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Story Hungary's open source centre kicks off website Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 1:51pm
Story Qt 5.3 To Focus On Performance, Stability Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 1:40pm
Story Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards: Ubuntu Weak, Unity Shunned Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 1:32pm
Story Marvell SoC targets Jelly Bean-ready Google TV Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 12:13pm
Story Linux 3.13-rc3 Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 10:02am
Story Red Hat's Ceylon will get up Oracle's nose Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 9:55am
Story Susan's Latest Reports Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 9:09am
Story Customizable Android tablet is MIL-SPEC rugged Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 7:11am
Story CentOS 6.5 desktop installation guide with screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 11:53pm
Story Motorola Releases Open Source Kernel Files For The Moto G Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 10:45pm

Bringing the trashcan to the command line

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HowTos The trash project allows you to interact with your desktop trashcan from the command line. It lets users "undo" deletions made with the trash command in a similar manner to restoring files from the trashcan in a desktop environment. For experienced Linux users, the trash command comes in handy when you want to put a file into the trashcan from the command line.

Ubuntu Compared to Other Linux Distributions

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suresh-mobileweb.blogspot: If you log into the command line of both an Ubuntu system and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora system, very little will look different. Let's see how Ubuntu differs from other Linux Distributions - Redhat or Fedora, Debian, Suse, Knoppix.

Fedora 9 GA, interesting but not Enterprise

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Linux The problem with asking a technogeek whether or not something is possible is that you will almost always get back the answer "Yes". "Can a program be written that monitors all the computers on the network, regardless of who makes it, or what OS it is running?" "Yes" "Can it be ready a week from Tuesday?" "What year?" There is the rub.

New Nvidia Linux Drivers Bring Support for Kernel 2.6.26

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Software On May 28th, 2008, NVidia decided to please the Linux world and launched version 173.14.05 of their graphics drivers, which brought preliminary support for Server 1.5. A few days ago, they decided to make the Linux users happy again, by releasing yet another bugfix version of their graphics drivers, Nvidia 173.14.09.

Asus Eee PC 901 Linux Edition

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Hardware It's ten quid cheaper but packs in more features. Hot on the heels of Asus Eee PC 900 comes the 901, sporting not only a smart new design but also Intel's Atom processor. So is it the machine the 900 should have been?

10 Things Worth Doing While Waiting for Firefox 3

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  • 10 Things Worth Doing While Waiting for Firefox 3

  • Firefox 3.0 to clog up the Interweb
  • Firefox 3 Is Given to the World – Or Maybe Not
  • Firefox 3.0 final available for download?

How To Set Up A Load-Balanced MySQL Cluster With MySQL 5.1

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This tutorial shows how to configure a MySQL 5.1 cluster with five nodes: 1 x management, 2 x storage nodes and 2 x balancer nodes. This cluster is load-balanced by an Ultra Monkey package which provides heartbeat (for checking if the other node is still alive) and ldirectord (to split up the requests to the nodes of the MySQL cluster).

today's leftovers

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  • Opera Impervious To Acid Once Again

  • KDE 4.0.82 + Kubuntu Tutorials Day
  • Netflix Player from Roku Uses Linux Tech
  • Multimedia Editing Software...
  • Windows dual boots its way onto a Linux stage
  • Linux Kernel Stats
  • Running With Forks
  • KDE4
  • Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation
  • Linux Learning Curve - Episode Fifteen - Installing applications on your Linux PC
  • Is Linux about to displace Windows Mobile?
  • LVS persistence
  • Open Source 'Census' is a joke. Isn't it?
  • Compiz Fusion, Mandriva 2008.1 on AMD Phenom Quad-core PC with Demo
  • ArtistX 0.5 - A Complete Multimedia Studio on a Live DVD

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: KDE with Stephan Binner

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SUSE With openSUSE 11.0 just a few days away, it’s time to look at one of the stars of the show: KDE. In openSUSE 11.0, you get two KDEs for the price of one. Here we’ll take a look at what’s coming in KDE, and talk to one of openSUSE’s KDE contributors, Stephan Binner.

Review: Firefox 3 Versus Internet Explorer

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Moz/FF Firefox 3 has steadily been on the tail of Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT)'s Internet Explorer as the number two browser of choice. With the final release of RC2 version 3, could Firefox become the IE slayer?

Also: Firefox 3 on Linux: Questions about Stability
And: Firefox-A Brief History

some howtos:

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  • Guide to customizing Ubuntu’s look and feel

  • Mastering Mandriva Rescue mode
  • Install Sun Java with the Firefox Plugin on an Ubuntu Live CD or USB
  • Removing Logical Devices Using LVM On Linux And Unix
  • How to get information about your file system in Ubuntu
  • Easy Way To Schedule And Automate Tasks In Ubuntu
  • Smart case-insensitive, incremental search using vim
  • Fedora tips-speed up yum downloading
  • How to create a cd/dvd iso image in Ubuntu
  • Restore PCLinuxOS from a remasterme

Linux Disk Utilities

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Software Here is a list of useful disk utilities a friend of mine sent me by mail. Not sure where they come from, but I want to share them with you.

When Linspire Was Fab

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kevincarmony.blogspot: When John Jones was here this past week, we got to thinking about the silly videos we did for Linspire over the years. I thought it would be fun to let others see them again, as just a bit of Lindows/Linspire history.

KDE 4.0 is NOT a failure; it is a place to start

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troy-at-kde.livejourna: There is an old saying that "Any press is good press", amongst the marketing types. Well, I was checking on KDE in various news sources today, and we must be getting a lot of "good" press. Is bad press still "good" press?

POHMELFS Performance

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Linux "I regularly run and post various benchmarks comparing POHMELFS, NFS, XFS and Ext4, [the] main goal of POHMELFS at this stage is to be essentially as fast as [the] underlying local filesystem. And it is..." explained Evgeniy Polyakov, suggesting that the POHMELFS networking filesystem performs 10% to 300% faster than NFS, depending on the file operation.

Linux Mint 5 Elyssa

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Linux To be perfectly honest with you, my original intention was to review Kubuntu 8.04, but with the brand new shiny Linux Mint 5 hitting the streets late last Sunday evening around midnight UK time, Kubuntu will have to take a back seat for now.

ok, then how about a video (more folderviewing)

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Aaron Seigo: In describing what we're doing with folderview I used text and achieved a rather spectacular fail grade with some of my readers. So then I tried pictures. The result was a bit better, but still not crystal clear for everyone. We came to the idea that maybe a screencast would help.

IBM says it has 'no plans' to open-source DB2 database

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OSS IBM said today that it doesn't plan to open-source its DB2 database, despite a published report quoting a company executive in the U.K. saying that an open-source move might become necessary.

Fedora 9 Falls A Little Short

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Linux I've used Fedora in the past on and off but for some reason it's never quite stuck with me. I've often found it buggy and a little too unstable due to it's experimental nature. I was interested to see how this release would perform on my Dell XPS m1330n, which I actually bought with Ubuntu.

Will Linux Users Miss Out on Firefox 3?

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Moz/FF With the new Firefox 3 Web browser set for release tomorrow, tens of millions of Mozilla Firefox users on Windows will get an update notification directly from Mozilla to upgrade. But most Linux may be left in the dark, at least temporarily.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
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    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
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  • Using Open Source for Data
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