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Story What Happened In Desktop Linux In 2013? Not Much Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2013 - 5:20pm
Story Linux dominates Amazon's Christmas tablet sales Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2013 - 5:14pm
Story Leftovers: Applications Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2013 - 4:04pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2013 - 4:03pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2013 - 4:03pm
Story Intel Releases A Boatload Of Haswell Documentation Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut Rianne Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:34pm
Story CyanogenMod Source Code for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now available Rianne Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:18pm
Story Xubuntu 13.10 - Same again please bartender Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:11pm
Story I have no intention of ending my relationships with Linux Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:09pm

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Howto: 3 Easy Install Steps of Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8

  • Manipulate process priority with nice
  • Livna Repository on Fedora 8
  • Linux: Resetting a user’s password
  • gOS on Walmart PC, try it out yourself
  • Skype 2 ( Beta ) On OpenSUSE
  • Using regular expressions in OpenOffice Calc filters
  • Installing the Ubuntu Studio Theme
  • Supercat Text Colorizer
  • Vim tip - showing line numbers

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 230

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Linux Mint 4.0

  • News: RoFreeSBIE and TrueBSD live DVDs, new openSUSE one-click packages, KDE 4 expectations, one year of sidux, Linux Mint "Fedora" edition
  • Released last week: sidux 2007-04, Pardus Linux 2007.3
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1
  • Site news: On DistroWatch release announcements
  • New distributions: Minibuntu, Ultumix
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 5

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 5 of our Linux Media Player Roundup! Today we'll be going over several more media players for you to consider.

The top 10 consumer open source projects

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Our Crave blog has compiled a list of the top 10 open source projects for consumers, and while their list covers 11 Web pages here’s the whole thing, Letterman-style.

Why KDE4 (might) suck!

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KDE

budlite.blogspot: I've been a kde user for very long time, since from before version 3.0. I have been anticipating kde 4.0, the next major release since 3.0 I suppose. But it seems that is just its problem! Its too much of a major release to be pushing out in such a hurry.

Watching (copy-right protected) DVD’s on Ubuntu Gutsy…

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HowTos

readthisaloud.wordpress: Were you shocked as well when you found out that your Ubuntu (in my case Kubuntu Gutsy 7.10) wouldn’t playback DVD’s that you’ve LEGALLY purchased in shops or through Amazon?

Canonical launches Ubuntu Linux developers service

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Ubuntu

computerworld: A new software development collaborative service for Ubuntu Linux is being launched today to give developers a consolidated arena to build code for Ubuntu on the desktop, server and for mobile applications.

Real answers to the question “Can you run your business on Linux and open source?”

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OSS

itwire.com: A friend said to me recently that “Firefox is for the home, Internet Explorer is for the office.” His comments reflect commonly found stigma and fears that free and open source software – and Linux too – are not suitable for a business environment. Let me set the record straight.

A Quick Look at the gOS Operating System

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Linux

justuber.com: Given the explosive arrival of Linux into the consumer desktop market, I thought it’d be interesting to check out the operating system at the heart of the best selling Walmart Linux PC. Let me introduce you to gOS.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon: A Quick Look

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Ubuntu

justanothertechblog.blogspot: I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know that I enjoyed the days off of school, and thankfully having nothing better to do than finally install the latest Ubuntu: 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon." So onwards now, lets see how it fared:

Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008

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Linux
Interviews

informationweek.com: The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.

Review of the Everex TC2502 Green gPC

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Linux
Hardware

lightandmatter.com: It was time to buy my daughter a cheap Linux system to be used for schoolwork and playing flash games — well, mostly for playing flash games. I decided to buy the new Everex TC2502 Green gPC being sold at WalMart. Er, supposedly being sold at WalMart.

Goodbye GnomeVFS, Hello GIO/GVFS

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Software

fosswire.com: Way back in June, Peter discussed KIO, KDE’s backend system that applications can use to read and write virtually anywhere. GNOME, with GnomeVFS, provides similar functionality, though admittedly it is lacking in several areas.

