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Story Sleek Mini-ITX industrial PCs come in four Intel flavors Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 11:26am
Story The GNOME Infrastructure is now powered by FreeIPA! Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 9:51am
Story man-pages-3.74 is released Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 9:25am
Story Acer Chromebook 13 (FHD): Initial impressions Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 9:21am
Story HTC Nexus 9: First leaked image emerges Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 8:12am
Story The Best Desktop Manager for Android Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 8:09am
Story The right fit? 4 open source projects evaluated Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 8:03am
Story NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 7:55am
Story AMD Adds Native Object Code Support To Clover/Radeon: Big Performance Win Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 7:53am
Story GNU ddrescue 1.19 released Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 7:49am

Linux Myths: Busted!

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: One of the main reasons that most people are afraid to try Linux is because they have this preconceived notion about linux being too hard to use and difficult to maintain; or that they have to do something drastically differ ant and there is a steep learning curve to using linux.

Banshee 1.2 - 1.x Series Getting to Maturity

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: The new Banshee 1.2 includes several new features over the last stable release, like the equaliser or the music recommendations panel. The full list of new or improved features is here. For those who didn't hear about Banshee yet, it's a pretty powerful audio player for GNOME which received more and more attention lately.

7 Best Linux Distributions for Multimedia Enthusiasts

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Linux

junauza.com: Graphic designers, movie editors, music composers, and multimedia addicts have specific needs when it comes to software. That is why there are specialized Linux distributions that cater to them. Here are 7.

15 Examples To Master Linux Command Line History

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HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: When you are using Linux command line frequently, using the history effectively can be a major productivity boost. In fact, once you have mastered the 15 examples that I’ve provided here, you’ll find using command line more enjoyable and fun.

images, pictures, screenshots, & graphs

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Linux
  • 10 Reasons why GUI Doesn’t Matter

  • 5 + 1 beautiful designs for Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”
  • Make OpenOffice Work For You : Starting Out
  • 1000+ Desktop Wallpapers for your Asus Eee PC
  • Social network popularity around the world
  • Dell Says Ubuntu Comes With “No Security”

Ubuntu netbook

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Linux
Hardware

manilastandardtoday.com: ACER’s Aspire One is a solid netbook, but it can be much more. In the last two weeks, I’ve been using it as a full notebook, running office applications, editing digital photos, surfing the Web and watching videos on a robust, full-featured system.

openSUSE @ Akademy 2008

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse: In Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium currently Akademy, the annual conference of the KDE project takes place. More than 300 people had a nice weekend listening to a whole bunch of very interesting talks of various topics around KDE. Over the week there will be special topics and BOFs and Hacking.

Byebye Ubuntu, Hello Fedora

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Linux

gibbalog.blogspot: My recent experiments with installing Ubuntu on my little home server came to an end this weekend. After finding tons of forum posts and various problems with installing SqueezeCenter on Hardy Heron I decided to try another approach.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Myth: Installing “Third Party” Software is “Hard”

  • Red Hat Solutions Provide Reliability and Performance Gains for Munich Airport
  • Debian Bug Count Rising
  • Marble provides basic engine for free Google Earth replacement
  • Did the big boys really kill OLPC?
  • When happened this to GNOME?
  • openSUSE vanilla kernel part 2….
  • Vote on the OpenOffice.org 3.0 splash screen
  • Running Ubuntu on an Asus EEE 4G
  • Hadoop: When grownups do open source
  • Linux rises to top dog in servers
  • Why Ubuntu just might succeed
  • Linus Torvalds & the Woodshed
  • What the heck is Mozilla thinking?
  • KDE-PIM Hackers Present Integration of KDE 4 Frameworks
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 08/08
  • 12 great apps for bridging Windows, Linux and Macs
  • Recovering Deleted Files By Inode Number In Linux And Unix
  • There and back again: a narrative of OSCON 2008
  • Open Source Software Gaining Ground
  • Linux Application Checker Brings Distro Help

Hiding Software Versions - A Step Forward to a Secure Server

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HowTos

Howto change the default behavior of showing the software version for some popular packages on Ubuntu 8.04.1 Server, such as Postfix, Apache, PHP, and VSFTPD.

CentOS 5.2 - Send in the Clones

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Linux

techiemoe.com: CentOS, for those unfamiliar, is a clone distribution. The maintainers take the freely-available source code released by Redhat for its commercial Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product and recompile it, stripping out any trademarked artwork, then redistribute it as CentOS.

Dell shipping five Hardy Heron systems

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Dell is shipping two new laptops with widescreen LCD displays and Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) operating systems with DVD playback. Additionally, the largest U.S. PC maker has started offering Hardy Heron on three models previously available with the earlier Gutsy Gibbon Ubuntu release.

Mandriva 2009 Beta 2 - KDE 4.1 thoughts and comments

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MDV

blog.linuxbox.co.nz: I recently downloaded the Mandriva 2009.0 beta 2 KDE 4.1 live cd. I kept of list of things I found as I had a look around it. I only focused on the desktop.

Top 4 Alternatives to Ubuntu Linux

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: Considering the success of Ubuntu Linux as a distribution of the open source operating system, it has become clear that locating good alternatives to this release is becoming increasingly difficult. With that said, I've decided to round up the best candidates.

Zenwalk 5.2 GNOME Edition (beta)

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: Finally. Since 1995, when Patrick Volkerding announced that he would no longer include GNOME in Slackware, people had to rely on projects like GWARE, GNOME Slackbuild or Dropline to enjoy their favourite desktop environment on the oldest Linux distribution around. Until now.

Debian: The OS for the rest of us

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Lately I have been poking at various Linux distributions to see what they have to offer. But most of the distributions I have looked at are geared toward new users, users with older (or strange) hardware, or corporate users. But what about those that do not fall into any of the above? What about those Linux users who want a challenge? Something that doesn’t hand-hold you through the entire computing experience? Well, you’re in luck.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash & (Ampersand)

  • Accessing Ubuntu files after reformatting Windows
  • Add Computer Network And Trash Icons To Desktop
  • Creating global keyboard shortcuts in GNOME
  • Bash Trap Control C
  • How to Install aMSN 0.98b with anti-aliasing in Ubuntu
  • Recover plesk access
  • Puppet can ease system administration tasks across the network
  • Floating Point Math in Bash, Part 2 (Wait for System Load)
  • Linux Guides (Must Read)

My disagreement with Richard Stallman

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OSS

geekzone.co.nz: Software and computers are all pervasive in today's world and thus demand our utmost diligence: The lives we live are run and organised by software, we depend on software, we trust our most intimate data to software systems. Thus, the importance of free software: Only free software can protect our freedoms.

The Linux desktop, Mac OS X, and barking dogs

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news.cnet.com: There are, of course, the constant reports of how easy Linux is to install and use on the desktop. Then there are the more pragmatic posts like this one from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols calling out a few things Linux needs to succeed on the desktop, despite its otherwise strong credentials. And yet the dog isn't barking. Few are buying. Why?

OpenGL 3.0 released

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: The Khronos Group has released a new mile stone version of the OpenGL API: version 3.0, codename Long Peaks. While this is really good news, Khronos is still unable to communicate with the community.

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