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Story Fedora 23 Server for z Systems available now Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 4:49pm
Story ClearOS 7.1.0 Released Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 4:26pm
Story Fedora 23 (GNOME) Review: Well, it’s Little Complicated Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 12:03pm
Story Death of Debian Live, Fedora 24 Schedule, Opposing TPP Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 11:57am
Story Ubuntu Drones Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 11:27am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 11:25am
Story Mycroft AI Will Help Us Talk with Our Linux Computers Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 10:25am
Story Young computer scientist shares her open source story Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 10:18am
Story Running Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi 2 Has Never Been Easier with the RaspArch Live CD Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 10:01am
Story The State of Open Source Gaming on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 9:54am

Nice browser, but that name …

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kmandla.wordpress: Running at 450Mhz means the field narrows even further, since the median-ground applications suddenly become sluggish and lethargic. But there is more than one way to skin a cat, or surf the web at 450Mhz.

Kubuntu 11.04 Alpha 2

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  • A Look at Kubuntu 11.04 Alpha 2
  • Ubuntu One: Ubuntu's cloud platform and its benefits explained

Distro Hoppin`: iGolaware Linux 2.0

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Linux I will be taking a look at yet another Ubuntu-based distribution, called iGolaware 2.0. Quite a catchy name, right? No? Well, it might not sound like much, but hey, look where UBUNTU is today.

RTS game Megaglest sees 3.4.0 release, brings motherload of new features

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Gaming Not that long ago I briefly covered Glest, a free 3D RTS game where the player controls either the Tech Faction or the Magic Faction and fights using all sorts of units and weapons. After, many of you emailed me and suggested that I write about MegaGlest – because it’s apparently much better.

Debian Linux: Irrelevant?

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  • The new Debian Linux: Irrelevant?
  • Debian Squeeze Congratulations Card
  • Debian Squeeze Widescreen Wallpaper (featuring Bugs)

dockbarx applet 0.43 released with helpers, media buttons

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Software DockBarX, an amazing Gnome panel / Avant Window Navigator taskmanager applet was updated to version 0.43 today, this new release bringing media buttons for all music players that show up in the Ubuntu Sound menu and DockManager support which means that you can use the Docky helpers in DockBarX.

KWin and the unmanageable combinations of drivers

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KDE This week I once more noticed the biggest problem of KWin development: the differences between the multiple drivers. Since Monday KWin uses a new OpenGL 2 based coding path as default.

Firefox 4 Beta 12 Builds Released. Are We There Yet?

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Moz/FF The original plan called for seven betas. Then it was extended to nine and we are currently close to Beta 12. It may not be the last beta. Mozilla, are we there yet?

Free Software, Paid Support

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OSS There is a thread on that asks the question "Why do programmers write applications and then make them free?"

Debian 6.0 Squeeze Screenshots Tour

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Linux Finally, after 24 Months of constant developement Debian Aqueeze 6.0 has been released today, this release comes with many updates and new features, it includes the KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, the debianGNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments as well as all kinds of server applications, numerous updated software packages, over 10,000 new packages like the browser Chromium, the monitoring solution Icinga and more.

Chrome 9 on Linux

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blogbeebe.blogspot: In the course of my real work, I've had the opportunity to try out various combinations of Linux and Chrome on some of my lab systems, just to see how it all works together. I've installed Chrome on two versions of Linux; RHEL 6 and Fedora 14.

Software Review: The Amarok Music Player

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  • Software Review: The Amarok Music Player
  • Software Review: the Clementine Music Player

Designing Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Jono Bacon, community manager for Ubuntu, explores the history of the distro's desktop design

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • TrueCrypt on Linux (Ubuntu)
  • GNOME 3 Test Day
  • Sabayon KDE 4.6 Upgrade Problems
  • Searching Ubuntu filesytem from command line
  • Diskless Debian GNU/kFreeBSD HOWTO
  • How to selectively remove entries from the CMake cache from the command line
  • Create a Watermark and Place it in a Photo
  • 5 Docky Themes | Go Docky | Dark And Bright
  • Cairo Dock gets Zeitgeist Integration
  • Record from your web cam in Linux with GUVCView
  • Check if program is running with bash
  • Handling HDD failures with Ganeti
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Alpha 2 with VirtualBox 4.0.2
  • Going Linux: Feb 05: #128 - Listener Feedback

Listen to your Package Manager - It Knows what it is Talking About!

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Many people instinctively click through any popup window that appears on their screen when they are trying to accomplish a task. A good deal of these people do not even read the message that is presented to them, they simply look for the Close/OK/Next/Yes button so they can move on with what they are trying to do on their computer.

Don't give Linux to your mother

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I'd like to give an honest piece of advice to those who are concerned about their parents and their computer skills. Whatever you do, don't give Linux to your parents.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 161 is out

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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Released, Updated Website

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Linux After two years of development, Debian 6.0 is released. It comes with your choice of KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, and lots of your favorite applications. Debian runs on all sorts of computers including 32-bit PCs, 64-bit PCs, PowerPC, SPARC, MIPS, Intel Itanium, and ARM processors.

Is Unity a better alternative to the GNOME Shell?

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Software After my disappointment with the current GNOME 3.0 development version with GNOME Shell, I thought it would be interesting to compare it with Ubuntu’s Unity. Ubuntu has just published a new alpha version of what will become Ubuntu 11.04, so I used that for a quick test.

Operating systems that time forgot

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OS Forget Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. We look at five operating systems that are now mostly history

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