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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 30/07/2011 - 6:29am
Story The Very Best Open Source Video and Digital Music Tools srlinuxx 30/07/2011 - 4:14am
Story ASRock Z68 Pro3 srlinuxx 30/07/2011 - 2:26am
Story OSCON: Open Source Awards srlinuxx 30/07/2011 - 2:23am
Story MPEG LA: 12 companies own patents essential to Google's VP8 codec srlinuxx 30/07/2011 - 2:22am
Story What is your best favourite KDE distro? srlinuxx 29/07/2011 - 10:31pm
Story Mozilla's next Firefox moment? srlinuxx 29/07/2011 - 10:28pm
Story Full Circle 51 has arrived srlinuxx 29/07/2011 - 10:26pm
Story The top five Linux desktop vendors srlinuxx 29/07/2011 - 10:23pm
Story [Oneiric Updates] Unity 2D and Ubuntu Software Center Improvements srlinuxx 29/07/2011 - 8:56pm

TamTam Edit released!

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Software

The next stable XO build will see the first beta release of the TamTam music editor. TamTam Edit is a page driven event sequencer featuring a powerful music generator, a colorful and intuitive graphical interface to create, modify and organise notes on five virtual “tracks.”

Kazehakase usurps Iceweasel

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For a long time now I’ve been looking for something between Dillo and Iceweasel (which I find a little faster than straight Firefox). I want to like Dillo in the same way I want to like Fluxbox, but Dillo never does it for me. Iceweasel/Firefox do everything a competent browser should do, but they don’t do it fast enough for me.

How To Speed Up The Nautilus File Browser

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HowTos

I ran across a few settings the other day that can help speed up your Nautilus file browser within gnome. This would work for those of you on older machines, of even those that want to get a little more out of your newer machines.

Testdriving srlinuxx 2007

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Humor

I took a look at srlinuxx a couple of years ago and she was quite the gal. I thought this would be a good chance to catchup and see how she has progressed over the past few years.

Bluetooth on Ubuntu - A pleasant surprise

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Ubuntu

After a couple of weeks of using Ubuntu, I finally took out some time to setup bluetooth as I thought it would be a fairly ‘power user’ task with lots of console commands and apt-gets. Boy was I wrong.

Making animated movie of your Linux/Ubuntu desktop

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HowTos

I have a number of friends who are new to using computers and recently when Windows Vista was launched a lot of them were really impressed with the snazzy graphics vista offered. When i said that Ubuntu with Beryl provided a interface that could compete with Aero interface and to top it is free and comes at no cost whats so ever well they did not quite believe me. So i decided to make a movie of my desktop showing all the glitzy effects.

The easy, Wine way to run Windows apps on Linux

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Many would-be Linux users don't make the leap because there are one or two Windows applications they just can't live without. That doesn't have to hold them back anymore. Thanks to Wine.

Development roundup: 500+ distros, and none of them...

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Linux

We're in the 21st century. OK, you have already noticed that, haven't you? We're having more than 500 distros. We call this "freedom". I have now established some clear goals for the upcoming months, and I am suddenly realizing none of the distros of choice are fulfilling all of them!

Using Java 5 language features in earlier JDKs

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News

Java 5 added a number of powerful language features: generics, enumerations, annotations, autoboxing, and the enhanced for loop. Even if you're stuck on JDK 1.4, you can still use generics. Use Java and theory to learn how.

What it’s really like to switch from Ubuntu to Windows Vista

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Ubuntu

There have been a lot of speculation over where the next ‘how to’ article would come from. Would it be a how to switch to OS2 article? Who would write it and where would it come from? I’ve decided to take on the task with this (tongue-in-cheek) look at switching from Ubuntu to Windows Vista.

Firefox 2.0.0.3/1.5.0.11 on their way to fix regressions

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Moz/FF

Due to four regressions identified in the latest Firefox 2.0.0.2/1.5.0.10 updates released a few day ago, Mozilla is already planning very quick 2.0.0.3/1.5/0/11 releases probably next week.

Make invoices easy with Simple Invoices

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HowTos

Linux users can choose from several big, bulky financial packages to manage their finances, but what about consultants and freelancers who just need to whip out a few basic invoices by the end of the month? For that niche, Simple Invoices, a Web-based, GPLed invoicing system, is a winner for folks with a bit of tech savvy.

Novell makes ODF-OOXML translator available

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SUSE

Novell has released for download an Open XML translator that allows users to open and save Microsoft Office Open XML-formatted word-processing documents in OpenOffice.

Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0-LiveCD-r1 Released

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Linux

I am pleased to announce the first revision for the Bluewhite64 11.0-LiveCD.

This release uses the AuFS (another unionfs - great stability and features) along the Linux kernel version 2.6.20.1. Also, includes NTFS read/write support (ntfs-3g), DigiKam-0.9.0 for digital photo management, slackpkg-2.09 and qtswaret-0.1.5.3 for package management, and much more.

Puppy Linux 2.14: This Hound Has Teeth

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Linux
Reviews

Though worthy Linux distributions from Ubuntu and SUSE run very well, they are also rather large collections (though certainly not as bloated as Windows is!) and this has led to the creation of some smaller incarnations like Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux. The best of these lite Linux versions, though, has got to be Puppy Linux.

30 Days with Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Many people, daunted by Vista's hardware requirements and product activation issues, claim on various boards how they plan to "switch to Linux." We spend 30 days using nothing but Ubuntu Linux to find out if this is truly a viable alternative for the consumer.

Pain of the LVM and Fix

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HowTos

I have started to use LVM(2) and converted my system on lvm2 devices. I have noticed that I need to use initrd in order to boot up because all of my partitions were using lvm except /boot. I had 2 versions of debian-netsint on CD. I could boot up with them and with some debian kernel (2.6.8-2)installed from deb, but not the kernel I have complied (2.6.20). I got a kernel panic: missing root device and init: dev/console was missing.

Birmingham considers Linux extension

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Linux

Birmingham City Council is mulling an extension to its open-source software deployment, which was criticised last year for falling short of expectations.

Red Hat's JBoss bulks up developer stack

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Linux

Red Hat Inc's JBoss is seeking to expand its footprint upstream from runtime back to development. And although Red Hat is an Eclipse member, it's building up a parallel community of open source Eclipse-based tooling that will be hosted outside the Eclipse orbit.

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