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Blog entry Statistics Not Compatible With Varnish Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 11:37pm
Story Linux users still obstructed from Parliamentary debates Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 10:47pm
Story North Korea Laughably Copies Apple With New Linux Distro Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 10:35pm
Story Embeddable webserver adds source and NAS plugin Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 10:32pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 10:10pm
Story Girls and Software Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:55pm
Story New year, new resolutions and a new Mageia – here’s Mageia 4! Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 27 Delivers Better Security, Performance Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:42pm
Story The Day the Light Came On for Eddie… Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:40pm
Story Master the amazing Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:08pm

The somehow clumsy Fedora repository online interfaces

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Linux

beranger: I am used with a very quick way to find things about packages on a few distros, on the spot, using a web browser. Unfortunately, unlike in the case of Debian and Ubuntu, if you don't know the exact name of the package, you're lost.

Vista and Kubuntu - easy installs, uneasy comparisons

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OS

itwire.com: Today I've finished installations of two very different operating systems, Vista and Kubuntu. Both are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide desktop users a satisfying and relatively seemless desktop computing experience. Both succeed to a certain degree and both fail in some important areas. The question is why?

Closing open source loopholes

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Say what you want about GPLv3, but the update to the most popular open source software license continues to close loopholes that have been used to avoid sharing source code, patent protection and other freedoms that the authors intended.

AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: For the past two months, the AMD release train has been running full speed ahead as they introduced their new driver code-base and last month had dropped in the AIGLX support. However, this month the AMD train has taken an intermediate stop as this closed-source driver embarks on its next journey. As always, we have all of the details for you on this month's ATI Catalyst 7.11 Linux display driver release.

Also: RadeonHD v0.0.3 Driver Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Display And Generate System Hardware Information

  • Testing Connectivity with fping and send mail if any hosts are unreachable
  • Gentoo Linux tutorial: Playing m4a song files in Amarok
  • Root login ubuntu
  • Change Hidden Settings with Ubuntu Tweak
  • Installing KDE 4.0 RC1 in Kubuntu

ASUS EEE PC, Overiew and running other Linux distros on it.

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Linux

tuxvaio.blogspot: Released in the UK on 12 November 2007, I purchased an ASUS Pc 701 on the 14th . I bought it purely on the strength that it came with a Linux OS (Operating System) pre-installed and was so small it weighed a kilogram, WiFi ready and all for £219.

Fedora project goodies

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Two minor issues of the fedoraproject web pages and services have been fixed recently: the repoview is back again, and the build service search is now case-insensitive. In the meantime the package database shapes up to a central place for all package related tasks.

Highly superior gifts for the Linux geek

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Linux

techrepublic: I have scoured the Internet for holiday gifts that are geeky with an open source, stick-it-to-the-man slant. Now these are just my random, probably unsuitable selections, but you feel free to add your own ideas.

A guide to common Linux file and system commands for new users

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HowTos

raiden's realm: The primary reason for writing this is to help new users develop an understanding of the Linux file system commands. Not all of them, just some of the more common ones. Let's look at what they do and why I would need to use them, what not to do, what each thing means and what it's for.

Firefox 3 Beta 1 takes me on one wild ride

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Moz/FF

blogbeebe: Always a patsy for the New and Shiny, today I decided to believe what I read about Firefox 3 in the press. I downloaded the tarball, unpacked it, and ran Firefox 3 Beta 1 on my Ubuntu 7.10 system. Loads of fun!

Also: Review: Firefox 3 Beta 1 -- Packed With New Features And Rock Solid
And: Mozilla warns against using new Firefox 3.0 beta

Linux on the line: musings on the CLI / GUI flip-flop

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Linux

itwire.com: People are a funny lot. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And one person’s primary means of instructing a computer is met with disdain by another. There’s a perennial battle between mousers and keyboard jockeys, and “what’s in” appears to go in cycles.

What exactly are “universally accessible formats”?

Matthew Aslett: There was a lot of excitement earlier this week following presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s promise to “put government data online in universally accessible formats” should he make it to the White House.

How Red Hat Linux can help you boost performance and shrink IT costs

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Linux

itbusiness.ca: Today's IT departments need to do more, with less budget. There are many key benefits inherent in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files

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Software

linux.com: Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Many, I suspect, simply leave them alone, uncertain what to do about them. Yet dealing with them is simply a matter of using a few basic commands, and can be a necessity for ensuring trouble-free upgrades in the future.

GIMP 2.4.2 Released

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GIMP

Three weeks later enough bug-fixes have piled up to warrant another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.4 series.

Memory test - Firefox 2.0.0.9 vs Firefox 3.0 b 1

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Does Firefox 3.0 beta 1 do a better job of handling memory than earlier versions? In a test put Firefox 3.0 beta up against Firefox 2.0.0.9 in a series of tests.

Also: Mozilla's chief engineer On leaky memory and bumping blockers

Put a Puppy in your PC

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Linux

telegraph: If you followed the steps in parts one and two you should have in front of you a copy of Puppy Linux on CD and a PC that is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive. If you are not sure about the latter there's an easy way to find out, join us now as we load Puppy for the first time.

today's leftovers

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News
  • More progress for ODF

  • What should be proprietary in open source?
  • LJ: Some Linux Audio Updates And Expansions
  • Snort creator Roesch shares secrets of his success
  • Unreal Tournament 3 For Linux MIA
  • ATI HD 2900XT With Open-Source Radeon Driver
  • One "$100 Laptop" for Each Child in Ghana
  • Introducing Mercurial, a distributed version control system
  • Why I Still Use Windows
  • Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War Linux Status
  • NTP: be on time, always
  • IBM Claims Symphony is Music to its Ears

Seek Enlightenment for an easy-to-use Linux GUI

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Software

Jack Wallen: There are many Window Managers available for Linux including the two most popular KDE and GNOME, as well many older ones. Enlightenment has been around for a while, but that doesn't mean it's outdated. It's lightweight, flexible, and reliable.

Linux vs BSD

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OS

bauer-power.net: BSD family of Unix systems is based upon the source code of real Unix developed in Bell Labs, which was later purchased by the University of California - "Berkeley Software Distribution". The contemporary BSD systems stand on the source code that was released in the beginning of 1990's (Net/2 Lite and 386/BSD release).

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