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Story Squeeze in a jam? srlinuxx 1 18/09/2010 - 3:46am
Story How do you find and choose free software? srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 9:50pm
Story Why Broadcom's Release More Significant than Code srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 9:47pm
Story VMWare wants Novell for Mono, not Linux srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 9:44pm
Story The future of KDE instant messaging is happening now srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 6:39pm
Story Asus U35JC review srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 6:37pm
Story Canonical partners with AMI, Dell & Intel srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 6:34pm
Story 4 Ways to Give Desktop Linux a Test-Drive srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 6:32pm
Story Dead Linux Desktop srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 4:16pm
Story Diaspora Has Security Holes? Duh srlinuxx 17/09/2010 - 4:12pm

Listening to Ubuntu with Amarok

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Software

I had written in my engagement with Ubuntu that I had some key audio requirements and I wondered how they will fare. The first problem with Ubuntu is that the system throws audio players at you willy nilly so that it is hard to sift through them all.Some are simple, crude, with bells and whistles and others are without this all.

DVD Authoring with DVDStyler

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HowTos

Free software for mastering DVDs is starting to catch up with some of the commercial software in this genre. Command line tools have been available for some time, but GUI based tools have just started to become usable. One such GUI is DVDStyler.

Mandriva’s business model

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MDV

I am often asked about the Mandriva business model. So here is a quick summary of the key points:

1. we’re open source
2. we’re a product company
3. we’re publicly traded
4. we address both the consumer market and the corporate market
5. we address the consumer market through multiple channels
6. we have a network of partner/distributors

Pimp Your Kubuntu in 3 Easy Steps

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HowTos

Welcome to the Kubuntu desktop customization guide where you will learn how to bring your KDE desktop to life! In other words, how to get from:

My First Impressions Of Dolphin File Manager

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Software

Don’t panic if you love the endless flexibility of Konqueror - it isn’t going away in KDE 4, it just won’t be the default. Today I downloaded Dolphin and decided to give it a try, spent around 15 minutes and I can say that I am staying with Konqueror.

Linux login with a Windows box and XDMCP

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HowTos

There are many different ways to login to a Linux computer. Most of them are text based and other graphical ones are slow and create lots of network traffic. To the windows click and pointy types the text based login's are a real pain and the other graphical types are murder over a slow connection.

Working with raw images on Linux

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Software

Your editor's exploration of high dynamic range (HDR) techniques inspired one comment suggesting that photographic topics should be avoided in the future if your editor wishes to avoid looking foolish.

Installing OpenSUSE 10.2 on a T60 Thinkpad

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SUSE

A while back I got a new Lenovo T60 Thinkpad. Of course it can pre-installed with WinXP taking up all of the harddrive except for the 4gb hidden recovery partition.

Installation

The switch to Linux

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Linux

So, not exactly a planned thing… My new(ish) laptop started having problems a few weeks back and being the lazy procrastinating ass I am, I’ve been using a gifted ThinkPad T40 that I was using to test OpenSUSE 10.2…

The first few days drove me nuts.

How to configure your SCSI or USB scanner to work with SANE/XSANE from your regular user account

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Linux
HowTos

This article shows how you can make your scanner (SCSI or USB) work with SANE/XSANE from a normal user account without getting permission errors.

http://www.howtoforge.com/sane_xsane_scanner

Linux Mint "Bianca" KDE Edition Beta 020: A Small Review

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Reviews

Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distro whose goal in life, per its website, "is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution." The developers have released both GNOME-based and KDE-based versions in the past, and their latest version, v2.2 "Bianca," is already final in its GNOME incarnation.

Linux Works for Law Firm Offstage

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Linux

The techno-literati have long-heralded the day when the Linux operating system will dominate the desktops of the world. But so far, it's been wishful thinking. That's not to say Linux has not been a success. It most definitely has, but in a different realm.

Vista Sucks; Linux Wins

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Ubuntu

I purchased a computer just a few weeks ago - a travel laptop with a whole lot of power in a two-pound package. There was an option to get the computer with the new Windows Vista installed, so i figured I should get with the times and step up to the new operating system.

Slax 5.1.8.1 killbill edition -- first impressions

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Linux
Reviews

Slax is a live CD that I've been very anxious to try. Any distro that claims to be light on hardware -- yet features the KDE desktop -- is something I've got to try. I'm beginning to think KDE gets a bad rap. It runs pretty darn well in this distro, as well as in MepisLite. And I think KOffice is a terrific package, with KWrite being one of the best programs out there for writers.

Choosing a Linux Distribution for Enterprise Work

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Linux

In many ways, there's never been a better time than now to make a big enterprise move to Linux. Code is mature, competition is fierce, and there are only a few serious contenders. However, each one of these Linux distributions has a distinct feature set, migration path and face for accountability. Picking the right one for your enterprise is crucial.

Beautifying Debian Etch

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Howtos

Debian is one of my favorite distros; but in terms of look, I hate it. At each release, I am hoping for visual improvements but each time I get disappointed. Etch is no different, the artworks are unpolished, the icon set (Rodent on the Xfce desktop) is prehistoric and in general, the desktop has a poor aesthetic appearance.

A Lightweight MySQL Manager

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Software

If you own a website, chances are that you need to use a database to run many site operations. For the most part, people use MySQL.

Most hosts offer a solution to manage your database. A common choice for this is phpMyAdmin. But, for many, phpMyAdmin can be slow or feel bloated on slower connections.

Getting Familiar with GCC Parameters

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HowTos

gcc (GNU C Compiler) is actually a collection of frontend tools that does compilation, assembly, and linking. The goal is to produce a ready-to-run executable in a format acceptable to the OS. For Linux, this is ELF (Executable and Linking Format) on x86 (32-bit and 64-bit). But do you know what some of the gcc parameters can do for you?

Mozilla Thunderbird's New Outlook on E-Mail

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Moz/FF

Tagging has taken off in the Web 2.0 world as a way to organize and find items of interest. And for the most part they've existed only in the browser view of the Web.

SimplyMepis 6.5 - Simply Wonderful

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Linux
Reviews
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After an interesting development cycle, SimplyMepis 6.5 was delivered to the anxiously awaiting community yesterday. Having started out as an update to the 6.0 release, it soon grew to encompass several highly desired features.

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