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15 Coolest GNU Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: There are plenty of high-quality Linux wallpapers that you can get on the web, but not that much for the good-old GNU (GNU's Not Unix). So, I decided to take some time to find and collect a few of my favorite GNU wallpapers in existence.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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KDE

earthweb.com: KDE 4.1 is supposed to make everything right with the recently troubled desktop. Everyone agrees now that KDE 4.0 was a mistake. However, what the mistake was -- and whose -- is a matter of opinion.

few bloggings

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Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.0.4 Suxors

  • My Dissapointment with Fedora 9
  • Move over Mandriva, I think I’m in love

Penumbra Overture - If You Dare

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Gaming
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I've always liked computer games. When I used Windows I liked to play games like Myst and Riven, but when I switched to Linux I had to be contented with first-person shooters. Fortunately, they do have a bit of puzzle intermixed with all the combat, but I still grow weary of gunfight after gunfight. That's why when I heard of Penumbra, I was quite excited. Penumbra Overture is a 3D first-person mystery puzzle game. It's a bit like the Quakes without the gunplay. Or perhaps it could be likened to Myst and Riven, but lots more frightening.

New Asus Eee PC 904 – an Acer Aspire One killer instead?

itwire.com: Just a day or so after Acer’s Aspire One goes on sale in Australia comes news that the Asus Eee PC 904 will shortly go on sale in the UK, muddying the waters over which is the best value ‘netbook’ to buy.

Explaining Software Freedom to a Beginner

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OSS

trombonechamp.wordpress: I needed a good way to explain software freedom to people who have little to no computer experience (possibly parents or grandparents, kids, stay-at-home moms/dads, etc.), so I created the following blog post. Many of these people could benefit from free software, but aren’t going to learn about it through mainstream media.

Six Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Deskbar

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Software

ibeentoubuntu.com: Deskbar is often associated with search and only search. Sure, you can search you files, search Yahoo!, search Del.icio.us, or even search for a word in a dictionary, but did you know that you could DO stuff, too?

Also: Ten Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Rhythmbox

Must OR Must Not Have Ubuntu Apps

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Software

my10sen.com: Ubuntu latest release, I must admit is a total kickass operating system. You got almost everything figure out for you. Pop in the cd answer some simple question and there you have it. Almost to perfection operating system with the cost of nothing. But not everything runs as you planned.

How about an Open Sourced office?

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Software

brajeshwar.com: Open source software has a lot of options for the business world, alongside the home user bandwagon. Apart from the other generic features, Open Source softwares at times have a greater degree of customization as compared to their proprietary counterparts.

Who Writes Linux and Who Supports It

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Linux

blog.linuxoss.com: Never before in the history of computing have there been so many companies, users and developers united behind one project, specifically one that has seen so much commercial success.

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution

  • Fedora 9: Change Linux Hostname or Computer System Name
  • How to install Adobe Flash Player 10 beta 2 on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • General steps for installing Nvidia diplay driver in Linux
  • How-To: Install Codecs and DVD Support in Debian Lenny
  • Using LVM on AIX Unix. Part One Of No More Than Two.

few leftovers

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News
  • Pencil Turns Firefox into a Drawing Tool

  • Advanced file permissions in Linux
  • Latest News on Linux Mint development

5 Reasons to Use CLI Over GUI

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: First, I must say that using CLI is not always faster, not necessarily. There are tasks which can be done faster and easier using some GUI application rather than typing a whole bunch of commands. But, nevertheless, command line is still very powerful and it's more appropriate to use it for certain tasks.

Five Reasons Ubuntu Is the #1 Linux Distro

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Ubuntu

dawningvalley.com: Ubuntu is, according to DistroWatch, the #1 Linux distribution. That’s a huge feat in itself. However, once you realize that Ubuntu is only three and a half years old, the feat is much bigger. How did the Linux rookie beat out the nine-year-old Mandrake, the fourteen-year-old SUSE, or the fifteen-year-old Debian?

few bloggings & a post

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Linux
  • Installing Linux Mint 5 Elyssa

  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10- The Ugliest Ubuntu Ever?
  • Changing Distros
  • [Review] Dream Linux
  • Opensuse 11

Always Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Eating Crow: Ubuntu Not Better Than Mandriva

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MDV
Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: I could spend the next hour of my personal time (and a lot of digital ink) listing in detail what has gone wrong over the last year, as I've migrated from Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 8.04.1. In fact, the Linux Haters Blog is surprisingly close to documenting most, if not all, of my gripes.

Kevin Carmony Video Interview with Chris Pirillo about Linspire's Last Days

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: I've known Chris Pirillo for several years, and he's one of only a handful of people I follow on Twitter because he's ALWAYS got his pulse on the latest, coolest stuff. In following my blog, he was surprised to learn about some of the "weird stuff" that was going on with Linspire, so he invited me to his live chat room for an Interview.

openSUSE 11.0 after a couple of weeks

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SUSE

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I want to post about my experience with openSUSE 11.0 after using it for a while. Many of these points may not apply to you, since they reflect my personal usage habits.

KDE4: The MS Vista of Linux?

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KDE

theeternaluniverse.blogspot: Most people in Linux circles have heard the slogan: "Release Early, Release Often." This often translates to a rule that you make small software changes frequently instead of doing major overhauls that take a long time to get out the door. Two projects, recently, have strayed from the above rule: Microsoft Vista and KDE4.

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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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