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Story Sword Of The Stars: The Pit & Ground Pounders Soon To Arrive On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 8:26pm
Story Mozilla Calls for Help in Delivering Firefox OS Tablets Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 7:59pm
Story Women in Open Source Week Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 7:53pm
Story Research Shows Chromebooks Doing Very Well in the Education Market Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 7:48pm
Story 3 Reasons Why Ubuntu Smartphone Will Succeed Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 5:23pm
Story Raspberry Pi: Extending the life of the SD card Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 5:18pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 3:56pm
Story Quirky Linux Gets More Pep Out of Puppy Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 12:03pm
Story Kali Linux 1.0.6, hands-on Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 12:02pm
Story Rifles powered by Linux purchased by US Army Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 8:55am

Silly little gmrun

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I think I may have found the program that actually does the least I’ve ever seen … short of things like cowsay. I forget what I was looking for, but I installed gmrun last night and tried it. This is what I got.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using a Bluetooth phone with Linux

  • Encrypt A File with GPG
  • Schedule And Automate tasks in Ubuntu
  • OOo: Doing page numbers with alternating pagination
  • Securing your VNC connection using SSH
  • Filter mail with powerful procmail
  • Create a Search Bar for Epiphany
  • Backing up a MySQL Database Using Cron
  • How To: Automate SSH Sessions Without Passwords
  • HowTo Backup and Restore Partitions Using CloneZilla or Partimage
  • Real world Linux programming
  • HowTo: Install 113 Amazing Fedora Games, Parts 2-8
  • Quickzi: Keep mounted drives off the Ubuntu Desktop

Eight features you didn’t know about in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

richbradshaw.wordpress: Ubuntu has caused GNU/Linux based operating systems to have many reviews recently, most concentrating on the more flashy parts such as the infamous rotating cube or wobbly windows provided by compiz fusion, rather than the things that actually make it such a enjoyable operating system to use.

New Flash player for Linux adds great features, slows playback

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Software

desktoplinux: It's good news, bad news situation when it comes to Adobe's new Flash player for Linux. On the plus side, Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, version identifier 9.0.115.0 was made available for Linux at the same time as Mac and Windows versions. It will, however, take a while for much of that content to appear in a format that you can get at.

Hans Reiser Said Wife, Family 'Were a Financial Burden,' Witness Says

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wired: Two witnesses testified Monday at Hans Reiser's murder trial that the Linux programmer's wife and family were a burden, and that he would be better off without them.

Nemo file manager organizes around a calendar

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linux.com: Nemo is the latest effort to provide a new paradigm for file managers. Its approach, at least in its first early development release, is to combine file management with calendar views.

KDE 4: like a dream on 256Mb/1Ghz/Intel

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: So someone just asked in #kde4-devel whether it was worth trying KDE 4 on a 2500Mhz/256Mb computer and I was characteristically careful and guessed "It will work, but won't be good.". Then I decided to put my money where my mouth is.

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 7 - Finale

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to the last part of our Linux media player roundup. Today we'll be covering VLC, XMMS, Xfmedia, Xine and one more previously missed media player, the "Listen Media Player".

KDE takes stand on OOXML; GNOME dithers

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OSS

iTWire: Three cheers for the developers and management of the K Desktop Environment. They have taken a principled stand on the divisive issue of OOXML, the Microsoft Office Open XML document format. And for this the KDE folk deserve a round of applause.

Jefferies & Co. Analyst Downgrades Red Hat

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Linux

CNN: A Jefferies & Co. analyst downgraded Red Hat Inc., saying competing technologies are nabbing market share and could hurt profit growth, as the software maker deals with rivalry by making acquisitions.

How To Install Picasa 2.7 on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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HowTos

phorolinux.com: Google has released Picasa 2.7 Beta for Linux. This HOWTO shows how you can install Picasa 2.7 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Playing DVDs in Ubuntu Gutsy

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limulus.wordpress: The only real problem he had was watching a DVD. When you pop it into the drive in Ubuntu, Totem (the default media player) gives a rather unhelpful error message. OK, so how do we fix this?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 232

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Geubuntu 7.10

  • News: First alpha of openSUSE 11.0, the importance of free distributions, RHCE study guide, ASUS Eee PC
  • Released last week: Astaro Security Gateway 7.1, Berry Linux 0.87
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1
  • New additions: Geubuntu, Mythbuntu
  • New distributions: EasyLFS, NuTyX, UbuntuiES
  • Reader comments

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

Get started with Linux

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Linux

itweek.co.uk: Switching on a Linux PC for the first time may be a little disorientating as many options are in different places. Follow our guide and find your feet quickly and easily with the Ubuntu version of Linux.

Multiplying your server, Ubuntu server and virtualization

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HowTos

computerworld.com: One of the hottest new technologies for servers is virtualization, which allows you to install multiple instances of one or more operating systems on one machine. This is ideal especially for servers with a low average load because, instead of configuring a separate physical box for every single instance of an operating system you need, you just run multiple instances of one or more operating systems on one machine. Unfortunately, it’s a jungle out there.

Apricot Open Game

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Starting February 1st 2008, a small team of again the best 3D artist and developers will develop a game jointly with the on-line community. The main characters in the game are based on the short 3D animation open movie Peach. At the end of July 2008 the game will be launched.

Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert (Finally) Enters Start-Up Life With Acquia

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Drupal

blognation.com: After thinking about the future of Drupal and the web in general, Dries concluded that the open-source project is on the right path, that everything should have an API, and that a well-capitalized company is needed to make projects like JBoss, Linux and MySQL palatable to users who might not have otherwise tried the software.

Firefox: Color those tabs!

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Wide-screen monitors are great for productivity, but they have a dark side, too: they tempt you into keeping dozens of Firefox tabs open at the same time. Before you know it, the page titles in a long row of tabs become indistinguishable. But the ChromaTabs extension has a novel solution to the problem: it renders each tab in a different color -- a unique color for each site that remains the same on every visit.

Glipper: Clipboard Management for GNOME

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Software
HowTos

blogs.howtogeek.com: One of the things that has annoyed me most about GNOME as I've played with it lately is the lack of a clipboard manager comparable to Klipper on KDE. However, as I was looking for a package in Synaptic, I managed to come across a program that does the job quite well: Glipper.

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