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Story Fedora + Cinnamon - What gives? srlinuxx 1 19/08/2012 - 11:43am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 19/08/2012 - 4:17am
Story After a while of using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS... srlinuxx 19/08/2012 - 1:03am
Story BackTrack 5 R3 review srlinuxx 19/08/2012 - 1:00am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 18/08/2012 - 11:41pm
Story SolusOS 1.2 Arrives, Updates Eveline srlinuxx 1 18/08/2012 - 11:25pm
Story An alternate history of KDE srlinuxx 18/08/2012 - 5:34am
Story Did MySQL just become closed source? srlinuxx 18/08/2012 - 5:31am
Story Planetary Annihilation Plans To Come To Linux srlinuxx 18/08/2012 - 5:29am
Story Get to know Mageia better! srlinuxx 18/08/2012 - 2:35am

Vista: They took five years for this?

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Microsoft

iTWire: Linux users can, at times, be the worst kind of ingrates, whining and complaining about what they perceive as missing features in a free operating system. My advice to all such whingers: spend 10 days using the latest version of Windows and you'll realise that you are living in a world of relative bliss.

Relive a classic, penguin style

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Gaming

FOSSwire: How long did you use to spend sitting in front of a PC or NES playing the classic Lemmings? Don’t lie. That’s right, countless hours. Well, prepare to do it all over again in the open-source game Pingus.

Open Source is Not Innovative

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OSS

huffingtonpost.com: Quick -- name an open source product that's innovative. If you said "Linux," you failed the test. Linux -- the darling of counter-culture programmers, for its "free software" advocacy and for providing an alternative to Microsoft Windows -- is not an innovation. It's essentially a copy of another operating system, called Unix, that has been around since the 1970s.

KDE's Plasma is heating up

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KDE

linux.com: If you visited the Plasma project's outdated Web site in past weeks, you might have gotten the impression that the team behind the project to revitalize the KDE desktop hasn't been up to much these past months. Delve into KDE's SVN repository, mailing lists, or the mind of lead developer Aaron Seigo, however, and you'll find a more exciting story.

Also: KDE 4 to have Cool Icon Enhancement

Amarok 1.4.6 Released

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Software

Your very own Amarok team announces the immediate availability of the latest 1.4 series release, 1.4.6. So, what's new?

Digging People Out of Holes via the Command Line

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Software

ubuntu-tutorials.com: If nothing else it is proof that the Linux command line is a very powerful tool.. if you take the time to learn it.

Ubuntu on a $99 computer

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Ubuntu

p2pnet.net: Chipzilla is doing everything it can to undercut MIT's One Laptop Per Child project not, sadly, in the name of helping disadvantaged kids in Africa and elsewhere, but instead to pander to the God of the Bottom Line. But it's not the only game in town and another cheap system is quietly trundling along in the background.

NVIDIA Linux Display Driver v. 100.14.11 Released

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Software

Version: 100.14.11
Operating Systems: Linux x86, Linux x64, FreeBSD x86, & Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: June 21, 2007

Dirty Dell or Deliverer Dell?

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Ubuntu

Nosredna Ekim: There have been many whispers and flat out rants in the blogosphere about Dell’s lack of advertising, support and passion for the Ubuntu systems that they are selling. This could actually hurt the Dell initiative.

Linux gaming, part three: strategy games (continued)

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Gaming

kahvipapu.com: As many readers pointed out, there are many cool strategy games available for Linux that weren’t mentioned in the part two. These games are simply too good to be missed, so here’s take two for the strategy games.

Linux file recovery

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HowTos

blog.lxpages.com: If you’re like me, you must’ve at some point deleted a file or directory that you immediately regretted after. On Windows, it’s easy to recover…just go to recycle bin and restore but on Linux, how do you do it?

Things We’re Tired of Hearing from Linux Users

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Linux

askreamaor.com: Now hear this: From now on, Linux fans can just retire these tired old lines, because they have been officially declared to not work any more!

Leaving a trail of breadcrumbs (using bookmarks) in OpenOffice Writer

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HowTos

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: You can use the Navigator for a huge number of things to find your way throughout a Writer document. I want to point out something specific today. You can insert bookmarks in a Writer document, and use the Navigator to find them.

Rumors of new Gnash functionality exaggerated

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Software

linux.com: A free Flash viewer is one of the last major gaps in GNU/Linux desktop functionality, so last week's news that Gnash, the free Flash player, had reached the stage where it could play YouTube and Lulu.tv videos seemed too good to be true. Unfortunately, it was.

Make Windows and Linux Play Nice

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HowTos

Pimp Your Linux: This article will show you how to get NTFS partitions working in Linux for read/write access, and how to get EXT3 file systems working in windows.

The Many Faces Of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

lockergnome blogs: Ubuntu may just be one of the most popular distributions that the Linux community has developed over the past 5 years. What has made this distribution so popular is not only is it available for free download but you can also get a free CD mailed to you as well.

Customize Conky

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HowTos

Linux by Example: conky is a light-weight system monitor, which it draws the system information with text, lines and dots. conky allows customization, in fact it is a drawing block that prepare for you to configure. Put all your settings into ~/.conkyrc.

Is Open Source Dying?

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OSS

eWeek: On the face of it, open-source software has been gaining ground of late. The much-anticipated draft of GNU GPLv3 (GNU General Public License Version 3) has been finally published, giving the open-source community an opportunity to finally get out of its own way.

Also: Linux Is Free to Sidestep a Stubborn FSF
And: Open Source Bites Back
&: Crack in open source community

SLAX 6.0.0 RC4 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: The Slackware-based mini LiveCD Linux distribution, SLAX, has come out with its fourth release candidate for the upcoming 6.0 release. New in SLAX 6.0.0 RC4 is the Linux 2.6.21.5 kernel, KDE 3.5.7, new Linux-Live technologies.

Flock 0.9 lands gracefully

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Software

linux.com: The Flock project has been building a "social Web browser" since 2005. The upcoming Flock 0.9 release adds new blogging features, integrates media streams into the browser, and includes an overhaul of the Flock bookmark system. It's not perfect yet, but Flock 0.9 is a big leap forward.

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