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Story Upstart in Debian srlinuxx 28/11/2012 - 1:18am
Story Fedora Linux 18 beta finally released srlinuxx 28/11/2012 - 1:12am
Story 7 Open Source Questions With Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst srlinuxx 28/11/2012 - 1:10am
Story Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 7:45pm
Story GNOME 3.7.2 Drops Fallback Mode srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 7:43pm
Story KDE 4.10 Brings Better, Smarter Dolphin srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 7:40pm
Story The Cost of Ubuntu srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 7:03pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 3:21pm
Story There's a New Package Manager in Town srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 4:13am
Story 15 Weird/Surprising Devices And Systems That Run On Linux srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:22am

Compiz Fusion Community News Edition 11, for August 07, 2007 : New logo and new animations

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Software

The August 7th issue of Compiz Fusion Community News is online and full exciting news. Some highlights include New Airplane animation, a Skewer animation, and a new logo has been chosen.

Freespire 2.0 released, getting something for free

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Linux

c|net blogs: Linspire announced Wednesday it's releasing Freespire 2.0, its free version of the desktop Linux operating system. But there's one twist to this latest version of Freespire.

Linux Kernel Maintainer: Get Involved!

internetnews.com: It may be thankless, boring work, but you have to get more involved in building the Linux Kernel. That was the underlying message to Sun Microsystems and Microsoft by Linux Kernel co-maintainer Andrew Morton during a keynote address at the Linuxworld conference here.

Also: Two weird messages from Morton

Dell hails 2008 as the year of the corporate Linux desktop

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Linux

vnunet: The advent of desktop virtualisation will provide the missing link for Linux to shine on the corporate desktop, Dell chief technology officer Kevin Kettler predicted in a keynote speech at the Linuxworld conference in San Francisco.

Why We Need a $200 Linux Notebook in the US

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Linux

OSWeekly: Without a question, having access to a truly entry level notebook like this one running Linux is going to make a lot of lower income families very happy. Ringing in at $189 USD, this provides users looking for a click and type workstation for a very reasonable cost.

Configure & Customize The Toolbars in Opera

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Software

CyberNews: Opera is a free web browser that is available for the Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. One of the things that Opera is best known for is being highly customizable out-of-the-box, but I think that some people overlook how customizable the toolbars are.

Are we finally seeing the year of the Linux desktop?

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Linux

iTWire: This past month has seen a flurry activity from a number of players in the Linux desktop space. Red Hat, Suse, Ubuntu, Dell, Lenovo and even Intel white box system builders are getting into the act. Is the year of the Linux desktop finally upon us or is this just another flare up generated by the Linuxworld conference in San Francisco?

Inside KDE - The Trash System

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: In KDE there are a wide number of very visible and useful applications that people use every day. We've already covered some of these in our "The Lesser Apps of KDE" series, in this series we plan to dig a little deeper and bring out a lot of other great things about KDE you may not know about. In our first article today, we're going to look at KDE's trash system.

Use Linux over Windows with Xming

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HowTos

linux.com: One of the nice things about the X Window System is its ability to display X apps running remotely on a local machine. One of the not-so-nice things about Microsoft Windows is the complete lack of native support for displaying X applications. If you find yourself working on Windows but wanting to use Linux apps at the same time, Xming can do the job.

Today's Left-Overs:

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News
  • QuakeCon Wrapup (& Carmack Interview)

  • Open Source Projects and Corporations
  • Linux database becomes a browser
  • Why doesn’t kudzu ask me to setup a new network card on system start?
  • Mandriva Linux 2008 Beta 1 'Cassini'
  • Merging "Open Source" and "Free Software"

Multisite CVS Drupal Installation on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This howto shows you how to do a multi-site Drupal install on Ubuntu. It also covers how to layout your directories for ease of maintenance, and how to ensure that you can update Drupal easily from CVS.

Safeguarding Ubuntu

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HowTos

techzone: A friend of mine has Fedora, with Security enhanced Linux kernel. I thought that was an overkill for desktop use. We started a debate on this and decided to check our system against vulnerabilities. Now it was a matter of "my computer" vs "his computer".

And: The quickest way to keying an SSH login
And: How to Install the Eternity Screensaver in Ubuntu

KRename: powerful renaming tool

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Software

Debian Package of the Day: KRename is a powerful batch renaming tool for KDE that allows to rename lots of files in one step. The design of the program is suitable for both advanced and novice users.

New widget library for GNOME includes transparent radial menu and other bling

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arstechnica: Karl Lattimer has created an experimental radial menu widget for GNOME called Fittsmenu. The Fittsmenu widget still has some glitches, but it is an impressive demonstration of the potential for practical GNOME user interface enhancements that support visually attractive features like transparency.

6 Reasons I Don’t Use Ubuntu

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linuxbraindump.org: According to Distrowatch, the top spot in the the world of Linux distributions belongs to Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS, with Fedora routinely coming in at fourth or fifth. So why don’t I use Ubuntu if it’s supposed to be the best?

And: Ubuntu Linux: The New Linux Standard for the Desktop – Or Just Wishful Thinking?

TinyMe Test 5 released!

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: TinyMe test 5 has been released! If you liked test 4.1, you’re going to love test 5. Smile I am really excited about this release. A lot of late night hours and hard work have gone into test 5. This will hopefully be our last test release before TinyMe Final.

And: PCLinuxOS 2007 Install Notes

Dell expands Linux PC sales to Europe, China

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Linux

Reuters: Dell Inc said on Tuesday it has decided to expand sales of consumer personal computers loaded with the Linux operating system to the United Kingdom, France, Germany and China.

Also: Dell Eyes PCs Running Linux, Windows At Same Time
And: Dell Talks Linux Virtualization Redux
And: SUSE Linux to be offered Pre-Installed on Dells in China

Wolvix 1.1 Hunter Review

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Linux

I am not sure how will it work out for advanced desktop users, as lot of them will have preferences regarding KDE and GNOME. But for an average desktop perspective it is really great distro which runs really well on older computer.

EnGarde — Secure Linux Server

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Reviews

polishlinux: This will be an unusual review, due to the fact that the distribution under review doesn’t have an X server, and you don’t really need to login on it to work… This review is about EnGarde Secure Server 3.0.16 developed by Guardian Digital company with the help of the community.

Fedora 7: Community remix

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red hat mag: One of the popular features of Fedora 7 is the ability to remix Fedora and build your own custom version. Now don’t get me wrong–building a new distribution is nice. But what about those who wish to create their own Fedora-based project?

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