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Story Chrome OS security holes found, patched Rianne Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 7:40pm
Story GNU Guile 2.0.10 released Rianne Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 6:29pm
Story Weston's Full-Screen Shell Protocol Revised Again Rianne Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 6:19pm
Story Asus May Be Developing an Android Game Box Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Red Hat plans unified security management for Fedora 21 Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 4:49pm
Story GitHub puts co-founder on leave after harassment claims Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 4:41pm
Story Jolla Releases Its "Ohijärvi" Sailfish Linux Update Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 4:32pm
Story KDE wins Linux New Media Readers Choice Award 2014 Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 4:25pm
Story New in GTK+ 3.12: popovers Rianne Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 2:45pm
Story The easiest way to turn your app idea into an appliance Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 11:54am

Learn Ubuntu with Hackett and Bankwell

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Ubuntu I’ve been a GNU/Linux user for about a decade now. Back then, GNU/Linux absolutely deserved a lot of the criticisms it received: it was hard to use, it was a pain to configure, and interoperability with more mainstream protocols and file formats was a crap shoot at best. Enter Hackett and Bankwell.

World without Linux

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blogs.computerworld: Microsoft CEO and President, Steve Ballmer was happy as a clam today at his WindowsWorld keynote in San Francisco's Gates Center. "Nothing can make me happier to tell you that, Larry Page CEO of Google," a niche AOL search engine, "has agreed to run their search engine on Windows Server 2004."

KDE4 apps: Dolphin

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KDE Dolphin is the default file manager for KDE4. It is very powerful, offering many functionalities. The developers have focused on the functionality of Dolphin - being a file manager. As a long-time user, I can say it is a very proud substitute for its older brother, Konqueror.

Linux boot sequence visualized

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Linux This is a visualization of a linux boot sequence where each function is a node and each edge represents a function call, direct branch, or indirect branch. Nodes are laid out using an unweighted force-directed layout algorithm, where each node is simulated as if it were electrically repulsive and had springs between nodes.

Fragmentation And Linux

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: Windows users are familiar with fragmentation. When you have fragmentation, it means that it is time to do some drive maintenance. With Linux it takes on another meaning, since Linux drives are not as prone to fragmentation. To get fragmentation in Linux all you need to do is put two users in the same room.

Google's Chrome now works on Linux, crudely

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Software Google is tight-lipped about the Linux version of its Chrome browser, but the company's programmers have proved a bit more forthcoming with a brief announcement that they have a crude version of Chrome working on Linux.

Google Gadgets for Linux: Eye-Candy or Useful?

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Software Released in June, Google Gadgets for Linux provides about the same functionality of Vista sidebar or Mac OS X dashboard. While other solutions like ‘gdesklets’ are pretty popular within the linux crowd, Google’s’ platform provides compatibility with both gadgets written for the Windows version and the huge repository of web-centered gadgets. Let’s take it for a spin and see if it’s worth installing.

Web camera support in Your Favorite Linux

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Linux If you're using Internet, there's a fair chance you're using some sort of instant messaging, voice, video - or both - telephony or other communication tools to stay in touch with people all over the world. Web cameras play a big part in Internet communication. The crucial question is, can you use these devices on your laptops, should they have Linux installed on them?

Kubuntu 8.10 + KDE 4 = Failed

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Ubuntu After installing the latest KDE flavor of Ubuntu last night, I am supposed to write my initial impressions about it today, and I expected it to be good. Unfortunately, something unexpected happened. Kubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" failed miserably after the installation.

Splashtop moves into netbooks

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Linux The Splashtop instant-on Linux environment is included in the new Lenovo IdeaPad S10e netbook, marking the product's first appearance in that form factor. That news should come as no surprise, since netbooks' ultra-portability is a natural match for Splashtop's instant-on.

Demand for Linux PCs varies across Asia

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Linux Linux-based PCs have reportedly been getting a bad rap for consumer resistance, but manufacturers say demand for them varies between the different Asian markets.

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 64 bit Review

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Ubuntu I waited a few days to let the load on the servers cool down so I could try Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 out on my new Dell Inspiron 530 system. For those who don’t know, a 32 bit OS can’t address over 4 gigs of memory. So 64 bit is quickly becoming a necessity with the systems coming out today.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 512MB

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Hardware The launch of the RV770 GPU earlier this year by AMD was quite successful. The Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870 series feature best-in-class performance. If you are looking for leading performance and all of the bells and whistles on the newest ATI graphics cards but at a lower cost, AMD recently introduced the Radeon HD 4830.

13 Great Linux Videos!

Linux does not need multi-million advertising on top TV networks!
Every one of us can spread the word, with such high quality videos.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Ubuntu 8.10

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In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare an Ubuntu 8.10 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

Linux Setup iSCSI Target ( SAN )

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Linux target framework (tgt) aims to simplify various SCSI target driver (iSCSI, Fibre Channel, SRP, etc) creation and maintenance. The key goals are the clean integration into the scsi-mid layer and implementing a great portion of tgt in user space.

today's leftovers

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  • Linux Printing: A Curious Mix of Yuck and Excellence, part 1

  • What’s unique about openSUSE?
  • 50 Essential Open Source Security Tools
  • USB MiniMe 2008 install from Windows
  • Linux powered Yoggie goes open source
  • Does cb2bib remove drudgery from bibliography creation?
  • Level of Effort and Empowerment
  • 10 ways to amuse a geek
  • G1G1 coming to Europe Nov. 17
  • The license wars are over
  • Windows: The pit stop on the road to open source
  • Next generation C++ "goes beta"
  • IPFire, the Lean Linux firewall
  • Exploring VIM configurations

some howtos:

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  • Installing and Setting Up Avant Window Navigator

  • Ubuntu, the absolute beginners guide
  • Installing a vanilla Firefox in Kubuntu Intrepid
  • Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part4
  • Relaying Postfix SMTP via
  • Ubuntu Ignored Ickthyopterix 8.10 Static IP Bug
  • A Secure Nagios Server
  • Convert Flac To Ogg Vorbis In Three (Easy) Steps
  • Ubuntu 10 things in a terminal
  • Ways To Grab Screenshots In Ubuntu
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today's leftovers

  • Why Is The Penguin Tux Official Mascot of Linux? Because Torvalds Had Penguinitis!
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