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Story Meet Puppy Linux srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 7:38pm
Story Best Linux distros for 2013 srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 6:16pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 4:41pm
Story GNOME Shell 3.9.2 Is Ready srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 5:02am
Story YaST Gets Rewritten - in Ruby srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 3:03am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 05/06/2013 - 8:13pm
Story How to customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon srlinuxx 05/06/2013 - 8:07pm
Story debian-multimedia.org grabbed by an unknown entity srlinuxx 05/06/2013 - 5:51pm
Story Mozillux: A Nice Linux Distro With a Unique Software Set srlinuxx 05/06/2013 - 5:06pm
Story Debian Wheezy vs Intel 4965AGN srlinuxx 05/06/2013 - 5:04pm

New Matrox Graphics 1.4.5 Linux Drivers Provide Enhanced Features for Thin Client Users

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Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of multi-display graphics solutions for professionals, introduces new 1.4.5 Linux drivers providing enhanced features and additional support to its Matrox EpicA TC2 and EpicA TC4 multi-display graphics cards for thin computing.

Stable kernel 2.6.22.4 released

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LWN: Stable kernel 2.6.22.4 has been released. This one contains a single patch - a security fix for the signal vulnerability which allows, under some circumstances, an arbitrary signal to be sent to a setuid process.

GNOME 2.20.0 UI Preview

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phoronix: Last week marked the release of the first GNOME 2.20.0 beta, which also defined the user interface freeze for GNOME 2.20.0. With the UI freeze we have taken some screenshots from GNOME 2.19.90 for your viewing pleasure of the subtle changes.

some howtos & such:

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  • A step-by-step guide to building a new SELinux policy module

  • Back to School: A few of the many, many sites with free clip art for schools
  • Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name
  • Using Iconv to convert UTF-8 to ASCII (on Linux)
  • remove blank lines using grep or sed

PCLinuxOS gaining more popularity than Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

seopher: This may not be as absurd a claim as you may think, especially when you take into consideration the minor backlash that Ubuntu has experienced. So is PCLinuxOS the next poster-child of usable Linux?

Making money The Redhat way

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Linux

techzone: We all believe that open source is associated with free, as in free speech, software. As a layman, I started thinking about the sanity of people who work so hard to produce such quality software products and then allow anyone to simply download and use them for free. What the heck!! Where the hell do they make money ?? How can so many people simply be doing charity ??

New OpenSUSE education apps available

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zdnet: While there has been some controversy over whether LTSP support would be added to SUSE’s so-called EduCD, to be distributed with their fourth quarter version 10.3 release, a wide variety of software slated for inclusion in their education-centered set of add-ons is now available for download and testing.

Fine-tune RSS feeds with ListGarden

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linux.com: Most Web publishing systems on the market can automatically generate RSS feeds, but there are situations where you might want to have fine-grained control over your RSS feeds. For example, you might want to provide alternative RSS item descriptions, or to manually select which RSS items to publish.

The Linux Fund rises again

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the Inquirer: GOOD NEWS is never late, so it's nice to note that The Linux Fund relaunched last month just before the Open Source Convention OSCON in Portland, Oregon.

Two hours after trying Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

beconfused.com/blog: Finally I got some time away from my work and I decided to explore something new. I decided to install Ubuntu. I am familiar with Windows and the Mac but I haven’t really touched Ubuntu. So I shrink my Windows Vista partition by 60 GB and throw in Ubuntu to dual-boot.

Debian Lenny & initng

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masuran.org: Yesterday I installed Debian Lenny on one of my workstations to give it a try. Ever since I tried Ubuntu I've been in love with it, but you all know how love can be blinding Wink So trying a new distribution every now and then is a good idea. Ubuntu is based on Debian, so I wanted to see where the latest version of Debian differed from the latest Ubuntu release.

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Etch)

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This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos).

Best of many worlds

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OS

manilastandardtoday: WHEN I switched from Windows to Linux last year, a decision I had to make as a technology writer was what to do with readers who were still on Microsoft’s proprietary operating system.

Open Source Products Just Are Not As Good?

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matt hartley: I hear the argument everyday. That somehow, any open source project must not be very good because it does not cost anything to use it.

2007 Drupal Summer of Code results

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Drupal

drupal.org: Aug 20, 2007 marked the end of the 2007 Google Summer of Code. Below is a table of this year's students, their projects, along with links to download and (where available) try them out. Please help test and provide feedback!

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: 1-Click Install

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opensuse news: Today we are taking a look at the new One-Click Install technology which aims to simplify package management for users. We will see how this is integrated into the openSUSE Build Service and we’ll have a talk with Benjamin Weber, the original author and maintainer of One-Click Install.

Why people don't switch operating systems

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iTWire: The topic of Linux on the desktop is one that raises its head every couple of days somewhere on the web - and here it is again. Windows use is also a habit - it is developed in the kindergarten, continues in school, goes with you to college and then into the workplace.

GNOME 2.20.0 beta 1 released, bug day planned

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arstechnica: The first beta release of GNOME 2.20 was announced late last week. According to the release schedule, the second beta release will occur on August 29.

KDE config to get a SQL backend

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/home/liquidat: Mickael Marchand created a branch in KDE SVN to work on a KDE configuration storage system based SQL. This picks up the idea to have more ways in KDE to store the configuration than just having the file based way.

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Security Leftovers

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  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
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GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more