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Story Yorba’s Promising Calendar “California” and Email Client “Geary” Bring More Style to GNOME Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 3:09am
Story Spyware Driver Notification in Ubuntu Shows Just How Vulnerable Windows Really Is Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 3:01am
Story User survey: Ubuntu is the top OpenStack OS Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 12:40am
Story Elive 2.2.2 Beta Is a Linux Distro with a Fresh E17 Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 8:41pm
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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 8:10pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 8:10pm
Story 6-Way Desktop Comparison On Linux Mint 17 Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 7:57pm
Story The desktop and the developer Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 7:35pm
Story Tux3 Gets Harshly Criticized Over Code Quality Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 7:12pm

Comparing the Big 4 Operating Systems

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ibeentoubuntu.com: There weren't nearly as many computer magazines as there were a few years ago. Anyway, the one magazine that I did find had a cover story comparing the BIG 4 -- XP, Ubuntu, OSX, and Vista. I scooped that one up to take a gander. The article was in Thai, and my Thai is a bit rusty, but I made it through and will tell you what I saw based on memory.

Processed Linux: from exec to exit

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Linux

itwire.com: Linux is a multitasking operating system, running many tasks – or processes – seemingly at once. Every process leaves a footprint on your system. Here are some tools to examine these, and we also work out just what that creepy /proc directory is all about.

The Switch to Linux

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Linux

johnstille.com: I made the full switch to a linux desktop. Now my main machine for everyday activities is Cent OS 5.1 After installing I had a few issues:

Two New Themes Arrive in Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

tombuntu.com: It’s not the complete redesign that was planned and canceled, but two new themes have been added to Ubuntu 8.04. The new GTK themes are Human-Murrine and Human-Clearlooks.

some howtos:

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HowTos
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Casual viewing: Mandriva 2008 Spring RC1, Fedora 8

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blogbeebe.blogspot: I was not going to bother with Mandriva after that posting because it had failed twice in succession to boot on my machines, especially europa. I forgot about that utterance and downloaded Mandriave 2008 Spring RC1 KDE One, and booted it on europa. I can say that it not only booted and ran, but the overall quality ranges from good to excellent.

Summer of Code: is it all about the money?

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OSS

blog.flameeyes.eu: In the past two years we had quite a few applications from students that were already full-fledged Gentoo developers. I sincerely would like that this year we put as a rule that Gentoo developers cannot participate in Summer of Code as students for Gentoo.

Sneak Peak at Soon Arriving SiDUX 2008

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linuxlove.org: So many distributions, so many available choices.. Why such endless variety? Wasn’t Linux supposed to make things easier for the former / future ex Windows user? How can this scenario be good in any way?

Three different menu-applets for your gnome-desktop

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tuxtoday.wordpress: Which menu-applet is the best? I cannot possibly give an answer to this that will apply to everyones taste, but what I can do is give an overall review of the three contestants and tell you what I feel is the good, and bad, things about them.

Six things to do after you install Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

davestechsupport.com: So you went to Ubuntu.com, downloaded the latest Ubuntu Live CD ISO file from their website and burned it to a CD. You booted from that CD, waited for the desktop to appear, and double clicked on the Install icon. 40 minutes later, your hard drive is partitioned and ready to boot Ubuntu for the first time. Congratulations! But now what?!

HowTo Integrate Firefox and Thunderbird in KDE

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HowTos

linuxlove.org: Whenever you click a http:// or mailto: link in KDE, by default, Konqueror and KMail will open. I’m not saying these are bad apps, just that if you have Firefox and Thunderbird installed, why wouldn’t you want to use them fully?

A Comparison Of AMD & NVIDIA's Linux Control Panels

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phoronix.com: It was a year ago that AMD had replaced its aging FireGL Control Panel inside its Linux driver with the AMDCCCLE. The nvidia-settings utility on the other hand, has been around for a few years and has not seen a major rewrite.

Openbox, xcompmgr, transset & Conky

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crunchbang.org: I had some spare time yesterday and I decided to spend it playing with compositing under Openbox. I'm not normally too fussed about having eye-candy on the desktop; however, a few people have mentioned 3D effects, in IRC and on the forums, so I thought I'd have a go at configuring xcompmgr on one of my systems.

A lot of GNU/Linux-users don’t care about freedom

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tuxtoday.wordpress: Brainstorm is the place to go to give your thoughts and ideas on what Ubuntu should be. However, apart from the nice ideas being proposed, there is a trend that really worries me.

If Ever Linux Rules....

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pctonic.blogspot: Can you think of any changes that will take place if Linux dethrones Windows and Microsoft goes broke? Well, I just thought it over and these ideas came to my mind.

Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Fedora 8

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Fedora 8. The load balancer acts between the user and two (or more) Apache web servers that hold the same content.

icebuntu 2.2 and screenshot

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: Keep an eye on IceBuntu (and its dedicated forums here), because it’s steadily improving. This isn’t a one-time, just-for-fun, let’s-see-if-we-can-roll-our-own distro effort.

PHP programming on Ubuntu 7.10

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samiux.wordpress: We can do PHP programming by any text editor, such as vi and nano. However, a Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is good for debugging. However, we should install some server programs and do some configuration before using it.

coupla shorts

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Software
  • My Favourite Apps on PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008

  • Hotwire - Command Line vs. GUI: the Best of Both Worlds

KDE 4 Stuff

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KDE
  • Aaron J. Seigo: kickoff improvements

  • Aaron J. Seigo: Plasma Packages
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 24th February 2008
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