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KDE Commit-Digest for 19th August 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The Summer of Code for 2007 nears its end. Implementation of more features in the Step physics simulation package. More graphical game themes in KMahjongg, KWin4 KShisen, KGoldRunner and KJumpingCube. The start of a new game, KDiplomacy.

Adventures in Ubuntu: Installation and Connecting to Stuff

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Ubuntu

www.lo-fi-librarian.co.uk: My project this weekend was to install Ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu is a Linux based OS, it comes bundled with a lot of cool stuff (more on this later) and it is of course free.

Darkening the OpenOffice Impress or Draw Grid, and Changing the Increments

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HowTos

I've posted an excerpt from the book, a three-page PDF of the instructions for using the grid, plus darkening the grid and increasing the number of increments.

Making My Grandparents Leet Linux Users - Part 2

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Linux

tomdryer.com: My Grandparents’ Linux desktop had to be super-simple for them to use. While default GNOME or Xfce are pretty straight-forward, I wanted something better. I decided to go with Xfce.

A First Look at Oracle 11g database on Debian GNU/Linux

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Reviews

Here's a short review of it's installation, together with screenshots, on an unsupported Debian GNU/Linux distribution.

Unreal Tournament 3 Confirmed For Linux

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Gaming

linux-gamers: Recent comments by Mark Rein (of Epic Games) have confirmed the companies love of linux and its plans to bring UT3 (Unreal Tournament 3) out on the linux platform.

Info extra! last day to submit your wallpaper...

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KDE

Pinheiro: This is the last day you can submit your wallpaper to the great kde oxygen wallpaper contest.

Introducing the Interactive Linux kernel map

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Software

All about Linux: Linux kernel contains well over 5 million lines of code spread over 100's of files. And it should be a real chore to keep track of specific functions in the different files. Enter the Interactive Linux kernel map.

jed - Pocket sized emacs

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Software

DPotD: I’m a big fan of GNU Emacs, it’s a very powerful and ultra customisable editor. When you work in a console, and all you want is to edit some files, and edit them now, you gotta have something that starts in a snap. Jed is the editor I use for that.

Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0)

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a highly available VMware Server environment on a Debian Etch system. With this tutorial, you will be able to create Virtual Machines that will be available on multiple systems with failover/failback capabilities.

3 months with Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO

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Linux

jjsh.org: I have been evaluating Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO over the last 3 months or so. As promised, here are my findings.

Setting the time of your system

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HowTos

go2linux.org: Lots of the task your Linux machine are controlled by the time, things like cron jobs, emails' Date, file's dates, so it is really important to have your computer's clock on time.

Linux For Older PC Hardware

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Linux

At Phoronix we are constantly running Linux benchmarks. With an increasing number of new Linux users trying out Linux for the first time on their old computers, we have been asked to conduct some benchmarks using popular desktop Linux distributions on older hardware.

I would like to introduce you to Microsoft's latest Vista Victim

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Microsoft

helios: Like most people, Ed is a computer user...a novice computer user. He has a set number of tasks he assigns to his computer and rarely if ever deviates from them. That's not because he wants to, but like most computer users, it's all he knows how to do.

The 'WOW' Signal turns 30

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Sci/Tech

cosmiclog: 30 years ago astronomer Jerry Ehman was looking over a printout of radio data from Ohio State University's Big Ear Radio Observatory when he saw a string of code so remarkable that he had to circle it and scribble "Wow!" in the margin. The printout recorded an anomalous signal so strong that it had to come from an extraordinary source.

Howto Setup Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse in Ubuntu

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ubuntu geek: If you have a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse here is the procedure to follow howto setup in ubuntu.

Thinking outside the Opera box

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Interviews

the register: Some of Opera's long-term bets are beginning to pay off. This week we caught up with Opera founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner to discuss this, and some of the thornier challenges facing the company. So we started with a biggie - was the web leaving Opera behind?

Guitar Hero... more addictive than WoW?

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Gaming

Vincent Danen: Last week I bought Guitar Hero II with the guitar controller. I brought it home and really got into it. Had to move the PS2 out of my office or I'd get no work done.

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