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I'm A Believer

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Linux

dannychoo.com: I just wanted to share with you all my life changing experience. I always trusted Microsoft and Microsoft only. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why people talked of Linux as though it were the best thing since the Tenga devices. Finally, my curiosity was peaked and I purposed in my mind to install a dual boot.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu / Vista dual boot installation on a Sony VGN-FZ

  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 5, Part 6
  • Setup ATI Graphics with AIGLX Rendering in openSUSE 11.0 for Compiz
  • Setup Intel Graphics card with AIGLX Rendering for Compiz-Fusion
  • Setup nVidia Graphics card with AIGLX rendering for openSUSE 11.0

Recuperating an old Thinkpad - Part 1

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Linux

maniaravings.com/blog: I bought my Thinkpad in 2001. It’s an i series 1300 and it came with modest configuration. For most of its lifetime, it has run Windows XP. My Thinkpad began to show signs of aging in 2006. I decided to try out Kubuntu.

Second Alpha Release of Amarok 2.0, Codenamed "Aulanerk"

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Software

dot.kde.org: The Amarok team is proud to present the second Alpha of Amarok 2.0. Development is moving at full speed and a lot of bugs have been fixed since Alpha 1, as well as features polished.

RIP XGL

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Software

dev.compiz-fusion.org: The X server technology that gave us Compiz, resulting possibly in inspiration of KDE4’s kwin effects - Xgl is no more. Xgl will also not be shipped on openSUSE 11.1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.

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VIA Publishes Three Programming Guides

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Since VIA announced their open-source strategy earlier this year, all they had provided was a simple kernel frame-buffer driver. However, VIA has now made available three programming guides that cover their PadLock, CX700, and VX800/820 products.

tigers and elephants

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Microsoft

opensource.org: Gandhiji said "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." If we do not allow Microsoft to join us, we can never "win".

some odds & ends

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News
  • Where have you been my whole life? (Pkgfiles script)

  • Cloud Computing: When Computers Really Do Rule
  • Mandriva 2008.1 on the Eee
  • When the Pros Are Out to Lunch, the Rabble Take Over
  • Open source + open data = Open cloud
  • Banshee, Music Player by Day, Comedian by Night

few other howtos:

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HowTos
  • RPMing the night away!

  • How to make QT applications look better in GNOME
  • How To Tell If An Application Is 64-bit In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Review: NimbleX 2008 - Going Places, Quickly

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: NimbleX is a small, versatile operating system which is able to boot from mini CDs, flash memory, hard drives and even from the network. Based on Slackware, it uses Linux-Live scripts and comes with a reputation for speed and excellent package choices.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 32

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #32 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.0 Survey, openSUSE 11.0 PromoDVD, and openSUSE 11.1 Alpha1 is Available.

Puppy Linux 4.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: This month Linux Format Magazine included Puppy Linux 4.0 on their disc and I thought I’d check it out. I’m mainly focusing on how things have changed and improved or gotten worse since Puppy 3.01. I burned the disc and put it into my test rig computer.

Website for the KDE Utilities Launched

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: The family of KDE websites has got a new member, the site for the fine utilities applications from the module kdeutils. Despite being one of the first modules, kdeutils has always been without its own website. No longer. At utils.kde.org you can now find a lot of information about the KDE Utilities.

Debian 5.0 “Lenny”

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Linux

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before - I’m running multiple Linux distributions, on different computers. I have my main desktop running Debian “Lenny” (currently the “testing” release.

tar.gz is the best package format for complex programs

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Software

antirez.com: There are two kind of Unix programs. The real problem is for complex programs with tons of dependencies, like firefox, amule, openoffice and a lot of less famous unix applications. To compile this applications is hard for the newbie and tedious for the expert Unix user so it's mandatory to have a binary distribution if the project goal is to reach a big user base.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • GIMP Tricks: Fake Fill Flash

  • Create video animations with Inkscape, ImageMagick and FFmpeg
  • Apt and Dpkg Tips

Geek Sheet: A Tweaker’s Guide to Solid State Disks (SSDs) and Linux

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Is 20th-century conventional Winchester multi-platter, multi-head random-access disk technology too quaint for you? Want to run your PC or server on storage devices that consume far less energy than the traditional alternatives? Do you have $500-$1500 in spare change lying around? Then Solid State Drives (SSDs) are for you.

17 ways Greasemonkey can revolutionise Firefox

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Moz/FF

pcadvisor.co.uk: Do you get frustrated and angry when a poorly designed website doesn’t load quick enough or is only partially visible? Well Greasemonkey, a free Firefox add-on, offers hundreds of free script to improve the functionality of websites and the net.

10 Download Managers Available in Ubuntu

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Software

qozan.com: A download manager is a computer program designed to download files from the Internet,unlike a web browser, which is mainly intended to browse web pages on the World Wide Web (with file downloading being of secondary importance).

KDE 4.1: What to Expect

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KDE

dawningvalley.com: Recently, Gnome’s been gaining a lot of ground on its KDE counterpart in the desktop environment wars. The KDE developers were hoping to change this with KDE 4, the new radical release of KDE, but it was not to be.

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