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Story Ubuntu GNOME Will Still Run On X.Org For A While Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 5:59pm
Story The Linux Software Store Conundrum Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 5:53pm
Story Linux 3.13 Kernel Power Consumption Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 5:43pm
Story Cyanogenmod Nabs $23 Million in Financing for its Android Variant Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 5:33pm
Story Android 'started over' the day the iPhone was announced Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 5:24pm
Story Ferocious Fedora 20 review: Cutting edge Linux still as sharp as ever Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 4:11pm
Story Fedora 19 vs. Fedora 20 Linux Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 4:02pm
Story GNOME’s File Manager Will Be More User-Friendly Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 3:50pm
Story Today's Howtos and Software Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 3:22pm
Story OpenShot video editor will be big in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 3:10pm

The real reasons why Linux is “behind” Windows on the desktop.

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hackfud.net: Every day I seem to read some article on-line which has some sentiment to the effect of “Linux is behind Windows on the desktop”, or, “Is Linux ready for the desktop?” , or “Linux isn’t ready for the desktop!”. The main, number one reason;
Microsoft.

Reiser trial delayed by National TV show

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Reiser

insidebayarea.com: Opening statements in the trial of computer science engineer Hans Reiser on charges he murdered his wife, Nina Reiser, have been delayed by at least a week because of concerns about potential prejudicial information in an upcoming national television show about his case.

Basic Linux Tips and Tricks, Part 3

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HowTos

Linux Planet: Part 1 of this article provided the general background a reader needs to solve problems with Linux. Part 2 of this article discussed the process of solving Linux problems. In this final part of a three-part series, we'll step through a real-world example of solving a Linux problem.

My server backup solution

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HowTos

FOSSwire: I'd like to share something with you today and that is the backup solution that I use on my web server. My server powers my personal website and a couple of other small sites too.

An interview with MetalMusicAddict (ubuntu studio)

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kmandla.wordpress: Ubuntu Studio is an Ubuntu derivative aimed at audio, video and graphic enthusiasts and professionals, and now offers a 7.10 release. MetalMusicAddict is among the Ubuntu Studio crew, and a leading contributor on the Ubuntu Forums.

kernel news and quotes

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  • Kernel space: Fair user scheduling for Linux

  • I Don't Care About AppArmor
  • SG Chaining Merged
  • SysRq Help
  • Not Free Enough
  • Signal To Noise
  • Linux Device Support

Another Day Another Distro – Part 4 – PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

Adventures In Open Source: So after my positive experience of Mandriva 2008 it was time to reluctantly pack my bags and move on. My destination this time was PCLinuxOS 2007 which is not a distribution I'd tried before. So without further ado here is what happened:

Red Hat exec: Open Source is mature, disruptive and innovative

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Craig Nielsen was one of eight speakers at the WA open source symposium earlier this month. He fills PC World Australia in on where the industry stands and where it is rapidly heading.

GIMP 2.4 preview

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GIMP

Red Hat Mag: Fedora 8 test releases have a surprise for all users interested in graphics: a release candidate for the new GIMP 2.4, meaning the final version will get the stable GIMP 2.41. This is exciting news, as the previous major release, GIMP 2.2, is several years old, and a lot of new features were added in the meantime. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most visible new features.

ogg theora videos to avi

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Howtos

I've been writing a Ruby computer programming textbook (the going is slow). Along with the book will be a series of instructional videos on CD showing video computer screen clips with audio narration.

KDE Commit-Digest for 21st October 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Fortune-teller and Keyboard Layout applets for Plasma, KNewsTicker resurrected for KDE 4.0 as a Plasmoid. Rewrite of <canvas> tag support in KHTML. Various new language syntax highlighting in Kate. Internal database storage work in Digikam.

Where are the American Linux desktop users?

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Linux

desktoplinux: Linux users from around the world are filling out the Linux Foundation's desktop survey. But what John Cherry, the foundation's director of global Linux workgroups, wants to know is, "Where are the responses from the North America?"

Xubuntu 7.10: Solid as usual

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Ubuntu

distrogue: In Linux-land this week, it was pretty much Ubuntu Gutsy, Ubuntu Gutsy, and Ubuntu 7.10. The new additions, Gobuntu and Fluxbuntu, didn't seem to receive as much attention. As is tradition, neither did Xubuntu. But Xubuntu is still a solid system for people with older hardware.

Also: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

Hidden Linux : ISO magic

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tux love (pc world blogs): In Linux, you don't need to burn a CD or DVD image to a disc to take a look at its contents. Since "everything's a file", it's just a matter of mounting it. So do you mount an ISO file?

Getting to know GNOME

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techrepublic: Linux has come a long way from the early, oft-crashing days. GNOME is now one of the primary desktops for the Linux operating system; not only is it highly customizable, but it is amazingly stable. Jack Wallen explains why Linux -- running GNOME -- is a viable desktop alternative.

AMD 8.42 Driver Brings Fixes, AIGLX!

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phoronix: Today it's now time where the fglrx driver reaches yet another milestone. Not only does today's release address many of the outstanding bugs for the earlier GPU generations while also introducing a few new features, but it also delivers AIGLX support! Yes, you read that right.

The Absent PCLinuxOS Release Cycle

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linux-blog.org: During distro comparisons, many call a lack of release cycle for PCLinuxOS one of its negative aspects. In my opinion, this is the most attractive and positive aspects of the small distribution. PCLinuxOS has a unique approach to releases and updates. Allow me a bit of time to show you the method in my madness on this one.

Linux's Colonel Of The Kernel Andrew Morton: 'Fix More Bugs'

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Interviews

information week: Andrew Morton, sometimes referred to as the colonel of the kernel, is Linus Torvalds' right hand man when it comes to getting out new kernel releases. In this interview with InformationWeek editor at large, Charles Babcock, he talks about recent kernel development including an assessment of recent patches and tools.

more ubuntu stuff

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  • New Dirs in Gutsy: Documents, Music, Pictures, Blah, Blah

  • Vista vs Ubuntu: this time, it's virtual
  • October 2007 Team Reports
  • Install multimedia codecs in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon in 2 easy steps
  • Wubi Installer on Ubuntu 7.10 Distro?
  • There goes the neighborhood

OpenSUSE 10.3: Installing And Running VMware Workstation 6.0.x

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HowTos

linux.wordpress.com: As I had VMware Workstation running on all my previous *SUSE distros, I as well installed the latest available version 6.0.2 on my openSUSE 10.3 desktop. Even though the latest openSUSE 10.3 comes with Virtualbox, problem being with it is that even the latest Virtialbox 1.5.2 doesn’t support running 64-bit guest OS.

Also: Upgrade to java-1_6_0-sun u3 on openSUSE 10.3: fixing alternatives links
And: Surprises in OpenSUSE

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LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

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    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
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