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Story Getting the Most From Ubuntu: 20 Tips srlinuxx 23/09/2012 - 7:42pm
Story Gnome 3.7 May Release On October 24 srlinuxx 23/09/2012 - 7:38pm
Story Should Ubuntu’s Minimize Button Be Vertical? srlinuxx 3 23/09/2012 - 5:58pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 23/09/2012 - 5:27pm
Story Wayland 1.0 Stable Release Is Imminent srlinuxx 22/09/2012 - 3:19pm
Story Top Geometry Software for Linux srlinuxx 22/09/2012 - 3:18pm
Story New Firefox Health Report to Aid Performance srlinuxx 22/09/2012 - 3:16pm
Story openSUSE 12.2 KDE Review srlinuxx 22/09/2012 - 2:50am
Story Gnome Shell 3.6 Preview srlinuxx 22/09/2012 - 2:47am
Poll Linux Desktop srlinuxx 22/09/2012 - 2:28am

more new user experiences

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Linux
  • I Am A Linux User

  • Living With Linux, Day 2
  • 10 days in linux

few more howtos

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HowTos
  • Installing Instantbird 0.1 on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

  • HowTo Set Default Sound Card in Gentoo
  • Help, my motherboard doesn't see my SATA drives
  • Batch photo editing, The Linux way
  • SSHMenu - Conveniently Connect to Remote Machines From the Panel
  • How to invoke Firefox from Thunderbird under Linux

OSGGFG 3.1: Tee Wars

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Gaming

mrcopilot.blogspot: TeeWars is an online multi-player platform 2d shooter. Thats a mouthful, game play involves running, jumping, shooting and dying .. a lot.

TrueCrypt 5: Encrypt your drive in GUI

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Software

polishlinux.org: A few days ago TrueCrypt 5.0 has been released, a great tool for encrypting your hard drives. It can be used to encrypt existing partitions or create a virtual one located in a single file. In this article we cover the changes in version 5.0 and provide you some useful benchmarks.

Dreambook Eee PC Competitor Enters the Ring

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Hardware

gizmodo.com: With a 7-inch display (800 x 480), a 1GHz Via C7-M processor, maximum 1GB RAM, either a 2GB, 4GB or 8GB flash storage or a 40GB HDD, the Pioneer Computers Dreambook Light IL1 sounds like a worthy competitor to the Eee PC crown.

Screaming In Digital: XO Laptop Meets Heavy Metal

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: Wayan thought I should field test the XO laptop I won on OLPC News in the pit of the upcoming Don Dokken/Queensryche concert. After all, fellow Queensryche fans were the reason I had his XO - they stuffed the contest ballot that won the XO.

What the Linux desktop gives that Mac OS X and Windows don't

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Linux

Matt Asay: Lest someone accuse me of disliking the Linux desktop (which, by the way, I do Smile, I thought this post was interesting, as it details things that Linux can do but Windows and Mac OS X can't.

The OS should be invisible to the user - Is Torvalds right?

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Linux

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Note that Torvalds said “o/s” and not “kernel.” Given Torvalds’ credentials, I find it hard to believe that he made a mistake here. Since he made this remark is response to a question about the press that Windows and Mac OS gets, it’s fair to assume that he’s talking about distros here.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux for Absolute Beginers : Resizing NTFS partiton

  • BIND DNS SPF Config
  • Ubuntu 7.10 and Nvidia nForce 630i
  • Enable File Sharing In Ubuntu Using Samba
  • hddtemp wrapper for Nagios
  • How to Improve/Enhance HTML Rendering in Firefox
  • Fix for Python ValueError
  • Moving Wordpress installation from Windows Server 2003 to Linux
  • How to find broken links and backup files under Linux
  • Improved composite performance (without compiz)

GNU and FSF News for February 2008

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OSS

advogato.org: Did the Free Software Foundation meet their 2007 pledge drive goal? Will DefectiveByDesign try to stamp out DRM at the Boston Public Library? Does Stallman like the OLPC Project enough to replace his thinkpad with an XO? Will the SAMBA team finally get to see Microsoft's top-secret networking protocols? Where's RMS this month? Is the micro vs monolithic kernel debate back again? The answers to these and other mind-boggling questions that are on everyone's mind can be found in this month's GNU and FSF news summary.

Taking the Linux Plunge: The Good and The Bad

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Linux

byzantineroads.info: It’s been one week since the switch to Fedora. So Far, I’m not turning back. The Good Stuff: Boot up time is Quick. So quick I get frustrated at my wife’s state-of-the-art Winblows Laptop.

Marble's Secrets Part I: Behind the Scenes of Marble...

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: If you've ever followed KDE 4 development then you've probably heard about Marble. Marble is a virtual globe which displays the earth. So Marble can be used as a nice digital replacement for your desktop globe at home where you can look up places. But wait! There's more.

Yahoo to Reject $44.6 Billion Microsoft Bid, WSJ Says

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Microsoft

bloomberg.com: Yahoo! Inc., the world's second most popular Internet search engine, plans to reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion unsolicited takeover offer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Sending love with OSS for Valentine's Day

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Software

linux.com: What can a Linux geek do for that special someone on Valentine's Day? Create a gift using open source software, of course.

Linux experiment is going my way

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Linux

thedailystar.com: Well, it's the middle of winter, I don't ski any more, and even the dogs are yawning with boredom. Maybe it's time to experiment on my wife ... I've been wanting to confirm a theory that I've held for a while now, that the Linux operating system has progressed enough to be usable by "regular" computer users.

Disk Manager by Default, will on Alpha 5

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Software
Ubuntu

andregondim.eti.br: There have been complaints that Ubuntu lacks a disk configuration utility, which forces newbies to manually edit fstab if they want to use a drive that was not present when they installed the system. Manually editing the file is difficult and frustrating to them, and not an ideal way to handle the issue on the long run.

some system suggestions

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Between 150 and 400Mhz, I usually suggest Arch (provided it’s an i686), and a GTK1 or straight X desktop. There are a couple of reasons for that. Between 400Mhz and about 800Mhz, it’s worth it to me to compile.

John Lilly, Mozilla CEO video interview on GigaOM

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Interviews
Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: The GigaOM Show had Mozilla Corporation’s CEO, John Lilly as its guest for Episode 28. John talks about the CEO transition, Firefox 3, Mozilla income, growth, the IPO theory and Thunderbird.

Keynote streamed live today

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Linux

jono bacon: Late breaking news - it turns out that my keynote at SCALE today will be streamed live over the Internet. It kicks off at 9.55am Los Angeles time on the 9th Feb 2008. That is today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Son of the Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2
  • People of openSUSE: Jake Rogers
  • an interview with vorian
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire -- 2-8-2008 (video)
  • Customize your Titlebar
  • Meet the KDevelop Crowd
  • A life without Windows is nice.
  • Where Are My Command Binaries
  • Averatec users - watch out for Ubuntu Hardy alpha 5
  • Are Open Source and Capitalism Worlds Apart?
  • Live From SoCal Linux Expo: More Substance Than Style
  • How not to write Python code
  • Pay it Forward Works for Linux Too
  • The Distro Journey Has Begun: OpenSuSE 10.3
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