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Story MK802 IV Linux mini PC giveaway Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 4:49pm
Story Linux distro Ubuntu enables SSD TRIM support by default Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 4:46pm
Story Paint an old toy for Christmas, revive an old PC with Linux. Rianne Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 1:38pm
Story A Very Linux Christmas Rianne Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 1:14pm
Story GM of CA Technologies: 3 mainframes replaced 100's of Linux blades Rianne Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 1:08pm
Story Enlightenment DR 18 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 12:59pm
Story The Document Foundation Elects New Directors Rianne Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 12:52pm
Story Is Linux Mint the most popular desktop distro? Rianne Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 12:47pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2013 - 9:57am
Story Interview: Chris Smart of the Korora Project Rianne Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:27pm

two howtos and a short

  • GPRS via Bluetooth phone on Ubuntu (and not only)

  • Disable Bluetooth on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Awn-Terminal Applet

Hidden Linux : Conquering Konqueror

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HowTos My only niggle with the Kubuntu installation of the Konqueror file manager/web browser is the way the file manager defaults to Icon View. I'm a geek. I like Detailed List View and find myself forever clicking the change button to set DLV. This week I finally figured out how to fix that permanently.

KDE4 - not liking it

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KDE I installed KDE4rc1 on KUbuntu 7.10 64bit. This is my first time running a full KDE4 session, and while I am very excited by some applications (dolphin, konsole, kate marble, and more or less all kde4games), I must admit that as a full session, it’s not worth it.

The Internet must not be proprietary

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Dana Blankenhorn: There is an important lesson which can be drawn as a string through a host of recent stories, from Comcast and Cox Cable throttling BitTorrent to Verizon doing the SiteFinder thing to depredations concerning the iPhone and open spectrum.

some short takes

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  • HAL and mounting in /media

  • Linux - Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu Package Search
  • Upgrading Ubuntu

Installing FreeNX 0.7.1 on Ubuntu

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HowTos I decided to use FreeNX instead of NoMachine’s own implementation due to the instability of the latter. The process described in this post starts with the NoMachine’s binary components, downloadable from the Web, and then overwrites or replaces key components that are binary-only and closed with FreeNX’s open and free shell scripts, which provides much more flexibility.

Examining the MPAA University Toolkit

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taosecurity.blogspot: I learned about the MPAA University Toolkit at Brian Krebs' always-excellent SecurityFix blog. I downloaded the 534 MB peerwatch-1.2-RC5.iso and started it in a VMware Server session. Here I take a look at the monitoring software, focusing on Snort, operating on this application.

A Little Laptop With Big Ambitions

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WSJ: Mr. Negroponte's ambitious plan has been derailed, in part, by the power of his idea. For-profit companies threatened by the projected $100 price tag set off at a sprint to develop their own dirt-cheap machines, plunging Mr. Negroponte into unexpected competition against well-known brands such as Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Release Dates

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Ubuntu In addition to Ubuntu 6-months stable releases and the next version of ubuntu is 8.04 with Code Name “Hardy Heron” but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop.

opensuse stuff

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  • openSuSE 10.3 ROCKS

  • New openSUSE Packages: KDE 4.0 RC1, KOffice 2 Alpha5, Firefox 3.0 Beta
  • People of openSUSE: Klaas Freitag
  • What to Customize in openSUSE After a Fresh Installation?

10 Reasons Why the Command Line is More User-Friendly than the Desktop I aim all of these not just at Linux, BSD, and Unix-alikes, but at every computer system ever. Nor do I say all of this as a power-using geek, but to apply it to every computer user everywhere.

APT-build — optimize your Debian!

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polishlinux: Certainly most of the Linux users would like to have their systems fully optimized for their rigs but do not have the stamina or enough knowledge to play with the Gentoo installation paradigm. But here comes the rescue — an apt-build goody available under every distro armed with the big gun - APT package manager.

Maximum PC: Firefox, one of the greatest PC technologies

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mozillalinks: Firefox has been inducted to the 100 greatest PC technologies of all time, a list compiled by Maximum PC and the feature story of its December issue. In position 92:

An ultralight Mandriva: Theme screenshots

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kmandla.wordpress: Extreme Coder is still hard at work putting together a version of Mandriva for older machines. He enlisted the help of Albi to create an IceWM theme that mimicks the default Mandriva setup, and the results are fabulous.

NVIDIA 169.04 Driver Brings Improvements

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phoronix: Last week NVIDIA introduced the 169.04 Beta Linux driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics cards. This X.Org driver contained a number of GeForce 8 fixes, initial support for the GeForce 8800GT graphics card, monitoring of PowerMizer state information, and other changes.

Also: RadeonHD v0.0.4 Driver Released

GNOME Foundation defends OOXML involvement

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OSS The GNOME Foundation has issued a statement in response to recent accusations that it has been supporting the acceptance of Microsoft's Office Open XML format (OOXML) as an ECMA standard at the expense of the Open Document Format (ODF), the open standard used by, KOffice and other free software office applications. However, whether the statement's attempt at logical rebuttal will do anything to reduce the emotions or altruism behind the criticisms is anybody's guess.

Can You Guess America's Most Wanted Notebook This Christmas?

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Linux I'll give you some clues. It's only got a seven-inch screen, four gigabytes of internal memory, and it runs on Linux.

KDE 4 daily builds in a virtual machine

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liquidat: SSJ created a virtual machine containing a KDE 4 build an equipped with scripts to update the machine on a daily rhythm. Equipped with that virtual machine everyone can now easily follow the development of KDE 4 without modifying a real system.

Also: Howto: Transform a qemu image to a VirtualBox image

some howtos and shorts

  • Personal alarm message, command and email scheduler for Linux Desktop

  • Splitting and Merging Multiple Linux Files
  • ATI 8.433/7-11 on openSUSE - Howto
  • KDE 4 Plasmoid Fun
  • Six Days To Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1
  • How to: Detect Duplicate IP Address With arping command under Linux

ASUS Eee PC May Violate GPL, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act The ASUS Eee PC has been getting all manner of attention from various sites around the Internet, but recently an Eee owner has taken ASUS to task over potential violations of the GPL and of the long-standing Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

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