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Story A Review and Endorsement of Sabayon LXDE srlinuxx 04/10/2011 - 2:27am
Story Re: Rethinking the Linux distribution srlinuxx 04/10/2011 - 2:25am
Story They make Mageia: Samuel Verschelde srlinuxx 04/10/2011 - 2:23am
Story Niche Markets, Linux and Microsoft srlinuxx 04/10/2011 - 2:21am
Story Six ways to use Linux Live CDs in your business srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 10:12pm
Story 4 Windows Applications That Originated On Linux srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 10:11pm
Story Top 5 Real Time Strategy Games srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 10:09pm
Story Seven Minutes in Ubuntu srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 10:03pm
Story Btrfs File-System For Old Computers? srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 8:09pm
Story Flashdrive Linux Saves the Day srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 8:07pm

20 must-have Firefox extensions

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A freshly installed copy of Firefox is a great software package, but what makes this open-source browser so special is the ability to customize it via extensions and themes to really make it yours. We've ferreted out 20 of the best extensions and add-ins used and recommended by hardcore Web surfers, developers and IT pros.

Ubuntu Reps Respond to [H] Consumer Article

Matt Zimmerman, CTO and Chairman of the Ubuntu Technical Board, and Scott Ritchie, who works on the Wine project for Ubuntu, have left some feedback on the forums regarding the Linux article we published yesterday. They have some interesting things to say about our findings and what we can look forward to.

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Fedora v. Ubuntu: A Performance Look

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We have compared the 32-bit and 64-bit performance of Ubuntu and started a performance comparison of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, but how does the performance of the upcoming Feisty Fawn release compare to that of Fedora 7?

KDE news: Oxygen hits the streets, KDE 4 schedule discussed

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The KDE 4 release team started a discussion about a possible release schedule. In the meantime, the developers added the Oxygen icons to kdelibs.

Google Summer of Code 2007 heats up

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Have an open source project that you need some help with? Well, a well-known search-engine giant is kicking off its third Summer of Code, an innovative program that pays college students to write open-source software over their summer vacation; and the Google folks want to talk to you.

A Week In Linux: Interesting Discoveries

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It's been about a week since I started relying entirely on Linux as my operating system, and I've stumbled upon a few interesting problems, as well as discovered a few interesting caveats, along the way. I think now's a good time to share.

Dell may offer Linux as alternative to Windows

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Dell Inc. is considering offering the Linux operating system as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows on its personal computers, a Dell spokesman said on Tuesday.

Also: Dell and Linux: just another fan dance

Which Operating System is right for you?

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To be truthfull that is an extremely difficult question to answer because there are so many variables that need to be addressed. There is the familiar and the unknown. The perceived benefits and disadvantages. The security or lack thereof. Then there is also a learning curve, hidden costs and nasty surprises waiting like some halloween ghoul.

GNU/Linux Graphics Programs in Ubuntu

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While writing the previous entry about password programs, I wanted to edit the logo for Password Gorilla and was curious to see what options I had in Ubuntu other than the GIMP, really hoping for something comparable to MS Paint, which I think is easy to use and has a good set of features.

Waiting for Dell

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In Samuel Becket's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, Godot never arrives, and the play ends with our characters still waiting. I sometimes think Linux users are also stuck in a barren landscape endlessly waiting for Dell, HP, Lenovo, or another major vendor to finally deliver a mass-market Linux desktop.

Schools across Japan may switch to Linux

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Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported late last week that the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to introduce the open-source operating system Linux for use within classrooms across the country in the near future.

How to Install Claws mail (Mail Client) in Ubuntu

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Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+.The appearance and interface are designed to befamiliar to new users coming from other popular email clients, as well as experienced users.

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Create Screencasts Using xvidcap

If you heard of and you will discover a lots of ubuntu tutorial at there. There are a blog post that uses patched ffmpeg to perform the art. Here, I introduce you a handy tool xvidcap.

Mozilla Foundation Statement of Direction

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One major set of goals for the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors is to articulate a crisp Statement of Direction for the Mozilla Foundation, to engage in a dialog with the Mozilla community about direction, and to define the overall scope and increase the visibility of Mozilla Foundation activities.

NetworkManager: More Support For Corporate Environments

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The NetworkManager tries to ease the usage of wireless networks from a users point of view. The next version 0.6.5 will incorporate support for a range of authentication methods which are often used in large WLAN deployments.

10 Linux Console Apps You Should Be Using

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Let’s for the moment remember the days of old when the Linux Desktop sucked and you did all your work on the console. Some of us still think the Desktop sucks and so here we list 10 apps that we think you should be using.

Open Source Myths Hold Water

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The open source vs. proprietary debate has had plenty of ink over the last few years. I think I've seen the same basic arguments and banter wrapped in what seems to be a hundred different packages. However, the solution is not to avoid open source, but rather to engage commercial open source. That is, work with companies that can connect and enhance what open source tools can do.

Open letter to Mark Shuttleworth

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Now Canonical and Ubuntu have made great strides toward realizing your vision yet there remains a bottleneck - people still have to install linux. Installing linux is easier than ever, but installing any operating system is unfortunately not trivial and is a chore that most computer users have no use for and will avoid. Remove this impediment, sell linux pre-installed.

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