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Blog entry disk trouble srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 2:36pm
Story today's leftovers srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:53am
Story Natural Selection 2 developers tease more Linux info srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:27am
Story Windows 8.1 review - Still stupendously stupid srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:24am
Story Stallman on Operating System Security and Web Anonymity srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:22am
Story Linux is here to stay srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:20am
Story A Year of the Linux Desktop srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:19am
Story The best of GNOME 3.8 srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:13am
Story Slax 7.0.9 Beta Distro Features KDE 4.10.4 srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 8:45pm
Story Whisker Menu: App Launcher w/ Search for Xfce srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 8:42pm

Krusader - The Ultimate KDE File Manager

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KDE

raiden's realm: During my testing I tried several different programs, none of which really gave me what I wanted, especially the ones with explorer type interfaces. Then I stumbled onto Krusader, a file manager that really does things right. But don't take my word for it. Let's go look at all the great things it offers.

PC World denies Linux warranty void

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Linux

ZDNet: A spokesperson for PC World denied the claims on Wednesday, telling ZDNet.co.uk that the store's policy was that "as long as we are still able to get the computer/laptop back to its original manufacturer's settings, the customer is free to install other operating systems like Linux".

A Date with Cassandra

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components.

People are gasping for Oxygen

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KDE

wadejolson.wordpress: We’ve got some subtle gradients, some nice shadows, some sexy drop-down menus, it’s thoughtful already - especially for a proof of concept. Let’s assume the drop-down has some fun japanimations or effects. Let’s see how it evolves.

Linux Game Development

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Linux

gamedev: Finding information about how to develop and publish games for Linux is difficult. There aren’t many articles or tutorials written about it, and there is no centralized web site you can go to find all the answers. So I’ve decided to write a series of articles to capture everything I have learned.

Open Source @ School

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OSS

cordweekly blogs: Many of you have likely heard of or even used open source software at one time or another, but I’m constantly surprised at how many people are unaware of the benefits and opportunities open source software presents to us, especially being poor university students.

Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install and use AVG Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that do not do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. AVG Antivirus for Linux is free for private and non-commercial use.

People of openSUSE: Edith Parzefall

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SUSE

opensuse news: Here are Edith Parzefall’s answers to the ‘People of openSUSE’ questions. Have a lot of fun… "openSUSE is simply the best distro and I think the community around it consists of great people really dedicated to improving it."

13 reasons why Linux won't make it to a desktop near you

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Linux

desktoplinux: You're a marketer who finds an exciting new product developed by some really smart people. A great product few people have heard of is the Holy Grail of marketing -- all you have to do is tell everyone about it, and the world will beat a path to your door. Isn't that the theory?

The $150 Linux laptop saga: Where’s this mystery laptop?

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Hardware

zdnet blogs: In July I ordered a $150 Linux-powered laptop in what appeared to be the deal of the century. I’m still waiting. And waiting. But my order is coming–really.

Stallman: If you want freedom don't follow Linus Torvalds

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Interviews
OSS

pcworld.idg: "Please don't call GNU 'Linux'," says Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation. In this interview, he also asks readers whether they will fight for freedom or be too lazy to resist.

Avoid Windows Vista anti-piracy shenanigans by using BSD, OpenSolaris or Linux.

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OS

Pain & Glory: Today I was reading about the “Reduced Functionality” capability of Windows Vista. According to that article, Microsoft has now enabled this capability, which renders a “nongenuine” copy of Windows essentially unusable. Frankly, I just can’t see why anybody would want to use Windows Vista.

How Linux is being subverted.

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Linux

iTToolbox blogs: Linux is in great danger at the moment. That danger started when Microsoft cut their deal with Novell. Many open source advocates recognized this and there was a hue and cry over it. This furor has died down to a large extent and apathy has set in. To combat this the FSF brought out their GPLv3 but this seems to be too little too late.

Also: Microsoft, Novell tout Windows/Linux interoperability lab

Watch out for PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

techzone: Looks like PCLinuxOS is destined to reach its well deserved place in the Desktop Linux world. More and more of my friends, both in India and abroad, are switching to PCLOS. Its like a unanimous verdict. It is truly a system that just works and works fine. It's fast, it's decently stable and has all the Desktop oriented configurations by default.

PC World claims Linux melts laptops

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Linux

the inquirer: THE "TECH" PEOPLE at PC World seem to think that Linux is responsible for creating manufacturing faults.

Xara Xtreme for Linux, a powerful graphics program

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Software

Linux Tip: Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X. Xara Xtreme is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows.

IBM and OpenOffice.org Headlines

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OOo
  • IBM and OpenOffice.org: An Interview with IBM's Doug Heintzman

  • IBM Joins OpenOffice.org: The Q&A
  • IBM Joins OpenOffice.org (The Quick Analysis)
  • IBM makes Microsoft code Open Sauce
  • IBM beats Microsoft over the head with its own code
  • Using OO.o to Beat MSFT in Other Markets

today's leftovers & such

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News
  • VMware Tools Available as Open Source

  • All systems go for validation of updated OpenSSL module
  • Dell E521 and PCLinuxOS 2007 Final
  • Defining Scheduler Task Groups
  • FSOSS 2007 Coming Up!
  • FOSSCamp 2007
  • Linux 2.6.23-rc6
  • Legal summits to tackle Linux
  • IRC Part 2 - Managing a Channel
  • Linux Ping command explained
  • Linux Done Right: A user’s pleasant surprise
  • Another brave horseman steps up
  • Linux kernel enable the IOMMU - input / output memory management unit support
  • Open Source Outlook Choices
  • Plan of Action for Building Communities
  • Windows Vista Aero vs Linux Ubuntu Beryl

Dell releases custom Ubuntu 7.04 ISOs with drivers and fixes

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: Dell has released a custom "remastered" Ubuntu 7.04 installation CD ISO that can be used to install Ubuntu on an Inspiron 1420 or 530. The ISO automatically installs all of the drivers and fixes that are required to make Ubuntu fully functional on those systems.

Using Cedega to play Windows games

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HowTos

polishlinux: Many of you, Linux users, have Windows installed on your PCs for only one reason: it’s a game or a program, written only for the Redmond’s system. In the last few months true alternatives have appeared: Cedega and CrossOverOffice.

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