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Story Installing Ubuntu on an old netbook with hair tearing and profanity Roy Schestowitz 15/08/2014 - 12:59am
Story Camp Shelby to host Linux training Roy Schestowitz 15/08/2014 - 12:56am
Story Motorola’s new phone and 360 watch to land September 4th Roy Schestowitz 15/08/2014 - 12:50am
Story Latest Linux kernel version 3.16.1 announced Roy Schestowitz 15/08/2014 - 12:48am
Story GNOME's Tracker 1.1.2 Arrives with Multiple Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 9:07pm
Story Valve Just Released A Big Linux Steam Client Update Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:06pm
Story AMD Quietly Releases Catalyst 14.8 Linux Driver Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 6:45pm
Story Btrfs Changes Rejected For The Linux 3.17 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 6:36pm
Story HTC is bringing its in-house apps to the rest of Android Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 6:16pm
Story Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want? Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 6:09pm

An Interview with Asa Dotzler (Mozilla)

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Interviews
Moz/FF

favbrowser.com: If you are into Mozilla’s products and/or interested in web browsers then Asa Dotzler name should be well known for you. However, if you are not familiar with him. He has been an active member of the Mozilla community since 1998. Dotzler joined the Mozilla organization, and has played a key role in delivering products.

FolderView is the awesome?!

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KDE

blog.lydiapintscher.de: So there has been a lot of confusion about the KDE 4 desktop and FolderView lately and some nasty stuff I don’t want to go into right now. In the comments to Aaron’s blog someone said they don’t see how exactly it will be better and help them be more productive. So let me show you.

maybe people will understand a picture

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KDE

aseigo.blogspo: I keep getting interrupted, however, by the continuing fallout from what has become one of the biggest faith-in-the-community destroying events I've experience. Having read a couple more angry FUD filled blog postings on this matter, proving squarely just how confused people are at the moment, I figured a picture might help.

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 06/13

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: Only two weeks until the anniversary of the GPL v3 license and the creation of this tracking project. We have come a far way and continue to bring relevant and accurate license information. We hope you have made use of our data and have enjoyed reading our blog.

SplashTop Linux On HP, Dell Notebooks?

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in October we were the first to deliver a full review of the DeviceVM's SplashTop, which is an instant-on Linux desktop embedded into motherboards, before the product was even unveiled. Days after we delivered that inaugural review, we found out DeviceVM was in talks with OEMs about shipping SplashTop on desktops and notebooks.

The Definitive Guide to VoIP for Linux Users

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HowTos

voipnow.org: Have you tried lately to figure out which Linux operating system you’d like to use? And, did you think about adding a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) device to that Linux system? We provide you with a definitive guide to choices available, and to the choices that provide the most documentation for ease of use.

krank - a little casual game

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: krank is a game of dexterity, being somewhere between Breakout and billiard, where the aim of each level is to shove floating stones towards compatible static stones. You control a short chain of stones with your mouse to achieve that.

Everything You Need To Know About Firefox 3

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Moz/FF
Web

crn.com: Mozilla is just a few days away from releasing Firefox 3. With over one million pledged users ready to participate on Download Day, it's fair to say expectations are high for the latest version of the Web browser.

Debian — troubling signs; can Slackware teach us anything?

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Linux

blog.sillica.com: This article will try to provide a contrast between ‘the Debian way’ and ‘the Slackware way’ when it comes to distribution management. The idea is to really attempt to illuminate people on why Debian, and many other distributions may not be ideal, and why a classic approach such as Slackware still has merit in this world of modern feature-crazy distributions.

Eight lost Openbox themes

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: A long time ago I found some Openbox themes that were made by a person named Sebastian Sareyko. All of those sites are abandoned now and I don’t know if Sebastian has another home. I got lucky yesterday and found a few of the original .tar.gz files.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Use Flood Ping to Test For Lost Packets

  • how to add multimedia support to Ubuntu
  • Shell Script To Produce Prime Numbers On Linux And Unix
  • Developing a Simple Backup Strategy
  • Converting DVD9 to DVD5 In Linux
  • Linux web tools, Pt. 2 - Using LAMP for testing
  • Getting NVIDIA and ATI drivers on openSUSE 11.0
  • Gentoo on the Asus Eee PC - Part 1
  • Use composition effects in KDE 4 without fancy graphic cards
  • Ghost your Suse installation with dd

Maybe We Should Charge For Linux

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: It got me wondering about all the various reasons why Linux is promoted, and how being free is in beer (one would think) should be a huge draw. But, as history shows, while being free (gratis) is an advantage, it has not brought people over in waves. When people come to Linux, they cite other advantages first, and sometimes mention the gratis part only as an after-thought.

The best Linux distributions of spring 2008

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Linux

bitburners.com: The six month update cycles of major Linux distributions guarantees that there will be plenty of fresh releases for every spring and fall. It is time to have another look at the current Linux offering. In the past six months the development has been incremental, but with a few nice surprises as well.

Cheap Linux PCs Scare Microsoft

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Linux
Hardware

osweekly.com: As I sit here looking at my Zonbu(s) (a mini and the notebook), I cannot help but feel overwhelming dismay over all the progress made with "ready-to-go" Linux solutions. My concern is not in regard to the projects themselves, but it’s where Microsoft is trying to edge their way into something that Linux was working magic with first.

When Desktop Disaster Strikes, Linux Rides To The Rescue

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Linux

bmighty.com/blog: A friend in need, the saying goes, is a friend indeed. And the next time your Windows PC goes belly-up at the worst possible time, your new best friend just might turn out to be a Linux rescue CD.

Linux Mint 5.0: Usage Points

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Linux

alternativenayk.wordpress: Unlike my previous review of Ubuntu 8.04, in which I both compared it to PCLinuxOS (which is not fair to both distros) and also criticised it’s GNOME-ic flavour, which I agree is a matter of taste. Instead, I’m focussing simply on my current use of Linux Mint 5.0 and rate my experience (positive/negative).

FAI and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

eyrie.org: My project for the past three days has been to upgrade our etch-based Debian build system to add support for Ubuntu hardy. We're primarily a Debian shop, but we want to use Ubuntu for the public timeshare systems due to its faster stable update cycle.

Tonight is Linux Night

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Linux

zdnet.com: I’m running a Linux night with my computer club tonight. Our theme? Get Lucky on Friday the 13th with Linux! We managed to get a local non-profit called the Athol-Royalston Educational Foundation to donate $400 towards a kit computer from TigerDirect. One important piece of my speal tonight will be to discuss both the benefits and limitations of Linux.

Are There Any Evil Distros?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: If you take a gander at the number of Linux distributions listed at Distrowatch, you'll find there are tons of "forks" and "offshoots" from one distribution to another. With Linux, we have the freedom to do that, but I'm curious if there are any Linux flavors that are truly offensive to people. There has been some controversial uprisings in the past, but it begs the questions -- does the freedom to fork ever cross over into creepville?

Linus Torvalds: World’s Greatest Geek Daddy?

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Misc

junauza.com: Though considered by many as the world’s greatest computer programmer, Linus Torvalds is not afraid to show everyone his softer side. Some of the photographs that I’m going to show to you should speak for themselves.

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