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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 11:22am
Story DemocracyOS promotes civic engagement on both sides Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 10:44am
Story Release: SymphonyOS 14.1 Now Available Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 10:31am
Story KDE Plasma 5—For those Linux users undecided on the kernel’s future Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:13am
Story This Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:10am
Story Robolinux Xfce 7.6.1 Will "Blow Windows Users' Minds" – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:01am
Story The Time to Recommend Linux & FOSS Is Now Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 8:53am
Story Prominent KDE Developer Says Convergence Will Not Happen Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 8:46am
Story Moto 360 to cost $250, Best Buy accidently released details Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2014 - 10:02pm
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Version to get Released Soon by Canonical Rianne Schestowitz 17/08/2014 - 9:16pm

The Ubuntu Project: Is Linux Right For Word Workers?

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Ubuntu

copywriterunderground.com: My six year-old HP laptop has never failed me. But lately, it has been making me wait. Was I screwed? Time to shell out for another laptop?

Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS versus Micrsoft Vista SP1 Business edition

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OS

terkeurst.org: In the past I have tried a number of Linux distributions. All those reviews ended with the feeling; “nice for a geek but I don’t think the rest of world wants to go back to the commandline and non consistent GUI’s”.

Firefox 3.0 first impressions, part 1: the great, the good

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Moz/FF

tech.blorge.com: Download Day came and went, boasting an impressive 8 million downloads in the first 24 hours. Today, they’ve almost doubled that number in a little over a half a week later. Now that users have field tested the new product, we’d like to take a look at some of great and not-so-great features and capabilities of the new Firefox.

Also: part 2: the ok, the bad, the ugly

openSUSE 11

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SUSE

allajunaki.wordpress: So after being not too happy with fedora 9 ( Dont know why, but fedora 9 just doesnt cut it, I have been a fedora user since FC6), I was looking for an alternative OS. Somehow Ubuntu didnt quite interest me.

Pardus 2008 RC2

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Linux

distro-review.com: Pardus is a release that I didn't discover by myself; more it was thrust in front of me by a community of passionate users. Whenever I was looking for 'the most usable' distro someone would always recommend Pardus - so I gave it a go.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2 Bug Status

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KDE

artipc10.vub.ac.be: This week-end, I installed KDE 4.0.83 also known as 4.1 beta 2. Here's a quick round-up of issues I reported:

Why I Use Gentoo?

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Gentoo

rahulthewall.wordpress: I have been asked this question many times. And of course the assumption is that I am some sort of a masochist who enjoys wasting time on compiling packages. However, that is not entirely true. There are some other reasons.

openSUSE - Searching for Programs and Packages

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I had some writing to do and this provided a good opportunity to actually spend a few hours on OpenSUSE 11.0. When trying to work with OpenSUSE the way I am used to work I quickly needed to install some new programs.

CPU frequency scaling in Linux

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HowTos

idebian.wordpress: The recent CPUs have a feature which let them scale their operating frequency (changing a voltage power supply input) according to the system/user needs. This post addresses the frequency scaling setup in Linux.

Explaining Linux lingo to non-Linux users

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Linux

ubuntucat.wordpress: The other day, I was trying to explain to my wife why I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Eee PC in place of Xandros. She is not tech-stupid. She’s quite tech-savvy actually. She just isn’t that Linux-savvy. I found myself spewing out a whole bunch of words I knew she wouldn’t understand.

NVIDIA GeForce 8 Kernel Mode-Setting

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Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this week we shared that work on Nouveau Companion has been halted until at least the end of August and the project has been in a state of disarray. Some readers have expressed concern whether Nouveau will be able to continue full-speed ahead, but today there is some good news coming out of this reverse-engineered NVIDIA camp.

Review: Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: With a lot of fuss and a new downloads record, Firefox was launched just the other days, filling the headlines of all the news websites throughout the Internet. The interface itself didn't change much, except for a small change here and one there.

Google spice brings out open source aroma

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OSS

itwire.com: It's summer in the United States which means Google's annual season of code is in swing. This event has run over the past three years and is by all measures a successful happening.

Choosing a Linux distro

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Linux

manishtech.wordpress: Here I list many distros which have gained a lot ground of late and can be truly called desktop OS. Some information are also appended along with them so that you can make a nice decision.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Emacs Quick Introduction

  • Firefox 3 and Color Management
  • Firefox Shortcut Keys
  • Running Binary nVidia Drivers under Xen Host
  • Gestikk - mouse gesture recognition in Ubuntu
  • What is GRUB or a bootloader?
  • Starting out with the Eee PC

some drupal stuff

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Drupal
  • Drupal’s Creator Envisions Web Publishing’s Plug-and-Play Future

  • Acquia commercializing Drupal open-source publishing platform
  • Drupal, SEO, and you
  • Drupal Tips
  • Forrester brings Drupal in the boardroom
  • WordPress and Drupal Compared—The Pro's and Cons of Each CMS

Embedding Python In Apache2 With mod_python (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install and use mod_python on a Debian Etch server with Apache2. mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter within the server. It allows you to write web-based applications in Python that will run many times faster than traditional CGI and will have access to advanced features such as ability to retain database connections and other data between hits and access to Apache internals.

openSUSE 11.0 on an Acer Aspire 3681 WXMI

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: While the Dutch soccer team got kicked out of the European Championship tournament I was watching the Earthquake 10.5 miniseries on the other channel and installing OpenSUSE 11.0 on my laptop.

Will users Flock to Flock 2.0 with FireFox 3 integration?

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Software

tech.blorge.com: Flock is what is known as a social browser. It has been around for a while, with a couple of notable upgrades and feature additions. One such feature addition involved going green as FlockEco. This next iteration of Flock brings FireFox 3 capabilities to it while leaving many of the social aspects intact.

Gujarat Education Board (India) goes Open Source

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OSS

compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: This is what I got my hands on yesterday, it is new revised Syllabus for 11th and 12th grade. Needless to say that I am thrilled with this news.

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