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Story PCLinuxOS Makes Desktop Linux Look Good Rianne Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 11:35am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 11:14am
Story Linux backdoor squirts code into SSH to keep its badness buried Rianne Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 11:04am
Story Rygel 0.20.2 Media Server Supports Milliseconds in Renderer Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 10:50am
Story Linux Mint 16 release candidate available for download Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 10:46am
Story Developers deny GNOME dependent on systemd Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 10:40am
Story Alt-Tab Support, Exposay For Wayland's Weston Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 10:36am
Story Pre-loaded Linux: The solution to a mass of problems Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 1:59pm
Story Best Linux distro for privacy protection? Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 1:49pm
Story How to Run Your Small Business With Free Open Source Software Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2013 - 1:46pm

SSD vs. SATA benchmarks, round 2: Server applications

linux.com: Yesterday I presented Bonnie++ and IOzone benchmarks for a solid state drive in a client machine and discussed the relative merits of purchasing an SSD over a set of hard disks costing the same money. Today I'll look at deploying and taking advantage of the extremely fast seek time of the SSD on a server.

Why Virtualization isn't all that.

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Hardware

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There are certain situations I can agree virtualization can be useful and efficient. It is a concept called "planned obsolescence" and was generally made notorious by AT&T after Ma Bell broke up. The same technological snakeoil is sold by computer and electronics makers today.

KDE 4.1: Better Than Any Mac Or Vista

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KDE

efytimes.com: This is going to give a hard time to any Vista or Mac. KDE brings to GNU/Linux the cool and bling factor with a complete arsenal of applications and tools with which you can conquer even Mars.

Will LSB 4 Standardize Linux?

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Linux

internetnews.com: Not all Linux distributions are made with the same components, which can make it difficult for software developers to write applications for multiple Linux distributions. That's where the Linux Standards Base (LSB) comes into play.

Virtual Linux, coming to a desktop near you

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Linux

itwire.com: Virtualisation is on the brink of turning operating systems into a commodity item. It may be realistic to see software applications shipped as virtual computer images in the near future. Linux has much to benefit from this, with a repeat of the phenomenal adoption rate it has enjoyed since the ASUS Eee PC.

OOo Basics: Creating charts with Base and Calc

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OOo
HowTos

linux.com: While OpenOffice.org Base is good for storing and querying data, it doesn't provide any easy way to chart information. This is exactly what Calc does best, with its dedicated chart module. If you want to visualize data stored in a Base database, you can write an OOo Basic macro that pulls data from a database, inserts it into a Calc spreadsheet, and then creates a chart. Here's how.

Disasters at Whistler raining on Mozilla’s summer parade

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet: A rock slide, power outage and loss of a top engineer of Firefox 3 have some attendees of Mozilla’s 2008 summer summit wondering if the ghosts in Redmond aren’t raining on their parade. The Firefox summit is behing held at, ahem, Whistler, the code name of Microsoft’s Windows XP.

Video: ‘Your Linux is ready’

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Here’s your countdown of Linux hits for the week, plus one Novell-produced video, spoofing the Mac-PC ads. Do you suppose anyone will ever make one of these ads or parodies that doesn’t make the “winner” completely smarmy and annoying?

going wild with kde 4.1 themes

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KDE

vizzzion.org: Now KDE 4.1 is out, I've played around a bit with different themes. I've installed the KDE artwork package, and a couple of themes via GetHotNewStuff. KDE's coloring system has seen quite a lot of love, as has Plasma's theming engine. The results are quite impressive, as you can see in the screenshots.

Top Screencast Sites for Open-Source

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OSS
Web

ostatic.com: Let's say that you've decided to start using a new programming language or framework. How can you learn what to do, or take some initial steps? Years ago, the obvious answer was the buy a book, or perhaps a magazine. Today, you're likely to read an online tutorial, or one of the many blogs that have sprung up about many of these technologies.

Microsoft Applauds Victory Over Linux and Open Source

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Microsoft

softpedia.com: The Redmond company, once the epitome of the proprietary software business model, stopped nothing short of declaring an all out victory over Linux and open source at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting 2008 the past week.

Also: Microsoft's open source guru faces slings and arrows
And: Microsoft’s Dana Perino problem with open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Split files with tar

  • Setting up LAMP on FreeBSD
  • Opsview - Enterprise network and Application monitoring based on Nagios
  • How to customize Ubuntu for your Eee PC
  • How-To: Configure Wireless Internet In Linux
  • Reverse Engineering Malware on Linux with IDA Pro
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 10
  • Minimalist Linux to Confuse the Masses
  • Knock-based commands for your Linux laptop
  • openSUSE 11.0 Tweak for Speed

Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1

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MDV

headshotgamer.com: Newer distros mean newer kernels, which give better support for new hardware and newer distros have newer packages - importantly, game packages. Hot off the press, I downloaded the KD4 combo live/install CD for x86-32.

A Journey with Ubuntu : Installation and first impression.

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Ubuntu

gaetandhont.wordpress: I eventually decided myself to install Ubuntu, but the key point is: I want to keep my laptop with XP because I have installed the softwares that support my needs. I don’t want to play with partition resizing and all the likes to install Ubuntu, nor to start from zero with only an Ubuntu installation.

Absolute Linux 12.1.05 – Slackware Made Easier

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: INSTALLING Slackware is a Linux rite of passage. It is the computing equivalent of wandering off alone into the bush for a month armed with nothing more than a pointy stick and grim determination. My own Slackware experience was such a tense affair that, once the KDE desktop loaded, I jumped around the room whooping like I had just killed my first antelope.

Intel GMA X4500HD

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Super Micro C2SEA is an ATX motherboard that uses the Intel G45 Chipset in conjunction with an ICH10 Southbridge. This motherboard provides Intel GMA X4500HD graphics with VGA and HDMI interfaces. In this article, we are looking at the performance of this new Intel graphics processor under Linux.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Apple Denies Linux Access To Its Movie Trailers

  • Why Google Docs will not work (Not yet at least)
  • New Compiz Shatter Effect!
  • Switching To Open Source Completely- One Step at a time
  • Pity the Poor Classmate PC'd Children of Portugal
  • Star Office by Sun Microsystems Part 1
  • Stuff That Works With Linux #2 (Epson Stylus DX6000)
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Turns To OpenJDK 6
  • Ubuntu GNOME Applications
  • KDE 3 to KDE 4 Migration Wizard
  • According to Intuit, Linux is the Future
  • All In One Pendrivelinux 2008
  • Install Linux With Ease Using UNetbootin
  • Gentoo on a 1&1 vServer
  • Howto use Truecrypt and Evolution
  • How to Optimize your Internet Connection using MTU and RWIN
  • How to install & configure Xen Virtualization in openSUSE 11.0
  • Insanely Securing Your Unix or Linux Systems

Picking a Penguin

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PCLOS

blogs.cdswebs: I’m glad that I found PCLOS, because it’s definitely been worth using to me. Both machines I have it on are set to dual boot either it or Windows, but I find myself booting to Windows less and less as PCLOS is just so much more efficient.

amaroK: Music App for Linux Reviewed

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Software

osweekly.com: Over the past few years, I have heard a lot of noise about how great it would be to see KDE coming to Windows world. Despite this happening on its own, it really means little with the exception of perhaps one application - amaroK.

Linux User Here

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Linux

practical-tech.com: Color me surprised. Dana Blankenhorn, a well-known writer about Linux and open source recently asked for someone—anyone–to send him a loaner Linux laptop to replace his now dead Windows laptop. What, he didn’t already have one?

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