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Story How To Setup Virtual Private Network (VPN) In Linux Ubuntu Based Distributions Mohd Sohail 21/04/2015 - 6:28pm
Story Open source saves costs at Portugal road authority Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 5:58pm
Story Review: Linux Mint Debian 2 "Betsy" MATE Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 5:41pm
Story Kolab, Collabora to collaborate on LibreOffice Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 5:26pm
Story Fedora 22 Beta Is Out with Better GNOME Notifications and Improved Wayland Support - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 5:21pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Powers the Desktop, the Cloud, and the Phone Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 5:11pm
Story 8 Linux file managers to try Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 5:06pm
Story New Releases Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:58am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:58am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:57am

Ubuntu Music & Backgrounds

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  • 20 Breathtaking Ubuntu Studio Wallpaper Collection
  • Ubuntu One Music Store FAQ

Lubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Released (w/ Screenshots)

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The most important changes in Lubuntu Alpha 3 are 4 new default applications: Chromium for the browser, gnome-mplayer as the default media player, Wicd has been replaced with the Network Manager and Pcmanfm2 as the default file manager.

But there are a lot of visual changes too. Full Story

today's leftovers:

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  • Where is Mozilla Ubiquity?
  • How to install Sodipodi SVG Vector Editor in Ubuntu
  • How to create a Gentoo USB installation medium
  • Boxee Beta Newer Version Released
  • Forget Linux for Dummies: now it’s Linux for Grannies
  • Iceweasel hullabaloo, part eleventy-two
  • OLPC breaks 1,000 machine barrier
  • DtO: Geekette's Syndrome
  • Kernel Newbies: Linux 2 6 33
  • Open Source Advocates Lobby Obama
  • Software industry's false choice for governments
  • Spanish government's adds software development site to OSOR's list
  • Things I've Learned about eReaders
  • Banshee 1.5.4 Released
  • Ubuntu Now Available to Fed Customers on GSA Advantage
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #342 2/24/10
  • Linux Outlaws 137 - Bing!

some howtos:

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  • Add medibuntu sources to install more useful softwares in Ubuntu
  • OpenOffice Keyboard Shortcuts
  • How to Control the CPU Usage of a Process w/ cpulimit
  • Gentoo, awesome and themes
  • How To: Change Timezone
  • Switching Between Absolute and Relative Cell References in OOo Calc
  • remap Control to Caps_Lock Key
  • How To Run Ubuntu in Windows 7 with VMware Player
  • Linux Howto: Cleaning up Your GRUB 2 Menu (part 2)
  • Turn Your Linux Box into a Home Theater with Boxee

A Return to Linux: Review of Ubuntu

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timgray.blogspot: I have been a linux guy ever cince the pre 1.0 release days. I cut my teeth after the home PC on a real os with a login to a local BBS as an admin on a Unix machine, a Cromemco running Cromix. But about 5 years ago Linux became "unusable" for me at home.

Ogg Theora vs. H.264: head to head comparisons

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Software Streaming video websites like YouTube face growing pressure from consumers to provide support for native standards-based Web video playback. The HTML5 video element provides the necessary functionality to build robust Web media players without having to depend on proprietary plugins, but the browser vendors have not been able to build a consensus around a video codec.

The (Involuntary) Unification of Linux

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Linux One of the great things about Linux (on the desktop) is the wide variety of options available. Linux, as many would say, “is all about choice”.

Command line calculator for Linux, calculate big with bc

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Software If you’re a command line freak, you’ve probably use expr for common math calculations but did you know that the bc command allows you to do similar math calculations and is more powerful when it comes to bigger calculations?

Galcon Fusion – Review

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Gaming When Galcon Fusion was released for GNU/Linux I thought it was another of those simple games that I will play for 10 minutes and lose interest very quickly – but I was so wrong…

Time to name and shame the anti-open source extremists

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OSS Since I began writing this blog in 2005 I have watched open source move from a fringe idea to something embraced by the IT mainstream. But there are still extremists out there who want to destroy open source. Some of their names may surprise you.

The Quake III Test If people haven't started thinking about the current crop of smartphones as computers, maybe this will help: Quake III Arena (Q3A) ported to the Android platform.

openSUSE Community: The openSUSE Ecosystem, Part 2

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SUSE openSUSE is a free, open project. Although Novell sponsors it heavily, the project belongs to the openSUSE community. Things were not always this way; before Novell's acquisition of SuSE, SuSE internally managed the course of the distribution, with little input or participation from the user community.

Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Released Later Today - What's new?

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Ubuntu The third and final Alpha of the Lucid development cycle is due for release this evening - but what can you expect to find inside?


  • New Graphical Interface for Ubuntu on ARM
  • Ubuntu Music Store may feature automatic cloud and desktop sync

An Update On The Boot & Power Performance In Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu In December we wrote that Ubuntu 10.04 already shortened the boot time, which has been a great focus amongst Canonical and Ubuntu developers as they strive for a ten second boot. A lot has changed since that article.

The Move to Linux – “Daddy’s a penguin!”

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Linux It might come as a surprise that terms like Linux and Open Source and epiphytes like bloody Microsoft and it shouldn’t be this hard are fairly common in my household. And not always spoken by me!

9 Free, Open Source Tools for Video and Media Playback and Encoding

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Software It wasn't that long ago that it was impossible to find good, free open source tools for working with and viewing video. Now that video runs rampant on the web, though, there are a whole lot of applications worth getting.

Applications to make your KDE more powerful and smarter

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Software KDE is a nice desktop manager for linux operating systems. KDE usually comes with almost everything you might need. But have you ever dreamed if you could make your kde better, smarter and powerful with more amazing applications? Here are a few.

Fragmentation and the RIA wars: Flash is the least bad solution

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Software The latest salvo in the Adobe Flash wars comes from the Free Software Foundation, in an open letter to Google. One thing the FSF misses is that Apple’s stance has not only “pushed web developers to make Flash-free alternatives of their pages”. It has also pushed developers into making Apple-specific apps as an alternative to web pages – which to my mind is unfortunate.

The Ubuntu Tomcat Disaster

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Ubuntu I’ve gained quite a bit of respect for Ubuntu Server over the past year or so. Recently though, I’ve encountered an oddity that is simply too much to bear.

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