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Story today @ phoronox srlinuxx 14/07/2013 - 5:18pm
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Story A Beaglebone, a Blender, a Board, and a Swarm. srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 11:43pm
Story The Linux Setup - Alexandre Filgueira, Antergos srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 11:35pm
Story Arch Linux Reinventing The Filesystem Structure? srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 11:33pm
Blog entry Big Thank You to All srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 11:22pm
Story 12 Unexpected Things That Exist Because Of Linux srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 7:09pm
Story The Sounds of Raspberry srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 7:07pm
Story Mozilla on Firefox OS: 'good chance of working' srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 7:06pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 6:45am

Hillside Search Fails To Locate Reiser Body

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Reiser

foxreno.com: A massive search involving nearly 100 volunteers from both the Contra Costa and Alameda County sheriff's departments has failed to locate the remains of Nina Reiser -- the East Bay mother allegedly killed by her estranged husband.

Compiz shouldn’t be enabled by default on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Fabrizio Balliano: Enabling compiz by default is one of the goals of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) release, but following a thread on the ubuntu-devel mailing list it seems that the final decision was not taken yet.

At least one person hates Firefox

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Moz/FF

techworld.com: The Firefox browser might be the darling of anti-Microsoft Internet users, but that hasn’t stopped it making an enemy of a previously unknown campaigner who wants websites to block it.

Poland against OOXML?

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OSS

polishlinux: Polish Technical Committee no 171 has just voted 80% against the adoption OOXML as an ISO standard [PL]. It’s not the end of the game though, since committee 171 which was first planned to make the decision does not make the final decision anymore. Another committee 182 — will be voting on the same issue soon!

Also: OOXML Standard: Time for Microsoft to stay on the playground

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Securing SSH Using Denyhosts

  • Installing Mandriva 2007 Spring on a RAID 0 configuration
  • How do I use the “xm block-attach” command to attach additional storage (like USB drive) to my running para-virtualized Xen guests?
  • Very nice features in the gallery for putting graphics in the background on OpenOffice Writer
  • Logitech MX Revolution's Special Buttons On Fedora 7
  • Extract text with awk
  • Why Use Subversion? Two Reasons: Revert and Branches

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 216

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: Gentoo Linux - power versus complexity

  • Statistics: DistroWatch in Africa
  • News: Ubuntu on Compiz Fusion, Puppy goes experimental, NimbleX delivers 100 MB live CD with KDE, Trustix in danger
  • Released last week: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r1, Ark Linux 2007.1
  • Upcoming releases: Pioneer Basic 3.0, Pioneer Explorer 1.0 Server
  • New additions: Swecha LiveCD
  • New distributions: AMA Desktop Linux, NicE Desktop, Raitkasu.net LiveCD
  • Reader comments

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

Freespire aspires, but fails to inspire

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: Freespire, the free as in beer version of the Linspire Linux distribution, this month released Freespire 2.0, the first version of the operating system based on the popular Ubuntu distribution, and the first to contain proprietary codecs and drivers. Despite its attractive appearance, it left me with mixed feelings.

Linux gets a lift

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Linux

crn: The effects of the groundbreaking moves are more symbolic than tangible: Solution providers say the path to a broader customer embrace of desktop Linux remains strewn with obstacles. But by committing to bundle, sell and support systems without Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows, Dell and Lenovo have cracked the door open a bit.

How to have Firefox 3 and Firefox 2 running at the same time

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HowTos

redemption in a blog: Firefox 3, or Gran Paradiso, is really shaping up with some pretty cool new features being implemented in the recent months. Want to get in on checking out the new features but still want good old Firefox 2? Here’s how:

Windows has 'fewer flaws' than Linux ?

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OS

vnunet: Data collected by a Microsoft security researcher suggests that the company had to patch far fewer software vulnerabilities than competing vendors in 2007.

Windows Tech Writers Wrong About Linux

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OS

osweekly: At least we are making some progress in the field of Windows using tech writers speaking with any level of clarity about Linux as a viable alternative. Yet as good as the article linked above is, its writer is wrong with one seriously flawed statement.

Dealing with upstream: how KDE and the distros manage to keep things together

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Linux

arstechnica: What defines upstream? KDE, GNOME, Apache, even the Linux kernel are upstream for a Linux distribution, and even a totally different distribution altogether may be considered upstream (for example, Debian is considered upstream for Ubuntu).

Free software media players

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Software

freesoftware mag: Last year, while running Ubuntu, I decided I wanted to watch a video, so I opened it up in the built-in Totem player. What happened next took me back to the dark era of codecs and computing.

KDE Commit-Digest for 19th August 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The Summer of Code for 2007 nears its end. Implementation of more features in the Step physics simulation package. More graphical game themes in KMahjongg, KWin4 KShisen, KGoldRunner and KJumpingCube. The start of a new game, KDiplomacy.

Adventures in Ubuntu: Installation and Connecting to Stuff

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Ubuntu

www.lo-fi-librarian.co.uk: My project this weekend was to install Ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu is a Linux based OS, it comes bundled with a lot of cool stuff (more on this later) and it is of course free.

Darkening the OpenOffice Impress or Draw Grid, and Changing the Increments

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HowTos

I've posted an excerpt from the book, a three-page PDF of the instructions for using the grid, plus darkening the grid and increasing the number of increments.

Making My Grandparents Leet Linux Users - Part 2

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Linux

tomdryer.com: My Grandparents’ Linux desktop had to be super-simple for them to use. While default GNOME or Xfce are pretty straight-forward, I wanted something better. I decided to go with Xfce.

A First Look at Oracle 11g database on Debian GNU/Linux

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Reviews

Here's a short review of it's installation, together with screenshots, on an unsupported Debian GNU/Linux distribution.

Unreal Tournament 3 Confirmed For Linux

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Gaming

linux-gamers: Recent comments by Mark Rein (of Epic Games) have confirmed the companies love of linux and its plans to bring UT3 (Unreal Tournament 3) out on the linux platform.

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today's leftovers

  • The Linux Migration: April 2017 Progress Report
    In December 2016, I kicked off a migration to Linux (from OS X) as my primary laptop OS. In the nearly 4 months since the initial progress report, I’ve published a series of articles providing updates on things like which Linux distribution I selected, how I’m handling running VMs on my Linux laptop, and integration with corporate collaboration systems (here, here, and here). I thought that these “along the way” posts would be sufficient to keep readers informed, but I’ve had a couple of requests in the last week about how the migration is going. This post will help answer that question by summarizing what’s happened so far. Let me start by saying that I am actively using a Linux-powered laptop as my primary laptop right now, and I have been doing so since early February. All the posts I’ve published so far have been updates of how things are going “in production,” so to speak. The following sections describe my current, active environment.
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Lumina Desktop Gets lumina-mediaplayer

  • 1.3.0 Development Preview: lumina-mediaplayer
  • Lumina Desktop Gets Its Own Media Player
    There's now yet another open-source media player, but this time focused on the BSD-focused Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment. Lumina Media Player is one of the new additions for the upcoming Lumina 1.3. Lumina Media Player's UI is quite simple so far and allows playing of local audio/video files along with basic audio streaming -- currently implemented for Pandora.

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