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Story odds & ends: srlinuxx 18/07/2011 - 4:34am
Story On Linux Distributions and Desktops srlinuxx 18/07/2011 - 4:29am
Story Sometimes things don’t go all that well (Linux Mint 11) srlinuxx 18/07/2011 - 4:27am
Story Learning to Slack with Kongoni! srlinuxx 18/07/2011 - 4:26am
Story Last Tuesday srlinuxx 18/07/2011 - 12:40am
Story Overview of CentOS 6 srlinuxx 18/07/2011 - 12:39am
Story Ubuntu 11.10 Says Goodbye to the ‘Me Menu’ srlinuxx 18/07/2011 - 12:37am
Story Microsoft contributes a lot of changes to Linux kernel 3.0 srlinuxx 3 17/07/2011 - 11:35pm
Story Ubuntu VS OS X srlinuxx 17/07/2011 - 8:36pm
Story Why I would not sign a Harmony Agreement srlinuxx 17/07/2011 - 8:15pm

Dolphin - New File Manager for KDE 4

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In the transition from KDE 3 to KDE 4 a new file manager, dolphin, was often discussed and now officially moved to the base part of KDE. dolphin will become the default file manager (kicker buttons and file:/ links bring it up); or a more file-manager-oriented GUI than in kde3.

MicroReview: openSuSe….Name is enuf!!!

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With the latest release standing @ 10.2, openSuSe has made its Linux distribution pretty impressive. i have tried till date some 4 releases of SuSe and this has been the best of them all.

KDE Quickies: Dev Wiki, Sonnet, Jambi, Scientific Analysis and CSS Compliance

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Vote for the name of the new KDE developer and sysadmin wiki. *** Nathan Sanders reveals that KDE 4's Sonnet will turbocharge language processing at *** blogs that Konqueror is the most compliant browser for CSS.

Open source integration remains 'elusive'

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Analyst firm Gartner said that open source integration remains an "elusive goal" despite the ongoing efforts of groups including the OSA, the Open Source Development Lab, the Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation.

No halo over open source

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Has open source lost its halo, as Eric Lai's Computerworld article suggests? Is open-source still a grassroots social movement made up of idealistic underdogs trying to revolutionize an amoral industry?

Or is that a straw-man argument cooked up for a slow news day?

beryl: usability, parts 4 & 5

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One problem I often find with switchers (both in beryl and in other window managers) is that they either only give an icon (for conventional switchers) or three thumbnails. While you can switch through those three thumbnails, if you've got 10 or 15 windows open, it becomes quite unweildy to flick through them. Alternatively there is the new wheel/rotation feature for the switcher.

2006 Members Choice Award Winners Announced

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The polls are closed, the data has been audited and the results are in. Here are the official results for the 2006 Members Choice Awards:

Distribution of the Year -

Ascii Art Video and Images

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You can easily watch videos and view images in ascii. If you are ascii art fans, you will be amazed what libaa and libcaca capable of. libaa is a portable ascii art GFX library, where libcaca as well, is another ascii art library but it have better support such as unicode, 2048 colors etc.

Fedora and Ubuntu to incorporate Kernel-based virtualization

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The latest release of the Linux kernel, 2.6.20, includes integrated virtualization capabilities with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). The KVM kernel module leverages x86 virtualization extensions included in various Intel and AMD processors. Several distributions, including Ubuntu and Fedora, are already preparing to include the KVM kernel module in upcoming releases.

Reuters news organization banned from reporting!

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The headline of this post is tongue-in-cheek (but of course you knew that already, right?). Reuters, to the best of my knowledge, has not been banned from reporting. Although based on some of their recent work, they should be.

New Microsoft deal in the works with Red Hat? Don’t bet on it

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There's a story making the rounds today that Microsoft is poised to sign a new technology partnership with Red Hat that could be as sweeping as the one it signed with Novell. There's only one problem with the report: Red Hat is denying it.

10 Linux commands you've never used

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It takes years maybe decades to master the commands available to you at the Linux shell prompt. Here are 10 that you will have never heard of or used. They are in no particular order. My favorite is mkfifo.

Make Sure Your Machine Is On The Correct Time With ntpdate

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I have been doing a lot of ssh connections between my machines lately and noticed that the times were different between each. I had assumed that each would be fairly close but one was even five minutes off. Well, that was an easy fix using ntpdate.

Grab Windows Internet Radio Streams in Ubuntu

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Ah, sadly, you can’t use streamripper. Sad Most radios use Windows streams, so we’ll have to use Mplayer to record it.

LinuxWorld New York: a longer name for a smaller show (videos)

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IDG's East Coast Linux gathering is now officially called the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit (LWOSS). The inaugural 2007 version of the renamed conference was held February 14 and 15 in the conference area of the Marriott Marquis hotel in Manhattan, not in a huge convention center.

Techniques for memory debugging

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Exercise good memory-related coding practices by creating a comprehensive program to keep memory errors under control.

Bandwidth Monitoring Tools for Linux Users

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Bandwidth in computer networking refers to the data rate supported by a network connection or interface. One most commonly expresses bandwidth in terms of bits per second (bps). Bandwidth represents the capacity of the connection. Here is the list of bandwidth monitoring tools for your network bandwidth.

LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Wrap Up--Is Open Source Really Superior?

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Without a doubt, the topic wasn't on the official list of conference tracks at LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit 2007. But among IT managers and developers who braved icy winds and snow to trek to the two-day show in New York City, talk was in the air over whether software emerging from the open source tradition is really any better than other software.

IT Job Titles Gone Wild

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I was in a meeting at my company where we did the usual introductory hand shake followed by a frenzied tossing of business cards on to the table for exchange. For once in our lives we could forgo all of those self-aggrandizing titles and meet people with cards that say it like we know it already.

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