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Story Linux For The Masses srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 5:30pm
Story Harddrives for Video Editing on Linux srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 5:20pm
Story KDE's 'Plasma Active' Tops GNOME 3 and Unity srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 5:19pm
Story “I’m a Beefy Miracle” song srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 5:17pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 7:22am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 7:06am
Story GNU Fdisk rewritten from scratch! srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 2:36am
Story Ubuntu 11.10 Review srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 2:16am
Story Fedora 17 is the Beefy Miracle srlinuxx 11/10/2011 - 2:09am
Story Time to fork the FSF srlinuxx 1 10/10/2011 - 11:21pm

Test Driving Linux Using a Live CD

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Linux

So you've heard about Linux, and you’re itching to try it out. Why? Maybe you want to breathe some life into an older computer that can't run Windows XP or Vista. Maybe you want to stretch your technical skills a bit. Or, maybe you're just tired of Windows and need a change.

Linux FlyBuys into financial transactions

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Linux

Linux may be an operating system synonymous with a flightless bird, but Loyalty Pacific, the company behind popular retail loyalty and rewards program FlyBuys, has announced it will jet its infrastructure to open source software.

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Puppy Linux 2.15CE has a few new tricks

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Linux
Reviews

Given how similar Puppy 2.14 was to 2.13, I was wholly unprepared for how different the latest Puppy release, 2.15CE (community edition), is from its predecessors.

Debian 4.0 "etch" - GNU Kitchen Sink

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Linux
Reviews

Debian is one of the largest, oldest, and most democratic of all the Linux distributions out there. All of these points could be argued to be good or bad depending on your perspective.

Politics aside, there's no arguing Debian hasn't had a significant influence on the Linux world. It spawned Ubuntu, the now most popular desktop out there. It's sparked many a vociferous debate.

Configuring Debian/etch on a Dell Latitude D520

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HowTos

A new job brings new toys Smile My new employer has supplied me with a Dell Latitude D520 laptop for programming. It came loaded with Windows XP professional which—ofcourse—had to go. Nothing inhibits productivity quite like Windows—except perhaps for the pool table and game consoles in the lunch room.

KDE Commit-Digest for 15th April 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The Summer of Code begins, with 40 KDE projects. Registration opens for Akademy 2007. Hosting proposals invited for Akademy 2008. Further progress in the KBattleship rewrite with sounds and network play integrated, and theming support added to the Bovo game. More work on Strigi file analysers. Drag-and-drop and porting work in Mailody.

OpenOffice.org Calc functions, part 2: Working with formulas

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HowTos

A formula is a spreadsheet function entered in a cell, complete with its arguments. They're one of the two or three major applications that first spearheaded the acceptance of the personal computer in the 1980s, and the main tools of advanced spreadsheet use.

At Least 32 Dead In Virginia Tech Shooting

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Misc

At least 32 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded at Virginia Tech university on Monday in the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history, media said.

Fox News, CNN and the student-run university newspaper gave the death toll as 32. Officials earlier said at least 22 people were killed.

Command line tricks - sending yourself email

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HowTos

It might sound like a rather strange thing to do, but sending yourself email from the command line can prove extremely handy in a lot of circumstances. For example, I have a script that runs every week on my server that emails me and reminds me to copy the latest backups off that actual machine (in case of hard drive failure).

A Debian developer's thoughts on the state of Debian

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Linux

We recently received the following note from Thaddeus H. Black, a Debian developer. We thought he had some interesting things to say about Debian and its development process, so, with his permission, we'm sharing his thoughts with you...


To: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
From: Thaddeus H. Black
Re: Debian

I have read with interest your several recent remarks on Debian.

Learn the essential modes and editing features of Emacs

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News

This tutorial introduces you to some of the essential concept of modes, shows you some of the powerful text manipulation functions available, and teaches you how to use the built-in search, replace, and spell check facilities of Emacs.

Latest Ubuntu Delivers on the Promise of Open Source

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Ubuntu

April 16, 2007 - For users wanting a secure, feature rich alternative to Microsoft Windows, Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today the Thursday release of Ubuntu version 7.04.

Linux, PS and Kill - feel the power

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HowTos

This tutorial is meant for beginner to intermediate Linux users. Advanced users will probably find it boring and know more options than we’re going to discuss here, which will lead to some sort of flame war based on which switch is best.

Installing Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” on an IBM ThinkPad T30

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Ubuntu

Even though I’m a Debian user, I usually recommend Ubuntu to most people looking for a Linux desktop distribution. I recently got handed an IBM ThinkPad T30 that was donated to my school, so I thought it was about time I took my own advice and install Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn launches with server focus

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Interviews
Ubuntu

Things are obviously very exciting at Canonical Ltd. this week as the latest version of Ubuntu, the Linux operating system it supports and maintains, goes live on April 19.

Originally codenamed Feisty Fawn, the OS is now version 7.04 and includes a slew of upgrades on the desktop and server fronts, said Canonical director of operations Jane Silber.

Agent-Based Simulation Of Open Source Evolution

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OSS

This Tuesday, I have the good fortune to give a presentation on N. Smith, A. Capiluppi, and J. Fernandez-Ramil’s classic journal paper “Agent-Based Simulation Of Open Source Evolution,” from Software Process: Improvement and Practice 2006; 11: 423-43. Well, if anything from 2006 can be a classic, F/OSS is the place.

The Debian 4.0 review and impression post

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Linux

Here's an overview of the different reviews and writeups about Debian 4.0 (Etch) - so far stories from Digital Realms, Softpedia, Lunapark6, Linux-magazin (DE), Linux.com and screenshots at LinuxQuestions and Go2Linux. Blog overview at LinuxWatch.

Digital Realms impressions:

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The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 3 - Internet & Network

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KDE

The KDE Control Center, as I'm sure you're aware of by now, is a versatile and robust control interface for the KDE Window Manager and provides a whole host of configurable options to the end user. While the KDE team did their best to make the interface as user friendly as possible, there are some things that you can do in the Control Center that are not for the beginning user.

Refreshing your filesystem

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KDE

Oxygen folders have changed already 3 times since I first started the project back to 2005. That’s because “folders” are really important, and together with “file sheet” and basic actions, they really define the look and feel of the desktop.

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