From XP to Fedora 7 With Ease

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OS

Jack Wallen: The day after Thanksgiving I was asked by my boss if I would be willing to go to his house and do something about his computer. The computer (a fairly nice piece of hardware) had come to a near stop. The machine was taking up to ten minutes to boot and the applications were practically unusable.

Microsoft FUDwatch: Windows vs. Linux security

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OS

Matt Asay: It's been at least a week since the last bout of Microsoft FUD hit the wires, so I guess it was time for a new wave. Today's FUD comes from an article Microsoft released on how its security compares with that of Linux. It should come as no surprise that Windows comes off as the Second Coming while Linux is left on the wrong side of Acheron.

Flock, the social web browser in Ubuntu with Firefox Plugins!!

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Software

lastkth-en.blogspot: Flock is a web browser based on Firefox, which besides a look sort of different, many social networks are integrated. Today, I am going to show you the main features and how to install it in (K) Ubuntu.

The Switch from Windows to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

jorgeonprogramming.blogspot: I recently took the plunge and have been using Ubuntu 7.10 on my home desktop for the past three weeks. I was somewhat content with Windows XP. However, Windows had been behaving strangely recently. I felt that the best way to fix the problem was to wipe the hard drive and re-install everything.

Bash tips and tricks

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HowTos

richbradshaw.wordpress: bash is the default shell in many Linux distros, including Fedora, Ubuntu, Redhat etc etc. If you use a Linux based OS, then chances are that you are using bash. For this reason, I outline below a few common annoyances, and the simple ways to over come them.

Myah OS 3.0 Alpha 2 is now available

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Linux

myah.org: Myah OS 3.0 Alpha 2 is now available. There have been many improvements since Alpha 1 was released. The main focus was on bug fixes and updates. There are still some unfinished aspects of 3.0 before it will enter the Beta phase.

Foobar2000 under Wine in Ubuntu

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HowTos

polishlinux: The newest version of Wine (Windows API Linux emulator) allows one to run foobar2000 with most of its plugins in Linux. At last ColumnsUI works correctly! There are a few inconveniences, of course, but more on that later. Let’s check them then!

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Leftovers: Software (Subsurface, GRUB, GIMP, and Todo.txt)

  • Announcing Subsurface 4.6.4
    The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.6.4 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Subsurface 4.6.4 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning Tool Adds Many Improvements
    The development team behind the Subsurface open-source dive log and dive planning application was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the Subsurface 4.6.4 release. Subsurface 4.6.4 is the latest stable version of the popular program developed by Linus Torvalds in collaboration with other developers, and adds a great number of improvements over previous builds. These include a new planner mode to calculate minimum gas, better handling of notes when replanning dives, as well as support for the border width setting in printing templates.
  • GRUB 2.02 Bootloader Officially Released with ZFS LZ4 & LVM RAID1 Support, More
    The long-anticipated GRUB 2.02 open-source bootloader software project was finally promoted to the stable channel after being in Beta stages of development for the past few years. The development team took their time to finalize the release of GRUB 2.02, which should soon make its way into the stable software repositories of your favorite operating system, but it's finally here and we want to thank them for all their hard work and the awesome new features and improvements implemented so far.
  • [New] GIMP review
    GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free alternative to Photoshop that more than holds its own. But don't think that the lack of a price tag means GIMP is lacking in features; it packs enough punch to genuinely rival Adobe's imaging behemoth. GIMP comes with impressive selection and montage features, various ways to retouch your images, cropping, noise reduction and colour adjustment tools, customisable brushes, gradients and so much more. There's plenty for the more advanced user, too, including layer masks, bezier curves, filters and even an animation package.
  • Todo.txt – A Nifty ToDo Indicator Applet for Ubuntu
    Todo.txt is an extremely simple indicator applet that lets you quickly tick off the tasks contained in your todo.txt file. It lives in the system tray and has options: Edit todo.txt, Clear completed, and refresh. Ultimately, its job is to help you edit your todo.txt file and mark tasks as completed without needing to open a full-fledged text editing application.

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