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Story Arch-Based Antergos Sees Updated Install Media With GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 8:51pm
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Story Where Android's little green robot mascot came from Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 8:40pm
Story Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 6:22pm
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Story After The Next OTA Update, Ubuntu Touch Will Switch To Ubuntu 15.04 Roy Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 5:06pm

A Short Introduction To Apt-Pinning

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HowTos

This article is a short overview of how to use apt-pinning on Debian and Debian-based distributions (like Ubuntu). Apt-Pinning allows you to use multiple releases (e.g. stable, testing, and unstable) on your system and to specify when to install a package from which release.

Inside Microsoft's landmark Novell deal

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Microsoft
SUSE

news.cnet.com: Just two days before Microsoft and Novell signed a controversial deal in 2006, the two sides still hadn't figured out a way to make peace over Linux without violating the licensing terms that govern the open-source operating system.

Taking your first Linux baby steps

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Linux

examiner.com: There is a wide range of distros for just about every conceivable purpose. Linux Mint is built to be very user friendly. It comes with great software for just about any task, codecs for multimedia enjoyments, and browser plugins for full Web participation.

Zenwalk 6.0: Not Quite Ready

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: In this Ubuntu world, distributions such as Zenwalk go relatively unnoticed, yet offer great features to those that know about them.

Test-Driving KDE 4

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KDE

workswithu.com: For three years, I’ve been a happy Gnome user. I’m still a happy Gnome user, but I’ve heard some buzz about KDE 4 lately and figured I’d give it a try.

How-To: Compile and Install VLC 0.9.8 from Source in Debian Lenny

VLC (VideoLAN Client) is one of the most popular video players on Linux, together with players like SMPlayer or Kaffeine. It plays many audio and video formats (including Xvid, DivX, H.264, Theora, WMV, Real Video, Ogg, MP3, FLAC, APE, AC3, WAV) together with DVDs and DVD ISO images.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • SLED 11: Lots of Tech but Short on Polish

  • Stretch your family's budget with Linux
  • Bundling libraries: the curse of the ancients
  • Linux Distributions Reducing Boot Time
  • Eric S. Raymond speaks heresy.
  • FOSS: Understanding FOSS Visual Guide
  • Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Keynote Address at OSBC
  • K3b 2.0 coming to KDE4 mid-2009, Qt forked for port
  • Mounting your Encrypted Home from a Jaunty LiveCD
  • Why TomTom is the new SCO
  • OpenOffice gets Non-linear Solver
  • The magic word driving Microsoft open source strategy
  • Commercial open source, the future state
  • Gallium3D: TGSI IR, OpenCL, LLVM Work Ahead
  • Microsoft Says “Make Web Not War”
  • Why People Like Open Source Software
  • Practicing Fractions with KBruch on Ubuntu Linux
  • KStars gets moons for Saturn!
  • Learning About Geometry with Kig on Ubuntu
  • The Rise of Netbooks and Other Small Form-Factor PCs
  • Radeon Driver Rewrite Only Has A Few Things Left

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How-To: Install Wesnoth 1.6 from Source in Debian and Ubuntu

  • How To Install Aptana Studio In Ubuntu
  • Getting Amazon MP3 downloads in CrunchBang Linux
  • Windows cannot connect to the domain…
  • How to Import Outlook Mails from Windows to Thunderbird in Linux?
  • How to recover deleted pictures and Video files
  • Easily Convert Lossless WMA to Ogg Vorbis
  • Subversion repositories configuration on OpenSuse
  • Converting Disk images
  • bzip2 ssh copy and machine power off
  • How to mirror an internet audio stream (using Icecast)
  • Converting Subversion repositories to Git
  • Memory Allocation Problems on Xen Server & Fix
  • How to Enable UXA at Ubuntu Jaunty
  • solution of blank screen problem in ubuntu 8.10
  • Less Colors For Man Pages

How-To: Install the Latest Wine Release in Debian Lenny

Debian Lenny comes with Wine 1.0.1 included in the repositories, which is the stable release of Wine, but it is also a little outdated. Here are a few easy steps for compiling and installing the latest Wine release from source in Debian Lenny. This tutorial should work for the latest Wine release (at the time of writing, the last release is 1.1.17).

The Red Hat Patent Problem and AMQP

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Linux

h-online.com: The automatic disclosure of a Red Hat patent application has kicked off chain of events which has dented some peoples trust of the company and its patent policies. The H looks at what is going on and how it impacts the wider open source community.

Linux 2.6.29 Kernel Released; Hello KMS and Btrfs

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Linux

phoronix.com: With much anticipation, the Linux 2.6.29 kernel was released just moments ago by Linus Torvalds.

First-Person Shooter Games for Linux III: Urban Terror

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: I will dedicate this edition entirely to Urban Terror, a great first-person shooter game which was initially developed as a Quake 3 mod and evolved into a powerful and fast standalone game.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 295

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Robert Shingledecker, Tiny Core Linux

  • News: Ubuntu Jaunty in beta freeze, Gentoo releases for ARM, Mandriva assists with K3b port, openSUSE announces updated build service
  • Released last week: Zenwalk Linux 6.0 "GNOME", Frugalware Linux 1.0, Parsix GNU/Linux 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 11 Beta, Ubuntu 9.04 Beta
  • New additions: Bee Linux, Igelle PC/Desktop, Privatix Live-System
  • New distributions: cp6Linux, Denix, FAN: Fully Automated Nagios, JUX, Linux DaVinci
  • Reader comments

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

ubuntu vs gentoo: survival command comparison

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

libersoft.it: In this article we are going to compare some of the most common commands used to manage Ubuntu and Gentoo Linux. Ubuntu and Gentoo are two completely different distributions, but some aspects are comparable.

Everything You Need to Know About Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

maximumpc.com: The newest version of Ubuntu (9.04, codenamed “Jaunty Jackalope”) is set to be released on April 23, 2009. While there are some noticeable differences, much of the improvement in 9.10 can be found under the hood.

Plugins Bring Vanilla Gedit a Spicy Kick

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Many people are surprised to find that with all the writing I do, hardly any is done with a traditional word processing application. I find it's quicker and easier to use a text editor.

SkoleLinux

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Linux

the-gay-bar.com: Linuxoutlaws' own Fab wrote about Skolelinux being deployed in German schools today. This reminded me that I wanted to write a few notes on SkoleLinux for a while now.

The Top 5 FUD Myths used against Open Source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: After they ignore it and dismiss it, it is time for the age old sales technique of Fear Uncertainty and Doubt - FUD. These are the typical top 5 FUD SCARE myths trotted out by enterprise software salesmen.

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