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Story Chrome Clamps Down, Bitcoin Vulnerability & More… Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2013 - 11:38am
Story "Good things happen during the weekend" OpenMandriva LX is Coming! Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2013 - 11:31am
Story Updated NVIDIA GeForce Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux With Team Fortress 2 Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2013 - 12:32pm
Story Low-end laptops:The rise of the Chromebook Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2013 - 12:26pm
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Story Slackware Release Announcement [14.1] Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2013 - 2:21am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 06/11/2013 - 4:05pm
Story 5 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance srlinuxx 06/11/2013 - 3:53pm
Story Rise of Mobile Gaming srlinuxx 06/11/2013 - 2:43pm

How to: Installing and running Ubuntu on the Eee PC

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arstechnica.com: When the Asus Eee PC came out last year, we found that the eeextremely eeenticing subnotebook had the potential to be a real game-changer. Indeed, the diminutive wonder has spawned countless imitation products from a wide range of other vendors.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the Asus EEE PC

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greenhughes.com: I finally took the plunge the other day and decided to wipe the operating system that came with my EEE PC and install Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and I'm very glad I did! I've been using it for a few days now and am really pleased with it.

Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions

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oreilly.com: 10 days ago Linux creator Linus Torvalds gave an interview in which he talked about what he likes and doesn't like in a Linux distribution:

An Introduction to the Linux Command Line

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makeuseof.com: A command line is a method of interacting with your computer that involves typing commands (that is, words and phrases that have meaning to the computer) to make it do things. Command line interfaces replaced punch card systems back in the 1950’s and subsequently made room for GUIs.

X3 Game For Linux Still In Development

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phoronix: Since January of 2007, Linux Game Publishing (LGP) has been working on porting X3: Reunion over to Linux. This game is the sequel to X2: The Threat, which was ported by this Linux game company already. X3: Reunion was scheduled to be released a year ago on the 1st of August.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #101

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ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 101 for the weeks July 20th - July 26th, 2008 is now available. In this issue: Intrepid Alpha 3 released, Ubuntu Screencasts, and Ubuntu Stats, and much, much more!

Fedora NA - Regional Ambassadors

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fedoratutorials.com: One of the things I’ve been working pretty heavily on the past couple weeks is getting more involved in the Fedora Ambassador program. And let’s just say its been a blast. I love the new direction of the North American Ambassador program and am excited to be a part of the newly rejuvenated program.

Further Foxconn fun

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Hardware

mjg59.livejournal: Ryan kindly sent me a copy of the ACPI tables for his motherboard, so I've had the opportunity to look at them in a little more detail. There's nothing especially surprising. The first method of interest is OSFL.

Dont Preach Linux. Just Mention it

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dogbuntu.wordpress: A lot of Linux users especially the ones who are newly finding their feet and have become recent converts of Linux get far too enthusiastic about the joys and benefits they experience after they have converted to Linux. They get excited and try to convert as many people as possible to their favourite OS. These people just get far too excited and end up trying to force people to Linux.

Living with Linux - Stories of a User

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silivrenion.com: I've had Fedora linux for a while now. I've enjoyed all of it for the longest time. I wasn't always, I was a Windows user. I am by no means a linux expert, but I am somewhat confident with my PC skills. Either way, the switch to linux that I made was hard, but has paid off in so many ways now.

Ubuntu Linux is Much Better than Windows

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deepbluespaces.blogspot: I have worked with Ubuntu Linux for about 2 months and find that Ubuntu is much better than Windows. My computer is Thinkpad T43 laptop. The reasons that Ubuntu is better are:

Mojave, strength of the Bear, speed of the Puma?

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bushweed.blogspot: So, Microsoft decided to pull some publicity about Vista by inventing a name, and showcasing it under that name. This is what they did:

some howtos:

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  • How To Find BASH Shell Array Length

  • Setting up mpd locally
  • Keyboard Shortcut Keys in Ubuntu
  • Gmrun - Substitute for gnome run dialog in Ubuntu
  • VirtualBox Wireless Bridging
  • Getting VirtualBox working on Ubuntu after a kernel upgrade
  • Automated scanning with the shell
  • Automatically mount a windows share at boot time in OpenSuse 11
  • Taking Screenshots in Gnome
  • HOWTO: PCLOS custom session
  • Customize Compiz Fusion effects In Ubuntu
  • Compiz Fusion in openSUSE 11.0

PCLOS 2007.1 Soon, Followed by PCLOS 2008

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Good news to Linux Desktop Users! Tex and Ripper Gang will be offer PCLinuxOS 2007.1 soon followed by PCLinuxOS 2008. Now no more downloading of more than 400MB software after installing PCLinuxOS 2007.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated with support for newer hardware

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debian-administration.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename etch). In addition to correcting several security problems and a few serious defects in the stable release, for the first time in Debian's history an update for a stable distribution also adds support for newer hardware by giving users the option to install newer drivers.

Face off part two: Windows vs Linux real world RAM and disk tests

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itwire.com: Last week I put Windows Vista Ultimate and Fedora Linux 9 to a test. The article hit the front page of Digg but received a lot of criticism by those disappointed with the performance of Internet Explorer. So, let's dig deeper and use Firefox to see if Internet Explorer's memory footprint is actually a Windows Vista "feature" or not.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On Fedora 9

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This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

Promoting Linux using reverse psychology

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newlinuxuser.com: I am not sure what Promoting Linux is all about but everything was so exaggerated I ended up laughing! Let me share some stuff that made me laugh:

Customer demand adds Linux to industrial computer line

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linux.com: Glacier Computer is offering two Linux distributions as options on its Everest PCs. The company announced this month it is offering customers a choice of IGEL Linux or Fedora Linux distributions.

Switched to Mandriva…

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fred.dao2.com: I finally did it! Been talking about ditching Ubuntu for ages and never found the time (you know… backup, new install, restore, get familiar, etc.).

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