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Fun Little Games in the Debian Repos…

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Gaming An often mentioned complaint about Linux is the lack of games. If you’re looking for the latest blockbuster from EA, sure, chances are, it won’t work with Linux out of the box. That doesn’t mean there aren’t great games out there for you to waste your time on though!

Fedora 10's snapshot scramble begins

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Linux The Fedora Project has updated the "beta" or testing edition of version 10 of its Linux distribution over the weekend, with a final release to the public scheduled for 25 November. 3.0 Released, Reviewed, Extended

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  • 3.0 Reviewed
  • Create OOo reports with ease with Sun Report Builder

Fighting the "legacy" reputations of GNU/Linux, seventeen years later

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Linux Regular readers of this column will know that I’m a fan of education and positive experience as an advocacy tool in place of shouting from rooftops. Winning the mindset of an average computer user — particularly home users — is never going to be a quick process but a recent experience showed me we still have some old and familiar hills to climb. How do we combat legacy reputations of GNU/Linux that are no longer valid?

Linux Summit will preview new advanced file system

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Linux Although computers get bigger, run faster and accomplish more amazing feats all the time, they still store data in a 1970s-era file system. But that may be about to change.

today's leftovers

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  • How to fix the ugly side of Ubuntu, its GUI

  • Why Open Source is good for Academic Institutions?
  • Who needs an open-source strategy? You do
  • How to Convert videos to the Ipod format
  • Kernel Selection in Mandriva 2009
  • Bash Script To Get You Your Daily Farmer's Almanac Information

A first look at Fedora 10

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liquidat.wordpress: Recently Fedora 10 beta was released. I took the opportunity to update my rather old Fedora 8 to a more shiny and new system - with KDE > KDE 3.5.

Mandriva Linux 2009.0 on a Dell Latitude E6400

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Frederik's Blog: On my Powerbook I used Debian Testing (Lenny), because it supports the PowerPC architecture very well and is very stable. I was very pleased with this distribution. Even as a desktop OS, I personally liked it much better than Ubuntu. On this new machine, I decided to install Mandriva because it permits me to follow Cooker if I want and also permits me to create and use custom packages more easily.

KDE Launches User Forums

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Web The KDE Community today launches the new KDE Forum. The new forum uses the bulletin board software MyBB offering users, developers and people interested in KDE a place to help each other, discuss KDE-related topics and exchange ideas.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #112

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #112 for the week of October 5th - October 11th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu Countdown banner for WordPress, Follow up: Xubuntu Hug Day, and Launchpad to be off-line.

odds & ends

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  • Vista & Ubuntu - the similarities

  • What is a Netbook computer?
  • Ohio Linux Fest 2008
  • Top Video Players for Linux
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 6
  • Sun and Red Hat Stock Performance

some howtos:

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  • Add Voice to your Shell Scripts

  • How To Set Up a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 3
  • How to run Puppy Linux in Windows
  • Ask Perplexing permissions, beaucoup browsers
  • Switching to the Open source Athero driver after Mandriva 2009 upgrade
  • Size of an embedded Linux system

Surviving the recession with Free Linux distributions (Part 1)

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blogs.zdnet: Times are tough. You’re a computer geek and you need to feed your PC with the latest and greatest applications. What’s a frugal nerd to do? A group of industry peers was recently asked by a colleague the following question: “If an SMB wants to upgrade from XP, what Linux variants would you recommend?”

13 Great Free Backup Programs for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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Software Making sure you've got a reliable backup solution is a must for any user - and more so for an administrator. Why? Well, mostly because your users probably aren't very good at remembering to back up their own files.

image fun

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  • 15 Weirdest, Coolest, and Funniest Tux Images

Open Source Video Editing

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Software There are many good video editors on the market and many of you no doubt have your favorite. What about the Linux user? Is there a comparable product that can allow a Linux desktop user to edit and produce video? There is.

Ubuntu’ed up

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ragstorooks.wordpress: After ages dilly-dallying over replacing my existing XP operating system, I finally replaced it with Ubuntu last weekend.

How Linux Can Help Reduce Poverty

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Linux Poverty is a global problem, which is not limited to third world developing countries. Even mature developed nations like United States has ~18% poverty rate. What can Linux do?

ECS A790GXM-A Black Series

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Hardware AMD has introduced their 790GX Chipset with Radeon HD 3300 graphics and SB750 Southbridge. Elitegroup Computer Systems has introduced a new motherboard that relies upon these newest chips. The ECS A790GXM-A Black Series is this newest product and today we are looking at this motherboard at Phoronix.

smartmontools: control the health of your hard disk

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Software One of the packages I manually install in every new installation is smartmontools. I’ve some expertise in managing computers and networks, and it is a fact that pirate hackers and software bugs are not the main cause of problems in small and medium installations. Hardware is.

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