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Story Gaming on Linux: The State of Affairs srlinuxx 10/05/2012 - 8:29pm
Story 10 More Funny and/or Useless Linux Commands srlinuxx 10/05/2012 - 8:26pm
Story To GNU or Not to GNU? That Is the Question srlinuxx 10/05/2012 - 6:10pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 10/05/2012 - 2:52am
Story Calligra Suite, the Promising Not-An-Office Suite srlinuxx 09/05/2012 - 10:51pm
Story Ubuntu 12.04 Review srlinuxx 09/05/2012 - 10:49pm
Story Best distributions for off-line use srlinuxx 09/05/2012 - 10:38pm
Story Open Source Suites Highly Active srlinuxx 09/05/2012 - 8:20pm
Story Winner Takes All: WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla! srlinuxx 09/05/2012 - 8:17pm
Story Why Opensource Xorg/Gallium drivers suck on linux desktop srlinuxx 09/05/2012 - 6:52pm

Turn your launch bar into eye candy with wbar

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Software

linux.com: Would you like to add an animated scrollbar, such as gOS's iBar or the one on Mac OS X, to your Linux desktop? If you're looking for some eye candy but don't want a program that gobbles your RAM or CPU, then wbar is just the thing for you. This fast, small launch bar features cool effects and a modern look.

Linksys NSLU2 - A Great Linux Box

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Linux
Hardware

thelinuxblog.com: This is a piece of hardware that I have owned probably for about two years now. I thought that it had died. It would never boot up, never beeped. I had to fix it again. That is install Linux on it.

Some of my favorite things about linux…

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Linux

blog.littleoldone.com: Seriously the command line does it for me. I just love having all the tools (including the shell itself) to be able to do what I need to do. Let me not even get started on awk and grep. So here are my top ten five {I can count really} favorite tools {right now}:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source mobile developer: Android is not the answer

  • Compare Windows to Red Hat
  • reasons I like Gentoo
  • A tiny revolution
  • What is Dell doing with Ubuntu?
  • Linux Beer Bottle Top
  • From the Tree of Knowledge
  • Open source licenses removed from the Endangered Species List
  • KDE at Novell's BrainShare event
  • F/OSS Breaks Customer Dependence
  • Novell execs talk shop at BrainShare
  • Why Novell is happy with Hyper-V
  • Open Source Joomla Emerges as a Top CMS Tool
  • “Windows tax?” I Don’t Think So…
  • More Work on Freewins
  • Hacking the iPod for Linux
  • Nouveau Companion 37
  • Process check
  • Is this Slackware 12.1 RC 1 yet?

TorrentFlux: A BitTorrent client on a server

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Software

linux.com: TorrentFlux is a BitTorrent client that runs on top of a server running Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It extends the functionality of traditional clients by operating almost entirely through a Web browser interface. It uses the BitTornado client in the background to manage the queuing, downloading, and seeding of torrent files.

New Life for an Old Laptop

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Linux

ozjd.wordpress: I detailed in the original article how my Thinkpad T20 was given a new lease on life. With a small investment in hardware upgrades plus a new operating system, Ubuntu 7.04, it was proving useful again. Gnome is not my favourite desktop manager so I decided to go in the opposite direction.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debugging with strace

  • Howto: Break out of Rbash
  • How To Disable Prefetching in Firefox & Epiphany
  • How to get iTunes working in Ubuntu
  • The GIMP Compilation
  • Shell Based Scenarios
  • Compiling chkrootkit from source
  • APT Howto
  • Would You Like to Play a Game?
  • CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora Linux Turn off Beep / Bell Terminal Sound
  • Unique files to a Linux install

My Top 15 Commands

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Linux

Some folks have started the "Top X Commands" topic around the blogosphere again, and it always fun and interesting. So, here are mine, both user and root. What are yours?

Fifteen years of NetBSD

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BSD

lwn.net: The NetBSD project is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Throughout the past fifteen years, NetBSD has increased the portability and security of the 4.4BSD operating system on which NetBSD was based, and added support for new processor and system families, while enhancing the system's performance to such an extent that NetBSD has become known as the most portable operating system in the world.

It's A Support Thing -- Or: One Throat To Choke

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: Last year, word swirled in the air that Hewlett-Packard would be the next big PC vendor after Dell (Dell) to add support for Linux on desktops. T the guesses now center around HP providing SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop as its distro of choice. The real question isn't what distribution, though -- it's which throat to choke when things break.

Open-Source ATI R500 3D Milestone Reached

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Software

phoronix.com: Coming just a day after AMD had opened up their production microcode from their proprietary drivers for the R100 to R600 GPUs, a significant milestone has been reached in the road to open-source 3D graphics capabilities for the Radeon X1000 (R500) series. We now have hardware-accelerated glxgears!

GNOME Do - Much More Than an Application Launcher

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tombuntu.com: You could call GNOME Do an application launcher, but it does so much more. It allows you to quickly find all kinds of items and perform a variety of actions on them. Whatever you’re trying to do, GNOME Do can help you do it quickly.

India Has Voted NO to OOXML

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OSS

groklaw.net: I'm very happy to report that despite all the pressure to get India to change its vote, India has stalwartly voted No once again to OOXML. That will, I hope, encourage others to vote what they truly believe is right.

Reiser Admits Trying to Hide Car From Police

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Linux guru Hans Reiser conceded in open court here Thursday he was trying to hide his car from the police in the aftermath of his estranged wife's disappearance.

Mozilla says Firefox 3 ready for prime-time

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Moz/FF

reuters.com: A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft Corp's dominant Internet Explorer. The program's creators told Reuters the trial version of Firefox 3 browser is ready for the masses to use after months of development.

More Apparent Departures from One Laptop Per Child

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: I was looking at the Laptop.org site today, bemoaning the loss of Ivan Krstić and Mary Lou Jepsen. Taking a closer look, and comparing it to the archived version, there are four other absences that stand out.

Freespire 2: Not Bad!

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Since I needed a system to last until the Ubuntu 8.04 release, my search has landed me back at Freespire 2.0. The 2.0 version of Freespire is based on Ubuntu, which really was another reason that I wanted to try it. My first impressions of Freespire are simple: It’s not a bad system.

Hardy Heron Alpha 6

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Ubuntu

mylittleubuntuguide.com: So I went ahead and decided to test this Alpha 6 version of the new 8.04 Ubuntu release scheduled for April sometime. I have to say, this is a HUGE improvement over Gutsy. It feels like this is the correct step up from Feisty and that Gutsy was what Windows ME was to Microsoft! Remember, stuff broke more!

Who Should Lead the Open Source Community?

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OSS
  • Who Should Lead the Open Source Community?

  • Perens campaigns to protect open source
  • Bruce is back, does OSI still want him?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Ubuntu desktop visual effects on Dell D630

  • Convert uif Images in Ubuntu Linux
  • Change OOo keyboard shortcuts
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 3
  • Basics of PHP #1
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