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Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:13pm
Story PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 8:14am
Story Ubuntu Touch Image #157 Comes With Mir And Unity 8 Improvements, Among Others Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:11am
Story The Best Lightweight Graphical Email Clients Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:08am
Story Let's Use Linux and Android SDK for Better Android App Development Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 6:59am
Story Randa Meetings Interview Four: Myriam Schweingruber Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 10:17pm
Story Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Power Monitoring Results Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 10:08pm
Story Linux Advocates in the Wild Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:04pm

Profile and visualize Linux boot process with Bootchart

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Bootchart is an extremely simple, extremely handsome application that allows you to profile your Linux boot process, to measure the loading times of different services, to compare kernels and distributions, to identify bottlenecks and improve the performance of your system, and then to display the results in a professional-looking chart.

Confessions of a former Linux fanboy

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Linux

liquidcable.com: I am no longer a Linux fanboy, thus changing my philosophy on Linux and operating systems in general. I changed because I really asked a fundamental question about operating systems, “What should an desktop OS do?”

BBC R&DTV - Creative Commons Tech TV

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Movies

In an interesting, and to be applauded, move from the BBC, they are now releasing a technology based television programme under a Creative Commons non-commercial attribution licence. R&DTV's first episode is now available for free download in a number of file formats.

I am going back to Windows

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Linux

go2linux.org: That title, makes you all fellow Linux users wanted to know why someone would like to go back to Windows, really?

12 Open Source Games that Don't Suck

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Gaming

nixiepixel.com: From entire operating systems to just about any sort of application under the sun, you can find open source and/or free software. This even includes games. Here are some of the best open source/free games out there today:

Prioritizing bugs to boost Linux adoption

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: What are the problems that need to be solved to boost Linux adoption? And in what order? If we get the order right, we can make more users happier faster.

My First Tryst with Ubuntu: Things Worked. Mostly.

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Ubuntu

ghacks.net: I mentioned wanting to try out Linux, specifically Ubuntu. After much consideration and with the help of the Ghacks readers, I decided to try the Ubuntu LiveCD before actually installing it.

Waiting Before Trying Ubuntu 9.04 Test Release Is Advised

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: As if on command, the latest Ubuntu 9.04 release has a final test version ready to go and something tells me that despite the good, there will be some bad to overcome as well.

Thoughts from a two-day-old Gentoo newbie

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Gentoo

fedoratux.blogspot: I remembered there was some of jokes or such like, which depicted major GNU/Linux distributions as in cartoon pictures. As for Gentoo, if I recall correctly, it is a broken old-school CRT monitor with some funny words like “You broke, fix it.”

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Firewall Part 3: Selecting Your Hardware

  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 4
  • Things You Didn't Know About Firefox Browser Tabs
  • Ubuntu Linux Quick Tip - Mount a Samba (Windows) file share to a folder
  • Password Protect a Folder in Linux
  • How To Convert Audio Cassettes & LPs to MP3 in 5 Easy Steps
  • Linux Foundation using Drupal
  • “Quarterly” Report: Yakuake
  • Open Source You Can Use, April Edition
  • Funny Linux Video: Battle Of The Startup Sounds
  • Heavy Metal On Your IPhone - By Linux
  • Novell’s SUSE Linux Patched
  • Palm's Pre May Not Be Drawing Much Interest
  • XO Laptop Gen 1.5: with VIA C7-M 1GHz Performance
  • Open XML, the standard that was not
  • CUPS update closes security holes
  • Unigine Working On New Physics, Multiplayer

Several Nice Linux Easter Eggs

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Humor

Although some of this stuff is old, here are some funny easter eggs I bumped into over time.

In APT
Fire up a terminal and type the following, one command at a time:

Mozilla Prism - Site-Specific Browser

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Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: The first time you hear about site-specific browsing, you raise a brow and wonder. What is this thing? And how is it different from the ... eh ... regular browsing.

Do operating systems still matter?

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OS

ianmurdock.com: Do operating systems (still) matter? If you’re writing an application at the level of Java or PHP, what difference does it make what operating system is running underneath?

Dumping Windows for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

livewithoutwork.com: I have decided after much deliberation that I am no longer going to withstand Microsoft Window’s buggy software.

Linux: Drivers Should NOT be Closed Source

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Linux

doctormo.wordpress: In one of my previous blog entries about a Dell Support issue some of the comments suggested that the reason we were in this mess was because of the inflexible nature of the Linux kernel.

Changes to the GNOME System Administration Team

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Software

lwn.net (gnome-announce-list): We'd like to announce a formal system administration team. GNOME has long had an informal sysadmin team that has managed the gnome.org services.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix woes

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Ubuntu

Envizions Announces 3-D Online Community for Linux Game Console

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Web

ostatic.com/blog: When I read the press release about EVO's community, called "My Universe," I shuddered violently enough to shake the couch and scare the small dog sitting beside me. I realize that maybe, in the EVO's case, this might not be a fair assumption.

Ubuntu 9.04: Faster, but more of the same.

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: The latest entry, 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope," promises to be another iterative release, with a couple of new features (faster boot, overhaulted notifications system) but nothing to blow your skirt up.

Washington state rejects open source

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: National, state and local governments are all waking up to the opportunity open source offers. Washington state, the home of Microsoft, appears to be an exception.

Also: How open source got its wings

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