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Story Mozilla wants to teach you how to teach others about the Web Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 6:01pm
Story Six Clicks: Insanely great Raspberry Pi devices you can build yourself Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 5:56pm
Story Kdenlive 0.9.8, the stable track Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 5:36pm
Story Fedora 21 Gets Proposals For Review Board 2, Web Assets Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 5:34pm
Story Plasma Next Is Preparing to Replace KDE, First Beta Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 3 14/05/2014 - 4:25pm
Story CoreOS vs. Project Atomic: A Review Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 4:05pm
Story Our privacy is interdependent Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 2:13pm
Story CONFIRMED: NEXT 3 LINUX MINT RELEASES WILL BE BASED ON UBUNTU 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 1:41pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Emulator Is Now Working For x86 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 1:26pm
Story HP Chromebook 11 redesign quietly appears Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 1:16pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Browser wars wind down

  • Detecting / Checking Rootkits with Chkrootkit and rkhunter Software
  • OLPC: Give one, get none
  • linux.conf.au: Peeping under the brim
  • Google Android trashing Linux’s good name?
  • The Basic Tenants of Creating Your Own Operating System
  • The search for a Linux POS
  • This Week in Foresight
  • Yet another Linux to Windows printing tip
  • Red Hat at the crossroads
  • The 22-year-old behind Everex CloudBook's Linux OS
  • Interview: OLPC's Michail Bletsas Part 2 [of 2]
  • Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

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*BSD
2% (128 votes)
Fedora
5% (266 votes)
Debian
7% (381 votes)
Slackware
4% (216 votes)
Gentoo
4% (223 votes)
Mandriva
7% (373 votes)
PCLOS
27% (1463 votes)
SimplyMEPIS
3% (141 votes)
OpenSUSE
9% (511 votes)
*Ubuntu
27% (1470 votes)
Other
6% (344 votes)
Total votes: 5516

Mythbusting Linux: Linux is faster than Windows

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OS

bitburners.com: The question of which operating system is faster is often heard in Windows vs. Linux debates, but unfortunately it is very common that total crap is said or written about it. Couple of days ago I saw Desktoplinux.com making a statement that OpenSUSE or PCLinuxOS 2007 require far less resources than Windows Vista or XP. So which one is really the best performing or least resource hungry?

Introducing CrunchBang Linux 7.10.01

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Linux

crunchbang.org: CrunchBang Linux is the result of my remastering attempt. It's a desktop distribution based around the lightweight Openbox window manager. The distribution has been built from a base Ubuntu 7.10 installation. The installed applications are mainly GNOME flavoured.

AMOR - a creature for your desktop

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Software

ubuntugeek.com: AMOR is a nice toy which is absolutely senseless. It displays a tiny figure on your desktop, running on top of your windows or falling down to the bottom. It is a KDE application, but it should be no problem to use it in Gnome.

Daniel Robbins' Offer Rejected by Gentoo Foundation Trustee

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Gentoo

Daniel Robbins: I am left to interpret Grant's response as a "No" answer to my offer as it was originally presented to the trustees. It appears that Grant is making an effort to tackle Foundation legal issues by pro-actively renewing the Foundation's charter.

Software emancipation: An open letter to Linus Torvalds

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OSS

Ed Burnette (zdnet blogs): After years of watching the software industry twist itself in knots trying to differentiate “open” vs. “free” and having to re-invent code simply because it had the wrong comments at the top, I think it’s time to put an end to the madness. This promoted me to write the following letter to Linus Torvalds.

Unshaking and refocusing your photos

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Software

linux.com: Whether by wind, vibration, or shaky hand, we have all taken blurry photos. But in the digital era, there is no need to despair -- you can remove shake and blur from your pictures after the fact. Several Linux-friendly utilities can help you.

Why the SFC Should Not Manage Gentoo Foundation

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Gentoo

tsunam.org: I am of the opinion that Gentoo should not contract the SFC to manage the Foundation. I am of the opinion that Gentoo should welcome the return of Daniel Robbins, but in a somewhat more limited sense than his recent offer.

Can't watch the news in Linux

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Web

Tristan Rhodes: For the two previous versions of Ubuntu, I have tested seven news websites to find out if I could watch their video feeds using Ubuntu. Now that Ubuntu 7.10 is out, it is time for me to test these websites again.

Closing Day at the Release Event

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KDE

dot.kde.org: After the star studded talks of the main event day, the final day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event returned to the un-conference format of small group talks, demos and discussions. KDE Dot News listened in to some of the sessions, read on for brief summaries.

Also: Kepas - KDE Easy Publish and Share

Open season on open-source software

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OSS

technology.timesonline.co.uk: Open-source software, which by its traditional definition is developed collaboratively by informal groups and available free to anyone, has been a major factor driving the growth of the internet, and especially the proliferation of blogs and small websites.

Misplace a file? Find it quick!

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HowTos

downloadsquad.com: It happens to the best of us. We forget where we put things. Car keys. Flash drives. Yes, sometimes we even forget where certain files are on our computers. We can't really help you with the car keys and flash drives (although we inexplicably find things like that in the refrigerator here), we can help you out with finding missing files.

Linux attack worse than feared

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Web

techworld.com: Security researchers claim that a mass attack of websites is much worse than was feared. According to ScanSafe, the attack has affected at least 10,000 sites.

Three Ways To Access Linux Partitions (ext2/ext3) From Windows On Dual-Boot Systems

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Linux
Microsoft
HowTos

If you have a dual-boot Windows/Linux system, you probably know this problem: you can access files from your Windows installation while you are in Linux, but not the other way round. This tutorial shows three ways how you can access your Linux partitions (with ext2 or ext3 filesystem) from within Windows: Explore2fs, DiskInternals Linux Reader, and the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows.

Zenwalk 5.0: Slackware Made Somewhat Easier

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Linux

distrogue.blogspot: I tried Zenwalk back at v3.0 and liked it. It was a fast, sleek, minimalist OS based on Slackware, but supposedly only aimed at more technically advanced users. With the release of v5.0, I decided to try it again and see how far it's come in the past year or so.

Dreamlinux: A Review

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Linux

jon-reagan.blogspot: Dreamlinux, currently at verion 2.2, is based on Debian stable. I have had the Live-CD for about a year now, and have installed it before on an old, low-end desktop. I was originally confused with the interface and had a hard time using the system. This time, things were different.

Some reflections on Linux and its community

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Linux

blogs.cnet.com: Over the past weekend, I spent most of my time playing around with OpenSUSE and Ubuntu in an attempt to reintroduce myself into the wide world of Linux.

Brightside extends GNOME window manager

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Software

linux.com: Brightside is a small utility for extending the functionality of Metacity, the default window manager for the GNOME desktop. Now at version 1.4.0, it currently offers two mutually exclusive functions: corner actions that are activated when the mouse cursor moves to one of the desktop's corners, and scrolling with the mouse between desktops.

French tempted with €199 Eee PC HSDPA bundle

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: French ordinateuristes can now buy Asus' elfin Eee PC with integrated HSDPA 3G, courtesy of local carrier SFR.

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