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Story New major release of Linux Video Disk Recorder srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:22pm
Story Analysts unleash the bears on Red Hat srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:20pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:12pm
Story Linux schisms are a blessing in disguise srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:53am
Story GNOME 3.8 in moving pictures srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:50am
Story Free and Open—and Their Opposites srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:47am
Story Red Hat names former Microsoft exec virtualization chief srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:39am
Story Nine Myths That Shouldn't Stop You From Trying Debian srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 12:40am
Story Firefox 20.0: Find out what is new srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 8:16pm
Story MySQL and the forks in the road srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 8:09pm

Useful OpenOffice Calc Formulas and Related Tricks

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OpenOffice.org Tips: Here are some great tips that I think are useful: formulas, related items, and calculations built into Edit > Paste Special.

Illegal Codecs Put Me Off Linux

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itmanagement: OK, I’ll be honest with you, the more I use Linux, the more I’m warming to it. But there’s one aspect of Linux that’s putting me off. This is the fact that to play a DVD or use WMA/WMV files I have to install codecs that are technically illegal to use.

Leaving Redmond, WA in 24 hours

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tgdaily: This is the first install of what will be a periodic, ongoing series on how migrate from Microsoft's Windows to other Operating systems. This first article provides insight in the much discussed Ubuntu Linux.

Linux Expert: Microsoft Is Throwing Money Away

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rcpmag.com blogs: James Bottomley is really on top of things (sorry -- we had to say it) when it comes to Linux. The CTO of SteelEye Technology is also on the board of the Linux Foundation. As such, Bottomley's obviously got some insight into Microsoft's continued patent deals with Linux distributors.

Who copied who?

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venture cake: Popular Linux desktop application Avant Window Navigator received a large amount of flak for using the same depth effect as Apple’s upcoming release of OS X. But things aren’t always what they seem.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On Mandriva 2007 Spring

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This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine.

Slackware side by side with OpenSolaris and FreeBSD, NetBSD

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softpedia: I have recently heard of an ambitious project, called Menhir, which targets the noble idea of bringing Linux closer to its users and providing more information on each of its aspects. According to its creator, the project mainly searches to bring to the users’ knowledge information on all the four open source systems.

Linux: History Of Nice Levels

kernelTRAP: In a continued thread about how the recently merged Completely Fair Scheduler affects the nice command, Ingo Molnar offered a history of nice levels in the Linux kernel. He began by describing the three most frequent complaints he has received.

Installing Kubuntu - a video tour

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linux.com: Ready to try Linux but want some hand-holding when you do? Here are three videos that walk you through the process of installing Kubuntu, the KDE-based version of Ubuntu.

Confessions of a distro hopper

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CLICK: After years of sticking with Windows, once I discovered that you could download an ISO file, burn it to a bootable CD and run a whole new operating system, easy as that. My name is Steven R., and I'm a distro-hopper.

Fedora 7 for the office

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Steve Carl: Last week I wrote a post on my personal weblog about using Fedora 7 as a home Linux OS. My conclusion there was that, barring Linux aficionados who experiment all over the place (like myself actually) that Fedora 7 was not well suited to use as a home Linux. What about the office then?

Install Screenlets 0.0.8

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The Linux Movement: I already posted a review about Screenlets here, and I said maybe I would get around to how to install it and run it so I guess I should do that. So here it goes....

Today's Unused Links

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Linux: 2.6.23 Stability

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kernelTRAP: In response to another merge request, Andrew Morton retorted, "argh. I have a backlog of maybe 300 patches here which I am cheerfully ignoring while concentrating on preventing 2.6.23 from being less of a disaster than it has already been. Please, stop writing patches."

Software Freedom Law Center to Host Legal Summit

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linux-watch: A few years ago, the idea that savvy developers and IT professionals would need to know anything about intellectual property law would have been dismissed as a bad joke. Then along came SCO.

GNOME Online Desktop: Achieving what was done over a decade ago?

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pinderkent.blogsavy: Those who follow GNOME have probably read about the GNOME Online Desktop. After reading about this concept, I find myself very confused at what it is they’re actually trying to accomplish.

Do we still need LUGs?

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linux.com: In the world of Linux, many things have changed in the last decade. The operating system itself has grown up, and is no longer an "upstart." But one mainstay of the Linux community, the Linux user group (LUG), appears to be on the decline in some areas. Attendance is down, LUG presidents say, and some groups have stopped meeting. Does this mean we don't need LUGs anymore?

Linspire preps impending software updates

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desktoplinux: It's a bit later than Linspire had planned, but the company's CEO Kevin Carmony told DesktopLinux that the new commercial version of its Linux distribution, Linspire 6.0, along with the free version, Freespire 2.0, and its revised CNR (click-and-run) software update system, should be out before August.

Opera 9.22 Available with Improved BitTorrent Support

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CyberNetNews: The Opera team has been working intensely on version 9.5, and we’ll hopefully be seeing weekly builds of those coming shortly. In the meantime they have whipped up Opera 9.22 which has significant improvements to the BitTorrent downloader.

NVIDIA GeForce 8: Linux vs. Windows

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phoronix: When it comes to binary display drivers under Linux, NVIDIA is generally known as the company that's able to offer drivers that are on par with their Windows driver. In this article, we have additional information on these austere performance problems along with benchmarks showing the frame-rate differences between Windows XP and Linux.

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