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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Introducing Gthree Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 2:10pm
Story Swiss crowdfund pays for signed PDFs LibreOffice Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Story Tumbleweed, Factory rolling releases to merge Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 12:23pm
Story Fedora 21 Beta to slip Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 12:17pm
Story Canonical Starts Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Development Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:48am
Story Brocade Wants to Be Red Hat of OpenDaylight Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:40am
Story Rise of Linux – a hacker’s history Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:37am
Story Lollipop unwrapped: Chromium WebView will update via Google Play Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:36am
Story Being a Sporadic Overview Of Linux Distribution Release Validation Processes Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:31am
Story Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:30am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Mandriva Linux

  • 5 Opera Tips and Tricks
  • How to Run 32-bit Apps in 64-bit Linux
  • Queries in OpenOfice.org Mail Merge
  • Automatic host installation using Viper
  • GTK+2: Let the Application Follow You
  • Network manager and iwl3945 not showing network
  • How to use Virtual Machine Manager on Fedora 11
  • Installing Fonts On Linux Made Easy
  • Gentoo on a Samsung NC10

Linux distributions: preliminary round

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Linux

blog.vivian-lee.net: Yesterday I continued my search for a new Linux distributions by burning a ton of LiveCDs to try out many popular distros. After playing around with most of them for an hour or two (and installing some), here is the verdict:

Is Ubuntu killing content?

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Ubuntu

indlovu.bundublog: Much has been said about the so-called “user-experience” in Ubuntu, which drastically needs to be improved if it is to compete with mainstream operating systems like OSX and Windows. It’s a nefarious term and depends upon how one defines “user” and what kind of “experience” the user requires.

From Windows to Linux... Is it that hard to adapt?

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Linux

racerraul.blogspot: Many people feel that making the switch to Linux is difficult. And in all honesty it does require a bit of effort and willingness to adapt to a new Operating System and its applications. But in reality, it is no more difficult than learning to use a computer for the 1st time.

Open-source users revolt over OpenOffice.org's ribbon-esque UI

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OOo

computerworld.com: The open-source faithful are lambasting a proposed overhaul of OpenOffice.org's user interface, with critics saying it would "ape" Microsoft Office's controversial Ribbon layout.

Firefox 3.6 on November, focus on Personas and responsiveness

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Namoroka roadmap has been updated and it shows the focus will be on making it feel snappier when performing some common tasks like opening a new tab, launching Firefox, scrolling a web page, getting autocomplete and location bar suggestions, etc.

Intel GMA500 (Poulsbo) driver repository available for Fedora 11

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Linux
Hardware

Adam Williamson has made available a repository containing a full set of packages to install the driver for Intel Poulsbo (GMA500) graphics chipsets (found in the Dell Mini 12, Sony Vaio P and other systems) on Fedora 11.

Linux Mint 7 Love

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Linux

internetling.com: I heard about Linux Mint numerous times and even tried out a few releases. The major “selling” point of Mint is its main focus: to provide a ready-to-go, user-friendly desktop.

Does GPL still matter?

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OSS

infoworld.com: Jeff Haynie reached a crossroads last summer. Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator, a firm that develops open source cross-platform application development software, made a decision filled with implications for his company's future. That decision: to toss away his upcoming product's Gnu General Public License (GPL), the best-known and most popular free software license, in favor of what he viewed as a more business-friendly alternative.

OCZ Agility SATA 2.0 SSD 120GB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: OCZ Technology has introduced the Agility SATA 2.0 Solid-State Drives. The Agility is designed to fill OCZ's mainstream SSD offerings with models up to 120GB in size, MLC flash memory, 64MB cache, and slightly better prices. In this review we are testing out the OCZ Agility 120GB Serial ATA 2.0 SSD under Ubuntu Linux.

Firefox: Hearing Chromium’s Footsteps

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox: Hearing Chromium’s Footsteps

  • 10 must-have Firefox extensions

techiemoe rants:

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Linux
  • Sabayon 4.2 - I see a Gentoo and I want to paint it black

  • SAM Linux 2009 - Green desktops and ham
  • Kongoni Linux - Not from Kenya

PCLinuxOS 2009.2 Review

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PCLOS

After running into Problems with Mandriva 2009.1 with my sound cutting out and making static sounds and sometimes not working at all I decided to give PCLinuxOS a try.

10 Basic Linux Questions, Answered - The Easy Way

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Linux

knowliz.com: Almost all my friends use Windows or Mac. (not many of them are geek like me.) And when I talk to them about Ubuntu (sometimes) they ask various questions.

Laptops in extreme and unusual locations

royal.pingdom.com: The truly great thing about laptops and netbooks is that you’re not bound to your desk. You can bring them with you anywhere. Some people are taking that to the extreme, bringing their laptops with them to places where most of us wouldn’t.

The Desktop or the Browser: Is the Netbook Escalating the Battle?

stormyscorner.com: People doing everything in their browser scares me not because I think everyone should use the desktop but rather because I don't think the browser is the best user tool for doing all those things.

Reviews of KDE 4.3

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KDE

kdenews.org: Since KDE 4.3 has been released, various reviews have appeared on the web. The DOT had a look at some of them.

Review: Pardus 2009

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Linux

raiden.net: Pardus Linux is a distribution that likes to put a lot of "roar" in the user experience. Hailing from Turkey, it's a distribution that looks to make your desktop user experience exciting. So what does Pardus offer you that others don't? Well, let's have a look.

Linux Monday: Updating the Old Boxes

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: How many computers is too many? According to me, I have a 16 port hub and I still have slots left. The flexibility of Linux means you can install a full-featured desktop, or a minimalist system.

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