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Stocking Your Computer For Free - MultiMedia Software

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techpersona: This is the second of a series of articles about getting the applications you need for a well-stocked computer without spending a dime. In this article, I’ll describe my favorite software for viewing, editing, and burning sounds, pictures, and videos.

Updated KDE 4.0.0 Release Schedule

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We, The Release Team, hereby announce that we are extending the KDE 4.0.0 schedule 2 months by inserting an extra 2 Betas. It will now be tagged final on December 20.

Ubuntu full circle magazine issue #4 available

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Full Circle - the independent magazine to the Ubuntu Community are proud to announce our fourth issue. It contains Edubuntu - What’s in it for the kids?, Interview with Ubuntu Developer Colin Watson, and more.

GNOME 2.20.0 Beta 2 Released

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This is the eighth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007. All new features should all be there, so your mission is simple : Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

Free ATI drivers for Christmas?

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linux.com: Fully-functional video drivers -- ones capable of handling 3-D acceleration -- remain one of the weak points of free software. The Free Software Foundation has declared them a high-priority project.

The Lesser Known Apps of KDE - Utilities

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Raiden's Realm: The Utilities section of the KDE menu is a simple, multipart menu that contains a multitude of useful utility applications that will make your KDE experience so much easier. Now lets look at each of these and how they may benefit you.

Canonical angles for Dell to offer pre-installed Ubuntu Linux on the server

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searchenterpriselinux: As Canonical Ltd. readies another major release for its Ubuntu Linux operating system (code-named Gutsy Gibbon), one executive hinted that a pre-installed server initiative would arrive soon if customer demand remains high.

Game of the Day: Heretic

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Penguin Pete: Heretic was a game which was based on the Doom engine and produced in joint cooperation by id and Raven Software. It has many improvements on the Doom games, including an inventory system, the ability to look up and down, a flying power-up, and lots of eye and ear candy effects. In my opinion, it's under appreciated.

Customize GNOME with Configuration Editor

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MaximumPC: Whether you're a seasoned Linux user or a newb who's just switched from Windows, getting your Linux experience to run just the way you want it can be a time-consuming chore. But with the GNOME Configuration Editor, you can tweak everything through a single, easy-to-use menu.

Also: GNOME 2.19: An overview of the Appearance applet

Ubuntu and UUID

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wolfger.wordpress: Ubuntu mounts devices with something called UUID. I’d never heard of it before, but it “just worked”, so I left it alone. It wasn’t a problem. Until I installed Gutsy Tribe 5 on my other partition. Gutsy decided that it needed to format my swap partition for some odd reason. Formatting it, apparently, gives it a new UUID.

new links

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  • Apache Guru Greg Stein Mugged

  • Awesome timeline of Unix, Linux and Mac OSX
  • Linux: The Really Fair Scheduler
  • More clues point to Google phone
  • Linux is so cool because....

Today's Leftovers

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  • Animal Logic keeps Linux on edge

  • using wget for data and file transfers
  • More Microsoft Malfeasance
  • Hackers adopt Linux-based IAD
  • Java administration tips for Ubuntu
  • next desktop jump
  • Unix is not just Unix
  • Defining OSS Community Roles - Why the Fuss?
  • fix Debian Etch font problem
  • Traffic Monitoring with vnStat

GNOME: 10 years old but did we need it?

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iTWire: This month, the GNOME project - one of two main choices when it comes to desktop environments for Linux - celebrates 10 years of existence. Is this just one more case of duplication in the FOSS arena? Did we need GNOME at all?

Creating a Dropdown List in Calc

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HowTos

openoffice.org tips: I just started using feature this recently, for my LinuxWorld presentation. It's very nice. Anytime you can reference some text, rather than embedding it in the formatting, it's good.

Also: Adding contents automatically in Calc

Can Microsoft’s open source problem be solved?

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Dana Blankenhorn: Instead of selling Windows for, say, $150, through an OEM, sell one year of it for $99. Require registration for updates, and then charge $75/year for maintenance, just like the anti-virals do.

zfs vs xfs vs ext4

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tastic.brillig.org: This is my attempt to cut through the hype and uncertainty to find a storage subsystem that works. I compared XFS and EXT4 under Linux with ZFS under OpenSolaris.

Xubuntu Gutsy Herd 5 -- first impressions

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CLICK: I downloaded and burned the Xubuntu Gutsy Herd 5 live CD and loaded it up. I realize that this is beta and not all the bugs are worked out, and with that criterion, things are working very well. But I'm left wondering "Why?"

Alpha road test - Gnash 0.8.1

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FOSSwire: Flash is everywhere on the web nowadays. From YouTube (and the myriad of other video sites), to corporate websites, to online portfolios, a web experience without Flash Player installed isn’t really a complete web experience. For some time, the GNU Project has been working to build a free replacement for Flash Player.

Vista SP1's delay is Desktop Linux's good news

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Microsoft

DesktopLinux: Vista's been something of a flop. I know it. You know it. Even in Bill Gates' secret sanctum hidden underneath his mansion they know it. Businesses, in particular, aren't about to touch Vista for corporate desktops until they get SP1. Guess what? They're not going to be getting it anytime soon.

midday link dump

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  • Tabbed File Browsing

  • Linux (Simply Mepis vs pclinuxos 2007) installation on a PC
  • Multiboot - Solaris and Ubuntu
  • "The Linux Experience" at Dell, a tale of woe and wow.
  • Utah Open Source Conference
  • klik2 Development: A First Screencast with First Results
  • Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth on Productivity and Linux
  • Becoming a part of the Firefox quality assurance process
  • Installing Valve’s STEAM and Counterstrike on Ubuntu
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Games for GNU/Linux

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Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

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These Are the Default Wallpapers of the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Linux Distro

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