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Story The Fickle Fate of Firefox srlinuxx 3 01/11/2011 - 6:04pm
Story Mea culpa: coming clean about my n00b Linux mistakes srlinuxx 2 01/11/2011 - 5:38pm
Story What Open Source Can Learn From Steve Jobs, Part 2 srlinuxx 01/11/2011 - 5:35pm
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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 429 srlinuxx 01/11/2011 - 5:59am
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Story Best Linux distributions for hardware detection and older hardware srlinuxx 01/11/2011 - 5:48am
Story Unity Integration to Run Deeper in 12.04 srlinuxx 01/11/2011 - 4:00am
Story Linux light - SliTaz GNU/Linux and SliTaz-Aircrack-ng srlinuxx 01/11/2011 - 3:11am
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leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS YouTube Video Series

  • CryoPID: Freeze and Unfreeze processes in Linux
  • Meet the Chumby
  • Use Flash wih Mandriva 2008.0 64 bits
  • notepad.exe vs vi: Which Is More Difficult To Learn?

Ubuntu's New 'Gutsy Gibbon' Brings Linux Out of the Jungle

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Ubuntu

wired blogs: The familiar old script that Linux is only for geeks has been largely rewritten recently with the arrival of Ubuntu, a version of Linux for the average user. In its three years on the scene, Ubuntu has quickly gained a reputation for being easy to configure and use.

Also: Ubuntu Studio 7.10 Screenshots
And: 10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: The killer feature - the Ubuntu community

Linux community faces new uncertainty

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Linux

guardian.co.uk: "For us this is the start of a new anti-Linux campaign," says Pieter Hintjens, a Belgian software developer and president of the Foundation for a Free Infrastructure, which campaigns against software patents.

NepaLinux, Free Geek win int'l award

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Linux

kantipuronline: NepaLinux and Free Geek have been announced co-winners of APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

'Vixta' Linux distro mimics Vista's look and feel

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Linux

apcmag.com: I don't know if Linus Torvalds has nightmares about Linux turning into Windows but some people definitely do. Vixta copies Windows Vista's start menu and the side bar. Actually, its whole look is pretty Vista-ish.

KDE 4 Beta 3 "Cicker" Ready for Testing

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KDE

the dot: The KDE Community is happy to release the third beta for KDE 4.0. This beta, aimed at further polishing of the KDE codebase, also marks the freeze of the KDE Development Platform. "We're getting really close to having all the features we want for KDE 4.0 available."

Review: Amarok Live CD 1.3

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Linux

raiden's realm: Amarok is a fairly new, but well known music management and playback program designed to help you organize and listen to all of your music in a simple, yet powerful interface full of nearly every tool you will need.

The SourceForge Story

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Web

datamation: It was the fall of 1999 and there was a fever in the air. The dotcom frenzy was in full bonanza, it was gonzo, and it was going to last forever.

openSUSE stuff

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SUSE
  • 1-Click ATI drivers 8.40.4

  • openSUSE 10.3 appears to be a hit
  • openSUSE Linux Unleashed

ubuntu headlines

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Ubuntu
  • Ex-Linspire chief defects to Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu’s delay tally, all-time: One week
  • Ubuntu - Remove the prompt to eject CD
  • Forum Thread of the Week: Ubuntu - My New Home by Kevin Carmony
  • Ubuntu Desktop Effects - Fixing the missing titlebar
  • Netcraft confirms it - Ubuntu is dying?

Tech Review: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

desicritics.org: I was indeed seduced with the option of having a brand new Linux distro on my laptop; specially when the reviews suggested that it had improved support for laptops.

Linspire 6: Two steps back

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: Former Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony was pretty gung-ho about the company's upcoming release back in June. He said it would "fill some key holes in our current offering." Unfortunately Linspire 6, released last week, lacks the refinements you'd expect in a distro you pay $50 to download.

15 Things You Need to Know About Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

phorolinux.com: Ubuntu is currently the most popular Linux distribution. Ubuntu 7.10 (codename Gutsy Gibbon) will be released tomorrow. Do you really know all about new features and improvements of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon?

Microsoft claims it is not party to patent claims against Linux

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Microsoft

zdnet blogs: Contrary to speculation, Microsoft is not behind the patent litigation filed against Linux distributors last week, the company insists.

Also: More details emerge about Linux patent suit

Opera 9.24 Released

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Software

Opera.com: We just released 9.24, which has some important security fixes and is a recommended upgrade.

Also: We will rock you: 9.5 beta coming!

An OS for the Rest of Us: PC-BSD

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Reviews
BSD

ExtremeTech: I've always been a fan of alternative operating systems. I can't help it. It's in my blood for some reason. So I decided to give PC-BSD a shot and I came away very pleasantly surprised.

