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Story Gnome 3.8 Complete Desktop Review srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:41pm
Story 10 Best Ubuntu 13.04 Features srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:38pm
Story Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8 srlinuxx 1 19/04/2013 - 7:35pm
Story Forming a software foundation? Think again srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 6:08pm
Story Kernel comment: Bad show, NVIDIA srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 6:07pm
Poll I'ma Linux srlinuxx 1 19/04/2013 - 7:40am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 7:13am
Story Fedora Got Leading Edge Game srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 3:44am
Story Ubuntu 13.04: GNOME vs Unity User Interface Update srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 3:40am
Story Debian 7 is Nearly Here srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 3:39am

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox

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Linux
HowTos

This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with the Rhythmbox audio player. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod and delete files on the iPod.

Linux: Custom Kernels with Debian and Fedora

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: Last week we took a tour of the generic way of building custom Linux kernels. Today we'll look some nice Debian shortcuts, and Fedora's unique way of building custom kernels.

Acer installs Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: COMPUTER MAKER Acer seems to have followed Dell's lead and started preinstalling Ubuntu in at least one range of its laptops.

Firefox 2.0.0.6 update available now

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: A quick update to Firefox 2.0.x branch has been released by Mozilla to address a couple of security related bugs.

Also: Make Firefox Extensions Compatible After Firefox Update Breaks Them For No Good Reason

Today's Too Many to Link tos

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News
  • Tips and Tricks: How do I find the inode size of an ext2/ext3 filesystem?

  • How would you change the OLPC XO?
  • Uh Oh. Another Smooth Move from Microsoft: Watch out, Ruby. Watch out OSI.
  • GPLv3 report: 30% increase with Sugar on top
  • If someone says UBUNTU, Don't say Kazoonteit.
  • Medison Celebrity: CEO Blog and Yahoo Group
  • Open source firm reaps Google benefits
  • Linux Non-compete Agreements?
  • Linux: Avoiding Pluggable Designs
  • Open Source Being Repositioned in Corporate America
  • Linux: Designing the Completely Fair Scheduler

Debunking Linux and its Relationship with Gaming

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Gaming

micahville: I’m tired of people who are afraid to switch to Linux because of its so called “lack of games, or at least good ones.” What I think is they just want the games they like ported to Linux instead of trying new ones. Or maybe it’s because the games are free and that is already a sign the game is bad, but I’m beginning to think quite the opposite. I have a list here of 17 games that I think every Linux user should give a shot.

Free Software Money Management Quandary

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Software

Moving to Freedom: I found myself facing a moral quandary yesterday. I considered using proprietary software for a job that has lots of free software alternatives. You see, I have these doubts and reservations about the free options.

Unix/Linux rootkits 101

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Security

techrepublic blogs: The term rootkit originated with a reference to the root user account on Unix systems. Rootkits are not limited to Unix, however, or even to administrative user accounts like the Unix root account. No matter what operating system you use, you should be familiar with good practices for detecting and dealing with the threat of rootkits.

Also: Clamav is great

Amarok Sneak peak, pretty playlist, raw plasma

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Software

Amarok Blog: I thought it was time to post a screenshot of how Amarok2 development is moving along. As my focus is on the service integration, I have chosen to show a few of the new things that are happening in this area, as well as some of the more general and cool stuff that is being worked on.

NVIDIA & ATI GTK Benchmarks

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Hardware

Phoronix: Since publishing our Avivo versus fglrx driver GtkPerf benchmarks that compared the GTK performance between the community open-source driver and ATI's official driver, we have received a number of requests for more of these 2D benchmarks with different graphics cards and different drivers.

Enterprising Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

RedMonk: In the three years since Ubuntu was unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace, debate as to its viability and marketability within “the enterprise,” whatever that means anymore, has been rampant. Cynics contend that the status quo - where there’s Red Hat and there’s everyone else - is also the shape of things to come.

Managing wireless connections seamlessly with wicd

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HowTos

linux.com: The nature of my work forces me to be something of a digital nomad -- my notebook computer and a wireless connection are essential parts of my working day. I've been known to move between several wireless access points in one day. One of the few wireless connection managers that I've actually found useful is wicd - pronounced "wicked."

Try out KDE 4 now with the “KDE Four Live” CD

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KDE

FOSSwire: Development on KDE 4, the next major version of the popular desktop environment, continues and if you’re curious as to what progress is like, you might want to take a look at what is going on right now.

Tech writers think Ubuntu is for morons

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Ubuntu

jem report: What is it about Ubuntu Linux that makes otherwise competent technical writers switch to Moron Mode? Everywhere I turn, I see articles on how to do obvious things in Ubuntu.

Torvalds rebukes desktop critics

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Linux

LinuxWorld: Linus Torvalds, creator and maintainer of the Linux operating system kernel, has reacted angrily to suggestions that the kernel's development process is skewed in a way that prevents improvements on the desktop.

Laptop webcam works with AMSN in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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Hardware

Arun's Blog: I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 on my laptop on Saturday. The good news is, AMSN detected my built in webcam automatically and the video chat worked fine.

MEPIS to switch from Ubuntu to Debian

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Linux

DesktopLinux: SimplyMEPIS, a very popular desktop Linux, is going to change back to using Debian Linux for its core from Ubuntu. In March of 2006, MEPIS founder Warren Woodford, decided to switch to Ubuntu from Debian for the next version of SimplyMEPIS, version 6.0.

HOWTO: The Nokia E61i as a modem via Bluetooth in Ubuntu on 3

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HowTos

Colin Charles: It seems that for $29/month, I’m not getting my meagre 200MB quota on the 3 network, but can now get 1GB! Wanting to not fuss with a laptop card or USB modem (because they only support Windows and OS X), I decided that its time to setup a connection via my mobile phone.

India Says It Can Make A Laptop For $10

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OLPC

huliq.com: The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an amazing project that aims to give every child in the world a laptop with a cost of just $100 a laptop. As we said this is an amazing project, but researchers in India are saying that they can make a laptop for $10.

Working With The GRUB Menu

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to edit the GRUB menu. It will also show how to add operating systems and how to add splash screens.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework
    Gtef is now hosted on gnome.org, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.
  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed
    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.
  • The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here
    By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?! GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week.
  • A Web Browser for Awesome People (Epiphany 3.24)
    Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that feels right at home in your chosen desktop instead? If so, Epiphany 3.24 might be right for you. It will make you awesome. (Ask your doctor before switching to a new web browser. Results not guaranteed. May cause severe Internet addiction. Some content unsuitable for minors.)

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.