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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 1:23pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 1:23pm
Story GOG's Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE Rianne Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 6:03am
Story Autonomous sub powers up with Wheezy on Haswell Rianne Schestowitz 26/07/2014 - 12:24am
Story KDE Ships Third Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14 Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:47pm
Story Wireless speakers stream audio from web and WLAN Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:43pm
Story GNOME 3.13.4 released Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:44pm
Story Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:40pm
Story The security flaws in Tails Linux are not its only problem Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Elive 2.3.4 Beta Is a Nice OS Based on Debian and Enlightenment - Screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:47pm

kteatime - Small tray utility which reminds you of steeping tea

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Software

debian.net: For some people coffee seems to be the only liquid they drink in front of their workstation. But for those who enjoy a cup of tea once in a while, kteatime may be a neat little helper.

Ubuntu (Hardy) tutorial: embed terminal into your desktop

Because this tutorial doesn’t work in Hardy due to the new version of Compiz, here’s what you must do to embed a terminal into your desktop if you use Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.

few leftovers

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News
  • An interview with Wybiral

  • Stable kernel 2.6.25.3 released
  • Mandriva /Backports Roundup: May 10
  • 'Ol Blue Eyes and Gimp
  • Wifi with Gentoo Linux on Acer TravelMate 7510

Top 11-20 Ubuntu applications

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Ubuntu

12. Audacious - Music player based on XMMS that looks like Winamp.

14. gtk - RecordMyDesktop - Records your desktop and saves it, so you can post it to youtube or whatever.

17. Yakuake - Terminal window that drops down, Quake-style, when you press a key.

19. Conky - Desktop app that posts system monitoring info onto the desktop of your Ubuntu.

Eeepc 900 Worth it?

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Linux
Hardware

neverendinginternet.wordpress: I have been following the Eee Pc 900 recently, and thought it was a great deal. The problem with the Eee PC 900 is that it is supposed to go on sale for $540 - $560 in the US. I can get a much more legit laptop from Dell for about the same price. Here is a comparison.

some bloggings

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Linux
  • Adventures in Linux

  • Hardy Heron is Hardy
  • Crystal Ball Sunday #2: OpenSolaris vs. Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04
  • Running Windows in Ubuntu Linux
  • Palm and Ubuntu
  • Heron? I Hardy Heron.
  • Installing Debian Testing on a Lenovo X61s Thinkpad

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Compiz-Check and EnvyNG Configuration Tips : Ubuntu 8.04

  • Howto: Restart Ubuntu Linux safely when it is frozen or locked up!
  • Tip: Getting Your Webcam To Work In Ubuntu
  • What to do if your Ubuntu updates and software downloads are slow
  • Installing OpenFire on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installing AlienBBC and MPlayer on Debian x86_64

Programming Jokes

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Humor

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: Two bytes meet. The first byte asks, “Are you ill?”
The second byte replies, “No, just feeling a bit off.”

Command-Line Alternatives in Ubuntu Linux

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Software

mssaleh.wordpress: All operating systems started with a command line environment, but all have ended up with nice and intuitive graphical interfaces. They differ, however, in how they’ve treated their old foe. Windows, on one hand, has reduced the CLI to be the last resort in a rescue mission. On the other hand, Linux has preserved the full functionality of the CLI, or, more precisely, maintained the CLI as the primary working environment.

Also: 10 CLI Tools for Linux

Firefox 3 Release Candiate 1 Code Complete

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Thanks to all the hard work of the Mozilla community as of 9:15 AM PDT today we are code complete for Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). In about an hour new nightly builds will be available.

People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Despite being a openSUSE member and a platinum member of the PackMan team packaging several widely-used applications he also helps the Build Service team with osc code contributions.

A full Hardy Heron Review

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Ubuntu

canadaeast.com: Hardy Heron is a fast, exceptionally stable operating system. It is a significant step up from Windows XP and better than Vista when it comes to efficiently using resources, and frankly, ease of use.

A Look at PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

tips-tricks-online.blogspot: Recently, I tried PCLinuxOS via the "live CD" route. I downloaded the .ISO image of the CDROM and then used Nero to burn the image onto a CDR.

Puppy Linux 4.0: Has it Learned New Tricks?

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Linux

junauza.com: Puppy Linux 4.0 has been unleashed recently. It is a major distribution release version of this well-known mini-distro that is why I took some time to check it out. I have used Puppy Linux 3.01 before, and I have said that it was more than just a cute-named distro. So what are the improvements of this latest edition over its predecessor? Has it really learned new tricks?

Top Ten Apps I Install Immediately After the Ubuntu Linux Setup

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Software

internetling.com: I got lots of emails from people asking me what are my favourite apps to install after I get a new Linux box up and running, so here they are:download

The Simply Simple Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

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MDV

linuxtreat.blogspot: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring have up-to-date version of the major components such as KDE 3.5.9(KDE 4.0.3 also available), GNOME 2.22, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2, OpenOffice.org 2.4.0, Linux Kernal 2.6.24.4. Mandriva support vast varieties of hardware, it automatically detects and configure most of the hardware.

Some Howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Debian menu system - How to create menus for TWM, OpenBox, FluxBox, etc

  • Tweaking Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron with Ubuntu Tweak
  • How to retreive hardware manufacturer name, serial numbers, etc. in Linux command line
  • Encrypted Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setup a Seperate Wallpaper per Workspace in Ubuntu Hardy Heron w/Compiz Fuzion
  • colordiff — a tool to colorize diff output
  • Customizing Ubuntu, the final touch
  • Create Split .Rar Files in Ubuntu Linux for archiving, filesharing, and backup purposes
  • Finding the Number of Characters In A Variable Regardless Of Your Linux Or Unix Shell
  • static routes after restart/reboot in Fedora/RedHat/CentOS
  • Sending mail in python

The Best General Purpose Linux Distributions

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Linux

fourforces.wordpress: A distribution (also called distro) is a member of the Linux family of computer operating systems. They are built around the Linux kernel and consist of a large variety of software. Here’s a list of some of the best general purpose and most popular open and free distributions:

A Linux ThinkPad

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Linux
Hardware

c|net blogs: I was gladdened yesterday when techbargains.com reported a sale on a new Lenovo ThinkPad R61 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. It's not everyday that you run into a major PC vendor selling machines pre-loaded with Linux (excluding servers).

Compiz Simple-ccsm enhancements

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Software

compiz-fusion.org: On openSUSE 11.0 users will not have to fiddle with any commandline, hack scripts or xorg.conf to enable Compiz. Thanks to Rodrigo’s work, simple-ccsm now has a switch to easily enable/disable Compiz.

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