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Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.9 (Part 2) srlinuxx 11/04/2013 - 8:29pm
Story I am a Libertarian Capitalist and I Support Free Software srlinuxx 11/04/2013 - 8:27pm
Story Rumblings in the Browser World srlinuxx 11/04/2013 - 8:22pm
Story Exploring KDE 4.10 GNOME 3.8 srlinuxx 11/04/2013 - 6:38pm
Story Snowlinux 4 Glacier - The winter is coming srlinuxx 11/04/2013 - 6:32pm
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Story Ubuntu 13.04: What's New, What's Not srlinuxx 11/04/2013 - 2:38am
Story Need a Great Archive Utility? Give PeaZip a Chance srlinuxx 11/04/2013 - 2:36am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 09/04/2013 - 5:44pm
Story Ubuntu File Sharing matthartley 08/04/2013 - 9:47pm

Guiness World Record Certificate in your name - Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

linuxhelp.blogspot: On June 17th 2008, Firefox decided to set the Guiness Book of World Record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours. If you are one of the people who downloaded Firefox on June 17th, then congratulations !!; So go ahead and download your own personalized Guiness Book of World Records Certificate.

HP Mini-Note + SuSE Linux = Eee PC killer?

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Hardware
SUSE

blogs.smh.com.au: HP's amazing 2133 Mini-Note is let down by a mediocre processor, but could SuSE Linux turn it into the ultimate travelling companion?

Top 10 Best GTK Applications

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, and is the most complete image editor on Linux. It supports various file formats and it features many effects. I usually read complains about GIMP regarding the fact that it's not as 'good' as Photoshop. Well,

Building IT Support for Open-Source Model

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OSS

pcworld.com: Children are taught as early as preschool that sharing is an essential part of learning to get along with others. Yet some people still can't grasp the concept of sharing code or they reject open source because of the monetary value of ideas.

Dual pane Linux file managers: mc and emelfm

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Software

linuxcommando.blogspot: I have been computing all my life without using a dual pane file manager until one day I decided that having one will greatly enhance my qualify of life.

Seagate Freeagent Pro: hardware that comes with proprietary software

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Hardware

"Getting an external hard drive for my laptop seemed like such a good idea when I first thought about it. Seagate have got a dinky little 750 GB affair, called the Freeagent Pro, with lights that go up and down when it’s having a bit of a think to itself, so I got myself one of those. What I didn’t know when I bought it was that the hard drive came with all sorts of issues related to proprietary software."

The OOXML fight continues: here's one way you can help

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Microsoft

The fight against the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard is continuing in many countries. In the UK the UK Unix & Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) unsuccessfully, sought a judicial review of the British Standards Institute’s decision to vote yes. UKUUG are now seeking to appeal against that rejection of a review and you can help them.

Drigg is looking for a new co-maintainer!

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Drupal

Tony Mobily, Editor in Chief of Freesoftware Magazine, is looking for a co-maintainer for Drigg.

ubuntu bloggings

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu - I remain unconvinced

  • Do You Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu: Part I – First Impression
  • Ubuntu
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu
  • Skype or Ekiga on Ubuntu 8.04
  • An interview with dmizer

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • nVIDIA 8800 on Debian

  • Fixing Fonts in Opera on Ubuntu
  • Repair Ubuntu boot menu
  • Managing Resources in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Set Up a Custom Worksheet with KSysGuard
  • How to enable dual monitors with ATI diplay card in linux

People of openSUSE: Tanja Roth

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: How important is documentation to you and people around you? Certainly it is a lot! Then good news because openSUSE has a team focused on manuals for the SUSE Linux/openSUSE distribution. Today’s we have the opportunity to salute openSUSE Documentation Team member Tanja Roth!

What Happened to PCLinuxOS 2008 and Red Hat Consumer Linux Desktop

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We know Linux has enough potential to be a consumer desktop and we also know that Linux has less than 2% of desktop market share. Let's admit the truth. Linux enthusiasts may site a thousand reasons on why Linux does not sit on consumer desktops, or conversely why people are not ready to Linux even after Linux is absolutely ready.

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” upgrade notes

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Ubuntu

ifireball.wordpress: As experienced computer users know, the fresh-released versions of products are typically not very stable and reliable. It takes a few months (Typically until the x.1 version is release) for the product to really stabilize and become production-ready.

