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Story Debian Will Continue to Provide Support for the MIPS Architecture Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 11:31am
Story Linux Lite 2.4 Officially Released with Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 11:25am
Story How Moodle is driven by user and community feedback Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 11:22am
Story Blender 2.74 Out Now with New Tools, Add-Ons, and Dozens of Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:47am
Story Tails 1.3.2 Anonymous Live CD Now Uses Tor Browser 4.0.6, Based on Firefox 31.6.0 ESR Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:41am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:14am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:13am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:13am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 10:11am
Story Google announces Drive for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 9:56am

13 Ways To Customize Ubuntu Netbook Remix For Better Usability

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Ubuntu
HowTos

maketecheasier.com: Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) is a modified version of Ubuntu specially for the netbooks. While I like the interface, I find that there are still many places that can be improved for better usability and performance.

Linux Mint 8 KDE Community Edition

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The final release of Linux Mint 8 (Helena) KDE Community Edition is available for download. As KDE 4 gets better and better, and combined with the excellent integration with Linux Mint, this one is a real alternative for me.

PCLinuxOS 2010 is Shaping Up

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: While browsing pclinuxos repos I came across "http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/pclinuxos/apt/pclinuxos/2010/RPMS.main". The version label "2010" in that ftp URL caught my attention.

openSUSE Survey 2010 – Participate now

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Participate in the openSUSE survey 2010 to give feedback to the openSUSE project about the distribution, the openSUSE tools environment and the project in general. Let us know where things are in good shape and areas where improvement is needed.

Where are the Linux tablets?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: With the release of Apples’ iPad the tablet is the new netbook. How will Linux and the open source community respond?

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 12

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HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a Fedora 12 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

A newbie's guide to Fedora 12

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Linux
HowTos

tuxradar.com: Sometimes it's easy to forget that we all had to start somewhere with Linux. When you're not used to the way it works, or the kind of concepts involved, Linux can seem like a foreign language. We hope this feature will help.

Six Easy Steps to Make a Super Secure Linux Server

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Linux
HowTos

technicant.com: Curiously many Linux administrators out there are clueless about properly securing or configuring a server. The following steps can significantly increase the stability and security of any Linux server.

Why I won't use KDE 4

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KDE

blog.gwright.org.uk: KDE always stood for being free to do whatever you want. Surely that’s the philosophy of free software as a whole? If I want to use my machine to herd cats in my garden whilst terrorising them with a giant torch? However, today my objections to KDE 4 were met with an unbelievable barrier of closed-mindedness.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KSM Now Enabled in Ubuntu Lucid
  • Worlds Smallest Tux Image
  • Skrooge 0.6.0 released
  • Hardware based randomness for Linux
  • X.Org Server 1.7.5 Is Just About Done
  • Generic web-service queries on your desktop using Plasma
  • Indicator and me menu, lucid looking awesome
  • why LPI does not publish its own training materials for their tests
  • Linux NIC teaming recommendations
  • Going Linux: Feb 05: #092 - Listener Feedback
  • Crazy Linux: Podcast 71 Are you a Slacker?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quickly access hard drive contents in ubuntu with Hawkscope
  • Intel D945GCLF2 and Surround Sound on Gentoo
  • Linux – Check OS Brand And Version
  • LAMP Server Setup CentOS 5 64-Bit in 5 mins
  • Howto boot ISO images via grub2 with ubuntu
  • How to configure Java / Javac on Linux
  • Gobby server in 3 steps
  • Create animated wallpaper with XML slideshow creator
  • Grsync - A Graphical User Interface for Rsync
  • How to install Gyachi in ubuntu 9.10

Portable Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

gusvanhorn.blogspot: Last week, I made note of one of the more intriguing software packages I have come across in a long time: Portable Ubuntu.

Linus Happy with Nexus One

torvalds-family.blogspot: I broke down and bought a Nexus One last week. I generally hate phones - they are irritating and disturb you as you work, but I have to admit, the Nexus One is a winner.

The data cruncher rides again

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Software

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: As you may remember from my previous post, I simply wanted to import three spreadsheets into an MS-Access equivalent, use the "Query By Example" (QBE) mode to create a simple report and export the result to another spreadsheet. Last time we saw how OOo Base 2.4.0 fell through. This time I decided to give Kexi 1.1.3 and Knoda 0.8.3 a go.

fosdem dance

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OSS

Waste plenty of time with Frozen Bubble and gnubik

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Gaming

ghacks.net: Let’s face it, we sit at our computers for hours on end. Be it administrating, working, or just plain killing time. But what happens, gasp, when those interwebs are down and you’ve no way to pass time? You waste your time coding, writing, or playing games!

Linux Mint 8 KDE released

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 “Helena” KDE Community Edition.

Debian Linux on the Toshiba Libretto 100ct

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Linux
HowTos

nathanbibb.com: I got this little Toshiba Libretto for myself for Christmas as a tinkering project. I wanted a machine that I could use to experiment with a full installation of Linux. I also wanted to restrict myself to a command line interface only to internalize the use on the console.

The Operating System Carousel

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Linux
Ubuntu

linuxcritic.wordpress: I have currently only one laptop. It’s my several-years-old Toshiba Satellite A75-S2112. I’ve been inclined to wipe my old Toshiba with a lot more frequency than is “normal” for me so that I can give various other Linux distros a try.

It looks like a divide and conqueror plan to me

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Going through my Saturday morning news articles I came across a title guaranteed to catch my eye. It is an article on Yahoo news titled "Microsoft to Drop Linux, Unix Versions of Enterprise Search". Naturally I had to read this article.

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