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Story FreeBSD veteran confident of raising funds srlinuxx 10/12/2012 - 10:12pm
Story To migrate or not to migrate to open source srlinuxx 10/12/2012 - 7:23pm
Story Preparing Slax 7 Final Release srlinuxx 10/12/2012 - 7:18pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10 in Pictures srlinuxx 10/12/2012 - 7:12pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 486 srlinuxx 10/12/2012 - 4:51pm
Story Debian Project News - December 10th srlinuxx 10/12/2012 - 4:50pm
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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 09/12/2012 - 9:30pm
Story Ubuntu 13.04 hits alpha, but details are under wraps srlinuxx 09/12/2012 - 8:08pm
Story Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do? srlinuxx 09/12/2012 - 8:06pm

How to turn your USB key into a bootable PCLinuxOS system

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the distrogue: If you're a hardcore Linux geek, you'll want to take Tux with you wherever you go. Even if you're a normal user, you probably wouldn't mind having a penguin in your pocket.

AMD 8.40.4 Display Driver

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phoronix: Last month marked the introduction of Fedora 7 support with the fglrx 8.39.4 ATI/AMD driver but not much more than that was to be found. Today the fglrx 8.40.4 driver has been released and what changes does the 8.40.4 driver hold in store for Linux users?

SCO Shares Plummet In Novell Ruling Aftermath

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information week: Shares of business software distributor the SCO Group tumbled in early trading Monday following a judge's ruling that the company has no ownership claim on the Unix operating system. As of 11:00 a.m. Monday, SCO shares (NasdaqCM:SCOX) were off about 70% to 47 cents.

Compiz Fusion, our first release. 0.5.2

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This is it. The news you have all been waiting for…

Compiz Fusion Release 0.5.2 is out!

The Problems With Dual Booting

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OSWeekly: Whether your computer is primarily running Windows, OS X, or Linux, are you or have you ever thought about dual booting two operating systems? It can be done, and why only have one when two are twice as nice, or so they say.

Also: Proprietary vs. OSS Software: The Debate Continues

Linux Ubuntu 2.6.22-9-generic Vs Linux Ubuntu 2.6.22-9-My-architecture

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Tuxcity: In Ubuntu it is assumed a kernel for generic x86 support should be about as fast as a kernel suited for your arch. So lets see how true this is.

Delay in SCO justice gives Microsoft hope

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Dana Blankenhorn: SCO lost. Novell owns the UnixWare copyrights SCO claimed. So does this mean any legal threat from Microsoft against Linux is over? I don’t think so.

KDE Commit-Digest for 12th August 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Significant progress in Colour Mixing in Krita. A new, more usable sidebar for okular. International Date Line support, and the merge of Summer of Code work in Marble. Solid is used for hardware detection in Digikam.

Free as in free milk

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Freesoftware mag: A first draft of this article has been sitting for months in my hard disk. I decided to finish it after reading that Microsoft will offer its operating system and office suite for $3 per machine to developing countries.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 215

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Stephan Kulow, openSUSE Project Manager

  • Statistics: DistroWatch in Asia
  • News: Development release galore, openSUSE updates, Daniel Robbins on Gentoo's
  • Portage, DragonFly BSD interview

  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 3.4e, Freespire 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pioneer Explorer 1.0, Parsix GNU/Linux 0.90r1
  • New additions: MidnightBSD
  • New distributions: IGOS Nusantara, March Linux, S-M-S
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux Newbie’s Survival Guide - Ubuntu Edition

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linuxbraindump.org: I wrote this document for new Ubuntu Linux users who are trying it for the first time solo, that is, without a friend or colleague who is experienced with setting up and supporting Ubuntu Linux.

Linux: Better than sliced bread

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Canllaith.org: I had some pretty stringent requirements for this machine. It needed to be able to be docked and undocked many times a day from a docking station with very little fuss, preferably being able to switch between dual monitor and single without needing to restart Xorg.

Book Review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

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eriksherman.com: The book Ubuntu for Non-Geeks (2nd. edition) claims to be "a hands-on, project-based, take-it-slow guidebook for those interested in - but nervous about - switching to the Linux operating system."

Linux for Parents - A Beginners Guide to Ubuntu

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simplehelp.net: Recently I upgraded my mum from Windows XP to Ubuntu. This page will serve as a central location for all of the beginner-to-intermediate Ubuntu “how-to” tutorials that I create.

Absolute Linux 12.0.2 Review

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According to Absolute website "Assembled to make installation and maintenance of Slackware easier. Built for speed, stability, security, ease of use and development (if you are so inclined.) I am as confident in it's stability as a stock Slackware box -- and that is saying something"

An offline wiki for your desktop

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linux.com: Zim looks, feels, and almost works like a common text editor, but it mixes editing features like spell checking with the page cataloging features of wikis.

SCO speaks

groklaw: With the loopy bravado of Monty Python's Black Knight, they list all the things they didn't lose. And they are exploring their options. Here they are, at last, with a statement.

Linux is Unix

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paul murphy: Two weeks ago frequent contributors p_msac and bportlock challenged me to see Linux as not Unix and to discuss the consequences of that difference. The reality here is simple.

Exaile:The best Media player!

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tuxenclave.wordpress.com: Exaile is a music player aiming to be similar to KDE’s Amarok, but for GTK+ and written in Python. It incorporates many of the cool things from Amarok (and other media players).

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PulseAudio 10 and Virtual GPU in Linux

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