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Story Video: Systemd the Core OS (no coughing) Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:20am
Story GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:14am
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:10am
Story Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:09am
Story Forking Debian, Celebrating Ubuntu, and Best Desktops Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:04am
Story 5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:04am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:47pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:47pm
Story Emacs 24.4 released Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Discourse Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:11pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing visudo to use nano

  • Linux, what nice… passwords you have… and your prompts are incredible…
  • How to install VLC 1 (Goldeneye) in Ubuntu
  • change compression algorithm of KDE4 ark dolphin context menu
  • pkill things when killall isn't enough
  • BIND 9 Dynamic Update
  • Using Oxygen Icons Without KDE
  • TIP: Resolving udev startup error messages on Debian
  • How to Encrypt Your File System
  • No page number on first page in OOo
  • Create your own distro with Product Creator

Run your Linux LiveCD in Windows with one click

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Linux

Like any new Linux user I had problems burning/installing Linux from Windows. I had to learn how to fix problems the hard way but that didn't stop me from trying again. Here I'd like to share a tool I use to run any Linux liveCD (ISO) inside Windows without any experience at all!

The Gap moves from Windows to Red Hat Linux

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Linux

cnet.com: Red Hat recently posted an interesting case study on how retail giant The Gap moved from a Unix and Windows based e-commerce infrastructure to one based on Red Hat Linux.

Debian is NOT switching to time-based releases

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Linux

mdzlog.alcor.net: At DebConf 9 this week, the Debian release team proposed a new approach to Debian’s release cycle, which was then announced on the Debian web site. Both the Debconf presentation and the announcement were quite clear, but a number of news articles and blog posts on the subject seem to have misinterpreted them.

Fit-PC2 review: The world’s smallest desktop PC

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Hardware
Ubuntu

roytanck.com: The Fit-PC2 is the world’s smallest fully functional desktop PC. It’s about 1/4 the volume of a Mac Mini, and it still has all the necessary connections and features to be used as a home or office computer.

Are Proprietary Tools the Key to Linux Desktop Success?

daniweb.com/blogs: I'm having a rather traumatic experience with certain Microsoft products lately. The problem is, that to manage a true Hyper-V system remotely, you must have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 system. Where's the freedom in that?

10 IT flame wars that will never go away

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve been involved in IT over the past few decades, you know that the flame of war has always burned strong. It’s like the best rivalries in sports, with camps residing on opposite sides of the field. Chances are, you’ve been in at least one of these flame wars over the years.

antiX-M8.2

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Up this time is antiX, a light-weight version of Linux based on SimplyMEPIS. antiX is geared toward older systems but it’s also quite usable on more modern hardware.

Make the most of large drives with GPT and Linux

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Linux

Preparing for future Linux disk storage with the GUID Partition Table

Will Smartbooks Replace Netbooks?

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Hardware

guardian.co.uk: Could netbooks be replaced by smartbooks? Yes. But will they? Maybe. The general idea is to run smartphone software such as Google's Linux-based Android and Microsoft's Windows CE (AKA Windows Mobile) on portable computers with 7in-10in screens.

MicroHoo: Good or Bad for Open Source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com/blogs: News that Microsoft and Yahoo have finally agreed a formula for their collaboration comes almost as a relief after what seems like years of tiresome on-off negotiations. I think it's necessary to distinguish between short-term and long-term effects.

Beyond the hype: Where open source actually saves you money

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OSS

cnet.com: Talk to any open-source vendor (myself included), and we'll tell you that there's a lot of money to be saved by dropping your proprietary software in favor of open-source alternatives. But is that always the case? And, if so, what are the necessary preconditions for saving money?

Aisleriot - Solitaire on Steroids

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Gaming

raiden.net: Despite all the people who claim to be productive at work, or those who claim to be more than a casual gamer, there is a lot, and I do mean a lot, of people out there who are either casual gamers, or they love to play various solitaire card games on the computer.

Microsoft Releases GPL'd Software (Again): Does This Change Anything?

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Microsoft
OSS

softwarefreedom.org/blog: Microsoft has received much undeserved press about their recent release of Linux drivers for their virtualization technology under GPLv2. I say “undeserved” because I don't particularly see why Microsoft should be lauded merely for doing something that is in their own interest that they've done before.

Linux your way with SUSE Studio

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SUSE

dissociatedpress.net: One of the great things about Linux is that it’s possible to do almost anything with the OS – scale it up, scale it down, customize it to suit your needs. But it’s much easier said than done. Creating your own Linux-based OS is no small feat. Or wasn’t. Until SUSE Studio.

5 Fast Solutions To Deploy Ubuntu On Windows

downloadtube.com/blog: For testing purposes or just for fun, almost any existing Linux distribution can be rapidly deployed from its Live CD or DVD ISO image, without the need to perform an installation to a hard drive or a USB drive.

Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: GRUB 2

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Software

workswithu.com: Ubuntu 9.10 will use GRUB 2 as its default bootloader, replacing GRUB legacy. In this post, we take a look at some of the new features offered by this change.

So, is nice, nice and simple?

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Software

linux-foundation.org: The command nice, and its corresponding function, nice(), appear to be quite simple. A non-privileged user can “nice” a process so that it gets less CPU time. Do you know more about nice? Try the quiz below.

Replacing iTunes: a Songbird Review

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Software
Moz/FF

osrevolution.com: Over the years, iTunes has been accepted as a necessary evil between media players. However, the open source project called Songbird, ever since its conception, has been providing some stiff competition for iTunes.

17 Cool Firefox about:config Tricks

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Moz/FF

ubuntu-inside.me: about:config page contains most of Firefox configuration options as you know.So it is the most powerful and effective way to tweak and enhance your Firefox experience. Here is 17.

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