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Story Mandriva ventures into unknown territory srlinuxx 13/07/2012 - 1:03am
Story Two More Tiny Linux PCs Each Cost Less Than $100 srlinuxx 13/07/2012 - 1:01am
Story Mozilla Puts the Brakes on Thunderbird srlinuxx 3 12/07/2012 - 5:26pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.04 falko 12/07/2012 - 7:15am
Story Linux.org comes back to life srlinuxx 11/07/2012 - 9:33pm
Story KDE 4.9 Release Caters to Power Users srlinuxx 11/07/2012 - 9:31pm
Story KDE assures users they can depend on Qt srlinuxx 11/07/2012 - 9:23pm
Blog entry Video Calls on the move.. lots of choices many questions. fieldyweb 11/07/2012 - 9:21pm
Story The Linux shell will always be with us srlinuxx 11/07/2012 - 9:20pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 464 srlinuxx 09/07/2012 - 10:43pm

Desktop diagramming with Dia and Kivio

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine: Don't let the simplicity of use fool you. Both Kivio and Dia, two free software diagramming tools, are very efficient at what they do. If you need to design a complex flow chart or create a no-fuss UML diagram then you could do a lot worse than to choose either of these packages.

New in Fedora 7: xdg user directories

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Linux

/home/liquidat: One seldom mentioned new features of Fedora 7 are the new directories in the $HOME directory. These are due to the xdg-users-dir program from the Portland xdg project. In other news, Hello Planet Fedora.

The open source governmental adoption wave

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OSS

Matt Asay: I plowed through Jyh-An Lee's article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. It presents a very interesting face on the rising trend of open source adoption by national and local governments worldwide, including offering some reasons for the trend.

The dark art of removing the Flash plugin from Firefox in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Click: Dailynews.com -- the Web site from the newspaper I work for -- is covered in Flash. Adds, content come-ons, etc., and it was dragging my old systems to a crawl. But how to get rid of Flash? It's not so easy.

Ten Things I Love About ArchLinux

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Linux

Urban Puddle: I've used Arch before and this article isn't about how it does on the Desktop or how well it installs. After getting up and running with Arch again, I discovered there are things about it that I just absolutely love. Here are my top 10.

Trolltech's Qt 4.3.0 really begins to dazzle

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Software

blogbeebe: It's not hard to impress me with new visual software. I love eye candy, the flashier the better. So it should come as no surprise that I'm awfully impressed with the latest version of the Qt framework, 4.3.0. I installed it on three systems for a quick and dirty evaluation.

The Top 10 Firefox Themes

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Moz/FF

Great Design: I am posting about the top 10 Firefox themes. The themes improve the look and feel of Firefox. In no particular order is the Top 10 Firefox themes.

Pick your own OOo, there must be one for you!

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OOo

Free Software Mag Blogs: OpenOffice.org is probably the biggest free software project in existence today. It certainly is the biggest single piece of software one can download. It directly competes with Microsoft Office, is a bit more easy to install than KOffice, and is very complete. But what will you get?

Jumpstarting Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn"

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Ubuntu

Network World: Tired of the Micro$oft monoculture? Tired of buying new versions of Windows every few years, only to find the new version won't run on your current hardware? Wishing for something better/faster/cheaper?

Catching Up With JOST

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Software

Linux Journal: Three months ago I introduced my readers to a new system for hosting VST plugins compiled natively for Linux. That system has continued its development and has become a mainstay in the Studio Dave Linux audio arsenal. Here's an update on the system's recent incarnations, complete with the usual multimedia extravaganza of text, screenshots, and sounds.

Ubuntu Linux on my Dell XPS M1210

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Ubuntu

Planet Chiropractic: Just a few months ago I purchased a Dell XPS M1210 laptop that came shipped with Windows XP Media Center Edition and I was hoping Dell was going to include this model in their release. While I could find no evidence that Dell is planning to offer this laptop with a Linux based system, I had no problem downloading the free Ubuntu operating system and installing it on my notebook.

My Experience with Akregator Feed Reader

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KDE

Linux App Finder: Back in March I started looking for a new feed reader. I had been using Opera's built in RSS capabilities, but it didn't offer the control I was looking for. As a KDE user my first stop was Akregator and I never felt the need to look anywhere else.

Semantic Desktop and KDE 4 - State and Plans of Nepomuk-KDE

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KDE

/home/liquidat: Nepomuk-KDE is the basis for the semantic technologies we will see in KDE 4. Sebastian Trüg, the main developer behind Nepomuk-KDE, provided me with some up2date information about the current state and future plans.

Novell's Take on the GPLv3 Draft

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SUSE

Novell Open PR: Nothing in the last call draft of GPLv3 suggests that the final version of GPLv3 will inhibit Novell’s ability to include GPLv3 technologies in SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, and other Novell offerings as these technologies become available.

AMD 8.37.6 Display Driver

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Software

Phoronix: Today AMD delivered the 8.37.6 Linux display driver. Affecting this driver the most is support for X server version 1.3 and appended several other fixes along with a slight upgrade to the AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition. While no AIGLX support was added or no new features introduced, the upgrade should be worth the time.

Linux: Compacting Memory

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Mel Gorman offered a first release of a patchset that compacts memory, "this is a prototype for compacting memory to reduce external fragmentation so that free memory exists as fewer, but larger contiguous blocks."

PC-BSD 1.3

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Reviews
BSD

free-bees.co.uk: PC-BSD should make an interesting change for two main reasons. Firstly, it uses a BSD kernel, as opposed to the Linux kernel used in distributions such as Debian and Slackware. Secondly, its main method of installing new programs seems to be closer to that of Windows than apt. So, let's see if its claims of user friendliness are accurate.

GPLv3: the sting remains, says RMS

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OSS

iTWire: The Free Software Foundation will publish the last call draft of the third revision of its General Public License (GPLv3) today and has retained sufficient bite in it to penalise Microsoft.

Also: Richard Stallman: Why upgrade to GPL version 3
And: GPLv3 - Last call draft

Fedora 7 Release Adds Installable KDE Live CD

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Linux

dot.kde.org: The Fedora Project has announced the immediate availability of their latest release, Fedora 7 (Moonshine) including, for the first time, a KDE live CD/DVD showcasing KDE and KDE applications, which can also be installed to the hard disk, resulting in a regular Fedora installation with KDE.

Also: Customize Your New Red Hat Fedora
And: Highly flexible Fedora 7 Linux arrives
&: Fedora 8 and Proposed Release Schedule

How to Fix Slow Fesity Boot For Laptops

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HowTos

Ubuntu Geek: Feisty has a terrible boot time on laptops compared to server (roughly 3x as long) even though it is a faster computer. You can speedup your boot time from over a minute to roughly 30 seconds by doing the following.

Also: How to reboot or shutdown your Linux system if you find yourself without a GUI

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