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How to Use Linux in 5 Simple Steps

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Linux

junauza.com: "How to use Linux" --According to Google Trends, a lot of people have been using this phrase to get information on learning how to use Linux. Because of this, I decided to write my own simplified "how to" for those who are already in the right mood to finally try Linux.

Performance Problems Plague Perl on Red Hat

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Software

ostatic.com: A major problem with the officially distributed version of Perl on Red Hat Enterprise Linux has led to a firestorm of complaints among developers. The problem, which also manifests itself on some versions of the Fedora and CentOS Linux distributions, means that some programs will take more than 100 (yes, one hundred) times longer to execute under Red Hat than other distributions.

Review: antiX Mepis 7.5 'Toussaint Louverture'

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: As a live CD antiX is quite superb: It loads very quickly, runs really smoothly and has enough software to keep me productive. The basics are covered with applications.

KDE 3.5.10 Updates Kicker and KPDF

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE community has finalised another update to the 3.5 series. While not a very exciting release, 3.5.10 brings numerous bugfixes and translation updates.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Mandriva 2008.1

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MDV
HowTos

Amarok, the music player that does it all

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: For a time, GNU/Linux music library tools seemed to be, well, non-existent. Sure, XMMS was an awesome media player. But if you wanted to catalog your music, you were out of luck. Apple users had iTunes and were always rubbing it into the free software world’s face. Even Microsoft, the sleeping Redmond giant, had upgraded Windows Media Player to include a library feature. Then, a giant wolf named Amarok charged to the rescue.

Distro flood ahead

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: With October just over a month away Linux fans can look forward to a sudden flurry of releases from the major Linux distributors.

Fedora 8 Re-Spin Comes with Many Fixes

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Linux

softpedia.com: Although Fedora 10 is nearing its release date, The Fedora Unity Project has announced the availability of the latest ISO Re-Spins (DVD Sets) for Fedora 8.

today's leftovers

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News
  • 2.6.27-rc4, "Random Stuff All Over"

  • Judge, attorneys discuss Reiser plea deal
  • Who writes Linux? (And how you can too!)
  • ASUS launches "Eee Download" service, forgets the "installation" part
  • Novell's iPrint open to attack, say researchers
  • Which merchants benefit most from open source?
  • openSUSE at Utah Open Source Conference
  • A proposed revised Fedora 10 schedule
  • Open Source Drives Continued IT Market Growth
  • South American FOSS show is a big deal
  • Picturing Linux vs. Windows security
  • Ubuntu issues security patch for kernel flaw
  • Standards and Conversations, Part 2
  • Desktop Linux proves its mettle in emerging markets

Firefox 2 about to get a major update

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Starting a little later tonight, users with the latest version of Firefox 2 will be getting an offer to update to Firefox 3. If you’re running Firefox 2.0.0.17 you will see the offer in the next couple of days, though if you’re eager you can always “Check for Updates” in the “Help” menu.

Also: Mozilla Firefox browser gets security boost

Integrating Linux into the SME

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: This article summarizes the experiences of one small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) using a heterogeneous mix of Linux and Windows XP systems. Written by the founder of an international PC distributor, it compares and contrasts various Linux-based distributions, and assesses their suitability for business use.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: change the device names of hard disks in Ubuntu 8.04

  • Anatomy of Linux dynamic libraries
  • How-To: Compile and Install SMPlayer 0.6.2 in Debian Lenny
  • Useful Firefox 3 Configuration Tweaks
  • 10 Useful Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts That You Might Not Know
  • Serving Music with mt-dappd
  • How to keep your real email address secret
  • Introduction to parallel boot under Mandriva
  • OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part III

A modest Linux USB suggestion

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Hardware

practical-tech.com: Did you know that there are two basic kinds of USB 2.0 drives? I didn’t. But, now thanks to Robert L. Scheier’s article, Not all USB drives are created equal, I now know that are significant differences between drives. And, in particular those differences matter a lot to live USB capable Linux distributions like Fedora 9.

5 KDE3 Applications I Need on a Daily Basis

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Software

50webs.org: A review of 5 KDE3 applications which I use daily on my Debian Lenny box: BasKet, Amarok, K3b, KTorrent, Yakuake.

some interviews

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Interviews
OSS
  • On the Strategic Purpose of Open Source

  • Interview with Scott McNealy - Part 1
  • Interview: Ken Drachnik on Sun's GlassFish OSS App Server

A video tour of openSUSE 11 (with KDE 4 desktop)

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SUSE

linux.com: SUSE has been around almost since the dawn of consumer-level desktop Linux, and openSUSE 11 upholds the SUSE reputation for having not just a wide range of available applications, but also excellent documentation and a fine user-to-user support community. For this video we chose the KDE 4.x desktop option. KDE 3.5x and GNOME are also available as defaults in openSUSE.

gOS - a good OS for your Mum

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: What's free, looks like Mac OS X, just works and is actually Linux? The answer is gOS, which recently launched a new beta that builds on the distro's initial success and adds new tools like integrated Google Gadgets for Linux.

Top 5 Linux Migration Tips For Small Offices

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Linux

Matt Hartley: When most people think of switching out their office to one Linux distribution or another, the very idea of getting started with the needed migration must seem completely overwhelming. Not because using Linux is difficult -- rather, the task at hand with getting personnel and equipment up to the challenge is daunting.

Dirk Dashing v1.1 released

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: My Game Company announces the release of Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent! version 1.1 for Linux! Some of the new features they have developed for the upcoming Dirk Dashing 2 have been ported back into the original game.

5 Factors Making Ubuntu Server Business Ready

workswithu.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is getting serious about the server. The company is working hard to partner with 3rd party server application providers, and to develop the required core OS services for Ubuntu to make it a highly successful business server platform. There are many factors that make Ubuntu a strong server platform, but the top 5 are:

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Android/Google Leftovers

3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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