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Story In Pictures: A visual history of Linux srlinuxx 15/03/2013 - 8:02pm
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Story The 2013 Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You srlinuxx 14/03/2013 - 8:27pm
Story What's new in openSUSE 12.3 srlinuxx 14/03/2013 - 8:23pm

Freespire 2: Not Bad!

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Since I needed a system to last until the Ubuntu 8.04 release, my search has landed me back at Freespire 2.0. The 2.0 version of Freespire is based on Ubuntu, which really was another reason that I wanted to try it. My first impressions of Freespire are simple: It’s not a bad system.

Hardy Heron Alpha 6

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Ubuntu

mylittleubuntuguide.com: So I went ahead and decided to test this Alpha 6 version of the new 8.04 Ubuntu release scheduled for April sometime. I have to say, this is a HUGE improvement over Gutsy. It feels like this is the correct step up from Feisty and that Gutsy was what Windows ME was to Microsoft! Remember, stuff broke more!

Who Should Lead the Open Source Community?

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OSS
  • Who Should Lead the Open Source Community?

  • Perens campaigns to protect open source
  • Bruce is back, does OSI still want him?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Ubuntu desktop visual effects on Dell D630

  • Convert uif Images in Ubuntu Linux
  • Change OOo keyboard shortcuts
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 3
  • Basics of PHP #1

Drupal keeps getting better

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Drupal

linux.com: Drupal is a modular content management system. It allows a user or group of users to construct Web sites, blogs, or forums by providing the framework for users with little or no PHP or database experience. It grows more popular with each new release because it becomes easier to use each new release.

A tale of two Linux-based computing appliances

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: I recently had the opportunity to try out two very different laptop-like computing appliances, both based on Via C7-M processors and priced around $400. The Zonbu Laptop and the gOS Cloudbook.

Alpha spotting: openSUSE 11 Alpha 3 stirs cautious optimism

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: The third alpha of openSUSE 11 was announced yesterday, so while I was puttering about the house before bedtime I downloaded the ISO, specifically the KDE live CD. I then burned the ISO and rebooted europa with my newly minted CD. That's when I ran into my first problem.

5 Steps to a Quick Security Check

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HowTos

certcities.com: When it comes to IT, a lot more people talk about system audits than actually do them. In the spirit of building a solid foundation, this month we'll look at five steps that you can take on any Linux distribution -- but using Fedora as the example -- to perform a quick security check.

An Eye On The Prize: A Detailed Look At Foresight Linux 2.0

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: "...Foresight sets itself apart by eliminating the need for the user to be familiar with Linux, combining a user-focused desktop environment on top of Conary." Bold claims, indeed, but I'm here to tell you that the Foresight developers have delivered on their promises... mostly.

Intel Releases 2.3 RC Driver w/ XvMC

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Software

phoronix.com: In Linux graphics news unrelated to the recent ATI/AMD excitements, Intel has just released the xf86-video-intel 2.2.99.901 driver. This driver is meant to serve as the first release candidate for what will become xf86-video-intel 2.3.0.

What to Expect from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - aka Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Every two years, Canonical prepares an LTS (Long Term Support) release of one of the best desktop Linux distributions available today. Now that the beta version of Ubuntu 8.04 (codename Hardy Heron) is at the door and since I've tested all the alpha releases, I think it's a good moment to introduce you to the good parts and bad parts that Canonical prepared for this Long Term Support release.

Also: Hardy Heron Notes

Linux clients for three top P2P networks

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Software

linux.com: You can find Linux clients for several file-sharing networks. Taking into account how many clients are available for each, the current top three peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are eDonkey2000, FastTrack (derived from Kazaa), and Gnutella. Here are some desktop applications that allow you to become a full-fledged file sharer.

Tweaking Icons in Ubuntu Linux, Especially for use with Compiz and Avant Window Navigator

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Software

blog.ahfr.org: This is the sort of thing where the actual information is spread out across all four corners of the Internet and can rarely be found in one place cohesively. I aim to change that.

5 geeky Easter eggs for Easter

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Software

royal.pingdom.com: In time for Easter we thought that we should list a few funny and geeky Easter eggs. Easter eggs in software don’t do anything good besides being funny which we of course like. So here we present a few selected ones that we think are funny.

The Perfect Desktop - PC-BSD 1.5

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BSD
HowTos

This document describes how to set up PC-BSD v1.5. This release is based upon FreeBSD 6.3 and uses KDE 3.5.8 as default desktop environment.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Know your distro: Gentoo features

  • 5 Awesome Linux Videos
  • Gnash, the free software Flash player
  • New Novell.com
  • Mepis Wireless Walkthrough
  • FreeBSD Install Applications
  • Weird and Interesting Ubuntu Derivatives
  • Apache rules web server landscape
  • Have a global menu bar at the top in KDE
  • The new Face to VLC Media Player
  • Jim Zemlin, Microsoft, and Rabbits in the Shadow of the Hawk
  • Ignore the open source hot heads, CIOs told
  • alltray - Dock any program into the system tray
  • Novell promises pick and mix software
  • Mail that report auto'mutt'ically
  • Lab Rats - Intro to Linux and Ubuntu
  • Don’t upgrade to hardy yet!
  • I hate suspended levels
  • Linux Reality: Episode 99 - Slackware Revisited
  • Track and manage your time on your computer
  • EeePC - Why Small is Beautiful

OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features, an early look

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OOo

oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org 3.0 is 167 days away, but who's counting? Maybe the software developers are counting because they have a whopping 2,278 issues targeted for this release. Even though OpenOffice.org 2.4 is not yet out the door, let's see how far they've come with OpenOffice.org 3.0.

Red Hat open-sources security framework

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Software

linuxworld.com: Red Hat has open-sourced its identity-management and security system to promote its assertion that open-source software provides the most secure infrastructure.

Choke points in open source

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Most markets have a choke point. In soft drinks it turned out to be distribution. In software it was the operating system. One feature of open source is that it frustrates the seeker of choke points. The classic case is Linux itself.

Interview with Ken VanDine of Foresight Linux

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Linux
Interviews

fsckin.com: A few weeks ago, I saw that Foresight Linux was going to be pre-loaded onto Shuttle computers at an amazing price - just $199. I was able to catch up with the very busy creator of Foresight, Ken VanDine. He’s got some really interesting answers to thing plaguing my mind, like which pie is best - I only hope that you can also appreciate the internal debate that’s finally been settled by this fine gentleman.

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

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    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
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Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read
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