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Story Red Hat's CEO Sees Open Source Cloud Domination Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 3:28am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 8:07pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 8:06pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 8:05pm
Story today's commands Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 8:05pm
Story The Linux 3.16 Kernel Already Has A Ton Of New Features Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE : Video Review and Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:39pm
Story 30-way Intel/AMD/NVIDIA Linux 2D Performance Comparison Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:21pm
Story Diving into FOSS Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:10pm
Story LLVM Clang Moves A Bit Closer To Compiling The Linux 3.16 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:08am

Review: Linux Mint 6 “Felicia”

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Linux

headshotgamer.com: Based on Ubuntu 8.10, you might pass Linux Mint off as being yet another Ubuntu spin-off, though Mint has been around now for while (first release was on the 27th of August, 2006) and it's still a popular distribution, sitting in the number 3 spot on the Distrowatch page hit ranks.

A Final Word on Kubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

sharplinux.blogspot: I wanted to report on my experiences with KDE 4.1 and Kubuntu 8.10. I succumbed to the temptation to upgrade from Kubuntu 8.04 (which uses the KDE 3.5.9 version) to Kubuntu 8.10 and KDE 4.1.

Three Little Utilities That Make a Big Difference

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Software

linuxloop.com: One of the things that I love about being a Linux user is that there are tons of incredibly useful little tools. These are three of the “killer apps” I use.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linuxcutioner

  • iftop - display bandwidth usage on an interface by host
  • Must-have Geeky Exercise Machines
  • Make Your Evolution Mail Client Sound Like You’ve Got Mail
  • Little Linux Puzzle
  • National Word Processors?
  • Simple plotting with gnuplot
  • From Windows to Unix: a mental journey
  • Linux Keyboard Shortcuts: Safe Way to Exit During System Freezes
  • 13 Plugins to Make Gedit a More Useful Text Editor
  • SVN: Load dump in
  • FLOSS Weekly 53: FOG
  • Using mencoder to convert Videos in Linux
  • wmii - Simple Window Manager
  • Using Gmail with mutt, the minimal way (IMAP update)
  • The Ubuntu Linux, Possibly Humorous, Religious Marathon Continues

New to Ubuntu? Here are some tips for you!

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Ubuntu
HowTos

ubuntu.imoka.net: When they hear about Linux, most of the people are running away because they heard that horror story which says that installing software in Linux is a nightmare. This is not true!

Minimal word processors

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Software

blogs.gentoo: I've just discovered two very interesting minimal word processors. They're designed by writers, for writers.

PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express - Oh boy

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Hardware

linuxtidbits.wordpress: Lately I bought an old pc to use as a server and needed a network card for it. I didn’t think it be such a hassle but because of multiple PCI specs finding a card wasn’t easy. Theres been alot of confusion about pci cards and what card to get for your computer.

Top 10 Linux Games (FPS)

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Gaming

macgruber.org: Being an avid Linux user I hear lots of people complain that there are no good games for our operating system, so I have put together a top 10 list of the best FPS games in the spirit of proving them wrong.

Open Season for Linux Contests

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: Contests, at their best, can highlight creative thinking and originality. In the Linux community, there seems to be an serious overabundance of both. Four different contests -

Now, you too can shave Bdale's beard

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OSS

itwire.com: One of the happenings at the 10th Australian national Linux conference that attracted the most attention was the shaving of Bdale Garbee's beard by Linus Torvalds. One clever game developer has come up with a game where you can shave Bdale's beard.

Review: Granular 1.0

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: IS it OK to be superficial sometimes? The reason I ask is that I was drawn to Granular 1.0, a Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS.

Mesa 7.5 Gets New OpenGL Extensions & More

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Software

phoronix.com: Mesa 7.3 was only released a few days back and then the branch for the stabilized Mesa 7.4 created, but new work for Mesa 7.5 has already hit Mesa's Git master branch.

KWin the Conqueror

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Software
HowTos

kdedevelopers.org: Using KWin without the KDE desktop is perfectly possible. KWin is actually a KDE application like any other (well, more or less) and so just like other KDE applications it can run in GNOME, Xfce or even standalone, as long as the KDE libraries are available.

The best five books for Linux beginners

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: In a recent story, I wrote about the best three ways to pick up desktop Linux. Many users need more than just a running Linux distribution to get up to speed. What these users need is a good introduction to Linux.

choices and punishment

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KDE

Aaron Aseigo: So apparently Linus is using GNOME right now. On Slashdot, the entire six page interview was boiled down to "Linus Switches From KDE To GNOME". Let me address the "Linus issue."

Why Live USB/CDs are awesome

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Ubuntu

newlinuxuser.com: If you’re looking around for a good distro to use for your computer, it will probably take you several installs and months of usage (maybe even years!) to decide if you’d stick with what you have or switch to another.

Even hackers get the blues

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Web

blogs.zdnet.com: The bonds of the FOSS community go far beyond software. Case in point, Arjen Lentz is stepping outside the bounds of the comfortable realm of software and launching bluehackers.org.

What is so bad about the command line?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: All the Linux bashers use this as an excuse/reason why Linux is not suitable as a desktop operating system. You should never have to use the command line they say. I personally don't think the command line is bad at all.

Will the economic downturn mean a free software upturn?

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Linux

So here we are, entering another year — and no doubt at some point during this year, more than one person will declare it the “year of the Linux desktop”. Of course it won’t happen and those who consider themselves free software opponents will soon let us know.

Linux Distro Review - #! CrunchBang 8.10

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Linux

linux-hardcore.com: I am going to review one of those distributions that have as a mission to be minimalist and without frills, but just trying to be effective. It's called CrunchBang and I was very surprised, we see why.

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