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Story Ubuntu 12.10's New Features Boost Productivity srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:40pm
Story Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:35pm
Story Yes, the Raspberry Pi will run Minecraft srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:32pm
Story Debian Project News - November 26th srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 6:04pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 484 srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 4:46pm
Story 10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8 srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 4:40pm
Story GNOME: Can this Linux desktop be saved? srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 4:37pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 25/11/2012 - 9:24pm
Story The Best Three Linux Games of 2012 srlinuxx 24/11/2012 - 4:54am
Story How Versatile Is Linux? Three Examples srlinuxx 24/11/2012 - 4:52am

Two Weeks with Fedora 9

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Linux

blogs.eweek.com: Impressed by the persistent USB LiveCD fun and partition encrypting installer improvements, I chose to throw caution to the wind and load up Fedora 9 Beta on my main notebook, replacing the beta Hardy Heron install I'd been running--quite stably--for several weeks.

Also: Fedora 9 & Kernel Mode Setting

Mandriva on a Low cost notebook : Kira

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Hardware
MDV

linux-wizard.net: Many people are talking about the Asus Eee PC : low cost, tiny, and for the "geeks", running Linux. Mandriva 2008 Spring is compatible out of the box with Asus Eee PC. However a new low cost PC is appearing, done by a spanish company : AIRIS KIRA.

mandriva installation on acer 5050 laptop

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MDV

bearrider.wordpress: Kubuntu left a lot to be desired on my machine so I looked around for another good KDE distro and found Mandriva!

Gentoo Frustrations - Back to PC-BSD

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: Using Gentoo Linux, you have to get used to things just breaking, especially in the last couple of years. I have been quite impressed with Portage 2 the last couple months. Things seem to be improving. Yesterday I noticed that I had a problem with my screen resolution.

The future of open-source infrastructure is...applications?

Matt Asay: It occurred to me today that open-source infrastructure providers (e.g., commercial providers of open-source operating systems, databases, application servers, etc.) may have much in common with telecommunications infrastructure providers (like cable, wireless, etc. providers).

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Predictions

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Ubuntu

besttechie.net: Now with the release of the latest version of Ubuntu only 5 days away what better time then now to make this post. So lets get down to it, shall we?

Firefox 3 is Worth the Upgrade!

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Moz/FF

kdubois.net: Today, I ran an upgrade of my laptop, which runs Ubuntu. A nice little feature that came with this particular upgrade is a working installation of Firefox 3. About 2 months ago, I upgraded to Firefox 3, but it was in an unusable state, so back to Firefox 2.0 I went. With this working version though, I have to say that a downgrade back to Firefox 2 won’t happen again.

Linux replacements for your favourite Windows apps

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Software

computerworlduk.com: For many users, getting started with Linux is surprisingly easy. New, friendlier versions of the free operating system, such as Fedora and Ubuntu, feature straightforward menus and automated installations that make switching from Windows to Linux a relatively simple process.

Sitebar: centralized bookmarking

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Like many people nowadays, I use many different computers. You use your computer at work, home, school and in public places. Maybe you also got several computers at home? One thing that easy comes to annoyance is bookmarking. Sitebar is an easy way store your bookmarks in one place.

12 Step Program for Ubuntu Update-Manager Addicts

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Ubuntu

91courtstreet.net: Hi, my name is Chris. I am Ubuntu update-manager addict. I began innocently enough, sometime back in Febuary, I ran ‘update-manager -d‘ to get a peek at Unbuntu Hardy Heron. Since that time I have been unable to resist the little orange “Updates Available” icon.

Mandriva Spring 2008.1

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MDV

lazytechguy.com: Mandriva has just released their 2008.1 spring edition. This release promises a lot. Mandriva has really tried hard to make this release an extremely user friendly one. I tried the Mandriva One KDE edition and am very impressed with it.

Benchmarking Linux filesystems on software RAID 1

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Linux

jejik.com: A couple of months ago I got two Western Digital 500 GB SATA 3.0 drives, which were promptly supplemented with a 3ware 9550XS 4-port hardware RAID card. Immediately I came up with the idea for this article. I though it would be perfect to bench mark the hardware RAID against the software RAID using all kinds of file systems, block sizes, chunk sizes, LVM settings, etcetera.

Mandriva 2008.1 Spring: Close but no Cigar

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MDV

techiemoe.com: Mandriva (when it was called Mandrake) was one of my first exposures to Linux. It was solid, it was pretty, and it made Linux feel welcoming and fun. If one thing can be said is the distribution has remained consistently pleasant to look at.

4 days until Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron takes off

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Hardy Heron, the latest version of Ubuntu, arguably the world’s most well known version of Linux, is set to be released in a mere four days. Keen as I am on – shock horror – Windows Vista, and less of a shock, Mac OS X, I await the release of Ubuntu’s newest bird with great anticipation.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux and internal OS caching

  • Find files having permissions 644 in Linux
  • How To Show The Top Largest Files and Directories
  • HUBackup - Backup application for Ubuntu Home Users
  • Encrypting the root & swap partitions on Gentoo with cryptsetup (LUKS)
  • Easily Create Seperate Home partition
  • Linux On A Stick

Red Hat Begs To Clarify Its Desktop Position

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Linux

sys-con.com: In the last 36 hours – thanks to a posting on one of its blogs – Red Hat has gotten itself in a pretty mess over whether it’s in or out of the desktop market, with the influential Wall Street Journal, among others, reporting that “Red Hat Abandons PC Plan.” Well, Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens says that’s not exactly true.

Fedora 9 Preview Review

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Linux

montanalinux.org: Yesterday the Fedora Project released a "Preview" of Fedora 9. Today Ubuntu released a "Release Candidate" of 8.04 "Hardy Heron" and the openSUSE team released openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1. Since my preferred Linux distribution for the desktop is Fedora, I've been keeping up with all of the test releases. What follows is some commentary about my experiences.

Oh My gOS!

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Linux

ubuntusite.com: While I’m waiting for the release of Hardy Heron, I got a chance to look for some other distros using the Ubuntu repositories and one distro that I noticed is the gOS All the while I thought that gOS was a distro made really by Google but that wasn’t the case.

A Preview Of Kernel-Based Mode-Setting

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Linux

phoronix.com: There are many new and innovative features brewing within the X.Org development community right now -- among the many are Gallium3D, the TTM memory manager, and MPX (Multi-Pointer X) -- but one of the features that has risen towards the top of the list and delivers visible benefits to the end-user is kernel-based mode-setting.

Off of windows, and feeling fine…

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Linux

smooshspace.com: So I’m still off windows, and for the most part feeling fine. There are some things I have liked and some things that have been a challenge…

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