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Gentoo Linux 2006.1 amd64 LiveDVD Media Refresh

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An error was discovered on the 2006.1 amd64 LiveDVD. The error was corrected and a new DVD has been released. LiveDVD's are only available on our Official Torrent Server. If you are hosting a seed of this DVD please delete it, download the new torrent and reseed. Thanks go out to everyone who is hosting a dedicated seed.

Review of Super Tux Kart v.0.2rc1

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Super Tux Kart is a clone of the very popular Nintendo 64 game Super Mario Kart 64 and its predecessor Super Mario Kart for Super Nintendo (SNES). I’ve played the game and here is the review of the game.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Beta Review

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Mandriva is still quite a popular distribution amongst new Linux users and we will take a look at the latest beta release of Mandriva 2007 Beta.

Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Review

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I downloaded the DVD iso off the Novell website, and burned it using Nero; I rebooted the computer, and went through the installation process; nothing spectacular about the installation. Once fully installed, I made a user account as instructed by the wizard, and everything was ready to go.

Devices provide a fertile new ground for Linux

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Linux is finding success in much smaller devices than the servers and workstations that have traditionally been its mainstays. For embedded systems developers, the advantage of Linux over proprietary OSes lies as much in its flexibility and openness as in its low cost.

Sauerbraten 2006-09-12

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Last week a new version of Sauerbraten was pushed out. This release most notably brings improvements with water effects in the game. Trying out the open-source game on a variety of ATI Radeon X1k hardware (both mobile and desktop), the game had run surprisingly smooth.

SymphonyOS site hacked (update 2)

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The troubled SymphonyOS Linux project has suffered another blow to their productivity in the form of malicious hackers. As perhaps another indication of the viability of the project, reports have confirmed that the site was defaced by a group calling themselves Sessiz Prens (Turkish Hackers). They even have the audacity to list an email address.

Didn’t God say “...and the geeks shall inherit the earth”?

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Some guy called Martin Girard had an article published in OS news cheekily entitled Why Desktop Linux Will Not Take off, and Why You Don’t Want It to. Isn’t this the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop again? That’s what the good people at Nuxified reckon as per Danijel Orsolic’s article How Microsoft is loosing to GNU/Linux. Here’s why I picked this up as opposed to letting the two articles just cancel each other out, and it’s back to the point I originally started off with about literacy. Kids these days are different to kids in my day.

A look at Linux

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Vista, Microsoft's new version of Windows, is almost ready to roll. Vista has a lot of advantages over Windows XP, but when held up against OS X, Vista at first seems little more than an attempt at flattery. Vista obviously is not the only choice for Windows users, and switching to an Apple Macintosh computer is not the only alternative, either.

Change hostname or Server name of a Linux Machine

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First, see if your host name is set correclty using the following commands: #uname -n, #hostname -a, #hostname -s, #hostname -d, #hostname -f, #hostname

If the above commands return correctly with no errors then all may be well; however, you may want to read on to verify that all settings are correct.

One Week Until Akademy 2006

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There is now less than one week to go until KDE developers meet with our users and industry supporters at Trinity College Dublin for our annual KDE World Summit, Akademy 2006. Our conference programme is one of the strongest we have had, full of fascinating talks and demonstrations.

Oh no. RIP lilo

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On the 12th September Rob Levin, known to many as Freenode's lilo, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He suffered head injuries and passed away in hospital on the 16th. For more information please visit #freenode-announce

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The 25 Worst Web Sites

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From unforgettable flame-outs to some of the most popular destinations around, no one is safe from our look at the world's dumbest dot-coms and silliest sites.

Boot a Dead PC with Nothing but a Thumb Drive

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With the advent of the tiny, lightweight, and portable USB key drive, system builders now have a new tool. I believe the USB key drive could alter—even usurp—our old rescue and recovery methodologies forever.

Welcome Windows users

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You are looking into the world of Linux? Welcome to another world of computing. As a MS Windows user you are familiar with one way of doing things. Be prepared to familiarize with a different way of doing things. This can sometimes be confusing, sometimes frustrating.

Fedora Core 6 Test 3 Screenshots

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The final test release is now available for the upcoming Fedora Core 6. Looking to steer clear of Microsoft Vista? Fedora Core 6 has progressed wonderfully in the GNU/Linux desktop arena. With Fedora Core 6 Test 3 (FC6T3) are countless improvements including new artwork, GNOME 2.16.0, yum support from Anaconda, Xen virtualization improvements, startup performance improvements, and a new default font.

Screenshots @ Phoronix.

KPhotoAlbum Splash Screen Contest moves to Voting phase

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The vote will run in two rounds, first you vote on the 28 contributions, next the five highest rated will go to the second round, where you vote a second time. blackie says, "I am truely impressed with the amount and quality of submissions."

Introducing the KDE:Community Project

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You may think that I have blogged about every KDE-related openSUSE build service project by now. Not quite yet. Various people started to package additional applications using the build service in the last founded KDE:Community project.

Quick Tip: Add CDROMs to apt’s sources using apt-cdrom

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apt-cdrom is a simple command to add CDROMs to apt’s sources.list file. Its syntax is a variation on this basic command line:

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Opera Trond's Final Curtain

After seven years of service Opera web browser developer, Trond Werner Hansen, is leaving to pursue interests in music. In his final farewell, he talks of some of the changes he's seen and how it aligned with his vision for Opera.

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