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Story 'Understanding user needs the key to localisation' srlinuxx 23/01/2006 - 11:14am
Story How To Install MythTV on your Xbox srlinuxx 23/01/2006 - 11:16am
Story PCLinuxOS Has a New Home srlinuxx 23/01/2006 - 11:20am
Story What's Left Of Unix? srlinuxx 1 23/01/2006 - 4:47pm

Recent GNOME panel apps

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The basic set of GNOME panel apps ranges from the practical, such as clocks and system monitors, to the mildly amusing, but apparently too traditional to dispense with, such as Fish. However, in the last few years, an increasing number of GNOME applications are being designed to fit into the panel.

3D modeling on the cheap - Blender

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I’ve always wanted to become better at 3D modeling ever since both my senior project as well as after finding out how cool graphics are going to be in desktop applications like Windows DreamScene as well as Beryl, but getting a 3D modeler for less than $300 is pretty tricky.

Hey dude, you're getting Linux on that Dell

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Linux

After collecting some 1,800 new product and service ideas from IT users and customers using an online "suggestion box," Dell Inc. has announced that it's taking the user suggestions seriously and will soon debut and sell a new line of certified, user-ready Linux-loaded desktop and laptop computers.

To sudo or not to sudo

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HowTos

Sudo is a simple program which allows the administrator to give regular users extra permissions to execute the commands they would normally not be allowed to use. Thanks to sudo, we can execute commands that are usually restricted to the root account. In order to use sudo you need to configure it properly. This FAQ is supposed to help you with this task.

X-Plane - Advanced Flight Simulator For Linux PCs

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Gaming

If you always wanted to fly but were held back by the expense and risks of flying real airplanes, you may want to give X-Plane a try. It is one of most advanced flight simulator software packages for personal computers and includes complete scenery of the planets Earth and Mars.

FOSDEM - Day 1

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OSS

Ahh, today was a lot of fun at FOSDEM 2007 Smiling In the morning, I first went to the talk about software patents, then the One Laptop Per Child talk (really nifty stuff) and then the liberating java one. Then I wandered around a while at the KDE booth waiting for the afternoon talks to start.

Show us the Code Campaign

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Microsoft

It's come to many's attention you have claimed again and again, that Linux violates Microsoft's intellectual property. Not only that, but it's been reported Microsoft has convinced businesses to pay for a Linux patent that you can't provide.

The Impact Of A Tickless Kernel

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Linux

This will be short and sweet. In this article we will be looking at the impact of CONFIG_NO_HZ/Dynamic Ticks, which will be found in the Linux 2.6.21 kernel. The end-user benefit is cooler-running processors and increased power savings.

Linux Software Installation, Part III: Needs & Wants

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Software

The typical Linux way of providing binaries faces huge problems: First of all, “trying new things” means installing new software just released in a new milestone release or just released first time at all. Repositories need quite some time to react to such changes due to rules about new release or due to the time the package maintainer needs to get familiar with the new release. Therefore in such a case the user is lost with Linux.

13 Things to do immediately after installing Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

In this article i describe some of the things to do immediately after installing ubuntu on your machine . Since most of the people reading this would be shifting from Windows to Linux with a system dual booting so i would focus more on making transition easy from Windows to Linux.

An Ubuntu community legacy: debian-community.org

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Ubuntu

Years ago I started as Debian user, but when I tried to help with the project I had a lot of problems. Someday appeared Ubuntu, I started to use it and so easy (and quick) I became part of the project. What is the big difference between Debian and Ubuntu? THE COMMUNITY!

A vista of Apples, penguins and more

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OS

Let me share a tale of woe on how worlds collide. I gave up trying to use 2 different Vista Release Candidates during 2006; I couldn't get openVPN to work. Instead, I went and installed a Linux desktop.

Wot! Not Vista?

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Ubuntu

My daughter and her cousins fired up the computer and started "chatting" to them through MSN. A guest, who was glancing over their shoulders while doing this, decided to show off his knowledge of computers and said "Ah – I see you have got Vista then..." No I had not.

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha - CNN (WMV) streaming video success

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Ubuntu

As another example of what I've missed, and how much Ubuntu has progressed, I was able to watch CNN videos for the first time on a Linux distribution. It's a feature I don't even have on any of my Suse installations. So what?

An Explanation of Pointers (C++)

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HowTos

Pointers are basically the same as any other variable. However, what is different about them is that instead of containing actual data, they contain a pointer to the memory location where information can be found. This is a very important concept, and many programs and ideas rely on pointers as the basis of their design, linked lists for example.

One Laptop Per Child kicks off PyCON 2007

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OLPC
Software

This year’s Python Convention [1], being held this weekend in Dallas Texas, started off with an inspiring presentation by an engineer from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project [2] (Ivan Krstić) , showing off the hardware features of the new “OLPC XO 1” prototype, as well as some “dangerous ideas” about its software design: a large part of the user space code for the laptops will be i

More Krita News

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Krita progress over the past few months has been slower than I’d have liked, for a couple of reasons: porting to Qt4 was quite hard. But! Banish the gloom! There are some really cool and interesting developments. Not only have we got a most impressive ToDo, sometimes items even get done! I already mentioned the flake integration. But there’s more…

Configuring Apache with YaST, openSUSE 10.2

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HowTos

I configured Apache2 on a newly installed openSUSE 10.2 using YaST, which is how SUSE wants you to do it (rather than editing the files directly).

Open Source Abuse or Misunderstanding in China?

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OSS

Just when I was beginning to feel upbeat about all the events and innovations going on in China this year, I see this thread from the CentOS List .

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 3/4 - Trying out the controls

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Ubuntu

I finally got some more time this evening to try out various applications with Ubuntu 7.04. But before I get started, I need to clarify a statement I made earlier. Not only are the Ubuntu developers deserving of praise, but so are the Debian developers as well.

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