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Story Review: Netrunner 4.2 LTS "Dryland" SE srlinuxx 23/06/2012 - 2:14am

Mandriva Tailors Linux For Budget PC Market

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MDV

informationweek.com: Mandriva last week released the latest version of its distribution of the open source Linux operating system -- and it's hoping some new features will catch the eye of mainstream computer users weaned on Microsoft Windows. The 2008 Spring distribution includes Elisa multimedia center with drag-and-drop tools for storing and managing digital content such as photos, music, and videos.

Open Source Game Review: Alien Arena 2008

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Gaming

raiden.net: Alien Arena is an open source First Person Shooter (FPS) that takes the fun extraterrestrial theme of games like Area 51 and combines it with the hard hitting deathmatch action of great shooters such as Quake and Unreal Tournament. Let's have a look.

Linux XP 2008: Now with more Vista

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Linux XP is a strange beast. From what I gather it tries very hard to emulate the look and feel of Microsoft Windows in order to make the transition to Linux easier to the Microsoft-familiar. If someone wants to learn Linux, great, but they should learn proper Linux, not this bastardized Frankenstein monster.

KDE 4: Key Improvements and User Tips

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KDE

earthweb.com: After three weeks of using KDE 4 on my laptop, I continue to find new features and changes. Increasingly, I'm looking at KDE 4 as a statement about what a desktop should be, and contrasting it with my own ideas on the subject.

Keep These Tips in Mind When Choosing a Distribution

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Linux

ostatic.com: Jack Wallen wrote a great article over at Tech Republic outlining 10 things you need to consider when choosing a Linux distribution. He makes some great points, and there's a couple more I'd throw in as well.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 248

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Testing, one two three...

  • News: DPL election results, CentOS vs Ubuntu, gOS Space, Eee PC SDK, Darkstar's Disk Manager, interviews with Jeremy Katz and Bill Reynolds
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2008.1, sidux 2008-01
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1, Ubuntu 8.04 RC
  • New distributions: AltimatOS, IntuxOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Fluendo integrates codec manager with Mandriva Spring 2008

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MDV

cbronline.com: Fluendo, a Spanish provider of codec products, in partnership with open source technology provider Mandriva, has introduced Codeina, a codec manager, which has been integrated with the new Mandriva Linux Spring 2008 release.

The missing five-minute Linux manual for morons

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: It is time to wake up and smell the elephant in the room. Vista is struggling. Of course there is an alternative, but the Wii does not yet quite hack it. So, for the time being, I'm afraid we are all back on re-evaluation-of-Linux duty. Never mind. I've already done the spadework. Let me lead you through a few simple steps to a full-on Open Source experience.

My kid hates Linux

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Linux

Christopher Dawson (zdnet): My oldest son is a fairly typical 15 year-old end user. He’s on the computer all the time, has a decent idea how to get things done, and is largely not interested in the inner workings of hardware or operating system. He, like most other users, just wants the computer to work.

Finding a Linux-powered laptop

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Linux
Hardware

scottnesbitt.net: Until recently, there were only a few places from which you could buy a Linux-powered laptop. While you can’t get one at your local electronics or computer store, there are more options available.

Customize your Firefox browser with Personas

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Moz/FF

linux.com: If you like to customize your applications' appearance, then Firefox themes probably haven't impressed you. Although there are hundreds of themes available, typically all they allow users to do is change the icons and background color of your browser -- not too exciting. Personas for Firefox offers a new way to customize the browser.

Also: * Updated Web Browsers: Which One Works Best?
* Better copy/paste in Firefox
* Firefox Introduces New Rickroll Protection

Living a life without a Hard Disk

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Linux

anojrs.blogspot: Life without a hard disk is tough.. but fun in many ways.. Here is what you could do, to keep working on your computer:

My review of gOS Space

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Linux

farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: In my opinion, the original gOS was a great Linux distribution for the average computer user - someone who used it to write up a few documents, send a few emails, and surf the Internet a bit. But now, gOS Space is here, and it's a radical departure from the original. So, once again I downloaded a copy and gave it a try.

Overview of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on the Dell 1501

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Ubuntu

ubuntu1501.com: Hardy Heron is the Ubuntu release that Dell Inspiron 1501 owners have been waiting for. If you were hesitant about trying Ubuntu on your 1501, rest assured, it takes minimal skill and computer knowledge to setup.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Server Guide: Part 3

  • cpufreqd - How to configure you cpu speed
  • scanner buttons on Gentoo
  • Howto: Mount .ISO's in Ubuntu Linux The Easy way
  • Recovering Files on Linux
  • Tip: official Firefox on Debian
  • 20 major Ubuntu resources you should know about
  • Speech synthesis on Ubuntu

Flipping the Linux switch: openSUSE, geeko of many colors

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SUSE

downloadsquad.com: The last openSUSE install I tried for any real length of time was 10.1. I installed 10.3 a month or two back to try some things, and found, though it's really usable, there wasn't anything that made me want to say, "Screw Ubuntu." But I wanted to try openSUSE again.

A Few more thoughts on Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 Beta

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Ubuntu

wheatlandlinux.wordpress: I have been using Kubuntu 8.04 KDE4 for a week now it runs better than Kubuntu 7.10. Kubuntu 7.10 was so horribly slow and full of bugs. I fail to understand how anyone could have used it. But the newest version of Kubuntu is actually nice.

Educational programs in GNU/Linux

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Software

polishlinux.org: What does education have to do with Linux, or free software in general, you ask? In this article, I am going to answer this question and describe available open source educational programs for your kids.

Drigg (the pligg alternative) vs. Pligg: why should people switch?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I am the main developer for Drigg. I donated probably more than 1000 hours of my life to the Drigg project, because I believed in it. After reviewing existing CMSs out there, I believe that Drigg is the best system available today for people who want to create Digg-like sites.

About Linux Distros: Ubuntu and CentOS

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Linux

activoinc.com/blog: A few weeks ago, we setup a new production LAMP server to host a few of our client’s sites, medium size eCommerce websites. I wanted to share our experience as we came across the three big (and free) Linux distributions while we evaluated and setup the machines.

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