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Bring Out the GIMP Part 1: GIMP Basics

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maximumpc.com: No matter which Linux distro you run, chances are it came with a magnificent little image editor called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). Unlike Paint and other free-with-your-OS image editors, GIMP is a full featured graphics app with a broad range of capabilities that rival those os Adobe Photoshop.

Open Source Gaming Review: Linux Gamers Live DVD 0.9.2

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Reviews
Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Being an avid gamer who loves Linux, I felt that it would be a good idea to go try out the new Linux-Gamers.net live dvd. This is a live dvd built on Arch Linux and designed with one purpose in mind. Gaming.

Configure GMail in Evolution, Thunderbird or KMail

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HowTos

debianadmin: Many of us would like to use our GMail accounts in Evolution, and to a lesser degree Thunderbird and KMail. Here is a step by step guide on how to configure Evolution, Thunderbird and KMail to access you GMail account.

A Useful Hack for Storing Text or Editable Pictures You Need to Reuse, in OpenOffice Impress Presentations

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OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: My friend Ben Horst wrote to me with a question about how to store editable content in a presentation that you reuse periodically. Like a few buttons formatted a particular way, text boxes, anything that can't easily be drawn and formatted and has to look a certain way. My answer was, well, kind of a hack, but I think it's useful enough to point out.

Fedora 7.0 Linux distribution

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Reviews

PC Advisor: Fedora 7.0 is the latest community-based Linux release from Red Hat. Fedora and Novell's OpenSuse are Ubuntu Linux's two chief "competitors". All three Linux distros are free downloads; all have vibrant online communities where you can go for tips, troubleshooting and advice. And all three Linux distributions will hook you up with a modern, friendly environment that you can start exploring right away.

Are top Linux developers losing the will to code?

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Linux

computerworlduk: Core Linux developers are finding themselves managing and checking, rather than coding, as the number of kernel contributors grows and the contributor network becomes more complex.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 209

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint

  • Feedback: One year with Puppy Linux
  • News: GPL 3, Google Desktop, GNU/Linux distro timeline, YaSTRS for openSUSE, PC-BSD LiveCD, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0.2
  • Released last week: Dreamlinux 2.2 "Multimedia GL", SoL 25.00
  • Upcoming releases: Fluxbuntu "Gutsy Gibbon"
  • Donations: KTorrent receives US$400
  • New distributions: Baltix GNU/Linux, Draco GNU/Linux, FrogLinux, pclosBE, TinyME, UW-Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Organize and find files fast with GTKtalog

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HowTos

linux.com: If you own a large number of CD or DVD media disks, you might have a hard time finding a specific file or folder on one of them -- unless you use GTKtalog. This utility scans every file and folder on your storage media and saves the captured information in a single-file searchable database named CDkatalog.

GConf — GNOME under the hood

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Software

polishlinux: Gconf is a system built in GNOME 2 which stores applications’ preferable configuration data as well as graphical environment variables in its own files.

Mini Review of a Tiny PCLOS

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PCLOS
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TinyMe is a scaled down version of PCLinuxOS 2007. The latest version is delivered as a 177 MB liveCD and features the Lightweight X11 Desktop Enviroment, Synaptic, and the PCLinuxOS Control Center. It comes with a few applications, so it could be a really light version of PCLOS for older computers or a foundation on which to build your own system as you choose.

Linspire pays the cost of Volish agreement

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Linux
Microsoft

The Inquirer: LINUX DISTRIBUTOR Linspire has shown what it is costing it to sign a deal with Microsoft over patents.

Linux Less Secure Than Vista?

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Linux

OSWeekly: I have been hearing a lot lately about how Windows Vista is being said to be more secure overall than the popular Linux distros in the market today. After soaking this in and having a chance to think about it, I can come to only one conclusion: Microsoft must believe that vulnerabilities are worse than actual, in motion exploits being used against exiting operating systems.

Get the iPhone’s Features Without an iPhone

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Misc

sheehantu: Apple made headlines this weekend with its launch of the iPhone. I applaud Apple for pioneering a new design and user-interface, however feature-wise the iPhone is similar to a Motorola RAZR that debuted two years ago. For those of you who want to get the software on an iPhone without purchasing an iPhone, check out this list:

Using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu and any other operating system

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freesoftware mag: GNU/Linux can be scary to a new user. After all, what if you mess up? What if you end up corrupting your hard drive so badly that you need to format it to get rid of GNU/Linux? The solution is to use virtualization technology.

A quick partition primer

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HowTos

ZDNet: I just finished installing OpenSUSE 10.2 on my laptop. I realized that a basic understanding of disk partitions would be helpful, whether you live in L’Unix-land or Windows World. So here goes.

PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2007 Issue 11 Released

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PCLOS

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the July 2007 issue (#11) is available for download! Highlights include: KDE User Guide Part 5 & 6, Restarting a Frozen Xwindows, and Review: PCLinuxOS 2007.

Microsoft's Linux Deals: Tempest in a Teapot for Developers

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Microsoft

reddevnews.com: Microsoft's relationship with the open source development community continued to evolve last month, with the company adding three suppliers of the Linux operating system to cross-licensing agreements. So, on balance, how will these patent pacts impact enterprise developers day-to-day?

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) server system (i386).

Ubuntu is not Linux. Linux is not Windows. Then, Ubuntu is ...

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Ubuntu

spacezone blogs: Penguin Pete told us Ubuntu is not Linux in an infamous post he later deleted. An unrelated article tells you Linux is not Windows. Anyone bad enough at math will conclude a relationship between Ubuntu and Windows and secretly that’s the real subject of both articles.

Top Five Open Source Business Models You Never Heard Of

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OSS

itmanagement: In the past, open source revenue has largely been associated with services marketed by many top tier Linux companies: Support, middleware solutions, etc. In contrast, I’ll examine things from a much smaller, more creative perspective.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more