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Story Linux still "benchmark of quality" in this year's Coverity Scan srlinuxx 07/05/2013 - 8:32pm
Story 5 Linux Distributions With Fastest Boot Speeds srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:31pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 506 srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:29pm
Story Debian 7.0 is Finally Here srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:27pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:59am
Blog entry Ubuntu 13.04 raring to go on Acer C7 Chromebook fieldyweb 04/05/2013 - 2:49pm
Blog entry Using a Chromebook to develop in the cloud… fieldyweb 04/05/2013 - 2:46pm
Story Distro Super Test – Raspberry Pi Edition srlinuxx 03/05/2013 - 4:59pm
Story Valve Release Portal Beta For Linux srlinuxx 03/05/2013 - 4:58pm
Story openSUSE is Configuration Torture srlinuxx 03/05/2013 - 4:55pm

Mandriva 2008 Spring Powerpack - A great Easy OS

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MDV

reviewlinux.com: Mandriva 2008 Spring Powerpack is a great, easy Linux OS to use. Mandiva's subscription service is a bonus and worth the money. Just a few less coffees a year and you too can get on board with Mandriva!

Review– PCLOS derivative TinyMe

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PCLOS

pariah73.wordpress: I came across this TinyMe version of PCLOS and was fascinated enough to try it…why bother? Yes, I have 768MB RAM now, but honestly it’s not really enough for Linux Mint and I do tire of hearing my fan (loudly sometimes) all the time..so I downloaded TinyMe and made myself a nifty little boot disk. I rebooted with my new “Live CD” and away I go…

Why would you want to try Linux?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Why? It's the most prevalent question in the human language as I see it, if you disagree you've probably never had a 2-4 year old child. Why should I want to try Linux? I hear this question all the time now.To answer that properly lets try to understand what Linux is and is not.

XP versus Arch

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OS

celettu.wordpress: A couple of days ago I installed Arch Linux on an old PC, with IceWM as the window manager, and made it look like Vista. At the end of the article, I promised I’d compare the performance that PC with that of a PC with Windows XP on it, and post the results.

Brazil Appeals OOXML Too! Asks Approval Be Reconsidered

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OSS

groklaw.net: South Africa was the first, but not the last. Now Brazil has sent a letter protesting the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard also, and Andy Updegrove says he has heard there will be more.

VIA’s unfortuante open source deja vu

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Hardware
OSS

blogs.the451group: Deja vu, the experience of experiencing something that you feel you’ve experienced before, hit me while reading about hardware maker VIA and its latest forays and fumbles in open source.

“OS Wars: The Movie” - Cast Of Actors

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OS

bizriver.com: In a not too distant present, at a not too distant Interweb, you will bear witness to one of the greatest dramas of our time. An epic battle between equally powerful forces as they struggle for dominance and the hearts and minds of the “Now” generation. I introduce to you, now, the cast of “OS Wars: The Movie”

Linux File Systems: Ready for the Future?

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Linux

earthweb.com: My article three weeks ago on Linux file systems set off a firestorm unlike any other I've written in the decade I've been writing on storage and technology issues. My intentions were to relate my experience as an HPC storage consultant and my knowledge of file systems and operating systems to advise readers on the best course of action.

Hands on: Plasma continues to advance in KDE 4.1 beta 1

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The KDE development community has issued the first official KDE 4.1 beta. This release includes the Kontact PIM suite and significant improvements to KDE's Plasma desktop layer.

Give Me 3 Synths, Part 3

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In this final installment to the series I'll double your reading pleasure by presenting two new Linux softsynths. Such a deal, two reviews for the price of one!

Quick look at Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 Remix

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KDE
Ubuntu

Frederik's Blog: A few weeks ago, a researcher at work received a new HP 6910p laptop. As he's a Kubuntu Linux user, we decided to try the new Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 remix to get an idea of all the new features in KDE 4.

The Browser Wars : Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer and Flock

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Software

aren-fly.blogspot: Things have finally started moving back towards a level playing field. Internet Explorer’s dominancy is no longer absolute, and web surfers now have lots of choice when deciding which browser they should use.

Novell ushers in Moonlight

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Software

linux.com: Earlier this month Novell quietly released Moonlight -- a Linux client for Microsoft's Silverlight technology. Silverlight is a .Net-based cross-browser, cross-platform plugin for delivering rich media to the Internet. In a nutshell, it is Microsoft's version of Adobe Flash.

Also: Mono, The Road To Hell: Final Proof

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Add a Feature to Perl 5

  • Install Nvidia Video Drivers and AWN on Fedora 9
  • Screencasts in Ubuntu, part 1
  • Add keyboard shortcuts with KeyTouch
  • Ebuild Protip: Use emerge --debug to figure out what's happening
  • Linux / UNIX View Only Configuration File Directives
  • Argument list too long
  • Ubuntu Tip:How To Get Flash Working in Opera 9.27

Firefox 3 will Kill 3 Birds with 1 Stone

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: The release date of the third major edition of the hottest web browser on the planet is just around the corner. Firefox has really come a long way and has already revolutionized the way people browse the web. Let's look ahead and analyze the potential impact of this forthcoming mega release.

Also: Firefox 3: The Semantic Web Browser?

Interview: Joel Cohen, writer and associate producer of The Simpsons

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Linux
Interviews

redhatmagazine.com: Joel Cohen is an Emmy award-winning writer and associate producer of The Simpsons. He’s also a keynote speaker at the Red Hat Summit this June. The show is all hand-drawn and digitally animated, and the movie was too. For that purpose, crudely animated scenes were produced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Burn Your CDs and DVDs! K3b Review

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: K3b is the KDE CD/DVD burner, capable of burning data CDs/DVDs, as well as CD/DVD ISO images, create audio CDs, rip audio CDs and video DVDs. Statistics show it is the favourite burning application of Linux users.

Compiz 0.7.6 Released

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phoronix.com: Just shy of two months since Compiz 0.7.4 was released, Compiz 0.7.6 is now available. This update has a rewritten Place plug-in to dramatically improve multi-output behavior, configurable multi-output behavior, removed plane plug-in in favor of the wall plug-in, removed cube wallpaper painting in favor of the Compiz Fusion wallpaper plug-in, panel and desktop selection mode is now available in the switcher plug-in, and improved painting behavior.

PCMan Lightweight Alternative File Manager

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Software

tombuntu.com: PCMan File Manager (or PCManFM) is a lightweight alternative to GNOME’s Nautilus file manager or Konqueror/Dolphin in KDE. I found it to be an excellent option for more sophisticated GNOME users, as well as those with slower computers.

Slitaz Linux 20080518: Pretty, but not very useful

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Slitaz is one of an increasing number of distributions that came to me out of the blue via a random suggestion. These are quickly becoming my favorites because very often I'm pleasantly surprised by them. At just about 25 megabytes, Slitaz qualifies for the "ultra-lightweight" division.

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today's leftovers

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  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

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