Top M$ insults = Top linux slogans

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Microsoft

anotherbloggerbloke.blogspot: Sometimes, certain situations (like this)really support the fact --> never trust anyone called Gates, who sells you Windows. humorix.org has some splendid slogans dug from across the world. A few of my favourites:

20 Great Quotes from Richard M. Stallman

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OSS

junauza.com: I have here a collection of 20 of my favorite quotes from the famous free software evangelist and living legend Richard M. Stallman. I hope you will all like this one. Here it goes:

Kate Review: The Powerful KDE Text Editor

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Kate is the KDE Advanced Text Editor, and it does a great job for editing any type of text files, like Bash or Perl scripts, or C/C++ sources.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • List Install Pkgs on Ubuntu

  • 'uname -a' Explained
  • Audio-convert-mod a tool for converting audio file in linux

One small step for Amarok?

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Software

amarok.kde.org: I’m very excited to announce that the first Amarok->Cloud transfer has taken place. Just moments ago, for the first time ever (as far as I’m aware), a track was sent up into the Cloud from a desktop media player, escaping the local collection prison.

Tinkerer’s Toy: Chumby

nytimes.com: The Chumby is a fairly innocent-looking object resembling a clock radio, with a small touch screen and a leather-covered, padded exterior that feels like a beanbag. The Chumby is Internet-connected, runs on Linux software and is extremely hackable. In other words, it is a thoroughly open-source device.

OpenSUSE 11.0 KDE4 Initial Impressions

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SUSE

iandefor.wordpress: Since I found Windows XP so distasteful, I thought I’d give the fresh OpenSUSE 11.0 with KDE4 a try in its stead. My first impressions thus far are alright.

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  • GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon
    I heard a lot of good praise about this little distro. My inbox is flooded with requests to take it for a spin, so I decided, hey, so many people are asking. Let us. The thing is, openSUSE derivatives are far and few in between, but the potential and the appeal are definitely there. Something like CentOS on steroids, the way Stella did once, the same noble way Fuduntu tried to emancipate Fedora. Take a somewhat somber distro and pimpify it into submission. GeckoLinux is based on openSUSE Leap, and I chose the Plasma Static edition. There's also a Rolling version, based on Tumbleweed, but that one never worked for me. The test box for this review is Lenovo G50. But wait! Dedoimedo, did you not recently write in your second rejection report that GeckoLinux had failed to boot? Indeed I did. But the combo of yet another firmware update on the laptop and a fresh new download fixed it, allowing for a DVD boot. Somewhat like the painful but successful Fedora exercise back in the day. Tough start, but let's see what gives.
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From Vista 10 to Linux Mint

  • Microsoft Scared into Changes, 5 Reasons to Ditch
    Following a small claims court judgment against them, Microsoft announced they would be making declining their Windows 10 upgrade easier. Why not just switch to Linux as Daniel Robinson highlighted five reasons you should. My Linux Rig spoke to Christine Hall of FOSS Force about her "Linux rig" today and Bryan Lunduke had some thoughts on Canonical's collaboration myth. Dedoimedo reviewed GeckoLinux 421 and Gary Newell tested Peppermint 7 on his new Lenovo Ideapad.
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    Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 made sense on its surface. It was a nice freebie for users happy to upgrade, and an effective way to herd customers on older Windows iterations onto the latest platform to help consolidate support expense. But Microsoft's upgrade in practice has seen no shortage of criticism from users annoyed by a total lack of control over the update, and Microsoft's violent tone deafness in response to the complaints. For example a Reddit post from an anti-poaching organization made the rounds earlier this year after the 17 GB automatic Windows 10 update resulted in huge per megabyte charges from their satellite broadband ISP. Microsoft's response to these complaints? Ignore them. As complaints grew, Microsoft finally provided a way to fully disable the forced upgrade, but made sure it involved forcing users to modify the registry, something Microsoft knew full well less technical users wouldn't be comfortable attempting to hurdle. [...] Things have been escalating ever since, often to comedic effect. But this week things changed somewhat with the news that Microsoft has struck a $10,000 settlement with a California woman who sued the company after an ill-timed Windows 10 upgrade brought her office computers to a crawl. The woman took Microsoft to court after support failed to help resolve the issue, a spokesman saying Microsoft halted its appeal of the ruling "to avoid the expense of further litigation."
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  • The Linux Setup - Christine Hall, FOSS Force
    On my main desktop, I use Linux Mint 17.1, Rebecca. My main laptop, a 64-bit machine, is running Mint 17.2 Rafaela. The laptop got updated from Rebecca so I could write a review, but the desktop never got upgraded because it’s a 32-bit machine and would require another download, which I haven’t had the time to do. I have another laptop running Bodhi, which might be my favorite distro, but I can be more productive with Mint.
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