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Story Linux job market heats up Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Ubuntu phones arriving in 2014 from Meizu and BQ Readers Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:38pm
Story Red Hat Increases its Focus on OpenStack Partnerships Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:29pm
Story BitTorrent's revamped Android apps let you download just the files you want Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:20pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 2:01pm
Story Great News for Start of the Week: The H is Back! Roy Schestowitz 5 19/02/2014 - 1:49pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 1:47pm
Story The quest for the perfect Twitter client on Linux Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:55am
Story A Nicely-Built 40-Core Raspberry Pi Cluster Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:38am
Story Classic Desktops, KDE Changes, and Photoshop Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:37am

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex/8.10 Is Ruining My Hardware

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Ubuntu

blog.beplacid.net: I’m a long time user, advocate and all-round fan of Linux. In particular, I’ve used Debian or variant distributions and have never had any major issues. But of curiosity I thought I’d try out Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex for good measure. To my surprise

It Is Time To Stop Looking Over Our Shoulder

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Microsoft
OSS

linuxcanuck.wordpress: So Microsoft in its infinite wisdom has stuck it to the open source community, yet again. They have shut us out of Hotmail. Yawn. Like, who cares? Yet, to some people they see this as one more sign that Microsoft is out to get us. “The sky is falling!

Love with Ubuntu

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Just talk

less than 2 days after playing with linux/ubuntu...

Rock on with Exaile

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Software

newlinuxuser.com: The quest for an awesome music player happens every so often. I’ve gotten used to Rhythmbox but it has no equalizer =_= I’ve been frustrated with how my music sounds. Exaile has come to my rescue!

10 Lamest Reasons Fo Giving Up On Linux!

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Linux

helpforlinux.blogspot: Last time you read "7 Shit Ass Reasons for Using Linux" now here are "10 Lamest Reasons For Giving Up On Linux! "

Hotmail does work--badly--with Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Linux-Watch has reported that at least one Linux user was unable to use the newly redesigned Windows Live Hotmail. However, a closer look reveals that the problem isn't with Linux and Hotmail's interoperability, but with how Hotmail handles browsers.

KDE Four Live 1.1.72

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KDE
SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: KDE 4.2 is approaching its first Beta release and it has been a while so here is a new KDE Four Live release with KDE 4.1.72 snapshot SUSE packages from the KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop repository.

How to make your Linux computer boot faster

scienceblogs.com: Your computer probably boots with grub, and in a grub configuration file, there is a "timeout" value that you can reduce. It is not recommended that you let it be less than 2, but if it is three or more, go ahead and change it.*

Installing Xen On CentOS 5.2 (i386)

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a CentOS 5.2 system. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0).

Fedora 10: Next generation GNU/Linux

ujjwollamichhane.blogspot: Fedora 10 offers some nice new features, including the new Plymouth graphical boot system, a new version of Network Manager with improved support for 3G connectivity, better printing support, and lots of virtualization improvements.

The pain-free guide to switching Linux distros

techradar.com: The most recent official count of Linux distros put the number at 'one hell of a lot'.This is good because it gives us plenty of choice. Maybe it can feel as if there's a little too much choice at times.

You can have your computer and save money, too

newsday.com: Ever wonder how much money you could save on computing if you put your mind to it? PCs and Macs can be fabulously expensive if you want peak performance and bells and whistles. But a fairly modest investment is good enough for the basics of Internet and office applications.

few more

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News
  • Dell Mini 9 - Review

  • My students using the Asus Eee PC
  • Apt-P2P: peer-to-peer downloading of Debian packages
  • How I kicked the Mac habit - with Ubuntu
  • Mandriva 2009 - Review

few more odd posts

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News
  • Which Linux Superhero Are You?

  • Crysis Wars Linux Server Released
  • Ubuntu 8.10: In-Depth Look
  • Unix And Linux Humor - Cult Satire
  • How to open and close the CD DVD tray
  • Ubuntu Linux: Watch and Play BBC & YouTube
  • Aaron Seigo: What will be 4.2
  • In Depth: Fedora 10 Preview

odds & ends

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News
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2008.11.07

  • Fix Unresponsive or Frozen Linux Computers using Shortcuts
  • Ask Linux.com: Historical Linux, hardware for tomorrow
  • Check Your Mysql Server Performance with MySQLTuner
  • Stable kernel 2.6.27.5
  • All Linux Distro’s Links/Online Guides/Forums
  • SSH Password Tripwire
  • USB-Creator: a great new tool in Ubuntu’s arsenal
  • arrow keys not working with vmware
  • Intel Pushes Out New GEM, KMS Patches
  • Stupefying Linux and Unix Humor
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 on Ubuntu 8.10 using Sun xVM VirtualBox

8 Linux Apps to Save You Money While the Country Falls Apart

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Software

nothingbutsoftware.com: Blender is a free 3D graphics application. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning,animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications.

PolicyKit, keeping you in check

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Software

bushweed.blogspot: On my default KDE 4.1.x ( unstable ) install, mounting DVDs or CDs has never worked. Tonight i decided to find out why.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 45

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #45 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Lukas Ocilka: YaST-Mascot Contest-How to submit your ideas, openSUSE News: OpenOffice.org Fix for openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4, and openSUSE 11.1-Plasma-Desktop-Toolbox.

few ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Taking a Break with Ubuntu 8.1

  • Ubuntu 8.10 does away with xorg.conf
  • Ubuntu 8.10: Success
  • Intrepid Ibex aka Ubuntu 8.10

some howtos & such

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HowTos
  • Using UNetbootin To Get Puppy On A Stick

  • Secure Delete in nautilus menu ( gnome )
  • New Amarok Scripted Services Tutorial
  • 5 Things to Do Before Upgrade to Ubuntu Linux Intrepid
  • Fedora Classroom sessions start today
  • Installing broadcom wireless in ubuntu
  • HOWTO: 96.43.09, graphics fully working in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Tips
  • Install Emerald 3D themes and make it active on Ubuntu
  • Install and Run Ubuntu on VMWare Player
  • Playing with (.exe) files in Ubuntu..
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