gutierrez directly threatens to sue any company, like Red Hat, that refuses to sell out and do a patent deal like the one Novell signed up for.

Meet PCLinuxOS 2009 (Beta 1)

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To the excitement of its many loyal users, the PCLinuxOS development team released the first beta of the highly anticipated 2009 release. It's been a long time coming but it seems it's finally on its way. There were no big surprizes found in this release, but lots of updates.

The 5 Best Xfce - based Linux Distributions

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Linux I’ve been talking a lot about window managers and desktop environments. Nowadays most major distros simply go for KDE or GNOME, but it is not very common to see a distro use XFCE. This is a very sleek and useful little desktop environment, which provides great GTK compatibility and increases speed.

Debian (Etch) Linux

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Linux Debian is one of the mainstream and most popular distributions out there. It’s main target market is corporate desktops and Servers and it does very well in both fields. There are rumours out there, which do not do it justice, such as “Debian is very hard to install”, it isn’t at all.

Stable kernel

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Linux The stable kernel update is out; it contains about a dozen fixes for important problems. Meanwhile, the review process for has already begun; that kernel can be expected sometime on or after October 22.

some howtos:

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  • Customizing PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime

  • bashrun on opensuse
  • How to Backup Evolution
  • Mastering IPTables, Part 2
  • How To Install Free42 in Ubuntu
  • Advanced Tips For The ps Command
  • Commands you should never run


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The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the first public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. Due to some very personal issues, Texstar has taken a temporary leave of absence, but not to worry folks, he'll be back very soon.

No Linspire Love Lost

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Linux When Michael Robertson sold Linspire to Xandros, I doubt many people saw a lawsuit coming his way from former Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony.

Looking at Perl

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Software This article will be taking an introductory look at one of the most flexible programming languages known by almost any Linux/Unix system. Perl (Practical Extraction & Reporting Language) is an extremely powerful programming language that can be used for just about anything and runs on just about every operating system.

Professional-Level Photography With Linux

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Software Photography aficionados can be just as fussy and impossible-to-please as audio geeks. Only the most expensive, elite gear is good enough, and even then there are endless debates over which is the elitest.

The 1980s Netbook

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Hardware Think bad hair and worse fashion. Think IBM Compatible Personal Computers. Think British. Yes, the eighties are back as Apricot Computers is reborn with the launch of, you guessed it, a Netbook.

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