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Story People behind Debian: Ana Beatriz Guerrero López srlinuxx 11/02/2012 - 2:55am
Story Is GNU/Linux just not cool anymore? srlinuxx 1 11/02/2012 - 2:49am
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Story 20 Popular Ubuntu Linux Apps to Try Now srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 1:24am

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 6 - Power Control

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: Welcome to part 6 of our series on the KDE 3.5 Control Center. Today we'll be covering the Power Control section of the Control Center. This area is most important to laptop users.

How to kill open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: The use of lawyers to go after open source frontally, with copyright and patents, has not worked, so many in the open source community are under the mistaken impression that the war is over and they won.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Creating template and AutoText extensions

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OOo
HowTos

Linux.com: One of the great features of the current version of OpenOffice.org is the support for extensions, which allow you to add to the office suite's functionality. Every day this week we'll look some of the most useful OOo extensions available. Today, we'll look at ways you can improve the way the office suite handles templates and AutoText.

Interview with Michael Meeks of OpenOffice.org

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Interviews
OOo

TuxDelux: On the Novell website, there is a page dedicated to the company's Distinguished Engineers. One of these is Michael Meeks. Daniel James met him just prior to the announcement of the Novell/Microsoft agreement, and opened the interview with his favourite opening question to any free software hacker...

Add the Trash Can Icon to Your Ubuntu Desktop

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HowTos

How-to-Geek: Ubuntu has an option for adding a Trash Can icon to the desktop, which might be a comfort for those of you migrating from Windows.

Creating Flash Animations on Linux - part 1

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HowTos

Pegnuin Pete: It's all well and good that Adobe did get the Flash plug-in for Firefox/Linux going, but what we don't (and perhaps will never) have is an Adobe-supported way to create Flash animations on a Linux box.

Mark Shuttleworth: A free software milestone

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Ubuntu

I’ve been on the road solidly for the past 10 days but itching to write about Dell’s announcement of pre-installed Linux for consumers. This is a significant milestone, not just for Ubuntu but for every flavour of Linux and the free software community as a whole.

Mozilla CEO speaks out on future of Firefox

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Interviews
Moz/FF

apcmag: According to Mozilla Foundation CEO Mitchell Baker, Firefox is just at the beginning of its life cycle. In this one-on-one interview with APCMag.com, she talks about where Firefox came from and where it’s going.

New WLAN stack for Linux 2.6.22

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Linux

heise online: About a year ago a number of developers of Linux WLAN drivers and interfaces decided to switch from the IEEE80211 to the Devicescape WLAN stack. Now the latter, after being extensively reworked, improved and renamed mac80211, has managed to become part of the developer kernel.

Linux to Microsoft: Let’s Fight with Silverlight

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Software

OSWeekly: It is going to take Flash by the ears and shake the daylights out of it. Fantastic, and from the looks of the promo video, am I to also assume that we will be using translucent touchscreen computers that look like something from iRobot?

Make the whole Web look better with Stylish

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Software

Linux.com: Most Firefox users are familiar with the Greasemonkey extension, a powerful tool that lets you enhance your browsing experience by rewriting HTML pages and JavaScript on the client side. The Stylish extension gives you that same level of control over Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Unlike JavaScript, altering a page's CSS cannot change its functionality -- but it can greatly enrich its usability.

EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.14

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Linux

All about Linux: EnGarde Secure Linux is a Linux distribution developed by Guardian Digital - an open source Internet security company, and is designed with security in mind. Originally based on Red Hat Linux, this product has been in development since 1999.

PostrgeSQL creator on the art of open source

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OSS

ComputerWorld: Bruce Momjian may not be the most famous free software figure, but as a founder and lead architect of the PostgreSQL relational database management system, he is an ardent believer in the correctness and beauty of open source development.

Howto: Use elinks like a pro

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HowTos

Motho ke motho ka botho: What if you could cut through all the gimmickry, all the Flash animations, all the embedded gadgetry and doodads that don’t add anything to the content — the real content — of a Web page? What if?

Making Ubuntu Usable

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Ubuntu

extremetech: In this chapter from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations you'll learn how to set up the operating system to your taste with things like changing the startup music, the background, fonts, icons, and colors, and navigating the Nautilus file manager—on both PCs and Macs.

Creating A DNS Cache With djbdns

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BSD
HowTos

Building a local DNS cache will speed up your internet connection since the time for the translation job (converting domain names into IP addresses) will become negligible with the assumption that the DNS cache gets the information from the parent DNS.

http://www.howtoforge.com/dns_cache_with_djbdns

How to Become a Cool Blogger and/or Hip Journalist

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Humor

Devnet: First...get yourself a blog and get it running. To get maximum exposure in the past, you had to use keywords. Now is no different. The keyword we’ll focus the most on is one that can get you thousands of hits in a few minutes if submitted to the right news outlet.

Ubuntu is not ready for most, even from Dell

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Ubuntu

tech.blorge: Dell has seen fit to equip some of its laptop and desktop offerings with one of the most popular versions (also called distros) of Linux being Ubuntu. I have said many times before one of the biggest challenges for Linux is to make things easy to install and configure. I know plenty of people that think doing so is hard in Windows and for them it would be impossible in Linux.

Microsoft, Dell, Novell in Linux server deal

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SUSE

Linux-Watch: The rumor was that Novell and Dell were going to partner up to deliver SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop). While nothing has come of that rumor -- yet -- Linux-Watch has learned from sources close to the companies involved that Novell, Dell, and Microsoft will be joining together in what seems to be an expansion of last November's Microsoft/Novell partnership.

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today's leftovers

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