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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 7:22am
Story An open source software updating tool Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 7:21am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 7:20am
Story Evolve OS’ New Beta Brings Linux Kernel 3.19.1 and systemd 218 - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 7:14am
Story LibreOffice 4.4.2 Release Candidate 1 Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 7:11am
Story Strange Bedfellows and Linux Reviews Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 7:05am
Story Customer Service and Open Source Software: A Budding Relationship Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:59am
Story Ext4 Filesystem Improvements to Address Scaling Challenges Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:59am
Story Red Hat 7.1 is here, CentOS 7.1 coming soon Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:51am
Story MIPS Creator CI20 v Raspberry Pi 2 Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:46am

Firefox vs. Chrome

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox vs. Chrome
  • The 10 best new Firefox add-ons of 2009

How-To: Post to Tweeter from Command-Line

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HowTos

This is a short tutorial explaining how to post to Twitter using command-line in Linux, without needing to even open up your web browser.

Merry Christmas?

few odds & ends:

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News
  • What I’ve Enjoyed About Ubuntu
  • Get Started with Customizations
  • Faces Behind Linux - Underappreciated Open Source Youtubers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to watch Youtube videos without flash in Firefox
  • Fix system only boots into memtest after install Ubuntu
  • Configure Samba with Gadmin-Samba
  • Installing and configuring Squid proxy server
  • Set Bing.Com's Background Of The Day As Your Wallpaper

"I love" Google search results… OS X trails Linux

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Linux

I love Suse - 412,000
I love Fedora - 1,180,000
I love Uubntu -
I love OS X -

For a single player a whole country is banned?

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Gaming

locutus.us: Everything started and worked properly. Except for one problem. I could not receive a list of servers from the internet. I started searching around and apparently a single player from Turkey upset a single person from I don't know what country and as a result this person decided to ban the whole country!

Set Up and Get to Know Your New Windows, Mac, or Linux Computer

lifehacker.com: ou woke up to find a shiny new computer waiting for you under the tree this year. Whether it's a Windows PC, Mac, or Linux box, here's a quick starter guide to getting it running on all cylinders.

Festive Firefox Friday: 2009 review

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: Instead of bringing you Firefox-related news from the last seven days, this is an entire recap of Firefox in the year of 2009. It's been a big year for that cute little red panda and 2010 will be just as exciting if not more so!

XO-1.5 to Run Windows 7

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OLPC
Microsoft

olpcnews.com: Buried under the XO-3 vaporware hype was more information on the very real XO-1.5 hardware that is a gift to Microsoft. Just read this paragraph from the One Laptop Per Child press release:

Hidden Docky 3D Mode

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Ubuntu

Docky comes with a hidden 3D mode. Here is how to enable it:

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10 Useful Linux Commands

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HowTos

Here's a list of 10 commands which may come handy when using the command line in Linux:

Search for all files modified in the last N days containing a specific text in their name

find DIR -mtime -N -name "*TEXT*"

My operating system is better than yours.

toolbox.com/blogs: It's all over the intanut tubes. The endless fights between windows and Linux advocates never seem to end. Both factions accuse each other of being FUDmunsters and zealots and both factions defend their own actions aggressively.

Xubuntu 9.10 Review - Unremarkable

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Xubuntu is a member of the Ubuntu family, furnished with the lightweight Xfce desktop environment, on top of the standard Ubuntu stack. So, that means that it should be as easy and convenient to use as standard Ubuntu, right?

Jolicloud – A Linux Distribution for Netbooks

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Linux

linuxandfriends.com: My Samsung NC 10 netbook came pre-installed with Microsoft Windows XP. I erased the OS and installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix Karmic Koala on it. However, I soon found out that Karmic Koala was not ready for normal use.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Eight
  • XBMC 9.11 Camelot Released For The Holidays
  • Audacity Go Boom
  • VTK: New 2D API, Canvas and Charting Features
  • Awesome, fun-filled music video on Linux & Linus
  • Novell and Microsoft cut out the GPL cancer from open-source Silverlight
  • DRM, DMCA and OST (Other Scary Things)
  • FLOSS Weekly 101: pfSense
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 68 Merry Christmas 2009
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 333

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remove the User List from Ubuntu GDM Login
  • Use Pandora to Stitch Images into Panorama
  • Networking with OpenVPN
  • Setup Steam Version of Crysis on Ubuntu
  • Easily Get Changing Desktop Backgrounds in Ubuntu
  • What should i do after installing Fedora 12?
  • Understanding Virtualization
  • Flash Player 10.2 Beta on Ubuntu
  • Move WUBI to a USB Flash Drive
  • Final Touches: Fedora 12 on Thinkpad x200 Tablet

linux and/or ubuntu mentions:

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Operating Systems of 2009
  • The ’00 7: The decade’s most important tech advances
  • Year in Review: Software and desktops in 2009
  • Ten people who have influenced technology over the past decade
  • Debate Rages On in Microsoft Vs. Google Web War

To-Do Applications Reviewed

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: To-Do applications may seem over-kill to some (“what’s wrong with pen and paper?”) but I, personally, find they really help my workflow. Linux has a fair old selection of task applications, but are they any good?

Happy Holidays From Monty Program

Santa baby, an RC release under the tree, for me
I’ve been an awful good boy
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

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