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Story 15 Must Have Linux Applications srlinuxx 17/08/2012 - 3:37am
Story Building personal trust with UEFI Secure Boot srlinuxx 16/08/2012 - 9:51pm
Story Unity 2D Removed from Ubuntu 12.10 srlinuxx 16/08/2012 - 9:49pm
Story GNOME – from abyss to common ground srlinuxx 16/08/2012 - 9:42pm
Story Debian Community celebrates its 19th birthday srlinuxx 16/08/2012 - 6:07pm
Story GNOME's Ambitious OS Adventure srlinuxx 16/08/2012 - 6:05pm
Story Arch Linux proposes switch to systemd srlinuxx 16/08/2012 - 6:04pm
Story LibreOffice 3.5.6 Released srlinuxx 16/08/2012 - 6:03pm
Story Raspberry Pi gets a Firefox OS port srlinuxx 16/08/2012 - 6:01pm
Story The rise of the Linux hyper-distro srlinuxx 15/08/2012 - 5:39pm

USB ADSL Modem Speedtouch 330 now works in Ubuntu!

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USB ADSL Modem Speedtouch 330, the popular or even the default ADSL modem in some contries, is also one of the item that is difficult to make usable in Linux. However, thank's to USB ADSL Modem Manager project by Steven Harper and his team, that modem now have a new life and works flawlessly in Ubuntu.

Dell: Freedom to choose Ubuntu...but only if you don't work for anyone

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Matt Asay: Hopefully, this is just one person's experience, but a would-be Ubuntu buyer was denied by Dell when he informed Dell that he wanted to buy his Ubuntu-on-Dell machine for (gasp!) a business. Perish the thought....

Compiz-Fusion arrives

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CyberOrg: A new merged community around Compiz project would be known as Compiz-Fusion. It is not just a new name, quitely behind the scenes developers have been working hard and have come up with some stunning enhancements.

Top 25 Linux Commands for Newbie Admins

Pimp Your Linux: Perhaps your company is just switching to Linux, to save on costs. Or, maybe you’re starting University, and you have no idea how to get around the Linux Systems they’ve just installed. Or if you’re like me, you’re curious about how Linux work. Below are the top 10 commands for the Absolute Newbie administrators.

KateOS 3.6 Beta 2 Screenshots

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phoronix: The second beta release for KateOS 3.6 features a new update notifier, the new Linux kernel, X.Org 7.2, Xfce 4.4.1, and updates to the installer itself along with stomping a fair number of bugs.

OpenBSD 4.1 review

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softwareinreview: OpenBSD 4.1 was released on May 1 with its usual mix of new hardware support and enhanced operating system features. OpenBSD releases generally represent a large collection of small changes plus a few new administration and networking tools. Beyond the standard "many little changes," the big news with 4.1 is a working native port of, the elimination of the Simtech StrongARM "cats" architecture from active development, and improved greylisting capabilities in the spamd spam filter.

Also: Using OpenBSD 4.1

Venezuela launches open source PCs

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tectonic: Following up on their support for open source software and technological independence, the Venezuelan government launched the "Bolivarian Computer" earlier this month. Built locally, the computers come in four different models all of which run on Linux.

More than half of all German companies use Open Source

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OSS German companies are world leaders in the use of Open Source software. In a survey of IT procurement officers from Germany, Great Britain, and the US/Canada, 59 percent of those in Germany said that they use OSS in their companies.

Setting Up A Subversion Repository Using Apache, With Auto Updatable Working Copy

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Subversion is a free/open-source version control system. That is, Subversion manages files and directories over time. A tree of files is placed into a central repository. The repository is much like an ordinary file server, except that it remembers every change ever made to your files and directories.

KDE 4 news: Plasma icons, Solid information and taskbar mockups

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/home/liquidat: KDE 4 gains more and more speed these days, and it is hard to keep on track with all news and changes: Plasma introduced interactive icons, Solid now takes over the media, and the first taskbar mockups have been revealed

Ubuntu Gutsy plans revealed

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tectonic: The Ubuntu team yesterday released details of plans for its next release, Ubuntu Gutsy. New features include a mobile edition, the latest version Gnome and KDE 4.0 and improved hardware support.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Alpha 5 report

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Alpha 5 in the OpenSUSE 10.3 developmental cycle was released several days ago and with it came a few surprises. As opposed to big changes in the installed system itself, the big news this release was the 1 CD install offerings.

Open source's hottest 10 apps

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iTWire: Need a new app? Looking for inspiration? Want to know what the next trend might be? Welcome to the world of open source software where high-quality tools are free to try and free to keep – and where you can quickly see what everyone else is checking out and join in on the buzz.

How to create poster presentations with Scribus

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HowTos Poster presentations are a common way of presenting results, proposing strategies, and explaining concepts and methods. You can create nifty poster presentations with Scribus, the free desktop publishing tool. and mail merge: how to suppress the Address2 line

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free software mag: Mail merges are a great way to save time, since they pull information from the same fields, over and over again with each new record in your database. There’s only one problem—all records aren’t created equal; they don’t all have, or all need, the same fields. This article solves that perpetual problem with labels.

How-To: Resolve Ubuntu Wireless Problems

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OSWeekly: Since starting on my quest for a flawless wireless support with Ubuntu Dapper, and then finally understanding the level of support to be expected with the Ubuntu distro itself, I've come to the following conclusions.

Your mom Kubuntus!

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ZDNet: Sorry, my students’ steady stream of “your mom” jokes brings out my inner 14-year old. However, this is the first in my series this summer of training for the masses and the point is that your mom (or your grandmother, or your most typewriter-bound secretary) could quite easily Kubuntu (or Ubuntu, or SUSE, or whatever).

Linux Foundation charts Linux's future

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desktoplinux: Last week, more than 230 Linux leaders converged on Google's Mountain View, Calif. campus to discuss the most pressing issues for Linux, at the first-ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Today, the Linux Foundation released a statement summarizing the event's main accomplishments.

GPL compliance issues are tearing Joomla! apart

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Software Joomla! project leader Louis Landry and his colleagues want to protect the project they love. That's why, after two years of allowing proprietary plugins for the open source CMS, the group has decided to ask third-party developers for voluntary compliance with the terms of the GNU General Public License, under which Joomla! is licensed.

Nine days left for patent deals

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iTWire: There are exactly nine days left for Microsoft to get other Linux companies to sign up for patent cross-licensing deals. The GPLv3 is set to be published on June 29 and once that is done, any new deal will be subject to the terms which it includes.

Also: D.O.J. says Microsoft to modify Vista over complaint

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