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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:55pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:44pm
Blog entry Slight Site Changes Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 5:01pm
Story Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 4:22pm
Story Who’s Writing Linux? Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 4:19pm
Story How to keep your Linux-heavy data center up and running Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 4:07pm
Story Good Enough Is Great Rianne Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 3:23pm
Story Not all CLAs are equal Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 3:21pm
Story Unigine Engine Splits Into Game And Sim Products Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 3:17pm

Ubuntu Tweak Guide

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Ubuntu

jaysonrowe.wordpress: Installing Ubuntu can literally be as easy as typing in some very basic information, and clicking next a few times. There is, however always some room for tweaking.

Google releases Linux repositories

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Linux
Google

tectonic.co.za: Search giant Google has finally launched a repository of its software for Linux users. The repository will house the latest Linux versions of its software and make it easier for Linux users to keep up to date.

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Think - Part 2 & 3

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Linux

opensfreedom.blogspot: So where does Slackware fall in those regards we talked about with Ubuntu last? That is, on package installation and repositories.

Fix your music library: song names, album art, automatically

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Software

blogs.howtogeek: With every new version of media players, we get new beautiful album art views, recommendations and all kinds of sorting by genre, year, composer. These are all based on correct information stored in the songs 'tags'.

The BeBook eBook Reader is a great device

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Linux

linuxinfusion.com: My eBook reader for the past year or more has been my trusty Palm IIIxe which was given a new lease on life thanks to great eBook reading software like Plucker and Weasel Reader. However, There are obvious down-sides and I decided that it was time to look around for a dedicated eBook reader.

Free, Professional Music Production: A Linux Introduction

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Software

hehe2.net: When I’m not designing websites with Kompozer or writing articles like this on OpenOffice.org’s word processor, I love playing and listening to music. While the numerous Linux distros tailored to multimedia have their own arrangements and unique quirks, they’ve got a few common threads in the software they use.

odds & ends

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News
  • Support Amarok This Roktober '08

  • Camp KDE 2009: Jamaican me crazy
  • Camp KDE 2009: Call For Presentations
  • My Story With Linux - Part 1
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Beta Video - Using Guest Session
  • Open-source software and Linux at HP
  • Create High Quality Flash Videos in Ubuntu
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/03

some shorts

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Linux

Opera 9.6 RC 2

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Software

opera.com: Were you already giving up on the hope of a new toy for the weekend? Don't despair: we have a new RC for the upcoming 9.6 release. Happy testing!

Simply Mepis Linux and My Office

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Linux

preacherpen.wordpress: I do a lot of work on my home computers; one is a desktop, and the other is a laptop. Both of them are running Simply Mepis Linux, and are working very well. What do I use Linux for in my office?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Editing "bluring" your images with GIMP to create bokeh effect

  • Obtaining Ubuntu Installer
  • A way to combine PDF files in UNIX and Linux
  • How To Setup a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 1
  • Improve OpenOffice.org Performance
  • Broken PyGTK in Gentoo
  • Smack, crack, hack and track any network with Linux

Review: Fedora 10 Beta (Gnome)

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Linux

headshotgamer.com: Fedora, for those that didn't know, was born out of Red Hat Linux as a way to continue a free community based distribution and keep Red Hat Enterprise for those with deep pockets and data centres.

Intel's GEM Coming In Linux 2.6.28 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: Intel's Graphics Execution Manager is a kernel memory manager for graphics processors and has since overtaken TTM in what will become the de facto standard for GPU memory management.

OpenOffice.org in the City of Katowice, Poland

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Interviews
OOo

polishlinux.org: We have begun this series of articles focusing on Free Software deployments in Polish government departments with the article OpenOffice.org in Łeba. Today we are introducing yet another example of a well-done implementation of OpenOffice.org, in Town Council of Katowice.

Changing operating systems requires a change in mindset

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Linux

itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring how to do things the "GNU/Linux way".

Census Reveals the Top 20 Open Source Packages

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Software

ostatic.com: The other day we reported findings from the Open Source Census. The census has also made available a list of the top 20 open source packages found in its scans of thousands of computers. Here are the packages that made the top 20 list.

Voodoo Envy 133 unboxing and impressions

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: HP's Voodoo Envy 133, first announced in June, has struggled a bit off the blocks, with manufacturing problems. Like the MacBook Air before it, this laptop is about looks first, function second. It only takes 5 seconds to boot and you're in a Linux environment with Firefox, Pidgin, Skype and some crappy photo and music apps.

I hate Linux!!!

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Linux

chxta.blogspot: Over the years I have built up a repertoire of skills that have seen me become the main man when it comes to system clean ups. Yes sir. I can secure them as tight as all the gold in Fort Knox. Then I met Linux...

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Might Think - Part 1

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opensfreedom.blogspot: Slackware and Ubuntu share a common line of thinking. They both aim to be simple. However, they have different approaches to simplicity and different target audiences.

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