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Story Xfce's Early April Fool's Joke srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 5:12am
Story Computing with the command line srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 2:45am
Story Three Ways to Tweak Ubuntu Linux's Unity Desktop srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 2:32am
Story The Best Photo Management App for Linux srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 2:27am
Story Things to do after installing Fedora srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 2:00am
Story Open Source Benefits: A Developer’s Perspective srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 1:53am
Story KDE SC 4.8 Upcoming Features srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 8:33pm
Story Responses To The Linux Desktop Security Problem srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 6:33pm
Story Basic Chemistry on the GNOME Desktop srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 6:20pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 20/01/2012 - 5:28pm

Ubuntu 7.04 reviews and impressions

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Ubuntu

Here's the reviews and impressions of Ubuntu 7.04. So far impressions from Technical Itch and ZDNet and reviews from Pinderkent, CLICK, Seopher, 2xITwire, The Tech Journal and Interact News. Screenshots at Phoronix, ZDnet and FOSSwire and posts from several bloggers.

Vector Linux - Chaucer's Beautiful Hag

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Linux
Reviews

n the Wife of Bath's Tale, part of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", a knight caught in the act of raping a woman is sentenced to discover what women truly desire. To help our modern readers understand how that might be considered punishment, it's a lot like sending someone to discover why Windows crashes without explanation.

Linux Minty Fresh

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Linux
Reviews
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Linux Mint is the prettiest incarnation of the Ubuntu family, yet it doesn't seems to get the same attention as its *buntu parents. I've been wanting to be able to use Mint since my first little test run of a beta of 2.2, but at that time wireless support shattered those plans.

Open source becoming more innovative?

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OSS

Years ago, I remember pontificating that open source would never touch the application market. Narrowly viewing open source through the prism of the day, I said things like this (to John Koenig at IT Managers Journal):

Project aims to bring DX10 gaming to XP, Linux, OS X

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Gaming

Last Wednesday, a company called Falling Leaf Systems announced the availability of an alpha of something called the Alky Project. The Alky Project has a lofty goal: to liberate DirectX 10 gaming from the confines of Vista and bring it first to Windows XP, and then to Linux and OS X.

Mac and Linux attacks set to rise

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Security

Speaking to consumer PC mag PC Pro, security guru Eugene Kaspersky said that the lukewarm reception of Vista will result in defections to Mac OS and Linux, thus making them more attractive targets for malware writers.

Mozilla extends Firefox 1.5 support

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Moz/FF

Mozilla seems to be having a hard time pulling the plug on Firefox 1.5.

After today, the open-source group planned to stop shipping security and stability updates for Firefox 1.5 but now I'm hearing that support has been extended to the middle of May.

a kute little story

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KDE

my friend andy came over the other day and told me a rather nice little kde related story that i thought i'd pass on:

a client of his has some linux servers that are sitting in a local colo centre. the isp running the colo messed up some internal routing and half his servers could no longer talk to the other half inside the colo (though everything was visible and reachable from the outside).

Vista betas, RCs will reboot every 2 hours starting June 1

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. today spelled out exactly how users of Windows Vista betas and release candidates can shift to the final code, and warned that beginning June 1, preview-equipped PCs will automatically reboot every two hours.

Getting Xubuntu Feisty to bend to my will

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Ubuntu

I made some progress -- and some discoveries -- today with my Xubuntu 7.04 Feisty installation on the Maxspeed Maxterm thin client.

First of all, while I think we can all agree that the GIMP, in its heaviness, doesn't really fit in with the Xubuntu philosophy of lighter apps for a lighter window manager.

'Kryptonite' Discovered In Serbia

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Sci/Tech

A new mineral discovered in Serbia shares the chemical composition of kryptonite, the fictitious green substance that robbed comic book and film hero Superman of his powers.

In Superman Returns, the chemical composition of kryptonite is identified as "sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide with fluorine."

pclinuxos.com back online

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com is back online with a new look from a new location with a new release in the works. They are still working out some of the kinks associated with a new system deployment, so expect periodic downtimes.

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Typical customization of a Ubuntu 7.04

Here is my typical customization on Ubuntu 7.04 after installation. I am sure everyone who read this blog regularly knows that I am running Ubuntu on my production system. Ubuntu’s performance, features, and all blah.. blah.. all every one in this tux world knows. So I want to present here what I customize in my shiny new Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

Windows by necessity: making MS-Windows more like GNU/Linux

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Microsoft

MS-Windows can be a good operating system.

How can I change the default size of an inode when I create an ext2/ext3 filesystem?

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HowTos

It is possible to define a non-standard sized inode by using the mke2fs tool with an undocumented option, -I. The size of the inode has to be a power of two and between the size of EXT2_GOOD_OLD_INODE_SIZE (128 bytes) and size of blocks in bytes. One reason for doing this could be that user is going to use extended attributes.

Rawstudio: A fast and light RAW photo converter

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Software

Rawstudio is an open source, GTK+-based RAW photo converter. It takes a straightforward approach -- no outside-the-box interface designs, no fancy frills. The result is an easy-to-use application that is stable enough for everyday usage, even though it is still undergoing constant development.

Two Signs of the Time

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Linux

Two useful indicators of the increasing viability of Linux on the desktop; one personal, one public. The public one is the imminent announcement of preinstalled Linux on Dell Desktop machines, combined with the news that Vista is foundering enough for OEMs to fall back to XP.

Firefox: Necessity Or Necessary Evil?

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Moz/FF

After today Mozilla will no longer be maintaining Firefox 1.5 — Firefox 2.0 has arrived. But even as Firefox continues to move forward some users are starting to worry about the future of the popular web browser.

My thoughts on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

So with all the excitement about the new release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn I decided to give it a shot. While I am a big fan of open source software and my servers are usually nix boxes I have tried a couple times and gave up (once was redhat, the other was mandrake 9). Ubuntu is touted as having the best out of the box experience so I figured I would give it a try.

Eben Moglen leaving the FSF board

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OSS

Eben Moglen has posted a weblog entry on what he will be doing once the GPLv3 process stops dominating his life. "As I return to teaching at Columbia I need to concentrate more of my remaining spare time and effort on the affairs of the Software Freedom Law Center.

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