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Story Make XFCE4 look a bit like Unity srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 7:16pm
Story PlexyDesk – A Widget Filled Desktop For Linux srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 7:08pm
Story Chronicles of Desktop Deaths Foretold srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 5:26pm
Story Online with Oneiric srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 5:24pm
Story Upgrading openSUSE to Linux 3.0 srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 5:22pm
Story What is the killer evolutionary force impacting open source? srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 5:21pm
Story Linus Torvalds puts Linux 3.1-RC5 on Github after kernel.org breach srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 5:19pm
Story Was it my DreamLinux? srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 11:59pm
Story BackBox Linux 2 released srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 11:56pm
Story Browsers… a Wee Bit Off the Beaten Path srlinuxx 05/09/2011 - 11:54pm

Dual-boot Windows and Linux, step 1: Get Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

c|net blogs: There are three ways to get an Ubuntu installation CD: Download the distro and burn it to a CD, buy a copy at Amazon ($13 plus shipping), or request a free CD by mail (allow six to 10 weeks for delivery). With your Ubuntu installation CD in hand, you're ready to take the OS for a test drive.

5 Things Open Source Needs In 2008

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: More hardware support and better communication from Microsoft are just two of the things the open-source community must get in 2008 to continue its momentum.

few leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu for Dell 6200 Laptop

  • Could open source exist without the Betamax case?
  • The Ubuntu Experiment

Rhythmbox: An OpenSource iTunes Clone

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Software

DPotD: The Linux desktop environment has made great strides in terms of usability in the past couple of years. In that light, I present Rhythmbox, an OpenSource music player ala iTunes for the Gnome desktop. Some of its features include an iTunes-style layout, search box, playlist management, podcast handling, and iPod integration.

even more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Start KControl on Kubuntu

  • Enterprise streaming media? Sure, and on virtual Linux systems!
  • Make Your Own Passport Size Photos (using GIMP)
  • Adding A Dynamic Desktop To Your Ubuntu
  • TPT(Tiny Python Tip): Python for Bash Scripters

coupla more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Tip: Transparent Terminal in Gnome Background

  • Starting programs automatically at startup in Gnome

KDE 4.0 Reviewer Reminders

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KDE

kdedevelopers: Before everyone starts to spread his opinion about KDE 4.0 let me spread some reminders:

One Laptop Per Geek - A Review in Many Parts

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OLPC

opsamericas.com: So I decided to try an experiment, and participated in the G1G1 (Give 1, Get 1) program from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project. At first glance, it looks like a very small version of the Mac clamshell laptops.

coupla howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bullet proof your server #1 - Apache

  • How to change the background color of your screen in Ubuntu

DXG USA DXG-110 10MP Digital Camera

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Hardware

phoronix: Normally at Phoronix we don't look at any digital photography products, but the DXG-110 from DXG USA had caught our attention as being the first 10 megapixel digital camera available for under $200 USD. In this article we are also looking at some of the photo management programs available to Linux users.

Musix 1.0r3 Test 4 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Along side Ubuntu Studio and other multimedia-oriented distributions, Musix is a Debian-based distribution led by Argentinian developers that is currently at version 1.0.

News about LANCOR v. OLPC

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OLPC
Legal

Groklaw: I was reading some cynical documents just filed in the LANCOR v. OLPC litigation. Yes, it's begun in a Nigerian court. LANCOR has actually done it.

5 Firefox Extensions to Increase Productivity

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Moz/FF

Jatecblog: One of the primary strengths of Firefox is its extensions. Sure if they aren't programmed well they can end up draining memory from your system and such, but they can still be rather useful. Here are a few extensions that I consider to help my productivity greatly.

more fun with kazehakase

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Kazehakase can be more fun than a bag of cats. Here’s something nifty you can do with it, with a minimum of effort.

Track the Amount of Time You Spend Online in Firefox

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Moz/FF

howtogeek.com: Everybody makes New Year's resolutions, and I wonder how many of you made the resolution to waste less time browsing the internet? If so, here's an easy way to track the amount of time you spend online.

Choosing an ink-level monitor

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Software

linux.com: Thanks to the OpenPrinting Database and the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS), printer support on GNU/Linux is much easier than it was at the turn of the millennium. However, one area in which support still lags is in the detection of ink levels in inkjet printers.

Why are people still installing Windows on the EEE PC?

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OS

newlinuxuser.com: I was chatting with a friend who just installed Windows on the EEE PC. If it’s easy to learn and easy to use, how come people are still installing Windows on the EEE PC?

Monkeys Still Unable To Produce Shakespeare -- Or Perl

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Humor

humorix.org: It seemed like a simple experiment. Put a million monkeys in front of a million Linux boxes and see how long it would take for them to generate a Shakesperian play or a useful Perl script. So far, the project has been a bust.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mount ISO Image File (.ISO) with Gmount-iso

  • From dual boot to virtual machine with Ubuntu and Windows
  • Essential Command Line Apps For Common Tasks

Quake Wars, KDE4, Mandriva, Fedora

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News
  • ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux This Week

  • KDE 4, Mandriva '08, and oh... Happy New Year!
  • Rediscovering my photos
  • A portable mini-computer truly at a price you can afford
  • Installing Fedora Core 8 on Hyper-V
  • Linux Is for Kids
  • Why I left Fedora (ages ago)
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