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Story Raspberri Pi now available in the US srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 7:35am
Story KDE 4.10 & GNOME 3.8 Applications srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:55pm
Story Jon Corbet Mulls Linux Kernel Changes srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:50pm
Story other april fools' jokes: srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 11:04pm
Story GIMP changes name to appease users srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 7:42pm
Story Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Washing Machines srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 7:33pm
Story LibreOffice prints on Tuesdays (only)! srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 7:21pm
Story Grand Theft Gentoo: Full-metal Stallman srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 7:05pm
Story Mandriva invests in Formula One racing srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 7:00pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 501 srlinuxx 01/04/2013 - 6:25pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Guide to customizing Ubuntu’s look and feel

  • Mastering Mandriva Rescue mode
  • Install Sun Java with the Firefox Plugin on an Ubuntu Live CD or USB
  • Removing Logical Devices Using LVM On Linux And Unix
  • How to get information about your file system in Ubuntu
  • Easy Way To Schedule And Automate Tasks In Ubuntu
  • Smart case-insensitive, incremental search using vim
  • Fedora tips-speed up yum downloading
  • How to create a cd/dvd iso image in Ubuntu
  • Restore PCLinuxOS from a remasterme

Linux Disk Utilities

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Software

salatti.net: Here is a list of useful disk utilities a friend of mine sent me by mail. Not sure where they come from, but I want to share them with you.

When Linspire Was Fab

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: When John Jones was here this past week, we got to thinking about the silly videos we did for Linspire over the years. I thought it would be fun to let others see them again, as just a bit of Lindows/Linspire history.

KDE 4.0 is NOT a failure; it is a place to start

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KDE

troy-at-kde.livejourna: There is an old saying that "Any press is good press", amongst the marketing types. Well, I was checking on KDE in various news sources today, and we must be getting a lot of "good" press. Is bad press still "good" press?

POHMELFS Performance

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "I regularly run and post various benchmarks comparing POHMELFS, NFS, XFS and Ext4, [the] main goal of POHMELFS at this stage is to be essentially as fast as [the] underlying local filesystem. And it is..." explained Evgeniy Polyakov, suggesting that the POHMELFS networking filesystem performs 10% to 300% faster than NFS, depending on the file operation.

Linux Mint 5 Elyssa

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Linux

distro-review.com: To be perfectly honest with you, my original intention was to review Kubuntu 8.04, but with the brand new shiny Linux Mint 5 hitting the streets late last Sunday evening around midnight UK time, Kubuntu will have to take a back seat for now.

ok, then how about a video (more folderviewing)

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: In describing what we're doing with folderview I used text and achieved a rather spectacular fail grade with some of my readers. So then I tried pictures. The result was a bit better, but still not crystal clear for everyone. We came to the idea that maybe a screencast would help.

IBM says it has 'no plans' to open-source DB2 database

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OSS

computerworld.com: IBM said today that it doesn't plan to open-source its DB2 database, despite a published report quoting a company executive in the U.K. saying that an open-source move might become necessary.

Fedora 9 Falls A Little Short

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: I've used Fedora in the past on and off but for some reason it's never quite stuck with me. I've often found it buggy and a little too unstable due to it's experimental nature. I was interested to see how this release would perform on my Dell XPS m1330n, which I actually bought with Ubuntu.

Will Linux Users Miss Out on Firefox 3?

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: With the new Firefox 3 Web browser set for release tomorrow, tens of millions of Mozilla Firefox users on Windows will get an update notification directly from Mozilla to upgrade. But most Linux may be left in the dark, at least temporarily.

Why Linux is not coming to a desktop near you

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Linux

itwire.com: For many years now, Linux has been a remarkable success story at the server level. However, at the desktop level, the tale is patchy - there are some success stories but for the most part one factor or another holds back the operating system from repeating its feats.

First look: Songbird 0.6 open source media player

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Software

arstechnica.com: We tested Songbird 0.6 on Ubuntu 8.04 to see how it compares to other open source media players. Although we encountered some bugs during our testing, the overall Songbird experience proved compelling. It has some unique features and offers a very high level of extensibility.

Interview with Clint Savage, Fedora Ambassador

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Interviews

suseblog.com: Please welcome our guest today, Clint Savage, Founder of the Utah Open Source Foundation, and Fedora Ambassador. He is also a Linux Instructor by way of profession. Having met him in person and finding him a neat and interesting person.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Meets U.S. DoD Internet Protocol Standards

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SUSE

press release: Novell announced today it is the first Linux* vendor to appear on the U.S. Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Approved Products List, as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SP2) has received the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Special Interoperability Certification from the department's Defense Information System Agency.

Also: Novell Delivers Optimized SUSE Linux Enterprise Performance for VMware Environments

IBM may open-source DB2

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OSS

cnet.com: While the computing giant has no immediate plans to open-source DB2, market conditions may make it unavoidable, according to Chris Livesey, IBM's U.K. director of information management software.

Opera 9.5 For Linux : Hits n Misses

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Software

anojrs.blogspot: I have always been a great fan of Opera. Ever since its first version, Opera has always been the dark horse in the browser wars. Opera has released v9.5 of it's desktop browser with a host of new features. Here we discuss installation, setup and the great and not-so-great features of the linux version of this release.

Judging Open Source innovation with Red Hat

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OSS

blog.internetnews.com/skerner: Red Hat has announced their Red Hat Innovation Award winners this AM, it's a process that I was invited to participate in as a Judge this year. I got to see all of the raw applications from companies and groups hoping to win recognition for their innovative use of Open Source technologies.

Amarok 2 Alpha - An Early Look at What's Going On

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Currently, it's very obvious Amarok 2 is in the alpha phase. The major thing that changed is the interface, which looks nicer and more modern now. Currently, the collection browser is in the left and the playlist itself is located to the right side of Amarok's window.

Row erupts over schools open-source project

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk: The UK's educational IT advisory body has awarded the contract for overseeing a schools open-source promotion project to a consultancy that appears to have little experience in open source, setting off an angry reaction from rival bidders.

my (not yet) package of the day - gnome circular application menu

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Software

screenage.de/blog: Circular Application Menu for Gnome is a Google Code hosted project providing a different access method to your Gnome menu. Actually all it does, is displaying the menu as circles. But as it is different, it is somehow attractive and therefore let’s give it a try.

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