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Story Want to Try Linux but... srlinuxx 18/04/2012 - 3:21am
Story NVIDIA Confirms Linux Driver Problems srlinuxx 18/04/2012 - 3:19am
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Story Linux Mint's Mate: GNOME 2 Lives Again srlinuxx 18/04/2012 - 3:13am
Story Bodhi Linux review srlinuxx 17/04/2012 - 9:52pm
Story Fedora 17 Sneak Peek srlinuxx 17/04/2012 - 9:41pm
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Story Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for March srlinuxx 17/04/2012 - 9:34pm
Story Qt 5 Alpha Launches: Fluid Touch Experiences srlinuxx 17/04/2012 - 9:30pm
Story The Lesser Known Music Players For Linux srlinuxx 17/04/2012 - 7:44pm

Consumer hardware shipping too many Linuxes by default

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Linux

bytebot.net: At the top of my head now, Linux is hitting the mainstream desktop market, in many variants. So what am I getting at? Complexity.

RHEL 5.2: Changing the compass?

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Linux

beranger.org: The release of RHEL 5.2 with "re-basing" of the "top desktop applications" would lead to a strange situation: the conservative, long time supported RHEL, that usually doesn't upgrade any package if backporting the patches is feasible, will become much fresher than Debian stable!

Foresight Linux 2.0 Features GNOME 2.22

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Linux

softpedia.com: Foresight Linux 2.0 has been released, bringing you the latest GNOME 2.22. Foresight Linux is an rPath-based distribution with a lot of apps that make your computing experience much easier.

Play Windows games on Linux with PlayOnLinux

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Software

linux.com: If you are an avid gamer, you probably dual-boot your favorite Linux distribution with Windows, because that's where you find most new cutting-edge games. But what if you could run your Windows games on Linux?

Does choice make support for Linux harder?

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Ubuntu

progbox.co.uk: Upon listening to lugradio the other day, I was interested by their segment on support. It got me thinking, does the choice ethic that we are so proud of actually make it harder to support the product. Imagine: In the windows world - Click on the start button. How would we approach that in the Linux world? Click on whatever you normally click on to start programs up.

Getting the login right: moving from xdm to gdm or kdm

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: For years now, I have been clinging to xdm as my display manager; years ago, I spent several days tweaking the configuration files of xbanner and xdm to get it to look “just so”, and I didn’t want to change it. But no more! I decided to spend a little time trying to get each display manager to look “right” with my original login screen design.

Creative Commons Releases LiveContent DVD

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Linux

fanaticattack.com: The Creative Commons recently released LiveContent 2.0 a Free Live DVD. We checked it out and wanted to give you an overview of what it’s all about. Basically, it’s a Fedora Live DVD with free and open source content that comes loaded with Creative Commons’ (CC) licensed material.

GTK+ 3.0: Getting serious

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Software

federkiel.wordpress: GTK+ has come a long way. From its humble beginnings as “The GIMP ToolKit”, it is now used in a plethora of applications. In fact, GTK+ is very popular. GNOME, one of the leading desktop environment on Unix systems, uses GTK+ almost exclusively.

today's leftovers

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News
  • EZblue Linux server makes administration easy

  • Doing More For An Open NVIDIA
  • OSS Traffic Management: Open Road Ahead?
  • GNOME: 10 years of self-congratulation
  • Samba: EC ruling made Microsoft talk again
  • WannabEees: Eee PC vs Elonex One vs OLPC vs EasyNote XS vs MSI Wind and more
  • The riches of Linux point to the server. Whither Ubuntu?
  • Fight The FUD: Lies, Damned Lies, And Linux
  • First release of the Gentoo Arch Testing Tool
  • Linux Reality: Episode 98 - Super Basic Shell Scripting
  • Open-source software worth considering
  • Email client to the stars
  • Linux and Games
  • (Planet Sabayon) Portage tree: DEPEND/RDEPEND split situation = dramatic

kubuntu-de.org in conversation with Tobias König

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KDE
Interviews

kubuntu-de.org: Tobias König is a Computer Science student and one of the core developers of Akonadi, one of the innovative technologies that will be implemented in KDE4. Akonadi will be a platform independent innovative storage solution for personal data. In this interview, Tobias König shares his impressions.

FUD Alert! Wal-Mart, Everex & Linux

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Monday, the Associated Press released a story on Wal-Mart’s decision to discontinue the line of Everex Green gPCs in their brick-and-mortar stores. I was intrigued by the way the story mutated as the day progressed.

Update: Novell’s SuSE Linux Desktop Strategy

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: At first glance, Novell’s desktop Linux goals are humble. Novell insiders tell The VAR Guy they’d be pleased if SuSE Linux eventually captures 1 percent of the overall global desktop market. So, how is Novell’s desktop strategy performing so far — especially vs. Red Hat and Ubuntu?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo Send a Command Through SSH to Several PCs Simultaneously

  • Dstat - Versatile resource statistics tool
  • How do I set the real time scheduling priority of a process?
  • A Tutorial on Wget
  • Make Your Own Plug ‘N Play Zone Using Ubuntu Linux!
  • Getting Awn dock on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
  • Running Fedora 8 on Legacy Windows XP

Making KDE look good

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KDE

freesoftwaremagazine.com: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” goes the old saying. What looks great to me, might not be very appealing to you. Most GNU/Linux distributions pick default images that are bland, inoffensive, and boring, all of which have their place, but we can do better. This article will look at making your GNU/Linux machine look beautiful.

Asus EEE PC – is it really good news for FOSS and Linux?

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Linux
Hardware

geekzone.co.nz: The Asus EEE PC is a truly marvellous little machine. I had heard a lot of good things about it. But usually, I'm not all that interested in those fancy ultra mobile devices everyone is supposed to buy these days. But the EEE PC is running Linux, so my interest was piqued. Great for Linux? Wait... where IS Linux?

The Everex "green" gPC isn’t so green

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Hardware

tech.blorge.com: Everex has been advertising its gPC desktop as being “green” but reviews say otherwise. Aside from the software, driver and operating system issues; the desktop wastes plastic and isn’t as environmentally friendly as the company would like you to believe.

Latest Firefox 3 beta offers exciting features

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Firefox 3 is in testing, with the latest build, beta 4, released Monday. Mozilla is aiming for a final release of its flagship product before the end of the first quarter of 2008. Let's take a look at the changes coming down the pike.

Also: Firefox 3 Beta 4 Offers Speed, Security Improvements

Linux Foundation: We'd love to work with Microsoft

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Linux
Interviews

infoworld.com: In an interview, Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation's executive director, talks about desire to interoperate and discusses the desktop outlook for Linux

Gnome 2.2 now available, planned for Ubuntu 8.04, RHEL 6, SLES 11

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Software

Paula Rooney: The GNOME Foundation announced the release of version 2.22 on Wednesday, an update that offers enhanced multimedia support, new file system, and enhanced e-mail, internationalization and accessibility features. GNOME is used in many popular Linux distributions from Ubuntu, Novell, Red Hat, Mandriva and Debian.

SFLC Publishes Analysis of M$'s Open Specification Promise

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Microsoft

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance free and open source software, today published a paper that considers the legal implications of Microsoft's Open Specification Promise (OSP) and explains why it should not be relied upon by developers concerned about patent risk.

Also: Lost in the OOXML Fog

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