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Story The BIG browser benchmark: Chrome 17 vs Opera 11 vs Firefox 11 vs IE9 vs Safari 5 srlinuxx 16/03/2012 - 4:25am
Story Anonymous OS: Fake and Full of Trojans srlinuxx 16/03/2012 - 4:24am
Story KDE Spark Tablet Renamed to Honor Classical Composer srlinuxx 16/03/2012 - 4:20am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 14/03/2012 - 7:54am
Story Mozilla debates supporting H.264 video playback srlinuxx 14/03/2012 - 2:12am
Story Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux srlinuxx 14/03/2012 - 12:19am
Story Wine gaming on Nouveau srlinuxx 14/03/2012 - 12:14am
Blog entry Top Android Apps fieldyweb 13/03/2012 - 10:43pm
Story Pivoting Linux in a Post-PC world srlinuxx 13/03/2012 - 6:34pm
Story Raspberry Pi More Popular Than Lady Gaga srlinuxx 13/03/2012 - 6:33pm

VectorLinux SOHO: A better Slackware than Slackware

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Linux.com: VectorLinux has been one of my favorite projects since my first test of the distribution almost 18 months ago. I like VectorLinux because its roots are firmly planted in the stability and simplicity of Slackware, yet it comes with an extensive software base and lots of out-of-the-box great looks; in other words, a rock solid foundation with eye candy and useful functionality.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 8 - Security & Privacy

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: Today's section, part 8 of our series on the KDE Control Center, is a very important section because it involves both your system security and your privacy. These are two things that even the most novice user should be well aware of and should take great care in observing, managing and maintaining these on their computer.

300+ Easily Installed Free Fonts for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Blog: Ubuntu offers a lot of fonts, in addition to the defaults installed, and the MicroSoft msttcorefonts package, in its repositories. All these fonts mentioned here are provided as packages, which can easily installed using command line tools like apt-get or using Synaptic.

Five crucial things the Linux community doesn’t understand about the average computer user

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Linux

ZDNet (Adrian Kingsley-Hughes): Why is it that the average computer user still chooses to spend hundreds of dollars on Windows or Mac when there are countless Linux alternatives that they could download, install and make use of completely free of charge?

Microsoft is not the real threat

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Microsoft

Mark Shuttleworth: Much has been written about Microsoft’s allegation of patent infringements in Linux (by which I’m sure they mean GNU/Linux Wink ). I don’t think Microsoft is the real threat, and in fact, I think Microsoft and the Linux community will actually end up fighting on the same side of this issue.

Ubuntu 7.04 Offering—Technical Details

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Ubuntu

Direct2Dell: Before we announce the availability of Ubuntu 7.04 on select Dell client systems, I'd like to give an overview of what customers can expect from our initial Ubuntu offering.

Tyan Toledo i965R

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Hardware

Phoronix: Back in March we shared with you a preview of the Tyan Toledo i965R motherboard. As we mentioned in the preview, the Toledo i965R features Intel's Q965 Chipset with the ICH8 Southbridge while fitting everything on a FlexATX footprint. We are back today with our compatibility report on the Tyan Toledo i965R as we share how it runs on Fedora 7, Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, KateOS 3.6, Solaris Express Nevada, and BeleniX.

Linux: Tracking Regressions

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Linux

kernelTRAP: The task of tracking regressions between kernel releases [story] has been picked up by Michal Piotrowski who maintains a "known regressions" wiki page at Kernel Newbies. The list is divided into sections and mailed out to the lkml after each release candidate.

Also: Linux: Kernel Graphics Subsystem

Computer whiz kid reaches out to the world

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Linux

The Gazette: Stewart Adam is running a tech company that boasts 40 local clients. Online, he is the moderator of the largest Linux forum in North America.

KMail, KNode and Mailody now share settings.

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KDE

Tom Albers's blog: Sometime ago Volker Krause extracted the mail sending part from KMail and put it in a separate library. Last night Volker changed KMail to also use MailTransport. So now KMail, Mailody and KNode are all using MailTransport. That means that when you add or change a smtp-server in Mailody, it is also available in KMail and KNode.

Firefox faces growing pains

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Moz/FF

boston.com: If the open-source software movement were an upstart political campaign, Chris Messina would be one of its community organizers -- the young volunteer who decamps to New Hampshire, knocking on doors and putting up signs.

Also: Firefox extension takes the pane out of windows

Yum: group related features - groupremove, groupinstall

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HowTos

MDLog:/sysadmin: One of the nicest features of yum I have found, is the ability to work with software groups. This has been very useful for me in several occasions where I had to clean up a wrong installation.

QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk

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Linux
HowTos

The quality of my VoIP phone calls suffered whenever I was downloading or uploading anything. This was irritating, especially for those calling me (I heard them better than they heard me). So I poked at Iproute2 and other howtos, especially with regard to VoIP traffic, but I couldn't find anything that worked well. After some playing around, I've found settings that were right for me: consistant VoIP quality, regardless of any activities on the wire.

What If Every Child Had A Laptop?

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OLPC

CBS News: Nicholas Negroponte, a professor at MIT, had a dream. In it every child on the planet had his own computer. In that way, he figured, children from the most impoverished places – from deserts and jungles and slums could become educated and part of the modern world. Poor kids would have new possibilities.

Has Microsoft violated the GPL?

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Microsoft

iTWire: It would be rather funny if, after all the brouhaha Microsoft has made recently about patent violations, the company is found to be violating the one thing which it passionately hates - the existing General Public Licence.

Get as retro as it gets with PONG!

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Links: PONG!, the video game that signaled the entrance of digital addiction to homes all around is now available as a Firefox extension, developed by Captain Caveman (yep, who'd have thought).

Putting Together A Linux Office

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Linux

CRN: With increasing chatter about whether 2007 will be the "Year of the Linux Desktop," you hear considerably less about whether it's time for the Linux Office. But business desktops aren't just islands unto themselves. In a networked world, the desktop is just a piece of the office puzzle.

How To Live an Open-Source Musical Life With Ogg Vorbis

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Software

Wired.com: In an effort to rally support for the underdog media format, the Free Software Foundation has launched PlayOgg.org, a website promoting awareness of the Ogg format.

PCLOS 2007 Quietly Released

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PCLOS

Texstar and the Ripper Gang are pleased to announce the final release of PCLinuxOS 2007, featuring kernel 2.6.18.8, KDE 3.5.6, Open Office 2.2.0, Firefox 2.0.0.3, Thunderbird 2.0, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE and much much more.

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