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Story Linux Mint 15 Review – Close to Perfection srlinuxx 05/06/2013 - 5:02pm
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Story Linux Mint 15 ‘Olivia’ (Cinnamon) Review srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 11:43pm
Story 25 Lesser Known Facts About GNU/Linux srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 11:42pm

Adventures in Ubuntu: A Bit of Customisation

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Ubuntu

lo-fi-librarian.co.uk: As much as my general first impressions were positive, I must admit I wasn’t too impressed on the look of the default Ubuntu. If you’re used to something a bit more shiny, like Vista for example, you might be disappointed.

Upgrading Yet Another Notebook to openSuse 10.2

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SUSE

blogbeebe: It had to happen sooner or later. Over the weekend I finally upgraded my Gateway M685 to openSuse 10.2. I'd already done this with the older M680, and it had gone surprisingly well.

Ubuntu Linux maker joins OSC over iPlayer campaign

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Ubuntu

PR: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced today that it has joined the UK's trade association for the Open Source industry, the Open Source Consortium (OSC). The OSC is currently calling for platform independence for the BBC's iPlayer.

It's Early Days for 802.11n and Linux

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Software

Carla Schroder: Since our previous peek at the state of wireless networking in Linux, which is moving forward in an excellent fashion, the new unified Linux wireless stack (mac80211) has been accepted into the mainline 2.6.22 kernel. This is the new common base for all Linux wireless drivers.

Command Line Quickies

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HowTos

lxpages: Sometimes you may find yourself working with hundreds or thousands of files which need to have extension removed or just changed say from .htm to .html or .php to .html for some reason. Well.. since I know you’d someday come across such an issue, we’ve put together a couple of tips that you may find helpful.

Bringing the free software message to TV

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OSS

linux.com: As a former course designer and academic, I used to be experienced in talking in front of people. However, one thing I hadn't done until now is appear on television. That, more than anything, is why I agreed to appear on the computer show Lab with Leo Laporte in a five-minute spot about the GNU/Linux desktop.

10 Must-Have Linux Tools

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Software

CRN: Work smarter, not harder. Even the most divine Linux gods rely on a handful of tools and utilities to make troubleshooting, management and deployment easier and faster.

Linux: Graphical Git Statistics

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Jungseung Lee announced the first public release of gitstat, "a GPL'd, web-based git statistics/monitoring system." He explains, "it retrieves a specified git tree, analyzes changesets, and shows graphical information like the number of changesets per day, the number of people who submitted changesets for a specific version(tag), etc."

Sauerbraten: 2007-08-19 summer edition

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Gaming

Sauerbraten (a.k.a. Cube 2) is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter. Yesterday a new version was released. Some improvements include local server now respects "gamespeed" and "paused" vars, added workaround for crashes with Linux ATI/fglrx drivers, and added dynamic lighting system.

Kubuntu v.s. PC-BSD

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OS

ITtoolbox Blogs: I played a bit with Kubuntu this morning in preparation for the article "PC-BSD for Ubuntu Users". It made sense to me to compare the two operating systems if they were both running the same window manager (KDE) so I wouldn't be distracted by Gnome v.s. KDE issues. That was my first mistake....

Write your own Linux server

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HowTos

iTWire: One of the great strengths of Linux is its multi-faceted network server capabilities, reaching back to its rich UNIX history and the development of TCP/IP on that platform. If you’re a software developer, it’s dead simple to network-enable your own apps too, making them act consistently with other server processes. Here’s how to do it, in two parts.

Preview hyperlinks with Interclue

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Interclue is a Firefox extension that lets you preview whatever a hyperlink on a page is pointing to. Unlike other link previewers, Interclue doesn't just display a tiny replica of what's hiding under the link.

Also: Firefox 3 Bookmark Tagging Demo

Ubuntu frustrates but Vista angers

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OS

thefreedesktop.blogspot: My new Acer laptop came with Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled. I quickly installed Ubuntu on a separate partition - keeping the Vista install for the time being. I use Ubuntu Linux as my primary OS. However for a moment, I was pleased to have kept Vista around.

Is Microsoft winning the web server war?

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Microsoft

raiden's realm: An interesting article came up recently on Netcraft that details Microsoft's apparent increase in IIS web server market share. In the article they list a very interesting trend in web server deployments, showing IIS increasing its market share by 1.4% while Apache, Microsoft's biggest rival in the web server market, lost a surprising 1.7% of its market to come out at 34.2% and 48.4% respectively.

Compiz Fusion Community News Edition 12 for August 19, 2007: Radical Changes

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Software

Compiz Fusion News: We’ve had quite a few radical changes done to compiz-core and the Compiz Fusion website is in the process of going up, where as I have said previously, this blog will be split in two.

Open source developers face H1-B visa puzzle

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OSS

LinuxWorld: The controversial U.S. visa program puts paperwork and quotas between U.S.-based open source companies and international job seekers. "There’s a great concern over undocumented immigrants and we tend to get bundled together with that issue."

Puppy Linux 2.16 -- our Puppy's growing up

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Linux
Reviews

CLICK: Everybody loves a new Puppy. And those behind the Puppy Linux distro are happy to oblige, releasing a new version every couple of months. For the user or reviewer, it's a lot to keep up with. Luckily, upgrading is as easy as popping in a new CD.

Howto: Leave Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Motho ke motho ka botho: I could swear that a couple of years ago (has it been that long already?), when I started using Ubuntu, dissatisfied rants against the general state of Linux were shuttled off to jail, never to be seen or heard from again.

Hillside Search Fails To Locate Reiser Body

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Reiser

foxreno.com: A massive search involving nearly 100 volunteers from both the Contra Costa and Alameda County sheriff's departments has failed to locate the remains of Nina Reiser -- the East Bay mother allegedly killed by her estranged husband.

Compiz shouldn’t be enabled by default on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Fabrizio Balliano: Enabling compiz by default is one of the goals of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) release, but following a thread on the ubuntu-devel mailing list it seems that the final decision was not taken yet.

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GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more