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Story Seamonkey review: Firefox’s lightweight hyper-functional cousin Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:37am
Story Fedora Flavours Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:32am
Story Freescale i.MX6 SoloX SoC gains embedded Linux support Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:29am
Story Tiny SBC runs Android and Linux on Snapdragon 410 Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:24am
Story Apple Watch app development pales in comparison to Android Wear Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 6:07am
Story A look at Android 5.1: speed, security, tweaks Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 5:51am
Story OnlyOffice Another Free Office Suite for Linux (Complete Selfhost Office Solution - OwnCloud Compatible) Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2015 - 5:28am
Story We need open data to become the new open source Rianne Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 7:05pm
Story Fedora 22 Alpha LXDE Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 5:59pm
Story Preview of GNOME usability results Rianne Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 5:56pm

Heart-broken....A Review of SimplyMEPIS 8.0

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Linux

ning.com: I first started tinkering with Linux about 4 or 5 years ago. My first distribution was Mandrake. Depressed, and almost giving up, I came across MEPIS. I gave it one more shot....and I was hooked!

My teenager top 8 Linux games

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Gaming

bapoumba.wordpress: So my eldest son is not a young kid any longer.. He still plays a lot on his computer running Ubuntu along with msn and jabber talks with his friends. Here are his most popular Linux games.

The Death of the Linux Debate: A Eulogy

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Linux

daileymuse.com: In a very recent article entitled Think Before You Speak: Migrating the Enterprise to Linux I offered a set of opinions that differed from that of a blogger from the Linux community, who felt that Linux can be justified to IT management as a full replacement for Microsoft Windows.

Testing Out The Nouveau Driver On Fedora 11

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Linux

phoronix.com: With the forthcoming release of Fedora 11, Red Hat has made the bold (but wise) decision of replacing xf86-video-nv as the default open-source NVIDIA driver with the Nouveau driver instead.

Easily Mount ISO Files in Linux on Right Click

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HowTos

This article will explain how to add a script to Nautilus so that you can easly mount and unmount ISO files in most linux distros running Gnome (it needs Nautilus to show the desktop).

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.1 [ISPConfig 3]

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare an OpenSUSE 11.1 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • An Early Look At OpenSolaris 2009.06

  • Scribus and Linux and Comic Strips
  • Find the right Firefox add-ons
  • Worst of the week (roundup)
  • Mother and Ubuntu
  • Linux version of TwickerTape now available
  • Some Off-Season Linux Humor
  • Star Wars Vs. Star Trek: Some Off-Topic Humor
  • Q&A: When Mobility and Open Source Collide
  • Awesome Ubuntu
  • FLOSS Weekly 62: eBox
  • Acer Aspire One D150 running Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to write an interactive shell script

  • How to update ALSA to latest version easily
  • Making a Screencast in Linux
  • Get PDF Word Count In Linux
  • TuxCards - Hierarical notebook for TuxFreaks
  • A handful of Firefox tweaks that will double speed
  • Fixing mplayer Sound
  • How to prepare a system for kernel crash dump analysis
  • Kill X session in Jaunty Jackalope
  • Hudzilla Coding Academy: Project Seven

BitDefender Antivirus for Unices

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Software

tuxradar.com: Just because you use Linux, it doesn't mean your computer doesn't have viruses or worms. Virus is a catch-all phrase, and BitDefender's designed to catch them all - from executable viruses, script viruses, macro viruses, to backdoors, trojans, spyware, adware, diallers, and more.

Beware of so-called Linux proponents

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Linux

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: Every now and then you stumble across a blog that is run by a so-called Linux enthusiast. But when you start to look a little closer, you will see that they spread the SOFUD.

The Year of the Linux-powered Robots

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Linux

junauza.com: In the very near future, robots will become an indispensable tool that man can’t live without. Just like computers. At the moment, there are already different kinds of robots that run on Linux.

Dreamlinux 3.5 Review - Desktop Emphasis

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Linux

superphysics.awardspace.com: I have been distro hopping a lot in recent times. I was testing a lot of the less known Linuxes but never came across one that had no big problem. Of course, Dreamlinux is a fairly popular Linux distro.

A Short Review of OpenSolaris 2008.11

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OS

blog.hydrasystemsllc.com: I decided to finally check out OpenSolaris 2008.11. While this release came out back in November of 2008 (hence the 2008.11 naming convention), it has taken me this long to finally give it a chance. Maybe it is because I am still somewhat skeptical with the whole OpenSolaris Project.

Deciding Which Linux Flavor is Best

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Linux

linuxdistrochoices.com: Even the smallest amount if research into Linux will have illustrated the sheer range of distributions out there. They are all based on the original Linux kernel built by Linus Torvalds (the father of modern Linux) and can all interoperate to varying degrees.

full circle magazine #23, hot from the digital presses!

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Ubuntu

We’ve got a whole lot of Full Circle goodness for you in this issue! This month: Command and Conquer - Troubleshooting, How-To : Program in C, and Becoming An Ubuntu User.

New Intel IGP Appears In Linux 2.6.30 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: The merge window for the Linux 2.6.30 kernel is now open and Linus has already accepted a horde of new patches for this next quarterly Linux update.

Pains of OpenSource or Price for Going Free

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Software

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: In the earlier posts it is mentioned in details of how we planned to move to Linux. But there are still a few glitches that turns it down.

Wolvix 2 - Hungry like the wolf

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Wolvix is a friendly Slackware-based distribution, featuring the Xfce desktop and a lovely bunch of applications to suit every soul, while leaning on the traditional stability of the Slackware family for rock-solid support. That was my impression the last time I tried Wolvix, version 1.1 called Hunter.

The World Beyond Microsoft

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Microsoft

polishlinux.org: I started looking at the possible courses of action to happen if Microsoft vanished. What would a Microsoft-free world look like ?

Top 10 Free Linux Games in 2009

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Gaming

blog.taragana.com: I have seen a lot of gamers who feel that there aren't good games to play on Linux. There's an array of free open source games waiting to run on the Linux platform. So I got the top linux games in 2009. And here I come.

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