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Story Qt3D 2.0 The FrameGraph Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:58am
Story Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Hits Feature Freeze Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:50am
Story Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Officially Released with Updated Apps and Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:47am
Story Red Hat bolsters cross-vendor compatibility of ARM datacentre architecture Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:44am
Story How To Enable Hibernate In Ubuntu Linux Mohd Sohail 20/02/2015 - 11:04am
Story RAID 5/6 Continues Being Improved For Btrfs With Linux 3.20 Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:47am
Story Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS released Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:45am
Story LinHES R8.3 Released Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:38am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 1:02am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 1:01am

Nitrogen: A Background Setter For Lightweight Desktop Manager

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Gnome, KDE and XFCE users will have no problem changing the wallpaper on their desktop. However, if you are using a lightweight desktop manager such Openbox or Fluxbox, you will find that there is no way that you can set the wallpaper for your desktop. In this case, Nitrogen will come in handy.

Playing with Sugar

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Linux

tieguy.org/blog: Following Greg’s recent posts on Sugar, I’m playing with running it a bit; might even try to use it as my dominant platform for a while. Some thoughts, all written from within Sugar:

10 Myths of Free & Open Source Software

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: At FOSS, the focus is more on the protection of information than the methodology used to implement it. Several codes are made and rectified in the public and it thus increases the knowledge of all the users worldwide.

Testing Fedora 10 KDE Edition

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Linux

temporaryland.wordpress: My experience with Fedora has not been bad at all. I think a big reason for that is that my laptop has practically no need for proprietary drivers. In fact, every piece of hardware, including sound, works out of the box. So, that leaves me free to compare distros by their features and ease of use.

Fedora 10: Where's the beef?

techiemoe.com: Everything present in this version can and has been done better in Ubuntu. If you haven't dipped your toes into the Debian side of the pond, this is as good a time as any.

Mandriva falls on bad days - again

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MDV

itwire.com: The global economic crisis is taking its toll on many technology companies and Mandriva has now taken a hit. Last week, the company announced that it would be terminating the services of all its external contractors, that is those who work from remote locations.

10 essential Firefox add-ons

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Moz/FF

manilastandardtoday.com: ONE of the cool things about Firefox is that you can customize the browser with third-party add-ons to make it work better for you.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Three Reasons Why All Linux Users Should Support Ubuntu

  • Smolt and openSUSE
  • Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Steams Ahead
  • The waning of pure play open source
  • Five Best CD and DVD Burning Tools
  • 2 Mindanao open source orgs receive honors
  • What to Expect From Linux as a New User
  • Open source - it's all about the value add
  • The Lawsuit Ain't Over Til the Fat Lady Sings
  • Sexism in the IT industry
  • Is the new Komodo 5 toolset worth the upgrade?
  • Another vulnerability in VLC media player
  • NHL using Drupal
  • Camp KDE 2009 Presentations Announced
  • AGPL Declared DFSG-Free
  • Unlock the Web with Open Source
  • Sherwin-Williams Standardizes Its Retail Stores on SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Is this OpenOffice.org's Firegull Moment?
  • Unix and Linux Troubleshooting E-Book
  • X Generic Event (XGE) Protocol Specification
  • Opera 10, another great update, another cheesy name
  • Asustek Promises OLPC XO Competitor in Q1 2009
  • On Holidays, Hot Air and the 7 Horrors of Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy IPv6 connections with miredo

  • Mounting remote directories using FUSE and sshfs on openSUSE
  • Configuring sudo and adding users to Wheel group
  • Beginning the boot loading process in Ubuntu
  • Adding Synaptic in Linux Mint KDE
  • Keeping tabs on your network traffic
  • OOo: Using the "Format > Default Formatting" feature in presentations
  • Qemu - running fullscreen
  • How to send email from the Linux command line
  • Ubuntu tip: backing up installed packages

A Microsoft Veteran Embraces Open Source

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OSS

blogs.nytimes: Keith Curtis has just written a book about the future of software. That in itself isn’t unique. More unusual is that Mr. Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, believes deeply that open source is the future of software.

A perfect Ubuntu upgrade

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Ubuntu
  • A perfect Ubuntu upgrade

  • Why Ubuntu Now Beats Vista
  • Back in the Ubuntu saddle again!
  • eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu Command Line Quickstart

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 30 November 2008

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Gentoo

The November issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: Kernel team, Incognito, Gentoo-wiki returns, and more!

10 ways to reduce removable media headaches in Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve shied away from Linux because of the hassle of working with removable media, you may want to take another look. Thanks to automation — and with the help of these tips — you may find that removable media is downright user friendly.

Dreamlinux 3.5: Back to the Roots

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: In today’s article we review a fresh version of Dreamlinux, a linux distribution that promises to be good-looking, lightweight yet fully featured, with useful extras available out of the box - making it an attractive package for new users.

The best Linux distributions of fall 2008

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Linux

bitburners.com: For the last year we have had the habit of summarizing the latest release cycle of Linux distributions, and let the fall of 2008 be no different. This time around the decision was easier than ever and I must say that there isn’t even serious competition to which distro shall the award go to.

My Problem With Debian

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I use Debian based distros. My favourites are Ubuntu, Sidux and MEPIS. In fact, I am solidly in the Debian camp. Despite this I have a problem with Debian and Debian users. It goes like this.

The KDE 4 hassle…

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KDE

keferboeck.info: With KDE 4 a main design goal was - coherent to what we where criticised for - usability and configurability. While trying to provide the same functionality we where aiming for a simpler, smoother user interface. … we just forgot to tell our users …

LyX - A mighty document processor

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Software

dedoimedo.com: If you want to create book-quality articles with very little effort, increase your efficiency while working with documents by several orders of magnitude, easily create tables of contents, references or bibliography, this can mean only one thing:

gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS

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Linux
  • gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS

  • gOS "Cloud" instant-on OS comes to Gigabyte touchscreen netbooks
  • gOS Cloud - From zero to web browser in just a few seconds
  • Good OS Announces Cloud — A New Operating System for 2009 (PR)

StudioDave Does A Hardware Review And Meets Ubuntu 8.10

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: I found a contender at Best Buy, a Hewlett-Packard G60-125NR. This purchase was risky. However, I did find some reports indicating success with recent Ubuntu systems, and the machine's hardware seemed to be a near-perfect fit for my needs.

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