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KDE Commit Digest 51: Phonon, Decibel, and KsirK

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Since our good friend liquidat is taking a vacation, on a business trip, or having a kidney removed, I thought I'd try to brief folks on the latest KDE commit digest.

Linux reloaded

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When Linux first made its way onto the radar in the mid-1990s, one of its most touted advantages was its ability to give ageing computers a new lease on life.

At the time many people found the newest versions of Microsoft Windows and Office demanded more power than their systems could deliver. Linux, on the other hand, could run on the smell of an oily rag.

Linux Gazette April 2007 (#137) Issue Online

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This month's Linux Gazette is up and ready to read.

Some of this months topics include:

* Cursor Appearance in the Linux Console, by Anonymous
* Getting Started with Linux Mint, by Shane Lazar
* Measuring Congestion Windows of TCP Senders, by René Pfeiffer

How to find files in a remote Windows network from Linux

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Scanning a network remotely is not always an easy task. It is even more difficult when different operating systems are involved. Here's how you can scan an entire tcp/ip range of Windows computers from a Kubuntu Linux box. This is very basic and serves as an example but it is usefull for learning which computers have mp3's or pr0n when they shouldn't have.

Oracle Linux adopters labelled 'idiots'

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One of the first converts to Oracle's support for Linux has revealed the public backlash it has endured since their decision to drop Red Hat.

Melbourne company Opes Prime Stockbroking told ZDNet Australia that in the weeks following its announcement to adopt Oracle Linux, upset Linux enthusiasts phoned, e-mailed and wrote about the company online to complain at the decision.

The Sorry State of WiFi Support with Feisty Beta

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I have been keeping up with most of the reviews for the new beta release of Ubuntu Feisty with great interest. As a full-time user of Ubuntu Dapper and Edgy, I’m, to say the least, "comfortable" in all aspects of getting the most from my Linux experience.

Easily Convert .WMA to .MP3 in Linux

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If, like me, you find that the majority of applications outside of the fuzzy, feel good realm of Windows do not inherently recognize .wma file format, then this script help you out.

Open up a file named wma2mp3 in your favorite editor, copy and paste the following code, then save. Don't forget to 'chmod +x wma2mp3' when you're finished so you can execute the script.

American Dental Association Sues FSF, Linux Foundation over FLOSS Acronym

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The American Dental Association announced Friday that they are suing both the Free Software Foundation and the Linux Foundation over the use of the acronym FLOSS.

PCLinuxOS Magazine April 2007 Issue 8 Released!

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It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by, the April 2007 issue (#8) is available for download!

Some highlights include:

1. KDE User's Guide
2. What is ROOT?
3. A Letter to My Windows Friends
4. Free as in Free Beer
5. Creating a Favorite Applications Menu
6. As always, much more

Review: Bayanihan Linux 4

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This Filipino-based Linux distribution, initiated by the Open Source Group in the Philippines’ Advanced Science and Technology Institute in October 2001, hasn’t received a lot of press (in the US, at least). I just first heard of it via DistroWatch announcing their latest release. Curious, I checked out the distribution’s website, which looked very nice.

Oracle yet to tip Red Hat

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Oracle is yet to provide evidence Australian customers are switching to its Red Hat Linux support program despite announcing new business deals for the last quarter.

Get This About Open Source

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You like packaged apps because they're standard, but is standard performance what your company is gunning for?

Mandriva 2007.1: KDE vs. Gnome

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Mandriva 2007.1 RC3 is out since this weekend, so we are really near the final release now. After all the Gnome testing I did for Mandriva 2007.1, I thought it was time to do some ultimate testing with KDE. Actually, I'm very deceived: where Mandriva 2007.1 is very polished, the default KDE install is terrible. Really, not just bad, but plain terrible. Here's an overview.

Feisty Openbox on 1Ghz Pentium III, start to finish

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This post is one part memo to self, one part demonstration of how I put together a very lightweight Feisty system using Openbox on a Dell Inspiron 1Ghz Pentium III laptop with 512Mb of PC133, two 60Gb 7200rpm hard drives and an Intel 2200BG wireless card.

ThinkGeek offers new selections in product line

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Does playing with your Wii make you tired? Do you long for the nostalgic 8-bit clothing days? Get a whole new meaning from snooze you lose. The Lonely Guy Dream Vacation Digital Photo Frame is the next best thing to actually going.

New products include:

* The ThinkGeek WiiHelm
* SnuzNLuz - Wifi Donation Alarm Clock
* Piranhaz - R/C Battle Fish

Non-Destructive Partitioning with GParted

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What is partitioning and why would you want to repartition?

MS Stops Development for Mac

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MS has confirmed all development for MAC platform has stopped. Company spokesperson pointed out that the market share for MAC is no longer viable, and that resources would better be spent porting the products to Linux platform.

"The numbers don't lie, Linux's market share is 4 times Macs, and with the deal with Novell, we need to strike while the iron is Hot".

Larry Ellison becomes Chief Monk Officer

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Larry Ellison on Thursday came to the startling yet enlightening realization that he is not god. As a result, Oracle's CEO has gone totally monastic.'s April 1 edition published

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To celebrate the first day of April, has published a special 4/1 edition that has compiled some less-reported headlines on all things technology, from Wikipedia to Vista and the Department of Homeland Security.

Today's Headlines include:

  • Wikipedia founder's bold experiment

  • Dalai Lama exiled to Second Life
  • Homeland Security backs privacy plan

Save time – Buy a hard drive pre-loaded with porn!

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A new hard drive manufacturer, Sextor, is entering the market (pardon the pun!) by pre-loading all of it’s 120+ gig drives with porn and music MP3s to save users the time and effort in downloading them.

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today's leftovers

  • Why Is The Penguin Tux Official Mascot of Linux? Because Torvalds Had Penguinitis!
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  • SafeEyes – An Useful Linux Utility That Prevents Eye Strain
    Working in Computer for long hours is pain, and it will definitely affect your eyes. You must take some breaks for your eyes at regular intervals. There are numerous utilities available out there to remind you to take breaks. The one we are going to discuss now is SafeEyes. It is a free and open Source Linux alternative for EyeLeo, a MS Windows-only app. As the name suggests, SafeEyes will protect you from Eye Strain by reminding or forcing you to take breaks after a particular period of time. During the break, it will suggest you some simple exercises like walking for a while, rolling your eyes etc., to relax yourself. If you are a hardcore user who work on computers for long hours, I recommended you to use SafeEyes in your system.
  • Awwh, This Linux Wallpaper Is Adorable
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