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The Most Suitable Distros for Linux Dummy

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Linux

linuxdummies.com: The most suitable distros for a total Linux dummy are Freespire, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, and Ubuntu, according to online test called Linux Distribution Chooser.

Gimp Tutorial - Metallic Text

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HowTos

Penguin Pete: I figured the old chrome-text tutorial over at the Gimp User Group site could use both an update and an enhancement of technique. Mine is done on Gimp version 2.2.13.

Installing Zabbix (Server And Agent) On Debian Etch

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Zabbix is a solution for monitoring applications, networks, and servers. With Zabbix, you can monitor multiple servers at a time, using a Zabbix server that comes with a web interface (that is used to configure Zabbix and holds the graphs of your systems) and Zabbix agents that are installed on the systems to be monitored.

Government agencies embracing open source: AGIMO

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OSS

ZDNet: Federal government agencies are adopting free and open source software (FOSS) with increasing zeal, according to a new study undertaken by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

Pardus 2007.2 - A Review

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Linux
Reviews

shift+backspace: The latest installment of Pardus, version 2007.2, was officially released on, July 12, 2007. Pardus is a relatively new distribution based on GNU/Linux. The image file for Pardus 2007.2 comes in at around 700MB, but is also available in a 700MB live CD flavour. Please note that the live CD is NOT capable of installing the system onto your hard drive like you can with most live CDs.

Open Source Semantic Desktop Is Coming

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Software

internetnews.com: PC users have volumes of information saved on their computers, most of it disconnected and disparate save for a basic directory system. The answer to connecting all the information into a local semantic Web of information is closer than you might think.

Ubuntu Aftermath: Puncturing The Linux 'Urban Legend'

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Ubuntu

Information Week blogs: Most of us, even confirmed Windows users, have accepted on some level the idea that Linux really is a better operating system, on a technical level. Not me; not anymore. After my long slog preparing Ubuntu Linux's Achilles' Heel: It's Tough To Install On Laptops, I'm now filing that one in the "urban legend" folder.

The LUG is dead - Long live the soulless marketing corporate junket

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freesoftware mag: I can still remember my first LUG meeting; the Greater London Linux User Group at the GND building, London. I met developers, end users, geeks, sysadmins, and a magazine editor who, although neither of us knew it at the time, would later publish my first articles on Linux. These were people with intelligence, soul, and consideration. I had finally found a like-minded milieu for my free software tendancies.

Screen: Tips & Tricks

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HowTos

polishlinux: In this article I will describe a very useful program: GNU Screen. Usually this program is used by people who have a shell account on a Unix server. But it can be also helpful to people who haven’t yet started to use a terminal or even Linux/Unix at all.

Linux: Hibernation With Kexec

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kernelTRAP: Offering a potential alternative to the existing suspend and restore implementations in the Linux Kernel, Ying Huang posted a patch utilizing kexec, "kexec based hibernation has some potential advantages over uswsusp and suspend2. " He listed two such potential advantages.

Italian parliament bets house on SuSE Linux

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SUSE

the Inquirer: ITALY'S parliament is about to undertake Europe's largest governmental migration yet to open sauce. The IT department of the Italian parliament presented plans on Wednesday to begin migrating some 3500 desktop PCs, including those of its 630 MPs, away from Windows to SuSE.

Linux Distros for Everyone: Community, Desktop, Hardcore Geek...

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itmanagement: One of the first things that confounds new users is that GNU/Linux is not a single operating system. Instead, it's the general name for hundreds of closely related operating systems -- distributions or distros, as they are usually called. But exactly what choices are available?

Review: DreamLinux 2.2 Multimedia GL Edition

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Linux
Reviews

the distrogue: Ever have one of those dreams where everything seems to be going unnaturally well, and then all of the sudden, you wake up and you're late for work? Sure you have. DreamLinux, at least in my experience, was sort of like that.

Even More Gaming In Ubuntu Feisty…

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Gaming

techystuff: After recently putting together a list of 11 great games in Ubuntu, a few concerned readers politely suggested games that should have been on that list. As a result, I discovered many games I hadn’t even heard of, but turned out to be fun.

OpenOffice.org alternatives - Part 2

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Software

FOSSwire: It’s time to resume this new series on looking at alternative free software office suites to OpenOffice.org. In the last part, I looked at word processing alternatives to Writer, and for this part - yeah, you guessed it - I’m going to look at the number crunching spreadsheet side of things.

Thoughts on Flock 0.9

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Moz/FF

paulstamatiou.com: Recently the social web browser company Flock rolled out a milestone release, version 0.9. While it’s not a 1.0, the new release totes some awe-inspiring new features that put it on a different level than the last major release, Beta 1 (my review), almost a year ago.

A Look at KDE 4 Alpha

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KDE

thelins: This page is dedicated to tracking the early releases of KDE 4. Each release is being tried out and screenshots are provided. As KDE 4 alpha 2 was released I tested the live CD. For the interested reader I took some screenshots.

Dell fixes Ubuntu laptop pricing

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Ubuntu

DesktopLinux: Dell Ubuntu Linux buyers were recently outraged when a price comparison between identical Inspiron 1420 laptops showed that instead of the Ubuntu system being cheaper, it actually ended up costing $225 more than the same laptop with Vista Home Basic Edition. Dell says that the prices have been reset to the appropriate prices.

CUPS Purchased by Apple Inc.

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Software

cups.org: In February of 2007, Apple Inc. acquired ownership the CUPS source code and hired me (Michael R Sweet), the creator of CUPS. CUPS will still be released under the existing GPL2/LGPL2 licensing terms, and I will continue to develop and support CUPS at Apple.

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