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Story First Compiz Based Unity Screenshots srlinuxx 13/11/2010 - 5:50pm
Story Ignition (a racing game) Runs on Ubuntu with Wine srlinuxx 13/11/2010 - 5:48pm
Story Linux Mint 10 Reviewed srlinuxx 13/11/2010 - 5:46pm
Story X Input 2.1 Multi-Touch Implementation Is Here srlinuxx 13/11/2010 - 5:43pm
Story Firefox Elementary Theme is Quite a Revelation srlinuxx 13/11/2010 - 5:41pm
Story What's new in Fedora 14 srlinuxx 2 13/11/2010 - 6:45am
Story Another Flash update patches multiple vulnerabilities srlinuxx 2 13/11/2010 - 6:39am
Story Last Week in Amarok srlinuxx 2 13/11/2010 - 6:38am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 3 13/11/2010 - 6:37am
Story Happy birthday Firefox! srlinuxx 2 13/11/2010 - 6:35am

ubuntu dev summit in paris

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So this release cycle's Ubuntu Dev Summit has ended. 60 people from the wider Ubuntu community gathered in Paris to draft the next release, Edgy Eft -- and it will be rocking (although probably edgy, as its name says).

Firefox Scores One For World Cup Fans

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Keeping up with the World Cup can be a pain, especially if you're at work and have to keep one eye peeled for your boss. If you could use a better way to catch the latest scores -- and if you only want soccer results -- drop by and try out Boris Ruf's Footiefox extension.

KWord 2.0 progress

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After working on Flake for the last couple of weeks I refocussed on KWord earlier this week. KWord needs an amazing amount of refactors to get the best out of the new features both Qt4 and Flake provide, so this left me with a dilemma on where to start and how to approach this best.

Xandros Server...WOW!

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When I first read about XANDROS SERVER, I thought this might be a marriage made in heaven. The Press Release said that this was a Linux based server for System Admins with little or no Linux experience. Mine was a little different. I had Linux experience, however no server or server set-up experience.

Also: Xandros 4 Home Ed. is a breeze to install!

Mdv 2007.0 alpha gnome screenshots

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The last time we had took a look at Mandriva was back in the Mandrake 9.2 days. Anyhow, with the first Alpha release now out for Mandriva 2007 Alpha, we decided to fire up the GNOME candidate to see how it looks these days.

Tracking bittorrent downloads

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So, you want to get your Linux distribution or open-source program into as many hands as possible without spending a ton of money on servers or bandwidth. What's the answer? Most people already know the solution: BitTorrent. There's only one little problem.

Book covers setting up, using, and hacking Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Hacks, a new volume from O'Reilly Media ($29.99), explains the phenomenon of Ubuntu's popularity, expounds on its use, and offers easy-to-understand "hacks" -- that is, how to tweak it to do exactly what you want.

Ellison Continues to Talk About Oracle Linux Move

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Ellison said that Oracle could just go and take Linux, and support it better than anyone else and become the "number one distributor. And we may, in fact, do that in the future."


COMPLETELY LOST in Blender - The untutorial part 1

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Feeling brave, I decide to open up Blender. The 3D drawing tool. I have been meaning to learn how to use this program since it was released under an open license. People talk about how you can do animation with it and all kinds of neat stuff. I want to make a 3D icon of myself that I can use on forums.

Mark Shuttleworth's Morality, More And More Questioned

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This is not funny, to be deceived by someone who is regarded with a religious devotion by some. When comes to Mark Shuttleworth, it seems I'm not the only one questioning his real moral probity.

Book Review: Linux Starter Kit

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I should say all the nice things first: this is an attractively packaged DVD distribution of Suse 10.1 which includes a 128 page "Quick Start Guide".

Novell highlights Linux plans with exec change, rebate program

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As part of that effort, Novell earlier this week announced a program to boost channel sales of its enterprise SUSE Linux line with a new, 20-point rebate program for qualified resellers.

Linux Gains Ground in Wall Street Nooks, Crannies

Behind the scenes on Wall Street, who is really using Linux? Although developers remain the major practitioners, Linux is also making headway these days as a grid platform for transaction processing, a place for running algorithmic trading engines, and even as a desktop environment, according to participants in this week's SIA (Securities Industry Association) conference in New York City.

Linux: spoiled for choice!

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Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards.

Ripping your DVD's to AVI files.

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As promised, there is more content added to the Kubuntu How-To. This time we are covering Ripping your DVDs to AVI files with a great program called DVD::Rip.

UFO: Alien Invasion 2.0rc2

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The UFO: Alien Invasion team has released version 2.0rc2 for testing of their awsome X-Com remake. UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces.

Stack Smashing Protection for Debian

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Since we last covered the use of Stack Smashing Protection (SSP) the default compiler for Debian Sid has been upgraded to include it, with no need for custom patching. Read on for a brief demonstration of how it can be used to prevent attacks.

How Apple and Microsoft are advancing desktop Linux

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We owe a debt to both of the big desktop operating system companies. If Apple hadn't started closing its desktop to developers and Microsoft hadn't started hammering on the Linux desktop, we'd have had to work a lot harder to get people to notice that Linux desktops are getting a lot better in the last few months.

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