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Story Was 2014 "The Year of Linux Desktop"? Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 11:17am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 5:08am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 5:08am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 5:08am
Story Fedora 21 Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 5:05am
Story Review: 6 business-class Chromebooks test their mettle Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 4:54am
Story OpenBSD Laptop Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 4:50am
Story Alpine 3.1.0 released Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2014 - 3:07am
Story AMDKFD -- AMD HSA On Linux -- Will Not Support 32-Bit Linux Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 11:17pm
Story OpenELEC 5.0 RC2 Is Out, It's an Awesome OS for Embedded Devices Already Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 10:10pm

Why Mono and Samba Are Patently Different

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Software To understand the principal difference between Samba and Mono, we need to explore what they do, and how they do it.

Open source in a time of recession

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blogs.zdnet: No one questions the fact of recession any more, although we have yet to confirm a single quarter without growth, let alone two. Tech hates recessions, even though tech booms start at the bottom of them. Just as open source itself emerged from the wreckage of the dot bomb during, what — the early aughts?

Sidux grows on you

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Linux Sidux, a relatively new desktop Linux distribution, is based on Sid, the unstable developmental branch of Debian. The developers strive for an easy-to-install and easy-to-use modern Debian derivative, and pride themselves on remaining true to the principles and values of the Debian project. Despite a few inconveniences, I like Sidux a bit more each time I use it.

Puppy Linux Live Trumps LinuxDefender In More Ways Than One

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linuxshellaccount.blogspot: More than a few people wrote in to let me know about other interesting "live" distro's of Linux after our post on using LinuxDefender Live CD to Fix NTFS problems ran.

Debian Project News - October 8th, 2008

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Welcome to this year's 12th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Bits from the DPL, What you can do for Lenny, and 500,000th bug reported.

10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux

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Linux With the unsure economy and Microsoft Vista failing to gain overwhelming acceptance, many people are considering a migration to Linux. Although I find Linux to be far superior to Windows, certain criteria MUST be considered before making the switch.

Opera 9.60 released

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Opera today released a new version of its desktop browser, Opera 9.60. Highlights include Feed preview, Speed enhancements, and Mail improvements.

today's leftovers

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  • Torvalds talks about his brand new blog

  • Does Linux suck or is it lusers who suck? (netbook returns)
  • Biggest Enemy Of Linux Netbooks Isn't Windows - It's Expectations
  • Microsoft’s Cloud Computing: The Movie
  • Google is NOT your friend
  • New Linux Broadcom Wi-Fi drivers arrive
  • Quick Reviews: Linux, a n00b's POV
  • Opening Up ISO's Can of Worms
  • Wizbit: a Linux filesystem with distributed version control
  • How to Make a PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Flash drive in Windows
  • Red Hat looks to mainstream markets for growth
  • Buddi - Personal budget software for Ubuntu Desktop
  • Open source does not mean 'open to pilfer trademarks,' suggests Google
  • NH Hoteles: Customers stay for less with open source
  • Open Source vs. Proprietary Intranet Software, Part 3
  • Ubuntu Podcast Episode#8
  • Mozilla Developer News 10/7
  • Red Hat To Adopt Qumranet Desktop Virtualization Products
  • Forget the damn netbooks. Can “Windows” replace Windows?

Linux distros lead jumps from Sun Sun Microsystems has lost a key individual responsible for getting its aspiring open-source software included in leading Linux distributions. Barton George has quit Sun after 13 years.

NPX-9000 UMPC is inexpensive but underpowered

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Hardware The wave of cheap netbooks, mini laptops, or ultra-mobile PCs has crested with the cheapest yet, the NPX-9000 from Carapelli. Though it was announced in July with great fanfare at a price of £65 (or $110), it has yet to appear on the vendor's Web site. But we got our hands on one of the first units to escape from the factory and put it through its paces.

some howtos:

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  • Forwarding Ports over an active SSH connection

  • How to: secure pronounceable passwords in Ubuntu with passook
  • Using the Linksys WUSB54GC (ralink rt73) Wireless usb adaptor in Linux
  • How to rip a dvd in Ubuntu (as .avi)
  • How to install and configure Rancid with Postfix on Debian

NVIDIA 177.80 Display Driver

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Software Over the course of the past few months we have seen several NVIDIA Linux drivers that have all been marked as beta with the last official release appearing in April. Today though NVIDIA has released the 177.80 Linux driver, which is an official update and christens the changes made with the 177.67, 177.68, 170.70, 177.76, and 177.78 beta drivers.

on Perl

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Software I’ve written code in Bash, C, C++, Haskell, Java, Pascal, PHP, Python, Ruby. So I feel like I’ve been around the block a few times, as far as choosing a language. And yet, Perl leaves me bewildered.

Linux News Sites Web Traffic Slowdown: Is this for real?

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Web As with the U.S. economy, it seems like the web traffic of several well-known Linux related news sites are slowing down. According to statistics from Alexa, famous sites like Slashdot,, and Linux Journal among others have a sudden decrease in site visitors.

Compiz Killed My Video Card

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Software Having recently installed a new version of Linux I thought I'd see how progress on Compiz, the compositing window manager, was going. And this is where it gets interesting.

Introducing Geode

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Moz/FF You’ve arrived in a new city, and are looking for a good place to eat. You pull out your laptop, fire up Firefox, and go to your favorite review site. It automatically serves up some delicious suggestions. But first, your browser needs to know where you are. Introducing Geode.

Become a multimedia pro with the Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc

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Linux Many audio, video, and graphics professionals would like to make the switch to Linux, but don't want to deal with the hassle of figuring out multimedia on Linux or are scared off by the purported lack of such tools. I created Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc (MMBD) to address this problem and perception.

Free software tools for designing productive community sites

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Software These days there’s a lot of buzz about “Web 2.0” and making websites more interactive, but what’s really going on is a reconnection to the community nature of the internet. Here’s a guide to eight technologies you should consider.

10 Handy Productivity Tools in Linux

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Software For productivity, Linux can compete with Windows and Mac as Linux has a great set of productivity applications. While some applications run on all platforms, there are others just available exclusively on Linux. Here is a list of 10.

Five outliners for Linux

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Software The first essays of the school year are coming due, and with the essays comes the need to outline and plan. GNU/Linux users are fortunate to have a number of outlining applications from which to choose.

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