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Story LibreOffice 3.6.5 Finishes off 3.6 srlinuxx 31/01/2013 - 4:28am
Story Why I contribute my changes to Libreoffice and won’t re-license srlinuxx 31/01/2013 - 1:14am
Story Opera 12.13 Final released srlinuxx 31/01/2013 - 1:12am
Story FlightGear 2.10 at landing altitude srlinuxx 30/01/2013 - 11:16pm
Story while waiting for Pardus Anka srlinuxx 30/01/2013 - 11:02pm
Story Linux Achieves Bodhi Enlightenment srlinuxx 30/01/2013 - 10:59pm
Story 5 Reasons Chromebooks Win After Linux Netbooks Lost srlinuxx 30/01/2013 - 9:30pm
Story KVM: Linux Virtualization That's Halfway There srlinuxx 30/01/2013 - 9:28pm
Story Booting Linux using UEFI can brick Samsung laptops srlinuxx 30/01/2013 - 7:22pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 30/01/2013 - 7:20pm

Keep users informed with PHPList

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Software If you've ever considered throwing together a mailing list to keep the members of your group, project, or organization informed, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better application for that purpose than PHPList, a free and open source newsletter manager.

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox

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This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with the Rhythmbox audio player. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod and delete files on the iPod.

Linux: Custom Kernels with Debian and Fedora

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Carla Schroder: Last week we took a tour of the generic way of building custom Linux kernels. Today we'll look some nice Debian shortcuts, and Fedora's unique way of building custom kernels.

Acer installs Ubuntu

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the inquirer: COMPUTER MAKER Acer seems to have followed Dell's lead and started preinstalling Ubuntu in at least one range of its laptops.

Firefox update available now

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mozillalinks: A quick update to Firefox 2.0.x branch has been released by Mozilla to address a couple of security related bugs.

Also: Make Firefox Extensions Compatible After Firefox Update Breaks Them For No Good Reason

Today's Too Many to Link tos

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  • Tips and Tricks: How do I find the inode size of an ext2/ext3 filesystem?

  • How would you change the OLPC XO?
  • Uh Oh. Another Smooth Move from Microsoft: Watch out, Ruby. Watch out OSI.
  • GPLv3 report: 30% increase with Sugar on top
  • If someone says UBUNTU, Don't say Kazoonteit.
  • Medison Celebrity: CEO Blog and Yahoo Group
  • Open source firm reaps Google benefits
  • Linux Non-compete Agreements?
  • Linux: Avoiding Pluggable Designs
  • Open Source Being Repositioned in Corporate America
  • Linux: Designing the Completely Fair Scheduler

Debunking Linux and its Relationship with Gaming

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micahville: I’m tired of people who are afraid to switch to Linux because of its so called “lack of games, or at least good ones.” What I think is they just want the games they like ported to Linux instead of trying new ones. Or maybe it’s because the games are free and that is already a sign the game is bad, but I’m beginning to think quite the opposite. I have a list here of 17 games that I think every Linux user should give a shot.

Free Software Money Management Quandary

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Moving to Freedom: I found myself facing a moral quandary yesterday. I considered using proprietary software for a job that has lots of free software alternatives. You see, I have these doubts and reservations about the free options.

Unix/Linux rootkits 101

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techrepublic blogs: The term rootkit originated with a reference to the root user account on Unix systems. Rootkits are not limited to Unix, however, or even to administrative user accounts like the Unix root account. No matter what operating system you use, you should be familiar with good practices for detecting and dealing with the threat of rootkits.

Also: Clamav is great

Amarok Sneak peak, pretty playlist, raw plasma

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Amarok Blog: I thought it was time to post a screenshot of how Amarok2 development is moving along. As my focus is on the service integration, I have chosen to show a few of the new things that are happening in this area, as well as some of the more general and cool stuff that is being worked on.

NVIDIA & ATI GTK Benchmarks

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Phoronix: Since publishing our Avivo versus fglrx driver GtkPerf benchmarks that compared the GTK performance between the community open-source driver and ATI's official driver, we have received a number of requests for more of these 2D benchmarks with different graphics cards and different drivers.

Enterprising Ubuntu?

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RedMonk: In the three years since Ubuntu was unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace, debate as to its viability and marketability within “the enterprise,” whatever that means anymore, has been rampant. Cynics contend that the status quo - where there’s Red Hat and there’s everyone else - is also the shape of things to come.

Managing wireless connections seamlessly with wicd

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HowTos The nature of my work forces me to be something of a digital nomad -- my notebook computer and a wireless connection are essential parts of my working day. I've been known to move between several wireless access points in one day. One of the few wireless connection managers that I've actually found useful is wicd - pronounced "wicked."

Try out KDE 4 now with the “KDE Four Live” CD

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FOSSwire: Development on KDE 4, the next major version of the popular desktop environment, continues and if you’re curious as to what progress is like, you might want to take a look at what is going on right now.

Tech writers think Ubuntu is for morons

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jem report: What is it about Ubuntu Linux that makes otherwise competent technical writers switch to Moron Mode? Everywhere I turn, I see articles on how to do obvious things in Ubuntu.

Torvalds rebukes desktop critics

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LinuxWorld: Linus Torvalds, creator and maintainer of the Linux operating system kernel, has reacted angrily to suggestions that the kernel's development process is skewed in a way that prevents improvements on the desktop.

Laptop webcam works with AMSN in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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Arun's Blog: I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 on my laptop on Saturday. The good news is, AMSN detected my built in webcam automatically and the video chat worked fine.

MEPIS to switch from Ubuntu to Debian

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DesktopLinux: SimplyMEPIS, a very popular desktop Linux, is going to change back to using Debian Linux for its core from Ubuntu. In March of 2006, MEPIS founder Warren Woodford, decided to switch to Ubuntu from Debian for the next version of SimplyMEPIS, version 6.0.

HOWTO: The Nokia E61i as a modem via Bluetooth in Ubuntu on 3

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Colin Charles: It seems that for $29/month, I’m not getting my meagre 200MB quota on the 3 network, but can now get 1GB! Wanting to not fuss with a laptop card or USB modem (because they only support Windows and OS X), I decided that its time to setup a connection via my mobile phone.

India Says It Can Make A Laptop For $10

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OLPC The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an amazing project that aims to give every child in the world a laptop with a cost of just $100 a laptop. As we said this is an amazing project, but researchers in India are saying that they can make a laptop for $10.

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