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Concept Distro

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Linux

netsplit.com: The Concept Distro would be an engineering project to allow developers and maintainers to let their imaginations run wild. It’d be released, probably to demonstrate at a major event, and would explicitly not be supported.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Improving Font Rendering in Ubuntu

  • openSuse compared after some time
  • Review of CrossOver Linux 7.0.2
  • Git 1.6.0 Released
  • Ubuntu growing its ecosystem of apps, partners, Canonical says
  • Why it’s a bad idea to use Debian Sid for daily use
  • Linux Outlaws 51 - Too Young for Jail

Why would anyone choose Windows over Linux?

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: I am going out on a limb here…really opening myself up for a flame-war. But you know - there are some defining moments that beg for such an action. That action? To question why anyone (when they KNOW the difference) would seriously choose a Windows operating system over Linux.

few more howtos & such

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HowTos
  • Rotate Desktop Backgrounds in Ubuntu

  • Tip: Hiding Files Inside An Image in Linux
  • Unix and Linux Online Dictionary Shell Script
  • 20 beautiful dark themes for Gnome and Ubuntu

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #104

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #104 for the week of August 10th - August 16th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Intrepid Alpha-4 released, Global Bug Jam: Retrospective, and much, much more!

How do Drigg and Pligg compare?

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Drigg and Pligg are pieces of software that will allow you to create Digg-like sites. People sometimes ask me if they should pick Drigg or Pligg. When it happens, I am not sure what I should answer. This article will hopefully solve the dilemma for most of them.

People Behind KDE: Michael Pyne

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KDE
Interviews

kde.org: In the next People Behind KDE interview, we stay in the United States of America to meet a KDE developer who could be a JuKebox in another life, someone who helps you build development versions of KDE - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Michael Pyne.

Gecko-MediaPlayer

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Software

fosswire.com: Gecko-MediaPlayer is a custom browser plugin which uses MPlayer and its GNOME bindings to provide a better user interface for playing audio and video inside your browser.

Where is KDE 4.1 in Sabayon Linux?

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KDE
Linux

joostruis.blogspot: Archlinux has it, Fedora has it, but where is KDE 4.1 on Sabayon Linux? As you know Sabayon Linux depends on Gentoo portage. We use it as our backbone. The KDE team has shrunk desperately lately.

IPTable Rules and Rebooting for Debian / Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

How to create a firewall on Ubuntu the old school way, using iptables.

OpenGEU 8.04 'Luna Crescente' Beta Live CD

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: OpenGEU, previously known as Geubuntu, is described on the project's website as “a complete and fully functional operative (sic) system based on Ubuntu.” What OpenGEU does is blend elements of the GNOME desktop environment, with E17 (E16 is the stable version) and Ubuntu.

The end of Windows as we knew it

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Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Glyn Moody has written a beautiful eulogy for the Windows desktop of yore, one that I heartily encourage you to read. Moody touches on a range of threats to Microsoft's desktop dominance, and in the process uncovers a rising threat to both Microsoft's desktop dominance and user freedom. The culprit?

My story with Linux, Part 1

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tabula0rasa.org: My story with Debian GNU\Linux is a true love story. At least for the time being. This post is dedicated to describe how I got “here”. “Here” is my relationship with Debian on my laptop, and this post will also describe what I can or can’t do with my Debian GNU\Linux and will be like a long going bug report, hopefully this will help someone resolve those bugs with time.

New to Linux? Make sure you bookmark these

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Linux
Web

binarycodes.blogspot: New users in the Linux/Unix land are often confused and overwhelmed by the marked differences between the OS they come from and Linux. It takes some time gettting used to the new environment and the new way of doing things. While there are scores of material worthy of a mention, in the internet, I list the ones that every new user must bookmark.

Limelight Networks: Why the Olympics didn't "Melt" the Internet

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blogs.zdnet.com: I admit it, even I was skeptical. Who are these Limelight guys, anyway? They are a Tempe, Arizona-based company which operates a global network of fiber-optic interconnected datacenters. There’s some Linux back-ending all that Windows Media.

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Eight Reasons for Trying Alternative Window Managers

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lightlinux.blogspot: Some time ago, a forum member asked about the point of using lightweight window managers. He was apparently happy with GNOME and did not see any point in experimenting with lightweight alternatives:

Things To Know Before Using Linux

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Linux

techenclave.com: Linux Operating System has been myth for many of the people out there.. Most of the people has wrong inception regarding Linux. Those who dare to make the transition get caught in the partition or they failed to understand the Basics of Linux. “The applications and the OS itself” . Its pretty natural for a Mediocre user to get used to different terms at once..

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Photo KDE Tutorial 1-2: Curves adjust

  • Remote Logging Using ssh in Ubuntu
  • How to add splashimage to grub
  • QuickStart, The Swiss Army Knife For Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop
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    Now that the final release of the Krita 3.0 digital painting software has been released for our personal computers, the time has come for the project's development team to concentrate their efforts on the first point release.
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    Today July 30, 2016, Valve has pushed yet another update for its Steam Client to the Beta channel on all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Steam Client Beta Update July 29 was announced today, despite its name, and it only introduces support for the upcoming Windows Anniversary Update that will be made available on August 2, 2016, as well as numerous improvements and a handful of new features for the Steam Controller device.
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    For those playing TORCS, The Open Racing Simulator, its performance for this driving game simulator should be slightly faster if using one of Mesa's Gallium3D drivers. AMD developer Marek Olšák has landed a complete rewrite of state atoms inside the Gallium3D Mesa state tracker. Long story short, Marek concluded his commit message by mentioned, "torcs is 2% faster between the previous patch and the end of this series." Every little bit counts in making the open-source driver stack more competitive. With this being in the vendor-neutral Mesa state tracker code, it should presumably also help the Nouveau driver too, in addition to RadeonSI/R600g.

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Voyager 16.04.1 LTS Adds Intel Skylake Support, Based on Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

The guys over Voyager, a Xubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment, have announced the release of Voyager 16.04.1 LTS. Read more