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Story Half Of The World's Largest Supercomputer Clusters Run SUSE srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 8:02pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 5:23pm
Story UEFI booting srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 5:10pm
Story A Beginner's Guide To btrfs falko 29/11/2012 - 10:31am
Story FocusWriter Rich in Features, Poor in Others srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 5:22am
Story Enlightenment E17 Alpha 6 Packs Many Changes srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 5:20am
Story Bodhi Turns Two, Looking Back and Forward srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 5:18am
Story SolusOS and Me srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 12:18am
Story Fedora 18 KDE and GNOME preview srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 12:16am
Story Looking Over OpenSUSE 12.2 srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 12:14am

Mozilla + iTunes + Rhapsody = Songbird

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: As Apple continues to extend its hegemony over the music industry, an alternative to iTunes from an MP3 veteran could be an alternative to the vendor lock between iTunes and the iPod player.

Wubi: Making it easy for Windows Users to Install Ubuntu

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Software

cybernet: We’ve seen this Ubuntu installer for Windows before, but now it has new features and a new name: Wubi Beta. It uses no confusing lingo, and even lets you choose a variety of options that similar applications don’t offer:

More useful commands for the Linux Newbie

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HowTos

pimpyourlinux: If you are just starting out with linux, and have no idea how to uncompress a gzip file, or do other simple commands, check this out. It will improve your speed with the Linux operating system.

Opera Software Shareholders Shake Up Company Board

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linuxinsider: The Opera board reshuffle was backed by shareholders holding 80 percent of the company's shares, including the company's chief executive and founder, Jon S. von Tetzchner, who holds a 15 percent stake through the investment group Amadeus Invest II. William J. Raduchel, a former executive at Time Warner and Sun Microsystems, was appointed as the new chairman.

Two Gnome easter eggs

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Software

arsgeek: Want to have a little bit of fun with your Gnome desktop? here are a few easter eggs for you.

Measuring Linux and Open Source

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Linux

LinuxPlanet: Measuring success is a matter of definition, and therefore it can be a hard thing to pin down. And, it seems, the challenges of measurement go a lot deeper than something as subjective as "success." For something as objective as measuring, say, processor I/O, one would expect the answer to be very clear-cut and well defined.

Legal Wrangling In The World of Linux

CRN: There's been a lot of legal saber rattling in and about the Linux world in recent weeks, including dire warnings from Microsoft's lawyers that open-source software violates patents held by the software giant and fears that the Free Software Foundation might punish Novell for its controversial patent deal with Microsoft. But so far the response from the solution provider community has been more of a collective shrug.

Dell Dimension E520 With Ubuntu Linux Review

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Ubuntu

devnulled.com: I finally broke down and ordered a Dell Dimension E520 with Ubuntu Linux to replace my doddering primary workstation which is four years old at this point. Rather than writing a review right after opening the box, I thought I’d use the new rig for a few weeks and kick it around a bit before summarizing my experiences with the new machine.

OpenSUSE update (also, just what is a distribution?)

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ZDNet: So what is a distribution, also known as a distro, for those of us who just can’t bring ourselves to utter the extra 2 syllables? It’s a particular packaging of the Linux operating system and usually includes a specific look and feel, as well as whatever software the vendor chooses to include.

Introducing the Thunar file manager

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Software

linux.com: Since its inception, the Xfce desktop environment has aimed to provide high functionality with only modest demands on system resources, with the overarching goal of leaving more facilities for the user to run applications. One of the significant changes in recent releases of Xfce 4 is the Thunar file manager, which replaces the original xffm.

Firefox 3 and Google team up for offline apps

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Software

PCPRO: Mozilla and Google are collaborating on an effort to make web applications work offline. Firefox 3 will be the first internet browser to offer offline web application support when it launches at the end of this year.

Linux helps raise funds for a million soccer balls

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SUSE

tectonic: Although Linux geeks are not often found on the sports field, this week Linux computers will help in a fund raiser to donate a million soccer balls to improve children's lives through sport.

Linux coders tackle power efficiency

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Linux

ZDNet: Maybe you'd be better off if you didn't spend so much time looking at your watch. That, loosely speaking, is the rationale behind a significant change at the heart of Linux that programmers hope will make the open-source operating system more efficient.

The Top 10 Best Themes for Thunderbird 2.0

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Moz/FF

suse rants: If I could make my Thunderbird look like the Viper that I’ve always wanted, I’d be totally set. Pulling up the theme page on mozilla.org, lots and lots of themes jumped out at me. Granted, not all of them are compatible with Thunderbird 2.0, which is what I’m using. Nevertheless, I decided to download the most popular themes that are compatible with T-Bird 2 and give ‘em a spin on my desktop here.

Installing And Working With Xoops Under Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

I want to show you how to install Xoops on Ubuntu. I used the Ubuntu 6.10 Server Edition, but it will probably work on other systems as well. Xoops is a modern

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 208

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: One year with Puppy Linux
  • News: Localised distributions, Gutsy Gibbon features, product-creator module for YaST, PCLinuxOS Control Center, backporting kernel patches

  • Released last week: Mandriva Corporate Desktop 4.0, MoLinux 3.0
  • Upcoming releases: Alt Linux 4.0, Ubuntu 7.10 Alpha 2
  • New distribution: Hacao Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

One File System to Rule Them All

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: If there's one thing that drives me nuts about the current operating system models is that there is no one single file system that works across all operating systems, fills all the needs of everyone out there and is stable beyond mention to boot.

Linux becomes mature and achieves excellence

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Linux

People's Daily Online: In recent years, the world's leading software and hardware providers such as IBM and Intel are rushing to do compatibility testing and quality authentication with China's local Linux products.

3D desktops—Beryl, Compiz and more

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine: Some would say 3D desktops are useless fluff; some swear by them. This article gives you an overview of today’s 3D desktop options, and how they can help you be more productive.

Linux: Rewriting the Buffer Layer

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Posting a series of three patches, Nick Piggin announced that he was working on a rewrite of the buffer layer which he calls fsblock, "the name is fsblock because it basically ties the fs layer to the block layer." As to just what the buffer layer is, Nick explained.

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