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PC superstore suffers breakdown over Linux notebook

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Linux

the register: Following a conversation between The Register and a PC World spokesman it appeared as though the "misunderstanding" would be resolved with the store promising to track down Tikka and provide a full repair to the faulty hinge on his laptop. But sadly, we have learned that the saga continues to rumble on.

Some Shorts

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News
  • Short Tip: Write to syslog

  • Why is free software documentation so bad?
  • Gentoo? Use Version 2006.1
  • Ubuntu first impressions
  • Red Hat’s Szulik comments on EU vs. Microsoft
  • Happy Birthday, Jono Bacon
  • Talking OpenOffice in Barcelona

Expert tricks for Nautilus

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HowTos

linux.com: Nautilus, the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, can help you perform tasks from browsing the filesystem to accessing Samba shares on your local network or FTP sites on the Internet -- and more. Here are a couple of tips and tools that will allow you to open a terminal window from Nautilus and resize and rotate images without opening any other program.

How Linux saved our Chinese bacon

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Linux

the inquirer: BEING A BIT OF A GEEK can surely bring you a bit of extra notice in some circles. Not so strange then when about this time last week, a local educator for one of the language programmes rang us up. Her IBM Stinkpad had gone to sing with the choir invisible. Would not boot from the HD.

Another Xubuntu convert!

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Ubuntu

xubuntu.wordpress.com: Over the past week I helped my sister switch over from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. She had reasons for doing so: she wanted something faster, preferred Thunar over Nautilus, and just wanted it looking nicer. Here’s what impressed her the most:

Additional CFS Benchmarks

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "After posting some benchmarks involving cfs, I got some feedback, so I decided to do a follow-up that'll hopefully fill in the gaps many people wanted to see filled," Rob Hussey began.

OpenOffice.org 2.3 Released

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OOo

Available for download now, OpenOffice.org 2.3 incorporates an extensive array of new features and enhancements to all its core components, and protects users from newly discovered security vulnerabilities. It is a major release and all users should download it.

News from DistroWatch.com

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Web
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As you may have noticed, DistroWatch.com is now back up. The attack continues, but Ladislav was able to bring the site back online after ruthless DDOS attacks rendered the site inaccessible for much of the weekend.

ALT: Linux from Russia

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: Russia may have bowed out of the Cold War, but with the release of ALT Linux Personal Desktop 4.0, Russia has become a contender in the Linux arms race. Equipped with KDE 3.5.7, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, a modern infrastructure, and good multimedia support, ALT Linux is a potential weapon of mass adoption.

Ubuntu Gutsy - AWN rocks!

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Software

grumpymole: I have played around with screenlets. Very nice, but nothing functional enough to grab me. But, AWN is something that looks good and I find very useful.

Slackware 11.0 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Linux
Reviews

kmandla.wordpress.com: A couple of years ago, when I was just getting started with Linux, I tried Slackware and managed to get a chunky old laptop online with a wireless network card. I wanted Slack to work this time too, but it didn’t happen that way.

European Union court rejects Microsoft's appeal in historic case

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Microsoft

c|net blogs: The European Union's Court of First Instance handed Microsoft a major defeat on Monday, slapping down the software maker's appeal in three significant areas of the historic antitrust case brought by the European Commission.

Also: Google welcomes ISO decision on OOXML

Proud Arch-er

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Linux

arun.wordpress.com: After sticking with OpenSuSE for a long time (read 2 years), I finally got one of the bleeding edge distros: Arch Linux. Oh and the answers to Why?

Why do we use Linux as Home Users?

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: A few weeks back I wrote a post on my blog page about this topic, and put some questions to my readers to know what everybody thought about it. I received a number of good responses.

PC-BSD Day 12: A closer look at Kontact

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BSD

ruminations: On day 9 i tried my hand at KMail. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t overwhelming either. Having used Thunderbird for quite some time (with a small collection of extensions) it appeared a bit bare. KMail is a lot faster to load though and that is a boon when you are running everything in a virtual box.

Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This article shows how you can install and use PDFedit on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. PDFedit is a free and open-source editor for manipulating PDF documents.

KDE 4: The Shiny New Linux (and Windows) Desktop

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KDE

ExtremeTech: It shouldn't come as any surprise that the first major release in over five years of the most popular desktop environment available is causing quite a stir. Due to be released on December 11th, KDE 4.0 is bringing exhilarating graphical, usability, and functionality improvements to the Unix-like systems it is designed for—and Windows users will get a taste, too.

Linux and Windows interoperability with OpenXML

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Microsoft

iTWire: In the past, ITWire has been less than flattering over Microsoft’s OpenXML document format. Microsoft expressed disappointment at our views and said “a better story” would have been the positive benefits OpenXML can bring the interoperability between different operating systems.

This puppy rocks!

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Linux
Reviews

FreeSoftware Mag: Fast, small, lightweight—and still a full-featured GNU/Linux: Puppy Linux combines a complete set of applications with great flexibility, yet it requires minimal hardware. This article introduces this increasingly popular GNU/Linux distribution.

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Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
  • AppCenter Spotlight: Beta Testers
    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
  • elementary OS to get improved AppCenter, showing off a few new applications
    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.

Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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