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Story KDE On Wayland Won't Happen Anytime Soon srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:23am
Story But what happened to the desktop? srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:20am
Story Experimental Animation and Video Techniques in Linux srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:17am
Story Should the root account be disabled in Fedora 18? srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 5:46pm
Story A glimpse of Mandriva 2012 Alpha1 srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 5:39pm
Story The Raspberry Pi gets a turbo mode srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 5:36pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 2:19pm
Story Why am I a freetard? srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 2:02pm
Story The Linux Desktop: Not Dead, Just Broken srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 2:00pm
Story LF Announces Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 3:44am

Ubuntu sources.list online generator

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Ubuntu

All about Linux: I have faced a number of times the prospect of entering the web address of the online repositories just because I some how tampered the contents of the sources.list file which is residing in /etc/apt/ location.

Lesser Known Applications for Linux — Learning and Hobby Tools

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Software

richardfcrawley.wordpress: This installment will review applications that serve as learning and hobby tools. It will range from beneath the surface of the Earth to orbiting the Earth.

Debating The Welcome Mat for Redmond

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OSS

Linux Today: The current debate about whether the open source community should trust Microsoft as the Redmond company continues to make friendlier overtures towards open source practices is, to me, a very interesting discussion.

Ubuntu Innovations

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Ubuntu

swik.net: In the short amount of time that Ubuntu has been around (3 years, with 6 releases) it has attained an impressive level of popularity and growth. I believe this success is due to some critical improvements that Ubuntu has implemented when compared to other Linux distributions.

Love and war: the Microsoft patent deals

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OSS

freesoftware mag: Few events have created more fodder for the blogosphere, more fuel for Microsoft critics and more emotional responses than the Microsoft patent deals with Novell, Linspire and Xandros. While putting together a list of things people hate about these deals is easy, generating a list of positive aspects is much harder.

Looking For A Couple Of Ubuntu Beta Testers

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Software

matt hartley blog: I have written a set of scripts that will allow you to backup both your Evolution and Firefox data, allow for flawless transfer to a new Ubuntu box without any hassles, keeps everything in one set of ‘master folders’, makes recovery a snap, cleans up after itself and did I mention it is completely brainlessly simple to use?

SSH Menu - Save and Open SSH Connections from the Panel

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HowTos

ubuntu blog: I was looking for a replacement for SecureCRT in Ubuntu. Something that would let me save all my SSH connections and make it possible to open a connection with the least effort.

Getting Ubuntu 7.04 Fully Working in VPC 2007

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HowTos

joshgerdes.com: I successfully got Ubuntu 7.04 working with mouse support in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and I thought I should share my findings. This is a combination of instructions I found while searching on the Internet. I thought it might be helpful and I wanted to make a note of it on my site for reference.

New bookmarks user interface lands in Firefox 3 nightly build

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Moz/FF

arstechnica: The latest Firefox 3 nightly build includes user interfaces elements of the new bookmarking system, complete with tagging support.

People Behind KDE: Summer of Code 2007 (2/4)

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KDE

People Behind KDE releases the second of in its series of four interviews with students who are working on KDE as part of the Google Summer of Code 2007 - meet Bertjan Broeksema, Carlos Licea, Pierre Ducroquet and Gavin Beatty!

Some Awn applet previews

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Software

The Linux Movement: I have configured Awn-extras to get see what was goign on with new applets. Basicly if you configure it you get two new applets:

Battle Tanks is a blast

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Gaming

linux.com: Finding an addictive computer game on a Friday evening can be dangerous. Instead of doing things you have been promising your wife, you spend the weekend in front of your computer playing the game and trying to explain that "this is for work." This is exactly what happened to me when I discovered Battle Tanks.

Ubuntu getting Xorg.conf GUI

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Software

FOSSwire: Remember the good old days when to change a screen resolution or driver, you had to edit xorg.conf or reconfigure X.org? Those fine times are now over, or they will be, with the release of Ubuntu 7.10.

Making My Grandparents Leet Linux Users - Part 1

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Linux

tomdryer.com: It was time for a new computer for my Grandparents. Their ancient Windows 98 PC had become so slow that it was unusable. The replacement, an inexpensive Acer PC, came with Windows Vista preinstalled. It was up to me to set up the new computer and support it. So I decided to wipe out Vista with a Debian 4 base install and set up an easy to use environment for my Grandparents.

Dear Linux Journal: News Flash- Women Are People

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Misc

Carla Schroder: This just keeps getting worse. Please tell me how anyone could think this is a good idea: "Me and my husband’s gonna be bringing you tech tips just about every month now….I don’t know nothing about Linux. Chester, he’s the smart one…”

Jim Loudenback former PC Magazine editor-in-chief down on Vista, thinking about Linux

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Linux

meanderingpassage: Here’s a WOW folks! I know things aren’t good in “Vista Land” when Jim Louderback, the former editor-in-chief of PC Magazine and Microsoft Windows fan boy, expresses serious doubts about Vista as he’s writing his last column..

Richard Stallman, founder of GNU Project confirmed safe after earthquake

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News

wikinews.org: Wikinews has learned that Richard Stallman, the founder of the GNU Project, is confirmed to be safe in Peru after a massive 8.0 earthquake struck the country on August 15. It was earlier reported that he may have been missing.

Hello, Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

wolfger.wordpress: The Linux distro wars are over. Ubuntu is the winner. Okay, I admit, that’s a surprising announcement from a guy who, less than a week ago, couldn’t stand Ubuntu. So why do I say it?

When Buying PCs, Always Bring your Live CD!

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manchicken.com: Next time you go into Best Buy or Circuit City or $RETAILER, why don’t you bring your Kubuntu Live CD (okay, you can bring an Ubuntu Live CD if you really want) with you? I did that today, and it actually went really well. Here’s the story.

How many Linux desktop users are there?

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Software

DesktopLinux: Desktop operating systems numbers, even when gathered by top research companies, such as IDG and Gartner, are often a bit fuzzy. When it comes to uncommon desktop operating systems, like Linux, the numbers often amount to little more than an educated guess. Now, a new open-source program, statix, promises to give accurate data on how many Linux desktops are actually in use.

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