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Story Lubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 13/05/2011 - 1:25am
Story The top 20 strongholds for desktop Linux srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 10:56pm
Story Thoughts on Wine Technology srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 10:54pm
Story German Foreign Office explains open source elimination srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 10:52pm
Story LightDM, or: an examination of a misunderstanding of the problem srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 8:40pm
Story Save your money: Three bad Linux books srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 8:39pm
Story Mozilla Halts Updates For Firefox 3.5 srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 8:37pm
Story Linux Community Working On Skype Alternatives srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 8:35pm
Story Solutions Linux 2011 srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 6:01pm
Story Btrfs Support For Ubuntu's Update Manager srlinuxx 12/05/2011 - 5:58pm

A brief review of the Wii

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Gaming

Those who know me know I've just bought my first house and therefore have as much disposable income as your average overdrawn chap, yet I've found my urge to buy Nintendo's latest offering increase... All because I had a go on one.

Print Color Text in Command Line

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HowTos

Sometimes echo is not enough, if you need to print more advanced format of text. Lucky, we have printf. printf is a common function call in c programming language, if you learn c before, you should very familiar with this function.

lxy lxy lxy Leapin' Linux! Here are predictions for 2007

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Linux

Nostradamus, Jeane Dixon, Miss Cleo and the Propeller Heads we're in good company. So here goes the 3rd annual Propeller Head Predictions!

MyahOS 2.3 -- Don't let the cute clouds fool you

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Linux
Reviews

Not too long ago, I got a posting on knolinux asking me to take a look at a distro called Myah OS, that typically is pretty close to the bottom of the top 100. It currently sits around 76, but Saturn was pretty persistent in his emails that I would like what I see. Well, the first couple of go's at it didn't go so well.

Ubuntu PXE Install Via Windows

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HowTos

This article expains in step by step instruction how to install Ubuntu over the network (although it's easy to adapt the how-to to other linux distros) via a Windows 2000/XP client.

Linux Mint 2.1

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Linux Mint is an installable LiveCD based on the latest version of Ubuntu Linux. Linux Mint, like Ubuntu is a distribution that has the ability to give you a try before you buy and you can try Linux Mint without installing it to your hard drive and if you decided to install it, it is quite simple to do.

Speed comparison between OpenOffice Calc 2.1 and MS Excel XP

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Software

There has been so many comparisons between OpenOffice and Microsoft Office its not funny. However they have all been between older versions of OpenOffice so now that 2.1 has been released I thought I would conduct my own speed test.

openSUSE 10.2 Final Report

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SUSE
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Although I had planned to write a full length review of openSUSE 10.2 at the time of the RC release, I later decided against it. ...until I received a shiny new HP Pavilion notebook computer for Christmas and needed to install a Linux distribution. I obviously chose openSUSE 10.2 and I'm not sorry I did. This will describe some of my experiences with this fine distro on my new equipment.

Read and write to Linux Ext2/Ext3 partition from Windows

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Ext2 Installable File System for Windows is a freeware that provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003 full access to Linux Ext2 and Ext3 file systems. This program helps you to copy file from and to Linux and Windows.

MPlayerXP-0.6.1 Has Been Released

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Software

MPlayerXP is a branch of the well known Mplayer (http://mplayerhq.hu) which is based on the new (thread based) core. The new core provides better CPU utilization and excellently improves performance of video decoding.

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Automate Insertion of YAST Installation Sources on Your openSUSE 10.2 Machine

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HowTos

Installation sources are wonderful things. That’s where the packages come from that we install on our SUSE machines. So how do we add them in YAST? Is there a way to add them via the command line? Is there any way to automatically add them? Is there a list somewhere of repositories to add?

Vim the MacGyver of text editors : Ubuntu

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Software

If you’ve been following this blog or using Ubuntu for any amount of time I’m sure you’ve had to get your hands a bit dirty on the command line and use a text editor of some sort. Everyone seems to have their favorite. Some people prefer nano, maybe pico and the old-school peeps will always tell you about vi/vim. Why vim?

Installing the Intel Compiler on Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Most of my regular readers probably know by now that I am developing OpenMP-codes for work. I am also using Linux, more precisely Ubuntu Linux (even more precisely: Kubuntu Linux 6.10). When it comes to compilers for this platform, the Intel Compiler is one of the few affordable choices available - at least if you need OpenMP-support. I would like to tell you about how to install the Intel Compiler on a Debian-based system.

Ubuntu Feisty running on Mac using VMware Fusion

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Ubuntu

The whole experience of installing Feisty on VMware Fusion was nothing short of impressive. Probably the first screenshot of Feisty running on VMware Fusion to hit the web.

Microsoft hiring "open source evangelist"?

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OSS

I couldn't make this up if I tried. A friend pinged me and said he'd gotten a call from a Microsoft recruiter trying to fill a position she described as "open source evangelist." My friend, who does not want his name associated with this story, is without question an open source evangelist, and quite a successful one at that. But he is not interested in going to work for Microsoft. Are you?

Playing encrypted DVDs in Ubuntu

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HowTos

The movie players provided in Ubuntu can play back unencrypted DVDs. However, many commercial DVDs are encrypted with a weak algorithm called Content Scrambling System (CSS).You can enable playback of encrypted DVDs with MPlayer, xine and Totem-xine by installing libdvdcss2.

Setting Up a Telnet Server in Ubuntu

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HowTos

A terminal emulation program for TCP/IP networks such as the Internet. The Telnet program runs on your computer and connects your PC to a server on the network. Telnet is a common way to remotely control Web servers.

The well-tempered Debian desktop

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Linux
Reviews

I recently reported on my good results with migrating an old server from RH7 to Debian Sarge, beginning with the network-install CD. I've now done an Etch install on the same Thinkpad I recently used for evaluating seven single-CD distros, and this article explains what I did and how it worked out.

Impressions around KDE 4 development

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KDE

The last days were quite interesting regarding KDE 4 development: Aaron released a screenshot showing the new Alt+F2 application launcher with translucency abilities and linked a public relations (or sometimes called propaganda) document introducing Oxygen to “normal” people.

Wrapped In a Tarball

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OSS

Call me a sappy romantic if you must, but what I want for Christmas this year is this: for all of you to look around and really look at what you have created. It is more than just 1's and 0's, more than just Linus Torvalds' fan club, more than just the anti-Microsoft. It is the true meaning of giving and sharing, all wrapped up in a tarball.

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