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Review: Mandriva One 2009

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MDV Somewhere in the middle of 2008 my wife’s computer kept making very disturbing noises upon boot up. She had told me she would move to Linux when her current computer broke. So, I told myself I would switch her over to Mandriva the next time I got a DVD in LXF.

Checking out the Neighbors, part III

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meandubuntu.wordpress: Continuing looking at more non-Ubuntu distros! This time it is SliTaz and Puppy Linux!

Azureus is dead, long live Vuze

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Software When it comes to downloading content from the Internet using a P2P protocol of some sort, I'm more of an eMule (aMule) sort of a person. However, if you are into viewing, publishing and sharing DVD and HD modern and current content, Vuze is the application you want.

Interview With Warren Woodford - Founder Of Mepis

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Interviews In this interview we talk with Warren. In specific, we talk about: The origins of SimplyMEPIS, Ubuntu’s role in the larger community, Differences among distros from a developer perspective, and The Linux desktop and the future of client-side Linux.

Lancelot, and the Knights of the Plasma Widget

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bushweed.blogspot: As controversial as it has been, i've been a supporter of KDE 3's Kickoff menu ( as introduced by openSUSE Linux ), and hence a supporter of the new KDE 4 default menu. There are some vocal protesters, but i feel that this sort of menu is a huge leap forward in general.

Eight Crazy Nights of Hanukkah and Linux

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Linux Trying to find something for your gelibte this year? Look no further, my Linux Geek's Guide to Hanukkah will help you make the right decisions.

All aboard for the FLOSS Community interaction! (part 1)

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OSS In this piece I try to explore who the community is and how people and organisations both formal and informal could interact, and what their ground rules might be in some cases, after all it would be unfair of anyone to presume that the same rule sets apply to all groups.

Arch Linux - A sleek, fast Linux distribution

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linuxhelp.blogspot: I had always wanted to try Arch Linux. Mainly because, most people who used it became its ardent followers and, I wished to know what was the magic that pulled a Linux user to go the Arch Linux way.

today's leftovers

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  • Goofy but fascinating Thunderbird Add-ons

  • Rsync Heaven
  • The Difference Between Vista, XP, Linux and Mac OS Explained
  • LF chief talks up Moblin and the well-hedged OS
  • How to sync Evolution with Google's PIM apps
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit Jaunty Group Picture
  • Development configuration tips for Ubuntu
  • Add a line to files using find and echo
  • Open source - the ultimate globalization tool
  • Screencast: How to Build a Fedora 10 Remix
  • GPL Violations: Is Cisco the Big One?
  • legal chess and the GPL
  • Dell’s New Ads Minimize Ubuntu
  • Instructions from Fedora on fixing the dbus problem
  • How to get CMake find what you want it to
  • How to watermark an image using GIMP
  • Firefox, Chrome and IE Talk Add-ons
  • SETI's very large-scale telescope scans the skies
  • Is Linux ready for the average user? My wife thinks so
  • Google Chrome on GNU/Linux

Ubuntu tries marketing slogan, fails

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Ubuntu Hey, we like Linux, which is why we're a tad concerned by Ubuntu's efforts to come up with a hip training slogan.

Review: ZaReason Makes Desktop Linux A Breeze

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Hardware Before you finish your holiday shopping, consider the following option: If you’re in the market for a low-end PC, put aside about $300 for the ZaReason Breeze, a small desktop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux.

Q&A with Joe Brockmeier at Novell

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SUSE If you read the Linux section of the Neowin forums recently, you will know that Neowin was recently given the opportunity for a Q&A session with Joe Brockmeier.

Also: Open Source Matures w/ Joe Brockmeier

Play Linux Games From A Live DVD

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Gaming When it comes to gaming in Linux, one of the most frequently faced problems is the sourcing of the game code then compiling and installing them on your machine. Now, without worrying you about any of the technical details, you can play your favorite Linux game from a Live DVD.

Ubuntu & Songbird, sitting in a tree…..

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Ubuntu I’ve spent the past two days down in Mountain View. Yesterday I spent some time at the Ubuntu Developer Summit meeting with the great guys from the Ubuntu Mozilla-team to see about integrating Songbird into Ubuntu.

Managing your movie collection with Griffith

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Software For a long time, I recorded a basic list of all the backups I made of my movie collection in a scruffy notebook. In due time, I found that relying on a simple piece of paper was wishful thinking. I then endured the laborious process of migrating my list to a spreadsheet on my computer -- but that still wasn't enough. Eventually I found Griffith, a movie collection manager, and was pleasantly surprised to discover what it was capable of.

Archlinux - More Trouble than It’s Worth?

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Linux This is a review-like story about my experiences with the Archlinux Linux distribution. I’ve been using Arch for half an year now and I’ve been quite impressed with it.

Fear Not the Linux Command Line!

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HowTos Most recent converts to Linux spend most of their time in the GUI -- the graphical desktop (whether Gnome, or KDE, or XFCE, or some other interface) that's made to look and act somewhat like Windows and Mac. But if you spend all your time in the GUI, you're missing out. 3

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OOo (MacWorld): is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free.

Jack’s best linux tips and features

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HowTos Jack regularly moonlights in the 10 Things blog and occasionally even infiltrates the Windows blog! It’s time to round up some of his Linux-related articles that you might have missed.

How KDE and Kubuntu lost a devotee

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Zorin OS 12 Beta - Flat white, no sugar

I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold