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Story Wine's Performance For Direct3D Gaming With Many Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 11:10pm
Story Expansion of Valve free games offer to Ubuntu developers Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 11:04pm
Story Linux Foundation Branches Out: 10 Efforts Beyond Linux Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:55pm
Story LulzBot TAZ 3 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:47pm
Story DARPA government research agency publishes catalog of open source projects Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:43pm
Story OpenDaylight: Open-source SDN is growing fast Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:14pm
Story Linux 3.14-rc2 Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:10pm
Story Analysis of the top 10 Linux operating systems Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:04pm
Story Wine On Android Is Making Progress, Running Solitaire Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 11:25am
Story gNewSense GNU/Linux - News: gNewSense 3.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:45am

SLAX 6.0: How does it work?

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PolishLinux: I don’t like Slackware. No, please! Do not stone me right away! Slackware is a very good operating system. It’s just not “compatible” with my nature. If one would like to select reasonable software, have it installed, then configure it carefully, and finally burned it as a LiveCD… Yes… and have the logo of a green clover added just for luck… Wow, that’d be something!

What Led to the OLPC-Intel Split?

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LinuxInsider: The project repeatedly hit snags. Unforeseen production costs nearly doubled the projected price of $100 per machine, hindering poor nations from purchasing it. A Nigerian-owned, Massachusetts-based firm, Lagos Analysis, is suing the foundation for copyright infringement of its laptop keyboard design.

Advantages To Running Linux Over Windows

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Linux Realizing that this in no way will cause masses to defect to Linux, my intentions here again are to show that there is a definite advantage in running Linux over Windows especially these days.

From Freedom came Excellence

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beyondart.wordpress: That is Mint’s slogan and in my opinion it suits them well. Mint was my very first experience with Linux. I installed it from a DVD found in Linux Format Magazine. I was so enthralled with Linux that I started searching for other distros - maybe something even better.

Introducing the first Android prototype

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USAtoday: A small software developer today plans to unveil a suite of applications — browser, camera, games and more — based on the new Google-endorsed operating system, Android.

more KDE 4.0 accounts

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  • KDE4 - New look, new concepts, less functionality -- for now!

  • KDE 4.0.0 - KWin Composite Showcast
  • Giving 4.0 a go
  • Giving 4.0 a go, Part 2
  • Inside of K Desktop Environment (KDE) 4
  • KDE 4.0
  • First Look at KDE 4
  • KDE 4: Houston, we have a problem! (video)
  • Disappearing Panel in KDE 4 (howto)

Projects that make GNOME rock!

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OSS With my GNOME Foundation hat on I thought that, rather than taking the easy way out by plugging a bunch of our rocking applications, it might be cool to show off some of the projects that make GNOME rock:

KDE4 reviewed

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KDE I’ve been able to download the KDE4 LiveCD by now, so I wanted to give it a test ride and write a basic KDE 4 review. These are my findings.

Also: Is KDE 4 a Huge Step Backwards?
And: KDE 4 Vs KDE 3.5: KMix - Volume Control

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Alpha 3 Screenshots

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Ubuntu Ubuntu 8.04 (codename Hardy Heron) Alpha 3 has been released. This release includes Linux kernel 2.6.24, Xorg 7.3, PulseAudio, PolicyKit, Firefox 3 Beta 2 and so on.

introduction to the linux world

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Linux Linux, just the mention of that word can spark an endless debate between Microsoft Fanboys and Linux Junkies. This debate or as it has more appropriately been called, war of words, has been going on ever since the inception of Windows, and will most likely continue until one completely abolishes the use of the other.

psmisc: a closer look to a standard package

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DPotD: The psmisc package is probably installed on almost all Debian and Ubuntu installations and contains a number of small tools related to process management on Unix systems. Namely, these are pstree, killall, fuser and peekfd.

Bye Bye Windows

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freewargamesrules.blogspot: Well I finally made the decision at home to switch from Windows XP on my main machine. The decision was whether to do a complete re-install or look at the alternatives. Vista refuses to install on my machine, unfortunately, even though I received a free upgrade disk when I purchased the machine 12 months ago.

Not using Ubuntu yet? Well I bet you cant do this.

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Ubuntu Since dumping Windows I have learned a lot about Linux. Ubuntu to be specific. You should really try it if you are still using Windows. There must be 100’s of apps I might be missing here which is great. i just wanted to point out these that I really like and did not have in windows as standard or as updates.

KDE 4.0

Distro Review: Vector Linux 5.9

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adventuresinopensource.blogspot: Another fresh distro for me this time in the shape of the Canadian offering Vector Linux. It's another lightweight Slackware based distro and often gets compared to Zenwalk and Wolvix. With Zenwalk fresh in my mind and Wolvix fresh on my hit list I spent a few days with Vector. Here's how I got on...

howto: beat firefox’s ui fonts into submission

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kmandla.wordpress: If I understand the Mozilla help pages correctly, Firefox ignores your GTK settings for font size, preferring instead to calculate the appropriate sizes against the dimensions given in your xorg.conf file.

The Linux Operating System

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Linux The Linux project is a flagship leading the current trend toward open source and free (as in freedom, not free beer) software within the computing industry. A rock-solid operating system because of the model under which it was (and continues to be) developed, Linux represents much that is good and pure in software development.

KDE's New Licence Policy

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Jonathan Riddell: KDE's licence policy was created some years ago and has worked well in specifying what is for the most part pretty obvious, all KDE code should be free. With the new GNU GPL it was time to update the policy to ensure all code can link to GPL 3.

Tweaking Everex's $199 TC2502 Green PC and gOS

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Groklaw: There has been quite a bit of press about the Everex TC2502 Green PC. So, I was at Wal-mart the other night and noticed they had two gPC's on the shelf, and decided it was time for me to buy one of them to evaluate.

odds & ends

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  • OLPC turns cranky

  • Your wallet-sized photos are going digital
  • An oral history of LinuxCabal (video)
  • Mitch Kapor and Mozilla
  • Compiz Updates
  • Disabling SSH connections on ipv6
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