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Story KDE Ships First Beta of 4.10 srlinuxx 22/11/2012 - 1:55am
Story Manjaro 0.8.2 XFCE: Light, fast and works well, new Package manager aside srlinuxx 22/11/2012 - 1:52am
Story KMyMoney Is as Simple to Use as Quicken srlinuxx 22/11/2012 - 1:39am
Story Linux Mint 14 MATE and Cinnamon preview srlinuxx 22/11/2012 - 1:36am
Story One Year Later, Open-Source Doom 3 Is Moving Slowly srlinuxx 22/11/2012 - 1:34am
Story Handy Ubuntu Unity Lenses and Scopes srlinuxx 22/11/2012 - 1:32am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 21/11/2012 - 7:28pm
Story Linux Mint 14 Unleashed srlinuxx 21/11/2012 - 7:15pm
Story Gnome Shell 3.7.2 released srlinuxx 21/11/2012 - 3:31am
Story Linux Filesystems Benchmarked srlinuxx 21/11/2012 - 3:29am

Dolphin Features for KDE 4.1

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Software

ppenz.blogspot: The deadline for adding features to KDE 4.1 is April the 20th. This means that the feature set for Dolphin is fixed now:

Fedora 9 : Good News. Bad News.

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Linux

blog.internetnews.com: First the good news. Fedora 9 Preview is now out -- woohoo! The bad news? Well since Fedora 9 Preview is out a little late, Red Hat has now pushed back the official release date of Fedora 9 by two weeks.

Also: Switching to Linux which distro to use, Fedora?
And: Number 9, number 9. Fedora 9 Preview has been cleared for takeoff!

Ubuntu has won the distro wars; now onto the desktop wars

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: Basically, Novell and Red Hat won’t be trying to get consumer desktop market share, focusing instead only on the ‘enterprise’ desktop market; Fedora and openSUSE thus appear to be relegated to ‘hobbyist OS’ level. Ubuntu is now THE distro of choice for home use, with no major competitors, but I think we’ve known that for some time.

Fedora on a Dell Latitude D630 - first impressions

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: The new Laptop is almost fully supported under Linux. While the install process wasn’t really easy, the hardware was afterwards detected without a problem. The new laptop works like a charm. After few days I am already sure that my money was well spent. The hardware is almost fully supported, and everything I tested works like expected.

Everex: The Dell of the Linux World

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Linux
Hardware

osweekly.com: Most people these days think of Everex as the company that’s looking to bring Linux-powered desktop PCs with their own brand of Linux to the masses. But did you know that in many ways, they are in a position to do what Dell should have done from day one into the Ubuntu deal?

Will MySQL Keep Lighting up LAMP?

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Software

linuxworld.com: For an executive who had just had his company bought for a cool billion a few months ago and was on the eve of announcing a major update to his business' flagship database program, former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, now Sun Microsystems' senior vice president for databases, didn't look comfortable.

Also: The State of MySQL

19 new Debian Developers! \o/

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Linux

lucas-nussbaum.net/blog: I am very happy that 19 contributors who were waiting for their accounts, sometimes for a very long time, became Debian Developers today. This is great news for them, and for the project as a whole.

OpenOffice.org Storms Away – on the Continent

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OOo

computerworlduk.com/blogs: Some people get sniffy about OpenOffice.org, calling it mickey mouse in comparison to the “serious” and “grown-up” Microsoft Office. That may have been a vaguely plausible jibe for version 1, but I've found version 2 to be incredibly fast and powerful – it really does everything I need in an office suite, and it does it well. And yet OpenOffice.org rarely gets the respect it deserves.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Opera 9.5 Beta 2 is Coming...

  • AMD CCC Linux Edition comparisons
  • Some of my favorite OpenOffice.org features
  • PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime Tour on Webcam
  • Automatically re-start script as root
  • Why I Quit Windows and Switched to Linux
  • TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way
  • Use sed or perl to extract every nth line in a text file
  • There ain't no global desktop, folks
  • Ubuntu & Foresight
  • Fedora 9 and Summit preview: Confining the user with SELinux
  • XDC 2008 Day 1 Notes: X.Org 7.4 & More
  • My Interview With Richard Stallman
  • Expelled the Movie

Ubuntu takes early lead in open source census

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: Early results in a study that aims to track open source installations in business has seen Ubuntu and Firefox race to the top of the charts.

OOXML appeal possible, but looks unlikely

Paula Rooney: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has not received a formal appeal of its approval of Office Open XML as a standard, but it looks more unlikely with each day that passes.

Japan KDE Users Group Interview

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KDE
Interviews

dot.kde.org: Despite their prominent position in the world as leaders of technology, we hear from oriental countries quite rarely in the free software world. To find out what happens to KDE in the East, we asked some questions to Daisuke Kameda (亀田 大輔) of the KDE Japan Users Group.

ARMLinux-based diskless notebook costs under $300

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Linux
Hardware

A British Columbia-based startup called InkMedia announced an under-$300 notebook that runs embedded Linux. Based on a Freescale i.MX31 processor, the Ink Mobile Computer (Ink MC) depends entirely on flash-based storage and offers an 8.6-inch SVGA display, four USB slots, Ethernet, and WiFi.

Give Me 3 Synths

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In my next three articles I'll profile three native Linux software synthesizers (a.k.a. softsynths). I'll introduce their basic synthesis architectures and program operations, then I'll guide my readers briefly through the process of creating a new sound for each synth profiled. Our voyage begins with Nick Dowell's Analogue Modeling SYNTHesizer, better known as amSynth.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Power Management on Linux, Part 2

  • Copying Damaged Disks (CD and DVD) in PCLinuxOS
  • Create MySQL User Accounts from the Command Line
  • Listen audio player: webradio, lyrics, podcast and last.fm all at once
  • Fun With Rsync - Part I
  • How to Install Fonts in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Broadcast your music with Icecast
  • Tips & Tricks: Getting the Mplayer Mozilla Plugin Working
  • 10 common mistakes to avoid when you’re installing Linux software

Newsflash: Grannies Need Linux

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Chances are, Granny's computer hardware is fine. Since Linux will run on anything from a toaster oven to a space station -- unless there's actual physical damage, the upgrade to Linux should cost nothing but some of your time. Here's a quick list of suggestions to make life easier on you both:

Reiser a Victim of 'One of the Great Screw Jobs,' Lawyer Says

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Linux programmer Hans Reiser is the victim of police "shading" and "one of the great screw jobs" perpetrated by his wife, who the open source developer is accused of killing, his attorney, William DuBois, told jurors during his second day of closing arguments here.

Mac Clone Maker Psystar Also Offers Ubuntu, XP, And Vista

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Ubuntu

informationweek.com/blog: A Miami-based system integrator that's selling an unauthorized Mac clone also is offering the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop as an option on the system, as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Win the desktop, and you will win the server

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Linux

Tristan Rhodes: Red Hat has recently announced that they have "No plans for a traditional consumer desktop". Let me explain why I think Red Hat needs to change their business strategy.

Customizing Your Ubuntu Experience

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Ubuntu

foogazi.com: After a Ubuntu install one of the first things that users want to do is customize the look to their liking. Lynucs.org has a great collection of screen shots to provide some inspiration for this process. This article is meant to get you going in the right direction as far as customizing the look and feel of Ubuntu.

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