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Give Wine apps the look and feel of GNOME or KDE

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Software

linux.com: Wine allows users to run Windows programs natively under Linux without paying a dime. However, there's a tiny problem: programs running in Wine don't look so great. Luckily, with a little configuration editing, it's easy to make Wine applications look at lot more like the rest of the apps on your desktop.

linux.conf.au: What is Novell doing here?

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SUSE

iTWire: A GNU/Linux system does not normally load modules that are not released under an approved licence. So why should Australia’s national Linux conference take on board a sponsor who engages in practices that are at odds with the community?

Everex Releases CloudBook Ultra-Mobile PC

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Linux

tabletpcreview.com: Just when you thought the Asus Eee PC was the only low-priced ultraportable subnotebook on the market, Everex today launched their much anticipated Ultra-Mobile CloudBook (model CE1200V) featuring the latest Linux-based open source operating system from gOS.

Lovable LUGgable: support your Linux user group

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Linux

iTWire: There’s no denying that the widespread growth of Linux was due in part to the raw enthusiasm of advocates meeting together under the broad banner of a “LUG” – a Linux User Group. LUG members were pioneers and cowboys, early adopters and passionate hobbyists. Today, the LUG is different.

Lenovo's mystery handheld

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Linux
Hardware

c|net blogs: At Lenovo's press dinner the other night there was this unidentifiable handheld placed on display. No one--not even the PR people for Lenovo--could give me specific details. All they could say was that it runs Linux.

VectorLinux Releases First 64-bit Version

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Linux

The VectorLinux team is pleased to announce the first public beta release of VL64-5.9-beta1. This is our latest 5.9 release optimized for 64 bit processors.

Compiz Fusion Community News for January 10

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Software

At the the beginning of the year, I want to take you on a journey back. A journey that goes all the way back to the beginning of the year. We know and love this project, after suffering much hardship and conflict as ‘Compiz Fusion.‘

Microsoft denies dual-boot Linux/Windows XO laptops are on its agenda

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OLPC

blogs.zdnet: A day after published reports quoting Negroponte as saying OLPC XO laptops would dual boot Linux and Windows, Microsoft is denying that the company is pursuing such a plan.

Ubuntu Tweak off to a good start

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Software

linux.com: For years, discerning Windows users have relied on Tweak UI, a semi-official Microsoft program for system settings not available on the default desktop. Now, in the same tradition and with something of the same name, Ubuntu Tweak (UT) offers the same advantage to Ubuntu users.

Moving from MS Money to KMyMoney

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Software

movingtofreedom.org: At last. I’m free of Microsoft Money, and therefore very close to being free of all my old proprietary applications. I’ve settled on KMyMoney as a capable free-as-in-freedom bookkeeping replacement.

Shuttle's $199 Linux PC

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Linux

c|net blog: Shuttle introduced its $199 KPC Linux PC here on Tuesday. It'll have an Intel Celeron processor, a 945GC chipset, 512MB of memory and either a 60GB or 80GB hard drive.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Penguinistas hack Android onto real hardware

  • Asus EeePC spotted running SplashTop instant-on OS
  • Linux Kernel Source Code Screensaver
  • Driver-Free Car Runs Ubuntu Linux
  • Alsa Sucks
  • Windows Detox 101
  • KDE 4.0 Desktop blossoms
  • Linux keeps Alexa's engineers happy
  • Got my OLPC machine yesterday
  • Avoid Linux device support issues: A few minutes of research can make all the difference
  • Learning from D-Feet: a quick look at a new D-Bus debugger
  • Hidden Linux : Dailystrips
  • CES 2008: LinPus-A Linux Front End For Mobile Devices
  • Installing Linux over network
  • Ubuntu for the Windows converts

The choice of Linux

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: Many people claim that “Linux is about choice!”. That’s a neat phrase, but what does it mean? Does it mean that you should have the ability to twist and turn 400 different knobs on your Linux install? That’s what some think. Does it mean that you have the right to choose Linux, or choose your flavor of Linux, and then choose from the package sets within those flavors? That’s what I and many others think. There is a very distinct difference here too. Let’s look at it from a food point of view (one of my favorite points-of-view).

linux mint daryna on 450mhz k6-2, 256mb

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: In my seemingly eternal quest for a reasonable precompiled distro for my hideous old laptop, I turned to Linux Mint’s Fluxbox edition, thinking it might be an unusual enough variation from the original to solve some problems for me.

gOS Reloaded 2.0 Beta

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Linux

knolinux.com: I was happy as all get out to down the original version and try out on my laptop. Sad to say that I was never able to get encryption working on my wireless, but I was thrilled with the user interface.

Former OLPC CTO Aims to Create $75 Laptop

pcworld.com: A laptop under US$100 could reach desks if a new venture formed by former chief technology officer of One Laptop Per Child, Mary Lou Jepsen, can deliver on its promises.

Linux guru offers sneak peek at Kernel Report

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Linux
Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Jonathan Corbet is an active kernel contributor, co-founder and president of Linux development community news site LWN.net, and the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition. His renowned Kernel Report has been presented to audiences worldwide, and this year in Melbourne will mark his fourth appearance at Linux.conf.au. Here, Corbet offers Computerworld readers a sneak peek at the major themes behind this year's Kernel Report.

Mozilla Public License to be Updated?

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: One of the key reasons that Mozilla and its technologies are open source is the Mozilla Public License (MPL). Now, the closely watched MPL may be seeing an update after remaining unchanged for years.

some howtos & such

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HowTos
  • How To Increase The Speed Of Your Firefox Browser

  • Ubuntu Howto: How To Bypass The Trash And Delete A File Completely
  • Monitor a MySQL Server with mytop
  • How to make Jabber calls using Jabbin
  • GPRS in Debian GNU/Linux with mobile phone Siemens ME45
  • Using GNU screen's multiuser feature for remote support
  • Using Shred to Wipe Hard Drives - DoD Uses It - You Should Too!
  • Simple Linux and Unix Password Cracker Shell Script
  • Use virtual keyboards to support international Linux systems

K3B - the easy way to burn CDs and DVDs in KDE

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Software

fosswire.com: K3B is an application that ships in the default KDE packages in most distributions, however it’s a very useful tool that can often be overlooked.

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Software: Top 5 Linux Music Players, Udeler, and Thomas

  • Top 5 Linux Music Players
    No matter what you do, chances are you enjoy a bit of music playing in the background. Whether you’re a coder, system administrator, or typical desktop user, enjoying good music might be at the top of your list of things you do on the desktop. And, with the holidays upon us, you might wind up with some gift cards that allow you to purchase some new music. If your music format of choice is of a digital nature (mine happens to be vinyl) and your platform is Linux, you’re going to want a good GUI player to enjoy that music. Fortunately, Linux has no lack of digital music players. In fact, there are quite a few, most of which are open source and available for free. Let’s take a look at a few such players, to see which one might suit your needs.
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