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Story EXT4 Gains New Online Resize Support srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 5:01am
Story Linux Takes on a Bigger Role at This Year's CES srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 2:21am
Story Raspberry Pi bids for success with classroom coders srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 2:20am
Story Mozilla Gets Down to Business With Slow-Burn Firefox srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 2:18am
Story Fedora 17 Has More Features: srlinuxx 11/01/2012 - 1:56am
Story Fedora 16 Times 3: One Month, Three Versions srlinuxx 10/01/2012 - 11:18pm
Story KahelOS 111111 review srlinuxx 10/01/2012 - 11:13pm
Blog entry Going Thin for the Consumer... fieldyweb 10/01/2012 - 9:28pm
Story How Unix / Linux is Depicted in Movies srlinuxx 10/01/2012 - 8:12pm
Story Relearning KDE srlinuxx 10/01/2012 - 8:10pm

TinyFlux on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I don’t follow the PCLinuxOS crowd. So I’ve procrastinated in trying out the Fluxbox version of PCLinuxOS. I have to admit that it’s very attractive.

Drupal 6.0 beta 3 released

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Drupal

drupal.org: With another month of active beta testing, our code is growing more stable by the day. Since Drupal 6 beta 2 was released, we have committed over 180 fixes to the Drupal 6.x code, so we are proud to announce the release of the third beta version of Drupal 6.x for your testing.

Running IE On Linux -- And Running Windows XP For Free (Sort Of)

Serdar Yegulalp: Yes, I know the headline sounds like the fodder for a joke: "Run IE on Linux? Why would you want to?" But there are circumstances where it's unavoidable -- compatibility testing, or accessing IE-only sites without dual-booting -- and in the last few weeks I've come across a couple of interesting approaches to this issue.

Firefox 2.0.0.10 nears release

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Moz/FF

iTWire: A new version of Firefox containing a fix for a security vulnerability is expected next week. Firefox 2.0.0.10 addresses a pair of vulnerabilities in the browser's handling of Java Archive (jar) URIs.

What's in the (Linux) box

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Linux

it-director.com/blogs: Here's a bit more information about my chosen Linux configuration. ...or Why I've replaced Vista with Linux Part 2.

The somehow clumsy Fedora repository online interfaces

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Linux

beranger: I am used with a very quick way to find things about packages on a few distros, on the spot, using a web browser. Unfortunately, unlike in the case of Debian and Ubuntu, if you don't know the exact name of the package, you're lost.

Vista and Kubuntu - easy installs, uneasy comparisons

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OS

itwire.com: Today I've finished installations of two very different operating systems, Vista and Kubuntu. Both are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide desktop users a satisfying and relatively seemless desktop computing experience. Both succeed to a certain degree and both fail in some important areas. The question is why?

Closing open source loopholes

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Say what you want about GPLv3, but the update to the most popular open source software license continues to close loopholes that have been used to avoid sharing source code, patent protection and other freedoms that the authors intended.

AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: For the past two months, the AMD release train has been running full speed ahead as they introduced their new driver code-base and last month had dropped in the AIGLX support. However, this month the AMD train has taken an intermediate stop as this closed-source driver embarks on its next journey. As always, we have all of the details for you on this month's ATI Catalyst 7.11 Linux display driver release.

Also: RadeonHD v0.0.3 Driver Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Display And Generate System Hardware Information

  • Testing Connectivity with fping and send mail if any hosts are unreachable
  • Gentoo Linux tutorial: Playing m4a song files in Amarok
  • Root login ubuntu
  • Change Hidden Settings with Ubuntu Tweak
  • Installing KDE 4.0 RC1 in Kubuntu

ASUS EEE PC, Overiew and running other Linux distros on it.

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Linux

tuxvaio.blogspot: Released in the UK on 12 November 2007, I purchased an ASUS Pc 701 on the 14th . I bought it purely on the strength that it came with a Linux OS (Operating System) pre-installed and was so small it weighed a kilogram, WiFi ready and all for £219.

Fedora project goodies

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Two minor issues of the fedoraproject web pages and services have been fixed recently: the repoview is back again, and the build service search is now case-insensitive. In the meantime the package database shapes up to a central place for all package related tasks.

Highly superior gifts for the Linux geek

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Linux

techrepublic: I have scoured the Internet for holiday gifts that are geeky with an open source, stick-it-to-the-man slant. Now these are just my random, probably unsuitable selections, but you feel free to add your own ideas.

A guide to common Linux file and system commands for new users

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HowTos

raiden's realm: The primary reason for writing this is to help new users develop an understanding of the Linux file system commands. Not all of them, just some of the more common ones. Let's look at what they do and why I would need to use them, what not to do, what each thing means and what it's for.

Firefox 3 Beta 1 takes me on one wild ride

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Moz/FF

blogbeebe: Always a patsy for the New and Shiny, today I decided to believe what I read about Firefox 3 in the press. I downloaded the tarball, unpacked it, and ran Firefox 3 Beta 1 on my Ubuntu 7.10 system. Loads of fun!

Also: Review: Firefox 3 Beta 1 -- Packed With New Features And Rock Solid
And: Mozilla warns against using new Firefox 3.0 beta

Linux on the line: musings on the CLI / GUI flip-flop

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Linux

itwire.com: People are a funny lot. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And one person’s primary means of instructing a computer is met with disdain by another. There’s a perennial battle between mousers and keyboard jockeys, and “what’s in” appears to go in cycles.

What exactly are “universally accessible formats”?

Matthew Aslett: There was a lot of excitement earlier this week following presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s promise to “put government data online in universally accessible formats” should he make it to the White House.

How Red Hat Linux can help you boost performance and shrink IT costs

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Linux

itbusiness.ca: Today's IT departments need to do more, with less budget. There are many key benefits inherent in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files

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Software

linux.com: Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Many, I suspect, simply leave them alone, uncertain what to do about them. Yet dealing with them is simply a matter of using a few basic commands, and can be a necessity for ensuring trouble-free upgrades in the future.

GIMP 2.4.2 Released

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GIMP

Three weeks later enough bug-fixes have piled up to warrant another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.4 series.

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