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Story Mesa 10.2 release candidate 2 Rianne Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 7:10pm
Story Sabayon Release [Latest Monthly Release: Sabayon 14.05] Rianne Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 7:04pm
Story EXT4 vs. XFS vs. Btrfs HDD Benchmarks On Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 6:34pm
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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 8:47am
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Why 'Real Linux' users should support Linspire & Freespire

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I guess the majority of people browsing Linux Forums are interested in computers, we like to know what makes them tick, we like to tweak them so they tick faster, and we especially like that ours tick differently to other people's. But there are a billion users out there who frankly don't give a damn.

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Linux Desktop

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Linux is supposed to be the fastest of all operating systems, but sometimes poor use of your desktop can lead to slowing it down. Usually the cause isn’t viruses and spyware, which are rare, and more likely caused by overloading your desktop with special effects, and silly, useless objects. So let’s try and speed that Linux desktop up.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.13 Released

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Linux

Greg KH has released 2.6.17.12 and 2.6.17.13 in short succession. It looks like there was a problem with Alan Cox's VIA IDE id update and one of Jeff Mahoney's patches.

Microsoft-Backed Group May Have to Hurry on Plug-Ins

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OSS

The November deadline set by Massachusetts CIO Louis Gutierrez for the state to receive plug-ins enabling compatibility between Office and the OpenDocument file format could prove to be too tight for a series of open source plug-ins that Microsoft is funding.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ISP Server Setup with DTC

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HowTos

Install of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server with the DTC control panel to provide a secure virtual hosting platform for Email, Webmail Anti-spam and Anti-virus with usage statistics.

A Letter from Linuxland -- Part 1

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Linux

There are a million reasons to install Linux, and as many not to bother. The days when I actually enjoyed making a computer work through sheer force of will have gone: there's too much to do with the things these days to worry about making it happen.

Quick way to switch from KDE to GNOME or viceversa

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switchdesk is the command to switch from KDE to GNOME or viceversa. This command provides a simple method of choosing between the various desktop environments available under Fedora Core, Cent OS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Can $100 Laptops Save the Third World?

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OLPC

What's the solution to world poverty? Some might say food aid; others, training and investment. But, for a growing number of international philanthropists, the next big thing for the Third World might just be the same force that's been reshaping the First: technology.

DNS techniques

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HowTos

This guide shall show how to setup djbdns for a SOHO environment. Named/BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Daemon) is a popular DNS (Domain Name System) server, but perhaps it has had a few general problems.

Mark Shuttleworth: Conflicting goals create tension in communities

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Ubuntu

Matthew Garrett expressed frustration with Debian recently, in a blog post that’s become rather famous. I’m of the opinion that Ubuntu could not exist without Debian. So it’s absolutely my intention to see that Ubuntu is a constructive part of the broader Debian landscape.

Review: Linspire Mini Koobox

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Hardware

A few weeks ago, I finally got my hands on a Linux-based Koobox Mini PCs. The Mini is a full PC in a very small, quiet package, and well worth a look.

Does Freespire Inspire?

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Linux
Reviews

During last week's column, I made mention that for reasons seemingly beyond my control, I needed to install a new Linux distro on my main production machine. Since it was literally lying on my desk in the pile of stuff brought back from LinuxWorld, I chose to try Freespire.

Don’t Kill the Penguin!!

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Linux

Frank J. Ohlhorst of CRN recently published “Advice To Linux: Kill The Penguin,” which may seem in line with my recent comments about product and project naming. Ohlhorst is missing something hugely important, but he does raise a solid point or two.

Sabayon Linux 3.0 RC2

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Linux
Reviews

I like Sabayon Linux, I like the development team, I like how it looks, how it smells in my cd-burner Smile

Linux4Kids: Tools and toys for all ages

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Software

Linux4Kids is a collection of more than 80 GPL-licensed "edutainment" games and educational software available to download for free from the FileGate File Distribution Network.

Development Release: Mandriva Linux 2007 RC1

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MDV

The first release candidate of Mandriva Linux 2007 is out : "Mona, or Máni, God of the Moon, has been unleashed by Warly and the team. On the race to Mandriva Linux 2007, it's the first release candidate. Now that Tyr was put to sleep, there have been some changes.

PCLinuxOS shines, despite dull name

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS has a lot to offer desktop Linux users, despite the fact that it suffers from an "incredibly boring name," suggests a newly published review at ExtremeTech. "It's a shame that so much utility has to be obscured by a bland name," reviewer Jim Lynch writes.

Scribus In-Depth Tutorial

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HowTos

In the May 2006 issue of TUX, I covered the basics of newsletter creation with Scribus. In this follow-up article, I dig deeper into Scribus and choose a couple topics to explore further. The last article attracted good publicity for this powerful desktop publishing program (DTP). So, based on that input, I decided to focus on the most frequent requests.

Linux Newbies - Top, a great way to find out what’s hogging your CPU

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Back in the day when GUIs weren’t in favor, and I had to walk up hill, both ways to get to my computer, a wonderfully powerful utility was born in the Unix world. This utility was and still is top.

openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 4 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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openSUSE 10.2 alpha 4 was released and we at Tuxmachines gave it our usual once- (or twice-) over. This release brought some exciting new developments and introduced a few new or renewed bugs. Overall it's looking great for an alpha, but we still have some more to do on that long road to final.

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