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Blog entry How Ubuntu can save the Linux Desktop fieldyweb 30/07/2012 - 7:42pm
Story Why Linux will never rule on the desktop srlinuxx 30/07/2012 - 2:10am
Story AntiX 12: Most complete lightweight Linux distro I have seen! srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:23am
Story This Week in Linux srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:22am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:20am
Story Valve On Linux In Two Weeks srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 8:02am
Story The GUI Bloat Effect srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 7:59am
Story Sabayon 9 KDE review & stuff srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 7:57am
Story Google doesn’t want people to know about better software srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 3:52am
Story Review: Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" KDE srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 2:38am

Memo to Xandros CEO: you're better off selling potatoes

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OSS

iTWire: Incredibly, a patent cross-licensing deal was signed without once discussing patents. Now how could anyone imagine that people would talk about patents when they were signing such a deal? Silly me!

Hardware review: Dell Inspiron E1505N with Ubuntu Feisty

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Reviews

the Distrogue: By now, you should certainly know that Dell's offering computers with Ubuntu installed. After just getting one, here are some points about the entry-level Inspiron E1505N laptop:

Over 16 Small Games For Ubuntu Linux

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Gaming

Linux on Desktop: Ubuntu Linux is one of the most popular Linux distribution , it is especially popular among Linux newbies and windows refuges . Now Ubuntu Linux does come with a descent set of applications , still there is a scope for including some more quality applications and especially games . Now in this tutorial i will show you how to install a large number of small , easy and less resource hungry games on Ubuntu Linux with screen-shots of games .

Distributed versus centralized version control systems

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Misc

503 Service Unavailable: Version control systems, sometimes called revision control systems or source code management systems, are programs whose purpose is to let you track changes made to a set of, usually, plain text files. There’s usually a repository, a place in which your changes are recorded. The two most famous centralized version control systems are CVS and Subversion.

Firefox 3 (Minefield) Gets Pretty Widgets

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Moz/FF

FOSSwire: Hate the ugly form widgets in Firefox 2? Want to stab your eyes out if you see one? The latest (and I mean latest) build has pretty form widgets.

Some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Set Flickr images as Ubuntu desktop wallpaper

  • EasyPHP index not initialised errors - how to fix them
  • duplicate-ssh-session
  • Send mail with a BASH Shell Script
  • How-To: Monitor your servers with SNMP and Cacti
  • Find and Replace with a MySQL Query
  • Root Account In Ubuntu

Spice up Windows - replace it! [with Linux]; part 4

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HowTos

Blog of Gentoo: In my few previous posts I've stated that I'd like to help people to spice their system and move from Windows to Linux. But we all know that it cannot be done in an instant. I started to explain the process in last posts. This time I will explain the 4th step: Spicing up Windows!

It's Time to Consider Open Source Software, Part 2

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linux insider: Training teachers and students to use a piece of software makes that software more valuable. Vendors know this. Business sense, not altruism, is what drives deep discounts on software for education. I once spoke to a vendor of an online grade book who, upon learning that I train teachers, was very interested in my using it in my classes.

Ubuntu Gutsy Ximeta NDAS Howto

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HowTos

Manuel Klimek: A month ago I bought a TREKSTOR NDAS device. This devices promises on it's package to be linux compatible. So after I unpacked the hardware and everything was running in Windows I tried to install it in linux. Unfortunately the stock feisty debian package I found didn't work with my WLAN configuration.

What is so great about Feisty

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Ubuntu

Released on April 19 through the world, Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has arguably become the best version of the world’s most exciting distro yet. This Ubuntu release has introduced major changes which was unanimously felt needed by users all throughout the world.

How to cleanup your GNOME registry?

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Reviews

The other day I stumbled upon this neat tool that helps cleanup your GConf registry, called GConf Cleaner. While GNOME registry size isn't nowhere near the size of Windows registry, and thus shouldn't slow your computer too much, it's still nice to have a tool that cleans unused and obsolete entries.

How To Install VMware Server On A Fedora 7 Desktop

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Fedora 7 desktop. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

Hands on Fedora 7

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Linux

Typos: Been a few days since I started ‘messing’ with Fedora 7 (Moonshine). Fedora now has spins! What this means to you and me is that it now offers variations of Fedora with different set of software packages for Desktop Users and Servers as well as Fedora Live CDs like the Ubuntu guys do.

TreeLine: a versatile tree-like structured custom data manager

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Software

DPotD: Do you have lots of sticky notes lying around with various useful information jotted down? Or many lists of books, movies, website logins, personal contacts, or things to do? Can you find them when you need them? TreeLine is a possible anwser to all those questions.

Fedora 7 - A Review

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Linux

shift+backspace: Fedora 7 was released on May 31, 2007 by Red Hat and the Fedora community. This review will focus on my opinion of Fedora 7 straight “out-of-the-box” and what it can do with minimal intervention.

Scorched 3D - Sourceforge Project of the Month

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Gaming

about.com: This game offers fun and entertainment at various levels. In its simplest form you shoot artillery from your tank at your enemies, trying to blow up as many as you can.

Parsix 0.90 Test 3 Screenshots

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Linux

Phoronix: The third test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 0.90 is now available. New in this LiveCD is GNOME 2.18.2, Sun Java replaced by GCJ, added the Parsix Book to the LiveCD, several bug fixes, glibc 2.5, and many other improvements.

Command line tip - banish ‘command not found’ when using su

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FOSSwire: Sometimes, if you’re following a tutorial on doing something on your Linux box and you’re trying to fix something, you’ll be asked to go to a terminal and type in some commands. Often, these commands need to be run as root, the administrator.

Alternative GUIs: SymphonyOS

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Linux

We're all familiar with the "big two" desktops for Linux -- KDE and GNOME. Of course, there are many more to choose from. If you asked a group of Linux users, "Which one is best?", the ensuing debate would likely take on religious overtones. Some would even argue that a desktop like KDE is too hard for newbies to use. Still, it's a safe bet that most Linux users don't stray too far away from those "big two," KDE and GNOME. So it's especially interesting to look at some innovative alternatives.

Splitting legal hairs over the Novell-Microsoft deal

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SUSE

ComputerWorld: New provisions in the latest GPLv3 draft deal more specifically with patents, and how companies distributing software under the proposed GPLv3 can interact with other companies who distribute patented software protected by copyright law. They aim to stop future software patent deals like the one recently made by Microsoft and Novell.

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