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Story Native Netflix Client Coming to Linux ‘In The Next 12 Months’ srlinuxx 1 03/10/2011 - 7:20pm
Story The Best Indicator Applets for Ubuntu srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 6:16pm
Story One Year of Rolling with Arch/Bang srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 6:11pm
Story Xubuntu Review: It Packs a Punch srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 6:09pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 425 srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 2:49pm
Story openSUSE 12.1 Beta Arrives srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 2:47pm
Story Linux on Mainframes - an IBM update srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 2:45pm
Story Firefox 9 Features, Changes srlinuxx 03/10/2011 - 2:43pm
Story Serving CGI Scripts With Nginx On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04 falko 03/10/2011 - 6:03am
Story GNOME 3.2 Released - See What's New srlinuxx 6 01/10/2011 - 8:48pm

Debian/Ubuntu tip - flushing out your repository cache

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HowTos

The Aptitude package management system built into Debian, Ubuntu and other Debian-derived distributions is top quality and makes it really easy to get software from out there on to your machine from one convienient interface.

Debian 4.0 finally arrives... does anyone care?

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Linux

A few months late, Debian 4.0, aka Etch, has been released, but how many people actually will be running it?

Eight reasons why Ubuntu is the Linux poster child

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Ubuntu
  1. Its large user base. Because Ubuntu is so popular, it becomes even more popular. This viral marketing was the same thing that made YouTube successful.

  2. Hardware support. One of the most common complaints among new Linux users is that their new hardware is not supported by any Linux distribution. Well, with Ubuntu, hardware support is added within days of the hardware coming out.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 2 - Desktop

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KDE

The Desktop section of the Control Center focuses on the functionality and layout of the desktop(s), the taskbar, and the windows themselves, how they function, behave and what features are turned on or off. This section mostly covers functionality and focuses very little on the actual "eyecandy" experience of the system.

The true nature of open source

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OSS

In the beginning…open source was pure and unadulterated. Over time, the idea of community-build software that is free and unfettered by sticky licensing terms and fees caught on with IT buyers, and the disruption of the old order began.

Learn how UNIX multitasks

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HowTos

On UNIX systems, each system and end-user task is contained within a process. Learn how to control processes and use a number of commands to peer into your system.

Review: Pardus Linux 2007

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Linux

Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. Installation is simple and not much packed with features. I realized it when the screen some thing that I could not understand Sad Then I rebooted again with installation CD and found that there is a language selection option to choose English and a few other languages also.

Ubuntu: Who Needs Vista?

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Ubuntu

Back in my university days, when Netscape was the latest web browser on the scene and the Pentium MMX was the power user’s processor of choice, UNIX was part of my everyday life. Since graduating, my chosen desktop operating system has been Windows of some variety.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 197

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

Browser aims to open up the web

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Moz/FF

The key developers behind forthcoming changes to the Firefox browser reveal their plans for how the popular program will change.

The difference between online and offline, the web and the desktop will blur in the near future, Mozilla's Mike Schroepfer has said.

Debian Etch: first impressions

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Linux
Reviews

Debian deserves some extra attention. The latest release is being distributed and I have no doubt that it will be installed on quite a few machines over the coming days and weeks. Personally I want to try it on the iMac Indigo and on a virtual machine under VMware. The netinstal images were a breeze to download and that was enough for now.

Mandriva Spring 2007.1 Releases to Early Seeders

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MDV

Comme supposé hier soir, l'heure des Early Seeders est arrivée !

Trop tard pour moi, le coffre de la voiture est déjà plein. Les enfants sont installés. Il ne manque plus que le conducteur Smile

A bientôt.

More Here.

The Linux Foundation Announces LSB Update and New Testing Tools

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Linux

The Linux Foundation has announced an update of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and the release of a new testing toolkit. The update to LSB 3.1 introduces new automated testing toolkits for distributions and application vendors, linking development more closely to certification.

Bandwidth monitoring with vnStat

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HowTos

If you want to monitor and manage your Internet bandwidth, perhaps to make sure your ISP is not overbilling you, try vnStat, an open source, Linux-based application that gives you a clear picture of your bandwidth usage. This command-line application is simple to install and easy to use.

Firefox captures users with its add-on tools

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Moz/FF

Tens of millions of Internet users have switched to the Firefox Web browser, often for its protection from scammers and spyware writers who generally tailor their coded mischief for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

But security isn't the only virtue to Firefox.

Mozilla: Why Desktop E-Mail Crucifies the Browser

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Interviews
Moz/FF

In an era when applications are moving into the web browser, the maker of the world's most popular open-source e-mail client wants you to stay on the desktop. Later this month, Mozilla will release Thunderbird 2, the latest version of its cross-platform e-mail application. The current version, 1.5, has almost 50 million users worldwide and has been translated into 35 languages.

This Week's KDE Commit-Digest

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KDE
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This week in the KDE Commit-Digest we find some really nice goodies. Of course there are plenty of the less glamorous but quite necessary commits as well. All together, things are proceding along at an exciting pace.

Brasero does the CD burning job in GNOME

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Software

My system76 desktop machine came with a CD-RW/DVD-RW drive that I’ve finally got around to trying out. I wasn’t too concerned about how it would work with GNU/Linux, since I suspected CD and DVD burning should be relatively well-supported by now. Of course, you never know until you try.

openSUSE Linux : Helping the world avoid unnecessary agony

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Microsoft
SUSE

My brother and I presented our father with a new AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ machine that we got him for his birthday. He was excited and surprised, which came as no surprise.

Gaim nicer notifications with libnotify on Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy

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HowTos

Gaim (now renamed to Pidgin, but the version I’m using isn’t that new) comes with a “guifications” plugin to do “notifications”, those little popup “toast” messages to tell you that someone’s messaged you, someone’s logged on or off, all that sort of thing.

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