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Story Reasons For Losing Motivation In Wayland srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 6:58pm
Story RHEL 7 is shipping GNOME Shell in Classic Mode srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 5:04pm
Story Great Little Radio Player Tunes In Simplicity srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 5:01pm
Story Serious Sam 3: BFE - Blood by the pound srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 5:00pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 4:12pm
Story Debian 7.0 GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 5:36am
Story Final Term srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 3:58am
Story Garry's Mod and Painkiller are coming to Linux srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 3:00am
Story KDE Working in Wayland srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 2:53am
Story The Myth of FOSS Community srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 1:48am

Linux works just fine, thank you very much!

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blogbeebe: In the last posting I made a few snide comments about Vista's documented network (un)performance while Vista was playing back something as simple as an MP3. I found a moment this evening to set up an extremely simple experiment where I streamed a movie and played an MP3 at the same time on europa.

A weekend with fluxbox.

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Fluxbox

ITtoolbox Blogs: Over the weekend I got into a mood to try out another window manager besides my beloved KDE. Warning! There may be some prejudice here Smile I thought that if I could find a good WM to run on my aging flaky computer I might be able to squeak by until I get a new motherboard.

Backing Up Your Linux

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HowTos

techgage: Although I don't like to admit it, I have screwed up many times since I first began using computers. But, no longer. I made it a goal to keep perfect backups of my data so that I don't suffer such a fate again. Today's article will be focusing on backing up your files in Linux.

KDE 4: first hints of the kicker replacement

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KDE

/home/liquidat: Current KDE svn already comes along with the first bits of the future task and system bar. While the current version is not functional yet it shows that we can soon expect news about that topic.

Calculate with Qalculate on Linux

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how-to geek: The calculator options on Linux just blows the Windows calculator away. Imagine a calculator where you can solve extremely complicated expressions, or just convert between different measurements, and you've got Qalculate.

Compiz Fusion Tray Icon

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Software

tom-buntu: An excellent feature of Beryl was the tray icon that allowed users to easily switch window managers and decorators. A similar icon for Compiz Fusion is now available.

The Danger of Tutorials

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HowTos

Inside Open Source: So we’ve all probably blindly followed the directions of one tutorial or another at some point in time. Whether it was for some programming technique or to get a mail server up and running. How you ever stopped to think about how damaging the tutorial could be if it contained wrong information?

Tips and Tricks

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This is a collection of tips&tricks written by Gary Richmond and Andrew Min. In this article:

  • How to get the best out of the history command in GNU/Linux

  • How to close down GNU/Linux safely after a system freeze with the SysRq key
  • How to find .debs (even if you think they don't exist)
  • How to kill processes

Open XML stumbles in India

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OSS

computerworld: A technical committee in India unanimously rejected Microsoft's Office Open XML file format as a standard, ahead of a vote on Sept. 2, but the rejection may be temporary should Microsoft meet some of the objections to Open XML raised by committee members.

Also: US organization edging to Microsoft's Open XML support

Create custom portable Ubuntu package repositories with APTonCD

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Software

arstechnica: I recently discovered APTonCD, a utility that makes it easy to store Ubuntu packages on a CD or DVD so that they can be installed again later without having to download the packages again.

Ten things the world can learn from open source

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OSS

Matt Asay: We tend to think of open source as a software-development phenomenon, and so it is. But the ideas behind open source are starting to be felt beyond the software world. With this in mind, I put together a list of ten principles that I've gleaned from my open source experience.

War and Peace, Linux Style

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eWeek: There'll be peace in the valley for me, someday," sang the dulcet-toned Drudge, Elvis-like. The Kitty wasn't hung over from the recent Elvis week in Memphis but instead was contemplating the aftermath of SCO's major court defeat in its ongoing Linux IP battles.

Is Comcast Lying About BitTorrent Throttling?

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Web

dslreports.com: Comcast was recently caught on message forums engaging in BitTorrent throttling through the Sandvine application. But Comcast flat out denies the allegations.

Flashy 32bit diehards

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Software

Taupter's nest: Some days ago Mr. Mike Melanson of Adobe Flash's Linux port fame posted in Penguin.SWF blog about the news of H.264 coded support in Flash. Nice. But what about a nice, clear and objective answer about the availability of a 64bit version of the Flash plugin?

openSUSE 10.3 Beta (1 &) 2 Report

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SUSE
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Another developmental release of the upcoming openSUSE 10.3 was released a few days ago with some improvements, some regressions, and some minor eye candy changes. I didn't test Beta 1 as it seemed to be released too soon after Alpha 7, so I had to test Beta 2. I did download the approximate 550 MB delta file for it though, so I was ready for the 515 MB delta for Beta 2.

QEMU: Virtualization the easy way

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the debian user: If you run a modern Linux distribution, chances are that you already have all the necessary tools to run other distributions or even proprietary operating systems as well, all at the same time. You don’t have to be a kernel hacker to do this - just follow some simple steps explained here to get going.

hanging out at froscon

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KDE

vizzzion.org: Friday, after arrival, we took on the task of making sure the BBQ works and the beer is of high quality, I'm glad to announce that both failed none of our tests, so we were rather safe for saturday night -- same exercise.

MythTV 0.20.2 Release

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Software

mythtv.org: The major impetus for this release is the shutdown of TMS Labs; among other changes this adds Schedules Direct support. The 0.20.2 release notes have a list of the two major and many minor changes since 0.20.1.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: New Package Management

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SUSE

openSUSE 10.3 is set to contain a new, significantly improved and more mature package management stack by default. Today we’ll be taking a look at the new package management and talking to Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett, one of the central libzypp developers.

Ubuntu 7.04 Revisited

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Ubuntu

Merlins Minute: I’ve been getting more done with Ubuntu since my last post so let me fill you in. Seeing as it’s free open source software, I think Microsoft is going to have serious competition in the home PC market before too long.

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