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Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 09/10/2013 - 4:40pm
Story Why do so many Chinese bitcoiners use Linux? srlinuxx 09/10/2013 - 4:33pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:54pm
Story Hanthana 19.0 Review: Sri Lankan spiced up Fedora srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:26am
Story Trying the “btrfs” file system srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:24am
Story Distro Astro 1.0.2 srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:22am
Story KDE via Kubuntu v13.04 – My First Thoughts srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:21am
Story Oh No, Too Many Distros? srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:20am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 1:05am
Story KDE vs GNOME: Settings, Apps, Widgets srlinuxx 07/10/2013 - 7:17pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Change Ubuntu Forced fsck

  • Stupid Way to make Mplayer Repeatedly Play
  • How to install Intel PRO ipw3945 wireless drivers
  • Linux Increase Process Identifiers Limit with /proc/sys/kernel/pid_max

Multimedia-centric Linux OS adds A/V goodies

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Linux

desktoplinux: StartCom has updated its multimedia-oriented Linux desktop with new features targeted at audio/video fans. While it can also serve as a general purpose desktop, StartCom MultiMedia Edition version ML-5.0.6 comes preloaded with a variety of tools to hear, view, edit, mix, dub, finish, and share music and video projects, the company says.

How to divide and conquer a problem the UNIX way

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HowTos

rudd-O: If you’re one of our regular readers, you’ll remember reading the article and script I wrote on automating BitTorrent downloads with TorrentFlux and rsync. The script has come to be quite handy to me, but the process of writing it is much more fun and appealing. Here’s how I did it.

Key KOffice Developers Talk About KOffice 2 and Open Standards

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KDE
Interviews

dot.kde.org: KOffice, the office suite built on KDE technology and in the KDE Communtiy has recently gotten a lot of press, but is still often underrepresented. In this interview, some key KOffice developers tell us about the recent progress of KDE's Office suite.

The art of distrohopping vs. learning more

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Linux

tuxtoday: I am the master of switching distros. Also, I am the master of getting sick of switching distros, but I can’t help it. There’s just too much sweet stuff out there. I can’t just pick one.

openSUSE 10.3 Live version available

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SUSE

opensuse news: From today on the live version of openSUSE 10.3 is available as GNOME or KDE Live CD. Both contain the same software as the 1 CD installation versions from launch time - just as live system.

Get the facts about sagging Linux server sales

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Linux

linux.com: I felt bad for Linux vendors after reading Peter Galli's eWeek article, which claims that Linux server sales on X86 hardware have run into a stone wall, going from a 53 percent growth rate to four percent decline over the past six quarters -- until I did a little research that easily refuted that claim.

Fedora 8 to include Codec Buddy

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Linux
Interviews

fedora wiki: Fedora 8 will ship with Codec Buddy by default, providing users with a simple click-through GUI for enabling playback of various kinds of media. Read on for an interview with ThomasVanderStichele, Fluendo developer and Fedora contributor, and BastienNocera, Red Hat employee and Fedora contributor.

mozilla & friends

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla, Microsoft reps argue over the future of web scripting

  • A dangerous conflict of interest between Firefox and Google
  • Why my new favorite web browser is Flock?
  • Is Flock a real alternative to Firefox?
  • Songbird Inches Toward Becoming The Firefox Of The Jukebox

Why you should care about PulseAudio (and how to start doing it)

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Software

linux.com: The sound server PulseAudio is a relative newcomer to the Linux audio arena, but since it has been selected as the default setup in the next releases of at least two major distributions (Fedora and Ubuntu), it's probably time to start looking into it.

Another Day Another Distro - Part 6 - Slackware 12

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: To boil all this down into one sentence, here are a few possible slogans I came up with for Slackware: "Slackware: It won't kill you... but it'll have a bloody good go!!" - "Slackware: For Those Who Think Gentoo Is Aimed At Newbs" ...and finally: "Slackware: It's About As Easy As Pushing A Pea Up Everest With Your Nose" Smile

DestopBSD Day 2 - First Impressions

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BSD

ruminations: The first day was easy enough and today it is time to wander around a bit on the new default desktop. How is the look-and-feel? What applications are installed by default? How useful is it out of the box concerning music and videofiles?

The irrelevance of desktop Linux

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Linux

451 CAOS Theory: Can Google save desktop Linux? Or more accurately, can online applications? I have previously been skeptical about the potential for Linux to ever make serious in-roads on the desktop market. The problem as I see it is that desktop Linux is stuck in a Catch-22 situation.

Introduction to Parted Magic Partion Editor

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Linux

raiden's realm: When setting up your computer, there comes a time when you will need to create partitions and manage them. Although, operating systems provide partition editors, they don't do everything that more popular programs. Enter, Parted Magic.

Little, purple, cheap, and running Linux

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Linux

zdnet blogs: My new evaluation Linux Classmate arrived last night and, much to my youngest son’s delight, it was purple. Much to my delight, this particular machine worked flawlessly out of the box, unlike the previous.

PCLinuxOS Magazine November 2007 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2007 (Issue 15) is available to download. Highlights include Linux Command Line Tutorial, KDE User Guide Part 10, and Syncing The Repos.

Testing Suspend and Hibernation

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Linux

kerneltrap: The following patches add a new testing facility for suspend and hibernation," noted Rafael J. Wysocki. He continued, "the first patch adds the possibility to test the suspend (STD) core code without actually suspending, which is useful for tracking problems with drivers etc. The second one modifies the hibernation core so that it can use the same facility.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Understanding Linux Users

  • Upgrade from Ubuntu Feisty to Gutsy: the one-liner version
  • Interception of files with tcpdump
  • KDE Keyboard Shortcuts
  • How to configure Splashy Screen on debian
  • Basic C++ Tutorial
  • Linux Increase Local Port Range with net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range
  • A more informative status line for Vim

Jailhouse Interview: Reiser Talks to ABC's 20/20

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Reiser

abclocal.go.com: The murder trial against Hans Reiser starts on Monday. Even without a body, prosecutors say they have a solid case. Reiser, a prominent and successful East Bay computer programmer, is accused of killing his wife Nina a year ago. ABC's 20/20 got an exclusive interview with him.

Open source hardware comes out of closet

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Hardware

the inquirer: EVER SINCE open-source software created a buzz, people have stroked chins, pondered and pontificated about the possibility of open-source hardware – and now it’s becoming a reality.

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