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KSpread vs. OpenOffice.org Calc

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KDE
OOo

I've been using OpenOffice.org Calc for a while now, but I recently decided to give KSpread a try after getting frustrated with Calc's slow load times. It rarely bothered me on my desktop system because I have 4GB of RAM and usually leave the program open, but my work laptop runs Windows XP, forcing me to run Kubuntu in a virtual machine.

BOSS Tarang 1.1 Review

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Linux
Reviews

BOSS Linux, based in India, is trying to be the first Linux distribution trying to support all official languages of India. It does also support English which is also being used more in that country.

One reason why you should use free and open source software

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OSS

Today I’m going to take it all the way back to FOSS fundamentals and look at one question which a lot of people who are unfamiliar with free and open source software ask. In particular, one question often arises - why should I use FOSS over a similar proprietary solution?

How To Choose The Right Ubuntu CD

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Ubuntu

I realized the other day, based on repeated questions, that many people don’t know which CD is the best to download. When looking at a list of CD options from a download page the options can be very overwhelming. I thought I would break things down for everyone today.

Squeeze Multiple Blank Lines into One

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HowTos

To save the trees, i always squeeze multiple blank lines down to single blank line, before printing. Once I did this manually (yes, it’s like hell), but now I use cat -s:

Full Tip.

GIMP 2.3.15 Development Release

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Software

Version 2.3.15 is a snapshot of the development towards GIMP 2.4. The source code can be downloaded from the usual places. Changes include added keyboard control to rectangle tools, cleanup of the internal undo system, added HAL support for hotplug, and speed up transform tools.

Will the Daylight Savings Shift Do Us Any Good?

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Misc

It's all in the name of saving energy. At least, that's what we were told. Will it work? Not very likely, say two young economists at the University of California at Berkeley.

How to choose a Linux distribution

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Linux

Linux. It’s a great operating system, but it’s hard to choose which distribution (which version) you want to use. So, which do you choose? You’re probably expecting me to tell you, right? You’re partially right.

NZB,PAR and UNRAR all-in-one Using Hellanzb

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HowTos

hellanzb is a Python application designed for *nix environments that retrieves nzb files and fully processes them. The goal being to make getting files from Usenet (e.g.: Giganews Newsgroups) as hands-free as possible.

Sun Opens Darkstar to Win Over Online Game Developers

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OSS

"By open sourcing Darkstar technology, we will help enable the widest possible market for online game developers and remove their burden of having to build enterprise-grade server solutions, leaving them to do what they do best -- build great game experiences," Chris Melissinos, chief gaming officer at Sun Microsystems, stated.

Ubuntu IRC Etiquette

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Misc

In the past few month I’ve been bothered by the fact that several folks have been asking for help with file sharing in the #ubuntu-nl channel on the freenode IRC network. I think it’s wrong.

Oh no, Boston Lead Singer Dead at 55

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Obits

New Hampshire authorities are investigating the death of Boston lead singer Bradley Delp, who was found dead in his home at the age of 55.

Linux makes for greener computing

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Linux

The UK Government reckons that servers with Linux installed are greener than those running Windows. That's because open source software has lower hardware requirements and needs less frequent hardware refreshes.

Freespire floats first Ubuntu-based alpha

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Linux

After the recent switch to the Ubuntu code base, Freespire announced that it has restarted its development process with the first alpha release of Freespire 2.0, Alpha1U (1.2.42). The new revision sports a 2.6.20 kernel and the KDE 3.5.6 desktop environment, according to the project team.

write a message to login users through terminal

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HowTos

To write a message to users that have login, you can using the command write. But before that, you need to check who is login, and which terminal he is login to, use command who.

Last.fm + Ubuntu

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HowTos

When I’m coding I MUST listen to music. It helps me tune out and concentrate. Tonight I was messing around on Last.fm and noticed they had a client download and was amazed to see they had a Linux version!

The Next Hurdle for Desktop Linux

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Linux

We just passed a quiet milestone at the beginning of the month. And while the milestone does not seem to effect Linux, it could be mark the beginning of the worst assault on desktop Linux to date. As of March 1, it seems, all televisions sold in the US are to be HDTV ready.

Top 10 Ubuntu Tips

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HowTos

1) How to restart GNOME without rebooting computer
A) Press ‘Ctrl + Alt + Backspace’
or
Cool sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

Living in the command line, for linux: Making it Possible

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HowTos

Most Linux distributions install to have 7 virtual consoles, generally #7 (F7) is used by Xorg/X11. Though working entirely from the command line does involve a better knowledge of some things, it can be a quicker and more practical work environment for some who are running commands or scripts or writing programs most of their day.

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