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Story Group Test: Linux Text Editors Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 12:53am
Story The Clear Skies Desktop Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 4:20pm
Story What's next for Samsung? Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 4:18pm
Story SteamOS Beta 126 Better Handles XBMC Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:54pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) alpha-2 released! Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:52pm
Story Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 (Utopic Unicorn) Is Out, Users Can Test the Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:48pm
Story Open source IT is the way forward Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:44pm
Story New day dawns for open source Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:39pm
Story CQC sticks with open source for data capture needs Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 3:36pm
Story Kano – simple as Lego, powered by Pi Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 2:58pm

some bloggings:

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Linux
  • Transition to the GNU/Linux Ubuntu Operating System

  • Upgrade to Hardy Heron
  • Back to Windows
  • mutiny
  • TinyMe instilled new life to my HP Deskpro

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Create Screenshots via CLI with scrot

  • Using Bash Scripts in Web Applications
  • Fedora 9: All in One Kopete Messenger Installation
  • Wireless networking from the Crux live CD
  • How to get information about your file system in Ubuntu

Vista selling well!?

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: Whatever drugs Steve Ballmer is on they must be very, very good. That's the only explanation I can come up with for Ballmer telling the Australian press that he's "amazing pleased" with Vista sales.

DKMS support arrives at the common desktop

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: While today many kernel modules are shipped in the vanilla kernel and some missing ones (like uvc) are added later on by the distributors, some kernel modules are not shipped yet and might never be shipped with the mainline kernel. Now, several years after DKMS was first introduced to the world it finally starts to appear at different places.

Practical Linux home security

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Linux

itwire.com: Most all modern home computer users are switched on to the fact they have to protect their computer from nasties: anti-virus, anti-spam, firewalls have all entered the common vernacular. If you don’t use 'that' operating system from Redmond though does this still apply? And what packages should you use?

Lessons learned from Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

puppylinux.org/blogs: While wandering the Ubuntu site (www.ubuntu.com) to take a look at the new Hardy Heron / 8.04 LTS version, I went all philosophical and tried to think of any lessons that the Puppy Community could learn from that of Ubuntu.

Alternative distros and tools: Fluxbuntu, TinyMe, SliTaz

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Linux

Josh Saddler: I wiped Gentoo off my old Toshiba laptop a couple of nights ago, and have been trying out binary distros with a smaller-is-better philosophy. I need a distro that is lightweight, mostly self-contained, yet also has a decent package repository for the edge cases. So far I've been through Fluxbuntu, TinyMe, and SliTaz.

OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice 2.4 review

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OOo

itreviews.co.uk: The maturity of OpenOffice is fast winning over many of those still deep-rooted in a Microsoft Office way of working, and while this latest release isn't likely to tip too many more over the edge, it's a further move forward in the quest to be accepted as the legitimate alternative that it already is.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Etch

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HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Etch server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

A Tiny Look at TinyMe 2008.0

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PCLOS
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While we're all waiting for PCLOS 2008 to be released, we were treated to a kissing cousin yesterday with the release of TinyMe 2008.0. It's a small lightweight distro featuring the LXDE desktop with lots of handy apps. I thought I'd take it for a little test run this evening to see what it might be like.

today's leftovers & such

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News
  • Bringing Aim to Awn! (Finally)

  • Google's Firefox Add-Ons for the Organizationally Challenged
  • Why Microsoft Still Has a Stronghold and How to Break It
  • 12 Essential Exercises for Geeks
  • Debian's Graphical Installer -- Screenshots
  • exherbo: myths and facts
  • mhddfs: join several real filesystems together to form a single larger one
  • Bind Mounts are Hot
  • Argyll Color Management System
  • You know that you did a mistake, when
  • SUSE is hiring

some bloggings

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Linux
  • 32 Bit Gentoo

  • Kicking the Tires of Fedora 9 - KDE Live CD
  • Fedora 9 and KDE4 - I wanted to love them
  • First Impressions of KDE 4 and Fedora 9
  • Trying Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu - On The Shoulders of Giants

Why I Still Prefer KDE3

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KDE

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I tested KDE 4.0 in Kubuntu 8.04 Remix edition. I know it's probably not the best distribution to test the relatively new KDE 4.0, but that was what I had available at the moment. It didn't made a good impression to me though. I'm currently using KDE 3.5.9 with Debian Lenny and I'm so happy with it, and some of the reasons which still make me stick to it are:

Who's Afraid of Firefox 3.0 Bugs?

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: As Firefox 3.0 inches ever closer to its final release, early testers seem pleased with the new features, performance enhancements, and improved look and feel of the next-generation browser, but users are grumbling about bugs in the upcoming version of the open source browser.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • APTonCD : Create local removable repository of downloaded packages

  • The absolute best way to pick a printer for a Linux machine
  • Howto Setup Lexmark Z55 printer in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • How do I know When I Need To Update My Linux System Software?
  • Fedora Codecs with MPlayer
  • Optimize Ubuntu 8.04 for Speed
  • Howto Increase video performance in Ubuntu

Review: Mandriva KDE 2008.0

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MDV

linux-exploration.blogspot: Mandriva is the result from after Mandrake. It is what PCLinuxOS is based on. The people behind them have experience, and when they made this OS, they were very careful to provide a good OS, with not many rough edges, and a good overall feature stack. 2008, goes by that, and provides a great Linux experience.

What happens when you ask a software pirate for Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

fsckin.com: We’ve all seen the email scams, where software pirates offer amazing deals on software through email. I didn’t want any of the software he was offering. He says in his email that if he doesn’t have it, he’ll get it. So I sent our new buddy Michael an email asking if he could provide a legal copy of Ubuntu for me.

Managing Firm-Sponsored Open Source Communities- A Case Study on Novell and The openSUSE Project

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SUSE

janfredrik.wordpress: The interest and use of open source software and methodology has gained an increasing amount of commercial attention, and we are currently witnessing that established proprietary software firms are taking a step further by opening their own software projects in an attempt to create firm-sponsored open source communities.

Package Managers Overview

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Software

mr-oss.com: Todays article will touch on some of the different style package managers that are available for use with different distrobutions. This will be a quick overview of a few of the most common package managers and some basic commands that will help get you interacting with them in no time.

Web users 'getting more selfish'

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Web

bbc: Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research. The annual report into web habits by usability guru Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online.

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