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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
Story Foresight Linux 2.5 review srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 8:23pm
Story ShipIt comes to an end srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 8:22pm

Sparse v0.4 Released

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kernelTRAP: Josh Triplett announced the release of Sparse v0.04. Originally written by Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Sparse has been maintained by Josh since 2006.

SCO Blames Linux For Bankruptcy Filing

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information week: SCO Group CEO Darl McBride says competition from the open source Linux operating system was a major reason why the company was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday.

ubuntu shorts

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  • Ubuntu Forums survives first DDOS attack

  • Back to School in Venezuela, Ubuntu is waiting…
  • Why Does Ubuntu Suck…
  • Ubuntu gutsy is about to mess up

some teehees

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  • Linux Only For Geeks?

  • Ubuntu: When 100% Isn't Good Enough...
  • Good ol’ computer humour

Running Nvidia display drivers with X.Org 7.3

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linuxinsight: I'm pretty convinced that X.Org 7.3 will work well for people, unless you're using proprietary display drivers, that is. I feel forced to use Nvidia drivers, because open source ones are quite slow (nv) or not yet ready for general usage (nouveau).

Mass-migrating Microsoft Word documents to on Linux

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searchenterpriselinux.techtarget: Is your organization in the process of migrating from Microsoft Word to on Linux? If so, your biggest obstacle may not be getting used to the new suite, but rather moving from Microsoft's proprietary .doc format to OpenOffice's Open Document Format (ODF).

TinyME Packs a Big Punch

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reviewlinux: TinyME Test 6 was announced today on Distrowatch.Com and we thought we would take a quick look at it. This little distro packs a big punch and we enjoyed the ride.

A short Review on ReactOS 0.3.3

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OS FreeWin95 has come a long way since it has been renamed in 1998 and is now called ReactOS. The new version 0.3.3 of the Windows 2000 clone already has a lot to offer and has significantly evolved in almost all areas compared to the last release. The developers have made a lot of progress in the lower system area (i. e. the NT® Kernel) as well as in the application segment. Let’s have a look at some new features!

PC superstore suffers breakdown over Linux notebook

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the register: Following a conversation between The Register and a PC World spokesman it appeared as though the "misunderstanding" would be resolved with the store promising to track down Tikka and provide a full repair to the faulty hinge on his laptop. But sadly, we have learned that the saga continues to rumble on.

Some Shorts

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  • Short Tip: Write to syslog

  • Why is free software documentation so bad?
  • Gentoo? Use Version 2006.1
  • Ubuntu first impressions
  • Red Hat’s Szulik comments on EU vs. Microsoft
  • Happy Birthday, Jono Bacon
  • Talking OpenOffice in Barcelona

Expert tricks for Nautilus

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HowTos Nautilus, the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, can help you perform tasks from browsing the filesystem to accessing Samba shares on your local network or FTP sites on the Internet -- and more. Here are a couple of tips and tools that will allow you to open a terminal window from Nautilus and resize and rotate images without opening any other program.

How Linux saved our Chinese bacon

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the inquirer: BEING A BIT OF A GEEK can surely bring you a bit of extra notice in some circles. Not so strange then when about this time last week, a local educator for one of the language programmes rang us up. Her IBM Stinkpad had gone to sing with the choir invisible. Would not boot from the HD.

Another Xubuntu convert!

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Ubuntu Over the past week I helped my sister switch over from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. She had reasons for doing so: she wanted something faster, preferred Thunar over Nautilus, and just wanted it looking nicer. Here’s what impressed her the most:

Additional CFS Benchmarks

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kernelTRAP: "After posting some benchmarks involving cfs, I got some feedback, so I decided to do a follow-up that'll hopefully fill in the gaps many people wanted to see filled," Rob Hussey began. 2.3 Released

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Available for download now, 2.3 incorporates an extensive array of new features and enhancements to all its core components, and protects users from newly discovered security vulnerabilities. It is a major release and all users should download it.

News from

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As you may have noticed, is now back up. The attack continues, but Ladislav was able to bring the site back online after ruthless DDOS attacks rendered the site inaccessible for much of the weekend.

ALT: Linux from Russia

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Reviews Russia may have bowed out of the Cold War, but with the release of ALT Linux Personal Desktop 4.0, Russia has become a contender in the Linux arms race. Equipped with KDE 3.5.7,, Firefox, a modern infrastructure, and good multimedia support, ALT Linux is a potential weapon of mass adoption.

Ubuntu Gutsy - AWN rocks!

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grumpymole: I have played around with screenlets. Very nice, but nothing functional enough to grab me. But, AWN is something that looks good and I find very useful.

Slackware 11.0 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Reviews A couple of years ago, when I was just getting started with Linux, I tried Slackware and managed to get a chunky old laptop online with a wireless network card. I wanted Slack to work this time too, but it didn’t happen that way.

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