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Story Mandriva Linux avoids bankruptcy; we test the new version srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 11:47am
Story Linux Distributions - Why Choice Is A Good Thing srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 11:48am
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 362 srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 11:51am
Story Spotify for Linux arrives srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 1:39pm
Story Midori 0.2.6: Simple, lightweight, but still needs work srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 1:40pm
Story LinuxUser kernel column #89 srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 1:42pm
Story Even as SCO dies, the company lies srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 5:37pm
Story Five tips to make your bash life easier srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 5:41pm
Story SystemRescueCd 1.5.6 srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 5:42pm
Story Parted Magic 5.0 released srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 5:43pm

One week with Debian

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Linux

bloc.eurion.net: Jaunty was a great experience, until around a month ago, when my nice ext4 file systems started to get corrupt on daily basis and I had to reinstall. I decided that it’s about time that I try out Debian.

The Eternal Battle: Gnome 2.26 and KDE 4

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KDE
Software

thelinuxcauldron.wordpress: It seems this debate has been discussed over and over again, with no end in site. It often looks like the only people fighting are the Gnome guys, but its the same on both sides. I cannot tell you how many times I visit a forum and ask question, and somehow everyone starts fighting.

Unnecessary Fanboys ( or, As The Pendulum Swings)

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I use MS Windows. It's true. I use it almost daily. I was originally trained using Novell Netware. I have used Apple Mac to a pretty good extent. Been known to work on a 'pure' Unix system or two as well. I use Linux every single day at home and at work. find there are pros and cons for every OS.

Linux Will Never Ever Have The "Killer App"

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Linux

customdistros.com: I see a lot of articles, comments and blog posts regarding Linux and how to increase it’s user base. The reasons listed to switch to Linux are invariably the same and occasionally I’ll see someone mention some “killer apps” for Linux as an incentive to change over. Well, guess what?

The best Linux media players

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Software

ghacks.net: Recently I have had a lot of people asking how to play various media files in Linux. I thought it would be smart to write about the best tools to play certain media types.

Switch to KDE 4.2.2

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Linux

I've always been a diehard KDE user. When I first tried Linux several years ago, I experimented with both Gnome and KDE, and, for me, KDE just seemed to be a better fit. So, I've been trying to decide when to switch my home production machine from the KDE 3 series to KDE 4. Finally, last week, I made the switch...

KDE Brainstorm: 30 days, 700 ideas

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KDE

blog.sayakbanerjee.com: As we have had the KDE Brainstorm running for almost a month, reaching its 700th idea today. 27 pages of well discussed ideas that are voted upon by users.

Using OpenOffice.org

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OOo

Profile and visualize Linux boot process with Bootchart

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Bootchart is an extremely simple, extremely handsome application that allows you to profile your Linux boot process, to measure the loading times of different services, to compare kernels and distributions, to identify bottlenecks and improve the performance of your system, and then to display the results in a professional-looking chart.

Confessions of a former Linux fanboy

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Linux

liquidcable.com: I am no longer a Linux fanboy, thus changing my philosophy on Linux and operating systems in general. I changed because I really asked a fundamental question about operating systems, “What should an desktop OS do?”

BBC R&DTV - Creative Commons Tech TV

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Movies

In an interesting, and to be applauded, move from the BBC, they are now releasing a technology based television programme under a Creative Commons non-commercial attribution licence. R&DTV's first episode is now available for free download in a number of file formats.

I am going back to Windows

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Linux

go2linux.org: That title, makes you all fellow Linux users wanted to know why someone would like to go back to Windows, really?

12 Open Source Games that Don't Suck

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Gaming

nixiepixel.com: From entire operating systems to just about any sort of application under the sun, you can find open source and/or free software. This even includes games. Here are some of the best open source/free games out there today:

Prioritizing bugs to boost Linux adoption

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: What are the problems that need to be solved to boost Linux adoption? And in what order? If we get the order right, we can make more users happier faster.

My First Tryst with Ubuntu: Things Worked. Mostly.

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Ubuntu

ghacks.net: I mentioned wanting to try out Linux, specifically Ubuntu. After much consideration and with the help of the Ghacks readers, I decided to try the Ubuntu LiveCD before actually installing it.

Waiting Before Trying Ubuntu 9.04 Test Release Is Advised

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: As if on command, the latest Ubuntu 9.04 release has a final test version ready to go and something tells me that despite the good, there will be some bad to overcome as well.

Thoughts from a two-day-old Gentoo newbie

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Gentoo

fedoratux.blogspot: I remembered there was some of jokes or such like, which depicted major GNU/Linux distributions as in cartoon pictures. As for Gentoo, if I recall correctly, it is a broken old-school CRT monitor with some funny words like “You broke, fix it.”

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Firewall Part 3: Selecting Your Hardware

  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 4
  • Things You Didn't Know About Firefox Browser Tabs
  • Ubuntu Linux Quick Tip - Mount a Samba (Windows) file share to a folder
  • Password Protect a Folder in Linux
  • How To Convert Audio Cassettes & LPs to MP3 in 5 Easy Steps
  • Linux Foundation using Drupal
  • “Quarterly” Report: Yakuake
  • Open Source You Can Use, April Edition
  • Funny Linux Video: Battle Of The Startup Sounds
  • Heavy Metal On Your IPhone - By Linux
  • Novell’s SUSE Linux Patched
  • Palm's Pre May Not Be Drawing Much Interest
  • XO Laptop Gen 1.5: with VIA C7-M 1GHz Performance
  • Open XML, the standard that was not
  • CUPS update closes security holes
  • Unigine Working On New Physics, Multiplayer

Several Nice Linux Easter Eggs

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Humor

Although some of this stuff is old, here are some funny easter eggs I bumped into over time.

In APT
Fire up a terminal and type the following, one command at a time:

Mozilla Prism - Site-Specific Browser

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Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: The first time you hear about site-specific browsing, you raise a brow and wonder. What is this thing? And how is it different from the ... eh ... regular browsing.

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