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Story This Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 5:00pm
Story Pale Moon (A Firefox Based Browser) Will Not Adopt The Australis Interface Rianne Schestowitz 1 28/05/2014 - 4:46pm
Story Blender 2.71 Test Release Issued With New Features Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 4:06pm
Story Wayland LiveCD Updated Against v1.5, Uses Systemd On Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 4:00pm
Story Wayland 1.5 Is Out and Gets a Little Closer to X Sever Replacement Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:39pm
Story PHP Next Generation Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:31pm
Story systemd 213 Arrives with Daemon to Sync System Clock Across Network Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:25pm
Story DNF 0.5.2 Released Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:04pm
Story Top 4 open source alternatives to LDAP Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 12:41pm
Story Linux 3.15 Kernel I/O Scheduler Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 11:34am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Setup Vidalia TOR GUI with Ubuntu

  • HOWTO setup Atheros AR5007EG wireless on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper)
  • HowTo: Set A Default Browser in Debian
  • Mastering OpenOffice: Tips And Tricks For Your OpenOffice (Part Sleepy
  • Configuring Dual Monitor on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

today's leftovers

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News
  • Spicebird: More Open Source Competition For Outlook

  • Yum Force Exclude List
  • Mandriva 2008 Free ON HP DV9000t
  • People of openSUSE: Masim Sugianto
  • Compiz package updates and Google Summer of Code 2008
  • lp0 on fire — A little History Lesson
  • OOXML Stalemate May Lead to Cliff Hanger Ending
  • OLPC vs Classmate PC
  • Linux: Virtual Compound Pages
  • Linux For a Trade Manager
  • PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008 released today
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire with Lisa (Video)
  • Mandriva have lost their way
  • Disable touchpad while typing
  • Is the Open Source Brand in the Right Hands?
  • SplashTop Adds Virtualization Support
  • OSI supports ODF and Document Freedom Day
  • Free Open Source Software Could Help African Development
  • New Ubuntu-only Digg-like Site

Xrandr GUI update for hardy

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Software

bryceharrington.org: Here's the latest version of the Xrandr GUI, that'll be uploaded post-beta. We've taken care of the major show stopper issues by this point.

Linux Review - OpenSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

linux-exploration.blogspot: Installing OpenSUSE isn't something a newcomer would find easy. The options are confusing, and I got stuck at the partition menu, so I could dual boot. You must pay keen attention to the proposals or you may mess up your system.

Mozilla says Firefox 3 beta is ready for prime time, we beg to differ

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla says Firefox 3 beta is ready for prime time, we beg to differ

  • Firefox 3 almost ready for the general public - But not quite
  • No, Firefox 3 Isn’t Ready for Prime-TimeZ

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Creating a Contacts Database in OpenOffice

  • Fixing Grub From Within Windows
  • Kick a user off your linux box
  • How to Add Menu’s in Fluxbox
  • Ubuntu ATI & Nvidia: Resume
  • UBUNTU - Installing your Bluetooth Mouse
  • Asus EeePc (Part Two): Setting up the full KDE GNU/Linux Experience
  • Find and Delete Duplicate File with fdupes
  • Gentoo Helpful Tidbits
  • Firefox 2.0/3.0 on Linux and forward/back mouse buttons
  • VMWare 6 on Gentoo
  • Configure Snort to log packets to MySQL
  • A Guided Tour Of Awk
  • perfecting gcc's output

Zonbu Zonbook Review

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Linux
Hardware

earthweb.com: The name may conjure up images of an evil galactic overlord, but fortunately Zonbu is not here to enslave us. Quite the opposite. Zonbu's notebook -- also known as the Zonbook -- runs a version of Gentoo Linux rather than Windows and is sold with an accompanying subscription service.

Experiences Since Installing Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

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Ubuntu

tombuntu.com: Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” Beta has been released, you can get it by downloading a ISO disk image, or by upgrading Ubuntu 7.10 or any of the alpha releases. In this post I’ll just be writing about my experiences with the beta since installing it.

EeePCLinuxOS: Custom PCLinuxOS build for Eee PC

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PCLOS

eeesite.net: I've never spent much time playing with PCLinuxOS, as it doesn't work very well on my primary computer. But EeePCLinuxOS looks pretty interesting. It's a custom version of EeePCLinuxOS designed for the Eee PC with a couple of tweaks that will improve its performance on the tiny laptop.

When No One Cares About Open Source

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: I considered jumping into the current debate about Bruce Perens' bid to formally join the Open Source Initiative, but instead, I'd like to point out something that happened to me recently; something that I think is a much bigger indicator of where the future of open source and Linux is going to go than yet another intra-community tussle.

Windows is caught between Mac and Linux

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OS

desktoplinux.com: For the first time in ages, the sale of new PCs with Windows as a percentage of the PC market is declining sharply. The new winner is the Mac, but, while no one does a good job of tracking the still-new, pre-installed Linux desktop market, it's also clear that Linux is finally making impressive inroads into Windows' once unchallenged market share.

From GNOME to KDE and back again: old computing habits are hard to break

Roblimo Miller: I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?

AmaroK + Scripts = Your Ultimate Music Solution

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Linux

Amarok is a popular free audio player based on the K Desktop Environment. Right now, it's available only under Linux and other varieties of Unix, although the Windows version is to be released soon. There has been much talk already about how it is the best music management software. However, not many amarok users are aware of the powerful scripts that can be used to extend its usability further.

GoblinX packs a lot into compact Slackware-based distro

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Linux

linux.com: GoblinX, an installable live CD based on the solid foundation of Slackware Linux, released Standard edition version 2.6 last month. It comes with lots of handy applications and five desktop managers: KDE, Fluxbox, Xfce, Enlightenment, and WindowMaker. I was impressed with the amount of software included as well as the stability and performance of GoblinX 2.6.

ASUS GeForce 9600GT 512MB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Earlier this week NVIDIA introduced the GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card, which consists of two NVIDIA GPUs bridged together with SLI support. This morning we are providing our initial GeForce 9600GT results using an ASUS EN9600GT TOP HDMI under Linux.

What does Wine 1.0 Mean for Business?

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Software

Joe Brockmeier: This is a 1.0 that I wasn't sure would ever come. The idea behind Wine is simple -- one of the blockers that keeps people from switching to Linux is the fact that many of the popular applications are Windows only.

Review: Zonbu Laptop

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Linux
Hardware

raiden.net: Today we are privileged to be reviewing the Zonbook. A Notebook with the Zonbu Linux Operating system and with a very low power profile. This laptop is aimed at the low budget and lower power user crowd so no playing UT3 on this unit.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron Beta Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The Ubuntu 8.04 beta came out last night and hardens up Hardy Heron on both the desktop and server ends for this first LTS (Long Term Support) release in nearly two years. The Canonical team and all involved free software projects have done a phenomenal job and Ubuntu 8.04 is shaping up to be their best release yet.

Flipping the Linux switch: Disturbingly easy installs, now with sound and action

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: New users often find the first time they log in to their shiny new Linux desktop that not only are many things they need installed and ready, but a few things they really want aren't. What's up with that?

Plasma Themes Contest

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE Plasma team is inviting everyone to participate in a contest to create Plasma themes from which a select few will be chosen to be included as a part of the upcoming KDE 4.1 release.

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