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Story Do Users Want Automatic Updates to Firefox? srlinuxx 16/12/2011 - 6:16am
Story Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”: GNOME, deep in a dream srlinuxx 15/12/2011 - 7:21pm
Story 2011's Tribulations and Triumphs for FOSS srlinuxx 15/12/2011 - 7:16pm
Story Fedora Wins on Samsung Netbooks srlinuxx 15/12/2011 - 7:13pm
Story Assembling Video from a PNG Stream with FFMpeg fsmag 15/12/2011 - 4:58pm
Story Checking Out Ubuntu Studio 11.04 fsmag 15/12/2011 - 4:51pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 4 15/12/2011 - 4:17pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 15/12/2011 - 5:04am
Story Blender 2.61 Released srlinuxx 15/12/2011 - 4:09am
Story Open source is not a dumping ground srlinuxx 1 15/12/2011 - 12:46am

OpenSUSE Profiles Linux Users. Uses Macintosh to Report.

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Sniptools: Novell’s openSUSE has been getting some press lately. To move along their gamble for enterprise Linux, they conducted a massive survey. And then, there’s the fun in noting the “Document Properties” of this PDF file.

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Gentoo 2007.0

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Reviews The latest Gentoo release is upon us and I am going to take a look at what's new. Promised updates include a revamped installer and the latest versions of your favorite applications.

Mint 3.0 Beta 012

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bcm blogs: I like Ubuntu. A lot. This was not always the case. I like Mint even better. It fixes many of the things I do not like about Ubuntu, such as the color/sound schemes, and adds good stuff like MintWifi.

Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu

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ubuntu geek: It’s quite a pain to get dual monitors working your first time using Linux, however I hope this guide will make the process relatively quick and painless.

Limiting the number of user processes under Linux

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503 Service Unavailable: Some weeks ago there was a controversial discussion at Kriptopolis (a Spanish site mainly dedicated to computer security) about a supposed Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability present in many Linux distributions and some BSDs.

Mac, PC or Linux? Your next operating system

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PC Advisor: Choosing the perfect PC platform has never been easier. There have been significant advances in the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac and Linux operating systems, so let PC Advisor show you how to enjoy the benefits of all three

Linux guru backs new GNU licence

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ComputerWeekly: Open source guru Alan Cox has voiced his support for the controversial version 3.0 of the GNU General Public Licence in an exclusive podcast interview with Computer Weekly.

The future of open source...more lock-in

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Matt Asay: Just when you think Tim is an optimist, he reminds you that he's somewhat of a realist. Tim implies that we've reached the second phase of open source: the Google phase

Why Doesn't Microsoft Have A Cult Religion?

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Information Week: Apple has one. So do Java, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is dedicated to spreading the gospel of St. Linus Torvalds and St. Richard Stallman. But does anyone really worship the Gods of Redmond?

The Freedom to be Civil

Linux Today: This whole business of how we treat each other online has been on my mind a lot lately. I know you've heard all the same excuses and justifications as I have for treating other people shabbily. Maybe I'm getting mushy in my old age, but I think it's wrong and destructive.

Why Dolphin is a Good Choice for KDE4

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Linux App Finder: I've always been a big fan of Konqueror so when I heard that Dolphin was going to be the new default file manager for KDE4 I was disappointed. But after researching the decision further and actually giving Dolphin a try, I'm a convert.

15 Coolest Firefox Tricks Ever

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LifeHacker: Everybody’s favorite open-source browser, Firefox, is great right out of the box. And by adding some of the awesome extensions available out there, the browser just gets better and better. Get to be a Jedi master with the following cool Firefox tricks.

Rethinking the Linux Distribution

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Linux This article ties together a number of exciting ideas in the Free/Open Source (FOSS) community, to suggest a new direction for the Linux distribution. Many of these ideas are also applicable to BSD-based systems.

Gaim, er, Pidgin, finally hits 2.0

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Software It's the release that Gaim users have been waiting for since December 2005. After seven beta releases, several interface revamps, and a name change, Pidgin 2.0 is finally available in the wild. It's an improvement over the Gaim 1.5 series, but it's disappointing that after all that time, voice support for instant messaging networks that support that feature is still absent.

South Chilean penguin strays to Peru

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Misc A Magellanic penguin has stunned scientists by showing up in Peru, some 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) from home in southern Chile. he penguin appeared to have been acting alone and not as part of a migration.

Cropping multiple images the same way

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Linux Tutorial Blog: Sometimes you'll want to crop the same area from multiple images (think of taking the contents of the same window from a load of screenshots). Of course, you could fire up your favourite image editor to select and crop over and over, but, as usual, there is a better way. This short tutorial describes an efficient way to do this for a theoretically infinite amount of images.

IBM middleware on Linux

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This technical briefing gives you an overview of Linux and introduces key IBM middleware products that run on Linux.

School District Fires Network Manager

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ThisWeek News: The Bexley school district announced May 8 that it acted on the recommendations of a recently released technology audit and fired 11-year district Network Manager Curtis Mason. Some teachers, according to high school teacher Ben Trotter, were upset by the plan to switch to Linux.

Linux Mint 3.0-BETA-012 Cassandra Quickie

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I was anxious to test the new Linux Mint release in hopes that wireless might be working, but alas, I spent the better part of 4 days downloading in vain.

Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

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Howtoforge: Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme (read the release notes to learn more). This walkthrough shows how to install it.

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Android Leftovers

  • Google Pixel review: The best Android phone, even if it is a little pricey
    Welcome to the age of Google Hardware. Apparently tired of letting third-party Android OEMs serve as the stewards of Android handsets, Google has become a hardware company. (Again). Earlier this year Google, launched a hardware division with former Motorola President Rick Osterloh at the helm. With the high-ranking title of "Senior Vice President," Osterloh doesn't oversee a side project—his group is on even footing with Android, Search, YouTube, and Ads. The hardware group is so powerful inside Google that it was able to merge Nexus, Pixel, Chromecast, OnHub, ATAP, and Glass into a single business unit. The group's coming out party was October 4, 2016, where it announced Google Home, Google Wifi, a 4K Chromecast, the Daydream VR headset, and the pair of phones we're looking at today: the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. The arrival of the Pixel phones marks the apparent death of the Nexus line; Google says that it has "no plans" for future Nexus devices. With the new branding comes a change in strategy, too. The Pixel brand is about making devices that are 100 percent Google, so despite Google's position as the developer of Android, get ready for Google-designed hardware combined with exclusive Google software.
  • Hands-on with the LeEco Le Pro3: services first, Android second
    LeEco’s flagship Le Pro3 smartphone isn’t trying to compete with the Google Pixel, which puts modern Google services in front of a stock Android backdrop. After playing with the Le Pro3 at the company’s U.S. launch event in San Francisco today, I’m left feeling that it’s an easy, low-cost way to get the full experience of LeEco’s applications. There are proprietary LeEco utility tools like the browser, email, calendar, messages, notes, and phone apps, along with bloatware like Yahoo Weather, but mostly the Pro3 is a means of distribution for the LeEco apps, like Live, LeVidi, and Le. There is also a standard-issue My LeEco app for managing services like EcoPass membership. Under it all is the EUI custom user interface. If you swipe left from the home screen, you see videos that LeEco recommends you watch — not Google Now.
  • Report: Google reaches agreement with CBS for 'Unplugged' web TV service - Fox and Disney may follow