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Story LibreOffice 4.1.0 is Here with New Goodies srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 3:09am
Story World’s cheapest computer gets millions tinkering srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 2:24am
Story The open source job market is booming srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 2:22am
Story Wayland, Weston 1.2 Development Statistics srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 2:21am
Story Linux shorts srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 8:39pm
Story Bloomberg TV: Most of Modern Society Running Linux srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 8:34pm
Story antiX 13.1 "Luddite" Review: Superb srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 8:31pm
Story What a life… KDE srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 6:20pm
Story Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 6:14pm
Story GNOME Multimedia tools updates srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 6:11pm

20 Most Nimble and Simple X Window Managers for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: One of the best ways to speed up your Linux desktop is to utilize an ultra-lightweight window manager. To all speed-conscious techies, minimalist lovers, and to those who are still hoping to revive their ageing computer hardware, let me introduce you to the 20 most nimble and simple X window managers for Linux.

Why sharing matters more than marketshare to GNU/Linux

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: In a recent article, Ryan Cartwright argued that free software isn’t playing the “same game” as proprietary software is. He’s right—but that begs the question: what game is GNU/Linux playing?

More on KDE 4.1

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KDE

sharplinux.blogspot: Okay, I've only used KDE 4.1 for a couple of days and I have a little more to report. The first thing to say that this is my favorite KDE "straight out of the box" that I've encountered so far in my limited experience. Aesthetically, this couldn't be better.

Why Free Software has poor usability, and how to improve it

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OSS

mpt.net.nz: When I wrote the first version of this article six years ago, I called it “Why Free Software usability tends to suck”. Today’s best open source applications and operating systems are better than they were then. But

Microsofts New Approach

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Humor

today's leftovers

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News
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2008.08.01

  • Linux One Liners
  • Installing Gentoo Via Ubuntu & PAM Problems
  • Daniel Robbins: Working on Gentoo Unstable Stages
  • Stable kernels 2.6.25.14 and 2.6.26.1
  • The empty debate over open source security
  • GNOME Foundation's Stormy Peters: Trust and empower
  • Images: Dinosaur sightings: Old search engines
  • My Daughter Meets the XO
  • Mints of Ubuntu
  • How to Install the Colorblind Applet on GNOME
  • Will Linux Work? Your chance to try and kill a cute little Linux box
  • Linux Foundation End User Collaboration Summit
  • Comparing B&W conversion methods

The Victor Raisys Back Story

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OSS

groklaw.net: Do you, by any chance, remember the name Victor Raisys? He was a technology analyst at Soundview Technology Group, who predicted difficulties for Linux when the SCO litigation began in 2003. Guess where he worked before?

4 Open Source Color Pickers

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Software

linuxtreat.blogspot: Color picker or Color Chooser is an application or component, to pick colors from photos and other images. Here's a list of open source color pickers. In most of the Linux distribution it is pre-installed.

Trouble in Linux paradise using Ubuntu 8.04.1 and openSUSE 11.0

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Linux

bitburners.com: Oh boy, this week the ‘quality’ of the biggest Linux distributions almost depressed me. Here are a couple fine examples of issues that one will never experience in the commercial software world.

Linux Desktop Odyssey: when Linux has a bad day

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Linux

techworld.com.au: I was preparing to move to my Linux desktop yesterday when all hell broke loose. It seems the SLED 10 box and its partner in crime Lotus Notes were having a very bad day. Let me recapitulate.

12 Hot Products To See At LinuxWorld

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Linux

crn.com: Thousands of the Linux faithful will converge on San Francisco's Moscone Center next week (Aug. 4-7) for the LinuxWorld conference and expo and the accompanying Next Generation Data Center show. Everything from cool hand-held devices to data center-class servers -- and the open-source software to run them -- will be on display and put through their paces on the show floor.

Vista SP1 and XP SP3 vs. Mac OS X and Linux

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OS

softpedia.com: Despite constantly downplaying the relevance of Linux and Mac OS X, because of a variety of reasons, from high Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to security risks and inferior shipment volumes, Microsoft is well aware of the real threat to Windows represented by the open source platform and Apple's operating system.

Acer Aspire One ZG5 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware

pcworld.idg.com.au: This Linux version of the Aspire One is easy to use and has a solid-state drive, but the Windows XP version has better memory and storage capacity for only $100 more.

KDE 4.1 Pushes Cross-Platform Support, UI

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KDE
Interviews

eweek.com: The free software Linux desktop KDE 4.1 advances the KDE Project's goals of cross-platform support and helps make the user interface more attractive. The KDE Project looked to Apple as an example of the importance of an attractive UI.

odds & ends and shorts & stuff

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News
  • My guess for Lenny’s release date

  • Opera 9.52 August Snapshot
  • Join LinuxQuestions.org at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
  • Yo Frankie! Looking Good Yo
  • Installfest for Schools at LinuxWorld
  • Great day for gtk users

A Week Working With Linux

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: After a short vacation during which I made a traveling test with Linux, which was very successful, I decided to continue the test by using it as much as possible for my work this week.

When software protection is good for FOSS

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OSS

raiden.net: Recently there have been numerous discussions on software and media piracy, with a few people even saying that open source could be the solution to stopping software piracy. However, software piracy is one of open source's biggest enemies, and few people realize that.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Three Experimental Compiz Plugins

  • Files used by a program
  • Add a Google map to your PHP site
  • Howto: Updating Dell Firmware on Linux
  • Reset your SLE/openSUSE Linux default file system permissions

Kernel Log : Tux3 file system announce, X.org updates

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Kernel developer of many years, Daniel Phillips posted several emails concerning file system design, then announced he was planning to take these ideas and apply them to the design and development of Tux3, although there is no currently functioning Tux 3 source code.

What Ubuntu Thinks of a TinyTuxbox

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Hardware
Ubuntu

gibbalog.blogspot: Tiny, quiet, green, affordable, and fun computers. Put aside that huge noisy computer box taking up so much space, and try a TinyTuxbox. Here's my attempt to look at what Ubuntu makes of this little box.

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