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Story Ubuntu vs. Mint: Which Linux Distro Is Better for Beginners? srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 8:06pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 8:03pm
Story Learn the Art of Linux Troubleshooting srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:50am
Story ZevenOS 3.0 Review: Refreshingly different! srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:43am
Story Open source still has a few gaps to fill to go mainstream srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:41am
Story What Holds Linux Gaming Back srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:39am
Story Raspberri Pi now available in the US srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:35am
Story KDE 4.10 & GNOME 3.8 Applications srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:55pm
Story Jon Corbet Mulls Linux Kernel Changes srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:50pm
Story other april fools' jokes: srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:04pm

'$100 laptop' production begins

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OLPC

BBC: Five years after the concept was first proposed, the so-called $100 laptop is poised to go into mass production. Hardware suppliers have been given the green light to ramp-up production.

Making splashy work with directfb in cooker

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MDV

blino: This week-end, it was splashy that was bothering me again. Since we are considering its inclusion in Mandriva Linux 2008.0, to replace the bootsplash kernel patch, I had to try it.

The Reverse Acronym Game: KDE*

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KDE

troy_at_kde: So folks, it has come to my attention through various conversations with people involved with open source, but not KDE, that we have an image problem. The problem is that KDE has outgrown its name. It used to be Kool, but now it's just K. It used to be Desktop, but it's outgrowing that metaphor. So all we have left is the Environment.

Linux: 2.6.23-rc1, Merge Window Closed

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Linux

kernelTRAP: As expected, Linus Torvalds released the 2.6.23-rc1 kernel two weeks after the release of 2.6.22, ending the merge window, "and it has a *ton* of changes as usual for the merge window, way too much for me to be able to post even just the shortlog or diffstat on the mailing list".

Real Life with a Zonbu $99 Linux Mini-PC

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Hardware

mrzonbu: Ordering a Zonbu appears to be relatively straight-forward. Typical e-commerce stuff via their website. My total order came in below $350 (I think it was about $315 before shipping).

Shuttleworth: Ubuntu Is Enterprise-Friendly

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Ubuntu

wired blogs: The first Ubuntu Live conference just kicked off here in Portland, Oregon with a keynote from Canonical founder and Mark Shuttleworth. His talk centered around how the free operating system his company funds and supports is capable of bringing the same values it brings to the desktop -- ease of use, performance and compatibility -- to the server.

OpenSourceCMS - test drive content management systems

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Software

FOSSwire: There are a fair few free software and open source content management system (CMS) projects out there, and finding the one that best suits your needs isn’t always an easy task. That is exactly the problem that OpenSourceCMS.com tries to solve.

FileZilla - A Short Review

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Software

shiftbackspace.com: Often I get questions regarding the software that I use on a daily basis. While I use Firefox, the GIMP, Amarok and VLC daily, I also use a fantastic FTP client, FileZilla, many times a day. Not only is FileZilla open-source (under the GPL), but it is also available on all major systems - Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Dual-Booting Windows XP/Vista And Ubuntu 7.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In this tutorial I will teach you how to dual-boot between Windows XP/Vista and Ubuntu. This tutorial will be split up into two parts: Part one for people who have no operating system installed. Part two for people who have Windows XP/Vista installed and do not want to re-install Windows.

Pleasant Diversions At Studio Dave

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Software

linux journal: This week we'll look at two excellent applications that are coming into greater use here at Studio Dave, the LiVES video editor for Linux, and Reaper (yes, again), a native Windows audio/MIDI sequencer running under Wine.

Inkscape Tutorial - Trees

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HowTos

penguin pete: Fractals have a long history of fascinating computer and math geek alike, but this time we're going to take the way a fractal simulates natural ordered chaos and apply it to the practical purpose of drawing a natural object! However, this isn't going to be a very realistic tree, just a drawing good enough for an icon or a game sprite.

What Linspire Agreed To

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Linux

Groklaw: It's worse than Novell's, actually. It's worse than Tivo, in my book. With Linspire's agreement, you have to give up pretty much all your GPL freedoms, as far as I can make out, and more. And what do you get in return for giving up everything? True Type fonts, Windows Media 10, DVD playback, patent coverage...

Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Gains Two New Virtualization Solutions

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Linux

InfoWorld: The Linux 2.6.21 kernel then improved on the support for paravirtualization with the full featured addition of Virtual Machine Interface (VMI). Now, if that weren't enough, the upcoming 2.6.23 kernel release will feature two new virtualization frameworks.

A New Plasma Clock

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KDE

Riccardo Iaconelli: The new clock I made is more modern and fresh, and it’s digital. It’s made to look like the big informations that you can find in the train stations, the ones who flip down to change what is written on them.

E17 as a Desktop — don’t try this at home!

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Software

polishlinux: E17 is a still being developed version of a graphical environment called Enlightenment. E17 has been developed for a long time already. Stable release of the environment is not planned anytime soon, but this of course isn’t a problem for us to have a glance at what Enlightenment has to offer at the moment.

ingimp: improving the usability of the GIMP

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Software

DPotD: ingimp is an instrumented version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program that collects real-time usability data, such as the commands used, the size of images worked on, and so on. This usability data is automatically transmitted to ingimp for anyone to download and analyze.

Ubuntu Experiment

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Ubuntu

helpmerick.com: I decided that in order to really test out Ubuntu Linux (which I have been glowing about for the past few months), I will use the machine as my sole computer for the next two weeks. I'm going to leave my Windows machine cold turkey and rely soley on my laptop running Ubuntu. I will access files, as needed, on my Windows' machine, but only via my network through Ubuntu.

How package management changed everything

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Linux

Ian Murdock: What’s the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry? Package management—or, more specifically, the ability to install and upgrade software over the network in a seamlessly integrated fashion.

Software manager in OpenSuse 10.3

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SUSE

liquidat: The software management for OpenSuse 10.3 is in heavy development. Compared to 10.2 zmd was dropped, leaving yast and zypper. Both work now basically.

Making linux hard

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Linux

internetsnews: Linux is not hard to use. Really. It's different to an extent. But not "hard" in the sense of not being user friendly.

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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
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  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

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  • Beginners Guide To Linux
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Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
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  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
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  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
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Leftovers: Software

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  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
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  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
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