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Poll Firefox 4 srlinuxx 1 06/04/2011 - 6:36am
Story April 2011 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine srlinuxx 06/04/2011 - 3:23am
Story Are You Looking Forward to GNOME 3? srlinuxx 06/04/2011 - 3:19am
Story MeeGo source code now available srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 11:22pm
Story Ditching KDE Applications srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 11:19pm
Story 63 Top Commercial Open Source Projects srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 11:15pm
Story How big is Google, really? srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 11:13pm
Story Ubuntu 11.04 - What Have They Done?! srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 11:10pm
Story Another Benefit To Wayland: Its Screensaver srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 8:28pm
Story Elementary OS Review srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 8:26pm

PC-BSD Day 14: GNOME snags

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ruminations: Working with KDE for the last two weeks was enjoyable enough. I even decided to use KDE on my Debianized iMac. What I realize is that I have become pretty agnostic when it comes to the graphical desktop. I hardly care whether it is Windows, GNOME, KDE or Mac OS X. I do care about applications and what i can do with them. So, why bother with installing GNOME right now?

Also: FreeBSD Summer of Code Summary
And: How to: OpenBSD reset root password

GNOME 2.20.0 Released

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Software GNOME 2.20.0 has finally been released. Some changes include improved language support, desktop search integration, new Evolution mail and calendar features, efficient power management, and simplified system preferences.

Snowed By SCO

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OS (Dan Lyons): For four years, I've been covering a lawsuit for, and my early predictions on this case have turned out to be so profoundly wrong that I am writing this mea culpa. What can I say? I grew up Roman Catholic. The habit stays with you.

Also: SCO says there is 'substantial doubt' it will survive

Taming the GIMP with KDE window-specific settings

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GIMP KDE's window-specific settings feature gives you a fine level of control over the way windows behave. It lets you change settings such as minimum/maximum size, position, overlay, and transparency. By changing the default behavior of the various windows used by GIMP with KDE's window-specific settings, you can improve the GIMP interface.

Review: Ark Linux H2O 2007.1

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Raiden's Realm: Ark Linux is a distribution that strives to provide the end user with the easiest possible install and the greatest ease of use. Indirectly derived from Red Hat Linux, it really strives to set itself apart as the preferred distribution for the new user to Linux. But exactly how user friendly is Ark Linux?

Linux users could face European patent threat

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ZDNet: Linux users in the UK could face a greater threat from Microsoft than previously thought, but experts agree that British open-source users are in far less danger than US users from Microsoft's claim that open-source software infringes its patents.

Using third party schemes to install applications, codecs and drivers in GNU/Linux

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freesoftware mag: A common criticism levelled at GNU/Linux and free software by proprietary software companies is that installing applications, drivers and media codecs is made difficult. Well, it isn’t.

Will Mozilla fill Open Office product holes?

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dana blankenhornYesterday, Paula laid the smackdown on IBM for not going after Microsoft Outlook with its Symphony announcements. Before Big Blue could even rise from the mat, however, the Mozilla Foundation tagged me with news it was expanding its Thunderbird initiative with $3 million seed funding.

Mandriva plans worldwide installfest

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tectonic: To celebrate the release of Mandriva Linux 2008 later this year Mandriva is planning a worldwide installfest on November 17 2007. Get involved now.

Porting C/C++ sources from Windows to UNIX

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Software programs are often made to run on systems that are completely different from the system in which the program is coded or developed. This process of adapting software across systems is known as porting. This article shows you how to port your software from one environment to another.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 220

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: PCLinuxOS - the new Number One distribution

  • First look: MACH BOOT - a live CD that boots in 10 seconds
  • News: Ubuntu shows faith in Compiz, openSUSE in KDE 4, Debian reveals X.Org plans, Ulteo and Linux Mint updates
  • Released last week: JackLab Audio Distribution 1.0, KnoppMyth R5F27
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.3 RC1
  • Site news: DistroWatch hit by a DDoS attack
  • New additions: Insigne Linux
  • New distributions: LivEPICS,, Geubuntu
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

KateOS - Getting Better with Age

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KateOS 3.6 was released a few days ago. Since KateOS has always been one of my favorite distributions and since I haven't looked at it recently, I decided to take it for a test run on my HP Pavillion laptop. It always supported the hardware on my desktop, so I was interested to see how it would fare with wireless ethernet and powersaving features. There are two versions available: a full 2.4 GB DVD and a 700 MB live CD. I chose the 700 MB live CD.

Sabayon, the Gentle Gentoo

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Reviews Gentoo, formerly known as Enoch Linux is one of the pioneers among the Linux distributions. It is well-known and loved for its speed, and hated for its unfriendliness with Linux newbies. Thus, many flavours of Gentoo have been created including this highly capable one named Sabayon.

Hoist your applications with petardfs

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Software The petard filesystem is designed to produce only errors -- but you can stipulate what conditions generate the errors and what those errors should be. That makes petardfs useful for system and unit testing -- for example, making sure that an application gives a sane error message if it fails to open a file, or if there is a read error at byte 5000 of a file.

7 Reasons Why Linux Won't Succeed On The Desktop

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Alexander Wolfe: The open-source operating system is destined to stay stuck in the shadow of Windows, blogger Alex Wolfe opines. Read why he believes desktop Linux hasn't--and isn't--going to have any significant impact.

Hidden Linux : Filelight

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Tux Love: The easiest way to check on disk space usage in Linux is to do a df -h command in a console window. Unfortunately it doesn't tell you where all the space has gone. Sheesh, what a mess! Thank heavens then for Filelight.

A first run with IBM's free office suite

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Computer giant IBM yesterday released a free office suite for Windows and Linux machines called Lotus Symphony. Symphony is available from the Symphony website which requires users to register and be logged on to download the software. Symphony is available for both Linux and Windows.

Ignorance (of open source), thy name is Microsoft

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Matt Asay: Oh, my. We're back to the good old days of Microsoft mythology. I had actually believed that Microsoft had grown up and wised up. But no.

How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn / Gutsy

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Torrent is a great way to transfer large files very quickly. However most torrent clients are gui based and have quite some impact on system resources (e.g. Azureus). rTorrent is a lightweight client running from the terminal.

today's leftovers

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  • Firefox Officially Released

  • A Free Software Week quandary
  • What will KDE 4.0 be?
  • Linux: Copy on Write Credentials
  • Linux: RAS Infrastructure
  • 10th Issue of the Amarok Newsletter is Out
  • Broadcom Joins the LiMo Foundation
  • Removing orphan packages with Pacman
  • Autostart Apps in PCLinuxOS 2007 (KDE)
  • Microsoft's Mobile PC Newsletter Features Linux-enabled Nokia N800
  • World of Padman on Linux Live DVD
  • Apache lead over Microsoft IIS shrinks again
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