Kernel space: Linux gets CAN support

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Linux

linuxworld: The rugged communications bus designed for automotive and other high-noise applications now has Linux support, thanks to kernel developers at Volkswagen.

Also:

  • Driver Project Status Report

  • Scheduler Merge for 2.6.24
  • Tracking Down Merge Errors With git

glipper: Clipboard Manager for Gnome

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Software

linuxscrews: It’s funny now but the only advantage I noticed then in KDE was a clipboard manager available by default and very useful in everyday work. At the moment I use Gnome as default and similar clipboard manager is available for it too. It’s named as Glipper.

Also:

  • ddate: Converts Gregorian dates to Discordian dates
  • GNU wget: Get all the web content you like on your local machine

Also: GNU wget: Get all the web content you like on your local machine

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: NTFS partition writing

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: As we close in on the 7.10 release, today we take a look at NTFS writing, the ability for our Ubuntu machines to write to NTFS formatted partitions, primarily those of Windows XP and Vista.

Also:

  • 7.10 Versions Of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu Announced

  • Ubuntu's Gutsy Move
  • Dell: Ubuntu 7.10 Update
  • Jono Bacon: First Shot at Packaging
  • Improved subpixel font rendering for Feisty Fawn
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today's leftovers

  • Podcast Season 4 Episode 8
    In this episode: Bitcoin scandal. RMS wins an award. Savers and rich people can buy the DragonBox Prya (thanks Canseco!) and Devuan reaches beta. Plus loads of Finds, Neurons and a long-stewing Voice of the Masses.
  • Interop: SDN Growing to $12.5B, SD-WAN to $6B
    "Open source is not just at the bottom of the networking stack, it now goes from layer 2 all the way up to network and security services," Casemore said. "It's significant fact in the market landscape and vendors have to give it due consideration."
  • RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.6.0
    A second Armadillo release 6.700.6 came out in the 6.700 series, and we uploaded RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.6.0 to CRAN and Debian. This followed the usual thorough reverse-dependecy checking of by now 220 packages using.
  • Vivaldi Browser's New Snapshot Adds Editable Mouse Gestures, Tab Improvements
    We've been informed by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard about the availability of a new snapshot build of the proprietary Vivaldi web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.2.470.11 is now live for those who want to get an early taste of what's coming in the next stable update of the cross-platform web browser, which it looks like it gets a lot of attention lately, especially from those who want to migrate from Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome or Opera. And today's snapshot introduces editable mouse gestures.
  • GNOME's Nautilus File Manager: "Its Best Moment Since It Was Created"
    At various points in GNOME's history the Nautilus file manager has been less than maintained, but these days the situation is much brighter. GNOME developer Carlos Soriano has come out to write about how great the Nautilus situation is these days. Soriano wrote in a new blog post, "as far as I can see the development status of Nautilus it’s in its best moment since it was created, and part of that is thanks of the status of gtk+ development and the values and vision of GNOME as a project."
  • Neptune Linux 4.5.1 ISO Out Now with USB 3 Boot Support, KDE Plasma 5.6.2
    Neptune developer Leszek Lesner announced the release and general availability of a new Live ISO image for his Neptune Linux rolling operating system, version 4.5.1. The new Neptune Linux 4.5.1 ISO is now ready for download and includes all the updated packages and security patches released in the distribution's main software repositories since Neptune 4.5.
  • My free software activities, April 2016
  • m23 rock 16.2 brings support for Ubuntu 16.04 clients
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  • Unity 8 and Snaps Are the Future of the Ubuntu Desktop, After Ubuntu 16.10
    Today, May 5, 2016, is the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit 2016, and we've just attended a very exciting session where the Ubuntu developers have discussed the future of the Ubuntu Desktop after Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak). You can watch the entire session below if you don't want to read the next paragraphs, but as usual, we'll try to detail and explain a few things for you so that you know now what to expect from future versions of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, on the desktop, of course.
  • Router hackers reach for the fork: LEDE splits from OpenWRT
    A split seems to have emerged in the Linux-router-OS community, with a breakaway group splitting from OpenWRT. OpenWRT is the chief open router firmware implementation, but it has run into headwinds of late. For example, downtime for the group earlier this year was traced back to the small organisation running a single, small, server without redundancy.
  • Samsung’s 360 degree camera will cost just about $350, oh and it runs Tizen !
    Samsung is one of those big guns from the consumer electronics market who has been betting huge on Virtual Reality. After partnering with Oculus for the Gear VR headset which has set its own benchmark for the best untethered VR solution one can buy, now that the headset has been in good shape, Samsung is working out ways to deliver content on it. Samsung have joined hands with multiple partners to provide VR experiences on its Milk VR platform and had also unveiled its own 360 degree camera at Unpacked 2016 event back in february- Gear 360 to let almost anyone to produce 360 degree content that can be viewed on the Gear VR.