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Story Listening to music on the desktop with Clementine srlinuxx 28/02/2013 - 4:36am
Story A swan song from this departing open source blogger srlinuxx 28/02/2013 - 4:34am
Story Michael Meeks about LibreOffice 4.0 srlinuxx 28/02/2013 - 4:33am
Story Bodhi Linux "Friends and Family" Edition srlinuxx 28/02/2013 - 4:31am
Story 9 Linux podcasts you should follow srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 10:52pm
Story Fuduntu: An Innovative Old Linux Revisited srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 10:49pm
Story Choosing an open-source CMS, part 3: Why we use WordPress srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 10:48pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 4:51am
Story Two fallacies of choice srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 2:53am
Story OpenMandriva Honing in on Logo srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 2:51am

Linux for Parents - A Beginners Guide to Ubuntu

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HowTos

simplehelp.net: Recently I upgraded my mum from Windows XP to Ubuntu. This page will serve as a central location for all of the beginner-to-intermediate Ubuntu “how-to” tutorials that I create.

Absolute Linux 12.0.2 Review

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Linux

According to Absolute website "Assembled to make installation and maintenance of Slackware easier. Built for speed, stability, security, ease of use and development (if you are so inclined.) I am as confident in it's stability as a stock Slackware box -- and that is saying something"

An offline wiki for your desktop

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Software

linux.com: Zim looks, feels, and almost works like a common text editor, but it mixes editing features like spell checking with the page cataloging features of wikis.

SCO speaks

groklaw: With the loopy bravado of Monty Python's Black Knight, they list all the things they didn't lose. And they are exploring their options. Here they are, at last, with a statement.

Linux is Unix

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Linux

paul murphy: Two weeks ago frequent contributors p_msac and bportlock challenged me to see Linux as not Unix and to discuss the consequences of that difference. The reality here is simple.

Exaile:The best Media player!

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Software

tuxenclave.wordpress.com: Exaile is a music player aiming to be similar to KDE’s Amarok, but for GTK+ and written in Python. It incorporates many of the cool things from Amarok (and other media players).

LinuxWorld Draws Both Open-Source Devotees and Curious Tire-Kickers

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Linux

computerworld: Last week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo drew a broad cross section of users, from cautious onlookers trying to gauge how Linux and other open-source software could fit into their organizations to converts hoping to expand their use of such technologies.

New user interface features added to latest Firefox 3 nightly build

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Fluxbox
Moz/FF

arstechnica: The latest Firefox 3 nightly build includes a revised interface for the download manager, which features search functionality and grouping for active and completed downloads.

(K)Ubuntu On An E1505

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Ubuntu

raycosm.wordpress.com: I’m using an old Dell Inspiron E1505/6400, although it only says E1505 on the actual computer. It’s from around March 2006. I recently installed Kubuntu via Wubi.

Painting Programs for Linux

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Software

thedarkmaster: Are you an artist, graphic designer or something like that? Well, then you maybe know, if you use Linux, that there’s no really professional program in this category of software… sadly. Sure, there’s the Gimp but can it be compared with photoshop?

A new dock on the Block

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Software

The Linux Movement: There is this new dock, like application which seems nice if you have loads of launchers. It seems that you just use your mouse scroll wheel and you just wheel the launchers around....looks like fun.

Freespire On; Freespire Off

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Linux

Linux Today: I've been waiting for months for the release of Freespire 2.0. Over the past two years I've downloaded and tried many distros but had been saving the "best for last." I'd heard so much about Freespire and Linspire; especially the new CNR program installer/remover.

Chromium: An addictive vertical scrolling shooting game!

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Gaming

tuxtoday: Basically, it’s a game about blowing stuff up until you get to the boss, and then blow that one up too. You collect powerups in the form of skulls and tux-logos, which will get you new weapons and supershields.

Linux Foundation Reinforcing its Legal Defenses

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Linux

sys-con.com: There's been a change in legal style and personnel over at the Linux Foundation.

openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 Live CDs

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SUSE

opensuse news: Stephan Kulow has created and uploaded Live CDs of the 1-CD installations for your pleasure: GNOME Live ISO, KDE Live ISO. He writes: “Please put ‘live CD’ into the summary of bug reports, so we don’t confuse them with the installation CDs. The Live CDs are still very early in development, but we would like to hear your feedback in general.“

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: Greatly Improved Boot Time

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opensuse news: openSUSE 10.3 is going to be filled with new improvements and exciting technologies. To allow you to discover exactly what the developers have been working hard on behind the scenes over the last few months, we bring you a little series: Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3. Today we are looking at the great new improvements to boot time in openSUSE.

Gobby — network text editor

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Software

polishlinux: There seems to be a common belief that programmers usually work alone. This is completely untrue. Most of them create applications in teams exchanging ideas and sharing the source code through the Internet (or the Network in the office). There are some complex version control systems but they are suitable for large projects. What if you have a small project?

A comment about SCO/Novell

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SUSE

Paul Murphy: There are two things that bother me about this - aside from the judgement itself, of course, since I would have cheerfully bet real money that this would never happen.

Ubuntu VS OSX in Veronica Mars… did you notice?

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Ubuntu

thedarkmaster: But in Veronica Mars there’s a part of the show where we can listen to a conversation between a girl, one of Veronica’s best friends, and an almost unknown guy. They’re conversation is basically centered on which Operative system is better, Ubuntu Linux or Mac OSX.

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