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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 4:22pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 4:21pm
Story New Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 4:20pm
Story Did Blue Pup jump the shark with its Windows 8 Metro interface? Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 7:44am
Story Fedora 20 KDE, Baconless Ubuntu, and Witcher's Bad Spell Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 6:10am
Story Knoppix 7.3.0 / ADRIANE 1.7 (CeBIT) Release Roy Schestowitz 4 24/05/2014 - 12:59am
Story The inside story of the open source PC, and how it could stop you being a slave to your hardware Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 11:53pm
Story MIPS Open-Source Group Takes Aim at ARM, Intel Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 11:49pm
Story Linux Becoming a ‘First Class Member’ of the Unreal Engine Family Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 11:42pm
Story My first patch Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 11:21pm

Measuring Ubuntu's Boot Performance

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Ubuntu Last year leading up to the release of Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" and Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" we had published several articles looking at various aspects of this desktop Linux distribution. In this article, we are looking at Ubuntu's boot performance for the past five releases through the use of Bootchart for measuring its boot time, disk throughput, and the running processes.

Software Freedom Law Center Publishes Legal Guide on Free Software

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OSS The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), today published a legal guide which acts as an in-depth introduction to the legal issues surrounding FOSS.

Fedora + Eee PC = Eeedora

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Linux I am a fan of affordable technology. I like relatively cheap gadgets, and I like open source. When I heard about Asus’ Eee PC, I took it with a certain grain of salt. I thought that maybe it was just another company trying to take a piece of the pie from the One Laptop Per Child initiative.

' Linux Next ' Begins To Take Shape

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blog.internetnews: Make no mistake about, the Linux 2.6.x kernel is a *large* undertaking that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Apparently it's also getting harder to maintain as well in terms ensuring that regressions don't occur and that new code is fully tested. That's where the new 'Linux Next' effort comes in.

Also: Tracking Upcoming Stable Merges

Firefox 3.0 Beta Testing

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davelargo.blogspot: I have loaded Firefox 3.0 (Beta 3) on our production server for testing. I also am testing the newer version of Flash that was released in December. Here are the issues that I am seeing.

Also: Install Firefox 3 Beta 3 in Ubuntu with One Command

Tiny Zenwalk 5.0 packs a big punch

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Linux Zenwalk, a Slackware-based slim-and-zippy distribution, released a major update last month. The release announcement listed some noticeable enhancements and promised the best support for Wi-Fi you can expect in any Linux distro. Excuse me for being skeptic, but one doesn't expect midget distros to be the best in any field. How well can a single-CD 469MB distro hold up against every other multi-GB DVD distro available today?

XFCE and Usability: Fedora vs. Xubuntu

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Software I don't consider XFCE as the best desktop environment, however it's still lighter than GNOME. Now that Fedora has an XFCE spin, it reminded me that special touch Xubuntu is still having... despite its Canonical ascendancy.

icebuntu alpha 2 screenshot

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kmandla.wordpress: There’s been an update to the fledgling IceBuntu derivative of Ubuntu, with a new theme and a few other minor adjustments. This one seems to be called “alpha 2,” if I read the ISO title correctly. I tried it out this afternoon and took a screenshot.

few howtos:

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  • Mldonkey and conky

  • fast installation of apc php optimizer/cache on Debian / Ubuntu
  • Connect from Linux machine to VPN with proprietary Windows Client
  • Format of /etc/fstab file in Linux
  • Getting Java working on Ubuntu 8.04 Development Branch

When files disappear, Magic Rescue saves the day

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Software If you've ever had that sick realization that you made a mistake immediately after emptying your Trash or deleting a file with Shift-Del, then Magic Rescue may be the cure you're looking for.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Beta 2 Orchis released

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The second beta, codenamed Orchis, for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008.1) is now available. This pre-release brings recognition of other installed distributions during installation, NTFS-3G (with write support) by default for all NTFS partitions, significant improvements to the Mandriva graphical software management tool and more.

Sabayon Linux: KDE 4.0.1, 3.5 Loop2, Entropy, eeePC

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planet.sabayonlinux: there are a lot of things I need to tell you. 1) KDE 4.0.1 is hitting our Entropy repository (yay!), 2) 3.5 Loop2, yeah, and 3) Entropy: what I can say, it’s getting better and better.

A Child's Experience With the OLPC XO

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OLPC I finally managed to get a child in front of the XO PC from the One Laptop Per Child project. I thought I would share my observations from watching her interact with this interesting tool.

How to keep track of fast-changing Linux OS

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Linux Change is inevitable, and how we deal with it defines us. In the Linux world change happens fast, probably faster than any other kernel in history. The Penguin is Evolving. How should we deal with this high-speed development?

today's leftovers

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  • StartUp Manager - change settings in Grub, Grub2 and Usplash

  • Q&A: New Red Hat CEO on JBoss, open source and the future
  • GLExcess Running On Ubuntu
  • Open-source software: It's the free coffee cup of today
  • Linux Tip No. 16 IP Address Aliasing - Permanent
  • Obsidian signs deal to offer Ubuntu training
  • Ubuntu: How To Delete Your Files (Or Wipe Your Hard Drive) Beyond Recovery
  • Ubuntu configuration
  • Using the ’service’ command on Ubuntu (and other handy tools)
  • CEO says Sangoma cards made Asterisk great
  • MySQL skip duplicate replication errors
  • Debian Mail Server Setup with Postfix + Dovecot + SASL + Squirrel Mail
  • Kernel space: Ticket spinlocks
  • Flavors of Linux, the Gentoo distro
  • Linux Experiments
  • Linux for Writers
  • Ubuntu: client

Novell buys open source firm SiteScape

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SUSE Novell Inc. reports it has purchased Maynard-based developer of open-source team collaboration software SiteScape Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

SCALE: the GNOME desktop environment

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Software Ken VanDine of rPath and Foresight Linux gave a presentation about the GNOME desktop environment at the Southern California Linux Expo this past weekend. He demonstrated an assortment of new features that have been developed for the upcoming GNOME 2.22 release.

Torvalds pleased that DRM music is dying

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Misc Linus Torvalds, coordinator of the Linux kernel, is pleased that music publishers have started selling more DRM-free music -- last year he said the technology was a lot of "hot air".

Eight Distros a Week: gNewSense 1.1

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larrythefreesoftwareguy: Of all the distros providing true digital freedom, gNewSense stands out as probably the best performing and most stable distro available. To those for whom complete free-as-in-freedom programs with the distro is of vital importance, gNewSense provides suitable alternatives.

When in doubt, install Linux...

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darrindemchuk.blogspot: So kind of out of left field, I decided to install Ubuntu on my laptop at about 1 AM. I got the newest version, 7.10, and resized my Vista partition. Then I popped the disc in, restarted, and installed with ease.

Also: Why I Chose Linux And Why I’d Do It Again

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