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A hard time with Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: It's still officially a beta at this point and I've been religiously applying the updates when they show up. Fortunately, this time around, none of the updates have forced me to reinstall Ubuntu like I had to the last time. But that still doesn't mean the adventuring is over. No, not by a long shot. Where do I start?

Firefox 3 vs. Safari 3

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Moz/FF

daringfireball.net: After a few weeks in the arms of Firefox 3 betas, I’ve returned to Safari as my daily browser. Unsurprisingly, it’s the interface that drove me back.

Deli Linux

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Linux

distasis.com: I've tried running Linux on and off on my home machines over the years. Being a programmer and not a network administrator, I've always found it difficult to get Linux to install. The distribution I settled on was Deli Linux. Some of the other small distributions I tried wouldn't even install or run on my machine.

Forced File System Check After 30 Boot Ups - How to Improve it.

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HowTos

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: Ever want to boot up your Ubuntu Linux system really quick to look something up? Sure, I think we all do that from time to time. Hate it when you get the forced file system check because you’ve booted up 30 times? I do.

Linux Got Game: Nexuiz 2.4 Review

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Gaming

junauza.com: It's been quite a while since I played a game on my Linux box, so when I took a break the other day, I got the latest version of this awesome game called Nexuiz. So what exactly is Nexuiz?

Install AWN on Hardy Heron

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HowTos

softpedia.com: As promised, today's tutorial is here to help actual and future Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) users to install the latest AWN (Avant Window Navigator) from sources. Let's begin, shall we?

Introducing KBlocks

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Gaming

piacentini.livejournal: Yesterday I finally managed to finish the features I have planned for KBlocks, and it is now living in kdereview. If everything goes as planned, it could be in kdegames for KDE 4.1.

The hidden world of Linux

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Linux

whyamistilltyping.wordpress: There are many great FOSS projects that utilise old PC hardware and give it a new lease of life. The best is desktop computing with various Linux distribution flavours like Mint, PCLinux, Ubuntu and countless others. In fact it is my considered belief that the best hardware to run Linux on is infact (almost) any machine that is at least 12 months old.

Factors in Making Linux Happen

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Linux

Blog of helios: In the past 3 years, I have had the opportunity to do hundreds of Linux system installs for new Linux Users.

Utilizing The Deskbar Applet to Make Your Life Easier

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Software

maketecheasier.com: One of the overlooked feature in Ubuntu Gutsy is the deskbar-applet found on the top panel. Being one of the best desktop search tool around, I am quite surprised that only few are fully utilizing it. The only reason that I can think of is either most people don’t know how to use it, or they don’t realize how powerful it is.

Pendrivelinux - Be cool anywhere you go

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: The word cool takes an ever more significant meaning when you consider a Linux distribution running from a USB drive. Pendrivelinux.com is all about carrying your favorite Linux tools in your pocket and running them on just about any machine.

few shorts:

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu experiments in dynamic world

  • Ubuntu Mobile Screenshot on my Carputer!
  • Anticipating Ubuntu 8.04
  • An Unscientific Poll

Corraling Linux Hard Disk Names

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Hardware

Carla Schroder: The Linux kernel is a restless beast, and must continally evolve and change. Especially in ways that mystify us poor end lusers. A recent wrinkle, as of kernel version 2.6.20, is changing the /dev names for ATA devices, so that all ATA and SCSI devices are named /dev/sd*. T

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Installation for Newbies (ubuntu)

  • How to install KDE 4 on PclinuxOS
  • Getting Flashplayer for Opera 9.5 with Debian Linux

today's leftovers

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News
  • VMware Workstation 6.5 beta 1 with Unity support

  • Nokia N-Gage is live
  • OOXML: Wasn't There Supposed to be a Final Text Within a Month?
  • It's not about the price. And yes, I need the sources.
  • Horny Hamster
  • kmemcheck Aiming For Mainline Inclusion
  • Will Linux Dominate or Die?
  • Towards more progressive open source
  • The best Linux distro for a new breed of PCs
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire meets Mark Shuttleworth at OSBC (video)
  • People of openSUSE: Jakub Steiner

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Further Dissection Of Paging And Swapping On Linux And Unix

  • Language translation from the command line or clipboard
  • Updating all urpmi’s on mandriva 2008
  • Basics of iptables
  • Kicker’s hidden tweaks
  • Reinstalling GRUB on Ubuntu
  • Howto Turn Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) into Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu - Suffering Sclerosis

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Ubuntu

msevior.livejournal: Well I guess it is almost inevitable. After a few years as being first on ball and dynamic as anything, it appears Ubuntu is suffering the Sclerosis its supporters have accused other distros of having.

Fly the Linux Skies

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Altimeters... lie. Yet for over a hundred years, these instruments were more than enough to get most aircraft safely from place to place. This sudden fixation on flying technicalities was actually prompted by the story yesterday about W3Counter.com's revelation that the Linux desktop has broken the two-percent mark in total deployment.

Over 40 Proven Ways to Get Far More Out of Firefox

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Moz/FF

ostatic.com: Did you know that according to a recent Forrester report, Mozilla's open source Firefox browser now reaches 18 percent of corporate desktops? That's healthy news for the Internet browser market, where competition is needed. I'm a big believer that you can get much more out of it if you investigate the excellent extensions and enhancements available for it.

Low-cost laptop wars: Vista, XP or Linux?

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OS

pcadvisor.co.uk: As the release of low-cost laptops based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor draws near, Microsoft is getting boxed into a corner. Microsoft plans to stop selling most Windows XP licences after 30 June, yet most of these low-cost laptops won't be powerful enough to run Vista when they arrive later this year. That leaves Microsoft executives with a choice: do they extend the availability of Windows XP for low-cost laptops, or possibly concede this nascent market to Linux?

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