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25 Linux tips for Windows switchers

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Linux

techradar.com: Don't see what all the Windows 7 fuss is about and thinking of jumping ship to Linux? Here are 25 things you need to know.

New Version of Skype Released with PulseAudio Support and Numerous Improvements

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Reviews

A new version of Skype for Linux was released the other day, bringing new features and a lot of improvements and bug fixes. Skype 2.1.0.47 comes packaged for distributions like Ubuntu (both 8.04 and 8.10), Debian Lenny, Fedora Core 9 and 10+ and openSUSE. Dynamically and statically linked binaries are also available from the official website.

Upgrade To The Latest FFmpeg and x264 in Ubuntu Intrepid and Jaunty

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A while ago I posted some fixed ffmpeg and x264 packages for Ubuntu Jaunty (.deb) but you may want to upgrade to the latest version of ffmpeg and x264 (whichever the latest version is). So this how-to will explain how to install the latest FFmpeg and x264 and then how to always update those packages. Read on!

today's leftovers:

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News
  • For those who vie for SciFi
  • Linux Support for the Saleae Logic Analyzer
  • Enhance your vlc player with new skins
  • Howto fix SSH connection to the netscreen firewall does not work
  • Secure VoIP, GNU SIP Witch, and replacing Skype with free software
  • HOWTO : Hiawatha 6.16 web server on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • How To: Daily Journal With Panel Launcher
  • Backtrack : Linux Distro for the White Hat
  • Command Line Cheatsheet
  • Open Source Revitalized Enterprise Software, Says SugarCRM CEO
  • The Official Ubuntu Server Book
  • How to Start Moving to Ubuntu

Debian 64 Bit Linux Overview

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Linux

venagozar.com: I wanted to see Linux in action in 64 bits. It seems there are only a few choices, Ubuntu and Debian were the only distributions I found using 64 bit software. I thought I would give Debian a go.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #157

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #157 for the week August 23rd - August 29th, 2009 is available.

7 Reasons to Use Debian

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Reviews

1. Stable
Any application needs time to be used and tested enough time in order to make it stable. One of the greatest goals of Debian is stability. It's released when it's ready and applications included in the repositories have enough time to be tested through.

4 apps new Ubuntu users should not do without

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sinaisix.blogspot: The amount of applications available in the Ubuntu repositories can sometimes be overwhelming for a new user. To make things simple for such users, I have compiled this short list of four applications that new users should start their Ubuntu life with.

kubuntu installer

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shtylman.com: I thought I would finally take the time to promote and show off some of the changes I have been making to the Kubuntu installer, Ubiquity.

Python... Gross

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Software

I HATE PYTHON! I also very much wish that people would quite writing large applications in Python. Python is incredibly slow for being as new and small as it is. I cannot subclass things like dict or list without overriding every single method in them.

The Move to Linux - Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: What I want to do is highlight a recent experience that makes me feel good about the Linux installation experience. One of the things I mentioned before is that the Linux desktop is something that is ready for general consumption, either by the private individual or the commercial enterprise, but one of the largest detractors is the installation process.

kmail marrying plasma

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KDE

vizzzion.org: Kevin blogged about the porting of KMail to Akonadi. He, Andras and a couple of other KDABians are splitting KMail into smaller components that combined make up an email client. Those components are then ported to using Akonadi.

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Debian Lenny)

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This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Debian Lenny system. The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

ChatZilla: Powerful IRC Client for Firefox

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ChatZilla is an IRC client built as a Firefox add-on and providing enough features to use it just like any other standalone IRC client. ChatZilla will fit best as an IRC client when you don't want to use a separate application for getting on IRC.

full circle magazine - issue #28 released

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Ubuntu

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our twenty-eighth issue.

10 Interesting Google Chrome OS Mock-up Designs

junauza.com: We may not see the first development version of Google Chrome Operating System until the beginning of next year. We can however look at some mock-ups.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Restore Ubuntu Panels Back To Their Default Settings
  • Linux File Ownership
  • Advocating And Supporting Insecure Practices
  • How To Enable RAR Support In Ubuntu Linux
  • Linux / UNIX: Test Graphical Performance ( 3D Acceleration / FPS )
  • OOXML as a response
  • Fedora looking to target Netbooks?
  • Keyboard shortcuts that you can use within terminal
  • Test out OpenOffice.org online without installing it
  • New BSD Licensed debugger
  • FLOSS Weekly 84: FoxyProxy

3 Linux distros you would love to laugh at

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abhishekrane.com: I must say that the number of Linux distributions is greater than one can imagine and it is growing every day. Every time I see some geek coming out with a distro of his own as if it is trendy to do so.

A New Development Release Of GNOME Shell

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phoronix.com: GNOME 3.0 will not be rolling out until the first half of 2010, but work is already underway on this major GNOME update that is the first to bring some radical changes in a long time.

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