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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
Story Grappling Hook is now lower in price srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 6:36am
Story CentOS Tops Our Web Server Poll srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 4:33am
Story Cancel Netflix if you value freedom srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 4:32am
Story Fedora 19 LXDE Spin Cleanup srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 4:30am
Story Linux Mint 15 Xfce Released srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 4:27am

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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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.

Info extra! last day to submit your wallpaper...

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KDE

Pinheiro: This is the last day you can submit your wallpaper to the great kde oxygen wallpaper contest.

Introducing the Interactive Linux kernel map

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Software

All about Linux: Linux kernel contains well over 5 million lines of code spread over 100's of files. And it should be a real chore to keep track of specific functions in the different files. Enter the Interactive Linux kernel map.

jed - Pocket sized emacs

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DPotD: I’m a big fan of GNU Emacs, it’s a very powerful and ultra customisable editor. When you work in a console, and all you want is to edit some files, and edit them now, you gotta have something that starts in a snap. Jed is the editor I use for that.

Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0)

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a highly available VMware Server environment on a Debian Etch system. With this tutorial, you will be able to create Virtual Machines that will be available on multiple systems with failover/failback capabilities.

3 months with Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO

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Linux

jjsh.org: I have been evaluating Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO over the last 3 months or so. As promised, here are my findings.

Setting the time of your system

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go2linux.org: Lots of the task your Linux machine are controlled by the time, things like cron jobs, emails' Date, file's dates, so it is really important to have your computer's clock on time.

Linux For Older PC Hardware

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At Phoronix we are constantly running Linux benchmarks. With an increasing number of new Linux users trying out Linux for the first time on their old computers, we have been asked to conduct some benchmarks using popular desktop Linux distributions on older hardware.

I would like to introduce you to Microsoft's latest Vista Victim

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Microsoft

helios: Like most people, Ed is a computer user...a novice computer user. He has a set number of tasks he assigns to his computer and rarely if ever deviates from them. That's not because he wants to, but like most computer users, it's all he knows how to do.

The 'WOW' Signal turns 30

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Sci/Tech

cosmiclog: 30 years ago astronomer Jerry Ehman was looking over a printout of radio data from Ohio State University's Big Ear Radio Observatory when he saw a string of code so remarkable that he had to circle it and scribble "Wow!" in the margin. The printout recorded an anomalous signal so strong that it had to come from an extraordinary source.

Howto Setup Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse in Ubuntu

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ubuntu geek: If you have a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse here is the procedure to follow howto setup in ubuntu.

Thinking outside the Opera box

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Interviews

the register: Some of Opera's long-term bets are beginning to pay off. This week we caught up with Opera founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner to discuss this, and some of the thornier challenges facing the company. So we started with a biggie - was the web leaving Opera behind?

Guitar Hero... more addictive than WoW?

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Gaming

Vincent Danen: Last week I bought Guitar Hero II with the guitar controller. I brought it home and really got into it. Had to move the PS2 out of my office or I'd get no work done.

Grandmom’s guide to Linux/Ubuntu: Downloads and add ons and Wine, oh my!

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Ubuntu

bloggernews.net: One good thing about Ubuntu is that it’s webbrowser is Firefox (Opera is also available). There are a lot of these extensions available, but I’ll just list the few I use every day. Look around and see what you like and try them. Most (but not all) work on the Linux version of Firefox.

Thirteen Blog Clichés

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Misc

coding horror: I started out in early 2004. As a result, I've developed some rather strong opinions about what makes blogs work so well, and what makes blogs sometimes not work so well. I'd like to share some of the latter with you today, in a piece I call Thirteen Blog Clichés.

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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