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Story 7 Things You Can Do in KDE, But Not in Windows srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 3:48pm
Story Stop Typing Typos! srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 2:05pm
Story Dolphin in KDE 4.5 srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 2:02pm
Story openSUSE First 11.4 Development Milestone srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 2:00pm
Story GNOME 2.32 Beta 2 Has Been Released srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 1:58pm
Story Dell Studio 1747 Laptop: almost perfect srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 1:57pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 5:05am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 4:40am
Story openSUSE 11.3 Impressions srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 4:29am
Story Open source 4.0: excellent for dancing srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 1:56am

Ubuntu 7.10, Freespire 2.0, and OpenSUSE 10.3

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Linux

There has been a lot of things going on in the Linux world these past few weeks, and so I thought I would throw it into a single article that sums it all up.

Ubuntu 7.10

Unix fundamentals - mount points

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HowTos

Today, I’m going to introduce the concept of mount points. Mount points are, in essence, folders in which external filesystems are mounted (their contents are dropped into that folder).

DVD Backup and Ripping with K9Copy

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HowTos

For many years, Windows has enjoyed a number of free software tools for making backup copies of DVDs. The most popular among these offerings is DVD Shrink.

Now it's possible to get the same backup abilities plus the ability to rip DVD titles to XVID, MPEG4 or Matroska x264 AVI files under Linux using K9Copy.

5 new things in Ubuntu Feisty, and why they matter

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Ubuntu

As you may have heard, Ubuntu 7.04, aka "Feisty Fawn", won't be out on schedule. The release candidate, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been delayed due to bugs with PATA handling. In the meantime, users can upgrade from version 6.10 "Edgy Eft" by editing /etc/apt/sources.list, replacing all instances of "edgy" with "feisty", and doing an upgrade with Synaptic or "update-manager -c".

Travel Back in Time With GPLv3

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OSS

If you divided today’s software sector into a detailed Venn diagram, you would end up with a very complex pattern of overlapping shapes and colors. To my mind—and I think to that of most IT managers—these overlaps are welcome news. Where two or more technologies or camps intersect, it means that they are communicating, working together and interoperating.

openSUSE 10.3 alpha 3 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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openSUSE 10.3 alpha 3 was released yesterday and it seems to be getting quite a lot of press from several sites this round. It's being announced with enthusiam as if it was a release candidate.

Open Source Movies -- Wave of the Future?

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Movies
OSS

If you're like me, you loved the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books as a kid. It can be exciting to help shape something you'd otherwise be passively enjoying. That practice is slowly working its way into the film world. The future of filmmaking may give you, the audience, much more say in what kinds of movies get made.

Debian redefines itself with new release

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Linux

For much of its history, Debian has been the major noncommercial, philosophically free distribution. Now, as Debian developers and users have deserted the distro for Ubuntu, does Debian have a purpose any more?

Firefox market share in Europe close to 25%

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Moz/FF

According to a study by the French Web Metrics company XiTi, the browser war in Europe is slowly being turned by Firefox.

In just one year, Firefox gained 5% of market share over Internet Explorer.

In the big European markets (UK, Germany, France and Italy), Firefox gets a higher market share in Germany (36,2%).

Xandros Desktop Pro

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Linux
Reviews

With an interface that is quite similar to classic Windows, along with utilities that target Windows migrations, Xandros Desktop Professional is a good choice for a productivity desktop and can rival more popular distributions, although bugged from design inconsistencies and a strict licensing structure.

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Linux Versus

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Humor

How does linux stack up to its competitors? Here are three different comparisons that seek to answer this question: Linux VS Your cat, Linux VS Your Grandmother, and Linux VS The Soviet Union. Who wins? I'll leave that up to you.

Linux VS Your Cat

Linux is free!
Your cat may have been free.
Linux can go years between shutdowns.
Your cat spends more time asleep that it does awake.

Install multimedia codecs, libdvdcss in Debian Etch GNU/Linux

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HowTos

Debian having released the latest stable version of its GNU/Linux distribution, there is obviously a rush by Debian users to upgrade their distro.

Make Firefox run better

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HowTos

Firefox is a great browser, but it’s a memory hog. Here are a few tips to help you make Firefox use less memory and run more efficiently.

* Uninstall any extensions that you are not using.
* Disable the ‘Page Saving’ feature. This feature saves a copy of every page you visit in memory. It helps the browser to load pages that you already visited faster, but it can use a lot of memory.

OLPC Sugar User Interface Reviewed

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OLPC

By now, everyone has at least heard of the noble project to bring the world of computing to children in countries where this might not normally be possible. It's been appropriately called the One Laptop Per Child project.

Linux and Solaris face off

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Linux

Earlier this year, we asked our readers why people thinking of Linux aren't also thinking of OpenSolaris (or vice versa), now that both are pukka OSS operating systems.

Ubuntu fanboys on Linux Today arise for wireless input rant

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Ubuntu

My last article on the experiences of moving from Windows to Kubuntu Linux brought out the best and the worst of the Linux community judging by some of the responses it received.

Shape your traffic with trickle

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HowTos

Trickle is a lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper for users with low-speed Internet connections that lets you limit the bandwidth that a specific protocol is using so that you can maintain multiple simultaneous connections and not end up in a traffic jam.

Accelerating commands with alias

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HowTos

For all you command line conquerors out there that use the bash shell and are tired of continuously typing long commands again and again there is a built in shortcut. That is the alias command.

How To Install Internet Explorer On Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft And Dapper Drake)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide shows how to install three different Internet Explorer versions (6.0, 5.5, and 5.0) on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft and Dapper Drake desktops. This is good for people such as web designers who have switched to Linux but still need to test their web sites in Internet Explorer.

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