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Story Point Linux 2.2 - Is there life on Mars? Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 7:00pm
Story 10-Way AMD & NVIDIA OpenCL GPU Linux Tests Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 6:57pm

KDE 4.0 Beta 3 release tagging this Monday?

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KDE

/home/liquidat: The KDE 4.0 Beta 3 release was shifted again - the tagging will be this Monday. If everything works out we will see KDE 4.0 Beta 3 this week.

Advantages of open source: Revisited

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OSS

Tristan Rhodes: I feel that is important for me to further analyze the benefits of open source software. This post should provide a more balanced view of open source and the intrinsic benefits that free software provides.

Installing MonoDevelop from Source on Ubuntu

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HowTos

how-to-geek: After reading a post from my friend Daniel about the new release of MonoDevelop, I decided to try and install it… which is when I realized that the installation from source is so painful I'd better figure it out and share it with everybody else.

Measuring Kernel Marker Overhead

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "It looks to be about 2.1% increase in time to do the make/mount/unmount operations with the marker patches in place and no blktrace operations," Alan Brunelle summarized some benchmarks testing the overhead of the kernel markers patches.

Also: Colored printk Output

Dual Boot Ubuntu 7.04 and Windows XP

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HowTos

blog.platinumsolutions.com: Ubuntu works great with my Dell D820 Laptop and had no problems with my sound card, video driver, and power management. I was definitely a happy camper so I thought I'd share how to create a dual boot environment with Ubuntu + XP.

0.1 + 0.1 = Awn 0.2

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Software

njpatel.blogspot.com: Well there you have it, Awn 0.2 has been released! With over six months since the last release, you'd think we were working on something as complicated as Gnome, but I think there are enough new features to show where the time has gone Wink.

OpenSUSE 10.3: first look

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SUSE

ariya.blogspot: I know I should be doing something "useful", but the fresh-from-oven OpenSUSE 10.3 is just too good to skip. Thus, I decided to waste a weekend to try it. In short: it's very solid and attractive, without doubt the best OpenSUSE release so far.

ROX-Filer: A Lightweight File Manager that Simply Rocks

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Software

polishlinux: ROX is one of the genuinely interesting file managers available for the major platforms - GNU/Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows (under Cygwin). As can be inferred from the manager’s website, ROX-Filer is a project aimed to move the best features of RISC OS onto Linux and Unix platforms. Its small footprint and configurability are its unquestionable hallmarks.

Why did GNUstep never really take off?

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Software

Pain and Glory: “GNUstep is a cross-platform, object-oriented framework for desktop application development." Anyone who has used NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP or Mac OS X knows the inherent power and quality of this API. So one would think that GNUstep would be quite popular.

some quick notes on Fedora 8 test 3

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Linux

Luis Villa’s Blog: Having had a good week, I’m playing with toys a little bit today. (Sadly, not enough free time to make it to GNOME Summit.)1 Some notes, forthwith, from Fedora 8 test 3, with a few supplements as well from a month old Ubuntu Tribe CD.2

Kubuntu: Nothing much has changed in 2 years

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Ubuntu

distrogue.blogspot.com: f you're reading this on Kubuntu, then I honestly feel sorry for you. It's not that I hate KDE (in fact, I love it, even v3.5), it's just how badly misused it is in Kubuntu.

WiFi in Xfce: How to Setup?

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HowTos

linuxmini: Wifi-radar is a tool intended to configure easily your interface wifi, and will allow you to connect to your wifi network. Wifi-radar is available in the menu Xfce, in the Network submenu.

Installing Gentoo on an Intel DG33FB mainboard

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Gentoo

moving-innovations.com/blog: When the server arrived earlier this week I thought it’d be a matter of simply popping in a Gentoo minimal install CD, running through the installation steps, and be done with it. So I popped in the CD. Rebooted the machine. Nothing happened.

Open Source Relational Databases

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o'reilly onlamp: How many open source relational databases can you name? I can already imagine many of you saying “bulls**t”, what about MySQL and PostgreSQL?” (to name just two), but those are just databases, not relational databases.

Compiling latest Hugin on OpenSuSE 10.3

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thepanoramablog.blogspot.com: Good news: with openSuSE 10.3, most dependent libraries of Hugin 07.beta are in the correct state, so here's a quick roundup how to get and install:

How to: Linux check IDE / SATA hard disk transfer speed

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nixcraft: So how do you find out how fast is your hard disk under Linux? Is it running at SATA I (150 MB/s) or SATA II (300 MB/s) speed w/o opening computer case or chassis?

Lamest Computer Movie

Locating Linux-loyal Laptops

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Linux

iTWire: A look through most department store catalogues reveals a bevy of alleged “deal” laptops; you know the type – cheap and cheerful, sub-$1,000 – but far from bleeding-edge specs. These may be naff at resource-hungry Windows apps but can be a great Linux machine for no extra cost. But can you check out any hardware gotchas prior to purchase, and be sure the Penguin will run?

An interview with bapoumba

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress.com: Part of the real benefit of Ubuntu and the ‘forums, is that so many people from so many backgrounds and cultures are drawn together by a common interest. bapoumba is a moderator who has a distinctly different perspective on many of the issues that surround Linux, Ubuntu and the community that has grown up with it.

Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin

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Ubuntu
HowTos

UNetbootin is a tool that allows you to install various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, ArchLinux) from a Windows or a Linux desktop over the internet (i.e., you do not need to burn the Ubuntu, Fedora, ... CDs).

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