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Story FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than Linux? srlinuxx 07/09/2011 - 12:09pm
Story September 2011 issue of The PCLOS Mag srlinuxx 07/09/2011 - 12:06pm
Story Firefox 6.0.2 and 3.6.22 available srlinuxx 07/09/2011 - 12:01pm
Story various leftovers: srlinuxx 07/09/2011 - 10:52am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 9:50pm
Story Bridging Linux and Windows: Top Apps srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 9:33pm
Story Open Australasia government srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 9:31pm
Story Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1 Review And Screenshots srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 7:50pm
Story Linux for me, Linux for you. srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 7:43pm
Story Linux turns 20: Progress report on world domination srlinuxx 06/09/2011 - 7:38pm

Ubuntu 7.10: A warm and fuzzy Linux or a slightly less geeky upgrade for early adopters?

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Ubuntu

laptopmag.com: If you’ve been curious about Linux but fearful of installing the open-source OS on a laptop, then Ubuntu 7.10 will eliminate all excuses. This graphical and very friendly version of the OS is free, looks and plays very much like Mac/Windows, and runs a surprisingly vast array of programs from the open-source community.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Creating Snort Rules with EnGarde

  • Split and Merge PDF Documents with pdfsam
  • HowTo: KDocker/AllTray - System Tray Docking (Fedora)
  • Mobile phone management under Linux
  • How to turn your spreadsheet into a database for mail merges in OpenOffice
  • How To Install KDE 4 RC 2 in Ubuntu
  • using a guardian to ensure your lamp site is always up
  • Installing Video Driver and Compiz for ATi Radeon Xpress 1100 on Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8

Why Ubuntu succeeds: Shuttleworth isn't an uber-geek

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: I really liked this InformationWeek article with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu. I liked it in part because I think Mark is an exceptional person. But I also liked it for its insight into why Ubuntu has done so well.

Desktop Linux most popular topic of 2007

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Desktop Linux became the most popular topic in open source during 2007, as evidenced by the our August post asking if Ubuntu had clinched the desktop Linux market.

Also: For 2008 expect more Linux applications

UT3 Linux server now available

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Gaming

linuxhardware.org: The Linux server is now available for download. It is built from the 1.1 patch, and is network compatible with all retail UT3 clients.

Thankfully Windows Comes Pre-Installed

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: Let's imagine for a moment that the world was slightly different and Windows did not come pre-installed on most computers. You get your shiny new computer and since you don't know nuttin about this Linux stuff you go and buy a copy of Windows XP (to upgrade to an older more familiar experience).

Advanced Web Statistics -- Distrowatch

abhay-techzone.blogspot: For the month of December 2007, the web statistics of Distrowatch show an interesting pattern.

Another Step in Connecting the Worlds of Users And Developers

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SUSE

opensuse news: Andreas Bauer added lately the next functionality in this context. All search results in the End User interface do offer now a link to the packager web interface from now on.

Fedora 8 Review

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Linux

sontek.net: In response to Herlo’s reviews of openSUSE here and here , I thought I’d give Fedora 8 a shot and give an openSUSE user’s perspective.

Also: Fedora more successful, developer-wise, than Ubuntu

Review: Opensuse 10.3 Linux distribution

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SUSE

vnunet.com: Although sponsored by Novell and used as the base for its Suse Linux Enterprise products, Opensuse is a community-developed Linux distribution, available free for use on servers or desktops.

iPlayer for Linux wins approval of open sourcers

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Software

zdnet: The Open Source Consortium has welcomed the BBC's move to make its iPlayer online on-demand TV service available for streaming on operating systems other than Microsoft Windows.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 vs OSX Leopard - Comparison Part 3

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OS

pcwizkid.wordpress: An important aspect of any operating system is its support and available applications. In this portion of my review comparison with OS X Leopard, we continue where I left off in Part 2, regarding customization.

Ubuntu Gutsy And ipv6: The Problems Continue

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Ubuntu

OSWeekly: While this did not affect me personally, it seems that ipv6 issues are at it again. I will not argue any points regarding the fact that Ubuntu continues to deal with problems related to ipv6 and refuses to make the issue extremely clear in its release documentation. So, how did this slip through?

15 must-have Firefox tricks

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Moz/FF

computerworld: What good is a browser unless you can tweak it, hack it and bend it to your will? No good at all. The more you can hack it, the better it is. In this article I'll show you 15 great Firefox tricks.

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • Forrester: Open source apps lag behind Linux in the enterprise

  • Liberation fonts: still "non-distributable" for Debian!
  • Firefox 3 Linux Preview
  • What’re you listening to?
  • Jeff Jaffe: OpenSUSE
  • Penguins demand Linux for Antarctic datacenter
  • Open source telephony gives customers control, consultant says

Open Source Pros Pick their Favorite Projects

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Software

itmanagement.earthweb: There is, to be sure, no lack of “top software” lists in the open source world (or in software in general). The Internet is drowning in such lists. But these compendiums, however helpful, are typically created by tech journalists. What about the top picks of actual community leaders?

A Look at Pardus 2007.3 Lynx

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Linux

LinuxPlanet: Pardus is a Linux distribution developed by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptography. I'd never seen it before this week and only heard the name briefly in passing, so I had no idea what to expect. I spent a few days with Pardus and here's how I got on.

Open source open to attack

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OSS

GNC: As open-source coding begins to appear with increasing regularity in commercial software products, government users need to be aware of the potential security vulnerabilities in open-source code, industry experts say.

Alien Arena 2007 v6.10 Has Been Unleashed

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Gaming

PCBurn: It's been a long, grueling time for Alien Arena developers, but version 6.10 is finally here! You in for some major changes, enhancements, and surprises!

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