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Story I accidentally Nexenta srlinuxx 02/12/2011 - 7:11pm
Story Benchmarks Of GCC 4.2 Through GCC 4.7 Compilers srlinuxx 02/12/2011 - 7:08pm
Story Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards 2011 srlinuxx 02/12/2011 - 7:05pm
Story openSUSE 12.1 KDE Live CD MarcusMoeller 02/12/2011 - 6:57pm
Story Lovefilm drops Flash, kills Linux support srlinuxx 1 02/12/2011 - 5:49pm
Story VLC Nightly Builds Bring Tweaked Look, New Features srlinuxx 02/12/2011 - 5:13pm
Story ASCII Games Rock srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 11:12pm
Story Early Peek at Ubuntu Linux 12.04 srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 11:08pm
Story Is Linux Mint an Ubuntu-Killer? srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 11:06pm
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UN Technical Agency Honors Mozilla

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Moz/FF

mitchell's blog: Last week I traveled to the UN in Geneva to accept the International Telecommunication Union's World Information Society Award on behalf of Mozilla. The ITU is the United Nations agency specializing in information and technology.

Operating Systems - Linux or Windows? Long Live UBUNTU!

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Ubuntu

The Irows Blog: As I'm writing these words, a major computer wholesaler has decided to ship some of its new models with Linux Operating System. A perfect choice because I've been using UBUNTU on one of my machines for over a year now and I have nothing but qualified praise for it.

Chris DiBona, Google's open source chief

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Interviews

Guardian Unlimited: DiBona is Google's open source programme manager and a respected . He was in London for one leg of Google Developer Day, and I grabbed a few minutes to speak with him about Google's approach to open development.

Amarok - A Review

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Software
Reviews

Shift+Backspace: Before my full-time migration to Linux, I always used iTunes for playing my music and managing my iPod. When I began to use Amarok (1.4.5) I immediately noticed a sense of polish and completion.

The cleanest, easiest way to fix XOrg-related problems in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Thursday Night: XOrg problems seem to be the most vexing problems for new Ubuntu users for a number of reasons - why it hasn’t been solved is mostly due to political nonsense.

Low-Cost Laptop Project Ramps Up Production

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OLPC

Chronicle: Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society kicked off its annual conference for college IT officials and Internet-law experts last night with an update on One Laptop Per Child from that project’s indefatigable founder, Nicholas Negroponte.

Nexuiz 2.3 released

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Gaming

linux-gamers: Yesterday Alientrap released a new version of the 3d deathmatch game Nexuiz. This new milestone features an improved engine, new maps and reworked texturing effects. It offers an improved single player campaign and comes up with more human like bots.

Multitasking in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Extreme Tech: Twenty years ago, computers did one thing at a time. You either used a word processor or used a spreadsheet or printed a document—but not all at once.Today, people rarely use computers for just one thing. Multitasking does not just mean running two programs at once. Fortunately, Ubuntu has many options for addressing these needs.

Linux Game Review: Planet Penguin Racer

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Reviews
Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Of all the great Linux games out there, many will fondly remember Tux Racer, the enigmatic racing game for Linux that featured everyone's favorite mascot, Tux, in a cold and chilly mountain racing game that kept you on the edge of your seat.

The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux

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Software

Phoronix: It's no secret that ATI Technologies has had a rough time in the past delivering display drivers that met the expectations of their customers. In this article we will be exposing what truly consists of the ATI/AMD driver development cycle and ultimately what they are really doing to improve their image in the Linux community.

Customize RPMs with rpmrebuild

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HowTos

linux.com: Building packages is usually hard work, and best left to distro developers who have the time and patience to work the appropriate magic. However, if you're an admin or user with a need to rebuild existing packages, rpmrebuild takes the pain out of creating new RPMs from installed packages.

Thoughts on TurboLinux Wizpy

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Hardware

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: TurboLinux is about to attempt to lure Windows users over to the world of Linux when they begin selling worldwide the Wizpy media player. This is a pocket-sized device that not only plays audio and video files and can pick up FM radio, it also allows users to plug it into their USB power and boot up into Linux.

Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With fetchmail (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

Fetchmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers. Imagine you have five email accounts on five different servers. Of course, you don't want to connect to each of them to get your emails. This is where fetchmail comes into play.

Transfer files securely with SFTP

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Software

linux.com: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was once the most widely used protocol for transferring files between computers. Secure Copy (SCP) and the more robust SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) address security concerns by providing data transfer over a fully encrypted channel.

Fedora 7 enables DIY Linux

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Linux

TechWorld: Red Hat's Fedora Project has given the open source community tools that let users build customised Linux distributions in Fedora 7, which was released yesterday.

Desktop diagramming with Dia and Kivio

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine: Don't let the simplicity of use fool you. Both Kivio and Dia, two free software diagramming tools, are very efficient at what they do. If you need to design a complex flow chart or create a no-fuss UML diagram then you could do a lot worse than to choose either of these packages.

New in Fedora 7: xdg user directories

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Linux

/home/liquidat: One seldom mentioned new features of Fedora 7 are the new directories in the $HOME directory. These are due to the xdg-users-dir program from the Portland xdg project. In other news, Hello Planet Fedora.

The open source governmental adoption wave

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OSS

Matt Asay: I plowed through Jyh-An Lee's article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. It presents a very interesting face on the rising trend of open source adoption by national and local governments worldwide, including offering some reasons for the trend.

The dark art of removing the Flash plugin from Firefox in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Click: Dailynews.com -- the Web site from the newspaper I work for -- is covered in Flash. Adds, content come-ons, etc., and it was dragging my old systems to a crawl. But how to get rid of Flash? It's not so easy.

Ten Things I Love About ArchLinux

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Linux

Urban Puddle: I've used Arch before and this article isn't about how it does on the Desktop or how well it installs. After getting up and running with Arch again, I discovered there are things about it that I just absolutely love. Here are my top 10.

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