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Story A good year for desktop Linux srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 12:06pm
Story Linux on the desktop: it’s so good it’s boring srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 12:04pm
Story ASUS Eee PC 1201N On Linux srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 12:03pm
Story Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Beats Firefox, Chrome srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 12:01pm
Story 10 best free applications srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 12:00pm
Story Ubuntu vs Windows Hardware Requirements srlinuxx 1 22/12/2009 - 10:14am
Story odd & ends: srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 5:52am
Story Replacing Google srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 5:33am
Story 10 Linux-based Technologies to Look for in 2010 srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 5:31am
Story 12 Days of Xmas srlinuxx 22/12/2009 - 5:30am

The 25 Worst Web Sites

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Web

From unforgettable flame-outs to some of the most popular destinations around, no one is safe from our look at the world's dumbest dot-coms and silliest sites.

Boot a Dead PC with Nothing but a Thumb Drive

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HowTos

With the advent of the tiny, lightweight, and portable USB key drive, system builders now have a new tool. I believe the USB key drive could alter—even usurp—our old rescue and recovery methodologies forever.

Welcome Windows users

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Linux

You are looking into the world of Linux? Welcome to another world of computing. As a MS Windows user you are familiar with one way of doing things. Be prepared to familiarize with a different way of doing things. This can sometimes be confusing, sometimes frustrating.

Fedora Core 6 Test 3 Screenshots

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Linux

The final test release is now available for the upcoming Fedora Core 6. Looking to steer clear of Microsoft Vista? Fedora Core 6 has progressed wonderfully in the GNU/Linux desktop arena. With Fedora Core 6 Test 3 (FC6T3) are countless improvements including new artwork, GNOME 2.16.0, yum support from Anaconda, Xen virtualization improvements, startup performance improvements, and a new default font.

Screenshots @ Phoronix.

KPhotoAlbum Splash Screen Contest moves to Voting phase

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KDE

The vote will run in two rounds, first you vote on the 28 contributions, next the five highest rated will go to the second round, where you vote a second time. blackie says, "I am truely impressed with the amount and quality of submissions."

Introducing the KDE:Community Project

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SUSE

You may think that I have blogged about every KDE-related openSUSE build service project by now. Not quite yet. Various people started to package additional applications using the build service in the last founded KDE:Community project.

Quick Tip: Add CDROMs to apt’s sources using apt-cdrom

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HowTos

apt-cdrom is a simple command to add CDROMs to apt’s sources.list file. Its syntax is a variation on this basic command line:

Full Tip.

Opera Trond's Final Curtain

After seven years of service Opera web browser developer, Trond Werner Hansen, is leaving to pursue interests in music. In his final farewell, he talks of some of the changes he's seen and how it aligned with his vision for Opera.

Is Ubuntu CE Needed?

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Ubuntu

If we take a look at the mission statement on the Ubuntu Christian Edition homepage, it states "To bring the power of Ubuntu Linux, combined with the best Open Source Christian software, to the world". What bothers me about this is that the word "Christian" is exploited while making this distro.

OSDL Patent Project Under Attack

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OSS

Controversy has erupted over an initiative by the Open Source Development Labs, known as Open Source as Prior Art, which is designed to improve the quality of software patents and thereby reduce the number of patents that can be used to threaten open-source software developers and users.

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks by Rickford Grant

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Reviews

Enter the new book title Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks by Rickford Grant. It's geared towards even novice computer users who are interested in seeing what this Ubuntu Linux thing is all about (which they can even do without installing it on their computer at all, thanks to the included Live CD), but wouldn't mind a little guidance while doing so.

Microsoft sued over use of name

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Legal

Dexter + Chaney, a 25-year-old Seattle company that makes construction-management software, is suing Microsoft for trademark infringement.

Virtually Speaking: Linux Vendors Not Zen Over Xen

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Linux

So much for peace, love, and community. The Linux vendors are as catty as those in any other space. Especially when they are trying to hold on to or build market share. It does, however, demonstrate how important virtualization is to these vendors' strategies.

Xgl in action with Mandriva 2007.0 (nearly final)

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MDV

Xgl is the new hype, let’s see if it works well under Mandriva! Just a little snapshot before release. Xgl works nicely and is great, here are some screenshots. Not much text, and not a lot of screenshots, but what's there is interesting. Smile

Those Screenshots.

Educators examine pros, cons of open source platforms

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OSS

Simon Fraser University CIO Jim Cranston says software licensing fees are one impediment to using emerging technologies in areas such as e-learning. Perhaps Cranston hasn't heard of Moodle.

Fedora Core 6 & fglrx drivers

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HowTos

Yesterday was the third (and final) test release candidate for Fedora Core 6. Initial support for Fedora Core 6 was brought in the packaging scripts with the 8.28.8 drivers. With the release of FC6T3, it seems the fglrx drivers are working but it does (currently) require a few tweaks on the end of the user.

aKademy Awards 2006

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KDE

This year aKademy will continue with tradition created at aKademy 2005 of awarding the people that made an outstanding contribution to KDE in the last year. The award ceremony will be on Sunday, September 24th at 17:50-18:00.

FVWM-Crystal — speed and transparency

FVWM-Crystal is an eye-candy, functional and ultra-fast desktop environment for GNU/Linux, based on FVWM. Crystal can be used even on very old machines, thus it is a noticeable alternative to popular desktop choices like XFCE or Fluxbox.

Mystery deepens around missing Oakland woman

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Reiser

Nine days have passed since Nina `Nenasha" Reiser was last seen dropping off her son and daughter at their father's Montclair home. Nina Reiser filed for divorce in August 2004. Hans Reiser was not at home Tuesday afternoon, and did not return messages seeking comment.

Adding source lists using apt-setup

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HowTos

apt-setup is an interactive program that simplifies adding sources to apt’s sources.list. It knows about all the major debian mirrors and can help you select one. It can even use apt-cdrom to scan CDs.

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