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Story OLPC XO-Tablet coming to Walmart July 16th (maybe) srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 8:32pm
Story Opening the Box: Open Pandora Review srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 8:27pm
Story How the Word 'Hacker' Got Corrupted srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 7:19pm
Story Two weeks with Mir srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 7:17pm
Blog entry Softpedia srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 7:01pm
Story Giving GNOME 3 a GNOME 2 Look srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 6:48pm
Story Ubuntu versus Linux Mint: Who's the desktop champ? srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 5:48pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 4:52pm
Story GNOME 3 Classic is more of a hybrid desktop srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 3:39am
Story SUSE to support SUSE Studio customized Linux distros srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 3:38am

Network & System Monitoring

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Software
HowTos
  • DStat - resource statistics linux tool

  • Bandwidth Monitor-NG - terminal-based interface bandwidth monitoring tool
  • KNemo - KDE network interface monitoring tool
  • EtherApe - graphical network activity monitoring tool

Is Linux for you?

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Linux

domhnallck.blogspot: Some time ago, I dumped Windows for Linux. It wasn't an easy task to do so. Now that I'm pretty well set, however, I see no reason to go with a dual boot, or ever go back to any incarnation of Windows again.

Also: Linux: May the source be with you

Wacraft 3 TFT and Battle.net in Ubuntu with Cedega

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HowTos

El Bloguenn: Here we go again, today's topic: Install Warcraft 3 with TFT in Ubuntu using Cedega. I'm a great Dota fan, and I had to restart my computer everytime I wanted to play, so I installed it in my Ubuntu, and it works great!

Also: Kiba-Dock in Ubuntu
And: Mp3Blaster, Console Player for Linux

Ubuntu + mpd + Jinzora + Hi-Fi == ACE

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HowTos

The Temple of Bague: I have a decrepit old PC that I need to find a job for and we have a very good and very expensive hi-fi seperates system going to waste. So here’s the solution.

Dell-sapointment

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Linux

Aaron Seigo: Some of the blockers for mainstream Linux desktop usage are lack of legal codecs, hardware integration and certain types of basic functionality like software suspend not working reliably. This is not news, of course, but rather the typical gripes people have had for years. Even as much of the Free software has reached the point of being true-blue entries in the top echelons of functionality and quality, some of these issues continue to nag at us unanswered.

Using pipes as serial port for VirtualBox

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HowTos

blino's mandriva blog: While trying to reproduce and debug UnionFS bugs with VirtualBox, I needed to extract a copy of the call traces. Screenshots are not easily usable, so I tried the "serial ports" feature of VirtualBox.

The Definition of Insanity

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OSS

tuxdeluxe: In the computing world, ISO standards have a mixed record. But standards don't rule the computing world. Microsoft has historically had an ambivalent view of standards. This historical record makes the recent global activities over the "Office Open XML" (OOXML) document format so interesting.

More food and football with Mark Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu

matt asay: Back in April I was fortunate to host Mark Shuttleworth at an Arsenal game and then dinner. Today, we repeated the day with an amazingly fun day at the Arsenal vs. Tottenham match. I asked Mark two poignant questions about Ubuntu:

Showing active/inactive windows in KDE4

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KDE

kdedevelopers: There has been some discussion on the kde-core-devel mailing list about a change to how the active window should be distinguished from the inactive windows, where different color palettes are used for the widgets inside inactive windows.

Two Cool new Applets for Awn

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Software

linux movement: The first one is a nifty last fm applet which sits on your dock so you can listen to your last fm stations. The next new Applet is the gmail notifier Apple. Here are some nice images:

When will Linux sellers wake up?

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Linux

blogbeebe: As I went rambling about the web I came across OSNews and checked out an article on the release of Fedora 8 Test 2. Right there in the middle of the article was the Microsoft ad you see below.

Email Clients and Patches

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Randy Dunlap sent a patch to the Linux kernel mailing list described as adding "info about various email clients and their applicability in being used to send Linux kernel patches."

Google scores a win over Microsoft’s OOXML

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OSS

zdnet blogs: Microsoft’s proposal for the fast track of the OOXML standard was recently shot down by the ISO. Google concludes that Microsoft’s OOXML should never be standardized due to things like reliance on proprietary elements and simply not enough time to review the >6000 page document that outlines the standard.

Bash scripting code structure

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HowTos

mr-open-source: Bash scripts are a powerful tool used by linux/unix adminstrators. When developing scripts a good code structure is invaluable to a seasoned administrator. This article will show how to write an apache webserver log rotation script and hopefully give you a solid structural foundation to start writing your own bash scripts.

PC World Linux laptop warranty saga gets even more bizarre

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Linux

daniweb: On the 11th September a customer of the PC World computer superstore in Colliers Wood, London took his laptop back for an under warranty repair. The computer was only a few months old, and a crack had appeared near the left hinge which is indicative of an internal joint failing.

Open-Source Developers Speak Out About AMD

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OSS

phoronix: AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move.

Discussing the x86 Merge

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Sam Ravnborg took a look at the x86 unification patches and commented, "from the mails and discussions I expected it be be obvious what was i386 only, what was shared and what was x86_64 only."

The Big SMB Problem: Dropping Microsoft Office

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Software

J_K9 @ Linux: Linux and Open Source software are not entirely free: they have setup costs, maintenance costs and time and productivity costs. Despite all of these costs, many SMBs still choose to switch to Linux and Open Source. Why?

RedHat 6.2 - wow!

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Linux

A.P.Lawrence: Today I meandered down state to answer a distress call on a Linux box exhibiting a number of baffling symptoms (well, they baffled me on the phone at least). Seemed odd, so I drove on down. Imagine my delight to find a RedHat 6.2 box.

Howto Set Flickr images as Ubuntu desktop wallpaper

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HowTos

ubuntu geek: Webilder delivers stunning wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots. You choose what keywords (tags) to watch for, and photos are automatically downloaded to your computer.

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