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Story Book Review: Blender 2.49 Scripting fsmag 09/01/2012 - 7:38pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 438 srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 6:16pm
Story Corel debuts AfterShot Pro photo management software srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 6:14pm
Story OpenLogic Ranks Top Open-Source Projects of 2011 srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 6:13pm
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Story Desktops for Netbooks – KDE, Unity, or Gnome srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 3:48am
Story Linux Action Show 2012 Predictions srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 3:36am
Story Encryption in KDE SC srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 3:33am
Story DreamLinux 5 Review srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 2:57am

Review of Kubuntu 7.04 Beta

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Kubuntu is one of the biggest KDE-based distributions out there right now. And it has a reason to be. Beautiful, powerful, easy-to-use, and easy to install are just a few things that come to mind. I tested out the latest beta, 7.04 Feisty Fawn, scheduled to ship on April 19th. Here’s what I found:
Programs

What's Happening with PCLOS 2007?

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PCLOS

There are still a few bugs to work out, but Texstar has posted, "We are going to do a quick TR4 with an updated kernel/hal and then a final right after provided the kernel works out a little better. Whatever is still outstanding, we'll work on providing fixes via rpm updates as time allows."

Some of the issues the team is still working on include (updated to denote progress):

3D desktops

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Software

While we all wait for Windows Vista to bring the "Wow" and Apple Inc. to drop its Leopard, it's a good time to examine what might make a next-generation computer desktops really cool.

One thing is certain; your next desktop will be more 3D and have task-juggling capabilities to satisfy even the most ADD among us.

Beryl gives you four desktops to mess up.

Inside the Microsoft War Room

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Microsoft

It's been a busy winter for Microsoft's four-lawyer patent litigation team. On Feb. 10, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in AT&T v. Microsoft to determine whether the software giant is responsible in the United States for its patent infringement overseas. It was Microsoft's first appearance before the justices.

Recover MySQL Database root password

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HowTos

By default, MySQL Server will be installed with root superuser without any password. You can connect to MySQL server as root without requiring password or by keying in blank password. However, if you have set the password for root and forget or unable to recall the password, then you will need to reset the root password for MySQL.

UFO: Alien Invasion -- new version released

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Gaming

This version features many great improvements over 2.0 and tons of new content, such as new aliens, new weapons, new maps, new base facilities, new research options and better multiplayer support. Many of the bugs that plagued version 2.0 have been eliminated.

More Here.

Roguelike Magazine

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Gaming

roguelike magazine has launched; as the name implies, the site features articles about the ASCII dungeon crawler games collectively known as "roguelikes". The initial issues will examine the aesthetics of roguelike design, such as the user interface.

More Here.

Linux Iptables — Easy and Simple guide

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HowTos

So you just installed linux and is wondering for a good rule set for a secure firewall which does not interfere with your basic internet usage? Well no difficult at all…The following configuration is good to be implemented for a Workstation.

First lets flush all the previous iptables rules:

[root@linux ~]# iptables -F
[root@linux ~]# iptables -X
[root@linux ~]# iptables -t nat -F

Playing with Foresight Linux

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Linux

I’ve started using Foresight Linux in my newly-resurrected Toshiba laptop with very good results. The very clean and unadulterated GNOME desktop, along with the new Conary software management tool were enough reasons to try it out and I could say its something I would use for a long time.

Trip the Light Fantastic - Linux in the Special Effects Industry

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Linux

In early 1998, Linux users began to be aware that their operating system of choice was making a serious impact in the field of movie production. Daryll Strauss had written an article for the Linux Journal, in which he described how Digital Domain had rendered scenes for the box-office busting Titanic on a farm of Linux boxes.

Why MS Office 2007 is both a good and bad thing for OpenOffice.org

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OOo

OpenOffice.org (OOo) is, of course, the free software world’s complete office suite.

Overview: Archive tools for linux

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HowTos

There are various archive file format exist, such as .tar.gz, .tgz, .tar.bz2, .gz, .bz2, .zip, .rar, .7z. The common questions regarding archives are “how to extract files from tar.gz?”, “how to create rar in Linux?” etc.

Therefore this overview aims to covers simple examples of archive tool usage for the common format such as: tar, gzip, gunzip, bzip2, bunzip2, zip, unzip, rar, 7z.

Student starts Firefox campaign on campus

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Moz/FF

When students use on-campus computers, they have various browsers they can use, including Internet Explorer and Safari.

If one Appalachian State University student has his way, all students would only use Mozilla Firefox.

When students use on-campus computers, they have various browsers they can use, including Internet Explorer and Safari.

VLC Media Player

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Reviews

For many, if not most, Windows users the world of media players begins and ends with Windows Media Player. Despite the ever increasing encroachment of digital rights management (DRM) and the bloat that is added to every release Windows Media Player is still the default media player for many users.

Safari Drops, Firefox Gains in March

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Moz/FF

Safari's Web browser marketshare dipped slightly in March while Firefox showed a gain. Microsoft's Internet Explorer continues the downward slide it started a year ago, according to data from Market Share.

Firefox moved from its previous all time high 14.18 percent in February up to a 15.01 percent marketshare March while maintaining its second place position.

The Visual History of Fedora

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Linux

With the release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn happening in just a matter of days, last month at Phoronix we had presented The Visual History of Ubuntu. In that article we went back and looked at all Ubuntu releases to date to see how it has evolved over time both when it comes to the interface as well as the changes that had made up each release.

Why I love- and hate- Mandriva

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MDV

Remember Mandriva? I did a review on it a while back, saying that it was best suited for newbies with well-paid administrators. Well, here's what I overlooked:

The problem with Linux is, there are no games

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Gaming

Linux will never take over the desktop market because it doesn’t have enough games. People might use Linux for normal day-to-day tasks, but not for gaming.

Sure, there are some Linux games, but nothing good. It’s like, maybe Pong with console graphics and stuff.

Or that awful interface — what’s that called? GTK or something? And every game needs a CS degree to install.

“Linux” is Free(dom)

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Linux

Linux is “Free” in two senses. In one sense, the Linux consumer is free to modify the system and do anything he or she wishes with it. In another sense, acquiring Linux does not necessarily require any cash outlay at all.

FoxieWire: Digg-Like Site for Mozilla News

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Moz/FF

SpreadFirefox has announced a new Digg-like site specifically for Mozilla news. The site is called FoxieWire and uses the Pligg software as the foundation to handle the user voting. Here is what SpreadFirefox had to say about the launch:

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