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Story Try Ubuntu Touch Without Using a Phone Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 1:02am
Story FreeBSD Foundation Receives $1 Million from WhatsApp CEO Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:58am
Story SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:55am
Story Lubuntu-LXQt 14.10 Is an Unofficial Evolution of Lubuntu – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:50am
Story SystemRescueCd 4.4.1 Is a Powerful Recovery Linux Distro – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:45am
Story Enterprise adoption of open source is on the rise Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:41am
Story LISA’14 – Are We Making Linux Too Easy? Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:36am
Story Suse jumps into software-defined storage Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:24am
Story Intel’s MICA fashion bracelet features Linux and 3G data Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:20am
Story Why VMware and Citrix will support Linux VDI Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 12:17am

10 Beautiful Themes for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu The upcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is highly anticipated not only for the system enhancements it will likely get, but also for its new default theme. I decided to collect 10 beautiful existing GTK 2.x themes that I think can be further improved or altered and be used as the default desktop theme for Intrepid Ibex.

howtos & shorts:

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* Work With Linux Partitions From Windows
* A basic instruction set for Nvidia chipsets and KDE 4
* Converting music file formats in Linux
* openSUSE 11.0 KDE 3.5 Live CDs
* MSI's Wind U90 to boast 8.9-inch display

Wish list: 10 improvements for KDE 4.2

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KDE KDE 4.1, released last month, brought a great number of improvements to the popular desktop environment. It's the best desktop I've ever used -- but that doesn't mean it couldn't be better. 2009 will see the release of KDE 4.2. Here are 10 features that would be great additions to a future KDE release that I hope the developers will consider.

Interview With Joe Brockmeier - OpenSUSE Community Manager At Novell

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SUSE In this interview we talk with Joe. In specific, we talk about: Where openSUSE fits into the desktop Linux landscape, Relationships between openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and upstream projects, The effect of commercial agreements on open source projects, and more.

The Linux Experience

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Linux I am an eight-year Windows user. In short, I grew up with Microsoft and other proprietary software. It is only at this stage of my life that I decided to go open-source. It’s now almost a week since I moved to Linux. And yeah, as I always say, it was fun — really fun.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 16 is out

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Ubuntu This month: Creating And Moving Files, How-To: Create Your Own Ubuntu, Create Your Own Server Part 8, Using GIMP Part 5 and GNOME-Look Guide.

few howtos

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today's leftovers

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  • 10 useful Plugins To Spice Up Your Pidgin

  • ROFLthing 2008
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 17th August 2008
  • Idiotic Move of the Year Award
  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix: the movie
  • Test Driving the new Thunderbird3 alpha2 (Shredder) on Linux
  • Cutting Deals With Redmond
  • Linux 2.6.27-rc5 Kernel Released
  • Revised DRI2 Enters Mesa, X Server
  • Ubuntu Challenge: Update 3
  • Paraguayan Ranger Police Adopts
  • OpenOffice_org available in openSUSE Build Service
  • Gerald Carter of Likewise talks about LDAP for Linux (video)
  • Novell recovery continues
  • Novell: Quietly developing some momentum
  • VIA releases open source Xorg driver
  • Interview with Krita developers
  • Wanna try linux ? try gentoo, its best for linux newbies!
  • piracy vs. theft
  • More Funny Unix, Linux and Mainframe Error Messages

some howtos:

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  • Run Quicken Personal Finance Management Software

  • Ignore Aliases / Functions When Running A Command
  • For A Parallel World. Case Study n.1: automake variables misuse
  • For A Parallel World. Case Study n.2: misknowing your make rules
  • The Joys of xargs
  • Track your investments with Grism
  • Workflow and switching to Git, part 1: Processes
  • Workflow and switching to Git, part 2: The tools
  • Using Pidgin to Send and Receive Text Messages for Free
  • Recording IRC Chats in Linux with Irssi
  • Automatic backup for sporadically connected clients with Box Backup
  • EVDO and VoIP for remote audio transmission
  • Desktop recording made easy with Byzanz in Ubuntu
  • Splunk on Ubuntu 8.04
  • How to Enable USB Support in Virtualbox
  • Quick fix for Firefox 3 bug with Yahoo Mail
  • Installing VMware Workstation 6.x in Foresight Linux

Could governments effectively subsidize open-source development?

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OSS At the Utah Open Source Conference yesterday I presented a dilemma. Briefly, the idea is that as open-source buyers grow comfortable with open source they will stop spending money on open source. This leads to tragedy of the commons-type problems and a difficulty in encouraging the creation of more open source.

Netbooks free with cellular contract?

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Hardware LG Electronics announced a netbook that sports a built-in HSPA (high speed packet access) modem, and may be available from carriers in subsidized form. The X110 has a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 10-inch screen, 80GB or 120GB hard drive, 802.11b/g, and a wired Ethernet port.

Reiser sentenced to 15 years-to-life as part of deal

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Reiser Hans Reiser was sentenced today to 15-years-to life for the murder of his estranged wife Nina Reiser two years ago. The sentence handed down in Alameda County Superior Court follows a deal Reiser made to lead authorities to the location of his wife's body in the Oakland Hills last month.

Why Switch to Linux?

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Linux In an interesting post on Lifehacker, the editors ask the readers "Why did you switch to Linux?" The question drew quite a lot of interesting responses, including some very offbeat reasons for why people made the switch.

Opera grasps at straws with latest IE criticism

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Software Let me say from the outset that I was not a fan of Opera Software’s antitrust sabre-rattling a few months back over Microsoft’s lack of standards compliancy with its browser. But Opera’s latest complaints about Internet Explorer (IE) 8 make Opera look even more like a company that’s gone off the deep end.

Build an embedded Linux distro from scratch

In this tutorial, you learn about cross-compiling, the boot loader, file systems, the root file system, disk images, and the boot process, all with respect to the decisions you make as you're building the system and creating the distribution.

Moving from Mac to Ubuntu: Why I’m switching

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Ubuntu When I started my new job in October the computer that I had to use was a Power Mac G5. This wasn’t my choosing - the guy before me really liked macs and had the whole office switch over several years ago. I was allowed to get a new laptop as well, and chose a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 and installed Ubuntu.

Open Source Culture Needs To Be Security Culture, Too

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OSS How to react to the news that an earlier flaw in Debian's random-number generator has been used to fuel an honest-to-Linus exploit, especially after yesterday's post? Welcome to the tip of the iceberg.

The 7 Best Closed-Source Apps for Linux

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Software With all of the noise going back and forth about how open source software is "better" for the end user, I am of the mind that this is clearly in the eyes of the beholder. I can think of a number of instances where the closed source alternative still outshines the FOSS alternatives.

Where the Linux laptops live

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Linux Almost one-third of the 25 top-selling laptops at are sold with Linux. (Shown is their top-selling Linux laptop, an Asus EEEpc 900 unit.)

PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe tips and tricks

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PCLOS PCLinuxOS is awesome. Especially I like the “2008 MiniMe” edition, which comes as a bare-bone installable live CD, and contains only the KDE desktop essentials. I have recently installed a couple of PCLinuxOS systems. Along the way I learned a few useful tricks, which I wanted to share with the public.

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Benchmarks

Last week on Pi Day marked the release of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with a slightly higher clocked Cortex-A53 processors, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi, faster Ethernet, and other minor enhancements over its predecessor. I've been spending the past few days putting the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ through its paces the past few days with an array of benchmarks while comparing the performance to other ARM SBCs as well as a few lower-end Intel x86 systems too. Here is all you need to know about the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ performance. Read more